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Bugs, even 'bad' ones, can be educationally beneficial, new book says

...rpillars and their descendants thrived, leading to rampant defoliation 20 years later. Such destruction has led people to devise various methods to exterminate bad bugs. "The least creative way to get rid of bad bugs is by using insecticides," Waldbauer said. Biological control, a practice in which natural...

Researchers find how some antibiotics kill bacteria

...hey target. The problem with them, though, is the rampant development of bacterial resistance. "There is a voluntary restriction on the use of rifamycins in treating infections other than tuberculosis and meningitis due to the fear of spread of resistant mutations," said Vladimir Svetlov, a study co-author...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

...exposure. * Poverty, "lifestyle" diseases now rampant in the former Soviet Union and mental health problems pose a far greater threat to local communities than does radiation exposure. * Relocation proved a "deeply traumatic experience" for some 350,000 people moved out of the affected areas. Altho...

Immune response to HIV in the brain

...ay act as a double-edged sword, protecting against rampant viral replication in the brain but leading to brain dysfunction." The paper was published in the April 26 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, the official journal of the Society of Neuroscience. The study addresses a significant health problem. ...

Experimental vaccine protects nonhuman primates when given after exposure to Marburg virus

...ay act as a double-edged sword, protecting against rampant viral replication in the brain but leading to brain dysfunction." The paper was published in the April 26 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, the official journal of the Society of Neuroscience. The study addresses a significant health problem. ...

CU, USDA team to curb two invasive, poisonous vines

...h America, two types of invasive vines are growing rampant in forests and fields, threatening reforestation, fragile butterfly populations and bird habitats. The vines are pale and black swallow-wort, and to find a biological control to stem the growth of and their steady conquest of local ecosystems in the...

Scientists discover new genetic subtypes of common blood cancer

...cal Science. Myeloma cells' genomes are scenes of rampant chaos: extra or missing chromosomes; pieces of broken chromosomes randomly reattached; genes that are mutated or amplified ?present in too many copies ?or are overexpressed or absent. The roles played by these myriad abnormalities in the initiation a...

Loosen leash on cancer protein 'watchdog,' researchers say

...om previous research that we can't just let it run rampant through the body without some very unpleasant side effects. But if we can give it just enough slack in its leash, it could help some patients from cancer-prone families from ever developing the disease." The team's research appears in the Jan. 1 iss...

Johns Hopkins lab scientists tame overactive CF protein

...s successfully intercepted signals sent out by the rampant protein and prevented cell damage by the protein, ...iny guided missiles that take out portions of this rampant VC protein before it latches onto CFTR," Zeitlin says. ...

Elephants, large mammals recover from poaching in Africa's oldest national park

... are now recovering from a decade of civil war and rampant poaching, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN). Specifically, elephants and other species in the park have increased in number since the park's last census, due in la...

Breaks in hibernation help fight bugs

...answer lies in bacterial infections that could run rampant in the face of an immune system that is essentially asleep. "Animals cannot tell when they need to wake up, or if they are infected," says Luis. If the animals hibernate for long they risk serious infection, she says, while waking up frequently wa...

HIV-1's high virulence might be an accident of evolution

..."simian immunodeficiency virus" (SIV) is similarly rampant among many species of monkeys, naturally infected nonhuman primates usually don't suffer the symptoms associated with AIDS. The evidence now revealed by an international team of researchers is the first to offer an explanation for this striking diffe...

Regulating the nuclear architecture of the cell

...ation of heterochromatin could be one cause of the rampant genome instability observed in cancer. Beyond these specific pathways, we're interested in the larger question of how such pathways affect the organization of the chromosomes in the cell nucleus." ...

Tibetan antelope slowly recovering, WCS says

...ts that the Tibetan antelope -- once the target of rampant poaching -- may be increasing in numbers due to a combination of better enforcement and a growing conservation ethic in local communities. The eight-week journey, which was co-funded by WCS and National Geographic, took place over a remarkably uninh...

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