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Spider Venom Could Yield Eco-Friendly Insecticides

...a panacea. But widespread use of the chemicals has boosted insects' resistance, even to increased dosages, while the environmental damage and human health risks associated with the chemicals have increased, according to King. "We have a very good reason to look for a safer, nontoxic, and more efficient pest...

Experiments provide proof of how traveling in groups protects insects

...e showed experimentally that band formation indeed boosted insect survival. Sword is a research ecologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, Lorch is a postdoctoral fellow in biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Gwynne is a biology professor at...

Experiments provide proof of how traveling in groups protects insects

...e showed experimentally that band formation indeed boosted insect survival. Sword is a research ecologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, Lorch is a postdoctoral fellow in biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Gwynne is a biology professor at...

International HapMap consortium expands mapping effort

The International HapMap Consortium, boosted by an additional $3.3 million in public-private support, today announced plans to create an even more powerful map of human genetic variation than originally envisioned. The map will accelerate the discovery of genes related to common diseases, such ...

Newest HIV drugs should be used with FUZEON(R)

...undetectable, when combined with one of the latest boosted PIs such as lopinavir/r, tipranavir/r or TMC 114/r...ndetectable within six months of taking FUZEON and boosted tipranavir and has remained undetectable ever since, explains "This new combination of treatments ha...

New complete muscle grown in the lab

...dowing the muscle tissue with its own blood supply boosted the new tissue's chance of survival and of connecting seamlessly with the mice's own blood vessel networks, they concluded. The study was supported by the United States' National Institutes of Health. The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is ...

'Gadonanotubes' greatly outperform existing MRI contrast agents

... Chemical Communications. "In prior work, we have boosted the effectiveness of gadolinium MRI contrast agents by encasing them in spheres of carbon called buckyballs," said lead author Lon Wilson, professor of chemistry at Rice. "Each nanotube will hold more gadolinium atoms than a buckyball, so we expected...

UW-Madison scientists zero in on drugs' sweet spots

...S. Thorson, describes a series of experiments that boosted the cell-killing potency and tumor specificity of the drug, derived from the foxglove plant and used to stimulate the heart. The drug is suspected to have anti-cancer properties, but its use to treat cancer has been little explored. The new work is ...

Toasty oat aroma influenced by presence of health-linked polyphenols

...rolled oats and divided it into two samples. They boosted the level of polyphenols in one of the samples by ...rolled oats and divided it into two samples. They boosted the level of polyphenols in one of the samples by an amount that can be found in nature and then roa...

Chemical compound inhibits tumor growth, size in new mouse study

...rolled oats and divided it into two samples. They boosted the level of polyphenols in one of the samples by ...rolled oats and divided it into two samples. They boosted the level of polyphenols in one of the samples by an amount that can be found in nature and then roa...

Genes involved in biofilms

...ases have beneficial effects, their study has been boosted on discovering their relation to chronic infections associated to medical implants such as those tissues involving infections of the middle ear, of the prostate gland, pneumonia in patients with cystic fibrosis, osteomyelitis, etc. In the interior ...

Research: Snails were overlooked contributors to marsh destruction

...e drought dried up soils, raised their acidity and boosted estuarine water and soil salinity levels -- all of which were blamed for stressing cordgrass and other marsh grasses beyond their limits. Silliman and four other authors of the Science paper don't dispute the drought's impacton what scientists call ...

Technique makes it easier to see mouse embryo in all its glory

...he new tool, called Virtual Histology, has already boosted the researchers' ability to study the mouse embryo and more rapidly focus on abnormalities of development, including childhood cancers. Birth defects are diagnosed in 150,000 babies in the U.S. annually. Suspected causes are genetic abnormalities, en...

Newly identified mechanism helps explain why people of African descent are more vulnerable to TB

...rsor to a range found in serum samples from whites boosted the induction of cathelicidin. Scientists have long known that African Americans have less vitamin D than whites and that they are more vulnerable to TB. This study helps to resolve two of the puzzles of tuberculosis, the differences between mice an...

Testes to incubate stem cells

...ermatogonial stem cells. But the risk of cancer is boosted too, so it is not just about turning on the GDNF tap indiscriminately. It must be tightly regulated, Sariola pointed out. The Dutch researchers are also hunting for the ideal conditions and nutrients that will coax spermatogonial stem cells into bec...

Viral 'fitness' explains different resistance patterns to aids drugs

...er one NNRTI or protease inhibitor (non-boosted or boosted with a small amount of another potent PI) and two different antiretrovirals from the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor class. ...

Retinol for combating leukemia cells

...Country initiated research into how cell death was boosted by means of retinoids. It was thought that this potential could be used in the fight against cancer cells. Vitamin A, also known as retinol, is present in milk, liver, egg yolk, butter and other foodstuffs and as carotene in vegetables that have a...

HIV vaccine takes different tack to boosting immune response

...ic Library of Science Medicine. The study in mice boosted the immune response by removing the host's natural immune "brake." By unleashing the immune system's full potential in conjunction with conventional antiretroviral treatment, HIV could be treated more effectively or prevented altogether. "A lot of v...

The first baby boom

...ed the number of people who could be fed, but also boosted individual fertility in women to a possibly unique extent on such a scale in human history," write the authors. ...

Tetracycline plus teeth equal gray smile

...another three weeks. "The results significantly boosted my patient's self-esteem and he was thoroughly pleased with the results," says Dr. Capehart. He now comes back every six months for a regular cleaning and then uses the whitening trays once a year to maintain their new color. "Although tetracycline i...

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