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Highlights of the October 2004 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
... a time for teens to have more freedom in decision making
and taking care of themselves. Regulations: Most parents were supportive of schools' limiting access to vending machines. They wanted a wider variety of choices available to students with healthier alternatives. Parental knowledge: Most parents did...
AAAS US Presidential Candidates' Forum
... and rising levels of global warming pollution are making
the problem worse." He proposed that the solution lies in negotiating with and working with other nations. Although Bush's article in Science noted "key uncertainties remain concerning the underlying causes and nature of climate change," it stated th...
New study indicates arsenic could be suitable as first-line treatment in type of leukaemia
...t also appears to correct the gene responsible for making
a flawed protein (the PMLRAR fusion protein) that causes APL. The research team used RT-PCR2 techniques to confirm the diagnosis of APL by identifying the rogue gene in their study patients. This further enabled them to establish a new classificatio...
Half-million dollar landmark achieved for the Methuselah Mouse Prize
...erm support commitment from an anonymous supporter making
his donation in the name of the X PRIZE Foundation, the multi-million-dollar bounty which has successfully encouraged the development of private passenger space travel. "We've seen how prizes such as the X PRIZE and the Methuselah Mouse Prize can dr...
New research shows plants can shuffle and paste gene pieces to generate genetic diversity
...idence, however, that TEs help organisms evolve by making
it easier to generate the sort of genetic novelty that is necessary for them to cope with a changing world. Thus, instead of being beasts of burden, Pack-MULEs may serve rice as a tool of evolutionary change. ...
New Arizona State center brings science to policy on issues of water resources and urban growth
...rbating the impact of existing drought conditions, making
decisions on growth and sustainability critically ...owledge, information and tools related to decision making
under uncertainty associated with short-term climate variability and long-term climate change. The p...
UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow
...once said. An outspoken advocate of making
scientific findings freely accessible to scientist...a point of posting instructions on his website for making
microarrays, and has given several workshops on their construction at Cold Spring Harbor and UC Sant...
USAID, Conservation International & Starbucks launch Conservation Coffee Alliance in Central America
...ds that are being farmed using best practices, and making
more high quality sustainable green coffee availab...consumers to support these conservation efforts by making
the high quality, sustainable coffees from Conservation Coffee project available to Starbucks custom...
Rice finds 'on-off switch' for buckyball toxicity
... to dial the level of toxicity up or down, because making
those kinds of modifications is something that chemists do every day in university research labs and in industry," Colvin said. "Moreover, we believe the technique can prove useful in tuning the toxicity of other nanoparticles." The researchers postu...
UCI scientists successfully target key HIV protein; breakthrough may lead to new drug therapies
... AIDS. The virus attacks the body's immune system, making
the body vulnerable to infections and certain cancers. Symptoms of acute HIV infection may include fever, headache, fatigue and enlarged lymph nodes. The virus is spread most commonly by having unprotected sex with an infected person. Funded by the A...
Operation Dangling Dino
...ips and tail. The specimen is 70 percent complete, making
it one of the most complete large dinosaur skeletons ever found in the Monument. This is only the second airlift of a dinosaur from within GSENM and one of only a handful ever conducted with assistance from the BLM. The site was first discovered in...
Anthrax enzyme images reveal secrets of antibiotic resistance, suggest new drug design
...images of the loops and helical ribbons of protein making
up this DHPS. In addition, they created images showing how certain small enzyme mutations allow it to alter its structure, blocking the attachment of sulfa drugs. The image showed that while this slight change in the shape of a small part of the enzy...
New hydrothermal vents discovered as 'South Pacific Odyssey' research begins
...up-close-and-personal observations of the microbes making
a living in such a bizarre environment. All told, about 100 scientists from nearly 20 science institutions are involved in the quest to unravel the mysteries of the Lau Basin. Lanmuir said the project is the most complex cruise that he has been invo...
Scientists find nanowires capable of detecting individual viruses
...netically engineered by would-be bioterrorists. By making
an array sensitive to numerous domains of a given virus, the chances of even a modified virus escaping detection would be very low. In a clinical setting, the extreme sensitivity of nanowire arrays means they could detect viral infection at very earl...
A novel, safer strategy for regulating gene expression
...gy exists to make it work with virtually any drug, making
it suitable for a broad range of therapeutic and r...(mRNA), the template that carries instructions for making
the protein encoded by that gene. When the ribozyme cuts itself in half, the mRNA is cut in half, to...
The book opens on the first tree genome
...yed a leading role in mapping the human genome and making
possible advances in human health, we now are plea...nt, some 40 times smaller than the genome of pine, making
the poplar an ideal model system for trees. The poplar genome, divided into 19 chromosomes, is four...
Certain genes boost fish oils' protection against breast cancer
...person has certain genes that carry the recipe for making
GST. But interestingly, these genes can be found in slightly different varieties-called polymorphisms-in the population. The differences between the genes can mean the difference between GST that clears substances efficiently out of the body and GST ...
Study reveals why eyes in some paintings seem to follow viewers
...he different conditions were completed we ended up making
thousands of settings over the course of the experiment. "From all that data we were able to mathematically construct a surface that is most consistent with the overall pattern of judgments in each condition." However, the different viewing condition...
'Fossil genes' reveal how life sheds form and function
...emoved galactose from the organism's menu, thereby making
the galactose-processing genes obsolete. The relic genes, according to Hittinger, are "full of holes," where numerous DNA bases - the building blocks of all genes - have been edited out through mutation to terminate the physiological message they wer...
DuPont introduces in-home personal protection from dangers of hurricanes
... lines, and sending debris flying through the air making
many common items and building materials dangerous weapons. The DuPont TM StormRoom TM with Kevlar is an in-home storm shelter, available in several rectangular configurations, that features DuPont TM Kevlar sheathing built inside reinforced wall...
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