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Corn grain mould used as pesticide

...thinks. He has had quite a lot of experience with combating tropical plant diseases. For two years the Bonn team, together with colleagues from the IITA in Benin and Nigeria, have been looking for a mould isolate which is guaranteed to be unable to produce aflatoxin ?after all, they do not want to fight Satan...

Researchers reveal lung's unique innate immune system

...ges. This knowledge could prove to be essential in combating any novel microbial agents that could infect the lower airways, such as a new flu strain or bioterrorist agents," said Raz. The researchers' data outlines a complex circuit in which the alveolar macrophages circumvent the inhibition by TGFb for br...

Loosen leash on cancer protein 'watchdog,' researchers say

...esearch is turning up lots of possible inroads for combating disease these days, and other research teams had found that p53 was a good prospect for fighting cancer," she said. "With too little p53 protein, people and mice are more likely to develop cancer. But it's not a panacea. Embryonic mice with too much ...

A step forward in the fight against bacterial infections

...ensures that immunity is preserved. A next step in combating bacterial infections is to uncover the mechanism behind this reduced production. ...

Chocolate, wine, spicy foods may be OK for heartburn, Stanford study finds

... ineffective, dietary and lifestyle changes are in combating GERD, future research has to be designed to specifically look at the effects of implementing those measures. Most physicians treating a heartburn sufferer will generally put them on a medication, in addition to any lifestyle changes they recommend. ...

How HIV 'exhausts' killer T cells

...mmune cells that one would think would be actively combating the virus," said Walker. "But a major puzzle has been that even in late-stage illness, when one can still measure great numbers of these immune cells, they don't seem to be controlling the virus at all." An important clue to why killer T cells ...

A new tool against brain disease

...mmune cells that one would think would be actively combating the virus," said Walker. "But a major puzzle has been that even in late-stage illness, when one can still measure great numbers of these immune cells, they don't seem to be controlling the virus at all." An important clue to why killer T cells ...

Obesity levels in US are grossly underestimated

...ns can better target resources and programs toward combating the growing epidemic." ...

On the golf tee or pitcher's mound, brain dooms motion to inconsistency

...research doesn't point to any definitive means for combating it. In their paper, the engineers offer no advice for baseball trainers to help pitchers throw more strikes. A potential application of the research, Shenoy says, could come in future efforts to achieve new kinds of computing by building artificial c...

Malaria vaccine prompts victims' immune system to eliminate parasite from mosquitoes

...perimental malaria vaccine shows great promise for combating a terrible disease that exacts a devastating toll on the world's children." The vaccine was developed by researchers in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's Laboratory of Developmental and Molecular Immunity, in partnershi...

Experimental vaccine protects mice against deadly 1918 flu virus

...discounting the potential role T-cells may have in combating flu viruses, they concluded that in this study, the experimental DNA vaccine protected the mice by stimulating antibodies capable of neutralizing the 1918 flu virus. "Who would have imagined five years ago that we'd be able to create a vaccine that...

Twenty Years of Malaria Research: Outcomes and Perspectives

... artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs) aimed at combating the rapid rise in drug-resistance. The unit has carried out the largest number of drug trials in malaria and research at the unit has been influential in changing WHO guidelines for malaria drug treatment. The reduction in the number of malaria ca...

UCLA researchers unravel a mystery about DNA

...-- can help set the stage for new opportunities in combating bacterial diseases that kill 13 million people worldwide each year. The researchers used single-molecule spectroscopy to monitor the transfer of energy between -- and hence the distance separating -- pairs of fluorescent chemical tags attached to k...

Nanotech tools yield DNA transcription breakthrough

...iption, setting the stage for new opportunities in combating the bacterial diseases that kill 13 million persons each year worldwide. "For six decades, antibiotics have been our bulwark against bacterial infectious diseases, but this bulwark now is collapsing," said Ebright. "For all major bacterial patho...

T for two: Scientists show how immune system chooses best way to fight infection

A new study has suggested a novel way of combating diseases related to the immune system, including cancer and autoimmune diseases such as type I diabetes and arthritis. The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, appears online in the journal Nature. T cells are produced by the body to fight infection...

To slow AIDS in Russia, treat HIV-positive addicts, Stanford study says

The key to combating AIDS in Russia may be to treat HIV-infected drug ...s important implications for Russia's approach to combating AIDS. Antiretroviral therapy is expanding in Russia, but it remains to be seen whether drug addicts...

Discovery of the first resistance gene to rice yellow mottle virus

...gene. Another strategy developed by the IRD for combating this virus involves introducing part of the viral genes into the plant genome by transgenesis, as has been done in other plant/virus interactions, with the aim of inducing resistance to RYMV. The results show that the transgenic plants have only part...

'Protecting virus' offers instant flu protection and converts flu infections into their own vaccines

...t thus promises to be a highly effective tool when combating the spread of any new strain of virus, as well existing strains. One could give it as a preventive measure without the need to tailor it to a particular flu strain or mutation. This has obvious benefits when dealing with the sudden outbreak of a maj...

Resistance to anti-HIV drugs in Uganda developed due to drug supply problems

...a five-year, $15-billion, multifaceted approach to combating HIV/AIDS around the world—or The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which was created to dramatically increase resources to fight three of the world's most devastating diseases, and to direct those resources to areas of greatest nee...

New research shows that flu is a trigger of heart attacks

...k we are likely to have the means of preventing or combating the virus, if nature doesn’t take us by surprise this year," he concluded. ...

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