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Summer Science: Firefly Babies Advertise Their Bitter Taste, UD Researchers Say

... and children this summer, Tallamy says. "The more people understand abouttheir natural world, the more they are likely to appreciate why it must bepreserved for future generations," he explains. "And, children who understandwhy fireflies are flashing may get hooked on science." Decoding light signals Since...

Couch Potatoes, Not French Fries, May Be To Blame For Obesity

...y wasn't a positive relationship." In other words, people living in states with high numbers of fast-food outlets were slightly less likely to be obese than people living in states with fewer fast-food outlets, according to the study. According to Binkley, the stu...

First Salmonella Vaccine For Poultry To Be On The Market Soon

...immunity is transferred to offspring and eggs that people consume. The vaccine is in its final stage of tes...test risk for very young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, such as AIDS patients. A notoriously under-reported disease, salmo...

Second Gene Responsible For Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Identified

...d affects a total of 40,000 Americansand 1,000,000 people worldwide. It is called a complex because of the widerange of clinical manifestations. Clinical signs may be subtle and, as aresult, TSC can go unrecognized or misdiagnosed for many years. Although insome individuals it may take considerable time ...

Huntington's Disease Findings Pave Way For Potential Cure

...eprogress of Huntington's disease or prevent it in people at risk. The gene for Huntington's disease (HD) was discovered in 1993 throughthe collaborative efforts of six research teams led by Nancy S. Wexler, PhD,Higgins Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the College of Physicians andSurgeons o...

Evolution Re-Sculpted Animal Limbs By Genetic Switches Once Thought Too Drastic For Survival

...n," Patelsaid. "If that's surprising, it's because people only think of the two or threeclosely related kinds of crustaceans we eat." The researchers used an antibody that labels the proteins made by two closelylinked homeotic genes, Ubx and abdA, to show in which segments of the embryo thegenes are turned ...

Study: Device Prevents Epileptic Seizures, Doesn't Damage Hearts

...," Vaughn said. "It may be applicable to thousands people inthe United States." Possible side effects include slight voice alterations and occasionaltight feelings in the throat, Vaughn said. Some patients report a tinglingsensation when the device discharges, but most patients stop noticing sideeff...

DNA Testing For Genetic Disorders: 'Does It Run In The Family?' Explains Options, Limitations, Problems

...know. That is the medical question that faces some people todayas the technology for DNA testing sometimes o...VirginiaTech Professor Doris Teichler Zallen gives people the knowledgewith which to make decisions concerning genetic testing for suchdisorders as Alzheimer'...

Vitamin C Deficit Linked To Skin Disease

...whichfound very low blood levels of the vitamin in people who have the disease, isreported in the August iss...-containing substance found in allbody tissues. In people with PCT, a critical enzyme in the liver becomesinactivated, interfering with the production of heme...

Insulin Resistance Is A Risk Factor For Atherosclerosis In Whites And Hispanics

... Howard said he suspects that one reason many people who are insulinresistant have diabetes is the trem...dous amount of extra insulin thatinsulin-resistant people must produce to process the glucose in their blood.After a while, he said, their pancreas simply "we...

Common Childhood Virus Poses Threat To Adults, Research Shows

...bated by the illness, but 8 of the 57 RSV-positive people were previouslyhealthy and less than 40 years old....s that line the airways in thelungs. It spreads as people cough up infected epithelial cells, so handwashing is the best way to limit the spread of RSV. RSV ...

Experts: Public Will Accept Irradiation In Wake Of Meat Recall

...eak in the Pacific Northwest, in which hundreds of people were sickened and half a dozen children died, stil...adiating food doesn't make it radioactive, as some people believe. Pauli says the source of radiant energy is controlled and limited to cobalt 60 and cesium 1...

Maternal Lead Exposure Linked To High Numbers Of Cavities

...e of toothloss. "There's a feeling among some people that dental caries islicked, that it's no longer a problem," says Bowen. "The fact isthat it is still a serious public health problem in the U.S. andthroughout the world."...

Researchers Discover First Animal Strain Of Hepatitis E Virus

...rus is most commonly transmitted to people through contaminated drinking water... that upwards of 20 percent of healthy people in this country -- even those who have not traveled abroad -- have ant...

E. Coli Genome Reported: Milestone Of Modern Biology Emerges From Wisconsin Lab

...shed with considerable human effort. More than 269 people - including many undergraduates getting their first taste of science - participated in the project at the UW-Madison. The individual chemical bases that make up the genome correspond to theletters of the genetic alphabet which, grouped into words and...

MGH-Led Team Finds Gene For Crippling Neurologic Disorder

...itary form of the disorder, affecting about 50,000 people in North America. Symptoms usually begin in the l...pping it, but if the process does not start by 28, people with the mutation are virtually free from the risk of developing symptoms. We now have an important...

Discovery Of Genetic Pathways May Provide New Ways To Combat Candida Infections

...acrophage walls, destroying them. Fortunately, in people with healthy bone marrow, other immune system cells called neutrophils come to the rescue to destroy the filamentous Candida. However in patients with weakened immune systems, who lack healthy bone marrow and do not make neutrophils, this second lin...

Trojan Horse Virus Controls Hiv Infection

... be most appropriate for limitingHIV production in people with late-stage disease, but the Yale team has mov... recovercompletely from the illness. Occasionally, people become infected with VSV through close contact withinfected livestock or via laboratory exposure. M...

Finished Your Lunch? Now Eat The Wrapper

...lieved it was the fibre contentof foods which gave people protection against bowel cancer. However, nowit appeared resistant starch æ not fibre æ was responsible. Dr Topping observes some of the new plant-based plastics now coming ontothe market are made mostly of resistant starch æ altho...

Hunt For Early Heart Attack Genes Begins

More than 2,000 people will be enrolled in a hunt for the genetic causest...xamine blood samples and medicalhistories of 2,000 people who have heart attacks at an early age. Because heartdisease is likely to have various genetic caus...

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