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Major $17 Million Grant To Fund Ocean Research

...ncosaid, special efforts will be made to ensure it finds its way off the shelf andinto the public forum and political policy debates. Policy outreach is includedin PISCO's plans so that the scientific knowledge gathered by the researchers iseffectively communicated, and an annual symposium is planned as p...

Investigators Identify Suspect In Search For Stress-Sniffles Link

...ner, MD,of The Children's' Hospital of Pittsburgh) finds that the cytokine IL-6 may be amajor pathway between mind and body by which stress makes the body moresusceptible to developing infection and symptoms of respiratory illness. "Even with certain reservations, this is the first study to provide evidenc...

New Species Of Human Ancestor

...tool-assisted meat-eating. Tworeports describe the finds in the 23 April 1999 issue of Science . Researchers came across the fossils outside the small village of Bouri,a hard two-day drive northeast of Addis Ababa. The site is located in a harsh,desert region of Ethiopia called the Middle Awash, a...

A 'Missing Link' Fossil Adds 'Foliage' To The Early Human Ancestor Family Tree

...e nearby Aramis site in 1992. These fossil finds are significant for several reasons, according to thediscoverers. "The hominid fossils may allow us to add a new member to the humanevolutionary family tree," said Weiss, "and the evidence regarding the use ofstone tools in food processing indicates...

Researchers Find Protein Abnormality Associated With Alzheimer's Disease

...ered inAlzheimer's disease. The study finds that agrin is present in the human brain and that theprotein's distribution and biochemical properties are altered in the brains ofAlzheimer's disease patients. The researchers demonstrate that agrin abnormalities are linked withpl...

Jefferson scientists further develop gene repair technique

...wo strands of DNA that don't seem in sync. When it finds a mismatch, itreplaces one of the chemical bases with one that fits better. The scientists,then, can use this natural repair system to correct a bad mutation. Now, he and his colleagues at the Jefferson Center for BiomedicalResearch have ext...

Dinosaur fossils reveal evolution's big picture, says Paul Sereno

...s wiped outits competition? Recent dinosaur fossil finds suggest the latter, Sereno andother scientists con...r new abilities such as flying. Severalspectacular finds in recent years have shown scientists just how effectivelydinosaurs recycled many of their features ...

Seafood was brain food, says researcher

... to hunt." Cunnane believes recent hominid finds in South Africa that showproto-human fossils in close association with the remains of aquatic creaturesare more evidence for the theory, which he hopes to further test next year byisotopic analysis of early human fossils....

Wistar Institute scientists find key piece in gene regulation puzzle

...ge of its activities,and, most importantly, how it finds its histone target for proper regulation ofgene activation. Histones are proteins that bind to and restrict the activity of DNA in thechromosomes. Before the gene activation can occur, general transcription factorand coactivator proteins must bind t...

Common parasite overturns traditional beliefs about the evolution and role of hemoglobin

... that the worm actuallyconsumes oxygen -- which it finds toxic -- with the help of NO. The discovery mayyield new therapies for diseases such as cancer, in which starving tumors ofoxygen is a major therapeutic focus, the researchers said. The research was supported by grants from the National Inst...

Great increase seen in antibiotic-resistant bacteria in human colon

...s out itscomplement in other bacteria. Because it finds a fit, "this proves the gene isbeing transferred as opposed to mutation," she said. "The DNA sequences werethe same." In Salyers' research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, tetracyclineproved to be the vehicle of transfer. It its absen...

Long-QT syndrome

Molecular autopsy finds that a genetic heart condition may be the cause of many unexplained drownings ROCHESTER, MINN. -- According to a study by Mayo Clinic pediatric cardiology andpathology specialists published in this week's edition of New England Journal ofMedicine,...

Brain releases marijuana-like substance in response to pain, study finds

...d as a surgical anesthetic, and archaeological finds in Israel have revealed its use against the painof childbirth. Cannabis is still used to treat pain, despite its illegal status in mostparts of the world. A report early this year by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine fou...

UT Southwestern researchers discover structure of molecule that repairs sun and cigarette damage

...vels along patrolling for a damaged spot. Once it finds alesion, it tightens its grip on that DNA segment." After UvrB attaches to the DNA, it unwinds the two strands of DNA andseparates them. Then the NER system incises the lesion on each side and disposesof it. The UT Southwestern scient...

New dinosaurs appear to be oldest yet, as reported in the 22 October issue of Science

...tists plan to hold offon formally naming their new finds until more of the prosauropods' remains arecleaned or excavated. The fossils were discovered by John Flynn, of the Field Museum in Chicago, J.Michael Parrish, of Northern Illinois University, Berthe Rakotosamimanana, ofthe Université d'Antananar...

Jefferson scientists use gene repair technique to change albino mice hairs to black

...wo strands of DNA that don't seem in sync. When it finds a mismatch, it replaces one of the chemical bases with one that fits better. The scientists, then, can use this natural repair system to correct a bad mutation. The gene-repair technique is far from perfected, Dr. Yoon says. "Much more research i...

American Psychiatric Association January 2000 tipsheet

... new study released by the UCLA School of Medicine finds that acetylcholinesterase inhibitors may help control neuropsychiatric and behavioral disturbances in Alzheimer’s. These agents also may help psychiatrists and other physicians treat other disorders with cholinergic system abnormalities and neuro...

Study may help clarify how cells grow

...dying if this effect occurs in tumor cells."Graves finds the possibility intriguing that breakdowns in the cellular signaling pathways may be associated with the unbridled cell growth associated with tumors. "What we're most intrigued by is looking at tumor cells, or in particular human leukemia cells, wh...

No link between ultrasound and risk of childhood leukaemia

... a team in Sweden and published in this week's BMJ finds no association between prenatal exposure to ultrasound and childhood leukaemias. Dr Estelle Naumburg and colleagues from Uppsala University and the Karolinska Institute say that previously there have been concerns over a possible association betwe...

Complex mystery of amphibian decline calls for a new kind of science

...is typically resolved by a sleuthing scientist who finds the cause, eliminates it, kills the giant carnivorous worms and generally cleans up the whole mess with something like baking soda -- a simple cause-and-effect problem that can be solved with a simple solution. Real-life ecological disasters can be...

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