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Navigating in the ocean of molecules

... them to biological activity, that is, to their potential to bind to proteins, in particular medically ... - 1060 molecules according to the estimates - are potential active agents. Identifying these islands of biological activity in the ocean of all potential compounds is not an easy task. "Organic ...

Symposium to discuss geoengineering to fight climate change at the ESA Annual Meeting

... for Atmospheric Research argues that despite its potential to create overall cooling, atmospheric seeding ... Jackson says that this solution has the potential to store more than a century's worth of electric ... relatively low cost. He notes, however, that some potential risks of geologic sequestration include carbon ...

Beautiful plumage: Feather color and sex start the species revolution

... Birds use plumage colour to recognize and select potential mates. A mutation of a single DNA base can lead ... differences stop them recognizing each other as potential sexual partners. This is evidence of incipient ... change in birds, affecting the selection of potential sexual partners. This leads to reproductive ...

Pinhead-size worms + robot = new antibiotics

... germ-fighting drugs involve adding the potential drug to cultures of bacteria or cells and ... do not work well. They may give passing grades to potential drugs that are toxic, or that fight bacteria in ... A much better test would involve screening of potential new antibiotics in living animals infected with ...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... show that hyrax middens have extraordinary potential to preserve high-resolution records of rapid ... New research by Homoky et al. highlights the potential utility of iron isotopes for addressing important ... iron in coastal shelf settings, highlighting the potential for future research to use iron isotopes as a ...

Stem cell research: From molecular physiology to therapeutic applications

... Totipotent embryonic stem cells have great potential for generating a wide range of different human ... proinflammatory cytokines and growth factors. The potential use of MSCs in tissue regeneration has been shown ... human parthenogenetic embryonic stem cells as one potential resource for stem cell therapy[4]. Professor ...

Test helps in fight against lung infections and for treating other life-threatening infections

... in the developed world caused by biofilms, the potential for this new breakthrough test, called bioFILM ... treatment options are explored, and the potential always exists for these infections to cause ... with CF, the bioFILM PA™ test shows potential for use on other serious bacterial biofilm ...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

... dramatic cost savings, the technology has the potential to be the first photovoltaic cell to achieve ... streak camera alone. This breakthrough offers the potential to yield important insights into understanding ... measured from further amplification, avoiding potential laser damage. ROSE This technology ...

Newly discovered gene fusion may lead to improved prostate cancer diagnosis

... prostate cancer testing and new targets for potential treatments. Experts believe that gene fusions -- ... NDRG1-ERG, produces a protein that may be a potential target for drug therapies. "The prostate ... normal cells. Ongoing work is exploring the potential biologic implications of this discovery. However, ...

Seals quickly respond to gain and loss of habitat under climate change

... and provides predictive data on response to potential future impacts, including those caused by climate ... what might happen in the future, has good potential for predicting the impact of environmental change ... would have been unlikely to take them near other potential breeding sites, and so when their breeding site ...

Systems biology recommended as a clinical approach to cancer

... tools and treatment options, as well as potential new drug targets to help combat the many ... "One of the goals of this paper is to show the potential benefits that can result from moving the use of ... in response to the realization that the potential applications of systems biology to the cancer ...

Contaminated site remediation: Are nanomaterials the answer?

... practices; research findings; societal issues; potential environment, health, and safety implications; and ... for some current site cleanup practices, but potential risks remain poorly understood. According to ... research is needed to understand and prevent any potential adverse environmental impacts, particularly ...

Report shows the power of US cities to mitigate climate change and steps they need to take to adapt

... their operations. They also recognize the huge potential to influence long-term reductions from the ... wider community on the climate where there is the potential for massive emissions mitigation. For example, ... climate change. Cities around the world have the potential to drive significant emissions reductions ...

US-Mexico border wall could threaten wildlife species

... of wildlife, biologists say, and the animals' potential isolation is a threat to populations of some ... to the design could dramatically improve the potential for animals to move more freely between the two ... In their study, the authors looked at the potential effects of the security wall on two species the ...

Pacific Northwest forests could store more carbon, help address greenhouse issues

... forests of the Pacific Northwest hold significant potential to increase carbon storage and help mitigate ... allowed to increase in age by 50 years, their potential to store atmospheric carbon would still increase ... they have often been asked what the theoretical potential was for storing carbon in these forests, ...

New biomarker method could increase the number of diagnostic tests for cancer

... findings are significant because they provide a potential solution for eliminating one of the major hurdles ... a critical roadblock because biomarkers have the potential to allow doctors to detect cancer in the earliest ... work demonstrates that this technology has the potential to transform how candidate protein biomarkers are ...

Engineering innovative solutions for 21st century medicine

... disciplines are maintained, especially with the potential for groundbreaking advances in fields such as ... surgery; New imaging technologies have the potential to predict stroke and heart attack, improve early ... year; Tissue engineering technology has the potential to use patients' own cells to correct ...

Novel handheld device detects anthrax with outstanding accuracy and reliability

... results from a system that has so much potential to reduce the large costs and losses in ... on average one alert a day or more regarding the potential presence of anthrax, so this device can only ... new testing results are expected to unlock large potential markets for Veritide in North America and around ...

Research explores interactions between nanomaterials, biological systems

... of the nano-bio interface to identify the potential risks of engineered nanomaterials and to explore ... link between certain nanomaterial properties and potential toxic effects, the team asserts that scientists ... decrease cellular uptake. However, there is the potential that when the coating wears off, the material may ...

Rice University researchers ask if biofuels will lead to a 'drink or drive'

... an alternative to imported oil takes into account potential damage to the nation's water resources. "The ... fertilizers, pesticides and sediment. "These potential drawbacks," which the authors labeled the "water ... must be "balanced by biofuels' significant potential to ease dependence on foreign oil and improve ...

American Chemical Society weekly presspac -- June 10, 2009

... results provide evidence for the DNA damaging potential of cannabis [marijuana] smoke, implying that the ... from this study suggesting the DNA damaging potential of cannabis smoke highlight the need for ... RELEASE "Evaluation of the DNA Damaging potential of Cannabis Cigarette Smoke by the Determination ...

Design input accelerates new technologies' route to market

... George Chen and his collaborators offer the potential to reduce a reliance on air conditioning by ... as well as pre-organised meetings. A potential increase in food sensitivity and allergy in the ... their development and significantly increase the potential for commercial success." David Kester, Chief ...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- May 27, 2009

... Scientists are reporting discovery of a potential new alternative to aspirin, ReoPro, and other ... side effects. The nanoparticles "hold immense potential to be promoted as an antiplatelet agent," the ... or turns off, genes shows promise as a potential new treatment for liver fibrosis the disease ...

Gene therapy could expand stem cells' promise

... of the clinician. But gene therapy has the potential to solve this problem, according to a perspective ... safety. "Stem cell therapy offers enormous potential to treat and even cure serious diseases. But ... does the therapy, stem cells have the innate potential to produce more cells." The challenge takes on ...

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

... and hundreds of millions of dollars to take a potential drug from discovery to the marketplace. And the ... known to be major barriers preventing potential therapies from entering into clinical trials for ... with efforts to optimize the chemistry of the potential drug. This involves an iterative series of ...

Clinical trials for shingles drug take an important step forward

... this and subsequent trials, the treatment has the potential to improve the lives of over 2.5 million herpes ... by the virus. Inhibitex believes FV-100 has the potential to reduce all of these symptoms. Cardiff ... drug said: "We believe this drug has the potential to be the most powerful inhibitor ever discovered ...

Better water use could reduce future food crises

... availability for global food production: The potential of green water for increasing resilience to ... systems. We also highlight an enormous untapped potential due to massive unproductive losses of blue and ... will in forthcoming studies further examine the potential of specific green water management strategies to ...

Breaking the ties that bind: New hope for biomass fuels

... National Laboratory researchers have discovered a potential chink in the armor of fibers that make the cell ... , Los Alamos researchers identify potential weaknesses among sheets of cellulose molecules ... brew batches of methanol or butanol, which show potential as biofuels. Cellulose is biosynthesized in ...

Researchers report 'moderately large' potential for red tide outbreak in Gulf of Maine region

... The potential for an outbreak of the phenomenon commonly called ... are one of the indicators of the magnitude of a potential bloom in spring. In October 2008, a survey ... be in the water from the germination of cysts and potential growth of that population, but not whether those ...

Marine scientists warn of potential for spring, summer red tide outbreak in Gulf of Maine

... The potential for an outbreak of the phenomenon called "red ... are one of the indicators of the magnitude of a potential bloom in spring. In October 2008, a survey ... be in the water from the germination of cysts and potential growth of that population, but not whether those ...

Peregrine's PS-targeting antibodies highlighted in AACR Annual Meeting studies

... The studies also demonstrated the anti-tumor potential of PGN635 in vitro and in a number of animal ... other chemokines and cytokines that have the potential to alter the suppressed immune environment ... blocking exposed PS, anti-PS antibodies have the potential to promote dendritic cell maturation in the body ...

Study reveals potential to amass more carbon in eastern North American forests

... to accumulate more. "There's probably more potential (to store carbon) than people were considering," ... there now." He adds that the true storage potential is probably at least two-fold higher than what he ... for so long that people tend to assume their potential as carbon sinks is "maxed out," says Mladenoff. ...

Singapore researchers first to transform carbon dioxide into methanol

... (IBN) have succeeded in unlocking the potential of carbon dioxide a common greenhouse gas by ... in a reaction. "NHCs have shown tremendous potential for activating and fixing carbon dioxide. Our ... dioxide into methanol, helping to unleash the potential of this highly abundant gas." Previous ...

UNC study: Scientists identify chemical compound that may stop deadly brain tumors

... contributes to tumor growth. The findings and potential treatment apply to a type of brain tumor called ... of California, San Diego. The findings and potential treatment apply mostly to secondary GBM, rather ... of secondary GBM that could be used to test the potential treatment. ...

Study reveals potential to amass more carbon in eastern North American forests

... to accumulate more. "There's probably more potential (to store carbon) than people were considering," ... there now." He adds that the true storage potential is probably at least two-fold higher than what he ... for so long that people tend to assume their potential as carbon sinks is "maxed out," says Mladenoff. ...

Potential new HIV drug may help patients not responding to treatment

... A potential treatment for HIV may one day help people who are ... then we can think about developing this as a potential treatment for HIV," added Dr Boasso. The ... in Phase I clinical trials to test its safety and potential efficacy as a treatment for cancer, which should ...

New high-throughput screening technique makes probing puzzling proteins possible

... and understanding basic biology. But many potential avenues have been blocked by lack of information ... roles in diseases such as cancer, advancing potential drug treatments. One major hurdle in protein ... Enzymes from this class are gaining attention as potential anticancer drug targets because they are ...

New wheat disease could spread faster than expected

... diseases that can travel with the wind have the potential to spread far more rapidly than has been ... new type of wheat stem rust, Mundt said, has the potential to attack 75 percent of the world's known wheat ... may show up at any one remote spot, it has the potential to get a foothold and spread rapidly at this ...

New greenhouse gas identified

... Mass.--A gas used for fumigation has the potential to contribute significantly to future greenhouse ... high levels there is still time to nip this potential contributor in the bud, according to an ... its emissions and lifetime to help gauge its potential future effects on climate. Sulfuryl fluoride ...

New renewables to power 40 per cent of global electricity demand by 2050

... financial investment, previous notions that the potential for renewables was in some way limited to a ... the value of renewable energy technologies, their potential to supply us with the energy we need is ... renewables, examining closely the limitations and potential of wind, biomass and biofuels. According to ...
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