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Fossils Show British Columbia Was Once 2,000 Miles South
...ent magnetic field. So those BritishColumbia rocks may
not have moved north, but simply been remagnetized... because it is buried deep in the Earth'scrust, it may
never be detected. Ward also dismisses observations that fossils in the British Columbiaroc...
UT-Houston Awarded $2.5 Million For Scleroderma Research
...ge survey of epidemiologic and genetic factorsthat may
determine, or help physicians predict, disease outcomes in severaldifferent ethnic groups. While potentially devastating, scleroderma is relatively uncommon makingit difficult to conduct genetic studies in affected families. In the course o...
Mutant Gene Not Sole Explanation For Hiv Non-Progression
...y is due to multiple factors, which may
vary from individual to individual....t evidence that protective immunity may
exist in HIV infection," says Dr. Fauci. "We owe an enormous debt to t...
Largest Tyrannosaur Fossil Unearthed In Montana
...bones so farunearthed, Rigby believes the bone bed may
cover 15 acres, making it one of thelargest dinosaur graveyards of the Late Cretaceous ever found. "All of these discoveries await complete excavation of the fossils andrigorous scientific analysis, including independent corroboration," says ...
Researchers Find Association Between Alzheimer's Gene And Mental Impairment After Cardiac Surgery
...an do nothing now to offset this susceptibility,it may
be possible to develop drugs or other strategies t...ain cells,have more experience in test-taking, and may
have developed more alternativeneurological pathways," Newman said. While these findings do not exp...
Wonder Thread: UD Scientists Report First Protein With Collagen And Elastin-Like Domains
...ine-rich domains, located at each end of preCol-P, may
play a role in forming protein-zinc complexes, Qin...h zinc. In byssal threads, she says, these domains may
react with metals to produce strong "bridges," which link up linear arrays of collagen. Breaks in so...
OHSU Scientists Discover Mice Lacking Dopamine Receptor Are Supersensitive To Alcohol, Cocaine And Methamphetamine
...rugs," says Grandy. "Consequently, the D4 receptor may
be a new target for the treatment of drugabuse." Grandy explains that humans show a wide variability in the gene thatencodesthe D4 receptor, and there are reports that some forms of the D4 gene maypredispose an individual to drug taking and novelty s...
Gene For Last Major Form Of Batten Disease Discovered
... effectivetreatment. Ultimately, the finding also may
yield new insights into the agingprocess. The wor...ge two or three. Symptoms, which worsenover time, may
include mental retardation, seizures, impaired coordination,dementia, and loss of speech and vision....
Smoking Mice Lead To Emphysema Breakthrough
...trying to develop metalloproteinase inhibitorsthat may
be able to effectively prevent many of these disorders. Shapiro iscurrently determining whether a metalloproteinase inhibitor can block emphysemain normal, heavy-smoking mice. Shapiro notes that a drug that blocks macrophage elastase would, ...
At-Risk Women Want Breast Cancer Gene Test--If 'Pros' Outweigh 'Cons'
...ncer themselves and about other family members who may
also have thegene. About 5 to 10 percent of all breast cancers are attributed to aninherited genetic risk, and women who inherit these genetic mutations have up toa 90 percent chance of developing breast cancer during their lifetime....
Plant-Based Therapies Examined For Colon Cancer Prevention
...s act similarly to NSAIDs in hindering cancer, yet may
lack theirbad side effects such as irritating the ... way to regulate their cell populations and cancer may
ensue. In the study, Shiff and fellow researchers will examine the influence ofadministeri...
New Mechanism To Explain Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Identified
... mechanism for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning that may
somedaylead to new clinical approaches for dealing with exposure to this deadly gas. The scientists report their findings, which challenge the textbook definition ofCO toxicity, in the September issue of Chemical Research in Toxicology. Each...
New, Environmentally Friendly Technique For Separating Liquids Invented At UNC-CH
...ricably intertwined in recent years. "This may
seen ironic in light of the bad press it has endured inconnection with global warming, but using CO2 as a solvent does not result inany net production," Brennecke wrote. "In fact, most CO2-based processes aredesigned to recycle and reuse essentially ...
Report Notes Difficulties In Eliminating E. Coli O157:H7 From Food Supply
...ent's authors. Less than ten E. coli O157:H7 cells may
cause foodborne illness in people. Infectious dose...ent studies have also indicatedthat acid tolerance may
increase the pathogen's resistance to other stressessuch as heat, radiation, and antimicrobials. "[E...
NIH Office Of Dietary Supplements Expands Research Support
...nderstanding of how supplements of this amino acid may
affect tumor stimulation and suppression. The Nat...intestinal tract. Glutathione is a substance that may
have a protective effect against dietary and bacterial toxins found in infants whose intestinal func...
Bowman Gray Scientists Find Novel Way To Block AIDS Virus
... ratherthan HIV-1 viral components. "This approach may
provide a new paradigm for thetreatment of HIV-1 i...nce to HIV-1 infection, together with drugtherapy, may
hold the ultimate hope for HIV treatment." His group is now in the stage of pre-clinical stu...
Scientists Find New Trigger For Nerve Cell Death
...experiments suggest that amass exodus of potassium may
be just as important as changes in calcium. ...neurons from beta-amyloid peptide, asubstance that may
kill brain cells in Alzheimer's disease. Again, these effectsoccur even in the presence of a calcium...
Competitive Inhibition May Enhance Safety Of Minimally Processed Fruits And Vegetables
CHICAGO -- Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) may
improve the safety of minimally processed(MPR) fru... in targeted substances. Forexample, LAB cultures may
be applied to MPR fruits and vegetables (e.g., alreadypeeled, and possibly sliced, grated, or shredd...
Brain-Activity Data Clarify Contradictions In Earlier Anxiety Research
...he environment is emerging, Heller said. "It also may
turn outto play a role in anxiety disorders in general. In post-traumatic stress,for example, a person becomes hypervigilant. We know the threat systemis activated. The puzzle is coming together, allowing us to begin lookingfor the mechanism." Th...
Further Proof That An Altered Rb-2/p130 Gene Leads To Lung Cancer
...gene, Rb-2/p130 , a powerful tumor-suppressor, may
lead to lung cancer. They had previously sug...om cigarette smoke, air pollution and other toxins may
lead to lung cancer. Such damage prevented the gene from making a key protein, pRb-2/p130 , w...
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