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Brain Protein "Rescues" Neurons From Atrophy
...competing, and that the effects of deprivation are likely
to be mediated by such a factor," Katz said. The k... that defects in the cell's neurotrophin machinery likely
play a key role in many neurological disorders. "Many kinds of failures of neurons to grow, form and...
Dangerous Chemical Combination Presents Possible Scenario For Gulf War Illnesses
...resenting at least three times the amount soldiers likely
received.DEET and permethrin were administered subcutaneously and PB was given orally. "Even if a person was exposed to one chemical alone at three timesthe recommended dose, he or she would have remained healthy," Abou-Doniasaid. "Our first task wa...
Tumor Suppressor Gene Located In Liver Cancer Cells
... have in case one copy malfunctions, mice are more likely
to lose complete function of this gene, the researchers said. If further studies show that loss of the M6P/IGF2r function is important in the way chemicals cause liver tumors in rats, the scientists explained, then pharmaceutical companies could tak...
Second Breast Cancer Gene Located
...eported Wednesday. The gene, named BRCA2, likely
accounts for the majority of inherited breastcancers not caused by BRCA1, the breast cancer susceptibility gene identifiedin 1994 by a team led by Mark Skolnick of the University of Utah and MyriadGenetics Inc., according to the researchers. ...
Duke Geologists Explore Alternative Way To Measure Ice Age Sea Bottom Temperatures
...new there was a temperature change, so we would be likely
to see something," Dwyer said. "And indeed we do see a strong signal in the magnesium-calcium ratio, which we attribute mainly to temperature change." The research was funded by the National Science Foundation as well as the USGS Global Change Pro...
Transgenic Rice Plants Resist Insects, Drought And Salt Damage
...ted plant -- tomatoes. Nor are insects themselves likely
to ever develop resistance to the proteinase inhibitor, as they eventually do to many toxins and chemical pesticides, because the protein has a different type of action on their systems, he said. And genes for the insect-, salt- and drought-resistant...
Race Plus Roaches: A Breathtaking Link
African-Americans are far more likely
than Caucasians to develop asthma linked to cockro...that an African-American child was 16.4 times more likely
than a Caucasian child to be sensitive to allergens left behind by cockroach droppings and saliva. A...
Mutate Or Die: New Polymerase Gives Desperate Yeast An Option
... Mutant yeast without the enzyme are slightly more likely
todie than their zeta-carrying counterparts, but they're also far less likely
to suffer detrimental mutations. Indeed,yeast that lack one of the two genes that code for the enzym...
Cornell Researchers Precisely Date Wood From Ancient Tomb In Turkey
... island in the Aegean Sea, had global effects that likely
influenced climate patterns as far away as the western United States. Volcanic ash from Thera blocked the sun and caused cooler, wetter weather conditions worldwide. Rings from American bristlecone pine trees revealed extensive frost damage attribu...
Nutrition Study Reshapes Strategies For Athletes
...yogurt or a few crackers an hourbefore an event is likely
to have cleared the stomach and gone to the smallintestines ready to be absorbed. Houtkooper said most of the women and their coaches were skeptical at first.They look at it as more work, and something else to think about, she said.But like other ath...
Honeybees In The Wild Nearly Gone In North America
...gree that most of the wild or feral honeybees have likely
beenannihilated, Tew said. Backyard gardeners will...t and vegetable growers and backyardgardeners will likely
be hardest hit by the wild honeybee blight,Tew said. "The decimation of honeybees in the wild means ...
Core Spins Faster Than Earth, Scientists Find
...ing, reported July 18 in the journal Nature ,will likely
advance understanding of how the Earth's magneticfield is created and why it reverses periodically; how heat flowsthrough the planet, and how the Earth's multi-layered interiorhas evolved. Theinner core rotates in the same direction as the Earth and...
Bee Sting Treatment Should Emphasize Speed, Not Method Of Removal
...bout the importance of how the sting is removed is likely
to cause delays,as they get out a knife, or even t...s removed,the less venom is injected, and the less likely
a person is to have dangerouswhole-body responses like constriction of breathing or a drop in blood ...
A Genetic Skeleton Key
...azine andfinding that human-gene 'stories'are less likely
to contain phrasessuch as 'For Sale,' telephone numbers,and the dollar sign," Gelfandexplained. While better than randomreconstruction, these statisticalmethods are inaccurate at best. The method developed byPevzner and his colleagueszeros in on thep...
Study Shows Songbirds Switch From Bugs To Berries To Fuel Fall Migration
...insects through open air also makes songbirds less likely
to betaken by predatory falcons and hawks that als...calwintering habitat have been considered the most likely
explanations. However,the Brown study suggests important aspects of the birds' migration biology may...
End Of World Population Growth Projected For 21st Century
..., countries in North Africa and the Middle Eastare likely
to experience dramatic population growth. Accordin...thAfrica's 1995 population level of 162 million is likely
to increase to 228million by 2010 and to 439 million by 2050. The Middle East's 1995 population of15...
New Software Provides Quick Analysis of ion-Channel Activity
...n calculates which of the models provides the most likely
explanation for the data and how much confidence to have in the results. It summarizes millions and even billions of experimental data points into a few constants and it will do it in about a minute....
Researchers Find Genetic Clues To Intestinal Disease
...ere younger than 20 years when diagnosed were more likely
to have a family history of Crohn's disease, more problems in the small intestine, more stricturing disease and require more surgery than patients 40 years and older. The other authors of the reports are Joseph M. Polito II, Renee C. Rees, Barton Chi...
UC Berkeley, U.S.G.S. Scientists Discover Microscopic Invader Of San Francisco Bay, The First Known Marine Microbe Invader Of U.S. Waters
...ut at the population levels currently found, it is likely
to have a large impact on the native species of fo...aveled around the world, the scientists say. It is likely
that there are a number of introduced microorganisms in the worlds' estuaries that just haven't been...
Animal Studies Indicate Aging Brain Responsive To Estrogen
...h a familyhistory of Alzheimer's disease, are less likely
than their untreated siblingsto get the disease. The Duke scientists theorized that treating Alzheimer'spatients with estrogens might help protect against neuronal death that leadsto the cognitive decline. "Estrogen replacement therapy might 'shore ...
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