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Nitric Oxide May Hold Key To First Treatment For Deadly Form Of Malaria, Duke Scientists Report

...NO, the nitrosative stress can well be theorizedto contribute to cancer, arthritis, neurodegenerative diseases, stroke andhardening of the arteries -- all diseases associated with NO."...

Nitric Oxide Found To Control Cells By Turning On Genes; Suggests New Role In Health And Disease

...NO, the nitrosative stress can well be theorizedto contribute to cancer, arthritis, neurodegenerative diseases, stroke andhardening of the arteries -- all diseases associated with NO."...

Major Plant Genome Research Project Underway

...e the sequence by the year 2004. U.S. groups will contribute two-thirds of the sequence. The three groups of researchers are: The Institute for Genomic Research in Rockville, Maryland Consortium of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island, New York, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, an...

Two Long-sought Diabetes Gene Found

... forms of the gene, the researchers suggested, may contribute to both early- and late-onset versions of NIDDM.Now both MODY1 and MODY3 have been identified. Despite a five-year head start in the search for MODY1, MODY3 was found first. It was discovered by brute force, painstaking scrutiny of every gene within ...

Selenium Supplements Can Reduce Cancer Rates

...e meats, fish and cereals; dairy products and eggs contribute significant amounts. Some nuts can also be high in selenium if they were grown in high-selenium areas. Of the 40 nutrients currently recognized as essential for human nutrition, selenium was the last to be recognized in 1957. A key component for at ...

Fund Aims To Repay Developing Nations For Valuable Genes

...nsingrights to the patented gene are encouraged to contribute to the fund. Moneywill flow into the fund only when a participating company begins to turna profit on the commercialization of the gene. The firms that have signedlicensing agreements with the university involving the Xa21 rice gene alreadyhave agree...

Research At New England Universities And Industries Facing Uncertain Future Under Proposed R&D Reductions

...rs , reports that New England universities, which contribute significantly to science and technology programs in the region, depend upon the federal government for an average of 67 percent of their research dollars. On average, the nation's universities receive about 60 percent of their funding from federal R...

NIH Team Discovers Endocrine Tumor Gene

...ey wouldn't be surprised if mutations of MEN1 also contribute to the growth of other more common, nonhereditary endocrine tumors, as well as to the growth of unexpected cancers. There is, for example, an unknown gene implicated in some forms of breast cancer also located at 11q13, which NCI researchers plan to...

Calorie Restriction Reduces Age-Related Muscle Loss

...s. Known assarcopenia, the condition is thought to contribute to physical frailty inolder people. "Laboratory s...n that abnormalities inmitrochondrial activity may contribute to sarcopenia," said Weindruch. "CRinitiated in late middle age apparently can slow the progression ...

EPA's Plant-Pesticide Policy Threatens To Stifle Development Of Pesticide Alternatives And International Trade

...ment of alternatives to chemicalpesticides, it may contribute to a mounting trade war in Europe and othercountries over genetically modified organisms (GMOs). At a workshop in Washington, D.C., July 17-18, the EPA restated that itseeks to regulate substances that plants produce to protect themselves aga...

Study Focuses On How Plants Help Toxic Pollutants Travel Around The World

...onducted by a UB researcher todetermine how plants contribute to the global distribution of toxic organicpollutants. Keri C. Hornbuckle, Ph.D., assistant professor of civil engineering atUB, has received a prestigious grant from the National Science Foundation tostudy the effects of temperature, humidit...

Scientists Discover How Genes Work Together To Control Neural Development

...California at Berkeley. The researchis expected to contribute to the understanding of the nervous system andthe brain, which is made up of billions of neurosn. To make their discovery, Lai and Carthew's team studied fruit-fly eyesto figure out which genes regulate the development of photoreceptor neurons,whic...

Jefferson Scientists Find Potential Deadly Effects Of Two Missing Cancer-Suppressor Genes

...n known genetic defect in human cancers. It may contribute to the development of several cancers, such as breast, colon, and lung, among others. Normally, p53 is a kind of genetic guardian. If genes become damaged, p53 shuts down everything until the damage can be fixed. MSH2 is a gene that helps...

Researchers Discover First Animal Strain Of Hepatitis E Virus

...l open new avenues of research, and contribute to strategies to treat or prevent hepatitis E disease," says Robert H. Purcell, M.D., chief of the hepatitis viruses section in NIAID’s Laboratory of Infectious Diseases (LID) and ...

Hunt For Early Heart Attack Genes Begins

... in New York City. "Finding the genes that contribute to heart attacks is the first steptowards developing better methods for the prevention, early diagnosis andtreatment for this disease that is single largest killer of American men andwomen," says Jan L. Breslow, M.D., head of The Rockefeller Universi...

Mutant Gene Not Sole Explanation For Hiv Non-Progression

...her host factors, and viral factors contribute to the clinical profiles of these patients, who usually have preserved immune function and low levels of HIV in their bodies." Recent research has shown that most infectin...

Wonder Thread: UD Scientists Report First Protein With Collagen And Elastin-Like Domains

...end in the collagen. But, he adds, "how that might contribute to the stretchiness of the protein is anybody's guess." Two histidine-rich domains, located at each end of preCol-P, may play a role in forming protein-zinc complexes, Qin says. Whenever histidine-rich domains occur in proteins, they usually bind wit...

Chesapeake Bay Sediment : Home To Pfiesteria-Like Microbes

...e loss of life and property from naturaldisasters, contribute to wise economic and physical development of the nation's natural resources, and enhance the quality of life bymonitoring water, biological, energy, and mineral resources of the nation. (For more detailed information on Pfiesteria and sediment cores...

Disease Takes Its Toll On Waterfowl Populations

... loss of life and property from natural disasters, contribute to wise economic and physical development of the nation's natural resources, and enhance the quality of life by monitoring water, biological, energy, and mineral resources of the nation....

NIDR Supports Total Genome Studies Of Major Oral Pathogens

... human tissues. Sequencing the Aa genome will also contribute to the overall bacterial DNAdatabase. This growing collection of coded messages will ultimately be the keyto finding and attacking soft spots in bacterial defense systems. Identifyingthe genes in various bacterial pathogens, determining the protein...

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(Date:10/22/2014)... Norton HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, ... the three Ebola cases in Dallas. But, mental health specialists ... Americans. President Barack Obama on Friday appointed an Ebola ... has infected two Dallas nurses who cared for a Liberian ... Presbyterian Hospital. But the U.S. cases are miniscule in ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... October 22, 2014 With the Affordable Care ... survey by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) finds that ... to use health insurance, but 42 percent say they are ... details before signing up for coverage. , The AIR survey ... 20 percent able to calculate correctly how much they owe ...
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(Date:10/22/2014)... Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter ... women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) are only about half ... popular assisted reproduction technique, new research indicates, and the racial ... the study, about 31 percent of white patients became pregnant ... Analyzing more than 4,000 IVF cycles over two years ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... health officials on Monday officially tightened guidelines for health workers ... skin exposure and use of a respirator at all times. ... to issue the tougher rules after two Dallas nurses contracted ... the United States, Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan. Nina Pham ...
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