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ORNL Finds Common Genetic Cause For Epilepsy, Migraine
...le. ORNL's findings suggest a common genetic cause for
migraine, ataxia andepilepsy, meaning that tottering mice -- aptly named for
their lack ofmuscle control -- represent mouse models for
both diseases. These models,developed with...
The CIA Would Like To Know What Scientists Are Seeing Over The Rainbow
Nearly 60 years after Dorothy left gray Kansas for
the vibrant land of Oz, wizards of a different sor...ore easily examine the entire group of chromosomes for
changes that could lead to disease, such as missing or extra pieces, or parts from different chromos...
Laser Microscope At Cornell Images Serotonin In Live Cells
...erotonin in live cells in real time, and they have for
the first time measured the concentration of serot...granules. The microscope, which uses pulsed lasers for
excitation, can record ultraviolet (UV) fluorescence images of live cells without using UV illuminat...
Researchers Corral Millions Of Microscopic Membranes
...hing to packaging living cells in individual boxes for
study.Borrowing microfabrication techniques from e... new experiments possible. "We started out looking for
better ways to study cell membranes. By applying micro-patterning to membranes, we've come up with s...
Penn State Wetlands Project Seeks Scientific Evaluation Criteria
...ncluding natural wetlands used as reference sites for
researchers and mitigation projects. A series of assessment techniques to help professionals evaluate restored or created wetlands have been developed during the study. "A wetland is an elusive thing to categorize," Brooks says. "The best way t...
Birds Deal With "Cocktail Party Effect"
...cacophony of many sounds, a "cocktail partyeffect" for
bird song, Johns Hopkins University psychologistsh... wasworking with animals, I started looking around for
a likelyanimal to begin studying this issue. I thought about songbirdsbecause they sing. Their song ...
Learning From Birds And Bees: Engineers Study Insects For Ideas On Tiny "Micro Air Vehicles"
...d,yet able to fly into damaged buildings to search for
survivors or ontobattlefields to detect toxic chem...ges of building such airvehicles will be the focus for
a two-day conference at the GeorgiaInstitute of Technology February 19-20. The agenda for
U.S. Geological Survey 1998 Budget: Increased Support For Drinking Water, Earthquakes And Biological Sciences
...ing the availability of water quality information, for
expandingearthquake monitoring to reduce hazards a...port the comprehensivenuclear test ban treaty, and for
increasing biological science in supportof federal land managers. "The next century will mak...
Scientists Determine 3-D Crystal Structure Of Cancer-Causing Protein
...ene, called src , works and offersnew information for
designing drug therapies to fight cancers. ...ly of very closely related tyrosine kinases, named for
src , the first oncogene that was found to be the mutated form of acellular protein. The Src family ...
'BirdSource' Website For Citizen-Science Data
...y are doing there. The World Wide Web site opened for
business today (Feb. 14) with demonstrations at the annual meeting of the American Association for
the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Seattle. Like a fledgling bird testing its wings, BirdSource is...
Vietnamese Chemist Finds New Use For Old Cashew Shells
...with Distinguished ResearchProfessor James E. Mark for
a little over a year under a NationalScience Found...S.-Vietnamesepartnerships. Mark is known worldwide for
his polymer researchand is a member of UC's Polymer Research Center. Vu was workingas a research che...
Plants Need Vitamin C, Too
...y eat, but researchers at Boyce Thompson Institute for
Plant Research Inc. at Cornell University have new...als are atoms with unpaired electrons that are bad for
the human immune system. "But our mutants lacking vitamin C had shriveled leaves. When grown in an ...
Blood Test Can Identify Some Children With Strep-Related Behavioral Disorders
...have developed what could be the firstgenetic test for
a psychiatric illness. The blood test uses a gen...t of OCD or tic symptoms to check the young people for
strep, and ifstrep is present to treat it with penicillin. In some cases, OCD or tics willabate when...
Ten Years of Progress For Superfund Basic Research Program
...cal sciences, says Sphingomonasshows great promise for
bioremediation work. "It's an interesting genus of...g on a separate project which should make iteasier for
government regulators to identify the most dangerouspollutants. Caruso is developing ultra-trace met...
Molecular Imposter Rebuts Long
...e processthat converts DNA into RNA in preparation for
protein production.Kool says that if the mimic bas...expression. Kool also plansto examine shape mimics for
the other three DNAbases. Kool was joined in the research by postdoctoral researchersSean Moran...
Team Identifies Switch For Tumor Suppressor Gene
...eoften pivotal in the disease. One such gene codes for
the RBprotein, which suppresses cell growth. The R... pullstogether the Hilton community to raise money for
cancer research.Since 1985 the group has contributed nearly one quarter of amillion dollars for
High Levels of Vitamin C Prove Toxic to HIV
... C is essential to the human body and is necessary for
normal function of the immune system. The research...t allows glucose into cells also serves as a route for
vitamin C to enter. Although vitamin C is used by cells in one chemical form (ascorbic acid), it ent...
Eating After Exertion May Be A Key To Speeding Body's Recovery
...cy Gautsch and Josh Anthony at the AmericanSociety for
Nutritional Sciences annual meeting in New Orleans...r. Rats that were given just water didn't recover for
at least eight hours;those that drank a carbohydrate solution similar to a sugar-based sportsdrink t...
Duke University Students Devise Devices For The Disabled
...y games. That is, until students in aDuke "Devices for
the Disabled" course came to the rescue. The new ...eported his mom, Janeen. "Theslider changed things for
him by allowing him to stop the ball better, movefaster, get the ball more quickly out of the net, c...
Fund Aims To Repay Developing Nations For Valuable Genes
...rsity and industry resources to compensate nations for
valuablegenetic material. It is the first known at...eveloping world involve the patenting of a process for
extractinga pesticide from the seed of India's "neem" tree and the patentingof a human cell line sou...
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