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Gene mutation in some uterine tumors may signal that cancer runs in family

...in the MLH1 and five had mutations in MSH2. Of the remaining 30 tumors with high MSI and normal MLH1 and MSH2 genes, 11 showed mutations in MSH6. In addition, seven of these women showed MSH6 mutations in healthy body cells white blood cells indicating it was an inherited, or germline, mutation. Furthermore...

Researchers get to the root of cassava's cyanide-producing abilities

... and is released into the air, rather than remaining in the food. Correct processing methods ensure that the cyanogen content in cassava plants will be within an acceptable range, Sayre said. (The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organi...

Clinical study reports findings of combination therapy with DOXIL

... patient education and prevention, only two of the remaining 24 patients enrolled experienced toxicity of this magnitude. Other Grade 3 and 4 toxicities reported were mucositis (inflammation and ulceration of the lining of the mouth, throat or gastrointestinal tract); neutropenia (low white blood cell count),...

Schepens Eye Research Institute scientists at ARVO

...ly, preexisting blood vessels within the patient's remaining cornea make such a corneal transplantation a high-risk operation, often causing rejection despite conventional drug treatment. Using a mouse model previously developed at Schepens Eye Research Institute, the researchers found not only the easily dete...

Male pregnancy in seahorses may affect formation of new species

...irly modest levels of disruptive selection. So the remaining question is whether disruptive selection occurs at a sufficient strength in natural populations of seahorses, Jones noted. The model shows its plausible, but as in most cases of sympatric speciation, we have no definitive proof. To determine that...

Researchers find viral protein that mimics its way into cells

...ll develop disease, while the remaining 95 percent become carriers. However, decades can pass between the initial infection and when a patient develops a disease, if it does arise at all....

Researchers discover method of predicting drug resistance in hepatitis-B patients

...ctive infection due to lamivudine resistance. The remaining seven were "non-responders" who didn't respond to lamivudine treatment at all. Surprisingly, the researchers detected two separate DNA polymorphisms, or markers, in the virus genome in all breakthroughs and non-responders prior to treatment. None...

Exploring the sights and sounds of a deepwater coral marine protected area off Florida

...chers on this year's cruise to zero in on the last remaining stands of live ivory tree coral. The reefs will be surveyed using an undersea robot known as the Phantom SII, provided by the National Undersea Research Center at UNCW. This ROV is equipped with video and still cameras and will also be used to colle...

Cheap coffee is lousy for tigers, elephants, rhinos Science says

... forests in Indonesia, home to that country's last remaining populations of wild tigers and other species. Fal... Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, one of a few remaining strongholds of Sumatran tigers, elephants and rhinoceroses, all of which are declining due to fragme...

Tourism leaders and conservation organizations to devise Caribbean conservation action plan

...vesting to water quality degradation; and the last remaining pristine lands on these islands are being lost to new resorts and golf courses. Without collaboration to balance consumer demand with environmental protection, much of this unique biodiversity will be lost forever. Industry executives recognize that ...

Researchers identify gene for premature aging disorder

... gene's 25,000 base pairs. In addition, one of the remaining progeria patients had a different single base substitution guanine (G) to adenine (A) just two bases upstream. In every instance, the parents were found to be normal indicating that the misspelling was a new, or "de novo," mutation in the child. At...

Evidence shows the heart has stem cells able to regenerate muscle tissue lost to disease, wear

...entions had to focus on preserving the heart cells remaining after the destruction of heart attack or simply the wear and tear of age or physiological or pathological stress. Furthermore, if no new myocytes were being generated, that by definition meant all the body's heart muscles had to be the same age. T...

Catastrophic decline of Africa's apes, Nature says

...s in an area that contains the bulk of the world's remaining populations. If chimps and gorillas continue to disappear at the current rate, our closest relatives will be confined to a few small pockets in a matter of years," said the paper's lead author, Dr. Peter Walsh, a WCS biologist based at Princeton Uni...

Scientists identify protein channel that mediates body's ability to feel frigid temperatures

...ad been conspicuously absent. "This was one of the remaining puzzles," says TSRI Assistant Professor of Cell Biology Ardem Patapoutian, who led the effort with TSRI Research Associate Gina Story. The cold receptor protein ANKTM1 was overlooked, note Patapoutian and Story, because it is distantly related to the...

Best chance to protect giant pandas

...vides protection for less than half of the pandas' remaining habitat and fails to conserve essential habitat fo...Qinling Mountains, which have about a fifth of the remaining wild population. The researchers used satellite images and other existing data to determine the exte...

Testosterone levels and marriage: High is not all bad

...eir testosterone levels could be measured. In the remaining two conversations, to assess social support, the couple was taped discussing a personal concern involving something they wanted to change or improve, for example quitting smoking, that was not a source of marital tension. Again, in one session the ...

Chimpanzees with little or no human contact found in remote African rainforest

...e largest tracts of undisturbed forest remaining in equatorial Africa." As a result of her visit to the Goualougo Triangle -- which National Geographicmagazine covered and will feature in its April 2003 issue -- Goodall has extended her conservation ...

New, more effective option for gene data mining identified

...in one bin. It forms more bins by considering the remaining data two points at a time. This approach creates more bins than KL clustering and several bins contain only a few data points....

Ecowar looming with sunken wartime wrecks

...as they attempted to resupply bases or fleets. The remaining wrecks include at least 23 large aircraft carriers, 213 destroyers and 22 battleships. While SPREP does not yet know which wrecks are the most dangerous, tankers like the USS Neosho are bound to be near the top of the list. The Neosho was sunk in May...

Leatherback sea turtles careening towards extinction

...an Tropical Tuna Commission. "In those cases, the remaining challenge is the communication and implementation of the solutions to all fleets. In other cases, such as the Pacific leatherbacks, the solution has yet to be found, and only an inspired and intense research effort may produce one before we run out o...

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