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Human Bone Disorder Reproduced In Mice
...rnal ofClinical Investigation, lies in the special characteristics
of cells in the bonemarrow called stromal cells. The stromal cells have the unique ability todevelop into a variety of tissues, including bone, cartilage, and the tissueframework that supports blood formation. In previous studies, Dr. Pamela Gehron...
Renowned Breast Cancer Experts Present Latest Findings At UCSF Cancer Center Symposium
...Oncology Program at UCSF, will discussthe genetic characteristics
of breast cancer that may contribute to diseasepro...ancer. Thesestudies clearly show that the genetic characteristics
of breast cancers arehighly variable, even for tumors that appear clinically similar. Application o...
Social Stress Shortens Lives Of Monkeys With AIDS
...next study -- the interaction of these personality characteristics
and social situation, how stress-related hormones are affected, and how the hormones affect the disease process." For now, the study suggests some courses of action. "Public education aimed at reducing the stigma associated with this disease can hel...
Transgenic Mice With Widest Known Range Of Vision Among Mammals Created To
Investigate Human Vision Problems, Evolution Of Sight
... medical genetics. Deeb will describe the characteristics
of the new line of mice at theannual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology here,May 14. The research also was published last week in Investigative Ophthalmologyand Visual Science. Normal mice and humans both ha...
Biochemists Gain Crystal-Clear Insight into 'Ancient' Enzyme
...NA. One region had an unusual topology andchemical characteristics
that suggested it could be the place where theprot...ion of the protein consisted of a largecleft whose characteristics
suggested it grabbed and held the segment ofthe pre-tRNA that was to be snipped off to produce the f...
Plants - Factories Of The Future
... plants not suitable for farming because of their characteristics
such as low yields, so we are introducing these genes into oilseed plants," Dr Green said. "This could ultimately be a real opportunity for farmers." "In the future, farmers can look forward to receiving much higher returns for growing these sp...
Peas With Built-In Weevil Resistance
...rtments of Agriculture. "We tested agronomic characteristics
such as yield, and the genetically modified peas are identical to conventional peas in every way except in their susceptibility to insect attack," says Dr Higgins. Having shown that the technique is successful in peas, the researchers will ...
Molecular "Fossils" Of Early Life
...st-tubeevolution to produce DNA sequences with the characteristics
he desires. Typically, Breaker and his colleagues begin crafting an enzyme by synthesizingmore than 10 trillion random DNA sequences using a computerized DNA synthesizer. Then they wash a grid containing the sequences with various compounds, in this...
Plant Pathologists Collaborate Worldwide To Combat Sorghum Ergot
...Caribbean and North America. "One of the amazing characteristics
of thisdisease is its propensity for rapid, uncontrollable spread," says Bandyopadhyay. "In Brazil, less than one month after the initial ergot sighting in 1995, thedisease had spread over an area of more than 800,000 km square." A research and ed...
USGS And Arizona Game And Fish Begin Partnership To Study Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo
...hers at the Tucson field station will evaluate the characteristics
ofcuckoo breeding habitats at numerous sites, assessing the importantcommonalties among those sites. This information, said Buffington, willallow researchers to more closely characterize successful cuckoo breedinghabitats. The Flagstaff group will se...
Evidence From Old Tumors Foretells Which New Breast Cancer Patients Will RequireAdditional Treatment
...Medical Center to determine how precisely twotumor characteristics
can predict which breast cancers are likely to spr...3 and vessel density were "the mostimportant tumor characteristics
predicting outcome." This report, in the July 1 issue of <AHREF="http://www.aacr.org/crtable.htm...
Fragmentation Of Tropical Forests Can Create "Genetic Bottleneck," According To New University Of Georgia Study
...le story,"said Hamrick. "Each situation has unique characteristics
that make if verydifficult to say that tropical trees in a certain situation will behave this wayor that. Quite simply, our study area looked healthy, but it wasn't." Written by Phil Williams. Editors/Writers: James Hamrick will be ou...
Ecological Consequences Of Jasmonate-Induced Responses For Plants In Native Populations
... wounding. N. attenuata has life history characteristics
that make it particularly useful for a test of the cost-benefit model for induced defenses. It is an ephemeral member of the annual community in burned sagebrush, blackbrush and pinyon-juniper forests of the Great Basin desert and synchro...
Move Over, Protein Kinase C, You've Got Company: Munc13-1 Is A Novel Diacylglycerol Target That Modulates Neurotransmitter Release
... target of phorbol esters whose pharmacological characteristics
are almost indistinguishable from those of prot...napses of Xenopus frogs. When they measured the characteristics
of these synapses, they discovered that these were much more responsive to phorbol esters than co...
Gene-Toxin Link May Shed Light On Cause Of Parkinson's Disease
...also considered three other characteristics
shown to be more common among Parkinson's patients with dementia: Having less than 12 years of formal education, the onset of symptoms after age 60 and greater motor impairment. The...
Genetically-Altered Crops Can Produce Tough, Hard-To-Kill Weeds
...esized that hybridization might cause somenegative characteristics
to emerge in a weed that would limit its reproduction. For instance, a hybrid weed might produce fewer flowers or seeds than a pureweed. Snow collaborated with Risoe National Laboratory in Denmarkto find out whether this was the case for oils...
Bioreactor Grows Cells That Produce Possible Anti-Cancer Protein
...ut Yang explained that the FBB possesses unique characteristics
that overcome the disadvantages associated with them. For instance, if the fibrous material is too dense, it can strangle the cells. For that reason, the Ohio State researchers pack the Dacron fibers loosely inside the container to leave ...
Hurricane Georges Puts On A Light Show
...l flight was a success. Georges showed many unique characteristics
including large cloud turrets, variable eye wall winds, and wind speeds up to 148 km/h (80 knots; 92 mph) at 10 km (33,000 ft) altitude. The eye wall pattern was also significantly displaced from the radar eye wall location unlike those seen with Bon...
Combat Has Little Influence On Health Problems In Vietnam Vets
...ck combat exposure. "Everything about the characteristics
of people is explained by somecombination of inherited factors and environmental experiences," explainedEisen, associate professor of medicine at Washington University School ofMedicine and staff physician for the Department of Veterans' Affairs. "Tw...
New Anti-Microbial Agent Destroys Anthrax
...tri-n-butyl phosphate. "One of the most remarkable characteristics
of this material is its ability torapidly destroy a wide variety of dangerous bacteria and viruses, whileremaining non-toxic to people, animals or the environment," Baker said. BCTP's effectiveness against anthrax spores is especially significant, be...
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