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Tumor Suppressor Gene Located In Liver Cancer Cells

...the December issue of Nature Genetics. Along with principal investigator Randy Jirtle, Gerald R. Hankins and Mary K. Washington of Duke University Medical Center; and Angus T. De Souza and Terry C. Orton of Zeneca are co-authors. Funding for the project came from the National Institutes of Health, Zeneca, th...

Second Breast Cancer Gene Located

...gs in the Dec. 21issue of the journal Nature. The principal investigators are P. AndrewFutreal of Duke University Medical Center and Michael Stratton of the Institutefor Cancer Research in Surrey, England, whose laboratories collaboratedon the discovery. "This finding means that we really are narrowi...

NADC Examines TB In Cattle and Swine

...le Bolin, an NADC research leader and a Consortium principal investigator,conducted tests for diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis with NADC researchersDiana Whipple and Belinda Goff. They sought to determine if tuberculin skintests used in the U.S., Canada and Mexico are compatible with each other,an important is...

Researchers Find Possible New Route to Making Cancer Cells Vulnerable

...esistance, which thwarts cancer chemotherapy, is a principal causeof death for cancer patients. The scientists ...s," said geneticist Dr. Joseph Heitman, thestudy's principal investigator. The research was supported in part by the National Institute of Environmenta...

New Software Provides Quick Analysis of ion-Channel Activity

...Ph.D., professor of biophysical sciences at UB and principal investigator. Co-investigators are Anthony L. Auerbach, Ph.D., associate professor of biophysical sciences at UB, and Qin Feng, Ph.D., postdoctoral research fellow. With the new software programs, named QUB, a researcher can discover in minutes how l...

Scientists Identify Gene For Sexual Behavior In Male Flies

... researchassociate in Baker's lab at Stanford. The principal investigators on theNational Institutes of Health-sponsored study are Baker, professor ofbiological sciences at Stanford and an expert on the molecular geneticsof sexual differentiation; Steven Wasserman, associate professor ofmolecular biology and o...

Learning From Birds And Bees: Engineers Study Insects For Ideas On Tiny "Micro Air Vehicles"

...at differentially alter lift. Robert J. Englar, a principal researchengineer in GTRI, is applying techniques for directing engine thrustacross the wings. Researchers at several institutions are studying tiny jet turbineengines, pulsejets, ducted fans and other concepts for propulsion. Butsince the MicroFlye...

Eating After Exertion May Be A Key To Speeding Body's Recovery

...tial amino acid, to large neutral amino acids,said principal investigator Donald K. Layman, a U. of I. professor of nutrition.Tryptophan levels in the blood help regulate the release of serotonin inthe brain, causing lethargy and fatigue. "The oat-based cereal allowed us to increase the denominator in therati...

Overweight Cats Risk Disease And Premature Death, Cornell Study Finds

...eterinary clinics in the Northeast, as well as the principal investigator of the tracking study. The Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition in the United Kingdom funded the first study, which found that about 25 percent of cats brought to veterinarians are overweight: 20 percent were ranked as "heavy" by veterina...

University Of Washington Discovery May Point The Way To New Treatment For Hepatitis C Cases That Do Not Respond To Interferon Therapy

... therapeutic drugs to treat hepatitis C," said the principal investigator, Dr. Michael G. Katze (kates), UW professor of microbiology and associate director of the UW's Regional Primate Research Center. The UW's Office of Technology Transfer has negotiated a patent-based licensing agreement with RiboGe...

Hot 'Lanta: NASA, School Kids Team To Study How Trees Help Cities Keep Their Cool

...period," said Dr.Dale Quattrochi, the experiment's principal investigator at the Global Hydrology and Climate Center in Huntsville, Ala."Plus, Atlanta is looking at where to grow over the next 20 years." Rapid Growth While 5th and 6th grade students take thermometers into parking lots and schoolyards to me...

Early Tests Indicate Motor Skills Unharmed In Consumers Of Tainted Fish

...really getting thehighest level of exposure," said principal investigator Susan L. Schantz,a professor of environmental toxicology at the University of Illinois. "PCBsand DDE are not very easily metabolized; they tend to accumulate in bodyfat." Animal research has shown that PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) -...

Stuttering Appears To Have Strong Link To Family Genes, Researchers Say

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Genetics appears to be a principal factor in the developmentand persistence of stutte.... of I. professor of speech and hearingscience and principal investigator for the decade-long Stuttering ResearchProject. Supported by NIH grants since 1989, the...

Resistance To Leptin Contributes To Obesity

... Some investigators have suggested that leptin's principal role isto suppress the body's response to starvation. The new study also suggeststhat receiving extra leptin adjusts a mouse's 'set point' for the bodyweight to a lower-- but stable level --by reducing food intake without anaccompanying decrease in...

Newly Discovered Human Protein Provides Important Target For Cancer Therapy

...ent should move muchfaster." Dr. Weinberg, principal authors Drs. Matthew Meyerson and ChristopherCounter, and their colleagues from the Whitehead Institute, the MassachusettsInstitute of Technology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Merck ResearchLaboratories, and McMaster University in Ontario, Canada,...

Menstrual Phase Linked To Ineffective Mammograms

... knowwhy," says Dr. Cornelia Baines, the study's principal investigator and an associateprofessor in the department of public health sciences. "From our research we've learnedmenstruation may partially explain why women under 50 years of age do not benefit fromscreening mammograms as much as older wome...

Pea Plant Stem Growth Gene Cloned

...stics were passed through generations. One of the principal traits on which he worked was stem length, the primary determinant of plant height. The plant scientists working at the University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, isolated, cloned and obtained the DNA sequence of Mendel's historic tallness gene, and ...

Lethal Parasite Prime Suspect In Fish Kills At Salton Sea

...California's Salton Sea may have identified a principal culprit, according to Dr. Milton Friend, director of the National Wildlife Health Center. The finding comes as a new die-off of tilapia, the predominant fish species in the Salton Sea, has been reported with more than one milli...

UT-Houston Awarded $2.5 Million For Scleroderma Research

...th the disease. The center's director and principal investigator is Frank C. Arnett,M.D., professor and director of the division of rheumatology and clinicalimmunogenetics. He heads a multidisciplinary team of experts drawn fromUT-Houston Health Science Center, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, UT Medi...

Synthetic Vitamin E And Natural Vitamin E Are Equally Powerful Antioxidents

... Human Nutrition at UTSouthwestern and the study's principal investigator. A dose-response comparison of natural and synthetic vitamin E atequivalent doses in humans found no significant difference in the amount ofvitamin E present in plasma or in low-density lipoproteins (LDL). Also, therewas no diffe...

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