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January 21, 2002
Reactive oxygen generated by Nox1 enzyme triggers angiogenesis
An enzyme called Nox1, which converts oxygen into

MR angiography can see heart bypass grafts, look for blockage
High-resolution magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) may offer a risk-free way to identify narrowed vein grafts after bypass surgery, according to a report in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

MIT team tailors cell jackets to prevent cancer
MIT scientists wielding molecular scissors have shown for the first time that the sugar jackets of cancer cells can be tailored to inhibit tumors.

Outstanding teacher skills align with achievement by secondary students in English classes
Student achievement in reading, writing and English is higher among middle and high school students in response to skills their teachers possess.

The Future of the Amazon
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and the World Wildlife Fund-US will sponsor a half-day symposium entitled:The Future of the Amazon: Impacts of Deforestation and Climate Change

Study: mouthguards work in protecting athletes from expensive injuries to teeth
Publication this month of a new investigation by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers recommends custom-fitted plastic or rubber mouthguards for athletes to protect their teeth during rough play.

Mortality rates in Canadian neonatal ICUs
In this study the authors used anonymously linked data to determine the rates and causes of death among all 19 265 infants admitted to 17 Canadian neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) between January 1996 and October 1997.

Food, mood and behaviour
Can food help modulate mood and behaviour? In the third article in a series on clinical nutrition, Simon Young reviews the possible psychopharmacologic effect of several nutrients.

New imaging tests shed light on brain matter changes in relatives of MS patients
Relatives of patients with multiple sclerosis have a higher risk of developing MS than the general population, according to a study published in the current issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Preserving pine's genetic heritage
Scientists are working against the clock to collect genetic information from one of the last remaining natural stands of radiata pine on the island of Guadalupe off the west coast of Mexico.

Scientists report 'one-two' punch against breast cancer
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center scientists have reported a successful

Gene defect explains why some hearts are too big
A gene variant found in about 20 percent of the population might explain why some people develop a dangerously enlarged heart after intensive exercise or as a side effect of high blood pressure, according to today's rapid access publication of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to