Tag: "moderately" at biology news
New Grapes From Cornell Debut
...rent. "Clusters are large and somewhat loose with moderately
large -- 3.5 to 4.0 gm -- berries," noted Reisch. Marquis is moderately
disease resistant. The fruit ripens in mid-September, after Himrod. Yield averages 5 tons/acre. M...
A Phoenix From A Ring Of Fire Is A Pattern For The Recovery Of Mount St. Helens
... Edwards. "The fact that the insects seemed to be moderately
indifferent to the ash was my biggest surprise." Why the difference between the sites of the Washington and the Indonesian eruptions? The researcher's hypothesis is that the ash thrown up in the first days of an eruption is sharp and hi...
Calorie Restriction Reduces Age-Related Muscle Loss
...cle tissue from old rats on unrestricteddiets, and moderately
(35 percent) and highly (50 percent) restricteddiets. Young rats on unrestricted diets also were included in the study. Analysis of the tissue showed that fiber numbers were preserved inthe highly restricted, old animals. Muscle from these rats also...
Second Gene Responsible For Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Identified
...ndone-half of children with tuberous sclerosis are moderately
to severelyaffected, and this creates lifelong worry for parents and physicians alike,"said Dr. Kwiatkowski, of Harvard Medical School and the paper's lead author. "We plan to now turn our efforts toward comprehensive analysis of the mutationsthat oc...
More To Drought Than Meets The Eye
... growth declines during drought, butare considered moderately
to highly drought tolerant. "It appears that there is an inconsistent pattern between leaf-levelphysiology and radial growth," says Abrams. "More study is needed to see if andhow drought tolerant trees actually store energy in deep roots and...
Oak Regeneration In Some Ohio Forests Is Failing, Researchers Find
... 10 to 15 percent of theavailable sunlight and has moderately
dry soil. McCarthy collected data for the site condition study in 1995, a yearbefore the sites were burned. His preliminary studies of areas that were burnedin 1996 and earlier this year suggest that the burn project is having thedesired effe...
Wake Forest Study Shows Soy Containing A Key Ingredient Is What Lowers
...rouse and his colleagues studied 156 patients with moderately
elevatedcholesterol levels who were randomly assig...rage totalcholesterol was 241, which is considered moderately
elevated. The average LDLcholesterol was 164, also moderately
elevated. "Overall the soy pro...
Fortified Drink Improves Third World Nutrition
... the fortified drinkers, most of the children with moderately
severe anemia showed significant improvement in iron status. But many of the nonfortified drinkers showed a reduction. For vitamin A, only 11 percent of the fortified children were still below the benchmark for serum retinol levels, compared with ...
Study 'Gone With The Wind' Provides Stellar Ecological Example
...e of spiders nearly 80 percent on thenortheast, or moderately
damaged, islands. Vegetation was affected, but to...oderate disturbance than smallerorganisms. On the moderately
disturbed islands, lizard populations were lessaffected by the hurricane than were spider population...
"Salt Gene" Determines Benefit Of Low-Salt Diet
...09 Caucasians in the study. TOHP participants were moderately
overweight and had borderline high bloodpressure. That is, their diastolic blood pressure -- the force pressing onblood vessels between heart contractions -- was between 83 and 89 millimeters ofmercury (mm/Hg). This is below the level of 90 mm/Hg t...
Largest Study Of Twins Shows Delay In Language Acquisition Has Strong Genetic
Component Among Children At Low End Of Developmental Scale
...s to be moreimportant. With fast, average and even moderately
slow language developmentgenetics or nature doesn't seem to matter as much as environment, though it doesplay some role. But what happens to children at the low or very slow end oflanguage development is strikingly different. With these children, gen...
Study: Calcium Supplements Appear To Protect Against Colorectal Cancer
CHAPEL HILL - Calcium supplements moderately
reduce the riskof recurring polyp growth in the colon and appear to reduce the risk of coloncancer, according to a new national study. Most physicians already believecalcium supplements delay the age-related, bone-thinning condition known asosteoporo...
Immunex And Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories Advance Enbrel Into Phase II/III Clinical Trial For Chronic Heart Failure
...stration for thereduction in signs and symptoms of moderately
to severely active rheumatoidarthritis (RA) in patients who have an inadequate response to one or moredisease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. The most frequently reported adverseevents in RA studies with ENBREL in adults were mild to moderate inject...
Vesicle Chemistry: A New Way To Get Life-Like Reactions
... off each otherabout 300,000 times per second in a moderately
sized vesicle and the substratewill bounce off the membrane about 200 million times per second. There are other approaches to creating extremely small volumes to study chemicalreactions. But most of these use methods such as micromachining small well...
Fortified Drink For Pregnant, Lactating Women
...s ofthe fortified drink, most of the children with moderately
severe anemia showedsignificant improvement in iron levels while many of the consumers of thenonfortified drink showed a worsening. Latham notes that between one- and two-thirds of pregnant women in thedeveloping world suffer from anemia, and many d...
Scientists Use Fossilized Emu Eggshells To Discern Changes In Vegetation, Provide Additional Evidence Of Human Impact On Australian Landscape
...ning hypothesis. "The summer monsoon remained only moderately
effective during the last 10,000years and has never been as effective as it was 65,000 to 45,000 years ago"Johnson says. The researchers speculate that the failure of monsoonprecipitation to reach the interior may be due to systematic burning by hum...
Stress Increases Blood Chemical Related To Heart Disease
...earch over the past 20 yearshas found that an even moderately
elevated level of homocysteine is a riskfactor for heart disease in both men and women. "This is the first study to show that behavioral factors may influencehomocysteine levels," said Catherine Stoney, author of the study and a professorof psycholog...
The Reason The French Have Low Levels Of Heart Disease
...ine); the consumption of garlic and onions and the moderately
warmer climate in France. They conclude that apart from smoking in women, these factors explain little of the difference and that the most important explanation lies in the time-lag hypothesis. Law and Wald emphasise that the consumption of animal f...
University of Maryland study links vitamin B deficiency to risk of stroke in younger women
... that of smoking apack of cigarettes per day. Even moderately
higher homocysteine levels-thosethat would be considered normal among older people-conferred a greater risk ofstroke among the women in our study," says Dr. Kittner. He adds that the increased stroke risk from elevated homocysteine levels was thesam...
Eating soy can lead to dramatic declines in cholesterol, Wake Forest study shows
...ts whose LDL levels were greater than 164 mg/dl, a moderately
highlevel. LDL is the bad cholesterol that doctors believe elevates the risk ofheart disease. In the same group, total cholesterol dropped by 9 percent. When all patients who got the 62 milligrams dose were consolidated (including those whose...
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