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New therapy for specific form of leukemia

...ute lymphatic leukemiaIn normal circumstances, our white blood cells combat foreign intruders, like viruses...leukemia, there is a breakdown in the formation of white blood cells. The cells in the bone marrow that should develop into white blood cells multiply out of...

32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D

..., High Efficiency Chip Scale LED LampDemonstrate a white light-emitting diode (LED) lamp package with an integrated chip approach that would more than quadruple the brightness and double the efficiency of existing LED systems and significantly reduce the cost per lumen. Crystal IS, Inc. (Latham, N.Y.)...

New technique targets pesticide-resistant insects

...rom trials in southern Spain with highly resistant white flies (Bemisia tabaci)." Since resistance to pesticides first emerged in insect pests, more than 500 species of insects and mites have developed tolerance to chemicals 3 including pesticides regarded as being environmentally benign. Dr Robin Gunn...

Why do African-American women have more pregnancy problems?

...h. -- Black women are three times more likely than white women to die during pregnancy, and twice as many black babies as white babies die in infancy. Yet researchers know little about why pregnancy and infant health differ by r...

Estrogen protects male rats from aortic aneurysms

...rmation." "Estrogen affects production of MMP-9 by white blood cells called macrophages," Upchurch adds. "MMPs degrade collagen and elastin, two major proteins in the aortic wall. Typically production of MMP's are part of the body's natural healing response to injury, but left unchecked, MMPs in particula...

Touching research: How white blood cells navigate

...to our health: How do mechanical forces govern our white blood cells and assure that they protect our bodie...tacking our own tissues? The group is focusing on white blood cells known as neutrophils, which are the body's first responders to inflammation and infectio...

Effort to control trade in great white sharks gets teeth from international community

...pular culture as a relentless man-eater, the great white shark finally received today global recognition as...scar and Australia, the proposal to list the great white shark on Appendix II--which will provide key data on trade and allow better management of the specie...

Biomedical engineers at case develop first sliver-sized sensor to monitor glucose levels

...orted by the skin this can be corrected by using a white spot inside the sensor that does not change color," Gratzl said. The sensor, which is one to two millimeters long and 100 to 200 micrometers wide, penetrates the skin easily and painlessly so users may insert or reinsert it themselves when needed an...

Men with prostate permalignant lesions have increased likelyhood of invasive prostate cancer

...frican-Americans is 60 percent higher than that in white males and double the mortality rate. An estimated 29,900 American men lose their lives to prostate cancer each year. ...

Combination hormone therapy doubles breast density and quadruples risk of abnormal mammograms

...study. The majority of the women were non-Hispanic white (42 percent) or African-American (35 percent), 16 ...h appears as black. Because cancer also appears as white on a mammogram, a high degree of breast density can make it difficult to spot tumors and other abnor...

High fiber intake reduces estrogen levels in Latina women, according to researchers

...their incidence rate is still 20 percent less than white women, who have been the focus of the majority of earlier research and whose dietary fiber intake is generally not that high." To rectify that situation, Monroe decided to use data collected by the National Institutes of Health-funded Multiethnic ...

Experimental lupus drug may also work against atherosclerosis

...duction in the gathering of macrophages, a type of white blood cell. Scientists increasingly are viewing the depositing of cholesterol in the walls of arteries as an inflammatory reaction that attracts the disease-fighting macrophages, which then become incorporated with cholesterol deposits to become plaq...

Gene-altered mouse is model for rare autoimmune syndrome

...uction of certain autoantibodies." Lymphocytes are white blood cells -- T cells and B cells -- that are major components of the immune system. T cells are those that directly attack invaders such as bacteria and viruses, while B cells are the armament factories of the immune system, producing antibodies th...

Promising new preventative treatment option for population of men at high risk of prostate cancer

...frican-Americans is 60 percent higher than that in white males and double the mortality rate. An estimated 29,900 American men lose their lives to prostate cancer each year. ...

Three years of Proba, the 'smart' satellite that runs itself

...ion Imaging Spectrometer (CHRIS) and the black and white High Resolution Camera (HRC). Seeing the world in hyperspectral vision CHRIS is a compact hyperspectral imager that can return detailed data on the Earth's surface. It sees down to a resolution of 18 metres, in a combination of up to 19 out of a ...

NIH funds rare childhood disease to provide insights into the origins of adult cancer

...do not function properly. All other blood cells -- white blood cells and platelets -- are usually normal. As with any rare disease, there are gaps in the understanding of the natural history of this disorder. And while cancer risk is increased, by how much is still unknown. The DBA Registry of North A...

Diabetes drug works by enhancing fat cell energy production

...ls the effects of rosiglitazone through studies on white fat tissue in an obesity mouse model called ob/ob ... expression. Additionally, the mitochondria in the white fat cells of treated ob/ob mice had increased size and altered structure. The oxygen consumption, re...

Do lead bullets continue to be a hazard after they land?

... water. It corrodes and forms hydrocerrussite, the white coating seen on old bullets in museums. That slows corrosion," Rimstidt said. However some lead escapes, he said. "But we learned that it is absorbed in the top few inches of soil and does not migrate beyond that," Rimstidt said. "Lead is not very m...

Researchers tracking sources of arsenic contamination in water

...ing the ore so that the arsenic would oxidize as a white powder," Schreiber said. The researchers have discovered that a stream adjacent to the site is receiving arsenic from groundwater that has flowed through the mine, but that some of the arsenic is being retained in the streambed. Discovering the pathw...

JCI table of contents November 1, 2004

...ls the effects of rosiglitazone through studies on white fat tissue in an obesity mouse model called ob/ob ... expression. Additionally, the mitochondria in the white fat cells of treated ob/ob mice had increased size and altered structure. The oxygen consumption, re...

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