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Maternal Lead Exposure Linked To High Numbers Of Cavities

...ecay. Also working on the project were GeneWatson, assistant professor of clinical dentistry; graduatestudent Bianca Davis; Richard Raubertas, associate professor ofbiostatistics; and technician Sylvia Pearson. Lead is well recognized as causing developmental and otherproblems. While lead has been removed...

Plant-Based Therapies Examined For Colon Cancer Prevention

... the liver orkidneys," says Steven J. Shiff, M.D., assistant professor in the Laboratory ofHuman Behavior and Metabolism at Rockefeller. "If as effective or better thanthe drugs, these plant therapies might be much better tolerated for longerperiods of time than NSAIDs." In the study, Shiff and his ...

Environmental Engineers Demonstrate Effective Method For Trapping Highway Pollutants

... trench (PET) , was designed and built by research assistant professor John Sansalone as part of his doctoral research in the department of civil andenvironmental engineering at UC. The PET replaces the normal sandused in highway storm drainage systems with an iron oxide coatedsand. That makes the sand signfic...

Bowman Gray Scientists Find Novel Way To Block AIDS Virus

... This study, by Si.-Yi Chen, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of cancerbiology, and his colleagues at Bowman Gray School of Medicine, describes how acritical co-receptor on the surface of particular white blood cells calledlymphocytes is blocked, making the cells immune to infection by HIV-1. ...

Scientists Find New Trigger For Nerve Cell Death

... of leadauthor Shan Ping Yu, M.D., Ph.D., research assistant professor of neurology. In the hours or days after the brain is injured, healthy cells surrounding the damaged region also die, killing themselves through agenetically controlled process called programmed cell death or apoptosis.Scient...

Synthetic Vitamin E And Natural Vitamin E Are Equally Powerful Antioxidents

...Center at UT Southwestern, andCindy Fuller, now an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina atGreensboro. The research was funded by grants from Henkel Corp. and the NationalInstitutes of Health....

Researcher Discovers Plant Genes For Phosphate Uptake

...ers," says K.G. Raghothama (RAG-oh-TOM-uh), Purdue assistant professor of horticulture. Based on currently known reserves, rock phosphate mines will be depleted by 2090, according to calculations by a Canadian researcher in 1996. Among the big three nutrients -- nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium -- phosphorus...

NSF Grant For Sphingolipid Research

... joining the Williams faculty in 1989,Lynch was an assistant professor at Cornell University....

Free Radicals Implicated In Impaired Lung Function; Damage May Be Mitigated By Certain Antioxidants

...itions," said Holger Schunemann, M.D., UB research assistant professor and lead author on the study. "But information on the relation of blood levels of oxidants and antioxidants with lung function is sparce. Our results suggest that free-radical damage also is associated with narrowing of the pulmonary airwa...

Natural Variability Is Key To River Restoration

...fessor of natural resources at Cornell; Poff, an assistant professor of biology, Colorado State; J. David Allan, professor of natural resources, University of Michigan; James R. Karr, professor in the departments of fisheries and zoology, University of Washington; Karen L. Prestegaard, associate professor of...

Peptic Ulcer Treatment Improves Health, Saves Money

... The study team, led by A. Mark Fendrick , M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine at U-M, used a computer simulation of ulcer patients to compare the clinical and economic outcomes for subjects divided into two treatment groups. One group received medication to immediately eradicate the H. pylori ...

Guidelines For Next Generation Of Environmental Policy

...s," says Professor Esty, alawyer and former E.P.A. assistant administrator. The book's recommendations --which cover topics ranging from land use and property rights to technologicalinnovation, ecosystem protection and industrial ecology -- are based on thesepremises: To change behavior, policy maker...

Human Breast Milk Contains Obesity Hormone

...diabetes and heart disease. Karen Houseknecht, assistant professor of animal science at Purdue and adjunct assistant professor of endocrinology and metabolism at the Indiana University School of Medicine, is intereste...

Regulator Of Fat Thermostat Found

...fessor of medicine, and by John W. Newcomer, M.D., assistant professor ofpsychiatry and of psychology, oral administration of a steroid hormone for fourdays doubled the amount of circulating leptin in 52 patients. Levels of leptin,a product of fat cells, climbed even higher in obese subjects. The results werep...

Increased Amount Of Enzyme In Brain May Be Marker Of Alzheimer's Disease

...re Angela L. Guillozet and John F.Smiley, research assistant professor of neurology, Northwestern UniversityMedical School, and D.C. Mash, department of neurology, University of MiamiSchool of Medicine, Miami, Fla. (Editor's note: Dr. Mesulam can be reached at 312-908-9339 or by e-mailat mmesu...

Cellular Engineers Design Custom Cell Surfaces Able To Adhere To Synthetic Materials

...m inthe Materials Sciences Division, as well as an assistant professor of chemistryat the University of California at Berkeley. "We have begun to understand thebio-organic chemistry of cells well enough to treat cells like complex machines-- to really do cellular engineering." All cell surfaces are de...

USC Holds 2nd Annual Medical Genetics Symposium; Nations Leading Geneticists Discuss The Future Of Genomic Research

...e," said Juergen Reichardt, USC School of Medicine assistant professorof biochemistry and molecular biology and symposium organizer. "Complex humantraits are clearly determined by multiple genes and most probably by otherfactors. In these cases a genomic approach is more appropriate." Based on what's happened...

Similarities Found In Human, Chimp Brains; Columbia, Mount Sinai, NIH Scientists Find Region That Controls Language Identical In Both Species

...g or other vocalizations. Patrick Gannon, assistant professor and director of the PaleoneurologyResearch Laboratory in the Department of Otolaryngology at Mount Sinai, firstsuspected that chimpanzee brains might show the same asymmetry as those of humans. He sought the collaboration of Professor Holl...

DNA Enzyme Works In Crystal Form; Yields New Insights Into Gene Copying

...e copyingprocess. The biochemists, led by assistant professor of biochemistry LorenaBeese, published their discovery in the Jan. 15 issue of Nature, in an articletitled "Visualizing DNA Replication in a Catalytically Active Polymerase at 1.8Angstrom Resolution." Besides Beese, authors of the paper ar...

Harvard Medical School Researchers Present Atomic Structure Of DNA-Replicating Enzyme Widely Used In DNA Sequencing

...omas Ellenberger andbiochemist Charles Richardson, assistant professor and professor, respectively,of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Harvard Medical School. Other researchers had previously figured out the crystal structure of relatedenzymes but had never been able to include all the playe...

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