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Threats to wild tigers growing

...hreat, the authors argue. Any trade in tiger parts encourages poaching, because products made from animals farmed at great expense cannot be distinguished from products made from wild tigers. Because tigers must be able to roam over large areas, long-term conservation of the species will need planning that i...

MU researchers to study the status of black bears in Missouri

... a fantastic learning experience for me. MU really encourages undergraduate participation in research, and I have been fortunate to receive support from the College of Arts and Science, as well as the Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program to conduct this research,” Faries said. ...

Survival of the rarest: Fruit flies shed light on the evolution of behavior

...n nature. "In the case of fruit flies, one variant encourages the survival of the other. In essence, there is not one best type of fly," he says. If this process is common in nature, it may offer one explanation for why individuals, in general, vary so much from one to another in almost all species. The res...

UCLA AIDS Institute researchers find a peptide that encourages HIV infection

...foreign invaders is reversed, the peptide actually encourages infection with HIV. The findings, published in the April issue of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, could pave the way for the use of such peptides in gene therapy using HIV-based vectors as the delivery method. "Although it may seem counteri...

Study shows continued success for new HPV vaccine against virus responsible for cervical cancer

... the national "One Less" campaign last year, which encourages females eligible for the vaccine to begin their vaccination series of three shots over six months and to continue seeing their doctor for regular checkups and screenings. ...

Massive coral death attributed to earthquake

...covery process will be enhanced by management that encourages sustainable uses of these ecosystems and the protection of critical habitats and species to help this process." ...

Researchers urge monitoring of bone health during chemotherapy

...s susceptible to infection. "This growth factor encourages bone breakdown, and any therapy that decreases bone density could potentially enhance tumor growth in bone," says senior author Katherine Weilbaecher, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and of cell biology and physiology. "But there are things tha...

Pregnancy hormone key to repairing nerve cell damage

...conducted on mice found that the hormone prolactin encourages the spontaneous production of myelin, the fatty substance that coats nerve cells and plays a critical role in transmitting messages in the central nervous system. A collaboration between the laboratories of Drs. Samuel Weiss and V. Wee Yong of the Ho...

Scientists unravel clue in cortisol production

...r production of cyclic AMP (cAMP), a chemical that encourages proteins to interact. So they began by causing the cells to make more cAMP. Then as the proteins assembled on the DNA, they tested the cells at different intervals in order to get a snapshot of which proteins were interacting, both with each other an...

MicroRNA helps prevent tumors

...o an MIT biology professor. "Seeing the difference encourages us to explore the biological importance of other examples of microRNA regulation."...

Major link in brain-obesity puzzle found

...eague Christin Carter-Su, Ph.D., showed that SH2B1 encourages the action and production of JAK2, unlike two othe...fat cells, the authors suspect that fat-cell SH2B1 encourages the storing of fat. When they tested this theory, they found that SH2B1 appeared to help mouse embry...

ASU researchers test antibacterial effects of healing clays

... geochemist to net a NIH grant. National Center encourages alternative studies The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at NIH was established in 1998 for just this kind of study. One of the 27 Institutes making up NIH, the Center funds scientific research and technologies that exami...

Fake pesticides threaten food safety

...ket, compared to 5-7% in the EU. 'The CPA actively encourages enforcements to prevent illegal imports. We recommend that farmers buy pesticides from a reliable source. CPA members sign a code of practice,' he says. The EU crop protection market is worth ?.5bn. Counterfeits cost the EU between ?1m and ?0m in ...

Researchers seek to design first treatment for neuroAIDS

...ward death. MLK also regulates p38, an enzyme that encourages inflammation. Thus, MLK inhibitors could conceivably shut down affected immune cells before they trigger inflammation and prevent cell suicide. The new grant is a partnership between the University of Rochester Medical Center and the Center for Neur...

Rescuing injured hearts by enhancing regeneration

...sion with a naturally occurring growth factor that encourages blood vessel growth (angiogenesis). Together, these two agents enabled heart-muscle cells to multiply and the heart to regain its function after a simulated myocardial infarction. The study will appear in the October 17 issue of the Proceedings of th...

Transgenic goat's milk offers hope for tackling children's intestinal disease

...that cause intestinal infections and diarrhea, and encourages the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria, lysozyme is considered to be one of the main components of human milk that contribute to the health and well-being of breast-fed infants. For more than a decade, UC Davis researchers have been looking f...

UCLA study of community health project shows how group dynamics affect fitness, eating habits

... sweat suit. Ponder an organizational culture that encourages walking the stairs instead of riding the elevator. A UCLA-evaluated study of a demonstration project led by Community Health Councils, Inc. (CHC) in Los Angeles shows how incorporating physical activity and healthy eating into an office or other or...

Over-use of antibiotics in fish-for-food industry encourages bacterial resistance and disease

...ls and humans, a recent report says. This practice encourages bacterial resistance and could lead to the evoluti...culture environment for long periods of time. This encourages the growth of bacteria which can survive in the presence of antibiotics - antibiotic resistant bacte...

U of M researchers discover genetic key to treating deadly fungal infections

...s, rather than kill, C. albicans. This suppression encourages the organism to evolve resistance to the drug in order to survive. ...

Growth factor-promoting angiogenesis expressed in tumor cells and normal neurons

...tly linked to tumor cell proliferation but instead encourages the growth of blood vessels needed to support the expanding tumor. Importantly, these findings provide definitive evidence that factors promoting tumor progression extend beyond the tumor itself and involve a complex interaction between the cancer ce...

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