Tag: "foreign" at biology news
Industry, C-SPAN leaders energize Lugar-Purdue summit
...spective to implement strategies that would reduce foreign
oil dependence. "Our nation's security and prosperity are tied directly to energy, and Indiana has much to offer in the biofuel and research areas," said Lugar, R-Ind., who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "This summit gives u...
Researchers unveil strategy for creating actively-programmed anti-cancer molecules
...ced by immune cells that are designed to recognize foreign
pathogens harmful to the body; monoclonal antibodies are produced in the laboratory from a single cloned B-cell, the immune system cell that makes antibodies. "By bringing together chemistry and biology, our approach provides a way to break the tr...
18th World Congress of Soil Science
...al protection. Participants include Michael Clegg, foreign
secretary of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.; Kenneth M. Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation, Des Moines, Iowa; and Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York City, and a spec...
'Madagascar Declaration' focuses African development policies on value of nature
...are addressed in national development plans and in foreign
assistance strategies and investments," the declaration states. It received immediate endorsement from dignitaries attending the symposium's final ceremony, including Prime Minister Jacques Sylla of Madagascar and Jeffrey Sachs, head of the U.N. Mill...
Iowa State plant scientists tweak their biopharmaceutical corn research project
...Wang said. "Corn seed is such a good reservoir for foreign
protein. And the grain, from a pharmacological standpoint, is the grain best tolerated by humans and animals both. Almost nobody is allergic to corn protein." Lamkey said Iowa State is uniquely qualified to pursue this research because of access to g...
Researchers get to heart of tropical disease
...n is triggered whenever the immune system senses a foreign
bacterium, virus or other pathogen. STAT1 activati...s launch a full-blown immune system attack against foreign
pathogens. A group of mice with both STAT1 and T-bet genes intact served as a control. About two wee...
JCI Table of Contents, June 15 2006
...ose necessary to suppress or prevent the growth of foreign
microbes. The results of this study demonstrate that wounding of the skin alone, without the presence of microbes, is sufficient to activate defense mechanisms in the skin that can prevent microbial growth and related harmful skin infections. TITLE: ...
New materials developed for vascular graft
..., the synthetic material must degrade, because any foreign
material in the body for an extended time is susceptible to inflammatory response or even severe infection such as staphylococcus." Bowlin and his colleagues are now evaluating how cells respond and interact with the different structures. For more th...
Scientists take 'snapshots' of enzyme action
...athan, who led the research, most non-nutritional, foreign
substances such as drugs and industrial chemicals are insoluble in water. The body uses two main groups of enzymes -- flavin-containing monooxygenases (FMOs) and cytochrome P450s -- to convert these compounds to soluble forms that can be easily excre...
Bacteria have their own immune system protecting against outside DNA
...mmune system that helps them recognize and isolate foreign
DNA trying to invade their cell membrane, accordin...sources. Just as immune cells recognize and attack foreign
invaders in the human body to protect against harmful infections, single-cell organisms have a prote...
SNM recognizes contributions of Walter Wolf with 2006 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award
...r chair of SNM's Correlative Imaging Council, is a foreign
corresponding member of Acadmie Nationale de Pharmacie, Paris, France, and a fellow of both the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. He received the Genia Czerniak Prize in Nuclear Medici...
Mice lacking key immune component still control chronic viral infections
...llowing CD8 T cells to recognize the presence of a foreign
invader. When the CD8 T cells recognize a viral protein part, they either destroy the cell displaying the part or emit inflammatory hormones known as cytokines that trigger other immune defense measures. Because the genetically modified mice used in...
New approach to vaccine development provides potent, long-lasting immunity
...cells are the first to recognize the presence of a foreign
body, or antigen. Although no longer an active vir...the waiting T cells and program them to attack the foreign
invader, subsequently generating the appropriate immune response. As the other studies have found, ...
Federal testing for mad cow disease a failure, law review editor says
...number of cattle are tested, while working to open foreign
markets for American beef on the basis of the reliability of that testing," Berlowitz said. The law editor faulted the USDA's decision to test only downer cows, which constitute less than 2 percent of the animals slaughtered each year in the U.S. By ...
New treatment for specific type of leukemia
...eukemia (CEL) Our body's white blood cells combat foreign
intruders (such as viruses and bacteria). However, in chronic leukemia, the cells in the bone marrow that should develop into white blood cells multiply uncontrollably. These blood cells do not function properly, jeopardizing the production of normal...
Nature vs Nintendo: Video games or national parks
...les such as family income, age, the recent rise in foreign
travel, or crowding in the parks as major factors. These variables were tested and shown not to correlate nearly as strongly as home entertainment and fuel prices. "My concern is that young people are simply not going outdoors or to natural areas, bu...
Just like us, social stress prompts hamsters to overeat, gain weight
...rred when the intruder hamsters were placed in the foreign
cage as few as four times, a total of 28 minutes, ... weight and fat gain compared to those placed in a foreign
cage consecutively (at regular times). However, while the intermittent group increased on all measur...
Coma misrepresented in movies
...can Academy of Neurology. In a review of U.S. and foreign
movies, only two out of 30 movies with characters ...s said. "But this mispresentation in both U.S. and foreign
moves is problematic. We have some concerns with using coma and awakening in comedies. A neurologist...
72 new members chosen by Academy
...ay announced the election of 72 new members and 18 foreign
associates from 16 countries in recognition of the...ates. Today's election brings the total number of foreign
associates to 371....
UCI professors Barbara Finlayson-Pitts and Anthony James elected to National Academy of Sciences
...n-Pitts and James are two of 72 new members and 18 foreign
associates elected into the academy in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, professor of chemistry in the School of Physical Sciences, studies chemical reactions in the lower ...
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