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NT researchers discover breakthrough in malaria treatment

...alaria ?a disease which effects 40 per cent of the worlds population. There are two major strains of malaria effecting humans, P. vivax and P. falciparum. Although attention focuses on the more virulent P. falciparum, vivax malaria causes a huge amount of illness in the tropical countries of our region a...

NASA predicts nongreen plants on other planets

...g Earth life to guide our search for life on other worlds -- is the essence of astrobiology." Kiang and her colleagues calculated what the stellar light would look like at the surface of Earth-like planets whose atmospheric chemistry is consistent with the different types of stars they orbit. By looking ...

Stopping plants from getting sick

... "These pathogens provide us with the best of both worlds in terms of research ?we can study them in the field, but we can also bring them to the laboratory and isolate the genes that allow them to infect the plant," says Kronstad. "In fact, genomics and computers have made this a lot easier during the last...

Quantum dots reviewed -- Could these nanoparticles hold the cure to cancer?

The worlds of medical and biological research are abuzz with the promises offered by nanoparticles known as semiconductor quantum dots. These Quantum Dots (QDs) have unique optical and electronic properties that make them suitable for breakthrough treatments...

Recurrence of a flu pandemic similar to infamous 1918 flu could kill 62 million

...e disparities between the developed and developing worlds during this period are striking. For example, in Denmark 0.2 percent of the population succumbed to the flu. In the United States, that figure is 0.3 percent (based on data from 24 states). In the Philippines, the mortality rate was 2.8 percent, in t...

Adults who go to bed lonely get stress hormone boost next morning

...e a conduit from the outside world to our internal worlds so that we can better respond to our social context. The overarching question of my studies of these systems in a variety of contexts is whether overuse of these systems plays a role in disease outcomes."...

Epstein-Barr virus might kick-start multiple sclerosis

...ee, could help bridge the gap between the research worlds of infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases. "It's an exciting new field to which Nancy could greatly contribute," he said. Whatever the ultimate cause of MS, Edwards finds the therapeutic implications of her work exciting. "For some reason, MS p...

Evolution of life on Earth may hold key to finding life in outer space

..., allowing audiences to explore the types of alien worlds where scientists may one day find real alien life. "All known living organisms on Earth share various biochemical properties, such as the same genetic code, the same major amino acids in proteins, and ?with minor exceptions ?the use of DNA or occasi...

PET/MRI scans may help unravel mechanisms of prenatal drug damage

...id. "The resulting images gave us the best of both worlds and allowed us to look at cocaine uptake and distribution in the mother and fetus simultaneously," she added. The animals were anesthetized prior to scanning. MRI scans were performed first, followed by PET. For the PET study, each animal was inject...

Children's taste sensitivity and food choices influenced by taste gene

...s and their children may live in different sensory worlds due to differences of taste sensitivity related to genes, age, or both. Such differences influenced interactions between mothers and children: mothers insensitive to bitter taste perceived bitter-sensitive children as being more emotional than bitter...

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