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Overweight Cats Risk Disease And Premature Death, Cornell Study Finds
...ollow-up confirm what veterinarians and cat owners have
suspected for a long time," said Janet M. Scarlett...-ins at your veterinarian's office. Veterinarians have
scales that are sensitive enough to pick up slight changes in weight in an 8- to 15-pound animal, ch...
Scientists Urge Further Study Of Alarming Coral Reef Decline
..., said Ostrander,who noted in the paper that there have
been few studies to detailthe phenomenon at the mo...ral reef bleaching."For unknown reasons, the algae have
been evacuating corals at analarming rate. Without the pigmented algae, the white calcium carbo...
Prostate Cancer's Aggressiveness May Be Predicted Early By The Ratio Of Free To Total PSA
...e physicians this information." Today, physicians have
effective means of diagnosing prostate cancer, but...in serum. Men whose total PSA levels are high may have
an infection, prostate enlargement, or cancer. Earlier studies have
found that the rate of increase ...
Cell-Membrane Proteins Appear To Play Key Role In Squid's Swiftness
...o think anythingas noble as a sodium channel could have
anything to do with sluggardly behavior,even in slugs." A squid's faster sodium channel probably evolved to give it fine controlof rapid swimming for capturing prey and for escape, said Gillette, an affiliateof the U. of I. Beckman Institute for Adv...
Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine
...r Centerand Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have
created apromising compound that recruits the body...poff, Michael D'Angelica, and SarahBlair. "We have
been searching for a vaccine against liver cancerbecause the disease is so relentless given today's ...
Corn Byproduct Shows Promise As Biodegradable Packaging Material
...rt of the overall effort, U. of I. food scientists have
developeda process to manufacture biodegradable plastics from corn gluten meal. Theprocess involves melting the zein with fatty acids to produce moldable resins.When disposed of, the plasticized zein will degrade naturally, acting asa slow-release ni...
Purdue Study Aims To Boost MRI Capabilities
...due electrical engineering Professor John Nyenhuis have
studied the safety of MRI technology for more than...d hybrid imaging systems. Though these new systems have
improved image quality and speed, Bourland says there is room for more improvement. "The MRI scanner...
Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine
... and the University of Rochester's Cancer Center have
created a promising compound that recruits the bod... Karpoff, Michael D'Angelica, and Sarah Blair. "We have
been searching for a vaccine against liver cancer because the disease is so relentless given today's...
Virus May Be Linked To Obesity -- Early Findings Hint At Relationship
...chers at the University ofWisconsin Medical School have
found. A preliminary study of 199 people has shown that as many as 15percent of obese people may carry antibodies to the virus, indirectevidence that they once were exposed to the virus itself. None of the leanvolunteers tested had the antib...
Purdue Researchers Prod Plants To Clean Up Pollution
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Plants have
been quietly cleaning up behind us, recycling wast...xide into life-giving oxygen for as long as humans have
been breathing. Now Purdue University researchers are prodding them to take the cleanup a step furth...
University Of Washington Discovery May Point The Way To New Treatment For Hepatitis C Cases That Do Not Respond To Interferon Therapy
...the April 14, 1997 issue of Virology that they may have
an explanation for why the currently approved drug...luenza, herpes, HIV, polio and a host of others -- have
evolved mechanisms to resist the effects of interferon, one of the body's first lines of defense aga...
Isle Royale Moose Continue Decline
...yale National Park, park officials and researchers have
now turned the focus of their attention to the isl... relatively low level. While the Isle Royale moose have
had their problems in the past couple of years, the park's wolves have
been gradually building their...
NIH Team Discovers Endocrine Tumor Gene
...K, "but in fact, it is unlike any human protein we have
seen. It's a real black box." ...t just in the endocrine glands as scientists might have
predicted based on the endocrine tumors characteristic of the disease. The researchers say they woul...
New Vaccine Blocks Viral Entry In Cattle, May Have Implications For Human Vaccines
...s equally excited by the implications his findings have
for controlling viral diseases in humans. "I think...d humans do not eliminate herpes viruses once they have
become infected. The immune system suppresses these viruses, which hide in the body and can become a...
Project Shows Native Bacteria Can Destroy Widespread Pollutant In Groundwater
...ing the nation's groundwater, Stanford researchers have
shown. The pollutant is trichloroethylene (TCE). I...t Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California -- have
completed the first full-scale test to determine if TCE can be removed from groundwater using a meth...
Emory Researchers Advance Gene Therapy Studies For Metastatic Melanoma Treatment
...hers John Ansel, M.D., and Cheryl Armstrong, M.D., have
discovered that a cytokine called GM-CSF (granuloc... country treats patients systemically, and results have
not been particularly promising. "We are experimenting not only with injecting the gene directly ...
Biosensor Is A Model For Widespread Testing Of Chemicals, Molecules
... in creating such devices lies in finding a way to have
the protein"signal" that it has recognized the molecule of interest. Butengineers have
had to rely on happenstance to find naturally occurring proteinsthat combine recognition of the desi...
Scientists Trace Roots Of Protein That Keeps Antarctic Fish From Freezing
...tists studying antifreeze protein in Antarcticfish have
traced the protein's genetic origin and historical...the majority of fishes in the Antarctic, appearsto have
arisen between 5 million to 14 million years ago, a period alreadyestablished as when the Antarctic ...
Teens Shop "Healthy", But Trust Label Claims Too Much
...ont label claims is not unusual. Previous studies have
shown that adult shoppers also rely on the claims. She says that both teenagers and adults may be put off using the nutrition labels by the math required to convert the serving size on the package to the actual amount consumed. Achterberg and coll...
Duke Study Shows Early Marrow Transplant Key To 'Bubble Boy' Disease Cure
... transplant within three months of birth. Theyalso have
learned that these children need not have
a perfectly matcheddonor, but can use a parent's "half-matched" marrow. Furthermore,the babies do no...
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