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Jefferson Researchers Find Correlation Between Gene And Endometrial Cancer
...e tumor suppressor gene Rb2/p130 correlated with a higher
risk than normal of returning disease. The wome...rgery, the presence of Rb2 is associated with a higher
risk of dying independent of the stage of the disease. "This is the first report that Rb2/p1...
Recovery From Mass Extinction Is Unexpectedly Diverse
...attern. In North America,there was a significantly higher
proportion of invaders than in the otherregions he studied. One explanation for the differences found in the Gulf Coast community is itsproximity to the Chicxulub impact site, where a massive meteorite slammed intoEarth 65 million years ago. But that...
Studies Underscore Link Between Nutrition And Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers
...animal and epidemiologic studies have shown that a higher
intakeof Vitamin C can reduce the development of nonmelanoma skin cancer," Arbesmansaid. "Another recommendation for persons at risk might be to increase theirintake of foods rich in Vitamin C to consume 500 milligrams per day. They alsomay benefit...
PEBBLEs Help U-M Scientists Open A Window On Cell Chemistry
...ality of cells shot with PEBBLEs is only 2 percent higher
than in control cells." Martin A. Philbert , U-M assistant professor of toxicology in the School of Public Health , has directed toxicology tests on several types of PEBBLE-containing cells and agrees that PEBBLEs can be inserted with far le...
MIT's Mini Respirator Breathes Life Into Mutant Mice
...n synchrony with theanimal's breathing, or at much higher
frequencies. "Such adaptability is neededsince newborn [mice] have never been tested before, and the proper ventilationtechniques are not certain," Dr. Poon and Mr. Kolandaivelu write in the JAParticle. PRELIMINARY TESTS Preliminary tests...
MRI Scans Following Heart Attack Could Determine Future Health
...s noted that the more serious the heart attack,the higher
the patient's risk of later problems. "Vascular obstruction shown on the MRI scans accurately predictedlong-term outcome in patients who had heart attacks," Lima says. "MRI alsohelped determine the size of the heart attack and the subsequent...
Condom Use In Thailand Dramatically Cuts HIV Infection
...draftees studied during1991 to 1993 was five times higher
than the rate among 1993 draftees studiedduring 1993 to 1995. The rate of STD among draftees decreased 10 times duringthe same two periods studied. The Hopkins researchers also found that draftees were more at risk forHIV if they had a histo...
Study Of Microbes May Hone Predictions Of Mining Impact
... acidity. Leptospirillum survives at significantly higher
concentrations of acidity and higher
temperatures. The fact that Leptospirillum thrives in such conditions, suggests its role in accelera...
University At Buffalo Energy-Conservation Projects Record Highest Savings Among Campuses
...on. Of the 23 case studies at 15 institutions of higher
education outlined in thereport, "Green Investment, Green Return: How Practical Conservation ProjectsSave Millions on America's Campuses," UB's energy-saving projects demonstratethe highest annual revenues and savings. The report focuses on how cons...
Global Warming Would Foster Spread Of Dengue Fever Into Some Temperate Regions
...end incubating inside the mosquito is shortened at higher
temperatures. An estimated 2.5 billion people are currently at risk from dengueinfection, and since the late 1970s dengue has reemerged in the Americas. In1997, 240,587 cases of dengue were reported in Brazil alone, according to themi...
Global Change: Will Some Plant Species Be Left Behind? Studies Of EcosystemDynamics Make Wide Use Of Computer Models
... Barcelona, Spain Will climate change occur at a a higher
rate than the speed at which speciescan establish, grow and reproduce? Eight hundred of the world's leadingenvironmental scientists will address this and other questions at a meetingsponsored by GCTE/LUCC in Barcelona, Spain on March 14-18, 1998. T...
Simplified Therapy To Prevent TB Proven Effective In Developing Countries
...g active TB.However, compliance with treatment was higher
for those who received theshorter course of treatment. Adherence was strongly associated withduration of treatment. Co-author Richard Chaisson, MD, associateprofessor, International Health said, "This is great leap forward infinding a way to preven...
American Heart Association Comment: Sodium Reduction And Weight Loss In The
Treatment Of Hypertension In Older Persons
...igh in sodium content and obesity each can lead to higher
bloodpressure, which can in turn lead to heart attack or stroke." The TONE study -- funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute -- is acontrolled trial demonstrating that reducing dietary sodium, and in the obese,weight loss each result i...
Vitamin D Deficiency Appears Common In Hospital Patients
.... Patients with lower vitamin D levels alsoshowed higher
levels of parathyoid hormone, which the body may produce in aneffort to compensate for vitamin D deficiency. "Our study suggests that the standard clinical indicators may not adequatelypredict who is at risk for vitamin D deficiency," says Melissa ...
New Gene Therapy Technique Results In 60 Percent Tumor Regression Rate
...ant to enhance the expression system toallow for a higher
rate of tumor regression. In their studies, scientists atOhio University and Progenitor have noted that in some mice, tumor regressionwas partial and in others it was complete. Snodgrass believes the problem maylie with the way the DNA is delivered t...
Sex Differences In Heart Disease May Be Due To Enzyme That Breaks Down Fat
...-menopausal women have lower cholesterol levelsand higher
HDL levels (the good cholesterol) and lower heart ...h.D. "We have observed in the past that there are higher
levels of the enzyme hepaticlipase in men than in women. We asked the question, does hepatic lipase...
Wake Forest Study Shows Soy Containing A Key Ingredient Is What Lowers
...treatment.The study produced stepwise results: the higher
the concentration ofisoflavones, the greater the reduction in both total and LDL cholesterol. Thealcohol-extracted soy drink with just the 4 milligrams of isoflavone and thecasein drink had no effect. The study's 156 participants included 3...
AAAS, State Of Arizona Co-Host Conference On Research And Development
...nt activities are vital toArizona's industries and higher
education system. Yet the research and development environment is extremely fluid. Funding sources shiftand change, as do the areas of research emphasis and growth -- but with the dangers also comeopportunities. Perhaps nowhere else is there as ...
Study Suggests Triglyceride Levels May Be Considered An Independent Risk Factor
For Heart Attack In Some People
...exists infood as well as in the body -- may mean a higher
risk for heart attack. Therefore, the scientists s...eride levels as low as 142 mg/dL were clearly at a higher
risk of heartdisease," says Jeppesen. "We believe this is of substantial clinical interestsince a tr...
10 Million Report Hunger, Even With Jobs
...HS. "Although families with single mothers are at higher
risk for having inadequate food, more Americans who don't have enough to eat live in families of married couples with children than in other types of families." Alaimo, together with Christine Olson, her advisor and Cornell professor of nutritional s...
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