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Better Peroxidase Improves Disease Diagnosis
...ed that the medical kits might work better if they were
made with the soy peroxidase. Preliminary tests confirmed his suspicions. For further confirmation, Vierling sent samples of soybean peroxidase to John Morrow, a professor at Texas Tech University's Health Science Center in Lubbock, Texas. Morrow and...
Two Parasitic Wasps Show Promise For Controlling Pest Flies
...r absent in similar studiesin Kansas and Nebraska, were
common in southern Illinois. Because thesewasps a...tural entomologistRichard Weinzierl. The findings were
published in the April issue of Environmental Entomology. Working with Weinzierl on the project, whi...
Couch Potatoes, Not French Fries, May Be To Blame For Obesity
...s. Between 1960 and 1991, the number of adults who were
overweight increased from 25 percent to 33 percent...g in states with high numbers of fast-food outlets were
slightly less likely to be obese than people living in states with fewer fast-food outlets, accordin...
Jefferson Scientists Discover Mechanism Of Viral Link To Disease Commonly Associated With Asbestos
...e studied Rb family genes in mesothelioma, we were
surprised to find that the genes were
present in normal levels. This led us to study why the genes are present, but not working." ...
Resistance To Leptin Contributes To Obesity
...icelost weight when give injections of leptin, but were
less sensitive thanthe lean mice. Also, the DIO mice fed the regular diet had a greaterresponse to high doses of injected leptin than DIO on high-fat diets:losses of 83 vs. 30.5 percent of body fat. In the ICV infusion studies,NZO mice responded to...
Gene Shears In Cutting Edge Anti-Aids Trial
... news thathuman trials of the anti-HIV gene shears were
under way. "It is extremelypleasing that this fun...ommercialise the technology. In 1991 the partners were
joined by Johnson& Johnson Pty Ltd, the Australian subsidiary of US healthcare giantJohnson &...
Second Gene Responsible For Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Identified
...erlands. In the study, mutations in the TSC1 gene were
identified in 42 TSC patients orfamilies and in about half the mutation consisted of a deletion of 1 to 4 basepairs of DNA. The other patients had any one of a variety of abnormalities,including single base insertions, a larger deletion of 10 to 30 ...
Huntington's Disease Findings Pave Way For Potential Cure
...echnology not available in 1979revealed that NIIs were
aggregates (clumps) of huntingtin protein. The proteinentered the cell nucleus through pores in the nuclear membrane. The NII werepresent in the brain cell nuclei of mice with symptoms very similar to HD andabsent in non-transgenic control mice. ...
First-Of-A-Kind Study By University Of Georgia Ecologist Estimates Role Of Natural Forces On Insect Populations
...s, using water-filled traysunder each tree. Larvae were
captured in the trays as they spundown to pupate i...most exclusively fromthe bottom up. In fact, there were
no measurable top-down effectsat all for the green oak leaf roller moth. Years ago, theseresults wou...
Where Fossils Fear To Tread: Scientists Follow Genes To An Ancient Ancestor
... divisions we know from fossils, primitive animals were
inventing the genes that would make it all possibl...hysical clues to what the Earth's earliest animals were
like. But Carroll and others are now finding powerful evidence that an ancient common ances...
Scientists Unlock Mystery Behind Proteins That Keep Tuberculosis Bacteria Alive; Finding Leads To Research Into New Drug Treatments
...ction. "When we confirmed what we had, we were
shocked," Belisle said. "This isa major protein that has been studied widely for years in relation to itsprotective capabilities against TB. It wasn't until we purified the proteinsassociated with this enzymatic activity that we realized antigen 85 h...
Study: Device Prevents Epileptic Seizures, Doesn't Damage Hearts
...of neurology at the UNC-CH School of Medicine. "We were
partof a multicenter study involving 20 sites arou...ed theimplant device in more than 200 patients. We were
very pleased with the resultsbecause this is going to be a useful tool for treating epilepsy." ...
Female Adolescents Need Calcium During 'Window Of Opportunity'
...by adolescents was just an estimate." The new data were
instrumental in developing the revised Recommended Dietary Allowances, which were
announced Wednesday (8/13). The recommendations are produced by the National Academy of Sciences and...
Research Team Discovers Key Gene For Telomerase Enzyme In Humans
...arily diversespecies, yeast and humans. The genes were
found to be similar, indicatingtelomerase was first developed by an ancient organism and subsequentlyinherited by all eukaryotes -- organisms whose cells have a separatenucleus and cytoplasm, including humans. "It means that studies on simpl...
Vitamin C Deficit Linked To Skin Disease
...els in their blood. Two patients whoseblood levels were
normal had been taking multivitamins. Possible explanationsfor the low values include dietary insufficiency, faulty metabolism of thevitamin, impaired absorption or increased turnover of the vitamin. In earlier experiments the researchers found that...
More To Drought Than Meets The Eye
...lley, barren and riparian. The ridge tops were
the driest areas and the riparian areas near riversand streams were
the wettest. The valley makes up a moist intermediate soilclimate and the barrens are moist to dry.F...
Oak Regeneration In Some Ohio Forests Is Failing, Researchers Find
...te condition study in 1995, a yearbefore the sites were
burned. His preliminary studies of areas that were
burnedin 1996 and earlier this year suggest that the burn project is having thedesired effect -- mor...
Menstrual Phase Linked To Ineffective Mammograms
... Study collected from 8,887 menstruating women who were
40-44 years old whenthey entered the study. The ...sed hormones, 6,573 women werepast users and 416 were
current users. A false-negative mammogram occurs when the x-ray is read as not suspiciousfo...
Roadsides Benefit From Waste, UF Researchers Say
...d Agricultural Sciences. Miller and his colleagues were
charged by the Florida Department of Transportatio...recious landfill space with the wastes, the cities were
glad to put the material at the disposal of the UF researchers. Miller said the material cannot be u...
Wild Plant Genes Increase Food Production
...ufipogon. Results from harvesting wild tomato QTLs were
also dramatic. In extensive testing, tomato QTLs ...e, considered one of the world's top staple crops, were
domesticated about 10,000 years ago, during humanity's transition from nomadic hunter-gatherers to a...
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