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Study shows gene may boost smoking-related heart disease

...studied, 458 people suffered heart attacks or were newly diagnosed with heart disease, Pankow said. The final sample consisted of 400 cases and 890 others who served as controls. "Subjects already had been asked about their smoking habits and had provided a blood sample for genetic analysis, and so we loo...

$11-million grant supports study of how genes affect cancer chemotherapy

...eadquartered at the University of Chicago, and the newly formed Children's Oncology Group . The PAAR grant is part of a nationwide research effort sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to understand how a person's genetic make-up determines the way a medicine works in his or her body, as well as ...

Italian wolves haven't gone to the dogs--yet

...ulation, targeting dispersing juveniles and small, newly founded packs. Other researchers have found evidence of hybridization between wolves and feral dogs in Romania and western Russia. To see if Italian wolves have also interbred with dogs, Randi and his colleagues compared the mitochondrial DNA of sam...

Scientists discover 66-million-year-old dinosaur with a heart

...rs evolved," he says. Russell is director of the newly created Center for the Exploration of the Dinosaur...n dinosaurs and dinosaurian ecosystems through the newly formed Center for the Exploration of the Dinosaurian World....

Hopkins scientists link human papillomavirus (HPV) to head and neck cancer

...tudied tumors of 253 patients, ages 17 to 91, with newly diagnosed or recurring squamous cell head and neck cancer. HPV was detected in 62, or 25 percent, of the tumors and, of the HPV-positive tumors, 90 percent contained a high-risk, tumor-promoting form of the virus known as HPV-16. Somewhat unexpecte...

Carbon diem: Grants awarded to research that seizes excess carbon dioxide

...t explore unique, cost-effective ways to sequester newly produced carbon dioxide before it hits the atmosphere. Ultimately, the DOE wants to develop methods that cost only $10 per ton of carbon, equivalent to adding a fraction of a cent per kilowatt-hour to the cost of electricity. Researchers at the Idah...

Chemical from venom of Chilean tarantula could aid treatment of heart attack, other major diseases

...llaborated with UB researchers on the study. The newly identified peptide toxin could have several clinical applications related to cell mechanics, said Frederick Sachs, Ph.D., UB professor of physiology and biophysics, and senior researcher on the project. "For example, cells swell during congestive he...

Using a mouse model, reserchers now understand changes occurring in the brain before the onset of Huntington's disease

...l marriage of research approaches with the FHCRC's newly launched DNA Array Lab," Olson says. Starting later that month, Olson and his collaborators in Young's lab began analyzing levels of gene activity in a mouse model of Huntington's disease. "By April we confirmed that the mice had genetic changes s...

Targeted Genetics presents data on arthritis gene therapy

...products based on existing protein therapies or on newly identified genes. Protein therapy via gene delivery may allow for less frequent dosing, maintenance of consistent levels of protein over time, localized administration and the prevention of acute episodes in chronic diseases. These characteristics ...

More tolerable treatment for severe, obstructive sleep apnea around the world

...tely. Patients hooked up to a computer running the newly designed program were able to successfully avoid apnea. "Based on our clinical experience, we know that many people cannot use the CPAP mask but refuse to have a tracheotomy because they c...

Understanding of floral scents blossoms in Purdue laboratory

...plant. In snapdragon, as in most flowering plants, newly opened blossoms don't produce as much scent as mature blossoms. "These flowers aren't ready to be pollinated because they are immature, and the lack of scent makes them less attractive to pollinators," Dudareva says. Conversely, once many plants have...

UCSF research reveals how the embryo brings its heart together

...rates develop. "Proteins can be identified from newly sequenced genes, and they can be localized using antibodies. But lipids are the products of enzymatic pathways. No gene codes for them, and they are much harder to study." Stainier has been studying zebrafish heart development for ten years. The ...

Gene discovered for primary pulmonary hypertension

...parts of the blood vessels, thereby allowing these newly musculated parts to vasoconstrict. This increased vasoconstriction leads to hypertension. The discovery of genes involved in familial PPH is extremely important because it will help doctors to better identify those at risk for developing this di...

Researchers decipher fundamental signal for maleness

...f biochemistry at CWRU's School of Medicine. "The newly obtained genomes of humans and other animals have ...characteristics and behavior of animals. And these newly discovered genes, buried "downstream" of the sex chromosomes, may in part exhibit a common origin, s...

Trans-pacific air pollution is worse than was suspected,says new study

...the United States. The heart of the network is the newly designed InternationalAerosol Sampler, which was designed and built at UC Davis. Itis inexpensive, lightweight and low-tech for producingreliable data in undeveloped regions with unreliable powersupplies. It collects air samples that can be chemicall...

New gene monitors cell division, cancer clinical applications seen

...e allowing the process to proceed to anaphase. The newly identified chfr gene is the first identified that monitors prophase....

Healthy gums are likely to lie behind milk mustaches

...another reason to smile. A study published in the newly released Journal of Periodontology found that people who get enough calcium have significantly lower rates of periodontal disease, a leading cause of tooth loss.Researchers analyzed government data on calcium consumption and periodontal disease indic...

Grasslands, deserts, mountains and fire

... Soil crust adds to soil fertility by contributing newly fixed carbon and nitrogen and by trapping dust and stabilizing soil. When dust is added to the soil in an area, all of the necessary nutrients in the soil are increased. Dust may even be essential for plant growth. Some of the dust in southeastern U...

New protein a key to cell shape and movement

...e shape of cells and allowing them to move. The newly identified protein, palladin, is being explored for its influence on a number of biological processes including the invasive spread of cancer, wound healing, brain development, and the implantation of the embryo in the uterus. "I think it may be cr...

Taking the pulse of giants: Detecting change and its consequences in western mountain ecosystems

...ern Montane Forests." Graumlich will focus on some newly available millennial-length records of forests located in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Included will be discussions about the evidence supporting climatic change, including tree ring, glacial ice and sedimentary records. Graumlich will outlin...

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