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Reductive stress linked to heart disease

... termed a molecular chaperone, normally helps long strips of other proteins fold inside cells. When it works properly, the cell produces the correct amount of reduced glutathione, which is healthy for the body. Unfortunately, when the gene that makes alpha B-Crystallin is mutated in humans, the protein unfo...

Students devise oral quick-dissolve strips for rotavirus vaccine

...ea is that you would place one of these dissolving strips on the infants tongue," said Hai-Quan Mao, the teams Johns Hopkins faculty advisor. "Because the strips are in a solid form, they would cost much less to store and transport than the liquid vaccine. We wa...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- January 31, 2007

...s on site. Another approach calls for placing long strips of solar cells on the lunar surface, creating a large-scale solar power installation that could provide megawatts of electricity for lunar colonists. High-resolution color images of lunar missions are available from NASA at: http://www.nasa.gov/mul...

Telomere length may predict risk of coronary heart disease in middle-aged men

Men with short telomeres repetitive strips of DNA that cap the ends of chromosomes may have a higher risk of developing coronary heart disease than those with long telomeres, according to an Article in this week's issue of The Lancet. Telomeres act like an internal biological clock for li...

Prompting men to have syphilis tests

...alled "Healthy Penis," which used humorous cartoon strips to encourage gay and bisexual men in San Francisco to get checked for syphilis, was associated with an increase in syphilis tests, according to evaluations published in PLoS Medicine. The cartoons (see http://www.healthypenis.org/ ) were placed i...

Just dive in

...mple and see if a colored band appears. These test strips are as reliable as laboratory methods. As a protot...o has not had laboratory training." The new test strips for cocaine are different. When the end of the strip is dipped into a sample, the liquid travels alo...

Different options produce similar results

...lts of a study that compared two similar whitening strips used by teens were published in the March/April 20...hat had a thicker gel layer. The patients used the strips for 44 consecutive days, for 22 days on the upper teeth followed by 22 days on the lower teeth. Part...

Home testing kit could help identify 'hidden' caffeine in beverages

...es to develop a simple caffeine test in which test strips that are treated with a specific antibody will react by changing color in the presence of caffeine. The new test will be designed to be qualitative only: It allows a person to quickly determine whether caffeine is present, but does not indicate the e...

Journal article validates the coming of age of hair replacement surgery

...res that required the surgeon to surgically remove strips of scalp from the sides or back of the head, resulting in a linear scar and a lengthy healing time. In recent years, technological advancements have led to the development of Follicular Unit Extraction. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) involves the r...

'Super Bowls' lead to super appetites

...and, for healthy foods like carrots or bell pepper strips for dipping, use the big bowls to encourage your friends and family members to eat more....

Evidence of a new hereditary joint disorder

...e. In this novel syndrome, cartilage de-bonds and strips away at a radical rate, leaving bones completely unprotected and joints exceptionally susceptible to shattering. "Further studies elucidating the mechanisms leading to the delamination of cartilage from bone in this family," notes Dr. Mosko...

Scientists harness the power of pee

...d in copper chloride (CuCl) and sandwiched between strips of magnesium and copper. This "sandwich" is then held in place by being laminated, which involves passing the battery unit between a pair of transparent plastic films through a heating roller at 120C. The final product has dimensions of 60 mm x 30 mm...

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