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Electron Accelerator Provides Unique Proof Of Gene Repair Process In Living Cells
...s, special repair proteins do their work by moving immediately
from their home bases to remote gene damage sites. The study is reported in the April 24 Science. "In the past 24 hours, each chromosome in each cell of our bodies has been damaged by cancer-causing chemicals, ultraviolet radiation or free radicals, ...
Early Restoration Of Blood Flow Following A Heart Attack Shown To Improve Long-Term Survival For Patients
...rican HeartAssociation. While it's well known that immediately
restoring blood flow to the heartfollowing a heart attack provides a short-term benefit, this study is the firstto demonstrate that those with early restored blood flow show a significantstatistical improvement in survival rates beyond the first 30 d...
Despite Odds, Little Known Grauer's Gorillas Persist In Central Africa
...nnaissance indicates that many gorillas werekilled immediately
following the recent civil war. ICCN scientist, Omari Ilambu, supported by WCS, has worked in the Kahuzi-Biega since lastOctober to assess how the war has affected gorilla and elephant populations. So far, he has foundevidence of heavy poaching of bo...
Transgenic Mice With Widest Known Range Of Vision Among Mammals Created To
Investigate Human Vision Problems, Evolution Of Sight
...le the neural system is. Does it allowan animal to immediately
take advantage of the information or does it firsthave to develop specialized neural hardware or connections?" "This relates to questions of human evolution and to understanding howneurons know how or what to connect to. In addition, we are ...
The Distinctive Sound Of Cholesterol
...g in a patient's carotid artery and tells a doctor immediately
if the artery is blocked by dangerous cholesterol deposits. The device provides an inexpensive, non-invasive screening system that doctors can use in their offices during routine checkups. Michael Savic, professor of electrical, computer, and syste...
Press Events At Spring Meeting
...Room CC105. Come and meet yourcolleagues, followed immediately
by: 7:00 PM. Earthquakes: can Boston survive the big one? NESW program: Room 111. Candlestick Park withstood a major earthquake during a ball game; would FenwayPark? Dr. John Ebel, Director of Boston College's Weston Observatory, willdiscuss th...
Can Contaminated Aquifers Restore Themselves?
...will describe how the ground-water systemresponded immediately
after the cessation of the sewage discharges. Withinone week, the 4-centimeter-high mound in the water table caused byinfiltration of the sewage disappeared and the direction of ground-waterflow changed. Clean ground water is now flowing through th...
FDA Approves Hopkins-Designed Implants To Restore Lost Voices
... natural voice," Cummings says. "Patients can talk immediately
following the surgery, but it may take up to sixweeks for them to gain optimal pitch range." Cummings and his colleague, Paul W. Flint, M.D., have used similarimplants for about 10 years. Before the FDA's approval of their design,Cummings an...
Gene Linked To Glaucoma, Hydrocephalus, And Other Birth Defects
...ects, and kidney problems. The researchers immediately
made the connection to the classic ch mutantand obtained mice from the Jackson Laboratory to test their suspicions. Bycross-breeding the Jackson mice with their mf1 knock-out mice, they determinedthat the same gene was involved in both sets of abnorm...
Improved Oxygen Bath To Heal Wounds, Lessen Number Of Amputations: Sandia To
Sign Agreement With Numotech To Help Create Home-Use Healing Facility
...suffer fromthese problems. New Mexico will benefit immediately
from being a pilot site withimmediate access to the technology." The system, developed over 20 years by Heng, uses hyperbaric oxygen in a plasticbag around the affected part. In this technique, the oxygen is at only slightlyhigher pressures than ordi...
News Backgrounder: Duke Primate Center Successfully Fosters Mysterious Aye-Ayes
...had been rejected by his mother, who hadbecome ill immediately
after birth last February. But the Duke Un...th fresh glue. "We found that the aye-ayes immediately
went for the plugs that weren'tfixed in place, even though they were so tight that you couldn't see ...
Study 'Gone With The Wind' Provides Stellar Ecological Example
...on not just on past populations, but onpopulations immediately
before the event and immediately
afterward. We knowexactly what effect the hurricane had on the islands because we had been therejus...
System Offers Breath Of Relief To Workers
...d whether they should be concerned. Managers know immediately
if they need tocontrol the area for environmental ...dentally to fuel oil. TheExposure-to-Risk Monitor immediately
determined that levels of benzene in theworker's exhaled breath had increased by 12 parts per billio...
University of Florida Research Shows Zinc Triggers Body's Defenses
...the studybegan. The RNA levels dropped off immediately
after the participants stoppedtaking zinc. "The body metabolizes zinc very rapidly," Cousins said. "Itdoesn't hold much useful zinc in reserve." Zinc turns on metallothionein's ability to provide protection againstinfections, toxic chemical...
Cattle Diets Could Control E. Coli Danger
...ve not yet evolved." A brief period of hay-feeding immediately
before slaughter "should not affecteither carcass size or meat quality," and the diet change could be implementedwith minimal expense and inconvenience to feedlot operators, according to DonaldH. Beermann, Cornell professor of animal science. USDA mi...
Cattle Diet Implicated In Harmful Human E. Coli Infection As Reported In Science Magazine
...attle could be given hay for a brief periodof time immediately
before slaughter to significantly reduce the risk offood-borne E. coli infection," the researchers write. ORDER ARTICLE #17: "Grain Feeding and the Dissemination of Acid-ResistantEscherichia coli from Cattle," by F. Diaz-Gonzalez, T. R. Callaway, M...
Gene Therapy Animal Study Offers Hope For Some Neurodegenerative Diseases
...he researchers injected the DNA-containing vectors immediately
adjacent to therod cells of the eyes. Once the vectors infected the rod cells, the DNAsynthesized the ribozymes, short strands of RNA, which were "turned on" by apromoter molecule that is active only in rod cells. The ribozymes, one shaped like a ...
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Describes New VITA Technology For Enabling Genomics For Drug Discovery
...fect a drug targetin an animal infection model and immediately
enables an automated highthroughput assay for the target, valuable data facilitating acceleration of thediscovery process is obtained. With VITA, we intracellularly express a peptidethat binds to a microbial drug target, thereby inhibiting its functi...
Researchers Link Gene Defects To The Course Of A Deadly Form Of Heart Disease
...woman from upstate New York, bowleda strike -- and immediately
fainted. Though she appeared healthywhen she awoke, she experienced four more similar episodes overthe following year: twice more while bowling, and once whiledancing with a young man. "Later I had to explain that I wasn'tswooning over him," she says...
New "Gene Map" Doubles Number Of Genes
...er of the Nobel Prize in Medicine (1962). "It will immediately
speed up positional disease cloning as well as let the worlds of pure and applied biology move on solidly to functional genomics." "It has been estimated that the human genome contains between 60,000 and 80,000 genes, so the new Gene Map brings us n...
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