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New study by UGA researcher shows that Salmonella uses hydrogen as an energy source
...s as Salmonella are responsible for an estimated 2 million
deaths a year and cause millions more cases of diarrheal illnesses, even in developed countries. Maier was the first to discover that hydrogen is not lost from the body as a waste product, as researchers previously thought, but remains at substantial...
Gene therapy shows promise in model of Parkinson's disease
...er the age of 60. In the United States alone, 1.5 million
people suffer from Parkinson's disease, and about 60,000 new patients are diagnosed every year. Although it is commonly thought of as a disease of the elderly, 15% of Parkinson's victims are under the age of 50. Scientists are not ...
New method to measure ancient land elevation developed by Field Museum scientist
...tomata on leaves of plants going back as far as 65 million
years ago. Stomata are minute openings on the surface of leaves through which plants absorb gases, including carbon dioxide, which plants need for photosynthesis.Anyone who has climbed a mountain knows that the air gets "thinner" as you climb higher....
NIH makes award to UNC for Genome Fingerprint Scanning program
...NIH), announced today it will provide more than $1 million
over three years to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to further develop and make more widely available a Genome Fingerprint Scanning (GFS) program. The tool allows researchers to match mass spectrometry data directly to raw, unannotat...
Thyroid treatment can trigger homeland security detectors
...it use of radioactive materials. In 2002, 18.4 million
nuclear medicine imaging and therapeutic procedures were performed, a 9.5 percent increase from 2001, SNM reported. Dr. Zuckier's study co-authors are Gary S. Garetano, M.P.H., Matthew A. Monetti, M.S., Venkata K. Lanka, M.S., and Michael G. Sta...
Researchers reconstruct parts of the genome of a common mammalian ancestor
...owled the forests of what is now Asia more than 80 million
years ago. By comparing DNA sequences of 19 specie...ler said. "The nucleotide is C for more than 300 million
years, and then suddenly it's A , just in the human lineage," he said. "You can see it. That's the ...
Computer analysis shows scientists could reconstruct the genome of the mammalian common ancestor
...at lived at the time of the dinosaurs more than 75 million
years ago--a small, furry nocturnal animal that wa...molecular evolution of our genome over the past 75 million
years. It's a very exciting new way to think about our origins, a kind of DNA-based archaeology to u...
Stem cells may hold promise as multiple sclerosis cure
...000 people in the United States and as many as 2.5 million
worldwide, mostly women between the ages of 20 and 50, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Over 10,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. "Stem cells have the potential to replace the function of damaged nerve cells," said the ...
Global assessments of biodiversity argue for expansion of protected areas in key regions
...lysis uses a 5-km global grid and data from over a million
localities; it considers 98,000 species of plants and invertebrates. (Threats to invertebrates urgently need further assessment but are hard to include in conventional gap analyses). Ferrier's analysis, which is more easily applied to poorly-known s...
Science and medicine - bridging the gap
...ghes Medical Institute (HHMI) will award up to $10 million
to stimulate the integration of medical knowledge ...duate study. Awards will range from $400,000 to $1 million
over four years. The smaller grants, beginning at $100,000 per year, will support modification of ex...
Study gives US a 'C' for lagging support of international reproductive health and population efforts
...tion efforts, including HIV/AIDS, with aid of $963 million
in 2002. When the size of the U.S. economy is accounted for, however, the U.S. falls to 11th place. The U.S. does even worse when it comes to overall development assistance, devoting only.13 percent of its gross national income in 2002, in stark cont...
Study: Eat leafy green veggies to help prevent cataracts
...ing the cells from UV-induced damage. Nearly 20 million
people in the United States suffer from cataracts ...surgical procedure that is performed more than 1.5 million
times each year at an estimated cost of $3.4 billion. "Along with the many environmental, life...
Chimpanzee brains are asymmetrical in key areas and their handedness reflects it
...ical basis for handedness evolved as early as five million
years ago and emerged independent of systems associated with language and speech." The findings mesh with other recent human evidence that handedness has nothing to do with asymmetry in language-related cortical areas. The Yerkes chimps showed...
Science to restore the nation's ecosystems
...h century, glacier retreat has exposed more than a million
acres of land surface. Similarly, four post-1840 earthquakes produced giant waves that removed all vegetation from more than a thousand acres of shoreline. GLBA is one of the best locations on Earth to study natural landscape evolution and ecosystem ...
New weapon in germ warfare: 'Jamming' bacteria signals stops cholera
...sure for them to develop resistance. Indeed, in a million
years of evolution, no natural resistance has been developed by bacteria to these furanones in the natural environment." The team has found that when the bacteria that cause cholera Vibrio cholerae are exposed to furanones, they cannot sw...
Idaho lab, Utah company achieve major milestone in hydrogen research
...er Abraham recently announced a grant of nearly $2 million
to a Ceramatec-led effort teaming with the INEEL, the University of Washington and Hoeganaes Corp. to continue work in the broad area of high-temperature electrolysis and fuel cell development. This new grant will work to enlarge by 100 times the siz...
Chicken genomic sequence yields insight into vertebrate evolution
...d a common ancestor with mammals approximately 400 million
years ago. In contrast, only 300 million
years have passed since the divergence of birds and mammals. This new chicken sequence, representi...
The Molecular Profiling Institute named US provider of genetic breast cancer test
...stic testing and healthcare information to the 3.5 million
community of patients that we serve," said Jeffrey Mossler, MD, Chief Medical Officer of AmeriPath. The MammaPrint test will be available in January 2005. MPI is the sole provider of MammaPrint in the United States. For further information regarding ...
Draft sequence of chicken genome completed
...tant role if they have been conserved over the 310 million
years since the two lineages diverged. Ewan Birney...olutionary distance from the human. During the 310 million
years since their paths diverged, sequences with important functions, which include genes and their ...
UCSD researchers derive lessons about human evolution from chicken genome
...ammals and birds is now believed to reach back 310 million
years, compared to roughly 87 million
years since humans and rodents split off from their evolutionary 'family tree.' Added NHRGI direct...
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