Tag: "billion" at biology news
Kinase backgrounder: Iressa discovery part of major kinase project at Dana-Farber
...s taken from tumors. Rather than comb the entire 3 billion
letters of the human DNA script, though, scientists are focusing on likely suspects. So, to initially harvest the low-hanging fruit, Meyerson and Sellers proposed sequencing types of genes that have already been implicated in many kinds of cancer -- ...
In male monkeys, too much soy has adverse effects
... grown from $940 million in 1990 to a projected $4 billion
this year. Kaplan said that soy is the most widely used botanical by pre- and postmenopausal women. "To the best of our knowledge, the present study may be the first to demonstrate that long-term consumption of isoflavones can alter patterns of ag...
Scientists identify six genes associated with survival in diffuse large B cell lymphoma
...red in Foster City, CA, and reported sales of $1.7 billion
during fiscal 2003. The Celera Genomics Group (NYSE:CRA), located inRockville, MD, and South San Francisco, CA, is engaged principally in integrating advanced technologies to discover and develop new therapeutics.Celera intends to leverage its proteo...
Ocean dye to help Rutgers scientists trace Hudson River's path miles into the Atlantic
...bstances that flow into the ocean at a rate of 500 billion
gallons per day. Preliminary studies indicate that the plume tends to sweep southward along the New Jersey coast. The exact location and time of the dye release will be determined by the position of the plume and other conditions. Robert J. Chant, pr...
U.S. President's budget proposal means 5-year cuts 'well below historic levels'
...il 2004 -- With a budget deficit estimated at $521 billion
this year, coupled with a commitment to halve it i...tible to cuts. Over the next five years, NIH's $27 billion
portfolio will see a modest rise due to increases in biodefense research. But funding for non-biodef...
Discovery offers clues to origin of life
...on that the microbes were attacking the glass 3.48 billion
years ago-very soon after the glass chilled and lasting a few million years, perhaps until the usual geological processes buried and cooked them." Despite challenges to previous research claiming evidence of life activity, this research team is certa...
New Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health established
...n or border the coastal zone, where an estimated 9 billion
gallons of domestic sewage and industrial wastewater enter the coastal ocean each day. Contamination of coastal waters with human pathogens from this waste and the distribution and persistence of these pathogens is a serious threat to public health....
Research finds lawn chemicals raise cancer risk in Scottish terriers
...isted on the product label," Glickman said. "But 4 billion
pounds of these other untested chemicals reach our lawns and gardens every year, and we theorize they are triggering cancer in these animals, which are already at risk because of a peculiarity in their genome." Scottish terriers' genetic predispositi...
A blueprint for US national ocean policy for the 21st Century
...reefs may be lost during the next 30 years. Twelve billion
tons of ballast water is shipped around the world each year, spreading alien and invasive species. When Congress passed the Oceans Act 2000 (P.L. 106-256) it acknowledged both the costs and the significance of the oceans and coasts to this country. P...
Moderate iron deficiency affects cognitive performance - but iron supplementation improves it
...iron deficiency affects the lives of more than two billion
people worldwide. The findings also are important, say the researchers, because they illustrate the significance of lower amounts of iron deficiency on cognitive functioning, including memory, attention, learning tasks, and time to complete studie...
Delirium high in ICU patients, leads to death, morbidity
...ost of treating delirium in the ICU ranges from $4 billion
to more than $20 billion
nationwide. Third, Ely and his team assert, is the impact the duration and severity of delirium will...
Alcoholism risk linked to gene involved in brain chemistry
... health problems costing society an estimated $185 billion
annually, is what scientists call a "complex" disease, meaning that many genes as well as environmental factors play a role in whether a person develops the disease. While there is not one single "gene that causes alcoholism" the statistical link bet...
Biologist's find alters the bacteria family tree
...han age. The Archean era, which records the first billion
years of Earth's geologic history, ended 2.5 billion
years ago. It was at this point that the earth's biosphere must have changed and the atmospheric te...
Researchers identify unifying code among diverse classes of natural antibiotics
... peptides from diverse organisms spanning nearly 4 billion
years of evolution. Proteomics is a relatively new field of biomedical research that uses powerful computational methods to analyze molecular databases and uncover complex structure-function codes that would otherwise remain unknown. Using a unique...
Purdue scientists finding ways to outsmart crop-damaging bugs
...the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than $7.5 billion
is spent annually on agricultural pesticides. This is about 30 percent to 50 percent of the variable costs involved in managing harmful insects. Pittendrigh and his research team studied common research fruit flies, Drosophila melanogaster, in which ...
New method for determining age of artifacts fills chronological gap for scientists
...g mineral samples that are between 100,000 and 4.3 billion
years old. Forged artifacts also can be tested with the quartz hydration dating technique. With replications of statues for example, the thinness or lack of the hydration layer will give away their age. The technique may also have applications for ...
American Society of Plant Biologists offers developing nations free access to science journals
...d to iron-rich food crops for consumption by three billion
people throughout the world afflicted with iron deficiencies. Guerinot is studying metal transport in plantsand regulation of gene expression by metals with a primary focus oniron. Plant Physiology and The Plant Cell are two of the three most fre...
Oil exploitation in Ecuador's Amazon basin produces a 'public health emergency'
...lopment in Ecuador. Since the 1970s more than two billion
barrels of crude oil have been pumped from oil fie...just the period of 1972 through 1993, more than 30 billion
gallons (114 billion
liters) of toxic wastes and crude oil were discharged into the land and waterwa...
Female gluttony blamed on male tick
...discovered a protein that may offer clues to a $10 billion
global tick problem. "What happens is that a femal... would it control the tick problem--which is a $10 billion
problem globally--but it would inhibit the disease ticks transfer as well. "Ticks affect the growth...
...flicts nearly 50 million people in USA, and over 1 billion
worldwide. Although hypertension weighs in heavily on world health, its underlying cause for the vast majority of cases is unknown. One of the known components involved in regulating blood pressure is the b1subunit of the large Ca2+ activated K+ (B...
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