Improved Fungicides May Be Easier on Environment
...d phytoalexins that help them ward off attacking fungi. However, sometimes fungi can become too tough, destroying the phytoalexin and overwhelming the defenseless
In laboratory tests on plants that normally handle fungicides well, Pedras's team found that the phytoalexin in a camelina, a flowering pl...
Interferon needed for cells to 'remember' how to defeat a virus, UT Southwestern researchers report
...rus, and you'll eliminate the bug, but your body won't remember how it defeated the virus," Dr. Farrar said. "Without these memory cells, your body is defenseless
Ann Davis, student research assistant in immunology and lead author of the study, said this suggests a new role for interfe...
Important Message for 2008 Universal Children's Day
...-things that cost pennies to treat or prevent," said Caryl Stern, President and C.E.O., U.S. Fund for UNICEF. "It is unacceptable and inexcusable that defenseless
children continue to die when the technology, expertise and solutions to save them exist right now."
In 1980, the annual rate of under-five c...
'Cool' New Treatment for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors
...imately 10 minutes to perform in an
"Estrogen-depleting drugs used in the fight against breast cancer often
leave women's bodies defenseless
against debilitating hot flashes and the
sleep disturbances they cause," says Dr. Lipov. "This small pilot study
conducted in breast cancer survivors ...
'Cool' new treatment for hot flashes in breast cancer survivors
...imately 10 minutes to perform in an outpatient setting.
Estrogen-depleting drugs used in the fight against breast cancer often leave womens bodies defenseless
against debilitating hot flashes and the sleep disturbances they cause, says Dr. Lipov. This small pilot study conducted in breast cancer survivors co...
Ancient Ancestors Might Have Had a Clue to HIV
...man lineage parted from the chimp one. It appears that ancient hominids successfully evolved immunity to that virus, but in doing so were somehow left defenseless
The ancient virus, PtERV1, left relics of itself in the DNA of modern chimpanzees.
All primates make TRIM5alpha, which prot...
Legalization of Abortion in Mexico City Raises Heckles
...ing language 'to hide the tragic reality of the facts.' For example, abortion is called 'voluntary interruption of pregnancy' and not the killing of a defenseless
human being, an abortion clinic is given a harmless, even attractive, name: 'centre for reproductive health' and euthanasia is blandly called 'death w...
Virus Can Mutate lethally With Help Of Carbohydrates
...re than 500 amino acids. They also found that a couple of years back these normally mild MVMp viruses mutated quite suddenly and became harmful to the defenseless
Agbandje-McKenna, who is associated with both UF's McKnight Brain Institute and the UF Genetic Institute explained “One or two changes in ...
The Latest Preventative Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer
...compared to those on placebo.
Researchers in the current study say: "With no effective treatment options available, doctors and patients often feel defenseless
against the onset of prostate cancer. Fortunately, these results offer a promising new preventative approach to prostate treatment. A chemopreventive ...
Scientists crack dengue fever puzzle
...tem to direct its response to that specific variant. But if an individual later contracts any of the three other variants, he or she is left virtually defenseless
against the virus.
The scientists evaluated the immune cell response of 73 Thai children hospitalized with dengue fever and found that all but t...
Scripps scientists create first crystal structure of an intermediate particle in virus assembly
...arget vulnerabilities in the first stage of that assembly. "We believe that without its final shell to protect it, an immature virus will be much more defenseless
to antiviral agents," he says.
Knowing how viruses build these vessels to protect the naked viral DNA inside is also useful in the field of medical...
High hormone levels in seabird chicks prepare them to kill their siblings
...have like bullies after they grow up. They frequently seek out nestlings in their colony, and during those visits they often bite and push around the defenseless
Blood samples were taken from Nazca booby chicks within 24 hours of hatching. In 15 nests with two eggs, blood samples were taken from ...
Gladstone investigators discover how resting T cells avoid HIV infection
...e action of Vif, which would leave A3G poised and able to unleash its antiviral effect from inside viral particles. In resting T cells, though, HIV is defenseless
against A3G, because there is no Vif in the incoming viral particles and the virus has not advanced far enough into its life cycle to make new Vif.
Defenseless plants arm themselves with metals
...abitat, are not any more susceptible to pathogens than similar plants growing nearby.
When grown in the absence of metal, however, these plants are defenseless
against diseases like powdery mildew, a common fungal infection that most other plants fight off with ease.
In most plants, exposure to powdery mil...