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Evidence For Genetic Effects On The Behavior Of Normal Two-Week Old Babies
...ons in these temperaments might be importantin the design
of intervention strategies. A group of Israeli scientistsreports in the current issue of Molecular Psychiatry ( http://www.stockton-press.co.uk/mp/ ) on a study in whichthey used the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) toexamine the...
Gene May Hold Key To Treating Life-Threatening Cholesterol
...-alpha. He plans to look for ways to biochemically design
hormonal ligands that can speed metabolism and reduce dietary cholesterol levels in humans. Screening for mutations in LXR-alpha also may help identify inherited defects in cholesterol metabolism. "This study suggests that we can develop an excellent...
Protecting the Beat Of Life: Test Center Studies Interaction Between Pacemakers & Electronic Article Surveillance Systems
... The resulting data is used by the manufacturers' design
and qualityassurance departments to improve their products, if necessary. Thus,this data helps the manufacturers ensure that interference, which couldcause harm to the wearers of medical devices, is not experienced. Testing takes place with the dev...
University Of Georgia Researchers Help Design Decision Support System For Forest
Managers And Owners
...earchers from the University ofGeorgia have helped design
could make your job vastly easier. The system, whosedevelopment is directed by the U. S. Forest Service and called NED, is nearcompletion. Instead of having to make a decision strictly on board footage, amanager will soon get help designing a program...
Tracking Hepatitis C: Health Project Demos Worldwide Early-Warning System For
Disease Outbreaks; Sandia Tests Disease-Tracking Approach
...e their work over the Internet. Sandia also helped design
the patientquestionnaire and postulate its questions along with hepatitus C experts at theNew Mexico Department of Public Health and the UNM School of Medicine. In the end, Zelicoff hopes, doctors will know a lot more about hepatitis C thanbefore and...
Newly Recognized Cell-Surface Receptor Protects Heart Tissue Against Damage
...evelop a drug thatactivates the A3 receptor and to design
pre-clinical drug safety trials. Editor's Note: Dr. Liang can be reached at 215-349-5674 or firstname.lastname@example.org . The University of Pennsylvania Medical Center's sponsored research ranks thirdin the United States, based on grant support from t...
New Gene Therapy Technique Results In Efficient Gene Delivery
...tudent Sophie Snitkovsky. Most efforts to design
in vivo gene delivery systems have focused onfurther modifying the virus, for example, by building into its envelope astructure that directs the virus to a specific cell type. But the tinkeringappears to interfere with the ability of the virus to ent...
Relapsing Fever Spirochete Switches Surface Proteins When It Changes Hosts
... tick feeding will increase scientists' ability to design
more effectivestrategies for both diagnoses and protection, he notes. In addition, Dr. Schwan - who has spent his entire research career studyingticks and the diseases they cause - says relapsing fever can be easier to studythan Lyme disease. "The t...
DFG To Set Up 14 New Collaborative Research Centres
...s. This will eventually provide the possibility to design
friction linings for brakes andclutches with poten...t interestto industry - is to develop a systematic design
process for active microsystems based onmodular systems with standardised components. Not least due ...
Ligand Scientists Discover Tissue-Selective Female Hormone Mimics
...reaching," continued Dr.Jones. "The opportunity to design
specific progestins may one day make hormonereplacement therapy (HRT) more appealing and less risky. Tissue-selectiveestrogens have received a great deal of recent attention. Now Ligand hasidentified compounds that represent the other side of the H...
Horses Prefer Bridles That Have A Bit Missing
...steer, slow downand stop their mounts. Their basic design
has stayed virtually unchanged: ametal bar or chai... Spirit is patenting the bridle, believesthat this design
will eliminate behavioural problems in horses that are upset bythe discomfort of wearing a bit. It m...
Banking On Safer Drinking Water
...oject is completed, the researchers hope topublish design
guidelines to show other utilities how and whereto dig the most effective river-bank filtration wells. Related Web Sites: Johns Hopkins Department of Geography and EnvironmentalEngineering: http://www.jhu.edu/~dogee/ Edward Bouwer's Home Page: htt...
Ecological Consequences Of Jasmonate-Induced Responses For Plants In Native Populations
...ditions and provide important insights into the design
of ecologically-benign agricultural practices....
UNC-CH Researchers Develop Promising Heart Research Tool
...revent rhythmdisturbances. You also may be able to design
drugs that will target cells in theborder zone." The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the Office of NavalResearch, the UNC Board of Governors and the N.C. affiliate of the AmericanHeart Association supported the research. By David Wi...
NASA Research Helps Map Protein Structures -- Key In The Development Of New
...organisms tofunction -- is essential to the future design
of new, more effective drugsagainst diseases such as AIDS, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, sickle-cellanemia, hepatitis and rheumatoid arthritis. While ground-based research has been (historically) vital to thediscovery of protein structures...
NIST Machine To Aid In Making Better Artificial Joints
... cooperative research anddevelopment agreements to design
and construct a new apparatus to do the job.The resulting machine can evaluate a diverse combination of materials, producesdebris and changes in surface texture resembling the wear that implants get inthe body, and can complete a screening in about o...
Marine Snail Toxin Targeted At African Toad Eggs Reveals Novel Impact On The Regulation Of Serotonin
... you have the information you need,potentially, to design
drugs," she said. While the study focused on prote...t is unclear whether the research will lead to the design
ofbetter drugs, said Julius. However, the receptor is a member of a large familyof receptors and co...
Putting Down Your Roots: How Plants Know To Do It
...t not inanimals. Our findings suggest that one can design
new classes of compoundstargeted at plant-specific genes like EIR1 such that they would automatically beharmful to plants but safe for humans." The Fink lab findings have additional implications for the agriculturalindustry. The genetic makeu...
CU Team Develops New Techniques For Repair Of Bone And Cartilage
...regone," said Anseth. "We now have the ability to design
material so that itbehaves exactly as we intend it to." Anseth's recent research has been promising enough to earn her aprestigious David and Lucille Packard Fellowship for $500,000 over five years, aNational Institutes of Health FIRST Award ...
Dismantling Dangerous Genetic Codes With A Faster, More Flexible RNA Mimic
...ave created severalfamilies of catalysts for their design
and have developed a testing procedurefor a wide variety of compounds that have similar catalytic potential."We're using the assay as a benchmark for all of our catalysts and those thatothers have developed, so we have a way to see what really works ...
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