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Genetic mutations linked to the practice of burning coal in homes in China
...ttsburgh Hilton and Towers. "Lung cancer mortality rates
in Xuan Wei are among the highest in China in both...c Health (GSPH). "In order to account for the high rates
of disease within this region, we tested for mutations generally associated with lung cancer in peop...
Phase II trials of second-generation antisense cancer drug planned following successful early study
...of a more conventional design, looking at response rates
from OGX-011 plus standard chemotherapy in patients with metastatic hormone refractory prostate, breast and lung cancer. Phase II breast and prostate studies will begin near the end of the year, and a Phase I lung cancer trial started this month. The...
16 APS exercise research highlights, from reduced flu mortality to proteomics & obesity
...enville, SC) African-American women have increased rates
of fat oxidation after 10 days of endurance exercise training (EET). Since 10 days of EET increases skeletal muscle fatty acid oxidation similarly in African-American and Caucasian women, EET should work as a treatment against obesity and diabetes fo...
Fortifying food with folic acid benefits babies
...Historically, this province has one of the highest rates
of neural tube defects in North America. The researchers found that the food fortification increased the dietary intake of folic acid in the studied women of childbearing age by 70 micrograms/day, on average. The blood folate levels of these women an...
Master of antimalarial resistance
...erious problem in the developing world, with death rates
rising as a consequence. The experiments conducted by Fidock and colleagues suggest that previously unknown mutations in the pfrct gene are associated with Plasmodium falciparum's resistance to halofantrine and amantadine. The two drugs are used to t...
AAAS expert panel calls for voter-system research and reform
...e performance ofnew voting technologies; the error rates
ofexisting technologies and their susceptibility totampering and fraud; trade-offs between opensource and proprietary software in electronicvoting systems; the impact of ballot design onvoters' understanding of the process; and studiesof security in ...
$2.7 million grant to support creation of virtual zebrafish atlas
...earch model to study the relationship between high rates
of mutation and the development of cancer. "Zebrafish are becoming an ideal research model to determine the functions of individual genes in vertebrates and the timing of gene expression during development in the context of a whole, living organism,"...
Martin Saunders to receive the James Flack Norris Award
...llowed him to discover the detailed mechanisms and rates
of very rapid rearrangement reactions of the cation intermediates. Saunders received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, came to Yale as a member of the chemistry faculty in 1955 and has taught at Yale for 49 years. He has received notable awards fro...
Popular Science announces Third Annual 'Brilliant 10'
... high-resolution GPS receivers to measure ice-flow rates
and collecting humidity and wind records. The data...from the way cells consume nutrients to the growth rates
of trees to how deforestation could affect global levels of carbon dioxide. Claire Gmachl , 37, ...
USC study links historical increases in life span to lower childhood exposure to infection
...ady increase in human life span to lower childhood rates
of exposure to infectious diseases such as tubercu...ontology, studied data on the health and mortality rates
of people born in Sweden from 1751 to 1940. Grouping them by birth year into what are called birth ...
Folic acid vitamin use by women reaches all-time high, March of Dimes survey finds
...not be the only reason behind the increase because rates
of folic acid use were also higher than expected for women not dieting (39 percent). She also said the March of Dimes urges all women to eat a varied, healthy diet before and during pregnancy. Of women who were not pregnant at the time of the 2004...
Ecology of infectious diseases grants awarded
...and animals."Over the past 20 years, unprecedented rates
of change in non human biodiversity have coincided with the emergence and re emergence of numerous infectious diseases around the world," said Sam Scheiner, EID program director at NSF. "The coincidence of broad-scale environmental changes and the e...
A liking for sweets, combined with novelty seeking, may predict alcoholism
...ion with alcohol and, as a result, higher lifetime rates
of heavy drinking, alcohol abuse and dependence. ...ce and personality profile truly predict increased rates
of alcohol problems? he asked. To answer this question will require prospective studies, similar to...
URI oceanographers to build laboratory to study subseafloor life
...hat these abundant organisms respire at far slower rates
than organisms living at Earth's surface. ...
New research suggests early diet may play key role in protecting against childhood leukaemia
London, UK: Incidence rates
of childhood leukaemia are significantly lower in Asia than in Western countries and delegates at a conference in London (Thursday 9 September) will consider evidence that this may be due to differences in diet pattern. The incidence of childhood le...
IBD (Crohn's/ulcerative colitis) conference adds 18 speakers; APS meeting starts Thursday
...tions over six years and reported exactly the same rates
for whites and blacks, 10.2 per 100,000 admissions. The hospitalization rates
for Hispanics and Asians were lower at the HMO. Grisham said APS especially want...
New evidence of radiation risk in childhood leukaemia
...childhood leukaemia is well-established. Increased rates
of childhood leukaemia were found in those exposed...hat ionising radiation not only increases mutation rates
in the exposed somatic cells but also results in an elevated mutation rate many cell divisions after...
Extreme stretch-growth of axons
...ne have induced nerve fibers or axons to grow at rates
and lengths far exceeding what has been previously...siology, they have mechanically stretched axons at rates
of eight millimeters per day, reaching lengths of up to ten centimeters without breaking. This new w...
The birth of a beak
...says Chuong, and these prominences grow at varying rates
during chick development to "compose a unique beak... humans, several BMPs play a role in enhancing the rates
of cell division and growth and regulating major developmental events including bone differentiation...
Green tea research leads to gum and other products
...t drink green tea regularly have much lower cancer rates
than populations that don't. His research helped determine that green tea polyphenols help eliminate free radicals, which can damage DNA and lead to cancer. He further found that green tea-induced p57--a protein that helps regulate cell growth and di...
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