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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...r. Younkin’s finding was pivotal, made just as the scientist moved his laboratory from Case Western Reserve to ...its,” he says. These Mayo mice are offered to any scientist studying Alzheimer’s disease for just the cost of producing them. They are also made available to ph...

Sea Snail Venom Paves Way for Potent New Painkiller

... is the result of more than 20 years research by a scientist born in the Philippines, Baldomera Olivera, who is a professor at the University of Utah....

Complementary Therapy may Reduce Pregnancy Chances in Women

...reatment for infertility in women, was found by a scientist in 23rd annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Lyon, France. Dr. Jacky Boivin, from the School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Wales, UK, will say that her research had also shown that women who used co...

Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

... scientists led by Medical Research Council funded scientist Professor Nigel Hooper of the University of Leeds. Alzheimers and diseases like variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease follow similar patterns of disease progression and in some forms of prion disease share genetic features. These parallels prompted Pro...

Global Warming Threatens Tibet

...d anticipated," The China Daily quoted Li Yajie, a scientist with the Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, as saying. Yajie visited the area in the 1980s and the 1990s, and says that his recent visit, confirms the alarming climatic deterioration of the area. "There are four stages in the disappea...

Genetic Marker That Increases Colon Cancer Risk Discovered

...en Gruber and Gad Rennert. As part of the study, scientist compared the genetic makeup and family history of more than 1,800 colorectal cancer patients with that of 1,900 healthy people with the same breakdown of age, gender and ethnicity - either Ashkenazi Jew, Sephardic Jew or Arab/non-Jew. The study fo...

Indian Boffins to Fight Wrinkles With Camels' Milk

...he cream be produced commercially," said the chief scientist of the unit, which is based in the desert state of Rajasthan and has bred a herd of 270 camels for research projects. Having fairer skin is something of a national obsession in India and has helped spur massive growth in the beauty industry, curren...

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

...ding, said Hermano Igo Krebs, a principal research scientist at M.I.T. and one of the first scientists to envision robot-assisted therapy for stroke patients and others with brain injuries and neurological disorders. There are now a hundred groups around the world working on this. In 5 to 10 years, I expect...

Contamination of the Environment by Antibiotics Fed to Livestock

...ntibiotics ineffective. Holly Dolliver, the lead scientist in this study, notes that antibiotics consumed by plants may be of particular concern to the organic farming industry. Manure is often the main source of crop nutrients for organic food production, since regulations prohibit the use of synthetic fert...

Gallstone Gene Discovered by Research Team

...isk increase by gene variant A group of research scientist from the University of Bonn along with Romanian colleagues has discovered a gene variant which augments the possibility of developing gallstone considerably (Hepatology No. 46, 11 July 2007, DOI 10.1002/hep.21847). Probably one on ten Europeans has t...

New Data Reinforces Correlation Between Carbohydrate Quality and Loss of Vision

...AMD," says first author Chung-Jung Chiu, DDS, PhD, scientist in the Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision Research at the HNRCA and an assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. In the current study, Taylor, Chiu, and colleagues analyzed data from 4,099 men and women participating in the natio...

WBC Selective About Sugar

...earch for new drugs to battle lethal pathogens. A scientist in the lab of Whitehead Member Gerald Fink has discovered that neutrophils recognize and respond to a specific form of sugar called beta-1, 6-glucan on the surface of fungi. This sugar comprises just a small fraction of the fungal cell wall, much les...

Organic Farming can Feed the World, U-M Study Shows

...ncipal investigators. Catherine Badgley, research scientist in the Museum of Paleontology, is a co-author of the paper along with several current and former graduate and undergraduate students from U-M. "My hope is that we can finally put a nail in the coffin of the idea that you cant produce enough food thr...

Golf Courses Could Serve as Wildlife Sanctuaries If Managed Properly

... MU graduate student, and J. Russell Bodie, senior scientist for Audubon International, outlined recommendations that would improve golf course habitats for amphibian populations in a paper published in USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online in January. Their recommendations included buffering aqu...

The Importance of Junk DNA

... author Victoria Lunyak, Ph.D., assistant research scientist at UCSD. In mice, as in humans, only about 4 percent of the genome encodes for protein function; the remainder, or junk DNA, represents repetitive and non-coding sequences. The research team studied a repeated genomic sequence called SINE B2, which...

Too Much White Rice, Pasta and Bread may Increase Chances of AMD

...AMD," said first author Chung-Jung Chiu, DDS, PhD, scientist in the Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision Research at the HNRCA and an assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. In the current study, Taylor, Chiu, and colleagues analyzed data from 4,099 men and women participating in the nati...

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

...incipal investigators. Catherine Badgley, research scientist in the Museum of Paleontology, is a co-author of the paper along with several current and former graduate and undergraduate students from U-M. "My hope is that we can finally put a nail in the coffin of the idea that you can't produce enough food t...

Protein Structure of Pathogens Associated With CF and TB Solved

... Pharmaceutical Sciences and Dr. Jin Cao, research scientist in the UB Center of Excellence. For more information, visit HWIs website at www.hwi.buffalo.edu or call 716-898-8600....

Attempt to Build Artificial Muscles from Carbon Nanofibres in the Offing

An Indian origin scientist at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, is attempting to build artificial muscles using carbon nanofibres .Artificial muscles change length in response to a stimulus, thereby creating a smoother, more human-like motion than jerky e...

Group Therapy and Willpower can Help Smokers to Quit

...ndency-inducing drugs," said Karin Joder, a health scientist and psychologist from the northern city of Kiel. "Addiction occurs faster than with heroin or other drugs since nicotine influences the brain's metabolism." The substance activates the brain's reward mechanisms and releases "feel-good" chemicals. A...

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