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Researchers find gene that may be at root of potato blight

... which, depending on the plant variety, can either facilitate disease or trigger resistance. Avr3a scouts a potato plant on the cellular level to determine whether the plant is a likely victim. "This avirulence gene is kind of like a weapon that triggers a metal detector," said Sophien Kamoun, a study co-auth...

Scientists discover how Ebola virus infects cells

...n and in vivo pharmacology of these inhibitors may facilitate development of an anti-Ebola-virus therapy." Reference: K Chandran et al. Endosomal proteolysis of the Ebola virus glycoprotein is necessary for infection. Science Express. Published online April 14, 2005. DOI: 10.1126/science.1110656. ...

The lopsided brain: Attention bias is shared by humans and birds

..., the structure in human brains that is thought to facilitate rapid communication between the two hemispheres. In the past, such communication via the corpus collosum has been thought to form the basis for asymmetries in human spatial attention, but the new observations suggest that this view warrants reconside...

Norovirus found to cause traveler's diarrhea

...fy Norovirus-positive stool samples could serve to facilitate future Norovirus-related research in developing countries. "Prevalence of Norovirus among U.S. Visitors to Mexico and Guatemala Experiencing Traveler's Diarrhea" was supported by a grant from the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins Bloo...

Multiple-drug resistant gene expression pattern predicts treatment outcome for pediatric leukemia

...ed in the April issue of Cancer Cell, is likely to facilitate development of new strategies to combat drug resistance and treatment failure for children with ALL. Nearly 80% of children with ALL are cured following chemotherapeutic treatment. However, the remaining 20% often exhibit drug resistance and treatme...

Building a human kinase gene repository

...ful resource for the scientific community and will facilitate high-throughput cellular and biochemical assays and structural studies of this important gene family. ...

Cooperation is key—a new way of looking at MicroRNA and how it controls gene expression

...uggests that the RNA binding proteins are there to facilitate the degradation and that microRNA is required as well. They believe that the microRNA and protein form a large complex of molecules, though they do not know exactly how many proteins and other molecules are involved. The article, "Involvement of Mic...

Emergence of cancer as major cause of childhood death in developing countries is not being adequately addressed

... include cases in developing countries. This would facilitate studies of the roles that genetic background, environment and lifestyle play in susceptibility to cancer and pathogenesis of particular cancers. Such studies would be easier to conduct if pediatric cancer units are created in resource-poor nations an...

Strongest proof yet found for prion hypothesis

...SE studies. According to Soto, it should also soon facilitate creating a much-needed blood test for prions, which would greatly improve current surveillance techniques for mad cow disease and its human form, new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome. ...

PGA on a tour under the skin

...lular polymer called poly-gamma-glutamate (PGA) to facilitate growth and ensure survival of the bacteria inside the human host. PGA protects the pathogen from innate host defenses during infection. S. epidermidis is the only human pathogen known to produce PGA other than Bacillus anthracis, but several differen...

Yale researchers identify molecule for detecting parasitic infection in humans

...components that trigger a host immune response may facilitate the development of better vaccines." ...

Vampire bats keep out of trouble by running

...h the researchers believe evolved independently to facilitate feeding behavior. "What we observed was like a horse going from a walk to a gallop over a very short amount of time," Riskin explains. The researchers kept increasing the speed of the treadmill and, much to their surprise, their subjects broke into a...

LUCA technologies confirms real-time methane generation

...nument Butte field has a waxy composition that may facilitate the strong real-time methane generation we see at this site," commented Mr. Pfeiffer. "If so, then areas with large accumulations of waxy oil ?for example, the Daqing Field in Northeast China -- could prove to be important sites for the bioconversion...

Protein offers way to stop microscopic parasites in their tracks

...kened by illnesses such as HIV or is suppressed to facilitate an organ transplant. "Toxoplasma is like a time bomb that can go off and cause serious trouble when the immune system wanes or is compromised," explains L. David Sibley, Ph.D., professor of molecular microbiology at Washington University School of M...

Scientists discover that host cell lipids facilitate bacterial movement

...ne lipids to its surface and these membrane lipids facilitate the ability of the bacterium to move within cells. This capability is unique to Listeria and is not found in another intracellular bacteria, Shigella. Our experiments show that Listeria is a simplified model system for studying how phosphoinositides ...

RNA project to create language for scientists worldwide

...ge and foster interaction among scientists" and to facilitate "innovative ideas for implementing novel networking strategies." As principal investigator, Leontis will serve as coordinator of the consortium, which includes scientists from the United States, Great Britain, France, Canada and Australia. Participa...

Agilent Technologies releases automated literature search tool for biology researchers

...iterature search tool was developed within Labs to facilitate our own research collaborations and has proved very successful for us. We are excited to provide this to researchers everywhere so that they can analyze their own data more effectively and put it into a biological context." With the Agilent Literatu...

UCSD discovery may help extend life of natural pesticide

...s to ward off insect pests. Their findings should facilitate the design and use of Bt toxins to prevent insects, which the researchers believe also possess the molecule, from developing resistance to Bt, extending the life of this natural pesticide. The study, published February 11 in the journal Science, det...

UCSD researchers maintain stem cells without contaminated animal feeder layers

...le for non-federal research. The findings here may facilitate the derivation of new human embryonic stem cell lines without the use of animal or human feeder layers." ...

Inexpensive, mass-produced genes core of synthetic biology advances at UH

...and other viral diseases. Thistechnology also will facilitate development of new medications throughthe creation of humanized yet synthetic antibodies that could beespecially useful in detection and treatment of infectious organismsthat could be used by terrorists....

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