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NIH launches Knockout Mouse Project

...nockout mice. Other researchers will be able to obtain the ES cells and the vectors, which can be used to... year of the three-year contracts. Researchers can obtain information on what knockout mouse lines are available from this procurement and how to order them a...

First-of-its-kind Italian school study finds high levels of prenatal alcohol exposure

...ses tend to reflect a measure of guilt and you may obtain results that are not completely accurate." But the data on maternal drinking that were obtained by May and his colleagues, noted Sokol, were consistent with the levels of FAS and FASD that were also found. "The study asked about the mean number...

Bumble bees can estimate time intervals

...r in which bumble bees extended their proboscis to obtain sucrose rewards, the researchers observed that bees adjusted the timing of proboscis extensions so that most were made near the end of the programmed interval between rewards. When nectar was delivered after either of two different intervals, bees co...

How HIV 'exhausts' killer T cells

...poverty and in rural areas, it is easier for us to obtain their cooperation in such studies than with patien...its epicenter, to gain knowledge that we could not obtain anywhere else," he said....

New company will seek drugs against diabetes and cancer

...ss." Medros gives the researchers a mechanism to obtain private drug libraries, establish the effectiveness of their technology and potentially attract commercial interest to their discoveries. "We believe in the technology," Baranski says. "But we're scientists, not businessmen. That's where BioGenera...

Onchocerciasis treatment reduces prevalence and intensity by 38 percent

... inoculated to humans when the fly bites humans to obtain blood. Female parasites measure 30 to 50 cm and live 10 to 15 years, whereas male parasites measure 3 to 5 cm. Worms form tumours in infected indivuduals, and some of them are easily visible. Fecunded females emit daily 1,200 larves (microfilaria) me...

Marine protected areas: it takes a village, study says

... communities occasionally opened their reserves to obtain food for feasts an important incentive to ensure that temporary closures were enforced. "This study clearly shows that communities with a direct stake in preserving healthy fisheries around reefs can often serve as the best managers and police to p...

Atomic-resolution structure of a ribozyme yields insights into RNA catalysis and the origins of life

...ay crystallography, Martick and Scott were able to obtain a three-dimensional picture of the spatial arrangement of the several thousand atoms that comprise the ribozyme, known as the hammerhead ribozyme. The resulting color-coded structure was recently featured on the cover of the abstract book for the ann...

Magnetism and mimicry of nature hold hope for better medicine, environmental safety

...th care professionals and environmental experts to obtain precise biochemical test results with only micro-level amounts of fluids. "By manipulating droplets so carefully and preventing contamination of the samples, we can detect things like signs of disease or environmentally hazardous materials much be...

ACS Weekly PressPac -- July 12, 2006

... to grind and process 8,800 pounds of moray eel to obtain 0.00001 ounce of natural ciguatoxin. In 1989, chemists used that fraction of a drop to determine ciguatoxin's molecular structure. That key step enabled chemists to begin work on ways of making larger quantities of synthetic ciguatoxin. Inoue and Hir...

Wild meerkats school their young

...e discovered that older meerkats teach pups how to obtain food by incrementally introducing dead, injured and then live prey. Although learning per se wouldn't be surprising, whether wild mammals teach their young was still debated. The findings were published in this week's edition of the journal Science...

Scientists identify protein with a crucial role in cell death

...d unknown for a long time. 'Knock-out' mice To obtain insight into PARL's function, the researchers used mice − called 'knock-out' mice − that were no longer able to produce this protein. These mice deteriorated very rapidly − losing muscular strength after only 4 weeks, which greatly ...

Midgets and giants in the deep sea

...pecies within the same genus) in shallow water. To obtain enough data for statistical analysis, the researchers analyzed information on thousands of Atlantic marine snails, using a database Rosenberg created. The scientists used three different statistical methods to compare the sizes of snails living in ...

Q&A with Jeffrey Sachs on July 10 at Soils Congress

...ess and the Q&A Session. Media should register and obtain a badge from the Press Room, Room 302 of the Convention Center prior to the Plenary Address at 9:15 a.m. or prior to the Q&A at 11:30 a.m. Note the Press Room opens at 7 a.m. The 18th World Congress of Soil Science is held from July 9-15 in Philade...

Potato blight pathogenicity explained by genome plasticity

...t implications. "The efforts of plant breeders to obtain resistant varieties by introducing R genes, either by classical breeding or by genetic modification, may be a waste of time and resources when the genome dynamics of the pathogen population is not understood," says Govers. "Monitoring field popula...

ENDO 2006 offers breaking research on the metabolic syndrome, obesity, hormones in women and more

...te press schedule, to speak with a presenter or to obtain a free press registration form, please contact Meghan Norville at (410) 821-8220 or meghann@imrecommunications.com ....

IVF identity fraud: A phenomenon that puts patients, children, and clinics at risk

...d arisen because of a recent fraudulent attempt to obtain treatment in his clinic. "We discovered that a couple who were about to undertake the final step of an IVF treatment were not being honest with us. Luckily we were able to stop the treatment just in time", he said. The St Bartholomew's hospital t...

Human activities in arid urban environments can affect rainfall and water cycle

...s because of new methods of irrigation and ways to obtain water for daily use. In the case of Phoenix, Shepherd had access to a unique 108-year-old data record that covered pre-and post-urban times and for the first time confirmed that a statistically significant change in rainfall took place in certain are...

Harmful Algal Blooms monitored from space in Chile

...r strategic decisions for farm site location. "To obtain the amount of information covered with the EO data, alternative methods will be of considerable higher cost. With in situ measurements you cannot produce a gradient map as obtained with EO images. The value of this information is the area and resolut...

NIH launches effort to place more knockout mice in public repositories

... well-characterized knockout mice. Researchers can obtain information on what lines are available and how to order them at http://www.nih.gov/science/models/mouse/deltagenlexicon/list.html . Later this summer, through the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the trans-NIH initiative will award...

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