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Isle Royale Moose Continue Decline
...chnological University, conducts the annual survey for
the National Park Service. Peterson notes that the...The length of last winter proved especially costly for
calves and older, weaker moose, but it also killed a surprising number of young adults." Peterson sa...
NIH Team Discovers Endocrine Tumor Gene
...to pancreatic cancer. Their discovery of the gene for
multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 1 (MEN1), is re...ctors will soon be able to screen families at risk for
MEN1 more easily and eliminate periodic blood tests for
those with normal MEN1 genes. They hope to ...
New Vaccine Blocks Viral Entry In Cattle, May Have Implications For Human Vaccines
...iences, has developed such an experimental vaccine for
bovine herpes virus 1 (BHV-1). When sprayed into a...esearcher believes the vaccine holds great promise for
improving cattle health. BHV-1 infections cause abortions among pregnant cows and lead to shipping f...
Project Shows Native Bacteria Can Destroy Widespread Pollutant In Groundwater
...al also must be disposed. Energy costs can be high for
pumping contaminated water from deep aquifers. The... answered by a full-scale test. There was concern, for
example, that the bacterial growth might become thick enough around the injection wells that they wo...
Emory Researchers Advance Gene Therapy Studies For Metastatic Melanoma Treatment
...timulate neighboring tissue, such as immune cells, for
a local effect. GM-CSF is produced naturally by s... circulatory system." Most clinical gene therapy for
melanoma now being conducted around the country treats patients systemically, and results have not b...
Biosensor Is A Model For Widespread Testing Of Chemicals, Molecules
...use as molecular diagnostic deviceshas been around for
a long time, and has been used successfully in a fewinstances, such as measuring blood glucose for
the management of diabetes.The secret in creating such devices lies in finding a way to have the pro...
Method Eases Making Amino Acids Critical In Medicinal Chemistry
...l chemistry has made these compounds a focal point for
chemicalsynthesis," said Peter Beak, a U. of I. professor of chemistry. "Wehave demonstrated that our methodology will produce both enantiomers ofthree types of aryl amino acids more efficiently and more conveniently thanconventional techniques." Am...
Restoring Farm Land To Natural Wetlands Key To Stemming Flood
...ist inthe Illinois Natural History Survey's Center for
Aquatic Ecology. Schneiderserves on a state-appoin... a related report presented tothe American Society for
Environmental History in March, Schneider documenteda fierce and sometimes bloody strugg...
Scientists Trace Roots Of Protein That Keeps Antarctic Fish From Freezing
...k at the genetic process of creating a new protein for
speciessurvival. "Most new protein genes evolve from the recycling of existing genesor gene segments," said Chi-Hing C. (Chris) Cheng of the U. of I. department of molecular andintegrative physiology. "They are taken and reassembled into a newgene,...
Teens Shop "Healthy", But Trust Label Claims Too Much
...e second most common category of factors reported for
food item selection by the 90 adolescent shoppers...0 percent of teenagers (both boys and girls) shop for
their families. They receive $19.2 billion for
family food shopping and another $4 billion annually...
Duke Study Shows Early Marrow Transplant Key To 'Bubble Boy' Disease Cure
... results of the study of 79 children were prepared for
presentationMay 3 at the joint American Pediatrics Society/Society for
Pediatric Researchannual conference. Duke is one of only a few hospitals in the country thatspeciali...
Children With AD/HD Have Significant Functional Disabilities Related to Attention Deficit
...ed here today at the annual meeting of the Society for
Pediatric Research. Using a standard developed at UB for
use by the developmental- and rehabilitation- medicine community to assess a patient's needs for
Supelco Licenses ORNL Solid Sorbent Air Sampling Material
... compounds. The product, Sol-Gel Derived Sorbents for
Analysis of Organic Contaminants,is capable of sam...ollected samples into a modified gas chromatograph for
analysis, explainedco-inventors Mike Sigman and Amy Dindal of ORNL's Chemical and AnalyticalSciences...
Hot 'Lanta: NASA, School Kids Team To Study How Trees Help Cities Keep Their Cool
...g something about it for
decades. The change - for
the worse - was so gradual that we didn't notice it. And fixing proble...
Researchers Find Production Point Of Key Protein In Fragile X Syndrome
...MPAIGN, Ill. - Efforts to understand the mechanism for
the most commoncause of genetically inherited ment...logy department and the U. of I. Beckman Institute for
AdvancedScience and Technology. There is no cure for
fragile X syndrome, which is caused by the gen...
Hopkins Engineering Undergrads' Inventions: Power Tools For Double Amputee, Military Surveillance Robot
...inor home repairs without relying on anotherperson for
help. Three engineering undergraduates at The John...ckels made his request to the non-profitVolunteers for
Medical Engineering organization, which handed theassignment to the students last fall. The power to...
Beset By Human Competition, Penguins Must Take Marathon Food Trips To Avoid Starvation, A Researcher Finds
... oil tankers. Starvation is a major cause of death for
newly hatched penguins, the result of dwindling ma...urneys that take three weeks or more, to find food for
themselves and their chicks. "The major cause of chick mortality is starvation, often the result of ...
Duke researchers find existing drugs can stop fungus that attacks AIDS patients
...progresses toAIDS. "There is a pressing need for
new anti-fungal agents against Cryptococcusand oth... "It is difficult to find effective treatments for
fungal infectionsbecause fungi, unlike bacteria, use the same basic machinery as humans tocarry out ...
Munching Microbes Make A Meal Out Of Toxic Substances
...n toxic chemicals, and he is developing procedures for
using the hungry bugs in environmental cleanup efforts. "We've known for
decades that the soil contains microbes with the ability to degrade chemicals such as petroleum comp...
First Planned Release Of Captive Lemurs In Madagascar Wilds Expected In Fall
...adagascar. Mostof that forest has now been cleared for
farming and local wood consumption,said Katz and W...lch, who withKatz and their young daughter resides for
most of each year in a nearbytown. As an example of the education efforts, local residents will be ...
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