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Study shows benefits to newborns from federal ban on insecticides

...me time, the results highlight the need to address continuing prenatal exposures to these and other toxic pesticides." The study is part of a broader, multi-year research project, "The Mothers & Children Study In New York City," started in 1998, which examines the health effects of exposure of pregnant women...

Diet a major factor in breast cancer time for government action

...he knowledge of breast cancer determinants and the continuing increase in incidence of breast cancer means that it is time to move from knowledge to action, a scientist said today (Friday 19 March) at the 4th European Breast Cancer Conference. Dr. Franco Berrino, head of preventive and predictive medicine at th...

Scientist works to interrupt early changes resulting in diabetic vision loss

...ow these cells are affected by high glucose. While continuing to dissect the process that results in ganglion cell death and the ultimate role that death plays in abnormal blood vessel growth, Dr. Smith already is working to interrupt it. In an animal model, she is using sigma receptor ligands, compounds not na...

Scientists call for less destructive remediation at DOE sites

...iteria" would be Congressional action that ensures continuing Federal control of some contaminated DOE sites, and thereby eliminate the hypothetical "site resident" scenario. The authors maintain that continued Federal control would minimize public health risks, environmental damage and remediation costs. ...

MGH study finds female mammals produce egg cells into adulthood

... within three days of death and thus represented a continuing level of cell death, not an accumulation of "cellular corpses." "Finding such a high level of follicle degeneration without a corresponding reduction in the number of healthy follicles brought us up against the dogma of a fixed supply of oocytes," Ti...

Breast self examination increases women's concerns but has no effect on mortality

...ammographic screening." "Many people are guilty of continuing to promote this practice", he says, "and I can only assume that it is through ignorance. Although it is very tempting for poorer countries to advocate BSE as a cheaper alternative to high tech screening, we now know that it simply does not help. "Wo...

Stress hormones and heart failure

...eatment for people." The researchers are continuing to work on pinpointing all of the mechanisms by which urocortin II triggers its beneficial cardiovascular effects. Further studies will take place in animals. Following their completion, human clinical trials will begin. Additional author...

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Research at the Interface of Biochemistry and Human Health

...ergic receptors respond to the hormone adrenaline, continuing research on these receptors in the Lefkowitz laboratory is contributing to the development of a wide range of drugs to treat disorders including heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma, and pain. Other ASBMB awards, with lectures by the recipients...

VaxGen reports Phase I clinical trial results of anthrax vaccine candidate

...e subsequent immune response, with antibody titers continuing to increase after the second and third administration of the vaccine candidate at each dose level. rPA102 was well-tolerated, with no evidence of dose-limiting toxicity or reactogenicity at any dose. Harry L. Keyserling, M.D., Professor of Pediatri...

Tony Hunter and Raymond N. DuBois awarded Landon-AACR Prizes for Cancer Research

...d public attention to landmark achievements in the continuing effort to prevent and cure cancer through quality research....

Genetics, alcohol sensitivity, and behavior

.... This reaction might protect the individual from continuing to drink at a rate that would lead him or her to develop alcohol dependence." Fromme added that the symposium presentations, while still in the infancy stage of research on biological and behavioral markers of alcohol sensitivity, represent a crossin...

Century may bring unprecedented climate change to southern hemisphere

... extinction. Playing into the equation will be the continuing presence of man. Farmers will be able to extend their agricultural activities further upslope into what is now cloud forest. The result will be an increasingly fragmented landscape that presents barriers to the dispersal of wildlife, trapping them in...

UT Southwestern researchers study benefit of exercise, medication on depression

... been taking an SSRI for eight to 12 weeks and are continuing to experience symptoms of depression. Interested persons should call 214-648-0173. Eligible participants will begin an exercise program at The Cooper Institute, located at 12230 Preston Road, as well as being trained on how to exercise at home....

New evidence suggests that monkey thought extinct still exists

...hio State University, details the evidence and his continuing search for the elusive monkey in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Primatology. Miss Waldron's red colobus is a small, black monkey with reddish fur on its forehead and thighs. Researchers think that these primates once lived in la...

New antioxidants are 100 times more effective than vitamin E

...ampaign to begin a post doctoral fellowship. He is continuing to work with Porter's group on the new antioxidants. By attaching a chemical group that makes pyridinols "greasy" gives them a chemical affinity for fatty acids the chemists have combined their antioxidants with low density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad...

Measuring perchlorate levels in lettuce

...DA-ARS (Agricultural Research Service). Sanchez is continuing his work funded by the Arizona Iceberg Lettuce Research Council during 2003-2004 by looking at some of the factors affecting uptake of perchlorate by plants. There is considerable variation in the perchlorate accumulation within lettuce despite the f...

Rice and M. D. Anderson establish Center for Computational Cancer Research

... profiles, beginning with precancerous lesions and continuing to metastasized tumors through treatment and into remission. Analyzing these profiles, researchers can identify the specific mutations that cause different cancers, create tests for each possible variation, and design patient-specific treatments. "Th...

Tanning devices - Fast track to skin cancer?

...ed as the primary cause of malignant melanoma. The continuing and widespread use of sunbeds is likely to result in increased numbers of people with malignant melanoma. There is a good case, as is done in some countries, for restricting sunbed use to those of 18 years of age and above. It is also worth noting th...

Beagle 2 team still hopes to repeat Mars landing success

...he University of Leicester, SciSys and Astrium are continuing their efforts to identify possible failure modes that can be addressed. "We're still concentrating on both the communications and timing/software issues, and working our way through the logic and fault tree on the basis that Beagle 2 is on the surfac...

B2MIN9: Beagle 2 teams continue efforts to communicate with the lander

... Lander Operations Control Centre in Leicester are continuing to study all possible options to establish communications with the spacecraft. Further opportunities to scan for a signal from Beagle 2 will be undertaken over the coming days. Tonight the radio telescopes at Jodrell Bank and Stanford University in C...

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