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Computer Program For Quicker, More Detailed Mapping
...he engine,"said McKusick. McKusick and colleagues modified
the original program in steps, graduallyreplacing the very precise, but time-consuming and expensive parts. At everypoint, they evaluated its success to make sure they were not sacrificingaccuracy. "We started out using the off-the-shelf thing, then...
Hawaiian Whales Show 'No Overt Response' To Sounds Of ATOC Simulation
...noted among marine mammals, the experiment will be modified
or halted. "ATOC is an important international study that can tell whether global climate conditions are changing, not only for those of us on the surface but for organisms in the oceans. Any noted changes in the ocean ecosystem could mean chan...
Low-Protein Diet May Reverse Kidney Disease
...that the body can not make. Ketoacids are slightly modified
forms of amino acids. The disorder gradually disappeared during the next three to 15 months in five participants, who started the study before kidney failure became severe, the results show. Four of the five people have resumed normal or nearly norma...
How Birds Sing
...gain insight into what elements of the circuit are modified
during learning." The research was funded by the Whitehall Foundation, a private philanthropy that funds biomedical research with an emphasis on neurobehavioral studies....
Green Glow: Not Only For Halloween
... amino acids." The researchers chose to study the modified
GFP because it is more useful for cell biologists, glowing much more brightly than the natural variant. In a second experiment, the researchers deliberately changed one amino acid in contact with the green pigment, in hopes that change would ...
Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine
... to supplement thebody's immune response. The modified
cells created by Drs. Federoff and Fong act asa be...ke retroviruses.That's fast enough for cells to be modified
and put back into apatient during the same surgical procedure to remove thecancer. "The beauty ...
Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine
...rapy to supplement the body's immune response. The modified
cells created by Drs. Federoff and Fong act as a b...listers and cold sores in people and animals, only modified
so that it can't replicate -- to send into rats genes that code for substances known as cytokines. C...
Supelco Licenses ORNL Solid Sorbent Air Sampling Material
... is then heated to releasecollected samples into a modified
gas chromatograph for analysis, explainedco-inventors Mike Sigman and Amy Dindal of ORNL's Chemical and AnalyticalSciences Division. The researchers benchmarked the sol-gel air sampling trap performanceagainst Supelco's popular multi-carbon air sampl...
EPA's Plant-Pesticide Policy Threatens To Stifle Development Of Pesticide Alternatives And International Trade
... war in Europe and othercountries over genetically modified
organisms (GMOs). At a workshop in Washington, D.C., July 17-18, the EPA restated that itseeks to regulate substances that plants produce to protect themselves againstpests and diseases according to the definition of the Federal Insecticide,F...
Molecular Piracy Turns Protein Into Traitor
... blood cells. However, in this case, the virus has modified
the original human chemokine so that it binds to the chemokine receptor but does not stimulate the normal response. Instead, the resulting viral chemokine, vMIP-II, acts as an antagonist blocking the normal action of the receptor. Even more surprisi...
Trojan Horse Virus Controls Hiv Infection
...nell, Ph.D., and their colleaguesdescribe how they modified
the vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) genome, delet...try into the HIV-infected cell and destroyit. The modified
VSV cannot infect normal cells because it lacks its normalsurface protein. Thus, it targets, enters...
Environmental Engineers Demonstrate Effective Method For Trapping Highway Pollutants
...CincinnatiCollege of Engineering have shown that a modified
filtrationsystem along interstate highways can prevent heavy metals frompolluting nearby water supplies. The system, known as a partial exfiltration trench (PET) , was designed and built by research assistant professor John Sansalone as part of his ...
Bowman Gray Scientists Find Novel Way To Block AIDS Virus
...n land to infect thecell. "The genetically modified
lymphocytes are immune to T-tropic virusinfection ...ld be removed from an infectedpatient, genetically modified
with intrakine, and periodically reinfused backinto patients to delay or prevent the disease progres...
Jefferson Scientists Develop Botulism Vaccine
...sticated tools of molecular biology to create a modified
and non-toxic version of botulinum toxin, which is natures deadliest poison. The toxin, which is the cause of the disease botulism, is ordinarily encountered as a form of food poisoning. When someone ingests the toxin, it survives t...
Cellular Engineers Design Custom Cell Surfaces Able To Adhere To Synthetic Materials
...recursors fed to the cells. Cell surfaces modified
for specific reactions hold great promise in theconstruction of biocompatible materials and artificial organs, but the interestsof Bertozzi's cell-surface group don't stop there. "We're investigating thecells of other organisms, such as plants and mi...
Columbia Biologists Match Odor Receptor To Odor; Research Uncovers How Sense Of Smell Works; First Aroma Scientists Detect Is That Of Meat
...enovirus -- the same virus that causes colds. The modified
adenovirus was inturn introduced into rat olfactor...ohns Hopkins Medical School, treated rats with the modified
adenovirus and thenexposed their olfactory neurons to various odorants. He monitored theelectrical ...
Study Reviews Medication Use In Elderly Cardiac Patients After Discharge
... The dosage ortype of medication often needs to be modified
and pain control is frequently anissue," says Cheryl Dellasega, Ph.D., associate professor of nursing andbiobehavioral health at Penn State's College of Health and Human Development."And, more than 50 percent of the patients in this survey went home ...
UMass Researchers Announce Birth Of Genetically Modified Cloned Calves
...eristics is being pursued as a method of producing modified
cells for transplantation into human patients, acc...fetal germ cells. The animals were not genetically modified
and required a second cloning procedure for successful development. Moreover, the cloning method use...
Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics
... The original protector, obtained from Brazil, was modified
to ergonomically improve the types of fastening an... in a well-designed field test, this ergonomically modified
leg protector was introduced in a eucalyptus plantation for use by persons responsible for ax/hatche...
Low Cholesterol? Reduced Sodium? What Do These Terms Really Mean?
...bels. The sixteen labelscorresponded to the twelve modified
labels and four copies of the control, onefor each dietary component, and rotated by soup type. Each pairing was presentedto the subject only once to prevent subjects from referring to earlier answerswhen responding. Each label was presented on its o...
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