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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...e disease, were included in the analysis. In cell culture studies, the researchers found that decreasing the amount of SORL1 protein increased the cells’ production of AB. While SORL1 will likely turn out to be a minor contributor to Alzheimer’s disease in general, adding all such players together could u...

Strange Sex Life of Mole-rats may Provide Clues About Human Infertility

...ontribution of genes, environment, up-bringing and culture to complex social behaviour in our own species, he added. Dr Faulkes presented the research at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Lyon, France....

Smokeless Tobacco Promotion

...wedens experience is likely to be specific to that culture and not transferable to other settings, and that if tobacco companies are allowed to market snus they will undoubtedly use the opportunity to promote tobacco as well. Snus enthusiasts in the public health community, say Chapman and Freedman, focus ...

New Oncogene for Brain Cancer

...iment, they treated IGFBP2-PDGFB infected cells in culture with a known Akt inhibitor, which killed more of the combination cells than those infected only with platelet-derived growth factor. This connection to Akt, the researchers note, makes the presence of IGFBP2 in blood serum a potential biomarker tha...

Insight Into Neural Stem Cells Has Implications For Designing Therapies

...located in the embryo, studies carried out in cell culture have suggested that adult neural stem cells of the...s and exposed to a cocktail of growth factors in a culture dish. The findings, says the lead author of the study, Florian T. Merkle a graduate student in the...

No Sex Education, Say Uttar Pradesh Teachers

...r adolescent education are not in tune with Indian culture and traditions. "The manner in which the courses have been laid out are bound to not only poison young minds but also become a source of embarrassment for teachers," Sharma said. Under the state curriculum, the books were to be used in this academ...

New Cancer Therapy in Clinical Trial

...eath of previously TRAIL-resistant cancer cells in culture and TRAIL-resistant tumors in mouse models. Sorafenib was recently approved by the FDA for treatment of renal cancer and is currently undergoing investigation in over 30 clinical trials for use against a wide range of human cancers, including melan...

Millions Spent, but the Indian Capital's River Still Stinks

...y. "We can't afford to develop a waste treatment culture where only some part of waste is treated," said Centre for Science and Environment director Sunita Narain. "One hidden cost of a dirty river is bad health" for people living downstream. Every year almost 400,000 Indian children die because of diarr...

Psychiatric Patients Ill-treated in Emergency Rooms, US Officials Say

...the state Division of Health Care Quality, said "a culture change" is needed; he is organizing an educational summit for ER staff in the fall, hoping hospitals will improve on their own, making legislation unnecessary. Legislators expect to hold hearings this summer or in the fall. We want "people to reali...

Village Panchayat in Tamil Nadu Bans Tobacco Consumption

...the village panchayat decided to curb this tobacco culture among the younger generation, said V Nagarajan, President of Varanavasi Village Panchayat. To check their tobacco consuming habits, Nagarajan said that we have adopted a resolution to ban smoking and chewing in our panchayat villages. Varanavasi ...

Researchers Find New Target for Anti-cancer Drugs

...uraged that even though these findings are in cell culture and animal models, therapies based on targeting IL-6 in cancers driven by the ras oncogene could be tested in humans in the near future. A biotechnology company has already developed a monoclonal antibody specific to IL-6 which could be used to neutr...

Scientists Develop Artificial Blood Vessels for Vascular Grafts in Mice

... immediately or, at most, after a relatively short culture period. This suggests that we could make these available off-the-shelf, which is an essential element for clinical translation, he explained....

Flower-power on a Plate in Paris

...her factor might be the growing influence of Asian culture on all things French....

Genome Annotation by Mutation

...of Health effort to mutate all mouse genes in cell culture and create 900 new lines of mutant mice by 2010 an effort NIH says will be extremely useful for the study of human disease. Simpler, Faster Mutations in the Whole Mouse GenomeExisting gene-targeting methods for deleting large segments of DNA are t...

Thai Separatists Burn School, Kill Four

...uelled by government efforts to suppress the local culture and religion in the region....

Key Signaling Molecules in New Teeth Formation Identified

...ing a combination of mouse mutant analyses , organ culture experiments, and gene expression studies, although mammals have a limited capacity to regenerate teeth, mouse incisors contain stem cells and grow continuously throughout life. The researchers show that signals from the adjacent mesenchymal tissue ...

Buckyball Has the Ability to Fight Against Allergy: Research

... are able to block allergic response in human cell culture experiments. Buckyballs, or fullerenes, are nanoparticles containing 60 carbon atoms. Owing to their exclusive structure, unresponsiveness and steadiness, researchers from a number of scientific fields have been investigating the tiny, hollow carbo...

Go for Russia, Not China, Wine Experts Say

...." And whereas in China wine sales are driven by a culture of giving or serving a high status gift, Russians like wine for itself. "Russia is the market of the future. They love the good life," he said. "They are the Italians of eastern Europe. And right now, since the problems with Moldovan and Georgian win...

France Celebrates Summer With All-night Music Fest; NY Swings Along

...urope." The festival was launched by former French culture minister Jack Lang, who created the French Fete de la Musique 25 years ago, and travelled to New York especially to join in the festivities. "The fact it's taking place in New York is a milestone for Fete de la Musique," said Lang as he promoted th...

Singaporean Student to Present Stem Cell Research Paper at Conferences in US, UK

...y will be useful for the development of serum-free culture media, which is a safer and a better alternative to current methods. Commenting on Nicholas success, BII research scientist Dr. Tanavde said "Nicholas was an enthusiastic student who worked with me for a month. Unlike most other students, after fin...

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