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UC Berkeley, U.S.G.S. Scientists Discover Microscopic Invader Of San Francisco Bay, The First Known Marine Microbe Invader Of U.S. Waters

... and estuaries, scientists have for the first time documented the invasion into U. S. coastal waters of a type of marine microorganism. In a talk to be given on Thursday, Oct. 31, at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver, Doris Sloan and Andrew N. Cohen of the University of Californi...

Children With AD/HD Have Significant Functional Disabilities Related to Attention Deficit

...unctional deficits of children with AD/HD could be documented outside of school, the results would support the hypothesis that the disorder is, in fact, a disability. To accomplish this, they used an assessment tool called the Wee-FIM. The Functional Independence Measure, or FIM scale, was developed by...

Resistance To Leptin Contributes To Obesity

..., Friedman and his colleagues discovered leptinand documented weight loss in genetically obese and normal mice given dailyinjections of the protein for two weeks. These early studies required highdose injections of leptin. In the current study, much lower doses wereeffective in reducing weight when the hormon...

Researchers Discover First Animal Strain Of Hepatitis E Virus

... face="Arial"> also has been documented in primates and swine. To explore the nature of these infections in pigs, Xiang-Jin Meng, M.D., Ph.D., working with Dr. Purcell and their LID colleague Suzanne U. Emerson, Ph.D., ...

Popular 'Cure-All' Tea Can Cause Toxic Reactions

...Tech Health Sciences Center and herco-authors have documented four patients who developed symptoms ranging fromnausea to jaundice after drinking home-made Kombucha tea. Their findings arereported in the October 1997 Journal of General Internal Medicine. The beverage (also known as Manchurian or Kargaso...

UC Geologist "Flip-Flops" On Understanding Of Crinoid Life Style

...pattern. Numerous majorvolcanic eruptions are well documented throughout the Cretaceous,and modern-day crinoids have a well documented response tostress. They fold up their arms like an umbrella. If Uintacrinusreacted the same way, the...

Overfeeding Normal Infant Rats Affects Three Generations: Permanently Changes Basic Metabolism, Interferes With Reproduction

...y and non-insulin-dependent diabetes that has been documented among thePima Indians of Arizona, Australian aboriginals and other human populations. ThePima, whose diet changed when they were put on a reservation at the turn of thelast century, have the world's highest rate of non-insulin-dependent diabetes.Acco...

Peptic Ulcer Treatment Improves Health, Saves Money

...r in the larger number of patients with previously documented peptic ulcer disease in whom the diagnosis of H. pylori was never established." The study determined that after one year, patients who received immediate H. pylori treatment had a 22 percent lower rate of ulcer recurrence, 10 percent fewer ulcer...

Regulator Of Fat Thermostat Found

... coincided with the increasesin circulating leptin documented during this four-day study. Weight Loss Link Suggested Besides identifying a leptin regulator, the findings also may help explain howstress can trigger weight loss. Cortisol is called the "stress hormone" becauseits levels increase during stress ...

Virologists Track New Influenza Threat

...5 influenza in May is the first documented case of a human contracting this type of flu. Since then, seven others have been diagnosed with this potentially lethal strain. "There's no way of knowing at this point whether this virus ...

'Suicide Response' Gives Colorado State Researchers Important Clues On Preventing Bacterial Invasion In Crops Worldwide

...e potential for disease. The Colorado Stateproject documented this response in tobacco plants exposed to the pot...teria. While the suicide response has been documented in plants exposed toanother group of well-known bacteria called gram-negative bacteria, ColoradoStat...

Divorce, Insect Style: Termites Swap Mates

...study of Z nevadensis honeymoons, Shellman-Reeve documented apattern of termite homesteading that would make a mortgage banker proud. Withinhours of flying to a likely log and making their ultimate mate choice, newlypaired termites are building their future home. They erect concrete-like wallsfrom their own...

Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics

...tead, install them permanently in the aircraft. As documented by the engineering change proposals, this effort greatly simplified the system and reduced actual operational aircraft weight and, thus, related operating and maintenance costs for more than 200 aircraft over the past 35 years. The changes also reduc...

NIAID Doctor Successfully Treats Longest Case Of Malaria Infection On Record

...d spleen, her medical history indicated, was first documented several years earlier during a routine... reintroduction of malaria years after documented eradication occurred in the West Indies." That outbreak, reported in 1980, occurred when...

Corn Rootworm Changing Behavior, Posing New Threat To Crops

...n soybean, alfalfa and otherlocations." The first documented case of damage to corn planted after soybeans occurredin 1993 in East Central Illinois. In 1995, nine counties in East CentralIllinois and 13 counties in northwestern Indiana reported damage. Samplingin 1997 showed the problem was spreading rapidly...

Trees, Grass Foster Children's Play And Encourage Adults To Supervise

...nd Community Forestry AdvisoryCouncil -- carefully documented previous research that links the importanceof play on social and cognitive development of children and the accessibilitythe children have to responsible adults. "This study argues that the way we design our cities has a verycritical impact on the pe...

Research Finds Alligator Problems Also Evident In Less Polluted Lakes

GAINESVILLE --- Reproductive and hormonal problems documented in alligators living in a polluted Florida lake have turned up in alligators living in other Florida lakes thought to be more insulated from pollutants, say researchers at the University of Florida. "These long-term studies are the answer to finding...

Three-Day Treatment Cures Decades-Old Case Of Malaria

... threedays. "This appears to be the longest documented case of malaria on record," says Joseph Vinetz, M.D. The Hopkins physician, is now at the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. A report on the case appears in the Feb. 5 issue of the New Engla...

Reclaimed Waste Water Can Augment Municipal Drinking-Water Supplies But Concerns Must Be Addressed

... chemicalcontaminants in reclaimed water should be documented and removed based onexisting federal clean-water standards. Since it is unclear whether or nothighly treated waste water contains harmful levels of byproducts fromdisinfection processes such as chlorination, this issue should be addressed bythe rese...

Caribbean Lizards Evolve Independently

...urveyed theCaribbean Island Anolis populations and documented how species differ in theirhabitat use and body proportions. Detailed studies on more than 50 of the 150Caribbean anole species indicate that species have adapted to use differentparts of the environment by evolving differences in limb length, toepa...

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