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Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk

... looked at data that is actually 25 years old," blot said. "And it's been known for a long time that ... two behaviors tend to overlap so frequently." blot also noted that, when broken down by cancer type, ... that, therefore, have more precise information," blot said. "So, I would say there is really nothing ...

New research discovers link between smoking and brain damage

... To prove if such a link exists the team conducted two types of tests, one outside of a living host in glass and one in laboratory mice. The team used blot analysis techniques which showed that the introduction of NNK resulted in a clear increase in proinflammatory signaling proteins, proinflammatory ...

Researchers Detect Blood-Clotting Mechanism

... which can apply miniscule forces to individual molecules while observing tiny changes in their length. A better understanding of the mechanism of blot clotting could lead to new treatments for injuries or bleeding disorders, such as type 2A von Willebrand disease, the researchers noted. More ...

Stopgap DNA repair needs a second step

... than a mere spelling mistake; it can cause gaps in the DNA, which prevent the DNA molecule from being copied when the cell divides, much like an ink blot or a hole on a book page interferes with reading. So dangerous are these gaps that the cell resorts to a sloppy but efficient repair technique to ...

Turn the Corner Foundation Rings in Lyme Disease Awareness Month Early at NYSE on April 23, 2009

... from the Northeast to every state in the U.S. and throughout the world. However, a reliable diagnostic test for Lyme remains elusive. The Western blot and ELISA are not always completely sensitive to detect Lyme and other tick borne illnesses. As a result, diagnosis is often based on clinical ...

Investigational Drug May Help Avert Blood Clots

... able to uncouple two important functions of thrombin in the formation of blood clots and that it might offer a better way to control bleeding and blot clot formation during PCI. Thrombin is a protein in the blood that activates platelets, particles that clump together to form the scaffolding of a ...

Carestream Molecular Imaging Releases Western Blot Kits For Added Convenience, Better Performance

... blots. "The X-SIGHT Nanosphere Conjugates, when used with the components supplied in the Western Kit, outperformed our current western blot method," said Kevin McCarthy, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pathology, LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport. "The whole process was ...

Proteasome inhibition affects epigenetic mechanisms

... (Bortezomib, Velcade) by intraperitoneal injection. Microarray analysis and Real time PCR were performed and proteasome activity assays and Western blot analysis were performed using isolated nuclei. They found that chronic ethanol feeding caused a significant inhibition of the ubiquitin proteasome ...

To Protect Yourself, Wash Those Germs Away

... suds -- and with them, the germs. "Make sure you rinse thoroughly to get all the soap off because soaps can be drying to your skin," Patrick said. blot your hands dry with a couple of paper towels to finish the job. "Ideally, use the damp towels to then turn the faucet off," Weida said. You might ...

Preliminary Clinical Data Presented at the 20th EORTC-NCI-ACR Symposium on 'Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics' Demonstrate Superior Profile of S*BIO's Novel Anti-Cancer Drug SB939

... No. 83 A robust and quantitative biomarker assay for SB939, a potent, orally-active HDAC inhibitor A robust, sensitive and quantitative Western blot assay for measuring acetylated histone 3 in tissues has been developed to evaluate the target efficacy of SB939 and is currently being used to study ...

Be Gentle to Baby's Delicate Skin

... formulated cleanser like pHisoderm(R) Tear-Free Cream Wash to protect against dryness and leave baby's skin smelling fresh and clean." blot baby dry with a clean towel and apply a baby-friendly moisturizer to further hydrate the skin. -- Diaper Rash: The classic signs of diaper ...

Clinical study shows biological and clinical activity in relapsed leukemia patients

... of apoptosis in patients' CLL cells. Caspases -8 and -9 were activated in the CLL cells from all six evaluable patients, as measured by western blot analysis. DNA fragmentation in patients' CLL cells also was observed, strengthening the evidence that GCS-100 induces apoptosis. The secondary ...

Autism's origins: Mother's antibody production may affect fetal brain

... could interfere with the fetal brain directly. To test their hypothesis, the research team used a technique called immunoblotting (or Western blot technology), in which antibodies derived from blood samples are exposed to adult and fetal brain tissue to check whether the antibodies recognize and ...

Some cases of autism may be traced to the immune system of mothers during pregnancy

... 62 whose children are typically developing. They isolated IgG antibodies from the samples then exposed the antibody to fetal brain tissue by western blot analysis, which detects antibody reactivity to proteins. The outcome revealed a highly specific reactivity pattern to two fetal brain proteins in ...

Lend me your ears -- and the world will sound very different

... "If we can understand how the auditory cortex has evolved to do this we may be able to apply the knowledge to develop hearing aids that can blot out background noise and speech recognition systems that can handle different accents." The Oxford team's current project is using BBSRC funding ...

JCI table of contents: Nov. 21, 2007

... platelets known as CXCR4. Indeed, inhibition of CXCR4 prevented BSDL-mediated human platelet activation, and eliminated BSDL accumulation and reduced blot clot size in mice. These data led the authors to conclude that the interaction between BSDL and CXCR4 might be a new target for therapies to treat ...

Lets Care For Our Physicians A Salute to Them on Doctors Day!

... India. There have been setbacks to Indias healthcare milestones. The proverbial black sheep have raised their ugly head time and again, leaving a blot on what is a noble profession. The major chinks that let down the country still remain rampant corruption and bureaucracy. This environment has ...

In Search of Truth - 'Lie Detector

... chilled the marrow of fair-minded people across the length and breadth of the country. These men, who are the proud owners of a sick mind, are a blot on the species and everything needs to be done to ensure that they are brought to book. Most criminals, like the above mentioned, deny the crime ...

An Infectious Agent of Deception, Exposed Through Proteomics

... STM3117—responded specifically to a macrophage protein associated with resistance to microbial infection. A standard assay called Western blot confirmed the abundance increases of that small group of proteins during infection. Source-Newswis