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Infant rats eagerly accept high concentrations of alcohol upon first exposure

...sm: Clinical & Experimental Research examines the acceptance of alcohol by infant rats, finding that they are eager to ingest large amounts of highly concentrated alcohol during a short time period, resulting in extremely high concentrations of alcohol in the blood. "There are numerous avenues for very early ...

Healthy fats and oils essential to satisfy calorie-conscious consumers

...e of biotech crops worldwide points to the growing acceptance of GM seeds. "Genetically modified seeds address the concerns pertaining to the amount of linolenic acids and free fatty acids in oils and offer many advantages such as high yield, better product shelf life, and a decreased usage of crop protection ...

Next best thing: wood chip bedding for cattle

...ing process. Composting is gaining rapid acceptance by the beef cattle industry. Before the value of this manure management option can be fully determined, a few questions need to be answered about greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, say researchers in AAFC's Environmental Heal...

Biocompatibility to widen scope of biomaterial applications

...s of product testing, product cycle, and clinician acceptance while countering reimbursement issues before successful commercialization. "The efforts of researchers are hampered by the current liability laws and stringent functioning of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in certifying the safety and effecti...

Lab mice rescued from Type 1 diabetes via dendritic cell-assisted therapy

...stem's mechanisms for tolerance -- recognition and acceptance of the body's own cells -- can be repaired. Using immune system cells called dendritic cells to stimulate increased numbers of suppressor T cells, which turn off the body's immune response, the research team rescued mice from the destruction of their...

Scientists 'beef up' plant-dwelling bacteria to boost phytoremediation

...maintains that the technique should win widespread acceptance because it uses only naturally occurring bacteria and natural gene-transfer methods. The scientists started with a type of bacteria that naturally colonizes the roots and stems of their test plant, yellow lupine. They mixed these bacteria with a rela...

Vascular access vital to pump up tissue engineering

...arity must be solved before such implants can gain acceptance as standard treatment methods. "When a matrix or s...iological issue, another major factor that hinders acceptance of breakthrough technologies of tissue engineering as standards of practice is the reluctance of the...

Mathematical rule said to be widely and wrongly used to forecast future beach erosion

...e at different rates. "We advocate recognition and acceptance that we cannot actually predict shoreline retreat related to sea level rise," Pilkey said, quoting from their commentary. "It's too complex. "What startles me is why people think they can take a mathematical equation that requires only a navigation ...

Memories are harder to forget than currently thought

...n. Experiments with anisomycin helped lead to the acceptance of a theory in which a learned behavior is consolidated into a stored form and that then enters a 'labile' or adaptable state when it is recalled. According to these previous studies, the act of putting a labile memory back into storage involves ...

Scientist works to interrupt early changes resulting in diabetic vision loss

...ells might be affected by diabetes is not new, its acceptance is. Evidence is mounting that transporters, which carry vital substances into and out of cells, may be affected by high glucose levels in diabetes, Dr. Smith says. Without proper transportation, out-of-place and out-of-control substances such as glu...

Bioprocesses upstage traditional chemical processes

...vances in biotechnology are driving the increasing acceptance of biotech products in several industries, especia...environment, and this, in turn, is encouraging the acceptance of bioprocesses," says Nagel. The gradual increase in adoption rate is distinctly evident from the d...

NHLBI awards $68 million to fund clinical centers in pediatric heart disease

...need for immunosuppression by improving the body's acceptance of a transplanted heart, understanding post-transplant tumors (lymphomas) and developing novel treatments for them, and identifying genetic markers that may predict disparities -- including racial, gender, and ethnic disparities -- in transplant out...

Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 2004

...ower of 10.2 teraflops. The Cray X1 has passed its acceptance test and is undergoing evaluation on a suite of sc...006. Meanwhile, the SGI system also has passed its acceptance test, and researchers plan to evaluate running the entire 256-processor system with just one copy of...

Scientists develop a novel strategy to help prevent transplant rejection

...ne response and significantly increases transplant acceptance from 20 to up to 80 days. Professor Maggie Dallman of Imperial's Centre for Molecular Microbiology and Infection, and senior author of the paper, said: "Today, even with extensive efforts to find the best possible immunological match between donor an...

Helping carnivores and people co-exist

...rget areas with high predation levels and increase acceptance of large mammalian predators," say Shivik and his colleagues....

High-tech analysis of vineyard soil

...and application of GPR will eventually lead to the acceptance of GPR as one of the possible tools to measure field scale variation of soil water content....

New therapies under development promise improved relief for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma cancer patients

...icular form of NHL. It has found widespread market acceptance and its sales surpassed the $1 billion per year mark. The efficaciousness of the drug challenges developers of new therapies to discover treatment with some distinct advantages to differentiate their products and provide better relief for patients. ...

FDA approves Raptiva (efalizumab) for chronic moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis

...ain safe and efficacious in the long term); market acceptance of and demand for the product (including analysis and interpretation by physicians and others of scientific data); competition; changes in the status of existing collaborative relationships; the ability of collaborators to meet their obligations; and...

Rating the performance of residential fuel cells

...ions is one of several factors slowing marketplace acceptance of the new technology. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have just launched an effort to supply the needed information. They are studying how changing electrical and heating demands, outside temperatures, humidi...

Two studies find Gulf War veterans have increased risk of ALS

...ame issue of Neurology cautions against uncritical acceptance of these results. "While a twofold increase in risk may seem impressive, one needs to realize that this is based upon just a small number of cases," said editorial author Michael R. Rose, MD, of King's College Hospital in London. "Therefore the calcu...

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(Date:4/18/2014)... (April 21, 2014) -- A group of scientists ... and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has found ... and neuropsychological function in Parkinson,s disease (PD). ... , the study, which assessed cognitive function in ... the dopamine replacement therapy commonly used to treat ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... memories? How did it make you feel? According to ... experience, such as how sad you were or how ... when you can,t stop thinking about it. , ... context of the memories, rather than how you felt, ... the negative effects of these memories, a new study ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... scientists could lead to potential new treatments for breaking ... , Fibrosis, or scarring, is a hallmark of ... lungs can lead to serious organ damage and, in ... options centers on findings made by Swati Bhattacharyya, PhD, ... that a specific protein plays in promoting fibrosis. ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... One of the most popular vaccine brands for children ... may be overlooking some cost factors when choosing vaccines, ... expensive option, according to a new study by University ... administer can be driven by numerous factors," says Sheldon ... professor of computer science and of mathematics at the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... In a review published in the April issue of ... The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it,s time ... approach to treating sepsis, which kills millions ... Sepsis occurs when molecules released into the bloodstream to ... body. Inflammation is necessary for maintaining good health ...
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