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Learning to fight an adversary that won't stay down

...icrobes must extend beyond the newspaper headlines reporting outbreaks of these "superbugs," so that we can put the role of these organisms in the proper evolutionary perspective. This subject, and antibiotic resistance in particular, has fascinated Davies since he began postdoctoral work on antibiotics and re...

Antibiotic Resistant Bacterium Uses Sonar-like Strategy to “See?Enemies or Prey

... substance sticks tothe second, preventing it from reporting back to the Enterococcus, andas a result, no toxin is made. According to Gilmore, “These bacteriaare actively probing their environment for enemies or food. Based onwhether or not they ‘see?other cells, they make the toxinappropriately.?Gilmore says ...

Purdue proves concept of using nano-materials for drug discovery

...e professor of chemical engineering. "What we are reporting now is a proof of concept," said Lee, one of three researchers who wrote a paper that details new findings in the current issue (Feb. 15) of the journal Langmuir. The two other researchers are Zhigang Wang, a postdoctoral fellow at Purdue; and Richar...

NYC's First Rapid HIV Drug-resistant AIDS Case Prompts Call to Step Up HIV Prevention

...rtment today issued a public health advisory after reporting the first documented case of an alarming, new, rapidly-progressing and highly drug resistant strain of HIV in a New York man who progressed from his initial HIV infection, thought to have occurred in mid-October 2004, to a largely untreatable strain ...

Unprecedented water level rise in Somalia

...hs and entire villages being wiped out, locals are reporting an unprecedented rise in Somalia's Shabelle River and that a major water surge may be headed into the centre of the country, the United Nations said today. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), reports yeste...

Surprising findings reported about iron overload

...Alabamians have Celtic origins, with some counties reporting Irish ancestry in 17 percent of the population. "The hemochromatosis C282Y mutation is thought to have occurred among Celtic or Scandinavian populations 1,500-3,000 years ago, and the mutation may have helped them survive iron-poor diets." Hemochrom...

Not-for-profit publishers call NIH public access rule a missed opportunity

...t into PubMedCentral (PMC) manuscripts of articles reporting NIH-funded research that have been peer reviewed and accepted by journals for publication. NIH would release these manuscripts to the public within 12 months or less after publication in the journal. The timing of the release would be determined by t...

Key mechanism in genetic inheritance during cell division identified

...s." Nogales is one of the co-authors of a paper reporting the results of this research which appears in the January 21, 2005 issue of the journal Molecular Cell. Other authors of the Molecular Cell paper were Georjana Barnes, David Drubin and Stefan Westermann, with UC Berkeley's Department of Molecular and...

Cooperation is key—a new way of looking at MicroRNA and how it controls gene expression

...of scientists at The Scripps Research Institute is reporting a discovery that sheds light on an area of researc...sm is," says Han. Now, Han and his colleagues are reporting in their Cell paper that the degradation mechanism involves tiny pieces of RNA known as microRNA. Th...

Molecular thermometers on skin cells detect heat and camphor

...e latest issue of the journal Science, the team is reporting definitive evidence that TRPV3 is indeed a temperature sensor. They have demonstrated that mice lacking the TRPV3 protein have specific deficiencies in their ability to detect temperatures. "Are the TRPV3 proteins involved in heat sensation in the l...

Shark attack worries? Driving to the beach is more deadly

...na (2) and Alabama, South Carolina and Oregon each reporting one. McEachran says shark attacks are far less frequent causes of injury than driving, boating and diving accidents. He says when most attacks occur, they happen in 3 to 4 feet of water. "But often, that can mean you're several hundred feet away fr...

New HIV drug candidate developed in Sweden

...na (2) and Alabama, South Carolina and Oregon each reporting one. McEachran says shark attacks are far less frequent causes of injury than driving, boating and diving accidents. He says when most attacks occur, they happen in 3 to 4 feet of water. "But often, that can mean you're several hundred feet away fr...

Agilent Technologies introduces advanced zebrafish, mouse microarrays for stem cell and developmental biology research

...na (2) and Alabama, South Carolina and Oregon each reporting one. McEachran says shark attacks are far less frequent causes of injury than driving, boating and diving accidents. He says when most attacks occur, they happen in 3 to 4 feet of water. "But often, that can mean you're several hundred feet away fr...

UN pours polio vaccine into Yemen amid outbreak

...n Nigeria, northern India and Pakistan, with India reporting only 14 cases so far this year, all of them polio Type 1, and Pakistan six cases, while Nigeria had found no cases across its widely immunized southern states. Through eradication efforts, the annual number of polio cases has dropped from 350,000 in...

Stem cells in bone marrow replenish mouse ovaries

...y extends earlier work from the same research team reporting the first preliminary evidence that ovaries of mice can be renewed with new eggs in adulthood. The new study suggests an unexpected source for the progenitor cells that can jumpstart new egg cell production--outside of the ovary--say Jonathan Tilly ...

Proteomics brings researchers closer to understanding microbes that produce acid mine drainage

... Livermore National Laboratory. Last year's paper reporting the community genome showed that a minor organism in the community, a Leptospirillum group III bacterium, was responsible for a key function: fixing nitrogen from the atmosphere. The new proteome confirms that this is a keystone species in more ways ...

Achilles heel of the herpes virus possibly found

...rs in the Journal of Virology, U-M researchers are reporting the discovery of a receptor that appears to function as one "lock" that HSV opens to allow it to enter human cells. They've also found the gene that controls the production of that receptor, deciphered some aspects of the receptor's structure, and de...

Scripps research scientists identify infertility molecule

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute are reporting that mice created to lack a certain type of molecule known as an LPA receptor have fertility problems, which suggests that these receptors play a major role in conception. In the latest issue of the journal Nature, the scientists detail how mice tha...

Discovery of an American salamander where it shouldn't be: Korea

...ago. "The closest relative to the critter they are reporting for the first time is probably here in the Pacific Northwest. So, you have a major biogeographical question: How in the world could it have gotten there? Previously unknown but still living vertebrate species like this can provide us with key informa...

Biased reporting found in cancer prognostic studies

Selective reporting biases may taint many published studies of so-call...the studies. To examine the question of selective reporting bias, Panayiotis A. Kyzas and colleagues from the University of Ioannina in Greece analyzed informat...

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