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Malnutrition Impacts Longevity Of Females More Than Males And Shows Gender Differences In Fruit Flies
... indicatingthat life span is not necessarily fixed for
all animals, as had been presumedfor years by many...said Carey, an authority on insect demography, who for
several years hasused the Medfly to study life-span theories. "It was previously thoughtthat the mor...
A Drug Pump On A Computer Chip
... his device may be adapted as a closed-loop system for
monitoring blood glucose levels and pumping just t...bench tested successfully and is being scaled down for
mass production, Huff reported at SPIEs Smart Structures and Materials Symposium in San Diego earlie...
New Study Shows Steps Leading To Colon Cancer
... has identified a key signaling mechanism required for
normal embryonic development. When inappropriately...ork, together with that of our colleagues, reveals for
the first time the precise role of a key regulatory protein found in both insects and ourselves," sa...
Pets Provide Physiological Benefits For Women Living Alone
Santa Fe, N.M. -- Human companionship is critical for
physical, as well as emotional, well-being, studie...o presented here today (March 21, 1997) shows that for
these individuals, a four-legged friend may be nearly as effective in keeping blood pressure down as...
Research At New England Universities And Industries Facing Uncertain Future Under Proposed R&D Reductions
...e Capitol on a report by the American Association for
the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The report, wh... billion in federal funding in 1994 (the last year for
which detailed numbers are available). The briefing was sponsored by the New England Council Congre...
Pacific Northwest's High-Tech Industry Faces Uncertain Future Under Proposed Cuts To Federal R&D Programs
...west could be hampered by proposed cuts in funding for
federal R&D programs, according to a report released today by the American Association for
the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The report, The Future of Science and Technology in the...
President's Budget Proposal Cuts R&D By 14 Percent By 2002
WASHINGTON, DC -- (March 24, 1997) -- The forecast for
federal R&D funding has improved over past budget ... downward as the Administration and Congress press for
a balanced budget by the year 2002. Following a 3.3 percent reduction in R&D spending over t...
Chemists Compute Answers To The Origin Of Gout
...analysis should help the development of inhibitors for
the illness. The Computational Chemistry Group ...elling can help identify the most favourable areas for
study by providing insights into the basic molecular make up and reactivity of chemicals - and for
Erodible plastic microspheres could be effective oral drug delivery system
...eral drugs. It suggests a new oral delivery system for
compounds, such asinsulin, which until now could n...s release is distributed in advance of publication for
your information only. Please respect Nature's embargo by withholding publication or broadcast unt...
Overweight Cats Risk Disease And Premature Death, Cornell Study Finds
...m what veterinarians and cat owners have suspected for
a long time," said Janet M. Scarlett, D.V.M., asso...y Medicine. "Too much extra weight is not healthy for
the cats, but being very thin can be a problem, too." Scarlett was a collaborator, along with veteri...
Scientists Urge Further Study Of Alarming Coral Reef Decline
...nations are dependant on the coral reefcommunities for
their food or livelihoods. Corals also containtoxins that offer promise for
cancer research and chemicalcompounds that could be used to make new medicines. "But we arejust in t...
Prostate Cancer's Aggressiveness May Be Predicted Early By The Ratio Of Free To Total PSA
...ment," says Dr. E. Jeffrey Metter, Medical Officer for
the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA) o...here is great debate about which treatment is best for
a cancer diagnosed in the early stage-watchful waiting, surgery to remove a localized cancer, or rad...
Cell-Membrane Proteins Appear To Play Key Role In Squid's Swiftness
...rnia coast say they haveunlocked a possible reason for
a squid's ability to avoid capture. In a study co...brain during decision-makingand along nerve fibers for
driving muscular responses. The more rapidlysodium channels open and close, the faster electrical ac...
Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine
... therapy and to target livercancer. It's also rare for
a vaccine to completely eliminate theformation of ...lica, and SarahBlair. "We have been searching for
a vaccine against liver cancerbecause the disease is so relentless given today's therapies,"says Dr....
Corn Byproduct Shows Promise As Biodegradable Packaging Material
...ally decaying compost in the backyard. Don't look for
the products on store shelves yet, however. Univer...of Illinois food scientists are just looking ahead for
when zein, whichis extracted from a corn refiner's byproduct, becomes more available throughefficien...
Purdue Study Aims To Boost MRI Capabilities
...Nyenhuis have studied the safety of MRI technology for
more than eight years. Much of their early work fo...age quality and speed, Bourland says there is room for
more improvement. "The MRI scanners used in hospitals are still fairly conservative in the amount of...
Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine
...erapy and to target liver cancer . It's also rare for
a vaccine to completely eliminate the formation of...Angelica, and Sarah Blair. "We have been searching for
a vaccine against liver cancer because the disease is so relentless given today's therapies," says D...
Virus May Be Linked To Obesity -- Early Findings Hint At Relationship
...ndhar tested 154 obese and 45 lean humanvolunteers for
the presence of antibodies to Ad-36. He found about 15percent of the obese volunteers had antibodies to Ad-36 while the leanvolunteers showed none. The antibody-positive obese people had significantly lowercholesterol and triglycerides leve...
Purdue Researchers Prod Plants To Clean Up Pollution
...cling waste carbon dioxide into life-giving oxygen for
as long as humans have been breathing. Now Purdue ...ccording to DOE officials. That puts cleanup costs for
contaminated soil in the United States at hundreds of billions of dollars. If phytoremediation reduc...
University Of Washington Discovery May Point The Way To New Treatment For Hepatitis C Cases That Do Not Respond To Interferon Therapy
...ssue of Virology that they may have an explanation for
why the currently approved drug treatment for
hepatitis C is ineffective much of the time. The drug, recombinant alpha interferon, is ineffective ...
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