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Potato wart eyed as risk to potato production

...h efforts continue with the goal of developing and improving reliable and integrated disease suppression methods to directly deal with this disease," said Franc....

New designer lipid-like peptide with lipid nanostructures for drug delivery systems

...esigner lipid-like peptides may play a key role in improving effective drug delivery systems....

Salk scientists hammer out a pathway that promotes muscle cell survival in mice

...y affects cellular responses may provide clues for improving cellular health in diseases affecting muscle and other cell types. "In addition to muscle, this regulatory circuit is present in brain and heart tissue, where it also seems to control cell survival," said Marc Montminy, M.D., Ph.D., professor in ...

Improved predictions of warming-induced extinctions sought

...ases. The authors make eight recommendations for improving forecasts of extinction rates under global warming... from clarifying the definition of biodiversity to improving existing models and developing better ones. They include, for example, the suggestion that current m...

Cure for cancer one step closer

...llections with clinical data is a major barrier to improving care of cancer patients. "Queensland research has taken an enormous step forward this week. There is every possibility that findings made achievable by the Tissue Bank will lead to the next big breakthrough in the fight against cancer," she said. ...

Super-fermenting fungus genome sequenced

...tis to ferment xylose and using this knowledge for improving xylose metabolism in other microbes, such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae, brewer’s yeast, offers a strategy for improved production of cellulosic ethanol,?said Eddy Rubin, DOE JGI Director. “In addition, this strategy could enhance the productivity and...

New recommendations against a major opportunistic infection -- cryptococcosis

... higher in Africa and Asia: this greatly justifies improving the therapeutic management of this disease in the future. ...

NASA predicts nongreen plants on other planets

...e planets around other stars, while simultaneously improving our understanding of life on Earth," said Carl Pilcher, director of the NAI at NASA Ames. "This approach -- studying Earth life to guide our search for life on other worlds -- is the essence of astrobiology." Kiang and her colleagues calculated wh...

In-shell vaccine for chick disease

...hope that our research could have a real impact on improving yields for UK farmers." "We are currently trying to modify the vaccine further, in collaboration with Intervet, to make it suitable for commercial use," said Dr Britton. Professor Julia Goodfellow, Chief Executive of BBSRC, said: "BBSRC researc...

ESA launches new project to protect biodiversity

...rganisations and decision makers for their goal of improving the quality of life, keeping the tremendous diversity of the region protected and making sustainable use of our marine resources, for our future generations," MarViva's Michael Rothschild said. Because the development of these products requires di...

Scientists find method to pick noncompetitive animals, improve production

...on. "This selection methodology is a roadmap to improving the breeding of domesticated animals," Muir said. "The tool also could allow us to domesticate more species as readily available food sources, such as cannibalistic shellfish and game fish." ...

Scripps research study reveals structural dynamics of single prion molecules

... "Our laboratory has spent a great deal of time in improving these techniques, and we have used them to uncover some very intriguing information about this particular monomer," he said. "This combination of techniques can now be used to study other amyloidogenic proteins, including prions, particularly small a...

Global 'sunscreen' has likely thinned, report NASA scientists

...mans. While global estimates of total aerosols are improving and being extended with new observations by NASA's latest generation of Earth-observing satellites, finding out whether the recent rise and fall of aerosols is due to human activity or natural changes will have to await the planned launch of NASA's G...

Penn study on lung-infecting bacterial enzyme suggests new approach to cystic fibrosis treatment

... measures, might be a viable near-term approach to improving length and quality of life for many CF patients, before CF gene therapy becomes a reality. The Penn research team demonstrated the disruptive action of SMase in frog oocytes (egg cells) engineered to place CFTR in their membrane. These oocytes are...

Brain networks strengthened by closing ion channels

...se networks by keeping these channels closed, thus improving working memory and reducing distractibility," she said. "This is the first time we have observed the mechanism of action of a psychotropic medication in such depth, at the level of ion channels." Arnsten said the excessive opening of HCN channels ...

Triplex assay used to assay duplex genomic DNA

...s intercalate. "We have decided not to focus on improving probe chemistry at this time, but rather to develop a flow injection based instrument which is matched to our chemistry," continued Daksis. Their Genome Flow® instrument, which employs hardware from FIALab Instruments of Bellevue, Washington, has one...

Pregnancy hormone key to repairing nerve cell damage

...oal of prolactin therapy, we have hope of actually improving symptoms in people with MS," says Dr. Luanne Metz, director of the Calgary MS Clinic in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary and Calgary Health Region. The study, authored by Weiss, Christopher Gregg, Viktor Shikar, Pete...

Bacteria research offers hope for new vaccine against meningococci

...oreover we will be able to find new strategies for improving the prognoses for those who are affected by meningococcus disorders,?says Ann-Beth Jonsson....

Tears reveal some of their deepest secrets to researchers

..., but advances in mass spectrometry technology are improving research efforts. "Other scientists used different techniques to try to determine the composition of meibum, but mass spectrometry is sensitive enough to detect individual lipid molecules, like oleamide," Nichols said. Oleamide was first identi...

Army research mission focused on autism

...ientists and advocates to focus on a common cause, improving the lives of children with autism, to produce research that will lead to making a real difference," said Peter Bell, executive vice president of Autism Speaks, who also has a 14 year old son with ASD. "Parents have been playing a significant advocacy...

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