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Study: Device Prevents Epileptic Seizures, Doesn't Damage Hearts
...icing sideeffects with time. Battery life is about three
years, and no one knows for surehow the device stops seizures. Drugs most often prescribed for epilepsy include phenytoin,phenobarbital and carbamazepine, said Vaughn, who testified before the FDA panelthat recommended approving the stimulato...
Newly Discovered Human Protein Provides Important Target For Cancer Therapy
...umangene. The order of the building blocks of all three
proteins is remarkablysimilar. In additi...for an anti-telomerasedrug may already exist. The three
known catalytic subunits of telomerase (fromhumans, yeast, and a protozoan, respectively) belong to ...
Roadsides Benefit From Waste, UF Researchers Say
...e grasses from all over the world are monitored in three
computer-controlled greenhouses, they are comparing the growth of roadside turf samples using both commercial fertilizer and the organic wastes. In all the samples, the grass nourished with organic wastes is faring better, Miller said. "We're seeing ...
Jefferson Scientists Find Potential Deadly Effects Of Two Missing Cancer-Suppressor Genes
...an average of 273 days, which is perhaps two to three
times as quickly as they might die with only one missing gene. They expected that. But they didn't expect to find that the combination of missing genes was lethal to the female mouse embryos. By day 9.5 of gestation the female mice stoppe...
A New Biochemical Link Established Between Stress, Sex And Dominance
.... The cortisol research was primarily conducted by three
students. Helen E. Fox, a 1994 graduate of Swarthmore, worked in the Fernald lab for two years before starting graduate studies at the University of California-Berkeley. Stephanie A. White earned her Ph.D. in neurosciences at Stanford this year and i...
One Chimp Can Perceive States Of Awareness In Others
...r a reward. Boysen and her colleagues tested three
pairs of chimpanzees at the OhioState colony. Two adult males, Kermit and Darrell, who had been togetherfor 18 years, were tested, along with a pair of females, Sarah and Abagail,and a male and female -- Bobby and Sheba. For the tests, Boysen m...
E. Coli Genome Reported: Milestone Of Modern Biology Emerges From Wisconsin Lab
...ce. With more than 4.6 million bases, it is two or three
times bigger than other bacteria sequenced to date. Sequencing of the base pairs that make up DNA is analogous todeciphering a language. It is done with the aid of specialized chemical analysis machines, but can only be accomplished with considerabl...
MGH-Led Team Finds Gene For Crippling Neurologic Disorder
...attributed to the same mutation -- the deletion of three
"letters" in the genetic code that spells out the sequence of amino acids in a protein. In other genetic diseases different mutations in the same gene are usually found in different families. "This situation, with only one mutation being associate...
Scientists To Study Effects Of Global Warming On Wetlands
...n grant from the NationalScience Foundation to the three
participating universities. Of that amount,$255,384 will go to Michigan Tech, with the University contributing anadditional $99,775 in matching funds....
Discovery Of Genetic Pathways May Provide New Ways To Combat Candida Infections
...analogous genes in Candida. "Candida albicans is three
hundred million years apart evolutionarily from yeast-as far away in evolution as humans are from turtles-and yet, the basic logic circuit was conserved," says Dr. Fink. But more work needed to be done before scientists could think about reaping th...
Molecular Piracy Turns Protein Into Traitor
...8). Full details of the research, carried out in a three
way collaboration with the Geneva Glaxo Wellcome group and teams led by Dr Thue Schwartz in Copenhagen and Dr Paul Clapham in London, are reported in the September 12th issue of Science. The research adds to the growing evidence that chemokine antago...
Trojan Horse Virus Controls Hiv Infection
...HIV-infected -- they added the novel VSV at either three
or fivedays postinfection. This ultimately slashed infectious HIV to extremely low orundetectable levels, at least 300-fold to10 thousand-fold lower than the levelsof HIV produced in control cells. "Until there are data from animal models," Dr. ...
Basin Traps Air Pollution In Mexico City: International Study Has Implications For U.S. Cities
...ded the EPA standard seventimes, once by more than three
times the standard. Between 40 and 60 percent of... offinal results will continue for the next two to three
UT-Houston Awarded $2.5 Million For Scleroderma Research
...dical School at San Antonio. Studies willfocus on three
project areas: identifying the genetic factors und...apping these geneswill be the object of one of the three
SCOR research program projects. Julia Freeman, Ph.D., centers program director at the Nati...
Largest Tyrannosaur Fossil Unearthed In Montana
...says. Rigby reports that the pubis, one of three
main bones in the pelvis,measures at least 52 inches, compared to 48 inches in the largest known T. rex. The femurs or thigh bones, which paleontologists normally use to estimate thesize of dinosaurs, await excavation at the site. Unfortunate...
Wonder Thread: UD Scientists Report First Protein With Collagen And Elastin-Like Domains
...r Domains The preCol-P in byssal threads contains three
major domains, Coyne says. The middle section of the protein precursor consists of a tough collagen-based domain, flanked on either side by a pair of elastin-like regions. These stretchy domains are then framed at each end by sections rich in the ami...
New Description Of Protein May Be Basis For Regulating Cholesterol
... cholesterol. By describing a terpene synthase in three
dimensions and offering usefulclues as to how it o...s. "The processes involved are similar among all three
proteins," said Cane,professor of chemistry and biochemistry. "This presents quite a rich view,indic...
Plant-Based Therapies Examined For Colon Cancer Prevention
...n the study, Shiff and his colleagues will compare three
plant-derivedcompounds, curcumin, rutin and quercetin, to the NSAID sulindac. The study willdetermine whether these naturally occuring chemicals, all potent antioxidantsand antiinflammatories, can affect cells in a similar manner as sulindac, whichp...
NIH Office Of Dietary Supplements Expands Research Support
...itutes of Health (NIH) today announced support for three
new research grants to explore the potential role ...s in cooperation with seven NIH Institutes. These three
new grants, along with the five we currently support, will address some of the many unanswered quest...
Pharmaceuticals Manufactured In Insect Larvae
...spreading virus through the caterpillar's body for three
days. Just prior to the fourth day, or the fifth larval stage, the proteins being grown in the bug are ready for harvest. Hughes says the bug never reaches pupation, and if the protein is not harvested from the caterpillar during this crucial larva...
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