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Florida Or Bust? Older Lab Rats Seek Heat To Fight Infection, UD Researchers Report

...atically measured each rat's bodytemperature every five minutes, while sensors located at regular intervals alongthe length of the alleyway recorded the animal's position every minute. All datawas continuously fed into a computer for analysis. With few exceptions, "Youngrats go to the relatively warm part...

Weary Tibetan People Find Supporting Hand In ASU Graduate Student

...yak and decided to sell their tent in order to buy five yak from their neighbors," Foggin says through E-m...ent, he said. More than 12,000 herders in a huge, five county area are starving, Smith said. During an assessment trip, Foggin, 28, decided he had to ser...

Early Restoration Of Blood Flow Following A Heart Attack Shown To Improve Long-Term Survival For Patients

...three lives in a 100 in thefirst month and another five per 100 in the first two years. These patients hada cumulative death rate of 4.6 percent in the first month, compared to a rate of8 percent for patients whose reperfusion was not as successful. The two-yeardeath rate comparison was 7.9 percent for e...

Chocolate Treats Can Land Racehorse Trainers In Trouble

...and theobromine inthe horses. Urine samples taken five to six hours after eating M&M’s®on the eighth day of feeding showed caffeine concentrations around 0.05parts per million and theobromine concentrations at about 9.5 parts permillion, enough to show up using current testing methods and en...

Bears Cubed: Virginia Tech Studies Three Bears, And Three Bears, And Three More Bears

... not eat, drink, urinate, or defecate for three to five monthswhile denning. What is so incredible is that their heart rate and bodytemperature drop only slightly. And they are not in a deep sleep -- they can beup instantly. Rule number one when trekking in the wilderness: never come between a sow andher ...

Africa At The Turning Point

...oluntary sterilization for women--considered even five years ago to be culturally unacceptable--is becoming more widely available and is rapidly gaining popularity, although vasectomy has yet to gain acceptance. Mass media campaigns are increasing knowledge of family planning, as well as AIDS and other...

Eating Less Fat At One Meal May Lead To Higher Fat Intake Later

...st before drinking theirlunchtime shake and in the five hours afterwards. The groups’ answerswere identical, whether they had higher-fat or lower-calorie shakes at lunchtime. Allred studied men only because women’s menstrual cycles can affectappetite and eating behaviors. Also, he stresses t...

Composting Livestock Waste Provides Benefits

...ading manure on a daily basis to spreading compost five or six days a year." Composting is also safer for ... of composting material. Each row is approximately five feet high, 10 feet wide and 250 feet long. The rows are turned using a specialized windrow turner. T...

New Insights Into The Enigma Of Lengthening Longevity

... since 1970. In 1990 there were about four to five times as many centenarians in these countries than there would have been if mortality after age 80 had stayed at 1960 levels. Death rates increase at a slowing rate after age 80. Mathematical analysis of the data indicates t...

Three Institutions Combine Efforts In First-Ever Demonstration Of Long-Term Function In Transplanted Human Liver Cells

... Approximately 7 billion cells, comprising about five percent of theliver's total mass, were infused in the course of a 15-hour period. The patientwas discharged from the hospital 20 hours after the cell infusion was complete. Using methods developed by the Roy-Chowdhurys and their colleagues, t...

Protein Implicated In Multiple Sclerosis

...mission. "We wouldlike to perform a pilot study in five to six years," Trotter says. A grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokesupported this research. Trotter JL, Pelfrey CM, Trotter AL, Selvidge JA, Gushleff KC, Mohanakumar T,McFarland HF. T cell recognition of myelin pro...

Researchers Unable To Document Existence Of Transient HIV Infection In Infants

...thers did not become infected.) Thecases came from five large multi-center trials across the country. In a...no evidence of infection showed that none of their five specimens withHIV-1 had viruses that were related," said Frenkel. "These viruses lookedgenetically d...

Clinical Trials Show That Bone Marrow Transplant And Vitamin A Derivative Both Improve Survival From Neuroblastoma

...ldren were treated with induction chemotherapy for five months, thensurgery to remove their tumors. The surgery was followed either by astate-of-the-art therapy consisting of three cycles of intensive consolidationchemotherapy, or by chemoradiotherapy followed by purged autologous bone marrowtransplants. ...

Targeted Genetics Collaborators Report Additional Phase I E1A Gene Therapy Data At American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting

...ts evaluable for response, nine had stabledisease, five had progressive disease and two had minor responses in treatedtumors despite tumor progression at other untreated sites. In one of sixpatients who had repeat biopsies of treated tumors, no pathologic evidence oftumor was found. In four of seven pat...

ASU Scientists Join NASA Astrobiology Institute

...nerships, ASU's Astrobiology Center would focus on five different,although intersecting, research areas to answer key questions about the origin, evolution anddistribution of life in the solar system: Exploring possible sources for the early chemistry that preceded the origin of lifeon Earth,...

Study At UNC-CH Shows Chlorinated Water Dramatically Cuts Strawberry Contamination

...of North Carolina at ChapelHill, showed that after five minutes' exposure to water containing 10 parts permillion of chlorine, between 90 and 99 percent of the disease-causingcontaminants had disappeared. Graduate student Michael J. Casteel and his mentor, Dr. Mark Sobsey,professor of environmenta...

Major Risk Factor For Cervical Cancer Found

...ultra-violet radiation and HPV infectionand appear five to 10 years after the transplant. The study showe...g susceptibility to SCCin these patients. Seventy five per cent of the transplant patients with SCChad p53Arg only and 25 per cent had p53Arg/Pro. "SCC in...

Duke Researchers Finds That Moderate Caffeine Use Boosts Blood Pressure, Potential For Heart Disease

...the researcher found thatthe equivalent of four to five cups raised blood pressure an average of fivepoints, compared to days when they consumed only one cup. The effect occurredwithin an hour of consumption, and the subjects' blood pressure remainedelevated throughout the day, the study found. T...

Computers, GIS Help Prevent Ground Water Contamination

...l Resources. Those studies found 18 pesticides and five pesticide breakdown products in 9 percent of the samples. Half the sampled wells had nitrate levels above 2 parts per million (ppm)--below the EPA action level of 10 ppm, but still a concern. The state was poised to act. "A regulatory approach di...

Researchers Discover Novel Gene Family Responsible For Pacemaker Activity In Brain And Heart

...tions. The researchers now report, that one ofthe five related genes described in Cell encodes ion channels with propertiesidentical to those of the known pacemaker channel of the brain and are verysimilar to pacemaker channels in the heart. In fact, three of the related genesdescribed in Cell are found ...

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