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Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

... also against a variety of animal strains, because animals will be a likely source for re-emergence of the SARS virus," added the alumna of Madras University. The researchers identified two human antibodies that bind to a region on the SARS virus' spike glycoprotein that is called the receptor binding doma...

Lost Sleep can Never Be Compensated for

...ers at Northwestern University has shown that when animals are partially sleep deprived over consecutive day... repeated partial sleep loss negatively affects an animals ability to compensate for lost sleep, and that the body responds differently to chronic sleep loss t...

Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming

... provide habitat for waterfowl, drinking water for animals and homes for tiny invertebrates like shrimp, which are a food source for larger animals. "It's really interesting to see how quickly it is happening. We could see this trend had started a while ago but at no time did we expect it to accelerate," sa...

Strange Sex Life of Mole-rats may Provide Clues About Human Infertility

...lieve that the stress induced in the lower-ranking animals by this behaviour affects their fertility. There a...ve hormones which are likely to be similar in both animals and humans, said Dr Faulkes. Social suppression of reproduction in marmoset monkeys is very simila...

FDA Extends GRAS Approval Listex to All Food Products

... are often present. Phages are harmless to humans, animals and plants, and target only bacterial cells. They are extremely specific in regard to the bacteria they recognize. The LISTEX(TM) bacteriophages target only Listeria bacteria (leaving desirable bacteria in place), and are easy to apply in production ...

Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

...t or with a high-fat, high-sugar diet. Stressed animals fed a normal diet did not gain weight, but stresse...belly area, Kuo said. Stressed versus non-stressed animals ate the same amount of food, but the stressed animals processed it differently, she said, explaining...

Stem Cells from Human Fat Tissue to Hunt for and Kill Cancerous Tumours

...ed mesenchymal stem cells, then 5-FC in nude mice, animals with an inhibited immune system, engrafted with human colon cancer. The study found that tumour growth was inhibited by up to 68.5 percent in the animals, and none of the mice exhibited any signs of toxic side effects. "The procedure was quite ef...

SKorean Online Dogmeat Retailer Closes Site Amid Uproar

...od sanitation law, dogs and cats are not among the animals that can be cooked. The sale of dogmeat is illegal...ction law bans the brutal killing of dogs or other animals for food but does not directly ban dogmeat. Dog soup, or Boshintang, is a Korean delicacy usually ...

Chickens also Use Earth's Magnetic Field to Sense Direction

...y demonstrated that domestic fowl, like many other animals and birds, also use the Earth's magnetic field to sense direction . As part of their experiment, the team of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wiltschko and Roswitha Wiltschko placed newly hatched chicks in an artificial magnetic field, teaching them by intensive...

Protein That Absorbs Lipids may Provide Future Weight-loss Strategies

...may be a useful tool in weight loss. They say that animals that cannot make CD36 absorb fat less efficiently, due to which they tend to eat less of it. "And the most exciting part for us right now is the fact that these things may apply to humans. Humans with mutations in the gene that makes CD36 don't se...

Brain Pathway for Depression Revealed

...ses of human depression, Deisseroth explained, the animals exhibit similar symptoms and also get better from the same medications that work on humans. In these rats, they found an alteration in electrical activity flow through the brain that could be corrected by human antidepressants. The extent that the ...

New Cancer Fighting Virus

...ts reported today follow testing in the lab and in animals where the virus was shown to be effective at killing colorectal cancer cells and liver cancers. More information about ECLU is available at www.esmo.org/activities/ecluconference/....

Prions Capacity can Be Aggrevated by Solid Particles

...y persist in the soil around the carcasses of dead animals and other locations where infected animals shed the protein in body fluids."These disease agents can stay out there for years and stay infectio...

Neurotransmitter That can Yield New Insights in the Fight Against Diabetes Identified

...iately," he added. During the study, a group of animals were injected with insulin to drop their blood sug...ar neurons lit up in both sets of animals, and the animals displayed similar increases in hormone levels, suggesting that norepinephrine plays a role in transm...

Selenium Supplements Could Increase Diabetes Risk

...new cases of type 2 diabetes, since experiments on animals had suggested that selenium supplements might help prevent type 2 diabetes. The researchers randomly split participants into two groups. One group was assigned to take selenium supplements in a daily dose of 200 micrograms. Thats higher than th...

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

...ld from 114 farms, chosen randomly from over 1,000 animals in the VMRCVMs field service horse population. T...increased nutrition and lack of exercise how these animals could drift toward being overweight, he said. This research project remains underway, and has laid...

Size and Position of Floral Anther Plays a Vital Role in Pollination

...ering plants. Starting with Linnaeus, plants and animals were formally classified on the basis of their phy...olution in DNA sequencing, or genomics, plants and animals are also classified on the basis of their gene sequences. These two areas of systematics often pro...

Obesity Drug may Hold Potent Cancer Treatments

...e potent cancer treatments by testing the drugs in animals and then in human cancer patients. The findings of the study were published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology....

Food Colour in Sausages, Burgers Could Trigger Cancer

...sing. "Based on similar metabolism of aniline in animals and humans, a carcinogenic risk for man cannot therefore be excluded," the Telegraph quoted a spokesman for the EFSA, as saying. "Given new scientific evidence it cannot be excluded that aniline's carcinogenic potential is due to damage to the gene...

Two In One Drug For Smokers And Drinkers

...ol and measured the effect of varenicline once the animals became the lab equivalent of heavy drinkers. They found the drug curbed their drinking. Even when stopped, the rats resumed drinking but did not binge. The study is outlined in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The drug ...

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