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Purdue scientists may have found key to halting spinal cord damage

...s paper suggests that the body is generally pretty resilient but that acrolein may be something it can't handle." Shi said that some drugs already under development for other conditions could be used to treat neurodegenerative diseases as well. "Hypertension drugs, which bind to acrolein and detoxify it, are...

Woods Hole Research Center plans controlled burn in Amazon rainforest

...ese repeated fires, scientists will learn just how resilient some of these species are. It is quite clear, howe...s manage to catch fire, researchers will learn how resilient they really are, and also see new areas of the forest exposed to fire as the standing fuel carries t...

Environmental lessons from tsunami as world's coastal population doubles

...ir resilience. Similarly, if communities are more resilient they are going to be able to learn from past experience and to deal with disasters better and to recover quickly. Dr Neil Adger co author of the report said: "If we protect our coastal environment, it will protect us in times of disaster. This now a...

Researchers use dirt to stay one step ahead of antibiotic resistance

...n environment of antibiotic production, incredibly resilient bacteria must develop diverse ways to survive or resist the toxic antimicrobial compounds produced by their neighbors," said Wright. "Their coping tactics may be able to give us a glimpse into the future of clinical resistance to antibiotics." "Th...

UW-Madison engineers squeeze secrets from proteins

...t destroy the folded structure of the protein. How resilient the protein is to these assaults is what we often call stability," de Pablo says. "Detergents like the ones you use to wash your clothes have enzymes that break the fat in stains. When you put you clothes in hot water in your washing machine, you wan...

Protein 'nanosprings' most resilient found in nature

...n found to constitute one of the most powerful and resilient molecular "springs" in nature, researchers have discovered. The engineers and biologists from Duke University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute say their discovery could lead to a new understanding of mechanical processes within the living cell...

Georgia Tech accelerates drug discovery with new IBM supercomputing cluster

...grated into the IBM BladeCenter cluster to provide resilient interconnectivity enabling predictable cluster performance and scalability that will allow Georgia Tech to seamlessly expand its cluster. "Network resiliency is key to ensuring computing cycles are not interrupted and that researchers gain the rel...

Carnegie Mellon scientists use 'green' approach to transform plastics manufacturing

...ons ranging from targeted drug delivery systems to resilient paint coatings. The revolutionary improvement in atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) now enables large-scale production of many specialty plastics, according to the scientists, whose work appears in a special issue of the Proceedings of the ...

Ebola-outbreak kills 5000 gorillas

... smaller sizes at which they are dramatically less resilient to illegal hunting and other looming threats. Just as troubling are recent studies showing that the Ebola infection wave is spreading rapidly towards several of the remaining large protected areas in the region. Results from the new study suggest ...

NASA satellite data helps assess the health of Florida's coral reef

...entists are trying to determine why some reefs are resilient to environmental changes and impacts. The work may...luding genetics, that may make some types of coral resilient to adverse conditions and bleaching. By mapping these healthy regions, officials can then attempt to...

Researchers uncover protection mechanism of radiation-resistant bacterium

...nting to the mechanism through which the extremely resilient bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans protects itself from high doses of ionizing radiation (IR). The results of the recent study, titled "Protein Oxidation Implicated as the Primary Determinant of Bacterial Radioresistance" were published in the March 2...

Corals that can fight global warming may one day help fragile reefs

...tenacity -- they not only are somewhat temperature resilient but can also boost their cellular and enzymatic defenses to fight lethal microorganisms as temperatures rise. These abilities may someday be harnessed to help protect other fragile coral reefs, Harvell said. The head of the Coral Disease Working Gr...

Palau's coral reefs show differential habitat recovery following the 1998 bleaching event

... elsewhere. "It appears that coral reefs are very resilient and can bounce back magnificently if subjected to good management practices and 10 years or so of pristine conditions," says Robert van Woesik, one of the authors of a new study showing that reefs off Palau, Micronesia, have recovered surprisingly we...

Traumas like Sept. 11 make brains more reactive to fear

...rding to a new brain study, even people who seemed resilient but were close to the World Trade Center when the twin towers toppled on Sept. 11, 2001, have brains that are more reactive to emotional stimuli than those who were more than 200 miles away. That is the finding of a new Cornell study that excluded p...

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