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New research suggests early diet may play key role in protecting against childhood leukaemia
...protect against leukaemia in a variety of ways it can
inhibit the mutagenicity of cigarette smoke polycy...arbons, radiation induced chromosome damage and it can
prevent the formation of harmful heterocyclic amines and nitroso-compounds which can
result from eat...
Berkeley Lab soil scientist Margaret Torn receives Presidential Early Career Award
...feedback mechanisms -- lies at the heart of how we can
accurately predict climate change." Of her resear...lth. Says Torn, "We need to understand what things can
change unexpectedly, given how quickly climate may change. And we need to learn how ecosystem proces...
Joslin Diabetes Center adds first affiliate in California at Irvine Medical Center
...ing cause of death in the United States. Diabetes can
lead to many medical complications, including heart attack, stroke, blindness, nerve damage, kidney failure and poor circulation. "There is an epidemic of diabetes in Orange County and throughout the nation," said Dr. Ralph W. Cygan, UCI Medical Cen...
Two Virginia Tech energy-related inventions win R&D 100 awards
...entally neutral water byproduct. PEM fuel cells can
be integrated into stacks to provide from .001 up ...o power communication devices," says McGrath. "You can
replace 20 pounds of batteries with five pounds of fuel cells." Most PEM fuel cells now use a comm...
Missing genes may help explain why plague bacteria are so deadly
...ample of how a highly virulent epidemic (pathogen) can
suddenly emerge from a less virulent, closely rela...udotuberculosis, an animal and human pathogen that can
cause fever and appendicitis-like pain if ingested in water or food. They then compared the Y. pseud...
Endangered species list more bleak than originally thought
...museums," said Proctor. "And when that happens, it can
never be recovered." While this new research has implications for theoreticians who calculate endangered species, the moral issue is even more significant and should suggest more efforts to maintain the original species, said Proctor. The loss of spe...
IBD (Crohn's/ulcerative colitis) conference adds 18 speakers; APS meeting starts Thursday
...ackground information and statistics on IBD, which can
be found at www.ccfa.org. Edit...or's note: Telephone or in-person media interviews can
be arranged with any of the speakers through APS headquarters by contacting Mayer Resnick at 301-634...
Cell's gatekeeper for ammonia revealed in unprecedented detail
... ability of cells to acquire or dispose of ammonia can
be a matter of life and death. In the September 10...cell membrane channel yet described. The structure can
help reveal the molecular basis of often life-threatening diseases caused by ammonia toxicity, and p...
The search for a kinder, gentler chemotherapy
...niversity have developed nano-sized particles that can
target and trick cancer cells into absorbing them....ss of particles called core/shell nanogels that we can
functionalize with a specific kind of chemistry that allows them to target cancer cells," said L. An...
NJIT professor receives Presidential Award for breakthrough research with adult stem cells
...suffering from osteoporosis, whose fractured bones can
be regenerated by the cells. Perhaps most importan...oving that adult stem cells taken from one patient can
be successfully implanted in another. Researchers originally thought such a transfer might be reject...
Newborns have ear preferences, too
... inner ear itself in the process of hearing. They can
occur in an ear which is completely cut off from the rest of the brain, so long as the inner-ear hair cell system is intact. Sininger and Cone-Wesson found that healthy, non-hearing-impaired infants responded with larger otoacoustic emissions in the...
Bacteria use 'molecular lasso' to cop copper
...ird of the potent greenhouse gas methane before it can
reach the atmosphere use a neat trick to gather a key nutrient for the job. They produce a small organic compound and release it into the surrounding environment, where it "lassos" atoms of copper. The bacteria then reabsorb the compound and use the ...
Serotonin metabolites in mollusks suggest pathways for human therapies
..." he said. "Because enzymes exist in mammals that can
convert serotonin into metabolites, future treatments of nervous system disorders could exploit these pathways so that only a specific pathway in a specific tissue is affected." Marine mollusks, such as the species Aplysia californica and Pleurobran...
Researchers discover why mutant gene causes colon cancer
...ic acid. If this process is impaired, colon cancer can
result. "For a long time, scientists believed they knew what the APC gene did that it regulated cell growth and division but now we know we've been missing a big piece of the picture," reports David Jones, Ph.D., principal investigator of the ...
Snakehead in your inbox? Welcome to the nonindigenous Aquatic Species Alert System
...re the latest sighting of snakeheads occurred? You can
find the answers to both these questions at the US... spread of invasive species nationwide. Now, users can
report nonindigenous and invasive aquatic species they sight, automatically receive email alerts, or...
Breaking new ground in germ cell guidance
... to be identified, but if the Hanyu-Nakamura model can
be validated, it may well represent a new paradigm for explaining the function of LPPs in developmental processes from axon growth and patterning to extraembryonic vasculogenesis....
New research shows air pollution can reduce children's lung function
...orced expiratory volume" -- the volume of air that can
be exhaled after taking a deep breath -- as compared to children living in communities with cleaner air. In healthy people, lungs grow to full capacity during the teenage years, but typically stop growing at age 18. Then, lung capacity gradually decl...
Early detection hope for eye disease
...s the Fluorescein Angiogram for diabetic patients, can
be painful and in some cases dangerous with patients dying during treatment. This new technique is safe, quick and simple, and totally non-invasive so going for regular check-ups every four months won't be so daunting for patients". The research team...
Ventilation in bars, casinos doesn't control health risk for hospitality workers
...king environment. Only a smoke-free workplace law can
protect the health of these workers." Few states...aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) for prolonged periods can
develop cancer. Ten carcinogenic particulate phase PAHs have been identified in tobacco smoke, repr...
Hunting illusive signs of natural selection
...o new dietary possibilities like milk drinking but can
also help in mapping genes underlying complex human diseases....
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