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Bacterial Toxin Surprises Scientists
... how one such protein operates. Their work may
shed light not only on the deadly power of ...ation," said Dr. Finkelstein. It may
eventually be possible to take advantage of this large protein movement as a transport devic...
Duke Researchers Discover Central Role Of Nitric Oxide In Hemoglobin Action
...eveloping the first effectiveblood substitute, and may
ultimately change the way many diseases are treate...erview. "Now we can showthat nitric oxide delivery may
be comparable in importance. Here we havethe lungs synthesizing a compound and delivering it to tiss...
Dangerous Chemical Combination Presents Possible Scenario For Gulf War Illnesses
...vestigator of the study. "Without protection,there may
have been thousands of deaths. But it appears that... "Together, the three phases of our investigation may
solve the mysteryof some Gulf War veterans' illnesses," Kurt said. "The animalstudies are an importa...
Gene-Altered Mouse May Provide New Insights To Parkinson's Disease, Substance Abuse And Schizophrenia
...es about drug addiction and Parkinson'sdisease and may
provide the first realistic model for testing new ... Squibb. Caron said in an interview that while it may
seem a stretch for one geneticallyengineered mouse to help answer fundamental questions about the me...
New Cancer Switch Discovered By Duke Medical Center Pharmacologists
DURHAM, N.C. -- A new way that cancers may
be triggered in the body -- through damage to a mo...ults suggest that inhibition of GRB-2 interactions may
provide a useful therapeutic target for treatment of [chronic myelogenous leukemia] as well as other...
Key to Triplet Repeat Brain Diseases Open Door For New Way To Understand, Treat Genetic Diseases"
...ll as discovering a new conceptof how mutant genes may
produce disease. The scientists discovered that t...'s disease patients. Furthermore, their findings may
answer why the number of genetic repeatsin these diseases determines how severe symptoms will be: Mo...
Researchers Pinpoint Site For Petit Mal Seizures In Brain
...he common childhood form of epilepsy. The findings may
lead to more specific drugs for the disorder with ...consciousness, during which they stare blankly and may
blink rapidly or sway before recovering. "Absence seizures usually take hold at a critical period i...
Tumor Suppressor Gene Located In Liver Cancer Cells
... potential "hot spots" -- regions of the gene that may
be more susceptible to mutation. "One mutation results in an altered protein that lacks the ability to insert itself into the cell membrane," according to Zeneca's De Souza, who has spent three years at Duke University investigating this gene. "Inst...
New 'Twist' In Proteins Offers Possible Route To Improved Antibiotics
...itutes the functioningenzyme. These folded enzymes may
include roughly globular shapes, or spiralhelices,...o Raetz, the unusual left-handed helical structure may
offera unique target for a new generation of antibiotics designed to home inon the structure. The le...
Second Breast Cancer Gene Located
...inics to provide support servicesfor the women who may
carry breast cancer genes." As with BRCA1...chers said they expect that women who inheritBRCA2 may
have up to an 85 percent chance of developing breast cancer. Members of families with the BRCA2 gene...
Duke Geologists Explore Alternative Way To Measure Ice Age Sea Bottom Temperatures
...shells of tiny North Atlantic Ocean marine fossils may
finally provide scientists with an unambiguous way to reconstruct how bottom sea water temperatures have changed during and between past ice ages. In an article published in the Nov. 24 issue of the journal Science, Duke University geologist Gary Dwy...
Duke Researchers Discover Candidate Susceptibility Gene For Autoimmune Disease
...rthritis-likedisease in the animals. The discovery may
provide a clue to the underlyinggenetic defects th... arthritis, although many researchers believethere may
be several genes that, when defective, predispose people to developautoimmune disorders. The Duke...
Rosemary May Have Anti-Cancer Properties
...ricans,who eat more fat than they should, rosemary may
be particularly important." However, the type of fat consumed was important: Diets high in saturatedfats seemed to block the protection that rosemary offered, while diets highin unsaturated fats were more beneficial. Milner has already published a...
Freshwater Sponges May Pose Threat To Zebra Mussels
...rity, which could also be caused by zebra mussels, may
have made the water more hospitable, Kelch said. The researchers studied the growth of freshwater sponges on the artificial reef in Lorain and on the surface of a shipwreck off Kelly's Island, in Lake Erie's western basin. Their observations ...
Duke Researchers Find Second Gene Linked To Blood Vessel Disorder
...study genes for a rare disease? First, the disease may
be rare, but thegenes aren't rare. Everyone has th...have identified a second gene, and webelieve there may
be a third gene that can cause this disorder." With two genes now described, Marchuk will begin to...
New Discovery About Genes Has Implications For Genetic Therapy
...o play no role in conveying genetic information -- may
well be the key to determining where new information is transferred into a gene. If true, the finding has important implications for potential future use in guiding genetic therapy. Current techniques can insert new information into genes but exa...
International Research Team Clones New Skin Cancer Gene
...magine an ointment that, when applied to the skin, may
control the growth of the cancer,2 Leffell said. ...ndrome often develop thousands of skin cancers and may
also have birth defects and childhood brain tumors. In 1992, Bale mapped the NBCCS gene to human ...
Southern Pine Beetle Reaching Outbreak Levels In North Florida
...during outbreaks theyattack healthy trees. Females may
live a month and lay 160 eggs, allowinginfestations to spread at a rate of up to 50 feet a day under the worstconditions, Meeker said. Florida has been laying the foundation for a pine beetle attack over thelast few decades, with planted acreage of l...
Nutrition Study Reshapes Strategies For Athletes
...of a number of America's elite women athletes, and may
eventually reshape strategies for nourishment during competition. Seven of the top eight spots on the UnitedStates women's heptathlon team were filled by women who have been workingwith Linda K. Houtkooper, associate specialist in nutrition sciences...
New Grapes From Cornell Debut
...patented. Free non-exclusive licenses for Marquis may
be obtained from the Cornell Research Foundation in Ithaca....
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