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New Study Of BRCA1 Shows No Need For Widespread Screening Of American Women

...age." The researchers (Newman is a former graduate student of King) studied211 women from North Carolina with breast cancer. White and black patients wereincluded in approximately equal numbers, as part of Newman's ongoingepidemiological study of the genetic and environmental causes of breast cancer,...

Needlestick Injuries Common In Female Veterinarians, Study Finds

... Wilkins and co-author Michael Bowman, a former graduate research associatein public health, surveyed 2,532 female veterinarians, asking how many timeseach had accidentally stuck themselves with a needle. Respondents were asked what kinds of substances were injected and anyresulting side effects. Va...

Small-Scale Fires Key To Understanding Forest Structure

...e arrival ofEuroamericans," says R. Matthew Beaty, graduate student in geography. "Torestore forests, we need to understand their natural variability." What Beaty and Dr. Alan H. Taylor, associate professor of geography, arefinding is that variation on a fairly local scale is important and that theen...

Rapid Progress Reported On New Class Of Anti-Cancer Drugs

...tion studies. In Casey's studies, he and graduate student Ruth Fu have producedversions of FTase wit...he reaction, Casey said. The studies by Fierke and graduate studentChih-chin Huang show that the zinc in the FTase enzyme interacts catalyticallywith the sulfur...

Motivating Muscles: New UD Study Might Help People With Paralysis 'Stay Strong Longer'

...stitutes of Health. With six faculty members, the graduate UD physical therapy program currentlyserves 80 stu...terdisciplinary Biomechanics and MovementsSciences graduate program, a collaborative effort involving many UD departmentsand the Applied Science and Engineering...

Can The Economic Promise Of Drug Discovery Continue To Preserve The Suriname Forest?

...lop them asantifungal agents. In another example, graduate student John Berger has beenable to enhance the anticancer activity of a new compound by synthesizinganalogs, reports Kingston. "Now we're looking for others with more activity fromwhich we can make analogs." Meanwhile, Bristol-Myers Squibb h...

Coastal Development Threatens Rare Atlantic Shorebird

...eatened due to habitatloss. Schweitzer and graduate student Michael Krogh, who monitored theAtlantic least terns in 1995, ?96 and ?97, are encouraged by the reproductivesuccess of the roof-top colonies. Seventy-two chicks in 1996 and 114 in 1997fledged from roof-tops, the large majority from just thr...

Microchip Sensor Detects Bacteria

...Cornell postdoctoral fellow, John Czajka, a recent graduate student in food science, and Nathan Cady, an undergraduate in biology. Using Cornell's nanofabrication facility, the researchers made small-scale rubber stamps imprinted with diffraction gratings, which are the patterns of the lines of bacter...

Tinkertoy Robot Shows How Humans Walk

...hitaker Foundation, also credit the work of former graduate student Anindya Chatterjee. Garcia's work has been supported in part by a National Science Foundation Fellowship. For Quicktime videos and various publications, see http://www.msc.cornell.edu/~ruinalab . The quicktime videos of the Tinkertoy walk...

New Look At How Cells Move Could Shed Light On Tumor Growth

...r was written by Huttenlocher, Horwitz and U. ofI. graduate students....

Researchers Discover How Ulcer Bug Becomes Antibiotic-Resistant

...April 14 issue ofMolecular Microbiology. Hoffman's graduate student, Avery Goodman, is lead author of the paper. Metronidazole -- a generic drug sold as Flagyl, MetroGel and Protostat -- is prescribed for dental abscesses, certain vaginal infections and conditions where anaerobic bacteria or pro...

Fortified Drink Improves Third World Nutrition

...April 20). Results also were presented by Cornell graduate student Deborah Ash, who spent 12 months supervising the field work in Tanzania. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, half of the 830 elementary school children who participated in the study drank a fortified orange-flavored drink...

Poetically Timed With Spring, Budding Yeast Yield Possible Insight Into Male Fertility--And Infertility

..."If nothing else," says lead author Shelley Chu, a graduate student inthe laboratory of Ira Herskowitz, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics,and co-director of the Program in Human Genetics at UCSF, "this study provides aframework for understanding how sperm progress through this critical stage ofdev...

Electron Accelerator Provides Unique Proof Of Gene Repair Process In Living Cells

...nce paper are Richard Maser, a genetics department graduate student, and Benjamin Nelms, a post-doctoral trainee in Petrini's laboratory, formerly of the Medical School's department of medical physics. Co-authors James MacKay and Max Lagally of the department of materials science and engineering developed the...

Weary Tibetan People Find Supporting Hand In ASU Graduate Student

An Arizona State University graduate student studying the Tibetan plateau in China is h...pril 25. His efforts make Smith proud. "Here's a graduate student on the spot and he rose to the occasion and he's done this incredible thing all by himself,"...

Bears Cubed: Virginia Tech Studies Three Bears, And Three Bears, And Three More Bears

...usual. Two cubs are the average litter. He and his graduate students have been studying the life and growth pa...ch stronger than a puppy dog. Chris Ryan, wildlife graduate student, uses a five-foot-long blowgun to sendsome anesthesia into the mother's leg muscle to put th...

Research Into Cockroach Behavior Could Lead To Better Baits

...ly half the news from Koehler and his myth-busting graduate researchers, Dini Miller and Tim McCoy. They've also found that cockroaches, long thought not to use the sense of smell, also are following their noses, or antennae, to food sources. "These advances are exciting because they could help us develop new...

Interdisciplinary Method Offers New Way To Study Ribozymes

...he Journal of the American Chemical Society,Lu and graduate students Lynette Cunningham and Jing Li reported the firstspectroscopic study of the metal-binding site in a hammerhead ribozyme. "Our results provide clear evidence for inner-sphere coordinationof metal ions to the non-bridging sulfur at the cleava...

Eating Less Fat At One Meal May Lead To Higher Fat Intake Later

... week of thestudy, but neither the subject nor the graduate student who administeredthe study were aware of which type they had. The students kept food diaries of the food they ate for the rest ofthe day. The findings were clear: Students who drank the higher-fat drinksfor lunch compensated during the rest...

Transgenic Mice With Widest Known Range Of Vision Among Mammals Created To Investigate Human Vision Problems, Evolution Of Sight

...now in privateindustry, and Jack Calderone, a UCSB graduate student....

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