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Cells re-energize to come back from the brink of death

The discovery of how some abnormal cells can avoid a biochemical program of self-destruction by increasing their energy level and repairing the damage, is giving investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital insights into a key strategy cancer cells use to survive and thrive. The finding of...

Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

...centive for developing nations such as Suriname to avoid deforestation....

ASU research shows connection between testosterone, dietary antioxidants and bird coloration

... nutrient specific mechanisms by which animals can avoid the immune costs of testosterone elevation and still keep their attractive and bright colors,” McGraw said. Most previous studies of this sort have focused on physiological or even genetic links between testosterone and health. He adds that it is wor...

Study shows lizard moms dress their children for success

...zards need just the right combination of traits to avoid being eaten. "The females are dressing their pr...into the wild to see how well they survived. To avoid predators, the lizards need a back pattern that matches their behavior. Sneaky yellow-throated males...

Staphylococcus aureus hides out in cells

...s by climbing into our cells and then lying low to avoid detection. New research in the online open access journal BMC Genomics shows how S. aureus makes itself at home in human lung cells for up to two weeks. A team of 12 researchers from University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland and the Institute of Fo...

Adult stem cells from human cord umbilical cord blood successfully engineered to make insulin

...eded organ. In this way, he said, physicians might avoid the usual pitfall involved in transplanting cells or organs from other people — organ rejection, which requires organ recipients to take immune-suppressing drugs for the rest of their lives. Huge numbers of stem cells are thought to be required to...

Moths mimic sounds to survive

...e by the bats. All the bats quickly learned to avoid the noxious moths first offered to them, associati...ically protected. This is similar to the way birds avoid butterflies that look like the bad-tasting Monarch. The two species of bats used were big brown ...

Resistant HIV quickly hides in infants' cells

...ot use NNRTI-based treatment in these infants, you avoid applying pressure that allows drug-resistant HIV to flourish." The study concluded that it is important to consider drug-resistance testing as a part of the initial evaluation of newly HIV-infected infants so that appropriate choices can be made w...

Early exposure to indoor fungus molecules may protect infants against future allergies

...es. Because of this, Iossifova says, people should avoid overusing antibacterial sprays and soaps to clean their bodies and homes. "Certain microbes can have helpful affects in the body," she explains, "but antibacterial disinfectants can’t discriminate between helpful and harmful microbes—they destroy ...

Amphibians in losing race with environmental change

...r eggs communally or congregate socially, often to avoid predation or improve resource use. But global warming has caused higher levels of certain infectious diseases of some amphibians, and it spreads more easily in closely connected communities. "Although relatively rapid evolution may occur within so...

US control strategies may make flu epidemics worse, UCLA study shows

...l is based upon self-interest, that people wish to avoid coming down with the flu, preferably without having to vaccinate," said Breban. It is the adaptive decision-making by the individual, the researchers say, that may be an important and previously overlooked causal factor in driving influenza epidem...

Confirmed -- deforestation plays critical climate change role

...l says. "However, it also demonstrates the need to avoid higher levels of global warming, which could slow ...on into the atmosphere. This 50/50/50 option would avoid the release of the equivalent of six years of global fossil fuel emissions." Reducing deforestati...

DNA-damage test could aid drug development

...e drug development process." It also could help to avoid issues with animal testing. "The European Union is trying to minimize animal testing," Shuga points out. "A ban on animal testing of cosmetic products goes into effect in 2009." Next steps in the research, which may be carried out by industry part...

DNA analysis suggests under-reported kills of threatened whales

...reported, why aren't they being reported" Is it to avoid scrutiny of the practice" Or are there other reasons"" The exploitation of illegal, unregulated and unreported seafood products is not restricted to minke whales, or even whales in general, nor is it a new dilemma. Scientists estimate that illegal...

Cornell lab confirms deadly fish virus spreading to new species

... Bowser. However, as a general rule, people should avoid eating any fish (or game) that appears abnormal or behaves abnormally. Not all infected fish, however, exhibit symptoms. Some may be carriers, and visible signs of the disease may vary from species to species. Containing the spread of the virus in...

Bats get the munchies too!

... able to respond to attacks from predators, and to avoid obstacles (much like us humans, some might say!). The sugar molecule, fructose, is known to reduce the toxicity of ethanol. Therefore, scientists investigated the effect of consuming fructose on ethanol toxicity in Egyptian fruit bats, and whether th...

In young mice, gregariousness seems to reside in the genes

... predict the possibility of a social encounter and avoid places where they have experienced social isolatio...s: "A young mouse will seek social interaction and avoid isolation. The social life of these animals is a rich integration of behavior, vocalizations and pos...

Flies don't buzz about aimlessly!

... rapid 90° body-saccades. Some of these manoeuvres avoid obstacles in their path. But many others seem to appear spontaneously. Are the spontaneous flight paths really random, do they serve any real purpose? Armed with a computer video tracking system and an array of mathematical techniques the two res...

Cloning the smell of the seaside

...lion in Skegness. The UEA scientists are hoping to avoid such a fate, said Prof Johnston!...

Female chimps keep the bullies at bay

...or males to coerce females is reduced when females avoid synchronizing their estrous cycles, because with fewer females in estrous at the same time, mating competition between males intensifies. As a result, there is an increased probability that high-ranking males, with desirable social and physical attr...

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