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Chlamydia parasite lives off our fat
...ke University Medical Center report that Chlamydia loves
our lipid droplets. The discovery of an interaction between lipid droplets and Chlamydia was made as Kumar and Valdivia performed the genetic equivalent of an end-run. Chlamydia is not amenable to direct genetic manipulation so the researchers move...
Taking a bite out of a fellow worker helps wasps recruit new foragers
If you think you've got a bad boss, one who loves
to chew people out, or if you work with backstabbing co-workers, be thankful you are not a wasp. If you were, chances are your nestmates might bite you to communicate that it is time to leave the nest and forage for the colony, according to research...
The diversity of marine life in the Gulf of Maine region is much greater than previously thought
...es and hard outer shells. While the human species loves
lobster, other mammalian species, in particular whales, depend on different arthropods, such as the tiny crustaceans called copepods and krill. Twenty percent of known marine species in the Gulf of Maine region ?a total of 652 -- are fishes. Of ...
OHSU researchers demonstrate how white blood cells cannibalize virus-infected cells
...tive tissue. They're sort of like a 5-year-old who loves
to eat cookies, but refuses to eat their brussels sprouts." The researchers believe that these findings may be useful as a method for determining a vaccine's effectiveness during the process of immunization. Measuring the levels at which CD8+ T-cell...
Illuminating the dark side of plants
...cked presentation will also appeal to everyone who loves
plants or collects books about plants. Lewis R. Goldfrank, Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, comments, "This second edition of the Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants is a remarkable improve...
Thymus transplants gives hope to babies with fatal immune disease
...eeding herself, putting on her own clothes and she loves
to dance." Lolita Harding is describing her daughter Dave'yana, who will turn three in September, thanks in large part to a thymus transplant she received at Duke University Medical Center in April 2005 to reconstitute her absent immune system. Dave...