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OneWorld Health compiles comprehensive state of infectious diarrhea treatments, potential solutions
... devastating, not only because one in 200 children who
contract infectious diarrhea will die from it, but for those who
survive, it has a lifelong, generation-wide impact," stated Victoria Hale, Founder and CEO of OneWor...
The insect police: Why social insects punish cheating comrades
...ales - essentially "cheating" on the other workers who
are investing in only the queen's reproduction. Such action can be severely penalized by other workers - in honeybees, where this behavior was first shown, workers remove worker-laid eggs within hours by eating them, and, in some ants, more draconian...
UCSD biologists develop 'super-endurance' strain of mice
...andall S. Johnson, a professor of biology at UCSD, who
headed the study. "By changing the way skeletal mu...as obvious importance for physiologists and others who
study muscle metabolism to maximize human endurance. It should be of keen interest to medical resear...
Decreasing toxins in brains of Alzheimer's patients keep cognitive deficits at bay
...esearchers found that scores of the eight patients who
had the specially designed shunt continuously oper...ear stayed stable. However, the scores of patients who
did not get the shunt declined by 20 percent after 12 months. "What's interesting is that the patien...
No longer just for biology, RNA can now be built into 3-D arrays
...at the National Science Foundation and the officer who
oversees Dr. Guo's award....
Synthesized molecules studied as weapon to stop cell division in cancer cells
...variety of cancer cells. Virginia Tech researchers who
are designing small molecules to inhibit Pin1 are ...ased assays for the Etzkorn group research. Mason. who
made the protein substrates, is now starting the M.D. program at SUNY Upstate Medical University in ...
Carnegie Mellon researcher tests tools for protecting Anacostia River ecosystem from PCBs
...ease into waterways, according to the researchers, who
are evaluating it in field trials in Washington D....Philadelphia, Pa (Loews, Commonwealth B). Lowry, who
is evaluating his new reactive core mats in field trials this summer in a portion of the 36-mile-lon...
Carnegie Mellon scientists reveal ways of studying, resolving PCB contamination in US rivers
...ing to findings made by Carnegie Mellon engineers, who
demonstrate that changes in river water (and hence...ease into waterways, according to the researchers, who
are evaluating it in field trials in Washington, D.C.'s contaminated Anacostia River. The mat contai...
Anticancer drug zebularine specifically targets tumor cells
... said Jonathan Cheng, an M.D./Ph.D. student at USC who
is one of the first authors on the Cancer Cell paper. "It was completely unexpected," Cheng says. "And we have since shown that it can work the same way in mammalian cells." In a previous study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institut...
Congress to fund Sequim-based coastal security research effort
...ith the help of Washington Congressman Norm Dicks, who
discussed the new funding today during a visit to ...al value for our environmentalscience counterparts who
can leverage them for other government agencies," Ecker said....
Why your knees and quads hurt more after running than walking: You're only human
... (In fact, we're among the only two-legged mammals who
walk and run.) For instance, horses consume about the same amount of energy to cover a mile when running or walking, while humans consume substantially more energy when they run than when they walk. But with our unique patterns of limb kinematics, ...
Genetically-engineered 'marathon mouse' keeps on running
... of this pathway might be very helpful to patients who
are otherwise unable to exercise because of their ... also have the potential for abuse among athletes, who
could take them to enhance performance. Further studies, said Evans, will aim at understanding the ...
Testing the fitness of biological clocks
...iological sciences and Kennedy Center investigator who
directed the study. "Some people have even suggested that, once invented, these clocks are such a powerful organizational tool that their benefits go beyond responding to external cycles. However, there have been practically no rigorous tests of eith...
Breakthrough in understanding of hereditary disease of lymphatic vessels
...he proper formation of lymphatic vessels in people who
suffer from lymphedema. However, FOXC2 is produced in endothelial cells of both lymphatic and venous valves, so these results may also turn out to be important for the understanding and treatment of chronic venous insufficiency, which affects 5-25 % ...
In gene regulation, small is beautiful
...vantages as artificial gene regulators, said Mapp, who
also will discuss the work Aug. 22 at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia. They are less likely than larger molecules to be degraded, and they should be easier to introduce into cells---features that would be critical if ATFs a...
New compound could give some types of cancer the one-two punch
...than one effect could also benefit cancer patients who
are inundated with medications. "Many clinical trials that test new cancer treatments use a combination of drugs one to prevent the growth of new blood vessels, for example, and another to keep cancer cells from dividing and spreading," Li said. "On...
Genetic clues found for common congenital brain disorder
...tients -- including five found via the Internet -- who
had overlapping deletions of genetic material from...ns Walter Dandy of Johns Hopkins, and Earl Walker, who
was a neurosurgeon at the University of Chicago in 1942 when he described the malformation that was ...
Penn scientists identify novel pathway in aneurysms
... "Perhaps they may become useful to treat patients who
are susceptible to developing aortic aneurysms by blocking their progression and eventual rupture," he adds. A gene for the 5-lipoxygenase-activating protein, which is required to synthesize leukotrienes, potent inflammatory molecules, has been assoc...
U of T study identifies possible stem cells in pancreas
...ffers hope for the millions of diabetics worldwide who
take insulin injections to compensate for defectiv...s Department of Medical Genetics and Microbiology, who
was one of the lead researchers. He conducted the study along with U of T MD/PhD candidate Raewyn Se...
Managing occupational exposures to potential bioterrorist agents
...ion with post-exposure antibiotics. No individuals who
were evaluated to determine their need for antibiotics subsequently became ill. Based on the success of this practice, the Rusnak team developed a flow chart for evaluation of potential exposures and determination of the need for antibiotic prophylax...
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