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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 1, 2007

...ws Items in This Edition: Potato chip flavoring boosts longevity of concrete Bright future for new d...E #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Potato chip flavoring boosts longevity of concrete Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research The ingredient that helps give ...

UF, French scientists seek test to detect gene doping in athletes

... blood cell production in patients with anemia and boosts oxygen delivery to the body. In athletes, this translates to enhanced stamina and a competitive edge. But because synthetic hormones such as EPO are prohibited by WADA and readily detected through drug tests, performance-driven athletes have begun...

Research team discovers gallstone gene

...twins provide evidence of a genetic component that boosts risk levels. "We reckon that environmental influences, like the wrong diet, are 70 to 80 per cent responsible for the disorder," explains Lammert who works in the university hospital's Department I headed by Professor Dr. Tilman Sauerbruch. "The rest...

University of Washington researchers play leading role in major study of human genome function

...ted a multi-year research effort that dramatically boosts understanding of how the human genome functions. While previous studies of the human genome have focused mainly on genes, this study provides insight into the non-gene sequences making up the vast majority of the genome. Buried in non-gene sequences ...

Story ideas from the Journal of Biological Chemistry

...Gaurisankar Sa and colleagues showed that curcumin boosts the immune system of tumor-bearing mice by restoring key immune cells called CD4 and CD8 T cells. The scientists also showed that curcumin increases the production of proteins that cause immune cells to proliferate and reduces the production of prote...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- May 2, 2007

...ry action may pose health threats New process boosts levels of heart-healthy compounds in cocoa powder ... ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New process boosts levels of heart-healthy compounds in cocoa powder Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Sci...

Catching cancer's spread by watching hemoglobin

...be detected to build up an image. One "pump" laser boosts (excites) hemoglobin molecules to a higher energy state. The other "probe" laser monitors the hemoglobin after the excitation. Sometimes the pump laser is off and there is no two-photon absorption. By subtracting the signal from the "off" state from ...

Quantum secrets of photosynthesis revealed

... electron-hole pair formed when an incoming photon boosts an electron out of the valence energy band into the conduction band) gives rise to a diagonal peak near 825 nanometers that clearly oscillates. The associated cross-peak amplitude also appears to oscillate. Surprisingly, this quantum beating lasted t...

Brain tumors coax important support from nearby immune system cells

...get a sense for what the microglia was making that boosts tumor growth, they compared the proteins produced by microglia from the mouse model and microglia from normal mice. Among other differences, microglia from the mouse model made more of an enzyme called hyaluronidase. Other scientists had previously ...

JCI table of contents: April 2, 2007

...jci.org/article.php?id=31856 HEMATOLOGY: HIF-2 boosts red blood cell numbers Erythropoietin (EPO), a naturally occurring hormone that stimulates the production of red blood cells, is used to treat some forms of anemia. In the fetus EPO is produced by the liver. By contrast, in the adult most EPO is pr...

Toward improved forms of a time-tested cholesterol-fighter

...iacin, the inexpensive, time-tested B-vitamin that boosts levels of HDL cholesterol the good cholesterol with the potential to protect people against heart attacks and stroke, scientists reported today. Graeme Semple, Ph.D., Vice President of Discovery Chemistry at Arena Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, Cali...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March 21, 2007

...iacin, the inexpensive, time-tested B-vitamin that boosts levels of HDL cholesterol the good cholesterol with the potential to protect people against heart attacks and stroke, scientists reported today. Graeme Semple and colleagues described new insights into developing drugs that raise HDL via the same...

Study: Chest compressions without mouth-to-mouth better for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

...evidence that chest-compression-only resuscitation boosts survival rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, Ewy points out that, for respiratory arrest such as near-drowning, drug overdose or choking, guideline CPR consisting of 2 breaths after every 30 chest compressions is still the appropriate method. ...

Boosting brain power -- with chocolate

... in flavanols a key ingredient of dark chocolate boosts blood flow to key areas of the brain for two to three hours. Increased blood flow to these areas of the brain may help to increase performance in specific tasks and boost general alertness over a short period. The findings, unveiled at one of the...

It's not easy being green

... as rye grass, reduces nitrous oxide emissions and boosts levels of organic matter in the soil, which makes for more fertile soil. Harvesting the corn stalks or the cover crop to make cellulosic ethanol also reduces nitrous oxide emissions and reduces overall greenhouse gas levels because the ethanol is ...

Iowa State researchers improve soy processing by boosting protein and sugar yields

... Adding ultrasonic pretreatment to soy processing boosts and improves the yield of protein that can be adde...eins improves the quality of the proteins. It also boosts the sugar content of the soy whey that's left after processing. Ultrasonic treatment boosted sugar y...

New approach could lower antibiotic requirements by 50 times

...y to channel through bacterial cell membranes that boosts antibiotic effectiveness. 'Pseudomonas bacteria for example are particularly multi-resistant to antibiotics because they have efflux pump mechanisms that enable them to throw out antibiotics. A pore in the cell wall would obviously cancel the efflux ...

How appetite-stimulating brain cells work overtime during fasting

...d increases in an "uncoupling" protein (UCP2) that boosts the number of power-generating mitochondria in neurons that drive hunger. The increase in mitochondria, in turn, allows the brain's hunger center to remain active when periods of food scarcity result in a "negative energy balance," said Sabrina Diano...

Funnel in the eye: Signal focusing increases photosensitivity

...nals from different rods. This trick significantly boosts the sensitivity even more one reason why people developing digital cameras are fond of using it. In poor light they frequently merge several pixels in one, thereby increasing the sensitivity of the CCD chip. Funnel in the eye Until recently it ...

Sweet yet sophisticated: Honey bee genome lends insight into sociality, sensation and sex

..." explains Beye. "The increased recombination rate boosts the genetic diversity in the honey bee population, which in turn speeds the evolution of more selectively advantageous traits. This could help slow the spread of parasites in colonies, for example, or provide a basis for task specialization, leading ...

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