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Another Look Finds Promising Proteomics Test is Not Biologically Plausible

...atio) is recorded to produce a protein spectrum. A peak in the graph of the spectrum represents a protein (the identity of which is often unknown). The goal is to find a pattern of peaks that will distinguish between patients with cancer and those who are cancer-free. The authors of the Lancet study have...

New species from old data

...atio) is recorded to produce a protein spectrum. A peak in the graph of the spectrum represents a protein (the identity of which is often unknown). The goal is to find a pattern of peaks that will distinguish between patients with cancer and those who are cancer-free. The authors of the Lancet study have...

Cracking the olfactory code in bees

...atio) is recorded to produce a protein spectrum. A peak in the graph of the spectrum represents a protein (the identity of which is often unknown). The goal is to find a pattern of peaks that will distinguish between patients with cancer and those who are cancer-free. The authors of the Lancet study have...

Signaling protein builds bigger, better bones in mice

...atio) is recorded to produce a protein spectrum. A peak in the graph of the spectrum represents a protein (the identity of which is often unknown). The goal is to find a pattern of peaks that will distinguish between patients with cancer and those who are cancer-free. The authors of the Lancet study have...

South America's vast pantanal wetland may become next everglades, UNU experts warn

...ulate seasonal flooding. A lower and shorter flood peak in the Cuiabá River, however, could have profound ecological impacts in the northern Pantanal. "Inter-linkages approach" needed to manage the Pantanal The complex interconnections and inter-linkages at the ecological level ?as for example, between ...

Increased risk of osteoporosis associated with gene that one in five people have

...In that case, they would never achieve an adequate peak bone density and would lose even more bone mass after menopause. If we can catch them at an early age, we can maximize their chances to avoid osteoporosis." ...

Agilent Technologies new genome analysis technology set to accelerate Australia fight against mesothelioma

...e tripled in the past 20 years and are expected to peak about 2010. Diagnosis of this type of cancer is difficult, and patients are often not identified until the condition is quite advanced. Agilent's new microarray techniques in comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) will allow researchers to rapidly ...

Scientists discover global pattern of big fish diversity in open oceans

...d supply such as zooplankton and small fish. "The peak in big fish diversity is at middle temperatures," says Myers. "Like Goldilocks and the three bears- ocean animals don't like it too hot, or too cold, they like it just right." For these predatory fish, 22 degrees C (77 degrees F) seems to be the opti...

Late peak may have prevented severe flu season from becoming worse

...ing provider of healthcare information. This later peak may have prevented the most recent flu season from...e to an unusual shortage of flu vaccine, the later peak of the 2004-2005 flu season may have been beneficial, allowing public health officials more time to ...

Purdue scientists may have found key to halting spinal cord damage

...jury," Shi said. "We found that levels of acrolein peak 24 hours afterward, and they remain high for at least a week. Because acrolein has such a long lifespan and is so toxic, we theorize that it is primarily responsible for the secondary damage that keeps injured spines from healing." Acrolein's involv...

A novel virus for croup

...elative susceptibility of boys to the disease, its peak occurrence in the second year of life and its predominance in late autumn and earlier winter, that are matched by patterns of HCoV-NL63 occurrence. This systematic association of croup with HCoV-NL63 is particularly timely as the newly identified v...

Lance Armstrong through a physiological lens: hard training boosts muscle power 8%

...e maintained (ie. from 26 to 51 minutes). Although peak oxygen uptake was not increased, aerobic adaptations did occur within active skeletal muscle as reflected by a 38% increase in activity of the mitochondrial enzyme citrate synthase," Coyle noted. Mechanisms of physiological changes need further stud...

Beauty queens urge girls not to sacrifice their bones

...s and boys roughly between ages 11-17. By building peak bone mass during this period, young people "invest in their bones" and reduce the risk of fracture later in life, noted Professor Ghassan Maalouf, an IOF Board member from Lebanon who spoke about the importance of proper diet (including adequate calc...

Biologist Discovers What May Be World’s ‘Pickiest?Mates

...ize allows larvae to hatch at the safest time, the peak outward nighttime flow of the biweekly tidal cycle...o cause the larvae to hatch too early and miss the peak tides. This research provides one of the first examples of how choosy resource selection can help of...

Breath of the dragon: ERS-2 and Envisat reveal impact of economic growth on China's air quality

...ummer. "Meteorology also plays a role. There is a peak before Christmas: this is not because industrial activity, domestic heating or transportation is suddenly reduced after the holiday season but because there is an eastward outflow of air that was previously revolving around Asia. This is the same typ...

2005 AIDS figures released by WHO and UNAIDS

...l adult infection rates decreasing in Kenya from a peak of 10% in the late 1990s to 7% in 2003 and evidence of drops in HIV rates among pregnant women in Zimbabwe from 26% in 2003 to 21% in 2004. In urban areas of Burkina Faso prevalence among young pregnant women declined from around 4% in 2001 to just u...

Earliest European Farmers Left Little Genetic Mark On Modern Europe

...l adult infection rates decreasing in Kenya from a peak of 10% in the late 1990s to 7% in 2003 and evidence of drops in HIV rates among pregnant women in Zimbabwe from 26% in 2003 to 21% in 2004. In urban areas of Burkina Faso prevalence among young pregnant women declined from around 4% in 2001 to just u...

Some good news for the world's poor

...lowest in 20 years, and was only 63 percent of its peak of $51.6 million (measured in 2000 prices) in 1990." IRRI Director General Dr. Zeigler said that, unfortunately, this trend has continued until this year. "In 2005, IRRI continued to receive cuts in donor funding. We hope that this new research will...

NASA's AURA satellite peers into Earth's ozone hole

...zone hole measured 9.4 million square miles at its peak between September and mid-October, which was slightly larger than last year's peak. The size of the ozone hole in 1998, the largest ever recorded, averaged 10.1 million square miles. For 10 of the past 12 years, the Antarctic ozone hole has been larg...

Cortex matures faster in youth with highest IQ

...ickens more rapidly during childhood, reaching its peak later than in their peers ?perhaps reflecting a longer developmental window for high-level thinking circuitry. It also thins faster during the late teens, likely due to the withering of unused neural connections as the brain streamlines its operation...

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