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Insects Provide Clues About Bodies Underwater
...educated guess" when they estimatetime of death in such
cases. Macdonell examined 200 cases of freshwater deaths in B.C. in 1995/96, andnow wants to see if what happens to the pigs is what happens to humans. "I'm trying to find out whether we can use some of these invertebrates toindicate a time line in d...
Oral Vaccine Protects Infants From Severe Rotavirus Diarrhea
...efits of a licensed vaccine in developed countries such
as theUnited States are noted by Drs. Keusch and C... research to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such
as AIDS andother sexually transmitteddiseases, malaria, tuberculosis, asthma and allergies. NIH is ...
New Mathematical Model Could Help Predict Health Of Offshore Areas Where Rivers Enter The Sea
...s,could be useful in preventing the destruction of such
areas as rich fishingbanks. "The key is learning how to identify, quantify and qualify which processesare at work inan ecosystem," said Dr. Changsheng Chen, a marine scientist from the Universityof Georgia."In the past, we had scientists studyin...
NIDR Supports Total Genome Studies Of Major Oral Pathogens
...aning"), coupled with antibiotic therapy. Despite such
extensivetreatment, the condition can still recur. Without treatment, LJP can result intooth loss by the age of 20. The pathology of Aa is poorly understood. It is known that Aa attaches to andinvades human epithelial cells and produces toxins th...
New Form Of Gene Therapy Holds Promise For The Future
...onic relapsingand remitting inflammatory diseases, such
as rheumatoid arthritis, and organtransplant rejec.... "If thegene can be delivered to a specific site, such
as an inflamed joint or an organabout to be transplanted into a recipient, it may be possible to pro...
Testosterone And Working Memory; Epilepsy And Schizophrenia; Toxins And Neuron Death; Oregon Researchers Present Findings At Society For Neuroscience
...e cells may precipitate neurodegenerative diseases such
as Alzheimer's,Parkinson's, and amyotrophic latera...f events that ultimatelyleads to clinical symptoms such
as trembling, paralysis and cognitiveloss--manifestations typically associated with Alzheimer's dise...
Husband-And-Wife Team Embarks On Search For Genes Linked To Schizophrenia
...hrenia, a mental illness characterized by symptoms such
as deterioration of personality, disordered thinking, delusions, hallucinations, paranoia or catonia. The main form of treatment is antipsychotic drugs, which must be taken regularly and continually to control symptoms. The five-year study wi...
Many Dog Foods About Equal In Nutritional Value, Researchers Say
...y said, probably resulted from extraneousmaterial, such
as feathers and egg shells being included in the f...yamounts of hair, feathers, hooves, horn and other such
materials that arenaturally occurring in raw animal materials may be used in processed animalby-prod...
New Materials Remove Corrosive Gas In Coal-Gasification Process
...and can be used as an active support for metals -- such
as copperand zinc -- which can enhance the adsorption process. And, carbon is inexpensive." In their recent study, Cal and his colleagues developed a number of carbon-basedsorbents and tested the ability of each sorbent to remove hydrogen-sulfideund...
New Ultrafine Metal Powder Production Process
...eaner method of producing ultrafine metal powders, such
as silver used in solder, dental fillings, circuit boards, high-speed photographic film and a host of other applications. Dr. Jogender Singh, ARL senior research associate and associate professor of materials science and engineering,...
Common Food Dye Can Cause Severe Allergic Reactions
... a RAST for cochineal extract, however, because no such
test has been developed for the additive. Instead, he took an unusual step---one which had never been taken before with cochineal extract or carmine. Along with a colleague, Dr. Alice Chou, he conducted a Prausnitz-Kustner (P-K) test to confirm...
Jefferson Scientists Develop Botulism Vaccine
... against botulism. The researchers believe that such
a vaccine could be used as a prototype in developing future vaccines for other diseases such
as diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus. Eventually, they say, their discovery may lead to a ra...
NSF Grant For Sphingolipid Research
...0 articles and 20 abstracts in scientific journals such
as Nature,Cryobiology, and Plant Physiology. He is chair of the department of biology, and served as chair of the biochemistry and molecularbiology program in 1995-96. Lynch received his B.Sc. in biology from University of Massachusetts at Lowell in...
Presence Of Protein Extends Life; Potential Aging Mechanism Found
... during biological processes.Molecular chaperones, such
as hsp70 or "heat-shock proteins," are thought toc...tting your body through a series of minorstresses, such
as heat exposure, won't elicit any more of the proteins in thelong run. Your body is controlling the...
Gene Locus Found For Essential Tremor Disorder
...T and the only available treatments aremedications such
as the anti-seizure medication primidone and thebeta-adrenergic blocking agent propranolol. Extreme cases of ET sometimesrequire surgery. These therapies offer only partial relief from the symptoms ofET and may have disturbing side effects. Many p...
Duke Lemurs Are Released In Madagascar
... well as six other"prosimian" (pre-monkey) species such
as lorises and bushbabies.The center is supported by the National Science Foundation, Duke Universityand private donations....
Purdue Researchers Track Oil Spill's Effects On Sea Otters
...ehensive effort has been made to follow the impact such
a disaster has on an entire ecosystem, including p...ble to track the biomarkers of oil-induced injury, such
as cytochrome P450, we have a way of directly linking death or damage to oil exposure. Also, by asse...
Colorado State Scientists Tackle Genetic Makeup Of Obscure Bacteria
...t how itinteracts with cells or why it can grow to such
large numbers in the bodywithout causing disease. "Unlike the bacteria that causes tuberculosis and leprosy, Mycobacteriumavium accumulates in the body much more slowly and doesn't explode into afull-blown disease until the T-cell count is ve...
Max-Planck Researchers Unravel The Structure Of The Methane Forming Enzyme
... design and the detailed enzymatic mechanism of such
a complex biochemical reaction. Moreover, this structure can serve as reference point, to interprete more reliable biochemical and spectroscopic observations and to characterize the structures of other enzyme states in the future....
Reanalysis Of International Data Finds Sharp Decline In Sperm Density
...density has declined. In fact, a 1992 review of 61 such
studies (Evidence fordecreasing quality of semen d... However, these studies did not take into account such
factors as the age ofthe subjects, the length of abstinence prior to sample collection, and method o...
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