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New Mechanism To Explain Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Identified

...al Institute ofEnvironmental Health Sciences and a contract from the Health Effects Institute....

Remote Cloud Observatory Tracks El Niño Changes

...ave on record, although it is expected to begin to contract in latefall." El Niño is of serious concern because it affects weather patterns acrossthe Pacific and in North and South America. During an El Niño, the westerncoasts of the Americas become very wet and hurricanes spawn off the...

Genetic Risk Factors For Anorexia Nervosa Sought

...bers ofanorexic women were 10 times more likely to contract the disorder than weremembers of the general population. Berrettini's review appears in the winterissue of Directions in Psychiatry. "There's an enormous emphasis on thinness in society's image of femalebeauty, and most people think a woma...

Over 4700 Technical Sessions Will Reveal New Findings At National Chemists' Meeting In Dallas, March 29 - April 2

...ement Self assembly of materials Role of the contract laboratories in the development of agrochemicals 43 Award addresses, including two Nobel laureates, the inventor of Post-ItR Notes, and an advocate for encouraging disadvantaged students into careers inthe chemical sciences. Society Pres...

New Model Makes It Possible To Predict Emergence Of Antiviral Drug Resistance

...east in the United States, is that most people who contract the conditiondon't find it bothersome enough to warrant the effort. However, "the overwhelming finding of the study was that treating herpesepidemics would always be beneficial, in terms of the number of cases preventedin relation to the number of dr...

Tracking Hepatitis C: Health Project Demos Worldwide Early-Warning System For Disease Outbreaks; Sandia Tests Disease-Tracking Approach

...rs thatincrease the probability that a person will contract the disease. The hope isthat by sharing informatio...iver cancer, he says. Some 30 percent of those who contract hepatitis C have no identifiable historyof exposure to the virus, according to the Hepatitis Foundat...

Circulatory Device -- A Bridge To Recovery For Heart Failure?

... some heart muscle cellsrecovered their ability to contract and relax. "Our findings demonstrate that LVAD supports the heart even in the most severelyfailing hearts and may promote improvement in heart function," says Margulies. "These results clearly demonstrate that failing myocytes can regain some degreeo...

'Auditory Scene Analysis' Helps Find Mates

...d-generating muscles on the male's swim bladder to contract rhythmically and produce a hum averaging 100 Hz in frequency. In part of the midshipman female brain known as the midbrain (and humans have midbrains and hindbrains, too), Baker and Bass found neurons that respond to a 100-Hz hum. Whenever the h...

University of Kentucky Neuroscientist Develops Unique Device For Treatment Of Brain Tumors

...ancer." More than half of the patients who contract a malignant glioma live lessthan one year, despite aggressive treatment with surgery, radiation therapy andintravenous chemotherapy, Patchell said. Intravenous chemotherapy often causessevere toxicity, so patients cannot be given enough of the drug ...

Gene Mutation Found For Common Form Of Mental Retardation

...nputfrom the axons of other nerve cells, appear to contract and expand, increasing ordecreasing the ease with which the dendrites conduct electrical impulses. "So a neuron can sort of tune in one synapse and tune out another bychanging the shape of the spine," says Walsh who, with HMS colleagues Kris...

Children need their own dietary guidelines, say experts

...scientific literature on childhood nutrition under contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services. Groziak and Millers review article in the Journal of Nutrition draws from position statements of the National Cholesterol Education Program, American Academy Pe...

Brookhaven, Carnegie Scientists Report First 'Morphing' Of Plant Enzyme Function

... not-for -profit research managementcompany, under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy....

Virginia Tech Fisheries Professor Works To Conserve Mussels

...aquaculture solutions, so Tennessee has a standing contract withVirginia Tech to replenish the border rivers on the Tennessee side. Neves is also educating students about mussels and their conservation.He helped produce one publication, Help Save America's Pearly Mussels, for theVirginia Cooperativ...

Spraying Water Containing Airborne Bacteria Found At Some Indoor Swimming PoolsCan Cause "Lifeguard Lung" Following Long-Term Exposure

... spouts and sprays,waterfalls and water slides may contract a lung disease after breathing bacteriasuspended in water droplets small enough to be inhaled into the lungs. This isthe first time that indoor swimming pools have been identified as a source ofcontinuously-occurring lung inflammation. "Young, health...

American Heart Association Announces Top 10 Research Advances For 1998 -- Gene Therapy Among The List

...s, called myocytes, had recovered their ability to contract and relax as a result of the heart's being supplemented by the LVAD. The heart cells had been obtained from patients who had been on LVADs but who were given heart transplants. In the second study, scientists describe how they had weaned five patie...

BNL Scientists Report On A Natural Cleanup Solution For Polluted Soil & Incinerator Ash

...a not-for-profit research managementcompany, under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy....

Center Set Up To Evaluate Evidence Of Chemical Threats To Human Reproduction

...upport to operate the center will beprovided under contract by Sciences International Inc., and nominations ofchemicals and of panel members should be sent there to the attention of JohnMoore, DVM, 1800 Diagonal road, Suite 500, Alexandria, VA 22314-2808. Oversight will be provided through the NTP ...

Aluminum Wastes Could Soon Be Converted To Commercial Use

...5 year project will be supported by a $1.6 million contract fromthe Department of Energy and $.4 million from industry....

Heart Disease Symptoms Worsen When Body Tries To Adapt

...ly responsible for the capacity of heart muscle to contract and relaxas it pumps blood throughout the body. As a result, the wall of the leftventricle -- the heart's main pumping chamber -- thickens, leaving little roominside the chamber for blood to fill. The wall also can stiffen, furtherimpairing the hea...

LSU Ag Center Brucellosis Specialist May Help Stem Bison Controversy

...ledisease," Elzer says. Otherwise-healthy animals contract the disease eitherfrom their mothers at birth or through contact with the aborted fetuses,afterbirth or the milk of infected females. "Infected cattle and swine may remain carriers for life," he says. "Thebacteria can hide in the lymph gland...

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