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UCSD discovery may help extend life of natural pesticide

...ight glycolipid and protein receptors cooperate to engage this intoxication program? If the field can figure this out, it might allow for the engineering of toxins that can utilize either type of receptor alternatively, such that host resistance would require the mutation of both receptor types. This means ...

Chemists identify immune system mechanism for methamphetamine binges

...ew study is the first to suggest that the drug can engage the body's defense system to attack methamphetamine in such a way that makes users inclined to use more of the drug, the researchers say. Their study, which paints a clearer picture of the drug's effect on the immune system and its potential for abus...

Two are better than one

...omization of antibodies that work independently to engage these cancer-specific receptors and shut down the attendant signaling network. The study was carried out in cooperation with researchers from Targeted Molecular Diagnostics, Westmont, IL, USA. In experiments conducted in vitro and in lab mice, the r...

New tumor-suppressor gene discovered

...establish a new area of research that is likely to engage scientists working in many different fields. Other members of Lai's research team at Penn State include Xiaomu Wei, Takeshi Shimizu, Edward Ramos, Margaret Rohrbaugh, and Li-Lun Ho, all graduate students; Ying Li, a technician; and Nikolas Nikolaidi...

Innovative collaboration brings Arctic science into the classroom

... and education through intriguing topics that will engage students and the wider public. This is Dr. Holmes' second year of participating in TREC. During their expedition, Holmes and Clapp will have daily communications with students and the public, using a satellite phone hooked to a laptop computer for in...

Ancient immune defense mechanism is no match for HIV-1

...iscovered that mammalian cells infected with HIV-1 engage a primitive defense mechanism that was previously observed only in plants and invertebrates. The research also reveals exactly how HIV-1 successfully thwarts this rare form of immunity in vertebrate cells. However, elucidation of the mechanism HIV-1 ...

New book explains antibiotic resistance for a broad audience

... a reader-friendly, comprehensible style that will engage everyone from scientists to everyday citizens. "Most people have a love-hate relationship with antibiotics. They love the fact that antibiotics work most of the time and work quickly with few side effects. They hate the fact that more and more physi...

Understanding how bacteria communicate may help scientists prevent disease

... a critical number of individuals, before they can engage in particular activities. Typically these are activities that are only productive when carried out in unison by a community of bacteria. The example often given is bioluminescence. Scientists noticed that once a population or colony of particular ba...

Stem cell treatment improves mobility after spinal cord injury

...hough there is still much work to do before we can engage in human clinical tests." Acute spinal cord damage occurs during the first few weeks of the injury. In turn, the chronic period begins after a few months. It is anticipated that the stem cell treatment in humans will occur during spinal stabilizatio...

Achilles heel of the herpes virus possibly found

...ons of what the virus likely would use to bind and engage the B5 receptor. "It appears that B5 is a new class of viral receptor. Unlike other viruses so far, HSV seems to have evolved to take advantage of a broadly present cellular protein that has properties like that of known cellular fusion machinery," ...

Gambling monkeys give insight into neural machinery of risk

...- could give insights into why humans compulsively engage in risky behaviors, including gambling, unsafe sex, drug use and overeating. The researchers, Michael Platt and Allison McCoy, published their findings in the advanced online version of Nature Neuroscience, posted August 14, 2005. The research was s...

Gap-climbing fruit flies reveal components of goal-driven behaviors

... obstacles in their physical environments and must engage appropriate decision-making and motor skills to de... a traversable width. If the chasm is short, flies engage in an extraordinary crossing behavior that the researchers showed involve three motor programs. High...

'Shifty-eyed' Monkeys Offer Window Into Brain's Social Reflexes

...m. 'When you're teaching another person, you often engage with them in 'joint attention,' where you establish attentive contact and undergo a give and take, as you both concentrate on something,' said Platt. 'You often don't see that capability in autistic individuals.' To understand the neural functions of...

Nose odors and mouth odors: The brain distinguishes

...dorant administration interacts with experience to engage unique brain regions and that olfactory referral induced by retronasal stimulation creates a differential reward context for food but not for non-food odors by signaling availability versus receipt of food," they concluded. "Because the current study...

Rensselaer researchers develop approach that predicts protein separation behavior

... bioinformatics, and integrative systems biology - engage a multidisciplinary mix of faculty and students focused on the application of engineering and physical and information sciences to the life sciences. Ranked among the world's most advanced research facilities, Rensselaer's Center for Biotechnology an...

Primate virus jumps species barrier to humans for first time in Asia

...o transmission of infection. Visitors occasionally engage in other risky behavior, such as touching animals or trying to hold baby monkeys. Limiting such behavior can reduce the risk of bites and scratches. "If you look at free-ranging monkeys in Singapore's nature reserves, you see that feeding by visitor...

Scientists uncover new clues about brain function in human behavior

... people. They will eagerly, and often impulsively, engage in social interactions, even with strangers. However, they experience increased anxiety that is non-social, such as fear of spiders or heights (phobias) and worry excessively. For several years, scientists have suspected that abnormal processing in ...

Drugs from the deep blue

...ave to find the clues," he said. "Natural products engage your intellectual curiosity with a sense of wonder that comes from standing at the shores of new worlds." ...

Scientists and engineers apply nature's design to human problems

...ic and social challenges. Its long-term goal is to engage leaders in various fields in a conversation and learning process to help them understand the root causes of the region's economic, social and environmental problems, according to its Website ( http://www.inspiringfutures.org/bioneers/workshopdescript...

Scientists unpick genetics of first 15 minutes of life

... it carries needs to be re-packaged so that it can engage in normal cellular activities, including combining... set of histone proteins so that the sperm DNA can engage in normal cellular activities. The result is called the male pro-nucleus. To understand how this pr...

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