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Bovine genome sequence available
...r our livestock portfolio development both now and into
the future," CSIRO Livestock Industries' Chief, Shaun Coffey, says. "The bovine genome physical map and sequence will assist scientists to develop tools to advance selection of desirable production traits, identify genes involved in pest and disease ...
Old bones unearth new date for giant deer's last stand
A new investigation into
extinctions caused by climate change has revealed ...cold spell 10,500 years ago, instead survived well into
the modern era. University College London (UCL) scientists scoured the continent to collect dozens ...
Bugs in the gut could play key role in understanding human disease and drug toxicity
...es to disease means that we now need more research into
this area. The deciphering of the human genome was...d for medicine, but we now need much more research into
the microbes found in the gut and how they interact with their mammalian hosts' metabolism. Understa...
Obese women with early-stage breast cancer more likely to die than women of normal weight
...r without chemotherapy. Patients were categorized into
three groups according to their weight: normal (452 patients) overweight (857 patients) and obese (701). "Our results show a statistically significant difference between obese women and the other groups," said Anderson. The five-year rates for ...
The PSA bounce Does it have clinical significance?
...ecurrence also bounce more often. This translates into
lower PSA control," said Horwitz. "But our analysis also shows that without additional treatment, including hormones, these men live as long as those who don't experience a PSA bounce." "Because this is a large study, it provides solid evidence th...
ASPB opposes ban of GE crops in Butte County Ballot Measure D
...utte County, California will be taking a step back into
the century just past, denying its farmers discretion to utilize newer technologies for enhanced crops. Passage of measure D is unwarranted based on the best science published concerning the safety of genetically engineered crops. Founded in 192...
Toward a better understanding of taste and smell impairments
...nsory loss and recovery, we expect to gain insight into
potential therapeutic interventions for these dysfunctions," says Beverly Cowart, Ph.D., a sensory psychologist who oversees the Chemosensory Clinic that assesses taste and smell function of patients. Otolaryngologist Edmund Pribitkin, M.D., Associ...
Botulism bug says no to nitric oxide, provides key to molecule's role in human cell signaling
...anaerobic bacteria the planet's oldest life form into
a beneficial signaling molecule in higher animals.... evolved from being part of a protective mechanism into
a system that learned to use the toxin to benefit the organism." In human beings, nitric oxide bi...
U-M scientists see ubiquitin-modified proteins in living cells
... Jun from its usual location in the cell's nucleus into
hollow spheres called lysosomes in the cytoplasm o...ve enzymes, lysosomes break down unwanted proteins into
amino acids the cell recycles to make new proteins. "Jun's function in the nucleus is transi...
Is more better: Counting birds may only tell part of the story
...as the tropics, are needed to provide more insight into
the patterns observed in this study. Overall, "birds are usually able to aggregate in the higher quality breeding locations, regardless of the type of bird or habitat," say the authors. "Avian habitat evaluations: should counting birds...
Component of volcanic gas may have played a significant role in the origins of life on Earth
...ydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen, which were combined into
amino acids, nucleotides, and the other the building blocks of life under the violent energy of lightning, solar radiation, comet impacts, and volcanic events that were present. In 1953, this theory was given a boost when a paper was publishe...
T cell's memory may offer long-term immunity to leishmaniasis
... long-term memory T cell will, if stimulated, turn into
the sort of helper T cells that mediate the immune response. We believe that, if we can stimulate the expansion of these central memory T cells, we ought to be able to create an effective vaccine. " Leishmaniasis is a parasiti...
HHS awards $232 million in biodefense contracts for vaccine development
...st pathogens that could be deliberately introduced into
society." NIAID awarded two contracts totaling up to $177 million for advanced development of MVA vaccines against smallpox. The three-year contracts were awarded to Bavarian Nordic A/S of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Acambis, Inc., of Cambridge, Mas...
MIT: Recycling of scrapped electronics studied
... manufacturing components than for materials going into
a roadbed," said Kirchain. They also used two value-based metrics--value retention and value-added. Value retention measures how well the value of materials is maintained all the way from their first use to their recovery. Value added compares ...
Taking the next step toward growing our own fuel
...ve the efficiency of bioconversion of plant fibers into
fuels and other value added products. The new the...ercome the obstacles related to biomass conversion into
value-added products. "The beneficiaries of this research will be agriculture and agriculture-bas...
World's top theoretical physicists converge to consider 'future of physics'
... of the old wing (topping the "E") has been turned into
an entrance to a lawn with a meandering path connecting outside the old and new wings. Another interaction space is being created in that entryway. The path leads to a distinctive, charming architectural feature of the new building--a Ve...
Embryonic stem cells correct congenital heart defect in mouse embryos
...enter report that 15 embryonic stem cells injected into
early embryos of mice whose hearts were geneticall...ucing normal daughter cells that were incorporated into
the defective embryonic heart but also by releasing biological factors into
the nearby vicinity. Thi...
Emory chemists develop bacteria that may help decaffeinate coffee
... that there is an enzyme that breaks caffeine down into
theophylline, but we don't know much about it," sa... Eventually, the faster enzyme could be introduced into
coffee plants to produce decaffeinated coffee, he says. To develop bacteria that are addicted to t...
New Jersey Institute of Technology professor to develop supersized virtual library
...formation delivery, said Bieber. Just type a topic into
a library's designated search engine. A few seconds later a list of resources grouped by sub-topics will appear. "What's exciting is that now users must search each electronic database separately," said Bieber. "Our new software will enable users ...
Why do African-American women have more pregnancy problems?
...ricians, nurses, midwives and social workers, come into
contact with pregnant patients regularly. Are these providers injecting personal bias or stereotypes onto their patients that ultimately affect care? Are their interactions with patients impacting whether the patient accepts the treatment recommenda...
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