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Nitrate in Lake Superior: On the rise

...ore attention," Sterner says. "We cannot easily or quickly reverse trends in this enormous lake." "This study of Lake Superior tells us that if we ignore results of basic research on lakes and the changing biochemistry of their waters, we do so at our own peril," says Don Rice, director of NSF's chemical o...

Soils offer new hope as carbon sink

...ble to change quickly) or stable depending on how quickly they break down and convert into carbon dioxide," he said. "Labile carbon like crop residue, mulch and compost is likely to last two or three years, while stable carbon like agrichar will last up to hundreds of years. "This is significant for farme...

Scientists honored with 'Excellence in Clinical Research Award'

...nception in July 1998. At Transition, Dr. Cruz has quickly advanced multiple products into clinical development, including combination therapies for beta cell regeneration. Previously, Dr. Cruz co-founded Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc, in Canada. He has been a senior scientist at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toron...

Moths mimic sounds to survive

...ll as the sounds made by the bats. All the bats quickly learned to avoid the noxious moths first offered to them, associating the warning sounds with bad taste. They then avoided a second sound-producing species even though it was not chemically protected. This is similar to the way birds avoid butterfli...

Genome of Clostridium botulinum reveals the background to world's deadliest toxin

...hich are serious human infections. The host can be quickly overpowered and, in some cases, killed by the toxin, and C. botulinum has a new food source. "Although in the same group as Clostridium difficile the Cdiff superbug C. botulinum has a genome that is remarkable because it is so stable," commented...

Fire ants are emerging nuisance for Virginians

...urbance to the nest or a food source, they respond quickly by rushing forward and grasping onto the enemy with barbed mandibles. While still biting, these ants repeatedly sting their enemy, injecting toxic venom and leaving a small, acutely painful wound. A day or two later, small, blister-like pustules will...

Botulism bug has few genome wrinkles

...hich are serious human infections. The host can be quickly overpowered and, in some cases, killed by the toxin, and C. botulinum has a new food source. "Although in the same group as Clostridium difficile - the Cdiff superbug - C. botulinum has a genome that is remarkable because it is so stable, "comment...

Long-term ulcerative colitis study shows Remicade responders maintained improvement

...fessional life. The availability of therapies that quickly reduce symptoms and maintain response and remission long term is a significant benefit to patients." Separate data also presented at DDW today show the significant impact of UC on patients' productivity, employment and social activities. A survey o...

When lava flows and glaciers recede, predicting how species take over

...ical communitya process known as "succession." How quickly does succession proceed" Most ecologists might exp...rates. According to the author, "Understanding how quickly new ecological communities develop is fundamental to numerous ecological questions ranging from, 'Ho...

Journal of Nuclear Medicine releases new research faster

...ef of SNM's flagship journal. "Researchers need to quickly communicate their discoveries so that others may benefit from their results and cite publications," he added. SNM members and journal subscribers will be able to read the latest research one or two months in advance of print publication, said Schelbe...

Repair of DNA by Brca2 gene prevents medulloblastoma

... cell must have a way to ensure that the damage is quickly repaired to prevent the accumulation of abnormal cells that can cause abnormalities, such as medulloblastoma." McKinnon is senior author of a report on this work in the advanced online version of "The EMBO Journal" (doi: 10.1038/sj.emboj.7601703). ...

Landmark study details demographic, ecological and genetic spread of rabies in raccoon outbreak

...as detected in West Virginia. The RRV later spread quickly along the mid-Atlantic coast, and by 1999 infiltrated thousands of square kilometers. It is estimated that rabies causes more than 50,000 human deaths annually worldwide, and roughly $30 million is spent each year to treat patients exposed to rabi...

Executable biology -- Computer science sheds light on animal development

...r a genetic mutation. Preliminary studies could be quickly done using the model, saving valuable laboratory time and resources for only the most promising research avenues. We call this Executable Biology."...

Hives ferment a yeasty brew, attract beetle pest

...e small hive beetle is a minor honeybee pest, bees quickly isolate an invading beetle, but domesticated European honeybees are not as diligent in cleaning their hives. The beetles are also aided in their invasion by a yeast that naturally occurs on pollen and produces, as a fermentation product, the alarm ch...

Decoding protein structures helps illuminate cause of diabetes

...cal tool capable of measuring molecular structures quickly and accurately enough to catch moving proteins in mid-fold and see the shapes of intermediate steps. As described in this week's online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the first applications of the technique offer a gli...

Getting to the core of an emergent public health threat

...d in humans, could become so harmful and spread so quickly through health systems from China to Canada. Co...er it attaches, the virus then enters the cell and quickly uses the cells machinery to make copies of itself to spread an infection. Hogue is collaborating ...

Fatty acid catabolism higher due to polyphenol intake

...out in vitro. However in the body, polyphenols are quickly and easily converted into polyphenol metabolites. This research was carried out with rats to study the mechanisms and effects of a polyphenol-rich diet. Relevant polyphenol metabolites that are found in humans were also examined. Quercetin is a pol...

Subtle signs can help predict Huntington's disease early

...ing with that letter. They were also tested on how quickly they could combine thinking and movement, or "psychomotor speed," with a memory and writing task. Those who performed worse on the psychomotor test than on the verbal fluency test were twice as likely to be diagnosed with Huntington's disease a year ...

Build parks to climate proof our cities

...through what is termed run-off where precipitation quickly leaves the surface and drains away into streams and rivers, eventually returning to the sea. "By the 2080s, our summers will be hotter and drier but winters are predicted to become wetter," said Dr Ennos. "An extreme wet winters day by the 2080s wi...

Childhood environment influences reproductive function

...rls who migrate at a young age seem to mature more quickly when they find themselves in an environment where the body has more access to energy. In other words, when theyre under less physical strain due to factors like a better diet and general health. When energy is a limited resource, it must be allocated...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... trials to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for ... bacteria, fungal infections and parasites, yet evade resistance, according ... collaborators. , Led by U. of I. chemistry professor ... drug SQ109 attacks the tuberculosis bacterium, how the drug ... to malaria and how targeting multiple pathways reduces ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... word for chili peppers. Information about archaeological remains of ... of the appearance of words for chili peppers in ... domesticated and highlight the value of multi-proxy data analysis. ... of nine papers presented in a special feature issue ... Sciences on plant and animal domestication edited by ...
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