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Surgeon General's report underscores the importance of new thinking on bone health
... Osteoporosis is the gradual loss of bone density from
the skeleton that often results in fractures of th... "Women's daily calcium needs vary throughout life from
1000 to 1500 mg daily. But studies find that diet alone typically provides only (half) the daily val...
New Jersey Institute of Technology environmentalist receives Fulbright Chair award
...esearch. Jackson received her bachelor's degree from
Clark University, her master's degree from
Antioch New England Graduate School and her doctorate from
Rutgers University. Established in 1...
First-ever Texan/German symposium opens doors
...etus for polymers research developments that range from
improving display devices to genetic profiling. ...opportunity for Advincula, three doctoral students from
his polymer group and a research associate staff member to present their research and to visit and m...
Oct. 22-24 Chinese-American frontiers of science meeting
... Sciences, provides award-winning young scientists from
the United States and China with the opportunity to interact and discuss their research. Topics of discussion this year include emerging disease, DNA computing, gravity waves and the genetics of addiction. DETAILS: Oct. 22-24 at the Academies' Arno...
How to use math and a CT scanner to see how trees intercept light
... different CT scan data, the leaves can be removed from
the digital model. The resulting skeletal images give more detailed and accurate information than the traditional methods of plant characterization. This information can then be used to estimate the amount of light intercepted by the plant. "Our syst...
The CF Foundation urges all states to include newborn screening for cystic fibrosis in test panels
...ty care and the opportunity for infants to benefit from
medical advances. In addition, these centers will ...ildren and that they receive appropriate treatment from
CF experts," said Preston W. Campbell, III, M.D., executive vice president of medical affairs of the...
Researchers find protein that makes long-term memory possible
From language to literature, from
music to mathematics, a single protein appears cen... memory refers to the transient memories that last from
minutes to hours. Long term memory refers to the ability to remember things for more than a day--so...
Study identifies target for preventing sexual transmission of HIV
...locking that transmission, according to an article from
the Oct. 14 issue of Science , presented today at... surface lack CCR5 are almost completely protected from
acquiring HIV infection." "But HIV can also use other target molecules to get into other cells. Th...
Using fruitflies to examine alcohol tolerance
...tic terms, as well as genetically distinguishable, from
one another. "Alcohol tolerance" refers to the d...xperience with alcohol. 'Rapid tolerance' results from
a single intoxicating dose, whereas 'chronic tolerance' is produced by repeated or continuous exposu...
Identifying genes that contribute to a low level of response to alcohol
...n individual who experiences not much of an effect from
alcohol will still feel effects like anybody else,... parents and their offspring than you would expect from
the random population, which directly implies there are genes that underlie that heritability. Step...
Purdue chemists give an old laboratory 'bloodhound' a sharper nose
...resulting in a device that could impact everything from
airport security to astrobiology to forensic scien...all by creating a wand that can gather the samples from
the environment quickly. "We've essentially given an old bloodhound a new nose," said Cooks, who ...
Scientists explain how morphogens work
... the role of endocytosis in Dpp signaling activity from
Dpp movement, providing 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
..., perennial rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis result from
proteolytic or other enzymatic activity in common ...niversit Louis Pasteur examined an extract derived from
dust mites. The researchers devised and used a novel combined-library approach for this purpose--a m...
Pushing the envelope to overcome HIV drug resistance
...quired for the virus to survive. However, research from
the lab of Celia Schiffer at the University of Mas...mbating Susceptibility to Drug Resistance: Lessons from
Biological importance of basal activity of appetite suppressor
...g in these areas, Christian Vaisse and colleagues, from
the University of California, San Francisco, made a systematic study of naturally occurring MC4R mutations in obese patients. By genetically transferring normal or mutant versions of the MC4R gene into cells in culture, the authors were able to defin...
Intracellular protein localization involved in new tumor progression pathway
...ins largely unknown. Dario Altieri and colleagues, from
the University of Massachusetts Medical School, investigated the where survivin is located within the cell to see whether the cellular location is directly involved in the regulation of apoptosis and the establishment and progression of tumors. The a...
Antibiotic identified as potential anti-cancer candidate
...n, removes a modification called an N-formyl group from
the first amino acid, a methionine, in the protein chain. While work began on the development of antibiotics against what was thought to be a bacterial-exclusive enzyme, genome-based data searches identified several classes of Pdf-like sequences in ...
S1P1 essential for tumor growth and is blocked by RNA interference
...ize new blood vessels. Timothy Hla and colleagues, from
the University of Connecticut Health Science Center, inves-tigated the importance of S1P1 in angiogenesis in tumors. The authors implanted mice with Lewis lung carcinoma cells and examined tissue sections for S1P1 expression. S1P1 expression was foun...
Mini-Mouse is a bad mom
...addition to Chang, Collins, and Lee, other authors from
Rochester include Cynthia A. Heinlein, Ning-Chun L... the University of Wisconsin, and Kenneth A. Platt from
Lexicon Genetics Inc. of Texas. ...
The long road to a promising malaria vaccine started at NYU School of Medicine
...his protein, which the Nussenzweigs first isolated from
parasites in 1980, is the basis for some 15 malaria vaccines that now are in clinical trials or in pre-clinical testing. The vaccine, developed by GlaxoSmithKline in collaboration with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, contains a ...
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