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No role for simian virus 40 in human pleural mesotheliomas

...V40 infection might be a possible mechanism in the remaining 20 percent," said Marc Ladanyi, M.D., Director, Diagnostic Molecular Pathology Laboratory,and the study's senior author. "But instead we found no evidence for SV40 in these tumors and our experiments show for the first time how the assays commonly us...

'Fossil genes' reveal how life sheds form and function

...mpletely absent from all three, with only a single remaining gene marking the pathway like a faded signpost. "Evolution repeats itself," Carroll says. "What we see is that three or four times, these genes have been junked in different species. The process of sweeping these genes away is more complete in these ...

European common frog found to use novel mating strategy

...pportunity exists for other males to fertilize the remaining eggs in the clutch. The researchers found that without clutch piracy, between 65 and 85 percent of eggs -- and sometimes as little as 20 percent -- were fertilized. The percentage was about the same with clutch piracy, but averaged 90 percent if, as ...

Researchers report new gene test for isolated cleft lip and palate

...e more than 150 such syndromes, accounting for the remaining 30 percent of all cleft lip and palate. Upon detailed analysis of the IRF6 gene, the researchers noticed a variation in the DNA sequence that they guessed may play a role in causing isolated clefts. The team reasoned the variation would somehow inter...

New treatment for fibromyalgia

...eived 60 milligrams of duloxetine twice a day. The remaining 103 patients were given a placebo. Both groups were evaluated and scored, using the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire and other standard measures, for improvements in their condition. In various measures of disease--from pervasive pain to tiredness...

DHA-rich diet protects brain from Alzheimer's damage, UCLA study shows

...or all possible variables, DHA was the only factor remaining that protected the mice against the synaptic damage and memory loss that should have resulted from their Alzheimer's genes," said Cole. "We concluded that the DHA-enriched diet was holding their genetic disease at bay." Frautschy and Cole plan to p...

Zoledronic acid zings cervical cancer

...gene expression and inhibiting the activity of any remaining matrix metalloprotease-9 protein. This study provides evidence that an already approved drug, zoledronic acid, may be useful for therapy in cervical cancer and other diseases resultant from matrix metalloprotease-9 expression and activity....

JCI table of contents: 1 September, 2004

...gene expression and inhibiting the activity of any remaining matrix metalloprotease-9 protein. This study provides evidence that an already approved drug, zoledronic acid, may be useful for therapy in cervical cancer and other diseases resultant from matrix metalloprotease-9 expression and activity. TITLE: An...

Scientists fear new Ebola outbreak may explain sudden gorilla disappearance

...mmit resources to the Congo Basin, one of the last remaining tracts of wilderness in the world." Western lowland gorillas can grow to six feet tall when standing, and can weigh up to 450 pounds. They have a broad chest, a muscular neck, and strong hands and feet. Short, thin, grey-black to brown-black hair cov...

Critically endangered monkey species plummets more than 50 percent since 1994

.... New research suggests that as many as 200 of the remaining 300 individuals, one of the most threatened primat...nct populations. Rampant development separates the remaining populations of this langur species, preventing the groups from interacting with one another. Fourtee...

Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...often leaving before finishing, with the leftovers remaining untouched by any other group member. Crude extracts from the plant leaves of T. rubescens showed significant antimalarial activity, suggesting that chimps eating the T. rubescens leaves may have a temporary variation in food choice despite symptomat...

Schizophrenia gene variant linked to risk traits

...rmation from cell to cell. The amount of glutamate remaining in the synapse may have a downstream impact on cognition. "Because of the small effects of individual genes in complex genetic disorders like schizophrenia, it is difficult to make significant associations with any one particular marker. However, thi...

Applied Mathematical Models in Human Physiology

...ng the modeling assumptions and methodologies. The remaining chapters describe six different models of the cardiovascular and pulmonary system. Each model is introduced by a case study and can be studied individually. This book serves as an excellent introduction for researchers in the study of blood flow i...

New hypoxic event found off Oregon coast

... decay, leading to consumption of even more of the remaining oxygen in the water. "Hypoxic conditions such as this have been documented in other nearshore upwelling ocean regions of the world," said Jack Barth, a professor of oceanography at OSU, "but never on the central Oregon coast." "This system is normal...

Endangered turtles' trek along ocean currents revealed by satellite

...uiana and neighbouring Suriname, the turtles' last remaining major nesting sites in the Atlantic Ocean. Around nine weeks later the hatchlings emerge en masse and head into the sea, one day to return when they reach maturity and lay eggs themselves. However each turtle's return is by no means certain. Wh...

Outcome for acute lymphoblastic leukemia linked to gene expression patterns

...ing the past 40 years, the cause of failure in the remaining 20 percent of children is largely unknown, according to William E. Evans, Pharm.D., St. Jude scientific director. The current findings could help further reduce the number of failures. Evans is a senior author of the NEJM report. "We...

Manatee population rising in some regions, likely stalled or declining in others

...da's coast, but may be stalled or declining in the remaining regions, according to a recently released report by the U.S. Geological Survey. In three USGS-led studies — the first comprehensive population analysis published in 9 years — scientists documented survival, reproduction, and popu...

Climate change could doom Alaska's tundra

... huge areas of Alaska. The only large area of remaining tundra in Alaska 100 years from now will be on its north coast. Because of increases in precipitation and despite an increase in statewide biomass, forest fires should become less frequent overall and could shift from central Alaska to the northea...

Lehmann lovegrass won't succumb to fire

...emperature of the fire will be lower, and moisture remaining in the soil helps the grass recover. In contr... a similar amount of time, energy and money at the remaining biological invaders." ...

Ecologist calls for creation of an international panel to assess human behavior

...t took to create the atomic bomb. ''One of the few remaining places where the United States leads the world is in its great research universities, but they are in severe danger of sinking under the weight of the conservatism of the majority of their faculties,'' he continued. ''Universities must be reorganize...

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