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Protein offers way to stop microscopic parasites in their tracks
...e an organ transplant. "Toxoplasma is like a time bomb
that can go off and cause serious trouble when the immune system wanes or is compromised," explains L. David Sibley, Ph.D., professor of molecular microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine. For the study, researchers in Sibley's lab co...
Emerald Spectre haunts Ontario's ash forests
... beetle invasion is mushrooming out like an atomic bomb
going off," says the study's co-author Dr. Hugh MacIsaac, an expert in invasive species at the University of Windsor's Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research. The small, metallic green beetle ?adults are about the length of a thumbnail ?w...
Study may help slay 'Yellow Monster'
...e Manhattan Project (the development of the atomic bomb
in the early 1940s). But now there is more interest in the health effects of depleted uranium. People are asking questions now," Stearns said. The questions include whether there is a connection between exposure to depleted uranium and Gulf War Synd...
Siberian lakes burp 'time-bomb' greenhouse gas
... which means that yedoma permafrost is like a time bomb
waiting to go off - as it continues to thaw, tens of thousands of teragrams of methane can be released to the atmosphere enhancing climate warming," Walter said. "This newly recognized source of methane is so far not included in climate models." Usi...
Brown cancer biologists identify major player in cell growth
...-making gene. These DNA bits would serve as a time bomb
of sorts, deleting a critical piece of the gene when given a chemical signal. From these mice, Rosmarin and his team grew fibroblasts -- common connective tissue cells -- in a Petri dish with nutrient-rich serum and watched them grow. When they de...