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Couch Potatoes, Not French Fries, May Be To Blame For Obesity
...ta on fast-food consumption and rising obesity has found
a surprising wrinkle: There doesn't appear to be m...blame for the widespread rise in adult obesity. He found
that "states that have a lot of fast-food sales aren't the states that the Centers for Disease Contr...
Jefferson Scientists Discover Mechanism Of Viral Link To Disease Commonly Associated With Asbestos
...ferson Medical College, have for the first time found
direct evidence of a potential mechanism of a m...issue of Nature Medicine , Dr. Giordano's team found
that simian virus 40 (SV40), a DNA tumor virus from monkeys, targets key proteins that normally p...
CSIRO Discovery Fights Cell Ageing
...immediately become senescent. The CSIRO team also found
that Beta Alistine' helps to prevent cross-linkingof collagen and other proteins in skin. Over the years, and especially withexposure to the sun, cross-links form between adjacent collagen fibres causingthe characteristic wrinkling and loss of elasti...
Evolutionary Advantage Found For Sex
...n in brewer's yeast, Saccharomycescerevisiae, have found
that sexual populations are better at removingunde...league Graham Bell of McGill Universityin Montreal found
that wasn't the case with yeast. Sexually active yeast faredno better in new environments than asex...
Second Look Acquits Gene Of Role In Breast Cancer
...erous human breast cells, and in other cells. They found
nosign of deletions, mutations or other damage to TSG101 in any of the cells. The cancer cells introduced mistakes into the gene's protein-buildinginstructions,Feinberg says, but did so after "reading" the gene, which was not mutated. "The ...
Coming Extinction Of One Of UK's Most Minuscule Plants Yields Information On Climate Change
...e change in the UK. The Iceland Purslane plant is found
in only two localities in he UK, the Storr on the Isle of Skye, and on the Ardmeanach Peninsula on Mull - although it is widely distributed in the higher latitudes of the northern hemisphere - in Norway, the Faroes, and Iceland. It also occurs arou...
Yale Breakthrough In Destroying Drug-Resistant Bacteria Focuses On Thwarting Genes That Cause Resistance
...r 25 years or more, and it wasonlyrecently that we found
some potential practical value from the research," notedProfessor Altman, who has been working on drug-resistant bacteria for the pastsix years. "You can never predict when basic investigations will yieldimportant practical discoveries, which unders...
Huntington's Disease Findings Pave Way For Potential Cure
...of the Max Planck Institute announce that theyhave found
a way to recreate the protein clumps in a test tube, which will makeit much easier to develop new therapies that prevent the clumping. The Batesresearch was supported in part by the Hereditary Disease Foundation. Founded byDr. Wexler's father, Milton...
Scientists Discover How Genes Work Together To Control Neural Development
...known as a neural inhibitor--works genetically. He found
that proto-eyecells could become neurons only when the gene for making a protein knownas Tramtrack was inactivated. "Tramtrack is a kind of 'gatekeeper' protein that prevents thecell from differentiating into a neuron," Carthew explains. "Whenthe c...
First-Of-A-Kind Study By University Of Georgia Ecologist Estimates Role Of Natural Forces On Insect Populations
...l to properanalysis. Strangely enough, Hunter found
that the winter moth'spopulation was regulated largely by top-down forces, while thegreen oak leaf roller moth was affected almost exclusively fromthe bottom up. In fact, there were no measurable top-down effectsat all for the green oak leaf roller m...
Evolution Re-Sculpted Animal Limbs By Genetic Switches Once Thought Too Drastic For Survival
...x that should grow locomotory legs. Theresearchers found
variation in the pattern of segments in which Ubx-... evolution. "In primitive kinds of crustaceans, we found
Ubx-abdA is turned on in the firstthoracic segment and is 'on' from there back to the tail," Patel s...
New Gene May Intensify Breast Cancer Growth
...ut prostate cancer as well. The NHGRI researchers found
the gene, which they call AIB1 (amplified in breas...ing thing to investigate." Previously, other genes found
to be amplified in breast cancer have led toclinical tests and trials of therapy. AIB1 may turn out ...
Where Fossils Fear To Tread: Scientists Follow Genes To An Ancient Ancestor
...sil evidence. But now scientists believe they have found
a way - using genes preserved in and common to mod... of the National Academy of Sciences. "We found
the same mechanism in all of these divisions of the animal kingdom. The architecture can vary tremen...
Female Adolescents Need Calcium During 'Window Of Opportunity'
...escents need 1,300 milligrams per day -- an amount found
in four and a half cups of milk or yogurt. Connie...e problem is expected to get worse. Weaver's study found
that adding more calcium to the diet works, up to a point. "The bone mass keeps increasing along wit...
Research Team Discovers Key Gene For Telomerase Enzyme In Humans
... diversespecies, yeast and humans. The genes were found
to be similar, indicatingtelomerase was first developed by an ancient organism and subsequentlyinherited by all eukaryotes -- organisms whose cells have a separatenucleus and cytoplasm, including humans. "It means that studies on simple orga...
Vitamin C Deficit Linked To Skin Disease
...e production of heme, an iron-containing substance found
in allbody tissues. In people with PCT, a critical...y of people being treated for PCT, the researchers found
that11 out of 13 had very low vitamin C levels in their blood. Two patients whoseblood levels were n...
Oaks' Defenses Help Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Fend Off Virus
...ent does oxidize some of the tannin, but Appel has found
a strongrelationship between PPO and virus inhibition. The trick is to put thisknowledge to work in controlling the caterpillars. The constant sound of chewing at the height of a gypsy moth infestationis more than just annoying. Besides dama...
Insulin Resistance Is A Risk Factor For Atherosclerosis In Whites And Hispanics
... and heartattack. However, the researchers found
no such correlation between insulinresistance in A... Because of the high correlation the study found
between diabetes andinsulin resistance, the research is especially significant to the estimated 16mi...
Wild Plant Genes Increase Food Production
...of wild species available in seed repositories and found
a high proportion -- almost a 50 percent increase -- of useful QTL alleles (mutated genes) that could boost plant production. "This underscores the point that exotic germplasm often contains genes that are capable of improving traits," Tanksley said...
No Link Seen Between Breast Cancer And Pesticides, PCB Exposure For General Population
...en. Researchers at the University at Buffalo found
that blood levels of organochlorines -- such as DD...tudy. Previous studies by UB epidemiologists found
that breast feeding, as well as having been breast-fed, appeared to offer women some protection agai...
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