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Duke Researchers Genetically Engineer Mice To Block Heart Enlargement

...e the heart walls can harden and hamperrather than bolster the pumping action. This leads to congestive heart failure. Congestive heart failure is notoriously difficult to treat, althoughearly symptoms are often mild, and can be treated with changes in diet andexercise. As the disease progres...

Life In Womb Determines Adult Health

...her drugs. Policy-makers and society at large will bolster the health of future generationsby ensuring adequate prenatal care, removing undue stress about economic issuesand providing better nutrition for women of child-bearing age. -- Health insurers will require applicants to divulge their birth weight and...

Finding Reveals Broader Role Of Telomerase Enzyme, Suggesting New Target For Extending Life Span Of Cell

...ceedings of the NationalAcademy of Sciences, could bolster efforts aimed at manipulating the enzyme fortherapeutic purposes - whether to prompt cell division in order to replenishstocks of healthy cells, as is needed in bone marrow transplants, or tointerrupt the excessive cell proliferation that occurs in c...

Zinc Reduces Child Mortality By More Than 34%

...ortality reduction resulted from zinc's ability to bolster the immune system. In a pooled analysis of 17 international zinc studies presented at FASEB onApril 20, 1999, researchers found that zinc supplementation reduced diarrhealprevalence by up to 25% and pneumonia incidence by 41% in randomized, controlle...

Immune Response To Hepatitis B Spares Liver Cells

...focused on the development of therapiesdesigned to bolster the cytolytic response to HBV," adds Dr. Purcell. "Ourfinding suggests that therapies that exploit noncytolytic immune processes couldbecome an important focus of HBV therapeutics research." The authors conclude that by limiting HBV's vulnerability ...

NSF awards large grant for Arabidopsis information resource

...ow to use plant genetics to increase productivity, bolster resistance to disease and optimize other desirable traits in the hundred or so commercially important plant species. "We will be developing a comprehensive database of Arabidopsis data with broad applications," says biologist Chris Somerville of Car...

Shark cancers cast more doubt on cartilage pills

...tilage also selectively used scientific results to bolster their case, he notes. For example, a single effort to give sharks tumors in a laboratory failed. But Ostrander points out that several different efforts to give tumors in the lab to English sole also failed, even though that fish has high cancer rate...

University of Florida scientist maps brain reactions to food

...ime, however, Fox said the studies results seem to bolster the long-standing adage: Don't gobble your food. Eating slowly may provide more time for the feeling of fullness to occur, especially in the obese, whose fullness signals are slower and weaker, he said. Anthony Comuzzie, an expert studying the gene...

Ozone found to have direct effect on genes linked with plants' aging

... findings may help other researchers find a way to bolster plants' resistance to ozone, a critical component of smog, which causes an estimated $3 billion in agricultural losses in the United States each year. Miller detailed her findings in her doctoral dissertation, "Scenescence-Associated Gene Expre...

Social support during pregnancy can affect fetal growth and birth weight

...irth weight," said Feldman. "Interventions need to bolster the support provided within a womans existing social network rather than just providing external support." More research is needed to determine the best ways to support those women with less access to social support during pregnancy -- and who may be...

UCSD bioengineer to receive President's National Medal of Science

...ngineering. He helped shaped and continues to bolster a Bioengineering Department that was ranked third best in the nation in the 2000 U.S. News & World Report survey of graduate programs. Dr. Fung is a pioneer, both in establishing the founding principles of the field of bioengineering...

Scientists identify new vaccine targets for cancer-causing strains of human papilloma virus

...immune is developing a vaccine that is designed to bolster the immune system against HPV, potentially providing a new way to treat and prevent both CIN and cervical cancer. "Previous research has indicated that a cellular immune response led by cytotoxic T cells is capable of controlling tumor growth and de...

China to declare new reserve for Siberian tigers

...e amount of suitable habitat, which should in turn bolster leopard numbers. Efforts are also underway in Heilongjiang to create a second protected area in the Wandashan Mountains, another key area for tigers in northeast China. Xioachen Yu, a Heilongjiang Wildlife Institute wildlife biologist who has been c...

2.6 billion years of primate and carnivore evolutionary history at risk

...he initiative will create strong global alliances, bolster scientific field research and offer new economic options to protect biodiversity....

Procedure to cement spine now simpler

...broplasty (PV), injecting cement into the spine to bolster it and relieve pain caused by tumors, compression fractures or other spinal damage, is usually done in tandem with venography, fluoroscopic imaging of the vertebral venous system using a contrast agent. While venography helps clinicians identify p...

Common bacteria kills elkhorn coral off Florida keys, says UGA research team

...al integrity of the Sanctuary. These findings will bolster ongoing efforts to implement the WQPP and provide improved treatment of wastewater and stormwater in the Florida Keys....

Penn study may explain cliche of 'hot-headed' men

...angerous patterns of impulsive behavior. They also bolster previous work by the Gurs demonstrating that although some gender differences develop as result of adaptive patterns of socialization, other distinctions are biologically based and probably innate. "As scientists become more capable of mapping the fu...

Study: Genome-wide scanning unravels complex birth defect

...se and which ones weren't," says Carrasquillo. To bolster their findings, team member Andrew McCallion bred two sets of mice, one with RET disrupted and the other with EDNRB disrupted. While neither parental line of mice had intestinal symptoms, offspring exhibited conditions more similar to Hirschsprung th...

AAAS Science Project/Unisys prize encourages student-led scientific inquiry on flight to soar

...ogram is to raise public awareness for the need to bolster science education, and to heighten enthusiasm for science and technology learning for all students. The program is administered by AAAS in collaboration with The Franklin Institute Science Museum and Unisys Corporation, and in affiliation with the Sc...

DuPont shares significant wheat genome information

...ng this data available, without restrictions, will bolster many ongoing research efforts and provide a foundation for the development of advanced varieties that benefit growers, breeders and consumers." DuPont and its subsidiary, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., will continue to aggressively research and...

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