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Researchers Closing In On Gene For Paralytic Disorder

...e 9. "These results bring us a major step closer to isolating the geneitself," says David Cornblath, M.D., professor of neurology. "When we do thatand clone it, we can find what it does. That should help us treat not only thedisease that afflicts the Mattinglys but also similar neurodegeneratived...

Intake Of Acetaminophen Increases Risk Of Excessive Anticoagulation In Patients Taking Warfarin

...ous use -- for seven days or more -- should prompt closer monitoring ofanticoagulation levels to reduce the risk of hemorrhage," says Elaine Hylek, MD,MPH, of the MGH Medical Practices Unit, the paper's first author. Acetaminophenis often the pain reliever of choice for people with potential bleeding probl...

Crater Chain On Two Continents Points To Impact From Fragmented Comet: 214Million Year-Old Event Corresponds With Mass Extinction

...bout it too much. But when theyasked to me take a closer look at the data and I saw the alignment, I justsaid, ‘wow!’” Three of the five craters, Rochechouart in France, and Manicouagan and SaintMartin in Canada, were at the same latitude–22.8degrees–forming a nearly 5000-kilometer...

Prostate Cancer Switch May Yield Map Of Cancer Machinery, Targets For Drugs

...goawry as the tumor progresses. "As we get closer to the master regulator for this system, we believeit's likely we will find many more targets for anti-cancer drugs to selectivelykill these aggressive tumors earlier," he said. "And, we believe we will findmarkers that would allow physicians to tell...

Peptides Implicated In Body's Response To Pain

...ysicians and patients. This studyputs us one step closer to correcting this very serious problem." Certain chemicals, glutamate, for example, act in the transmission of painmessages by stimulating pain receptors. It has been previously demonstratedthat when glutamate receptors are blocked, experimental m...

Motivating Muscles: New UD Study Might Help People With Paralysis 'Stay Strong Longer'

...le frequency 'trains,' or sets of pulses, withsome closer together than others," Binder-Macleod explains. "Then we looked atthe force produced in response to these different pulse patterns." The mosteffective pulse pattern was a variable frequency train, which allowed thevolunteers to move their muscles 25 ...

New Study Shows White Males Have More Receptors For Patent Blood-Vessel Contracting Substance

...receptorsto ETB, while in females the numbers were closer to 50-50. Males also had fivetimes more total receptors than females. The saphenous vein tissue used in the study was obtained from patientsat the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta who were undergoing coronary arterybypass. Ages of males ...

Social Disruption Leads To Shorter Survival In Monkeys With AIDS

...e or two changes in housing after inoculation, the closer the time of the inoculation to the housing change, the shorter the survival. "Since early in the AIDS epidemic, psychologists have believed that social disruption in HIV-infected people could hasten the progression of the disease. These data...

New Method To Detect Metals Could Help Scientists

... waterways, as wellas in the human body, is a step closer to being easily detected. Researchpresented here today at the Great Lakes Regional Meeting of the AmericanChemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, explains a newtechnique to measure free metal ions more quickly and accurately than ev...

Veterinarians' Input On Olympics Horse Events Has Had Global Impact

...eir findings led to a shorter steeplechase course, closer monitoringof the horses and more authority for vet...onger cool-down period with two ice-waterbaths and closer medical monitoring. Allowing for changes in both eventcourses and in horse care because of weather-...

Newly Recognized Cell-Surface Receptor Protects Heart Tissue Against Damage

...arriage of chemistry andbiology brings us one step closer to designing a drug to minimize damage toheart muscle." Liang and Jacobson report their findings in the June 9 issue ofthe Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Heart cells release adenosine under such stressful conditions asblocka...

Montana And Other Scientists Report On Life In The Ice

...l Science Foundation,the scientists plan to take a closer look at the lake's icy ecosystem. "We want to know what organisms are doing well, how they do it, and howthey can survive the freeze and thaw cycles in a liquid water environment," saidFritsen, who leaves soon for a faculty position at the Un...

Tiny Molecular Channels Key To Protecting Heart During Attack

... Researchers at Johns Hopkins have come one step closer to understandingthe chain of events that protects the heart against injury during a heartattack, paving the way for the development of a new class of drugs to treatpeople at risk. The team has found that tiny, energy-dependent channels within...

'Molecular' Computers? Munich/UD Researchers Report First Glimpse Of Artificial Molecule In Action

...les in motion could help bring researchers onestep closer to making the 21st-century dream of biocomputers a reality, says vander Weide, one of 20 scientists in 1997 to win a National Science FoundationPresidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. "Human beings walkaround with this incredibl...

Dismantling Dangerous Genetic Codes With A Faster, More Flexible RNA Mimic

...cs in live cell cultures, moving Bashkin's concept closer toclinical trials. "Dramatic Control" "We've developed dramatic control over the specificity of the mimics as well astheir reaction rate, or speed," said Bashkin. "Specificity is important becauseif you miss the targeted spot, you have the possibi...

Studies Rebut Concept That Body Stores Vitamin A-Making Substances

...nand colleagues), the new findings are worthy of a closer look, Erdman said. Afollowup study with the same animalmodel begins this month. "We found that stored carotenoids from a previously consumed diet were notconverted to vitamin A when the vitaminwas removed from the diet," Erdman said. "This is the fi...

Russian Queens Bee-Little Mites' Impact

...eir resistance to mites. That goal moved a step closer last week. The first generation of bees produced by 90 expatriate queens, just released from quarantine, has significantly outperformed U.S. members of their species, Apis mellifera , in resisting infestation by varroa mites. This parasite, wh...

Penn Researchers Find Mutation In Prostate Cancer Gene

...f possibilities forfurther studies. We're getting closer to answering the questionof why one person developed the disease instead of another?"says S. Bruce Malkowicz, MD, associate professor of urology andco-collaborator on the study. The researchers set out to identify genetic mutations that couldbe used...

USGS Scientists Learn Lessons From Captive Released Manatees

... outside normal manateehabitat. By June 3, he was closer to the Dry Tortugas, but still far fromfeeding areas with access to fresh water and other manatees. Fresh water is anecessity for manatees. When Reid traveled to the Dry Tortugas, he was met June 4 by SeaWorld's aquariumand animal care staff, which h...

Doctors Find Lead On Common Genes Which Can Lead To Bowel Cancer

...er Research Fund, London, England have taken astep closer to identifying people who should be screened for b...ich carrythis type of risk. Our findings bring us closer to the day when we will be ableto identify those people who will gain the most from bowel screening ...

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