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Study offers genetic clues to causes of mysterious skin disease

...e fatal within 10 years. No current treatments are consistently effective. Scientists had believed that the cause ...four people with a severe form of scleroderma have consistently and significantly different patterns of gene activity from that of biopsies from people without the ...

Salmon farms pose significant threat to salmon fisheries in the Pacific Northwest, researchers find

...asures and the ability to provide consumers with a consistently fresh product year-round. Commercial fisheries, on the other hand, tend to be relatively small operations that depend on seasonal harvests, which vary in size and quality from year to year. According to the report, salmon farmers also have benefited ...

Research shows therapeutic cloning can cure Parkinson's-like disease in mice

...riability in order for therapeutic cloning to work consistently for every animal. While they did not yet develop a new cell line for each of the mice treated, their results prove in principle that the method can work for all cloned cell lines tested. Using the new technique, the team differentiated stem cells in...

Telltale prostate cancer protein key to breast cancer, too

...that have been considered for breast cancer, don't consistently give a precise prognosis. Because EZH2 can be stained using an antibody specific to the protein, it can clearly be seen both in conventional slides of tissue and in tiny samples arranged in grids called microarrays. Using sophisticated high-density ...

Cooperation is a no-brainer for symbiotic bacteria

...n. They also found thatnitrogen-fixing populations consistently grew to larger numbers overtime, perhaps because they had access to more oxygen. The rootnodules inhabited by nitrogen-fixing rhizobia grew more, so they costthe plant more but not relative to the benefits they provided to theplant. "The data illustr...

New study provides first linkage of fetal alcohol exposure and enlarged heart

...estion over the last two weeks of gestation causes consistently and significantly elevated maternal plasma Cort levels from gestational day 18 to birth. In contrast, fetal Cort levels are decreased suggesting a highly significant inverse relationship between maternal and fetal glucocorticoid levels exists during...

A wake-up call for environmental health

...uld lead the world in demonstrating its ability to consistently reduce emissions, decrease pollution, and improve public health. The Senate's approval of the energy bill is a step backwards for health.'...

Smaller food portions may explain the 'French paradox' of rich foods and a svelte population

...rger. Three other international restaurant chains consistently served larger portions in the U.S., and Philadelphia's Chinese restaurants served meals that were on average 72 percent heftier than those served by Chinese restaurants in Paris. The researchers also examined references to portion size in Philadelphi...

Stanford symposium on future of air and space travel

...d's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics has consistently ranked in the top three nationwide and its distinguished faculty continue to work on breakthroughs in areas ranging from precision navigation to revitalizing air travel and improving access to space,'' says Jim Plummer, the John M. Fluke Professor of...

DuPont receives US EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Award for new innovation

...World Environment Center's Gold Medal. DuPont has consistently earned high marks on social responsibility and environmental progress in surveys such as Fortune Magazine's "Most Admired Companies" and the Financial Times PriceWaterhouseCoopers "World's Most Respected Companies." As part of its sustainable growt...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

.... Loyd, A. A. Stecenko. 2003. Herpesvirus DNA is consistently detected in lungs of patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41. 6: 2633-2640.)...

Many pregnant women may have depression, but few getting treatment, study finds

...st six months, or in their lifetime, when they had consistently felt sad, blue or depressed, or lost all interest in things such as work -- an indication of major depression. Twenty-eight percent of the women reported a lifetime history of major depression, and 42 percent of them scored above 16 on the CES-D, ind...

MacKinnon lab's newest picture tells action potential story

... essence of simple creatures' ion channels that is consistently retained in more complex organisms." Model scientists, not magic "In almost every scientific forum," says MacKinnon, "someone always asks the question. 'Do you have a magic wand?'" The question arises because no other scientist has ever led a rese...

Prenatal exposure to nicotine increases risk of apnea in brains of newborn rats

... been exposed to nicotine during fetal development consistently responded with a greater reduction in breathing rates. In fact, in many cases the same drug doses that caused only marginal slowing in the brains that had not been exposed to nicotine proved to cause apnea, complete cessation of breathing, in the bra...

Mother-infant bed sharing is associated with an increase in infant heart rate

...ormal sleeping arrangements at home and those that consistently practiced either bed sharing or solitary sleeping were assigned to routine bed sharing or routine solitary sleeping groups: pairs that used both practices were excluded from the study. All the infants were full-term and between 11 and 15 weeks old. ...

Research shows high doses of acetaminophen clear rapidly and consistently from bloodstream

...ommended dose, did not accumulate and the drug was consistently cleared from the bloodstream," said Dr. Gelotte. "Moreover, it is important to note that liver enzyme values for all subjects, regardless of whether they were on the 4-, 6-, or 8 g/day regimen, stayed within normal limits throughout the study." Dr. ...

Bodys own antibodies may drive new strains of HIV

...the outer coating of the virus. However the virus consistently evolved faster than the antibody response, developing new protein structures on its surface, so that antibodies from previous months' samples were ineffective in neutralizing new virus from the same patient. "The bad news is that the virus is always...

Aspirin prevents polyps in colon cancer patients

... "Aspirin and other NSAIDs have consistently demonstrated possible protection against colon cancer and other diseases," says Robert Sandler, professor of medicine and epidemiology and chief of the division of digestive diseases and ...

DuPont science leader discusses 'Sustainability and Integrated Science for the 21st Century'

...World Environment Center's Gold Medal. DuPont has consistently earned high marks on social responsibility and environmental progress in surveys such as Fortune Magazine's "Most Admired Companies" and the Financial Times PriceWaterhouseCoopers "World's Most Respected Companies." As part of its sustainability mi...

Fasting forestalls Huntington's disease in mice

...o generation. Since the 1930s, investigators have consistently found that laboratory rats and mice live up to 40 percent longer than usual when fed a diet that has at least 30 percent fewer calories than they normally would consume. So far, caloric restriction has increased the lifespans of nearly every animal s...

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