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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007
...ws Items in This Edition: Toward prevention of a common
complication of cataract surgery Easing concerns ...E #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toward prevention of a common
complication of cataract surgery Biomacromolecules A newly developed method for coating the intr...
Diverse genetic abnormalities lead to NF-κB activation in multiple myeloma
...pies for individuals with multiple myeloma (MM), a common
and incurable blood cell cancer. The research, published by Cell Press in the August issue of the journal Cancer Cell, provides new insight into the molecular mechanisms that underlie aberrant NF-κB activity in MM tumor cells and underscores the...
Features of replication suggest viruses have common themes, vulnerabilities
...h as AIDS, SARS and hepatitis C - have features in common
that could eventually make them vulnerable to broa...nct classes of known viruses use to reproduce have common
attributes. Such a discovery is important because it reveals a common
viral theme that may be vulner...
Newly created cancer stem cells could aid breast cancer research
...ocess of making a model that reflects a tumor type common
in patients, I created tumor-initiating cells, Ince explains. That was a complete surprise. This work could provide a boon to researchers who study these elusive cancer stem cells by offering a bountiful source of them, maintains Weinberg. Labs can...
Gene regulation, not just genes, is what sets humans apart
... most reliably accurate published DNA sequences in common
between the three animals, discarding two-thirds of the genome to ensure accuracy. With only three species, we had to be very stringent about quality, Fedrigo said. The researchers dont think these findings will be of any help resolving questions a...
Risk of common vaginal infection linked to preterm birth appears higher for blacks
BOSTON, Aug. 11 Risk of a common
vaginal infection linked to preterm birth appears ...sider her partner. Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common
gynecological infection that affects up to 50 percent of women in some populations. BV is characteri...
Does the desire to consume alcohol and tobacco come from our genetic makeup?
...o (22.2% in females and 28% in males) use a common
locus (an identifiable location on a chromosome) for alcohol and tobacco was found on chromosome (chr) 1. Also on chr 1, in an area believed to be involved with diastolic blood pressure (DBP), they found a locus for smoking. on chr 3, in the ...
Scientists show that mitochondrial DNA variants are linked to risk factors for type 2 diabetes
...ochondrial genome variation in the pathogenesis of common
diseases, is published online in Genome Research ...hlights the role of mitochondrial DNA variation in common
genetic diseases, says Dr. Theodore Kurtz, the lead investigator on the project. In addition, the a...
Tropical insects 'go the distance' to inform rainforest conservation
...terpillars, beetles and fruitfliesfruit flies from common
plant-eating families and 175 species from four di...ts compoprised of 6,000 species worldwide, and one common
to tropical rain forests. What we found was that the composition of the community of beetles does...
deCODE discovers cause of major subtype of glaucoma
...a University in Sweden report the discovery of two common
single letter variations (SNPs) in the sequence of...what appears to be the sole cause of a devastating common
disease. The risk conferred by these variants is such that it accounts for virtually all cases of ex...
Climate change and permafrost thaw alter greenhouse gas emissions in northern wetlands
...n wetlands. Their study focused on peatlands, a common
type of wetland in boreal regions that slowly accumulates peat, which is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation. Today, peatlands represent a massive reservoir of stockpiled carbon that accumulated from the atmosphere over many thousands of ...
OHSU turns mouse into factory for human liver cells
...b will develop a library of human liver cells from common
variations of human drug metabolism. "Different humans metabolize drugs differently. So we want to create a library of cells from different humans to capture some of that variability," Grompe said....
European Science Foundation's Forward Look reaches out beyond the endless frontiers
...s Biology efforts in Europe: Development of a common
European road map to invest in Systems Biology in order to achieve breakthroughs in biomedical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological research Setting-up a network of European Reference Laboratories Multi-disciplinary teaching programmes (...
Smithsonian scientists show differing patterns of rainforest biodiversity
...e plant species they feed upon, in contrast to the common
assumption that tropical species tend to be highly specialized. For the types of insects studied, study sites separated by as much as 500 kilometers shared more than half of their species. For fruit flies, the species makeup remained virtually cons...
Study finds gender differences in renal and other genes contributing to blood pressure
AUSTIN, TX -- Many common
diseases exhibit gender bias and gender difference...od pressure in males versus females. For example, common
genetic variants of the b1-adrenergic and 2A adrenergic receptor genes contributed to blood pressure...
Inflammation may cause preterm labor and fetal deaths
...ensing the bacteria. Fusobacterium nucleatum, a common
oral pathogen also found in the amniotic fluid of preterm babies, was used as the model organism for the study. Around day 16 of the gestation period for the mice (the equivalent of the third trimester for humans), F. nucleatum was injected into thr...
Weed gave up sex long ago
... researchers arrived at their findings by studying common
combinations ofgenetic variants. Certain variants at different points on the genome tend to go together, likeblond hair and blue eyes in humans. This phenomenon, called linkage disequilibrium, is important because ithelps predict what an individ...
Other highlights in the Aug. 7 JNCI
... Academy of Medical Sciences. Liver cancer is a common
cancer with a high death rate. New prevention stra...ancer, do not appear to be widespread. The most common
epigenetic change in Wilms tumor is the loss of imprinting of the IGF2 gene. In this case, loss of i...
Argonne wins three R&D 100 awards for innovative technologies
...other atmospheric interference. Nitric oxide is a common
byproduct of nuclear fuel reprocessing operations....hy System offers several notable improvements over common
x-ray films and scintillating screens, including reusability, wide dynamic range and direct digitiza...
Indo-Pacific coral reefs disappearing more rapidly than expected
...h coral cover reefs in the Indo-Pacific ocean were common
until a few decades ago, the researchers found. Bruno and Elizabeth Selig, a graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences curriculum in ecology, compiled and analyzed a database of 6,000 quantitative surveys performed between 1968 and 200...
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