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Gene Therapy For Pain

...nflamedpaw had a normal withdrawal response. This points not only to a lack oftoxicity from the treatment procedure but also to a selective therapeutic effectfor beta-endorphin. The results are similar to a person getting relief fromchronic cancer pain, yet not losing the normal sense of feeling to react ...

Marine Life In South Pacific Region Found To Be Impervious To Oceans' Highest Arsenic Levels

...ease of arsenic - is cleaned by anatural process," points out Pichler. "Understanding the process will provideus with invaluable information of how to treat anthropogenic systems."...

Women With Low Cholesterol May Be At Risk For Depression And Anxiety

...mpass a cholesterol test,especially at significant points in a woman's lifetime when her cholesterollevels are known to drop," said Suarez. After childbirth, for example, a woman'scholesterol level drops precipitously, giving rise to the novel theory that somecases of postpartum depression result from low c...

Researchers Analyze Role Of Shear In Turbine Passage

...ond. They will identify the injury threshold - the points at which there are no, orfew, injuries to fish. "This is a fishery biologist's opportunity to provide specifications foruse in turbine design," said Duane Neitzel, Pacific Northwest project manager. "Turbines are integral to the operation of ...

Antbird capable of increasing testosterone level when threatened

...Could the same mechanism exist in humans? Wikelski points to human studies inwhich testosterone levels rose among die-hard fans of winning basketball andsoccer teams. Researchers also have been looking at the effect of testosteroneon aggression and sexual desire. Another study involving birds found that mal...

New marking system gives scientists first real view of immune memory cells

...s understanding how immune memory works,"Dr. Jacob points out. "And the key to understanding how memory works is to havethe ability to map and follow these memory cells in animals. The basic sciencethat will come out of this will give us important clues as to what is importantfor the generation and mainte...

Germany needs a national genome initiative

...nd economicalpotential of genome research. It also points out how this has created a broadbasis for promoting and utilising gene technologies in other countries and thesort of measures that must be taken in Germany to stand ground againstinternational competition. Genome research is synonymous with efforts ...

New Census report shows exponential growth in number of centenarians

...evity and robustness in very advanced age." Suzman points out that scientists will be watching mortality rates of peopleover 50 very carefully to see if projections about the growth in the elderlypopulation, including centenarians, can be refined. The Census estimates range from projecting a lowof 265,000 ...

USGS assesses nation's biological resources at century end

...rt also identifies scientific information gaps and points to neededresearch, monitoring and restoration--from Alaska to Hawaii to Florida andthe Caribbean Islands, encompassing endangered and at-risk species, coralreefs and the rivers and streams of the nation. There is some good news in the report. Seve...

Gene that causes familial British dementia may yield clues to Alzheimer's disease

... routes lead to dementia. This exciting discovery points to one thatwe didn't know about before." FBD may prove to be an ideal model to study the role of a different amyloid inthe development of a dementia similar to AD, as well as in dementias occurringin other neurological disorders. Insights into the...

Many contaminants found in nation's streams, but few drinking-water standards exceeded, USGS report shows

...proving water quality and, yet, as the USGS report points out, major challenges remain in protecting our aquatic resources. "The widespread occurrence of pesticides and nutrients in water documented in the USGS report underscores the need to devote more attention to the quality of our waterways and ...

Agronomists offer alternative approaches to gulf pollution

...drain water to enter surface water." Turco points out that although tile drainage systems are a great benefit tofarmers in the spring, they can actually hurt the farmer's crops later in thegrowing season. "You need tile drainage for three to six weeks in the springbecause it allows an aerobic root z...

Schizophrenia possibly linked to early brain development

CHAPEL HILL -- Scientific evidence points to a possible link betweenschizophrenia and altered brain development in the first three months ofpregnancy, according to a new report from the University of North Carolina atChapel Hill. Writing in the July issue of Biological Psychiatry, Dr...

Colorado State biochemist wins Searle Young Scholar award to unravel how information is extracted from packed strands of DNA

...blueprint ofall life, has to be "naked" at certain points along its microscopic strand inorder for proteins to use it to replicate body cells. "All the information for every living cell is stored in DNA, which islike a long computer tape," Luger said. "The nucleus of every human cell has atwo-meter...

Damaged spinal cord found to have greater potential for nerve regrowth than thought possible

... had ever been thoughtpossible. Their work further points the finger at molecules in scar tissue at the direct site of injury as being the major obstacle tospinal cord regeneration. In the July 15 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, Stephen J.A. Davies, Jerry Silver, and colleagues at CWRU report thatthey...

List of MAK and BAT values 1999 published - New classification for chemical substances in the workplace air

...reased incidence of lungcancer. Although silicosis points to a high quartz exposure, it is not possibleat present to define a scientifically validated limit in order to prevent ahealth hazard. Michler's ketone was assigned to category 2, i.e. substances to be consideredcarcinogenic in humans (as indicated b...

Gene mutations not always expressed as complete disease

...(CBAVD), a cause of male infertility. As Silverman points out, CF primarilyaffects the lungs and the pancreas, and, to a smaller degree, the reproductiveorgans and liver. "And when we look at people with ICP and CBAVD, we find mutations in thesame gene - the CF gene. So it's the type of mutation wit...

Jefferson scientists create first transgenic mouse model of hepatitis B-based liver disease

...gnizes HBV shortly after exposure to the virus, he points out. In addition to chronic liver disease, these mice have also beenmanipulated to develop acute disease. "The differences between acute and chronicdisease in these mice will be key to the development of new approaches againstthe latter," sa...

Simulating protein folding from physical laws

...several rough structures, which it usesas starting points for a full simulation that considers all the forces betweenall the atoms. Even with this procedure, the calculation of the structure of the HDEA proteintook 70 hours running on 64 parallel processors of the Cornell Theory Center'sIBM SP2 supercomput...

Colorado State microbiologists help identify cell membrane substance that could 'boost' vaccines for tuberculosis, other diseases

... their own destruction seems unlikely, but Belisle points out thatlipoproteins--of which there are numerous separate forms--serve separate,important functions for bacteria. In addition, he said, the immune response cansometimes harm rather than help the host. "The human body normally protects its...

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