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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
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
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
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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