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Scientists crack dengue fever puzzle

...nfection triggers the immune system to frantically hunt for the wrong subtype of the virus, causing painful inflammatory symptoms such as aching and fever. However, this second immune response generates immune cells that only react weakly to the new virus. And the duration of the disease is also much lo...

Three Tropical Parasites Genetic Code Unravelled

...that since the sequencing program is completed the hunt will now be on to concentrate on finding the ‘magic bullet’ medicines that will help eradicate these diseases. “Among these 6,200 genes that need further characterization, there are a good 40 or 50 that definitely appear not to be shared with any ...

And now its super mice for longer memory

...far this is successful remains to be seen. A mouse hunt of a different type is now in the offing! ...

SARS outbreaks contained

...search into the respiratory illness, including the hunt for a possible animal reservoir for the virus. The statement also called on governments around the world to boost their public health systems and monitoring networks in preparation for a possible new outbreak. Health officials have expressed fears t...

Telomerase Vital In Maintaining Ability of Stem Cell to Multiply

...rol Greider. "This phenomenon could complicate the hunt for disease genes." The problem is that offspring inherit diseases through mutations in genes, but even in half-telomerase mice the disease is still present although the genetic basis gets obscured due to the inherited telomere length and not the gen...

Overeating Caused By Consuming Too Many Flavors All At Once

...difficult to achieve when humans had to gather and hunt for food. It takes a variety of foods to provide all of nutrients we need. But the survival advantage this trait offered our ancestors is now a disadvantage because we are perpetually exposed to an unprecedented variety of foods. The result is an ove...

Bruce Vladeck Will Hold Fort (interim) of UMDNJ

...itor had impressed upon the board, to initiate the hunt for a permanent successor to Petillo. However, the board members had left it to the governor to select an interim chief executive. Vladeck was chosen from a group of external candidates, ratified by Corzine’s adviser Richard Leone, the former state...

A Cicero Woman held accountable in baby kidnapping

...aby. The police sent out an alert message and a hunt was launched, after which they located Gonzalez, 32, close to St.Luke's Medical Center. Thankfully, the baby was not harmed or injured. "She was looking strange, so security confronted her," said Don Rashid, a Stroger Hospital spokesman. "She ran a...

Bird Flu Deters Hunters in Russia

... to the fear of avian flu epidemic the spring bird hunt was cancelled. The local officials on Russia’s f...ned the seasonal hunt.// Usually the spring bird hunt is scheduled to start between April 26 and May 7 and end on May 5 to 14, depending on the area. B...

Hunt for Common Genes linked to Cancer Expected to be Unsuccessful

...rt that huge resources// are being invested in the hunt for common inherited genetic variants that would increase the susceptibility to cancer. Researchers insist that there are a number of problems when doing such a large research. The first of such problems is that common genes are unlikely to exist...

Genetic Mutation in Mice Suggests Extinct Mammoth Had Light and Dark Fur

...d their main predators—owls, hawks and herons—that hunt prey by sight. But on five barrier islands off the Florida Gulf coast and three off Northern Florida’s Atlantic coast, geographic isolation of the populations has resulted in eight distinct subspecies of beach mice, each with distinctive coat pattern...

Painkiller Based on Sea Snail Venom Made Available in Britain

..., popularly known as the Magician's Cone Snail, to hunt prey. As a boy Professor Olivera used to collect the shells of these snails and study them. These two-inch sized snails shoots out a thin worm like tube into fish swimming by. When the venom is injected into the fish it is paralyzed and can be swal...

Deficient 'Scout Cells' Causes Cancer in Transplant Patients

... the memory T cells, which rapidly proliferate and hunt down and kill any cells that contain growing virus or have become cancerous. ,br."If memory T cells are re-stimulated properly, they can kill the cancerous cells before PTLD develops," VanBuskirk says. "But if that re-stimulation is weak or is blocke...

Health Benefits from the Ocean Snail

...ted in the type of arsenal they've put together to hunt other organisms." Olivera, a biology professor, was out of the country and unavailable for comment. McIntosh has said that Oliveras interest in snails dates back to his childhood in the Philippines, where he collected shells. According to McIntos...

Sour Taste Sensors Identified

... pattern of nerve signals sent to the brain. The hunt for the sour receptor began with a search of DNA and protein sequence databases. Angela Huang, a graduate student in Zuker's lab at the University of California, San Diego, and the lead author of the paper, screened the mouse genome for all of the ge...

Closing in on Lethal Heart Rhythm in Young Athletes

...g athletes report they have greatly narrowed //the hunt for the specific genetic mutations that contribute to the problem. Their new findings, described in the July issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics, should increase the accuracy of tests to identify those at risk for arrhythmogenic right v...

500 People Affected by Gas Leak Near Bhopal

...y medicines. "The administration has started the hunt for the source of gas leakage but most of the factories are closed today being Sunday. A team of doctors and environment experts from the State Pollution Board has also been rushed to the spot and are taking care of the situation." Meanwhile, in a ...

Tomatoes: Culprits of Salmonella outbreak

...that the outbreak appeared to be over although the hunt for the source of the outbreak may take days to weeks. The agency said, "At this time, few new cases are being detected, and there is little evidence of continuing risk to the public." The CDC detected the outbreak about 2 weeks ago through a natio...

Buy Children Holiday Gifts That Encourage Physical Activity

As the holiday season draws near, the hunt is on for parents to find the perfect Christmas present for their child. While a multitude of toys and games are available, Anne Mejia Downs // , assistant professor of physical therapy at the University of Indianapolis, urges parents to look specifi...

Sea Snails May Aid Chronic Pain Treatments – Says Researcher

...e. Researchers say that the toxin, snail uses to hunt its prey, can accurately target pain without the severe side effects usually caused by other pain treatments. Dr. Ekberg said that the research is in its early stages, and the conotoxins is yet to be tested in humans. It could take a decade before ...

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