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New Asthma Gene Identified

... team of scientists, including Liming Liang, a U-M doctoral student in Abecasis' lab and co-first author on the paper, compared the genetic makeup of 994 patients with childhood onset asthma and 1,243 non-asthmatics. They looked at mutations in the building blocks that make up DNA, called nucleotides. There...

New Blood Vessels can Be Created from Bone Marrow Stem Cells: Study

... the study with lead author Dr. Jin Yu Liu, a post doctoral researcher in Andreadis' Laboratory, the study provides an alternative to venous grafts that are routinely done in patients undergoing coronary bypass operations, the disadvantages of which include limited availability of vessels, pain and discomfort...

Extrovert People Drink More Alcohol

...jmegen) t.: +31 6 46206556, s.bot@pwo.ru.nl The doctoral thesis was defended on 29 June 2007. Supervisors: Prof. Rutger Engels, Prof. Ronald Knibbe and Prof. Wim Meeus...

Research Reveals Anatomy of Suppressed Memories: Study

...r their emotional memories," said Brendan Depue, a doctoral student in neuroscience at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and lead author of the study. "By essentially shutting down specific portions of the brain, they were able to stop the retrieval process of particular memories," Depue said. The au...

Research into Suppressed Memories Could Help Treatment for Depression

...r their emotional memories," said Brendan Depue, a doctoral student in neuroscience at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and lead author of the study. "By essentially shutting down specific portions of the brain, they were able to stop the retrieval process of particular memories," Depue said. The au...

Evolution of HIV from African Greek Monkeys

...V," said the paper's first author Joel Wertheim, a doctoral candidate in the UA department of ecology and evolutionary biology. "This finding sheds light on the future direction of HIV evolution." All SIVs and HIVs have a common ancestor, added senior author Michael Worobey, a UA assistant professor of ecolo...

Dating, Drugs and Sex Make Teens Feel Older Than They are

...er than their chronological age. Kelly Arbeau, a doctoral student in psychology at the University of Alberta and co-author of the study, said that the results had shown that specific behaviours do have an effect on adolescents and how they act. "We found that specific behaviours do have an effect on adole...

Novel Treatment Beneficial for Colon and Liver Cancer

.... This discovery is the principal result of her doctoral dissertation, entitled Lipo-Polymeric Vectors for the Transfer of DNA in Cancer Cells of the Colon, which was subsidized by the Basque Government. In order to carry out the study, this scientist of the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Techno...

Morning Sickness may Signify Lower Breast Cancer Risk

... effects against cancer cells," said Jaworowicz, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Social Preventive Medicine in UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions. The study was based on data from participants in the Western New York Exposure and Breast Cancer Study, a population-based case-contro...

Two MSU Professors Spearhead International Water Project

...nized in international teams in which at least one doctoral student from a foreign institution will be teamed with a student from a U.S. institution. Currently, seven graduate students four from MSU and three from Duke University are funded through this project. This project also emphasizes diversity in...

A New Survey -Anxiety Students Dont Seek Help

...of Michigan School of Public Health. Eisenberg and doctoral students Sarah Gollust and Ezra Golberstein conducted the Web-based survey in an attempt to quantify mental health service use and factors associated with whether or not students seek help. A study looking at the same issues at 12-15 universities ...

Adherence of Nanoparticles to RBC- Very Effective Drug Delivery Method

...ical engineering, and Elizabeth Chambers, a recent doctoral graduate, found that nanoparticles can be forced to remain in the circulation when attached to red blood cells. The particles eventually detach from the blood cells due to shear forces and cell-to-cell interactions, and are cleared from the system ...

Chilean President's Cousin Successfully Tests Allergy 'Knockout' Technique on Mice

A doctoral student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem School of Pharmacy, who is the first cousin of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, has been conferred a prestigious research prize for developing a new approach that may help eliminate allergies like th...

Late Clamping of Umbilical Cord may Reduce Anemia in Children

...ould be done have shown contradictory results. A doctoral thesis carried out at the Department of Obstetrics...which is widely performed) is not justified. The doctoral thesis Repercusiones clnicas y fisicoqumicas del tiempo de ligadura del cordn umbilical en recin nac...

Flash-heating Inactivates HIV in Breast Milk: Study

...V in breast milk," said Kiersten Israel-Ballard, a doctoral candidate at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health and lead author of the study. Studies by researchers led by Kiersten Israel-Ballard have shown that flash-heating breast milk can kill bacteria while retaining most of the milk's nutritional and an...

Stress of Deployment Increases Risk of Child Abuse, Neglect in Military Families, UNC Study Shows

...., lead author of the study, which was part of her doctoral dissertation at the UNC School of Public Health. Among soldiers with at least one dependent, for every one percent increase in the number of active duty soldiers departing or returning, we saw an approximately 30 percent increase in the rate of su...

Color Vision Drove Primates to Develop Red Skin and Hair, Study Finds

...lliant colors,' said Fernandez, an Ohio University doctoral student. 'So, it is reasonable for primates with trichromatic color vision to respond more when they see bright colors.' So while foraging may have initially sparked red color vision, the new ability was likely 'recruited' for social purposes. 'It ...

Eating Smartly- A Key to Lose Weight

...llo-Martin, who conducted the study as part of her doctoral dissertation in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State. Previously, little was known about the influence of diets low in calorie density on body weight. Such diets are known to reduce the intake of calories in the short term, but...

Low Calorie Diet can Promote Healthy Weight Loss and Help Control Hunger

...llo-Martin, who conducted the study as part of her doctoral dissertation in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State. Such diets are known to reduce the intake of calories in the short term, but their role in promoting weight loss over the long term was not clear, said Dr. Barbara J. Rolls,...

Simple Steps can Boost Breast Cancer Survivors Eagerness to Exercise

...paper. The work was conducted while Vallance was a doctoral student at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. The study followed 377 breast cancer survivors for 12 weeks. All study participants received an advice to execute 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity at least five days a week. Addi...

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