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Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine

...ny advances. The technology used and collaborative efforts involved were truly remarkable: together as a group we were able to do something that none of us individually could accomplish. The results of this and future CHAVI studies should help individual laboratories across the world perform research to bett...

One species, many genomes

... genetic potential of a species also fuels current efforts in human genetics." Still, it is surprising that Arabidopsis has such a plastic genome. In contrast to the genome of humans or many crop plants such as corn, that of Arabidopsis is very much streamlined, and its size is less than a twentieth of tha...

Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients

...le with the disease. The findings could also renew efforts to develop a vaccine or other strategies against Alzheimer’s by engaging the body’s immune system. The team expected to see the telltale clumps of material known as amyloid plaques, made up of the peptide amyloid beta, worsen. Instead, to the team...

Threats to wild tigers growing

...idors that connect 12 reserves. Tiger conservation efforts have also been successful in the Russian Far East.... ambassadors" to advocate for the species, step up efforts to prosecute poachers, and provide economic incentives to encourage conservation. ...

In mice, drug protects against diabetes and atherosclerosis

...as a long-sought success after a decade of intense efforts to achieve with a chemical what has been observed in mice and humans carrying the gene variant. The lipid chaperone protein aP2 acts as a signal in cells, setting off a chain of inflammatory and metabolic responses to consumption of fatty foods. S...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...ground every year. Two of them represent the first efforts at storage in deep saline aquifers. A Stanford team also has begun researching storage of carbon dioxide in deep coal beds. In coal, chemical bonds form between the carbon dioxide and the coal, making the method potentially more secure than others...

Undergraduate research shows leaderless honeybee organizing

...e highly developed social behaviors coordinate the efforts of thousands of individuals to accomplish complex tasks – manufacturing, community defense, environmental control and maintenance, food production, brood-rearing and education. Like human civilizations, bee societies follow organizational principles...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...measures to conserve and manage them through joint efforts at all levels.” The Southern Sudan region was last surveyed in1982 by the Wildlife Conservation Society. Civil war broke out in the region in 1983. Based on experiences in other war-torn regions such as Mozambique and Angola, where wildlife vanishe...

Australian wins prestigious prize in biodiversity informatics

...biodiversity scientists be more efficient in their efforts to discover and conserve species. The GBIF Science Committee noted when it announced the 2007 Prizewinner, “Paul Flemons has been a key figure in developing a robust and accessible biodiversity data infrastructure that supports visualization and...

New findings challenge established views on human genome

...y exciting surprises and blazed the way for future efforts to explore the functional landscape of the entire ...lved. This could have significant implications for efforts to identify the DNA sequences involved in many human diseases.” The completion of the Human Geno...

Study finds mix of disease processes at work in brains of most people with dementia

...mplication of these findings is that public health efforts to prevent and treat vascular disease could potentially reduce the occurrence of dementia, the researchers say in the paper. The researchers used data from the Rush Memory and Aging Project—an ongoing study of 1,200 elderly volunteers who have agr...

Exploring the dark matter of the genome

...romatin. Says Celniker, "First we devoted our efforts towards finishing the euchromatin, leaving the part of the sequence rich in repeats, the centromeric and telomeric regions, until later. The present work extends the sequence into those regions." Repeating sequences are the hallmark of heterochro...

Mutating the entire genome

...use on the right. The new method promises to speed efforts to learn more about how non-gene portions of DNA control genes to cause human defects and diseases. Credit: Sen Wu, University of Utah Genes account for only 2.5 percent of DNA in the human genetic blueprint, yet diseases can result not only from mu...

Potato wart eyed as risk to potato production

...ato wart management, it is essential that research efforts continue with the goal of developing and improving reliable and integrated disease suppression methods to directly deal with this disease," said Franc....

Weizmann Institute scientists develop a general 'control switch' for protein activity

...insulin injections. Yet, despite enormous research efforts led by scientists worldwide, the cellular function of numerous proteins is still unknown. To reveal this function, scientists perform various genetic manipulations to increase or, conversely, decrease the production of a certain protein, but existing...

Prey not hard-wired to fear predators

...owledge as biologists and public agencies increase efforts to re-introduce large carnivores to places where they have been exterminated. Berger’s study is published in the latest issue of the journal Conservation Biology. The goal of re-introduction isn’t simply to save a species; it is to restore the na...

Gene therapy study shows safety and statistically significant improvement in Parkinson's disease

...rologix sponsored the study as part of its ongoing efforts to develop this and other gene therapy approaches to the treatment of neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases. Principal investigators Michael G. Kaplitt, MD, PhD, and Matthew J. During, MD, PhD, performed the procedures at NewYork-Presbyterian Hosp...

Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

...nd treatment with antivirals a crucial part in the efforts to reduce the burden of pandemic influenza.4 “In an environment full of uncertainties, it is best to have a comprehensive plan in place,” said Arnold Monto, professor of epidemiology and influenza expert at the University of Michigan. “Tamiflu is...

Want to save polar bears? Follow the ice

...ikely to persist and where subsequent conservation efforts to save the species will be most effective. The new project will be funded by a $100,000 grant from the Wendy P. McCaw Foundation and will enable landscape ecologists to bring nearly 30 years of daily collected satellite imagery and meteorological ...

Philandering female felines forgo fidelity

...one that merits inclusion into future conservation efforts for the species.” The nine-year study, which wa...gs from the study are significant for conservation efforts for the species, which is threatened by a number of human-related causes. Further, cheetahs have alw...

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