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Corn Byproduct Shows Promise As Biodegradable Packaging Material

...couldbe discarded as naturally decaying compost in the backyard. Don't look for the products on store shelves yet, however. Universityof Illinois food scientists are just looking ahead...

Purdue Study Aims To Boost MRI Capabilities

...iques allow doctors to gather images from parts of the body that are currently hard to scan, such as the liver, and to view transient phenomena such as cardiac activity and blood flow in a noninvasive way,...

Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine

...ns from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the University of Rochester's Cancer Center have created a promising compound that recruits the body's immune system to target and wipe out cancer cells in the liver. In a study with laboratory ra...

Virus May Be Linked To Obesity -- Early Findings Hint At Relationship

...to some cases of obesity in humans, researchers at the University ofWisconsin Medical School have found. ... 15percent of obese people may carry antibodies to the virus, indirectevidence that they once were exposed to the virus itself. None of the leanvolunteers ...

Purdue Researchers Prod Plants To Clean Up Pollution

...e University researchers are prodding them to take the cleanup a step further, to become phytoremediators...emediation have been promising, but officials from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which owns most toxic sites in the United States, are unsure about ...

University Of Washington Discovery May Point The Way To New Treatment For Hepatitis C Cases That Do Not Respond To Interferon Therapy

Researchers at the University of Washington report in the April 14, 1997 issue of Virology that they may have an explanation for why the currently approved dr...

Isle Royale Moose Continue Decline

...ears of concern about whether wolves would survive the ravages of canine parvovirus on Isle Royale Nation...rk, park officials and researchers have now turned the focus of their attention to the island's moose herd. Park Superintendent Douglas Barnard says that a...

NIH Team Discovers Endocrine Tumor Gene

A team of scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has identified a gene that can cause multiple benign tumors of the parathyroid and pituitary glands, as well as islet cell tumors leading to pancreatic cancer. Their ...

New Vaccine Blocks Viral Entry In Cattle, May Have Implications For Human Vaccines

How could you improve on the immune system? It fights off bacteria and viruses ...ne that stops dangerous viruses from even entering the body? Geoffrey Letchworth, a virologist in the Department of Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences...

Project Shows Native Bacteria Can Destroy Widespread Pollutant In Groundwater

Native bacteria can be used to destroy one of the most tenacious and widespread contaminants that is poisoning the nation's groundwater, Stanford researchers have shown. The pollutant is trichloroethylene (TCE). In ...

Emory Researchers Advance Gene Therapy Studies For Metastatic Melanoma Treatment

... cellular ingredient which they believe may direct the body's immune system to kill malignant melanoma tumor cells, the most dangerous, and potentially deadly, type of skin cancer. If large doses of this ingredient ca...

Biosensor Is A Model For Widespread Testing Of Chemicals, Molecules

...e University Medical Centerhas used a component of the "nose" of common bacteria to createa genetically-engineered protein biosensor that can identify the presenceof a particular chemical in its surroundings. The group's prototype biosensor can det...

Method Eases Making Amino Acids Critical In Medicinal Chemistry

... of alpha-, beta- and gamma- (aryl) amino acids is the latestapplication of a new chemical methodology de...l compounds are highlystructure dependent, just as the right hand of one person requires the righthand of another to perform a handshake. Thus, the correct...

Restoring Farm Land To Natural Wetlands Key To Stemming Flood

...f this year'sround of spring flooding, but some of the lessons learned from the catastrophicflood of the Upper Mississippi River basin in 1993 may finally be sinkingin, according t...

Scientists Trace Roots Of Protein That Keeps Antarctic Fish From Freezing

...ng antifreeze protein in Antarcticfish have traced the protein's genetic origin and historical roots. The...d an example of convergent evolution by ruling out the suspectedcommon ancestry with an antifreeze-bearing Arctic fish. Almost identical antifreeze glycop...

Teens Shop "Healthy", But Trust Label Claims Too Much

...s" play a significant role when teenagers shop at the supermarket but they, like their parents, still r...Achterberg, professor of nutrition and director of the Penn State Nutrition Center, found that a "health reason" was the second most common category of f...

Duke Study Shows Early Marrow Transplant Key To 'Bubble Boy' Disease Cure

...shows that more than 90 percentof babies born with the disorder can be given a healthy immune system ifth...oughtand currently practiced. The results of the study of 79 children were prepared for presentationMay 3 at the joint American Pediatrics Society/So...

Children With AD/HD Have Significant Functional Disabilities Related to Attention Deficit

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Pediatric researchers from the University at Buffalo and Children's Hospital of B...hibiting "inconvenient" behavior. Results of the study were presented here today at the annual meeting of the Society for Pediatric Research. Us...

Supelco Licenses ORNL Solid Sorbent Air Sampling Material

...ostly. A new material developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National La...oductive and less costlythan air sampling traps on the market because of its chemical and thermalstability. While Supelco has not yet commercialized the so...

Hot 'Lanta: NASA, School Kids Team To Study How Trees Help Cities Keep Their Cool

Everyone talks about the weather, but it turns out we have been doing somet... about it for decades. The change - for the worse - was so gradual that we didn't notice it. And fixing problems t...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... School of Medicine report that older women, plucky individuals ... are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers than ... this month,s issue of the International Journal of ... with better health and well-being as we age, the ... outcomes of individuals whose deficits in compassion put them ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... the April issue of Immunity , Kevin J. ... Research, says it,s time to take a fresh look ... sepsis, which kills millions worldwide every year, including more ... into the bloodstream to fight an injury or infection ... maintaining good health without inflammation, wounds and infections ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... synthetic biology team has created a new technology ... that could travel the body and selectively target ... cell-based, biological devices that monitor and modify human ... biology. However, no existing technology enabled bioengineers to ... state and respond in a customized fashion. , ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... 17, 2014) Doctors who treat patients with ... (LAM) can face an agonizing treatment decision. , ... disease and help relieve shortness of breath. But ... sirolimus can cause potentially fatal complications following transplantation. ... Daniel Dilling, medical director of Loyola University Medical ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... NY (April 16, 2014) The cause of neuronal ... new study proposes that neurons may be mistaken for ... system, similar to the way autoimmune diseases like type ... body,s cells. The study was published April 16, 2014, ... new, and likely controversial, idea in Parkinson,s disease; but ...
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