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Certain fish have a special mating preference

...ant cadre of evolutionary biologists studying this field because genital shape ?morphology ?is one of the c...cted in predator-free environments ?just as in the field ?proving heritability. Sex, lies and videotape He even got female selection on film. He examined t...

IMF Launches World’s First DNA Database for Myeloma Patients

...ant cadre of evolutionary biologists studying this field because genital shape ?morphology ?is one of the c...cted in predator-free environments ?just as in the field ?proving heritability. Sex, lies and videotape He even got female selection on film. He examined t...

New method shows it is possible to grow bone for grafts within a patient's body

...setts Institute of Technology and a pioneer in the field of tissue engineering. "It has the potential for changing the way that tissue engineering is done in the future." The current approach currently used by orthopedic surgeons to repair serious bone breaks is to remove small pieces of bone from a patie...

Researchers discover mechanism for multiplying adult stem cells

While the field of human embryonic stem cell research receives a t... adult stem cells for possible therapies. But this field raises other difficulties. Although adult stem cell research isn't fraught with the controversies th...

Study shows humans have ability to track odors, much like bloodhounds

...bel plan to train volunteers to track odors in the field and test the limits of odor localization in humans. Porter, Sobel and their colleagues reported the results in the August 18 issue of the journal Neuron. In a review appearing in the same issue of the journal, Jay A. Gottfried of the Department of ...

New Vaccine To Be Used For First Time In Polio Outbreak Response

...g the virus had spread across the country. Ongoing field investigations have identified additional suspected polio cases across the affected governorates in Yemen. Low immunization rates among Yemen's children may facilitate the spread of the virus. Experts are now planning an outbreak response, using the...

Scripps research scientists solve structure of a critical innate immune system protein

...RI Department of Immunology. "All of us in the TLR field have been dying to see the structure of a TLR ectodomain since the innate immune function of TLRs was discovered seven years ago. This will open the way to a great many other studies that will allow us to understand exactly how signaling occurs." Si...

Discovery of an American salamander where it shouldn't be: Korea

...For me, this is the most stunning discovery in the field of herpetology during my lifetime. It's so utterly unexpected, so completely unexpected." The discovery of a lungless salamander from the family Plethodontidae was made two years ago by Stephen J. Karsen, a biologist from Illinois who teaches in the...

Researchers Discover That Microbes Can Produce Miniature Electrical Wires

...ces. It may also have applications in the emerging field of nanotechnology, which develops advanced materials and devices in extremely small dimensions. The findings of microbiologist Derek R. Lovley's research team are published in the June 23rd issue of Nature , an international science journal. Researc...

Virginia Tech group adds tools to DNA-targeted anti-cancer drugs

...ewer said. "It is a common practice in the medical field to use luminescent dyes to study cells, so pathology labs will have the equipment needed to monitor drug delivery. Brewer is giving her invited talk, "Applications of mixed-metal supramolecular complexes in the development of chemotherapeutic and ph...

Bad aftertaste? New sensory on/off switch may 'cure' bane of artificial sweetener search

...ewer said. "It is a common practice in the medical field to use luminescent dyes to study cells, so pathology labs will have the equipment needed to monitor drug delivery. Brewer is giving her invited talk, "Applications of mixed-metal supramolecular complexes in the development of chemotherapeutic and ph...

Purdue scientists may have found key to halting spinal cord damage

...that their membranes can heal and also oscillating field stimulator implants that encourage the tissue to regenerate," Shi said. "We are hopeful that detoxifying acrolein will allow doctors to stop the chemical attack cycle as well, adding to the number of treatment methods available." The center was esta...

The genetic origins of corn on the cob

...ting a typical corn crop (Zea mays) in Illinois, a field worker noticed a plant so unusual that it was initially believed to be a new species. Its "peculiarly shaped ear" was "laid aside as a curiosity" and the specimen was designated Zea ramosa (from the Latin ramosus, "having many branches"). Due to the ...

$6.5 Million Grant for Microarray Center at Yale School of Medicine

...ting a typical corn crop (Zea mays) in Illinois, a field worker noticed a plant so unusual that it was initially believed to be a new species. Its "peculiarly shaped ear" was "laid aside as a curiosity" and the specimen was designated Zea ramosa (from the Latin ramosus, "having many branches"). Due to the ...

Disease diagnosis, bioengineering covered at state nano summit

...pportunities associated with the multidisciplinary field that is nanotechnology. Krause's work deals with the significant effort in bionanotechnology today being devoted to the use of naturally occurring proteins in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and as reagents in bioengineering applications. The...

Could better mangrove habitats have spared lives in the 2004 tsunami?

...thors present an account of the first post-tsunami field assessment they've undertaken, in Sri Lanka. The researchers investigated the impact of the tsunami at 24 different mangrove sites, comparing the event's effects to the size, history, and quality of the local mangroves. The researchers found that whe...

Unexpected lock and key mechanism found for the assembly of tumor blood vessels

...egrin. Angiogenesis has been an intensely studied field of cancer research for the past 10 years. Since cancer cells literally hijack the body's normal angiogenesis process to initiate blood vessel growth to fuel the growth of tumors, researchers believe that blocking angiogenesis may choke off a tumor's ...

Stem Cells to Solve the Blood Shortage Problem?

...thors present an account of the first post-tsunami field assessment they've undertaken, in Sri Lanka. The researchers investigated the impact of the tsunami at 24 different mangrove sites, comparing the event's effects to the size, history, and quality of the local mangroves. The researchers found that whe...

Researchers seek to discover what really happens when a virus enters the body

...ys, their techniques could be used in clinical and field settings to quickly identify known viruses, or to map unknown viruses to existing profiles to better predict their behavior and start appropriate treatment. Ultimately, their work should contribute to what starts an immune response. And as NIH's Ma...

Insects develop resistance to engineered crops

...eports of crop failure or insect resistance in the field to genetically modified Bt crops, Shelton said. St...age of requiring a smaller refuge -- a part of the field where non-Bt plants are grown. Refuges create opportunities for Bt-resistant insects to mate with ot...

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