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Revealing the regulating mechanism behind signal transduction in the brain

... Genetics (K.U.Leuven) are now discovering how the fragile X protein (FMRP) ensures that protein production ... for years now. The absence of FMRP leads to the fragile X syndrome, a mental handicap afflicting a ... This, in its turn, causes diseases like fragile X syndrome and Autism. Indeed, CYFIP1 has been ...

$1.6 Million Agreement to Accelerate Fragile X Research, Inspire Hope

... to advance research and improve treatments for fragile X syndrome will be funded by a new $1.6 million, ... Americans, is between The National fragile X Foundation (NFXF), the CDC's National Center on ... Center at Columbia University. fragile X syndrome is the most common known cause of ...

PacificGMP and USC to Collaborate on Recombinant Protein Development and Manufacturing for Phase 1 Clinical Trial

... epidermal bullosa (DEB), a rare disease in children born with defects in the gene that encodes type VII collagen. DEB is characterized by extremely fragile skin, recurrent blister formation, scarring and aggressive squamous cell carcinomas. Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California ...

Mexico Premiere for Money-Saving Pharma Leak Testing Equipment

... that is used by pharmaceutical manufacturers to recover large volumes of tablets and capsules from blister packs, and is particularly suitable for fragile or expensive pills because of its gentle action. It is suitable for all formats of push-through blister packs and also child resistant and peelable ...

Pharmaceutical Packaging Equipment Manufacturer Boosts European Distribution

... machine that is used by pharmaceutical manufacturers to recover tablets and capsules from blister packs, and is particularly suitable for fragile or expensive pills because of its gentle action. It is suitable for all formats of push-through blister packs and also child resistant and ...

X marks the spot: Ions coldly go through NIST trap junction

... state back and forth between different locations for data storage or logic operations, without heating them up so much that they lose their fragile quantum properties, which are critical to information processing. The new ion trap, a rectangle roughly 5 by 2 millimeters in outer dimensions, ...

Polymer Science Releases New Silicone Gel Adhesive Products for MD&M West

... unique combination of attributes: Great attachment to the many contours of the body Gentle release from even the most fragile skin Longer wear time than any other silicone adhesive Hypoallergenic and moisture-resistant properties "Silicone ...

Probiotic Delivery Technology Awarded Third International Patent

... In the case of probiotics, three critical barriers must be overcome to fully benefit the consumer. -- Survival of these beneficial, but fragile organisms through the manufacturing process -- Survival on the store shelf -- Safe passage through the harsh stomach acids that may ...

Pressure BioSciences, Inc. and Omni International Announce Marketing, Distribution, and Technology Development Agreement

... from tough, fibrous, and other difficult-to-disrupt samples, such as muscle, skin, plant cell walls, and insects, and with minimal damage to fragile molecules. We believe this product fills an existing customer need, and that utilizing our very effective worldwide distribution network, we can be ...

Interleukin Genetics to Present New Findings on Osteoporosis at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics

... investigational new drugs." About Osteoporosis According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. These broken bones, also ...

HealthYes! - Premier Provider of Mobile Preventive Medical Screenings - Launches in Alamo City

... Density (BMD) measurement, expressed as a "T Score," as well as fracture risk and skeletal strength. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. If undetected and left untreated, osteoporosis will typically progress, painlessly, until a bone breaks -- often in the ...

Insmed and Premacure Cite Study Results Demonstrating Potential Effectiveness of IPLEX(TM) in Preventing Blindness in Premature Infants

... Hospital Boston. "This work showing that it is now possible to raise the serum level of IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 to normal in utero levels in these fragile infants with IGF-1 / IGFBP-3 deficiency is a critical step in the development of interventions that prevent ROP. Since we have shown that low IGF-1 ...

Global Study Shows That Majority of Women with Osteoporosis Do Not Consider Themselves at Higher Risk for Fractures

... perspective but also from the perspective of how it could potentially impact their lives." By definition, osteoporosis causes bones to become fragile and therefore more likely to break. If left untreated, the disease can progress painlessly until a fracture occurs. One in two women over 50 will ...

Bottoms up: Better organic semiconductors for printable electronics

... part of the device (the gate) had to be layered on top of that, a process difficult or impossible to do on a large scale without destroying the fragile film. Working at NISTs Center for Neutron Research, the SNU/NIST research team used a neutron imaging technique that allowed them to observe, with ...

Light touch: Controlling the behavior of quantum dots

... of atoms, quantum dots in many ways behave almost as if they were single atoms. Unfortunately, almost is not good enough when it comes to the fragile world of quantum cryptography and next-generation information technologies. When energized, a quantum dot emits photons, or particles of light, just ...

Avalanche photodiodes target bioterrorism agents

... sensors to detect anthrax and other bioterrorism agents in the air. "The military is currently using photomultiplier tubes, which are bulky, fragile and require a lot of power to run them, or silicon photodiodes that require a complex filter so that they only detect the desired ultraviolet light," ...

Avalanche photodiodes target bioterrorism agents

... sensors to detect anthrax and other bioterrorism agents in the air. "The military is currently using photomultiplier tubes, which are bulky, fragile and require a lot of power to run them, or silicon photodiodes that require a complex filter so that they only detect the desired ultraviolet light," ...

Foldable and stretchable, silicon circuits conform to many shapes

... the wavy shapes which, in turn, allow overall system stretchability. For this purpose, we use ultrathin circuit sheets designed to locate the most fragile materials in a neutral plane that minimizes their exposure to mechanical strains during bending. To create their fully stretchable integrated ...

Interleukin Genetics Enters into New Clinical Research Collaboration with Alticor

... 239 mg/dL borderline- high. About Osteoporosis According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. These broken bones, also ...

Tiny avalanche photodiode detects single UV photons

... were the only available technology in the short wavelength UV portion of the spectrum capable of single photon detection sensitivity. However, these fragile vacuum tube devices are expensive and bulky, hindering true systems miniaturization. The Northwestern team, led by Manijeh Razeghi, Walter P. ...

Deltanoid named to top-15 list of biotech companies

... UW-Madison MADISONMilk isn't always enough for strong bones. Approximately 44 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis, which leads to light and fragile bones, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation , and there is no cureyet. But Deltanoid Pharmeceuticals , a Madison-based startup ...

Research on fruit flies opens up possibilities for human treatments

... but discovering it through additional experiments could help reveal faults in the genetic structure that cause conditions such as epilepsy and fragile X syndrome. "I think the history of scientific discovery teaches us that we can't predict anything," Yin said in the release. "So we just have to ...

Katrina's destruction likely to speed up electronic healthcare records adoption

... be are much, much better than paper," said Michael Gorczynski, director of medical informatics at Aurora Healthcare in Milwaukee. "Paper is a very fragile medium that can be blown away, washed away, blown up contaminated with biological agents." Doyle proposes state funding To some, the progress ...

Internet Scout Project develops better tools for online research

... In this spirit, UW system libraries are digitizing select collections to create access for Internet users. Collections include those that are too fragile for physical circulation, in heavy use, or unique to Wisconsin and unlikely to be found elsewhere. Major projects include the Ecology and ...

Google to place Wisconsin history online

... not directly determine its vulnerability to disintegration. Paper printed before the Civil War is almost always of much better quality and less fragile than paper printed between 1870 and 1920 because the manufacture of paper from bleached wood pulp was still emergent during those decades, Edmonds ...

QBT Fatty Acid Uptake Assay Kit datasheet

... of low throughput Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter (FACS) instrumentation, or require cell washing, which can severely compromise the integrity of fragile adipocyte cells. OPTIMIZED ASSAY The QBT Fatty Acid Uptake Assay is a single-step homogeneous fluorescent assay that provides ...

Fluorescent pigments in living coral

... and emission spectra of different corals in vivo and non-destructively. His FLUOROMAX has traveled to ship- and shore-based sites to study fragile corals in the Bahamas and Dry Tortugas.

Experimental Dr. Mazel, a scuba-diver, collected specimens and ...

An Image-Based Assay of Endothelial Cell Tube Formation as a Model of Angiogenesis

... is dried out overnight to collapse the cells into a flat plane this can not be done on live cells and may create significant distortions in the fragile branching structure of the sample. Blood vessel formation is an important target in the treatment of multiple diseases including several ...

Use of the PROTEAN Plus Dodeca Cell for Second-Dimension SDS-PAGE, Rev A

... PROTEAN Plus hinged spacer plates. Care needs to be taken while removing 1.0 mm thick gels from their cassettes, as they are fragile and easily torn. Thicker gels would be easier to handle (Bio-Rads 1.5 mm cassettes are recommended, catalog #165-4171 for 20 x ...

MicroRNA Profiling by Array Analysis Reveals Critical BioMarkers

... regions revealed that more than half of the miRNAs (98 out of 186) are in common break-point regions, fragile sites, minimal regions of loss of heterozygosity, and minimal regions of amplification [4]. ...

Cancer-Related miRNAs Uncovered by the mirVana miRNA Microarray Platform

... More than 200 miRNAs have been identified in humans, and many of the miRNA genes are located at chromosomal fragile sites associated with cancer [1]. Studies of miRNA expression profiles in cancer samples have identified a ...

Efficient Transfection of Neurospora Crassa

... offers a rapid, easy method for transfecting N. crassa conidia. It is no longer necessary to create protoplasts, which are fragile after transfection and may not survive standard electroporation procedures. The method also eliminates the need to treat the ...

Efficient Transfection of Neurospora Crassa

... offers a rapid, easy method for transfecting N. crassa conidia. It is no longer necessary to create protoplasts, which are fragile after transfection and may not survive standard electroporation procedures. The method also eliminates the need to treat the ...

Pfu DNA Polymerase as a Hot Start Alternative

... amplification of GC-rich PCR targets in the following human genes: dopamine D4 receptor gene (D4DR), 10 proopiomelanocortin gene (POMC), 10 and fragile X site in Xq27.3. 11 These successful PCR amplifications were accomplished using Pfu DNA polymerase and a denaturation temperature of 98 o C. ...

Human Primary Preadipocytes and Differentiated Adipocytes

... cells are functionally similar to primary human adipocytes and can be cultured for weeks without loss of adipocyte-specific markers, unlike the fragile primary adipocytes that die within 24 hours. The study of adipocyte biology is important not only to understand metabolic diseases (including ...
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