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The death of a very special chimpanzee

...oping medicinal applications in therapidly growing field of nanobiotechnology.SP-1 nanocapsules will be capable of delivering cell-destroying drugsspecifically to certain types of solid cancer tumors. The protein'stiny structure enables this carrier to penetrate specifically intotumors without harming heal...

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Home-Use Diagnostic Kits Marketed by Globus Media

...he FDA has issued an import alert which alerts FDA field personnel to the possible importation of the Globus Media devices, provides guidance as to their detention and refusal of admission into the U.S., and also advises U.S. Customs officials about these products. ...

UCSD discovery may help extend life of natural pesticide

...perate 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 that resistance would be exponentially l...

New methods of gene delivery using lasers

...otential for novel developments in the bio-medical field and St Andrews has outstanding research groups in this area. The new method -which involves a miniature violet laser -is cheap, simple, powerful and versatile. Its adaptability means it could have potentially wide medical applications including gene ...

RNA project to create language for scientists worldwide

...for his work on RNA structural bioinformatics--the field of science in which biology, computer science and information technology merge. Methods he has developed for analyzing and classifying RNA structures have been adopted internationally to advance RNA structure prediction and simulation and RNA sequenc...

Photos show jaguar vamping for camera

...ens. "Perhaps he's just a big ham," speculated WCS field biologist Erika Cuéllar, who is helping coordinate the WCS jaguar survey. The Wildlife Conservation Society is working to protect jaguars throughout their range with projects in several Latin American countries designed to safeguard healthy populati...

Affymetrix and the Karolinska Institutet Announce Translational Medicine Strategic Alliance

... this agreement to move the translational medicine field forward." Karolinska Institutet agreement is part of the Affymetrix Translational Medicine Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to bridge the gap between clinical research and application of genomics in patient care by bringing together leading...

Carnegie Mellon scientists develop tool that uses MRI to visualize gene expression in living animals

...for conducting preclinical studies in the emerging field of molecular therapeutics and for monitoring the d...ter molecules after they are exposed to a magnetic field and radiofrequency pulses. These signals are then converted into an image. Ahrens' new MRI reporter ...

Measuring the impact of post-genomics on Mediterranean populations

... month, set out to explore how discoveries in this field can help the Mediterranean region. Once research priorities were identified, delegates went onto to explore which mechanisms would best serve Euro-Mediterranean partnerships in the health research domain. The workshop also laid the groundwork for ne...

Wiley announces publication of Databasing the Brain

...at scientific challenges of our time. The emerging field of neuroinformatics integrates neuroscience with informatics to create unique databases and analytical tools for the large variety of neuroscience data types, applying them to brain research and linking them with databases within neuroscience and oth...

Genetically modified rice in China benefits farmers' health, study finds

Farmers growing genetically modified rice in field trials in China report higher crop yields, reduced...ysis of data from eight rice pre-commercialization field trials in China. Their goal was to determine whether genetically modified rice was helping farmers r...

LUCA technologies confirms real-time methane generation

...surface oil wells. "Oil within the Monument 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 ...

Programmable cells: Engineer turns bacteria into living computers

...nts an important proof-of-principle in an emerging field known as "synthetic biology," which aims to harness living cells as workhorses that detect hazards, build structures or repair tissues and organs within the body. "We are really moving beyond the ability to program individual cells to programming a ...

Norovirus, AIDS vaccine and Hepatitis Virus

...safety, low cost of production, and ease of use in field conditions due to their minimal need for refrigeration. In the study the DNA of a simian/human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) was made noninfectious by removing the gene that makes reverse transciptase (a protein the virus requires to replicate). Fou...

Camera Traps Catch Eye of the Tiger

... traps to study tigers in Indonesia. In July 2004, field staff began handing out questionnaires to find out if local people had seen any tigers. Scientists then conducted a track survey, in which they attempted to find evidence of the animals in a specific area. This information was used to determine where...

Great White shark evolution debate involves WSU Lake Campus geology professor

...tively easy to obtain tooth samples through fossil field work along the Atlantic seaboard. Ciampaglio acknowledges that people seem to have a fascination with sharks. "The general public seems to like sharks, and maybe this is because they bring out the fears of our childhood, when they were perceived as ...

Liposome finding implies electrical effect on cell development

...y short distance--less than a micron--to produce a field up to one thousand times stronger). In images achieved through optical and scanning electron microscopy, microtubules were observed to immediately form and extend from the phospholipid balloon, like a seed putting forth a stalk or root. Hayes believ...

Robot-based system developed at Carnegie Mellon detects life in Chile's Atacama desert

...ollege of Science. The "Life in the Atacama" 2004 field season ?from August to mid-October ?was the second...'s Robotics Institute, leads rover development and field investigation aspects of the project. Nathalie Cabrol, a planetary scientist at NASA's Ames Research...

Institute for Systems Biology Symposium Addresses Need for Better Computational Tools

...faster pace-certainly more rapidly than in any new field of biology in the 20th Century. Annotating these proteins of unknown function remains a critical bottleneck for systems biology and is crucial to understanding the biological relevance of genome-wide changes in mRNA and protein expression, protein-pr...

Transgenic plants remove more selenium from polluted soil than wild plants, new tests show

In the first field trial of plants genetically tweaked to absorb more...e six-week trial to see if they could replicate in field conditions the results of prior studies in laboratory greenhouses. Those previous tests showed that ...

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