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Northwestern Researchers Develop Rapid Diagnostic Test To Detect
...ed using the standard culture method. Combiningthe methods
resulted in detection in 14 of 15 cases. The prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria poses a growing threatto hospital patients. Because VRE are immune to all currently availableantibiotics, it is vitally important to isolate patients wi...
Neurogenetics Lab Scan Suggests Genetic Linkage On Chromosomes 4 And 11
...centimorgans (cM) and applied advanced statistical methods
to assess results across affected, unaffected, and discordant (one sibling with alcoholism and one without) sibling pair groups. According to Dr. Long, "A finding the strength of ours on chromosome 11 would occur by chance for only 1 in 6 whole-gen...
COGA Genome Scan Suggests Linkage On Chromosomes 1,2,4, And 7
....8 centiMorgans using state-of-the-art statistical methods
to detect alcoholism susceptibility loci across af... chromosome 1 locus was consistent across analytic methods
and sibling pair groups, strongly suggesting a gene in this region that is important in alcoholism s...
Computers, GIS Help Prevent Ground Water Contamination
...velopment section for EPA Region Five. Engel's methods
already are used by NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the U.S. Army, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the EPA. As its name implies, ground water lies below the earth's surface. It seeps slowly through layers of sand, soil or rock, p...
Engineered Neo-Organs For Bladder Replacement
...future could improve or even supplant conventional methods
of bladder replacement or augmentation....
New Method To Detect Metals Could Help Scientists
...s can result indrastic ecological changes. Current methods
to measure free metal ions requiretesting in the l...oint investigation, a loss of crucial time. "Other methods
for testingfree metal ions are costly, and frequently result in measurement inaccuraciesfrom contami...
Spinach Enzymes Neutralize Explosives
...ucts. According to Shah, it could replace current methods
ofburning and incinerating explosives that are ris... it is done at roomtemperature,compared with other methods
that require heating to extreme temperatures. The digestion process would be safer than other altern...
Cops And Docs Find Evidence In The Other DNA
... lines. Labswill use it to determine whether their methods
and results are accurate. Alsoincluded will be information on 58 primer sets that labs can use to amplifyspecific portions of or the entire human mitochondrial DNA. When issued, the newmitochondrial DNA standard will be the third created by NIST to e...
The Shape Of Life: How Does The Computer "Know" When It Sees It?
...te the structures of proteins. Whereas traditional methods
of searching for drugs, or searching for life onMars for that matter, require scientiststo labor through a lengthy process of trial and error, artificial intelligencesoftware evolves as it searches. Noever likes to compare it to solving Rubik's Cube....
New Biological Markers Accurately Predict Prognosis In Head And Neck Cancer Patients, Find University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Researchers
...at levels ofthese proteins rival other traditional methods
of measuring disease progression,such as regional ...xperimental work indeveloping molecular diagnostic methods
for detecting cancer and in developingnovel cancer treatments. As one of a select group of National...
Naked DNA Rejuvenates Rheumatoid Rodents
...e balance of other bodily functions. Yet, standard methods
of gene therapy are also fraught with difficulties. Thegene must somehow be incorporated into the host cells. This is usuallyaccomplished by packaging DNA into a viral vector that infects the host cells,carrying with it the desired gene. Such gene...
...pping. The discovery could lead to rapid screening methods
for antiviraldrugs. A virus only shows real signs of life after it has infected a cell. Onceinside, the invader sheds its protective protein coat, releases its geneticmaterial and hijacks the cell's resources to replicate itself. But accordin...
Scientists Trace The Origin Of "Idaho Potatoes"
...identify the counterfeits, and they describe their methods
heretoday at the Northwest Regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, theworld's largest scientific society. "Consumers pay more for produce that comes from an area where the growingconditions--among them soil composition, climate, and sanita...
Report Focuses On Managed Care Impact In Clinical Microbiology Labs
...l microbiologylaboratories and to employ short-cut methods
can lead to compromises in thequality of microbiol...ies and molecular-basedmethodologies with existing methods
to provide cost-effective, high-qualitymicrobiology service." The report is the result of a...
Photosynthetic Harvest Inc. Harnesses The Power Of Nature's Chemical Factories
By "Milking" Green Plants For Valuable Natural Products
...al product discovery," says Pastor. "Conventional methods
ofharvesting, drying and shipping plant parts from around the globe, followed byextensive chemical extraction, have major deficiencies when compared to the PHIprocess. One of these is the golden egg phenomenon. Although plants cansynthesize large q...
DFG To Set Up 14 New Collaborative Research Centres
...Centre, will use biochemical and eco-physiological methods
to look into the cost-benefitsituation of resource allocation within and between crop plants and review biological validitybased on a broad spectrum of samples from the areas of forestry, fruit growing, grasslandfarming and agriculture. They will aim...
New Biomaterial Has 'Star' Power
...gel, which is a new method of gel preparation. Her methods
give the gels superior mechanical stability while maintaining a large number of active groups on the arms, Peppas says. Keys' research is funded by the Showalter Foundation. Sources: Kelley Keys, 765-494-3331, e-mail: key...
Feature: Biomaterials Are Transforming Medicine
...lso working on ways to deliver growth hormones and methods
toprovide a constant release of insulin for diabet...medicines like insulin, research is also exploring methods
foradministering doses in preprogrammed "pulses," or on demand. Using anoscillating magnetic field,...
Third Annual Awards For Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Recognize Innovations
...le molecules like oxygenand butadiene. Traditional methods
begin with complex amino acids, which onemust first break down, discard extraneous parts, and then reassemblestep-by-step into the building block. Trost has also designed efficient newreactions to produce an anti-ulcer agent, vitamin D, fungicides, a...
Scientists Make Progress Toward Gene Therapy For HIV Infection
...City, Calif. Cell Genesys scientists developed the methods
for transferring thereceptor-producing genes into T-cells, while NIAID scientists are conducting thePhase I/II clinical trial of the experimental treatment at the NIH ClinicalCenter in Bethesda, Md. Cell Genesys is conducting additional work to exam...
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