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Deep Breaths: The Evolution Of Diving Mammals
2013-06-14 07:14:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by the University of Liverpool sheds new light on how diving mammals, such as the sperm whale, have evolved to be able to submerge for long periods underwater without breathing. The international team, led by Dr. Michael Berenbrink, from the University's Institute of Integrative Biology, identified a distinctive molecular signature of the oxygen-binding protein myoglobin in the sperm whale and other diving mammals....

2012-05-02 20:56:18

Cancer-Causing Food Additives Major Concern for Consumers As with many concerned consumers, a team of University of Oklahoma researchers wondered if the green color sometimes seen in bacon is, in fact, harmful to human health.  Recently, these OU scientists took an important first step in answering this question by determining the structure of the green pigment responsible for this ℠nitrite burn.´ The research team led by George Richter-Addo and Jun Yi, Department of...

2011-08-30 12:15:53

Acute myocardial Infarction (AMI) is a major cause of death and disability. Worldwide, one in eight patients die of an ischemic heart disease. Its rapid and accurate diagnosis is critical for the initiation of effective evidence based medical management, including early revascularization, but is still an unmet clinical need. The gradual implementation of high-sensitive cardiac troponins (hs-cTnT) in clinical practice has helped clinicians to detect and treat patients with acute myocardial...

2011-05-05 14:00:00

WICHITA, Kan., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill today announced Adrianna Alvarez-Sifuentes of Arlington, Texas, is the grand prize winner of its Rumba® specialty meats brand "Warmth of Home" consumer sweepstakes. Alvarez-Sifuentes was awarded the grand prize of $5,000 during a surprise event at her home with family and neighbors present. "I cannot believe that I was the lucky winner," said Sifuentes. "I thank Rumba for the prize and for the fresh products they...

2010-12-08 13:18:32

With the use of a highly sensitive test, detection of the blood biomarker cardiac troponin T, a cardiac-specific protein, is associated with structural heart disease and an increased risk of all-cause death, according to a study in the December 8 issue of JAMA. Cardiac troponin T (cTnT) is a preferred biomarker for the diagnosis of heart attack, and increasingly it has been recognized that elevated troponin levels may be detected in several chronic disease states, including coronary artery...

2010-12-08 08:28:22

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- An ER blood test used to confirm the presence of a heart attack now has another, preventative use.  In more sensitive version, this test can efficiently recognize undetected heart disease in non-symptomatic middle aged individuals, and can consequently prolong their lives. Researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center closely observed this sensitive test, which looks for the presence of a heart disease-linked protein called cardiac troponin T (cTnT).  In a...

2010-11-15 16:04:56

Certain measures of the blood biomarker cardiac troponin T (cTnT), a cardiac-specific protein, using a highly sensitive test, are associated with the development of heart failure or cardiovascular death in older adults, according to a study that will appear in the December 8 issue of JAMA. The study is being released early online because it will be presented at the American Heart Association's annual meeting. "Older adults comprise the majority of new-onset heart failure (HF) diagnoses, but...

2010-10-01 14:06:16

Vermont scientists invent new way to view atomic motion of proteins A cheetah lies still in the grass. Finally, a gazelle comes into view. The cheetah plunges forward, reaches sixty-five miles per hour in three seconds, and has the hapless gazelle by the jugular in less than a minute. Then it must catch its breath, resting before eating. A blue whale surfaces, blasting water high from its blowhole. It breathes in great gasps, filling its thousand-gallon lungs with air. Then it descends again...

2010-09-16 09:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche Diagnostics (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that it has introduced a complete battery of STAT immunoassays for cardiac biomarker testing on the cobas® 6000 analyzer series, an integrated system designed for diagnostic labs with medium testing volumes. With a 9-minute duration, the assays are faster than any other cardiac immunoassay tests currently available on an integrated platform and enable labs to deliver...

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2010-05-03 06:05:00

Scientists discovered that mammoths had blood that displayed "antifreeze" like qualities, which kept their bodies supplied with oxygen at sub-zero temperatures. The journal Nature Genetics reported that scientists extracted a blood protein, known as hemoglobin, from mammoth remains. The study of the hemoglobin led researchers to find those antifreeze properties. The hemoglobin protein is found in red blood cells where it binds to and carries oxygen. The scientists found that mammoths...