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New Breast Cancer Test Could Save Lives

...ost effective office space. You can hear the team talking about the project in the next series of BBC Radio 4’s Leading Edge, which is due to air around February or March this year. ...

Road salt affects mitigation wetlands

... says Silver. "They have been extremely good about talking to the college to minimize the effects of having a road across campus and have gone out of their way to be as environmentally responsible as possible." When building the section of road across the Behrend campus, PennDOT installed an elaborate drain...

Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive

...e in commercial application soon. "We are actively talking to and looking for additional licensees." A few years ago, the forest products industry in the U.S. and Canada was spending more than $2 billion a year on wood adhesives, and the wood composites industry is one of the largest manufacturing sectors i...

Survey reveals women and doctors aren't talking about HPV

...til years after the initial infection. Yet few are talking about the relationship between HPV and cervical cancer despite the fact that advanced screening is available, which can detect the virus early and help prevent cervical cancer. "The communications gap between providers and patients related to cervic...

Decisions, decisions: Male or female?

...iences. "Now we know one way these other cells are talking to germ cells about sex." Van Doren was co-author...elopmental program is very similar, whether we are talking fruit flies or humans. As a result, these findings could eventually help us understand and treat def...

'Underground' tunnels discovered as means for communication between immune system cells

...istant cells. If instead of a culture dish we were talking about a large metropolitan area, the distance would be about the equivalent to four or five city blocks. That's nothing short of amazing," remarked Dr. Salter, associate professor of immunology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The...

Scientists use gene transfer technology and common virus to block neuropathic pain in animals

... to keep things quiet. You can't have every neuron talking to every other neuron all the time or you'd have chaos.?/p> Other scientists have shown that decreased GABA activity in the spinal cord contributes to the development of neuropathic pain, according to Fink. Physicians have drugs that block neura...

Drugs from the deep blue

...corpion venom. But when Pessah and Molinski got to talking at a party some years ago, they quickly realized that they could apply the same methods to screen 124 sponges that Molinski's group had recently collected off the coast of Western Australia. In one of the samples they came up with xestospongin C, th...

Scientists use gene transfer technology and common virus to block neuropathic pain

... to keep things quiet. You can't have every neuron talking to every other neuron all the time or you'd have chaos." Other scientists have shown that decreased GABA activity in the spinal cord contributes to the development of neuropathic pain, according to Fink. Physicians have drugs that block neural tran...

Human brain is still evolving

... intelligence within those groups, he said. "We're talking about the average impact of such variants," he said. "We still have to treat each individual as an individual. Just because you have one gene that makes you more likely to be a little taller, doesn't mean you will be tall, given the complex effect of...

Scientists and engineers apply nature's design to human problems

...ies can have a negative connotation, but we're not talking about disrupting the community," Weissburg explained. "We're talking about augmenting it and adding to its functionality and activity. We used the analogy of a new speci...

On a wing and a prayer - Alaska researchers seek clues to bird flu

...new about (bird) flu because Kevin Winker has been talking about flu for years," said George Happ, Director of the IDeA Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) at UAF, which is funding the UA avian influenza program. "Before I came nobody was paying attention to the extensive overlap between the...

Researchers develop new method to help find deadly malaria parasite's Achilles heel

...malaria, we need to know much more before we start talking about which membrane-protein interactions to target with a new drug." ...

Antibacterial coatings cut infection rates

...ine lactones to other bacteria, which do the same, talking to each other via these signalling molecules until they reach sufficient density as a group on the surface. The bacteria then change their metabolism and start producing a slimy biofilm that protects them from antibiotics. Sitting under the protectiv...

Darkness unveils vital metabolic fuel switch between sugar and fat

...eve it's the same metabolic system, whether we are talking about hibernation or not," said senior author Cheng Chi Lee, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry. The team started with a basic question: What actually sets off hibernation? "These animals dig deep burrows," said Lee, an expert in circadian rhythms....

Parts of the Caribbean and Central America are likely to have less summer rain

...nother model does not. You have to be careful when talking about precipitation; there is natural variability, from year to year and from decade-to-decade." The computer climate simulations also agree on the magnitude of drying trends in other regions within the tropics but disagree on where it will occur. T...

Salmonella bacteria use RNA to assess and adjust magnesium levels

...part of a protein," Groisman says. "But here we're talking about a part of a message that does not encode a protein. So why would it be conserved? There must be some important role that the sequence is fulfilling that is leading to its conservation, such as giving the cell expanded ability to sense and respo...

Researchers find molecular 'brake' to cell death

...cepted that it has become a textbook standard when talking about apoptosis," he continues. Researchers agree that the seminal event that leads to initiation of apoptosis is the release of a key protein known as cytochrome c (CC) from a cell's mitochondria, the organelle's energy storehouse. These molecules...

A more powerful and efficient engine for rice: the C3-C4 challenge

...you think of the rice plant as a car, what we were talking about is really supercharging the engine," said IRRI crop ecologist John Sheehy, convener of a workshop on C4 Rice ?Supercharging the Rice Engine, held at the Philippines-based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) on 17-21 July. "The photosyn...

Five surprising facts about starvation that could change the international agenda

...d. The world cannot afford to waste another decade talking about global targets, waiting for the macro-effects of economic and political development to reach children ignored by the development process." Patrick Webb served as chief of nutrition for the United Nations World Food Programme until August 2005....

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