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NYU Study Reveals How Brain's Immune System Fights Viral Encephalitis

...al, since the immune system does not kill infected precious neurons the way it does other cells, which can be replaced. The researchers attributed the spread of viral encephalitis to the inability of lab mice to produce sufficient amounts of interferons to fight the virus. ...

NYU study reveals how brain's immune system fights viral encephalitis

...al, since the immune system does not kill infected precious neurons the way it does other cells, which can be replaced. The researchers attributed the spread of viral encephalitis to the inability of lab mice to produce sufficient amounts of interferons to fight the virus. ...

Love's all in the brain: fMRI study shows strong, lateralized reward, not sex, drive

...energy on specific individuals, thereby conserving precious mating time and energy. Perhaps," she hypothesized, "even love-at-first-sight is a basic mammalian response that developed in other animals and our ancestors inherited in order to speed up the mating process." Einstein's Brown concluded, "Our result...

Novel gene-silencing nanoparticles shown to inhibit Ewing's sarcoma

..., in effect, form a protective shield around their precious genetic cargo. These nanoparticles, in turn, are attached to transferrin, a protein that typically carries iron molecules through the bloodstream until it meets up with a transferrin receptor on the surface of another cell. The transferrin binds tigh...

Advancements In Genomics Foster Deep Sea Discoveries

...e inch of “skull-crushing?pressure. Scientists say precious information lies in discovering how organisms have adapted and evolved to such conditions. Bartlett and his colleagues probed the genetic makeup of Photobacterium profundum, a bacterium that copes with pressures of 4,000 pounds per square inch. The ...

UN: World in big ecological mess

... according to the study. "Only by valuing all our precious natural and human resources can we hope to build a sustainable future," Secretary General Kofi Annan said in a message launching the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) Synthesis Report compiled by 1,300 scientists in 95 countries. "The Millennium E...

Preventing a pandemic: Study suggests strategies for containing a flu outbreak

...sian outbreak of avian influenza in humans, buying precious time for the production of a vaccine. Using a computer model to simulate an outbreak in a rural Southeast Asian population, the scientists have shown how a combination of strategies, including targeted administration of antivirals, quarantine and pr...

Genetic defenders protect crops from fungal disease

...vers the plant with fuzzy splotches, while sapping precious nutrients. At the cellular level, the fungal spores invade healthy plant cells and form root-like feeding structures called haustoria. The plant cell wall is the primary barrier to this invasion and one of the defense genes described in the current s...

Cells from amniotic fluid used to tissue-engineer a new trachea

...ic fluid is collected anyway," says Fauza. "It's a precious resource that's thrown out now, but shouldn't be." Less than two tablespoons of amniotic fluid provide enough fetal cells to repair a malformation in utero or after birth potentially, even years later, Fauza says. He envisions a future in which am...

New book highlights world's borderless conservation areas

...lations along with a shared commitment to managing precious natural resources. "Transboundary Conservation: A New Vision for Protected Areas" was produced in partnership with CEMEX, one of the world's largest cement producers, Conservation International and Agrupaci�n Sierra Madre, with the collaboration of ...

Pacific Islands paradise protected

...ecedented vision for long-term conservation of its precious marine biodiversity. We are proud to be associated with this effort." ...

'Word-vision' brain area confirmed

...The small size of the present lesion thus provides precious support to the idea of partial regional selectivity for word perception in the ventral cortex," they wrote. Importantly, the researchers observed that before the surgery, the patient could recognize long words as quickly as short ones; but after the...

Breaks in hibernation help fight bugs

...ction, she says, while waking up frequently wastes precious energy, and could prove fatal as well. In other words, animals with an optimal time of torpor will win out over others, says Luis, who presented her findings at the 91st annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Luis and her colle...

UC Davis researchers reveal apples' protective ways

...ts, taking up free oxygen radicals that can damage precious DNA. The UC Davis study takes that research further by looking beyond the antioxidant effects of apple flavonoids. In the current study, Gershwin and his colleagues exposed human endothelial cells to an extract of an apple mash made from different a...

Scientists find mutations that let bird flu adapt to humans

...ic health officials and vaccine manufacturers with precious time to prepare for a global outbreak of highly pathogenic influenza. To be successful, a virus must be able to recognize and attach to a host cell. But human and avian influenza viruses recognize different cell receptors. Avian flu viruses have dem...

A silent pandemic: Industrial chemicals are impairing the brain development of children worldwide

...of chemicals are minimal. "The human brain is a precious and vulnerable organ. And because optimal brain fu...ions. "The brains of our children are our most precious economic resource, and we haven't recognized how vulnerable they are," says Grandjean. "We must make...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...e industries moving in, we could actually see this precious wildlife resource, which has thrived under these difficult circumstances, disappear. Ironically, the silver lining to this violent time in Sudan has been the animals flourishing.” “Numerous threats in this post-war era face the region, including a...

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