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Newly Discovered Viral Gateway Into Cells Could Play Role In Diagnosis And Treatment Of Leukemia, HIV And Other Viral Diseases

...rapidly clone humangenes that encode receptors for selected viruses. Their study results, beingpublished in the February issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy ofSciences, could help uncover clues to the diagnosis and treatment of not onlyleukemia, but HIV and other viral infections. The research wa...

UF Scientist Seeks Super Sea Oats

...will beplanting four beach locations with sea oats selected from his geneticstudies. On the Atlantic Coast, dunes at Sebastian Inlet and AnastasiaIsland will be planted. On the Gulf Coast, dunes at St. George Island andEgmont Key will be planted. Each planting will include sea oats from allfour sites. "By gro...

NSF-Supported New Scientists And Engineers Receive Presidential Award

...imately $80 million. The1998 CAREER awardees were selected from among more than 1,600 applicants. The1998 PECASE awardees were selected from among 1,122 applicants. There are about1,400 total NSF CAREER and PECASE award recipients to d...

Multicomponent Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Laboratory Tests

...rabbits. Each of the21 segments, or peptides, was selected because it was recognized by the immunesystems of people with malaria, as shown in earlier studies. Furthermore, thepeptides targeted different branches of the immune system: B cells, helper Tcells and cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs). Laboratory test...

L.A.Times Book Prize Finalist: Book On Evolution Of Bird Flight

...hnology. Winners of this year's award, who will be selected from five finalists in eachcategory, will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on April 23, 1999, andwill receive a citation and a monetary prize. The Los Angeles Times appoints committees of independent judges, most of whomare published write...

Whooping Cranes Take Flight

...d species. The Florida birds, which were carefully selected forspecific genetic qualities, have been painstakingly trained tosuccessfully adapt and hunt in natural habitats. Training procedures includedrarely allowing the birds to see their human caretakers, who areusually costumed. Since the first releases o...

Aldo Leopold Leadership Program Selects First Cohort

...0 Fellows. "This first group of Fellows has been selected from a field of outstandingscientists," said ALLP ... Wall, Colorado State University "The 20 Fellows selected this year, as well as the 40 to be chosen during thenext two years," Vergun said, "are primarily ten...

Seattle Researchers Zero In On Location Of Gene For Inherited Prostate Cancer; Gene Also Linked To Brain Cancer

... included men with and without prostate cancer and selected women,all of whom were asked to fill out questionnaires and donate blood samples forDNA analysis. Of each family that participated, blood samples were taken from an average ofthree to four men with prostate cancer. At least a dozen of the families ha...

Research Findings Suggest Potent, Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Activity For Vertex's Investigational IMPDH Inhibitor VX-497

...ng the activity of VX-497 versus ribavirin against selected DNA and RNA viruses in vitro, VX-497 was found to be 15-to 186-fold more potent than ribavirin against hepatitis B virus, human cytomegalovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, herpes simplex virus type 1, parainfluenza-3 virus, and Venezuelan equine e...

Tip Sheet: Health Benefits Of Caffeinated Beverages

...ictive when consumed in moderation. Following are selected samples ofthe nearly 50 papers being presented on this topic. Behavioral Effects of Caffeine - A decade of research into caffeine's influenceon cognition and mood shows that it helps performance in tasks requiringsustained attention, even during lo...

Genes Found That Label Cell Proteins For Disposal

...y, the mechanism by whichproteins within cells are selected and "marked" for removal and destructionafter they have done their job. In their report published in the April 23 issue of the journal Molecular Cell,Xiong and his co-authors, Tomohiko Ohta, Jennifer J. Michel and Arndt J.Schottelius, describe havin...

Gene Therapy For Pain

...and now in the private sector. The spinal cord was selected as the target for the beta-endorphin gene, not onlybecause of its ease of access, but also because it is the first processing pointfor relaying pain signals to the brain, and pain can be effectively controlledat this location. The idea was to have b...

Endangered Species' Recovery Plans Face Comprehensive Scientific Review

...n a graduate seminarhas been examining 10 randomly selected recovery plans, along with endangeredspecies listing documents and Fish and Wildlife Service reports to Congress.Answers to thousands of items on the questionnaire are being entered into adatabase on the Internet so scientists and students at all the...

'Dual Control' Strategy Assures Accurate Cellular Marching Orders, But A Pathogenic Microbe Can Hijack The System

...g proteins. These proteins are thought totranslate selected signals into commands that engage the cell's gears of motion.The pathogenic, food-borne bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, whichcan cause meningitis and other serious illnesses, is known to recruit themotility apparatus of its human host cells. It use...

Jefferson researchers find access to new methods of HIV prevention for pregnant women and newborns may depend on where they were receiving care

...ions, such as in infectious diseases,hematology or selected generalists, you're also more likely to get treated withantiretrovirals. "If a woman was treated at a site that was part of the 076 trial, afterthe trial ended, they were 50 to 70 percent more likely to get treated withantiretroviral therapy,...

Inherited deafness studies may affect genetic counseling

... researchers call 35delG. Studies of 560 randomly selected healthy infants showed that about 2.5percent of these children are "carriers" of the 35delG mutation. Theseinfants were not deaf because they carried only one copy of the defectivegene. (Two mutant copies of such a "recessive" gene are required to ca...

Treatment restores normal heart rhythm in patients

... cardioversion. In 20 percent of patients who were selected randomlyto receive ibutilide pretreatment, electrical shock therapy was not needed atall. Therefore, the study suggests that giving a dose of ibutilide prior to anelectrical shock may reduce the shock energy required, or in some caseseliminate the ne...

New process converts municipal waste into commodities and fuel

...ntly reduce pollution at its sources. Thepanel is selected by the American Chemical Society, the world's largestscientific society, as part of its participation in the Presidential GreenChemistry Challenge....

International biotech firm to locate in Southwest Virginia

...sident and CEO of PharmingGroup NV, said "We have selected western Virginia for this phase of PharmingHealthcare's growth because it offers an excellent infrastructure, includingconditions to satisfy regulatory requirements for the manufacture oftransgenically derived biopharmaceuticals." "Pharming is the w...

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A 1999 consensus

...epartment of HealthServices, one sixth of randomly selected adults are adversely affected bychemical sensitivity to some degree, while 2% (in NM) to 8% in CA) say theyhave already been diagnosed with MCS by a medical professional. Dr. KayeKilburn, editor of the Archives of Environmental Health and one of the...

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