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National Science Foundation awards $2 million grant to UC Riverside

.... "While growers and gardeners may appreciate this free fertilizer, it promotes the growth of weedy species in our forests, shrublands, deserts and grasslands. The invasion of weeds is a huge problem for maintenance of our fragile biodiversity, which is already impacted by development." Allen says that mo...

Protein energy profiles offer clues about amyloids

...n of the unfolded protein into its lowest possible free energy state. To identify whether a protein is a candidate for misfolding, Clementi has devised a dynamic interplay between theory and experiment -- with each informing the other as an experiment is carried out -- to construct a profile of the energy...

'Immediately open access' option for the leading journal Genome Research

...gov ). The Press also makes its journals available free of charge online to scientists in the poorest countries through the HINARI ( www.healthinternetwork.org ) and AGORA ( www.aginternetwork.org ) projects. "We are pleased to expand the service we offer the scientific community by making this option ava...

Bovine genome assembled

...the bovine genome sequence has been deposited into free public databases for use by biomedical and agricultural researchers around the globe, leaders of the Bovine Genome Sequencing Project announced today. Contributors to the $53 million international effort to sequence the genome of the cow (Bos taurus...

Taking the next step toward growing our own fuel

...corn is the direction we need to go in order to be free from our dependence on petroleum products. This program will focus on an integrated multidisciplinary approach towards replacing the petroleum-based economy with a biobased economy that uses agricultural crops as the platform. "The U.S. has ac...

Workshop on Responsible Stem Cell Research

...he webcast requires RealPlayer software, available free at http://www.real.com/player . For more information on setup and hardware requirements, see the Real.com site.)...

Support groups aid women with 'breast cancer gene mutations'

...reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. A free abstract of this article will be available via the CANCER News Room ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/cancer-newsroom ) upon online publication. Women who carry BRCA1 and 2 gene mutations have up to a 90 percent lifetime risk of breast or ovarian...

Ancient Chinese folk remedy packs anti-cancer punch

...rged atoms that chemists call "free radicals." The free radicals attack the cell membrane and other molecules, breaking it apart and killing the parasite. Lai said he began to wonder if the process might work with cancer, too. "Cancer cells need a lot of iron to replicate DNA when they divide,...

An old adage about apples finds scientific backing

...reventing DNA, cell and tissue damage triggered by free radicals in the body. As part of their study, the French scientists split the polyphenols found in apples into two general categories: polyphenol monomers which include flavonoids (catechins and epicatechins); and polyphenol oligomers/polymers such ...

Common gout drug shown to reduce risk from colorectal cancer

...s preventing cell and tissue damage resulting from free radicals in the body. "Previous studies have focused on using antioxidants, mainly of nutritional origin, to reduce the risk of cancer," said Dr. Rennert, who also serves as chairman of the Department of Community Medicine and Epidemiology ...

Experimental lupus drug may also work against atherosclerosis

...TSA-treated mice also had a reduction in total and free cholesterol levels in the abdominal aorta, the lower portion of the aorta, the body's largest blood vessel. These mice had a three-fold reduction in the gathering of macrophages, a type of white blood cell. Scientists increasing...

Gene linked to greater risk of heart disease in type 2 diabetes

... other functions, CD36 is involved in transporting free fatty acids into cells. It also is a scavenger of ...ions that were associated with increased levels of free fatty acids and triglycerides. When all five variants were factored together, a strong link emerged ...

Lag-3 gene dampens immune responses by controlling regulatory T-cell function

...k Lag-3 on regulatory T cells it might possible to free such vaccines to generate an especially aggressive attack on cancer cells.""We'd like to put that kind of control over immune function into the hands of physicians," Vignali said. ...

International human genome sequencing consortium describes finished human genome sequence

...ty of the highly accurate human genome sequence in free public databases enables researchers around the world to conduct even more precise studies of our genetic instruction book and how it influences health and disease." One of the central goals of the effort to analyze the human genome is the identifi...

New DNA repair enzyme makes mistakes to save lives of cells

...d on the cell, such as from radiation or oxidants, free radicals that are byproducts of oxygen consumption. When Dr. Wood and his colleagues first identified POL-Q last year they reported that because of its protein structure it belonged to the A family of polymerases, which are known for filling gaps d...

Wendell Berry to give 'Renewing Husbandry' lecture during scientific meetings in Seattle

...rica-Soil Science Society of America. The event is free and open to the public with limited seating available. The Sheraton Hotel is located at 1400 Sixth Ave. in Seattle. Wendell Berry was born in 1934 in Henry County, KY, where he still lives and farms. He attended the University of Kentucky, from which...

Calorie restriction leads to some brain benefits but not others in mice

...hanges in the brain, including the accumulation of free radicals and impairments in coordination and stren...ology. "If some aspects of aging are influenced by free radical damage, we may be able to prevent or reverse these impairments." Though numerous studies hav...

Psychologist finds instance where 'two wrongs do make a right'

...physicians and scientists dedicated to widespread, free access to scientific and medical literature....

Diabetic damage to eyes, heart, nerves, kidneys may be explained by controversial theory

... is recycled back to NAD by processes that produce free radicals, chemically reactive compounds that can d...ADH to trigger the recycling processes that create free radicals. Williamson counters that glycolysis makes pyruvate as well as NADH, and pyruvate tra...

Human embryonic stem cells promising for replacement of blood supply

...lood transfusions, or a source of new blood supply free of any viruses. They might also be a source for bone marrow transplants, especially for those patients who do not otherwise have an appropriately matched donor." This process is also significant because the blood cells were developed without the use ...

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