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W.M. Keck Foundation funds study of friendly microbes

...use it didn't sequence genes belonging to the vast communities of bacteria that normally live on and in us. Now ...hat variations in the composition of gut microbial communities among different people may be an important factor that influences predisposition to obesity and obes...

Yellowstone microbes fueled by hydrogen, according to U. of Colorado study

...in source ofmetabolic energy that drives microbial communities in park featureswith temperatures above 158 degree...thevarieties of microbes living in the hot springs communities revealedthat they all prefer hydrogen as an energy source. They also observedubiquitous H2 in all th...

Affymetrix Unveils Plans to Double Plant and Animal Genome Microarray Offering

...itiativethat enables the plant and animal research communities to consolidatetheir sequence data on the Affymetrix industry-standard GeneChip brandplatform. In 2004 Affymetrix worked closely with global researchcommunities to launch eight plant and animal genome arrays: Vitisvinifera (grape), soybean, wheat, ric...

Study Links Ebola Outbreaks To Animal Carcasses

... we need now is improved awareness of this risk in communities where bushmeat is still a source of sustenance and continued monitoring of wildlife in the region. We have identified a 'win ?win' opportunity by using this information to both protect endangered apes from illegal hunting and to protect humans from d...

The secret lives of whales

...egacy of hunting whales ?the elimination of entire communities of deep-sea animals. Craig Smith, from the Univer...skeletons provide an energy source for specialized communities of animals that can last 50 to 100 years. Smith and his colleagues first happened upon a whale skel...

Highly adaptable genome in gut bacterium key to intestinal health

...on, variations in the composition of gut microbial communities among different people may be an important factor that influences predisposition to obesity and obesity-related disorders such as diabetes and heart disease The bacterium of the study, called Bacteriodes thetaiotaomicron or B. theta, is among the mo...

Circles Of DNA Might Help Predict Success Of Stem Cell Transplantation

...shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information, please visit http://...

The BIOS Initiative - open source biotechnology is born

...ioForge is about sharing capabilities and building communities of innovation to tackle the challenges of global health, poverty and hunger. These problems are best solved by empowering untapped resources - the countless creative people who are currently marginalized", says Jefferson, an influential scientist who...

RNA project to create language for scientists worldwide

... accessible on the Web to the various RNA research communities using servers hosted at BGSU. Some researchers focus on the sequences of RNA molecules, while others study their 3-dimensional structures. A major focus of the project will be to integrate the databases of RNA sequences and 3D structure. Leontis ha...

WHO Warns Of Increased Risk Of Vector-borne Diseases In Tsunami-affected Areas

...ve to monitor for these situations and support the communities so they are protected from disease, and have access to treatment when they need it". "To reduce the risk of a dengue fever or malaria cases, WHO is strengthening its support to national authorities to implement effective vector-borne disease prevent...

Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Angola update

...interfere with control operations, especially when communities begin hiding cases and bodies because of suspicion...nt cases and deaths. Efforts to sensitize affected communities are continuing, with local volunteers supported by Portuguese-speaking experts from Brazil and Mozam...

Reservoirs may accelerate the spread of invasive aquatic species, researchers say

...hey typically contain unstable, recently assembled communities of stocked fish. An ecological hypothesis known as the fluctuating resource availability hypothesis suggests that these characteristics will enhance the susceptibility of reservoirs to invasion. Because reservoirs are more saline that freshwater lake...

Emergence of cancer as major cause of childhood death in developing countries is not being adequately addressed

...shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fund-raising organization. ...

Researchers discover underwater volcano

...plored the area, they discovered a number of large communities of eels inhabiting the fragile cavernous rock pill...int we do not know why we found such extensive eel communities surrounding this volcano--it's a mystery that we hope to learn more about on future cruises," said S...

Researchers find new giant amphibian fossils in Africa

...d one of the driest climates on the planet. Animal communities found in other parts of the world are similar to e...think the shared temperate climates of these other communities may have forced them to evolve independently and in relative isolation from the Niger fauna." The t...

Stanford gut check shows diversity of intestinal ecosystem

... first of several studies looking at how microbial communities vary according to host, diet, geography, disease a...eam also used the samples to examine how microbial communities differ among locations within the intestine as well as among different people. "We were surprised a...

Stealth Worms May Improve Insect Pest Control

...a and University of Costa Rica, to learn where EPN communities are concentrated. The work is funded by the National Science Foundation. "We're looking at all groups of nematodes in tropical rainforests," Stock says. "We sweep from the tops of the trees all the way to the ground, searching for nematodes that are...

WHO suspends Marburg work, appeals for new funds

... haemorrhagic fevers is the engagement of affected communities as partners in control. To achieve this engagement, local belief systems about the causes of disease and traditional rituals for mourning the dead must be respected. When the public understands and accepts a few simple messages ?avoid contact with bl...

Scientists discover global pattern of big fish diversity in open oceans

...e US and Australia, this study is the first to map communities of these open ocean travelers. Pelagic longlines are the most widespread fishing gear in the open ocean ?baited lines up to 100 km in length that catch a wide range of predators. While they target tuna or billfish, they catch many other species too,...

Two studies document rise of superbugs in the environment

...ylococcal isolates are drug-resistant in their own communities so they can monitor for increases and adjust treatment accordingly. Prevention of MRSA infections mainly involves common sense. "If you get a cut or an abrasion, try to keep it clean and dry" and don't share towels or washcloths with others, Dr. Kap...

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