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Study warns deep-sea mining may pose serious threat to fragile marine ecosystems

Undersea habitats supporting rare and potentially valuable organisms are at risk from seafloor minin...face waters of the ocean, causing algal blooms and potentially contaminating waters that support Papua New Guinea’s commercial fishing industry, as well as local s...

Genome of yellow fever/dengue fever mosquito sequenced

... degenerate, a significant number of elements have potentially active TE copies, indicating that they may be deve...though that scenario is challenging, the payoff is potentially great, Tu said. "By introducing TEs in a more or less random way to see what happens to the labo...

No magic tomato? Study breaks link between lycopene and prostate cancer prevention

...associated with age. Subsequent studies of the potentially protective role of lycopene have been contradictory or inconclusive, according to Peters. In a 2006 study, she and her colleagues looked at the dietary intake of more than 25 tomato-based foods, also using data from the PLCO trial, and found no overa...

Peanut allergies overstated, study finds

...andidate at UNSW. "Because peanut allergies are potentially serious, requiring all sorts of restrictions, fami...ult to a peanut skin-prick-test. If a child is potentially allergic to peanut, he or she will get a hive as a result of the peanut skin-prick-test. Allergists ...

Researchers wake up viruses inside tumors to image and then destroy cancers

...Not only can FIAU light up the tumors, it can also potentially kill them, Pomper says. For imaging purposes, FIAU...s associated with tumors, and that other drugs may potentially be used to activate these viruses, Pomper says. "Velcade is only one of an array of new, as well as ...

Investigating the measles virus as a tool to kill multiple myeloma

... team can now move to administration of higher and potentially even more potent viral doses. The glioblastoma multiforme trial, which opened in the fall, is testing the safety of another strain of the measles virus for treatment, one that also enables biological monitoring of anti-tumor activity. Dr. Russell...

Tundra disappearing at rapid rate

... quite considerable in response to future warming, potentially transforming tundra landscapes into open spruce woodlands," said Danby, who will also be participating in an International Polar Year project that will be examining treeline dynamics across the circumpolar north....

New success in engineering plant oils

...-like oil," Shanklin said. "It is fascinating ?and potentially very useful ?to know that we can change the oil composition so drastically by simple specific changes in seed oil metabolism, and that this process can occur independently from the adaptation to either tropical or temperate climates." For example,...

Heart failure: Intervention possibilities from imaging programmed cell loss

.... "This research is significant since cell loss is potentially reversible and earlier intervention could delay the development of cardiomyopathy or heart muscle disease," noted Hofstra. He indicated that additional research is needed since the study was performed on a small group of heart patients. "Heart fa...

Scientists genetically engineer tomatoes with enhanced folate content

...f the National Academy of Sciences. "This could potentially be beneficial worldwide," said Andrew Hanson, a plant biochemist at the University of Florida at Gainesville who developed the tomato along with colleague Jesse Gregory. "Now that we've shown it works in tomatoes, we can work on applying it to cereal...

Gut research yields new anti-cancer approach

...y chance a new way to fight colorectal cancer, and potentially cancers of the esophagus, liver and skin. Early wo...he Medical Center, realized they had come across a potentially new therapeutic effect, and launched experiments to confirm it. Study Details In the newly ...

Helium helps patients breathe easier

...-hyperoxia in a rehabilitation setting, they could potentially perform a lot more exercise, which may improve their exercise capacity, fitness level and as a result, quality of life," Eves said. ...

Scientists identify molecular cause for one form of deafness

...of deafness, and we have identified a mechanism to potentially 'rescue' this particular kind of pathology," Wong said. "Even so, this is really the first step. This work has relevance to not just human hearing, but also to artificial sensors." ...

Study shows isolation of stem cells may lead to a treatment for hearing loss

...ion of self-renewing cochlear cell populations and potentially lead to new therapies for the numerous individuals that are going to suffer from noise-induced hearing loss in the near future. ...

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

... may have a broader role during human development, potentially in cases of mental retardation and autism. An international team of researchers identified two genes that contribute to Cornelia deLange syndrome (CdLS), a multisystem genetic disease that affects an estimated one in 10,000 children. The disease va...

New compound prevents alcoholic behavior, relapse in animals by blocking stress response

... "This study shows the activity of a compound that potentially could be used in human subjects," says George Koob, PhD, of the Scripps Research Institute. "It moves the field over another translational barrier, closer to the day when the dark side of addiction is treated." The new findings build on previous ...

Enhancing activity of marijuana-like chemicals in brain helps treat

... similar to Parkinson's. "This study points to a potentially new kind of therapy for Parkinson's disease," sai... but nonetheless, we have identified a new way of potentially manipulating the circuits that are malfunctioning in this disease." Malenka and postdoctoral scho...

NIAID DNA vaccine for H5N1 avian influenza enters human trial

...n effective H5N1 influenza vaccine would provide a potentially life-saving advance against a global health threat," notes NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. "More broadly, development of this DNA vaccine technology has the potential to improve our production capacity for vaccines to prevent seasonal influenz...

Drug-resistant bacterial infections serious complication after corrective eye surgery

... MD, advises that, "MRSA infectious keratitis is a potentially serious complication following refractive surgery. Healthcare workers may develop keratitis from microbes associated with nosocomial infection. In addition, surgeons should now be vigilant for community-acquired MRSA keratitis. All patients should be...

How trees manage water in arid environments

...atures, high winds and high moisture, resulting in potentially deadly weather. The Arizona monsoon usually begins around July 7 and continues for the next two months, resulting in about one-third of the region's yearly rainfall. The monsoon varies from year to year in starting date, duration and intensity. ...

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