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Alcohol Consumption, Resistance To Its Effects Related To Levels Of Neurotransmitter, Say UW Researchers
...kingly different. While the micewith no NPY drank significantly
more alcohol than normal mice, they woke up morequ...th high brainlevels of NPY. Even though they drank significantly
less alcohol, they took alot longer to wake up after drinking ethanol than normal mice. Th...
Early Nutrition In Babies May Have Long Term Effects On The Brain
...strate for the first time that early nutrition can significantly
influence mental ability in later life. In their study of 360 babies born prematurely (preterm), the authors found that those infants fed standard preterm formula milk, rather than a nutrient enriched formula, had reduced verbal IQ scores when they ...
Supplementing Diet With Fruits And Vegetables, Rather Than Vitamins, Provides Needed "Antioxidants"
...capacityto neutralize oxygen-free radicals and had significantly
lower breath ethane. This finding, says Miller, indicates increased protection by naturally occurringantioxidants and less lipid oxidative damage. Miller says that people should not be screened for breath ethane as a substitutefor screenings for high...
Allelix drug increases bone density and content in women with osteoporosis
...oundALX1-11, recombinant human parathyroid hormone significantly
increases bonemineral density (BMD) and bone miner...pectively. All of the womenreceiving the drug had significantly
greater increases in BMD than those whotook the placebo. The women had even greater changes in BMC,...
Genetically Engineered Mice Exhibit Anxiety, Offering Insight Into Role Of Serotonin In Brain
...utant mice displayedbehaviors suggesting they were significantly
more nervous, skittish and reticentto confront unfamiliar elements in their environment than normal mice. Whenplaced in a brightly lit box, they hugged the walls, opting not to explore thecenter. When placed in an enclosed area and given the opport...
National Science Medalists Named
...ministered by NSF. It honors individuals who have significantly
advanced knowledge in the fields of behavioral and social sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. A 12-member presidential committee reviews nominations for the annual awards. -NSF- Attachment: List of individua...
Unknown contaminant found in seabird eggs
...nt edition. Concentrations of the contaminant were significantly
higher in eggs from thePacific Ocean, as much as 1.5 to 2.5 times higher, according to the article. "Inaddition," notes one of the study's primary researchers, Dr. Ross Norstrom,Ph.D., of the Canadian Wildlife Service, "storm petrels, which feed on ...
Clues To Molecular Cancer Switches Probed
...e for eachgene. The version with the extra "G" significantly
augments production of the MMP-1gene in both normal and malignant cells, the team found. It's as if the switchfor the enzyme is always in the on position. Additional analysis determined thatthe difference was an inherited structural variation found ...
Scientists Show For The First Time How Leprosy Bug Targets Peripheral Nerves
...ssion of laminin-2 and its receptordystroglycan is significantly
diminished. This disturbs the linkage betweenextracellular laminin-2 and intracellular cytoskeleton through the dystroglycanreceptor. This causes the dysfunction of both muscle and peripheral nerves. "We believe that there are common pathogenic mecha...
Pet Therapy Programs Help Patients In Rehab, Physical Therapy And More
...the program is based is simple: Some patients heal significantly
faster andbetter if they are visited by a friendly animal. Studies show that theuncomplicated affection and unconditional acceptance a companion animal offersseem to act as a sort of lightning rod, reducing anxiety and relievingdepression, both of wh...
Leibniz Prize Winners 1999 - Most Highly Endowed German Promotional Prize For
...tific performance could be expected to be enhanced significantly
throughadditional financial support. This is the 1... Thissub-discipline of the geosciences contributes significantly
to understanding thecharacteristics of the global environment and its changeability over time. Profe...
New Discovery Offers Hope For Controlling Cholesterol, Atherosclerosis
... caninhibit theactivity of the protein and thereby significantly
reduce the level ofcholesterol in theblood," claims biochemist Michael Phillips, Ph.D. of MCP Hahnemann University inPhiladelphia. Though the researchers admit they don't yet know exactly how the newly foundproteinworks, lead author Helmut Hauser, Ph...
Vion's TAPET Organisms Demonstrate Reduced Virulence, Increased Safety While Retaining Ability To Specifically Target Tumors
...49 Ninety minutes after injection, respiration was significantly
increased inswine injected with wild-type bacteria compared to controls, but not in swineinjected with the msbB-minus bacteria. The msbB-minus bacteria exhibited reduced survival in mouse macrophagescompared to wild-type bacteria. This implies...
Researchers Discover Why Some Athletes' Performances Fail To Improve On A Live-High, Train-Low Regimen
...ponded to the live-high,train-low regimen showed a significantly
larger increase in EPO concentrationthan the nonre... the responders among the eliteathletes also had a significantly
larger increase in mean EPO concentrationcompared with the nonresponders," Levine said. "After 14 da...
Hopkins Scientists' Sequencing Of AIDS Virus From India Waves A Red Flag For Vaccine Developers
...st of the trial anti-viral vaccinesto date -- vary significantly
from the subtype B strains that form the backboneof vaccines currently in international trials. "It means we could expectproblems with any vaccine based solely on envelope proteins," says Ray. "Weshould probably look to other places in the virus for...
X-Ray Concentrator Will Expand Window On High-Energy Universe
...ry X-ray optics. "We expect this new technology to significantly
accelerate the ability ofresearchers to gather the information necessary to design entire families ofhighly effective, disease-fighting drugs," said Dr. Daniel Carter of New CenturyPharmaceuticals in Huntsville, Ala. Proteins, enzymes, genetic materi...
Maternal Anxiety May Affect Fetal Development
... women who were more anxious during pregnancy had significantly
abnormal patterns of blood flow though the uterine arteries. They say that this suggests that the psychological state of the mother may affect fetal development and therefore birth weight. Contact: Dr Vivette Glover, Reader in Perinatal Psychobiol...
Global Climate Change Model Predicts Changes In U.S. Ecosystems
...fers and hardwoods in the Northeast could decrease significantly
and move into Canada. Certain desert species in the Southwest could shift north as far as eastern Washington. Fire could increase over large parts of the country because of widespread drought conditions. This could occur in the Great Lakes area and i...
UF Researcher Finds Way To Slow The Aging Process
...anti-oxidants and exercise,however, didn't cause a significantly
lower level of muscle oxidation,which was interesting." The study also was the first of its kind to show that levels ofoxidation in the body can be determined noninvasively, by using specific markers in the urine. This will allow people to me...
Genes Linked To Early Onset, Location Of Hereditary Colon Cancer
... with the NAT1-10 gene had distal tumors, which is significantly
higher than the typical population of people with HNPCC. People who had the GSTT1 gene also tended to have more tumors located in the distal colon than usual. There was no correlation between tumor location and the presence or absence of the GSTM1 ge...
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