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Cornell Researchers Precisely Date Wood From Ancient Tomb In Turkey

...ggle-matching," a process in which the radiocarbon profiles of the timbers are superimposed on a calibrated time scale and moved until the lines match up, and their knowledge of an earlier climatic event. Previous research has shown that the major second millenium B.C. eruption of Thera, a volcanic island in ...

Study Sheds Light On Behavior Of Middle-Age 'Undertaker' Bees

...eginning to get a clearer picture of thebehavioral profiles of interesting types of specialist bees, such as undertakers,"Robinson said. "Understanding the career choices of bees is a usefulmodel for understanding behavior in general. This new information shouldenable us to develop new hypotheses about how ...

Mutant Gene Not Sole Explanation For Hiv Non-Progression

... viral factors contribute to the clinical profiles of these patients, who usually have preserved immune function and low levels of HIV in their bodies." Recent research has shown that most infecting strains of HIV use ...

"Genetic Factors Influencing Cholesterol Response To Diet"

...ential benefit of reduced fat intake onlipoprotein profiles in subjects with small versus large low densitylipoproteins is greater with 20% than 30% fat. Circulation 92(Suppl.) I-349,1995. 5. Dreon, D.M., H.A. Fernstrom, P.T. Williams, R.M. Krauss. LDL subclasspatterns and lipoprotein response to a low-fat...

Health Effects Of Consuming Alcohol, Dairy Foods, And Iron-Fortified Products ToBe Debated

...hol consumption tohealthier fat and blood clotting profiles and lower rates of coronary heartdisease, diabetes, ischemic stroke and overall mortality. The effects ofalcohol consumption on fats, hormones, and clotting factors will be examinedalong with risk of obesity, breast cancer, and heart disease, areas ...

In The Genes: Extra Belly Fat, Insulin Resistance Linked

...to keep thepounds off. And those with apple-shaped profiles are considered at special risk. For example, extra fat around the waist is estimated to increase a person's riskof diabetes and heart disease. In the case of diabetes and weight gain, a recent study by researchers atWashington University School of Me...

Very-Low-Fat Diet May Compromise Immune Function, Increase Infection Risk In Trained Runners, UB Study Finds

...tritional status, and plasmalipids and lipoprotein profiles in distance runners being conducted by a studygroup composed of -- in addition to Venkatraman and Pendergast -- Peter Horvath,Ph.D., associate professor in the UB Department of Physical Therapy, Exerciseand Nutrition Sciences, and John Leddy, M.D., ...

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

...on oranxiety, their scores on standard personality profiles clearly put them at riskfor developing depression and anxiety, Suarez said. Results of the study, funded by the National Heart, Lung and BloodInstitute, are published in the May issue of the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. "There is n...

Sandia-developed remote sensor expected to analyze gases up to two miles away

..." Another computer program then uses these grating profiles to control themovement of the MEMS grating elements. So far, Sinclair has generated gratingprofiles for about 10 gases, but more are on the way. While the team is still perfecting the movable MEMS grating, they already havecompleted silicon wafers c...

Media Advisory: The Geological Society of America 1999 Annual Meeting

...platform for remotesensing of Earth. This session profiles some of the interdisciplinary Earthscience accomplished to date using imagery from the U. S. space program, andsets the stage for the greater possibilities provided by ISS. Applicationsdiscussed will include: quantifying changes in some of the world...

DFG to set up 21 new collaborative research centres in 2000

... engineering and finally to aero-space, the demand profiles relating to this material are manifold. Speaker: Prof. Dr. Gunther Eggeler, Institut fur Werkstoffe, tel.: 0234/322 8022 The strengthening of small and medium-sized companies through the medium of long-term, self-supporting, regionally-specific ec...

Seal sensors

...d, seal tags have recorded over 22 000 temperature profiles in a region where conventional monitors only provided 52 measurements. The readings could be used to improve ocean modelling and verify satellite data. Researchers working with the International SeaKeepers Society have also developed sampling devic...

The hair of the bear: USGS releases grizzly bear numbers in Glacier National Park

...s set conservation actions and priorities. The DNA profiles of the individual bears will also allow resource managers to address future conservation issues by providing them with information on the degree of genetic variation, how the individual bears are related and the ratio of males to females. Glacier Na...

Rosetta Inpharmatics approach enables identification of gene functions

...nerate a database of comprehensive gene expression profiles of cells with a wide variety of phenotypes and fol...ssion en masse. This compendium of gene expression profiles was then used as a pattern matching tool to identify novel gene functions or to understand the bioch...

Dietary fat itself not likely to cause breast cancer

...e of family history and women with similar genetic profiles develop the disease at different rates when they move to other countries. The data do not incriminate pollution or infection as the causes. While oestrogen is implicated in the development of the disease, the published evidence points to its promote...

November GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY highlights

...these unique stepped and overdeepened longitudinal profiles over many glacial cycles. Persistent, high-relief bedrock steps and overdeepenings are generated in our model runs only when we incorporate tributary glaciers. The size of the step that results from glacial erosion depends strongly on both the size o...

Moderate vitamin E supplementation may lower diabetics' cardiovascular risk

...d the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, although lipid profiles and glycemic index did not change. Two groups of 22 subjects each with Type 1 diabetes participated in the one year study. One group received 250 IU of vitamin E three times per day for a year, while the other received a placebo for 6 months, fol...

Household exposure to passive smoke depletes some vitamins in non-smokers

...exposed to smoking at home. The strikingly similar profiles between active and passive smokers with respect to their relative carotenoid deficiencies points to cigarette smoke exposure as a possible cause of the subjects low micronutrient levels. An accompanying editorial by Albert van der Vliet emphasize...

Unprecedented fire season in southern Africa aids air quality, climate change research

...may be more unhealthy at the ground, but the ozone profiles we took in Zambia show that much of the ozone here is in the middle and upper troposphere where ozones badness is its effect as a greenhouse gas," says Thompson. New air quality data collected during the campaign will also help governments in th...

Increased consumption of soy protein may help lower cholesterol

....4 percent or more." People with total cholesterol profiles of under 200, a count considered "normal," will gain little in terms of lowering cholesterol, the advisory noted. However, Erdman said, they may receive cardiovascular benefits that appear to come from the isoflavones in soy. Such consumption, in p...

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