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Genetic link to risky pregnancy
... of pregnancy, develops when the cells responsible for
routing blood and nutrients to the placenta are un...essel remodeling. This is a seemingly unusual role for
NK cells, whose traditional job in the circulation is to recognize and destroy infected cells and tu...
Acoustics meeting in San Diego
...resent its 2004 Science Writing Award in Acoustics for
Journalists to Ian Sample for
his piece "The Sound of Sunshine" published in the Guardian newspaper on July 24, 2003. Steve Thomps...
New study on smallpox in monkeys reveals tactics of a killer
... published online in PNAS this week, set the stage for
Dr. Relman's smallpox study. In this work, researc...arch Institute of Infectious Diseases, the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Stanford University, show that cynomolgus macaque monkeys e...
Mitochondria findings may help beat wide range of disease
...s split apart and recombine may lay the groundwork for
new treatment approaches to a wide range of diseas...cell the full complement of mitochondria necessary for
healthy cell physiology. Recent research suggests that when this process goes awry, healthy cells di...
Rutgers-led research offers new clues in the genetic mysteries of maize
...corn, its origins and evolution, with implications for
breeding, genetic engineering and future genomic s...of the maize genome ever performed and established for
the first time the genome's magnitude approximately 59,000 genes and the relative position of the ...
Estrogen protects male rats from aortic aneurysms
...ercent of these aneurysms, which doctors call AAAs for
short, occur in men. Scientists know very little about why this often-undetected condition, for
which there is no medical treatment, strikes men more often than women. But vascular surgeons at the...
Study in Royal Society journals presents evidence for inherited factors in homosexuality
...he Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Evidence for
maternally inherited factors favouring male homose...nd among its genes may be of particular importance for
the health of populations. We examined the level of diversity at three MHC class II loci in the wolf...
UNC scientists identify sticky protein in sickle cell red blood cells
...ells, pointing the way to potential new treatments for
sickle cell disease.The study shows that a protein... red blood cells, or reticulocytes, is responsible for
those cells' adhesion to blood vessel walls. Reticulocytes are found at considerably higher leve...
Technique for genetically modifying blood stem cells brings cure for blood diseases closer
...ematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in which both genes for
beta-globin are either missing or mutated. In the ...gamma-globin, a protein that acted as a substitute for
beta-globin. The resulting Hb molecule, composed of alpha- and gamma-globin, is called fetal Hb (HbF...
Health, food, new technologies featured during ACS meeting Oct. 17-20 in Peoria, Ill.
The health benefits of certain foods and preparing for
new technologies of the 21 st century are among t...preservatives, also shows promise as a replacement for
some synthetic antioxidants widely used as preservatives in salad dressings and other foods, they sa...
Highlights of American Anthropological Assoc. meeting
...her at the Atlanta Hilton on December 15 19, 2004 for
the American Anthropological Association's 103rd a...minority groups are developing new writing systems for
their languages. (Wednesday 6-7.45 p.m.) Thursday Islam, Health and the Body: Scienc...
Texas universities expanding new information network
...ed Lonestar Education And Research Network (LEARN) for
Texas higher education institutions, and to construct the Texas Internet Grid for
Research and Education (TIGRE) to enable these institutions to access and share resources, collabora...
Touching research: How white blood cells navigate
...ody in about one minute, always on patrol, looking for
invaders. When they see an intruder, they call in ...o tissue, like a police officer who clears the way for
other officers to pursue the target. The physical touching between the cells and the lining is cruci...
Effort to control trade in great white sharks gets teeth from international community
...ions. Proposals require two-thirds of those voting for
approval. "I'm thankful that the international community recognizes this species for
what it really is--a perfectly adapted oceanic predator and a key player in many of the world's mari...
Channel protein converts vibrations to electrical signal
...electrical impulses are known as hair cells named for
the tuft of 30-300 cilia, or microscopic hairs, on...le to identify the channel protein. In the search for
a molecule that might form the hair cell channel, the researchers turned to a family of ion channels...
Gladstone researchers resolve key Huntington's disease mystery in Nature cover story
...know that mutant huntingtin protein is responsible for
the disease, but they have not known in what form it wreaks its havoc. They haven't known, for
instance, whether the abnormal deposits of the protein, known as "inclusion bodies," were, themselve...
Study using robotic microscope shows how mutant Huntington's protein affects neurons
...d may help investigators find effective treatments for
these diseases. The study was funded primarily by...ons with larger gene mutations, but the death rate for
each set of cells remained constant over time. The researchers also examined the level of mutant ...
Australian expertise helps resurrect Iraq's ancient marshlands
...ging after scientists recently entered the marshes for
the first time in 20 years. CSIRO's Dr Rob Fitzpa... in February this year. The trip was a revelation for
Dr Fitzpatrick. He explored a landscape unknown to soil science. "We ended up finding a whole range...
Award-winning INEEL probe to help safely monitor hazardous waste sites
...od feeling," Jones says. "It should make it easier for
us to help people investigate land throughout Amer... and his team set about in 1999 to build new tools for
the cleanup job. They wanted to collect data from deep underground without digging up contaminated s...
INEEL uses extremophile bacteria to ease bleaching's environmental cost
...ges such as juice boxes, which eliminates the need for
refrigeration. To remove the hydrogen peroxide le...s to lose half its effectiveness -- as a yardstick for
comparing two enzymes. Large-scale production of the T. brockianus enzyme could end decades of envir...
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