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Finding Cures For Tropical Diseases: Is Open Source An Answer?

...er open-access medicaljournal PLoS Medicine, is to adopt an "open source" approach todiscovering new drugs for neglected diseases.They call their approach the Tropical Diseases Initiative(www.tropicaldisease.org), or TDI. "We envisage TDI as a decentralized,Web-based, community-wide effort where scientists...

Edible bivalves as a source of human pathogens: signals between vibrios and the bivalve host.

...ytes, different Vibrio species and strains seem to adopt a common strategy utilized by pathogenic bacteria in mammalian cells: to undermine host cell functions through disregulation of its signaling pathways". This research gives an insight into the complexity of signals that pass between vibrios and biva...

UN votes to ban human cloning

...akers, in saying an opportunity had been missed to adopt a convention prohibiting reproductive cloning because of the intransigence of those who failed to recognize that other sovereign States might want to permit strictly controlled applications of therapeutic cloning. The Declaration was a non-binding po...

Putting ecology back into river restoration

...ies, practitioners and citizen restoration groups, adopt criteria for defining and assessing ecological success in restoration. Standards are needed because progress in the science and practice of river restoration has been hampered by the lack of agreed upon criteria for judging ecological success." The ...

Fox Chase study shows that weakened T-cell receptor signals change T-cell lineage

...he adaptive arm of the immune system is whether to adopt the B-cell or T-cell fate. Both originate from stem cells in the bone marrow, but B cells mature there while T cells migrate to the thymus gland, which governs their development. "The recognition and destruction of invading pathogens by T lymphocyte...

Active Vaccine Prevents Mice From Developing Prion Disease

...s invade brain tissue and force normal proteins to adopt their configuration. In time, the diseased animal develops dementia, loses control of its limbs, and eventually dies. There are no treatments for prion-related diseases, and prions can easily infect the body because they do not elicit any immune res...

Clear rules needed to govern deep sea bioprospecting: UNU

...itation. It also suggests the UN General Assembly adopt guidelines on deep seabed bioprospecting to be used until a binding regime is developed. The guidelines could facilitate cooperation and coordination between states and, drawing on existing global and regional instruments, include measures on conserv...

A Father’s Day Gift: Free DNA Paternity Testing

...itation. It also suggests the UN General Assembly adopt guidelines on deep seabed bioprospecting to be used until a binding regime is developed. The guidelines could facilitate cooperation and coordination between states and, drawing on existing global and regional instruments, include measures on conserv...

Virtual animal shelters ?How the Internet is transforming the experience of pet adoptions

...ets at a time while a shelter may be struggling to adopt out hundreds of animals each week. Additional benefits of Internet adoptions come from their reach beyond the county dog shelter ?anyone in the country can click on a site and select a region where they want to find their new addition to the family....

Long-sought flower-inducing molecule found

... plant breeders will get a new tool to control and adopt the flowering of plants, something that has been of great importance for agriculture but that can also lead to the development of efficient tree breeding for forestry". ...

How HIV disables the cells' call for help

...mune system. "Perhaps," says Cohen, "we humans can adopt the virus peptide to better control overactive autoimmunity." Prof. Irun Cohen's research is supported by the Minna James Heineman Stiftung; the Robert Koch Minerva Center for Research in Autoimmune Disease; and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Theodore Cohen, C...

Free-energy theory borne out in large-scale protein folding

...method worked remarkably well. We expect others to adopt it in their own studies." Proteins are the workhorses of biology. At any given time, each cell in our bodies contains 10,000 or more of them. Each of these proteins is a chain of amino acids strung end-to-end like beads in necklace. For longer prote...

New understanding of regeneration gained by Forsyth scientists

...usly adjacent cells (on either side of the cut) to adopt radically different fates, as is the case with planaria where the cells have to decide whether to build a head or a tail, could be due to long-range signaling, which allows the determination of position relative to - and the identity of - remaining ...

Setting the standard for computer models of life

...Le Novère. "We also hope that journal editors will adopt MIRIAM as a quality control measure for papers that describe models. This approach has worked very well for other fields - for example the microarray community, by enabling authors, publishers and data providers to work together to improve access to ...

Sustainable farm practices improve Third World food production

...e substantially improving the lives of farmers who adopt the resource-conserving practices. Yields increased by an average of 79 percent during the study, according to corresponding author Jules Pretty of the University of Essex in England. Working with colleagues in Thailand, China, Sri Lanka and Mexico,...

Evolutionary biology research techniques predict cancer

... often referred to as heartburn. Doctors typically adopt a "wait and watch" approach to treating patients with Barrett's esophagus because the condition only rarely leads to cancer and is difficult to treat surgically. In the study, Maley and colleagues analyzed precancerous tumor data from 268 patients, ...

Researchers create pigs that produce heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids

... often referred to as heartburn. Doctors typically adopt a "wait and watch" approach to treating patients with Barrett's esophagus because the condition only rarely leads to cancer and is difficult to treat surgically. In the study, Maley and colleagues analyzed precancerous tumor data from 268 patients, ...

For some young fish, early gene expression is a clear harbinger of fated lifestyle

...at will profoundly affect their future: whether to adopt a sedentary or migratory lifestyle. Sedentary (or "residential") individuals remain in the region of their birth, while their migratory compatriots set forth on long open-water journeys. The developmental choice of the residential versus migratory ...

Face perception is modulated by sexual orientation

...her individuals. To this end, men and women likely adopt strategies of "face reading" in order to successfully interact with potential sexual partners. Thus, it is reasonable to assume differential patterns of activation in the hetero- and homosexual brains in response to faces of the same or opposite sex....

Bt cotton in China fails to reap profit after seven years

... four major cotton-growing countries were quick to adopt Bt cotton: the U.S., China, India and Argentina, said Wang. Bt cotton accounts for 35 percent of cotton production worldwide. In China, more than 5 million farmers have planted Bt cotton; it is also widely planted in Mexico and South Africa. When U...

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