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Priestly Gene Shared By Widely Dispersed Jews
...-chromosomes of Jewish male priests from different countries
of origin incomparison with their Jewish male Levi...ast six years.Technion societies are located in 24 countries
around the world....
NASA Research Helps Map Protein Structures -- Key In The Development Of New
...resolve health challenges both in Americaand other countries
around the world. Note to Editors/News Directors: Photos and video are available to support this release. To arrange interviewswith NASA managers of Marshall's Microgravity Research Office, contact Steve Royof Marshall's Media Relations Office at 2...
United States And Ukrainian Governments Establish Permanent Chernobyl Laboratory
...he agreement calls for cooperation between the two countries
--laboratories and contractors through exchanges o...over the world and affected people inmany European countries
as well as in the former Soviet Union. "This lab is so exciting...we know so little about th...
DNA Vaccine 100 Percent Effective Against Rabies In Monkeys
... the UnitedStates. Most deaths occur in developing countries
where rabies is endemic and resourcesare inadequate to provide optimal post-exposure treatment. Such treatment,which consists of injections of rabies virus grown in human cells and theninactivated, and human anti-rabies serum, costs about $2,000. C...
Studies Rebut Concept That Body Stores Vitamin A-Making Substances
... value. "A popular public health approach in some countries
with rampant vitamin Adeficiency is to promote consumption offruits and vegetables high in beta carotene as they are available. It wasassumed this would offer protection for muchof the year. This approach will have to be revisited." Coauthors were E...
Family Members And Kissing Contacts At Greater Risk Of Meningitis
...prevent the spread of meningococal infection, many countries
give antibiotics to "close contacts" to eradicate the disease causing strain of bacteria. This means chemoprophylaxis is often given to more contacts than is needed, say the authors. They conclude that the benefits of giving chermoprophylaxis to les...
New Study Highlights Hazards On Hormone Disrupting Chemicals
...o hormone disrupting chemicals", he adds. Several countries
have published findings regarding effects on the e...n into this, andthe trends from themost comparable countries
are highly different. Testicular cancer and prostate cancer in men have been indicated to beincreas...
Multi Drug Resistant-TB: Russian Economic Collapse Will Lead To Global Spread Of
"Ebola With Wings"
... ofRussian origin becomes a daily reality in other countries
worldwide. The current Russian economic crisis will further deplete already strainedresources of public medicine. The resulting shortage of anti-TB drugs willinevitably lead to the massive practice of substandard antibiotic treatment ofpatients with ...
New Anti-Microbial Agent Destroys Anthrax
...d through air or water," Baker said. "We know that countries
hostile to the United States have developed strains ofanthrax which are resistant to antibiotics and existing vaccines. To counterthat threat, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is testingseveral possible new weapons against thes...
USGS Finds Fungus To Be A Cause Of Fish Lesions In Chesapeake
...Pacific have been occurringsince the 1970s in some countries
and became a serious recognized problem in the1980s. In a decade when problems caused by invasive species are becomingincreasingly evident, Blazer questions how this fungus may have becomeestablished in Chesapeake Bay tributaries and what water-quali...
Rapid Population Growth Is Still A Problem
...ancy declines in most of those sub-Saharan African countries
withsevere AIDS epidemics. The historically larg...along with such rapidly developing Southeast Asian countries
asHong Kong, Korea, and Singapore, which also have experienced steep declines inpopulation growth ra...
New Contaminant Invades Arctic Air
...ears, but, unlike PCBs, they are notbanned in most countries
and can still be found in capacitor fluids, engine oiladditives and electrical insulators, according to the report.The results of the study are based on air samples taken over the Eastern ArcticOcean, the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea, and at two la...
Plant-Based Fat Inhibits Cancer-Cell Growth By Enhancing Cells Signaling System, UB Researchers Show
...owing that prostate cancer is less common in Asian countries
where diets areprimarily vegetarian, and that rates increase when these people migrate towestern societies where rates are higher and diets are primarily animal-based. Working with sterols, a group of minor lipids, Awad and colleagues setout ...
American Society Of Animal Science Recognizes Global Scope Of Virginia Tech Researcher's Work
...ceptionally well inthe U. S. or in other developed countries
doesn't mean those breeds will do wellin other areas. The pressure to introduce those breeds into other culturesshould be resisted, he said. "We are far better off to incrementally improve the existing livestockrather than introduce new breed...
Sick Kids Improves Access To Global Genome Database
...tYale University. A series of mirror sites in many countries
helped ensureinternational access to the data. The database is the definitive source of humangenetic mapping data collected to date. The data on the site includesinformation on human genes, probes, clones and allele frequencies. The annual cost of op...
Interferon Less Effective Against Hepatitis C For African Americans
...ely dispersed, isolated locations. "In Third World countries
and perhaps China, where large numbers of people have been infected with Hepatitis B very early in life, this kind of program could be very effective," says McMahon....
UCSF Study Finds No Association Between Hair Dye And Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
...tion, similar increases have beenreported by other countries
and cannot be accounted for by known changes inexposure or NHL diagnostic techniques. Epidemiological studies have provided conflicting reports regarding theassociation between hair color use and cancer, Holly said. While earlylaboratory anima...
UC Scientists Search For Alternatives For Methyl Bromide
... fruits and vegetables exported to certain foreign countries
and sometimes to other states. California strawberries, for example, must be fumigated before being shipped to Japan. UC Davis researchers are looking at several materials that could be substituted following the methyl bromide ban. Cooperati...
Beer Inhibits Action Of Carcinogenic Mutagens
...four stouts, two ales andone nonalcoholic, from 11 countries
were examined. Nearly all of the beers showed "potent inhibitory effect" against mutagens found in several types of heterocyclic amines (HAs), according to Sakae Arimoto-Kobayashi, Ph.D., lead author of the report. The stout beers were the most pot...
American Heart Association Announces Top 10 Research Advances For 1998 -- Gene Therapy Among The List
...that of the United States and other industrialized countries
30 years ago. However, the industrialized nations have had both the means and the time to cope with their epidemics of heart disease and stroke. The developing nations have neither. This projected increased in cardiovascular disease will be econom...
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