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Gestational diabetes not found to alter the metabolic processes in obese pregnant women

...ory of GDM in a previous pregnancy (n=4), a strong family history of type 2 diabetes in a first-degree relative (n=2), or an impaired glucose tolerance test before conception plus a first-degree relative with type 2 diabetes (n=1). Other than GDM, the pregnancies were uncomplicated. Eight other women were r...

Protein stops blood-vessel growth, holds promise as cancer therapy

...velop into blood vessels. Fibulin-5, a member of a family of extracellular matrix proteins that regulate tissue development, remodeling and repair, interacts with endothelial cells. In cell culture studies, Schiemann and Albig showed fibulin-5 levels drop significantly when endothelial cells begin to form b...

UK researchers develop way of predicting a woman's 'reproductive' age

...childhood cancer and women who may want to delay a family for personal or professional reasons. "In essence, it means we now have the potential to be able to tell a woman how fast her biological clock is ticking and how much time she has before it will run down," said lead author Dr. Hamish Wallace, consul...

Assisted reproduction can't compensate for waiting too long to start a family

Women who wait until 35 to start trying for a family were warned today (Thursday 17 June) that if they ...lly aided conception in order to provide efficient family planning advice and more precise information about the potential risks of postponing childbirth beyo...

TIGR president discusses significance of finding anthrax toxin

... wider context of the comparative genomics of this family of bacteria and offer insights into the physiology... hybridization of more than 20 strains within this family of organisms, she and her colleagues found many similarities of genes and chromosomes, including sev...

Scientists receive awards, give lectures at the ASBMB/IUBMB meeting

...for his groundbreaking research on the most common family of receptors, including the beta-adrenergic recept..., high blood pressure, asthma and pain. The super family of seven membrane spanning receptors constitutes by far the largest, most versatile and most ubiquit...

Kangaroo hops in line for genome sequencing

...lia's best-known animals: a member of the kangaroo family known as the tammar wallaby. "This scientific col...ugenii), a relatively small member of the kangaroo family found on islands along Australia's southern and western coasts. Researchers are studying the tammar ...

Loss of circadian genes results in epilepsy

...was to assign physiological functions to the small family of PAR bZip transcription factors," explains Dr. U...ly 15 years ago. The PAR bZip transcription factor family is composed of three proteins (DBP, HLF and TEF), all of which display distinct patterns of circadia...

Researchers identify genetic markers to predict response to chemotherapy for colorectal cancer

...treatment cycle. The researchers looked at a family of genes called UGTs (UDP-glucuronosyltransferases), involved in breaking down irinotecan within the body and ultimately disposing of it."Our research indicates that patients specific UGT1A7 or UGT1A9 genotypes will get more anti-tumor response from ...

After natural disasters, the risk of infection, epidemics from dead bodies is negligible

...adds to the suffering of the surviving friends and family members of victims, according to a scientific arti...vivors with doubts concerning the whereabouts of a family member and make it harder for survivors to mourn their loss. When bodies are not identified, a survi...

Ecological science for a crowded planet

...Noting that sustaining a projected "extended human family of 8-11 billion people will be difficult at best," the article proposes that questions such as which ecological services are irreplaceable, which habitats are critical in providing such services, and how to combine ecological principles with new tech...

Gene therapy with growth factor seems promising therapy for incurable muscle disorder ALS

...ctive period of their life, without any warning or family history. Researchers from VIB (the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology), lead by Prof. Peter Carmeliet (K.U.Leuven) already indicated the importance of the VEGF protein in this illness, on the basis of genetic studies. In cooperation...

Loyola decides to test new blood substitute in trauma patients at the scene of injury

...ed at anytime during the trial based on patient or family request. Under the study protocol, treatment will begin before arrival at the hospital, either at the scene of the injury, in the ambulance or in LIFESTAR (Loyola's helicopter paramedic unit/air ambulance), and continue during a 12-hour post-injury p...

Floods, bugs and Hollywood disasters

...chols@msu.edu Quick action after flood can save family memories Once the fear of electrocution or drow...s — not monetarily, but because they hold the family history," said Jeanne Drewes, assistant director for access and preservation at the MSU library. "Th...

World's largest scientific society convenes regional meeting June 2-4 in Indianapolis

...n ACS Industrial Innovation Award for developing a family of lighter-weight composite materials called Dbl-Lite that are currently being used on various GM cars. David Henton , Ph.D., of The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Mich., will receive an ACS Industrial Innovation Award for work in the developme...

Study shows that genes can protect kids against poverty

...experienced more than just poverty, as measured by family income level," explains Kim-Cohen, adding that often their parents were poorly educated, owned no car and held menial jobs or no job at all. "Living in the poorest neighborhoods, their homes were rated as being overcrowded, damp or in disrepair," she...

Conserving hydrocarbons would save $438 billion

...try. Instead of paying at the pump, every American family is paying about $410 in taxes each year for subsidies that keep gasoline prices and other energy product prices artificially low. This policy encourages greater consumption and importation of more oil and natural gas. Ending subsidies and pricing ene...

Maxygen subsidiary Verdia announces discovery and improvement of glyphosate tolerance gene

...used microbial diversity collections to discover a family of genes, called gat genes, exhibiting a very low level of the desired novel enzymatic activity. This activity was then improved using the MolecularBreeding TM directed evolution platform. Eleven iterations of DNAShuffling TM recombination resulte...

Cancer drug resistance research leads to possible therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease

...ncerns the human ABCA2 transporter, one of a large family of ATP-binding proteins that transport a variety of molecules across biological membranes. ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is present in all living cells and serves as a major energy source for cellular reactions. Related transporter proteins with vary...

Genetic barrier to self-pollination identified

...ta S-locus F-box), encodes a new member of a large family of F-box proteins that are known to mediate protein degradation in diverse organisms, including animals, plants and yeast. While a species may have as many as 50 or 60 different S-alleles, each plant has only two of them, one inherited from each par...

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