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Highlights of the October 2004 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...rs from The Pennsylvania State University examined whether
eating a salad as a first course had any effect on intake of the main meal. The results of the study of 42 women showed eating a large salad (3 cups), compared with not having a first course, reduced the women's meal energy intake by ...
Lycopene slows human prostate tumour growth in mice and combined with vitamin E is even better
...e Phase II trial in Germany was designed to verify whether
a similar treatment to that used in the mice could... foods. It was too early, said Dr. Limpens, to say whether
lycopene and vitamin E could ever be used to prevent prostate cancer in healthy individuals. The fir...
Rare childhood genetic syndrome identified
...ht be involved in arrhythmia, and try to determine whether
this calcium channel is involved in other forms of autism....
Chemical derived from vitamin-E shows early promise as cancer drug
...metastasized) to the animals' lungs. Regardless of whether
alpha-TEA was administered to the mice by mouth (o...Kline. The researchers also investigated whether
another derivative of vitamin E called RRR-alpha-tocopheryl succinate or VES, was as effective. VES ...
Alzheimer's disease is not accelerated aging
...s of Alzheimer's disease. "Our goal was to examine whether
typical aging and Alzheimer's disease are on a con...allosum was smaller in older adults, regardless of whether
they had dementia. In contrast, volume reductions in the hippocampus were markedly accelerated and l...
Award winning researchers reveal potential new role for Glivec
...in the USA, Belgium and Switzerland set out to see whether
the cellular genetic and kinase profiles in DFSP would correlate with clinical responses to imatinib. The ten patients were treated with 800mg of imatinib daily. Of the eight with locally advanced disease, two achieved complete response that was path...
Far more men than women favor routine paternity testing at birth
... a freshman-level and a senior-level biology class whether
they would favor routine paternity testing when a ... version, 170 people were asked only one question: whether
hospitals should routinely include paternity testing for newborns. The rest received a survey with t...
Bush nominates NJIT space explorer Louis Lanzerotti to NSF governing board
...chair of the 20-person, blue-ribbon panel to study whether
to prolong the mission of the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA has twice recognized Lanzerotti's contributions to science with the agency's Distinguished Scientific Achievement Medal. He has also received the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal and ...
A test case for DNA barcodes to identify species
...of species." Future studies will have to determine whether
these results can be generalized to animals in other ecosystems, but the authors argue that constructing a comprehensive library of barcodes will facilitate such efforts. ...
DNA barcode finds four new bird species
...will still need to be accounted for in determining whether
something is a species. But barcoding will enable ...barcode to a more discriminating test by measuring whether
the technique could distinguish closely related species as well as very different ones. Stoeckle and...
Researchers devise potent new tools to curb ivory poaching
...The new sampling method can help determine quickly whether
that is true in time for exemptions to be altered before elephant populations suffer catastrophic damage, he said. Two years ago, five African nations sought, and three received, an exemption from the ban so that they could conduct one-time ivory sa...
Punching the timeclock of life
...d human aging is just a possibility. We don't know whether
it's true yet or not," he said. "But if aging is programmed in yeast, and the pathway is very similar, then isn't it possible that humans also die earlier than they have to?" Longo said he realizes that this theory goes against the fundament...
Indiana University, EPA to study airborne PCBs
...t the scientists learn will help the EPA determine whether
new PCB clean-up policies are needed. "We saw a su...and Hawaii during those states' deliberations over whether
to ban imported products that contain PBDEs. "Understanding the behavior of these chemicals in the e...
Marijuana use could cause tubal pregnancies
...move the embryo down the oviduct. It is not known whether
drugs that block or, in the case of marijuana, ove...cy in humans. Dey and his colleagues plan to study whether
certain polymorphisms also may reflect an increased risk for ectopic pregnancy. "That will be the ul...
Fortifying food with folic acid benefits babies
...should continue." There has been some debate about whether
an increased intake of folic acid could mask the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency, a disorder that affects 10-15% of the population over 60. Yet this study provided no evidence for a deterioration in vitamin B12 status in seniors, and no evidence t...
Rice finds 'on-off switch' for buckyball toxicity
...en, cytotoxicity studies are used as indicators of whether
more extensive toxicological study is needed. Based on our results we think buckyballs should be studied in more detail, and we're already working to arrange additional studies."...
UCI scientists successfully target key HIV protein; breakthrough may lead to new drug therapies
...t could be tracked by the researchers to determine whether
Nef was binding to three cellular proteins, as is Nef's function. (Although Nef is able to bind well to the three proteins in the absence of the bacteriophage, the researchers used the bacteriophage simply as a handle to watch the binding.) Next, th...
Alaska scientists find Arctic tundra yields surprising carbon loss
...Gainesville, and colleagues set out to investigate whether
the commonly held assumption that a warming climate will lead to bigger plants that can store more carbon and thereby reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide was indeed a silver lining in the global warming cloud that some people had hoped for. Apparently ...
No role for simian virus 40 in human pleural mesotheliomas
...e designated p16 or CDKN2A, and this led us to ask whether
SV40 infection might be a possible mechanism in the remaining 20 percent," said Marc Ladanyi, M.D., Director, Diagnostic Molecular Pathology Laboratory,and the study's senior author. "But instead we found no evidence for SV40 in these tumors and our ...
Researchers ID chlorophyll-regulating gene
...The true test of our hypothesis would be to verify whether
primitive plants have the PIF1 gene, and whether
the gene is functional." The finding may also have implications for agricultural biotechn...
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