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Free-radical model too radical
...try that had been well studied and reported in the literature
so they could learn how to use the system. "We began to realize there were aspects of t-butoxyl radical that no one had realized. Oxygen free-radicals pluck hydrogen atoms from sites where there is a weak carbon-hydrogen bond; but, we were seeing a m...
Scientist says recent UNC research suggests better nerve agent treatment
...nst nerve agents, he said. A report in the medical literature
from the early 1970s described the case of a person accidentally poisoned by a nerve agent and treated successfullywith scopolamine. Donezepil, like scopolamine, also gets into the brain, which may make it more effective than similar drugs that do no...
Stanford researchers review efficacy and safety of low-carbohydrate diets
...orators at Yale University. The sweeping review of literature
on this popular diet also found there are no short...e aim of their study was to synthesize the current literature
and evaluate any changes in weight and cholesterol, glucose, insulin and blood pressure levels. Bra...
Study boosts confidence in potential screening tool for Alzheimers disease
...patients and controls and a meta-analysis of world literature
-- in the April 23, 2003 Journal of the American M...n boosted by applying a meta-analysis of the world literature
and adding "the largest cohort of Alzheimer's disease patients and controls evaluated to date," say ...
Four gene 'micronet' found to regulate social behavior in female mice
... "formed a parallelism that fits into a very large literature
having to do with molecular biology and social behavior, which we've condensed into a single hypothesis," says Pfaff, who heads the Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior at Rockefeller. "The notion that cognition having to do with social life is d...
Chronic alcohol abuse damages regulating hormones
...ater balance in the body. "Most of the available literature
on regeneration from alcoholism is restricted to the first few days up to three weeks of abstinence," said Hannelore Ehrenreich, head of Clinical Neuroscience at the Max-Planck-Institute for Experimental Medicine and corresponding author for the stud...
New findings suggest colorectal cancer origins are different than previously thought
...cancer, findings are debatable, and the scientific literature
is divided into reports supporting or contesting the importance of the stage III defect for adenoma and carcinoma formation. One possible explanation for this discrepancy in patients with sporadic colorectal cancer might be found in the techniques...
Public Library of Science acts to increase public access to scientific research
...aimed at making the world's scientific and medical literature
a public resource. PLoS argues that the current closed system of scientific publication places the narrow interests of publishers before the public interest and greatly diminishes the value of the more than $50 billion dollars invested by US taxpayer...
Three Pacific Northwest National Laboratory inventions win R&D 100 Awards
...dentify new research or products appearing in open literature
that relate to a potential competitive threat or opportunity at a very early stage. It has even been used to retrieve the top 100 pages in a Google search of the term "information visualization," plus all pages that linked to or from the pages in th...
CNRS use F1000 Biology to evaluate researchers
...ology as part of a package of evaluation tools. A literature
evaluation service for the biological sciences, Faculty of 1000 Biology will be used to assess the quality of funded grants and the suitability of applicants. Heads of research at CNRS will use Faculty of 1000 Biology as part of EvalSciences, an expe...
Open Access Initiative from Oxford Journals
... to the subscription model that will make research literature
as widely accessible as possible....
Women who drink may be at greater risk of cardiovascular complications than men
...ted in men. "This work adds to the growing body of literature
that confirms what many researchers in the field have suspected," said Nancy C. Bernardy, a research psychologist at the National Center for PTSD in White River Junction, Vermont. "The use of drugs, such as alcohol and nicotine, has a greater advers...
Researchers urge caution over using ginseng in early pregnancy
... Chan. "Although there are numerous reports in the literature
concerning the potential benefit of ginseng, much less is know about the potential toxicity and there are no data about its potential effect on the developing human foetus. Yet a survey published in 2001 showed that over 9% of pregnant women report u...
Chronic pain: treatment, rehabilitation, and quality of life
...disorder, pg # 397 Article summarizes the current literature
pertaining to the symptoms, prevalence, and treatm...ain and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The literature
review also describes the relationship between pain and PTSD and explores mechanisms that may explai...
Thorough, searchable database of human proteins unveiled
... curation -- lots of scientists poring through the literature
-- is the key to building a more accurate and more...e been impossible without scientists to review the literature
and computational biologists to make a database that is truly easy to use." Academic researchers ...
Ultra-low oxygen could have triggered die-offs, spurred bird breathing system
...e was only about half of today's 21 percent. "The literature
always said that the reason birds had sacs was so they could breathe when they fly. But I don't know of any brontosaurus that could fly," Ward said. "However, when we considered that birds fly at altitudes where oxygen is significantly lower, we fina...
Some re-established elk herds lack genetic diversity of ancestors
...roductions. These studies add to a growing body of literature
that deals with reintroductions in general, and the genetic results of reintroductions of large animals." Elk once roamed across most of North America, but extensive hunting and habitat loss throughout the 1800s nearly wiped out the species from much...
Growth hormone activates gene involved in healing damaged tissue
...adults, but its levels decline during aging. "The literature
had suggested that growth hormone therapy in elderly men stimulates cells to divide," said Costa, leading to increases in muscle mass and skin thickness and greater bone density in the spine, while decreasing body fat. "We wanted to find out how the ...
NIH consensus panel confirms effectiveness of total knee replacement
... panel reviewed an extensive collection of medical literature
related to TKR, including a systematic literature
review prepared by the Minnesota Evidence-Based Practice Center, under contract with the Agency for ...
Purdue chemist 'mussels' in on secrets of natural adhesives
... wondered how they stick," he said. "I checked the literature
for an answer and saw that many of the details for these processes were not known." This simple question of how mussels stick has turned into a years-long project for Wilker, occupying him since he arrived at Purdue in August of 1999. His work has ...
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