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Millennium and Wyeth-Ayerst announce the discovery of key potassium ion channel modulating proteins

...ers and dependence upon strategic partners for the performance of critical activities under collaborative agreeme...and development. The factors that could affect the performance of Millennium are more fully described in filings by Millennium with the Securities and Exchange Co...

This is your adolescent brain on alcohol

...out the influence of alcohol on neuropsychological performance in adolescents are all just the tip of the iceberg," Goldman said. "Specifically, the question of the "reversibility" of these effects is huge. If we see deficits in a 50- or 60-year old, that's sad, but somehow less compelling than a 15- or 16-yea...

Prostate cancer test works as well for black men, study shows

...differences exist between blacks and whites in the performance ofthe fPSA test. Since FDA approval, the fPSA is becoming a follow-up test for men whose PSA falls in a "diagnosticgray zone" of moderately elevated levels--4 /to 10 ng/ml. The risk of prostate cancer in this group is 25 percent in Caucasians and 30...

Athletes take note: Not all energy bars built the same

... touted for improving athletic performance while providing the right combination of essential... moderate increase in blood sugar known to enhance performance in endurance athletes. Instead, its effect was much like a candy ...

Environmental quality gains require major policy changes

...proach to environmental management that focuses on performance improvements rather than regulatory compliance, uses economic incentives to encourage clean manufacturing and the adoption of pollution prevention technologies and processes and forges public-private partnerships for improving environmental quality,"...

Sports massage of little physical benefit

...restoration, perceived recovery, andrelated sports performance 2000;34:109-15 Massage, widely used by athletes ... heart rate before andafter two performances. Each performance lasted 10 minutes each and entailed 400punches. After the first performance the boxers either had a ...

NIH awards UCSF $12 million in new national effort to learn how genes affect people's repsonses to medicines

...etermine how natural genetic variation affects the performance of human proteins known as membrane transporters w... study populations. Researchers will then test the performance of these transporter variants in cell cultures, and finally, clinical researchers will determine if ...

Bionumerik reports data on two novel supercomputer engineered anticancer agents

... held in San Francisco this week on two novel high performance computer engineered agents that have been designed...NP7787 was elucidated through the marriage of high performance computing and application of basic sciences. An ongoing Phase 1 study of BNP7787 at doses ...

Improvement in some patients who underwent neuronal transplantation following stroke, according to study by University of Pittsburgh researchers

...mproving six points or more. "The changes in performance on the motor function of each of these scales accounted for the majority of improvement noted," reported Dr. Kondziolka. "Functional improvement appeared to be independent of the time interval since occurrence of the strokes. Increases in cerebral ...

Integrative approach to studying penguins, cockroaches and little hairy noses makes comparative biomechanics group at UC Berkeley the nation's best

... they can travel horizontally, which is how glider performance is usually evaluated," Koehl said. "We create epoxy models of frogs and measure the aerodynamic forces on them in a wind tunnel when we vary their postures or the size of their feet. That way we can find out which factors contribute to the aerodynam...

$1.5 million awarded to marine conservationists

...ralia, Australia Expanding international fisheries performance measures for ecosystem-based management schemes. Jean Harris, Regional Marine Ecologist, KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Service, South Africa Enabling local South African coastal harvesters to conduct research that preserves marine biodiversity. J...

University of Washington partners with Advanced Tissue Sciences and others in $10 million grant to 'grow' human heart tissue

...acting living Band-Aid" that could improve cardiac performance to the point that a transplant wouldn't be necessary, Ratner said. A ventricular tube could be similarly beneficial. Designing the scaffolding is an early critical phase of the project. Researchers will investigate the use of various polymers and t...

UniStates, Tufts University collaborate on new technology

... Owens will also describe techniques for enhancing performance using RMT distributed porosity ™ to make lightweight materials, products, and structures. The RMT research and development will be carried out at Tufts University's Medford laboratories under the direction of Doumanidis. There, engineering facul...

Cocaine use while pregnant may cause ADHD

...lient cues were needed to perform a task, then the performance of the cocaine-exposed animals did not differ from...f deficit could have serious effects on the school performance of affected children," Strupp says. Strupp's work was in collaboration with Hugh Garavan of Trinity...

Building better engines through natural selection

...s of combinations of factors that determine engine performance - a task too enormous for conventional computer si...duced fuel consumption by 15 percent. Six engine performance measures were studied, including fuel injection timing, injection pressure, and amount of exhaust r...

UCSD researchers find genetic key to puzzling congenital disease

...cience Watch, a publication that tracks trends and performance in basic research. Since 1981, more than 70 of his papers have been cited well over 100 times each, and several have been cited more than 1,000 times each....

A more accurate measure of exercise ability in older people reported by San Francisco VA Medical Center researchers

...ise test, the gold standard for measuring exercise performance for more than half a century, requires a person to push his or her body until it reaches its maximum rate of oxygen consumption during exercise, known as VO2 max, said Milton Hollenberg, MD, a UCSF professor of cardiology at the San Francisco VA Medi...

Vitamin E from dietary supplements may help reduce cognitive decline among older persons

...ognitive function was measured through a series of performance exams including the testing of recollection of details from a lengthy story, and the ability to associate pairs of symbols and numbers after studying the set groupings for a short period of time. "This study is important because most of the previou...

Women with low body iron find exercise harder

...t represents a 10 percent improvement in endurance performance after four weeks of training for the women who received iron," says Pamela Hinton, a postdoctoral research associate who is the first author of the study paper. "The study shows that women with moderate iron deficiency might not be getting all the f...

Polymeric chains in 'Flatland' reveal surprises, researchers say

...ric chains, we can better predict the behavior and performance of bulk polymers." As reported in the July 13 issue of the journal Nature, Granick and his UI colleagues -- biophysicist Enrico Gratton, materials scientist Kenneth Schweizer and postdoctoral research associates Svetlana Sukhishvili, Yan Chen and Joa...

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