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Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study

...ography. They found that the compound acted on a segment of the protein that is unique to PknG -- not shared by any of the other 491 protein kinases that have been identified and sequenced thanks to the mapping of the human genome. "Since we now know exactly what the requirements should be for a good blo...

Efforts on to Tackle Health Problems Faced by US Truck Drivers

...s are known to be more prone to HIV than any other segment of the population, in the US too they are more at risk of contracting a whole range of health problems than most others . They account for nearly 15 percent of U.S. work-related deaths. Obesity is rampant among them. Many don't bother to wear seatb...

Alzheimers Disease Enzyme may Interfere With Brain Function

...cellular events: Elevated levels of the free beta2 segment within the cell appear to increase production of the alpha subunits, but those molecules are not incorporated into new sodium channels on the cell surface. The resulting deficit of membrane sodium channels inhibits the passage of neuronal signals int...

Alzheimer's-associated Enzyme Linked to Seizures

...tudy found that increased levels of the free beta2 segment in the cell might increase the formation of the alpha subunits, but those molecules were not integrated into new sodium channels on the cell surface. The resulting scarcity of membrane sodium channels inhibited the path of neuronal signals into and t...

US Astronauts Successfully Complete Fourth Space Walk

...d problems when the steering system on the Russian segment was disabled by computer failure, which experts believe was caused by changes in configuration after new solar arrays were connected. Both problems were repaired during a third space walk. A final test of the computer navigation system will be ca...

Weizmann Researchers Developed Control Switch for Protein Activity

...genetic engineering, the scientists insert a short segment of amino acids into the amino acid sequence making up the protein. This segment is capable of binding strongly and selectively to a particular chemical drug, which affects the acti...

Abbott's RealTime Hepatitis B Viral Load Test Receives CE Marking in Europe

...ilable that targets an essential, highly conserved segment of the HBV genome, which makes it a very reliable test for detecting and measuring all known HBV genotypes," said John Robinson, Ph.D., senior director, research and development, Abbott Molecular. "It gives physicians one of the most precise tests av...

Single Americans Vote Less, but Lean Towards Democrats: Study

Unmarried Americans are a growing segment of the population but vote less than their wedded counterparts in elections, tending to favor Democrats over Republicans, said a study published Friday. Single Americans 15 years of age and older now account for 45.2 percent of the US population, ...

Risk of Dementia Increased With Secondhand Smoke

...to secondhand tobacco smoke in a potentially wider segment of the elderly population," said Haight. Haight said the study findings provide additional evidence of the hazards of secondhand smoke and provide additional support for policies that seek to reduce the publics exposure to tobacco smoke....

Low Test Scores Of Children Linked To Their Date Of Conception

... While domestic pesticides are the fastest growing segment of the pesticide industry, a correlation exists between all pesticide exposure and birth defects. "We actually found that every single birth defect category had a greater risk between April and July," Winchester said. "It suggests that with seasona...

Cataloging the Structural Variations in Human Genetics

...n. Whenever such evidence is found, the entire DNA segment is sequenced to catalog all of the genetic differences between the segment and the reference sequence. The result, says Eichler, will be a tool that geneticists can use to ...

Scientists Equip Bacteria With Custom Chemo-Navigational System

...esearchers equipped E. coli with a 'riboswitch,' a segment of RNA that changes shape when bound to certain small target molecules, which can then turn genes on or off. Dr. Gallivan and Topp believe that the riboswitch can be used to equip other types of self-propelled bacteria with 'chemo-navigation' systems...

University of Arkansas to Ban Tobacco from Its Campus

...stand that this will be a significant change for a segment of our population, said Serafini. About 20 percent of our students report frequent use of tobacco; the percentage is higher for University employees. We want to give them all the help we can to adjust to these changes over the next year. We also want...

Nanomedicine Gives the Way for Nerve Cell Regeneration

... grow across the injury gap, enter the other nerve segment and then work their way through to their end targets (skin, muscle, etc). Usually, when the gap between the severed nerve endings is larger than a few millimeters, the nerve does not regenerate on its own. If left untreated, the end result is perma...

Genetic Marker Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

...ted with prostate cancer has been found in a large segment of the population. The initial study by deCODE genetics showed that men who carry the genetic marker have a 60 percent increase in risk of the disease. Genetic markers, also called alleles, occupy a specific position on a chromosome. The alleles ...

Young Indians Say Cheers to White Spirits

... looking for new experiences. In fact, the premium segment offers huge potential for distinct brands like Eristoff," Kapur noted. With the premium vodka growing at 20 percent and accounting for 25 percent of the spirits market, Bacardi plans to produce 400,000 cases per month at its plant, which has a tota...

Risk of Dementia Increased With Secondhand Smoke

...to secondhand tobacco smoke in a potentially wider segment of the elderly population," said Haight. Haight said the study findings provide additional evidence of the hazards of secondhand smoke and provide additional support for policies that seek to reduce the public’s exposure to tobacco smoke. Source...

Researchers Discovers DNA Repair as Key to Huntington's Disease

...sions and found that it stopped or greatly reduced segment growth. This may position OGG1 as a target candidate for interventional therapies to disrupt the onset of the disease. Source-Eurekalert ED/M...

Researchers Identified Genes Linked With Fever-related Seizures

...mbers who developed epilepsy shared another common segment on chromosome 18, providing evidence that the gene on chromosome 18 might act as a modifier gene. The gene on chromosome 18 may also be associated with febrile seizures. Previous studies have identified four other loci that are associated with feb...

New Bill Introduced in US to Promote Public Health

...dership class in the United States. And it is this segment that is aging, posing serious questions over the future of the country.. "Preventive medicine physicians - the only U.S. physicians trained in both clinical medicine and public health - are uniquely equipped to address the health needs of individua...

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