Tag: "foreign" at biology news
Critical protein prevents DNA damage from persisting through generations
...s -- the immune cells responsible for hunting down foreign
invaders and labeling them for destruction -- they rearrange their DNA to create various surface receptors that can accurately identify different intruders, a process called V(D)J recombination. Now, in an study published online today in the journal ...
$125 million bioenergy initiative powered by Midwest ag industry, MSU research
... the forefront of making the nation independent of foreign
oil while creating jobs and encouraging further alternative energy investment in Michigan."...
2 MSU professors spearhead international water project
...eams in which at least one doctoral student from a foreign
institution will be teamed with a student from a U.S. institution. Currently, seven graduate students four from MSU and three from Duke University are funded through this project. This project also emphasizes diversity in graduate student recru...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 13, 2007
...ne. The samples included oil from the U. S. and 20 foreign
countries. The total amount of mercury in crude oil processed in the U. S. annually is less than five percent of the amount contained in U. S. coal produced annually, the study concluded. ARTICLE #4 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mercury in Crude Oil Proc...
Call of the child
Like a student in a foreign
country or a young mother trying to decipher her babys cries, we all encounter initially meaningless sounds that in fact carry meaning. With experience, we become better at detecting and discriminating between them. But, how does this occur" Robert L...
Rutgers: GM/GMO/Biotech crop containment strategy
...ited States and abroad, coming from concerns about foreign
genes escaping from GM crops, crossing with and contaminating other crops and wild species, and disrupting the ecosystem. Pursuing the approach elucidated and advocated by the Rutgers researchers findings may allay some of these fears and deflate t...
The fisherman is a predator like any other
For Peru fishing is a prime source of foreign
exchange, second only to mining. The countrys anchovy fishing fleet, which seeks the Peruvian anchovy Engraulis ringens, is the worlds largest single-species fishery, with an average of 8% of global landings. For safety and monitoring purposes, vesse...
UCR biologist receives $1.75 million grant to study plant-threatening bacteria
..., and an effective monitoring system both to catch foreign
forms introduced into the United States and new forms evolving within the country. With its South American partners, Nunneys group will explore the geographical origins of the different forms of Xylella . Are there yet more unknown forms of Xylel...
Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest
...ony in South America, the forests are at risk from foreign
logging and other resource extraction. Cutting and burning tropical forests worldwide contributes 20 percent of the total carbon emissions into the atmosphere, more than all the worlds cars and trucks, making conservation of the Amazon rainforest ...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- May 16, 2007
...rtake far more significant drug discovery work for foreign
clients," the article notes. Driving the new wave of pharma outsourcing in part is Indias huge pool of English-speaking scientists, particularly synthetic organic chemists, many of whom are highly motivated and willing to work for a fraction of the...
Weill Cornell pharmacologist receives prestigious NIH MERIT Award
...rt attacks. Over fifteen issued U.S. patents and foreign
counterparts translate basic laboratory discoveries of Dr. Gross and colleagues into new strategies for the control of NO levels in patients. These include use of NO synthesis blockers to reverse hypotension (1989) and increase responsiveness to pres...
FSU researchers reap $1-million grant to make medical implants safer
...rmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells or foreign
bodies. In veins and arteries, inflammation can le...the bodys natural defenses attempt to wall off the foreign
substance. In our research project, were looking for ways to camouflage biomedical devices so that t...
Natural immune-control system may aid treatment of autoimmune disease and tissue rejection
...f rejection, they recognize transplanted tissue as foreign
and mount an assault on it. In autoimmune diseases...The coupling blindfolds T cells to the presence of foreign
or diseased tissue, blunting their ability to spark an immune attack. Antibody-based treatments fa...
Researchers attach genes to minichromosomes in maize
...be used for the inexpensive production of multiple foreign
proteins and metabolites useful for medical purpos...es could enable new and better production of these foreign
proteins and antibodies. In addition, scientists also may be able to use them to develop plants bett...
The yin and the yang of B-cell development
...which form the basis for the body's recognition of foreign
pathogens. B cells undergo a multi-staged maturation process, whereby variable segments of their genome are recombined in various different ways to produce the diversity of antigen recognition that underlies the immune system. In their upcoming pa...
UCLA AIDS Institute researchers find a peptide that encourages HIV infection
...s that defends against viruses, bacteria and other foreign
invaders is reversed, the peptide actually encourages infection with HIV. The findings, published in the April issue of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, could pave the way for the use of such peptides in gene therapy using HIV-based vectors as...
UF scientists identify cancer virus' genetic targets
...seases, including cancer. Now it seems that even foreign
microRNA has a say in human health. In an effort to identify human gene targets, UF scientists equipped cultured human cells with just 10 genes from the Kaposis sarcoma virus, thus endowing human cells with the ability to produce viral microRNA. Sc...
University of Arizona neurobiologist John Hildebrand elected to the National Academy of Sciences
... lures undergrads, graduate students, postdocs and foreign
scientists to his lab in droves, and he is a natur...well." Hildebrand is among 72 new members and 18 foreign
associates from 12 countries recognized for distinguished and continuing achievements in original re...
5 Stanford professors elected to National Academy of Sciences
...n and W.E. Moerner are among 72 new members and 18 foreign
associates recognized for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research with membership to the academy. Established by a congressional act in 1863, NAS is a private organization of scientists and engineers whose 2,025 active ...
72 new members chosen by academy
...ay announced the election of 72 new members and 18 foreign
associates from 12 countries in recognition of the...ates. Today's election brings the total number of foreign
associates to 387. Newly elected members and their affiliations at the time of election are: AC...
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