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Honeybees In The Wild Nearly Gone In North America

...es and the wet, messyspring, combined with all the routine problems facing bees thathave never gone away -- bee diseases, pesticide problems -- pushedhoneybees to the edge," Tew said. "The mites, however,wereclearly and definitively the last straw in causing this populationcollapse." Honeybee populations mai...

Plant-Based Therapies Examined For Colon Cancer Prevention

...but notall. The polyps develop because the normal routine of cell division andapoptosis goes awry. When apoptosis is disabled, tissues that rely on it nolonger have a way to regulate their cell populations and cancer may ensue. In the study, Shiff and fellow researchers will examine the influence...

Insects Provide Clues About Bodies Underwater

...ersity graduate student in pestmanagement has made routine visits to the clothed and submerged 'bodies' tostudy the life cycles of insects that colonize on them - everything fromaquatic bugs to earthworms and even clams. Insects may be able to tell how long a body has been at a certain location,and whether i...

'Rolling Circles' Provide New Way to Amplify and Detect DNA

...ethod could reduce the cost of geneticresearch or routine laboratory testing. It might also open the door to new procedures requiring very high sensitivity -- such as detection of DNA sequences in organisms' genomes, for instance, or identification of specific cancer-related mutations. The new method o...

Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics

...t editing: An information processing analysis of a routine cognitive skill. Cognitive Psychology, 12, 32-74. Center for Workplace Health Information. (1995a). An ergonomics honor roll: Case studies of results-oriented programs, AT&T Global. CTDNews, Special Report: Best Ergonomic Practices, pp. 4-6. Center f...

NIAID Doctor Successfully Treats Longest Case Of Malaria Infection On Record

...umented several years earlier during a routine examination in Greece. At that time, she was mistakenly diagnosed with lymphoma and treated with an oral anti-cancer drug, methotrexate, for 10 days. In response to the chemotherapy, symptoms of malaria appeared but were no...

Three-Day Treatment Cures Decades-Old Case Of Malaria

...dical graduate to have an enlarged spleen during a routine physical in a rural clinic. Following a diagnosis of lymphoma, the woman began treatment with theanti-cancer drug methotrexate. But she developed severe headaches and a cyclical fever called a quartan fever that occurred every 72 hours. After do...

Towards A Local Stimulation Of Natural Bypass Growth - Max Planck Scientists Developed New Treatment For Ischemic Heart Disease

...s and collegues on the contrary requires only a routine catheterization procedure. Microscopic beads are injected into the vessel supplying the diseased territory and lodge in the peripheral capillary system whithout causing any damage. At this site they release the growth factor over a period...

The Distinctive Sound Of Cholesterol

...ystem that doctors can use in their offices during routine checkups. Michael Savic, professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering, has built a working prototype for Sunward Electronics of Delmar, N.Y., which has been granted a license to market the technology. The two large carotid arteries in...

Dust Mite Behavior May Show New Ways To Control Pests

...particularly inhospitable to dust mites. During a routine examination of laboratory colonies of mites, Glass noticedthat males tended to cluster together while females traveled solo. Alongwith Jay A. Yoder, assistant professor of biology at The Illinois College,the Ohio State researchers decided to test whe...

Climate Change May Impact Waterborne Diseases

...ing of water is not routinely carried out andwhere routine screening for the disease only takes place in prev...be tested? Should tests for Cryptosporidium become routine indiarrheal outbreaks? When should a "boil water" directive be issued and whenshould one be rescinde...

Cultured Neural Stem Cells Reduce Symptoms In Model Of Parkinsons Disease

...t enoughto provide a good supply of stem cells for routine use in the clinic. "We'veopened a door, but it's not yet clear that you can drive a truck through it,"says Dr. McKay. However, he believes it may soon become possible to expand stemcells as many as 10,000 times. If so, thousands of patients might ...

Hopkins Researchers Urge Regular Chlamydia Testing For All Sexually Active Teenage Women

...ay failure to test andtreat with antibioticsduring routine checkups is contributing to "the most important preventablecause" of infertility. "Current guidelines for adolescent primary care call for yearly screenings,but that's notenough," says Gale Burstein, M.D., M.P.H. "Regardless of whether they'vep...

Screening In Women Army Recruits Shows High Chlamydia Infection Rates

...l or difficult urination. "We hope thiswill bring routine screening of both men and women in the Army," says Gaydos. Funding for the study came from the Department of the Army. Other researchers are M. Rene Howell and Barbara Pare, of Johns Hopkins;Thomas C. Quinn, M.D., of Hopkins and NIH; ...

Researchers Grow Healthy Human Placental Cells For Drug Research

... the first trimester of pregnancy. Such testing is routine for women like this patient who become pregnant in their 30s. The test showed that the fetus was healthy, and the woman went on to deliver a healthy baby with no complications. Kniss froze some of the woman’s trophoblast cells. Per...

NASA Using Space Incubator To Understand Breast Cancer

... description of how healthy breast tissue grows. A routine capability to model patient-specific breast cancer then could allow for testing and developing of realistic therapies. For example, hormonal therapy is an important treatment option for approximately a third of previously untreated breast cancer ...

Test For Genetic Trait May Indicate Heart Benefits Of Hormone Replacement Therapy

...hysicians around the country use the new test on a routine dailybasis. The cost is $160 and most insurance covers about 80 percent of theprice. Superko says the base price of the test is likely to drop as it becomesmore widely available. Co-authors are Ronald M. Krauss, M.D; Michael J. Schoenfeld, M.D.; Lau...

Molecular Mission Unveils New Genetic Link To Common Birth Defect

... that itdoes not preclude the need for other, more routine genetic probing strategies.Rather, he said, using large DNA vectors such as YACs offers genetic researchersa second chance, as it were, to peer into later developmental windows, therebyexposing previously unknown functions of a variety of genes. In a...

Cells From Mother Can Boost Success Of Sibling-To-Sibling Kidney Transplants

...aternal typing if the mother isunavailable) to the routine family workup for living-related kidney donationwill expand the pool of optimal donors, giving transplant surgeons a viablealternative when no HLA-identical sibling is available," said Burlingham, a UWMedical School assistant professor of surgery, pa...

Exercising Just Three Days May Provide Heart Attack Protection

...However, he warns that keeping up with an exercise routine isessential because the proteins can be depleted as quickly as they are created. "These proteins don't stay around very long," he said. "You have tocontinue with the exercise, or you lose the protection."...

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