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Researchers Discover New Genetic Risk For Alzheimer's Disease
...e risk of Alzheimer's diseaseand suggests how this might
happen. "We've discovered changes in the A...ng the level of APOE expression, this polymorphism might
increase theamount of amyloid you deposit in your brain. In turn, that could increase yourrisk of ge...
Cellular Engineers Design Custom Cell Surfaces Able To Adhere To Synthetic Materials
...roperties could be ingested by the cell, the sugar might
beincorporated in an oligosaccharide and delivered to the surface. The resultwould be a cell with new surface properties. To demonstrate the technique, she and her colleagues chose an analogueof sialic acid, a sugar which in its natu...
Similarities Found In Human, Chimp Brains; Columbia, Mount Sinai, NIH Scientists Find Region That Controls Language Identical In Both Species
...atthey have some kind of communication system that might
be more complex than wehave heretofore thought," s...Mount Sinai, firstsuspected that chimpanzee brains might
show the same asymmetry as those of humans. He sought the collaboration of Professor Holloway, who ...
Tiger Beetles Go Blind At High Speeds
...riety of tiger beetle, Cicindela puritana , which might
soon find itself on the endangered species list, lives along the banks of the Connecticut River throughout New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut. As natural predators, tiger beetles eat just about anything they can catch. Gilbert sai...
Genetic Risk Factors For Anorexia Nervosa Sought
...elapse. Berrettini suggests thatimproved therapies might
be one eventual result of the discovery of genetic riskfactors for anorexia. "There is not a single government-approved medicine to treat anorexia,"Berrettini says. "It's our hope that if we can find susceptibility genes, wewill then be ab...
Iron Deficiency Increases Likelihood Of Bone Fractures
...orosis, but if we just concentrateon those two, we might
not be doing ourselves any favors. Weve overlookeda very important nutrient, said Medeiros. Medeiros also said that since the study used young, growing rats, theirclosest human counterparts would be children and adolescents. Like ...
Divorce, Insect Style: Termites Swap Mates
... of her lifewith a newfound mate, a female termite might
invite another male to the nestsite to fight her m...r off in search of a better female. -- Nest mates might
fight each other when a potential suitor is near. Bitingoff the tip of a mate's antenna might
'Rolling Circles' Provide New Way to Amplify and Detect DNA
... geneticresearch or routine laboratory testing. It might
also open the door to new procedures requiring ver...therapy, whererolling circles inserted into cells might
produce RNAs thattarget cancer-related genes and viruses like HIV. Kool's work is funded by th...
Detective Work Uncovers New Tick-Borne Disease In North Carolina And The Southeast
... what genre of organism Lone Star ticksat the camp might
be carrying. Ticks, as well as mites, fleas and lice,can carry rickettsiae, which share features of both bacteria and viruses.Like bacteria, rickettsiae have cell walls and enzymes, use oxygen, andcan be destroyed by antibiotics. Like viruses, they c...
Research Aims At Nation's First 'Smart' Ground Water Regulations
... same. You may find that differences in conditions might
make practices unacceptable that are used just a f...ore," Engel says. "A farmer's application computer might
communicate with another computer to determine what's acceptable and what's not acceptable for that ...
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Investigators
...of many types of cancers." One such cancer might
be non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a disease that strikesfar more patients than APL: More than 50,000 people in the United States arediagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma each year. Mutations in a gene calledBCL-6 make up the most frequent genetic alteration...
Emory University Fragile X Group Receives NIH Program Grant
...deperinatal testing of babies to determine if they might
be affected by fragile Xsyndrome. Moreover, these data helped explain the "Sherman paradox", named afterDr. Stephanie Sherman, associate professor of genetics and a co-investigator onthe program project. Dr. Sherman first noted nearly a decade ago t...
Gene For Inherited Syndrome Is Possible New Tumor Suppressor
...er inmany different organs. Unexpectedly, the work might
also have uncovered a newcategory of tumor suppres..., "we have no clue as to how the loss of this gene might
lead to cancer. That work will requiremany experiments to learn what other proteins this protein int...
New Sensor Adds Precision To Search For Dangerous Gases
...ce storms, there were fears that many might
die from noxious gases produced from burning kerosene lamps or stoves to keep warm. Now, physicist Dr. Bijan Miremadi has developed a unique gas sensing unit that could prevent disasters caused by dangerous ga...
Study Finds Gene Is Associated With Higher Risk Of One Kind of Stroke Among African-Americans
..."Having the e4 allele in one's genetic makeup just might
be one of thoseadditional risk factors if you are an African American," Alberts continued. Apo-E, which is located on the surface of circulating blood-fatparticles, normally binds to liver cells, helping them clear cholesterol fromthe blood...
Three-Day Treatment Cures Decades-Old Case Of Malaria
...tic Diseases, suspected the fever and large spleen might
be caused by malaria. In only three days, using five doses of anti-malaria medicine, she was cured. Vinetz, who has a reputation for tackling difficult research problems,noted that the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates characterized quartan f...
USGS Cautions Proper Use Of Pepper Spray To Avoid Bear Attacks
...id their tents and sleeping areas of articles that might
smell,including toothpaste, food and soap. Unfortu...bear can scent the red pepper spray, and if a bear might
be attracted toa canister that has been fired and which has some spray residue on its exterior. Smit...
Scientists Sift Through Trash In Search Of Perfect Landfill
...s we puton the curb and forget. Ham's latest study might
be the clearest indication yetof what happens to landfilled materials. Knowing how and what materials degrade is the first step toward making landfillsbetter garbage-eating machines - and providing an energy source from methane,Ham says. At the start...
Researchers Take Major Step Toward Cracking Ebola Code
...ls and hinders an early inflammatory response that might
stop the virusfrom replicating. The second part of...ting other illnesses. The Ebola virus glycoprotein might
also be used for therapeutic purposes, forexample, by incorporating it into gene therapy vectors der...
Cancer Cells Self-Destruct When "Sweet Tooth" Is Thwarted
...does not cross over into thebrain," says Dang. "It might
even be possible to alter 2-deoxyglucose so it behaves in this manner." Dang and colleagues plan to begin testing 2-deoxyglucose and othersugar-stopping compounds in animal models of tumors soon. Other authors on the paper were Yoon Chun an...
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