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New 'Twist' In Proteins Offers Possible Route To Improved Antibiotics

...activity, the Duke scientists also are planning to survey known chemicalsthat might fit into the cleft of the active site. "Conceptually, it would seem feasible to design drugs that could actas antibiotics for all gram-negative bacteria, which produce about halfof all infections," Raetz said. "It w...

Southern Pine Beetle Reaching Outbreak Levels In North Florida

...weekof June. They recommend that all forest owners survey their property, asshould homeowners who might have vulnerable loblolly pines, the beetles'preferred hosts. The Southern Pine Beetle is the most aggressive and destructive of fivebark beetles that feed on southern pines, Foltz said. In fact, itsscient...

Bark Beetle Infestation Spurs Multifaceted Study

...the fires can be estimatedfrom the burn scars. A survey of the ages of trees at specific fires can give a cross sectionalview of the age composition of the forest. "We have had to develop a tree ring chronology specific for this area,from living trees," says Taylor. "With a chronology that goesback far ...

Asian Beetle, New In This Country, Threatens Brooklyn's Shade Trees

...might weaken the trees structually." Bassuk took a survey of Brooklyn trees in 1990. She found that 27 percent of the 110,000 street trees in Brooklyn are Norway maples -- the trees this new beetle attacks most often. "I think this could be devastating for the city," Bassuk said. "After all, the Norway ma...

Antarctic Science Season Gears Up With Searches for Meteorites, Neutrinos, and New Life Forms

...ice sheet's overall stability. An aerogeophysical survey headed by Donald Blankenship of the University of ...clue to volcanism of the rock beneath (this year's survey focuses on Ice Stream "D"). Vostok: The World's Deepest and Oldest Ice Core Drilling to ...

Overweight Cats Risk Disease And Premature Death, Cornell Study Finds

... veterinarians for diarrhea. Veterinarians in the survey ranked the cats, from extremely thin to optimal to...silhouettes is currently the most practical way to survey large numbers of privately owned cats, the epidemiologist said. In the original study, cat owners co...

Isle Royale Moose Continue Decline

...d. Park Superintendent Douglas Barnard says that a survey of moose and wolf populations completed this winte...igan Technological University, conducts the annual survey for the National Park Service. Peterson notes that the park's moose population had grown dramaticall...

Teens Shop "Healthy", But Trust Label Claims Too Much

... The Penn State researchers report that a recent survey by Teenage Research Unlimited revealed that as hi...nce, the researchers write, "A previous marketing survey conducted by Food and Beverage Marketing and Forecast Magazine in 1988 did not show that health-rel...

UT-Houston Awarded $2.5 Million For Scleroderma Research

...lation, leading tothe skin tightening; and a large survey of epidemiologic and genetic factorsthat may determine, or help physicians predict, disease outcomes in severaldifferent ethnic groups. While potentially devastating, scleroderma is relatively uncommon makingit difficult to conduct genetic s...

$3 Million From Defense Department Will Fund Next Phase Of UT Southwestern's Gulf War Syndrome Research

...s for neurological damage and to design a national survey to determine how many Gulf War veterans need treatment. "This is the logical and crucial next phase to meet the goals of our research," said Dr. Robert Haley, UT Southwestern's chief of epidemiology and leader of the medical center's Gulf War illness...

Study Reviews Medication Use In Elderly Cardiac Patients After Discharge

..."And, more than 50 percent of the patients in this survey went home with atleast 10 different medications. When that many different medicines are involved,patients need to be aware of drug reactions and side effects." She adds, "You need to ask your physician a lot of questions and have aroutine fo...

Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics

... Leg protectors. In one project, an anthropometric survey was conducted of the very heterogeneous work force to provide the basic data for redesigning leg protectors for foresters. The South African forestry industry is populated with a wide variety of ethnic groups having widely varying anthropometric meas...

Low Cholesterol? Reduced Sodium? What Do These Terms Really Mean?

... was counterbalanced. At thebottom of each page, a survey question was printed. The question asked thesubjec...ty. The second pagerepeated the questions from the survey booklet. Subjects were instructed toexamine each label in the booklet and answer the question on the...

National Studies Reveal Why Pet Owners Take Animals To Shelters And How Many Find New Homes; Statistics Point to Epidemic

...harts and tables of thenational shelter statistics survey are available by calling (970) 491-6432. ...illion pets--were euthanized. The survey also revealed that, on average, 42.5 percent of pets thatentered animal shelters were submitted by a...

Food Bacteria-Spice Survey Shows Why Some Cultures Like It Hot

...ity biologists havedemonstrated in a international survey of spice use in cooking. The same chemical compounds that protect the spiciest spice plants from theirnatural enemies are at work today in foods from parts of the world where -- before refrigeration -- food-spoilage microbes were an even more serio...

Major Wolf Die-Off Recorded On Isle Royale

... that 13 of the 24wolves seen in the park during a survey held during the winter of 1997 havesince succumbed...npredictable." Barnard said this winter's survey showed 14 wolves in the park,including three pups born since the completion of the 1997 survey. Biol...

Age Of Bacterial Meningitis Patients And Subtypes Of Disease Have Changed Substantially Within Past Decade

...mained steady over the last three decades,a recent survey of bacterial meningitis cases in the metro Atlanta... specific subgroups of the disease. Results ofthe survey are being presented on March 10 at the International Conference onEmerging Infectious Diseases in At...

10 Million Report Hunger, Even With Jobs

...icans who reported not having enough to eat in the survey were: 4.5 million non-Hispanic whites; 2.4 ...r food," Alaimo points out. Most of those in the survey who reported food shortages said the primary reasons were lack of money, food stamps or WIC (the Spe...

Research Finds That Watching TV Helps Kids Put On Pounds

...cing sedentary past times. NHANES III is a survey conducted by the CDC: National Center for HealthStatistics and was designed to produce a nationally representative sample of theUS population. Over 4,000 children, ages 8-16, took part in the survey, whichconsisted of an in-home interview and a detai...

Yale Announces New Biotech Firm

...ancial services, according to arecent survey. The survey -- which was conducted by Connecticut Unitedfor Re...nvested in biotechnology. In addition, the survey identified a critical shortage of vacantlaboratory space in Connecticut as a barrier to biotechnolog...

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