Fox Chase performs the worlds first successful ViKY robot-assisted surgery for pancreatic tumors
... cancer is surgery to remove the head or tail
of the pancreas. When patients present with pancreatic cancer localized to the tail
of the pancreas (instead of the head), they ... pancreatectomy, in which the surgeon removes the tail
of the pancreas and leaves the head attached. The ...
Long, sexy tails not a drag on male birds
"We estimate that having a long tail
increases a bird's daily metabolic costs by 1 to ... a way to attract admiring females, in fact, long tail
feathers may be one of the easiest ornamentations ... to attract females, many of them involving tail
feathers. The peacock's eye-popping display, the ...
AVMA Revises Policy on Ear Cropping and Tail Docking
the elimination of ear cropping and tail
docking from breed standards."
"For many ...
The AVMA decided to adjust its policy on tail
docking and ear cropping
after a scheduled review ... was careful to distinguish
ear cropping and tail
docking performed for cosmetic reasons from ...
Otter Tail Corporation Holds 2008 Annual Meeting: Shareholders Elect Directors; Board Declares Quarterly Dividend
... John Erickson to serve three-year
terms on Otter tail
Corporation's board of directors.
Partain has ... retirement of Dennis Emmen, former
CFO of Otter tail
Power Company, who served on the board for 24 years.
Erickson, Otter tail
Corporation's president and CEO, became a ...
Otter Tail Corporation Reports Record Revenues and Net Income From Continuing Operations for 2007; Earnings Per Share of $1.78; Board Approves Dividend Increase
... operations segments.
Corporation anticipates 2008 diluted earnings per ... Commission.
About The Corporation: Otter tail
Corporation has interests in
diversified ... and Fargo, North Dakota.
See Otter tail
Corporation's results of operations for the three ...
Researchers find new way to block destructive rush of immune cells
... enable the front end to gain traction, and the tail
to let go, the cell cannot migrate.
Kims team ... antigen-1 (LFA-1), control whether or not the tail
end of the T cell can let go (de- adhesion). Data ... and fluorescently tagged MyH9 gathering at the tail
end in cycles, each time the cell takes a step. ...
Otter Tail Corporation Announces Third Quarter Earnings and Maintains 2007 Earnings Guidance; Board of Directors Declares Dividend
... president and chief executive officer of
Corporation. "Electric segment earnings were ... between the quarters. 2007 Expectations Otter tail
Corporation anticipates 2007 diluted earnings per ... Commission. About The Corporation: Otter tail
Corporation has interests in
Aviation Expert Addresses Flight Safety Concerns
... concern. Unlike jet aircraft that have systems to heat the wings and tail
to prevent ice buildup (also referred to as anti-icing systems), ... and could increase the amount of ice buildup on the wings and/or tail
while disrupting the flow of air over the wings and inhibiting the ...
Scientists at CSHL uncover new RNA processing mechanism and a new class of small RNAs
... has been "read" off a DNA template, a molecular complex snips off the tail
end of this new piece and tacks on a signal at its end that protects the ... to make its cut--right after the embedded signal--rather than at MALAT1's tail
end. In this way, MALAT1 is effectively preconfigured to liberate the ...
Signaling between protein, growth factor is critical for coordinated cell migration
"We looked at the question of how cells in the tip and the tail
of a group of migrating cells communicate so that they move in a ... the lateral line primordium migrates from the zebrafish head to the tail
tip, periodically depositing sensory organs. The lateral line sensory ...
JCI table of contents: Sept. 4, 2007
... induced by spinal cord injury and unloading caused by space flight or tail
suspension) causes slow fibers to become fast fibers. Two studies in mice ... and Psychiatry, Tokyo, showed that in mice, one mechanism by which tail
suspension causes muscle atrophy is that it alters the function of a ...
Adenoviral vector specifically targeted to EphA2 receptor in pancreatic cancer cells
... ) mouse model however, no increased adenoviral targeting to subcutaneously growing human pancreas cancer nodules was seen upon injection into the tail
vein, nor upon injection into the peritoneum.
Although re-directing of the adenoviral vector has been reported, this is the first paper showing ...
Trimming the fat boosts blood recovery after marrow transplant
... Cancer Institute, looked at marrow from different parts of the skeleton, which vary in fat composition. They found that the relatively fat-rich tail
bones had only 25 percent as many blood-forming stem cells and up to three times fewer specialized blood progenitors than did the leaner thoracic ...
Key to Wound-Healing May Be Explained in Fish Tail
... in cuts and scrapes -- also may rally healing cells to wounded tissue, new research has found.
U.S. researchers have discovered that when the tail
fins of zebra fish are injured, a spurt of hydrogen peroxide is released from the wound and into the surrounding tissue. In response to the summons ...
Scientists From 25 Countries Sequence Cow Genome
... of one of the reports and Wurdack Chair in Animal Genomics at the University of Missouri. "The bull is born, we can pull a few hairs out of his tail
and predict his genetic merit for the milk-producing capability of his daughters with an accuracy of 70 percent."
Seventeen countries, including ...
Papua New Guinea declares first national conservation area
... for Matschie's tree kangaroos, a species listed as Endangered by the IUCN and one of Earth's more unique creatures with a bear-like head, bushy tail
and marsupial's pouch.
"By creating the country's first national conservation area, the PNG government and people have established a much-needed ...
RNs Charge Jackson Health System, Service Union Broke State Law in Harassment of Hospital Nurses
... or coercing public employees" in equal access and discrimination against one union in favor of another.
Yet JHS used security guards to tail
and threaten arrest of NNOC/CNA staff, and prevent them with communicating with nurses - while routinely giving carte blanche to SEIU staff. SEIU ...
Saddle Up! Getting a Jump on Proper Horse Care
... Parasites Away: Parasites are the most common equine affliction
with more than 150 varieties affecting horses. Telltale signs include a
dull coat, tail
rubbing and/or diarrhea. Because worms are typically
ingested through food or water, avoid placing hay or grain on the ground.
Most veterinarians ...
Opioids and cannabinoids influence mobility of spermatozoids
... MU) and two cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) in the human sperm. According to his research, all these are found at the head, the middle and the tail
of the spermatozoids.
How is mobility influenced?
After defining the expression and location of the opioid and cannabinoid receptors, Dr. ...
Palace of Westminster Asbestos Problem Ignored
... by cleaners and Palace staff.
Experts had estimated that the incidence of asbestos-related diseases
would peak within the next decade and then tail
off, but ongoing exposure
to asbestos fibres means that the problem will continue to grow unchecked.
"The healthcare diagnostics industry is racing ...
Practical Gear and Personal Gadgets: CVS/pharmacy Offers a Wide Selection of Affordable Gifts to Delight Dad This Father's Day
... year, shoppers can give dad a laugh by giving the enormously
popular novelty Big Mouth Billy Bass, the singing Bass fish that moves his
mouth and tail
when performing. Big Mouth Billy Bass is a perfect addition
to dad's office or men's den. CVS/pharmacy also has the Rapping Dawg, who
will serenade ...
Sullivan wins NSF Career Award for research on therapeutic drug carriers
... or suppress the transcription process by which DNA is unraveled and read.
Sullivan is creating gold nanoparticles functionalized with histone tail
sequences strongly associated with transcriptional activity. When used for packaging therapeutic DNA, these materials will protect and direct their ...
Hereditary breast cancer -- a high cost to patient and health care provider alike
... and her team found that only one out of the 250 carriers studied was diagnosed with a breast cancer, and this was likely to be because the axillary tail
(a small part of the breast that extends towards the armpit) had not been completely removed. Our epidemiologists are investigating how many breast ...
Therapeutic Cloning Works in Mice With Parkinson's
... to test the viability of therapeutic cloning in mice that had been induced to develop Parkinson's.
The research team extracted cells from the tail
tips of each of 24 young mice and therapeutically cloned 187 distinct stem cell lines --including at least one DNA-specific line per mouse.
Therapeutic cloning treats Parkinson's disease in mice
The new study shows that therapeutic cloning can treat Parkinsons disease in a mouse model. The scientists used skin cells from the tail
of the animal to generate customized or autologous dopamine neuronsthe missing neurons in Parkinsons disease. The mice that received neurons derived ...
Same process discovered to both form skeleton and protect it for life
... t-butyl 10 ester), is a gamma secretase inhibitor. Gamma secretase snips off the Notch proteins tail
(NICD) inside the cell, freeing it to travel to the cell nucleus and influence gene expression, unless DAPT interferes.
Interestingly, DAPT also ...
New devices to boost nematode research on neurons and drugs
... he said. "You get forward and reverse locomotion, and the nematodes also do the omega turn, in which a worm's head bends around to touch the tail
during forward locomotion, forming a shape like the Greek omega."
The waveform device features 18 different channels, with each divided into ...
Aggression as rewarding as sex, food and drugs
... removed, and an intruder mouse was introduced in its place, triggering an aggressive response by the home male mouse. Aggressive behavior included tail
rattle, an aggressive sideways stance, boxing and biting.
The home mouse was then trained to poke a target with its nose to get the intruder to ...
Protect Pets From Winter's Hidden Dangers
... pets can be more susceptible
to illness. Frostbite can be a hazard especially for animals not offered
proper housing. The tips of the ears, tail
and feet are particularly
susceptible. If a pet owner suspects his or her pet has been exposed to a
poisonous substance or is experiencing a sudden ...
JCI table of contents: Nov. 21, 2007
... are key to the formation of blood clots. In addition, in normal mice BSDL accumulated at sites of blood clot formation and in BSDL-deficient mice tail
injury resulted in increased bleeding time. Further analysis revealed that BSDL mediated its effects on platelets in vitro and in vivo by binding a ...
Childlessness Bothers Men More Than Women
... to have children, they may be less likely to have children," she explained.
"It's definitely a big shift," Koropeckyj-Cox said. "1962 is the tail
end of the Baby Boom, and there definitely was a feeling that having children was what everybody did. The attitudes were definite and specific. Those ...
UVA researchers find important clue to immune infertility
Researchers believe that RSP44 belongs to a highly conserved and ancient gene family. It can be found in all men, residing in the sperm tail
at the center of a structure known as the axoneme. There, it clusters around microtubules involved in sperm movement. Both men and women have RSP44 ...
Regrowth of Zebrafish's Tail Fin may Offer Clues for Treating Human Injuries
... If a zebrafish loses a chunk of its tail
fin, it’ll grow back within a week. //Like ... can replace surprisingly complex body parts. A tail
fin, for example, has many different types of ... pathways that enable zebrafish to restore their tail
“The ability to regenerate body parts ...
Limiting sperm motility for contraception
... triggers the sperm’s motor proteins, causing the tail
The CatSper ion channel is found only in a principal section of the sperm’s tail
and nowhere else in the body, making it likely ... that this channel is involved in giving sperm’s tail
beating a kind of turbo-charge at the last ...
Male Contraception: Discovery Stirring Interest Among Scientists, Drug Developers
... Health System report the discovery// of a new protein within a sperm’s tail
that could prove a key target for male contraceptive drugs.
“There’s ... its shuttling function in the distal sperm tail.
“The distal sperm tail
does not have mitochondria, which means that SFEC operates in a different ...
A Major Break Through in Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome
... identified exactly how SREBP and ARC105 interact. They found a flexible tail
on the SREBP molecule that fits into a specific groove on a region of ... Dr. Wagner. Finding a molecule that attaches to and inhibits the flexible tail
of SREBP is unlikely, but a search for inhibitors to fit the grooved KIX ...
Researchers Develop Potent Cancer Killer From Vitamin E Derivative
However, the vitamin E molecule has a long, coiled, protruding tail
that keeps the molecule from fitting tightly, and more effectively, into ... process of altering the molecule's structure – basically cutting the tail
short – allowed a tighter fit and improved the agent's ability to kill ...
Nurse Has Miraculous Escape as Window is Blown Off an Air Ambulance
... air between his chest and the window to break the suction and pull himself back inside the aircraft.
"I have a vivid picture of looking at the tail
of the plane and seeing my headset dangling out of the plane," Fogg said.
He fell back into his seat, and grabbed one of the patient's pillows ...
Sunita Returns June 21 After 194-day Record Space Odyssey
... of the complex.
The departure of Atlantis was delayed by two days to let the astronauts repair a thermal blanket that had come loose near the tail
during its June 8 launch.
Although it is only her first space flight, Sunita became the world's most experienced woman walker in space Feb 4 ...