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No evidence that widely prescribed statins protect against prostate cancer
...on of male hormones, Statins lower cholesterol and
are commonly prescribed to treat and
prevent heart disease. Since cholesterol is required for the production of male hormones researchers...
Tropical insects 'go the distance' to inform rainforest conservation
...t these insects feast on a broader menu of foliage and
can be consistently found across hundreds of miles...ificant implications related to the sustainability and
conservation of these globally-important areas. Michigan State University scientist Anthony Cognat...
Rain forest protection works in Peru
...have been key to tempering rain forest degradation and
destruction in that country. Scientists at the Car...ogging, combined with protection of other forests, and
the establishment of territories for indigenous peoples helped keep large-scale rain forest damage i...
deCODE discovers cause of major subtype of glaucoma
...nce, scientists from deCODE genetics (Nasdaq:DCGN) and
academic colleagues from the National University Hospital in Reykjavik and
Uppsala University in Sweden report the discovery of two common single letter variations (SNPs) in t...
Climate change and permafrost thaw alter greenhouse gas emissions in northern wetlands
...oundation of the north isnt so permanent anymore, and
scientists are scrambling to understand the pros and
cons when terra firma goes soft. Permafrost serves like a platform underneath vast expanses of nor...
OHSU turns mouse into factory for human liver cells
...iseases that attack the liver, such as hepatitis C and
malaria. "This has the potential, if it becomes easy to use and
widely available, to change the way drugs are tested," said study leader Markus Grompe, M.D., profes...
Genetic variation helps to understand predisposition to schizophrenia
...y , Amanda J. Law, Medical Research Council Fellow and
Associate Professor at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and
Visiting Scientist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), along with colleagues at NIH describe...
Gilbert Foundation and American Fed for Aging Research award grants on Alzheimer's disease
...d for more research into the prevention, diagnosis and
treatment of Alzheimers, six early-career scientists were awarded the first Rosalinde and
Arthur Gilbert Foundation/AFAR New Investigator Awards in Alzheimers Disease. The $60,000 award pro...
1 of deep ocean's most turbulent areas has big impact on climate
...tlantics surface, roughly halfway between New York and
Portugal, seawater rushing through the narrow gull...rida State University researcher Louis St. Laurent and
described in the August 9 edition of the journal Nature. The study -- an international collaborat...
Penguins march into new park
...a will create a new marine park along its isolated and
windswept Patagonia coast to safeguard more than half a million penguins and
other rare seabirds. Located in Golfo San Jorge, the new protected area covers around 250 square mi...
Antioxidant overload may underlie a heritable human disease
...pular notion that antioxidants, such as vitamins C and
E, offer health-promoting benefits by protecting a...tion (redox) reactions are integral to the release and
storage of energy. Many cellular pathways are also sensitive to the prevailing redox condition. Ox...
Evolution is driven by gene regulation
...or a while that the protein coding genes of humans and
chimpanzees are about 99 percent the same, said se...der , the Cullman Professor of Molecular Cellular and
Developmental Biology at Yale. The challenge for biologists is accounting for what causes the subst...
A study by the MUHC and McGill University opens a new door to understanding cancer
...rk, Director of the MUHC Molecular Oncology Group, and
Dr Kalle Gehring, Head of the Nuclear Magnetic Res...ains Dr. Park, who is also a Professor of oncology and
biochemistry at McGill University. In that study we have clarified the structure of some of the prot...
New study suggests Concord grape juice may provide protection against breast cancer
...gnosed with breast cancer . While factors like age and
heredity contribute significantly to a womans likelihood of contracting this disease, lifestyle and
nutrition choices may also play a role. One dietary choice that may help provide protection against ...
Research shows skeleton to be endocrine organ
...ty Medical Center have now identified a surprising and
critically important novel function of the skeleto...rine organ that helps control our sugar metabolism and
weight and, as such, is a major determinant of the development of type 2 diabetes. The research, ...
New molecular regulators of hyperthyroidism and goiter
... the body increases the amount of energy it burns) and
goiter. Signals downstream of the receptor for T...essential role in transmitting TSH-induced signals and
therefore in regulating thyroid gland function. This makes Gq and
G11 potential new targets for the ...
A unique arrangement for egg cell division
...dy. The process is likely conserved across species and
the new insights might help shed light on defects ...ttach themselves to the chromosomes, separate them and
pull one half out of the oocyte into a small polar body that is later discarded. Microtubule spindle...
JCI table of contents: Aug. 9, 2007
... PICK: New molecular regulators of hyperthyroidism and
goiter The thyroid gland has an important role ... the body increases the amount of energy it burns) and
goiter. Signals downstream of the receptor for TSH had been thought to be mediated mainly by a pro...
Proteaceae spread by continental drift and transoceanic dispersal
...g carefully selected fossils that are of known age and
affinity, the mutation rate of the DNA sequences w...e modern Proteaceae must have crossed the Atlantic and
Indian Oceans. Thus, in Africa, for example, the spectacular genus Protea is truly Gondwanan, but 25...
European Science Foundation's Forward Look reaches out beyond the endless frontiers
... instrument that aims to formulate science agendas and
policies with Europes best interest in mind, has initiated and
nurtured 13 foresight exercises that help develop medium- to long-term perspectives on future direct...
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