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Chronic sinus infection thought to be tissue issue, Mayo Clinic scientists show it's snot

... into the mucus, and not in the tissue. Therefore, scientists might need to take not only the tissue but also the mucus into account when trying to understand what causes chronic sinus infections and probably other airway diseases." The findings could significantly change the way chronic sinus infection is tr...

Cancer quest boosted by renewal

...nant blood cells." He emphasises that the Centre's scientists are excited by the prospect of developing a new approach for the treatment of these malignancies, by exploiting the natural cell death process to kill tumour cells more effectively. "We hope to do this by developing drugs that directly target key mo...

Once-dreaded leprosy 'replaced' by tuberculosis, say researchers

...s in Israel and Europe. In these examinations, the scientists found traces of both leprosy and tuberculosis bact...orced to live as social outcasts. Ultimately, the scientists theorize, so many of the lepers died of tuberculosis until there were too few of them to further spr...

Envisat monitoring China floods as part of Dragon Programme

...torini between 27 June and 1 July, attended by 120 scientists including 50 from PRC. Progress and early results...tes were given on project teaming, including Greek scientists joining as co-investigators. Supporting in-situ data measurements required to validate satellite res...

New technology shows our ancestors ateeverything!

...werful microscope and computer software, a team of scientists from Johns Hopkins, the University of Arkansas, Wo...y that detects subtler diet variations." A team of scientists from the University of Arkansas and Worcester Polytechnic Institute developed the software, called "...

Toasty oat aroma influenced by presence of health-linked polyphenols

Penn State food scientists have shown that the amount of health-linked polyphenols present during roasting or baking influences the toasty aroma developed by oats and might be used to limit the generation of off-flavors in oat products. Polyphenols are a large family of natur...

Olive oil contains natural anti-inflammatory agent

...is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, report scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and collabo...the September 1 issue of the journal Nature . The scientists were led to the discovery by the serendipitous observation that fresh extra-virgin olive oil irritat...

Biosensor reveals new information about suspected cause of Alzheimer's disease

...disease. The findings, researchers say, could help scientists better understand the underlying mechanisms of the disease and lead to the development of new treatments that could slow or possibly arrest its progression. The findings also could potentially be used to diagnose Alzheimers disease in living people i...

Nanotechnology goes glam: Cosmetics advances, challenges discussed at ACS meeting

...ng creams included liposome technology. Back then, scientists used nanotechnology to add shimmer and increase solubility. Today, however, nanotechnology may do much more, possible even altering the physical properties of many kinds of cosmetics. This leads to an obvious question: Do microparticles penetrate mor...

Ways to detect, thwart terrorist acts scrutinized during ACS national meeting

...work begins for nuclear forensic scientists. These scientists carefully analyze chemical, isotopic and other clues in order to help law enforcement officials nab the culprits and shut down the operation. In many cases, they can determine the intended use, origin, last legal owner and smuggling route of the mate...

Scientific breakthrough will help protect astronauts and spacecraft

A breakthrough by a team of British, US and French scientists will help protect astronauts, spacecraft and satel...p protect our space investment. "For a long time scientists have been trying to explain why the number of charged particles inside the belts vary so much. Our ...

Contaminated water presents bigger crisis in the Gaza strip

A group of Israeli, Palestinian and French scientists have proposed a possible management solution to ameliorate the water quality crisis depriving residents of drinkable water in the Gaza Strip. The study is published in the September-October 2005 issue of the journal Ground Water . This special the...

Children's receives one of only two national pediatric rheumatology training grants

...Hirsch labors in a field desperate for like-minded scientists and answers to the most fundamental questions about juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and other rheumatic diseases. Dr. Hirsch's NIH-funded laboratory is one of the few dedicated to finding what causes pediatric rheumatic diseases and how to cure t...

AACR launches 'Saving the Science' initiatives

...g to sign up for the online registry for displaced scientists or for the portal for institutions volunteering to help should click on www.aacr.org . Anyone or any organization wishing to donate to the AACR Saving the Science Emergency Fund can do so now through the AACR website. All contributions from the fun...

Prevent prostate cancer with antioxidants? Gene pathway may reveal more clues

...The method takes all DNA from the cells and allows scientists to look for aberrations. DeWeese likens it to studying thousands of pages of an encyclopedia simultaneously; trying to identify what pages may have been altered. They observed that mice with malfunctioning Nkx3.1 incorrectly expressed 638 genes, inc...

Study charts origins of fear

...ry. "This is critical as it changes how and where scientists thought fear was developed," says Zhuo, the EJLB-CIHR Michael Smith Chair in Neurosciences and Mental Health. "By understanding the biomolecular mechanisms behind fear, we could potentially create therapeutic ways to ease emotional pain in people. Im...

Doctors survey hospital food, reveal current trends

WASHINGTON--Nutrition scientists with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) have conducted a nationwide survey to determine if hospital cafeterias and restaurants are meeting the need for low-fat, cholesterol-free foods that can help people maintain a healthy weig...

Scientists develop screening method for pancreatic cancer

... a history of pancreatic cancer. By analysing DNA scientists are able to identify specific genetic mutations that indicate the chances of a patient developing the disease in the short term, ranging from a 0.1% chance to a 90% certainty. Dr Greenhalf added: "Our research has provided strong evidence that anti...

Air pollution found to pose greater danger to health than earlier thought

...nts lived. The vast number of participants allowed scientists to control for dozens of factors that influence he...r lifestyle since 1982. Another limitation is that scientists could only use participants' zip codes, rather than their home addresses, to determine their home ne...

Academic medical centers face multiple challenges for conducting medical research

...mic reward structure built to encourage individual scientists to pursue their own ideas into one that fosters teams of collaborating investigators to pursue "big science". Promoting Public Understanding "Having raised expectations with tantalizing promises of scientific breakthroughs, the research community ...

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