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USDA Researchers Prepare A New Trap For The Potato Beetle
...ed the chemicals in the saliva, ARS scientists are developing
asynthetic attractant custom-tailored to lure the potato beetle. A nonprofit organization with a membership of more than 155,000 chemists andchemical engineers as its members, the American Chemical Society publishesscientific journals and databas...
Largest Generation Of Adolescents Faces Reproductive Health Risks
...bearingand what can be done to help adolescents in developing
countries make a healthytransition to adulthood? A...o the reproductive health of youngmen and women in developing
countries, even as the largest generation ofadolescents comes of age. The June 1998 issue of Studies...
University Of Chicago, Hopkins Narrow Search For Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genes: New Study Provides Evidence For Important Gene-Gene Interaction
...ed set of events that initiates thesedisorders and developing
more specific therapies to treat the disease and notjust the symptoms." Steven R. Brant, M.D., director of the IBD Genetics Laboratory at Johns Hopkinsand senior author of the study, said "Identifying the location of IBD genes isan important step tow...
Researchers Discover Way To Grow New Kidneys In Rats
...he need for human donor organs. When they placed a developing
ratkidney inside the abdominal cavity of an adult ...le School District, Nancy Hammerman suggested that developing
kidneysmight be a source of transplants after hearing her husband give a transplantlecture in March ...
Gene Variant Found That Can Help Protect Against Nicotine Addiction
... plays in nicotine addiction gives anew target for developing
more effective medications to help people stopsmoking." Researchers found three different gene types (alleles) for the enzymeCYP2A6, including a normal, or wild-type allele that is fully functional, andtwo null or inactive alleles. People w...
Genetic Defect Protects Against Smoking
... "With these findings comes the possibility of developing
a method tochemically inhibit the function of the enzyme produced from the gene -- aprevention and treatment for tobacco smoking, in other words. That is the nextstep," said Sellers, a professor of pharmacology and medicine at U of T anddirector of ...
Who Needs Flowers? Transgenic Plants Sprout Embryos On Leaves
... lots of those oils and proteins. Theynourish the developing
plant in the period after the seedgerminates and before photosynthesis begins," Harada said."Traditionally, we've had to wait for those products a longtime -- until the plant matures, blooms and sets seed. "But there may be advantages to engineering ...
UB Studies Link Low Dietary Calcium, Vitamin C With Increased Risk Of Gum Disease
...ng adults, appear to have nearly twice the risk of developing
periodontal disease later in life than people with higher dietary levels of either nutrient. The two studies add a new element to public-health efforts to promote dental health, said Sara Grossi, D.D.S., senior research scientist and director of...
Multi-Center Study Provides Guidelines For Genetic Testing In Women With Breast Cancer: BRCA Abnormalities Multiply Risk Of Ovarian Cancer
...e associated with a10-fold increase in the risk of developing
ovarian cancer. One of the most important findings of the study, note the authors, was theobservation that women with breast cancer who have mutations in either gene havethis sharply elevated risk, which was previously associated only with BRCA1. Mos...
Third Annual Awards For Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Recognize Innovations
... other hand, mimic a chemical signal thattells the developing
pests to molt. The company says caterpillars and beetlegrubs stop eating shortly after exposure and soon die. The signal, called20-hydroxy ecdysone, neither occurs nor has any function even in spiders,honeybees, flies, or earthworms. The insecticides...
Tiny Molecular Channels Key To Protecting Heart During Attack
... know that their role is crucial. This willhelp in developing
a more effective class of cardioprotective drugs. "There is good reason to believe that, if we were able to recruit thepreconditioning process, death and suffering from heart attacks could be cutdramatically -- perhaps by more than 50 percent...
Genetic Screening May Be Tool For Selecting Cancer Treatment, Research Suggests
...me an effective toolnot only for assessing risk of developing
cancer but also for tailoringtreatment, the scientists report in the July 1 issue of the Journal of theNational Cancer Institute. "This is an exciting strategy because it takes what we know about agenetic defect that causes cancer and uses th...
Pharmacologists Discover Linkage Of Key Cell Switches
...ry also offers the potential for a newstrategy for developing
drugs that would manipulate one or both of the linkedswitches to kill cancer cells or bacteria that invade the body, or to exerttherapeutic control over cells. In the May 22 issue of Science, the researchers reported discoveringthat the linka...
Deliberate Self Harm Is An Overlooked Tragedy In The Developing World
...lf harm in Sri Lanka: an overlooked tragedy in the developing
world) Deliberate harm is common in the developing
world, write Dr Michael Eddleston et al from universities in Oxford and Colombo, in this week's BMJ....
CSIRO Reduces 'Cellulite' In Oranges
...treatment which will reduce the number of oranges developing
costly and unsightly puffiness, not unlike cellulite. "Albedo breakdown - or 'creasing' in the white layer under an orange's peel - can affect up to 90 per cent of the fruit grown by some growers," says Dr Michael Treeby of CSIRO Plant Industry...
Siblings Of People With Heart Disease Are Less Likely To Get Treatment
...e heart disease before age 60had a greater risk of developing
high blood pressure, a major risk for heartdisease...disease, especially brothers, havea higher risk of developing
heart disease than even the children of adults withheart disease. She suggests that, "Anyone who ha...
Pool Of Latently Infected, "Resting" Cells Established Early In HIV Infection
...une system;enhancing a weakened immune system; and developing
methods to deliberately purgethe reservoirs by activating the resting cells to produce virus under the coverof HAART. Dr. Fauci's Geneva lecture is available on the World Wide Web at http://webcast.aids98.org (see plenary sessions for June 30, 1998...
NASA Research Helps Map Protein Structures -- Key In The Development Of New
...arch, scientists havemade an important step toward developing
a treatment for Respiratory SyncytialVirus -- a life-threatening virus that causes pneumonia and severe upperrespiratory infection in infants and young children. Investigators havedetermined the structure of a potentially important therapeutic antibo...
NASA Funds New Origin Of Life Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
...id and meteorite impacts. He isalso experienced in developing
school and community outreach programs, anessential part of the work of the new center, said Ferris. Hagan examines energy storage in small organic molecules and the effect of lighton molecular transformations. Work at the center will include researc...
Reengineered Poliovirus Proves Effective As Vector For Prompting Key Immune
Response In A Study With Mice
...of Science, could ultimately have implications for developing
reengineeredpoliovirus vaccines for HIV, hepatitis...iciently low in cost to enable distribution in the developing
world, and caninduce local immunity at mucus membranes sites. This targeted local immunity,said And...
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