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Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine

... AIDS. The researchers expect the new findings to aid the search for an HIV vaccine that would work by boosting the protective effects of one or more of these genes, and help the body's own immune system overcome an infection. One of the genes looks particularly attractive as a vaccine target. The stud...

Research identifies protein that signals flowering in squash plants

... breeding and development programs, because it can aid in optimizing crop yields and other traits for local environmental conditions. Experimental evidence indicates that a flowering-inducing substance, known as florigen, is produced in the leaves of a plant under inducing conditions, and then is tran...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...mmercial, unsustainable hunting. The international aid community is building roads, hospitals, schools and commercial networks in the area without determining how this will affect the wildlife and without appropriate environmental impact assessments and mitigation plans in place. Resettlement in areas de...

Male circumcision overstated as prevention tool against AIDS

...atment must be held liable. Many international aid organizations are against such mandatory treatment programs for prostitutes as they find them to be discriminatory, violate the individual’s human rights and are perceived as an attack on female prostitutes who are viewed as victims of gender and inc...

'Smart' mice teach scientists about learning process, brain disorders

...ow the enzyme affects the brain and behavior might aid in the development of new treatments for these and other conditions, Dr. Bibb said. The key in this study was being able to "knock out" the gene for Cdk5 only in the brain, and only when the mice were adults. This technique, only recently develop...

'Virtual autopsy' helps identify drowning as cause of death

... with multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) can aid forensics teams in determining if a person has drowned, according to a study published in the June issue of Radiology. MDCT is comparable to conventional autopsy in demonstrating airway froth and sediment that are indicative of drowning. "Our fin...

'Short-circuit' found in ocean circulation

...n the circulation of the world's oceans that could aid predictions about future climate change. This process in the Southern Ocean allows cold waters that sink to the abyss to return to the surface more rapidly than previously thought. This affects the Southern Ocean circulation, which links all ...

Palau's coral reefs show differential habitat recovery following the 1998 bleaching event

...ange is that good local management practices might aid recovery of coral reefs." Van Woesik, a professor of biological sciences at Florida Institute of Technology, examined the recovery rates of reefs in Palau during three different periods following the 1998 bleaching ?in late 2001/early...

Spud origin controversy solved

...rite the history of the cultivated potato and will aid breeders to better interpret the true pedigrees of our modern potato,?said Spooner....

Noise echoes in cell communications

...ndings could lead to major improvements in hearing aid technology. Dawei Hong, an assistant professor of computer science, Joseph Martin, a professor of biology, and William Saidel, an associate professor of biology, are working together to explain the biological benefits of noise through mathematics. A...

MIT model helps researchers 'see' brain development

...School researchers has developed a tool that could aid such studies by helping researchers “see?how those folds develop and decay in the cerebral cortex. By applying computer graphics techniques to brain images collected using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, they have created a set of tools for track...

Study finds surfing safer than soccer

...the needs of medical staff support at contests and aid in the design of safer surfboards and protective equipment such as helmets," Nathanson adds. To reduce the risk of injury while surfing, Nathanson suggests good physical fitness, seeking local knowledge before paddling out to an unfamiliar break, ...

Bacterial walls come tumbling down

... provide scientists with enough new information to aid design of novel antibiotics. The drugs are much needed to treat deadly infections initiated by Staphylococcus aureus and other bacterial pathogens. The research team, led by Natalie Strynadka, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) international r...

Gene variations contribute to aggression and anger in women

...r, hostility and aggression. These findings may aid in establishing a potential marker for certain conditions associated with aggression and anger. "Aggression and hostility are predictors of hypertension, glucose metabolism and heart diseases," said Dr. Halder. "The genetic marker we found for h...

Robotic therapy helps restore hand use after stroke

...study is one of the first attempts to specifically aid hand function. Cramer presented HOWARD study findings yesterday at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2007 in San Francisco. Developed by UCI researchers, HOWARD aids patients as they grasp and release common object...

Autism gene identified by researchers at Yale working with a global research consortium

...ate and share their samples, data and expertise to aid in identifying autism susceptibility genes. Funded by Autism Speaks, a national non-profit dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to research the disorder, and the National Institutes of Health, these are the preliminary fi...

ATR checkpoint-activating DNA structure

...cture capable of eliciting the ATR checkpoint will aid researchers to further identify additional checkpoint proteins, as well as understand how checkpoint signals are generated and regulated inside the cell....

Stability of mRNA/DNA and DNA/DNA duplexes modulates mRNA transcription

...ense and antisense mRNA/DNA is a property that can aid gene discovery," explains Stoynov. "Thermodynamic stability of nucleic acid duplexes depends primarily on thermodynamic properties of nearest-neighbor nucleotide interactions. Therefore, the stability of DNA/DNA and RNA/DNA duplexes is determined ...

Does God answer prayer? ASU research says 'yes'

...ople use intercessory prayer as an intervention to aid healing, which raises questions about its effectiveness as an intervention strategy. “Overall, the meta-analysis indicates that prayer is effective. Is it effective enough to meet the standards of the American Psychological Association’s Division...

Genes and biomarkers that allow doctors to choose the right therapy for the right patient

...reatments for women, and their methodologies could aid in identifying similar biomarkers for responses to other drugs and for other types of cancer. "Individuals respond differently to different therapeutics because there are substantial differences in the spectrum of genetic, biological and epigeneti...

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