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First Planned Release Of Captive Lemurs In Madagascar Wilds Expected In Fall

... and Katz's husband."On a soft release, you try to help the animal adjust to that firsthabituation period....educational opportunities. "Part of our job is to help them find economic alternatives to theunsustainable use of natural resources, and to help people und...

Enzymes Targeted As Key To Understanding Drug Interactions

...ok, Drug Interactions: Analysis and Management, to help health care professionals manage potential drug interactions in their patients. "There has been much publicity on the bad news about drug interactions," Levy said, "but this is the good news: There has been rapid progress in understanding them, and ...

New understanding of crab populations may not bring fishermen's delight

...field researchers as effective internalforces that help crabs rebuild populations when the numbers are too lowor reduce populations when the numbers are too high. Then the researchers threw in random external forces, also called "noise,"which could be weather, water temperature, ocean circulation or othe...

Stuttering Appears To Have Strong Link To Family Genes, Researchers Say

...l persist -- the aim of the overallproject -- will help to target them for early intervention. The geneticlink "is so far the single strongest, consistent, reliable predictorthat we have," Yairi said....

Purdue-Made Soil Benefits The Environment

... their empty coal trucks, and they could use it to help reclaim the areas they mine." In May, more than 600 tons of the Purdue-made soil were shipped to the Chinook Mines in Brazil, Ind., in cooperation with Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The topsoil was spread an inch-and-a-half thick on three ...

Merging Physics And Neuroscience: First Evidence Of Self-Organized Criticality In Brain Networks

... uncertain,though the researchers believe they may help communicateinformation about the state of excitabi...ality they display could provide a"fingerprint" to help identify disease processes. "The waves are the fingerprint showing that the system hasorganized its...

Better Peroxidase Improves Disease Diagnosis

... value to soybeans, he didn't expect that he could help doctors diagnose AIDS in China. But that's exactly...ase, which is an integral part of kits designed to help diagnose a myriad of viral, bacterial and parasitic diseases, including AIDS and malaria. Standard k...

Stopping "Cellular Suicide" Could Boost Production In Biotech Labs

...rence that can promote proper organ developmentand help toprevent cancer. But it's unwelcome in modern bio...roduceproteins, enzymes, antibodies and viruses to help patients withan array ofillnesses. Apoptosis prompts many of these microscopic workers toputphysiolo...

Resistance To Leptin Contributes To Obesity

...bout leptin's action in the nervous system and may help to explainsome forms of obesity that affect humans, including more than 50 millionoverweight adult Americans, the researchers note. "We knew obese mice and humans generally have high levels of leptinin their blood, which suggested that the pr...

Yale Breakthrough In Destroying Drug-Resistant Bacteria Focuses On Thwarting Genes That Cause Resistance

...animal and human studies, the general method could help avert a worldwidehealth crisis in treating widespread diseases such as tuberculosis, meningitisand pneumonia, which are becoming increasingly drug resistant. "Although the path from our experiments to a practical therapeutic toolmay bea very ...

New Gene May Intensify Breast Cancer Growth

...The scientists expect further study of the gene to help revealthe basic biology of tumor cells, especially those responsive to steroidhormones. This group of diseases includes not just breast and ovarian cancer,but prostate cancer as well. The NHGRI researchers found the gene, which they call AIB1 (ampli...

Scientists Unlock Mystery Behind Proteins That Keep Tuberculosis Bacteria Alive; Finding Leads To Research Into New Drug Treatments

...ed solely onhow these proteins, called antigen 85, help defend the body against TB. Antigen85 activates th...bacteria from drugs, anunexpected finding that can help develop new treatments that specificallyinhibit this function. "When we confirmed what we h...

Female Adolescents Need Calcium During 'Window Of Opportunity'

...tion Board's Dietary Reference Intake Committee to help establish the new calcium requirements. Weaver is a member of the committee's panel that is looking at bone-related maturity and the related nutritional requirements. "This paper provides the model for setting the nutritional guidelines," Weaver says...

Newly Discovered Human Protein Provides Important Target For Cancer Therapy

...he normal function of telomerase in the body is to help maintain theends of chromosomes in reproductive cells (cells that produce eggs and sperm)and in certain immature progenitor cells that give rise to other body tissues. Telomerase activity is not detectable in most mature cells. Switching off...

Roadsides Benefit From Waste, UF Researchers Say

... to improve roadside soil. The improved soil would help grass grow, and grass helps to stabilize roadways. The researchers turned to cities and counties, which produce mountains of nutrient-rich organic wastes. Rather than use up precious landfill space with the wastes, the cities were glad to put the mat...

Common Childhood Virus Poses Threat To Adults, Research Shows

...atient has a severe enough case of RSV to need the help of a breathingmachine, doctors can treat the infection with Ribovarin, an anti-viral drug.Doctors dissolve the drug in saline, and patients inhale it through a mist. Symptoms of RSV persist even after the patient is discharged from thehospital. ...

Researchers Discover First Animal Strain Of Hepatitis E Virus

... National Academy of Sciences , should help advance studies of hepatitis E disease in humans and eventually could lead to the development of a vaccine. "This is a very interesting finding that will open new ...

Early Menarche Puts Young Girls In Peril

...c surgery all followed. "American girls could not help but internalize this powerful imperative [for physical perfection] and, in the process, they developed their own, even more compelling, body projects," writes Brumberg. She shows why contemporary girls have become so worried about their shape, size a...

MGH-Led Team Finds Gene For Crippling Neurologic Disorder

...iving organisms, the heat-shock proteins/proteases help cells recover from stresses including heat, trauma...proteins. "This is quite exciting, because it may help us understand how stress situations bring on a variety of neurological diseases, including this one,...

Molecular Piracy Turns Protein Into Traitor

... this antagonist, we will learn lessons which will help us in the design of our own drugs. The virus has g...eptor used by HIV with one molecule. "vMIP-II will help us understand the structural differences between these two types of receptors and may lead to the di...

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(Date:4/18/2014)... lead to potential new treatments for breaking the cycle ... Fibrosis, or scarring, is a hallmark of the disease, ... lead to serious organ damage and, in some cases, ... on findings made by Swati Bhattacharyya, PhD, research assistant ... specific protein plays in promoting fibrosis. , "Our ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... most popular vaccine brands for children may not be ... some cost factors when choosing vaccines, driving the market ... to a new study by University of Illinois researchers. ... driven by numerous factors," says Sheldon H. Jacobson, a ... science and of mathematics at the U. of I. ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... published in the April issue of Immunity , ... for Medical Research, says it,s time to take a ... treating sepsis, which kills millions worldwide every year, ... molecules released into the bloodstream to fight an injury ... necessary for maintaining good health without inflammation, wounds ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... that as many as 10 million older Americans suffer ... and isolation. , However, new research a project ... Americans for six years found that Internet use ... by more than 30 percent. , "That,s a very ... professor of telecommunication, information studies and media who led ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on ... review today examining the current state of knowledge of ... for improved global surveillance strategies to combat the emergence ... Ebola in West Africa that has claimed the lives ... Liberia. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), ...
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