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Highly adaptable genome in gut bacterium key to intestinal health

...gestible carbohydrates, such as dietary fiber, and supplies its host with nutrients while obtaining food for itself and other gut bacterial species. The complete genome sequence of B. theta was generated two years ago in the same laboratory. The researchers inoculated germ-free mice, who have no intestinal b...

Protein offers way to stop microscopic parasites in their tracks

...ntertime via the addition of chains. The parasite supplies its moving belt with traction by putting spots of an adhesive protein on it. The adhesive protein allows the host to attach to the exterior of the host cell. The resulting contact points give the belt something to push against as it moves backward, i...

Researchers devise way to mass-produce embryonic stem cells

... study were provided by ATCC, an organization that supplies lines of embryonic stem cell lines. ...

WHO Warns Of Increased Risk Of Vector-borne Diseases In Tsunami-affected Areas

...luding provision of rapid diagnostic kits, medical supplies and equipment, and training of local health worker...ilies for malaria prevention, along with other key supplies such as insecticides, fogging machines and spray tanks (as well as the hiring of vehicles for sprayi...

Gray wolves maintain the food chain in winter

...nters without wolves will create intermittent food supplies that no longer track the needs of local scavengers. With or without wolves, late-winter carrion abundance will decline with shorter winters. But wolf kills buffer these shortages, providing meals that could determine whether scavengers will be able t...

First technology to remove prions that cause vCJD from blood launched

... potential to support the global need for adequate supplies of safe blood for the benefit of the public health. Pall is continuing its prion research and development program to apply its technologies to meet the specific requirements of each nation throughout Europe, followed by Canada and the US. The Company...

WHO suspends Marburg work, appeals for new funds

...ctive equipment for front-line staff and essential supplies for infection control, including disinfectants. Additional activities that urgently need to be strengthened include the early detection and isolation of cases and the tracing and follow up of contacts. ...

Chemists synthesize molecule that helps body battle cancers, malaria

...ients money on expensive drugs and stretch limited supplies of antigens and vaccines. Gin and his collaborators are now exploring ways to improve the molecule. By investigating structure activity relationships, they want to strip away nonessential structures, leaving a simpler and more potent core. "One fre...

Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies

...wide are warning that limited international relief supplies of antiretroviral therapies currently being distri...ping supply. They also point out that rationing of supplies was necessary in all cases, but that public distrust and outrage arose when patient selection method...

Fragile US vaccine system needs improvement despite dramatic gains in health over past century

... the major successes of medicine, the recent short supplies of childhood vaccines and the recent problems with influenza vaccine are a clear sign of the importance of continuing to improve the system for vaccine development and manufacture," Dr. Orenstein emphasizes. "Manufacturers need to have adequate retur...

Crisis in African fish supplies looms, experts warn Africa leaders

...frica ?the only world region where per capita fish supplies are dropping. Analyses prepared for the Summit by...ure in Africa comes amid concern over falling fish supplies on the continent, where more than one-third of the population is undernourished. While sub-Saharan ...

Leptin-signaling Protein Maintains Normal Body Weight And Energy Balance In Mice

...frica ?the only world region where per capita fish supplies are dropping. Analyses prepared for the Summit by...ure in Africa comes amid concern over falling fish supplies on the continent, where more than one-third of the population is undernourished. While sub-Saharan ...

LIAI scientists make major finding on potential smallpox treatment

...y stockpiled around the world right along side the supplies of smallpox vaccine. "While we do have a smallpox vaccine, there are concerns because people who are immuno-compromised cannot use the current vaccine," he added, "including infants and the aged." Additionally, if there were a smallpox outbreak, t...

New results validating Pall prion reduction filter disclosed at ISBT Congress

...support the global public health need for adequate supplies of safe blood. Pall is continuing its prion research and development program to apply its technologies to meet the specific requirements of each nation starting in Europe, the epicenter of vCJD, followed by North America. The Company is also developi...

Researchers find ways to turn manure into power

...rating on finding alternative uses for the growing supplies of manure, Sweeten said. Irrigated cropland use of manure as a fertilizer is dwindling, but the livestock industry is growing. Other trends contributing to a potential excess are increasing imports of grain-based nutrients to feed the cattle; less i...

Does manganese inhaled from the shower represent a public health threat?

...xperienced high levels of manganese in their water supplies over long periods of time," Spangler said. "Regulatory agencies may one day need to rethink existing drinking water standards for manganese." The addition of manganese to gasoline as an anti-knock agent may also be a threat, the researchers said. "...

Purdue researchers find key to rice blast fungus

...culture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service. Rice supplies 23 percent of the total calories that the world's population consumes, according to the International Rice Research Institute. In addition to the countries that rely on rice for food, the pathogen also is found in the United States, especially in Ar...

Restaurant seafood prices since 1850s help plot marine harvests through history

...o. The menus shed light on shifting tastes for and supplies of such popular seafood as lobster, swordfish, aba...banned commercial abalone fishing in 1997 and most supplies in state restaurants today are imported from Australia and New Zealand, priced on menus at $50 to $7...

Stem cells' electric abilities might help their safe clinical use

...gesting the possibility of transplanting unlimited supplies of healthy, specialized cells into damaged organs. "We do not want to be taking any chances of tumor formation. Based on our previous research, we therefore decided to explore the existence of ion channels in pluripotent, or versatile, human ESCs be...

Storing carbon to combat global warming may cause other environmental problems, study suggests

...what precipitation provides for their total annual supplies of fresh water, the authors predicted. "The places that are most likely to grow trees for carbon sequestration are places where trees aren't growing now," Jackson said in an interview. "One of the points of this paper is that those places tend to b...

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