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Researchers Discover New Genetic Risk For Alzheimer's Disease
...at this variation in the APOE gene issufficient to cause
Alzheimer's disease on its own. "I think several genes willturn out to be involved in Alzheimer's diseases in the plural," she said. "Theremay be many different ways of producing the dementia that we associate with thedisease, but this could be teach...
Peutz-Jeghers Disease Gene Identified: Enzyme Loss Causes Polyps And Cancer
...inical colleagues have unravelled the molecular cause
of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. This rare autosomall...cally. The first step to identify the molecular cause
was made exactly one year ago when the responsible genetic factor was located on the tip of th...
'Suicide Response' Gives Colorado State Researchers Important Clues On Preventing Bacterial Invasion In Crops Worldwide
...importantbreakthrough in studies of bacteria that cause
disease in crops worldwide butwhose basic function...e a particularly troublesome class ofbacteria that cause
a wide range of diseases in a number of crops, includingwheat, potatoes, alfalfa and apples. Once a ...
Chlamydia Vaccine Developed At UMass
...e that prevents the disease chlamydia, the leading cause
of female infertility in this country. A patent fo... transmitted, another form of chlamydia is a major cause
of blindness in Third-World nations. Recent research indicates that chlamydia also may be responsib...
New Study Shows Dinosaurs From Gobi Desert Site Killed In Sudden "Sand Slides" Falling From Dunes - Study Also Reports First Dinosaur Tracks From Gobi
...ducted by the authors of the new paper revealsthat cause
of death was actually a little-known and only rece...to absorb water so that an unusuallyheavy rain can cause
a slurry of wet sand to rush down its face. The clay in the Nebraska dunes (and presumably in the a...
Columbia Biologists Match Odor Receptor To Odor; Research Uncovers How Sense Of Smell Works; First Aroma Scientists Detect Is That Of Meat
...r, then the odorthat activated that receptor would cause
a much larger response than normal, onethat could be easily measured. The Columbia team inserted two linked genes, one that codes for a ratolfactory receptor, called rat I7, and a gene for green fluorescent protein(GFP), a substance found no...
National Laboratory Known For Environmental Technology Directing Attention On Solving Agriculture And Food Processing Problems
...ies that will help detect foodborne organisms that cause
sickness inhumans may be widely used within the next few years. Pacific Northwest'sefforts are focusing on the creation of small, multi-functional detection unitsthat can be deployed at various points along the food production supply chain. As envi...
Termites' Attraction To Small Amounts Of Carbon Dioxide Lures Pests To Their Deaths
...es away from housesand other structures where they cause
damage. Because it occurs in abundancenaturally, CO2 offers an inexpensive, non-toxic alternative to current methodsof pest control, Bjostad said. Environmentally-friendly insectides now in useare designed to pass from one termite to the other, but d...
Harvard Medical School Researchers Present Atomic Structure Of DNA-Replicating Enzyme Widely Used In DNA Sequencing
...about one mistake per millionnucleotides. Mistakes cause
mutations and, in certain genes, can lead to cancer. Editors: A more detailed version of this story is available on request. Theother researchers on this project include lecturer Stanley Tabor, who figuredout the biochemical conditions to enable crys...
Detective Work Uncovers New Tick-Borne Disease In North Carolina And The Southeast
...olves one riddle - it rules outLyme disease as the cause
of the infection. The rashes sported by camperswer... more questions than it answers. The organismsthat cause
the rash haven't been isolated yet, and she doesn't know if theinfection, if allowed to progress, wo...
New Company To Turn UNC-CH, Army Inventions Into Improved Vaccines
...rus, which stimulated theimmune system but did not cause
disease. They also turned the attenuated virusinto a vector -- a delivery vehicle that can be used for many kinds of vaccines.Unlike most vectors, however, this one can be used in the same patient severaltimes. "Many vectors don't work well i...
UF Researchers Identify Virus That May Cause Epidemic Disease In Sea Turtles
...irst step in incriminatingan infectious agent as a cause
of a disease," said Dr. ElliottJacobson, a profess...has been shown in other diseases.Is this virus the cause
of the disease or just growing in thetumor ?" Researchers first noted a rise in the number o...
Colorado State Biology Professor Says Fatty Acids, Not Shadow, Determine Outcome Of Groundhog Day Feb. 2
...f this long-chain polyunsatured fatty acidalso can cause
the animals to be more active--even continue to ea...tober trigger a seriesof physiological events that cause
the animals to begin hibernating. The most important catalyst for hibernation is a slow decr...
Emory University Fragile X Group Receives NIH Program Grant
...lfocusing on fragile X syndrome, the most frequent cause
of inherited mentalretardation in humans, have received a program project grant from the NationalInstitutes of Health (NIH) totaling approximately $3.7 million. The researchgroup, assembled by Stephen Warren, Ph.D., W. T. Timmie Professor ofBiochemi...
Transgenic Mice Created By Researchers May Shed Light On Human Heart Disease
...heartdisease that has been shown to be the leading cause
of sudden death inyoung athletes. Known as...ease is death." Although the most frequent cause
of the disease has been shown tobe a mutation on a tiny portion of a single gene that produces the p...
New Gene Alteration Find Points To Aggressive Leukemia Treatment
...ws none of the chromosomal changes that signal the cause
of AML. Caligiuri and his colleagues examined 98 patients diagnosed with AMLbut who had normal chromosomes. In 11 of these patients, a closer examinationshowed that a short segment of the ALL1 gene had been duplicated and splicedback into the ...
DT104 Advice:How To Slow Salmonella Spread
...ns, DT104 isregarded as one of the most likely to cause
severe illness. DT104 is resistant to several common anti-microbial drugs, includingampicillin, chloramphenicol, streptomycin, sulfa and tetracycline, and isshowing decreased susceptibility (but not yet clinical resistance) to one of theremaining an...
Columbia Researchers Identify Gene For Inherited Baldness
...erstood," says Christiano. "We can now look at the cause
-- the genesthemselves -- with the understanding that hormones are important but notprimary." Current treatments for hair loss focus on the regulation of the hormonesinvolved in hair loss. Treatment for male pattern baldness traditio...
USGS 1999 Budget Emphasizes Clean Water, Disaster Information, Species And Habitat Research
...ciated with abandoned minelands to determining the cause
of bird die-offs in the Salton Sea, from understanding majorecosystems such as the Everglades, San Francisco Bay, and Chesapeake Bay to responding whennatural disasters occur, every day the USGS is providing science for our changing world." The FY ...
Common Cold Caused By Multiple Viruses
...ms. The students were then tested todetermine the cause
of the symptoms. In 138 of the 200 cases, the rese... agent as the cause.Rhinovirus was found to be the cause
of 105, or just over half the cases in the study. Other causesof cold symptoms included coronavirus,...
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