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Cancer-killing invention also harvests stem cells

...s, he kills them. When he captures stem cells, he harvests them for later use in tissue engineering, bone marrow transplants, and other applications that treat human disease and improve health. With Nichola Charles, Jared Kanofsky, and Jane L. Liesveld of the University of Rochester, King wrote about his di...

Johns hopkins researchers find link between cell's energy use and genome health

...n the part of the cell - the mitochondria -- that harvests energy from sugar. But why would an enzyme involved in generating energy live in the "wrong" part of the cell? A closer look at the chromosomal and non-chromosomal parts of the cell showed that although the enzyme itself is found only in the forme...

Sustainable farm practices improve Third World food production

...l of the farm projects increased their yields, and harvests of some crops like maize, potatoes and beans increased 100 percent. Sustainable agriculture practices, such as conservation tillage and integrated pest control, also reduced pesticide use and increased carbon sequestration. In addition, sustainable ...

Tropical Atlantic cooling and African deforestation correlate to drought, report scientists

... effect," says Weldeab, "resulting in shortages of harvests and hunger." As vegetation is cleared, the land l...People in less developed countries live from rain, harvests and animal husbandry," says Weldeab. "Drought directly affects them; they run out of food for people...

New genetic test can detect clam disease

...economy by killing clams and devastating shellfish harvests and commercial aquaculture operations. QPX - for quahog parasite unknown - is a single-celled organism related to slime mold. It was first detected in 1995 in Provincetown, MA and spread to nearby clam beds, killing nine of ten clams in many of the ...

Kenya halts first field trials of GM maize

...owing in Kenya, amounting to US$76 million in lost harvests per year. The IRMA project, which began six years ago, aims to develop both conventional and GM maize varieties to resist the pest. The GM plants, which incorporate genetic material from a bacterium called Bacillus thuringiensis, have already been ...

Restaurant seafood prices since 1850s help plot marine harvests through history

...hers at the conference will show: * How large harvests of the ling fish prior to 1914 allowed cod to dominate the North Sea, causing ecologists today to rethink models of the North Sea ecosystem; * How cod stocks in the North Sea have declined in numbers and size based on records dating from the 1870...

Acid water in East Java threatens biodiversity and local welfare

...reasingly involved with the local residents, whose harvests failed and whose health was deteriorating due to e...sehold purposes, which sometimes leads to the rice harvests failing. The very high aluminium content of the water - associated with the acidity - also plays an ...

Alaskan puzzles, monitoring provide insight about North Pacific salmon runs

... says. "For example, you would not take very large harvests in years of big returns because price goes down as does quality." The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grant is for three years and is part of its Wild Pacific Salmon Ecosystem Initiative. The initiative focuses on salmon conservation in pristine a...

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