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Diabetes drug works by enhancing fat cell energy production
... White fat tissue has been shown by mouse-knockout studies
and the identification of fat-specific secreted fa... live animals the effects of rosiglitazone through studies
on white fat tissue in an obesity mouse model called ob/ob mice. The authors found that at the onset...
Hurricane Ivan helps student study sinkholes
... car battery and Hurricane Ivan to good use in his studies
of sinkholes. Benjamin Schwartz, a Ph.D. student in geosciences in the College of Science, who is from Doe Hill, Va., in Highland County, is using an innovative technique to characterize ground water movement in sinkholes. His goal is to recommend ma...
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria increased after clindamycin use for common vaginal infection
...ve thought of BV infection as a minor problem, but studies
have shown that women who have BV are more likely to get herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV." For the antibiotic-resistance study, investigators traced the frequency and median concentrations of vaginal microbes from women ...
JCI table of contents November 1, 2004
...porter and its impact on HDL production along with studies
of the genetics and molecular mechanisms relating ... White fat tissue has been shown by mouse-knockout studies
and the identification of fat-specific secreted factors to be central to this process. Drugs for typ...
Mutations in transporter protein effect HDL levels in the general population
...porter and its impact on HDL production along with studies
of the genetics and molecular mechanisms relating to Tangier disease....
Scientists raise concerns about second wave of 'mad cow' prion infection
...Medical, presented the results of two new research studies
with its Leukotrap Affinity Prion Reduction Filter, which is in late stage testing. The filter has been shown to reduce infectious vCJD prions from red blood cell concentrates below the limit of detection of the Western blot assay. It was also found ...
Research confirms that vCJD prions can be removed from blood
...in humans and animals. "The outcomes of these new studies
are fortuitous in respect to the recent cases of t...further confirms results from previous infectivity studies
where it was found that this new technology removes TSE-infected prions below the limit of detection...
Study reveals genetic link to colon cancer
...s is required. This research builds on previous studies
that suggest the child of a couple where both parents are carriers has a 1:4 chance of developing a severe form of colon cancer. As many as 20 per cent of colorectal cancer patients have a family history of the disease. The population ba...
Stanford environmental molecular science institute will study pollutants, one molecule at a time
... in solution, to the very complex, including field studies
at polluted sites, such as the Hanford Nuclear Facility in Washington, and Bangladesh, where about 25 million people drink arsenic-contaminated water,'' Brown said. ''We'll take a very complex natural setting that contains heavy metal pollutants and ...
Stretching the supply of flu vaccine: Solution offered in new SLU research in New England Journal
...producing an antibody response. "More and larger studies
are needed to confirm these options so that agencies such as the CDC can make recommendations to physicians," Belshe said....
NJIT stem cell researcher to receive research award from biomedical group
...the cells to repair bone. Arinzeh performed animal studies
on rats with bone defects; she also performed cell...the mechanical properties of their long bones. Her studies
could lead to medical breakthroughs that would help a host of patients. Stem cell implantation, for ...
New study reveals locations of possible Alzheimer's genes
...This is a major collection of families, and family studies
really give you more confidence that the region yo...had been linked to Alzheimer's before, but only in studies
of Caucasian families. The current study found the link in Caribbean Hispanic families, most of who ...
Mayo researchers define celecoxib pathways and mechanisms for tumor reduction
... "This model allows us to proceed with preclinical studies
that must precede clinical trials in order to enable us to develop efficient therapeutic strategies with targeted molecular therapies." Contributing to this report along with Mukherjee were Mayo Clinic cancer researchers Gargi Basu, Ph.D., the ...
Virginia Tech, TIGR sign memorandum for new alliance
...ed resources needed to conduct functional genomics studies
on a variety of pathogens; and a national Bioinformatics Resource Center (BRC), one of eight for the study of pathogens that are considered biothreat agents or are associated with emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases. Virginia Bioinformatics I...
Sexual competition drives evolution of a sex-related gene
... his competitors." According to Lahn, while other studies
have indicated that male reproductive genes in general tend to evolve more rapidly than other genes, "this study extends those observations to a more quantitative level, showing that the rate of evolution actually correlates with how intense the sexu...
appear in Volume 85, issue 10 of Ecology, the most recent issue of the journal. Invading Trout Reduce Forest Spiders by Altering the Stream Food Web That Supplies Their Prey A team of researchers from the U.S. and Japan have shown that exotic sp...
Conversion of flower organs into leaves
...on for ages, scientists have carried out molecular studies
on flowering only during the last two decades. Num...have been identified during this time. Many of the studies
have focused on the small weed Arabidopsis thaliana, which possesses the typical set of flower organ...
Global warming's impact on US plants, animals determined from review of dozens of studies
...ate Change. The Pew Center review of more than 40 studies
is co-authored by Camille Parmesan, integrative bi...r. Their analyses revealed that more than half the studies
provided strong evidence of a direct link between global warming and changes in the behavior of spec...
Neuronal excitability may hold key to age-related decline in learning and memory
... not currently known, but there have been numerous studies
in the past that have implicated age-related changes in two neuronal attributes: a decrease in neuronal excitability, or the ability of neurons to be stimulated to fire, and age-related deficits in synaptic plasticity, or the ability of neurons to ch...
Genetically engineered corn poses no immediate threat to Mexican crops
...he products of those transgenes. Conducting more studies
to determine how transgene accumulation through gene flow affects the fitness and yield of the plants receiving these transgenes. Educating Mexican citizens about possible benefits and risks of GM corn. Encouraging better international coordinati...
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