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Gene located for rare fat disorder

...e gene for another form oflipodystrophy - familial partial lipodystrophy - on chromosome 1. Other researchers in the study include UT Southwestern Center for Human Geneticscolleagues Ross Wilson, a research associate, and Robert Barnes, a researchanalyst; Dr. Elif Arioglu and Dr. Simeon Taylor of the NIH; Dr...

Primate genus sheds light on great ape and human origins, as reported in Science

...vering anexquisitely preserved 15 million year old partial skeleton of an ancient ape.The new genus Equatorius , reported in the 27 August issue of Science , helps reshape the complex evolutionary tree around the time whenthe ancestor to humans and great apes arose, and reveals that one species, Kenyapithec...

Simulating protein folding from physical laws

... tested andother known proteins or by simulating a partial fold and then comparing theresults to known shapes. Unfortunately, there are not easy matches for all proteins, so it would bedesirable to have what's called an ab initio (from the very beginning)approach that simulates the entire folding process....

CWRU physicists invent "supershielding" for MRI devices

...rrent and electric charges, adds Brown. "With only partial screening, a magnetic field system, as with Perseus inhis Helmet of Hades, can be made invisible to outsiders."...

Team discovers new species of hominid

... Natural History. Between 1996 and 1998, a partial cranium, a partial fossil skeleton, ajaw, and other fossils were found in 2.5 million-year-old lake margin depositsin E...

Researchers, Regulators, Industry, Consumer Advocates Gather to Discuss Critical Issues Facing the Pharmaceutical Industry

...ties and the challenges for the nextmillennium? A partial list of those who will be on hand to discuss these issuesincludes: Regulatory: Janet Woodcock, MD, Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA Steven Aurecchia, MD, Division of Over the Counter Drug Products, FDA Academia: Raymond Woosley,...

Studies Of A Gene For A Rare Form Of Rickets Shed Light On Vitamin D Deficiencies

...yme's function. But in other cases the function is partial or abnormal,and that causes diseases that may need different approaches to treatment." Principal investigators Anthony Portale, M.D., and Walter L. Miller, M.D., areprofessors of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. Much ofthe c...

NCAR Scientists, Aircraft, Instruments Head To Indian Ocean For Climate ChangeExperiment; UCAR Directs Operations

...iment (INDOEX). NSF is NCAR's primarysponsor and a partial sponsor of INDOEX. INDOEX is based in the Republic of the Maldives, an archipelagosouthwest of India's southern tip. There, NCAR scientists are workingalongside more than 70 researchers from a dozen nations to observe thetropical oceans and atmospher...

Nerve Cells On The Go

...from actin. They have found a bewilderingnumber of partial connections but have not yet made the leap to the membranereceptor. Working from the top down, neuron guidance researchers traditionallystudy which external cues the growth cone encounters and which receptors it usesto recognize them. But this resear...

Researchers Report Emergence Of Antibiotic Resistance During Vancomycin Therapy

...ains of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)that also show partial resistance to vancomycin, a drug often described as the"last resort" antibiotic against these dangerous pathogens that cause manyhospital-acquired infections in the United States and elsewhere. "The emergence of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus au...

A Disease Last Seen In The 1950's Has Struck Again

...ould be inBrazil?" Mergler's team offers a partial solution. It found that only fish thateat other fish contain dangerous levels of mercury, because concentrations aremagnified with each step up the food chain. Herbivorous fish have lower levels,and mercury levels in fishing communities go down when ...

National Science Medalists Named

...of new aircraft wing design because of her work in partial differential equations started in the 1950s. Don...s, New York University, for pioneering advances in partial differential equations and wave propagation resulting in applications to aerodynamics, acoustics and...

Stroke Risk Increased In Patients With High Oxygen Use In Brain

...blockage of the carotid arteries. In patients with partial blockageof the carotid artery, surgery to remove the obstruction can eliminate the risk,but in those with total blockage, surgery to remove it will not restore bloodflow. Even with blockage many patients do fine, making it difficult todeterm...

Research Answers Burning Questions About Pollution

...wed that he could measure pollutants in flames in partial vacuum, at atmospheric conditions, at high pressures, and, most recently, in spray flames. "When we first started, industry didn't put much stock in the idea of using lasers to find the concentrations of pollutants in flames," Laurendeau say...

Symposium Explores Neandertal Question, Mystery Of Human Origins

...s as old as 300,000 years havebeen discovered with partial Neandertal traits. Arsuaga argues that thefossils show evidence of Neandertal evolution on the European continent froman ancestor already separate from the evolutionary branch that led to Homosapiens. This would make Neanderthals a clearly distinct b...

Salamanders May Reveal Best Way To Manage Forests

... of canopy opening, Haas says.However, retaining a partial canopy did not help to retain salamanderpopulations. Salamander populations seems to recover by the fourth year after aharvest. After harvest, salamander abundance declined significantly on five ofthe seven treatments. "This tells us that in ...

Dismantling Dangerous Genetic Codes With A Faster, More Flexible RNA Mimic

... much easier to prepare because they're based on a partial DNA buildingblock, not a complete one, so they're not as chemically complex," he says.Bashkin's achievement could lead to cheaper chemotherapy drugs that produce farfewer side effects because his ribozyme mimics recognize the chemistry ofdangerous mR...

Mouse Model Of Down Syndrome Offers Glimpse Into Role Of Specific Genes In TheDisorder

...se. The new mouse model, called Ts1Cje, includes a partial third segment of mousechromosome 16, the equivalent of a region on chromosome 21 in humans that isassociated with Down syndrome. It is not the first mouse model of Down syndrome--in fact, one of the previousstandard models, known as "full trisomy 16,...

Avigen's Gene Therapy Approach Shows Promise In Treating Hemophilia B With Single Intramuscular Administration

...al correction of the whole blood clotting time and partial thromboplastintime, another laboratory test to measure clotting time. Also, there was notoxicity noted in treated animals. Hemophilia B Hemophilia B, the second most common severe genetic bleeding disorder worldwide,is caused by an abnormality or ...

Scientists Say Latently Infected Cells May Stoke the Fire of HIV Replication

... is due to the phenomenon of anergy, or partial immune unresponsiveness, that is induced in many T cells of HIV-infected inviduals. Anergic T cells are unable to become fully activiated and thus are unable to support HIV infection. ...

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