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Development of portable infectious disease detector

...uteamounts of liquid on silicon chips proved to be considerably moredifficult than most of the inventors had expec... from the microelectronics. Theresulting device is considerably larger than comparable lab-on-a-chipsystems but it is also much less expensive. "That's one of theap...

New protein discovered by Hebrew University researchers

... fact that the blood vessels which feed tumors are considerably moreporous than those reaching healthy cells. Therefore, the units of SP-1carrying the drug would invade only the tumor-feeding blood vessels andnot normal ones.More recently, the three-dimensional structure of the protein wasdeciphered by x-ray crys...

The death of a very special chimpanzee

... fact that the blood vessels which feed tumors are considerably moreporous than those reaching healthy cells. Therefore, the units of SP-1carrying the drug would invade only the tumor-feeding blood vessels andnot normal ones.More recently, the three-dimensional structure of the protein wasdeciphered by x-ray crys...

Brain Scans Reveal How Gene May Boost Schizophrenia Risk

...e same version or one of each. Since it results in considerably weaker enzyme action, people with the met version are thought have more dopamine in their prefrontal cortex and perform better on tasks involving that part of the brain. Schizophrenia patients typically perform poorly on such tasks. Earlier studies h...

Nanobacteria in clouds could spread disease, scientists claim

...dical theories about nanobacteria ?micro-organisms considerably smaller than ordinary bacteria - in clouds are published in two recent articles in the Journal of Proteome Research by Dr Andrei P. Sommer of the University of Ulm, Germany, and Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe of Cardiff University, UK. They say na...

Mechanism for the captation of nutrients in plants- unknown to date

...in plasma membranes, their number and relevance is considerably inferior to what has been believed to date. In the absence of saccharose, nutrients can penetrate the cell by means of transporters, but the amount entering through this mechanism is less than that incorporated via endocitosis. Thus, the experiments...

First production of human monoclonal antibodies in chicken eggs published in Nature Biotechnology

... cell killing activity elevates the chicken system considerably relative to other non-traditional production technologies and some traditional cell culture methods as well." "Furthermore," Dr. Kay continued, "unlike other transgenic animal systems, the time from antibody identification to production in eggs can ...

Elevated temperature enhances success of viral cancer therapy

...y for many cancer patients, but the success varied considerably for reasons that were not well understood. Dr. Clodagh C. O'Shea and colleagues from the Cancer Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco examined why ONYX-015 did not undergo replication in some cancer cells and if it might b...

Study shows eutrophic lakes may not recover for a millennium

...ect, and I suspect that they are, things could get considerably worse," says Carpenter, a UW-Madison professor of zoology and one of the world's leading authorities on freshwater lakes. "The buildup of phosphorus in watersheds is very threatening. Sooner or later it is going to hit the lakes and it is going to po...

Research suggests fitness of Florida panthers improved by limited breeding with Texas animals

...issues. While female hybrids seem to be surviving considerably better than their purebred counterparts, "hybrid males have shorter lives than purebreds," the paper also reports. The authors suspect many of the males are killed by older purebred males in the area. Others migrate into areas with "fewer cats but ot...

Vineyard weeds found to host Pierce's disease of grapes

...r 'hosts' or 'nonhosts' of X. fastidiosa, but vary considerably among plant species in supporting growth and movement of the bacterium," Wistrom said. In addition, she noted that the joint lab and field experiments showed that environmental conditions strongly influenced how rapidly the bacteria multiplied withi...

Scientists uncover new clues about brain function in human behavior

...at strongly activate the amygdala. The fMRI showed considerably less activation of the amygdala in participants with Williams Syndrome than in the healthy volunteers (see graphic below). These findings suggest that reduced danger signaling by the amygdala in response to social stimuli might be responsible for the...

Tropical Deforestation affects rainfall in the U.S. and around the globe

...rests, Amazonia, Central Africa or Southeast Asia, considerably enhances rainfall in the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. However, the combined effect of deforestation in all three regions shifts the greatest precipitation decline in the U.S. to California during the winter season and further increases rain...

Extinct giant deer's descendant found in UK

...gacerine (giant deer) fossil group and has changed considerably since its prehistoric origins. Although its lineage can be seen in the antlers - the fallow deer has the same flattened antlers that the giant deer was renowned for - in size, the modern day deer is comparatively small. The giant deer (or Megalocer...

Study Holds Promise For New Way To Fight HIV

...gacerine (giant deer) fossil group and has changed considerably since its prehistoric origins. Although its lineage can be seen in the antlers - the fallow deer has the same flattened antlers that the giant deer was renowned for - in size, the modern day deer is comparatively small. The giant deer (or Megalocer...

New study expands understanding of the role of RNA editing in gene control

...the study suggest that regulation of the genome is considerably more sophisticated than had been previously understood to be the case. "People used to think that gene regulation was best done at the very beginning of the production line, which is transcription," says Nishikura. "Therefore, many scientists invest...

HIV drug resistance increasing in UK and among highest in the world

...of 2002-2003. The UK's 14% rate of resistance was considerably higher than the 7% estimate for chronically infected patients in the USA, 6% in France and 10% elsewhere in Europe. Direct comparisons should be treated cautiously, however, as different studies have used different definitions of resistance. Using a ...

One small step means giant leap for spinal cord research

... team found that overall walking skills were still considerably better than before the therapy. "It's truly rewarding when the patients are happy and they write you a little card saying, Without you, I could not walk," Popovic says. "In the next couple of years, I believe someone is going to develop a functional ...

Sea coral's trick helps scientists tag proteins

...rt supply. "We anticipate that Dendra will broaden considerably the circle of PAFP users," he said. ...

World shark attacks dipped in 2005, part of long-term trend

..., from 30 in 2004 to 38 in 2005. But that is still considerably lower than the recorded high of 52 in 2000, he said. The same pattern emerged in Florida, the U.S. shark attack capital, where the number of attacks increased from 12 to 18 but was still well below the 2000 record of 37, he said. The 2004 numbers w...

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