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Scientists Discover New Players On The Gene-Activation Team

A series of discoveries that dramatically alter the understanding ofhow cells turn genes on are announced in July issues of the internationalscience journals Nature and Cell. The research, which reviewers at Cellhave described as "provocative and highly significant," reveals moleculespreviou...

Soil Variation Important In Natural Plant Communities

...ich in species,partly because soil properties vary dramatically across small distances. At the 83rd annual Ecological Society of America meeting at theBaltimore Convention Center Aug, 2-6, Virginia Tech biology faculty memberRobert H. Jones will report on how various forest plants respond to soilproperty...

New Environmental Monitoring System To Reduce Costs And Improve Efficiency

...gement, Analysis and Reporting neTwork) — will dramatically improvethe efficiency and effectiveness of environmental monitoring. The system— consisting of data management hardware and software and integratedoptic chemical sensors — operates in real time and measures very smallamounts of contaminants. ...

Snake Venom Slows Tumor Growth

... Mass.-- A protein found in copperhead snake venom dramatically retardsbreast tumor growth by both blocking tumor cell adhesion and invasion, as wellas inhibiting new blood vessel development in the tumors, according to aresearch report presented here today at the national meeting of the AmericanChemical Society....

Plant Doctors Find Genetic Solution For Papaya Growers

... cultivar grown in Hawaii) named "UHRainbow," were dramatically successful in field trials. This success, followedby tremendous cooperation between government agencies and grower groups resultedin the first seeds being released to papaya growers this spring. "The impact ofthe transgenic papaya will be known in ...

University At Buffalo Team Discovers How The Cell Nucleus Orchestrates Genetic Processes

...ow highly organized nuclearstructures are, and how dramatically that organization affects the copying andwriting of genetic information in an organism. The results are particularly provocative, the researchers said, with work on thehuman genome so close to completion. "There are so many great genetic probes ava...

Cattle Diets Could Control E. Coli Danger

...hter,the number of acid-resistant "E. coli" can be dramatically reduced. "Most bacteria are killed by the acid of stomach juice, but "E. coli "fromgrain-fed cattle are resistant to strong acids," explains James B. Russell, aUSDA microbiologist and faculty member of the Cornell Section of Microbiology. "When peop...

Screening In Women Army Recruits Shows High Chlamydia Infection Rates

...dMississippi had a 15 percent prevalence. "That's dramatically different fromstates like Oregon and Washington, which once had that high rate, but brought itdown to less than 5 percent through screening and treatment," says Gaydos. The study also points out a need for screening in men, Gaydos adds, tos...

Jefferson Scientists Suppress Tumor Growth In Animals, Aiming At Gene Therapy

...ress cancercell lines from growing. Now we find it dramatically does so on mice. It's avery exciting study to show this dramatically inhibiting cancer cell growth." While the biochemical pathway of tumor suppression isn't com...

Study Finds First Genetic Clues To Brain Tumor Treatment

...two-thirds of malignant oligodendrogliomas respond dramatically to thetreatment regimen, usually resulting in complete disappearance of the tumor, For the one-third that do not respond to chemotherapy, the outlook is poor, withsurvival rates of one to two years after treatment with radiation therapy, thetreatment...

Researchers Discover Tumor-Supressor Gene That May Indicate Susceptibility ToLung And Colon Cancer

...western Medical Center at Dallas researchers could dramatically reduce thenumber of Americans who die annually from the two most lethal cancers, lung andcolon malignancies. Defining the PPP2R1B gene in human lung and colon cancer could make it possiblefor doctors to accurately predict who has a high risk of deve...

Fully Endoscopic Brain Surgery At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

...procedure, as well as the overall recoverytime are dramatically reduced. Of the approximately 12 Skull Base Institute patients who have undergone thistype of delicate brain surgery in the past three months, virtually all have gonehome within 48 hours of surgery and all have enjoyed rapid overall recovery. "I st...

Dinosaur Tooth Enamel: A Key To Investigating Ancient Climate On Land

... temperatures in middle latitudes may not havebeen dramatically different than those of today, which contrasts withthe globally warmer temperatures inferred for time periods bothbefore and after the Late Cretaceous. However, data fromMadagascar indicate that climate conditions in sub-tropical latitudesmay have be...

Medical Tip Sheet - November 1, 1998

...omplications, lessdiscomfort for the patient and a dramatically shorter length-of-stay. A42-year-old woman from Indiana had surgery 11/04, and is anticipated to bereleased 11/06, flying home to Coatesville on 11/08. She is available forinterviews, as is the skull base surgeon. Available for interviews: Hrayr Shah...

Environmental Factors Contribute To High Blood Pressure In African-American Males

...can-American males, but high blood pressure can be dramatically decreasedwith theintervention of health care providers, researchers at Johns Hopkins UniversitySchool of Nursingreport. Preliminary results of a two-year study of 309 African-American males ages18 to 54 showthat the absence of high blood pressu...

New Drug "Cocktails" Prove Effective Against Hepatitis

... of Interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin (Rebetol) was dramatically effective. John McHutchison, MD, of Scripps Clinic...tients found that the combination of drugs reduces dramatically the rate of liver fibrosis progression. "This is now the most promising form of therapy," says Poyna...

U.S. Healthcare Burden To Soar Unless Hepatitis C Detection, Treatment Improve

...complications of chronic Hepatitis C will increase dramatically unless effective treatment can be developed which interrupts the natural history of the infection."...

New Company Formed Through Licensing Of Cardiac-Hypertrophy Technology From Texas Institutions

...nd that if this switch is left on, hearts enlarge, dramatically increasingthe potential for heart failure." The discoveries received international attention when presented in theApril 17, 1998 issue of Cell. The cover article reported that two existingdrugs, cyclosporine A and FK 506, could prevent hypertrop...

When Genes "Breed" In The Lab, A Suprising Number Of Their Offspring Are Supergenes

... shuffling technique to createinterferons that are dramatically more effective against viruses than anyproduced naturally by the immune system. It has also made ultra-efficientversions of an industrial enzyme. When organisms reproduce sexually, the offspring end up with amix-and-match set of genes inherit...

Scientists Finger A Molecular Kingpin In Body's Response To Cigarettes

...'s results arethe first to demonstrate the link so dramatically in animals. "This is a significant study," says Gary Gairola, researchprofessor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentuckyand an expert on cigarette smoke toxicology. "The team has used aclear endpoint, micronucleus formation, to c...

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