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Bioartificial kidney under study at MCG

...y high," Dr. Szerlip says. "Anywhere from 50 to 70 percent of those patients die and over the past 20 years, despite dialysis, that has not changed much." He hopes the new device, developed by Dr. H. David Humes at the University of Michigan, can help turn the tide for some patients by more closely mimickin...

Man and mouse share genome structures

...romosomes, numbers 21 and 22, containing about two percent of the human genome. They also sampled additional regions in both the human and mouse genomes, finding similar patterns along equivalent chromosomal regions, even where the underlying DNA sequences are different. Bernstein and Schreiber began to dev...

Molecular biology fills gaps in knowledge of bat evolution

...ecord alone left bat evolutionary history about 61 percent incomplete, according to Springer. Bats play a major ecological role as plant pollinators and insect predators. For Springer, this latest research is significant because it shows that molecular information can contribute to resolving and illuminatin...

UCSB scientists probe sea floor venting to gain understanding of early life on Earth

...g on the sides of the mid-ocean ridge. Possibly 90 percent of the hydrothermal cooling of the sea floor occurs in these flanks, and yet these hydrothermal vents are largely unexplored. The flanks are deeper than the mid-ocean ridge crest. Cooling of the tectonic plates, and the impact of the ridge flank syst...

W.M. Keck Foundation funds study of friendly microbes

... could say that the Human Genome Project missed 99 percent of the genes in the adult body. That's because it didn't sequence genes belonging to the vast communities of bacteria that normally live on and in us. Now a $1.45 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to researchers at the School of Medicine w...

It's not all genetic: Common epigenetic problem doubles cancer risk in mice

...ic mutation will trigger a tumor there. Roughly 10 percent of people have this double protein dose as well. ...berg notes. In the mice -- as well as in about 30 percent of colon cancer patients and 10 percent of the general population -- the extra IGF2 stems not from a...

Novel technology detects human DNA mutations

... SNP in an unknown genotype with a greater than 99 percent confidence threshold and can be used with human DNA obtained from samples as small as a drop of blood. Importantly, the technology eliminates the need for costly, time and labor intensive gene amplification or enzymatic interventions ?two widespread ...

Lack of enzyme turns fat cells into fat burners

...were fed a normal diet, fatty acidoxidation was 80 percent higher in the fat cells of the mice lackingACC2 wh...ur to five months, the ACC2-deficient mice hada 25 percent higher rate of fatty acid oxidation and twofold higherrate of glucose oxidation than the normal mice...

Poor prenatal nutrition permanently damages function of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas

...dramatic effect. At birth, their babies weighed 23 percent less than the control group. After delivery, all babies nursed and all mothers ate a full diet. "By the time the babies were weaned, at three weeks, the low-birth-weight group had caught up with the others, something we see in human babies too," sai...

UCLA Study Shows One-Third of Drug Ads in Medical Journals Do Not Contain References Supporting Medical Claims

...nternet site. Reviewers were able to obtain 84 percent of the referenced documents in the ads. However, researchers could only obtain 20 percent of the data-on-file documents, despite repeated requests to the pharmaceutical companies. The compan...

Drug That 'Tags' Decision-making Areas Of The Brain May Aid

...th Alzheimer’s disease have beenknown to have a 30 percent to 50 percent loss of these receptors “Ifthere is a gradual loss of these receptors over time, Nifrolidine couldbe...

Genome of deadly amoeba shows surprising complexity, evidence of lateral gene transfer

...A (transfer RNA) genes, which constitute nearly 10 percent of the sequence data collected for the project. Th...histolytica infection occurred at least once in 80 percent of 300 children. Over a period of four years, about a third of the children suffered from amebic col...

Anti-bacterial additive widespread in U.S. waterways

...that theantimicrobial contaminant is present in 60 percent of the U.S. waterresources investigated, thereby making it the fifth most frequentcontaminant among 96 pharmaceuticals, personal care products andorganic wastewater contaminants evaluated.To determine the validity of the analysis, the researchers com...

Tiny particles could solve billion-dollar problem

... pollutants in U.S. groundwater. It is found at 60 percent of the contaminated waste sites on the Superfund N...s. For example, in the bulk palladium, less than 4 percent of the palladium atoms were on surface of the particle. Pure palladium nanoparticles had 24 percent ...

UW's Rosetta software to unlock secrets of many human proteins

...to determine the structures of theapproximately 60 percent of human proteins with no known function. "Howproteins fold determines how they are structured," said Lars Malmstroemof the UW laboratory that developed the program, "And how they arestructured is related to their function in the body."Because there...

Researchers find how protein allows insects to detect and respond to pheromones

...to determine the structures of theapproximately 60 percent of human proteins with no known function. "Howproteins fold determines how they are structured," said Lars Malmstroemof the UW laboratory that developed the program, "And how they arestructured is related to their function in the body."Because there...

Scientists Replicate Hepatitis C Virus in Laboratory

...es of hepatitis viruses, HCV accounts for about 15 percent of acute hepatitis cases, 60 to 70 percent of chronic hepatitis cases, and up to 50 percent of cases of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, and...

Scientists detect probable genetic cause of some Parkinson's disease cases

...history of the disorderand may account for 1½ to 2 percent of cases in individuals who do nothave a family history of the disease. The researchers found a mutationin one copy of the gene can lead to the disease. The findings werepublished online by Lancet at 6:30 p.m. ET on January 17, 2004. Copiesof the stu...

Bacteria collection sheds light on urinary tract infections

...ier for the bacteria to reach their bladder. Fifty percent of all women will experience at least one episode of UTIs during their lifetime. UTIs are typically treated with antibiotics. The researchers found that the E.coli causing the UTIs matched genetically with a sample of E.coli obtained from an animal ...

Genome-wide mouse study yields link to human leukemia

...lated. If, on the other hand, it loses at least 30 percent of its intensity, it is regarded as methylated. I...ach animal. They found anywhere from 45 to 209 (.8 percent to 8.5 percent) of the fragments methylated in the mice with cancer, but only one or two methylated ...

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