Stevens chemists identify compounds to lure nutria, a rat-like pest ravaging Gulf Coast wetlands
HOBOKEN, N.J. A 10-pound rodent pest called nutria ravaging southern wetlands in the US, which has been especially damaging to the marshland ecology in the Mississippi Delta following Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, may have finally met its match thanks to molecular science that includes the work of...
Lettuce's Roots Lure Salmonella
A sugar-like substance attracts the dangerous pathogen, scientists say
THURSDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Salmonella, a bacteria that causes tens of thousands of cases of foodborne illness each year, may be especially attracted to lettuce by the prospect of something sweet.
Children's National Research Links Platelets to Sepsis-Related Organ Failure
Conventionally thought to be the bloodstream's "innocent bystanders," platelets may actually play a more sinister role in organ failure caused by severe sepsis
Washington, DC (Vocus) March 11, 2009 -- Scientists at Children's National Medical Center have ide...
Drugs Lure Hong Kong Youth Across China Border
Flash-lit by synchronized lasers, a nightclub heaving with Hong Kong teenagers vibrates to the latest dance hit as a pair cavort on stage dressed in the skimpiest of outfits.
"Scream louder if you want more," a DJ shouts to the cavernous hall, while on stage the male dancer in low-cut jean...
Scientists Explore Ways to Lure Viruses to Their Death
There are only a few basic ways to fight viruses. A vaccine can prime the immune system to attack them as soon as they invade the body//. If a virus manages to establish itself, a doctor may be able to prescribe a drug to slow down its spread. And if all else fails, a doctor may quarantine a patien...
Ontario Medical Association Planning To Lure Back Expat Doctors
Dr. David Bach the new head of the Ontario Medical Association has made getting more doctors into the province his first priority. // He has asked the provincial government to find out what would entice thousands of Canadian-trained doctors working in the US to come home.
Bach is trying to g...
The Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis And Heart Failure
According to latest research rheumatoid arthritis patients have twice the risk of heart failure, or a weakening of the heart's ability // to pump blood, compared to those without rheumatoid arthritis.
Results of a recent study showed patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at an increased risk fo...
Catheter Ablation Helpful For Patients With Congestive Heart Failure
Catheter ablation is a non-surgical technique used to eliminate alternate pathways in the heart that can cause abnormal heartbeats. // Researchers now say that congestive heart failure patients who also have atrial fibrillation a type of irregular heart rhythm experience significant improvement in...
Hope for Patients With Kidney Failure
Kidney failure commonly occurs in intensive care units following a major surgery, and currently, patients who experience it have a mortality rate of about 50 percent and according to researchers it is one of the major causes of death in seriously ill patients. //
A recently discovered molecule ...
Study on obesity and heart failure
Obesity is the most common risk factors for most of the prevailing ailments. A new study finds obesity is an important risk factor for heart failure in both men and women. Till now, doctors identifies extreme obesity as a risk factor for heart failure.// However, it has been unclear if lesser degre...
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NAU discovery could help feed millions
... a product called ContraPest that incorporates the chemical sterilization treatment into bait. The bait is put into strategically placed stations that lure
rodents into cages too small to attract or affect other animals. "No rat or mice I know can resist a little hole," she said.
ContraPest is being t...
The sunlight solution for better health
...cing the behavior patterns that have caused a shift indoors. She notes that it was common decades ago for children to spend hours playing outside. The lure
of video games and computers has changed all that. Adults also live and work in the perpetual twilight of electric lighting. Though we feel comfortabl...
Researchers find link between nicotine addiction and autism
...located in brain cells and assists in connecting neurons as part of the brain's chemical communication system. The neurexin-1 beta protein's job is to lure
another protein, a specific type of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, to the synapses, where the receptor then has a role in helping neurons communica...
New Study Reveals the Emotional Impact and Effectiveness of Negative Campaigning
...ents and ad campaigns.
This finding is fascinating considering the recent public debate over
negative campaign tactics. While both candidates cannot lure
voters by using negative campaign tactics, McCain can reinforce his
existing supporters' choice by using elements that raise negative emotio...
Risk and reward compete in brain
...," said Antoine Bechara, professor of psychology at USC. "There is always a lure
of reward. There's always a fear of failure. These are the two forces that ...e is essentially localize two separate centers for the fear of risk and the lure
What is wild? Odor attraction among different wildtype Drosophila
...ifferent habitats and living conditions, and therefore to different odor compositions.
Insect traps that use chemical attractants or pheromones to lure
insects are becoming more and more important in modern agriculture. With the help of these traps, insect pests can be controlled, e.g. in vineyards an...
Bitter-tasting nectar and floral odors optimize outcrossing for plants
...so observed that nicotine in the nectar deters flower-eating insects which have a straightforward negative impact on reproduction. Odorant attractants lure
not only pollinators but also herbivores. Tobacco plants seem to solve this dilemma by using nicotine as a deterrent.
Fish cancer gene linked to pigment pattern that attracts mates
.... 18, 2008) Though skin cancer is deadly to male fish, it also has one perk: The black melanoma splotches arise from attractive natural markings that lure
female mates. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week shows that the melanoma gene can be conserved i...
Entomologists play matchmakers for cerambycid beetles
...that many cerambycid species produce large amounts of pheromone hundreds of micrograms over a few hours per beetle. "This is critically important for lure
design, because lures must release 5,000 to 25,000 micrograms of pheromone per day to be effective," Millar said. "This is in marked contrast to phero...
Caltech researchers find dual-use sexual attraction and population-control chemicals in nematodes
... the pests. One option could be to create chemical attractants derived from pheromones, similar to the pheromone-based substances that now are used to lure
fruit flies and other bugs into traps. Alternatively, Sternberg says, compounds could be developed "that interfere with the chemical signaling involve...
lure in Biological Technology
Doyle, WARF announce partnership to lure stem cell companies
Milwaukee, Wis. - In a move designed to give Wisconsin a competitive advantage over other states, Gov. Jim Doyle has announced a partnership agreement with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation guaranteeing all companies that conduct stem cell research at non-profit and academic institution...
Conference to Turn Scientists of Color into PA-Based Entrepreneurs Set for November
...North Carolina are among the many
fierce domestic competitors -- let alone places such as Ireland and Japan.
While offering enticements and credits to lure
businesses is a standard
approach, promoting and engaging more scientific entrepreneurs of color is
an innovative way to secure new talent and discove...
FierceBiotech Names NanoBio Corporation as One of the 'Fierce 15' Biotech Companies of 2008
...g gains in the way that vaccines are
developed and manufactured. The data look promising, a phase III looms,
partnerships beckon, and then there's the lure
of a possible IPO in the
not-too-distant future. For a nano-bio company, NanoBio is well ahead of
NanoBio's lead treatments are topical l...
Athletics, pop culture and the arts
...at Wisconsin has what it takes to retain a young, motivated work force. Statewide brain drain statistics certainly dont show it yet, but Wisconsin can lure
and keep creative people.
Event One: The Fox Cities Summit on the Arts.
In his 2002 book, The Rise of the Creative Class, Professor Richard Fl...
JohnLets Get Serious - Manufacturing is a critical part of the Wisconsin economy
...ets, such as biotech. Yes, there are opportunities in these new fields, but it would be a mistake to abandon high value manufacturing for the elusive lure
of high technology industries and jobs that may or may not emerge. Equally important, do we, as a state, have the resources and the willingness to inv...
Double header for research dollars from Washington
...ime before some of these companies decide to open up an office here. We have had some inquiries but nothing has opened at this point.
Cohn said the lure
of locating in Madison would have more to do with being near the people involved in research as opposed to logistics or easy access to the stem cells ...
Florida: Investing Heavily in Biotechnology - Governor uses state funds to attract large biotech companies
...e providing upwards of $500 million in grants and tax credits to Scripps to lure
it to Florida and this location.
For those of you who know Scripps in S...of his selling points to Floridas legislature for approving this package to lure
Scripps, Gov. Bush in the Herald article cited the expectation that this wo...
For Now, Michigan Can Celebrate $150 Million Entrepreneurial VC Fund
...l LaFaive, director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Mich., was quoted as criticizing the use of a guarantee to lure
investors: "What we have here is essentially an unbudgeted liability because we can't anticipate the losses that could occur," he said. In other words...
On Location at BIO 2003
...d a 100 the anniversary Harley-Davidson motorcycle parked in the corner. OK, that has next to nothing to do with biotechnology, but its a great way to lure
people into our aisle.
Gov. Jim Doyle dropped by today to deliver what he characterized as a Knute Rockne pep talk to the 75-member Wisconsin dele...
DEMOletter's Summer Reading List
...th violence and scantily clad women. But a recent report by an MSNBC
columnist says that change is coming. The game developer community is trying to lure
in women developers to create more games that would appeal to women. One developer says she's focused on creating a Greek myth inspired game. In the g...