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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...of the disease process earlier and earlier.” Such biological profiling could also help in the effort to develop and test therapeutic drugs, he says. “If we have clarified who is more likely to develop the disease, we can allocate treatment appropriately,” he says. Much of the blood collected by Mayo Clinic i...

Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected

...ickens are coming home to roost? Those involved in biological weapons programs should be logically liable to infection because of some slip or other. And it seems to have happened in US and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ordered the biodefense research laboratory at Texas A&M Universi...

New Clues About Multiple Sclerosis

...my of Neurology. Rinker says the reason for this biological difference is unknown, but may be related to differences in genetic background. It remains possible that genes are unevenly distributed between ethnic groups to account for different susceptibility to some diseases, said Rinker. In MS, recent gene...

New Asthma Gene Identified

...d to new therapies because it points to a specific biological molecular pathway. Once we understand the biology and we know the players, it's possible to target with specific drugs." Childhood asthma treatments are heavily focused on allergic responses, since most children with asthma also have many allergies....

Kids With Crohn's Disease are at Ease Now

.... We choose patients to receive these families of biological therapies very carefully. The risk/benefit ratio of these very powerful medications clearly needs to favor a successful therapeutic outcome, said Dubinsky. Drieband adds that, the new center is wonderful. Its really cozy and more private than the a...

New Insights into Prion Propogation

...san Liebman, distinguished university professor of biological sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, may help tug back the veil on the behavior and variety of these potentially lethal molecules. The work was done with former UIC post-doctoral fellow Vibha Taneja and University of Bordeaux research...

Nanospectrometer Aids in Identifying Nutrient Cycle

...ornia have applied a nanoscale imaging method to a biological system, helping to clear up an old puzzle of the global carbon and nitrogen cycle . Their study appears as an advanced online publication of The ISME Journal. A state of the art NanoSIMS instrument (short for nanometer-scale, secondary ion mass sp...

Exercise Reduces Inflammation

...dence that may help explain some of the underlying biological mechanisms that take place as the result of regular exercise. According to the researchers, that knowledge could potentially lead to a better understanding of the relationship between exercise and inflammation. The objective of their research was t...

Protein Instrumental to Brain Development and Repair Identified

.... Whereas, upon using an EGFR protein with reduced biological activity they observed a decrease in these processes. Dr. Gallo noted that the signalling of the EGFR protein was instrumental in the proliferation and migration of progenitor cells, which are integral to white matter development and repair....

Afro- American Women Have More Aggressive Breast Cancer

...ll, the Jefferson study and others have shown that biological differences play important roles. "Our goal is t... knowledge and allow better understanding of these biological differences, and devise better treatment plans that could potentially be effective," says Dr. Mitche...

Genetic Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer

...er, Henderson notes, We still need to identify the biological mechanism through which these variants are influencing the development of various cancers....

Specific Protein is Instrumental in Myelination

...ation, and then using an EGFR protein with reduced biological activity and showing the decrease in myelination/remyelination Dr. Gallo and colleagues demonstrate that EGFR protein is an essential ingredient and that its signaling is instrumental in progenitor cell proliferation, migration, and in myelination ...

Visual Impairment Linked to Greater Mortality Risk

...ration (ARMD) or cataract, which can be markers of biological aging. Alternatively, visual impairment and its related ocular conditions could share a similar pathogenesis with other conditions associated with increased mortality," the authors wrote. Sudha Cugati, M.S., of the University of Sydney, Australia, ...

Dotted All Over? - Count Yourself Lucky

...at their relationship with telomere length, a good biological indicator of an individual's rate of ageing. Telomeres are protective bundles of DNA found at the end of chromosomes in all cells. As cells divide, the telomeres shorten until a point where the chromosomes become unstable. The cell may then stop divi...

Understanding the Mechanism Underlying Embryo Development

...thematical models that simulate the functioning of biological systems. Specifically, a study of wing formation... tool for describing in silico new properties of a biological system and being able to corroborate them subsequently in vivo. In this regard, Buceta, who leads ...

Anti-malarial Drug may Help Reduce Risk of Diabetes in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

...ation of hydroxychloroquine exposure, supporting a biological action of this drug on glucose metabolism," the authors wrote. The researchers also said that 'anti-malarial drugs may have a role in treating rheumatoid arthritis not only to suppress synovitis [inflammation around the joints] but also to reduce t...

EPA to Improve Nanotechnology

...ntial that EPA move quickly to recognize the novel biological and ecological characteristics of nanoscale materials. It can do this only by using the new uses provisions of TSCA, a subject not mentioned in the EPAs inventory document. With the approach outlined by EPA and because of the weaknesses in the law,...

Understanding HIV Interference With Infected Cell Division

...ed to cellular proteins in order to modulate their biological activity or induce their degradation. The researchers demonstrated that association of Vpr with this ubiquitinating complex, also called an E3 ubiquitin ligase complex, is essential for the defect in cell division induced by Vpr. Further characteri...

Researchers Develop Tool to Gauge Quality of Life of Hepatitis B Patients

...nd psychological impact of the disease, as well as biological functioning, said Dr. Brennan M.R. Spiegel, principal investigator and assistant professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Hepatitis B is caused by a viral i...

Hyperthermia With Chemotherapy Improves Sarcoma Healing

...ysis of deep hyperthermia for cancer therapy up to biological research in the areas of immunobiology and cell bi... were especially interested together with related biological research - in the question whether certain sarcomas could be better treated with a combination of hy...

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