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Common allergy drug reduces obesity and diabetes in mice

... second study, researchers found that a kind of white blood cell called a regulatory T cell, once thought to manage only other white blood cells, also acts as a liaison between the ... for the immune system, ensuring that when white blood cells attack a foreign pathogen they don't ...

Nitrogen research shows how some plants invade, take over others

... and forest species, including the Eastern white pine ( Pinus strobus ), a species that is rapidly ... other species. "The higher productivity of the white pine is caused by an increased biomass nitrogen ... nitrogen inputs," Knops said. "But we found the white pine takes up nitrogen and holds on to it much ...

Geographic profiling applied to track hunting patterns of white sharks in South Africa

... live -- to examine the hunting patterns of white sharks in South Africa. Using this tool, scientists looked at the predatory interactions between white sharks and Cape fur seals at Seal Island in False ... awesome display of power and acrobatic prowess, white sharks attack prey with a sudden vertical rush ...

RSA Designated as the Leader in One-Time Password Market by Frost & Sullivan

... EMC ) announced that the Frost & Sullivan white paper entitled, An Overview and Competitive ... user, risk and security requirements." The white paper also noted, "RSA continues to invest in the ... An executive summary of the Frost & Sullivan white paper An Overview and Competitive Analysis for ...

American Chemical Society weekly presspac -- June 10, 2009

... long-lived light sources that emits pure white light. The new approach yielded what the ... as the most efficient and stable source of pure white light ever achieved. The advance could speed the ... Soo Young Park and colleagues note that white LEDs show promise as a brighter, longer-lasting ...

Pre-pregnancy depressed mood may heighten risk for premature birth

... the odds of having a preterm birth compared to white women, according to Amelia Gavin, a University of ... depressive mood among black women compared to white women may indirectly contribute to the greater ... a preterm birth compared to 8.5 percent of the white women. This difference may be the result of ...

Beetle shell inspires brilliant white paper

... obscure species of beetle has shown how brilliant white paper could be produced in a completely new way. ... beetle to understand how to produce a new kind of white coating for paper. The Cyphochilus beetle has a highly unusual brilliant white shell. In 2007, research by the University of ...

Penn researchers discover genetic risk factor for testicular cancer

... 40 years -- it now affects seven out of 100,000 white men in the United States each year. The ... the new findings may begin to explain why white men are more often diagnosed with testicular ... with testicular cancer is common in the white population but much less common in the black ...

Vitamin D insufficiency linked to bacterial vaginosis in pregnant women

... the fact that BV is far more common in black than white women, and vitamin D status is substantially lower in black than white women. This relation, however, has not been ... relation between vitamin D status and BV in 209 white and 260 black women at The data indicate that ...

Virginia Tech graduate student receives first Rachel Carson award for scientific excellence

... Service. Mair is a biologist at the agency's white Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery. The ... Service facility in Shepherdstown, W. Va. The white Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery will also ... the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in white Sulphur Springs. "I would also like to continue ...

Prenatal meth exposure linked to abnormal brain development

... prenatal meth exposure had differences in the white matter structure and maturation of their brains ... four percent lower diffusion of molecules in the white matter of their brains. "Our findings ... brain diffusion, less diffusion of molecules in white matter typically reflects more compact axonal ...

Cheap and efficient white light LEDs new design described in AIP's Journal of Applied Physics

... as much light as a normal LED -- including the white light desired for home and office lighting. ... it is the realization of rather high efficiency white emission by a tandem structure," says Dongge Ma ... Indoor lighting though, requires "natural" white light. This quality is measured by the ...

April 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... cave spiders, south-central Texas Kemble white et al., Cave and Endangered Invertebrate Research ... written in the DNA of its endemic cave spiders. white et al. present the first interdisciplinary study ... discrete segments of the aquifer recharge zone, white et al. present a new set of tools to hydrologists ...

Red wine vs. white? It makes no difference when it comes to breast-cancer risk

... of its kind to evaluate the effect of red versus white wine on breast-cancer risk concludes that both ... "We found no difference between red or white wine in relation to breast-cancer risk. Neither ... their frequency of alcohol consumption (red wine, white wine, liquor and beer) and other breast-cancer ...

Genome sequencing of fungus with biotechnological applications

... and finding out how they work. Fungi with white rot, fungi with brown rot Trees are rich in ... there are timbers which, on rotting, go white as a result of fungi; there are others which go ... making it up is mostly white, what we see is not white but brown. This is due to the layer of lignin ...

Biodegradable mulch films on the horizon

... State University, led a study comparing black and white biodegradable mulch films in two thicknesses to ... lowest soil temperatures were identified with the white films, which is also associated with the white film's higher rate of degradation. Breakdown ...

Healthy food availability could depend on where you live -- so does the quality of your diet

... of healthy food compared with 5 percent of white participants." Researchers conducted a ... and 13 percent, respectively, in predominantly white and higher-income neighborhoods. In addition, supermarkets in predominantly white and higher-income neighborhoods had higher levels ...

Researchers explore new driver of transplant rejection: Platelets

... dump out granules that "talk to" immune system white blood cells, Morrell says, recruiting them from ... interactions led to increased and prolonged white cell interactions with the inner lining of the ... tissue sparked platelet activation and white cell recruitment. Studies on tissue from ...

Research elucidates way lungs fight bacteria and prevent infection

... response to inhaled bacteria by signaling for white blood cells to move from the bloodstream into the ... the cells in the airway mucosa, to enable the white blood cells to get through to the site of the ... in the journal Cell Host & Microbe . Getting white blood cells to the site of an infection, however, ...

HSPD-24 White Paper Now Available From WCC Smart Search & Match

... software, today announced the publication of a white paper on Homeland Security Presidential Directive ... and related contextual data. WCC's new white paper explores the ramifications of HSPD-24 and ... . Copies of the newly published WCC white paper may either be obtained directly at the WCC ...

Practice as well as sleep may help birds learn new songs

... feedback on the bird's learning, the team used white noise at 100 decibels to prevent the birds from ... no increase in the activity after the exposure to white noise, even if the birds had listened to tutor ... the importance of auditory feedback; after the white noise was eliminated, the birds began to learn ...

Hypertension develops early, silently, in African-American men

... their blood vessels are stiffer compared to their white counterparts, signs that the African American men ... men have higher levels of hypertension than white men. Hypertension is known as the silent killer ... black men would show greater dysfunction than the white men, even though both groups were young and ...

Battling bacteria in the blood: Researchers tackle deadly infections

... as other cells in the bloodstream, like red and white blood cells and platelets," he explains. "The white blood cells, which are the police of the body, ... is often used in cancer patients one that kills white blood cells. Cancer patients and intensive-care ...

Syracuse University researchers discover new way to attack some forms of leukemia

... that is caused by the abnormal production of white blood cells in the bone marrow. Current ... is a critical component in the process to create white blood cells. Its discoveries could lead to a more ... other types of cancer." To understand how white blood cells are produced, one must begin by ...

Researchers apply systems biology and glycomics to study human inflammatory diseases

... range of inflammatory diseases. The binding of white blood cells to blood vessels is a key step in the ... structures or glycans on the surfaces of white blood cells," he said. But in order to do ... on how we might manipulate the adhesivity of white blood cells to the blood vessel wall." Glycans ...

Stress may make you itch

... as a physical barrier, but also as a site for white blood cells to attack invading bacteria and ... challenge resulted in higher numbers of mature white blood cells in the skin. Furthermore, blocking ... ICAM-1, prevented the stress-induced increase in white blood cells in the skin. Taken ...

Statins may prevent miscarriages

... that is expressed on the surface of certain white blood cells called neutrophils. This spurs the ... find out, Dr. Girardi and colleagues examined the white blood cells from mice that had APS and discovered ... this receptor led to the activation of white blood cells that attacked the placenta and hurt ...

Vitiligo skin disorder could yield clues in fight against melanoma

... disorder called vitiligo, which causes unsightly white patches on the face, hands and other parts of the ... notice." In the most common form of vitiligo, white patches form on both sides of the body. In 1993, ... grafts transfer skin from unaffected areas to the white patches, but can be painful and expensive, ...

White Mountain Research Station to host climate change conference

... The University of California white Mountain Research Station, U.S. Forest Service ... the Methodist Church at 205 North Fowler St. The white Mountain Research Station invites interested ... and submission of scientific abstracts, visit the white Mountain Research Station website at ...

More findings on gene involved in childhood asthma

... in European children plays a similar role in white American children, but not in African American ... network, the study team analyzed DNA from 807 white children with asthma, compared to 2,583 white children without the disease. Another cohort ...

New role for natural killers!

... have discovered a new role for a population of white blood cells, which may lead to improved ... Natural Killer (or NK) cells are abundant white blood cells that were recognised over 30 years ... time, a role for NK cells in activating other white blood cells (including 'T' lymphocytes and ...

Catalysis takes center stage at chemistry conference

... is honoring the contributions of the late Mike white at the symposium, which will be held from August ... lead organizer of the symposium who studied under white and worked with him at PNNL's Institute for ... passed away unexpectedly on August 31, 2007. white was internationally recognized as a pioneer in ...

Great white's mighty bite revealed

... models the skull of a 2.4-metre male great white shark on the basis of multiple x-ray images ... Wroe, the study's lead author, says the great white is without a doubt one of the hardest biting ... are around 3.1 tonnes, greater than for a living white shark, but puny compared to Big Tooth." ...

Eating fish may explain very low levels of heart disease in Japan

... major risk factor for heart disease, compared to white Americans. The very low rate of heart disease ... fatty acids and atherosclerosis among Japanese, white American and Japanese American men. Based on data ... times higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids than white Americans or Japanese Americans. The ...

Identification of protein able to stimulate production of T-cells

... able to stimulate the production of T-cells, the white blood cells involved in the recognition and the ... of chemotherapy. Wnt4 protein stimulates white blood cells By inducing an overproduction of ... effect this protein exerts on the development of white blood cells. Using molecular markers that are ...

The genetics of the white horse unraveled

... The white horse is an icon for dignity which has had a huge ... causing this spectacular trait and show that white horses carry an identical mutation that can be ... of Nature Genetics . The great majority of white horses carry the dominant mutation Greying with ...

Mobilizing white blood cells to the lung: New discovery could lead to an improved influenza vaccine

... researchers have known for some time that white blood cells congregating in the lung and directly ... it has never been clear how exactly these white blood cells know when they are required in the ... which act as beacons for specific types of white blood cells. While circulating in the ...

The good, the bad and the smelly: USGS at the 2008 Coral Reef Symposium

... ranged from 0 to 52 percent, with high levels of white pox and low levels of white band disease. white pox lesions often heal. In addition, A. palmata ...

White House science office needs upgrade

... and technology policymaking capacity of the white House must be enhanced so that the next president ... closely with other policymaking bodies within the white House. Robust mechanisms to obtain expert and ... will depend upon a high-quality team in the white House to evaluate and shape the government's ...

Genes may play role in risk assessment for prostate cancer among Hispanics and caucasians

... causes of death among American men. Compared with white men, Hispanic men have higher rates of cancer ... Torkko. Torkko and colleagues observed 932 white men and 414 Hispanic men from south Texas. They ... form of the male hormone. Among non-Hispanic white men with V89L, FokI was associated with a more ...
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