Archive: 08/4/2008

Key to virulence protein entry into host cells discovered

Researchers from the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech have identified the region of a large family of virulence proteins in oomycete plant pathogens that enables the proteins to enter the cells of ...

Aug 04, 2008
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Eating fish may prevent memory loss and stroke in old age

Eating tuna and other types of fish may help lower the risk of cognitive decline and stroke in healthy older adults, according to a study published in the August 5, 2008, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the Am ...

Aug 04, 2008
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Study shows consumers find grass-fed beef acceptable

High feed-grain prices and the growing interest in "natural" foods have spurred both consumers and farmers to consider grass-fed beef, and a recent study done by Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences researchers may ...

Aug 04, 2008
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Why New Political Parties Sizzle or Fizzle

(PhysOrg.com) -- Across the globe, new political parties, from green parties to anti-immigration parties, are constantly emerging in democratic countries. But while some of these nascent single-issue groups fade away, others, ...

Aug 04, 2008
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New bottle cap thwarts wine counterfeiters

(PhysOrg.com) -- When the Roman historian Pliny the Elder wrote " in vino veritas " – in wine, there is truth – he must not have been drinking from a counterfeit bottle. Researchers Roger Johnston and ...

Aug 04, 2008
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Research exposes new target for malaria drugs

The malaria parasite has waged a successful guerrilla war against the human immune system for eons, but a study in this week's Journal of Biological Chemistry has exposed one of the tricks malaria uses to hide from the immune ...

Aug 04, 2008
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Study looks at keeping migrant workers' children healthy

As Ohio and Michigan fruit and vegetable farms yield this year's harvest, they also will provide data about the eating choices of Latino migrant children for a Case Western Reserve University researcher. Information gathered ...

Aug 04, 2008
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Not quite a teen, not fully an adult

(PhysOrg.com) -- Fueled by hormone fluctuations, the teenage years can be a time of huge emotional upheaval. But, as an initiative by MIT's Young Adult Development Project finds, the roller coaster may not end at the 18th ...

Aug 04, 2008
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