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Enzyme's "Magic" May Hold Key to Anticancer and Antimicrobial Drugs

...sign is still in its infancy, so there are people who are skeptical about it," Dr. Wang said. "My own bet is that this kind of work will get better and better, so sooner or later--hopefully sooner--we should see more drugs based on this approach." Please acknowledge...

Researchers Pinpoint Site For Petit Mal Seizures In Brain

... on the sending side of neural transmission. "Most people think of receptors as being important in receiving signals, but this result suggests we should be looking at the sending side of the neuron," Hosford said. Hosford has already shown that drugs that inhibit GABAb receptors control seizures in the mic...

Duke Researchers Discover Candidate Susceptibility Gene For Autoimmune Disease

... be several genes that, when defective, predispose people to developautoimmune disorders. The Duke resear...It is possible that defects in this gene may cause people to be susceptibleto developing autoimmune diseases." The corresponding gene has been identified in...

Rosemary May Have Anti-Cancer Properties

...the amount of fat in the diet. "It suggests that people who eat high-fat diets will actually get themost benefit from rosemary," Milner says. "For typical Americans,who eat more fat than they should, rosemary may be particularly important." However, the type of fat consumed was important: Diets high in s...

Duke Researchers Find Second Gene Linked To Blood Vessel Disorder

...econdary neurological problems. About 30 percentof people with this form of HHT develop these lung problems....opinglung problems," Marchuk said. By contrast, people whose disorder is linked to this second gene, ALK1,rarely have lung problems. Like endoglin, this ge...

Transgenic Rice Plants Resist Insects, Drought And Salt Damage

... genes into rice. "Hundreds of millions of hungry people need this rice now, and the crop losses to insects, drought and increasing salinization of soils are devastating." According to Gary Toenniessen, deputy director for agricultural sciences at the Rockefeller Foundation, Wu and his colleagues "have mad...

Mutate Or Die: New Polymerase Gives Desperate Yeast An Option

...able that some day we could inhibit this enzyme in people prone to mutations, such as those receivingchemotherapy or people with a genetic history of cancer," says Hinkle. The team performed the study by usingultraviol...

International Research Team Clones New Skin Cancer Gene

...sed. 3Through a simple blood test, we can identify people who are cancer-prone,2 he noted. 3For those who are, more aggressive monitoring and preventive measures such as staying out of the sun and using sunscreen can be applied.2 Collaborating scientists included Michael Dean, Ph.D. from the National Cance...

Southern Pine Beetle Reaching Outbreak Levels In North Florida

... if everybody works on it together.Across Florida, people need to keep an eye out for this beetle andunderstand the need to act quickly." Foltz points to an example in Texas, in which 9,000 acres of a 10,000-acrerecreation area was stripped of its pines over a two-year period because ofa delay in recognizin...

Florida Researchers Discover Gene For Fatal Childhood Disease

...e which gene was mutated. They then isolated it in people with thedisease. The two-year effort was f...sagainst kidney disease in lupus, and how it makes people susceptible to cancer."...

Humble Pocket Gophers Shed Light On The Genetic Fortitude Of Cheetahs

... transplants from other members of its species, so people disbelieved the cheetah results," says conservation biology pioneer Michael Soule, research professor of environmental studies at UCSC and adviser to Sanjayan and Crooks. "We showed it could happen in a natural population." The team studied 44 animal...

Bee Sting Treatment Should Emphasize Speed, Not Method Of Removal

... inremoving the sting," said Visscher. "Any advice people are givenabout the importance of how the sting is removed is likely to cause delays,as they get out a knife, or even try to remember what to do.The method ofremoval is irrelevant, contrary to popular belief. The best advice for thosestung by a bee is...

Low-Protein Diet May Reverse Kidney Disease

... became severe, the results show. Four of the five people have resumed normal or nearly normal diets and have remained in remission or near remission for six months to two years. The other 11 participants, who had more advanced kidney failure before starting the study, showed temporary improvement, but all ...

Environmental Reform: The Next Generation Project

...l Studies F&ES and the School of Law. About 250 people have been involved in preliminary meetings in preparation for the workshop. The 14 teams were spearheaded by well- known leaders from business, non-governmental organizations and academia, each of whom contributed a chapter to The Next Generation co...

Duke Ecologist Says Logging Is Creating 'Mahogany Deserts'

...pillarsfrom attacking the mahoganies. "There are people who are still working with mahogany plantations,"S...local residents. "I had to be careful not to lead people into answers," recalledSnook, who speaks fluent Spanish. "I asked them things like, 'Is thereany par...

New Software Provides Quick Analysis of ion-Channel Activity

...here ion channels are implicated. For example, in people who have some kinds of inherited neuromuscular diseases, an amino acid in the receptors for the neurotransmitter has been altered, he said. These alterations cause the ion channels either to stay open too long or not long enough, resulting in clinic...

Researchers Find Genetic Clues To Intestinal Disease

...shown that an intestinal disease affecting 400,000 people in the United States is actually a variety of rela...and his co-worker, Steven Brant, M.D., toencourage people with a family history of Crohn's disease to participate in a Hopkins study to identify the genes res...

Gene Discovery Could Overcome Aluminum Barrier To Higher Wheat Yields Worldwide

... "kind needed to better feed future generations of people worldwide. The discovery of this gene could help farmers utilize the vast acres of acid soil in the world where aluminum-tolerant cereal grains can be grown." Gustafson and co-researchers in Brazil, Poland and Mexico discovered the gene as part of...

'Juliet' Evades Primate Center Expedition

...ea, aimed primarily at fostering ecotourism. "The people of Madagascar certainly understand the danger of extinctionfor these animals, but they have no choice. They need the food the animalsprovide and the income from logging." The center's three-pronged approach of captive breeding, habitat protectionand...

Behemoth Animals May Follow Same Extinction Patterns

...e Geological Society of America in Denver. "Most people believe that we understand the extinction of the dinosaursnow that we have proof of a large meteor event at the time of their finaldemise," says Cuffey. "The KT meteor was only the final deathblow for the dinosaurs, they had been declining in diversi...

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