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Asian Beetle, New In This Country, Threatens Brooklyn's Shade Trees

...negie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, which verified the species on Tuesday. Hoebeke also has sent some of the Cornell samples to the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, which has one of the world's largest collection of Asian beetles -- the J. Lensley Gressitt collection. That confirmation is expecte...

Stanford Microbiologist Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

...in microbiology from YaleUniversity. His research verified one of the fundamental postulates of genetic chemistry andlaid the foundation for the solution of the genetic code. Dr. Yanofsky also determined the chemical structure of the six genes encodingthe enzymes for protein biosynthesis and identified the p...

Study Shows First Significant Genetic Evidence For Schizophrenia Susceptibility

...ibility genes. A second study of 51 more families verified the firstresults. The research team also found evidence for susceptibility on chromosomes8 and 22, though neither had the statistical strength of the chromosome 13 area. Other labs have reported such "linkages" in the past, on...

International Study Finds Mothers' Lifetime Lead Exposures May Put Breast-Fed Newborns At Risk

...er for the study, said"If this relationship can be verified through further investigations, then onecould obtain an accurate estimate of an infant's lead exposure by simply testingthe mother's blood lead." The study also produced preliminary evidence suggesting that calciumsupplementation can have a prote...

Penn State Engineers Develop New Simulation For Ultrafine Particle Growth Process

...from the simulation havealready been confirmed and verified by comparison with experimental results. "We haven't yet applied the simulation to other particulate materials.However, it could potentially be done for any powder of interest, powdered milk,for example. The simulation could also be used to ...

Investigators Identify Suspect In Search For Stress-Sniffles Link

...g them for eight days. All participants developed verified infection with the same strain of influenzaA virus. At the end of each day, the participants rated the severity of theirrespiratory symptoms -- sneezing, nasal congestion and discharge, sore throat,cough, malaise, headache, and chilliness. Their mu...

Fighting skin cancers with computers and technology

...ppointments, any suspected change to a mole can be verified by an immediatecomparison to the computerized photographic record. The baseline image can beretrieved and the mole in question observed in close-up view. This takes awayany guesswork in identifying the mole or verifying any alteration. If there is...

New targets for nerve diseases, nerve regrowth: It's all in the handshake

...osis and Guillian-Barre syndrome. They've verified a previously suspected molecular bridge between nervecells and their surroundings which, when broken, causes nerves to deteriorate ina way apparently identical to a variety of neurodegenerative diseases. Theresearch adds new insight on nerve disease...

Blocking the binge: UF researchers explore for uncontrolled eating

...utioned that the drug's effectivenessremains to be verified in larger, placebo-controlled trials. Such trials alsowould help determine the most effective dosages. Topiramate was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1996 forepilepsy. Clinical trials for that use had demonstrated an appetite-sup...

Reducing methane emissions could lower overall abatement costs

...ently available, economically justified and easily verified options. Such options include capturing the methane and recovering the cost of the emission-reduction technology by selling the gas or using it to displace other energy inputs. "Most of these methane abatement technologies can be quickly implemen...

Why muscle strength seeps away: a new cause for muscular dystrophy

...ed alteration of the mosaik piece was subsequently verified and conclusively demonstrated in a collaboration with Dr. Rita Passos-Bueno. Muscle biopsies and blood samples from patients were further investigated to disclose the complete absence of a small muscle protein whose DNA sequence was first reported by...

'Real world' offers data to enhance safety of ambulance transport of children

...er. "What's important is that we've identified and verified opportunities for prevention of injury that will be useful to vehicle engineers and others." Levick presented the findings today at the Pediatric Academic Societies & American Academy of Pediatrics 2000 Joint Meeting in Boston. To document th...

Strikingly Similar protein may be in Alzheimers and Mad Cow Disease

...world's largest scientific society. The theory, if verified by other researchers, could help focus efforts to develop preventive drugs, according to the study's lead researcher, Chi Ming Yang, Ph.D., a professor of chemistry at Nankai University in Tianjin, China. Prion diseases which include, among othe...

LabNotes -- Research highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

...ys Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention, PNNL verified Vectors research results then connected Vector with AgraQuest, a California pest management company. AgraQuest will conduct field tests in 2001 and is considering marketing the technology. Ukraine energy work recognized - The Association of Ener...

Gene therapy shown to protect and reverse the debilitating effects of Parkinson's disease in pre-clinical studies

...ing the hand-reach task, and the CRS analysis also verified the presence of Parkinson's symptoms. The animals were then injected with the lenti-GDNF. One week later, a three-month re-testing period was begun using the hand-reach task and the CRS. As a result of the lenti-GDNF treatment, performance on t...

ASTA calls for global standards of tolerance for adventitious presence biotech material in traditional seed

...f adventitious biotech material, which may only be verified by testing 100 percent of a seed lot, is not possible." As a result, ASTA and the International Seed Trade Federation (FIS) designed the International Seed Network Initiative in June 1999 to prevent potential disruptions in international seed trade. ...

First gene therapy to calm pigs' out-of-sync hearts

...ing gene as a control. Tissue studies a week later verified the gene in place in nearly half of the AV node cells. "The AV nodes in the test hearts carried impulses at a significantly slower rate and were far less excitable than those in hearts without the added genes," Donahue says. The true test came, h...

Simple rules predict the outcome of predator-prey struggles

...th Carolina State. The chemostat model, although verified in vitro , will get one of its first real-world tests when Cornell ecologists begin a five-year, $3 million "biocomplexity" study for the National Science Foundation in the freshwater bays and lagoons of Lake Ontario. Scientists are intrigued by th...

Veterinary researchers seek secret to reversing birth defects

...ment genes, resulting in cleft palates. They also verified that stimulation of the maternal immune system has the opposite effect on activity of these cell cycle genes in the fetus, significantly increasing their expression level. So, while a chemical like urethane might reduce the growth factor in the fetus...

Study pinpoints an enzyme key to both male and female sexual dysfunction -- along with a potential treatment

...etic implantation, Christianson and his colleagues verified for the first time that arginase is present in the human penis. The group also found that administering BEC enhanced smooth muscle relaxation in human penile tissue, which triggers erection by allowing the penis spongy tissue to fill with blood....

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