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NIH stimulus funding supports Emory biomedical scientists

... Emory thus far include: Blocking blood vessel growth in tumors: The creation of new blood vessels can ... to exercise or injury or bad, enabling the growth of a tumor. This project examines Syk, a molecule ... to low oxygen. Finding ways to block such growth signals could generate new tools to fight cancer. ...

The way you eat may affect your risk for breast cancer

... fashion. The researchers compared changes of a growth factor (IGF-1) in relationship to these two ... calorie restriction might enhance tumor growth due to growth factors being secreted in response to re-feeding, ...

Stem cell 'daughters' lead to breast cancer

... cells multiply rapidly in the presence of certain growth factors. In BRCA1 women these cells don't even require growth factors to proliferate they misbehave from the ... may therefore be a triple whammy effect faulty growth control, faulty DNA repair and expanded luminal ...

Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... officer, said, "We are encouraged by the modest growth in our revenues this quarter. Our goal is to ... of future revenue and earnings and the growth of the DSL and biometrics markets. Aware wishes ... the adoption of new industry biometric standards; growth of proprietary biometric systems which do not ...

Family planning a major environmental impact

... challenge facing us is continuing population growth and increasing global consumption of resources." ... much higher populations and rates of population growth than the U.S., their overall impact on the global ... population growth," Murtaugh said. "Future growth amplifies the consequences of people's ...

Antibody targeting of glioblastoma shows promise in preclinical tests, say Lombardi researchers

... a small, engineered antibody they say shuts down growth of human glioblastoma tumors in cell and animal ... the outside of glioblastoma cells, preventing a growth factor protein from binding to it and activating growth pathways in the tumors. "We desperately need ...

Douglas-fir, geoducks make strange bedfellows in studying climate change

... NEWPORT, Ore. Scientists are comparing annual growth rings of the Pacific Northwest's largest bivalve ... when you add in a second species and compare the growth rings of geoducks and Douglas-firs, for example ... has been applying tree-ring techniques to the growth increments of long-lived marine and freshwater ...

A crystal ball for brain cancer?

... 8 to 15 percent of patients survive without tumor growth six months after treatment. The UCLA team ... blood supply. Cancer cells secrete a growth factor called VEGF that spurs the growth of new blood vessels to supply the tumor with ...

Study reveals a reprogrammed role for the androgen receptor

... protein ignition switch for prostate cancer cell growth and division is a master of adaptability. When ... the receptor manages to find an alternate growth route. A new study by Dana-Farber Cancer ... androgen-dependent to androgen-independent cell growth occurs, in part, because the androgen receptor ...

Protein that promotes cancer cell growth identified

... was shown to play a key role in relaying the growth signals from epidermal growth factor (EGF) that cause cell division and ... cancer cells to ignore the cues that keep their growth in check. Cells that can evade apoptosis have a ...

Grant supports LSUHSC research on how like cell receptor systems determine very different functions

... molecules that assemble the pathway around growth factor receptors." The supplement was funded ... movement and cell division activity of growth factor receptors as a novel phosphorylation ... conditions that are dependent upon specific growth factor receptors, like some breast cancers in ...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes MIRTEC With the 2009 Award for Automated Optical Inspection Product Innovation of the Year

... conditions, MIRTEC has recorded triple digit growth in global sales revenue, which serves as ... Sullivan Frost & Sullivan, the growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best in class positions in growth, ...

Frost & Sullivan: North American Government Biometrics Markets Thrive With Active R&D Thrust

... technologies and contributing to the long term growth of the North American biometrics market. ... of the Automatic Identification and Security growth Partnership Service program, which also includes ... participants. Frost & Sullivan, the growth Partnership Company, enables clients to ...

Growing Demand for Rapid Screening and Detection Systems Pushes the European Maritime Security Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan

... maritime security is poised to rise, creating new growth opportunities for security system providers." ... Union is part of the Defence growth Partnership Services programme, which also ... participants. Frost & Sullivan, the growth Partnership Company, enables clients to ...

Plastics chemical retards growth, function of adult reproductive cells

... exposed to it, also has been found to retard the growth of follicles of adult mice and hinder their ... exposure to low doses of BPA can impair the growth and function of adult reproductive cells. The ... BPA," she said. The new study found that follicle growth was impaired after 48 hours of exposure to BPA, ...

UAB study reveals bone coupling factor key to skeletal health

... factor is a human protein called transforming growth factor beta-1, or TGF beta-1. Previously, ... for but missed the biological link between bone growth and bone remodeling a natural give-and-take ... that undergo remodeling as a natural part of the growth and aging process. Understanding the TGF beta-1 ...

Hormone clue to root growth

... how roots grow and how hormones control that growth is crucial to improving crop yields, which will ... how a plant hormone is crucial in controlling the growth of plant roots. Plant growth is driven by an increase in two factors: the ...

Frost & Sullivan Looks at Biometrics Advancement in Civil Security: Exploring Opportunities for Today and Beyond

... current programs, opportunities, challenges, growth and restraining factors. This briefing will ... contact details. Frost & Sullivan, the growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best in class positions in growth, ...

Triggering muscle development -- a therapeutic cure for muscle wastage?

... Denmark have shown that if elderly men were given growth hormone and exercised their legs showed an ... by the therapeutic application of mechano growth factor (MGF)?". There is hope that MGF can also ... produce a specific substance known as mechano growth factor (MGF) that activates stem cells already ...

Prostate Cancer Translational Research in Europe meeting: Search for biomarkers continues

... cancer selective compounds inhibiting VCaP cell growth at nanomolar concentrations. In vivo studies using VCaP cell xenografts showed reduced tumour growth in response to disulfiram exposure; disulfiram was not able to block tumour growth indicating the need for combined approaches. ...

Growth in German children

... 1997, by 0.2 cm. This implies that the rate of growth during childhood has increased. This trend is ... the early 1960s. The correlation between growth and socioeconomic status has been well established. For this reason, body growth is accepted as an important indicator of the ...

Caltech researchers explore how cells reconcile mixed messages in decisions about growth

... allow bioengineers to promote tissue growth when and where it's needed, and to discourage it ... is one of the ways the body keeps cell growth in check. When contact inhibition is disrupted, you get uncontrolled growth and the formation of tumors. But what ...

Discovery of the cell's water gate may lead to new cancer drugs

... of developing a drug that inhibits the spread and growth of tumours. All living organisms must be able ... aquaporins can dramatically reduce the spread and growth of tumours. Important for research It is ... may in the long term lead to drugs that slow the growth of a cancer tumour", says Karin Lindkvist. ...

Powerful nutrient cocktail can put kids with Crohn's into remission

... but without side effects like malnutrition and growth retardation. Dr. Shamir recently reported his ... was inspired by the problem of malnutrition and growth retardation in children battling IBD. Steroids ... when it involves their growth. For adults, growth is not a concern ― they just want to feel ...

Dual role in breast tissue for a protein involved in leukemia

... DC - A protein known to play a role in growth of some types of leukemia appears to have a mixed ... of proteins, which are key to regulating cell growth and differentiation. Because they have been found ... Stat5a collaborated with it to promote growth of a type of precancerous lesion of the breast ...

Australia's climate: Drought and flooding in annual rings of tropical trees

... For the temperate latitudes it is known that the growth of these annual rings depend mainly on ... University have been able to prove that tree growth in north-east Australia depends mainly on the ... Dynamics " (No. 33 -1, P. 63-73) they showed that growth rings are most suitable as climate proxy data for ...

Embryology study offers clues to birth defects

... that retinoic acid suppresses the gene fibroblast growth factor 8 (Fgf8) during the period when forelimb ... regulated by signaling molecules that control the growth and differentiation of progenitor cells by ... such embryos with a drug that reduces fibroblast growth factor activity, thus supporting the hypothesis ...

Gene activity reveals dynamic stroma microenvironment in prostate cancer

... to the genes were related to neurogenesis (the growth of neurons or nerve cells)," said Ittmann. "This ... previous finding that prostate cancer prompts the growth of new nerve cells, which is linked to poor ... The researchers also found changes in growth factor pathways, including those for ...

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

... the way selenoproteins are made can halt the growth of the super bug Clostridium difficile and ... drug acts as a potent antimicrobial halting the growth of the bacteria. The initial studies with C. ... at preventing tooth decay and inhibiting growth of T. denticola, but the mechanism of this ...

Aware, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... the current environment stronger and focused on growth in our target markets. We believe we will ... of future revenue and earnings and the growth of the DSL and biometrics markets. Aware wishes ... the adoption of new industry biometric standards; growth of proprietary biometric systems which do not ...

Shellfish face an uncertain future in a high CO2 world

... these organisms may experience reduced rates of growth and calcification that "when combined with other ... effects of acidification, Miller monitored their growth and measured the amounts of calcium carbonate ... oysters from Asia showed no change to either growth or calcification. The results reported suggest ...

Investigating the development of mechanosensitivity

... phases but always coincidentally with the growth of the neuronal pathways. ( EMBO Journal , 2009, ... development the neurons do not require any nerve growth factor, which is why the researchers suspect that ... neurons can only develop with the aid of nerve growth factor (NGF). It takes place at a later stage in ...

Tumor growth and chemo response may be predicted by mathematical model

... and clinical studies, the process of cancer growth is not well understood. Tumors are complex ... Houston, demonstrated the predictability of tumor growth in brain cancer and chemotherapy response in ... "The central finding of this work is that tumor growth and invasion are not erratic or unpredictable, or ...

Computer model predicts brain tumor growth and evolution

... and it has allowed researchers to recreate tumor growth in a computer. Through subsequent repetitive ... tumors, or "gliomas," and can now watch tumor growth on a computer screen. Creating such a model is ... diffusion, and quantitative measures of cell growth and metabolic rates. The model is a series of ...

Babies born to native high-altitude mothers have decreased risk of low birth weight

... find out how to protect from reductions in fetal growth even in low-oxygen environments. The study, ... months post-partum. They also tracked fetal growth across pregnancy using ultrasound to measure ... women. There were no differences in fetal growth or birth weight between the two groups. At high ...

Genes that influence start of menstruation identified for first time

... study could have ramifications for normal human growth and weight too, because early-age menstruation is ... of the processes involved in puberty and early growth and to understand what constitutes 'normal' in growth and development." Fellow author John Perry, ...

Focus on the formation of bones, teeth and shells

... more than about ten ions, were the start of the growth process from which the crystalline biomineral is ... This is important for research into the growth of bones and substitute bone material. The work might also be used in nanotechnology, to direct the growth of nanoparticles in the same way as appears to ...

Aware, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... the current environment stronger and focused on growth in our target markets. We believe we will ... of future revenue and earnings and the growth of the DSL and biometrics markets. Aware wishes ... the adoption of new industry biometric standards; growth of proprietary biometric systems which do not ...

Photoselective film proves effective for controlling height in potted gardenia plants

... chemical "regulators" designed to affect plant growth and development. The use of chemical growth retardants is standard practice in the production ... rooting benches and under the low tunnels. Plant growth indicators (including main shoot length and leaf ...

Tree survival skills

... of stress factors that leads to trees' reduced growth or death after planting. Water stress, mechanical ... could be directly linked to reduced tree growth and survival within the first year of ... process that diminish transplanted tree growth and survival", the scientists said. Effects of ...
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