Tag: "foreign" at biology news
Eight Stanford scholars elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
...pril 24 the election of 175 new fellows and 20 new foreign
honorary members, including eight Stanford Univers...ms of society. With 4,000 American fellows and 600 foreign
honorary members, the academy hosts several research programs addressing pressing contemporary issue...
Nanotechnology may find disease before it starts
...pecific locations in the body. "The liver takes up foreign
substances in the body, so it's not surprising that that's where we saw the particles," Rosol said. "But we ultimately want to be able to make these particles to go to the mammary glands or other tissues we're interested in." The ultrasound images gr...
Testes to incubate stem cells
...y transplanted them into mouse testes. Despite the foreign
surroundings, the bovine cells survived for long periods, up to three months, although they failed to fully develop into sperm, said de Rooij. "Our plan is to develop a culture system for spermatogonial stem cells" de Rooij told conference attendees...
Single microRNA causes cancer in transgenic mouse
...ecreted by B cells that can detect the presence of foreign
invaders like bacteria, viruses or parasites. Lab tests revealed that the B cells in enlarged spleens had stopped evolving in the pre-B phase, right at the point where a B cell normally begins to create structures necessary for antibody development....
Rutgers team's coal-to-diesel breakthrough could drastically cut oil imports
...ce could significantly cut America's dependence on foreign
oil what President Bush called "an addiction" in his 2006 State of the Union address. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, our 286 billion tons of coal in the ground translate into energy reserves 40 times those of oil. Goldman explained that...
MIT, Brigham: Nanoparticles armed to combat cancer
...destroyed by macrophages, cells that guard against foreign
substances entering the body. The team chose nanoparticles as drug-delivery vehicles because they are so small that living cells readily swallow them when they arrive at the cell's surface. Langer said that particles larger than 200 nanometers are le...
Contaminants linked to sturgeon decline in Columbia river
...clining due to the presence of elevated amounts of foreign
chemicals including DDT and polychlorinated biphenyls in their bodies, according to new studies by researchers at Oregon State University. The research by Carl Schreck and Grant Feist, biologists in OSU's College of Agricultural Sciences, has been p...
APS lecturer shows rare video of 'teacher-student' immune cell interactions in live animal
...mmune system of a live mouse being challenged by a foreign
microbe during a presentation at Experimental Biol...k at what happens inside a mouse lymph node when a foreign
microbe enters the body. The videos were made possible by recent technological advances together wit...
New human retrovirus originated in mice
... was a xenotropic virus one that can only grow in foreign
cells other than mouse cells. Thus, they named the virus, Xenotropic MuLV-related virus, or XMRV. "This finding was a big surprise because most of these endogenous viral genomes have undergone such mutation and deletion that they are incapable of giv...
Pacific Islands paradise protected
...ati government would normally receive from issuing foreign
commercial fishing licenses. However, an innovative plan will compensate Kiribati for these lost revenues. Under a memorandum of understanding signed by the Republic of Kiribati, the New England Aquarium and Conservation International, management an...
Researchers reverse juvenile diabetes in animal model; Clinical trial FDA approved
...fficient immune function cells. The cells identify foreign
substances such as cancer cells, process these foreign
substances, and then jumpstart the immune response by bringing these foreign
substances to the atten...
New DNA 'fingerprinting' technique separates hemp from marijuana
... United States would reduce American dependence on foreign
products while creating a new alternative crop for American farmers....
Mutation in a single gene switches a fungus-grass symbiosis from mutualistic to antagonistic
...lationship with perennial ryegrass. They inserted foreign
DNA randomly into the genome of Epichlo festucae, ...or the mutant phenotype. They determined that the foreign
DNA had disrupted a fungal gene, called noxA, which encodes an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion ...
Biggest physics meeting of the year
...s including the status of women, curricula trends, foreign
students, and ethics(H5). WEBSITE AND PRESSROOM The March Meeting website is http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/MAR06/Content/346 ;click on "epitome" to view the session topics and times. The site offers a quick way to view hotel and travel infor...
JCI table of contents, March 16, 2006
...allergy During the immune response T cells attack foreign
antigens directly. However, a specialized subset of T cells, known as regulatory T cells (Tregs) helps to ensure that the T cell response doesn't get out of control and lead to autoimmune disorders. Just how Tregs mediate this control has not been fu...
Prediction of a prokaryotic RNA-silencing system
...ich is then cleaved by Cas proteins to destroy the foreign
Strawberries by design
...rent parameters that boost the efficiency by which foreign
DNA is introduced into this economically important crop." Herb S. Aldwinckle, professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at Cornell University, Geneva, New York, who has developed highly efficient techniques for transforming apple, remarked: "Th...
Basque Country horses
...he two breeds for meat production are crossed with foreign
breeds in order to increase their size and weight; particularly, stallions from outside have been used. So, one can observe a gradient between the autochthonous breeds: the pottoka has had the least external influence and the Burguete breed the most....
Scan of human genome reveals evidence of more than 700 recently evolving genes
...f selection include genes related to metabolism of foreign
compounds, brain development and morphology. For example, the researchers found five genes involved in skin pigmentation that show evidence of positive selection in Europeans. "The idea that skin pigmentation is under strong selection in general is s...
Mining the human genome for signs of recent selection
...f selection include genes related to metabolism of foreign
compounds, brain development and morphology. For example, the researchers found five genes involved in skin pigmentation that show evidence of positive selection in Europeans. "Only one of these five signals was known before," Pritchard said. The a...
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