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9/11 search-and-rescue dogs exhibit few effects from exposure to disaster sites
...rly but not deployed. Although there is no single registry
of all dogs deployed to search the 9/11 sites, the Penn researchers identified 212 deployed handlers, and 97 consented to participate. Despite rumors of numerous deaths of 9/11 search-and-rescue dogs, only one was confirmed to have died during th...
Researchers report new gene test for isolated cleft lip and palate
...rmaciones Congenita, a multinational birth defects registry
in South America. The article is titled, "Interferon Regulatory Factor 6 (IRF6) Gene Variants Confer Risk for Isolated Cleft Lip and Palate." The authors are: Theresa M. Zucchero, Margaret E. Cooper, Brion S. Maher, Sandra Daack-Hirsch, Buena Neopmu...
Proteins transform DNA into 'molecular velcro'
...g of the DNA, but instead we were seeing a perfect registry
in the sawtooth pattern," Bustamante said. That perfect reproducibility strongly suggested to Bustamante and his colleagues that they were seeing a condensed structure with a well defined organization. "Every time we pulled it out and relaxed ...
East Asian governments urged to harness market forces to improve environment, save money
...n technology to their best advantage. "The Chinese registry
of potentially toxic chemicals . . . is a clear example of increased levels of transparency in information dissemination." Other examples include government websites in Thailand and Japan offering state of the environment and water quality data. "Th...
NIEHS and UNC to collaborate on registry of 20,000 subjects
...rth Carolina at Chapel Hill are collaborating on a registry
that will eventually include 20,000 patients at va...elopment Susan Pusek. A pilot study launching the registry
requested consent from 600 patients at UNC outpatient clinics. About 80 percent of those asked agr...
DNA registry to study links among genetics, environment, disease
...th Sciences (NIEHS) are developing a voluntary DNA registry
to study the link among environmental exposures, g... This innovation will allow scientists to contact registry
participants at a later date for their permission to obtain additional information, to invite their ...
Childhood brain tumors associated with rarely inherited BRCA2 gene mutations
...arrow failure, and a predisposition to cancer. The registry
was established at The Rockefeller University in 1982 to address questions relating to diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, natural history of the disease, and cancer incidence in a large number of patients with this disorder. According to the study, ind...
Sick Kids researchers link maternal folic acid intake to decrease in deadly childhood cancer
...in the prevention of neural tube defects. The POGO registry
is a database that captures information on 95 per cent of all paediatric cancers in Ontario, which is submitted by the five major paediatric oncology centres in the province. "This study shows the benefit of a population-based approach to studying ch...
New gene for rare inherited paralysis may aid other spinal cord research, too
... men and women from a U-M Institute of Gerontology registry
enabled this study, allowing the investigators to determine the range of normal variations of the new gene. The affected members of the Iraqi family living in Michigan and the family from Arkansas are among the nearly 400 HSP patients that Fink and ...
Retinoblastoma survivors face increased risk of a second cancer
...om the Danish Cancer Registry, which is the oldest registry
in the world; it was able to give details on the treatment of every retinoblastoma case in Denmark, and family details of all the cases tracked (identifying parents, siblings, children etc). They found that 22 of the 236 retinoblastoma survivors had ...
ART laws put patients at risk and should be changed, warns head of Germany's IVF registry
...should be modified, the chairman of the German IVF registry
will tell a meeting of international fertility experts. Professor Ricardo Felberbaum will warn participants at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology annual conference that other countries in Europe should take heed of the German e...
Close communication between identical twins helps them live longer
...War II Veterans Twins Registry - the largest twins registry
studied to date - maintained by the National Resea...l of Medicine. Bortz steered Zaretsky to the twins registry
as a means to explore the role of genes in determining life span. "It ain't the cards you're dealt,...
Certified professionals to serve as technical service providers under Farm Bill 2002
...ervation plans and programs will be able to find a registry
of certified professionals who serve as Technical ...nd local conservation districts," said Smith. "The registry
also will provide their area of expertise and the geographic area they serve." The Memorandum of Und...
Assisted reproduction may be linked to birth defect syndrome
...ious tissues. After studying data from a national registry
of patients with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS)...rior to June 2001, four of the BWS patients in the registry
were known to have been conceived by IVF (out of 279). Suspecting an association, DeBaun began colle...
UCSF begins distributing the first of its two embryonic stem cell lines
...ush in August 2001. The cell lines included on the registry
can be studied by academic researchers with federal funds. The studies that led to the development of the two stem cell lines were conducted with funding from Geron Corporation, a biotechnology company in Menlo Park, California, with a matching grant...
Emory to receive more than $6.5 million to study environmental risk factors for Parkinsons disease
...es. Through this analysis and a detailed, clinical registry
of PD patients, environmental factors and genetic susceptibility will be examined closely. Dr. Levey will use brain samples from post-mortem Parkinson's patients and pesticide-induced rodent models, which Drs. Greenamyre and Miller will generate, to...
World Trade Center clean-up workers report acute respiratory problems
...t year, Dr. Geyh and her colleagues will develop a registry
of the estimated 6,000 to 7,000 workers involved i...rting debris from the World Trade Center site. The registry
will be used for future studies to assess the health of these workers....
Transplantation Society Congress
...-to-moderate knowledge about organ donation U.S. registry
of pregnancies following heart and lung transplantation reports results Intestinal transplants have become standard of care for children with intestinal failure Results with intestine transplants in children have improved in past seven years, rep...
Fertility treatments increase incidence of twins at a cost
...egistry, the largest birth-certificate-based twins registry
in the U.S. It contains birth records of all twins born in Minnesota between 1936 and 1955. Their empirical research focused on 404 pairs of genetically identical female twins, studying their birth weight, schooling attainment, adult height and adu...
Anemia complicates heart failure, should be new focus, doctor says
...for study. Working with Amgen, a drug company, and registry
data, Adams and colleagues have begun studying the effects of anemia on patients' physical activity and fatigue, how hormones affect anemia and quality-of-life issues. "This focus on anemia is new, and it is definitely worth investigating because we ...