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Poor prenatal nutrition permanently damages function of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas

...ed, at three weeks, the low-birth-weight group had caught up with the others, something we see in human babi...anent. It couldn't be corrected even when the body caught up to normal weight." Because studies of mice generally are good predictors of human biology, the J...

NJIT Presidential Award winner takes stem cell research another step

...ers. What is it about Arinzeh's research that has caught the eye of the White House? First, she works with adult stem cells taken from adult bone marrow. So the controversy over the ethical implications of embryonic stem-cell research, in her case, is moot. An adult stem cell is an undifferentiated cell t...

Hirsute Or Hairless? Two Proteins May Spell The Difference

...ndable. The product of a spontaneous mutation that caught a cat breeder's eye, le chat nu, would quickly succumb in the wild—its winter coat consists of little more than a ridge of fur down the midback and tail—and needs special care to thrive as a pet. Hairless animals in the lab, on the other hand, can be...

Solutions that reduce death of marine life reeled in by International Smart Gear Competition

...ggerheads and 50,000 leatherbacks are accidentally caught annually by commercial longline fisheries. Beverly... initial testing, 42 percent more bigeye tuna were caught using Beverly's new weighted, deep-set gear. An innovative combination of glowing ropes and stiffer...

Measuring hormone cuts antibiotic use in half in pneumonia patients

...ommunity-acquired pneumonia (pneumonia that is not caught while a patient is in the hospital), and randomly divided them into two groups. Once group was given the standard antibiotic treatment, while the other was first tested for procalcitonin levels. Fifteen percent of those patients had very low procalci...

Radio-tracking associated with 'dramatic shift' in water vole sex ratio

...d had also fitted radio-collars to 38 of the voles caught at the Norfolk site for in-depth study of the voles' movements. According to Moorhouse and Macdonald: "Our analysis revealed that the most likely cause for the female decline was a shift in the sex ratio of young raised by radio-collared females. Th...

Alien woodwasp, threat to US pine trees, found in N.Y.

...beke was sifting through thousands of bark beetles caught in routine screening traps set by the New York State Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) program, in search of any of 10 exotic species of bark beetles, when he stumbled across the specimen of S. noctilio . "I recognized it immediately," say...

Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies

... or friends of the physician discoverers, who were caught off guard and almost instantly flooded with requests from the public. More controversial was the penicillin case, in which two government-appointed committees, one military and the other civilian, decided who received medications. While the civilian...

Grass makes environmentally friendly biofuel

...essor of Agriculture. Burning grass pellets hasn't caught on in the United States, however, Cherney says, primarily because Washington has made no effort to support the technology with subsidies or research dollars. "Burning grass pellets makes sense; after all, it takes 70 days to grow a crop of grass for...

Scientists discover odd-ball rodent

...with WWF Thailand later discovered other specimens caught by hunters, and also identified bone fragments in an owl pellet. Based on morphological differences in the skull and bone structure, coupled with DNA analysis, the authors estimate that the Kha-Nyou diverged from other rodents millions of years ago. ...

Does vitamin C help prevent or treat the common cold? Maybe not, after all.

...es, those people who were given vitamin C and then caught a cold experienced a small reduction in the duration of the cold compared with those taking a placebo. The authors say that the clinical significance of this minor reduction "is questionable, although the consistency of these findings points to a gen...

Scientists discover global pattern of big fish diversity in open oceans

...versity means that where fishermen might have once caught 10 different species in an area on average, now they catch only five. "It's not yet extinction; it's local fishing out of species," says Myers. "Where you once had a range of a species in dense numbers, now you might catch one or two of a certain spe...

Genetic links could unlock clues to leading cause of blindness

...if anyone notices the difference. "I haven't been caught yet," he said. "Only the most expert would detect the differences." ...

Brown-Harvard team solves mobile DNA's surgical sleight-of-hand

...r software, to create a 3-D digital image of λ-INT caught in the act of carrying out site-specific recombination. In complementary experiments carried out at Brown and published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Radman-Livaja tagged bits of lambda DNA with dyes that allowed h...

Motor transport in bio-nano systems

...cars, which cannot leave the highway when they are caught in a jam, the molecular motors can unbind from the filament and, thus, escape into the third dimension. In order to study these complex patterns of movements, the Max Planck researchers have developed new theoretical models which are based on the kn...

Divergent life history shapes gene expression in brains of salmon

..., in that it combined the use of wild individuals, caught in a tributary of the Connecticut River in western Massachusetts, with new functional genomics technologies to simultaneously monitor thousands of genes in individual tissues. "Research like this was very difficult in the past because we lacked adeq...

Why were the HIV prevention trials in commercial sex workers abandoned?

...f tenofovir among Cambodian commercial sex workers caught the world's media attention. But Jerome Singh, of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, University of KwaZulu–Natal, and Edward Mills of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Canada, ...

Otter adaptations: How do otters remain sleek and warm

...ys Weisel. "But otter hair is so different that it caught my attention." The fins of one hair loosely insert...ming, thereby ensuring that their claws do not get caught on the fin-like projections. Weisel is continuing these studies of mammal hair in his spare time an...

Genome Sequence for Haemophilus Influenzae Completed

...ys Weisel. "But otter hair is so different that it caught my attention." The fins of one hair loosely insert...ming, thereby ensuring that their claws do not get caught on the fin-like projections. Weisel is continuing these studies of mammal hair in his spare time an...

A vaccine to kill tapeworm

...s a tapeworm called Taenia solium. The adult form, caught from eating undercooked pork, grows only inside the human intestine, stealing nutrients from the host. This can be debilitating. But far worse is what can happen if people swallow any of the microscopic eggs shed in vast numbers in the faeces of tho...

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