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US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say

...ther high-calorie/low-quality junk foods are major contributors to obesity. "These adverse changes in diet have been driven by a multi-billion dollar marketing campaign by the food industry aimed at young children," said Ludwig. "Cutbacks in funding for regular, mandatory PE classes and limited insurance reimbur...

Yeast Network Prevents Damage By Oxygen Radicals

...r 'oxygen radicals', have been identified as major contributors to signs of premature aging, increased cancer prevalence linked to inflammation-associated syndromes and a variety of human diseases. Now scientists at the University of California, San Diego Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) ...

Red delicious, Northern Spy apples have most antioxidants, chemists find

... epicatechin and procyanidin B2, were the greatest contributors to total antioxidant activity of the apples. Procyanidins accounted for about 60 percent of the antioxidant activity in the peel and 56 percent in the flesh. * Red Delicious apples had two times more antioxidant activity than Empire apples, which ha...

A new way to share models of biological systems

...ce standards to describe biological systems. Other contributors include the Keck Graduate Institute (USA), the Systems Biology Institute (Japan) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa). Even the simplest living organisms perform a mind-boggling array of different processes, which are interconnected in complex...

Comprehensive biodefense text published

...this text is also available in e-Book. Many of the contributors come from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), the nation's premier biodefense laboratory. In this 624-page, hardcover text edited by Luther E. Lindler, Frank J. Lebeda, and George W. Korch, biodefense research...

TrueBlue Archive Will Store Raw Life Sciences Data for Proteomics and Drug Testing

...this text is also available in e-Book. Many of the contributors come from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), the nation's premier biodefense laboratory. In this 624-page, hardcover text edited by Luther E. Lindler, Frank J. Lebeda, and George W. Korch, biodefense research...

Experiment station researchers to explore genome of disease-fighting fungus

...ave led DOE JGI to emerge as one of the preeminent contributors to microbial and plant genomics." ...

UCSD discovery may provide novel method to generate medically useful proteins

...hole new platform for protein development." Other contributors to the paper were Jeffrey Lawton, Department of Chemistry, Eastern University; Donald Kerkow, The Scripps Research Institute; Marc Marti-Renom, Eswar Narayanan, and Andrej Sali, Departments of Biopharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, ...

Beach pollution is worst during new and full moon

...d investigate the potential of these sources to be contributors of enterococci to marine waters." Boehm cautions that enterococci from beach sands and wrack may not correlate with health risk the same way as enterococci from runoff or sewage. "We just don't know for sure, since no one has done an epidemiological...

Genes involved in cell growth and cell division identified

...irst time these genes, many of which are potential contributors to cancer, have been mapped in a single systematic study. The group led by Professor Jussi Taipale (University of Helsinki and National Public Health Institute of Finland) has identified genes contributing to cell growth and cell division by systema...

Researchers reveal lung's unique innate immune system

...kabayshi, Ph.D., first author of the study. Other contributors to this paper include Maripat Corr, Tomoko Hayashi, Vanessa Redecke, Lucinda Beck, and Donald Guiney of the Department of Medicine at UCSD School of Medicine; and Dean Sheppard, Lung Biology Center, University of California, San Francisco. ...

Two NIH initiatives launch intensive efforts to find roots of common diseases

...critical that we also understand the environmental contributors to sickness, and the interplay among genes and environment. There is not a moment to be lost." GEI will have two main components: a laboratory procedure for efficiently analyzing genetic variation in groups of patients with specific illnesses and a...

Mutation in blood stem cells provides clues to cancer development

...ancer Research at Stanford University. Additional contributors include Mark P. Chao, Carol Jones, Marla Lay, M. Rajan Mariappan, and James L. Zehnder at Stanford University; and Jeffrey A. Durocher and Stan L. Lilleberg at Transgenomic, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD. ...

Chewing up a key regulator of fat synthesis keeps mice lean despite a high-fat diet

...ts. "That doesn't happen very often." Additional contributors to this study included assistant professor Robert Screaton, Ph.D., formerly at the Salk, now at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario; Judith Y. Altarejos, Ph.D., Naomi Goebel, Michael Nelson, Ph.D., professor Ronald M. Evans, Ph.D., all at the Salk...

New roles for growth factors: Enticing nerve cells to muscles

...hem towards the desired destination." Additional contributors to this study included first author Ryuichi Shirasaki, Ph.D., a former postdoctoral fellow in Pfaff's lab and now a faculty member at Osaka University, Japan; postdoctoral fellow Joseph W. Lewcock, Ph.D.; and research assistant Karen Lettieri, both a...

HIV-1's high virulence might be an accident of evolution

...ll. Several Nef functions were found to be likely contributors to the effect, including the gene's ability to get around the immune system. "The gene was shown to be important for viral pathogenicity," Kirchhoff said. "It appeared that Nef was a 'bad guy' because it enhanced persistence and replication of the v...

End-of-life care can be improved

...re System. Dr. Mularski and a number of the other contributors to this supplement combined forces to develop an article that provides a practical framework for examining processes of care that might be quality measures. This article proposes 18 candidate quality measures that could be implemented in ICUs tomorr...

Plants do not emit methane

... greenhouse gas methane, making plants substantial contributors to the annual global methane budget. This controversial finding and the resulting commotion triggered a consortium (2) of Dutch scientists to re-examine this in an independent study. Reporting in New Phytologist, Tom Dueck and colleagues present thei...

Researchers identify gene involved in dog size

...nd dog genomes and narrow their search for genetic contributors to cancer and other major diseases. Researchers can access the dog sequence data through the following public databases: Dog Genome Resources ( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/guide/dog ) at NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (...

Implanting dopamine generators in brain cells obtains improvement in Parkinson's in monkeys

...list journal, Neuron . The first name amongst the contributors is that of the researcher Waldy San Sebastián. On this occasion the research was extended to a greater number of non- human primates and for a longer period of time. The procedure involved implanting cell fragments extracted from the carotid body ...

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