The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on October 10, 1991 · Page 11
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A-12 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Thursday, October 10, 1991 lEALTHSCIENCE Saint's blood may be just chemistry First photos of asteroid possible in Galileo mission vial at the church's request report turb such a mixture enough to turn it liquid. "Thus a successful performance of the rite does not involve any conscious cheating," they wrote. "Indeed, inadvertent liquefaction events have been observed many times over the centuries during handling for repairs to the case that contains the sealed vial." Researchers who examined the And You Researchers say gel would liquefy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK A mystery dating from medieval times, the ability of the reputed clotted blood of a saint to turn liquid when handled in a religious ceremony, may be just ordinary chemistry, researchers say. The scientists report they created a dark brown gel that turns easily to liquid when disturbed and then thickens back into a gel. Such a mixture may be in the vial that is said to hold the blood of St. Januarius, also called San Gen-naro, in the Roman Catholic cathe dral of Naples, Italy, the researchers propose in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature. In a ceremony performed since the 14th century, the hermetically sealed, 4-inch glass container is repeatedly turned upside down. One of the researchers, chemist Luigi Garlaschelli of the University of Pavia in Italy, said in a telephone interview that he had observed the ceremony, and that the substance in the vial "looks exactly like ours." The gel was made with substances available in the 14th century, including table salt, water, calcium carbonate and ferric chloride hydrate, the researchers wrote. They said the repeated turning over of the Naples vial could dis- Galileo's main antenna failed to fully open in April, threatening to cripple the spacecraft's 1995-1997 exploration of Jupiter and leaving it unable to immediately transmit the asteroid snapshots to Earth. So the pictures will be stored on Galileo's tape recorder. Gaspra, located near the inner edge of the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is a small, irregularly shaped asteroid measuring about 6 miles by 7 miles by 11 miles. Scientists believe such orbiting chunks of rock contain clues to the solar system's formation 4.6 billion years ago. VJq Only Sc!d Cents! In our Linen Dept you save 20 TO 50 EVERY DAY on a huge selection of Famous Brand Linens and Accessories. 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"For the first time, we'll actually be able to see what the surface of an asteroid looks like," said William J. O'Neil, manager of the $1.4 billion Galileo project at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. But scientists may have to wait a year to see the pictures Galileo will snap when it zooms about 1,000 miles from Gaspra on Oct. 29. Surgery on fetus working Tissue transplant is producing cells THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON A pioneering transplant of fetal tissue into a developing fetus to cure a genetic ailment shows initial signs of success, doctors said Wednesday. Esmail Zanjani of the University of Nevada in Reno said the transplanted tissue has taken hold in the recipient, who was born in November. Five percent to 10 of the child's blood-making cells are descendants of the transplanted cells, he said. "Has it succeeded to the point of curing? We don't know yet," Zanjani said at the Eighth International Congress of Human Genetics. Further tests will be required to determine whether the child, afflicted with a severe genetic abnormality called Hurler syndrome, is developing symptoms of the disorder, he said. Such transplants could theoretically be used to treat a wide variety of genetic disorders, said Dr. Mitchell Golbus of the University of California, San Francisco. The case highlights the thorny issue of whether research using fetal tissue should be allowed. The government has opposed fetal tissue research over the strong protests of medical researchers. Transplants of fetal tissue into mice, cats and sheep have been successful, but transplants of adult tissue into animal fetuses have not succeeded, said Zanjani. Golbus has attempted three transplants of adult tissue into fetuses to cure genetic disorders. Two failed, and in the third case the parents elected to terminate the pregnancy before the success of the procedure was known, Golbus said. Zanjani said he believed that the transplants failed because they used adult rather than fetal tissue. The child whose transplant is showing signs of success was the focus of congressional hearings in April on fetal tissue research. Nutrition tips not followed, survey reports THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK Nearly 40 of Americans surveyed are dissatisfied with the way they eat, but many think it's too much work and sacrifice to do anything about it. The survey, conducted for the American Dietetic Association and released Wednesday, found that 79 of people questioned think nutrition is important, but only 44 believe they are doing all they can to eat a healthy diet. Forty-five percent said they are careful about how much fat they eat, but only 7 could cite the often-repeated guidance from fed eral and other health authorities that fat should make up no more than 30 of calories eaten daily. 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