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Brain Protein "Rescues" Neurons From Atrophy
...xperiments reported in Nature, the Duke scientists used
newborn ferrets, whose eyes had not yet opened, and thus, whose brain visual pathways had not yet fully developed. The scientists kept one eye of the infant ferrets closed, which normally results in atrophy of neurons in the brain region serving that...
Dangerous Chemical Combination Presents Possible Scenario For Gulf War Illnesses
... Center showthat harmless doses of three chemicals used
to protect Gulf War soldiersfrom insect-borne dise...gent pyridostigmine bromide(PB) were harmless when used
alone, even at three times the doses soldierslikely received. But when used
in combination, the chem...
Gene-Altered Mouse May Provide New Insights To Parkinson's Disease, Substance Abuse And Schizophrenia
...d this very dopamine-conservation strategy couldbe used
to treat Parkinson's patients. Because Parkinson's patients makevery little dopamine, the trick is to keep what little dopamine they havein the synapse longer, significantly increasing neurotransmission, Caronsaid. This could be achieved with drugs t...
Enzyme's "Magic" May Hold Key to Anticancer and Antimicrobial Drugs
... different cellular targets, and so can be used
in aggressive combination chemotherapy. ...cterial form of topoisomerase II have been used
since 1977. Now, by exploiting their developing knowledge of the differences between the hum...
Researchers Pinpoint Site For Petit Mal Seizures In Brain
...with petit mal seizures aren't helped by currently used
drugs and another 20 percent experience side effects, such as inability to concentrate. The findings were prepared for presentation by Sarah Caddick, a post-doctoral fellow in neurology at Duke and the Durham V.A. Medical Center, at the American Epi...
Dating A Caveman
...40 individuals belonging to a hominid species that used
fire and crudely fashioned stone tools but was ana...e Peking Man site. Back in the lab, the researcher used
state-of-the-art methods to show that the limestone from strata just above the layers containing Pek...
Computer Program For Quicker, More Detailed Mapping
...esearchers find the particular DNA markersthat are used
to diagnose disease. "The more detailed maps are essentialin identifying disease genes, especially for diseases that are inheritedin a complex manner and aren't due to a defect in a single gene," saidMyers....
Rosemary May Have Anti-Cancer Properties
...sity Park, Pa.-- Ordinary rosemary -- the commonly used
cookingspice -- appears to help prevent breast cancer in laboratory rats, accordingto a study in Penn State's College of Health and Human Development. Rosemary interfered with cancer's initiation phase, or the transformationof normal cells to cance...
Heat-loving Microbe Repairs Its DNA With Light
... andexploring ways in which this phenomenon can be used
in thegenetic analysis of DNA repair and mutation at extremely hightemperatures....
Children Become Gorillas In VR Zoo
...edoctoral program in the College ofArchitecture -- used
photographs, videos, contour maps,architectural blueprints and design layouts. "This is the most accurate and detailed model of a real outdoor areathat has ever been created for a virtual environment," Hodges said."Brian Wills (a research scientist ...
From Corn Rootworms To Art, Cornell's Reactor Is At The Core
... It is the first time neutron radiography has been used
to study insects. "X-rays pass through the rootwor...riety of areas. W. S. Taft, professor of art, has used
neutron induced autoradiography to peer beneath layers of pigments on a painting to see what lies be...
Duke Researchers Show "Editing" Can Fix Faulty Genes In New Approach To Gene Therapy
...shave shown for the first time that enzymes can be used
inside living cellsto repair faulty genetic messages, instead of replacing them. The finding, published in the June issue of Nature Medicine ,opens up a new realm of possibilities for correcting genetic information,according to Bruce Sullenger, assi...
New Discovery About Genes Has Implications For Genetic Therapy
...iae , ordinary baker's yeast. The yeast is widely used
both in brewing and by geneticists for their resea... work will be required before the process could be used
for any therapeutic purposes, he said. Lambowitz's team, along with researcher Phillip S. Perlman...
Transgenic Rice Plants Resist Insects, Drought And Salt Damage
...rements by demonstrating that biotechnology can be used
to enhance the rice plant's ability to defend itself against pests and stresses, without the use of expensive and sometimes detrimental inputs such as pesticides." Development of transgenic rice with salt and drought tolerance was reported in the Mar...
Enticed By A Chemical Tease, Female Beetles Are Rewarded With A Nuptial Gift To Protect The Next Generation
...ed reputation in human sexual behavior is actually used
for a sexual purpose by insects?" said Eisner. "The male Neopyrochroa beetle is borrowing a defensive agent from another insect and is using it to buy access to the female -- then rewarding the female's favor by endowing her and their offspring wit...
University of Cincinnati Biologists Find First Terrestrial Ecosystem That Survives Without Sun's Energy
...e SerbanSarbu and assistant professor Brian Kinkle used
a technique knownas stable isotope ratio analysis (SIRA). This was the sametechnique used
to demonstrate that the communities living arounddeep sea vents were chemoautotrophic. By comparing ...
DNA Techniques Allow Scientists To Become Pollution Detectives.
...on it for them. We thinkthis type of test could be used
all over the country to detectpollution in water."...e O.J. Simpson trial, theDNA "fingerprint" testing used
by the UF scientists is fairlysimple to understand, Tamplin said. Picture a thread thatrepresents on...
Cornell Researchers Precisely Date Wood From Ancient Tomb In Turkey
...ose logs were chopped down. They report that logs used
to build the inner chamber of the Midas Mound Tumu...lays belie the sophisticated technologies that are used
at this and other dendrochronogy labs around the world to date ancient artifacts. Cornell's dendroch...
Researchers Use Hydrated Lime To Reduce Toxic Selenium Emissions
...ngsulfur dioxideemissions in flue gas, can also be used
to reduce selenium. The fine, powdery lime is injected into the plant's boiler chambersthrough nozzles or injectors that can be retro-fitted to existingplants. The lime particles capture selenium and sulfur dioxide.As the flue gas moves upward, an el...
NADC Examines TB In Cattle and Swine
.... They sought to determine if tuberculin skintests used
in the U.S., Canada and Mexico are compatible with...th American Free Trade Agreement. The tuberculins used
for skin testing in the three countries are preparedby different methods and from different strains ...
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