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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007
... type plants, the report states. Our findings have important
implications, not only for use of genetically engineered plants for TNT remediation, but for cleaning up other sources of contamination as well. ARTICLE #3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEImpact of Transgenic Tobacco on Trinitrotoluene (TNT) Contaminated Soil...
Facial attraction -- choice of sexual partner shaped the human face
...ce between the lip and brow was probably immensely important
to what made us attractive in the past, as it does now. ...
Saudi Arabia's KAUST names WHOI first research partner
...rstanding of the ocean and its ecosystems in this important
part of the world, and should prove valuable to Saudi environmental resource managers. The proposed coral reef systems research project will focus on corals and reef fishes and provide critical information for the protection and sustainable us...
Climate change isolates Rocky Mountain butterflies
... a natural extension of his previous work. "It's important
to study movement among populations that are becoming more and isolated due to shrinking habitats; but, ultimately, we need to study the population dynamics to find out if the habitat allows the species to reproduce and persist," Roland said. "This...
Beyond batteries: Storing power in a sheet of paper
...ly a liquid salt, as the batterys electrolyte. Its important
to note that ionic liquid contains no water, which...ent shapes, such as a car door, which would enable important
new engineering innovations. Plus, because of the high paper content and lack of toxic chemicals, ...
Unravelling new complexity in the genome
...rticularly interesting that many of the genes have important
and specific functions in the nervous system, incl... gene regulation that works in parallel with other important
steps in gene regulation. The number of genes and coordinated regulatory events involved in specifyi...
Invasion of the brain tumors
...e outgrowth and promote neuronal cell death, as an important
regulator of glioma invasion. The researchers present the first evidence that this neurotrophin receptor can also be a potent mediator of glioma invasion, and they show that the expression of this receptor is sufficient to impart a dramatic invasive ...
Which came first, the moth or the cactus?
...nthesizing what he's learned in the desert. That's important
because his ultimate goal reaches far beyond the Sonoran Desert to a fundamental rethinking of ecological theory for such mutualistic interactions. "I develop theoretical models, equations that attempt to explain mutualistic relationships like the ...
Bursts of waves drive immune system 'soldiers' toward invaders
...s that take us beyond knowing that this protein is important
for cell motility to learning how it might organize the complex choreography of cell movement." The videotape of the unsuspected action shows wave upon wave advancing like a series of exploding fireworks. The novel behavior can be viewed at cvri.u...
Features of replication suggest viruses have common themes, vulnerabilities
...ad classes of viruses - including those that cause important
human diseases such as AIDS, SARS and hepatitis C ...roduce have common attributes. Such a discovery is important
because it reveals a common viral theme that may be vulnerable to disruption and could lead to the d...
Doernbecher Children's Hospital scientist earns coveted Javits award
...r knowledge of whatcauses cerebral palsy and other important
neurological diseases," saidStacy Nicholson, M.D., Doernbecher Physician-in Chief and Credit Unionsfor Kids Professor and Chair of Pediatrics, OHSU School of Medicine."His work should lead to real breakthroughs for patients struggling withthese debil...
Risk of common vaginal infection linked to preterm birth appears higher for blacks
... BV during pregnancy, and that this is at least as important
a risk factor as maternal race, continued Dr. Simh...nancy outcomes should consider paternal race as an important
factor. A recent study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that preterm...
Does the desire to consume alcohol and tobacco come from our genetic makeup?
...o environmental cues, genomic factors also play an important
role. The etiology of these desires is multifactor...ipids levels in the blood). (These variables were important
because the excessive use of alcohol and tobacco may cause cardiovascular disorders like hypertensio...
Abnormal fat metabolism underlies heart problems in diabetic patients
...ve found that heart cells of diabetic mice lose an important
lipid from cellular components that generate energ...physical properties and cellular dysfunction." The important
lipid that the researchers found to be decreased in diabetes is cardiolipin. "Cardiolipin" literally...
Circadian clock controls plant growth hormone
... exactly why having a functional internal clock is important
for plant health. ...
ESF EURYI award winner aims to stop cancer cells reading their own DNA
...ectly in the daughter cell. In healthy cells it is important
that this process works normally, but in cancer cells it is a natural target for disruptive therapy. Specifically targeting these molecular motors in cancer cells would then prevent the cancer cells from growing into a larger tumor, said Dekker. This...
Tropical insects 'go the distance' to inform rainforest conservation
...ato and co-author of the report. They also play an important
role in our global climate and provide aesthetic, recreational and medicinal benefits. For these reasons and others, it is critical that we understand how these forests generate and sustain their diversity and what we can do to help conserve them. ...
deCODE discovers cause of major subtype of glaucoma
...the journal. This discovery is remarkable and important
because the genetics has led us directly to what appears to be the sole cause of a devastating common disease. The risk conferred by these variants is such that it accounts for virtually all cases of exfoliation glaucoma, meaning that if we can neutr...
Climate change and permafrost thaw alter greenhouse gas emissions in northern wetlands
...ange in vegetation, soil structure, and many other important
aspects of these ecosystems, Turetsky said. The s...t also increases methane emissions. Methane is an important
greenhouse gas, which is more powerful than carbon dioxide in its ability to trap heat in the earths...
Genetic variation helps to understand predisposition to schizophrenia
...n fetal than adult brains, supporting the proteins important
role in the developing brain. Since the Neuregulin 1 protein plays a key role in brain development and is more abundant in fetal brains, DNA changes that alter the expression of this protein may contribute to schizophrenia by modifying the developm...
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