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Plants respond similarly to signals from friends, enemies

...onded similarly to signals from both rhizobia, the friends that fix nitrogen for the plant, and root-knot nematodes, the parasitic foes that want to harm the plant. Signals from both outsiders induce rapid changes in distribution of the plant's cytoskeleton, which is part of a pathway that leads to a series ...

Artifical cornea lets woman blind 20 years see

...remaining moist. She came to rely upon family and friends to help her do many of the activities people with normal vision sometimes take for granted. Now, twenty years and several life milestones later, Elma is able to see again, thanks to advances in ophthalmology research. Physicians at Duke University E...

Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies

...mbers of prominent politicians, private clinics or friends of the physician discoverers, who were caught off guard and almost instantly flooded with requests from the public. More controversial was the penicillin case, in which two government-appointed committees, one military and the other civilian, decide...

Identification of specific genes predicts which patients will respond to Hepatitis C treatment

.... It was devastating, but having the support of my friends and hospital staff really helped me through the treatment. And I wanted to participate in this study so that the research could help others in the future." The study followed 31 patients with chronic Hepatitis C who were treated at Toronto Western H...

Survey Uncovers Surprising Attitudes Towards HIV Vaccine Research

... many were reluctant to express strong support for friends or family members volunteering for HIV vaccine trials. Only 29 percent of the general population and 35 percent of African Americans said they would be extremely or very supportive. Hispanics and men who have sex with men were more inclined to be sup...

Penicillin, amoxicillin: Step aside for strep throat treatment

... the still-contagious child is exposing his or her friends to strep. ...

When mice choose mates, experience counts

...ial influences do play a role in how we choose our friends and partners." ...

Ritalin packs punch by elevating norepinephrine, suppressing nerve signal transmissions

...ng college students who solicit prescriptions from friends or siblings diagnosed with ADHD and use the drug to postpone fatigue and stay alert and focused while studying for exams or completing projects, Waterhouse said. ...

Pathway toward gene silencing described in plants

... not without a lot of help from their friends. The friends in this case are the team of eight known proteins of the RNA-directed DNA methylation pathway. Using an impressive toolkit of sophisticated techniques, Pikaard and his collaborators not only have described the locations of the eight proteins in the...

Hopkins scientists show hallucinogen in mushrooms creates universal 'mystical' experience

...etter. Structured interviews with family members, friends and co-workers generally confirmed the subjects' remarks. Results of a year-long followup are being readied for publication. Psychological tests and subjects' own reports showed no harm to study participants, though some admitted extreme anxiety o...

Why we could all do with a siesta

...s research perhaps sheds light on why our European friends are so fond of their siestas." ...

Protect patients from exploitation by alternative medicines industry

...s because of the pressure put on them by families, friends or vested interest groups to “go organic.? “It’s time for legislation to focus on a particularly vulnerable section of our society and do something to limit the exploitation of our patients,?he says. Why not subject the alternative medicines indust...

Tuberculosis: The bacillus takes refuge in adipose cells

... that isoniazid treatment, prescribed to the close friends and family of patients as a preventative measure, may in some cases not provide sufficient protection against the disease. This is particularly important for immunocompromised patients and for people with AIDS, for whom a secondary infection with tub...

Fishy cooperation

... and eel swimming side by side as if they are good friends on a stroll. It also offers quantification, which is truly hard to achieve in the field, of the tendencies involved in this mutually beneficial arrangement. The investigators were able to demonstrate that the two predators seek each other's company, ...

Army research mission focused on autism

... find what worked best for him," she said. "I have friends who have tried everything, and their children are not progressing and are still presenting with infantile behavior as they enter adolescence." The ASDRP Integration Panel adopted as its vision statement "Improve the lives of individuals with autis...

Pacific Rim researchers to collaborate on distributed bioinformatics analysis of avian flu

...stantial prior investment in partnerships with our friends and colleagues across the Pacific," said Arzberger, who directs the five-year-old PRAGMA initiative. "We will be able to hit the ground running thanks to the shared expertise, interconnected cyberinfrastructure, grid-enabled software tools and studen...

Putting feelings into words produces therapeutic effects in the brain

...eenage years. It is possible that interaction with friends and family during these years could shape the strength of this brain region’s response, but this is not yet established, Lieberman said. One benefit of therapy may be to strengthen this brain region. Does therapy lead to physiological changes in t...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...ciety. “We are happy to be welcomed back like old friends by the Government of Southern Sudan, and we look forward to working together to safeguard this amazing wildlife treasure.” Fay and his colleagues believe that follow-up aerial surveys and tracking will reveal that the team missed a significant ...

Art and music for the birds

...s testing the musical tastes of our fine feathered friends with an exhibition featuring four 10-foot red perches offering what are considered to be the best in classical, rock, country, and jazz for local birds. Demaray’s concept of art for the birds hatched from a conversation with co-creator John Walsh, ...

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