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Maryland's Death Rate For Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Reduced By Medical Regionalization

...r Maryland hospitals. "This study strongly suggests that regionalization ofpancreaticoduodenectomy to one or more high-volume specialized medical centersin a state saves lives," said Toby Gordon, Sc.D., associate professor of surgery and Johns Hopkins Medicine vice president. "It really underscores th...

Minuscule Ocean Plants Help Stabilize Earth's Atmosphere, Climate

... During past ice ages, the authors wrote, evidence suggests there was atleast 10 times more wind-blown dust, which could supply phytoplankton with iron,a nutrient that is often in especially short supply in the ocean. The extra ironcould have fomented an explosion in plant growth, and helped draw downatmosphe...

Syphilis Genome Sequence Offers Clues To Better Diagnosis, Prevention And Treatment

.... The genetic blueprint for the syphilis bacterium suggests targets for new, morespecific antibiotics. PREVENTION As for other sexually transmitted diseases, preventing syphilis requiresconstant vigilance, such as using condoms during intercourse and avoidingcontact with an infected person's open sores. Mo...

Combining Angiostatin With Radiation Enhances Anti-Cancer Effects Of Each

..., evenin mice with very large tumors. "Our finding suggests that radiation therapy, already a standard of canc...hatresistance is far less likely to develop. This suggests that the combination oftreatments may be effective against tumors that were not previously susceptib...

Siblings Of People With Heart Disease Are Less Likely To Get Treatment

...ven the children of adults withheart disease. She suggests that, "Anyone who has heart disease before age 55should encourage their brothers and sisters to be screened for heart disease andheart disease risk factors." In the study, 44 percent of the siblings had high blood pressure. Ironically,of those whose...

Researchers Take A Second Look At Homocysteine's Link To Heart Disease

...steine isn't as important as some previousresearch suggests and that more studies are needed to clarify how homocysteine,B vitamins and heart disease are linked," says Aaron Folsom, M.D., of theUniversity of Minnesota and lead author of the study. Folsom and his colleaguesreport that homocysteine is elevated...

Cultured Neural Stem Cells Reduce Symptoms In Model Of Parkinsons Disease

...ptoms seen in Parkinson's disease. The new finding suggests that cells multiplied in culture may ultimately proveuseful in treating Parkinson's and other nervous system diseases. It alsoprovides new opportunities for studying how the brain develops that may greatlyimprove understanding of nervous system diso...

Security Code Helps Immune Cells Attack Foe And Spare Self

...may prime the pump, Allen says. The study suggests that punching in the security code may buy time toproperly proofread the antigen, preventing the helper cell from making a hastydecision about whom to attack. "You must engage the receptor long enough to getall six phosphates on each zeta chain," All...

Putting Down Your Roots: How Plants Know To Do It

...t growthin a tiny weed called Arabidopsis thaliana suggests that genetics could helpscientists save valuable t... was helping yeast cells pump out the toxins. This suggests that EIR1functions as an efflux pump in roots, and because EIR1 is expressed only in theroots and no...

Gene Discovery Provides Insights Into Epilepsy

...cium channels in the brain, Campbell said. It also suggests newtherapeutic possibilities, but first it will be necessary to find a comparablegene in humans. It then may become possible to develop drugs that block calciumchannels at low doses and thereby retard the electrical disruptioncharacteristic of absenc...

Stargazer Gene Provides New Clues To Calcium Channel Defects In Absence Epilepsy

... nervous system function," says Dr. Letts, "and it suggests an importantrole in seizure disorders." The stargazer research at The Jackson Laboratory was supported by agrant to Dr. Letts from the National Institutes of Health and to Dr. Frankelfrom the Klingenstein Fellowship in the Neurosciences. Dr. ...

Studies Suggest Cold Can Protect Valuable Papers

...a at Chapel Hill scientist says histeam's research suggests the best way is to keep them not only dry, but alsocool. A book, for example, that might last a century at room temperature couldstay in good shape for 600 years or more if kept away from moisture and simplycooled 10 degrees Celsius. Cooling papers f...

USGS To Present Diverse Research At ESA Annual Meeting

... are hayed while other species havedeclined. This suggests that land-use and wildlife management need to be basedon scientific information that is fine-tuned to veryspecific habitat and landscape considerations. ("Effects of Haying Conservation Reserve Program Fields on Breeding Birds," byDouglas HJohnson,...

Subtle Changes In Brain Receptor Gene May Have Significant Consequences For Addiction

...of opioid dependency. "We think that this finding suggests that A118G may confer a relative protectionagainst...mately threefold greater binding of beta-endorphin suggests thatindividuals carrying A118G may show differences in some of the functionsmediated by beta-endorph...

Duke Studies Show U.S. Central Plains Vulnerable To Global Warming

...e into the air. However, Camill's research suggests that global warming might actuallyproduce a sequestration of carbon dioxide in the peat deposits over the shortrun. Peatlands are marked by an ever-changing mosaic of collapsed regionscalled scars, in which the peat has thawed and abruptly re...

University Of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center Researchers Identify Protein That May Cause Nerve Cell Death In Alzheimer's Disease

...ecame remarkably resistant to death. "This suggests the necessity of the Par-4 gene in the molecular cascadeof events that signals the beginning of cell death," Mattson said. "Our cellculture data demonstrate that Par-4 is expressed during the early stages of thecell death process." Factors s...

Hopkins Study Shows High Prevalence Of Domestic Violence

...se from the estranged partner. "This study suggests that we, as health care professionals, need toidentify abuse before the patient receives a much more dangerous or even fatalinjury," says Campbell. "Evidence from the study shows that all emergencydepartments need to develop a protocol for screening ...

University of Florida Research Shows Zinc Triggers Body's Defenses

...one day on zinc supplements. "This result suggests that part of the body's protective system is verys... While zinc's benefits are being studied, Cousins suggests that peoplereceiving chemotherapy for cancer be cautious. "Zinc's boost to the body'sdefenses possib...

Genetically-Altered Crops Can Produce Tough, Hard-To-Kill Weeds

...prolifically as unaltered weeds. The study suggests that, at least in the case of oilseed rape, weedsthat cross with commercial crops and acquire a specialized transgene willencounter few obstacles to prosperity in the field. The researchers presentedtheir results August 6 in Baltimore at the 1998 Ec...

Vertex Pharmaceuticals/Yale Research Team Uses Gene Knockout Mice To Establish Role Of Caspase-9 In Neuronal Cell Death Pathway

...t describing the in vivo function ofCaspase-9, and suggests apparent tissue-selective activity among the elevenreported human caspases. "When mitochondria -- the energy factory of cells -- are damaged, Caspase-9 isactivated leading to cell death," said Dr. Richard A Flavell, an HHMIInvestigator and an author ...

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