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Medicine, Oncology, Colon, Cancer, APC, Tumor, Suppressor, Genetics

Genetic Pathway Links 90 Percent of Colon Cancers

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center and University Hospital in Utrecht, the Netherlands have identified a genetic pathway that may play a role in the development of as many as 90 percent of all colon cancers.


Biotechnology, Database

New Federal Bio-Technology Transfer Web Database

The Biotechnology Information Institute is now offering the Federal Bio-Technology Transfer Directory as an online Internet Web database. Besides being the largest specialized database of licensing opportunities in the biomedical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical areas, it is the only source for information about federal bio-technology transfers and related commercialization activities.


Johns, Hopkins, Medicine, Proteins, Neurotransmitter, Receptors, Glutamate, Receptor, Interacting, Protein, grip

Scientists Identify Communications "Matchmaker"

Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a protein that helps biochemical "ears" on the surface of brain cells line up close to the areas where nearby brain cells "speak."


Biological, Sciences, Geosciences, Environment, Engineering, Earth, Planets

Environments on Other Planets And Earth Same?

What do boiling-hot fissures in the earth's crust, the insides of airplane fuel tanks, vast expanses of ice in Antarctica and the parched sands of baking deserts have in common with environments on other planets?


Medicine, Genetics, Testing, Colon, Cancer, APC, Genetics, Familial, Adenomatous, Polyposis, FAP

Lack of Education and Counseling for Gene Testing

Results of a nationwide survey of physicians and genetic counselors conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions show that most patients who underwent genetic testing for a gene linked with colon cancer did not receive adequate genetic counseling or give their written informed consent for the test.


Tylenol, pain, Relief, Internet, www, Medications

Tylenol(R) Opens Internet Site

TYLENOL(R), the world's leading over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever, has launched a new site ( on the Internet where consumers and healthcare professionals can find important information about the proper use of OTC pain medications, common illnesses, pain management and self-care.


Food, Disease, Conference, Washington

Foodborne Disease Conference March 1997

On March 24-26, 1997, the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration, and in collaboration with other organizations, will host a conference on emerging foodborne pathogens. The conference will take place at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, Mark Center, in Alexandria, Virginia.


Enzyme, Signalling, Crystallography, Catalytic, Adenylyl, Cyclase, Messenger

Structure of Signalling Enzyme Power Center

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin Medical School and the National Institutes of Health have determined the three-dimensional structure of the "catalytic core," or main power center, of adenylyl cyclase. Adenylyl cyclase is a key player in the system that receives messages from outside cells and sends them repackaged to cell centers involved in any number of activities.


Government, Computers, Internet

Govnews Project Takes Democracy into Cyberspace

The International GovNews Project has announced a special government category on the Internetís Usenet news system. The creation of this new category lays the groundwork for the wide, cost-effective electronic dissemination and discussion by topic of large amounts of public government information.


Environment, Georgia, Biodiversity, Conservation, Military

Military Land Management Guided by New Book

The 25 million acres of land entrusted to the U.S. military may now benefit from more than 50 years of study in conservation and land management. A new 500-page publication called ≥Conserving Biodiversity on Military Lands: A Handbook for Natural Resource Managers≤ is now available for the U.S. Department of Defense. The bookπs publication is due in part to the efforts of Dr. Gary Meffe, a senior research ecologist with the University of Georgiaπs Savannah River Ecology Laboratory. He wrote the book with Michele Leslie, Jeffrey Hardesty and Diane Adams, all with The Nature Conservancy.

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