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Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine

...accines." Added Haynes: "CHAVI was designed to do big science, and the results of this analysis represent just the first of what should be many advances. The technology used and collaborative efforts involved were truly remarkable: together as a group we were able to do something that none of us individ...

Bacteria ferry nanoparticles into cells for early diagnosis, treatment

...their nuclei, Bashir said. "For gene therapy, a big obstacle has been finding ways to transport the therapeutic DNA molecule through the nuclear membrane and into the nucleus," he said. "Only when it is in the nucleus can the DNA produce proteins that perform specific functions and correct genetic dis...

Warning from Asian bees

...f concern to agriculture generally. Bees play a big role in the food supply chain. “In the big scheme of things, honey's a bit of a minor product, really,” NSW Department of Primary Industries ap...

Researchers demonstrate way to control tree height

...rts say, if regulatory hurdles can be overcome – a big “if.” The findings were recently published in the journal Landscape Plant News. “From a science perspective, this is a very interesting accomplishment and there’s no doubt it could be made to work,” said Steven Strauss, a professor of forest ...

Prey not hard-wired to fear predators

...t just changes in climate or disease may alter our big remote wild landscapes, but so do the actions of conservationists and public agencies by restoring ecosystems to bring native carnivores back to where they once thrived.” said Dr. Berger. Berger’s study, which looked at 19 areas including the Rus...

Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

... during a pandemic if stockpiles are adequate. The big question is, should we be stockpiling for treatment only or for both treatment and prophylaxis"”...

How plague-causing bacteria disarm host defense

...on Y. pseudotuberculosis and Y. enterocolitica are big words for nasty, little bugs that cause what's commonly known as food poisoning. All three bacteria species find their way past the body's immune system through a sophisticated invasion system that injects the effector proteins directly into the hos...

Skimmed milk -- Straight from the cow

...hat people change back to whole milk products. The big thing about dairy products is taste, so this would...o be a very good solution to what might later be a big disposal issue,’ says Komorowski. Producing skimmed and semi-skimmed milk means there is a lot of fa...

Moths mimic sounds to survive

...ing Monarch. The two species of bats used were big brown bats and red bats. Barber raised the bats in the lab so behavior learned in the wild would not influence the results of the experiment. Barber said anecdotal observations have suggested that animals such as snakes, owls and bees use acoust...

Simple home spit test to spot deadly pre-eclampsia

...detection and management of the problem can have a big impact on patient outcome. ...

A frown or a smile? Children with autism can't discern

...uage and facial expressions and sometimes miss the big picture and instead focus on minor, less socially relevant details,?Davies said. “That, in turn, affects interpersonal bonds.? ...

Scientists: As rainfall changes, tropical plants may acclimate

... plants in Hawaii have the ability to acclimate to big changes in rainfall in at least one important respect ?how they get nutrients. The plants largely rely on one form of the vital nutrient nitrogen in moist areas. But in the still wetter terrain that characterizes some rainforests, they switch to anot...

Healthy coral reefs hit hard by warmer temperatures

...makes the coral appear pale. "We're left with a big question. Can corals and other marine species successfully adapt or evolve, when faced with such change?" Rice said. Understanding the causes of disease outbreaks will help ecologists protect reef-building corals, which support commercial marine s...

In Iran, cheetahs collared for the first time

...he first time this highly endangered population of big cats can be tracked by conservationists. Once found throughout the continent, Asiatic cheetahs now live only in extremely arid habitat on the edges of Iran's Kavir Desert. WCS's government partner in Iran, the Department of Environment/CACP project ...

Cure for cancer one step closer

...chievable by the Tissue Bank will lead to the next big breakthrough in the fight against cancer," she said. "By providing researchers who are part of an ethically and scientifically approved research project with tissue, matching blood samples and full clinical data, valuable funds will be saved, whic...

Stanford-led study closes in on genes that may predispose some people to severe depression

...ears in the same issue. "This is one of the first big linkage studies on the genetics of depression." Researchers learned that depression is influenced by genetics by studying patterns of depression in twins and families. No single gene is thought responsible for determining the risk for developi...

Blood sugar's manufacture limited by building blocks' supply

...Reserve University. "It fundamentally requires two big things: the building blocks and the [glucose-building] enzymes that make it all happen. A lot of previous work has focused on the enzymes." "We've found the first defect [in glucose production] due to a loss of substrate," added Susan Gray of Brig...

Paper challenges 1491 Amazonian population theories

...ologists are buying into the argument that you had big populations that transformed the landscape en masse. Another group of archaeologists say that transformation was very much limited to river corridors, and if you went away from the river corridors there wasn't that much impact. That's what our findin...

Glucose triggers brain cell death in rats after hypoglycemic coma

...od supply to the brain is diminished and there’s a big burst of oxidative stress when the blood returns. That burst has always been blamed on oxygen, but it may be that glucose is the culprit. And it may depend on how much glucose is put in." In terms of clinical science, Swanson observes that "as cli...

Study shows isolation of stem cells may lead to a treatment for hearing loss

...e-induced hearing loss is going to become the next big epidemic affecting our younger generation though the effects won’t show until it is too late to treat. In addition to loud noise, certain cancer drugs or genetic factors can cause hearing loss in humans due to loss or faulty development of the senso...

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