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Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

... Leeanne Alonso, a Conservation International (CI) vice president who heads the RAP program. “Our study will be a vital component in determining how to promote economic development in Suriname while protecting the nation’s most valuable natural assets.” The RAP survey, from Oct. 25-Nov. 6 in 2005, incl...

454 sequencing identifies HIV drug resistance at early stage

...of rare mutations” explained Egholm Michael, Ph.D. vice president of research and development at 454 Life Sciences. “Ultra Deep Sequencing provides an essential tool for research on viral diseases and their treatments. The ability to use 454 Sequencing to detect rare viral mutations is a crucial research...

Ancient retrovirus sheds light on modern pandemic

...IV actually inhibit its ability to stop PtERV1 and vice versa, which indicates that this antiviral gene may only be good at fighting off one virus at a time. Uncovering the story of TRIM5a's role in battling one ancient retrovirus while increasing human susceptibility to modern-day HIV "is a lot like do...

Technique monitors thousands of molecules simultaneously

...are electron-poor and makes them electron-rich and vice versa; it can take an oxidant and turn it into a reductant; a reductant into an oxidant; a base into an acid and an acid into a base; and so on. In the end, almost any chemical reagent can be made at an electrode and used on the chips." Moeller sai...

Novel system developed to turn data into real-time, interactive 3-D images

...luation and analysis. Gregory Wilson, associate vice president for economic development and strategic partnerships says the license agreement represents a first for Kent State University. "This is the first novel imaging system licensed from the university," Wilson says. "The agreement illustrates ...

Scientists identify prion's infectious secret

...ruit peptides from the pathogenic fungi cells, and vice versa. To further verify these results, Tessier accessed a synthetic yeast prion, one that another research group had assembled from pieces of both the baker’s yeast and the pathogenic fungi prion. Earlier studies had shown that this synthetic pr...

Scientists discover new life in the Antarctic deep sea

... shallow water species colonised the deep ocean or vice versa. The research findings suggest the glacial cycle of advance and retreat of ice led to an intermingling of species that originated in shallow and deep water habitats. Lead author Professor Angelika Brandt from the Zoological Institute and Zo...

Cocoa 'vitamin' health benefits could outshine penicillin

...n having an essential role. But, Fabricant, who is vice president scientific affairs at the Natural Products Association, says: 'the link between high epicatechin consumption and a decreased risk of killer disease is so striking, it should be investigated further. It may be that these diseases are the res...

Lower carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants possible with technology development

...y such as UT Austin,?said Richard Wistrand, senior vice president and chief fossil officer, TXU Power. “TXU has outlined a vision to lower carbon dioxide emission rates through development of new technologies, and Dr. Rochelle’s research will undoubtedly make great strides toward this development.? Roch...

Birds found to plan for the future

...red to cache peanuts in the kibble compartment and vice versa ?to make sure they had an interesting breakfast the following morning. “The jays spontaneously plan for tomorrow, without being motivated by their current needs? said Nicola Clayton, Professor of Comparative Cognition at the University of Ca...

Army research mission focused on autism

...ing a real difference," said Peter Bell, executive vice president of Autism Speaks, who also has a 14 year old son with ASD. "Parents have been playing a significant advocacy role and changing the way experts view the disorder. After outlining their hopes for an array of potential research areas in the...

Vitamin D deficiency widespread during pregnancy

... M. Roberts, M.D., MWRI director and professor and vice chair of research in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "But differences were smaller between seasons for African-American mothers and babies, whose vitamin D deficie...

Protein averts cell suicide but might contribute to cancer

... half, it pairs it with a ‘T' on the new half (and vice versa); when it meets a ‘G' on the old half, it pairs it with a ‘C' on the new strand. In the end, there are two complete DNA molecules instead of one, each made up of an old half and a new half. But trouble arises during the building if one of t...

Evolution of Old World fruit flies on three continents mirrors climate change

...ommon in the north were uncommon in the south, and vice versa. The fruit flies were accidentally introduced to the Pacific Coast of Chile in the late 1970s and to the North American West Coast in the early 1980s, probably on cargo ships. They spread rapidly, and in North America they are now found from...

Male contraception: One door opens, another closes

...all types of contraceptive research. Michael Free, vice president and senior advisor for technologies at Seattle-based nonprofit PATH, points to the female condom as an example. "We got funding to design a great female condom that men and women like much better than what's out there," he says. "But no...

Malaria may fuel spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa

...ss quantitatively the impact of malaria on HIV and vice versa, as well as provide the first assessment of the role of "blips" in HIV viral load seen during HIV co-infection with some other diseases. They estimate that tens of thousands of HIV infections and millions of malaria cases are likely the result ...

Longer-lived rodents have lower levels of thyroid hormone

... an animal's metabolism, the shorter its life, and vice versa, said Mario Pinto, the study's lead author. The thyroid releases hormones that regulate metabolic rate. "Thyroid hormones are key regulators of metabolism and have been widely implicated to influence longevity," the authors wrote. Pinto will...

Motorola researchers develop selective sensors based on carbon nanotubes

...safety and homeland security," added Vida Ilderem, vice president of the Embedded Systems Research Labs at Motorola, Tempe, Ariz. The researchers report the advance in a paper, "Tuning the chemical selectivity of SWNT-FETs for detection of heavy metal ions," which will be published in the journal Small....

Pleasure and pain: Study shows brain's 'pleasure chemical' is involved in response to pain too

...ific brain area, the less dopamine was present and vice versa. The researchers also scanned each volunteer's brain using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in order to create a precise map of the brain's structure, and combined that with their PET scans to find the exact areas of dopamine activity. ...

Microcapsules like it hot and salty

...nditions, to shrink initially swollen capsules and vice versa. This prediction was also confirmed in experiments. This continuous switching between the two states of quite different capsule sizes expands the range of possible uses for the Potsdam microcapsules enormously. As well as being used as med...

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