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SRS research highlights from the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Symposium

...or a short-term integrated strategy to address the deficiencies that exist in almost all currently available RCW habitats. Management techniques such as building artificial cavities, reducing midstory vegetation, and moving birds from populous groups to small declining ones are necessary until timber management p...

Moderate alcohol consumption during pregnancy is risky too

...iagnostic criteria of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, have deficiencies in learning related to impaired activation of the hippocampus during spatial working memory tasks."...

Rare disorder provides new insight into fighting infection

...., of NIAID's Laboratory of Immunology. "Caspase-8 deficiencies might explain why some people don't respond as wel...es plan further study of caspase-8 to determine if deficiencies in this molecule underlie other immune system abnormalities....

Public health report stresses worker protection as key component of homeland security

... at http://www.wetp.org. It says there were many deficiencies in the protection of rescue and other workers that resulted in needless injuries, particularly to eyes and lungs, as they faced the catastrophic structural failures at Oklahoma City and later, on September 11 of last year, at the Pentagon and the Wor...

Research links adolescent steroid use to reduction in serotonin, altered signaling

...rotonin system. The study will examine longer-term deficiencies of serotonin levels in the brain as a result of da...ow-up experiments to examine whether the serotonin deficiencies linger and what the longer-term abnormalities of adolescent steroid use actually are into adulthood....

Damage from acid rain pollution is far worse than previously believed

...est food chains." DeHayes points out those calcium deficiencies in plants are passed on to herbivores, altering their nutrition. For instance, birds eating calcium- deficient plant material might have less calcium for egg production. Insects could experience weaker exoskeletons. Mammals could have weaker bones or...

Complex gene-swapping spawns a form of lymphoma

...agues should lead to a better understanding of how deficiencies in DNA repair and in the cellular DNA-damage-detection mechanism can produce tumor-causing complicons. "The key point is that these types of cytogenetic lesions are seen in many human carcinomas," said Alt. "Although there have been theories about th...

Research shows older children, adolescents grew heavier in Brazil, China, U.S. over past 30 years

...en of nutritional problems is shifting from energy deficiencies to energy excesses among many children in countries like Brazil and China," said lead author Dr. Youfa Wang. "Changes like this pose a major challenge for lower income countries, which in some cases face a growing double burden -- both obesity and po...

Vitamin C transporter gene discovery in mice

...e paper. There may be a link between sub-clinical deficiencies in vitamin C in the mother that is, a deficiency not significant enough to cause scurvy and the problems that can occur when the fetus prepares to leave the womb. We dont know for sure. What Im suggesting is that the work in mice points to an area ...

Setting the stage for limb development

...n limb development. The researchers also show that deficiencies in two of these Dlx genes may underlie a devastating human developmental disorder. The report will be published in the May 1 issue of Genes & Development. Although human limbs appear markedly different from fruit fly antennae, this study suggests tha...

Brookhaven Lab scientist wins Environmental Mutagen Society Award

...since certain genetic diseases stem from inherited deficiencies in DNA repair. In the early 1970s, Setlow and James Regan, a colleague at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, developed bromouracil photolysis, a method to measure DNA repair that became a standard technique. They incorporated bromouracil, an analog of th...

New study finds need for improved nutrition for low-income African American females

...n American mothers and daughters documents dietary deficiencies for folate, iron, calcium, vitamin D, and excesses...omes. Specifically, this study documented dietary deficiencies for folate, iron, calcium, vitamin D, and excesses of dietary fat, cholesterol and overall energy in...

Megavitamins may help treat many genetic diseases, could tune up everyone's metabolism

...ociety, Ames said. Eliminating vitamin and mineral deficiencies will restore what he calls "metabolic harmony." "Zinc and iron deficiency, vitamin C, B-12 and B-6 deficiencies are very common," he said. "Yet, a multivitamin pill costs only a penny to make - you can buy a year...

Dietary changes can lower colon cancer risk in families with a history of the disease

...repair that makes them particularly susceptible to deficiencies in the methylation process. This research may make it possible to identify genes that confer a greater risk of the disease in families with a history of it, Fuchs remarks. That would be an important step toward therapies able to reduce that risk. O...

Knocking out SHIP gene improves success of allogeneic bone marrow transplants in mice

...logeneic transplants in treating cancers, genetic deficiencies and autoimmune diseases. In mice, the SHIP gene plays a key role in helping the body distinguish between itself and tissue from a donor other than self. When the gene is missing or knocked out, the mouse's immune system apparently fails to recognize ...

Brain's cleaning crew may aid learning, memory formation

...f whack, or have memory problems because there are deficiencies in their glutamate transporters. Before we did the...nt in the brain. Other studies have suggested that deficiencies in glutamate transporters may be responsible for neuron damage and death associated with neurodegene...

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy alters thyroid function

...rn to mothers with normal thyroid function. These deficiencies are similar to those in children with ARBDs. From an anatomical perspective, hypothyroidism and fetal alcohol exposure both affect the development of the hippocampus and the cerebellum." Knowing these similarities, the study authors investigated if...

Researchers discover 'thermostat' that regulates bone density

...vere bone disorders such as OPPG, but also subtler deficiencies in bone mass. For the OPPG patients, these findings suggest that they do not necessarily make defective bone; they just make insufficient bone, said Warman. So, if we can discover treatments that bypass this LRP5 signaling cascade, in order to get th...

Presentation of Dr. Ingo Potrykus July 21 in Providence

...vels of beta carotene that could address Vitamin A deficiencies of people in developing nations where rice is the ...en a year from being stricken blind from Vitamin A deficiencies in their diet....

Asthmatic blacks get less high-quality asthma care

...ay the study was not designed to determine whether deficiencies in asthma care were due to doctors, patients or some combination, except when it comes to seeing a specialist. "The asthma specialist discrepancy doesn't appear to be explained by patient preferences, since many of these patients said they wanted to ...

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