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Duke University Students Devise Devices For The Disabled
...ids they work with,"Bohs said.Last fall's projects were
supervised by Robbin Newton, occupational therapyc...of minor defects." At the beginning, the students were
"just given a sheet of paperthat told us what the needs were," said Maciolek. "The first thingwe did...
Fund Aims To Repay Developing Nations For Valuable Genes
... of biotechnology inventions,research institutions were
able to patent not only new plant varieties,but also novel genes. The rights to commercialize these genes now can belicensed to firms that are willing to invest in developing the genes intomarketable products. While the research institution holding t...
Malnutrition Impacts Longevity Of Females More Than Males And Shows Gender Differences In Fruit Flies
... thoughtthat the mortality curves for most species were
more-or-less geneticallypredetermined." Medflies ...esdeprived of protein occurred because the females were
at that point in theprocess of producing eggs. If proteins and other essential nutrients werenot bei...
Pets Provide Physiological Benefits For Women Living Alone
...nths and involved 100 women who lived alone. Half were
in their mid-20s, the other half were
in their early 70s. Twenty-five women in each group had a dog or cat to which they were
Research At New England Universities And Industries Facing Uncertain Future Under Proposed R&D Reductions
...embers of the New England Congressional delegation were
advised today that the high technology industry in the region could be hurt by reductions in federal R&D programs being proposed by the White House and Congress. The delegation was briefed at the Capitol on a report by the American Association for t...
President's Budget Proposal Cuts R&D By 14 Percent By 2002
...undation (NSF) would be lower in FY 1998 than they were
in FY 1994. Outyear projections in the budget call for additional cuts, beyond those that have already occurred. The AAAS analysis of the President's latest balanced budget plan projects a 14 percent cut in total R&D funding between FY 1997 and 200...
Erodible plastic microspheres could be effective oral drug delivery system
...estines, liver and spleen. After the microspheres were
given orally to the rats, the scientists founddicu...ted forthree days. For insulin, blood sugar levels were
reduced within two hours. Theplasmid DNA was incorporated into cells of the liver and small intestin...
Overweight Cats Risk Disease And Premature Death, Cornell Study Finds
...ought to veterinarians are overweight: 20 percent were
ranked as "heavy" by veterinarians and 5 percent were
considered "obese." Slightly more pet owners -- about 29 percent -- thought their cats were
Prostate Cancer's Aggressiveness May Be Predicted Early By The Ratio Of Free To Total PSA
...was established in 1958. The stored blood samples were
available up to 15 years before diagnoses for 20 m...t with non-aggressive cancers. Since these cancers were
detected late-in an era before PSA was available-the researchers could more accurately separate aggr...
Cell-Membrane Proteins Appear To Play Key Role In Squid's Swiftness
...e findings: "I was trained tothink sodium channels were
all big and fast. It was difficult to think anythingas noble as a sodium channel could have anything to do with sluggardly behavior,even in slugs." A squid's faster sodium channel probably evolved to give it fine controlof rapid swimming for capturi...
Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine
..., the majority of animals injected with thevaccine were
cancer-free, while similar animals that did notreceive the vaccine typically had dozens of tumors. The work wasreported in a recent issue of the Journal of ClinicalInvestigation . Work on cancer vaccines is designed to focus the full forceof th...
Corn Byproduct Shows Promise As Biodegradable Packaging Material
...ngth. Without the plasticizing acids, zein sheets were
brittle and had higherwater-absorption qualities. ...roscope. Thestrongest, most watertight zein sheets were
those containing a mixture ofpalmitic acid and fatty acids and coated with heated flax oil. The res...
Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine
... the majority of animals injected with the vaccine were
cancer-free, while similar animals that did not receive the vaccine typically had dozens of tumors. The work was reported in a recent issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation . Work on cancer vaccines is designed to focus the full force of t...
Virus May Be Linked To Obesity -- Early Findings Hint At Relationship
...dies to the virus, indirectevidence that they once were
exposed to the virus itself. None of the leanvolunteers tested had the antibodies. Dr. Nikhil Dhurandhar described the findings Mon., April 7,at the Experimental Biology annual meeting in New Orleans. An assistantresearch scientist in the UW...
Purdue Researchers Prod Plants To Clean Up Pollution
...Animal Science, cadmium levels in the sheep livers were
high enough to cause concern but probably not high enough to cause serious health problems for people who ate the contaminated organ meat. According to the World Health Organization, cadmium can damage human kidneys and other organs. High doses of ca...
University Of Washington Discovery May Point The Way To New Treatment For Hepatitis C Cases That Do Not Respond To Interferon Therapy
...rferon response could be restored. If the compound were
administered in combination with interferon, it could potentially bring the virus under control and allow the body's immune system to knock it out." Katze cautions that while his team's research is an important first step, a therapy for HCV is not ar...
Isle Royale Moose Continue Decline
... in March of 1996, biologists estimated that there were
1,000 to 1,200 moose within the park. By then, surviving moose were
severely stressed from lack of food, deep snows, and a heavy infestation of winter ticks. The moose ...
NIH Team Discovers Endocrine Tumor Gene
...l fragments to identify new markers and genes that were
candidates for MEN1. Drs. Liotta and Emmert-...a microscope. With this technique, the scientists were
able to search tumor tissue for loss of a segment of the normal copy of the chromosome a patient wou...
Project Shows Native Bacteria Can Destroy Widespread Pollutant In Groundwater
...ide. Despite the success of the pilot study, there were
questions that could only be answered by a full-sc...taminant, and its source was known. The base staff were
interested and supportive, as were
the local state and federal officials, McCarty said. After the si...
Emory Researchers Advance Gene Therapy Studies For Metastatic Melanoma Treatment
...hers found that those tumors which produced GM-CSF were
all thinner than those tumors which produced the cytokine IL8, which is known in many melanomas to be an autocrine growth factor. Eventually Winship Cancer Center scientists plan to devise an entire menu of cytokine cell markers that would act as a...
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