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Latent HIV may lurk in 'quiet' immune cells, research suggests
HIV can lie dormant in infected cells for years, even decades. Scientists think unlocking the secrets of this viral reservoir may make it possible to cure, not just treat, HIV. Researchers have gained new insight on which immune cells likely do, and do not, harbor this latent virus.
Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:53:30 GMT

Renewable energy policies drive production of Southern wood pellets for bioenergy
Policies in the European Union and elsewhere requiring the use of renewable and low greenhouse gas-emitting energy are driving demand for wood pellets used to generate bioenergy. This demand could provide new markets for US timber exports, increase wood prices, and lead to increases in forestland area.
Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:53:30 GMT

Population genomics unveil seahorse domain
In a finding vital to effective species management, a team of biologists has determined that the lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus) is more a permanent resident of the western mid-Atlantic Ocean than a vagrant.
Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:53:30 GMT

Arsenic stubbornly taints many US wells, say new reports
(The Earth Institute at Columbia University) Naturally occurring arsenic in private wells threatens people in many US states and parts of Canada, according to a package of a dozen scientific papers to be published next week. The studies, focused mainly on New England but applicable elsewhere, say private wells present continuing risks due to almost nonexistent regulation in most states, homeowner inaction and inadequate mitigation measures.
EurekAlert! - Biology, Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:53:30 GMT

Sequencing genetic duplications could aid clinical interpretation
(Emory Health Sciences) To aid in the interpretation of CNVs, researchers have completed detailed maps of 184 duplications found in the genomes of individuals referred for genetic testing.
EurekAlert! - Biology, Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:53:30 GMT

UTSW study links deficiency of cellular housekeeping gene with aggressive forms of breast cancer
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have identified a strong link between the most aggressive type of breast cancer and a gene that regulates the body's natural cellular recycling process, called autophagy.
EurekAlert! - Biology, Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:53:30 GMT

HIV testing yields diagnoses in Kenya but few seek care


Fewer newly diagnosed adults seek HIV care, possibly because they do not yet feel sick.
Between December 2009 and February 2011, health workers with the AMPATH Consortium sought to test and counsel every adult resident in the Bunyala subcounty of Kenya for HIV. A study in the journal Lancet HIV reports that the campaign yielded more than 1,300 new positive diagnoses, but few of those new patients sought health care.

Biology News Net, Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:53:30 GMT

In a role reversal, RNAs proofread themselves


Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have uncovered a remarkable, new proofreading mechanism. In general, enzymatic machines are responsible for weeding out and correcting errors.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY - Building a protein is a lot like a game of telephone: information is passed along from one messenger to another, creating the potential for errors every step of the way. There are separate, specialized enzymatic machines that proofread at each step, ensuring that the instructions encoded in our DNA are faithfully translated into proteins. Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have uncovered a new quality control mechanism along this path, but in a remarkable role reversal, the proofreading isn't done by an enzyme. Instead, one of the messengers itself has a built-in mechanism to prevent errors along the way.

Biology News Net, Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:53:30 GMT

A rare glimpse at the elusive saharan cheetah


Research by scientists and conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Zoological Society of London, and other groups published today in PLOS ONE shows that critically endangered Saharan cheetahs exist...
Research by scientists and conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Zoological Society of London, and other groups published today in PLOS ONE shows that critically endangered Saharan cheetahs exist at incredibly low densities and require vast areas for their conservation. The research also offers some of the world's only photographs of this elusive big cat.

Biology News Net, Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:53:30 GMT

Compact wool measurement tool may find home on the range
Can a field-friendly, reasonably priced fiber measurement tool compare favorably with the high-dollar commercial unit that's set the industry standard for wool fineness measurement since 2000?
Phys.org: Biology News, Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:53:30 GMT

Population genomics unveil seahorse domain
In a finding vital to effective species management, a team including City College of New York biologists has determined that the lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus) is more a permanent resident of the western mid-Atlantic Ocean than a vagrant.
Phys.org: Biology News, Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:53:30 GMT

Officials confirm first sighting of rare fox at Yosemite in nearly 100 years
The elusive Sierra Nevada red fox was recently spotted in Yosemite National Park for the first time in nearly 100 years.
Phys.org: Biology News, Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:53:30 GMT

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