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Termites feed through good vibrations

... not the only method of assessment. There are many accounts of termites not consuming a piece of palatable wood." ### Listen to termites walking and chewing pine http://www.csiro.au/audio/termite_Feb05.mp3 Termite pictures: http://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/index.cfm?event=site.image.detail&id=2583 http...

Scientists Replicate Hepatitis C Virus in Laboratory

...e world. One in a series of hepatitis viruses, HCV accounts for about 15 percent of acute hepatitis cases, 60 to 70 percent of chronic hepatitis cases, and up to 50 percent of cases of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, and liver cancer. Almost 4 million Americans, or 1.8 percent of the U.S. population, have...

UCSD discovery may help extend life of natural pesticide

...ects and roundworms, but not to vertebrates, which accounts for its popularity as a pesticide," explained Aroian, who led the team. "But the development of insect resistance to Bt is a major threat to its long term use. Our findings make it possible to understand resistance at the molecular level and should i...

Breakthrough method in nanoparticle synthesis paves the way for new pharmaceutical and biomedical applications

... the production of the chiral ingredient currently accounts for 10-40% of the total cost. IBN’s invention could potentially have a significant impact on the chiral pharmaceuticals industry, a fast-growing sector which generated US$143 billion sales in 2003. Other applications of IBN’s nanoporous nanoparticle...

Unprecedented water level rise in Somalia

...y over two meters in 15 hours. It was by all local accounts unprecedented in recent times and indicated that a major surge of water was now passing into Central Somalia. Heavy rain was also expected to continue into next week. In Jowhar, 90 kilometres north of the capital Mogadishu, three villages were affec...

Genrate: a generative model that finds and scores new genes and exons in genomic microarray data

...ach and developed GenRate, a generative model that accounts for both genome-wide expression data taken from multiple conditions (e.g. tissues) and co-location and density of probes in DNA sequence data. GenRate balances probabilistic evidence derived from different sources and outputs scores (log-likelihoods...

Dead zone area in Gulf could be increasing, researchers say

...0 percent of the land area of the country. It also accounts for almost 90 percent of the freshwater runoff into the Gulf of Mexico. "We saw no hypoxia in this area until June of last year, and this year we found in late March," DiMarco says. "If the physical conditions we noticed continue, it could mean an ...

Medical whistleblowers speak out

...r in Washington DC on May 15th 2005 to share their accounts of practices in medicine and medical research that they believe are risking the public's health or safety. Lenzer's account of the roundtable, in which she outlines the lessons we can learn from these whistleblowers, is published in the open access i...

Different microarray systems more alike than previously thought

...er well, and that there is a large lab effect that accounts for why others thought comparisons revealed inconsistencies." "This is good news for many people," said Forrest Spencer, Ph.D., associate professor at Johns Hopkins' McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine. "Given appropriate and careful anal...

Chromosome Deletion Predicts Aggressive Neuroblastoma

...r pediatric cancer patients. Neuroblastoma, which accounts for 10 percent of all pediatric cancers, often occurs as a solid tumor in a child's abdomen or chest. Some cases of neuroblastoma are low risk, and resolve after surgeons remove the tumor. Other cases are more aggressive, and are more likely to resis...

The evolutionary triumph of flower power

... bugs and birds, it is their appeal to humans that accounts for the incredible variety of shapes and colors we see in domesticated flowers today. McGuire suggests that nature's prettier flowers got to survive and thrive because people didn't destroy them when they cleared land for agriculture. Instead, they c...

Genetic therapy reverses nervous system damage in animal model of inherited human disease

...sosomal storage diseases, a class of diseases that accounts for a significant portion of the instances of mental retardation in children. Other examples include Tay-Sachs disease, Hunter disease and Pompe disease. In a lysosomal storage disease, cellular debris accumulates within storage areas of cells called...

Could microbes solve Russia's chemical weapons conundrum?

...tem and internal organs if ingested or inhaled. It accounts for around 2 percent of Russia's CWA stockpile. Around 60 percent of the mustard RM consists of derivatives of a toxic compound called 1,4-perhydrothiazine (PHT). Ermakova's research team grew P putida in cultures containing mustard RM. They then m...

New strategies to reduce hospital-aquired infections

...ecially those with weakened immune systems. By all accounts the prevalence of infections caused by some of the most potentially lethal waterborne microbes, such as legionella and pseudomonas, are underestimated." He explained that waterborne microbes- -bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites --can enter into ...

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...ecially those with weakened immune systems. By all accounts the prevalence of infections caused by some of the most potentially lethal waterborne microbes, such as legionella and pseudomonas, are underestimated." He explained that waterborne microbes- -bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites --can enter into ...

'Smart drug' targets deadly brain cancer

...ors elsewhere in the body. Glioblastoma multiforme accounts for more than 50 percent of the estimated 18,000 primary malignant brain tumors diagnosed each year in the United States. When first diagnosed, glioblastoma multiforme is usually treated with surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy -- and median ...

Gov't Creates Gene Database of Normal Human Tissues

...tric solid tumor cancer, neuroblastoma (NB), which accounts for 7 percent to 10 percent of all childhood cancers. Even though the tumor samples were taken from a variety of patients with different stages of cancer, the database kicked out a list of 19 genes that were consistently overexpressed compared to nor...

New book explains antibiotic resistance for a broad audience

...controversies are examined in a real-life context; accounts of positions on all sides of the public policy debate are presented; and less common issues such as what happens to antibiotics once they are released into the environment, are addressed. "Every other book on antibiotics and antibiotic resistance th...

UN: World in big ecological mess

...f emergence of new diseases. Malaria, for example, accounts for 11 per cent of the disease burden in Africa and had it been eliminated 35 years ago, the continent's gross domestic product would have increased by $100 billion. * The world's poorest people suffer most from ecosystem changes. The regions facing...

High-powered gene profiles provide clues to genes involved in common form of lung cancer

... United States. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for about 75 percent of all lung cancers and is responsible for nearly 120,000 deaths in this country annually. It is one of the most difficult cancers to treat, with only 15 percent of patients surviving more than five years after diagnosis. In rec...

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