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University Of Cincinnati Biologists Find Evidence For Unusual DNA Repair InArchaea
...indicates Sulfolobus DNA is at 1,000times higher risk
of damage than E. coli. His work has been supported bythe U.S. Office of Naval Research....
Cancer Test May Offer High-Risk Groups Quick, Affordable Screening For Tumors
...and quickly check for early cancers in patients at risk
fordeveloping cancer due to genetic or environment...st for the earlydetection of tumors in patients at risk
for cancer," says Saul Brusilow, M.D.,professor of pediatrics. "It might also be useful as a post-s...
New Test May Reduce Need For Some Prostate Cancer Biopsies
...are the men inthe diagnostic gray zone. They're at risk
for prostate cancer on the basis ofthe PSA levels, but experience shows that 75 percent of the time, their biopsieswill be negative for cancer," he says. The researchers were led by William J.Catalona, M.D., of Washington University School of Medicin...
Study At UNC-CH Shows Chlorinated Water Dramatically Cuts Strawberry Contamination
...oduce as well and in so doing dramatically cut the risk
of infectiousenteric diseases from fecally contaminated fruits and vegetables." The strawberry industry has begun implementing the chlorinationprocedure the UNC-CH researchers identified as effective, he said. In Californiaat least, the treat...
Major Risk Factor For Cervical Cancer Found
...d only p53Arg. Thisimplies that p53Arg is a major risk
factor for cervical cancer." The research team no...ve to be another useful tool inassessing a woman's risk
for developing cervical cancer," commented Dr Storey. The findings also have implications for certa...
Duke Researchers Finds That Moderate Caffeine Use Boosts Blood Pressure, Potential For Heart Disease
...udies of blood-pressure and cardiovascular-disease risk
showed that a 5-pointdifference in diastolic blood..., this increase in blood pressure mayheighten your risk
of suffering a heart attack or stroke, even if you don't havehigh blood pressure now." ...
Computers, GIS Help Prevent Ground Water Contamination
...rs who could otherwise use those chemicals without risk
to the environment. They also force regulatory agencies to spend money unnecessarily as they try to monitor all the ground water in the state, rather than concentrating on water that is most at risk. "Monitoring is the most costly component of th...
Researchers Demonstrate That COX-2 Inhibits Angiogenisis In Tumor Cells
...long been a question about how aspirin reduces the risk
fordeveloping colon cancer, and in this model system, we found two ways in whichthat might be happening. If we can better understand the mechanism involved, wemay be able to find other ways to effectively block angiogenesis. However, weneed to keep i...
Relatives Of People with Colorectal Polyps Face Increased Risk For Colorectal Cancer
...(non-cancerous growths, or adenomas) face ashigh a risk
of developing colorectal cancer as do people who h...agnosed with adenoma had an 80 percent increase in risk
of developingcolorectal cancer compared with their spouses. However, the study did not takeinto acc...
University Of Pittsburgh Scientist Discovers How A Novel Vitamin K Stops Cancer Cell Growth
...ng this modified vitamin K to individuals at known risk
ofdeveloping liver cancer, we might be able to reduce the incidence of thisdevastating illness. By treating liver cancer with this agent, we possiblycould remove some individuals with this disease from transplant waiting lists,if it is as effective ...
New Model Makes It Possible To Predict Emergence Of Antiviral Drug Resistance
...sions not to promote drugtreatment when there is a risk
of drug resistance developing." The UCSF mathemati...stant geneticherpes. And since genital herpes is a risk
factor for developing HIV, increasingtreatment rates of genital herpes could potentially also have a...
Spinach Enzymes Neutralize Explosives
...osives stockpiled around the country. "The primary risk
of storing explosives at any site is explosions be... water at atmospheric pressure, therefore reducing risk
of explosion or fire. There would be no alkaline solutions to dispose of because the process is done...
Tracking Hepatitis C: Health Project Demos Worldwide Early-Warning System For
Disease Outbreaks; Sandia Tests Disease-Tracking Approach
...isease. Yet very little is known about hepatitis C risk
factors--behaviors thatincrease the probability that a person will contract the disease. The hope isthat by sharing information about who gets the virus and how it is transmitted,physicians can better understand how to prevent its spread. The primary...
Plant Pathologists Collaborate Worldwide To Combat Sorghum Ergot
...ies worldwide. "This cooperative effort reducesthe risk
of ergot introduction and provides controls that can rapidly beimplemented as ergot is introduced," says Gary Odvody, plant pathologist atTexas A & M University and member of APS. "It's a time consuming process -- thatis why global cooperation with f...
Drunken Fruit Flies Reveal Molecular Pathway Regulating Sensitivity To Alcohol
...e less sensitive to alcohol'simpact are at greater risk
for becoming alcoholics, and that the degree ofsen...relationship between a sensitivity to alcoholand a risk
for alcoholism. In the fruit fly, or Drosophila (Dra-SOPH-i-la), study, led by Ulrike Heberlein,PhD,...
Obesity Gene: Possible Link To Heart Disease Risk
... leptin, a proteinproduct of the obesity gene, and risk
for coronary heart disease, the cause ofheart atta...tin might become a new way to determine a person's risk
ofheart disease," suggests Leyva. Co-authors are Ian Godsland, Ph.D.; Mohammed Gathei, Ph.D....
Gene Linked To Glaucoma, Hydrocephalus, And Other Birth Defects
...e 1 or IRID1) that puts affected children at high risk
of developingglaucoma. Glaucoma is characterized by damage to the optic nerve, believed toresult from the pressure of excessive fluid building up inside the eyeball. The Canadian group had identified a candidate human gene, FREAC3, which turnedout to...
New Biological Markers Accurately Predict Prognosis In Head And Neck Cancer Patients, Find University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Researchers
...d use this information toidentify patients at high risk
for recurrent disease and develop a targetedtherapy based on the biology of these markers. "Blocking overproduction of TGF-" and EGFR may decrease cancerprogression in patients with head and neck tumors. Already, we have shown thisto be the...
Naked DNA Rejuvenates Rheumatoid Rodents
... However, this route of delivery also carries the risk
of bonemarrow suppression, anemia, and formation of fibrous tissues in thekidneys--undesirable side effects associated with exposing the entire body to high levels of TGF-. It was clear to Drs. Song and Wahl that using the TGF- gene rather than thep...
A New Molecular Marker For Prostate Cancer
...p27 expression had a more than three-foldincreased risk
of recurrence, and more than eight-fold increased risk
of dying,when compared to patients with the highest p27 expression. Of the men in the high p27 group...
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