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Second Gene Responsible For Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Identified

...er's lead author. "We plan to now turn our efforts toward comprehensive analysis of the mutationsthat occur ...n,which also supported the work. "We can now move toward diagnostic testing, aswell as therapies for TSC. At the same time, we are optimistic that anunderst...

Study: Device Prevents Epileptic Seizures, Doesn't Damage Hearts

...nge the environment by stimulating nerves upstream toward the brain. Thisis a very different philosophy of treatment." Much confusion surrounds how to give first aid safely to a personexperiencing epileptic seizure, he said. "In the majority of cases, you don't need to call 911," Vaughn said...

Oak Regeneration In Some Ohio Forests Is Failing, Researchers Find

...enerationdata together, there was no obvious trend toward improved oak regeneration onwell-lit, dry sites," he added. "Some forest managers had hoped that there mightbe a refuge or a niche where oak could still survive in the forested landscape,but our studies suggest that oak regeneration doesn't look hope...

Wild Plant Genes Increase Food Production

... advances in molecular genetics have been directed toward traits other than yield, largely because of the complexity of this trait." McCouch and Steven D. Tanksley, Cornell's Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of Plant Breeding and Biometry, have co-authored the article on how they have learned to increase produ...

A New Biochemical Link Established Between Stress, Sex And Dominance

...an biology at Stanford in 1995. Now she is working toward a graduate degree in neurosciences at the University of California-San Francisco. They tested the hormonal response to stress by capturing the fish and taking blood samples before returning them to the tank. First, they determined that if a sample wa...

Computer Model Offers New Insight On Bacterial Photosynthesis

...oned and oriented in3-D space is an important step toward understanding the functionality ofthis system." The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health, NationalScience Foundation and the private Carver Foundation....

Gene For Last Major Form Of Batten Disease Discovered

...rriertesting for the disease and is the first step toward developing an effectivetreatment. Ultimately, the finding also may yield new insights into the agingprocess. The work was supported in part by the National Institute of Diabetesand Digestive and Kidney Disorders (NIDDK) and the National Institute o...

Brain-Activity Data Clarify Contradictions In Earlier Anxiety Research

...trait anxiety, which is associated with a tendency toward anxious arousaland panic. As the students listened to narratives that depicted pleasant,unpleasant, arousing or non-arousing events, researchers measured brainactivity. Previous research on anxiety has yielded often contradicting and unexplainabler...

Geologist Finds Evidence Supporting Mysterious Ancient Sea

...ic islands like Borneo and Sumatra arebeing driven toward Asia by plate tectonics. Huff's collaborators include Dennis Kolata of the IllinoisState Geological Survey, Stig Bergstrom of Ohio State Universityand Argentine geologists Carlos Cingolani and Ricardo Astini....

Scientists Use IGF-I To Grow New Membranes Around Neurons

... the IGF-I solution started extending long feelers toward the rat neurons," Feldman said. "After 12 hours, most feelers were attached and had started wrapping around the fibers. After 48 hours, 50 percent of the neurons in the IGF-I-supplemented cultures had a myelin sheath and looked just like freshly di...

Researcher Discovers Plant Genes For Phosphate Uptake

...t, Purdue University researchers have taken a step toward helping plants get the nutrient out of soil. They were the first to isolate genes that help plant roots take up phosphate, a common form of phosphorus. Their work was reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. "Lack of phosphorus...

Colorado State Scientists Tackle Genetic Makeup Of Obscure Bacteria

...percent of people with AIDS and often is diagnosed toward the latter partof the patient's life. It can trigger a host of serious problems, includingblood infections, hepatitis, skin lesions and pneumonia. Because Mycobacteriumavium can be found virtually everywhere, AIDS patients can be exposed by takinga ...

Researchers Construct Genetic Map For Dogs

...t of the canine genome and represents a major step toward the completion of a more comprehensive canine genetic map. It was constructed from 150 highly informative markers, known as microsatellite markers, developed by the Ostrander group and typed on informative pedigrees developed by the Cornell team. The...

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Continues Support Of EurekAlert!

...t Enriqueta C. Bond, Ph.D. "Working with the media toward that goal ultimately will benefit both individual citizens and the research enterprise." The Fund, based in Durham, North Carolina, is an independent private foundation established to advance the medical sciences by supporting research and other scie...

Tiger Beetles Go Blind At High Speeds

...t's ability to see shuts down after it accelerates toward prey. "If the tiger beetles move too quickly, they...t, it stops three or four times to reorient itself toward the prey. Even after a few stops, the tiger beetle has enough time to overtake its prey during its ...

New Company To Turn UNC-CH, Army Inventions Into Improved Vaccines

...ompany means reaching a goalthey have been working toward for more than 10years -- clinical testing, initially for vaccine applications, he said. "Getting ready for clinical trials is a tremendously expensive processthat isn't always practical in a university setting," Johnston said. "Now wewill be ...

Lifestyle Determinants Of Plasma Homocysteine

...edian tHcy concentration and a pronounced skewness toward high tHcy values.In subjects characterized by a contrasting lifestyle profile [high folateintakes, nonsmoking status, and low coffee consumption (<1 cup/d)],tHcy values were almost normally distributed and the median concentrationwas 3.0--4.8 ...

TSRI Scientists Discover Naturally-Occurring Mechanism Involved In Regulation Of Angiogenesis; New Anti-Cancer Therapeutic Agents Are Suggested

...in v 3 and thereby blocks new blood vessel growth toward tumors. The mechanism that controls the delicate balance of biological processesthat tips the scales in favor of blood vessel formation--leading to tumorgrowth--was unclear. Now, the TSRI scientists report that a naturally occurringfragment...

Emerging Field Of Industrial Ecology

...to the globalwarming problem. The recent trend is toward decreased energy on the productionline, with decre...s in research and development need tobe redirected toward a "reuse" perspective, Graedel said. Upgrade, don't discard, a philosophy in which compani...

Scientists Sift Through Trash In Search Of Perfect Landfill

...g how and what materials degrade is the first step toward making landfillsbetter garbage-eating machines - a...age, under the right conditions, movesquite nicely toward oblivion. This study was a reversal of most landfill surveys, which take core samples frommaterial a...

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