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La Jolla Institute discovers novel tumor suppressor

... that may be important in myeloproliferative diseases and some types of lymphoma and leukemia. Myeloproliferative diseases are a group of disorders characterized by an ... development of myeloid cells. Myeloproliferative diseases develop when myeloid cells -- which make certain ...

UC San Diego engineer provides insights to decades-old DNA squabble

... unlock the mystery behind the origin of many diseases such as cancer. The details of this ... as well as understand the origin of genetic diseases like cancer. For example, he said, lots of diseases including cancer are directly linked to abnormal ...

Placenta-derived stem cells may help sufferers of lung diseases

... diseases, such as pulmonary fibrosis and fibrotic diseases caused by tuberculosis, chemical exposure, radiation or pathogens. These diseases can ultimately lead to loss of normal lung tissue ... may prove useful for cell therapy of fibrotic diseases in the future," concludes Dr. Parolini. Dr. ...

The right messenger for a healthy immune response

... of how immune responses start, but also how diseases like autoimmune diseases may develop," says Wei: without Beta-Interferon, ... or improve new therapeutics to combat autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis or cancer." ...

Ben-Gurion U. researchers reveal connection between cancer and human evolution

... these same mutations predispose us toward complex diseases such as cancer," according to researcher Dr. Dan ... emergence of new species govern the emergence of diseases is new," Mishmar explains. "A clinician looks at ... a lot about the way certain people develop diseases and others have a lower tendency toward those ...

Research network wins approximately £5.7 million to target human and animal diseases in Africa

... Deadly diseases including plague, Ebola and Rift Valley Fever are ... to detect, identify and monitor infectious diseases affecting humans and animals, including new infectious human diseases of animal origin. SACIDS will primarily be ...

NIH expands Human Microbiome Project; funds sequencing centers and disease projects

... healthy volunteers and volunteers with specific diseases over the next year. This will allow researchers ... and its association with environmental factors, diseases and a woman's genetic makeup. J. Dennis ... Puberty, Sexual Activity and Sexually Transmitted diseases $820,000 Samples will be collected from an ...

They are young and need the job: A second chance for dangerous T-cells

... as regulatory T-cells in therapies for autoimmune diseases such as type-1 diabetes or multiple sclerosis: these are diseases that are triggered by uncontrolled autoreactive ... lead to new therapeutic approaches for autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatic arthritis ...

Scientific evidence of health problems from past contamination of drinking water at Camp Lejeune is limited and unlikely to be resolved with further study

... committee could not determine reliably whether diseases and disorders experienced by former residents and ... to TCE, PCE, or a mixture of solvents, and some diseases and disorders, including cancers of the breast, ... animals for kidney cancer. Similar noncancerous diseases and disorders included adverse effects on the ...

FAO/IAEA Symposium to address animal production and health

... and to detect and control animal-origin diseases that can be transmitted to humans, such as swine ... will discuss modern techniques for curbing animal diseases that affect humans, also known as "zoonoses", ... Crisis describes the implications of animal diseases on human health. Download Audio: David ...

Scientists discover new genetic immune disorder in children

... of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin diseases (NIAMS), part of the National Institutes of ... disease may also help us understand other common diseases that share clinical features, such as psoriasis, ... clinical characteristics were distinct from other diseases we had seen before," said NIAMS researcher and ...

Genetically corrected blood cells obtained from skin cells from Fanconi anemia patients

... This observation is particularly important in diseases such as Fanconi anemia, where one of the main ... strategy can be applied to many other genetic diseases by differentiating iPS cells towards healthy ... be able to cure patients suffering from genetic diseases such as Fanconi anemia. ...

Jeepers creepers: Climate change threatens endangered honeycreepers

... in Hawaii's mountains, deadly non-native bird diseases will likely also creep up the mountains, invading ... distribution, and the future projected range of diseases and honeycreeper habitat with climate change. ... While birds in those areas find refuge from the diseases dispersing juvenile birds and adults that follow ...

A new mouse model provides insight into genetic neurological disorders

... Neurosensory diseases are difficult to model in mice because their ... mouse was made to help understand nervous system diseases that impair feeling and cause paralysis of the ... created a mouse to help understand human neuronal diseases that impair a patient's ability to feel and to ...

NIH announces new program to develop therapeutics for rare and neglected diseases

... called the Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected diseases Program, or TRND. The program, funded by ... on these illnesses. The NIH Office of Rare diseases Research will oversee the program, and TRND's ... NIH estimates that more than 6,800 rare diseases afflict more than 25 million Americans. However, ...

3-D kidney atlas created for researchers and physicians

... Renal diseases shall be diagnosed earlier and treated more ... latest research findings on the development and diseases of the kidney. The Kidney Atlas was part of the ... diabetes. EUNEFRON follow-up project renal diseases in children The Kidney Atlas will now be ...

UCI awarded $45 million for infectious disease research

... The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of ... Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious diseases Research and its director, Dr. Alan Barbour, a ... and vaccine development for bacterial and viral diseases carried by animals and acquired by humans through ...

Moving gene therapy forward with mobile DNA

... technology to treat or even cure several fatal diseases for which there is no attractive alternative ... used for hereditary diseases, but also for other diseases that affect heart, brain and even for cancer. ... further testing this technology to treat specific diseases including cancer and genetic disorders, in ...

Wildlife trade threatens public health and ecosystems

... are going to become invasive species or carry diseases that could affect livestock, wildlife--or ... health is real, as the majority of emerging diseases come from wildlife," said Smith. "Most of these ... and pet industry advocates about the dangers of diseases that emerge from wildlife and that can make their ...

Single gene defect can cause stroke, other artery diseases

... between the mutated gene ACTA2 and artery diseases has opened the door to a new way of thinking ... mutation, it can present in several different diseases affecting different arteries." Milewicz and ... without the risk factors know to cause these diseases (smoking, high cholesterol) "Family members ...

New data on the breakdown of the KRas protein

... in new therapeutic strategies against cancer and diseases in which the formation of lysosomes is abnormal, ... disease. KRas is already used in the diagnosis of diseases such as colon, lung and breast cancer. The better ... know about how it appears and how this and other diseases can be combatted. ...

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 15, 2009

... EASTERN TIME, April 20, 2009 "Neglected" diseases neglected no more Chemical & Engineering News ... on neglected diseases. Those hard-to-treat diseases include leishmaniasis, sleeping sickness, and ... attention to developing treatments for these diseases thus the term, "neglected" diseases. That ...

CFI awards $854,098 to University of Montreal and partners

... Nutrigenomics to offset cardiovascular diseases Dr. Emile Levy, a nutrition and pediatrics ... promises to reduce the impact of cardiovascular diseases and other disorders by charting healthier eating ... chemically complex drugs." Preventing kidney diseases Dr. Shao-Ling Zhang, a researcher at the ...

Ambati study published in PNAS

... is currently being investigated for a variety of diseases are even more wide-ranging than previously ... which is currently in FDA trials for numerous diseases including age-related macular degeneration and ... siRNA may be utilized in the treatment of diseases of the lymphatic system, including lymphangiomas ...

Ecologists question effects of climate change on infectious diseases

... poleward range shifts in the areas suitable for diseases as higher latitudes become warmer and regions ... become too hot. The newly suitable areas for diseases will tend to be in more affluent regions where ... Scientists have used the fact that infectious diseases are most prevalent in the tropics to argue that ...

Roberta A. Pagon receives lifetime award in genetics from March of Dimes

... Her clinical work focuses on genetic eye diseases and syndrome delineation reviewing the symptoms ... about the diagnosis and management of genetic diseases with physicians worldwide," said Michael Katz, ... development of new tests for rare genetic diseases for use by doctors and patients, and supports the ...

New wheat disease could spread faster than expected

... CORVALLIS, Ore. Both plant and human diseases that can travel with the wind have the potential ... pose serious concerns not only for some human diseases but also a new fungus that threatens global wheat ... and other institutions, concluded that invading diseases do not always progress in an orderly, constant ...

Stopping autoimmunity before it strikes

... new method to track the development of autoimmune diseases before the onset of symptoms. The related report ... American Journal of Pathology . Autoimmune diseases such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid ... is lost. The immediate causes of autoimmune diseases remain unknown, partially due to the inability to ...

'It takes a genome: How a clash between our genes and modern life is making us sick'

... Sciences, suggests the increased rates of diseases such as diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer's are due ... one percent of people being susceptible to these diseases to more like 10 or 15 percent." Detailed in ... to identify the genes responsible for certain diseases was an exciting advancement in genetics, it ...

Portable kit may 1 day detect plant disease before disastrous outbreak

... just putting them together." But the nature of diseases in plants presents the challenge. Humans and ... the remaining fields. "One thing about plant diseases is that there are so many," Shim explained. ... he said, would be "a library to target the plant diseases of national interest." The first goal is to ...

McMaster researchers discover new mode of how diseases evolve

... scientists identify and assign risk to emerging diseases in the environment. The researchers found that ... right order to make music." With infectious diseases on the rise, the McMaster finding has ... Scientists currently monitor the risk of new diseases by assessing the gene content of bacteria found ...

Major step for drug discovery and diagnostics

... body. Defective membrane proteins are involved in diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases and neurological diseases, just to mention at ... surface. Membrane proteins involved in various diseases can be tested and our results can already now be ...

Scientists uncover new genetic variations linked to psoriasis

... have been associated with other inflammatory diseases such as Crohn's disease and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Additional ... will help to tease apart the ways in which these diseases are connected at the level of DNA. This ...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Jan. 14, 2009

... to reduce the health toll from a range of diseases by focusing more attention on identification of ... Dietert's perspective article examines diseases associated with DIT and calls for an increase in ... health risks for the most significant chronic diseases of children and adults, Dietert says. JS ...

Key to future medical breakthroughs is systems biology, say leading European scientists

... breakthroughs in the treatment of many common diseases such as diabetes and Parkinson's could be ... a signalling network is disturbed in any way, diseases such as cancer and diabetes can result. ... These include cancer and diabetes, inflammatory diseases and disorders of the central nervous system. ...

Human genomics in China

... means of molecular genetics, and to study genetic diseases including cancer by means of medical genetics. ... cancer and nasopharyngeal cancer) and genetic diseases (such as deaf). Furthermore, substantial ... trend of research related to human health and diseases and promptly de- termined to set up a "key ...

A protein that protects against Alzheimer's?

... on the mechanisms involved in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, stroke, dementia, ... outcomes, with a better ability to combat the diseases and a higher survival rate than the unmodified ... about creating a drug to prevent these types of diseases and to slow their progression. All the same, this ...

Case Western Reserve finds mechanism underlying alt. splicing of premessenger RNA into messenger RNA

... that curing the more than half of genetic diseases that are caused by mutations in the genetic code ... researchers have previously assumed. Those diseases include a large number of cancers and many ... alternative splicing and start curing the genetic diseases it causes. In Nilsen's view, the contextthe ...

Patient-derived induced stem cells retain disease traits

... that promise. "When scientists study diseases in humans, they can normally only look at the ... disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases will be harder to model with iPS cells, the ... have to find better ways to model complex human diseases that are difficult to reproduce in animals," ...

Attitudes towards assisted reproduction and preimplantation genetic diagnosis

... and 2) the avoidance of genetically transmitted diseases (mean above 6 points on an acceptance scale from ... indications detection of genetically transmitted diseases and, more recently, the selection of a healthy, ... diagnosis: so a couple with serious genetic diseases can select embryos that do not carry the ...
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