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DNA Helps Track Origins Of Growing Blight Problem
...ecause it affects both potatoes and tomatoes- most likely
originated with the importation of diseased tomatoes fromMexico. Dr. Zamir Punja, director of SFU's centre for pest management,says he was surprised at the results of his DNA study which also highlightsthe importance of home gardeners...
Banning Chemicals To Protect Ozone May Aggravate Global Warming
...on ozone depletionfrom some of these compounds are likely
to be negligible. Nevertheless,they are still being tightly regulated and eventually the intention of therulings is that they be banned entirely." One such chemical, HCFC-123, is a high-performance refrigerant commonlyused in the cooling systems of...
Autoimmunity Gene Discovered
...ical tissues is still disputable. It is however likely
that the APECED gene and its product are taking part in a chain of biological events that regulate immune response. The APECED gene is the first gene which is solely responsible for regulation of autoimmunity and thus the finding ma...
Skull Of Refrigerator-Size Ancient Armadillo Finds A Home At UF
... as much as 600 pounds, this is one armadillo that likely
wouldn't have ended up as road kill. That'... the ancient ones, weighing as much as 600 pounds, likely
needed more substantial fare to survive, he said. Unfused limb bones indicate the specimen w...
Green Tea Ingredient Can Kill Cancer Cells
...ot yet know why this happens, said Mukhtar. "It is likely
that this compound conveys a message to cancer cells through a highly ordered and well-regulated signal transduction pathway that says, 'You must commit suicide (programmed cell death) or I am going to kill you.' The cells then decide that instead of...
New Molecular Switch Is The Key That Unlocks DNA Repair
...147;To accurately perform such processes, it is likely
that the cell assembles all of the necessary components. Then a switch initiates the actual event. What weve found is one of those switches, and thats the novelty". According to Fishel, this is the first identification of such...
Researchers Discover New Genetic Risk For Alzheimer's Disease
...is polymorphismwere approximately three times more likely
to have Alzheimer's disease thanthose who did not ...lzheimer plaques. "So it would seem that a likely
explanation for our data is that byincreasing the level of APOE expression, this polymorphism might ...
New Study Shows Dinosaurs From Gobi Desert Site Killed In Sudden "Sand Slides" Falling From Dunes - Study Also Reports First Dinosaur Tracks From Gobi
...typical of wind-blowndeposits. This sandstone was likely
formed during violent storms like thoselong thought to be the dinosaur's killers, yet it contains no skeletal remains. Even more surprisingly, the usually regular sandstone layers were pocked withnumerous concave depressions, measuring from several ...
Termites' Attraction To Small Amounts Of Carbon Dioxide Lures Pests To Their Deaths
...' main source offood--releases CO2, a process that likely
guides the insects to food.Concentrations of the gas inside termite colonies is higher than ambient air,suggesting termites also use CO2 to find home. Now Bjostad and his colleagues are using the discovery to create asubstance that slowly rel...
Hurdle In Ulcer Vaccine Development Cleared
... toxic products to human tissue and therefore less likely
tocause disease. To find the BabA protein, Borén's group invented a clever techniquecalled ReTagging (Receptor Activity Directed Affinity Tagging). First, theresearchers attached several Leb molecules to a large protein called albumin,c...
Genetic Risk Factors For Anorexia Nervosa Sought
...r of identical twin sisterswere substantially more likely
to suffer from anorexia than were both members ofa...family members ofanorexic women were 10 times more likely
to contract the disorder than weremembers of the general population. Berrettini's review appears in ...
Iron Deficiency Increases Likelihood Of Bone Fractures
...ron deficiency may weaken bones and make them more likely
tobreak. The findings may soon call for a ch... iron and copper were approximately 28percent more likely
to break than those of the rats on the healthy diet. The bones were tested after the rats were sacri...
Family Ties To Sudden Cardiac Arrest; Study Finds Risk Goes Up 50 Percent
...ttack or sudden cardiacarrest were 50 percent more likely
to develop a sudden cardiac arrest thansomeone from a family without heart disease. The rate was 70 percent higher forthose whose brother or sister had suffered a heart attack or sudden cardiacarrest. The explanation for the family cluster i...
Divorce, Insect Style: Termites Swap Mates
...mortgage banker proud. Withinhours of flying to a likely
log and making their ultimate mate choice, newlypa...erms the "stay-and-invite" strategy, they are more likely
tofollow a "leave-and-search" strategy for a better mate. Whether at the nest or on the prowl, the ...
Gene For Inherited Syndrome Is Possible New Tumor Suppressor
..., published this month in the journal Nature, will likely
lead to atest that can be used to unequivocally diagnosisindividuals with PJS and detect family members who carry the gene. In addition, it may lead to a better understanding of how some cancers happen."The more difficult, but in many ways more inter...
DT104 Advice:How To Slow Salmonella Spread
...nfect humans, DT104 isregarded as one of the most likely
to cause severe illness. DT104 is resistant to several common anti-microbial drugs, includingampicillin, chloramphenicol, streptomycin, sulfa and tetracycline, and isshowing decreased susceptibility (but not yet clinical resistance) to one of therem...
UF Researchers: Development Promotes Disease Among Gopher Tortoises
... Sanibel is an island, she said, "animals are more likely
to come in contact with each other, especially as habitat shrinks due to development." Brown said researchers are not sure why Indian River has a lot of animals indicating exposure to the disease. Conservation of the gopher tortoise is import...
Low Cholesterol? Reduced Sodium? What Do These Terms Really Mean?
...s "low fat" on thefront of the food label are more likely
to be read and can significantly affectconsumer pu...usso et al (1986) reported that consumers are more likely
to be affected bynutrition labels that relate information regarding negative dietary components,defi...
NIAID Doctor Successfully Treats Longest Case Of Malaria Infection On Record
... resolved. Thus, concludes Dr. Vinetz, its most likely
that the patient had been infected for more than 40 years, and possibly for nearly her entire life. Besides helping solve the mystery of this particular case, the RT-PCR test will be useful for diagnosing very m...
Technique Gives Researchers New Look At Genetic Activity In Living Cells
...enetic activity in living cells easier to see, and likely
willlead to insights into chromosome movements, folding and unfolding duringnatural events such as cell division, DNA replication and transcription. Since the method was announced by University of Illinois researchersin December 1996, it has been ap...
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