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Research team develops nonhuman primate model of smallpox infection

...mic human smallpox, the animal model would include near uniform mortality, but a longer mean time to death. Using a ten-fold lower dose, however, also resulted in lower mortality overall, so further refinement of the model is indicated. "Despite its limitations," the authors wrote, "the intravenous variol...

Viruses found in untreated city water

...tamination. "The only other human fecal source near the wells is sanitary sewer lines," Borchardt said. "Sanitary sewers can leak and it is possible the leakage is large enough to reach the wells." La Crosse's source of water is an aquifer consisting of a deposit of glacial outwash ...

Old bones unearth new date for giant deer's last stand

...o have taken refuge in the southern Ural mountains near the Black Sea. The next question we need to address is what finally killed them off, whether it was hunting, agricultural clearing of land or changes in climate or vegetation." Up until 20,000 years ago the giant deer, Megaloceros giganteus Blumenbac...

World's top theoretical physicists converge to consider 'future of physics'

...ing as "knuckles." In the first "knuckle" near the auditorium is located the new principal entrance to the KITP with a receptionist area and a nearby mailroom where parcels arriving by vehicle can readily by deposited. Between the curvilinear knuckles is a lovely divided maple staircase located ...

Defense provides additional $4.9 million for pathogen research tool

...cal characterizations of known pathogens and their near relatives, and the tools to analyze and interpret this data. The project has opened the door for users to more effectively combat infectious diseases by providing access to relevant data and tools to analyze, manage, visualize, and extend existing an...

Award-winning INEEL probe to help safely monitor hazardous waste sites

...el out of landfills, wandering through soil layers near aquifers. Technology exists to monitor landfill perimeters, but scientists would prefer to keep an eye on contaminants long before they leave the area. Now with a new underground probing system from the Department of Energy's Idaho National Engineeri...

NHGRI seeks next generation of sequencing technologies

...from now, some of these technologies will be at or near commercial availability. Grant recipients and their approximate total funding are: Stevan B. Jovanovich, Ph.D., Microchip Biotechnologies Inc., Fremont, Calif. $6.1 million (3 years) "Microbead INtegrated DNA Sequencer (MINDS) System" Retaining the a...

The CF Foundation urges all states to include newborn screening for cystic fibrosis in test panels

...t when therapeutic interventions were administered near the beginning of life. Early diagnosis allows a special high-calorie, high-fat diet, along with pancreatic enzyme and fat soluble vitamin supplementation to begin immediately, if needed, before digestive complications occur. Better nutrition has been...

Multi-species herbivore outbreak follows El Nio drought in Panama

...n Oscillation (ENSO) event in a dry lowland forest near Panama's Pacific coast. If ENSO events become more...ro Colorado Island and at the Sherman Canopy Crane near Panama's Atlantic coast were advised to be on the lookout for increases in butterfly and moth larvae...

Dr. Harris receives NIH Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award

...Stern, dean of the MCG School of Medicine. "In her near 30-year career, Dr. Harris and her team have made fundamental discoveries about anatomic changes in synapses that likely will not only help us better understand how we learn and remember but also pave the way for better treatments of diseases that di...

Large-scale forces shape local ocean life, global study shows

... the warm, teeming waters off of the Palau Islands near the Philippines, divers counted as many as 300 species living in an area smaller than a basketball court. This reflects the high level of diversity found in Micronesia. With a few exceptions, these patterns held true around the globe. Witman ...

International human genome sequencing consortium describes finished human genome sequence

.... Some segmental duplications tend to be clustered near the middle (centromeres) and ends (telomeres) of each chromosome, where, researchers postulate, they may be used by the genome as an evolutionary laboratory for creating genes with new functions. The accuracy of the finished human genome sequence pr...

New DNA repair enzyme makes mistakes to save lives of cells

...alt replication altogether, may save the cell from near certain death. Harnessing its unique capabilities could have implications for treating some cancers. In the paper posted on the Web site of The EMBO Journal, an official journal of the European Molecular Biology Organization, the researchers describ...

Ancient sea spider fossils discovered in volcanic ash

...sea life in the Silurian age 425 million years ago near Herefordshire, UK has yielded fossils of an ancient sea spider, or pycnogonid, one of the most unusual types of arthropod in the seas today. Sea spiders are soft-bodied arthropods, found widely in modern oceans. For two-centuries there has been a con...

New method studies living bacterial cells

...ll and the chemical speciation of metals on, in or near a bacterial cell," Kemner said. "The achievements of this study have the potential to revolutionize the way scientists investigate mineral-metal-microbe systems." Other authors on the report, in addition to Kemner are Shelly D. Kelly, Edward J. O'Lo...

Brain differences in adolescents, psychopaths, lend to their impulsive, risk-taking behavior

...the medial prefrontal cortex and in the brainstem, near the ventral tegmentum and substantia nigra, compared with adults. In previous studies, the researchers found that this reward model showed good specificity for targeting brain regions heavily innervated by the midbrain dopamine system. Other r...

Predicting infection risk of mosquito-borne disease

...osquito population density peaks, typically either near breeding sites or where human density is highest. The proportion of infectious mosquitoes, on the other hand, reflects the age of the mosquito population: it peaks where older mosquitoes are found--farther from breeding sites--and when populations ar...

Mystery unwrapped: Texas A&M team uncovers mummy secrets

...Journal of Geoarchaeology. Examining areas near the Suez Canal, Kennicutt and the team also learned that tar fueled fires in glass factories used by the surrounding communities. "The tar the Egyptians used contains molecular fingerprints that reveal interesting information," Kennicutt expla...

ASU gets grant to develop high speed DNA sequence reader

...f the University of Florida, Gainesville. NHGRI's near term goal (of which Williams grant is part) is to lower the cost of sequencing a mammalian sized genome (human, chimpanzee, cow or dog, for example) to $100,000. It would enable researchers to compare different species with humans and sequence the co...

'Broken' gene reveals evolution of salt retention and possible ties to hypertension

...tor. Populations that live in hot, humid climates near the equator tend to have the normal version of that gene, which produces a very effective protein. Populations adapted to cooler climates tend to have a mutant gene that codes for a totally dysfunctional protein. "The surprise," said study author An...

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