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Leader in cancer treatment and prevention research honored

...topically administered chemopreventive agents that can be incorporated into sunscreens. Dr. Alberts also published an important study which rejected the hypothesis that dietary supplementation with wheat bran fiber could prevent colon cancer. This study has become the benchmark for the conduct of large ...

Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say

...earch. "It's the only chance a high school student can get to dream up an idea, design an experiment, and then make a presentation on the findings." "The ABC goes one better in providing you with a scientific mentor. That triples the learning experience." Barfett and his partners were the ...

Climate change plus human pressure caused large mammal extinctions in late Pleistocene

...limate change affecting the smaller animals, so we can expect to see some pretty dramatic changes in the ... relocate because of climate change. "One thing we can do, as conservationists, is to create and connect natural areas" to allow animals to move around, he...

Highlights of the October 2004 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...vide at least three servings of vegetables. Salads can help make it easy for people to reach the recommended goal of three to five servings of vegetables per day," says registered dietitian and ADA Spokesperson Lola O'Rourke. ...

Landmark gene agreement announced by Samoan government and UC Berkeley for anti-AIDS drug Prostratin

...nitrogen, so that extraction of the perishable RNA can be conducted in the laboratory. Then begins the pr...r people in the developing world. The process also can be used to produce flavors and fragrances, many of which also are isoprenoids....

Landmark agreement between Samoa and UC Berkeley could help search for AIDS cure

... nitrogen so that extraction of the perishable RNA can be conducted in the laboratory. Then begins the pr...r people in the developing world. The process also can be used to produce flavors and fragrances, many of which also are members of the class of chemical c...

Circulation of 'disaster myths' in Haiti could hinder appropriate disposal of bodies

... some reports which wrongly state that dead bodies can cause epidemics. 'Fear that dead bodies cause epidemics in the surviving population has led to measures such as burial in mass graves without proper identification of the victims', comments Oliver Morgan, a researcher at the London School of Hygiene ...

Veterinary Memorial Fund transforms grief into promise

...health by controlling or eliminating disease which can spread from animals to humans." One of the grea...ch that has improved the quality of animal care we can deliver." The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) is a tw...

New study shows hope for treating inhalant abuse

...with heart, liver, kidney, and brain damage -- and can even result in sudden death. The Brookhaven Lab study demonstrates that animals previously trained to expect toluene in a given location spent far less time "seeking" toluene in that location after being treated with GVG than animals treated with ...

Lycopene slows human prostate tumour growth in mice and combined with vitamin E is even better

...in all the experimental groups. This means that we can use PSA values as a surrogate marker in short phas...ited States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and can be used to fortify foods. It was too early, said Dr. Limpens, to say whether lycopene and vitamin E ...

Researchers determine genetic cause of Timothy syndrome

...ules in the body, and perturbing calcium transport can cause a wide range of disorders. Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Mark T. Keating and his colleagues reported in the October 1, 2004, issue of the journal Cell, that a pinpoint mutation in the CaV1.2 calcium channel was the sole cause...

Cigarette smoke causes breaks in DNA and defects to a cell's chromosomes, Pitt study finds

...t of smoke in just one or two puffs of a cigarette can cause breaks in DNA and defects to a cell's chromo...tagenic type of DNA damage because the broken ends can fuse to other chromosomes in the cell. Chromosome fusion is detrimental to normal chromosome segrega...

Molecular motor implicated in tissue remodeling

...es such as MMP-1 initiate tissue remodeling, which can have a variety of purposes from organ development ... of tissues. Because MMP-1 moves directionally, it can serve as a clutch, assisting cell locomotion along networks of collagen in tissues. Further, motion ...

Rare childhood genetic syndrome identified

... organs. Calcium channels control how much calcium can get inside a cell. Calcium is one of the body's mo...of calcium. Because calcium-channel blocking drugs can ameliorate calcium overload, these medications may be useful for treating arrhythmia and cognitive d...

'Dead zone' area shrinking, Texas A&M prof says

... appeared to have moved further off shore. Hypoxia can result in fish kills and can adversely affect many types of marine life where it is present. The dead zone area encompassed more...

Chemical derived from vitamin-E shows early promise as cancer drug

...gations that have to be conducted before alpha-TEA can be cleared by the Federal Drug Administration for testing in humans," Kline said. ...

Scientists sequence genome of kind of organism central to biosphere's carbon cycle

...racteristically ornate silica frustule. "Diatoms can manipulate silica in ways that nanotechnologists can only dream about. If we understood how they can design and build their patterned frustule as part of...

EMBO Gold Medal 2004 goes to Spanish scientist

...plishments of young researchers, showing just what can and is being achieved. Mara is a fine example of this. Her contribution to cancer research is unquestionable and her unstinting dedication makes her the ideal role model for other young researchers." Mara Blasco Background and research Born in A...

Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases

...s to collaboration so that a true meeting of minds can take place that will broaden the scope of investig... these new Exploratory Centers, we hope scientists can make progress on some of the more complex biomedical issues we face," said Lawrence Tabak, DDS., PhD...

Gladstone investigator Mike McCune wins prestigious NIH Director's Pioneer Award

...human immune system and the processes by which HIV can cause immunodeficiency. "Now I want to know if there are certain types of immune responses that protect against infection and others that might instead slow down the pace of disease," he explains. "Perhaps more importantly, I want to apply this kn...

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