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Safety of isoflavones in dietary supplements targeted by Illinois initiative

... of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is embarking on a comprehensive five-year study of the effects of soy isoflavones found in dietary supplements on various body tissues. At the heart of the project is the safety of phytoestrogens -- estrogen-like compounds in plants that are generally thought to have driven the an...

Pacific Northwest team unveils largest virus proteome to date

...roteins as camouflage. Before this study, a comprehensive analysis of the proteins that constitute the HCMV virion had not been possible without the development of new proteomics technologies in the PNNL lab of Richard D. Smith, a Battelle Fellow and study co-author. To conduct this research, scientists us...

A test case for DNA barcodes to identify species

...systems, but the authors argue that constructing a comprehensive library of barcodes will facilitate such efforts. ...

March of Dimes statement on newborn screening report

...ical Genetics (ACMG): The March of Dimes supports comprehensive newborn screening for all babies in this country, ...y about the potential benefits and availability of comprehensive newborn screening. We will recommend that professional groups, such as the American Academy ...

Ecology of infectious diseases grants awarded

...gram links those different components to produce a comprehensive understanding of disease transmission. "We're trying to put scientists, public health officials and environmental planners in the driver's seat rather than in a reactive mode for disease control," said Josh Rosenthal, program director at NIH's Fogart...

Gene expression in liver tumors and patient prognosis

...could be approached with further analysis of their comprehensive data sets," writes Locker. "Most important, expression profiling will reveal specific targets for rational therapy." ...

Chemical signals health of brain cells Symposium

...t mammalian peptide neurotransmitter. The first comprehensive meeting ever held on NAA, the Symposium features presentations by leading investigators and a poster session. The meeting is organized by the National Institute of Mental Health and is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders ...

IBD (Crohn's/ulcerative colitis) conference adds 18 speakers; APS meeting starts Thursday

...r conference." Broad range of topics reflects comprehensive attack on IBD Three speakers have been added to e...sors for supporting APS in mounting the timely and comprehensive conference on IBD. Generous support came from Centocor Inc., Hoffman-La Roche Inc., the National Ins...

Adaptive changes in the genome may provide insight into the genetics of complex disease

One of the most comprehensive studies of the forces that have shapedpatterns of human genetic variation has found strong evidence for the actionof natural selection, which may help explain why certain people are at riskfor a variety of conditions and others are not. The findings ...

Genetic map of important tree genes outlined

..." Ultimately, the researchers believe that a more comprehensive understanding of tree genetics should allow controlled gene transfer, both as a research and biotechnology tool. It could take the type of conventional plant breeding that has been done with trees for centuries but control the process more scientific...

Virginia Tech professor honored with DeLaval Award

...It provides dairy producers optimal technology and comprehensive service. Consistently ranked by the National Scie...d's leading agricultural scientists. The college's comprehensive curriculum gives students a balanced education that ranges from food and fiber production to economi...

Analysis of biological clock may lead to greater understanding of human disease

...d physiological functionality in an unprecedented, comprehensive way," said Dean Matthew Tirrell of the College of Engineering at UCSB. In Germany, co-author and lead MPI researcher Joerg Stelling commented, "Implications of the systems approaches we followed in this collaborative work are to shed light on the fun...

One-hundred-fifty year old lessons of John Snow still relevant today

...ves the "snowflakes" to spend six years writing a comprehensive biography on the life and times of John Snow. Titled "Cholera, Chloroform, and the Science of Medicine: A Life of John Snow," the recently published book is what the authors call a "scientific biography" of the man who was a pioneering figure in the ...

Environmental costs of home construction lower with wise choice, reuse of building materials

...ufacture of the building materials, according to a comprehensive life-cycle assessment comparing typical wood-, steel- and concrete-frame homes. Using the least energy-intensive building materials and taking steps toward such things as recycling and reusing more building materials makes sense considering the na...

Study in Science reveals recreational fishing takes big bite of ocean catch

... concern, it rises to 23%." The study is the first comprehensive analysis of the impact of recreational saltwater fishing in the U.S. Using all available federal and state data, the authors formally compare commercial and recreational landings for the past 22 years - first for all federally managed fish, and then...

Regular physical activity really does boost immune system in older men

...vivo challenge to the immune system. To get clean, comprehensive results, they used KLH (keyhole limpet hemocyanin), a benign T cell-dependent protein isolate that has been used extensively with animals in the past, that also is safe for humans. The study, entitled "Influence of age and physical activity on the pr...

Managing occupational exposures to potential bioterrorist agents

...working with biological threat agents must develop comprehensive programs in order to minimize the risk of occupational exposures, according to investigators at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). In an article published this month in the Journal of Occupational and Environm...

New comprehensive textbook on companion animals fills need

...lar possibility, but there was a serious lack of a comprehensive general textbook on the topic."...

RNA could form building blocks for nanomachines

... the team used in the past made their recent, more comprehensive construction work possible. "By designing sets of matching RNA molecules, we can program RNA building blocks to bind to each other in precisely defined ways," he said. "We can get them to form the nano-shapes we want." From the small sha...

Joslin Diabetes Center launches research section on developmental and stem cell biology

...term complications of diabetes. In addition, this comprehensive analysis of adult stem cell developmental potential will provide insights into the fundamental principles and limitations guiding adult stem cell function, and may ultimately suggest new treatment options for multiple degenerative disorders. Birth D...

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