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Antioxidant Vitamin Supplementation And Lipid Peroxidation In Smokers

Previous studies have shown that cigarette smoke enhances lipid peroxidation. This study examined the effect of daily consumption of a tomato-based juice supplemented with vitamin C (600 mg), vitamin E (400 IU, or 400 mg), and b-carotene (30 mg) on various indexes of lipid peroxidation (breath pentane excre...

National Science Foundation Is Taking Small Business Into A New Phase Of Innovation

...ize itsAuxiGro Wp Plant Metabolic Primer. AuxiGro enhances plant growth andproductivity by improving how well a plant uses nutrients. The activeingredients of AuxiGro occur naturally in all plants and therefore do not posea threat to the environment as do some fertilizers, pesticides and plant growthregulat...

Move Over, Protein Kinase C, You've Got Company: Munc13-1 Is A Novel Diacylglycerol Target That Modulates Neurotransmitter Release

...senger pathway is protein kinase C. This kinase enhances transmitter release by phosphorylating proteins of the release machinery and ion channels in the cell membrane. In addition, protein kinase C is involved in numerous biological processes, including cell division and tumorogenesis. ...

Interleukin-12 Helps Control Mycobacterium Avium Infection

...e interested in new treatment options. IL-12 both enhances the immune system's ability to kill infected cells andinduces the production of interferon gamma, a protein that helps controlinfections like MAC. IL-12 can stimulate interferon gamma even in the absenceof T cells, a potential advantage when used to...

Bison Grazing Increases Biodiversity In Grasslands

...grazing in grasslands stressed by human activities enhances biodiversity," says the scientist. Collins' research results are published in this week's issue of the journal Science. His work was conducted at NSF's Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site in northeastern Kansas, one of a network...

Leading HIV Researcher Identifies Molecular Mechanism That Enhances NaturalImmune Defense Against HIV Infection

...immune response, but on a molecular mechanism that enhances it. "This line of research holds some promise," said Levy, UCSF professor ofmedicine and director of the Tumor and AIDS Virus Research Laboratory. "Ibelieve the present approach to controlling HIV is doomed to fail. There is norestoration of the im...

Pet-Owning Couples Are Closer, Interact More Than Pet-Less Couples, UB Study Shows

...g in the relationship between people and pets that enhances social interaction. It's also possible that for some people, contacts with a pet provide the same healthful psychological and physiological benefits as human contact." Allen studied 100 couples, 50 who owned either cats or dogs, and 50 with n...

UPCI Researchers Find Drug Improves Cancer-Fighting Ability Of Vitamin D

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 20 -- A steroid drug enhances the ability of a vitaminD analogue to kill cancer while reducing a potentially serious side effect ofvitamin D therapy, according to investigators at the University of PittsburghCancer Institute (UPCI). Their findings on dexamethasone and the vitami...

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Researchers Report Three-Dimensional Structure Of Hepatitis C Helicase Enzyme; Report In Structure

...es, pursuing multiple discovery targets againstHCV enhances our competitive position in the future market for HCV therapies." Discovered in 1989, HCV causes chronic inflammation in the liver. In a majorityof patients, HCV establishes a chronic infection that can persist for decadesand eventually lead to cirr...

Planned Burning In Forests A Boon To Several Species Of Birds In Illinois

...said. "Fire selects against those species, but it enhances some otherspecies." Among the species benefiting in Illinois is thered-headedwoodpecker -- whose presence in the Midwest has declined almost 2 percenta year since 1966 -- as well as northern orioles, summer tanagers, rose-breastedgrosbeaks and great...

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