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Fall Meeting: updated press conferences and special events

...one. Is health and medicine the only science that regularly makes it onto the network news? Do TV reporters conduct hour long interviews and then use just 10 seconds, not even on the main point? Can scientists explain their discoveries in plain English? Do some researchers avoid all media contact, while other...

Molecular fats prevent nerve sheath abnormality

...he myelin sheath is actually segmental, containing regularly spaced unmyelinated gaps known as nodes of Ranvier. These gaps enable electrical impulses to travel down the axon rapidly by jumping from one unmyelinated region to the next. Thus, for a higher nervous system containing millions of neurons, myelin i...

UCSF School of Medicine receives $3.8 Million grant for biomedical research

...ian postdoctoralfellowships, many of which are won regularly by UCSF students....

Cooperative action of two proteins causes damaged cells to "self-destruct"

...ide mechanism can be deadly. Cell mutations occur regularly inevery organism due to environmental factors, such as ultraviolet radiation and chemical toxins, aswell as natural cell processes. If left unchecked, the damaged cells will continue to proliferate,often leading to life-threatening diseases, such as ...

Scientists predict food in the new millennium

... to HealthFocus (1998), one-third of all consumers regularly choose foods for specific medical purposes, such as honey for a sore throat or cranberry juice for urinary tract infections. For protein content, perhaps food manufacturers will start using insects and earthworms as ingredients, suggests Manfred K...

Brookhaven scientists create new ways to tag and track molecules

...eins using X-ray crystallography, a technique used regularly at Brookhaven's National Synchrotron Light Source, the locations of these labels help reveal the structure of the protein at the molecular level. Alternatively, scientists can trace the location of the labeled moleucles within viruses or cells us...

UNC-CH researchers to comb N.C. mountains for iron problem chiefly affecting Scots, Irish

...evelop this disorder have the protective effect of regularly losing red blood cells." Otherwise healthy Western diets may make hemochromatosis worse, she said. Such diets are heavy in iron, and most cereals are fortified with the metal even though that's unnecessary. "One of the reasons we're doing this wor...

Poachers also disupt plants

...ance of five of the 12 mammal species encountered regularly at the study sites, including agouti, collared peccari and coati. Overall, the researchers found that poaching increased palm regeneration: seedling density was up to five times higher at heavily poached sites. However, the effects of poaching ...

Possible cause and treatment for shock uncovered by UC San Diego bioengineers

... digest any tissueeven our own. These enzymes are regularly released into the intestines to digest our food," said Schmid-Schoenbein. "Our theory is that when blood pressure falls sharply in the intestine, pancreatic enzymes in the intestine start to escape from the lumen of the intestine (where they digest ...

Life and death struggle: Proteins play against each other, bringing balance to immune system

...the body and cause sickness. But the immune system regularly turns away these invaders by using antibodies and ...resby laying in wait, by being exposed to antigens regularly or by holding on to small parts of the virus. Recently, National Jewish researchers found that none ...

Integrative approach to studying penguins, cockroaches and little hairy noses makes comparative biomechanics group at UC Berkeley the nation's best

... academic. Full, Koehl and Dickinson, for example, regularly share information with engineers eager to learn the secrets of animals' amazing speed, control and mechanical stability so that they can adapt the principles to the design of robots. Lehman has found that his work on muscle fatigue is of interest to ...

Medicine and biology take a lesson in physics

...ratory archive. Today the physics e-Print archive regularly processes between 1000 and 2000 electronic transac... the way science impacts on the general public who regularly interface with the produce of medical research in hospitals or when visiting their doctor or pharmac...

NLM exhibit features Nobelist Joshua Lederberg

... interviews, and photographs. New images are added regularly to this site. Other scientists represented in Profiles in Science are Oswald T. Avery, Julius Axelrod, and Martin Rodbell....

More than 300 regularly prescribed medicines can damage the lungs

...ists Yet the Dijon team has put together a unique, regularly updated Internet site which makes all this information available free of charge ( http://www.pneumotox.com ) and which is now being consulted by more and more practitioners. "Every month our Web site is visited by 6000-7000 callers", Philippe Camus ...

Progressor chimpanzees could reveal mechanism for resisting AIDS

...oup of ten HIV-positive chimpanzees that have been regularly monitored since the mid-1980s. Six of the chimps have displayed stable chronic HIV infection without signs of progressing to AIDS. C499 was euthanized in 1996 after developing complications from AIDS. The Yerkes team, led by Dr. Shawn O'Neil, has fou...

UNC-CH study offers new evidence that garlic protects against cancers

...shows that people who consume raw or cooked garlic regularly face about half the risk of stomach cancer and two-thirds the risk of colorectal cancer as people who eat little or none. "There seems to be a strong, consistent protective effect for people who are regular garlic consumers," said Dr. Lenore Arab, pr...

Colorado U. study indicates Denver area drivers unmoved by state air quality advisories

...avior." Of the respondents, 79 percent said they regularly commuted to work and 5 percent said they sometimes commuted. Seventy-five percent of commuters lived within 10 miles of their work, and three-quarters of those people commuted alone in their cars. Although 32 percent of commuters in the study lived...

Taking the long view: examining factors which influence Northern Spotted Owls

...clearcuts are currently conducted by making large, regularly shaped patches with clean edges. Past forest d...me. In contrast, clear-cut logging leaves large, regularly shaped patches with clean edges. The role of wildfire in these forests is still poorly understoo...

Voyage of the space veggies

...onditions on Mars are just too harsh. Temperatures regularly drop to -125 C. Sunlight is only about half as intense as on Earth. And though the atmosphere is 95 per cent CO2-the raw material for photosynthesis-atmospheric pressure is less than 1 per cent that on Earth. That means bionic plants would have to b...

Scientists track phosphate to better understand global warming

...r ecosystems, such as the Sierra Nevada where fire regularly occurs, it may be an important means by which phosphorus is released back to plant-available forms." While Cade-Menun studies land systems, Paytan, a marine biogeochemist, investigates the intimate interactions between the solid Earth and the oceans ...

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