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Northwestern Researchers Develop Rapid Diagnostic Test To Detect
..., called hot-startpolymerase chain reaction (PCR), detected
vanA and vanB in 13 of 15 specimensversus 12 of 15 specimens detected
using the standard culture method. Combiningthe methods resulted in detection in 14 of 15 cases. ...
Scientists Say Latently Infected Cells May Stoke the Fire of HIV Replication
...46;s Laboratory of Immunoregulation detected
unintegrated HIV DNA, a sign of HIV replication, in these cells. Dr. Paul and his colleagues also believe PAT could have important implications for HIV vaccine research. "If ...
PSA Levels Mean More Extensive Prostate Disease In Older Men
...o, Calif., was done with cancers that could not be detected
by digital rectal exams. The results are a new wrinkle on a long-standing problem over deciding whether to do further testing on men with raised PSA levels, Carter says. "Lowering the PSA threshold means you pick up more small, harmless tumors. Ra...
Gene-Altered Mice Boost Studies of Cardiomyopathy: Enables Research Into Causes And Treatment Of Heart Failure
...e is done." Although CREB mutations have not been detected
in human IDC, the similarity of the mouse and human versions suggests that the cardiac genes that CREB controls, a pathway that has not yet been mapped out, may play a crucial role in the development of IDC. This research was supported by a grant fro...
Penn State Process Removes Rocket Fuel Ingredient From Drinking Water
...taminated by perchlorate,a rocket fuel ingredient detected
in 14 states where rocket, munitions,fireworks and match manufacturers are located. Dr. Bruce E. Logan, the Stan and Flora Kappe Professor of EnvironmentalEngineering, recently filed a patent disclosure on the process which relies on amixture...
Pollution, Food Stress Take Toll On Bald Eagles
...out 20 per cent higher." Each contaminant detected
in birds south of the mill was below the levelestimated to cause lower nesting success. But those estimates don't take intoconsideration the effects of multiple contaminants, or food stress, says Gill. "South of the mill, there's a very deep ...
Waste Asphalt Doesn't Pollute Groundwater, UF Researchers Say
...nd testing it. Lead was the only pollutant detected
at levels above the EPA standard,butit only exceeded it by a small margin in one unsaturated cylinder and threesaturated cylinders. No other pollutant levels were found above thefederally determined safe standards, the researchers found. "The...
Scientists At UNC-CH Find Aberdeen Pesticide Exposure, But Few Symptoms
...0 organochlorines, DDE was the only organochlorine detected
in the blood of302 study participants, with one exception. "Levels of plasma DDE in the study population overall were low comparedto nationwide levels between 1976 and 1980, just after the DDT ban," Vine said. Younger Aberdeen residen...
Discovery Of Plant-Like Metabolic Pathway In Common Parasites Supplies New Targets For Therapy
...etardation. Neonatalinfections can be fatal if not detected
and successfully treated at birth. Thecost of caring for these children is estimated to exceed $500 million per year.No medications treat the latent life-cycle stages of the T. gondii parasite. <AHREF="http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/crypto/...
Boosting Immune Response Against HIV-1 Key To Controlling Infection, Say University Of Pittsburgh Researchers
...irus in these patients remained solow they weren't detected
with a commonly used test known as viral load. "We're not quite sure why we see the rise in memory CD8 T cells,"commented Dr. Rinaldo, who described a possible inhibitory effect on the killerT cells imposed by high viral activity. "But, we t...
HIV-1 Levels In Semen Don't Correspond To Viral Levels In Blood, Say Pitt
Researchers In A Report At 12th World AIDS Conference
...of 18 men infected with HIV-1. Theamount of virus detected
in the blood samples from all of the study partici...s group of men occurredeven though no changes were detected
in the viral load from the blood samples,"said Dr. Gupta. The researchers also measured the number...
The Touch Of Phytophthora
... (cytoplasm) towards the penetration site can be detected
in plant cells, with the nucleus moving towards this site. The cell deposits cell-wall material beneath the penetration site as a physical barrier against penetration. If all these defense reactions are not sufficient to prevent further ...
Groundwater Injection Process Filters Out Contaminants
...num fuel elements in nuclearreactors. It has been detected
at Hanford along the rivershore and ingroundwater headed toward the Columbia River. Field tests conducted at Hanford indicate ISRM can remove chromate fromthe groundwater to levels below drinking water standards and water qualitystandards for...
Stargazer Gene Provides New Clues To Calcium Channel Defects In Absence Epilepsy
...he mousecolonies at The Jackson Laboratory and was detected
for its distinctivehead-tossing motion and unsteady gait. Stargazer mice have "spike-wave" seizurescharacteristic of absence epilepsy, with accompanying defects in the cerebellumand inner ear. The seizures last on average six seconds and recur more t...
Little Known Protein Prevents Formation Of Kidney Stones In Trace Amounts
...nflammatory protein called calgranulin, previously detected
only in whiteblood cells, may play a key role in the prevention of kidney stones. Sokalingum Pillay, Ph.D., Research Associate and assistant professor ofmedicine at the University found that calgranulin is present in the kidney andhu...
DNA Vaccine 100 Percent Effective Against Rabies In Monkeys
...r. Lodmell, is that the antibodyresponse cannot be detected
before 30 days. Hence, as currently designed, thevaccine would not be suitable for post-exposure prevention of disease. However,he believes researchers will be able to overcome this problem in the future. Onthe other hand, DNA vaccines typically p...
New Genetic Mutation Linked To Breast Cancer Risk Poses Less Risk Than Previously Discovered Gene Mutations
...mily history of the disease. The APC mutation was detected
in 10.1 percent ofthe women in this group. Of those who were found to have BRCA mutations, theprevalence of the APC mutation was even greater -- ranging upward to 19 percent. As a comparison, the mutation was observed in about 7 percent of 4,635 wom...
Plant Doctors Find Genetic Solution For Papaya Growers
...s and continue to feed on healthyplants, was first detected
in Hawaii in the 1940's and virtually eliminatedlarge papaya production on Oahu in the 1950's. The papaya industry relocated tothe Puna district on Hawaii island in the early 1960's. Plant doctors realizedthat Puna could not be kept virus free indef...
Tourists And Scientists Could Be Bringing Deadly Diseases To Antarctica's
...at they are. For instance, Kerryand his colleagues detected
no IBDV antibodies in emperor and Ad'lie penguins ata remote colony in the Ross Sea rarely visited by people. The Hobart meeting proposed a package of precautionary measures.Everyone visiting Antarctica should be briefed on how to avoid spr...
Chumminess Of Roundworms Linked To Single Gene, Offering Insight Into Mechanisms
Of Social Behaviors
...intricate character development. The gene detected
in the roundworm and humans could offer an avenue forexploring the way in which modifications in social behavior occur, saidBargmann. These genes produce receptors for neuropeptides, chemical messengersthat modulate behaviors, such as anxiety, over ...
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