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Time running out for South Asian vultures, ecologists warn
...he World Conservation Union. Diclofenac is widely used
and distributed for livestock treatment in India and Pakistan, so it will probably take a considerable time to remove it from the vultures' food supply. According to Dr Asad Rahmani, Director of the Bombay Natural History Society: "It will be difficu...
NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute
.... Currently, three fundamental technologies are used
for solving the three-dimensional structures of pr...ce (NMR), and electron microscopy. Scientists have used
these techniques to solve the structures of tens of thousands of biological molecules. Electron mi...
Studying the chemistry of drugs in wastewater
... they react with chlorine--a disinfectant commonly used
in wastewater treatment. Scientists around the world often find drugs in water samples taken from streams and other waterways, but little is known about byproducts of those drugs created during chlorine treatment or time spent in the environment. The...
New therapy for specific form of leukemia
...e of certain forms of leukemia. Existing drug now used
with T-ALL patientsResearch performed by Jan Cools and his colleagues, under the direction of Peter Marynen, shows for the first time that ABL1 also lies at the root of T-ALL − which has a direct effect on the treatment of T-ALL patients. Indee...
DNA sequence controls expression of gene involved in cancer
...he amount of bcl-2 present in the cell are already used
in chemotherapy to induce apoptosis and overcome drug resistance in cancer cells....
US researchers show cottonseed drug is cancer treatment booster
...ore active than the same doses of natural gossypol used
in previous studies. Furthermore, their cell and animal data show that (-)-gossypol would make radiotherapy andchemotherapy more powerful and overcome the resistance to drug and radiation treatment caused by high levels of Bcl-2/xL. Gossypol was rese...
32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
...n of fully human polyclonal antibodies that can be used
to treat a wide range of infectious and autoimmune diseases, in cancer treatments, to address the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, and to provide potential therapeutic agents in the event of a bioterrorist attack. RheoGene, Inc. (Norris...
Commandeering cellular machinery: recognition mechanism to detect small molecules
... codon randomization, the Georgia Tech researchers used
their knowledge of RXR's structure to modify the 2...ing methods. However, Doyle and his research team used
a new protein engineering technique known as chemical complementation that allowed the variants to b...
National Science Foundation awards $2 million grant to UC Riverside
...ic acid, the form of nitrogen (known as N) that is used
by plants as fertilizer. "California has been subject to weed invasions since the arrival of the first European settlers, but the southern California coastal sage scrub and deserts have been experiencing weed invasions primarily in the last 40 years...
College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work
... precise than previous types of tests, it could be used
to detect chemical signs of Alzheimer's disease, M...capable of taking pictures of individual atoms and used
by a wide range of researchers, from people designing cutting-edge computer chips to biologists tryi...
Of lice and men
...ff from each other. Genes of modern lice also were used
to reconstruct their population histories over tim...pulation expansion. The new study used
the mutation rate in lice and comparisons of genetic differences among lice to find a similar popula...
Offspring at risk from maternal occupational exposure to solvents
...netrate skin. Work environments where solvents are used
include manufacturing and industry jobs involving painting and plastic adhesives, nail salons, dry-cleaning operations, and medical laboratories. "Reducing exposure to organic solvents during pregnancy is warranted until a more refined risk assessmen...
A treatment, not a cure: Calcium silicate neutralizes an acidic stream
...ls in acidic streams, scientists have historically used
various forms of limestone, a natural source of calcium carbonate. Its neutralizing effects are short-lived, however, and can generate extreme fluctuations in water chemistry. Recognizing the limitations of limestone, Likens and colleagues looked to ...
How roots control plant shoots
... if a plant has enough food and water. The study used
a plant named Arabidopsis, commonly known as thale cress, which is frequently used
in studies of plant genetics because it is small, easy to handle, lives only seven weeks from seed t...
Stanford cooling tool may improve performance of athletes, soldiers
...ically drawing blood into them. The technology was used
by some athletes during training for the Olympic G...ors sooner. It turns out they were right. "We used
a pressure differential to draw blood to the skin surface, then we applied heat to the skin to incre...
Pine cones lead to a fundamental change in clothing
...t air when it is cold. This is similar to a system used
by pine cones to open up and emit seeds. The Un...d have a wide variety of applications and could be used
for coats, hats, gloves, shirts, trousers, dresses and skirts. ...
Plants provide model for new shape-changing materials
...he protein structures under analysis would then be used
to develop a synthetic material that incorporates properties that produce controllable shapes. Ultimately, successful development of the nastic structure concept will provide a new class of materials based on the direct conversion of biochemical ener...
Intelligent clothing inspired by pine cones
...t air when it is cold. This is similar to a system used
by pine cones to open up and emit seeds. The Unive...d have a wide variety of applications and could be used
for coats, hats, gloves, shirts, trousers, dresses and skirts....
Use of aspirin or other NSAIDs increases survival
...as been unclear. We wanted to see if patients who used
these drugs regularly before their diagnosis and t...ng-term treatment outcomes of 232 patients who had used
NSAIDs regularly before treatment with the outcomes of the 974 men with no history of regular NSAID ...
Good news: As you age, leg blood vessels adapt so you can still exercise without fainting
... a moderate level of leg (cycling) exercise. They used
a simple, but powerful sympathetic stimulus -- plunging a hand into a bucket of ice while still cycling -- and compared the blood vessel reactions in the legs of both age groups. Editors note: Proctor is speaking at the American Physiological So...
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