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Don't stand so close to me: A new view on how species coexist

...u can live for; and crucially, how good you are at getting food on which to survive. "You can't be good at doing everything," says Dr Mike Bonsall, a Royal Society University Research Fellow working at Imperial College London, and first author of the paper. "Most people do one thing really well, another thin...

Pine cones lead to a fundamental change in clothing

...ting, the spikes will close down again to stop air getting in. The lower layer will be of material that is not porous so that rain can never get through from the outside, whether the spikes are open or closed. The technology of the material is being designed by the University of Bath's Centre for Bi...

Intelligent clothing inspired by pine cones

...ting, the spikes will close down again to stop air getting in. The lower layer will be of material that is not porous so that rain can never get through from the outside, whether the spikes are open or closed. The technology of the material is being designed by the University of Bath's Centre for Biomimetics...

Interactive health information system to detect Japanese encephalitis in Asia

...re data. Control of the disease can be improved by getting information to health workers where they need it, when they need it. This can ultimately save people's lives." PATH's effort to reduce the incidence of Japanese encephalitis is made possible by a 5-year, $27 million grant from the Bill & Mel...

U-M scientists see ubiquitin-modified proteins in living cells

...to Jun, the complex is transported to the lysosome getting it away from DNA in the nucleus and preventing Jun from continuing its normal gene transcription function," he adds. "This is a new way for the cell to eliminate the function of a transcription factor." U-M scientists also discovered that an E3...

Touching research: How white blood cells navigate

...ke the flu? What forces help keep those cells from getting out of control and attacking our own tissues? The group is focusing on white blood cells known as neutrophils, which are the body's first responders to inflammation and infection, and how those cells interact with the blood vessel lining known as th...

Experimental drug prevents vaginal simian HIV transmission in monkeys Science study says

...animals and cultured cells, including difficulties getting the drug to all targets within mucosal membranes of the animals. In addition, the progesterone treatments and large doses of SHIV used to ensure near-universal infection of control monkeys could put the monkeys at an especially high risk of infection...

Time-lapse movies show brain cells move like a two-stroke engine

...o different methods, overexpression and physically getting rid of the protein, we get a similar result," says David Solecki, a postdoctoral fellow and first author of the paper. In addition, "There was a tremendous change in the morphology of the cell," Solecki says. In cells with too much mPar6-alpha, the n...

Combination hormone therapy doubles breast density and quadruples risk of abnormal mammograms

...A woman's risk of breast cancer and her chances of getting an accurate cancer diagnosis depend largely on the density of her breast tissue. Density is measured according to the ratio of connective and epithelial tissue, which appears on a mammogram as white; as compared to fatty tissue, which appears as bla...

$2.8 million NIH grant awarded to UH for bionano training

...fective recruiting tool for UH. Its "students are getting snapped up because industry demands workers that are diverse and trained across the board." He emphasizes that this "no one size fits all" approach is a more accurate reflection of the types of researchers needed for the scientific challenges that e...

ORNL system eliminates perchlorate, helps scientists trace source

...tuce and milk, which begs the questions: How is it getting there and migrating through the environment? Where is the liability? "Our technology could have a huge impact on how those questions are answered." ...

UF scientist: 'Brain' in a dish acts as autopilot, living computer

...rts to establish itself," he said. "(The brain is) getting its network to the point where it's a live computa...earning things," Potter said. "We're interested in getting down into the network and cellular mechanisms, which is hard to do in living animals. And the engine...

Government development policies, not communities, main threat to forest conservation projects

...ide management systems to be imposed, they are not getting the support needed to fulfil such requirements. Dr. Newing said: "The Tamshiyacu Tahuayo reserve grew from strong community action to defend fish stocks and prevent access to extensive forest uplands by outsiders. It has worked in the sense that the...

NSF gives 'teeth' to biomaterials research

... the sophistication that goes into making them and getting them to consumers," said Sarit Bhaduri, the George Bishop III Chair holder and professor of material science at Clemson. Bhaduri, principal investigator of the grant, says that while tooth fillings have come a long way, researchers continue to design...

Global climate change threatens reindeer, caribou

...MA network we can integrate the information we are getting from satellites, weather stations, biological monitoring, and community monitoring to get a better picture of the whole system," Russell said. ...

Support for fragile X syndrome needed

Canadian researchers, educators and parents are getting together in Montreal, Canada, to discuss ways to bolster support for children with fragile X syndrome (FXS). McGill University's Neuroscience Laboratory for Research and Education in Developmental Disorders is holding the "First Annual Fragile X Synd...

Researchers tracking sources of arsenic contamination in water

...ooking at where arsenic occurs in water, how it is getting there, and how to prevent it. They will present th... goal is to figure out how to prevent arsenic from getting into drinking water sources, she said. "We are trying to determine the biogeochemical controls on ar...

UCSD discovery opens new avenues for design of anti-tumor medications

...n the cells lining blood vessels when they are not getting enough oxygen and showed that without this gene the blood vessels cannot grow to nourish the developing tumor. Drugs that interfere with this gene, or another gene involved in the blood vessels' response, should block tumor growth." The researche...

2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species reveals 15,589 species at risk of extinction

...at the situation facing our species is serious and getting worse. We must refocus and rethink the way in which society must respond to this global threat," says Achim Steiner, IUCN's Director General. "While most threats to biodiversity are human-driven, human actions alone can prevent many species from beco...

Studies suggest promising new directions for gallstone treatment

... were much more susceptible than normal animals to getting all the sequelae of CGD, we decided to explore the effects of enhancing FXR activity in a strain of mouse that was known to have FXR, but which was also susceptible to the disease," said Mangelsdorf. "We wanted to determine whether such a drug could ...

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