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New Tests Demonstrate MuchLarger, More Specific Immune Responses To Viruses

...rectly what a good response is." Dr. Ahmed believes the findings about virus-specific responses will mostlikely apply to viral infections in general, including infection with EBV(infectious mononucleosis), HIV and human T cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1),all of which are characterized by massive in...

Taking The "Ouch" Out Of Needles: Arrays Of "Microneedles" Offer New Technique For Drug Delivery

...uld be for one-time injections. However, Prausnitz believes the arrays could also be left attached to the skinto provide continuousadministration of medication under the control of microprocessor-basedequipment. "This system could provide constant communication between the drug reservoirand the inside of the...

Cultured Neural Stem Cells Reduce Symptoms In Model Of Parkinsons Disease

...e a truck through it,"says Dr. McKay. However, he believes it may soon become possible to expand stemcells as many as 10,000 times. If so, thousands of patients might ultimately betreated with cells derived from one source. This enhanced supply of cells wouldmake clinical trials much more feasible while re...

The Best Molecular Snapshot Yet Of Cells Affected By Alzheimer's Disease

...alt the progression.That's the ultimate dream." He believes the technology can alsobe used to study molecular differences between healthy and sickcells in many other diseases, including heart disease, muscledisorders, and strokes....

Putting A Price Tag On Pollution

...on will move if it is not cleaned up. Ghanem believes his system could be put into use within three years. Then,it will be up topublic officials to decide how much importance to assign to a project'spollution impact. Forexample, a city may decide to give a proposed factory a break on pollution feesif it...

DNA Vaccine 100 Percent Effective Against Rabies In Monkeys

...r post-exposure prevention of disease. However,he believes researchers will be able to overcome this problem in the future. Onthe other hand, DNA vaccines typically provide long-lasting immunity, so theycould be used prophylactically to protect people at high risk, such asveterinarians and individuals who l...

System Offers Breath Of Relief To Workers

... Here's how it works. If, for instance, a worker believes they have beenexposed to a chemical, they would breathe into the monitoring system'smouthpiece for one to two minutes. A mass spectrometer then analyzes the breathsample for volatile organic compounds down to concentrations of less than 10parts per ...

New Device To Alleviate Distress Caused By Tinnitus

...give tinnitus sufferers short-term relief. Di Mino believes the Aurex-3 takesmasking further by offering long-term benefits without interfering with hearing.He claims the harmonic helps mop up all the residual noises, not just the mainringing or roar. Other masking devices fit into the ear canal and ...

ESA Corporate Award Goes To Precious Woods Ltd.

...ce the sustainability ofbiological resources. ESA believes Precious Woods Ltd. provides an excellentexample of how ecological principles can be used to sustainably manage forestresources. The company's practices have also been certified as meetingrequirements established by the Rain Forest Alliance's Smart ...

New Research On Environmental Pollutants

... Regarding substances which will be ofinterest, he believes that PCB will still be in the forefront during thisgeneration. Moreover, a more complex picture with more non-persistentsubstances, will force researchers to look for effects in animals at a lowerstage in the food chain, since this is where influence...

New Genetics Of Cancer Educational Website Is On-line

... susceptibility testing," he said. Fiddler believes that as access and familiarity with the Internetincreases, "The more we can help each other develop understandable frameworkswithin which to organize new findings and interpretations." "This was one of our intents for the site--to help sever...

University Of Cincinnati Geologists Analyzes Evolutionary Impact Of Mass Extinctions

...Over time, the burstsadd up to present what Miller believes is a misleading picture ofdiversification trends a smooth,gradual change over geologic time. "The global pattern does not match any localized pattern," said Miller. "Theglobal diversity trend ismisleading for what it says about the rates of transiti...

Ear Infection Complications On The Rise, University of Florida Researchers Report

...erve to treatresistant bacteria. Antonelli says he believes health-care professionalshave done a good job using them sparingly, but he cautions that relying onantibiotic variation alone won't solve the problem of resistance. "Once those antibiotics stop working, we may be in trouble," he said. (For more inf...

MicroCAT A Welcome Sight To Geneticists And Mice

...cesses where precision imaging is important.Paulus believes the MicroCAT could be on the market within two years. Funding for the project was provided by the Laboratory Directed Research andDevelopment program. Others involved in development of the MicroCAT are MikeSimpson, Chuck Britton and Steve Hicks of th...

Researchers Identify And Isolate First Gene For A Form Of Insulin-Dependent Diabetes

...1. Although the disorder is rare, Permutt believes the discovery of theWFS1 gene may have important t...the pancreas to die prematurely.Therefore, Permutt believes the protein involved may play a role in more commonforms of diabetes. "The gene encodes a la...

Molecular Deficiency Appears To Play Key Role In Muscle Diseases

... things gowrong with muscle integrity. Kaufman now believes that the integrin maybe "a very important player in the very early steps of muscle development,including the formation of neuromuscular and myotendinous junctions." "We believe it is important for the formation and integrity of thesejunctional sites...

New Studies Shed Light On Facial Features Of Popular Dinosaurs

...n of these animals. The work has led towhat Witmer believes may be a better, more accurate way to rebuild dinosaursusing basic comparative anatomy. "When you work on extinct animals, there is a pressure and a sinceredesire to know what these animals looked like," Witmer says. "We draw thesepictures an...

ASU Professor Helps In Fight To Protect Japanese Pika Habitat

...t if thework is completed. The Hokkaido government believes the new road willstrengthen tourism at Shihoro, a small industrial town located near thepark. The opposition says the new stretch of pavement is superfluous, as itwill only shorten a current trip to Daisestsuzan by 10 minutes. On any given day, rows ...

Stress Hormone Levels Predict Length Of Gestation In Human Pregnancy

...very has not decreased in 40 years. Wadhwa believes the study results indicate that placental CRH ispotentially implicated in the timing of human delivery in at least two ways. First, placental CRH may play a role in the timing of onset of normal labor. Early or accelerated activation of the placental...

University Of Chicago Researcher Receives Packard Fellowship

... this work 5 years ago," he explains. Long believes that new genes arise through the shuffling and mixing ofexisting genes or gene fragments. "Junk" DNA, or introns, the stretches ofgenetic material that appear to have no real function, actually allow the genefragments to recombine and create new gen...

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