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Identified main genetic variants involved in response to HIV

...ce, a good knowledge of these variations is highly valuable for the determination of the progression of AIDS. During the present study, obtained genetic data was compared to blood virus load in patients during the first two years after the infection, and also to the rhythm of immune degradation as a result ...

Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

...ent in Suriname while protecting the nation’s most valuable natural assets.” The RAP survey, from Oct. 25-Nov. 6 in 2005, included 13 scientists from CI and partner universities and organizations who traveled to the Lely and Nassau plateaus in eastern Suriname, 130 kilometers (80 miles) southeast of Parama...

Envisat captures first image of Sargassum from space

...ring chlorophyll from space, therefore, provides a valuable tool for modelling primary productivity. "The 709 band used by MERIS is not present on other ocean-colour sensors. It was essential to our detecting Sargassum," Gower said. "The MCI index has allowed us to find so many interesting things, includi...

Brain holds clues to bipolar disorder

...nique to the bipolar brain. Such abnormalities are valuable biomarkers for the illness and have the potential to help clinicians diagnose bipolar disorder earlier and more efficiently. Dr. Phillips also will present data illustrating how imaging can be used to identify biomarkers and how these markers can hel...

Researchers reveal structure of protein altered in autism

...nal structures of proteins in the brain, can yield valuable medical insights.” Taylor and colleagues have been studying the structure and function of acetylcholinesterase – a structurally related protein that mediates neurotransmission between nerves and between nerve and muscle – for the past 30 years. T...

Bacteria ferry nanoparticles into cells for early diagnosis, treatment

...sity have shown that common bacteria can deliver a valuable cargo of "smart nanoparticles" into a cell to precisely position sensors, drugs or DNA for the early diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. The approach represents a potential way to overcome hurdles in delivering cargo to the interiors of c...

Modified mushrooms may yield human drugs

...e platform for the mass production of commercially valuable proteins," said Charles Peter Romaine, who holds the John B. Swayne Chair in spawn science and professor of plant pathology at Penn State. "Mushrooms could make the ideal vehicle for the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals to treat a broad array of hu...

World's leading scientists announce creation of 'Encyclopedia of Life'

...rvation. "The Encyclopedia of Life will provide valuable biodiversity and conservation information to anyone, anywhere, at any time," said Dr. James Edwards, currently Executive Secretary of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility who today was officially named Executive Director of the Encyclopedia o...

DOE JGI sets 'gold standard' for metagenomic data analysis

... not taken into account, depriving the analysis of valuable information embedded in that sequence. The solution proposed by Mavrommatis and his colleagues was to evaluate and compare the existing methods to see which performs best for the particular environmental samples being analyzed. "What we did was t...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...erve them visually. This acoustic information is a valuable supplement to traditional visual observations, and is shedding new light on the behavior of this still-mysterious class of killer whales. (3aAB4) THE SOUNDSCAPE OF MODERNITY Acoustical developments in the 20th century forever altered the sound...

Study warns deep-sea mining may pose serious threat to fragile marine ecosystems

Undersea habitats supporting rare and potentially valuable organisms are at risk from seafloor mining scheduled to begin within this decade, says a new study led by a University of Toronto Mississauga geologist. Mining of massive sulphide deposits near "black smokers"—undersea hydrothermal vent systems tha...

Executable biology -- Computer science sheds light on animal development

...dies could be quickly done using the model, saving valuable laboratory time and resources for only the most promising research avenues. We call this Executable Biology."...

Genome sequencing reveals key to viable ethanol production

...own are turned on in a microorganism that produces valuable ethanol from materials like grass and cornstalks. Waste products such as grass clippings and wood chips—once thought too difficult to turn into ethanol—may soon be fodder for hungry, gene-tweaked bacteria. The findings in today’s Proceedings of the ...

Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic

...n be made, nonpharmaceutical interventions may buy valuable time at the beginning of a pandemic while a targeted vaccine is being produced.? The historical analyses are part of an ongoing effort called the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS), which is supported by NIH’s National Institute of G...

Cure for cancer one step closer

...ue, matching blood samples and full clinical data, valuable funds will be saved, which can then be applied to further their research. "There is compelling evidence that new methods for screening, diagnosis and evaluation of cancer can make a significant impact on cancer care in the immediate future," Profe...

LIAI completes world's most comprehensive analysis on influenza virus data

...said. He noted that such information is extremely valuable and shows how important the database can be for all researchers in determining their future research plans. "This study focused on influenza because it is a major illness that kills 36,000 Americans each year and global concerns over the possible sp...

Analysis of rhesus monkey genome uncovers genetic differences with humans, chimps

...cular studies. In addition, the rhesus serves as a valuable model for studying other human infectious diseases and for vaccine research. The sequencing of the rhesus genome was conducted at the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center in Houston, the Genome Sequencing Center at Washingt...

Scientists discover new, readily available source of stem cells

...ogy. "Our hope is that these cells will provide a valuable resource for tissue repair and for engineered orga...used to produce a broad range of cells that may be valuable for therapy." An advantage of the AFS cells for potential medical applications is their ready ava...

Fighting to keep Darwin in the classroom

...understood subject. I believe that it will fill a valuable niche." Douglas J. Futuyma, Distinguished Professor at Stony Brook University and President of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, added, "Increasing public understanding of science is of utmost importance. This is most urgently requir...

ESA launches new project to protect biodiversity

... to use these products correctly and to offer this valuable information to key organisations and decision makers for their goal of improving the quality of life, keeping the tremendous diversity of the region protected and making sustainable use of our marine resources, for our future generations," MarViva's ...

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