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Wake Forest Study Shows Soy Containing A Key Ingredient Is What Lowers
...t cardiovascular deaths and illnesses werelower in people
who lived in the Far East than in Western countries. Theysuspected that the soybean might be part of the difference, since soyconsumption is high in the Pacific Rim countries and uncommon in the West.Naturally occurring soy contains high concentratio...
Vascular Surgeons Test New Treatment For Abdominal Aneurysms
...symptoms, aneurysmsoccur in more than 5 percent of people
age 60 and older. The incidence ishigher among smokers, although aneurysms usually occur as the normalwear-and-tear aging process weakens the arterial wall. Sometimes they resultfrom trauma or acute or chronic infections. They can be fatal if they ...
Study Suggests Triglyceride Levels May Be Considered An Independent Risk Factor
For Heart Attack In Some People
... "A very interesting finding in our study was that people
withtriglyceride levels as low as 142 mg/dL were clearly at a higher risk of heartdisease," says Jeppesen. "We believe this is of substantial clinical interestsince a triglyceride level of below 200 mg/dL is usually considered 'safe.'" In th...
New Guidelines To Improve Public Understanding
...try to put it into perspective, but keep reminding people
that it's the totality of evidence as it unfolds that warrants their attention." In addition to publication in JNCI (2/4/98), the guidelines were reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA, 2/11/98). Reprints of the JNCI artic...
Smithsonian Institution Convenes Experts To Discuss Cocoa's Future
...rch Institute (STRI)in Panama. A diverse group of people
will address the positive role traditional cocoa farming plays in the tropics, and the issues, opportunities and research needed to ensure the future of ecologically sustainable cocoa production. "As the developing world faces an alarming decrease in...
Growth Factors Shown To Increase Vitamin C In The Immune System
...ent scurvy-- a disease that has killed millions of people
throughout history-- scientists have known that the vitamin plays an essential role in thebody's defense against disease. Immune cells, for example, are known toaccumulate and retain high levels of vitamin C, but just how this processoccurs, has la...
Mathematics Reveals New Pattern Of Brain Cell Activity
... view ofhow the brain works. Traditionally people
thought of brain cells as switching eitheron or off, but thats much too simple to account for everything braincells do, said Terman. They really have lives of their own. Terman continued: A common way to think about n...
ACS Conference Brief: An Innovative Molecular Assembly
... Supramolecular arrays -- complex molecules that people
could use to monitoror influence biological or chemical activity -- might identify spoiled seafood,carry drugs to tumor sites, or filter uranium ions from nuclear wastewater.The challenge is in designing and building them. UC Davis researchers have ...
Computer Models Find Cost-Effective Solutions For Species Preservation
...planning the development of nature reserves. "What people
havebeen using up until the last couple of years have been just rulesof thumb, not true mathematical optimization." Camm's computer model can be adjusted to handle both speciesdistribution and land type. It can take into account variousbudgetary limi...
Biotech Firms Develop Where Star Scientists Worked, Study Shows
...esearch support, universityresources and the right people
that helped biotech take off in some areas,she said. The study also examined whether the existence of venture capital firms inan area spurred the creation of local biotech firms by providing start-upcapital. The results showed no relation betwe...
Yale Announces New Biotech Firm
.... MSI, which initially plans to hire 20-30 people
and to occupy10,000 square feet of laboratory spac...ching worldwide sales of$398 million. Millions of people
with the HIV virus have been treatedwith the medication, which has been shown to significantly enhan...
Excavations In Prehistoric Chinese Cave Uncover Unusual Collections Of Large Mammals
...e of thebetter materials, so it's clear the Dadong people
were makingchoices about the material that they used for their stone tools.When they could, they used the best material. That's a veryimportant point about complex behaviors. They're not just pickingup anything and making do." Additional analysis of ...
Butterfly Wings, Beetle Horns Teach Biologists Basic Lesson In Development's Laws
... butterflies and beetles are about as far apart as people
andalligators," he said. Particularly intriguing, Nijhout said, was that the butterfly andbeetle experiments both showed that the experimental removal of one partaffected only the size of one or two nearby parts, rather than the insect'sgr...
American Society Of Gene Therapy To Hold Its First Annual Meeting
...troduce participants to some of the most prominent people
in thefield of gene therapy. A concurrent program of satellite meetings and institutional andcorporate symposia will be held on Thursday and Friday. The meetings will take place at the Washington State Convention Centerin downtown S...
Molecular Defect Could Be Mysterious Cause Of Blood Disorder
...n be malignant, affects five to 10 of every100,000 people
and is now being recognized more frequently in you...le with polycythemia vera to a control group of 44 people
who either werenormal or had disorders similar to polycythemia vera. Platelets were exposed toeithe...
New Test Opens Window On Corrosive Free-Radical Activity In Individuals
Do antioxidant vitamins protect healthy people
from free-radical damage,a process implicated in h...adicals in health and disease. "Do healthy people
derive any benefit from taking antioxidants if theyhave a strong native antioxidant defense?" asks G...
Study Finds Some People Are 'Born To Smoke'
...y play a role, there ismounting evidence that some people
are "destined" to become smokers because theyare i...otine---particularly thepleasurable effects---than people
who are not tempted to smoke again. In a new study, researchers from the University of Michigan Med...
Motivating Muscles: New UD Study Might Help People With Paralysis 'Stay Strong Longer'
...ay suggest a betterway to stimulate the muscles of people
with paralysis, says Stuart A.Binder-Macleod, asso...riable pulse pattern, and it's very exciting." For people
like "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve, who in 1995 broke severalupper cervical vertebrae in a Virg...
American Heart Association Journal Report: Gene Therapy Findings Updated: Treatment Used In Patients With Blocked Leg Vessels
...to bypass obstructions ofblood flow in the legs of people
with critical limb ischemia, was devised and isbei...d vessels to bypass obstructed heart arteries. Two people
have been treated. "Both are doing fine, but both are still less than one monthpost-treatment ...
Can The Economic Promise Of Drug Discovery Continue To Preserve The Suriname Forest?
...cale timberconcession," Kingston reports, "but the people
from Conservation Internationalemphasized that by selling the forest, the country would lose its benefits downthe road." A working group within the government is now drafting a nationalbiodiversity strategy using a biodiversity database developed by ...
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