Archive: 11/19/2007

Mushrooms may aid rapid vaccine response

A rapid production of therapeutic human drugs using modified mushrooms may help mount a quicker response to various public health problems, according to plant pathologists who have received a federal grant to perfect their ...

Nov 19, 2007
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Protein suppresses allergic response in mice

A protein in mice known as RGS13 suppresses allergic reactions, including the severe, life-threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, according to scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ...

Nov 19, 2007
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New evidence for female control in reproduction

Adding another layer of competition to the mating game, scientists are reporting possible biochemical proof that the reproductive system of female mammals can “sense” the presence of sperm and react to it by changing ...

Nov 19, 2007
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Tsunami-recording in the deep sea

In order to extend alert times and avoid false alarms, a new seafloor pressure recording system has been designed to detect tsunamis shortly after their development in the open ocean. The project is directed ...

Nov 19, 2007
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New HPV vaccine under study

A new vaccine against nine of the most harmful strains of human papillomavirus is under study at the Medical College of Georgia.

Nov 19, 2007
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Gender roles and not gender bias hold back women scientists

Traditional roles of women in the home and a negative bias in workplace support result in less career success for women versus men at the same stage of their research careers, determined researchers at the European Molecular ...

Nov 19, 2007
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Sunbathing tree frogs' future under a cloud

Animal conservationists in Manchester are turning to physics to investigate whether global warming is responsible for killing sun-loving South American tree frogs.

Nov 19, 2007
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