Tag: "enlisting" at biology news
UTSA researchers examine effects of global warming on Antarctic
... the Antarctic under their belt, Xie and Cicek are enlisting
the help of world-renowned sea ice expert Stephen Ackley to assist in the analysis of the data in UTSA's Laboratory for Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics. Ackley, with more than 30 years as a government scientist and educator, joined the research te...
Serengeti patrols cut poaching of buffalo, elephants, rhinos
...nefits for local communities is the cornerstone to enlisting
their help in protecting wildlife, Hilborn says. But the community conservation programs initiated in Tanzania since 2000 occurred after stepped-up patrols in the Serengeti proved effective. "Antipoaching is effective in protected areas," he says....
Tumor wizardry wards off attacks from the immune system
...take advantage of T-reg cells' suppressor ability, enlisting
them to keep the immune system at bay. Their report appears in the July/August issue of the Journal of Immunotherapy. "Earlier, we found that T-reg cells are much more prevalent in patients with breast cancer and pancreatic cancer than in healthy pa...
Can you hear me now? Scientists find previously unknown receptors on adult stem cells
...e stem cells and immature blood cells into action, enlisting
them to help fight whatever pathogen is attacking the body. The findings, which appear in the June issue of the journal Immunity, could have important implications for treating leukemias and autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis...
High-tech tags on marine animals yield valuable data for biologists and oceanographers
Researchers are enlisting
seals, sea lions, tunas, and sharks to serve as ocean sensors, outfitting these top predators with electronic tags that gather detailed reports on oceanographic conditions and, in many cases, transmit the data via satellite. The data are proving usef...
'Computer-chemistry' yields new insight into a puzzle of cell division
...s to what Rudolph called "one reasonable guess" by enlisting
another Duke group led by chemistry professor Waitao Yang. Wang's team, including his graduate student Jerry Parks, uses another bank of computers to calculate how components of molecules behave in small spaces -- in this case "how they wiggle," Rud...