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UF Researcher Designs Pill To Control Mosquitoes
... it no longer can be detected. Of course, Borovsky points
out, if mosquitoes become resistant to their own reproductive hormone that could have unknown adverse consequences for them as well. "We have to stay a step ahead of them or outsmart them all over again," Borovsky said. In the decade since he began w...
Genetic "Short Circuit" Leads To Cleft Palate
...causes cleft palate in newborn mice. The critical points
of the circuit represent genes and gene products t...le for human cleft palate. However as Dr. Melnick points
out, the human situation may also be more complicated. "There are several tissues involved in formi...
National Laboratory Known For Environmental Technology Directing Attention On Solving Agriculture And Food Processing Problems
...nal detection unitsthat can be deployed at various points
along the food production supply chain. As envisioned, and depending on the particular application, the units will use avariety of analytical techniques such as optical spectroscopy, nucleic acidanalysis and mass spectrometry to identify quickly and...
Termites' Attraction To Small Amounts Of Carbon Dioxide Lures Pests To Their Deaths
...hosecostly studies would not be necessary, Bjostad points
out. Bjostad believes the CO2 discovery op...ad's recent discoveries with termites and rootworm points
to thepossibility that many soil-borne insects also rely on CO2 to locate food andshelter. If so, th...
Ant Pheromone May Aid Alzheimer's Patients
...A. rudis", isnot the shortest distance between two points
to begin with, and ants followingthe trail appear to zigzag along the way. That is because the pheromonereceptors in the tips of their two antennae orient them to the source of thepheromone and direct them to turn left or right. When they veer off ...
American Heart Association Comment: "Folate And Vitamin B6 From Diet And Supplements In Relation To Risk Of Coronary Heart Disease Among Women"
... heart disease risk with high folate intake. "This points
to theneed to better understand how the effects of folate and other nutrients areaffected by overall diet and other lifestyle factors," says Krauss. Atpresent AHA recommends an intake of folic acid of 400 mcg/day. It encouragesthat this leve...
Microsurgery Made More Accurate With Virtual Measuring Tool
...perator simply places the VTM pointer adjacent two points
he wishes to measure on the stereo-video image by ...of interest, the absolute distance between the two points
is computed and displayed. Two additional features of the software enable improved accuracy of poin...
Transposable Elements May Have Had A Major Role In The Evolution Of Higher
...in higher organisms is calledmethylation. McDonald points
out that the vast majority of methylated genesequences in humans and other vertebrates are contained in transposableelements. Thus, McDonald argues, it is likely that methylation and other relatedsilencing mechanisms also originally evolved as a defe...
26 National Alzheimer's Disease Centers Collaborate On Study Of The Utility Of Genetic Testing For Alzheimer's
...helps, whosupervises the ADCs Program for the NIA, points
out that the ADCs have beenestablished by the NIA over the past 15 years at academic institutionsnationwide to enroll patients for research studies related to Alzheimer'sdisease in the hope of improving diagnosis, and to create and test new therapies...
Jefferson Researchers Find Correlation Between Gene And Endometrial Cancer
... women with these lower levels of the gene," he points
out. "In patients with endometrial cancer, and who havent had chemotherapy or radiation before surgery, the presence of Rb2 is associated with a higher risk of dying independent of the stage of the disease. "This is the first r...
Jefferson Researchers Use Gene Therapy To Treat Rare, Inherited Brain Disease
...f tests before and after gene therapy," Dr. Freese points
out. "We anticipate expanding our gene therapy approach to other inherited metabolic disorders, such as Krabbe disease," he notes, together with David Wenger, Ph.D., professor of medicine at Jefferson Medical College, who leads the Lysosomal Disease ...
10 Million Report Hunger, Even With Jobs
...aying for health care and paying for food," Alaimo points
out. Most of those in the survey who reported food shortages said the primary reasons were lack of money, food stamps or WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) vouchers; about 9 percent also blamed inadequa...
Malthus + 200: Disastrous 'Correction' Looms
...and their influence on subsequent thinkers. Price points
out that Malthus was not "just a country parson," ...inued, unresolved, to the present day." Price also points
out that Malthus thought of himself, and was thought of by others until about 50 years ago, as an ec...
Walking, Climbing Wheelchair
...ed to distribute the weight of the device over the points
where it touches the ground. The prototype will support a rider who weighs up to 60 pounds, the weight of the wheelchair itself. Kumar is refining the design of the arms so they will be more useful for such tasks as opening doors or grasping objects....
Using PET Scans To Monitor Cancer Cells' Activity And Predict Who Will Develop Alzheimer's, Other Diseases
...zheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke and epilepsy.Phelps points
to this as evidence that advancement in radiotracer chemistry isallowing PET to move more fully in the everyday medical practice. Paper ORGN 2 will be presented by M. E. Phelps from 9:20. to 10:05 a.m., Sun...
Microchip Sensor Detects Bacteria
...ly, the silicon chips could be placed at strategic points
on a food production line or other sensitive area ...ogical applications," says Craighead. Batt points
to the enormous challenge of detecting bacteria at every stage in the food processing industry. "As...
Learning About Evolution Critical For Understanding Science
...e who oppose theteaching of evolution. Rather, it points
out that most religious denominations in the United States do not view evolution as being at odds with their understanding of human origins. The idea that the entire universe was created all at once about 10,000 years ago ? an idea inherent in "crea...
Molecular Memory Tunes Adrenaline To Stress
...ril 17 issue of the journal Science . "Our study points
to the effect of lifestyle. Stressful experience is remembered, and biases us toward responding forcefully to subsequent threats," McCobb says. Improved understanding of chemical signaling cascades in the endocrine system could lead to bette...
Infant Dependency Drives Menopause, NSF-Supported Researcher Reports
... Craig Packer says evidence from lions and baboons points
tomenopause as a simple result of aging. The timi...nal ScienceFoundation (NSF). "This finding points
out the importance of long-term, careful fieldstudies involving the behavior, life history and repro...
Jefferson Scientists Link Some Cases Of Scleroderma To Damage From Lingering Fetal Cells
...mpossible to detect with current technology, he points
out. They found male DNA in the blood of 32, or 46 percent, of the women. The Y chromosome DNA was present in only one of 25 normal women. The scientists also found Y chromosome sequences in skin biopsies in 11 of 19, or 58 percent, of th...
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