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UAB scientists discover the origin of a mysterious physical force

...se are fundamental in biomedical research, since a substantial part of the process of designing new drugs is based on understanding how substances penetrate cell membranes to enter cells. These drugs are often proteins designed to prevent or strengthen the action of other substances. In these cases, accurately i...

Novel antiviral technology inhibits RSV infection in mice

...intactand attenuates virus reproduction, providing substantial protectionfrom severe infections over days to weeks."Dr. Mohapatra and his team developed nose drops containing vectorscapable of producing small fragments of RNA (siRNA). These fragmentswere encapsulated within chitosan nanoparticles -- minisculenat...

Found: Missing sequence of the human Y chromosome

...curacy of99.999%, but despite this accomplishment, substantial sections ofchromosomal sequences were still missing.The Y chromosome, a sex chromosome that is specific to the human male,has posed a particular challenge to researchers attempting to decodeits sequence. It contains an extraordinary abundance of repe...

The secret lives of whales

... estimated to still survive, Smith speculates that substantial species extinction may have occurred in the whale fall fauna. “The deep ocean appears to be a major reservoir of biodiversity on the planet. Some of the oddest animals ever discovered occur on whale falls,?says Smith. “These communities are the under...

Scientists collaborate to assess health of global environment

... information they need to make tough decisions. A substantial body of work addressing specific aspects of the assessment will follow this month's release of the global synthesis report. A report on global biodiversity will be available in May; a report on desertification is due out in June; and reports related ...

Amino acids in nectar enhance butterfly fecundity: A long awaited link

...ctars of flowers pollinated by butterflies contain substantial amounts of amino acids. Recent experiments have shown that butterflies actually prefer nectars with a high amino acid content. These findings led to speculations about the significance of nectar amino acids for butterfly fitness and insinuated that b...

Gene Therapy For Parkinson's Disease Moves Forward In Animals

...aws. Researchers say not only did the rats recover substantial degrees of function in their impaired forelimbs, continuous levels of L-dopa were being produced in their brains, blocking side effects. ...

HIV Infection Still On The Rise

...st £12.5bn. "Prioritisation of sexual health with substantial investment is essential to avoid continuing deterioration in services, rising HIV transmission, and costly consequences for tax payers," they conclude. ...

Boosting HIV screening can increase survival and is cost effective

...is a severe disease that, left untreated, produces substantial morbidity and mortality," said Paltiel. "It has a long asymptomatic phase, which can be diagnosed using very effective, inexpensive tests. Most importantly, early detection speeds linkage to proven, life-prolonging care and effective counseling to pr...

Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease moves forward in animals

...aws. Researchers say not only did the rats recover substantial degrees of function in their impaired forelimbs, continuous levels of L-dopa were being produced in their brains, blocking side effects. ...

Special Imaging Study Shows Failing Hearts Are 'Energy Starved'

... human heart, Johns Hopkins researchers have found substantial energy deficits in failing hearts. The findings, published in the January 18 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, confirm what many scientists have conjectured for years about heart failure, and suggest new treatments design...

Kinovate Life Sciences Launches Nittophase?High Performance Solid Support For Oligonucleatide Synthesis

...oRNA, DNA-based and aptamer drugs and represents a substantial portion of the cost to manufacture these oligonucleotides. NittoPhase?has been rigorously tested at both small and large scales, and has been observed to exhibit superior characteristics and performance when compared to other solid supports currentl...

Pathogen-Mimicking Vaccine As Strategy For Cancer Therapy

... antigens. The results from this trial represent a substantial step forward in this regard. This conclusion is justified because we are using reproducible immunological monitoring across the CVC, allowing a more accurate comparison of the effects of CpG 7909 in this trial with the results of several other adjuva...

Drug-resistant bacteria on poultry products differ by brand

...ne-resistance may persist in the food supply for a substantial period of time even after antibiotic use is discontinued," said Price. "Assuming that what we are observing are lingering resistant strains rather than the result of continued drug use, then one has to conclude that fluoroquinolone use in poultry pro...

Microbial fuel cell: High yield hydrogen source and wastewater cleaner

...of renewable energy production may help offset the substantial costs of wastewater treatment as well as provide a contribution to nations able to harness hydrogen as an energy source," Logan notes,. The new approach is described in a paper, "Electrochemically Assisted Microbial Production of Hydrogen from Aceta...

Africa to take it on chin again with climate change

...g large regional effects in Africa, and these have substantial impacts on people. Now we can explain these climatic effects," says Hurrell. Recurrent drought since the 1970s has plagued southern Africa, including Angola, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Meanwhile, the nearby Indian Ocean has warmed more than 1 degree Cels...

Oldest cranial, dental and postcranial fossils of early modern European humans confirmed

...ladec assemblage becomes the oldest directly dated substantial assemblage of modern human remains in Europe. ...

Virologists make major step towards understanding the process of HIV infection

...re molecule of the viral capsid that tolerates the substantial extension by GFP. Although the insertion of the GFP molecule enlarges the HIV structure protein by about one half, infectious viruses continue to be generated. Using electron microscopy, Zentgraf’s team was able to show that appearance and shape of t...

New Species of Coral Discovered Off Southern California

...re molecule of the viral capsid that tolerates the substantial extension by GFP. Although the insertion of the GFP molecule enlarges the HIV structure protein by about one half, infectious viruses continue to be generated. Using electron microscopy, Zentgraf’s team was able to show that appearance and shape of t...

Searching the depths of the straits of Florida for disease cures

... response to the report was by far one of the most substantial and relevant of any state in the country," says Harbor Branch President and CEO Dr. Shirley Pomponi, who was a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel to the USCOP and will be part of the expedition. The state also funds marine drug discovery explor...

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