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Surgeon General's report underscores the importance of new thinking on bone health
...of the Surgeon General"--has warned will be a risk for
half of all Americans older than 50 by 2020. The Surgeon General called for
a coordinated public health approach that brings together a variety of public and private stakeholde...
New Jersey Institute of Technology environmentalist receives Fulbright Chair award
... College of Computing Sciences. NJIT is renowned for
expertise in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and eLearning. ...
First-ever Texan/German symposium opens doors
...4 Collaborations between the Max Planck Institute for
Polymer Research in Germany and the University of Houston are providing impetus for
polymers research developments that range from improving display devices to genetic profiling. Ope...
How to use math and a CT scanner to see how trees intercept light
...ant, soil and animal sciences with an amazing tool for
pioneering research in these areas....
Arctic mystery no longer: Dinosaurs walked Canada's great north
...es Larsson, who walked up to 25 kilometres per day for
one month with his research team to locate bones during the summer of 2003 and 2004. "You wouldn't expect it, yet dinosaurs and a great variety of plants lived in the High Arctic 240 to 65 million years ago." These were Larsson's first Arctic expedit...
The CF Foundation urges all states to include newborn screening for cystic fibrosis in test panels
... Fibrosis Foundation today issued a recommendation for
the implementation of routine cystic fibrosis (CF)...creening in all newborns. In addition, the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a recommendation in its October 15 Morbidity and Morta...
Researchers find protein that makes long-term memory possible
...e. The protein is known as mBDNF, which stands for
mature brain-derived neurotrophic factor. It appe...ning new medications that might help to compensate for
these problems." The study was conducted by NICHD's Petti Pang, Ph.D, and Bai Lu, Ph.D, along...
Study identifies target for preventing sexual transmission of HIV
...osexual intercourse and have identified the target for
blocking that transmission, according to an articl... Conference in Washington, D.C. "Effective methods for
blocking the transmission of HIV are urgently needed," said Michael Lederman, M.D., Scott R. Inkley ...
Using fruitflies to examine alcohol tolerance
...ance is not only a part of the diagnostic criteria for
alcohol dependence and alcoholism, but it may also be important for
understanding the changes in brain mechanisms that lead some to develop problems with alcohol." "The...
Identifying genes that contribute to a low level of response to alcohol
...onse to alcohol absolutely does increase your risk for
future alcohol-related problems, at least in part ...t people drink especially early in their careers for
effect, which often means intoxication. An individual who experiences not much of an effect from al...
Purdue chemists give an old laboratory 'bloodhound' a sharper nose
...mass spectrometer, a device well known to chemists for
its ability to provide information on the composit...nce, the time and effort needed to prepare samples for
analysis have made it difficult to use them in the field. With luck, this research will change all t...
Scientists explain how morphogens work
...nisms of organogenesis and could have implications for
treating organ defects and cancers. For years sc...roviding evidence that endocytosis is not required for
Dpp morphogen movement, albeit it is essential for
its signaling activity. ...
Sniffing out the culprits of dust allergies
...devised and used a novel combined-library approach for
this purpose--a method that enabled simultaneous i...tudy demonstrates the utility of this new approach for
quickly identifying active proteases involved in allergic responses or other disease processes and e...
Pushing the envelope to overcome HIV drug resistance
...nsatory changes in the substrate would be required for
the virus to survive. However, research from the l... of the substrate envelope, there is the potential for
unique molecular contacts to the protease. Also, when the protease mutates at unique sites that cont...
Biological importance of basal activity of appetite suppressor
...is, MC4R is considered a viable therapeutic target for
combat-ing obesity. The parts of the MC4R protein that is required for
a-MHC activation are well known, but those required for
its constitutive activity and the biologic i...
Intracellular protein localization involved in new tumor progression pathway
...sms involved in the regulation of apoptosis is key for
developing proper cancer therapies. Survivin is a ...nhibits enzymes called caspases which are required for
apoptosis, and in doing so, blocks apoptosis. The researchers showed that by selectively targeting s...
Antibiotic identified as potential anti-cancer candidate
...cteria has now been shown to be a potential target for
an anticancer therapy based on antibiotic use. Da...ally derailing the usefulness of these antibiotics for
specifically combating infectious agents. In previous studies, Scheinberg and colleagues had found ...
S1P1 essential for tumor growth and is blocked by RNA interference
... lung carcinoma cells and examined tissue sections for
S1P1 expression. S1P1 expression was found in the ...vivo. This study indicates both that S1P1 is vital for
blood vessel growth in tumors and that RNA interference technology may be of great use in anticancer...
Mini-Mouse is a bad mom
...s. Since Chawnshang Chang, Ph.D., cloned the gene for
testicular orphan receptor 4 (TR4) 10 years ago, h...ed by Chang, director of George Whipple Laboratory for
Cancer Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center, knocked out the gene in mice, then wa...
The long road to a promising malaria vaccine started at NYU School of Medicine
...irst isolated from parasites in 1980, is the basis for
some 15 malaria vaccines that now are in clinical ...y malaria parasite, and later they cloned the gene for
the human malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Further work in the 1980s led to the discovery th...
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