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March of Dimes statement on newborn screening report
...ill continue to work at both the state and federal levels
for comprehensive programs and equity in newborn screening for every baby in this country. We urge all concerned individuals, groups, and health care providers to work even more closely together to achieve this common goal. ...
Joslin Diabetes Center honors brothers living 70-plus years with type 1 diabetes
...nded for meticulously managing their blood glucose levels
day in and day out for several decades. They serve as an inspiration for anyone living with type 1 diabetes." Robert Cleveland is a retired accountant and has two children, Marilyn Welles and Neil Cleveland, with Ruth Cleveland, his wife of more t...
A novel, safer strategy for regulating gene expression
...ne activity, by "sensing" and reacting to changing levels
of natural compounds in their environment. Scientists have theorized that these ribozymes might have evolved before proteins did and functioned as an ancient gene-control system. Mulligan, Yen and colleagues have taken the first step to demonstrate ...
Study explores gene transfer to modify underlying course of Alzheimer's disease
... Alzheimer's disease. Four try to boost the brain levels
of acetylcholine by blocking the enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine. The fifth drug acts on another brain chemical. None of the available drugs are known to change the underlying neurobiology of the disease. Extensive studies in several animal m...
AAAS expert panel calls for voter-system research and reform
...y differentcultural backgrounds, spoken languages, levels
ofeducation and literacy, and accessibility to thepolls, this group focuses on voters' directinteraction with the electoral system. Favoredprojects include studies of the factors thatencourage citizens to vote or discourage them fromdoing so; sources...
NSF and AIBS sign cooperative agreement for NEON project office
...rd. "These systems change over time and cross all levels
of biological organization. To better understand these ecosystems and forecast biological change, ecologists need a new tool to study their structure and dynamics. NEON is that tool." ...
Environmental decontamination, greenhouse gases, and the genome of a methane-loving bacterium
...ere. Like increasing carbon dioxide levels, rising levels
of atmospheric methane have been attributed to human activity, mostly in the form of landfills, natural gas and oil processing (about 60%), domesticated livestock (cattle account for about 75% of livestock contributions), and rice fields (up to 29% o...
Genetic modification of linseed produces healthier omega 3 and 6 fatty acids
...odified linseed plants that accumulate significant levels
of very long chain poly-unsaturated fatty acids (P...s. These transgenic plants accumulated significant levels
of very long chain PUFA in their seed. Analysis of fatty acid profiles of these plants also allowed ...
Popular Science announces Third Annual 'Brilliant 10'
... Earth where ice sheets can melt more--raising sea levels
faster--than anyone previously imagined. Brian ... of trees to how deforestation could affect global levels
of carbon dioxide. Claire Gmachl , 37, Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) for her work in the ...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...r as little at 24 hours can significantly decrease levels
of bacteria responsible for the development of the...w-milk cheeses while at the same time increase the levels
of undesirable contaminants and foodborne diseases, say researchers from France. They report their ...
USC study links historical increases in life span to lower childhood exposure to infection
...provements in living conditions, nutrition, income levels
and medicine. But two USC gerontologists have found an invisible cause that could have important implications for modern-day health care. In a paper published in the Sept. 17 issue of the journal Science, Caleb Finch and Eileen Crimmins firmly lin...
New way to protect brain from stroke damage
... new study pinpoints a new target underlying toxic levels
of calcium in the brain, disclosing a potential new therapeutic target for stroke, the researchers added. Blockers of ASIC1a, either alone or in concert with other neuroprotective methods, might therefore prove useful for stroke therapy, they said. ...
Joslin researchers clarify mechanisms for beta-cell formation
...function properly, including keeping blood glucose levels
in the normal range. It is a major contributor to type 2 diabetes, obesity and the metabolic syndrome, which affect nearly one-quarter of the American population. For years, the body compensates for insulin resistance in order to delay the onset...
JCI table of contents September 15, 2004
... gel shift assays demonstrated that enhanced IL-12 levels
occurred at least partially through loss of transcriptional repression. In vivo, OVA immunization and Leishmania major infection in Cot/Tpl2-deficient mice showed Th1-skewed antigen-specific immune responses. This study indicates that Cot/Tpl2 may be...
Byproduct of water-disinfection process found to be highly toxic
...s, he said. "These iodoacetic acids raise new levels
of concerns," he said. "Not only do they represen...ts. Corpus Christi's water supply has high levels
of bromide and iodide because of the chemical makeup of the ancient seabed under the water source. ...
Protein is key for digestive function of the pancreas
... stimuli known to induce pancreatitis and measured levels
of digestive enzymes in the blood in the pancrease...mice lacking VAMP8 had substantially reduced blood levels
of digestive enzymes and demonstrated partial resistance to pancreatitis. This suggests that VAMP8 m...
A probable cause for high blood pressure identified - shows links with diabetes
...unknown. The researchers hypothesize that elevated levels
of this ribotide may account for a major fraction ...s diabetes. Thus it is important that the ribotide levels
in the pancreas be well controlled. "Many drugs used to treat hypertension, such as clonidine, app...
Researchers identify distinctive signature for metastatic prostate cancer
...te tissue samples. The researchers also found high levels
of Hedgehog pathway activity in rat prostate cance...ontrast, cells that were not metastatic showed low levels
of activity. In particular, said Beachy, their experiments showed that pathway activation in metasta...
Blue marlin in gulf have high mercury levels, A&M study shows
...lf of Mexico contain 20 to 30 times the acceptable levels
of mercury. Texas A&M University at Galveston rese... and Gary Gill are trying to learn why the mercury levels
are so high in blue marlin compared to similar fishes and why so many of them are potentially toxic ...
Spontaneous mutation produces new MAO A/B knockout mouse
... Realizing the connection between neurotransmitter levels
and behavior, psychiatrists routinely use MAO A in...entists discovered that the mice not only had high levels
of neurotransmitters broken down by MAO B, as would be expected in mice lacking MAO B, but also had ...
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