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Anchoring Lives Aboard Warship: Nimitz

...ryone talked about the possible radiation from the nuclear reactors powering the ship and debated over if the ship had nuclear weapons on board or not, very few knew of the F-16 and F-18 Hornets and Super Hornets, the world's b...

Inaccuracies in Cardiac PET-CT Scanning

...Center. Positron emission tomography, or PET, is nuclear cardiac imaging for optimally assessing blood flow...tive non-invasive technologies such standard SPECT nuclear cardiac imaging and CT angiography have been proven to have comparable false positive results for di...

A Break Through Energy Bill by the US Government

...ient automobiles. He also spoke of the promises of nuclear energy, coal, ethanol and cars that could run on rechargeable batteries. Meanwhile, on the state and local level, several developments signal a possible shift among mayors, governors and state legislatures toward energy policies that focus m...

Radical Change in the Lifestyle Might Bring a Greener Future for Brits

...irst, but the authors do not suggest building more nuclear power stations because of the cost and targets they provide to terrorists. Duncan McLaren, chief executive of Friends of the Earth Scotland, said "The solutions put forward in this report could slash carbon emissions. There would need to be a majo...

Brits Need to Change Lifestyle to Have a Greener Future: Report

...irst, but the authors do not suggest building more nuclear power stations because of the cost and targets they provide to terrorists. Duncan McLaren, chief executive of Friends of the Earth Scotland, said "The solutions put forward in this report could slash carbon emissions. There would need to be a majo...

Human Membranes Crystal Structure may Help Tailor Asthma Drugs

...onsisting of four spiral structures that cover the nuclear membrane. Also the exact position and characteristics of the active sites, where activating or blocking molecules can attach, have been identified. With this knowledge it is now achievable to shape new molecules that can block the LTC4 synthase. ...

Poor Ventilation may Cause Lung Disorders Inn Inuit Children

...th, which reflect Euro-Canadian designs for single nuclear family life rather than the extended communal family life of Inuit. Inuit infants in the Baffin Region of Nunavut have the highest reported rate of hospital admission because of severe respiratory syncytial virus lung infection in the world, with an...

People Living Near Nuke Facilities at Higher Risk of Leukemia

...are has shown that children and adults living near nuclear facilities show an elevated risk of leukemia . As...d meta-analysis of 17 research papers covering 136 nuclear sites in the US, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Japan and Spain. Findings revealed that death ra...

Ukrainian Town Under A Canopy Of Toxic Skies

...es of the 1986 explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant still hang afresh....

Simple Chemical Reaction may Help Early Disease Diagnosis

...ic disorders up to 100 times when detected through nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy equipment. The s...human body," Raftery said. The researchers used nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, a cousin of magnetic resonance imaging to detect hydrogen or carbon...

Scientists Have Discovered Blood Protein That Could Spot Colon Cancer

...rom 28 colorectal cancer patients. Alteration of nuclear scaffolding is a hallmark of cancer cells that is easily detectable under the microscope as a misshapen and discoloured nucleus. This led the researchers to the notion that there must be something at the molecular level that would form a molecular fl...

It is Men, and Not Women, to Be Blamed for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

...perm (Acrosome), 29 cases reported problems in the nuclear chromatin de-condensation." The new findings on ...tests - hypo osmotic swelling, Acrosome status and nuclear chromatin de-condensation - to stay assured about the competence of sperms leading to a healthy preg...

New Clues for Treatment of Disease That Causes Accelerated Aging

...ein becomes part of a meshwork between DNA and the nuclear membrane, which keeps DNA in a pocket known as the... A binds to another molecule that guides it to the nuclear membrane. Normally the portion of lamin A bound to the guide molecule gets cut off at this point, fr...

Effects on Breast Tumors of DNA Alternations in 3 Genes Described

... cancer, such as tumor size, histological grade or nuclear grade. "Our data suggested that promoter hypermethylation is common in breast cancer," Tao added. "Because promoter hypermethylation is potentially reversible, identifying cancers with different hypermethylation may have important consequences for ...

Researchers Have Identified Cancer Promoter Genes

... cancer, such as tumor size, histological grade or nuclear grade," said Tao. "Our data suggested that promoter hypermethylation is common in breast cancer," Tao added. "Because promoter hypermethylation is potentially reversible, identifying cancers with different hypermethylation may have important conse...

DNA-damage Test Could Aid Drug Development

...detected 'micronucleus' consisting of fragments of nuclear DNA. Unlike the current procedure, which injects the compound into a live mouse, the new assay is a cell-culture system that could allow hundreds or thousands of tests to be performed from the bone marrow of a single mouse, and potentially from human...

Are Main Rivers in Himalayas Under Threat?

...ted there by Western governments to spy on China's nuclear programme. The Ganges and the Brahmaputra are un... back to the 1960s after China conducted its first nuclear test in 1964, unnerving both neighbour India and the US, both of whom wanted to know what was happen...

Astronauts can Now Feed on 'radiation-eating' Fungi

...Dr. Ekaterina Dadachova, an Associate Professor of nuclear medicine and microbiology and immunology at Einstein and co-lead author of the study. The research began five years ago when Dr. Casadevall read on the Web that a robot sent into the still-highly-radioactive damaged reactor at Chernobyl had returne...

Global Heartbeat Control Suggests Therapy for Beating Heart Failure

...ole setup. That's what's really new." The orphan nuclear receptor known as ERR was known to scientists as a key regulator in the production of cellular power plants called mitochondria, the researchers explained. But whether ERR or related ERR receptors play a broader role in cardiac energetics and functio...

Mutant Parasites, Unable to Infect Hosts, Highlight Virulence Genes

...ant, Knoll's team pinpointed a gene that acts as a nuclear traffic cop, directing molecular traffic in and ou...idence that this type of cellular function, called nuclear trafficking, may be important for infectivity, Knoll says. "We hope to apply what we've learned he...

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