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Role Of Protein Linked To Colon Cancer Identified, Offering Potential Target For Therapy
...ains intact." The finding, said McCormick, should fuel
ongoing efforts by pharmaceuticalcompanies to develop ways to block beta catenin, which plays a direct causalrole in the development of most colon cancers, and a number of other cancers aswell, including melanoma, gastric cancer, prostate cancer and ...
Study Indicates Adolescent Smokers Are More Susceptible To Long-Term DNA Damage From Smoking Than Adults Smokers
...ct levels in tissue. Overall, the findings should fuel
efforts to pinpoint how precisely DNA adductlevels correlate with the various factors suspected of contributing toindividual susceptibility to lung cancer, including smoking history, genetics,diet and occupation and now, perhaps age at which smoking ...
Botanical Products Act Like Estrogen In Animals, Finds University Of Pittsburgh Team
...ne cancer," added Dr. Eagon. Estrogen is known to fuel
the growth of thesecancers. Because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not regulate these botanicalproducts, many women who should not take them could end up using them, remarkedDr. Eagon. Moreover, overuse of these remedies or impurities in...
Sandia Discovery About Protein May Help Clean Up Pollutants, Find Cures For Diseases
...gineering molecules to, for example,change gaseous fuel
to liquid fuel. Having a history of working with hemeproteins at Bell Labs, he wondered if a protein could alter the heme's shape andfunction as well. Shelnutt believes that his discovery might lead to changes in the way diseasesare treated in the fu...
The Green Party
... the current global warming debate. Burning carbon fuel
such as oil and coal produces most of this excess ...y supplies much of the world's power needs, butthe fuel
reserves are rapidly running out. Nonpolluting alternative fuel
sourcesare being developed to take t...
National Laboratory, National Parks And Forests Leaders Seek To Share Resources
...und in the park system, INEEL's fleet of alternate fuel
buses andtrucks and their management, or computerized information systems that can handlelarge amounts of data. Shovic and the many other participants were exposed to quite a bit of INEELresearch. He said, "We were very impressed with the quality an...
Genetic testing of pregnant women with liver illness could save infant lives
...ission of breaking downfatty acids. Sugars provide fuel
for four or five hours following a meal, thenthe body uses fatty acids as an energy source. For babies with the mutation,this is not possible. The E474Q mutation is recessive, which means that a baby with thedisorder needs to inherit one cop...
Micro-organisms help protect drinking water from MTBE contamination
...widespreaduse of these compounds (MTBE and TBA) as fuel
oxygenates essentially guaranteesthat they will remain important environmental contaminants for the foreseeablefuture."...
SFVAMC-UCSF scientists solve a key protein structure
...triphosphate (ATP). Cells in the body use ATP for fuel
bychemically breaking its bonds, which produces energy the cells need to performtheir many functions. "Now that we have a picture of Complex II, we can use this to help fill in gapsin our knowledge of how the mitochondrial respiratory chain functions...
New process converts municipal waste into commodities and fuel
...olid wastes and the economicdisplacement of fossil fuel
use," said Dr. Stephen Fitzpatrick, CEO of Biofine...potential market is methyltetrahydrofuran (MTHF),a fuel
additive that can be blended at the refinery with gasoline to increaseits oxygenate level. Another ...
The mathematics of capillary phenomena
...ions. The predictions indicatesome ways in which a fuel
tank can be designed, so as to make the fuel
availablein a specified location during space flight. The article, "Capillary Surface Interfaces" by...
Eating proper foods at right time after exercise can speed recovery
... "It stimulates muscle protein synthesis, provides fuel
for themuscle and helps to maintain blood glucose. Whatreally surprised us was that its activity is not seen when leucine or protein isconsumed before or during exercise. Instead ithas a dramatic impact on protein synthesis during the recovery period...
Head trauma damages DNA repair mechanism
... amount of energy, draining much-neededbiochemical fuel
from tissue repair, which further contributes to cell death.McIntosh's lab is currently evaluating the energy-draining theory bypharmacologically inhibiting PARP in rodents. Michelle LaPlaca, PhD, a former post-doctoral fellow in McIntosh's lab w...
NCAR scientists seek clues to wildfires during Alaska prescribed burn
...ck of atmosphericinversion, relative humidity, and fuel
Groundwater impacted by fire-fighting foams
...ickly by spreading a film of waterover the burning fuel
that subsequently extinguishes the fire. The first...ities may also occurwith other pollutants, such as fuel
components and solvents, so it is importantto determine if the AFFF surfactants affect the transport...
University of Pittsburgh researchers demonstrate metabolic link between large
waists and colorectal cancer
...tlines, high levels ofglucose (the sugar needed to fuel
the body's activities) andhigh levels of insulin (the hormone that helps dispose of glucose) weretwice as likely to develop colorectal cancer as individuals without thesecharacteristics. Individuals in the study who developed colorectal cancerdid no...
Pacific Northwest developments earn spots in top 100 list
... tiny personal and home heating systems fuel
cells for automobiles better radiation mo...nal heating/cooling devices, in-linewater heaters, fuel
cell systems and indoor heating systems such as baseboardheaters. An array of units can heat a hous...
Computers use Darwinian model to 'evolve' fuel additives
...d recombine chemicalcomponents until the "fittest" fuel
additives emerge. Each additive is made ofthree sections: a head, linker and tail. But there are about 20 distinct kindsof heads, linkers and tails that can be combined differently to make a nearlyendless variety of compounds. "Based on the combi...
MTU researchers develop new software to help clean up contamination sites
Tons of fuel
seeps from thousands of rusting storage tanks buried all over theUnited States. Industrial solvents that were spilled on the ground twenty yearsago turn up in well water. Compounds like benzene and toluene have been detectedin public water systems al...
Congress briefs: International congress on ecosystem health
...r at 55 percent ofCalifornia's leaking underground fuel
sites. At that time, 35 of nearly 3,000public drinking water wells already had detectable levels of MTBE, even thoughMTBE was introduced into the environment relatively recently. Technical modelssuggest that MTBE tends to move more quickly undergro...
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