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Houston minority graduation rises in sciences, engineering as result of UH-led alliance
...ic institutions of higher education, is one of the most
successful in the nation and on track to achieve i...nce. "The Houston LSAMP program is one of the most
effective in the country," said Martin V. Bonsangue, professor of mathematics at California State Un...
Highlights of the October 2004 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...ight Management? As a weight management strategy, most
nutrition experts agree that along with regular physical activity, people should keep tabs on their portion sizes to help them manage the number of calories they consume. Researchers from The Pennsylvania State University examined whet...
Circulation of 'disaster myths' in Haiti could hinder appropriate disposal of bodies
...as studied the potential risks at length. Although most
of the media coverage of the disaster has been res...c is extremely small', he adds. Morgan found that most
of the victims usually die from trauma rather then 'epidemic-causing' infections. He says: 'In many ...
Veterinary Memorial Fund transforms grief into promise
... Veterinary Medical Association practitioners make most
of the donations to the fund, and they play a crit...idges between the association and the college. And most
importantly, it has funded critical research that has improved the quality of animal care we can del...
New study shows hope for treating inhalant abuse
...ts in the brain. Inhalant abuse is among the most
common forms of drug abuse, particularly among pre- and early adolescents, who inhale or "huff" chemical vapors found in many common household products that are not generally thought of as drugs. Seventy-one percent of inhalant users are 12 to 25 ye...
Lycopene slows human prostate tumour growth in mice and combined with vitamin E is even better
...w dose of both lycopene and vitamin E that was the most
effective, demonstrating that 'more does not necessarily equal better'. Many pharmacological agents and natural compounds follow a bell-shaped dose response curve, which means that very low or high doses may not work and that there is an optimal dose...
Researchers determine genetic cause of Timothy syndrome
...um into and out of the cell. Calcium is one of the most
important signaling molecules in the body, and perturbing calcium transport can cause a wide range of disorders. Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Mark T. Keating and his colleagues reported in the October 1, 2004, issue of the journal...
Cigarette smoke causes breaks in DNA and defects to a cell's chromosomes, Pitt study finds
... 2 to 6 at the Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers. While most
research has focused on the changes in DNA sequenc...cells. "Double-stranded breaks are considered the most
mutagenic type of DNA damage because the broken ends can fuse to other chromosomes in the cell. Chro...
Scientists to prototype cyberinfrastructure for research and education access to ocean observatories
...lf of the award will be administered by UCSD, with most
of the work to be carried out by Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology [Cal-(IT) 2 ]. "Our prototype infrastructure will be a large distributed data grid, driven by a varie...
Molecular motor implicated in tissue remodeling
...ed, so the team looked for an energy source. While most
molecules that act as motors are inside cells and get their energy from a ubiquitous high-energy molecule called ATP, the team found that MMP-1 gets its energy by breaking the molecular bonds in the collagen filament it is attached to. "In fact," Go...
Rare childhood genetic syndrome identified
...an get inside a cell. Calcium is one of the body's most
important signaling molecules, and normally, cellular calcium levels are tightly regulated. Dr. Mark Keating, senior author of the study and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at Children's Hospital Boston, likens the calcium channel to ...
Scientists sequence genome of kind of organism central to biosphere's carbon cycle
...microscopic ocean algae that are among the Earth's most
important inhabitants, has yielded surprising insi...gen, fats and silica in order to thrive. Diatoms, most
of which are far too tiny to see without magnification, are nevertheless thought to absorb carbon di...
Researchers find color sensitive atomic switch in bacteria
...mbrane surfaces and their exposed proteins are the most
accessible targets to treat human tissue or destroy infectious microbes, he said. More than 60 percent of medications target membrane proteins on human cells and many antibiotics target membranes on pathogens....
Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases
...us energy and new brain power to solve some of the most
complex puzzles in eye research," says Darlene Dar...ates that NIH recognizes eye disease as one of the most
important problems facing the rapidly aging population. The selection of The Schepens Eye Research I...
New study indicates arsenic could be suitable as first-line treatment in type of leukaemia
...er effective drugs such as ATRA available as well, most
patients will be able to avoid the need for bone marrow transplants." Arsenic compounds have been used in medicine for thousands of years, dating back to the ancient Chinese and the Romans, but it was the Chinese in the 1980s that first tr...
Pack-MULEs are toting a new look at plant evolution
...ng testament to how personal and creative even the most
dense and high-tech sciences can be. Jiang is a n...g thread which runs through her life. "Rice is the most
important food for me; nothing else can replace it," Jiang said. "In the first 15 years of my life, ...
UT Southwestern biochemist honored with NIH Director's Pioneer Award
...amework of the NIH's priorities in identifying the most
compelling opportunities in medical research. ...the National Institutes of Health." One of the most
significant turns Dr. McKnight took in his career was to move from his early work on transcription f...
Safety of isoflavones in dietary supplements targeted by Illinois initiative
...een isoflavones and estrogen receptors." While most
food scientists stress the importance of consuming soy as part of a whole-foods approach, there has been a proliferation of dietary supplements and food additives containing isoflavone extracts. These products show up in food, which is regulated by t...
Half-million dollar landmark achieved for the Methuselah Mouse Prize
...he longest living Mus musculus, the breed of mouse most
commonly used in scientific research. This is a cr...nation, the Methuselah Foundation is the first and most
developed organization directly promoting the development of human "Projuvenation" technology." Said...
Cancer vaccine based on pathogenic listeria bacteria shows promise targeting metastases
...rimarily those with compromised immune systems; in most
people, it is quickly knocked down by the immune system. The challenge with turning listeria into a vaccine was to retain its ability to stimulate a strong immune system attack, yet reduce its ability to spread from cell to cell and cause toxicity, P...
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