Mites on hissing coackroach may benefit humans with allergies
... reported a year ago that 14 different types of mold
were present on and around this species of ... legs, eliminating material that would foster mold
growth on the insects' bodies. The mites don't ... lower levels of mold.
The most commonly found mold
species found on the body surfaces of young and ...
Newly described contaminant sources in Katrina-flooded homes pose health risks
... in addition to sediment deposits. Indoor gases, mold
films, and aerosols may also have exposed ... present in the inhalable vapor phase, in mold
films, or in aerosolized spores.
The study, ... with the sediment covering the floors or the mold
growing on the walls and other surfaces.
AGU journal highlights -- Dec. 31, 2008
... more, Kress and Head define and analyze ring mold
craters, which are abundant on debris aprons and ... fill but not seen in surrounding terrain. Ring mold
craters are concentric crater forms named for ... On the basis of similarities in shape of ring mold
craters to laboratory impact craters in ice and ...
Brown chemist finds gray mold's killer gene
... PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Gray mold
is a gardener's nightmare. The fungus, also known ... and endive, peas, peppers, and potatoes. Gray mold
envelops its target in a velvety vise, releasing ... toxin production, removing the special weapon the mold
uses to kill and invade target plant cells.
Montana State University researchers find gene that regulates mold's resistance to drugs
... University scientists concerned about lethal mold
infections have found a gene that regulates the ... PLoS Pathogens . When the gene is removed, the mold
becomes much more vulnerable to lack of oxygen ... molds, but the researchers studied it in a common mold
called Aspergillus fumigatus, said Cramer, ...
Kazak apple research key to preventing blue mold
... of the New York market from 1972 to 1984, blue mold
caused by Penicillium expansum was the most ... disease of apples. Documented losses from blue mold
and other postharvest diseases have focused on ... able to evaluate new fruit varieties for blue mold
resistance because of the apple's gene pool.
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 27, 2008
Cinnamon-based packaging to prevent mold
in bread and other baked goods
Journal of ... have tried many different approaches for fighting mold
growth in bread, including ultraviolet light, ... So-called active packaging, which attacks bread mold
with antimicrobials, may provide a better ...
Fungi the cause of many outbreaks of disease but mostly ignored
... destructive ways, as in the case of the black mold
that is overrunning the areas surrounding the ... include:
Evaluate the Impacts of mold
in Homes and Businesses
There is a serious ... data to support any stance with respect to indoor mold
toxicity or remediation. More effort should be ...
MIT reports new twist in microRNA biology
... that is about as surprising as discovering that a mold
used to cast a metal tool can also serve as a ... is similar to the way each bump or dent in a mold
is paired with a corresponding dent or bump in ... microRNAs. In other words, both the tool and its mold
appear to be functional. Kellis and Stark found ...
Detecting disease in greenhouse plants
... spotty," reported the researchers. Insect honeydew can contribute to sooty mold
growth. As mold
infestations increased, the ratio decreased into the unhealthy proportion ...
Coating copies microscopic biological surfaces
... Pantano and Lakhtakia's work creates either a replica template or a mold
depending on what they coat. The replica of a template can be used to create a mold
in a harder, less damageable material to make many copies. Molds can be ...
Fresh from the grapevine to the table
... making the long trip from the vine to dinner tables around the world. mold
and browning of the stems are the two main factors that reduce grape ... The pads release sulfur dioxide, or SO2 , a chemical used to prevent mold
and decaying of table grapes. Sulfur dioxide as a method of controlling ...
New oral angiogenesis inhibitor offers potential nontoxic therapy for a wide range of cancers
... itself has an interesting history. It was derived from fumagillin, a mold
with strong anti-angiogenic effects that Ingber discovered accidentally ... Ingber noticed that in certain dishes -- those contaminated with the mold
-- the cells changed their shape by rounding, a behavior that inhibits ...
Researchers create freestanding nanoparticle films without fillers
... out how to create nanoparticles ultrafine particles with diameters less than 100 nanometers they have come up with a number of different methods to mold
them into thin films which have a variety of interesting potential applications ranging from semiconductor fabrication to drug delivery, solid state ...
Caltech scientists control complex nucleation processes using DNA origami seeds
... the growth and development of those organisms.
"The big potential advantage of bottom-up construction is that it can be cheap"--just as the mold
that grows in your kitchen does so for free--"and can be massively parallel, because the objects construct themselves," says Winfree.
But, he ...
Stanford researchers develop biodegradable substitutes for wood, plastic bottles and other materials
... "It's quite attractive looking and very strong," said EVP collaborator Craig Criddle, a professor of civil and environmental engineering. "You can mold
it, nail it, hammer it, drill it, a lot like wood. But bioplastic PHB can be produced faster than wood, and hemp can be grown faster than trees."
Defying the disaster: Researcher explores resilient housing
... e.g., wall boards and flooring treatments that resist and prevent mold, mold-resistant insulation and housing construction materials that prevent mold
or rot," Tilotta says. "Having all these resources in one location will be a major timesaver to homebuilders and homeowners."
A group of extension ...
Flowering plants speed post-surgery recovery
... have also shown that indoor plants make air healthier and provide an optimum indoor environment by increasing humidity, and reducing the quantity of mold
spores and airborne germs.
This nonpharmacological approach to recovery is good news for patients, doctors, and insurers alike in terms of cost ...
DOE Joint Genome Institute completes soybean genome
... those that directly influence yield, oil and protein content, as well as drought tolerance and resistance to nematodes and diseases such as the water mold
Phytophthora sojae, previously sequenced by DOE JGI, which causes stem and root rot of soybean.
In 2007, soybean accounted for 56 percent of the ...
Children's gardening programs grow environmental stewards
... that are essential to developing a true understanding of environmental issues.
Educators are being challenged to create learning experiences that mold
subsequent generations of environmental stewards: young people who are capable of making knowledgeable and conscientious decisions regarding the ...
The photonic beetle
... Galusha says.
Bartl and Galusha now are trying to design a synthetic version of the beetles photonic crystals, using scale material as a mold
to make the crystals from a transparent semiconductor.
The scales cant be used in technological devices because they are made of fingernail-like ...
Researcher discovers pathway plants use to fight back against pathogens
... used Arabidopsis, a small flowering plant and the first to have its entire genome sequenced, and Botrytis cinera, a fungal pathogen that causes grey mold
disease in a number of plants including grapes and strawberries.
By understanding at the molecular and cellular levels how plants protect ...
Iowa State researchers help piece together the corn genome's first draft
... paralogs may have played important roles during the evolution and domestication of corn and may have contributed to the ability of breeders to mold
this important crop species to meet human needs. The Schnable and Aluru teams also discovered several hundred new corn genes that are not present in ...
UC Irvine scientists find new way to sort stem cells
... just a fraction of the size and cost. The two devices could be used to complement each other to create ultra pure stem cell populations.
Once the mold
is created, these sorts of devices can cost just pennies to make, said Ed Monuki, senior author and UCI developmental biologist. You could have many ...
SinuNase Phase 3 show almost 100 percent of chronic sinusitis cases are from fungal-induced inflamma
... Alternaria, colonizes in the mucus of the nose and sinus of virtually everybody. However, it was found that in patients with CS, this non-invasive mold
elicits an eosinophilic inflammatory response characterized by the release of eMBP in the mucus, which then damages the mucosal epithelial lining of ...
Princeton engineers develop low-cost recipe for patterning microchips
... For example, the nanoimprinting method invented by Chou in the 1990s can use the gratings generated by fracture-induced structuring to create a mold
that enables mass duplication of patterns with high precision at low cost.
As with many scientific discoveries, the fracture-induced structuring ...
Humans fostering forest-destroying disease
... is very serious the killer is an invasive, forest-destroying plant disease known as Sudden Oak Death. Caused by an (apparently) non-native water mold
(Phytophthora ramorum), the disease affects a broad range of woody plants, and is particularly lethal to our native oaks. In the last few years, it ...
Airborne mold spores increase kids' risk for multiple allergies
... tiny reproductive cells (spores) into the air. mold
is a type of fungus that can grow on any moist ...
Previous allergy studies focused on visible mold
or total mold
concentrations, not the identification of ...
Breaking the mold: Research teams sequence three fungus genomes
... From garden compost to forest greenery, the mold
Aspergillus fumigatus lurks across much of the world. And so does its impact. The most common mold
causing infection, A. fumigatus triggers ... of almost 10,000 genes. Which genes make the mold
virulent? Some 700 A. fumigatus genes ...
Hurricane aftermath: Infectious disease threats from common, not exotic, diseases
... with antibiotics.
Over the long term, mold
may also pose a threat. mold
growth is an indicator of excess moisture, and ... to be done to dry out New Orleans and clean up mold
growth. Some environmental molds can cause ...
Bleach found to neutralize mold allergens
... household mold, but may also neutralize the mold
allergens that cause most mold-related health ... to test the effect on allergic individuals of mold
spores treated with common household bleach.
... known that bleach can kill mold. However, dead mold
may remain allergenic," said lead author John ...
What's really making you sick? Plant pathologists offer the science behind Sick Building Syndrome
... Science-based identification of mold
and other causes of Sick Building Syndrome may ... medical problems involving exposure to toxins.
is a common cause of SBS, said Mani Skaria, Ph.D, ... ancient times and it is impossible to eliminate mold
from our lives," Skaria said. "However, we now ...
When the going gets tough, slime molds start synthesizing
... In times of plenty, the uni-cellular slime mold
Dictyostelium discoideum leads a solitary life munching on bacteria ... efficient bucket brigade that synthesizes polyketide molecules in slime mold
"Nature has paved the way to exploit this novel domain ...
Gene thwarts some pathogens, gives access to others, could save crops
... to Botrytis and other similar pathogens, he said.
Currently, the gray mold
disease caused by Botrytis destroys about 10 percent of the grape crop ... Cool, humid weather fosters the fungus, which is spread by spores. The mold
can appear in fields on growing plants and on strawberries, raspberries ...
UC Berkeley researchers create a biologically-inspired artificial compound eye
... the artificial eye, the team first needed to construct a hemispherical mold
of the eye's outer layer, a structure consisting of thousands of ... hemisphere-shaped cup pocked with some 8,700 indentations: a compound-eye mold
that could be used over and over again using soft lithography technology, ...
Early exposure to indoor fungus molecules may protect infants against future allergies
... for indoor allergens, fungal glucans and bacterial endotoxins. They also gathered information about the home, including the presence of any visible mold
and water damage. Environmental and food allergy development was monitored through annual skin prick tests.
Scientists say early-life exposure ...
Nanotechnology meets biology and DNA finds its groove
... at the scale of atoms and molecules. Using techniques typically reserved for the manufacture of computer chips, the Wisconsin team fabricated a mold
for making a rubber template with slits narrow enough to confine single strands of elongated DNA.
The new technique is akin to threading a ...
Mailman School of Public Health researchers report blood DNA can be early predictor of liver cancer
... form of cancer.?
Dr. Santella and the team of researchers previously found that several environmental factors including aflatoxin B1, a dietary mold
contaminant sometimes found in peanuts and corn; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, ubiquitous environmental contaminants; and 4-aminobiphenyl, a ...
Iowa State researchers improving plastics made from corn and soy proteins
... rice and handle many other applications.
The researchers are also using microcellular foaming technologies from Trexel Inc. of Woburn, Mass., to mold
and extrude the plastics. The processing technology is expected to enhance the biodegradable plastics while allowing the researchers to use less base ...