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Study profiles rate of autism in Wisconsin

... The Wisconsin Surveillance of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities System, part of a national study overseen by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, evaluated children in the first phase of a study to determine the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the U.S. The national study is the largest effort to date to obtain accurate counts and monitor aff...

Wisconsin scientists discover a master key to microbes' pathogenic lifestyles

MADISON - For some microbes, the transformation from a benign lifestyle in the soil to that of a potentially deadly human pathogen is just a breath away. ... Inhaled into the lungs of a mammal, spores from a class of six related soil molds found around the world encounter a new, warmer environment. And as soon as they do, they rapidly shift gears and assume the guise of pathogenic yeast, causing...

A rare alliance forged to protect Wisconsin waters

Conservation groups, regulatory agencies, farmers and University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists have banded together in an unprecedented effort to preserve the health of Wisconsin's lakes, rivers and streams....... For three years, the unusual consortium - known as the Wisconsin Buffer Initiative (WBI) - has pondered how best to combat ecological offenders such as phosphorus, nitrogen and the se...

Wisconsin scientists find a way to make human collagen in the lab

MADISON - Of all of the materials that make up our bodies, nothing is more ubiquitous than collagen.... It is the most important structural protein in the body, reinforcing connective tissue, bones and teeth, and forming long, fibrous cables to strengthen tendons. Collagen forms sheets of tissue that support the skin and every internal organ. There is nothing in the body, in fact, that does not...

Wisconsin scientists grow two new stem cell lines in animal cell-free culture

Scientists working at the WiCell Research Institute, a private laboratory affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, have developed a precisely defined stem cell culture system free of animal cells and used it to derived two new human embryonic stem cell ...... The new work, which is reported today (Jan. 1, 2006) in the journal Nature Biotechnology, helps move stem cells a small step cl...

Medical College of Wisconsin researchers

Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in...collaboration with a national team have developed a biodefense cocktail...which activates the immune system against a broad range of viruses and...bacteria. The new treatment boosts the body's response against common...characteristics of germs. It is expected to be deployed to our troops...within the next five years. Using a nasa...

Wisconsin researchers identify sleep gene

MADISON - Zeroing in on the core cellular mechanisms of sleep, researchers at University of Wisconsin Medical School have identified for the first time a single gene mutation that has a powerful effect on the amount of time fruit flies sleep. ......In its normal state, the Drosophila (fruit fly) gene, called Shaker, produces an ion channel that controls the flow of potassium into cells, a proces...

Experts on iron-sulfur proteins to meet in Madison, Wisconsin

Bethesda, MD Approximately 150 researchers from around the world will gather at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a four-day symposium on a unique class of proteins known as the Iron-Sulfur (Fe-S) Proteins. The symposium, titled "Fe-S Proteins: Biogenesis, Structure and Function," runs from May 19 to 22....... "Fe-S cluster-containing proteins are nearly ubiquitous in nature and are requir...

Wisconsin scientists find portal to show animals evolve

MADISON - Like the gaudy peacock or majestic buck, the bachelor fruit fly is in a race against time to mate and pass along its genes. And just as flashy plumage or imposing antlers work to an animal's reproductive advantage, so, too, do the colored spots that decorate the wings of a particular male fruit fly....... To the ladies, the spots - waved frenetically by suitors in the fruit fly courts...
(Date:4/22/2014)... Inspired by the fist-like club of a mantis ... California, Riverside, in collaboration with University of Southern California ... composite materials that is more impact resistant and tougher ... we study the club of this tiny crustacean, the ... things we use every day," said David Kisailus, a ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Instituto Nacional de ... they have discovered a new genus and species of ... in the Amazonia State of Brazil. , Professor Cristina ... Jos Antnio Alves-Gomes of INPA, describe the new bluntnose ... Proceedings of the Natural Sciences of Philadelphia . ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has released ... how funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ... Rico. "FASEB is pleased to make these factsheets available ... NIH to their state," said FASEB President, Margaret K. ... for biomedical research funding, investing $29.2 billion in ...
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