Tag: "protect" at biology news
MIDI, Inc receives Official Methods(SM) status for the confirmatory ID of the anthrax pathogen
...tions (such as vaccines, drugs and diagnostics) to protect
the warfighter. USAMRIID is a subordinate laboratory of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. The information contained in this press release does not necessarily reflect the position or the policy of the Government and no official en...
Declining fish supply linked to wildlife consumption in West Africa, Science study reports
...al nations and from the European Union in order to protect
biodiversity and promote both food security and po...es to wildlife and better conservation measures to protect
remaining wild animal populations. The researchers analyzed records of fish supply, fish abundance,...
By impounding iron, FHC foils cell suicide, fuels inflammation
...ism, for example, infected cells commit suicide to protect
their healthy neighbors. At the same time, white blood cells multiply rapidly to battle the invader. Once the virus is eliminated, however, most of those virus-chasing white blood cells orchestrate their own demise. If they fail to thin their rank...
New studies regarding the efficacy of antioxidants and their impact on standard cancer treatment
... interfere with chemotherapeutics and may actually protect
normal cells from cytotoxic onslaught (Carmia Borek). A nontoxic agent that moderates treatment side effects without unduly protecting malignant tumors has much to offer oncology, including: 1) a lower need for dose reduction or treatment delay; 2)...
Computer models to simulate hypothetical outbreak of avian flu
...models will help policymakers design strategies to protect
the public from a potentially deadly disease."...
Researchers call for studies on role of BRCA1 mutations in chemotherapy response
...ivision, and loss of the gene has been proposed to protect
a cell against spindle poisons, a group of chemotherapy agents, such as taxanes and vinca alkaloids, that disrupt cell division. To determine whether the level of BRCA1 function in a patient could be used to predict response to chemotherapy for breas...
Researchers discover new way to boost grain crops' drought tolerance
...ns, sacrificing less essential parts of a plant to protect
the growing tip, responsible for producing flowers, the reproductive organs of plants. Gallie said that he and his research team have examined the role of ethylene during plant growth and development since 1997. In the most recent study, conducted b...
Researchers discover defense mechanisms in some plants believed bred out by humans
.... They originally had a built-in defense system to protect
them from bugs and injuries, but some plants that ...wing tissues and organs--has two enzymes that help protect
against insect attacks. Beta-glucosidases reside in the plastid of the maize cells, and their substr...
Antipsychotic drugs stop fatal viral infection in brain cells
...ROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Generic antipsychotic drugs can protect
brain cells from a virus that causes a fatal nervo...ts certain types of glial cells, which support and protect
neurons. It travels to the brain in people with severely weakened immune systems. But scientists did...
Eelgrass provides a refuge from predators for some fish species
... The findings support a continuation of efforts to protect
and manage eelgrass meadows effectively." ...
UT Southwestern initiating trials in humans for ricin vaccine
...s, in turn, will be evaluated for their ability to protect
mice against a lethal ricin challenge. As far as we can tell, the vaccine is completely safe and has no side effects." Dr. Vitetta's work with ricin received international attention when she and a team of UT Southwestern researchers developed an expe...
UT Southwestern researchers trace how virus that causes AIDS spreads following oral exposure
...to explain why antiviral therapies can effectively protect
a monkey or HIV infection of humans only if they are given within hours of exposure to the virus. Researchers hope the study further identifies one of the major problems facing the formulation of a vaccine: any vaccine needs to overcome the rapid sp...
Study: Eat leafy green veggies to help prevent cataracts
...ce to support the claim that these substances help protect
the eyes, said Joshua Bomser, a study co-author an...uch as kale, spinach and collard greens, helped to protect
the cells from exposure to ultraviolet light a leading cause of cataract formation. The research...
Science to restore the nation's ecosystems
...nia and National Wild and Scenic Rivers Systems to protect
their outstanding fishery values. This poster provides a brief overview of twenty years of restoration efforts for the Klamath River and sets the stage for companion posters describing simulated water management operations developed at the USGS Fort ...
Stanford biologist working to restore native forests to Hawaii
...fits supplied by nature and creating incentives to protect
them-are likely to be relevant in many other parts of the world, Daily said. She is working with an interdisciplinary team of Stanford scholars, including Meg Caldwell and Buzz Thompson in the Law School; Pamela Matson, dean of the School of Earth Sc...
What have scientists learned since Mount St. Helens erupted?
... would not have been late-lying patches of snow to protect
subalpine vegetation, or ice covering lakes, which shielded aquatic organisms from lethal volcanic forces. If it had been at night, the nocturnal animals would have been exposed to lethal volcanic forces. Instead, they had returned to the safety of t...
Hudson's Bay Company fur trapping policies set stage for modern environmental struggles
... One of his main concerns was creating a buffer to protect
the company's richest beaver-trapping operations in the interior of British Columbia. To keep Americans at bay, he set out to create what other historians have described as a "fur desert" in the Snake River Basin. This involved trapping as many ani...
Europe's fishermen should have marine 'stewardship' role, says study
...he marine environment as part of a new strategy to protect
the sea's wildlife and habitats. European scienti...ging fishermen to take on a 'stewardship' role to protect
the marine ecosystem Increasing the role of stakeholders in developing fisheries policies Reducing...
New route to Parkinson's found in cells' 'garbage disposal' system
...also found that BAG5 inhibited parkin's ability to protect
cells against proteasome dysfunction and cell death. In experiments with rats, the researchers found that BAG5 enhanced the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons and that inhibiting BAG5 increased neuronal survival. "Based on our findings, we propose ...
Leibniz prizewinners 2005
...n. He successfully determined a resistance gene to protect
sugar beet from threadworms (nematodes). The gene, which was originally isolated from a wild form of sugar beet, makes cultivated varieties fully resistant to the nematodes, one of the major pests in sugar beet. Christian Jung has also had great succ...
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