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Dangerous Chemical Combination Presents Possible Scenario For Gulf War Illnesses

...uthwestern Medical Center inDallas. Chickens were selected over rodents as test animals because their suscept... variouscombinations. Doses of each chemical were selected prior to the study by determining themaximum amount a chicken could withstand without showing clinic...

Automobiles Gain High Technology Noses To Sniff Out Breaches In Air Pollution Laws In Europe Wide Research Project

...y of Warwick's Department of Engineering has been selected to co-ordinate a Europe wide research project to design high technology sensors to help monitor both the level of air pollution generated by vehicles and to restrict the amount of external air pollution (particularly CO entering drivers cabins in o...

Major Plant Genome Research Project Underway

..." Although the three groups of researchers selected for the current research grants are supported by separate awards, each is part of a single project. "Their activities will be coordinated to maximize efficiency and usefulness," says Clutter, "and information from the project will be widely dissemin...

Moving DNA Molecules With Magnetic Tweezers

...Engineering two years ago. For his research, Wirtz selected the lambda-phage DNA molecule,found in a virus, because, at 17 microns from end to end, it islarge enough to view with a simple benchtop microscope. But hebelieves the magnetic manipulation technique will work with otherbiological polymers, including...

Ten Years of Progress For Superfund Basic Research Program

...ity ofCincinnati was one of the first universities selected to takepart in the program and has received more than $10 million infunding over the last eight years. "We've pooled all this expertise," said Professor John Loper,who oversees the entire UC project. "It's only the only national,university-based and ...

Summer Science: Firefly Babies Advertise Their Bitter Taste, UD Researchers Say

...earchers say.Within eight to 47 runs, all mice had selected the darkened side of the maze atleast seven times in a row. "Our study answers a fundamental question that entomologists have been ponderingfor some time," Tallamy says. It also suggests an interesting topic fordiscussion between parents and children...

EPA's Plant-Pesticide Policy Threatens To Stifle Development Of Pesticide Alternatives And International Trade

...ieties. "In the U.S., wheat varieties are selected for the highest yield withoutchemical pesticides," said R. James Cook, Ph.D., research plant pathologist ofUSDA-ARS. "There are probably more pests and diseases controlled by breeding inwheat than in any other crop." However, the economic a...

Resistance To Leptin Contributes To Obesity

...ICV infusion amongoverweight mice, the researchers selected strains of mice with differenttypes of obesity. One type, the Diet Induced Obese (DIO) mouse, is leanwhen fed regular mouse chow, but has an inherited predisposition to developobesity when fed a diet in which 45 percent of the calories are from fat....

Single Mechanism Seen To Underlie Group Of Neurodegenerative Diseases: Mutant Proteins Form Insoluble Masses In The Nuclei Of Neurons

...le to answer is why the aggregations occur only in selected populations ofneurons. How and why do the proteins accumulate in the nucleus, instead ofpassing back and forth into the cytoplasm across the nuclear membrane? How isthe mutant protein able to recruit the normal protein -- and perhaps othernuclear pro...

No Link Seen Between Breast Cancer And Pesticides, PCB Exposure For General Population

...breast cancer and 192 healthy women of similar age selected randomly from the general population. Extensive information on diet, reproductive and medical history and other lifestyle information was obtained from all participants through personal interviews. Researchers also drew blood samples and meas...

Pea Plant Stem Growth Gene Cloned

...he Czech Republic, Augustinian monk Gregor Mendel selected seven distinct characteristics of pea plants and traced how those characteristics were passed through generations. One of the principal traits on which he worked was stem length, the primary determinant of plant height. The plant scientists working ...

UT-Houston Awarded $2.5 Million For Scleroderma Research

... Commenting on the news that UT-Houston has been selected as the firstSCOR in scleroderma, President M. David Low said: "The NIH decision is bothwelcome and appropriate. Dr. Arnett and his colleagues are at the cutting edgeof research on the complex and heartbreaking problem of scleroderma. I amdelighted ...

NIH Office Of Dietary Supplements Expands Research Support

...es now being funded by the ODS in conjunction with selected NIH Institutes through the NIH Research Enhancement Awards Program. The Research Enhancement Awards Program (REAP), originally designed by the NIH Office of Research on Womens Health, is a process whereby investigator-initiated grant applications ...

Imaging Studies Illuminate Brain's Response To Cocaine

...volunteer participants - allof whom were carefully selected cocaine addicts - as they received cocaineinjections and for 13 minutes following the injection. At 15-second intervalsthroughout the testing period - starting 5 minutes before the injection -participants reported the extent to which they experience...

Long-Term Vitamin C Use Cuts Cataract Risk In Older Women

...247 Boston-area women aged 56 to 71 years who were selected fromthe Nurses Health Study (NHS). The NHS began in 1976 when 121,700 female nurses, ages 30 to 55 and residing in 11 states,completed a mailed questionnaire on known and suspected risk factors for cancer and heartdisease. Every 2 years since 1976, ...

NIDR Supports Total Genome Studies Of Major Oral Pathogens

... base pairs that make up the genome of Aa. Aa was selected for the project primarily because of its important role inperiodontal disease. Aa is thought to be the cause of localized juvenileperiodontitis (LJP), a condition that affects 70,000 children and adolescentseach year in the United States. LJP is a...

Researcher Gains 30,000% Saving Using "Bargain Basement" Chemistry To Create Complex Industrially Useful Molecules

...attendance at the event. The two researchers were selected from 43 finalists....

Free Radicals Implicated In Impaired Lung Function; Damage May Be Mitigated By Certain Antioxidants

...ing subjects between the ages of 37 and 73 years, selected randomly from two counties in Western New York. Researchers assessed lung function by measuring the volume of air participants could force from their lungs during a one-second exhale. They also collected blood samples from all participants, ...

AAAS Announces Science Journalism Award Winners

...committeesconsisting of journalists and scientists selected the winners. Robert Lee Hotz and Julie Marquis of the Los Angeles Times won the competitionfor the large newspaper category for their October 3 & 13--17, 1996, seriesentitled "The Brain: A Work in Progress." The series demonstrated how thelatest re...

Early Career Development Grants Foster Faculty Research And Education

...ion in thesenew grants in 1997. The awardees were selected from 1,935 applicants. NSF established the grants to help promising scientists and engineers develop simultaneously their contributions to research andeducation early in their careers. NSF awards thegrants to top junior-level faculty at col...

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