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

... death of more than 12,000 American annually; this toll is expected to triple by the year 2010, according to the CDC....

Cut Pesticide Use In Half, Urges SFU Biologist

...soningworldwide every year. Add to that the hidden toll from chronic pesticideexposure, which has been linked to immune dysfunction, infertility, andvarious forms of cancer and birth defects. And there's more. Chemical pesticides kill millions of non-target species- such as birds, fish and beneficia...

Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics

...panies, NYNEX, developed a new workstation for its toll and assistance operators, whose job is to assist customers in completing their calls and to record the correct billing. The primary motivation behind developing the new workstation was to enable the operators to reduce their average time per customer...

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

...T COLLINS-- America's mobile society is taking its toll on thenation's pets and often at the cost of the pets' lives, according to a pair ofnational studies coordinated by Colorado State University. The two studies, conducted by Colorado State veterinary epidemiologistDr. M.D. Salman and s...

Coastal Development Threatens Rare Atlantic Shorebird

...hat can reach more than 150 degreestake a gruesome toll on reproductive success. Krogh found many chicks and eggsbaked in the afternoon sun. Others tumbled off the roofs' edge. The scientists say coastal building codes should encourage gravel roofswith parapets, or edging at least three, and prefe...

"A Thousand (And More) Points Of Light" Yield New View Into Cells

...up asif they're waiting their turn to go through a toll booth." In yet another discovery, the scientists have shown that completed mRNAtranscripts leave the gene one at a time, rather than in multiple units. Inaddition, theresearchers infer that the transcript exits the nucleus and reaches the cellcy...

Engineering Animation, Inc. Demonstrates Internet Anatomy At Visible Human Project Conference

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Glenn To Perform Purdue Soybean Experiment In Space

...bbreviated preparation time has exacted a personal toll on Vierling, who got help from Steve Goldman, a professor of biology at the University of Toledo. Goldman is a key patent holder of related technology. "I've had to spend more than a few nights and weekends to get this project ready to go," Vierling ...

Tau Gene Linked To Family Of Neurodegenerative Disorders; Finding May Yield Insight Into Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease

...clear how abnormal tau protein actually exacts its toll oncells, there are two theories: One, that aggregation of tau protein is itselftoxic, and can cause cell death. (Huntington's disease, spinalcerebraldegeneration and Parkinson's disease all appear to result, in some way, fromprotein accumulation.) T...

Virginia Tech Fisheries Professor Works To Conserve Mussels

...on is creating economic hardships that aretaking a toll on research initiatives. It is more difficult to promote naturalresource conservation during such turmoil, but scientists are still trying. Last year, the Russian Academy of Sciences invited Neves to sample waterquality and assess the fresh...

Americans Urged To Consume More Folic Acid

...om cardiovascular diseaseevery 33 seconds, and the toll on this country's economy exceeds $150 billionannually. About 30 years ago, scientists noticed that children with a rare geneticdisorder associated with elevated blood homocysteine developed prematurecardiovascular disease, but only recently ...

Gene Variant May Hasten Silent Strokes, Debilitating Stroke Or Alzheimer's

...be more susceptible tosilent strokes, which take a toll over time. The research findings were presented he...or burst. But silent strokes do take their toll over time. When the smallervessels are unable to deliver oxygen and blood to the brain, cells die. ...

Fungal Disease Threatens Global Banana Production

...able food crop), black Sigatoka isimposing a heavy toll on the food security and export economies of the producingnations. Fortunately, plant pathologists are taking the lead with otherscientists to breed bananas that are resistant to the disease. "The black Sigatoka pathogen thrives under the warm, wet c...

Telomere Loss Spells Trouble for Aging Mice

...explain why surgeryand chemotherapy take a greater toll on older people, the researchers say.Similarly, the finding that many telomere-deficient adult mice developed tumorscould yield insight into why people are more likely to develop cancers as theyage. But just as telomere loss may mean differen...

Studies At Cedars-Sinai Confirm Identity Of An Elusive 'Receptor' In Human Cells -- A Breakthrough In Understanding, Fighting Septic Shock

...mans. First, scientists discovereda gene, called a toll gene, that was crucial to the fruit fly's developm...naling does go through similar pathwaysused by the toll receptors. That's what we have found," Dr. Arditi said. The study used human endothelial cells, cell...

Studies confirm the identity of an elusive 'receptor' in human cells -- A breakthrough in the effort to understand and fight septic shock

...mans. First, scientistsdiscovered a gene, called a toll gene, that was crucial to the fruit fly'sdevelopme...naling does gothrough similar pathways used by the toll receptors. That's what we havefound," Dr. Arditi said. The study used human endothelial cells, cells...

Prestigious new nutrition research center being established at UNC-CH with NIH funding

CHAPEL HILL - To help reduce the staggering toll ofunnecessary illness and premature death associated with chronic disease and tounderstand better the links between such diseases and nutrition, the NationalInstitutes of Health has selected the University of North Carolina at ChapelHill as home of t...

A relative of smallpox is first virus found to invade cells as HIV does

...then at the same time it was exacting its terrible toll this virus may have spurred evolution of the life-saving CCR5 receptor mutation. Forged in the fierce fires of an ancient epidemic, the mutation first protected some against smallpox, but now shields a lucky few from a more modern plague. Evidence ...

Register now for the 2000 AAAS Annual Meeting

...ngton DC Convention and Visitor Association (WCVA) toll free on weekdays, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Eastern time at 1-800-535-3336. Please see the hotel reservation information located at <a href="http://www.aaas.org/meetings/2000/hotels.htm">http://www.aaas.org/meetings/2000/hotels.htm . The Marriot...

Researchers seek siblings with Parkinson's disease for national genetic study

...ontact Cheryl Halter at the IU School of Medicine, toll free at 1-888-830-6299 or visit the PROGENI Web site at fisher.medgen.iupui.edu/research/parkinson/...

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