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Jumping gene helps explain immune system's abilities

...otein building similar tothat of diners creating a meal at a cafeteria, but how the immunesystem's 'a la c...Forexample, at a cafeteria, one diner could have a meal of mashedpotatoes, broccoli and a pork chop, and another French fries, salad anda hamburger, and so ...

UCSD Discovery Shows How Embryonic Stem Cells Perform 'Quality Control' Inspections

...otein building similar tothat of diners creating a meal at a cafeteria, but how the immunesystem's 'a la c...Forexample, at a cafeteria, one diner could have a meal of mashedpotatoes, broccoli and a pork chop, and another French fries, salad anda hamburger, and so ...

New therapy for HIV/AIDS eliminates needles and excessive toxicity

...otein building similar tothat of diners creating a meal at a cafeteria, but how the immunesystem's 'a la c...Forexample, at a cafeteria, one diner could have a meal of mashedpotatoes, broccoli and a pork chop, and another French fries, salad anda hamburger, and so ...

Gene sequencing explains bioremediation 'bug'

...otein building similar tothat of diners creating a meal at a cafeteria, but how the immunesystem's 'a la c...Forexample, at a cafeteria, one diner could have a meal of mashedpotatoes, broccoli and a pork chop, and another French fries, salad anda hamburger, and so ...

Falling ants glide back to trunk to avoid dangers of forest floor

...nd also collects adult females who've had a recent meal of blood ?his own. He and Dudley are applying for grants to do a more systematic survey to see how common gliding is among the hundreds of species of canopy ants as well as other insects that live in the trees, and to explore the biomechanics of the...

A frog's life is food for thought

...d. "Within 36 hours of the ingestion of the first meal the gut had all but returned to its pre-aestivatio...e, and by the completion of digestion of the first meal the gut was operating on par with that of non-aestivating frogs," she said. "This rate of rectifica...

Researchers identify protein crucial for survival of Lyme-disease bacterium

...ks a specific protein that responds to an incoming meal of blood, it is unable to be transmitted from the ...ng the BptA protein either can't utilize the blood meal in the way the wild-type bacteria do, or something about the blood becomes hostile to them," said Dr...

Thai spice helps cut blood sugar swings

..., rats were administered HCA prior to "mimicking a meal by infusing sugar into the stomach," explained lead author Wielinga. "Compared with controls, which had no HCA, the test rats' rise in blood sugar was much slower, but over 2 ½ hours all the sugar was absorbed." In addition, "HCA strongly attenuated...

Researcher gets NSF grant to create mutant maize lines

...elves contain maize, in the form of starch, sugar, meal or oil," he says. "It's a $23 billion-a-year industry in the U.S. alone." Brutnell's colleagues include Erik Vollbrecht and Volker Brendel, both in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology at Iowa State University in Ames; Brendel is...

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

...nt that the inflation-adjusted price of an abalone meal held steady at about $7 (in 2004 currency) for rou...he 1950s. And the price of a wild canvasback duck meal rose from today's equivalent of $20 in the 1860s to $100 in 1910 as stocks collapsed. Professional h...

Building a better mouse model of lung cancer: FHIT counts

...hich is also found in smoke but also in beer, fish meal and some preserved meats. They discovered that when the VHL gene was missing as well, the mice were even more susceptible to tumor growth. "We thought this was interesting because this is the first indication that loss of just one of the two copies o...

2005 AIDS figures released by WHO and UNAIDS

...elieved that HIV could be transmitted by sharing a meal with an HIV-positive person. Finally, weak HIV surveillance in several regions including in some countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North Africa is hampering prevention efforts and often means that people at highest risk...

Earliest European Farmers Left Little Genetic Mark On Modern Europe

...elieved that HIV could be transmitted by sharing a meal with an HIV-positive person. Finally, weak HIV surveillance in several regions including in some countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North Africa is hampering prevention efforts and often means that people at highest risk...

Feeling old?

...scle at around 0.5?% per year. Immediately after a meal degradation of protein slows down and synthesis do...e slow down in degradation that normally follows a meal does not occur in old animals, so there is excessive breakdown. But adding leucine to the diet resto...

Ancient DNA provides clues to the evolution of social behavior

...ave their colonies, the rodents often make a tasty meal for prowling owls. For thousands of years, these owls have roosted in two caves near the Chilean border and regurgitated pellets of indigestible fur, bones and teeth while they rest. From these teeth, scientists can determine which rodent species liv...

Some like it hot: Worms at deep-sea vents favor a fiery 45-55°C

...or extreme temperatures may be the undersea worms' meal ticket, since they are apparently the only animals able to access -- and feast on -- lush mats of bacteria that thrive around deep-sea vents. The research is described this week in the journal Science. Authors Peter R. Girguis of Harvard Universit...

The diversity of marine life in the Gulf of Maine region is much greater than previously thought

...fed on as many as 130,000 diatoms. Therefore, one meal for a humpback may represent more than 400 billion diatoms. (Cerullo, M., 1999, Sea Soup, p. 14). The oldest described species in the register is from 1753, a green alga called Ulva lactuca, commonly known as sea lettuce. The newest organisms t...

DNA: Bacteria's survival ration

...should come as no surprise that DNA can serve as a meal for microbes. "You're surrounded by living things, and living things die," Finkel said. "Where does all that stuff go? Why aren't we up to our ears in DNA, in ribosomes, in plant protein? "A lot of decay is microbial, and nobody ever thinks about i...

Natural vitamin E tocotrienol reaches blood at protective levels

...ok the study supplement with a high-fat (60 grams) meal to increase the efficiency of absorption. The findings corresponded closely with previous work as well as the more recent study that sought to determine the levels at which TCT functions as an antioxidant, an agent that protects cells against the ...

A new view on Lyme disease: Rodents hold the key to annual risk

...a vector that picks up the pathogen during a blood meal from a vertebrate host. In the eastern and central United States, the spirochete bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi infects blacklegged ticks, Ixodes scapularis, which feed on a wide variety of birds, lizards, and mammals, including mice, deer, and human...

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