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Molecular Imposter Rebuts Long
...iece that has a matching shape. Kool believes researchers
haven't seen these results beforebecause they've u...nthesis failed to occur with thesemisshapen bases, researchers
blamed the lack of hydrogen bondsrather than the distorted base shapes. The Rochester research ...
High Levels of Vitamin C Prove Toxic to HIV
...sary for normal function of the immune system. The researchers
studied vitamin C uptake and its effects on AIDS-v...lecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics Program, the researchers
studied the effects of vitamin C in four HIV-infected cell lines and four identical, but uninfected,...
Eating After Exertion May Be A Key To Speeding Body's Recovery
...ty of Illinoisscientists. In a series of studies, researchers
also found that eating oat-based cerealbefore exercise can help fight fatigue and feelings of hunger. The pre-exercisefindings, based on human studies, were published in the American Journalof Clinical Nutrition and in the Journal of Nutrition. The ...
Malnutrition Impacts Longevity Of Females More Than Males And Shows Gender Differences In Fruit Flies
...ales over males, according to a populationstudy by researchers
at the University of California, Davis. The resul...males byabout 1.5 days. But in this new study, the researchers
report that, whenfed a protein-deprived diet, males lived shorter lives overall, but outlivedfemales...
Erodible plastic microspheres could be effective oral drug delivery system
...cast until 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, March 26. The researchers
describe the enhanced absorption of three therapeuticcompounds with widely different properties encapsulated in microspheres made of"bioerodible" polymers. The compounds are the anticoagulant dicumarol, plasmidDNA, which is a material used in gene th...
Prostate Cancer's Aggressiveness May Be Predicted Early By The Ratio Of Free To Total PSA
...ve, slow-growing type of cancer. This discovery by researchers
at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and colle...tected late-in an era before PSA was available-the researchers
could more accurately separate aggressive and non-aggressive cancers by combining the cancer stage a...
Cell-Membrane Proteins Appear To Play Key Role In Squid's Swiftness
...sive giant squid in its naturaldeep-water habitat, researchers
combing the California coast say they haveunlocked a possible reason for a squid's ability to avoid capture. In a study comparing the nervous systems of the squid and octopus (cephalopods)with a variety of snail-like sea slugs (gastropods), it was f...
Corn Byproduct Shows Promise As Biodegradable Packaging Material
... fatty acids and coated with heated flax oil. The researchers
-- whose work is funded by the Illinois Council on Foodand Agricultural Research and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board -- now arecreating zein-based wrapping films with varied flexibility....
Purdue Study Aims To Boost MRI Capabilities
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Biomedical researchers
at Purdue University are using a one-of-a-kind test apparatus to obtain physiological information that will enable developers of Magnetic Resonance Imaging to produce faster, more precise MRI scans without causing discomfort to patients. "Faster scan...
Virus May Be Linked To Obesity -- Early Findings Hint At Relationship
...s may belinked to some cases of obesity in humans, researchers
at the University ofWisconsin Medical School have ...ans has never been seriously considered before,the researchers
noted. Dhurandhar first found that one type of adenovirus that infectsbirds and is found on...
Purdue Researchers Prod Plants To Clean Up Pollution
... humans have been breathing. Now Purdue University researchers
are prodding them to take the cleanup a step furth...save taxpayers billions. Goldsbrough, working with researchers
from Australia, has been studying how plants take up and store cadmium, a toxic heavy metal. It's bo...
University Of Washington Discovery May Point The Way To New Treatment For Hepatitis C Cases That Do Not Respond To Interferon Therapy
...e within a region of the virus called NS5A. The UW researchers
followed up on this research, and tested the ability of NS5A to interact with a key component of interferon response called PKR, a member of an important family of enzymes called protein kinases. Katze and his team found that the NS5A protein...
Isle Royale Moose Continue Decline
...s on Isle Royale National Park, park officials and researchers
have now turned the focus of their attention to the island's moose herd. Park Superintendent Douglas Barnard says that a survey of moose and wolf populations completed this winter shows only about 500 moose on the island, compared to an estimated 2,4...
NIH Team Discovers Endocrine Tumor Gene
...gene that inhibits abnormal cell growth--intrigues researchers
because it is unlike any of the tumor suppressors ...ndocrine tumors characteristic of the disease. The researchers
say they wouldn't be surprised if mutations of MEN1 also contribute to the growth of other more comm...
Project Shows Native Bacteria Can Destroy Widespread Pollutant In Groundwater
...at is poisoning the nation's groundwater, Stanford researchers
have shown. The pollutant is trichloroethylene (TC...treat groundwater contaminants in the country. The researchers
-- working at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California -- have completed the first full-scale t...
Emory Researchers Advance Gene Therapy Studies For Metastatic Melanoma Treatment
at Emory University's Winship Cancer Center are un... can be delivered to melanoma tumors directly, the researchers
believe it might be used to effectively treat advanced cases of melanoma. In gene studies on melan...
Biosensor Is A Model For Widespread Testing Of Chemicals, Molecules
... signal its catch. With further modifications, the researchers
believean array of biosensors can be created to in...e changes when maltose becomes attached to it. The researchers
werelooking for a special spot on the molecular surface of the protein wherethey could hook up the r...
Scientists Trace Roots Of Protein That Keeps Antarctic Fish From Freezing
...iscoveries were reported by University of Illinois researchers
intwo reports published in the April 15 issue of Proceedings of the NationalAcademy of Sciences. The first paper, focusing on the Antarctic fish, gavethe first look at the genetic process of creating a new protein for speciessurvival. "Most new prot...
Teens Shop "Healthy", But Trust Label Claims Too Much
... of the products they purchased. The Penn State researchers
report that a recent survey by Teenage Research U... In their report in the journal, Adolescence, the researchers
write, "A previous marketing survey conducted by Food and Beverage Marketing and Forecast Magazine...
Duke Study Shows Early Marrow Transplant Key To 'Bubble Boy' Disease Cure
...nd died in a germ-free plastic sphere. Now, researchers
at Duke University Medical Center are reporting th... to 1 million births, but it could be more common, researchers
say,because babies who die of a simple infection often are not given an autopsy. "Without an i...
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