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Russian Queens Bee-Little Mites' Impact
... the parasite. The current tests were designed to identify
and eliminate these weaker bees from any U.S. breeding program. Imported a year ago, the queens, which can live up to 3 years, are becoming quite elderly. Colonies headed by their daughters, however, are now beginning a new wave of tests to comp...
New Research On Environmental Pollutants
...ing international work to find agreement on how to identify
newenvironmentally hazardous persistent chemicals which can be transported longdistances by air or water. Bo Wahlström will speak about efforts to build aglobal convention on persistent organic pollutants. Bo Wahlström, UNEP, Geneva, Switze...
USGS Contributions Enhance Public Health Research, Scientists Showcase Technologies At San Diego Meeting
...nals from across the country will come together to identify
these linkages at the 3rd Geographic Information Systems in Public Health Conference being held in San Diego, Calif., August 17-20. USGS is a co-sponsor of the conference. "USGS has always had a strong commitment to supporting public health and safe...
New Evidence Shows How Some Flu Viruses Become Lethal
...t strain. A continual pursuit of virologists is to identify
these shifts and drifts each year in order to develop effective vaccines. The research was funded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a component of the National Institutes of Health. "[The researchers'] findings...
Additional Genetic Influence For Alzheimer's Disease Confirmed
...tep will be to study many more families in orderto identify
the exact region. Once we have narrowed the region to a small DNAsegment, we can then focus our attention on the genes contained in thissegment." "This type of research -- first defining genetic risk factors and thendefining how t...
Penn Researchers Find Mutation In Prostate Cancer Gene
...aborator on the study. The researchers set out to identify
genetic mutations that couldbe used as markers to determine prostate cancer susceptibility.They examined the CYP3A4 gene because one of its functions isto process testosterone through the body and because there is a strong correlation between elevate...
Duke Study Helps Explain How Cells Divvy Up Genes During Reproduction
... these molecular motors operate,we will be able to identify
why sometimes things go wrong in the reproductivep...ht to be closely related to higher animals, we can identify
thecomponents and learn how they work." The research was funded by a grant from the National...
New Device Brightens Recycling Efforts
...Ind. A new device designed to quickly and easily identify
plastics so they can be sorted for recycling has b...allow commercial and community recyclers to easily identify
and sort a wide range of plastics, Grant says. "For example, the device can be used to sort p...
Glowing Cyanobacteria Gives Researchers New Clues To Circadian Rhythms
... control the timing of events in cells. To identify
genes involved in the circadian rhythm process, th...ut theday. This made it easier for researchers to identify
which cyanobacteria hadworking circadian clocks, since they were the ones glowing like fireflies. ...
Doctors Find Lead On Common Genes Which Can Lead To Bowel Cancer
... bring us closer to the day when we will be ableto identify
those people who will gain the most from bowel screening and thiscould potentially save hundreds of lives from this disease." Added Sir Walter Bodmer: "The only way to find other genes like these is to dowhat we did and look for mutations in genes w...
Cattle Diets Could Control E. Coli Danger
...ant forms. Further research is needed to identify
the acid-resistance genes of "E.coli", but Russell says that "common laboratory strains" of "E. coli" appear tolack the necessary DNA to survive acidic gastrointestinal environments. "In the meantime, now that we know where the acid-resistant...
Biotech Foods Ready For Primetime, Experts Say
...ybean pest," he says. "We will find that organism, identify
the gene or genes that are involved, and put them into our soybeans."...
Science Article Criticizes Federal Policy Regarding Lead Exposure And Children's Health
... Lanphear says it is critical to expand efforts to identify
and eliminateresidential lead hazards before children are exposed to them. Preventionstrategies should contain several components. First, blood lead levels andfloor dust lead levels must be set appropriately. The standards proposed by theEPA are ...
The Second Visible Human Project Conference
...(301) 897-9400 or 1 (800) 228-9290 Guests are to identify
themselves as part of the Second VisibleHuman Project Conference. Deadline for hotel registrationis September 9, 1998. (After this date, reservationswill be provided on a space and rate available basis). Rate: $126.00 per night. Shuttle service a...
UD Education News: HHMI Award Supports Undergraduate Discovery
...and work cooperatively inteams. They also learn to identify
the limits of their existing knowledge, and theyga...They will have to match up DNA in a bloodsample to identify
the murderer. The samples will be analyzed at UD, and theresults will be posted on the World Wide We...
Frog Pond Picnic To Launch National 'Frog Force'
...es and we need helpfrom classrooms and families to identify
and help solve these problems.It's hard to imagine a world without frogs." The Frog Pond Picnic will launch a number of new initiatives to enlist thesupport of families and educators to assist in monitoring the health offrog and toad populations in t...
DDT, PCBs, And Invasive Plants - USGS Scientists Examine The Effects Of Contaminant And Invasive Species On Wildlife
...on "hot spots," generate and test hypotheses, and identify
datagaps. The BEST presentation will feature an overview of contaminant exposure,effects, and trends for land animals that reside in estuarine regions in thenortheastern United States. ("Identification of Contaminant Trends and Data Gapsfor Terrestri...
MicroCAT A Welcome Sight To Geneticists And Mice
... leaders inthe effort to analyze gene function and identify
mouse models of human geneticdiseases. "The imagin...e increasingly important asthe worldwide effort to identify
gene function intensifies. Other potential uses for the MicroCAT include in breast cancer screening ...
Could A 'Vaccine' Made From Our Own Cells Work Against HIV?
...rface that canprovoke immunity. If researchers can identify
those molecules, they should beable to develop a vaccine. "Now we can tear the system apart and hopefullydevelop more conventional ways to do it," says Caldwell. But for a high-profile and deadly disease such as AIDS, even theunconventional a...
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Describes New VITA Technology For Enabling Genomics For Drug Discovery
...on with Novalon we have developed an assay thatcan identify
quality screening hits that bind to functionally relevant sites on protein targets." In a study, titled " 1 VITA: Validation in vivo of Targets for Antiinfectives,"data will be presented describing the successful inhibition of bacterial growthin vi...
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