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Scientists discover 5 new species of sea slugs from the Tropical Eastern Pacific

...xico and is named for Roberto Chavez, who provided assistance during fieldwork and suggested dive sites. Cuthona destinyae came out of hull scrapings from the M/V Destiny in La Gordornia, Guerrero, Mexico, and thus, is named for the boat. Cuthona millenae, named for Sandra Millen for her knowledge of Pa...

LIAI completes world's most comprehensive analysis on influenza virus data

...y about this virus, I think this data gives timely assistance to much needed research in this area," Wilson said. He noted that such information is extremely valuable and shows how important the database can be for all researchers in determining their future research plans. "This study focused on influenza be...

MU researcher placing eye implants in cats to help humans see

...Forge is a blind character who can see through the assistance of special implants in his eyes. While the Star Trek character "lives" in the 24th century, people living in the 21st century may not have to wait that long for the illuminating technology. Kristina Narfstrom, a University of Missouri-Columbia vet...

Insomnia drug can improve brain function

...ent was able to communicate, walk, and eat without assistance after receiving the drug for a bout of insomnia. The study was published in the March 2007 issue of Annals of Neurology ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/ana ), the official journal of the American Neurological Association. Led by Christine Brefel...

Biologists produce global map of plant biodiversity

... It also, the scientists say, provides much needed assistance in gauging the likely impact of climate change on ... concern for conservation and provides much needed assistance in gauging the likely impact of climate change on the services plants provide to humans. It may also...

Ring-around-the-cell

...s Chen Luxenburg and Dafna Geblinger, and with the assistance of Dr. Eugenia Klein (electron microscopy unit) and Prof. Dorit Hanein and Karen Anderson of the Burnham Institute, San Diego, applied two different observation methods to samples of stripped-down, polarized osteoclasts: electron microscope imaging t...

New UD technology removes viruses from drinking water

...ood sciences department, who has provided critical assistance with the testing phase. "A serious challenge facing the water treatment industry is how to simultaneously control microbial pathogens, disinfectants such as chlorine, and toxic disinfection byproducts in our drinking water, and at an acceptab...

Two nerve cells in direct contact

...engineers developing navigating robots and driving assistance systems rely on simple and robust algorithms such as those realized by nature in insects. The mechanisms of optical flow field analysis are supremely suitable for technical implementation. As part of two projects supported by the Federal Ministry for...

Mayo researchers discover HIV dependence on a human protein

...cience. "How an incoming virus co-opts the cell's assistance as it proceeds to establish its permanently integrated state is a fascinating question," says Eric Poeschla, M.D., the Mayo Clinic virologist who led the research. "It's critical to understand this better because permanently integrated viruses in lon...

Nanoparticle assembly enters the fast lane

... nanoparticle assembly can be accelerated with the assistance of the molecule that carries life's genetic instructions, DNA, a team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory recently found. Nanoparticles, particles with dimensions on the order of billionths of a meter, cou...

Successful lung cancer surgery not enough to break nicotine dependence in many smokers

...who wait until cancer surgery to quit smoking need assistance from the medical community to help them stay away from cigarettes, and that this intervention should begin as soon as possible after treatment," Walker said. No such programs are currently offered to lung cancer surgery patients, he added. At leas...

Cardiologist's 'living chip' changes science of disease monitoring

... saw the promise in Rosero's idea and enlisted the assistance of High Tech Rochester. "This type of product is referred to as a 'disruptive technology,'" said John Fahner-Vihtelic, deputy director of the Office of Technology Transfer. "It has the potential to change the way things currently are being done. W...

Dinosaurs -- stones did not help with digestion

...material which is difficult to digest requires the assistance of bacteria in the digestive system. The smaller the pieces are, the better they can break down the food. Possibly, the scientists conclude, the intestines of the sauropods were formed in such a way that the food was retained there for a very long ti...

Researchers reveal mystery of bacterial magnetism

...rected the genetic engineering at Purdue, with the assistance of Professor Lazlo Csonka, Dr. Lynda Perry, and Ms. Kathleen O'Connor. In the past, scientists had suspected that being magnetic helps a bacterium find the oxygen concentrations it prefers more quickly by swimming only up and down in the earth's ...

Most widely used organic pesticide requires help to kill

...cillus thuringiensis or Bt for short, requires the assistance of other microbes to perform its insect-slaying work, a new study has found. Writing in the Sept. 26 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison reports that wi...

Scientists solve 30-year-old mystery of mutant mouse's kidney woes

...amed congenital progressive hydronephrosis. With assistance from the mouse genome sequence and Li Ding, Ph.D., a research instructor at the Genome Sequencing Center at Washington University, Chen and his colleagues showed that the protein mutated in the mice is aquaporin 2 (aqp2), which belongs to an importan...

Amgen introduces comprehensive financial assistance programs for cancer patients

...ce (AOA), a comprehensive, multi-faceted financial assistance program that will include a "cap" on out-of-pocket...d and consolidate the company's existing financial assistance programs into a simplified package with a single gateway: The new Vectibix Cap will limit total pa...

A surprise about our body clock

...espite advances in surgical procedures, mechanical assistance devices, drug therapy, and organ transplantation, more than half of patients with congestive heart failure die within five years of initial diagnosis. "Cardiovascular diseases are the most important cause of mortality in Canada and the western world...

Healing the heart with bone marrow cells

...espite advances in surgical procedures, mechanical assistance devices, drug therapy, and organ transplantation, more than half of patients with congestive heart failure die within five years of initial diagnosis. "Cardiovascular diseases are the most important cause of mortality in Canada and the western world...

Researchers uncover new mechanism of tumor suppressor

...was conducted in Kutateladze's laboratory with the assistance of graduate student Pedro Peña and research assistant Foteini Davrazou. Other co-authors include Rui Zhao, PhD, an assistant professor in the UCDHSC Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics; Or Gozani, Xiaobing Shi and Kay L. Walter from Sta...

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