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Study reveals important new factor in cystic fibrosis lung inflammation

...ch are white blood cells that serve as a frontline protector against infectious pathogens. Normally, neutrophilic inflammation occurs for a short period of time. If the infection isn't cleared, the inflammation shifts from being acute to chronic and involves different kinds of white blood cells, such as lymp...

New insight into control of parental gene expression in eggs

...thylated regions to see if CTCF might be a general protector against methylation," she said. "Further, we've shown that these embryos produce mice with dramatically reduced litter sizes, and we'd like to understand the nature of the defects as a way to understand the role of CTCF."...

New predictor of heart disease risk found

... "protector" enzyme in the blood vessel wall. This protector enzyme, called eNOS, or endothelial nitric oxide synthase, produces nitric oxide, which works to keep blood vessels healthy and heart disease at bay by preventing plaques from adhering to blood vessel walls, keeping coronary arteries dilated and inhi...

Cover story in Science reveals historical overkill of marine Megafauna triggered current ocean crises

... food source, breeding and nursery ground, erosion protector and more. * Many scientists have long suspected that overfishing has caused the well-publicized collapse of sea lion and sea otter populations in the Bering Sea. But new work related to this study by Alan Springer (University of Alaska) and co-author...

UCSF-led study offers insight into cancer development, resistance to therapy: finding focuses on Ras oncogene

...essor gene is one of several genes that serve as a protector of a cell's DNA. If DNA has been damaged, as can occur during DNA replication and cell division or as a result of an environmental injury, the gene receives a signal that it should halt the cell's cycle of growth. If the cell repairs itself, p53 rele...

New Gene May Play Important Role In Regulating HDL, The 'Good' Cholesterol

...l issue of NatureGenetics. "HDL is a very powerful protector against heart disease and stroke, and we thinkthis new gene could be a major player in determining HDL levels," says Daniel J.Rader, MD, an assistant professor of medicine and senior author on the report."Too much activity on the part of this gene, f...

Scientists Identify New Gene That Controls Sleep/Wake Cycle

...osphorylated. Either way, says Young, TIMbecomes a protector of PER under these conditions. Young's co-authors on the first paper, " double-time is a novel Drosophila clockgene that regulates PERIOD protein accumulation," are Jeffrey L. Price, Ph.D.,formerly of Rockefeller and now at West Virginia Universit...

Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics

...signed field test, this ergonomically modified leg protector was introduced in a eucalyptus plantation for use by persons responsible for ax/hatchet debranching. Among the 300 laborers, an average of ten injuries per day was occurring with an average sick leave of five days per injury. During the one-year peri...

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