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Wheat gene may boost foods' nutrient content

...s the protein, zinc and iron content in the grain, potentially offering a solution to nutritional deficiencies affecting hundreds of millions of children around the world. Results from the study will be reported in the Nov. 24 issue of the journal Science. "Wheat is one of the world's major crops, providing a...

Singing for survival

... in other contexts to relay new, and in this case, potentially life-saving information to one another. This type of referential communication is commonplace in human language, but has yet to be widely demonstrated in some of our closest living relatives - the apes." Gibbons are renowned amongst non-human pri...

Jefferson scientists find aging gene also protects against prostate cancer development

...umor shrinkage. “This study shows that there is potentially new opportunity for these cancer patients with drugs that regulate SIRT1,?Dr. Pestell says. “The discovery is a true breakthrough in our field,?says Chawnshang Chang, Ph.D., George Hoyt Whipple Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and pr...

Cloning techniques produce FDA-approved antibiotic

...ynthesis and then produce it in a non-native host, potentially in much larger quantities. After isolating the genetic information from fosfomycin's native host, Streptomyces fradiae, certain genes were inactivated, and the ability of a non-native host Streptomyces lividians to produce fosfomycin was assessed. ...

Study shows how herpes infects cornea, evades immune cells

...w strategies for developing therapies against this potentially blinding disease and has implications for understanding other herpes virus infections," Shukla said. ...

Detecting explosives with honeybees

...ll bees could detect explosives in the presence of potentially interfering agents, such as lotions, motor oil, or insect repellant. In addition, the team studied structural units in the honey bee's antenna and looked for biochemical and molecular mechanisms that could advance their ability to be trained and reta...

USC team reveals structure of APOBEC family protein

...es to function properly, as in HIGM-2, or from the potentially more serious problem of an enzyme working at inappropriate times and places, leading to genetic mutations that may cause cancer and other diseases," Chen said....

Cell wall of pneumonia bacteria can cause brain and heart damage

...umoniae is a leading cause of pneumonia, sepsis (a potentially life-threatening bloodstream infection) and meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord). The St. Jude team found that pieces of cell wall from S. pneumoniae that escape from the bloodstream enter neurons (brain...

High dopamine transporter levels not correlated with ADHD

...ubjects and control subjects while excluding these potentially confounding factors," Wang said. The researchers measured dopamine transporter levels in 20 adult ADHD subjects who had never received medication, never abused drugs (except nicotine), and had no past or present history of mental or neurological di...

Cougar predation key to ecosystem health

...o mount, land managers may have to acknowledge the potentially enormous impact of these grazing animals on other ecosystem processes, scientists say. This could open the way to new management options once the role of herbivory by deer, elk, or other grazing animals is more fully understood. In sys...

Jumping gene could provide non-viral alternative for gene therapy

...ul as the virus at integrating into DNA, "we could potentially make a hyperactive version of piggyBac, like they ...ve gene, called manganese superoxide dismutase, to potentially protect normal tissue from radiation damage," Dr. Kaminski says. In cancer, he suspects gene ther...

Three-in-one virus killer prevents common, often fatal infections

...ts undergoing chemotherapy. The therapy could also potentially be used in babies, who are more susceptible to adenovirus infections than other age groups. ...

Vaccine combined with short-term postexposure antibiotics protects monkeys from inhalational anthrax

...ed in this very important finding, which stands to potentially improve the course of therapeutic intervention, as well as enhance overall protection against this significant biological threat." ...

Adults who go to bed lonely get stress hormone boost next morning

... animal models, that long-term elevations could be potentially harmful to physical health. But in the short term the stress hormone is adaptive and helpful, according to Adam. "Cortisol helps us respond to stressful experiences and do something about them," she said. "It is necessary for survival -- fluctuati...

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center: Harnessing the measles virus to attack cancer

...ety, which now allows administration of higher and potentially even more potent viral doses." The glioblastoma multiforme study, which opened today, is designed to test the safety of the virus for the treatment of gliomas and enable biological monitoring of anti-tumor activity. "The measles virus we are us...

MRSA vaccine shows promise in mouse study

...ated illness. The vaccine protected mice against potentially lethal infections with five virulent S. aureus str...Three weeks later, they injected groups of 10 with potentially lethal doses of one of five different clinical isolates. The vaccine completely protected mice ag...

Results with newer bladeless LASIK equivalent to standard microkeratome LASIK

...ed to compare risks," he says. "Bladeless LASIK is potentially safer because of its computer-controlled precision, the ability to visualize the flap being created, and to stop the procedure whenever necessary. That said, however, the risk of complications with a traditional, microkeratome blade is very small: so...

Tests may help answer questions about GMOs and allergies

...e best known case of a genetically engineered crop potentially causing allergies was StarLink corn. Created by Aventis in 1996, StarLink contained the cry9C protein from a common soil bacterium, a strain of Bacillus thuringiensis. The cry9C protein protected the corn from several types of corn borers and black c...

Liquorice cancer care

...al London agrees, that tissue-specific drugs could potentially provide more effective treatment, because a higher concentration of the drug is delivered to the tumour. This would reduce the dose required and significantly decrease toxic effects on other parts of the body. ...

New study reveals structure of E. coli multidrug transporter protein

This new study could potentially help researchers find new ways to avoid the problem of multidrug resistance and enhance the potency of existing drug compounds. The study is being published in ScienceXpress, an advance online edition of the journal Science, on May 5. "The develop...

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