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Plastic that grows on trees, part two

... how to convert plant biomass into a building block for plastics and fuels cheaply and efficiently. ... plant carbohydrate -- directly into the building block called HMF in one step. The result builds ... can be used as a building block for plastics and "biofuels" such as gasoline and ...

New drug shows promise in treating drug-resistant prostate cancer

... of two novel compounds, MDV3100 and RD162, which block the androgen receptor (AR) in CRPC cells, and ... spur the growth of prostate cells, and drugs that block the receptors for these hormones are the most ... out to design a new generation of drugs that can block the androgen receptor without unwanted side ...

Skin cancer study uncovers new tumor suppressor gene

... therapies that target oncogenes usually seek to block or reduce their action, while those aimed at ... tumor suppressor(s), it may not be wise to block all MMPs. The study suggests that a better ... or increase MMP-8 function or for drugs that block only those MMPs that are truly oncogenes. ...

Oh baby, interventional radiology makes childbirth safer

... embolization, interventional radiologists can block life-threatening bleeding immediately and ... of sand) or little metal coils, are released to block an injured vessel and stop the bleeding. "The ... like in angioplasty), if needed at delivery to block excessive blood flow, explained interventional ...

NYU Langone Medical Center researchers find micro RNA plays a key role in melanoma metastasis

... cell." miRNAs are short pieces of RNA that block the expression of proteins that are encoded by ... the administration of anti-miRNA 182 could block the growth or expansion of the primary melanoma ... we can use this model for studies in mice to block the growth of the primary melanoma tumor or the ...

Animal trackers collaborate on new Google Earth for oceans

... led by Stanford University Professor Barbara block collaborated with Google for more than a year, ... GTOPP and Google has been a long-term goal for block and her colleagues. "Google Earth provides a ... has been pioneered over more than a decade by block and her colleagues Drs. Daniel Costa from UC ...

Gene therapy demonstrates benefit in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

... How could he effectively reach the joints to block the actions of this protein? Gene therapy ... receptor antagonist protein, which serves to block actions of the interleukin-1 protein. "The ... remaining in place, the new gene can continuously block the action of the interleukin-1 within the ...

The Burnham buzz

... manner. What's in Fashion: Designer Drugs to block Breast Cancer Gregory Roth, Ph.D., and ... cancer. Dr. Roth believes that compounds that block the chemokine may be potential cancer therapies. ... that bind tightly to the chemokine, hoping to block its activity and stop the spread of tumors. ...

Vitamin C lowers levels of inflammation biomarker considered predictor of heart disease

... than 2 milligrams per liter were enrolled," block added. "Researchers found very important effects ... an effect even though it is also an antioxidant. block noted that these vitamins have other functions ... said. Although this study ended at two months, block noted that there is no evidence to date of ...

Purdue researcher invents molecule that stops SARS

... and 774 died. In addition to its ability to block the SARS virus, the molecular compound that ... compounds for the necessary properties to both block the virus and have the potential to become viable ... A safe and effective treatment needs to block enough of the protein to cripple the disease ...

Breast cancer cells recycle to escape death by hormonal therapy

... that strategy. She'll now look for ways to block macroautophagy in an animal model, including ... of the recycling center, you alter the pH and block its ability to do what it is supposed to do," ... autophagy as a survival mechanism. You can either block the autophagosome with your therapy or you can ...

UC Davis researchers discover new drug target for inflammatory disease

... potential impact of the finding on our ability to block inflammation and stop the disease process in its ... successful in screening potential drugs that can block the binding process and hopefully the immune ... will next be working to screen for molecules that block the binding of sPLA2-IIA to integrins and show ...

Leatherback turtles go with the flow

... week's PLoS Biology , marine biologist Barbara block and colleagues give us the largest study to date ... Eastern Pacific over the course of three years. block et al. found that after nesting, the turtles ... and migration paths of leatherback turtles, block et al. shed light on these mysterious sea ...

To save or savor? It's decision time for Atlantic bluefin tuna

... at Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station. block is scheduled to discuss her work during a press ... a seminar at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18. block has spent more than a decade tagging Atlantic ... or have fin clips for DNA analysis removed. block and her students have uncovered remarkable ...

Stanford researchers make first direct observation of 3-D molecule folding in real time

... Feb. 1 issue of Science, their paper, of which block is senior author, describes the development of ... do, and how they perform the functions they do," block said. "No one has been able to explore in great ... average RNA at random is not going to do that," block said. "These are highly evolved things." The ...

Drug aimed at 2 bioterror agents blocks live viral infection, Weill Cornell team reports

... pathogen, parainfluenza virus, that appeared to block "pseudo" Hendra and Nipah viruses from entering ... in monkey cells to show that it does effectively block infection with both live Hendra and Nipah," ... drugs -- acts on a similar principle to block that virus' entry into cells. The next step, ...

New approach for attacking lupus identified

... to lupus, researchers have developed drugs that block interferon. These drugs, however, have ... to new therapeutic approaches where you could block specifically some of their functions, but not ... of STAT2, said Dr. Ivashkiv. The idea was if you block these signaling pathways, would ...

Ohio scientists develop blue-blocking glasses to improve sleep and ADHD symptoms

... researchers have created glasses designed to block blue light, therefore altering a persons ... the circadian rhythm. The special glasses block the blue rays that cause a delay in the start of ... night lights and light bulbs with coatings that block the blue light. Instead of wearing the glasses, ...

Scripps research team blocks bacterial communication system to prevent deadly staph infections

... vaccine that could one day be used in humans to block the onset of infection. The advantage of the new ... autoinducers in some way could therefore block quorum sensing and, hence, the establishment of ... autoinducer. This activity proved to effectively block quorum sensing and infection in the mice. ...

Got calcium? UWM researcher finds that food labels confuse consumers

... of Public Policy and Marketing. Peracchio and block found that: In Study 1, only two of 37 ... central question of the research, Peracchio and block write, is: How do consumers make food consumption ... Other nutrients affected Peracchio and block point out that the difficulty in translating the ...

Study finds blocking angiogenesis signaling from inside cell may lead to serious health problems

... Angiogenesis inhibitors that block a tumors development of an independent blood ... in particular for use of those inhibitors that block VEGF signaling from inside the cell. About 5 ... from both outside and inside the cell. When we block it from the inside, the outside signaling cannot ...

Finding that 1-in-a-billion that could lead to disease

... typical error that occurs is to the DNA building block cytosine, being chemically converted to a similar-looking building block not normally found in DNA: uracil. Even water can ... saw that UDG holds onto the normal DNA building block thymine (T) after it pops out of the DNA on its ...

Nottinghamshire Police First Law Enforcement Agency to Deploy ForensicSoft in United Kingdom

... digital forensic investigations. Employing ForensicSoft's proprietary SAFE block technology to block all disks at the physical level, SAFE is the only Windows-based boot ...

Scientists link immune system's natural killer cells to infant liver disease

... after birth, and they have implications for developing new therapies to block the disease by targeting certain cells or pro-inflammatory circuits," said ... the bile ducts are damaged, which in turn allows inflammatory cells to block the duct and the ongoing accumulation of fibrotic tissue. Biliary atresia ...

Plant protein 'doorkeepers' block invading microbes, study finds

... roles in the biochemical mechanisms that enable plants to recognize and block out invading bacteria," Coaker said. She noted that, over the last 20 ... with the biochemical processes that enable the plant to recognize and block out invading bacteria. The researchers found that RIN4 can act to ...

GUMC discovery highlights new direction for drug discovery

... Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) have discovered a novel way to block the activity of the fusion protein responsible for Ewing's sarcoma, a rare ... the notion long accepted among scientists is that it is not possible to block protein-protein interactions given that the surface of many of these ...

New MRI technique could mean fewer breast biopsies in high-risk women

... of a lesion often stand out very clearly when embedded in fat." block and his colleagues currently are gathering data on the efficacy of the ... a UW-Madison assistant professor of biomedical engineering and radiology, block and colleagues also are refining ways to image both breasts simultaneously ...

Plant protein 'doorkeepers' block invading microbes, study finds

... roles in the biochemical mechanisms that enable plants to recognize and block out invading bacteria," Coaker said. She noted that, over the last 20 ... with the biochemical processes that enable the plant to recognize and block out invading bacteria. The researchers found that RIN4 can act to ...

Stress puts double whammy on reproductive system, fertility

... well as a drop in fertility. Even the stress of infertility treatments can block their effectiveness, as evidenced by many anecdotes about couples ... solution to chronic stress. However, Kaufer said, it may be possible to block GnIH to reduce some of the effects of stress on reproduction. The ...

Newly discovered reactions from an old drug may lead to new antibiotics

... it could potentially be a source for new narrow spectrum antibiotics that block bacteria that require selenium to grow." The key discovery occurred ... lead to new approaches to preventing gum disease. "No one has tried to block the metabolism of selenium before as a therapeutic approach," Self said. ...

Novel vaccine approach offers hope in fight against HIV

... developers. By using gene transfer technology that produces molecules that block infection, the scientists protected monkeys from infection by a virus ... (called immunoadhesins) that were specifically designed to bind to SIV and block it from infecting cells. Once proven to work against SIV in the ...

Sugar on bacteria surface serves as base for a web of resistance

... introduced a number of mutant genes and enzymes to the process to either block or generate extra Psl to test its role in matrix formation. All signs ... biofilm matrix, he said. It's too early to tell whether strategies to block Psl in these lab experiments would be a safe way to disrupt the ...

Long-lasting nerve block could change pain management

... . "The idea was to have a single injection that could produce a nerve block lasting days, weeks, maybe even months," explains Daniel Kohane, MD, PhD, ... report that if saxitoxin is packaged within liposomes, it is able to block nerve transmission of pain without causing significant nerve or muscle ...

Alzheimer cell death in Zebrafish: Demise of neurons observed live for the first time

... first findings have already shown that we can in principle use drugs to block at least some of the disease-related processes in the zebrafish." ... this: One drug did have an effect in the living fish and was able to block the disease-related processes in the zebrafish at least to some extent." ...

New medications show promise in treating drug-resistant prostate cancer

... known as androgens -- spur the growth of prostate cells, and drugs that block the receptors for these hormones are the most common treatment for the ... treatment. So they set out to design a new generation of drugs that can block the androgen receptor without unwanted side effects, even when levels of ...

Ambati study published in PNAS

... a critical component of immune responses. The new study found that siRNAs block not only blood vessels but also lymphatic vessels. In the cornea, the ... researchers in Naples, Italy, they also found that siRNAs generically block blood and lymphatic vessel growth in muscle tissue as well. These findings ...

MDC researchers prevent virus induced myocarditis

... One therapeutic option could be to use CAR as a drug target and to block this receptor with a pharmacological agent. "However," Dr. Shi ... in mice leads to cardiac arrhythmia." Ultimately, the researchers aim to block the receptor transiently, so that only the virus entry is affected without ...

Scripps scientists find structure of a protein that makes cancer cells resistant to chemotherapy

... may be able to use these crystal structures to design chemicals that block P-glycoprotein's activity and restore sensitivity to chemotherapeutic ... professor at Scripps Research, who had designed several compounds that can block the function of P-gp. These compounds bind inside the P-gp cavity, ...

Small molecules block cancer gene

... HOUSTON (March 10, 2009) Finding molecules that block the activity of the oncogene Stat 3 (signal transducer and activator of ... the computer to look for small molecules that would fit in that pocket and block the ability of Stat3 to maintain the cancer cell. That screen of nearly 1 ...

Scripps research team identifies key molecules that inhibit viral production

... for the simplest solution, taking a peptide from core to see if we could block the interaction," Strosberg said, "and it did." The Problem with ... goal of identifying inhibitors of the core dimerization, which would block virus production. "People have been dreaming about inhibiting ...
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