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Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron

...toon hull give it more stability in choppy seas, a benefit to Wells who normally gets seasick on these voyages. For nine days, she steamed northwest to rendezvous with a research vessel from the University of Tokyo, the Hakuho Maru, carrying a large group of Japanese scientists. The Japanese project is know...

Plants respond similarly to signals from friends, enemies

...nd nematodes, even though the nematode provides no benefit to its host. Root-knot nematodes form feeding cells ?so-called giant cells ?in the plant and later galls or knots on it. "We don't know the precise structure of Nematode factor, but it appears that the nematodes may have actually acquired genes from...

Female sex hormones play a vital role in defense against sexually transmitted diseases

... under combination hormone therapy to get the best benefit from the vaccine. Work in this area is important because one in every four sexually active adults is seropositive for HSV-2 and women are much more susceptible than men. "The results directly indicate that the hormonal conditions that provide prote...

Scientists decipher genome of fungus that can cause life-threatening infections

... Fraser says the Cryptococcus genome sequence will benefit a widerange of biomedical research into the increasingly significant humanpathogen. Stanford's Hyman says, "The two new Cryoptococcus genomesequences and their analysis provide many targets for vaccinedevelopment and drug discovery."Scientists in the...

Experiments provide proof of how traveling in groups protects insects

...lism of injured crickets ?overall, there's a clear benefit to band members," Lorch said. "Predation occurs anyway, but any given individual is far better protected than it would be if it were on its own." The research, supported by the USDA, is part of a larger study designed to learn whether scientists can...

Experiments provide proof of how traveling in groups protects insects

...lism of injured crickets ?overall, there's a clear benefit to band members," Lorch said. "Predation occurs anyway, but any given individual is far better protected than it would be if it were on its own." The research, supported by the USDA, is part of a larger study designed to learn whether scientists can...

Ants Genetic Engineering Leads To Species Interdependency

...ividual.It is not currently known whether the ants benefit from having hybridsdo the work, but, as is evident from the researchers' own attempts atselective breeding and genetic engineering, combining genomes is aneasy way to produce novel characteristics that may be highlyadvantageous for growth, environmen...

Same mutation aided evolution in many fish species, Stanford study finds

... Although it's not clear why losing the armor is a benefit to freshwater fish, Kingsley noted that the unarmored fish are lighter and faster than their more burdened marine cousins. In an effort to learn more about how the armor trait evolves so quickly, Kingsley and his colleagues sequenced that genetic re...

Scientists reveal molecular secrets of the malaria parasite

...life stages. In turn, thatmolecular-level data may benefit biomedical scientists who areidentifying new targets for vaccines that would impede the parasiteduring stages when it is particularly vulnerable to intervention. "We hope this project will help vaccine researchers find the besttargets against malari...

Research Gives Hope For Liver Damage

...ering from liverdamage (cirrhosis) and failure may benefit from research by theUniversities of Edinburgh and Southampton which may lead to newlife-saving treatments. There is currently no cure for liver cirrhosisand a patient's only hope of survival is to receive a liver transplant.The Edinburgh scientists f...

New Breast Cancer Test Could Save Lives

...ammography can. Women below 50 in particular will benefit from this new test, which is much more reliable than X-rays at detecting cancer in this age group. The test is also a much more comfortable procedure than X-rays since it does not involve compressing the breast between plates. This could encourage ma...

The Shapes Of Life: NIGMS Project Yields More Than 1,000 Protein Structures

...eral, a broad range of biomedical researchers will benefit from the PSI’s technical advances, experimental data, and availability of new materials, such as reagents. “There are a lot of proteins that are incredibly important to understanding human biology and medicine, yet we know very little about most of ...

Implanted Devices Detect High-Risk Heart Failure Patients

...e accurately identify high risk patients who would benefit from early and aggressive therapy. Secondly, the devices provide cardiologists with objective information about the health status of their patients, information that can be frustratingly difficult to obtain in a typical clinical setting in this medic...

Rush Physicians Using Gene Therapy For Heart Patients With Moderate To Severe Chest Pains Who Do Not Benefit From Other Treatments

...ina) who have not found relief from medication may benefit from a new gene therapy approach being used by car...e performed each year in those patients who do not benefit from medication. ...

How an AIDS-Related Cancer Unleashes Inflammation

... are not readily available ?will be most likely to benefit from potential new treatments for KS that involve inhibiting cytokine production, Ganem said. “KS has become a less urgent threat in developed countries, because two factors are needed for KS lesions ?viral infection and immunodeficiency. Effective n...

Sexual cooperation: Mating increases longevity in ant queens

...ome social insects--in which both sexes ultimately benefit from long, successful reproductive lives of female...of the social ant Cardiocondyla obscurior actually benefit from mating by gaining increased lifespan and reproductive success, living longer irrespective of wh...

Nonlinear Dynamics announces more details of its global partnership with PerkinElmer

...nElmer and Nonlinear made this a natural choice to benefit our customers into the future." She continued, "P...nsive fruits of this relationship will continue to benefit the proteomics community for many years to come." ...

Asthma gene clusters identified

...is a good example of research that we believe will benefit patients, based on the use of novel algorithms and analysis from computational medicine. In this study, we show that asthma is controlled by two different genetic profiles. Now, in computational medicine, we will combine all of our clinical knowledge...

Expression Project for Oncology (expO) completes first phase of standardized gene expression analyses

...Medical Officer of IGC. "These findings will be of benefit to the worldwide research community." Consortium funding for expO’s launch comes from six international pharmaceutical firms. Major sponsors are Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Wyeth and IBM. Other sponsors are Pfizer, Aventis, Johnson &...

Genetically modified rice in China benefits farmers' health, study finds

...vating non-GM rice, small and poor farm households benefit from adopting GM rice by both higher crop yields and reduced use of pesticides, which also contributes to the improved health of farmers." China began doing research on genetically modified agricultural crops in the 1980s. Although it has aggressive...

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