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Environmental Statistics

... butalso in the gathering of data on environmental effects and in the formulation ofenvironmental policy by government agencies. This meeting brings togethercontributions from professional and academic statisticians, from governmentstatisticians and policy makers, and from administrators and scientists acti...

Aspirin's Preventive Action In Heart Attacks Tied To Genetics

...ce of the PlA2 polymorphism toaspirin's beneficial effects on the heart. "We know that aspirin is a very efficient drug in the prevention of heartattacks," said Goldschmidt. "It reduces the risk of heart attacks by 25 to50 percent, which happens to be, perhaps coincidentally, almost exactly thefrequency of t...

Jefferson Scientists Devise Way To Treat Animals Chronically Infected With Hepatitis B

...s safe in people. In some cases, it has slightside effects such as diarrhea and gastritis. Acccording to Dr. Block, worldwide, HBV chronically infects some 350million people. Despite the fact that there is a safe, effective vaccine, asmany as 140 million will die from HBV related liver diseases, such...

New Clue To apoE Function

...ere has been no way to find out how the biological effects of this variant,called apoE4, differ from those of... secreted by astrocytes inthe brain have different effects on neuronal structure according to whether theycontain apoE3 or apoE4," Holtzman says. "One could sp...

Two Environmental Articles: Deformed Frogs & Dioxin In Old Soil

... an explanationfor these findings by examining the effects of pesticide degradation in theearly amphibian development. La Clair's group found that S-methoprene, an insect growth regulatorthat was introduced in the late 1970s to control fleas and mosquitos, posedlittle risk to the development of am...

Yerkes Primate Research Center Of Emory University Reseachers Find Hunger Regulated By Novel Neurotransmitter

...ts role in feeding was found during studies on the effects of cocaine on thebrain. Yerkes neuroscientist Pastor Couceyro was one of the first to notice in rodents that CARTmRNA increased in a specific area of the brain when cocaine was administered.. "We tested the CART peptide to see if it could be an agen...

Social Stress Shortens Lives Of Monkeys With AIDS

... began a prospective study to examine the physical effects of social stress in monkeys with SIV. Working wit...people with AIDS might buffer some of the negative effects of socially induced stresses," Capitanio said. Details of Capitanio's earlier, retrospective study o...

A Cup Of Tea May Protect Against Skin Cancer

...rchers sounded a note of caution that, so far, the effects of tea as an anti-cancer agent has only been explored in mice, and the implications of their findings for humans will require further investigation. The International Symposium on Tea and Health, hosted by CSIRO and supported by the Lipton Tea ...

Bison Grazing Increases Biodiversity In Grasslands

...m field experiments in native grasslands to assess effects of fire, addition of nitrogen, and grazing on plant species diversity. In one experiment, species richness declined on burned and fertilized areas, whereas grazing maintained diversity under these conditions. In a second experiment, loss of species...

Mowing, Grazing Of Tall-Grass Prairie Increases

...agues have been conductinglong-term studies on the effects of fire, grazing and climatic variability on tall ...oving part of the plantcanopy, tends to offset the effects of frequent burning." Knapp said the re-introduction of bison, the prairie's native herbivores, over...

Results Of Hog-Stress Study May Lead To Better Management Methods

...rsity of Illinois study -- the first measuring the effects ofmore than two stressors occurring simultaneously...additive in nature,thus predicting the detrimental effects of multiple stresses may now bepossible, Johnson said. "Animal environments are very complex," he s...

Birds Sing The 'Story Of Their Lives,' Theorize Duke Biologists

...arly in life, or perhaps stress resulting from the effects of parasites. "Males that have more complex songs -- or songs that females prefer --went through the learning process better, because their brains developed better. It's because they were better nourished or less stressed during this critical...

Pediatric Academic Societies Report Progress In Children's Health

...etics and gene therapy, substance use/abuseand its effects on children, developmental biology, and socioeconomicdisadvantage and its effects on children are among the major themes of more than1,800 abstracts accepted for presentation at the ...

Wistar Research Yields Information About Colorectal Cancer Cell Invasion

...echanisms that might underlie the possibleclinical effects of the vaccine. Both humoral and cellular immune responseshave been shown to play important roles in the control of tumor growth. The Wistar Institute, established in 1892, was the first independent medicalresearch facility in the country. For mor...

Health Effects Of Consuming Alcohol, Dairy Foods, And Iron-Fortified Products ToBe Debated

...betes, ischemic stroke and overall mortality. The effects ofalcohol consumption on fats, hormones, and clott...rspective of the regulatory landscape and economic effects of getting a healthclaim approved by the FDA, followed by a discussion of the National DairyCouncil'...

ACE Gene Linked To High Blood Pressure In Men But Not Women

...d UT family studies found that the gene exerts its effects onmen but not on women. "We were not expecting to ...ne the gene encodingproducts with known biological effects on blood pressure regulation, such as therenin angiotensin system." Drugs are already available, ca...

Biggest Acoustics Meeting Ever

...d regions can potentially minimize the devastating effects of chemotherapy. In the area of genetherapy, M. De...ician who in the early 1960s introduced distortion effects in acoustical instruments such as the altosaxophone, bass clarinet and flute. And vocalists instinct...

Novel Drug Trial To Treat Advanced Prostate Cancer Enrolling Patients At UCSF/Mount Zion Cancer Center

...to use, withminimal side effects, though long-term effects are not known. The ten patientsalready enrolled in the phase II study have, to date, experienced no sideeffects....

Antimicrobial Resistance: Issues And Options

...rapy. Research also is needed on the human health effects of widespread agricultural use of antibiotics. A separate study on the use of antibiotics in chicken, cattle, and other food animals and products, and their potential impact on human health, will be completed by the National Research Council later t...

Inhibition Of A Novel Gene Involved In Phosphorylating Starch In TransgenicPotato Tubers Leads To The Repression Of Cold Induced Sweetening

...responsible for the phosphorylation of starch. The effects which occur if the expression of this... in Nature Biotechnology (Vol.16 (5) - May 98) the effects on starch metabolism exerted if the expression of this gene is inhibited in transgenic ...

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