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Hopkins Engineering Undergrads' Inventions: Power Tools For Double Amputee, Military Surveillance Robot

...-likerobot are available.) Following are the names and hometowns of students involved insome of the 1997 projects described in this release: Power Tool Attachment Device for Double-Amputee: Mili Ashar -- Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. Jay Humphries -- Potomac, Md. Aaron Kim -- Tigard, Ore....

Researcher Identifies Two New Violet Species In Central America

..."It's never an easy job to come up with meaningful names for new speciesbecause you want to be original," he said. One of the newly discovered plantswas particularly difficult, he said, because it lacked a striking physicalcharacteristic that could be linked to its name. Ballard contrived the name ...

Rare Mutation Find May Offer Clues To Treating Osteoporosis

... a time when other children can becruel -- calling names and such," she said. "We are struggling to decide whatthe best options for him are physically, psychologically and cosmetically." The National Institute of Dental Research supports the UNC-CH and WakeForest research, which involves other gene...

Births Of Rare Lemurs At Duke Primate Center

... and Calaban. Entrants should come up with names for a male and female aye-aye (sinceeven experts h...ve trouble telling the sexes apart at birth). The names shouldbe written on a 3x5 index card, including the entrant's name and address andsent -- along with...

News Backgrounder: Duke Primate Center Successfully Fosters Mysterious Aye-Ayes

... which led the Duke primatologists tobestow spooky names such as Nosferatu, Poe and Morticia on the animals -- alsoworks against its survival in its homeland of Madagascar. Superstitious Malagasybelieve that if an aye-aye points its finger at them, they're doomed to die, sothey kill the animals on sight wh...

Priestly Gene Shared By Widely Dispersed Jews

...tly cast, the Cohanim, which includes men withlast names that are variations on "Cohen." Using a combination of molecular genetics and mathematical analysis, thescientists arrived an an estimated date for the most recent common ancestor ofcontemporary Cohanim. According to this analysis, the commo...

Move Over, Protein Kinase C, You've Got Company: Munc13-1 Is A Novel Diacylglycerol Target That Modulates Neurotransmitter Release

...to regulate transmitter release, says Brose. He names two main reasons for the importance of the group's findings: The study adds a new regulatory process to our understanding of synaptic transmission, Brose says "and it's going to rattle a few cages". Hundreds of published studies on protei...

UCSF Team Identifies Two Key Molecules In Asthma; Important Finding For New Therapies That Treat Disease At Cell Level

...the two molecules--which are known by theshorthand names of IL-4 and IL-13--in their lungs, but it believed to be linkedto a genetic predisposition, Corry said. "The striking message in the scientific investigation is that all thecomplexity of asthma as a disease comes down to these three elements: molec...

American Heart Association Announces Top 10 Research Advances For 1998 -- Gene Therapy Among The List

...called "super aspirins" and sold under the generic names of eptifibatide, tirofiban and abciximab -- are more potent than aspirin. They are also administered through an intravenous "drip," or infusion. A report recently published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association analyzed 16 studi...

Largest Acoustics Meeting In History Expected

...Akustik, les acoustiques, acoustics and many other names around the world. Researchers will be gathering at what is expected to be the largest meeting ever devoted exclusively to this scientific discipline: the joint 137th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 2nd Convention of the European ...

In The Genes: Extra Belly Fat, Insulin Resistance Linked

...ong the length of human chromosomes the way street names help locatesomeone's house. Once genes linked to the traits are identified, tests could be developed toindicate a person's risk for becoming diabetic and gaining abdominal fat.Designing such tests would be easiest if a few -- or even one -- genes we...

University Of Chicago To Host 'Evo-Devo' Symposium

...r asymposium bringing together some of the biggest names in evolutionarydevelopmental biology. The symposium, titled "The Developmental Basis ofEvolutionary Change" will be held Thursday May 13 through Saturday May 15. Evolutionary developmental biology, also known as "evo-devo" studies thegenes...

Center For Future Health Aims To Bring High-Tech, Low-Cost Health Care To The Home

...or of "memory glasses" to remind theelderly of the names of relatives. Artificial intelligence algorithms are beingstudied as the basis of a communication aid that might be helpful in curbingmarital disputes. DNA could provide the computing power necessary to identifybacterial strains almost immediately. U...

AGU 1999 Fall Meeting -- Information for media representatives

...oscone. Details, including name of the restaurant, names of the speakers, and cost will appear in a subsequent advisory. ************************************************** AGU 1999 FALL MEETING PRESS REGISTRATION FORM This form may be submitted online at [ http://www.agu.org/sci_soc/prrl/fm99pre...

Common cholesterol drugs could be used to treat osteoporosis, as reported in the 3 December issue of Science

...ars with little toxic side effects, marketed under names like Mevacor, Zocor, and Prevachol. The research team first applied four different types of statins to bone taken from the skulls of mice and grown in a laboratory culture. Each of the statins increased bone growth in the cultures two to threefold by...

Most highly endowed promotion prize for fourteen scientists and scholars

...ay they employ this money. From the multitude of names put forward for the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize the DFG's Nomination Committee has favoured those with the most promising prospects for achieving the greatest scientific progress as a result of further promotion. The DFG is awarding the Leibniz P...

Millenium bug found by CSIRO scientists

...g are complete, but both its scientific and common names will be the "Millennium Bug". The "Millennium Bug" belongs to a new genus of the family Veliidae (small water striders) that scientists Mr Tom Weir of CSIRO Entomology and Dr Nils Mller Andersen of the Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen will...

Pioneering evolutionist Ledyard Stebbins dies at age 94

... walks with his mother, whotaught her children the names and songs of birds, and with his father, who took the childrenprowling through Atlantic tide pools. At Harvard University in 1925, Stebbins was introduced toDarwin's theory of evolution. As a junior the following year, he decided to become a botanist...

Researchers link genetic defect to 'head-rush' disorder

...e stand up. Orthostatic intolerance goes by other names including soldier's heart, neurocirculatory asthenia, and mitral valve prolapse, and it bears many similarities to chronic fatigue syndrome. One of the biochemical irregularities of orthostatic intolerance is high blood levels of the neurotransmitt...

Study stopped early: high blood pressure drug less effective than diuretic

...r the name Norvasc) and lisinopril (sold under the names Prinivil and Zestril). Only the Cardura portion of the study will stop. The remainder of ALLHAT will continue until its scheduled end in 2002. "ALLHAT is important to clinicians who treat patients with high blood pressure because it compares newer,...

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