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Oregon power companies offset carbon through investment in Ecuadors rainforest

...ions. Land-use based carbon offsets projects also restores degraded lands and protect forests....

Acorda Therapeutics begins Phase 3 trials of Fampridine-SR for chronic spinal cord injury

...ridine, designed for twice-daily dosing. The drug restores nerve conduction by blocking exposed potassium channels in demyelinated nerve processes, or axons. Fampridine-SR is also in Phase 2 clinical trials to evaluate safety and efficacy in the treatment of symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis (MS)....

A detour for stalled intracellular lipid traffic

...of GSLs. Overexpression of either protein not only restores their normal patterns of GSL trafficking in NP-C cells, but also reverses their abnormal accumulation of free cholesterol. These molecules thus appear to be limiting for caveolar endocytosis in the mutant cells, suggesting that treatments that increa...

As bodies age, disease-fighting cells lose punch

.... Initial results suggest that the transplantation restores the B cell population to a younger, more nave and adaptable profile....

Failure of critical protein connection at heart of cardiomyopathy

...r VAD allows dystrophin to resume its function and restores the heart to more normal pumping, said Dr. Jeffrey Towbin, professor of pediatrics and cardiology at Baylor and the senior author of the report. Dystrophin is probably best known for its relationship to Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy, dis...

Cell interactions in spermatocyte apoptosis

...th dichloromethane, which replaces the missing CO, restores this response. Hence, they argue, CO generated within the Leydig cells reaches the developing spermatocytes and causes them to undergo Fas-dependent apoptosis, rather than meiosis. Interestingly, treatment with dichloromethane alone does not cause ap...

Gene for neat repair of DNA discovered

...e ways. The neat manner, homologous recombination, restores the break by copying information from an intact DNA molecule to the broken DNA molecule. The careless manner is called "sticking" recombination. This repair mechanism comes into play when the same piece of DNA is present slightly further along the sa...

Plastic tube may help treat paralysis

... plastic tube that fits around the spinal cord and restores some movement in paralyzed rats, according to research presented at the 222nd national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the worlds largest scientific society. The researchers say the work could lead to a new treatment for paralysis in humans...

Gene therapy restores feeding behavior to starving mice

...cientists will attempt to pinpoint the region that restores feeding and possibly dissociate it from nest-building behavior. They also plan to restore dopamine production to dopamine-producing neurons in the substantia nigra and the ventral tegmental area. They predict that this treatment will correct the moto...

An off switch for epilepsy?

...o not understand exactly how a jolt of electricity restores a normal heartbeat, but it does. Gluckman's feedback system may be used to investigate some of these questions. The group can change the system's electrical settings to achieve a reverse effect, so it can be used with very precise control to ini...

Putting a price tag on paradise

...rporation, valued at $25 million, buys up land and restores native vegetation and wildlife, earning income from tourism, consulting and wildlife sales, according to the Science article. "The firm lobbied for and won a change in accounting law so as to include rare native animals as assets," add the authors. ...

Researchers develop tastier low-fat cheddar

...r cheese lovers, this variety is a good option. It restores the flavor." Twenty-four 200-pound vats of cheese were formulated at the school during the study. Nine trained tasters sampled the results, evaluating the different varieties that resulted from various starter-culture mixtures. Ripening cheeses were ...

University of Pittsburgh researchers develop computer system to predict impending arrhythmia and sudden death

...th. It monitors the heart rhythm continuously and restores normal rhythm by delivering an electrical shock when it detects an arrhythmia. Over 40,000 defibrillators are implanted yearly in the United States. Some 300,000 people in the United States die suddenly each year from arrhythmia or about one person ...

Creatine may improve performance during short bursts of activity

...energy. Phosphocreatine restores ATP, a compound that serves as fuel for muscles. Creatine and its derivative, phosphocreatine, occur naturally in the human body. Phosphocreatine is a ...

USGS studies wildfire ecology in the western United States

...standards, but Stephenson prefers to say that fire restores stability and resiliency to forest ecosystems. "We're restoring a forest structure that's more stable, meaning if you give it a shove it's less likely to be bent out of shape. And it's more resilient, because if you do bend it out of shape it will bo...

Biology, engineering jointly train students in neuro-mechanics

...t motor system neuroprosthesis approved by the FDA restores hand grasp function for individuals with spinal cord injury. It was developed by CWRU biomedical engineers with funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Veterans Administration. The FDA has subsequently approved other motor system neuro...

Treatment restores normal heart rhythm in patients

Treatment restores normal heart rhythmin all study patients with atrial fibrillation ANN ARBOR---Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System's Divisionof Cardiology restored normal heart rhythms in 100 percent of study patientswith atrial fibrillation t...

Clemson Fire Ant Research Uses Biological Approach

...sing natural means to control fire ant populations restores balance tothe environment," said Mac Horton, a Clemson entomologist and one of the projectleaders for fire ant research, along with entomologist Clyde Gorsuch. "Fireants are having as harsh an impact on the environment as anything man could do. They...

Purdue Study: RNA 'Motor' Transports DNA In Virus

...mixing of two, three and six inactive mutant pRNAs restores DNApackaging activity as long as an interlocking hexameric ring can be predicted toform by base pairing of the mutated loops in separate RNA molecules. Thestoichiometry of pRNA for the packaging of one viral DNA genome is six.Homogeneous pRNA purifie...

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