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Two dietary oils, two sets of benefits for older women with diabetes

... so this research shows how dietary oils can complement lifestyle and medication in helping older ... with nutrition is how dietary approaches can complement Westernized medicine," Belury said. "In an ideal ... We think there's a chance that nutrition can complement medication and help drugs work even better." ...

Genetic finding implicates innate immune system in major cause of blindness

... system". The findings suggest that the complement system is malfunctioning, attacking the retina ... AMD genes have already implicated the 'alternate' complement pathway, and our paper shows that the 'classical' complement pathway is also involved in this process." ...

Genes linked with lupus are revealed, giving hope for new treatments

... for a molecule involved in a system, known as the complement system, which forms part of the body's immune response. complement is a series of proteins in the blood which is ... supports the idea that abnormalities in the way complement and antibodies bind to immune cells play a key ...

HGS announces positive Phase 2 LymphoStat-B at ACR meeting

... normalization of autoantibody, immunoglobulin and complement levels over 2.5 years of therapy in SLE patients ... at Weeks 52-128. An increase in C3 and C4 complement among patients with low complement at baseline. Reversion of autoantibody ...

Silicon with afterburners: Process developed at Rice could be boon to electronics manufacturer

... of person-years invested into it. So we decided it would be good to complement silicon, rather than try to supplant it." He anticipates wide industry ... and say, 'Let us make your fabrication line work for you longer. Let us complement what you have.' "This gives the Intels and the Microns and the Samsungs ...

Microtest Labs Adds Dissolution Testing to its Suite of Analytical and Stability Testing Services

... services. "The addition of dissolution testing is the perfect complement to our portfolio of services," said Steven Richter, Ph.D., President and ... used to measure a drug's rate of release from its dosage form. It is a complement to other analytical assays -- potency and related substances (Microtest ...

Genes from tiny algae shed light on big role managing carbon in world's oceans

... 98 percent genes in common. Worden said that the algae's divergent gene complement may cause them to access and respond to the environment differently. ... ocean surface zones to the depths below. This research serves as a complement to field studies seeking to confirm emerging key players in global carbon ...

Mutant host cell protein sequesters critical HIV-1 element

... a target for development of antiretroviral therapeutics that are likely to complement existing therapies and provide additional protection from HIV and AIDS. ... "It is highly conceivable that intervention with Nef expression may complement the current anti-HIV therapies that are mainly targeted at HIV-1 protease ...

NIST awards $24M in grants for new research facilities

... optical metrology techniques at the nanoscale. These areas strongly complement existing quantum-level research programs at NIST. The new center will ... importance to a maritime state such as Florida, the new facility will complement several NOAA programs under the National Marine Fisheries Service and the ...

Photosynthesizing bacteria with a day-night cycle contain rare chromosome

... genes important for producing biofuels. Simultaneously analyzing the complement of proteins revealed more genes on the linear and the typical circular ... separate groups as well. Proteomics analysis examines almost the whole complement of proteins in a cell, but requires a gene sequence with which to pair up ...

New nanoparticle vaccine is more effective but less expensive

... something foreign, and so a low-level, generic immune reaction known as complement is triggered. This results in a particularly potent immune response ... nanoparticles for a while, says Hubbell. Our ideas -- to activate complement as a danger signal, and to exploit the slow interstitial flow towards the ...

Comprehensive look at rare leukemia finds relatively few genetic changes launch disease

... director and the paper's senior author, said the findings highlight questions about what it takes to transform a normal cell into a cancer cell. "The complement of genetic lesions varies across the different genetic subtypes of AML, but there are very few lesions in total. That is surprising. Most cancers ...

New drug may reduce heart attack damage

... said lead investigator Professor Levon Khachigian, from UNSW's Centre for Vascular Research. "It's a targeted therapy that can be used to complement other procedures and improve chances of a normal recovery," he said. The heart muscle suffers damage at two distinct times during a heart attack, ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- June 17, 2009

... article notes. Some experts question the validity of these next-generation tests. Meanwhile, new technologies for predicting toxicity may emerge and complement conventional animal tests, according to the article. ARTICLE #5 EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, June 22, 2009 "Next-Generation Risk ...

Biologists devise unifying framework to explain evolutionary puzzles

... the body, the hormones and cells, and the behavior of individuals. Evolution looks at how organisms change over time. "These two approaches actually complement each other and need to be looked at together," Akay said. Using bird behavior as an example of functional dynamics, Akay said, male and female ...

Biologists consider unifying framework to explain evolutionary puzzles

... the body, the hormones and cells, and the behavior of individuals. Evolution looks at how organisms change over time. "These two approaches actually complement each other and need to be looked at together," Akay said. Using bird behavior as an example of functional dynamics, Akay said, male and female ...

Quality and purity of popular stevia sweetener strengthened by new reference standards

... today announces that new reference standards for Rebaudioside A and Stevioside are now available. The reference standards for these two ingredients complement the soon to be released written testing standard for high-purity Rebaudioside A in the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), a collection of documentary ...

The first hyperspectral scanner in Spain

... required for acquiring an image of a sample in a spectral range of 900 to 2500nm, known as SWIR (short-wavelength infrared). This station will complement the hyperspectral image analysis software developed by Tecnalia-Infotech that enables the evaluation of the viability of the technology in various ...

Striata and CIC Launch Integrated eSignature, eDelivery, and eBilling for the Financial Services Industry

... dramatically increases customer adoption of electronic documents, paper turn off and ePayments. This enables Striata's clients to achieve rapid ROI; complement their existing self-service and e-communication strategies; significantly reduce paper output and to meet their carbon footprint/environmental impact ...

Old stain in a new combination

... Mller. "In this way, the profiles of methylene blue and artemisinins, which quickly and effectively eliminate the parasites in the red blood cells, complement each other." Since the study group from Heidelberg has used methylene blue in Western Africa for years, it has already been adequately clinically ...

Study finds genetic links to age of first menstrual period and menopause

... Disease Prevention at BWH, said: "The collaboration of the WGHS and the NHS represents a great example of how large cohorts with genome-wide data can complement each other. While only one locus reached near genome-wide significance in the NHS alone, the meta-analysis of combined data had much more statistical ...

Striata and CIC Launch Integrated eSignature, eDelivery, and eBilling for the Financial Services Industry

... dramatically increases customer adoption of electronic documents, paper turn off and ePayments. This enables Striata's clients to achieve rapid ROI; complement their existing self-service and e-communication strategies; significantly reduce paper output and to meet their carbon footprint/environmental impact ...

Stanford scientists turn adult skin cells into muscle and vice versa

... the muscle nuclei to produce human skin geneseffectively transforming the cell from one type to the other. "Reprogramming mature cells will likely complement the use of embryonic stem cells in regenerating tissues," said Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal . "By elucidating the ...

Nine Additional Virginia Law Enforcement Agencies Deploy BIO-key(R) and DaPro Systems Solution

... Reporting, GIS/Mapping, Emergency Notification Systems and Custom Software Solutions. DaProSystems offers turnkey professional services to complement our product offerings including grant-writing, system training, system installation, hardware procurement, network installation, and 24x7x365 ...

Scientists develop method for comprehensive proteome analysis

... Calif., April 8, 2009 -- Investigators at Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have deciphered a large percentage of the total protein complement (proteome) in Schizosaccharomyces pombe ( S. pombe ) fission yeast. Laurence Brill, Khatereh Motamedchaboki, Ph.D. and lead investigator Dieter ...

COST Foresight 2030

... more of the human body could be artificial. Implants could replace worn-out body parts or be equipped with extra strength or embedded intelligence to complement decision-making. Such dramatically-improved health solutions mean we will live longer, more active lives. This new demographic begs a host of ...

Nine Additional Virginia Law Enforcement Agencies Deploy BIO-key(R) and DaPro Systems Solution

... Reporting, GIS/Mapping, Emergency Notification Systems and Custom Software Solutions. DaProSystems offers turnkey professional services to complement our product offerings including grant-writing, system training, system installation, hardware procurement, network installation, and 24x7x365 ...

Breakthrough made in energy efficiency, use of waste heat

... on hot, sunny days. "Since this technology would allow you to produce electricity or cooling whenever something is hot, it might be an ideal complement to a 'smart' energy system that could provide extra power during peak demand periods," Peterson said. "We can now take heat and use it to create ...

Health benefits, consequences of folic acid dependent on circumstances

... assess the conditions under which folic acid can be beneficial and harmful and contribute to guidelines for the healthful intake of folic acid as a complement to dietary folate. The consequences of inadequate folate intake remain prevalent in many countries, even in industrial countries where specific ...

Men are the weaker sex

... orthopedics, cardiology, and many others. "It's almost like males and females are a different species," he says. "They complete and complement each other, but a 'one-size fits all' medical approach does an injustice to both males and females. Men and women are different in so many respects, ...

Call for abstracts and registration for the EMBO Meeting 2009

... 2009. Sponsored symposia and industry exhibits, career forums and skill development workshops, networking events, prizes and award ceremonies will complement the scientific programme. ...

Molecular fingerprints point the way to earlier cancer diagnosis and more targeted treatment

... is a major factor in prostate cancer treatment. In fact some men with slow growing disease likely won't even need treatment. So he wants to provide a complement of biomarkers that accurately diagnose and categorize the disease then help monitor success of treatment. These early studies indicate a urine test ...

It's for the birds

... program to recruit citizen scientists and professional researchers to monitor plant and animal life cycles, or phenology. The two efforts will complement each other flawlessly, with the BPP combining its expertise on historical bird data with the USA-NPN's ongoing work to document changes in flowering, ...

New aerosol observing technique turns gray skies to blue

... systems still struggle to measure aerosol size and composition, says Han, who conducts research using LIDAR. He sees roles for both techniques as a complement to one another. The techniques developed with the RSP instrument have contributed to the creation of the APS, a spaceborne version that will fly ...

Texas-sized tract of single-celled clones

... the appearance and regulation of cheating behaviors," Queller said. "It is likely that additional natural studies of social microbes will continue to complement the genetic and evolutionary laboratory studies of these organisms." ...

Iowa State researchers developing clean, renewable energy for ethanol industry

... that can be used in gas-fired heating and drying equipment. "We're not intending to replace grain ethanol production," Brown said. "We want to complement it." The burner Kong, who is leading development of the new burner, said the technology could replace natural gas in conventional ethanol ...

World's experts identify the hottest trends in biology and medicine

... clinicians. The expert-driven article evaluation services, Faculty of 1000 Biology and Faculty of 1000 Medicine, are each launching a journal to complement their award-winning service. The new journals, called F1000 Reports, are unlike existing scientific journals as most of their content has already ...

Tigers get a stimulus plan

... has offered to host a meeting of tiger experts from around the world for a Year of the Tiger Summit in 2010. The Tiger Futures project will complement Bank initiatives to involve all tiger range states in high-level discussions for tiger conservation, and will support a broad participation of other ...

NASA-funded carbon dioxide map of US released on Google Earth

... across broad areas, we're helping them to understand critical information for climate change policy decisions." Vulcan Project data and maps will complement observations from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua spacecraft and the upcoming Orbiting Carbon Observatory, which is set to launch ...

Scientists find black gold amidst overlooked data

... The new method is not perfect, as cloud cover or a lack of sun glint can limit its use. Hu and colleagues suggest it may be best used as a complement to SAR, which penetrates cloud cover and can be tilted to get the necessary imaging angle. "If you can get an image on a two- to three-day time ...
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