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Perkin-Elmer, Dr. J. Craig Venter, And TIGR Announce Formation Of New Genomics Company
...nome in three years. The new company's goal is to become
the definitive source of genomicand associated med... the information developedby this new company will become
the cornerstone of this new paradigm andaccelerate development of new therapies, targeted diagnostic...
...blems with their blood vessels in zero gravity may become
an important toolin helping prevent strokes among the estimated 50 million Americans who havehigh blood pressure. The technique, which involves placing the patient's lower body in avacuum, would let doctors know which of their patients with h...
Biggest Acoustics Meeting Ever
...actions. Scientists envision that sonochemistrycan become
an environmentally friendly approach to cleaning up waste by using sound to break downlarge molecules like PCBs into smaller, harmless inorganic molecules. Sonochemistry has potentialbiomedical uses too. Kenneth Suslick of the University of Illinois ...
Novel Drug Trial To Treat Advanced Prostate Cancer Enrolling Patients At
UCSF/Mount Zion Cancer Center
Advanced prostate cancer patients who have become
resistant to standardhormone treatment therapy may be eligible to participate in a UCSF/Mount ZionCancer Center clinical trial of a drug that researchers hope will inhibit thegrowth of blood vessels that nourish tumor cells. The drug, develop...
Remarkable Skull Of Predatory Dinosaur Unearthed On Madagascar
... "The Cretaceous period in Madagascar has rapidly become
among the most importantfossil localities of any age in the world." Theropod dinosaurs have been known from Madagascar for over a century,but almost solely on the basis of isolated teeth -- hundreds of them, each withtiny serrations indicati...
Researchers Unable To Document Existence Of Transient HIV Infection In Infants
...d to HIV in the birth process. (The others did not become
infected.) Thecases came from five large multi-cen...- which suggested that the patients' specimens had become
contaminatedwith HIV-1 in the laboratory. In another six cases, they found there was a mix-u...
New Vancomycin Structure May Point To Path For Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance
...other current drugs. "Once a few bacteria become
resistant, the resistance factors can becomewidespread among pathogens," says Paul H. Axelsen, MD, an assistant professor ofpharmacology and coauthor with Loll on the Penn study. "These are sentinel casesin New York, Japan, and elsewhere, and I'm con...
ASU Scientists Join NASA Astrobiology Institute
...h will study the processes by which microorganisms become
fossilized, andhow more biological information can be extracted from the ancient rock recordon Earth. This work will focus on a number of important modern environmentsincluding thermal springs and alkaline, saline lakes where environmentalextremes ar...
False Security: You Can't Always Believe The Results Of A Genetic Test
... Cystic fibrosis, in which the lungs and airways become
clogged with mucus and prone to infections, is caused by defects in a single large gene. There are hundreds of these mutations. Some are very rare, and certain mutationsare more common in particular ethnic groups. To be effective, the widespr...
Study At UNC-CH Shows Chlorinated Water Dramatically Cuts Strawberry Contamination
...ting in Atlanta. "Contaminated produce has become
an important source of food-bornedisease in the Un..." Sobsey said. "Many producecommodities that could become
contaminated with human and animal wastes areeaten raw and unprocessed." Raspberries, strawb...
Dust Mite Behavior May Show New Ways To Control Pests
...ster even when moisture levels intheir environment become
favorable. Humidity in our lab colonies is high enough for the mites to survivequite well, but the mites cluster anyway. We think they expend less energygathering water that way, said Glass. Why should clustering be more beneficial to m...
Scientists Say Latently Infected Cells May Stoke the Fire of HIV Replication
...T cells in their immediate vicinity become
activated, a process they call prox...uals. Anergic T cells are unable to become
fully activiated and thus are unable to support HIV infection. "Stu...
Increasing Frequency Of El Nino Takes Toll On Northern Hemisphere's Only
...if they did breed none of (the chicks) survived to become
adults," said Boersma.In the equatorial Pacific Oc.... "But I am concerned that the numbers aregoing to become
increasingly low, and we know that with smaller populationsthey're just more vulnerable to extinctio...
Climate Change May Impact Waterborne Diseases
...ources be tested? Should tests for Cryptosporidium become
routine indiarrheal outbreaks? When should a "boil water" directive be issued and whenshould one be rescinded? "There are gaps in scientific understanding and available data forassessing the magnitude of drinking water health threats today," ...
Protecting the Beat Of Life: Test Center Studies Interaction Between Pacemakers & Electronic Article Surveillance Systems
As electronic components become
smaller and smarter, they allowdevelopment of increasingly sophisticated pacemakers, implantabledefibrillators and other medical devices that have already improved lifefor more than a million people worldwide. At the same time, growingconcern about ...
Scientists Use Gene Therapy To Correct Deafness In Mice
...able, gene therapy for genetic-based deafness will become
a reality." Frank J. Probst, a graduate student in human genetics in the U-M Medical School,and lead author of the Science paper, identified the single-point mutation onmouse chromosome 11. "The normal gene and the shaker-2 gene are nearlyidentical ...
Colorado State Research Indicates Two TB Vaccines Show Promise
...arly in the next century. Instead, the disease has become
the leading bacterial killer in the world, causing 10 million new cases and 3 million deaths each year. Since 1992 Orme and his colleagues have not only pursued their own basic research interests, but with support from a grant from the National Ins...
Interleukin-12 Helps Control Mycobacterium Avium Infection
...which can have toxic side effects so that patients become
intolerant to one ormore drugs. Furthermore, the ...ist, dust, soil andbird droppings. People usually become
infected through contaminated food andwater or, less often, by inhaling the organism. Healthy indiv...
Veterinarians' Input On Olympics Horse Events Has Had Global Impact
...ty (a commonJuly morning in Atlanta) a horse would become
fatigued in half the timeas in the 45 degrees common to the event's origin in Northern Europe. At the U. of I., under the same steamy conditions, Foreman found thathorses could not cool off during the post-steeplechase trot. In subsequentlaboratory...
University Of Georgia Researchers Help Design Decision Support System For Forest
Managers And Owners
...ingly powerful and sophisticated computers, DSShas become
a vital component of land management. (At least 24 different DSS'sare under development for ecosystem management by the Forest Service alone, andNED is one of those.) Nute and faculty and graduate students in the Artificial IntelligenceProgra...
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