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Time running out for South Asian vultures, ecologists warn
...ck owners and conservationists should act together now
to solve this problem." The research builds upon a study by Lindsay Oaks and colleagues of The Peregrine Fund, published in Nature in January 2004, which showed that tissues of livestock treated with the standard veterinary dose of diclofenac shortly...
New therapy for specific form of leukemia
...d with the drug Glivec, and so this medication can now
also provide help to a number of T-ALL patients. T...cause of certain forms of leukemia. Existing drug now
used with T-ALL patientsResearch performed by Jan Cools and his colleagues, under the direction of P...
US researchers show cottonseed drug is cancer treatment booster
...t the University'sComprehensive Cancer Center, has now
demonstrated that a potential small molecule inhibitor of Bcl-2/xL proteins can boost the efficacy of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. They showed that the molecule, (-)-gossypol (minus gossypol), inhibited the anti-apoptotic function of Bcl-2/xL in...
32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
...lete tooling set in one-third to one-half the time now
required, at significantly lower cost. The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Mich.) High-Speed AFM-Based Platform for Quantitative Nanomechanical MeasurementsDevelop an atomic force microscopy based platform for high-speed, high-bandwidth quantit...
National Science Foundation awards $2 million grant to UC Riverside
... present for the past 100 years, but they are just now
becoming dense, and they are replacing native vegetation." The weeds are primarily from the Mediterranean region, and include annual grasses and flowering plants such as stork's bill and mustard. The grasses are problematic, Allen said, because they ...
Of lice and men
...versity of Utah postdoctoral fellow David L. Reed, now
assistant curator of mammals at the University of Florida's Florida Museum of Natural History. Other authors are Vincent Smith of Scotland's University of Glasgow, and Shaless Hammond, who worked in Clayton's lab as a high school student. Did Mo...
Endangered frogs coexist with fungus once thought fatal
...Richard Retallick, Hamish McCallum and Rick Speare now
"show unequivocally" that remaining populations of...ooding Frog ( Rheobatrachus vitellinus ), which is now
thought extinct, and the Eungella Torrent Frog ( Taudactylus eungellensis ), which later reappeared ...
Fungus knocks a frog down but not out, raising questions about amphibian declines
...id fungus," said Retallick. "The presumption until now
has been that when a population is hit by this pathogen it is wiped out. It doesn't appear to be that simple. "In Central America and Eastern Australia, the same pattern has occurred the frog populations have been healthy and all of a sudde...
HHMI researchers Richard Axel and Linda Buck win 2004 Nobel Prize
...ntified first were just the tip of the iceberg. It now
appears that there are between 500 and 1,000 separate receptor proteins on rat and mouse--and probably human--olfactory neurons. "That's really a lot of genes," Axel said. "It's 1 percent of the genome! This means that, at least in the rat, 1 out of ...
How roots control plant shoots
..., who formerly worked in Sieburth's laboratory and now
is a graduate student in biochemistry. Seeking the Secrets of How Leaves Grow Sieburth's research focuses on a seemingly simple question: "How do leaves grow? It's a basic biological question," she says. Plants look different depending where ...
Stanford cooling tool may improve performance of athletes, soldiers
...opment organization for the Department of Defense, now
funds development of the technology for potential military use. "Current methods for keeping military personnel cool just don't work well," says Grahn. "Military applications will be enormous if the technology can be developed as a glove, muc...
Internet data-mining of natural history
..., received additional NSF funding last year. eBird now
reaches into Mexico. The lab also received funding to bring to the Web Birds of North America , an 18-volume compilation of the life histories of all North American bird species. Thanks to the NSF funding for BNA Online, researchers, students, bir...
Head lice reveal contact between modern and ancient humans
...stion of interbreeding, the authors suggest, might now
best be pursued by studying the other human louse P. pubis , which requires sexual contact for transmission. ...
Protein energy profiles offer clues about amyloids
...t diseases like cancer and heart disease. "We know now
that most diseases involve proteins going wrong in one of two ways," said lead researcher Cecilia Clementi, assistant professor of chemistry at Rice University. "In the first, proteins don't function correctly because they fold into the wrong shape. ...
Irwin Rose wins 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
...m the work of Rose, Ciechanover and Hershko, it is now
possible to understand at the molecular level how ...unwanted proteins inside cells. In addition, it is now
known that other modifiers, similar to ubiquitin, are used by the cell to regulate proteins in many ...
'Immediately open access' option for the leading journal Genome Research
...thors of papers in its journal Genome Research can now
choose to have their papers made freely available online immediately upon publication. This option will incur a publication surcharge of $1,000. As a founder member of the DC Principles Coalition ( www.dcprinciples.org ), Cold Spring Harbor Laborator...
Marine Biological Laboratory summer investigator wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
...or physiological processes in the body. Scientists now
know that it is involved in regulating cell divisi...the process. In collaboration with Robert Palazzo, now
at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Hershko determined that cyclin is degraded by the ubiquitin sys...
Biologists ID molecular block for social 'cheaters'
...in ecology and evolutionary biology at Rice who is now
a Fellow at the Wissenschaftkolleg in Berlin, and ...al researcher at Baylor College of Medicine who is now
at The University of Manchester....
Bovine genome completed
Researchers will now
have access to the bovine genome sequence as the f...ease of the first draft means that researchers can now
begin analyzing the bovine genome to uncover more information about individual genes and their effec...
After flu exposure, mild exercise protects mature mice from dying
... a lot of in vitro studies, but we wanted to study now
how exercise affected animals against a real infectious challenge," Woods said. The question they addressed in their study, "Protective effect of exercise on mortality due to influenza in mice," was "can exercise protect against morbidity and mortali...
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