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Sea creature's toxin could lead to promising cancer treatment

...so little of its natural form was available that a race soon began to synthesize it in the laboratory. A chemical structure for diazonamide A was published in 1991, but in 2001, Dr. Harran's group showed that initial report to be incorrect, and uncovered the correct structure. In the first of the two ne...

Nanotechnology key to China's future economic success

...or science and technology competitionmuch like the race to be the first country to put a man on the moon. China and the U.S. are both big players in the nanotech race. Each faces a number of significant competitive challenges and collaborative opportunities, including the need for internationally coordina...

African-Americans at increased risk for earlier preterm births

...e pattern of recurrent preterm birth stratified by race and find that the tendency to repeat preterm birth during the same week occurs for both Caucasians and African Americans, but the median age for preterm birth is shifted two weeks earlier in African Americans. These findings together highlight the i...

Study verifies more hazardous waste facilities located in minority areas

...ination and other factors uniquely associated with race influence the location of the nations' hazardous w...ollow-up to the original report on toxic waste and race in the United States. The new report measures what has happened in the last 20 years in terms of env...

After scrutiny, preemie lung treatments turn out to be safe, effective

...when controlled for gestational age, birth weight, race and exposure to illegal drugs. There were also no significant differences between the 51 infants who received no steroids and those who did. The only medical difference between those infants who received one course and those who received more was tha...

Race affects tobacco absorption in children

...CH 12, 2007) New research suggests that a child's race may be a factor in determining his/her susceptibility to tobacco toxins associated with environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). The study, published in the March issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP),...

New bird species found in Idaho

...crossbill evolved because of a coevolutionary arms race between crossbills and lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) in the last five to seven thousands years. As South Hills crossbills exerted selection on lodgepole pine for increased seed defenses, lodgepole pine in turn exerted selection on crossbills for ...

Health disparities -- Genetics, society and race play an important role in access to healthcare

...te cancer. But when they broke down the numbers by race for African Americans and whites, they found that ...ily assume that any one SNP would be linked to one race more than others. It wasn't our hypothesis." Zanetti and her team currently are attempting to vali...

No sign that ethnic groups' genes cause diabetes, international research team says

...impossible for geneticists to define ethnicity and race in strictly scientific terms historic, political and social factors inevitably influence their definition of genetic groups. He is on faculty in the departments of anthropology and Chicano/Latino Studies in the School of Social Sciences. He is also...

UF scientists discover new genus of frogmouth bird in Solomon Islands

... that this frogmouth formerly dismissed as just a race of an existing species actually cannot be placed confidently in any existing genus, and so the data demand naming a new one." Storrs Olson, a senior zoologist with the Smithsonian Institution, said that frogmouths are an enigmatic group of birds t...

Plant pathologists fighting global threat to wheat supply

... China, and eventually North America. "This new race could attack wheat varieties in many countries and could virtually overcome most of the wheat resistant varieties around the globe," said David Marshall, research leader with the USDA-ARS, Raleigh, NC. According to Marshall, if this new strain wer...

Research suggests men's sexual behavior adapts to perceived threats

... males and females produces a co-evolutionary arms race between the sexes, in which an advantage gained by one sex selects for counter-adaptations in the other sex."...

Medical research scientists make ethical value judgments in research

... disparities, the researcher decides how to define race -- whether by genetic markers or by census data. Both definitions are valid on their own, but in deciding which one to use, the scientist makes value assumptions about which would best promote the social aims of the research, such as eliminating raci...

Physicist cracks women's random but always lucky choice of X chromosome

... suicide genes on each X Chromosome. This starts a race between the two build ups of protein. Inevitably o...these two nascent protein plugs narrowly wins that race and reaches an energy state in which it can pull together all the material building up in both plugs...

Pregnancy nausea/vomiting may indicate lower risk of breast cancer

... without breast cancer matched to cases by age and race who served as controls. Pregnancy is a time when the breast undergoes a variety of cellular and anatomical changes, said Jaworowicz. During this period, the breast tissue is exposed to varying levels of a number of hormones, which may affect the ph...

Researchers witness natural selection at work in dramatic comeback of male butterflies

...f H. bolina, we're witnessing an evolutionary arms race between the parasite and the host. This strengthens the view that parasites can be major drivers in evolution." The researchers focused on the Samoan islands of Upolu and Savaii, where in 2001, males of the Blue Moon butterfly made up only 1 percen...

Study explains how pathogens evolve to escape detection

An arms race is under way in the plant world. It is an evolutionary battle in which plants are trying to beef up their defenses against the innovative strategies of pathogens. The latest example of this war is a bacterium ( Pseudomonas syringae ) that infects tom...

Ethnicity plays a role in neonatal deaths

... from nine NICUs. Ethnicity was reported as ethnic race of the mother on the medical records, categorized as Caucasian, African, South Asian, Aboriginal, Hispanic or other....

St. Jude study solves mystery of mammalian ears

...ould be if the cells were absent. As sound waves race into the inner ear at hundreds of miles per hour, their energyalthough dissipated by the cochlear fluidgenerates waves in the fluid, somewhat like the tiny waves made by a pebble thrown into a pond. This energy causes the hair cell cilia in both mamm...

Rare example of Darwinism seen in action

...s been likened to a battle of the sexes or an arms race at the molecular level between mothers and fathers...e new research supports the idea of a genetic arms race going on between a live-bearing mother and her offspring, assisted by the growth-promoting genes of ...

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