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Scientists Find Proteins In Body That Block Hiv Race Is On To Find Out Why These Chemicals Do What They Do

Dr. Robert Gallo and a team of scientists at the National Cancer Institute say they have found three chemicals made by the body that block the progress of AIDS a …


Experts: Limit Cancer Drug’s Use

The National Cancer Institute is recommending that doctors limit use of the drug tamoxifen in the treatment of breast cancer to only five years. A study showed there was no …


Study Suggests Shift Work Bad For Women’s Hearts

Working rotating shifts may be hazardous to women’s hearts, a study suggests. The study, in today’s issue of the American Heart Association journal Circulation, says women nurses who worked irregular …


No Evidence Drugs Deter Heart Disease Millions Taking Medication Without Any Proof It Works

When the smoke had cleared, the two cardiologists agreed on only one thing: Millions of Americans with high blood pressure are taking costly and possibly harmful drugs with no proof …


All Men Can Trace Y Chromosomes To One Ancestor, New Study Reports

Every man on Earth today can trace his Y chromosome to one male who lived about 190,000 years ago, before anatomically modern humans had evolved, a study suggests. There were …


UW Astronomer Heads Stardust Mission

A University of Washington astronomer will be in charge of a NASA space mission to gather samples of comet dust and return it to Earth for analysis. As part of …


Our Greatest Fears Of Death Well-Founded Study Finds Terminally Ill Kept Alive, In Pain Despite Wishes

Roughly half of the terminally ill patients in America die alone, in pain or hooked to a machine, according to a study published in today’s Journal of the American Medical …


Fda Approves New Aids Drug

The federal Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved 3TC - a new anti-viral AIDS drug to be used with the frequently prescribed AZT, further bolstering the growing belief that …


Tiny Shoots Spring From Ancient Lotus Seeds Oldest Seed Ever To Be Germinated May Provide Clues On How To Slow Aging

Scientists grew a tiny green shoot from a 1,288-year-old lotus seed from China. It is believed to be the oldest seed ever germinated, and it may yield clues on how …


Expedition Finds Unusual Horses In High Valley Of Remote Tibet Explorers Believe Ancient Breed May Unfold Equine Evolution

Deep in Tibet, in a high and icy valley, the explorers came upon the first of the enigmatic creatures. They saw one, and then three of them grazing in the …


Next Generation Aids Drug Undergoes Scrutiny This Week But Officials See A Combination Of Drugs As The Best Hope

A long-anticipated new generation of AIDS drugs called protease inhibitors promises the most powerful medicine yet to stall - but not cure - the deadly virus, the nation’s top drug …


Fish Consumption Stems Cardiac Arrest Modest Amounts Of Seafood With Omega-3 Oils Sufficient

The latest study to explore the slippery question of whether eating fish reduces the risk of heart disease found that it does - in modest quantities and for a certain …


Pig Cells Help Treat Parkinson’s

U.S. physicians are poised to begin a new era in the surgical treatment of Parkinson’s disease, one that proponents say will bypass the ethical and accessibility problems of using human …


Northwest Doctors Often Missed Hiv Signs Despite Signs Of Infection, Many Missed Diagnosis, Study Shows

Primary care doctors missed important signs of HIV infections three-quarters of the time in a new study in the Pacific Northwest, where AIDS cases are still relatively rare, researchers said. …


West Coast Ballplayers Suffer More From Jet Lag, Study Shows

From a purely scientific point of view, the Atlanta Braves would have been better off playing the Seattle Mariners than the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. Baseball teams traveling …


Mars On A Budget Scientists Tour Eastern Washington To Get A Feel For The Red Planet

1. Otherwordly landscape. Howard Eisen, left, and Tom Rivellini try to repair a rover similar to the one that will be sent to explore Mars in 1997. Photo by Molly …


Prof’s Life’s Work Rides On Spaceship

It will take 54 tension-filled minutes for David Atkinson to find out if 15 years of his life’s work will bear fruit. It will begin in early December as a …


Pioneer Families Key In Alzheimer’s Find Research Traced Several Generations Of Volga German Families, Including Two From Eastern Washington

Descendants of one of the first ethnic groups to settle Eastern Washington have helped solve a key mystery in the workings of Alzheimer’s disease. In reports published today in the …


Russian Satellite To Study Magnetic Field

Russia launched a satellite Thursday from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia to study the earth’s magnetic field. The launch brings to 1,850 the number of launches from Plesetsk since …


Galileo Fires Up For Jupiter Orbit

The Galileo spacecraft has kicked itself onto a new path that puts it right on target for an orbit around Jupiter while a smaller companion dives into the planet’s atmosphere. …


Energy Loss Seen In Brain Disorders Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s Researcher Theorizes Depletion Of Chemicals For Brain Cells

Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related brain disorders may be the result of a catastrophic energy shortage that develops in the brain as tiny chemical fires inside nerve cells flicker and …


A Cutt Above The Rest

1. Cutthroat evolved with a taste for insects, and a weakness for dry flies. Among trout they are particularly susceptible to fishing pressure and habitat changes. Photo by Rich Landers/The …


Physicists Create New State Of Matter Einstein Prediction Comes True In Super-Cold Environment

In a discovery that experts are calling “breathtaking” and “beautiful” - and of “Nobel Prize caliber” - physicists at the University of Colorado at Boulder have created an entirely new …


Hormone Debate Leaves Women In Limbo Confusion Grows As Research Offers Conflicting Opinions

One indisputable conclusion has emerged from the growing body of research on hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer: Women don’t know what to believe anymore.


Study Shows How Smoking While Pregnant Can Kill Baby

Nicotine exposure in utero appears to shut down a stress reaction that normally helps newborns survive low-oxygen conditions, according to a new study using an animal model of sudden infant …


Cholesterol Drug Can Save Heart Patients

The anti-cholesterol drug Zocor can prolong the lives of heart disease patients, the government said Wednesday, the first time it has declared such an effect for cholesterol medicine. Doctors urged …


Genes, Not Emotions, Cause Bedwetting Study Shows Problem No Fault Of Children Or Parents

One of the most embarrassing of childhood conditions - bedwetting - is probably caused by genetic factors beyond a child’s control, researchers say. Doctors have known for years that bedwetting …


Agency Begins Study Of Fire Crew Behavior In First Workshop Of Its Kind, Survival Traits To Be Analyzed

After 80 years of studying wildfires, the U.S. Forest Service is studying firefighters - and how to develop the behavioral traits that will keep them alive. In the first workshop …


Sex Fantasy Studies Called Skewed

Psychologists holding a revisionist view of sex fantasies say that most of the last 50 years of research on the subject has been blind to the true nature of women’s …


Cheap Tests Can Predict Heart Illness New And Painless Method Can Warn Against Stroke

A cheap and painless set of tests developed in leading medical centers around the country promises to predict heart disease and stroke, and pinpoint the patients who really need aggressive …