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ACE Gene Linked To High Blood Pressure In Men But Not Women

... there is a growingbody of evidence that genes are playing a role." Eric Boerwinkle, Ph.D, director of the Human Genetics Center at UT and seniorauthor of the GENOA Network report, notes that the ACE gene was a likely suspectfor high blood pressure because the enzyme that the gene encodes plays a role inkeep...

Renowned Breast Cancer Experts Present Latest Findings At UCSF Cancer Center Symposium

...reasinglyimportant role that patient advocates are playing in developing research andtreatment programs and in improving treatment outcomes for cancer patients. The symposium is sponsored by the UCSF Cancer Center, directed by FrankMcCormick, PhD, the David A. Wood Professor of Tumor Biology and Canc...

Environmental Technology Breakthroughs Forecast -- Year 2008

... a third or more. Composite glass also will begin playing astructural role so that metal can be reduced. Today's 45.4-kilogram (100-pound)air conditioners will weigh half as much once glass is specially coated toreflect or absorb heat radiation. Pacific Northwest is one of DOE's nine multiprogr...

Study Shows: Just Say NO To Bone Loss

...molecule is found throughout the biomedical world, playing a vital, thoughoften baffling, role in everything from blood pressure, to bone loss, torheumatoid arthritis, to male erection. Now, biologists at Washington University in St. Louis have confirmed thelegendary West's observation by showing that a high...

Largest Tyrannosaur Fossil Unearthed In Montana

... Rigby credits four Earthwatch volunteers for playing a critical role inthe discovery. Carol Schuler of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Rhonda King ofHollidaysburg, Pa., were the volunteers who located the fossil bed rich indinosaur remains and unique because of the diversity represented. And SteveBegin, a forest...

How Dry Is The Tropical Free Troposphere? Implications For Global Warming Theory

...he low humidity of the tropical free troposphereis playing a previously-overlooked central role in the dynamics of the atmosphere.The very low humidity in this region allows a larger portion of the infraredradiation to escape from the Earth, thereby cooling the atmosphere. Currentcomputer models do not accur...

Children With AD/HD Have Significant Functional Disabilities Related to Attention Deficit

...hildren are disabled or whether their families are playing the system for benefits." If these functional deficits can be confirmed in a broader study, they should be the focus of treatments in children with AD/HD, Lock stated. Other researchers involved in the study were Nadine L. Duchan, Sue E. ...

Duke University Students Devise Devices For The Disabled

...riding horses, winning an orange belt in karateand playing in wheelchair basketball tournaments. But his condition did force him to sit on the pavement when acting asgoalie in neighborhood street hockey games. That is, until students in aDuke "Devices for the Disabled" course came to the rescue. The new co...

Bigger Biology Tackled Through Keyboards

...mmunology and virology. "Math and computation are playing greater and greater roles in addressingcontemporary biological problems," says Simon Levin, director of thePrinceton University Environmental Institute and first author of the paper."There's been continuous progress over the last 25 years; but, liked...

ORNL Microscope "Sees" Bumps That Reveal Partial DNA Structure

...rial, similar tothe arm and needle of a phonograph playing a record. The research, which was performed for the Human Genome Project, was fundedby the Department of Energy's Office of Health and Environmental Research.Continued research on the binding of transcription factors is beingsupported by ORNL's Labor...

Human-Like Ability, Categorical Perception, Found In Insects

...n and dishabituate them back to normal behavior by playing a variety of sounds. Sounds between 5 and 16 kHz were different enough (from 20 kHz ) to change the insects' behavior, he demonstrated, and 16kHz was the dividing line. He showed that crickets label sounds above 16kHz as "foe" and those below as "f...

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