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Releasing fish for the future

... Primary Industries (DPI) fisheries scientists are investigating ways to boost the survival rates of fish caught and then released by anglers. Some guidelines designed to improve fish survival were recently developed for released line-caught snapper, silver trevally, mulloway, sand whiting, yellowfin bream and d...

CSIRO scientists join fight to save 'Tassie devil'

... Textiles and Fibre Technology, Dr Jeff Church, is investigating the Tasmanian devil’s hair to determine if any chemical or structural changes can be detected that can be correlated with the disease. “We are hoping we can work together to develop a pre-clinical diagnostic test based on recent developments in ...

The kapok connection -- Study explains rainforest similarities

...from South America to Africa. He plans to continue investigating the role of oceanic dispersal to see if the same is true for other species and for entire plant communities. "This tree has become locally extinct in parts of the Peruvian Amazon as a result of overexploitation for plywood," Dick said. "It might b...

Researchers develop buckyballs to fight allergy

...chers from a number of scientific fields have been investigating the tiny, hollow carbon cages to serve a variety of functions. In this study, researchers modified the buckyballs so that they were compatible with water. The new study findings were published online in the June 19 issue of the Journal of Immunology ...

Cancer patients monitor fatigue in real time

...momentary assessment holds substantial promise for investigating fatigue and other cancer symptoms, she said. ...

Research says boiling broccoli ruins its anti-cancer properties

...sinolate content of vegetables was then studied by investigating the effects of cooking by boiling, steaming, microwave cooking and stir-fry. Boiling appeared to have a serious impact on the retention of those important glucosinolate within the vegetables. The loss of total glucosinolate content after boiling f...

New study examines 'brain's own marijuana'

...uffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) is investigating the “brain’s own marijuana?-- called endocannabinoid -- in the regulation of stress, stress-related behavior and anxiety. A five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health is supporting this investigation. “It is widely ...

Whiteflies and plant viruses can help each other to speed up biological invasion

...pes. Many scientists around the world have been investigating why the B whitefly is so invasive. It is now widely accepted that the B whitefly is most likely to have originated from the Mediterranean/North Africa region, and its recent widespread invasion has been assisted by the worldwide flower trade. The que...

Investigating the measles virus as a tool to kill multiple myeloma

...c Cancer Center’s Molecular Medicine Program began investigating it. The current study and other related projects resulted. “Mayo’s multidisciplinary team and institutional support for cutting-edge research provide the perfect incubator for development of a therapeutic virus,?says Dr. Russell. “We have everyth...

Glucose triggers brain cell death in rats after hypoglycemic coma

... coma." In his own current research, Swanson is investigating the possible roles of glucose and NADPH oxidase as agents of oxidative stress in a rodent model of ischemic stroke. "So far, the results are very promising," he says. ...

Gene found for rare disorder may reveal new pathway in mental retardation

...," added Dr. Krantz, "and also opens an avenue for investigating genetic mechanisms in broader populations of patients with abnormal brain development, in mental retardation and possibly autism as well." ...

Mine runoff continues to provide clues to microbial diversification

...werful molecular tools are playing a vital role in investigating the complexity of how bacterial consortia cooperate and compete in nature. In fact, ORNL mass spectrometry provided the ability to resolve and differentiate peptides that differ by as little as one amino acid. Nathan VerBerkmoes of the lab’s Chemi...

The sturdier sex? -- Study by Pittsburgh scientists finds female stem cells work better

... Medicine. "Based on these results, future studies investigating regenerative medicine should consider the sex of the stem cells to be an important factor. Furthermore, investigations such as ours could lead to a better understanding of sex-related differences in aging and disease and could explain, at least parti...

Fighting influenza & co. with 40,000 blood samples

...time, a task force from the University of Siena is investigating how the immune response changes on a cellular level in elderly people. Studies with older mice are expected to provide further insights. For these, the University Clinic in Dijon is designing a corresponding animal model. The Belgian project partner ...

New study sheds light on 'dark states' in DNA

...tached to the base or not. Next, Kohler's lab is investigating whether the dark state can be linked to DNA damage. "What are the photochemical consequences of long-lived states? Are they precursors to some of the chemical photoproducts that we know cause damage? That's the Holy Grail in this field -- connectin...

Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia

... Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine, began investigating a possible link between the surgery and PPA when one of her male patients connected the onset of his language problem at age 43 to the period after his vasectomy. At a twice-yearly Chicago support group for PPA patients Weintraub sees from around...

Tumor-suppressor gene is critical for placenta development

...a cause learning or physical abnormalities? We are investigating these questions now." Scientists know that the protein encoded by the Rb gene, the Rb protein, plays an important role in regulating how cells grow. But exactly how it does this ?the molecule interacts with 110 other proteins ?remains unknown. ...

UW launches study testing adult stem cells for heart damage repair

... the country taking part in a novel clinical trial investigating if a subject's own stem cells can treat a form of severe coronary artery disease. The trial, just underway at UW Hospital and Clinics, is enrolling subjects in the Autologous Cellular Therapy CD34-Chronic Myocardial Ischemia (ACT34-CMI) Trial. The f...

New cell type identified in cancer development

... from a study in which Gao and his colleagues were investigating tumor growth in mice. They discovered that some of the animals had lymphoma, and that several cell lines from those tumors carried a unique and provocative phenotype, or surface protein signature: They carried neither the Sca-1 or c-kit markers, ha...

Researchers urge monitoring of bone health during chemotherapy

...CSF on bone tumor growth. Weilbaecher is currently investigating bisphosphonates as a means to prevent tumor metastasis to bone in breast cancer patients. "We used G-CSF as a tool to understand the implications for tumor growth when osteoclast activity is revved up," Weilbaecher says. "But G-CSF isn't unique in...

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