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Dangerous Chemical Combination Presents Possible Scenario For Gulf War Illnesses
...affects only 3 to 4 percent of the population, may boost
the toxicityof these chemicals. "Individuals with genetic types of decreased plasma BuChe activityshould be considered potentially at higher risk when exposed to PB and relatedcompounds, and this may account for some of the more severe symptoms see...
Gene Discovery Could Overcome Aluminum Barrier To Higher Wheat Yields Worldwide
...nutrients. Scientists say the findings could help boost
taro production throughout tropical parts of the world. [Contact: Ricardo Goenaga, <a href="http://www.ars-grin.gov/ars/SoAtlantic/Mayaguez/mayaguez.html">Tropical Agriculture Research Station, Mayaguez, P.R. (787) 831-3435] A USDA scien...
Duke's Russian Laser Making Ultraviolet Light And Gamma Rays
...ectrons thus interacted, resulting in a tremendous boost
inenergy which converted ultraviolet light into gamma rays. Gamma rays are nature's most energetic kind of light, even more powerfulthan X-rays. Preliminary results show that the first OK-4 gamma rays measuredenergies of about 12 million electron vo...
Cornell Scientists Find Way To Boost Rice Crop Yield -- They'll Walk On The Wild Side
...iscovered genes in wild rice species that may help boost
production of some of the world's major agricultur...d wild species that contain genes that may help us boost
production," said Steven D. Tanksley, Cornell's Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of Plant Breeding and ...
Urbanized Watersheds More Sensitive To Climate Change
...m terribly important." Increases in stream flow boost
the potential for flooding and in the Northeast at least, the areas of most increase -- the most developed -- are those areas that stand to lose the most in property and human life if flooding occurs. "If the greenhouse effect causes global war...
Vietnamese Chemist Finds New Use For Old Cashew Shells
...ods and materials,"said Vu. That would bring a big boost
to the economy of Vietnam, but itwould also mean long-term environmental benefits. Relying onrenewable resources rather than oil-based chemicals is a majoradvantage. And, no one will have to worry about what to do withall those leftover cashew shells...
Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine
... Doctors found that inserting into cells a gene to boost
thecytokine interleukin-2 (IL2) along with the gamma-interferontreatment was a very effective combination, completely preventingtumors from forming in 8 of 11 rats. IL-2 stimulates theformation of lymphocytes known as cytotoxic T cells, which areespe...
Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine
...Sloan-Kettering surgeons have pioneered methods to boost
the immune system in such patients, in an effort t... Doctors found that inserting into cells a gene to boost
the cytokine interleukin-2 (IL2) along with the gamma-interferon treatment was a very effective comb...
Wild Plant Genes Increase Food Production
...titative Trait Locus, or QTL -- that would tend to boost
production. Before the availability of molecular m....gov:8300/ so anyone can use that mapping data to boost
rice production in their area of the globe. Although the wild species generally are considered usel...
Computer Model Offers New Insight On Bacterial Photosynthesis
.... The accomplishment, the researchers say, should boost
the understandingof light absorption and energy transfer in photosynthesis -- the processthat converts solar energy into chemical energy -- and eventually lead tothe development of more efficient and environmentally clean energy sources. In the Augu...
Regulator Of Fat Thermostat Found
...s haveidentified the first factor to significantly boost
human leptin concentrations.And surprisingly, this substance also boosted leptin levels in some overweightindividuals. In the study conducted by endocrinologist Samuel Dagogo-Jack, M.D., assistantprofessor of medicine, and by John W. Newcomer, M.D....
Experimental Trial Combines DNA Vaccine With Triple-Drug Therapy To Stop HIV
...w their immune systems torebound, the vaccine will boost
immune activity sufficiently to clear the virusfrom their bodies. "We think we can get an enhanced response to the DNA vaccine inconditions where the immune system is not preoccupied simply with maintainingitself against an HIV infection," ex...
SFSU Biologist Deciphers Desert Animals' Whistles And Drumbeats
...ndall notes. This social structure, in turn, would boost
the value of complex communication such as that developed by the gerbils. Interestingly, our early ancestors probably underwent a similar sequence of developments out on the African plains: daytime activity, group living, complex communication suppor...
Fauci: New Findings Help Explain "Rebound" Of HIV In Patients Who Discontinue Triple-Drug Therapy
... cytokines and other factors which can boost
HIV production are still present in their lymph no...immune cells, particularly in the lymph nodes, can boost
the replication of HIV. Blocking these so called "inductive" cytokines, such as tumor ne...
Scientists Identify Protein Essential For Iron Absorption, Boost Understanding Of Iron-Deficiency Anemia
... Garrick. The research received a boost
from efforts in the mid-90s to map the ratgenome. This provided enough markers on the rat genome to begin to map theBelgrade rat and conduct the DNA analysis to find the gene that encoded thecritical protein. "The publication in 1995 ...
Growth Factors Shown To Increase Vitamin C In The Immune System
...necells. "We now know that the growth factors that boost
immunity also increasethe amount of vitamin C in t...g used in the treatment of cancer patients to help boost
their immunesystems following bone marrow transplantation. Building on this discovery, Dr. Golde ide...
Study Finds Russian Women, Children Not Getting Enough Iron In Their Diets
...et enoughiron." Educated meal planning can boost
iron intake from available foods, hesaid. Besides stressing inclusion of vitamin C-rich foods with iron-rich meals,young women need to know that avoiding inhibitors of iron absorption can help.In the Russian diet, tea, rye bread, nuts and seeds are a...
Fortified Drink Improves Third World Nutrition
... of nutrients, vitamin pills or fortified foods to boost
the diets of Tanzanian children, who are commonly ...atically improve the health status of children and boost
the low work capacity and low productivity of Third World workers. Albendazole, he found, eradicate...
Research Uncovers A Key To Aging And Lifespan Determination
...g aging and lifespan. The researchers were able to boost
the flies'defences by inserting a human gene which is known to protect against oxidativedamage. As a result, the average lifespan of the flies (usually about 80 days)was increased by 40 percent. "This research is significant because it clears up a lo...
Colorado State Research Indicates Two TB Vaccines Show Promise
... When mixed with interleukin-2, a protein known to boost
the immune system, and added to a carrier called an adjuvant that also helps boost
immunity, the vaccine simulates a TB infection and generates a specific type of lymphocyte needed to...
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