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Parasite, mosquito genomes complete malaria picture

...enomics Group in Rockville, MD. Other institutions contributing to the effort include World Health Organization's Special Program of Research on Tropical Diseases; Germany's European Molecular Biology Laboratory; the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in Crete; the Institut Pasteur in Paris; TIGR; a...

Researchers to toast good bacteria

...r 'good' bacteria can be beneficial in other ways contributing to the health and balance of the intestinal tract and helping fight illness and disease.Learning about the genetic makeup of probiotic bacteria can help in the prevention and treatment of a variety of gastrointestinal disorders." The gathering is th...

Wake Forest receives $20 million NIH grant to oversee diabetes genetics study

...um is an ambitious global effort to identify genes contributing to Type 1 diabetes, formerly known as insulin-depe...7 additional genetic regions have been reported as contributing to risk. The consortium should help researchers begin to clarify the genetic picture."...

New study of Ground Zero air shows indoor spaces can be cleaned; diesel pollution remains a threat

...sly to help this city rebuild and heal is in fact, contributing to long-term health concerns," said Iwanowicz. The American Lung Association of the City of New York recommends that all equipment and vehicles running on diesel fuel be supplied with low-sulfur fuel (30 parts per million or less). According to the...

Women who marry alcoholics

...uals, it is difficult to conclude if alcoholism is contributing to many of the poor health outcomes, or if it is co-occurring with high levels of dysfunction in other domains such as aggression, violence, and/or depression. In this study, it is evident that alcoholism is central in accounting for the findings." ...

One gene, two important proteins

...archers reasoned, must play an even larger role in contributing to the remarkable complexity of human beings. This notion has been supported recently by Rockefeller University scientists, who report the discovery of a novel protein variation within a single fruit fly gene, or "gene locus." Specifically, they show...

NIST chemists define and refine properties of plastic microsystems

...ir properties are not yet well understood. NIST is contributing to the development of these plastic microfluidics. One study looked at how fluids flowed in plastic microchannels by tracking fluorescent dye in the fluids. NIST researchers also developed an easy technique for accurately measuring fluid temperatures...

Gene variant increases risk of cardiac arrhythmia for African-Americans

... channels, prolonging contraction of the heart and contributing to arrhythmia. Keating authored the paper with col...ient conduction abnormalities between heart cells, contributing to arrhythmia risk. Finally, the scientists compared a computer simulation of the effects of Y1102 w...

Researchers aim to control treatment-resistant head lice

...amounts of DDT that were used in the past may be a contributing factor in the development of permethrin resistance in lice. But overuse of permethrin products is probably the bigger contributor to resistance, he added. "I believe, and a lot of other people that study resistance believe, that it's the misuse of ...

UCI Samueli School researchers to study wetlands impact on coastal water quality

...er animal feces released from coastal wetlands are contributing to beach closings in Southern California." Traditional thought is it that wetlands are highly desirable both for the habitat they provide and because they act like nature's filter removing nutrients, heavy metals and pathogens from contaminated surfa...

Emory School of Medicine teams with deCODE Genetics to study link between genes and disease

... how industry and academia can work together, each contributing its unique strengths. DeCODE and Emory scientists have plans to build on existing collaborations in neurological diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, stroke, and sleep disorders; to collaborate on diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, psoriasis, ...

Plant detectives seek sources of invasive trees

...reats that have invaded the arid southwest and are contributing to the drying up of creeks and streams in that wat...Invasive plants are second only to habitat loss in contributing to loss of biodiversity. PNAS WRITE-UP Hybrid Plants Run Rampant Previously undetected hybrids a...

Without blue crabs, southern salt marshes wash away, study finds

...rs, such as blue crabs, may be an important factor contributing to the massive die-off of salt marshes across the southeastern United States," wrote the authors. The results contribute to a growing body of evidence that similar top-down processes may regulate production in other saltwater ecosystems, including th...

The effects of human-caused atmospheric changes on tropical forests

... not be carbon sinks after all, but instead end up contributing even more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere as temperature rises. Data from La Selva show a strong negative correlation between tree growth and higher temperatures. Temperatures experienced by canopy leaves may be close to the point at which respirati...

Ecologist's book on introduced species' destructiveness

...radation," he writes. The editor-author and his 44 contributing scientist-writers are careful to note that not all introduced species have entirely deleterious effects in their new homes, and many are depended on for human sustenance. Some 98 percent of the U.S. food supply comes from introduced species, such as ...

Harvard Medical School consortium receives grant to harness microbe genomes for environment/energy

... Genomes to Life Program, announced today, that is contributing $103 million in post-genomic research to six national laboratories, 16 universities and research hospitals, and four private research institutes. "It's very exciting being part of such a truly interdisciplinary team applying computational biology and...

New research site established in Australia to help predict climate change

...yone through the ARM web site and archives, we are contributing significantly to the entire field of atmospheric science through the scientists who access ARM data to conduct their experiments and analyses." The Darwin Site has been established through a collaborative agreement between DOE and the Australian Bu...

Corroding plumbing materials producing environmental problems

... understanding the chemical and biological factors contributing to corrosion of metal plumbing hardware. Diverse residential systems are particularly complicated to identify and restore. As a result, there is no rational basis for making decisions when problems are identified with potable infrastructures, Edwards...

Genome Therapeutics, University of Southampton and Schering-Plough identify novel asthma gene

...ll D. Little, Jose Dupuis and Richard G. DelMastro contributing equally as lead authors. While the senior author and all lead authors are from Genome Therapeutics, researchers from University of Southampton and Schering-Plough made significant contributions to the work presented in this paper....

Gene linked to type 1 diabetes

... speculates that the newly sequenced Ian5 may be a contributing factor to the other 40 percent of genetic contributions. "Now that Ian5 has been identified also in humans, the team is optimistic that it should not take another 10 years to find out if Ian5 contributes to human type 1 diabetes," Lernmark says....

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