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Jefferson Scientists Discover Mechanism Of Viral Link To Disease Commonly Associated With Asbestos
... Giordanos team is pursuing research that may
lead to new treatments for mesothelioma and lun...-suppressor genes to stop working, his research may
lead to the development of tests to determine mesothelioma in early stages, and treatments that w...
Fighting Wheat Scab In New York State
...ld plots in New York in 1998. "Biological control may
become an important component in controlling wheat scab and other cereal diseases, while at the same time increasing the quality of wheat grain for human consumption," Bergstrom said. "There is no quick solution to the wheat scab problem. It require...
Second Look Acquits Gene Of Role In Breast Cancer
just be another something the cancer cell messes u...s a breastcancer genereport evidence that the gene may
be innocent. In a report in Cell last January, the TSG101 gene was identified as a tumorsuppres...
Resistance To Leptin Contributes To Obesity
...es about leptin's action in the nervous system and may
help to explainsome forms of obesity that affect h...n to enter the brain from the body's blood stream, may
be animportant step in the body's processing of leptin's signal." Specifically, in normal, l...
Study Focuses On How Plants Help Toxic Pollutants Travel Around The World
...and do not change much, she said her research also may
look atphotolysis -- how chemicals change in ultraviolet light. She also hopes tocombine lab studies with field studies, conducting simultaneous experimentsoutside the environment test chamber....
Single Mechanism Seen To Underlie Group Of Neurodegenerative Diseases: Mutant Proteins Form Insoluble Masses In The Nuclei Of Neurons
...lmark that suggests that a singledisease mechanism may
underlie this group of afflictions." The new results suggest several directions for future research,according to Pittman. Because the proteins involved are produced in cellsthroughout the body, including the brain, one question scientists wou...
Second Gene Responsible For Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Identified
...erange of clinical manifestations. Clinical signs may
be subtle and, as aresult, TSC can go unrecognized...ed for many years. Although insome individuals it may
take considerable time before symptoms develop, TSC isknown primarily as a childhood disorder. Gene...
Huntington's Disease Findings Pave Way For Potential Cure
...es has finally been explained--and the newfindings may
lead to a treatment or cure for the progressive, degenerative braindisease. In the August 7 issue of Cell, Dr. Gillian Bates of the Division ofMedical and Molecular Genetics, Guy's Hospital, London; Dr. Stephen W. Davies ofthe Department of ...
Penn State Researchers Study Used Mushroom Compost
...e reclamation and wetlandestablishment. Other uses may
be possible, but not much is known about theweathering of the spent substrate or the leachate that drains from the compostwhen it is spread over a field to weather. Hatcher; Dr. C. Peter Romaine, associate professor of plant pathology;Dr. Jo...
First-Of-A-Kind Study By University Of Georgia Ecologist Estimates Role Of Natural Forces On Insect Populations
... Hunter speculates that one reason for the latter may
be thatthe data was extremely difficult to analyze...oflong-term data sets, without which such analysis may
be close toimpossible. Though Varley and Gradwell did not themselves makecomplete use of the data th...
New Gene May Intensify Breast Cancer Growth
...rs of thisgene family allows us to infer that this may
be very important in breastbiology, regulating not...e led toclinical tests and trials of therapy. AIB1 may
turn out to be a new candidatefor similar development, Meltzer noted. NHGRI oversees the NIH's role ...
Study: Device Prevents Epileptic Seizures, Doesn't Damage Hearts
...ation and havefrequent seizures," Vaughn said. "It may
be applicable to thousands people inthe United States." Possible side effects include slight voice alterations and occasionaltight feelings in the throat, Vaughn said. Some patients report a tinglingsensation when the device discharges, but m...
Research Team Discovers Key Gene For Telomerase Enzyme In Humans
... said Nakamura. "Having the human telomerase gene may
aidin testing the relationship." The disco...ibitorssuch as AZT developed for treatment of AIDs may
be able to inhibittelomerase," Nakamura said. Many researchers believe telomerase's most pro...
Altered Genes, Altered Metabolism--Longer Life?
... metabolism in a tinyworm, Caenorhabditis elegans, may
also affect or enhance its longevity. Thefindings, in the August 15, 1997 issue of Science, may
lead to testable ideasfor the way glucose and insulin sensitivity affect human longevity. Leadresea...
Progress In Prion Research: Three-Dimensional Structure Of Prion Protein Fully Uncovered
...beta-sheet-containingfolds. This is where clumping may
occur in the prion protein. Their studies haveled ...l to thedisease-inducing form of the prion protein may
occur much more easily than hasbeen assumed so far, by way of a new fold in the flexible part of the...
Newly Discovered Human Protein Provides Important Target For Cancer Therapy
... death. (Thislimited allowance for cell divisions may
be a significant factor in normal humanaging.) ...Counter, the foundation for an anti-telomerasedrug may
already exist. The three known catalytic subunits of telomerase (fromhumans, yeast, and a protozoan...
DNA Testing For Genetic Disorders: 'Does It Run In The Family?' Explains Options, Limitations, Problems
...s outstrips the abilityto treat any disorders that may
be discovered. Is it better toknow and not be able...son possessing the gene gets the disease."A person may
have the gene that predisposes him to heartdisease, but if he has a good lifestyle, he may
not get i...
Vitamin C Deficit Linked To Skin Disease
A deficiency of vitamin C may
play a role in a complex disorder calledporphyria ...associate at Dartmouth Medical School. "This study may
lead us to anunderstanding of how vitamin C behaves in a particular disease." It is still unclear wh...
Oak Regeneration In Some Ohio Forests Is Failing, Researchers Find
...an intervention, oak-dominated forests in the area may
be overtakenby different tree species, causing an ...est ecologists had theorized that oak regeneration may
not be as serious inareas high in light and low in moisture, conditions that are amiable to oakgrowt...
Oaks' Defenses Help Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Fend Off Virus
...buquerque. "It turns out that enzymes in theleaves may
be the important factor." Appel looked at two enzymes; polyphynol oxidase (PPO), which helpstannin work better and peroxidase (POD), which inhibits the action of tannin.Both naturally occur in oak leaves. "Peroxidase just chews up e...
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