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Research identifies protein that signals flowering in squash plants

...he nature of the experimental system utilized. The authors chose Cucurbita squash species because reliable me...igenic signals into the translocation stream.” The authors screened nearly one hundred accessions of Cucurbita species to identify one, belonging to the undome...

Pregnant mom's exposure to flu vaccine kick-starts fetal immune system

...he Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The authors detected anti-Fluzone antibodies in approximately 40% of cord blood specimens examined. These results and further data reported in the study establish that B and T cell responses to antigens occur in utero following maternal vaccination against influ...

Liver cancer patients with high serum levels of hepatitis B virus face poorer outcomes

... hepatic reserve, tumor and clinical factors,” the authors report. Though the study was limited by a smal...t, and the fact that all had advanced disease, the authors concluded, “Based on the present findings, the incorporation of anti-viral therapies to reduce HBV v...

Threats to wild tigers growing

... tigers in China represent an emerging threat, the authors argue. Any trade in tiger parts encourages poaching, because products made from animals farmed at great expense cannot be distinguished from products made from wild tigers. Because tigers must be able to roam over large areas, long-term conservati...

New study reports hotel guests at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning

...ro with effective CO prevention measures.” The authors contacted 43 sites where CO poisonings had occurred and found that only 12% had installed CO detectors after the incidents. In 101 sites where no CO poisoning had occurred, only 11 % had installed CO detectors in guest rooms. Dr Weaver continues, ...

Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review

...ut in countries with a greater ethnic mix.” The authors point out that the general increase in incidences ...ther chronic dermatological diseases.” The authors – from the Dermatology Department at the Royal Victoria Hospital and Queen’s University Belfast - sa...

Genetic factors are linked to fever following smallpox vaccination

...nia virus, some individuals developed fevers. The authors of the study, Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, and colle...4 of whom developed fevers after vaccination. The authors analyzed 19 gene clusters (called haplotypes) linked to the body’s response to viral infections. ...

Microbes at work cleaning up the environment

...from the cells,” said Peter Weber, one of the LLNL authors of the paper appearing in the June 15 edition of the journal Science. Weber and LLNL colleague Ian Hutcheon used LLNL’s NanoSIMS (high- resolution secondary ion mass spectrometer) to study the metal-sulfide nanoparticle aggregation in sulfate-redu...

Nurtured chimps rake it in

... education for human infants and children,” The authors conclude that the differences in performance between the three groups are directly attributable to the significant effect of level of enculturation. They add that “enculturated chimpanzees may be better at learning within a highly social, interactiv...

Clot-dissolving agent may be beneficial in treatment of severe frostbite

...atchful waiting and often delayed amputation,” the authors write. “While many other areas of burns, trauma an...o received tPA within 24 hours in our series,” the authors write. “The control group underwent 14 proximal amputations, including five below the knee. The pres...

Children of smokers have more than 5 times higher levels of a nicotine toxin

... parents of the other 33 were non-smokers. The authors say: ‘Smoking babies tend to come from poorer home...parent is a know risk factor for cot death and the authors suggest that one reason for this could be inhalation of, or closeness to clothing or other objects c...

Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage

...makes some more likely to develop the disease, the authors said. If all goes well with a follow-up study currently underway, researchers will apply to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for permission to begin human trials next year. Nearly everyone aged 65 or older suffers from the pain, swelling and pe...

Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

... return to how we were at the start, sick." The authors acknowledge that their results have been achieved ...situation. Holger J. Schünemann and colleagues, authors of the rapidly issued guideline on H5N1 infection, say that it took just one month to convene an exp...

Extra-aggressive form of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis identified

...elerated clinical course to end-stage disease. The authors postulate that these "rapid progressor" patients, ... rapid progressor patients". In this study the authors performed global gene expression analysis and other molecular studies in a subset of patients and id...

Lessons from the orangutans: Upright walking may have begun in the trees

...s straight while standing on bending branches, the authors report. The exact benefit of the straight legs is ...elp cross gaps between trees," said Thorpe. The authors propose an evolutionary scenario that begins as other researchers have envisioned. Somewhere toward ...

Arctic ice retreating more quickly than computer models project

...ika Holland, one of the study’s co-authors. The authors compared model simulations of past climate with ob... of any time from 2050 to well beyond 2100. The authors speculate that the computer models may fail to capture the full impact of increased carbon dioxide a...

How to look at dinosaur tracks

...st account for when examining dinosaur tracks. The authors studied a range of larger tracks from the family o...ations of higher estimated hip length, and, as the authors point out, may also lead to slower speed estimates. ...

Hearts of male and female rainbow trout are different

...g from the rest of the body. Not surprisingly, the authors expect there to be corresponding layer differences in energy production and function. Methodology Uniform ventricle strips or transverse rings were cut from 10-12 month old, hatchery raised, sexually-immature male and female rainbow trout. Ea...

Ecology in an era of globalization

...noma de Mexico, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico), the authors discuss the impacts of globalization on environmental degradation. They suggest ecological science must be more rapidly integrated to keep up with the changes, including an ecological knowledge system to facilitate access to new and existing sources...

Madagascan tropical forests return thanks to better management and well-defined ownership

...ria Tengö from Stockholm university and one of the authors behind the new study. The new study points to the large capacity of dry tropical forests to spontaneously regenerate if existing local rules and norms (including well-defined property rights) mitigate other drivers of deforestation and alternative...

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