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Penn researchers link cell's protein recycling systems

... in nerve cells, suggesting that the cell’s normal disposal mechanisms are not operating correctly. Now, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered a molecular link between the cell’s two major pathways for breaking down proteins and have succeeded in using this link to r...

Skimmed milk -- Straight from the cow

... a very good solution to what might later be a big disposal issue,’ says Komorowski. Producing skimmed and semi-skimmed milk means there is a lot of fat left over. Komorowski noted, however, that although the lower-fat milk may be healthier, it will be interesting to see how much milk the cows actually pr...

An 'elegant' idea proves its worth 25 years later

...icals the body already makes to carry nitrogen for disposal in urine "just knocked my socks off from the moment we first tried them," recalls Saul Brusilow, M.D., professor emeritus of pediatrics at Hopkins who first had the notion to use the drugs. "In all my years I never came across another disease where p...

Pharmaceutical compounds found in nation's fresh water

...tabolism and excretion into the waste stream or by disposal of unused medications in the toilet or down the si...health, this research may help frame policy on the disposal of expired or unused compounds. ...

Sequencing of the oyster mushroom genome

...the end, all the information will be placed at the disposal of the scientific community free of charge. ...

Recycling technology

...re no viable recovery techniques and no fully safe disposal options. Some 40 million LCD television sets wer...0 different compounds. EU legislation now prevents disposal of electronic materials in landfill. Dr Avtar Matharu, of the Department of Chemistry at York, sai...

Plutonium or greenhouse gases? Weighing the energy options

...a Mountain," Ewing said, referring to the proposed disposal site in Nevada that has been under study for more than two decades. Ewing recently co-edited a book, "Uncertainty Underground," that reviews uncertainties in the analysis of the long-term performance of the Yucca Mountain repository. Plutonium crea...

New research promising for improving brain cell survival after brain injury

...ell death. "BP5 works by using the cell's waste disposal system to flush away toxic and damaged proteins produced after injury, which appears to tip the balance towards nerve cell survival, instead of death," he said. Prof Tan is the first to show that this mechanism can be fruitfully manipulated to pre...

Pulp mill devastates swans' sanctuary in Chile

... found the facility's waste treatment, storage and disposal safeguards to be appalling. "Filter ashes, which can contain dioxins, and other potentially toxic waste were simply being dumped together in an open air site, where the wind can disperse them," Tecklin said. The mission team, which prepared a report...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

... all types of radioactive waste. Waste storage and disposal must be dealt with in a comprehensive manner across the entire Exclusion Zone, according to the Report. In areas where human exposure is not high, no remediation needs to be done, points out Balonov. "If we do not expect health or environmental effe...

Research casts doubt on circulating stem cells

...entists most was the idea that the body had at its disposal a kind of "mobile task force" of repair cells, constantly moving through the body and replacing damaged tissue. Even severe diseases like Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), which destroys all the body's muscles, appeared to be potentially treatable ?...

US Army plans to bulk-buy anthrax

...s to test the efficiency of an incinerator for the disposal of infected livestock. Although the Sterne strain is not thought to be harmful to humans and is used for vaccination, the contracts have caused major concern. "It raises a serious question over how the US is going to demonstrate its compliance with ...

NIH renews network focused on how genes influence drug responses

...y known to be important in the body's handling and disposal of a wide array of medicines, hormones, and chemical messengers. (Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine) Pharmacogenetics of Asthma Treatment --$16.8 million provided by NHLBI to identify which genes control individual r...

Could microbes solve Russia's chemical weapons conundrum?

...e with the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). This disposal must be achieved in an ecologically-sound manner. Dr. Inna Ermakova and colleagues from the GK Skryabin Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Puschino examined the possibility of using P put...

White Blood Cell 'Waste Disposal' System Plays Critical Regulatory Role

...h issue of Immunity, suggests that the process for disposal of dying neutrophils is actively linked to neutrophil production. A clear understanding of the processes that control neutrophil turnover may contribute to the development of future therapeutics for conditions characterized by abnormal numbers of the...

White blood cell waste disposal system plays critical regulatory role

...h issue of Immunity, suggests that the process for disposal of dying neutrophils is actively linked to neutrophil production. A clear understanding of the processes that control neutrophil turnover may contribute to the development of future therapeutics for conditions characterized by abnormal numbers of the...

Solution to Pollution: New Bacteria Eats Toxic Waste

... and irrigation engineering department head. “Past disposal practices and accidental spills have put these carcinogens in our environment, and nature has figured out a way to cleanse herself. We want to be able to understand it better through genomic analysis.?/p> Engineers often use other human-made che...

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