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New study shows hope for treating inhalant abuse

...for inhalant abuse. The study was conducted by putting rats through a series of conditioning tests. The tests were intended to condition the animals to learn which chambers of a three-chambered apparatus contained toluene vapors. On the final day of the study, scientists randomly administered either sali...

Information system to help scientists analyze mechanisms of social behavior

...irector and professor of animal sciences. "We are putting significant resources behind this project to ensure that it demonstrates the great potential of genomic biology." New genome technology will underlie the BeeSpace efforts in biology and informatics research. "In biology research, we will develop the ...

Cockroach-like robot leads new research effort

...does that give you versus one joint?' We can start putting artificial muscles in. Of course, that will make a better robot, but that is not the goal of this program." Full has studied animal locomotion for 30 years, providing important insight not only to biologists, but also to engineers who have des...

Viral suspect for amphibian decline traced to human spread through bait

...a larger significance and may provide a method for putting together other pieces of the puzzle. "This tiger salamander system is really a model for looking at the emergence of these diseases," he said....

OHSU-VAMC study sheds light on estrogen's benefit for MS

...n 1998, scientists in France went a step closer to putting the issue to rest when they conducted the first large study aimed at assessing pregnancy and delivery on the course of the disease. The group found there was a marked reduction in the rate of MS relapse during pregnancy, especially in the third trime...

Enzyme activation appears key in helping internal clock tell night from day

...oint that tells our biological clock to proceed by putting night behind and journeying into a new day. In their research, the scientists blocked the phosphorylation action of PKG-II during the normal cycling of the clock. By doing so, they disrupted the key activity of this kinase enzyme that adds phosphate...

Stem cell research targets cerebral palsy

...gan his studies several years ago, Dr. Carroll was putting stem cells from donor mice into the circulation of an animal model of cerebral palsy. Preliminary work had shown that stem cells migrated to the injury site, but his studies showed too few cells were making the journey. The two-year grant from the Am...

Emory researchers map structure of anti-cancer molecule

... physics and pharmacology, which was essential for putting the pieces of this puzzle together." He says that in addition to this basic research, it is hoped that the model system also will become useful as a clinical tool for pharmacogenetic profiling matching the best drug for a given patient. ...

A changing landscape may have dire implications for birds

...he development boom in the nation's rural areas is putting increasing pressure on forest ecosystems, and the ...hicle use to predatory pets roaming the woods - is putting more and more native birds at risk, according to research presented Wednesday, Aug. 4, at the annual...

New paper in Science introduces revolutionary new paradigm for fishery management

...nd finally, the target species itself. "We've been putting blinders on, but it is now clear that single-species management is inadequate, and in many cases, destructive," says Dr. Ellen Pikitch, an internationally renowned fisheries scientist and the Executive Director and Professor with the Pew Institute fo...

The amendment to the law on green Genetic Engineering inhibits innovation and research in Germany

...rm it runs the risk, in the opinion of the DFG, of putting German researchers at a considerable disadvantage on the international playing field. This is the key theme of the statement on the law on genetic engineering recently released by the DFG. The DFG primarily opposes three aspects of the draft amendmen...

Highlights of the July Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...5 percent of children ages 6 to 11 are overweight, putting them at risk for health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. Researchers at The Pennsylvania State University studied 153 girls living in central Pennsylvania. They found that girls who were at risk for excess weight at a...

Trapping carbon in soil key for protecting global food security, dealing with climate change

... food security without returning crop residues and putting carbon back in soil. Both are necessary for improving soil quality." According to the report, soil carbon sequestration can offset global fossil-fuel emissions by 5 to 15 percent each year. "The potential of carbon sequestration in world soils about...

Researchers establish first molecular link between eating and aging

...hich controls satiety, Guarente speculates that by putting hormones into the bloodstream, fat cells also tell... has vast implications in the lives of people, but putting them on an austere diet just isn't feasible. "It's easy to put rodents on a spartan diet. With peo...

Clemson University researcher reaches for the stars to prevent osteoporosis

...e times as long as the length of the spaceflight, putting astronauts at greater risk for osteoporotic fractures. Bateman's team is looking for a way to prevent bone loss with a natural protein called osteoprotegerin, and to stimulate the formation of bone post-flight. The biotechnology company Amgen In...

Floods, bugs and Hollywood disasters

...e trying to preserve damaged items. She recommends putting wet materials in a frost-free freezer. "What that does is it buys you time — it stops the water absorption. Frost-free pulls moisture out of the content, so it will dry it and stop the mold growth. You want to save it, but you need to treat it...

Cutting back on cigarettes: when less is more

...rger drags and smoked more of the cigarette before putting it out. In addition, when smoking fewer cigarettes, the women produced more CO in their exhaled air per cigarette, compared to when they smoked their regular number of cigarettes or increased use. Higher CO and nicotine boosts were especially pronou...

Regeneration of injured muscle from adult stem cells

...x7 gene could not become muscle cells, and that by putting Pax7 back into stem cells taken from uninjured muscle, they can generate a population of cells that readily differentiate into muscle cells. When stem cells engineered to express Pax7 proteins were injected into the muscles of mice lacking dystrophin...

Citizens asked to monitor impact of invasive bird species

...orhoods. Phillips points out, however, that simply putting up nest boxes isn't enough. In order to ensure the long-term future of native cavity-nesters, nest-box owners need to monitor and report what's going on inside their boxes. Only then will scientists have a true picture of the current status and facto...

Vanderbilt doctors use Viagra to treat infants with pulmonary hyptertension

...h shifted all his internal organs upward at birth, putting tremendous pressure on the heart and lungs. While surgery has fixed the herniation, his lungs continue to struggle. Viagra seems to be helping. Viagra is not without risks for babies. If the drug levels are raised too high, babies can have a general...

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