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Other highlights in the January 4 JNCI

...hat occurs in the lymphatic system. The study also examines the association between these disorders and specific subtypes of NHL. Past studies have consistently found an association between certain autoimmune disorders (such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjgren syndrome) and NHL, but results have been m...

Females, alcohol and hormones

...alcohol use. New research using two animal models examines the potency of alcohol on brain mechanisms. Results indicate that the females are actually less sensitive to the sedating effects of alcohol. Alcohols effects also appear to be mediated by different phases of the estrous cycle. Although wom...

Chromosome regions containing genes related to alcohol addiction affect drinking behavior in smokers

.... The researchers applied linkage analysis, which examines differences, or variants, in the DNA sequences of the chromosomes inherited from one's parents. These gene variants determine, in part, many human characteristics, such as a propensity to drinking behavior, Wilhelmsen said. "And when you see aggregat...

The end of aging? New study examines evolutionary explanations for 'biological immortality'

...ing issue of Physiological and Biochemical Zoology examines the point in human life when your body simply stops aging. "For decades, demographers and gerontologists noticed that late life human data did not fit [expected] models: there was a shortage of deaths," write Michael R. Rose, Casandra L. Rauser, and...

Studying substitute animals will not save endangered species

...rticle in the latest issue of Conservation Biology examines the use of surrogate animals to predict or target what is endangering another species. Researchers often use similar, often called umbrella or flagship, species to identify the cause of endangerment to others. These substitutes may be chosen becaus...

Genetics used to prove linguistic theories

...ty of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil) examines the proposals of three eminent linguists through the lens of genetic data. Using genetic information from thousands of subjects, Salzano and his co-authors compare the work of Cestmir Loukotka, Joseph H. Greenberg, and Aryon D. Rodrigues, all of whom...

National Academies advisory: Fighting infectious disease

...the National Academies' National Research Council, examines innovative approaches to the development of antimicrobial drugs and vaccines. In the future, treatments could be designed to take advantage of a greater understanding of the complex relationship between the human immune system and both beneficial a...

Valuing biodiversity services, including its insurance against disease

...ely the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment launch, it examines changes in beneficial ecosystem services and the economic causes and consequences of biodiversity loss. "We are only beginning to understand the relative importance of biodiversity in the provision of services and the trade-offs involved different co...

Yale book offers new paradigm for building design

...ic flaw of contemporary life." "Building for Life" examines what is known about how the natural environment affects people's physical, mental and spiritual well-being and the role of nature in childhood development. It explains the relationship between people and nature embedded in humanity's evolutionary dev...

Medical biotechnology

... explores the issues of advanced biotechnology and examines the progress made in recent years. It looks at the...ountries in fostering their own bio-industries. He examines some of the most controversial areas of medical biotechnology, including issues such as stem cell re...

New book highlights world's borderless conservation areas

...n International and one of the book's authors. "It examines the importance of protecting land across borders as well as the impact on human populations if these areas of rich biodiversity are degraded or lost." The title, "Transboundary Conservation," defines the new terminology for international efforts to p...

Rockefeller University's Titia de Lange receives NIH Pioneer Award

...per year for five years to fund research that will examines how cells respond to DNA damage. The Pioneer Award recognizes scientists who are taking innovative approaches to address major areas in biomedical research. The award, which is in its second year, provides support for groundbreaking, high-risk resear...

Seaweed could make junk food healthier

... diseases such as bowel cancer. The research paper examines the properties of a brown-coloured seaweed called Lessonia and Laminaria, found in the Far East, South America and parts of Norway and Scotland. The seaweed is processed in the laboratory to produce the extract, alginate, a carbohydrate compound whic...

Alcoholics have a greater chance of infection following cardiac surgery

...f disease and death following surgery. A new study examines the risk of infection following elective cardiac surgery. Results show that long-term alcoholics have a four-fold increased rate of postoperative infections, an increased length of need for mechanical ventilation, as well as a need for prolonged trea...

NJIT ranked 9th in the nation for graduating African-American engineers

...ne, which has produced the annual poll since 1992, examines the graduating numbers for African-American, Hispanic and Asian students in the United States. The data for the study comes from the U.S. Department of Education. It is collected through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) prog...

Recent earth and space science PhDs finding employment

...er of women earning PhDs in 2003. This survey also examines the demographics of recent doctoral recipients, as well as their perception of the job market and the ease of getting positions in industry, government, academia and the non-profit sector. The analysis also points to changes in research areas, indica...

Snapin: A protein with therapy potential for autism

...es at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, examines the role of the protein snapin in nerve branch, or dendrite, patterning and its potential as a drug target in therapies aimed at learning and memory disorders. The article will appear in the journal Molecular Biology of the Cell but appeared online t...

Wanted: Companies to license life-saving breath test developed at NJIT

...move them through the catheter. A pathologist then examines these samples under a microscope for signs of rejection. But using the Heartsbreath test, the patient simply breathes for two minutes in a plastic tube. The volatile organic compounds in the breath are captured in a trap, a stainless steel cylinder t...

Field tested: Grasslands won't help buffer climate change as carbon dioxide levels rise

...ic, climatic, and nutrient conditions. (This study examines the experiment's first five years.) To quantify the grassland response to these treatments, the authors estimated net primary production, or NPP (the amount of carbon left over after cellular respiration) by measuring shoot and root growth in 36 circ...

Global warming's effects extend to world's smallest butterfly

The latest issue of Conservation Biology examines the viability of the Sinai baton blue and the results of human population pressures. The study predicts that in the absence of global warming, grazing, and plant collection (three activities directly linked to humans) the world's smallest butterfly ...

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