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Using PET Scans To Monitor Cancer Cells' Activity And Predict Who Will Develop Alzheimer's, Other Diseases

...P has approved the radiotracersmentioned above for numerous diagnostic indications in cancer, heart disease andneurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke and epilepsy.Phelps points to this as evidence that advancement in radiotracer chemistry isallowing PET to move more fully in the everyd...

Research Reveals Link Between Development And Contamination In Urban Watersheds

...AH'S's are an organic chemical class consisting of numerous individualcompounds. They are universal products of combustion of natural fuels, suchas wood or grass, and fossil fuels. They are also present in unburned coalor oil. Although ubiquitous in aquatic environments, they are typicallynot detectable in ...

Scientists Seek Early Warning Of Drinking Water Threats

... about half the cases," saysHarrington. "There are numerous microorganisms, but detection methods areavailable for only a small fraction." This project will focus on a half-dozen pathogens of future concern as a healththreat in drinking water, he said. After growing pathogens in the lab, theresearchers will ...

Interdisciplinary Method Offers New Way To Study Ribozymes

...the ribozyme active site is similar to that of the numerous structuralmetal-binding sites, making it difficult to distinguish between the twoclasses of sites. "By pulling one trick each from the toolboxes of chemistry and biology,we have overcome this problem," Lu said. "Our method combinesthe high thiophil...

Rice Names Matthews Dean Of Natural Sciences

...tanding search." Matthews has earned numerous teaching awards and has served on a number of academic and professional panels and committees, including a review panel for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Resources Program for Medical Schools, and...

Web Site Offers Comprehensive Information On Mad Cow Disease

...eloped at the Universityof Illinois in response to numerous phone calls by both the news media andthe public beginning in early 1996 following reports of BSE's transmissionto humans in Great Britain. "Within the span of a week, we were at the point of spending morethan half our time just answering phone call...

Remarkable Skull Of Predatory Dinosaur Unearthed On Madagascar

...South America. Inparticular, Majungatholus shares numerous specialized features with the hornedtheropod Carnotaurus in Argentina. The occurrence of such closely relateddinosaurs on widely separated landmasses may have implications for platetectonics, the theory that landmasses shift their relative positions ...

UB Researcher Developing Method That Employs "Evolution" To Identify New Drug Leads

...companies because it has the potential to identify numerous promising drug leads in just days, as compared to months or years using current techniques. It was described today (Tuesday, May 19) in a presentation by Alexey V. Eliseev, Pharm.D., UB assistant professor of medicinal chemistry, at the 39th annual U...

Raymond Receives $113,000 NIH Grant To Support Cell Cycle Regulation Research

...sity. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she has received numerous grants and fellowships, including a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Cancer Society for research at the University of Washington. END News/Hirschmann Williams College is consistently ranked one of the nation's top liberal arts coll...

New Model Makes It Possible To Predict Emergence Of Antiviral Drug Resistance

...re levels of antibiotic orantiviral resistance for numerous infectious diseases, including HIV," saidBlower. A tool to predict future drug resistance is sorely needed, according to EdwardH. Kaplan, PhD, of Yale in his review of the study. "This new model," he said,"provides a way to challenge the inertia oft...

Fish Love Songs/Whale Rhythms

...sh distinguish between the mating calls("hums") of numerous males singing to them simultaneously, Andrew Bass's lab atCornell University (607-254-4330) will present evidence that the regularlyrepeating acoustical "beats" produced by the concurrent hums get converted intorhythmically timed nerve signals in the...

USGS And Arizona Game And Fish Begin Partnership To Study Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo

... the characteristics ofcuckoo breeding habitats at numerous sites, assessing the importantcommonalties among those sites. This information, said Buffington, willallow researchers to more closely characterize successful cuckoo breedinghabitats. The Flagstaff group will search museum and written records for inf...

Fauci To Present New Insights Into HIV Latency At 12th World AIDS Conference

...e setting of HAART," he says. Dr. Fauci notes that numerous factors are involved in the initiation of HIVinfection, in determining levels of viral replication in people infected withHIV, and ultimately, in the rate of disease progression among HIV-infectedindividuals. Among these are factors intrinsic to the...

New Knowledge From Old Dung

...s of feces are often found at excavation sites, numerous further insights could be gained in the future with this new molecular-palaeontologic method. Pääbo even hopes to throw light on Neandertal life in this manner: Before long, he wants to examine 45,000-year-old Neandertal feces f...

Marine Snail Toxin Targeted At African Toad Eggs Reveals Novel Impact On The Regulation Of Serotonin

...marine snail toxins have long been known to act on numerous cellreceptor families within the mammalian nervous...y act on serotonin receptors. As there are already numerous good drugs that act on this particular serotoninreceptor, 5-HT3, it is unclear whether the research ...

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

...his release process is subject to regulation by numerous factors. Regulation occurs either directly, e.g...e. In addition, protein kinase C is involved in numerous biological processes, including cell division and tumorogenesis. Protein kinase C is act...

Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt To Speak At Ecological Society of Americas 1998 Annual Meeting

...The meeting will feature symposia,field trips, and numerous poster and paper presentations. ESA Plenary Session (August 4, 1998) In a late addition, Secretary Babbitt is scheduled to open this year's plenary. His speech is entitled "Restoring Watersheds and Ecosystems at the Turn of theMillennium." Dr. Bie...

Biologist Wins Simon Fraser University Controversy Prize For 'Silent Spring' Of The '90s

... inparticular. Since joining SFU in 1980, he's won numerous awards, including (withSFU chemical ecologist Keith Slessor) the Manning Award of Distinction (1997)and a gold medal from the Science Council of B.C. (1992). He's authored threeother books: "TheBiology of the Honeybee" (1987), "Killer Bees" (1992), a...

Vertex Pharmaceuticals/Yale Research Team Uses Gene Knockout Mice To Establish Role Of Caspase-9 In Neuronal Cell Death Pathway

...lsuicide). Apoptosis is an essential component of numerous biological processes,including tissue remodeling, immune system regulation and embryonic development. Abnormal activation of apoptosis, however, is implicated in the development andprogression of a number of different human diseases, and links betwee...

Team Of Max Planck Scientists Elucidates Structure Of A Protein Segment Involved In 'Von Recklinghausen Neurofibromatosis'

...another protein involved in the pathogenesis of numerous tumors, linking neurofibromatosis to tumor development. The work, published in the August 3, 1998, issue of EMBO Journal , confirms mechanistic ideas about the function of this protein stemming from the authors' fundamental structural an...

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