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Yellowstone microbes fueled by hydrogen, according to U. of Colorado study

... immediatelyfrozen in liquid nitrogen canisters to preserve the microbialcommunity.In springs where there was no sediment, Spear collected samples ofplanktonic organisms by hanging a glass slide in the water and allowingthe microbes to accumulate. "Bacteria are just like us. They like to betogether, they like...

Neuronal 'traffic jam' marks early Alzheimer's disease

...information that might be used to develop drugs to preserve the molecular transport system and thus the viabil...transport machinery could be a target for drugs to preserve that machinery." The researchers plan to continue their exploration of the transport machinery's in...

Ecological destruction fuels emerging diseases

...d economic initiative to help developing countries preserve the world's biodiversity. In the Guanacaste Conservation Area of northwest Costa Rica, a 1,000 square km (400 square mile) United Nations World Heritage Site that features habitats ranging from rain forests to savannas, the ATBI is documenting an es...

Gene Therapy For Parkinson's Disease Moves Forward In Animals

...l line-derived neurotrophic factor, is believed to preserve brain cells and could provide protection against Parkinson's disease. But its use has been debated since trials in humans ended last year without showing clinical improvements. Amgen, the world's largest biotechnology company, conducted the trials an...

NC State scientist finds soft tissue in T. rex bones

...rs died and became fossilized, soft tissues didn't preserve ?the bones were essentially transformed into "rock...reservation hold that organic molecules should not preserve beyond 100,000 years. Schweitzer hopes that further research will reveal exactly what the soft struc...

Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease moves forward in animals

...l line-derived neurotrophic factor, is believed to preserve brain cells and could provide protection against Parkinson's disease. But its use has been debated since trials in humans ended last year without showing clinical improvements. Amgen, the world's largest biotechnology company, conducted the trials a...

First frozen egg baby born in Canada

...ocess enables young women diagnosed with cancer to preserve their fertility before undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy, which can cause infertility and premature menopause," says Dr. Lucy Gilbert, Director of Gynecological Oncology at the MUHC. Over the past two years, 16 cancer patients have had their e...

Solutions that reduce death of marine life reeled in by International Smart Gear Competition

...se efficiency and profitability for fishermen, and preserve the bounty of the sea for future generations. Today, I'm happy to announce our competition reeled in three promising innovations." These three practical solutions are the inventions of a former high-school biology teacher and commercial fisherman; a...

Technique may allow cancer patients to freeze eggs, preserving fertility before starting treatment

...n before she begins cancer treatments, a woman can preserve the hope of one day having a baby. Freezing eggs is one thing; thawing them safely so they can lead to pregnancy is the challenge. In the past, efforts to freeze a woman's eggs, or oocytes, have not worked well because the cells are large. When the ...

Medical whistleblowers speak out

...led a civil rights lawsuit on November 22 2002 "to preserve my job and my right to speak out." Jones explained that he had investigated an account into which pharmaceutical companies were paying money that was being accessed by state officials. These officials "were given unrestricted educational grants that...

Biomarkers isolated from saliva successfully predict oral and breast cancer

...s including improved methods to identify, collect, preserve and amplify genetic material and proteins. In this study, the UCLA team found they could isolate messenger RNA from saliva and blood sera that might have diagnostic value for detecting early cancer. In the cell, messenger RNA or mRNA carries a copy ...

Grizzlies set to invade high Arctic?

...ce that Canada's High Arctic is no longer the sole preserve of the polar bear -- Nanuk is having to make room for its southern cousin. The evidence of the barren ground grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) was discovered on Melville Island, an uninhabited part of the western Arctic archipelago 1,500 kilometres due no...

Affymetrix Launches New Globin-Reduction Kits and Protocol Developed with PreAnalytiX

...The ability of the PAXgene(TM) Blood RNA system to preserve RNA expression levels from the time of sample collection to the time of RNA isolation is a critical component to obtaining accurate gene expression profiles," said Lianne McLean, Sr. Director, Gene Expression Marketing, Affymetrix. "The optimized pro...

Stealth Worms May Improve Insect Pest Control

...tter to use native rather than exotic nematodes to preserve biodiversity," Stock says. It's possible that similar species of nematodes can be used singly or together in reducing pest insect populations. Once the right nematodes are identified, they can be suspended in a gelatinous matrix, or dried in powder,...

Penn Researchers Use Robotic Surgery

... allow for complete tumor removal while helping to preserve voice and swallowing function. "The daVinci Robot has been FDA-approved and successfully integrated into cardiac and urologic surgery. Patients are reaping the benefits with decreased bleeding, less pain, and are able to return to work sooner," said ...

Two new retroviruses—transmitted from animals—identified

... allow for complete tumor removal while helping to preserve voice and swallowing function. "The daVinci Robot has been FDA-approved and successfully integrated into cardiac and urologic surgery. Patients are reaping the benefits with decreased bleeding, less pain, and are able to return to work sooner," said ...

Spiders help scientists discover how muscles relax

...several years to refine the techniques required to preserve the thick muscle filaments in their relaxed state. Even then, the researchers faced mathematical difficulties in calculating a three-dimensional map of the filaments. In 2004, using a new approach that Edward Egelman at the University of Virginia Hea...

Compound from Chinese medicine shows promise in head and neck cancer

...o surgically removing the cancer, helping patients preserve vital organs involved in speech and swallowing. While new treatments in head and neck cancer have allowed some patients to undergo chemotherapy and radiation therapy instead of surgery, this form of cancer is often resistant to chemotherapy. When th...

Aloe vera coating may prolong freshness, safety of fruits and vegetables

...a number of edible coatings have been developed to preserve food freshness, the new coating is believed to be the first to use Aloe vera , according to study leader Daniel Valero, Ph.D., of the University of Miguel Hern�ndez in Alicante, Spain. His study will appear in the Oct. 5 print issue of the American ...

Hidden sponges determine coral reef's nutrient cycle

...nformation for nature conservationists who want to preserve the coral reefs. In order to protect coral reefs it is important to understand how both the reefs and their environment function. Researchers often concentrate on subjects such as physical damage to reefs, the bleaching of coral and coral diseases. ...

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