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Yearling horse auction to benefit equine research
...h and Extension Center, Sunday, Oct. 10, will give horse
enthusiasts the opportunity to acquire some of the...tate and support continued research to improve the horse
industry. The sale of yearlings begins with inspections at 10 a.m. and the auction begins at 2 p.m. ...
Ancient Chinese folk remedy packs anti-cancer punch
...mpound so effective. "We call it a Trojan horse
because a cancer cell recognizes transferrin as a natural, harmless protein and picks up the tagged compound without knowing that a bomb artemisinin is hidden inside." Once inside the cancer cell, the iron is released and reacts with the a...
Horse auction raises $75,000 for research
...arch projects are being conducted that utilize the horse
as a model for insulin resistance and skeletal development in ways that may prove beneficial to human medicine. Research is also conducted on horses' health problems and a group of studies involves exercise physiology. The center has a high-spee...
Trojan-horse therapy blocks buildup of Alzheimer's plaque
...niversity of Ohio, had been engineering the Trojan horse
approach to interfere with protein-protein interac...as Graef's insight, said Crabtree, that the Trojan horse
technique might be ideal to prevent the formation of toxic amyloid aggregates to prevent Alzheimer's...
What makes a fast racehorse?
...racehorses have in their pedigree the 18th century horse
Eclipse, which went its entire racing career unbea...eld to develop mathematical and computer models of horse
movement. Using the models the research team can then build 'theoretical limbs' on a computer and us...
Researchers blend folk treatment, high tech for promising anti-cancer compound
...ears to fool the cancer cell. "We call it a Trojan horse
because the cancer cell recognizes transferrin as a natural, harmless protein," Lai said. "So the cell picks up the compound without knowing that a bomb artemisinin is hidden inside." Once inside the cell, the artemisinin reacts with the iron, spaw...
UCLA scientists transform HIV into cancer-seeking missile
...ase. "The disarmed AIDS virus acts like a Trojan horse
transporting therapeutic agents to a targeted part of the body, such as the lungs, where tumors often spread," said Chen, a professor of medicine, microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics and a member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Cente...
Virginia Tech patents advance microprocessors, vaccines, vision, vibration control, more
...of two directions. "Thyristor devices are the work horse
of the high power industry used throughout the nation's electricity grid. They are easy to turn on, but hard to turn off," said Lee. "Alex came up with an emitter turn-off thyristor that uses its own energy to turn off the thyristor device. You do n...
Vampire bats keep out of trouble by running
...ate feeding behavior. "What we observed was like a horse
going from a walk to a gallop over a very short amount of time," Riskin explains. The researchers kept increasing the speed of the treadmill and, much to their surprise, their subjects broke into a run. "They just seem to do everything a little diff...
UF researcher: Ideas about fossil horses undergo evolution in thinking
...week's issue of the journal Science . But the new horse
sense is that the equine mammals are adaptable cri...rk on the subject. "But many of the concepts about horse
evolution that came into being during the 20th century are now outmoded, giving way to an understand...
Regular exercise helps protect muscles in elderly from soreness, injury
... 23 to 30 years, which made the animals elderly by horse
standards. A horse
usually lives for about 28 to 32 years. The animals used a treadmill a long conveyor belt built int...
Live vaccines more effective against horse herpes virus
...s (MLV), appear to be more effective in preventing horse
herpes than other more widely used vaccines. "It'... intimate contact between horses. Once infected, a horse
carries the virus for the rest of its life in a "latent" (dormant) state. The same symptoms from the...
Geckos: It's not always about sex
...them a bit like mules, which are a cross between a horse
and a donkey," said Kearney. "Mules are very robust animals, but they cannot reproduce." Kearney's research suggested that the hybrid forms of Bynoe's geckos could not only reproduce through parthenogenesis, but were "super tough," just like a mule. ...
Rare chalk grassland takes 50 years to recover from military use
...ction, provide recreational resources for walking, horse
riding and cycling. These activities cannot take place without some localised habitat disturbance, but can be managed more effectively if the ecosystem dynamics are better understood. Appreciation of the length of time that intensively disturbed gras...
Ancient DNA helps clarify the origins of two extinct New World horse species
The Patagonian Hippidion horse
genus and North American stilt-legged horses have ...itochondrial DNA (mtDNA) extracted from fossilized horse
bones. Mitochondria, which have their own genome, contain a stretch of sequence that's useful for in...
New chem-bio sensors offer simultaneous monitoring
...d membranes. In another test, a biosensor based on horse
radish peroxidase was integrated into the AFM tip. They were able to faithfully measure the chemical activity and image the process to a resolution of 200 nanometers. The tool promises to be valuable for a wide range of biomedical and biotechnologic...
Scientists develop nanotech-laser treatment that kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue
...es to develop a weapon that kills cancer." Trojan horse
To assure that only diseased cells were destroyed in the experiment, the scientists had to find a way to selectively deliver carbon nanotubes into cancer cells and not into healthy ones. Dai and his co-workers achieved this by performing a bit of bi...
Study shows how respiratory disorder slows some racehorses
... race, Hinchcliff and his colleagues examined each horse
by inserting an endoscope into one of animal's nos... the bronchial tubes. A grade of zero means that a horse
is EIPH-free. Of the 412 horses in this study that developed EIPH, most (273) had a grade of one or ...
How a zebra lost its stripes: Rapid evolution of the quagga
... with zebra-like stripes and a back section like a horse
with no marking, became extinct about 100 years ago. The pelt from a quagga museum specimen was the subject of tissue sampling that launched the field of ancient DNA analysis. "Twenty years ago this exact species opened the field of ancient DNA studi...
Wisconsin scientists find a way to make human collagen in the lab
...Catgut, the biodegradable sutures made from cow or horse
intestines and used in surgery to minimize scarring, is also a form of collagen. But for such a commonplace and useful protein, collagen has defied the efforts of biomedical researchers who have tried mightily to synthesize it for use in application...
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