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Drought in the West linked to warmer temperatures

...Arkansas, and NOAA, found evidence suggesting that elevated aridity in the U.S. West may be a natural response... The study revealed that a 400-year-long period of elevated aridity and epic drought occurred in what is now the western U.S. during the period A.D. 900-1300. T...

UNC scientists identify sticky protein in sickle cell red blood cells

...oluble, blood-borne thrombospondin, which is found elevated in sickle cell patients and which initiates an atypical signaling cascade inside the red blood cells. This aberrant signaling ultimately culminates in the activation of Alpha-4Beta-1 and an increase in red blood cells sticking to the blood vessel wal...

Health, food, new technologies featured during ACS meeting Oct. 17-20 in Peoria, Ill.

...ne to cookies to fried snacks and thought to cause elevated levels of bad cholesterol, will be the focus of an afternoon symposium entitled Applications of Edible Oils. The symposium, which will include representatives from government and industry, will discuss the development of potentially healthier alterna...

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

...angerous of all shark species. This assumption was elevated to the public level by Steven Spielberg's 1975 film "Jaws," based on Peter Benchley's best-selling book and widely recognized as the film industry's first summer blockbuster. Since then, field studies on the species have revealed that the great white...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...ulting in increased survival in both groups due to elevated immune response. "Our data suggest a simple and direct modification to enhance gene gun-based pDNA immunization against influenza," say the researchers. "Such a vaccination strategy is predicted to be safe and efficient ...

Identifying genes that contribute to a low level of response to alcohol

...contribute to a low LR to alcohol, and thus, to an elevated risk for alcohol-use disorders. The genes of potential interest fall into several categories, including: second messenger systems, neurotransmitters or drug-related receptors, genes that affect alcohol metabolism, and genes that might relate to an o...

New version of tumor-suppressor linked to progression of childhood cancer

...ic properties in human NB cells. TrkIII levels are elevated in advanced stage NB tumors, suggesting that the molecule may play a role in cancer progression. The researchers found that the level of TrkIII resulting from altered splicing of TrkA transcripts is controlled in part by hypoxia, a condition where ce...

New method studies living bacterial cells

...tists exposed both planktonic and biofilm cells to elevated concentrations of hexavalent chromium. The researc... cells much more tolerant than planktonic cells to elevated levels of the contaminant. Next, the researchers used the energy tunability of the APS X-ray beamli...

Brain differences in adolescents, psychopaths, lend to their impulsive, risk-taking behavior

...versity working with Tracey J. Shors, PhD, used an elevated plus maze to study exploratory behavior of male an...ly through the maze during 10-minute sessions. The elevated plus maze is a task used to measure anxiety, which is created by the conflict between the animal's d...

Warning from new SLU research: Usual test for vitamin deficiency can mislead doctors

...f 34 patients who had normal levels of B12, 26 had elevated levels of methylmalonic acid (MMA), which indicated B12 deficiency. They are urging doctors who suspect their patients lack the vitamin to also test for levels of MMA, a natural compound in the body that increases when B12 is lacking. ...

VYTORIN (TM) superior again to Lipitor at lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol

...as adjunctive therapy to diet for the reduction of elevated total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, Apo B, triglyc...a. VYTORIN also is indicated for the reduction of elevated total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, as ...

Rice biologists elected AAAS Fellows

...fic journal in the world. Few AAAS members are elevated to the rank of Fellow. Fellows are selected because of their efforts to advance science or scientific applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. Queller and Strassmann are among 308 Fellows elected this year. 2005 AAAS Fel...

Safety and immunogenicity data available for new pertussis booster vaccine candidate for adolescents

...lty swallowing. Later symptoms may include fever, elevated blood pressure and severe muscle spasms. GlaxoSmithKline: A Leader in Vaccines GlaxoSmithKline, with U.S. operations in Philadelphia, PA, and Research Triangle Park, N.C., is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare ...

Elevated inflammatory enzyme, Lp-PLA2, significantly linked to ischemic stroke

...mation C-reactive protein (CRP) are accounted for, elevated levels of Lp-PLA2 remained associated with a signi...0;310 mg/L). The effect of having both elevated Lp-PLA2 and elevated CRP levels was synergistic in predicting stroke risk. Patients with the highes...

Investigating the Columbia River and Estuary: A primary focus of research

...compounds, some of the Willamette sediments showed elevated levels where biological effects would be expected. Assessments of onsite ecological impacts of legacy materials from the Hanford Site, Washington State during the 21st century Brett Tiller, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Scientist, repo...

New protein identified in development of lung cancer

...s the first demonstration that Pirh2 expression is elevated in patients' tumors and supports the notion that it may be an important molecule in the development of lung cancer, says Gregory Otterson, associate professor of internal medicine in the OSU College of Medicine and Public Health and co-author of the ...

New findings in innate immunity may lead to treatments for atherosclerosis

...IL-10. Because atherosclerosis patients often have elevated IL-10 levels, IRAK1 may be a viable target for dev... Li. Because atherosclerosis patients usually have elevated serum IL-10 levels, the scientists also looked at IRAK1 levels in blood from atherosclerosis patient...

NU researcher finds missing atmospheric carbon dioxide

...has found that the soil below oak trees exposed to elevated levels of carbon dioxide had significantly higher ...e findings are consistent with the hypothesis that elevated carbon dioxide levels are increasing carbon storage in terrestrial ecosystems and slowing the build-...

US researchers warn of possible fertility risk to men using laptop computers on their laps

...omputers (LC), coupled with existing evidence that elevated scrotal temperature can result in sperm damage, prompted researchers from the State University of New York at Stony Brook to undertake the first study into the effect of heat from LC on scrotal temperature. The findings are reported in Europe's ...

UCSB makes important advances in studies of retinal detachment

...s. Therefore, a new study was undertaken in which elevated oxygen was administered 24 hours after creating a ...than in the experiments with delivery of immediate elevated oxygen. Assuming that it is desirable to reduce cell death and prevent the remodeling of nerve cell...

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