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Scientists target microbe with sleeker antisense agent

...lopment, scientistsbelieve the work marks one step toward an era when tiny artificial RNA moleculesact as selective medications that knock out vital sections of molecules whichorganisms rely on to invade their human hosts. Led by Douglas H. Turner, a team of researchers at the University tested itstechnolog...

International biotech firm to locate in Southwest Virginia

...s very costly. Therefore, researchers are looking toward a new sourceof human protein pharmaceuticals....

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A 1999 consensus

...H. 1993. Multiple chemical sensitivities syndrome: toward aworking case definition. Arch Environ Health 48: 1926.)1999 Consensus Criteria for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity The symptoms are reproducible with repeated [chemical] exposure. The condition is chronic. Low levels of exposure [lower than pre...

SIDS prevention tactic leads to epidemic of 'misshapen head' in infants

...llis, which causesthe baby to tilt his or her head toward the tight side and turn away, resultingin a prefer...he neck begins to lengthen, and tilting ofthe head toward the tight side may become more evident, suggesting the need forneck physical therapy. Culver City re...

HIV's viral helper

...k together to cause disease andmay lead scientists toward further understanding of how and why some individualshave more rapid progression of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. "CMV may also impact adults with HIV, especially if they get infected with HIVand CMV at the same time--or perhaps even after they ar...

Mice show function of gene that causes two types of blindness

...ing and face recognition. The work is a major step toward finding treatmentfor these macular-degenerative illnesses, in which cells in the center of theretina - the macula - die. The research, published in today's issue of Cell, describes a UTSouthwestern study of mice that the investigators develo...

Rockefeller researchers inject cells, boost immune system in humans

Findings take important first step toward vaccines for cancer, viruses A single injection ...us-infected cells and induce killer cells directed toward viral antigens.Follow-up studies by Rockefeller Associate Professor Robert Darnell, M.D.,Ph.D., and ...

Catastrophic draining of huge lakes tied to ancient global cooling event

...west across the Atlanticsend air warmed by the sea toward Western Europe, said Barber. About one-thirdof the heat that warms Western Europe is delivered by the ocean, while the othertwo-thirds comes from the sun, he said. Although southern Greenland and northern Canada are at about the samelatitud...

Scientists find first molecule that guides nerve cells through the brain

... the longcables that extend from nerve cell bodies toward other nerve cells. It functionsas a repellent, preventing axons from crossing the body's midline. Now theWashington University researchers have shown that Slit guides the migration ofthe cell bodies themselves, it appears that the same protein enable...

New electrical transformers will improve power quality

... the University of Missouri has taken a major step toward replacing the century-old technology behind the numerous, oil-filled power transformers that hang like icons from utility poles in residential neighborhoods. The consortium developed a new class of transformers that will smooth out the uneven voltage...

W.M. Keck Foundation gives USC $110 million

...Excellence" campaigntotal now exceeds $1.4 billion toward a campaign goal of $1.5 billion. Thecampaign is scheduled to end December 31, 2000....

Afterburner reduces pollution

...ion in China Lake, Calif., thetechnology is a step toward compact, efficient marine incinerators withcontinuous emission monitoring and automated control. The Energy andEnvironmental Research Corporation recently tested the performance of theafterburner when used with a modified Golar 500C marine incinerato...

Botanical evidence indicates "Shroud of Turin" originated in Jerusalem area before 8th century

...nd Madaba and Karak inJordan. The area is anchored toward the Jerusalem-Hebron zone with the additionof a third species, Cistus creticus, identified as being placed on the Shroudthrough an analysis of pollen and floral imaging. "This combination of flowers can be found in only one region of the world,"Dani...

'Keys to cures' -- an online expedition to the frontier of biomedical research

... find an interesting compound, our emphasis shifts toward creating thecompound in the lab so that wild populations of the source species will beprotected. While we are doing our collection work, we will be simultaneouslygathering important data about the deep-sea environment that will be used forconservati...

Statement on discovery of the gene for narcolepsy in dogs

...in regulating sleep. This represents a giant step toward understandingthe molecular basis of sleep, a major aim of sleep research at the NationalInstitutes of Health. This discovery not only links a gene to a disease, butpaves the way to an improved understanding of the fundamental nature of sleepand its...

Response to cocaine linked to biological clock genes

...ions of the brain.The new work should lead the way toward unlocking the secrets behind some of themost basic of humans' and animals' activities--why heart attacks are more likelyto strike in the morning and asthma is more likely to occur at night, what makesanimals hibernate every winter and how babies know...

National award recognizes local researcher Andrew Hamilton

...owth of humantumors in mouse models and are moving toward clinical trials in humans. Hamilton says he was never a chemistry-set kid. "I was sports-mad growing up. Itwasn't until much, much later that I came to appreciate chemistry. I think itwas the puzzles that structures and mechanisms presented which int...

Rescuing brain cells in stroke patients from the brink of suicide

...y that a stroke often causes." As one step toward such a drug, Federoff's team asked the question: Whatbrings a brain cell to suicide? Through a series of painstaking experimentsfunded by the National Institutes of Health, Halterman showed that two genesthat help make cancerous tumor cells tough to ...

Computers have had dramatic impact on chemistry

... Companies are trying to move administrative costs toward zero. Failed predictions and lessons learned * "We use to think that one day robots would do many things for us," says Dessy."For a period in the '80s, we foresaw human-type robots in the lab. A dozenstart-up companies worked on it. But it turned o...

Changes for chickens? New hybrid corn helps reduce phosphorus in poultry litter, UD scientists report

...an help the farming communitymake its contribution toward improved water quality." On the Delmarva peninsula and elsewhere around the world, too many nutrientsincrease the risk of pollutants in water, while decreasing the amount of oxygenavailable for aquatic life. Nutrients move into the water from many so...

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