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Scientists Find New Way to Kill Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

...mal studies of the drugs are now underway. "Our discoveries may lead to the ability to selectively kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria in patients, and to halt the spread of resistance in clinical settings," said senior study author Dr. Matt Redinbo, Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biophysics at UNC-C...

Advancement in Gene Associated With Colon Cancer

...larly interesting when considered alongside recent discoveries in the genetics of prostate and breast cancer. The same genetic region that predisposes to colon cancer has also recently been shown to be an important region predisposing to breast cancer and prostate cancer, he says. The specific genetic cause fo...

Gene Variants for Crohn's Disease Identified

...ding a scientific foundation for translating those discoveries into successful treatments. Earlier this month, Hakonarson collaborated with researchers in Montreal to identify a gene associated with insulin-dependent diabetes in children. Other projects at the Center are seeking genes associated with pedia...

Researchers Link Bacteria Destroying Proteins to Alzheimer's Treatment

...ach to fight Alzheimer's disease at this time. The discoveries made using antibodies are so encouraging that results of ongoing vaccine trials against the disease are much anticipated," Gouras said. Although no cure for the disease is available yet, scientists are actively looking for new treatments. One of the...

Northern Forests Less Effective Than Tropical Forests in Reducing Global Warming

.... "These findings will be viewed as a milestone in discoveries about our planet's 'metabolism.'" Stephens and his colleagues analyzed air samples that had been collected by aircraft across the globe for decades but never before synthesized to study the global carbon cycle. The team found that some 40 percent of...

Prof Samir K Brahmachari, Dr MRS Rao Jointly Win Bio-medical Research Award

...d psychiatric disorders. He had made fundamental discoveries in the areas of genomics that led others to develop approaches for cancer therapeutics. His most significant contribution is in the identification of three novel genes of SARS virus. Dr. Rao, President of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced ...

Scientists Discover Rare gene-for-gene Interaction That Helps Bacteria Kill Their Host

...event infections from occurring. Some remarkable discoveries have been made using insects that have subsequently allowed important advances in understanding how the human immune system works. As part of their innate immune system, insects use an enzyme called phenoloxidase to produce reactive molecules that ...

Johns Hopkins Medicine Honors U.A.E. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan

...ower will benefit generations of patients, and the discoveries made here will reach far beyond the campus in East Baltimore, touching lives around the world. The new Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cardiovascular and Critical Care Tower is one of two 12-story towers being built as part of Johns Hopkins Medic...

Research Reveals Way to Speed Up Treatment of Deadly Malignant Hyperthermia

...thesia safety," said Kevin Baker, CRNA, MSNA. "New discoveries of best practices such as this one will benefit patients for decades to come."...

The Forgotten Indian Medical Genius

...wn findings. The irony is that others with similar discoveries got the Nobel and even many of those who took forward his own discoveries got the award. And there is no posthumous Nobel," said Gupta, who had visited the US to track down S...

NIH Awards Emory $3.6 Million for Schizophrenia Gene Research

... a decade for Dr. Warren, who is well know for his discoveries regarding this frequent form of mental retardation. The Emory scientists are collaborating with Ann E. Pulver, ScD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University, who collected the samples to be tested....

Drink, Binge and the Genetic Link

...ations the world over, it must be noted that these discoveries must not be used to stigmatize the susceptible and great care must be exercised to implement it in a socially responsible way for the collective good of mankind....

Nervous Systems of Insects may Offer Clues on Neurodegenerative Diseases

...that most of the applicable parts of major medical discoveries can trace their roots to studies in basic science. Their expertise is in cell culture, chemical analysis and molecular modeling, whereas Im the molecular geneticist in this collaboration, trying to figure out what is the biological significance of ...

Detecting Cold, Feeling Pain: Study Reveals Why Menthol Fresh

...sation. The finding is the latest of a series of discoveries led by the Julius lab on the molecular mechanisms of temperature sensation and pain. In 1997, the lab cloned the gene for the capsaicin receptor, the main pungent ingredient in some chili peppers, and in 2000 reported that, in mice, the receptor trig...

FASgen Announces New Diagnostic Research Test for Steatohepatitis

...on to develop potentially fatal cirrhosis. These discoveries by FASgen are part of the Company's extensive work in developing therapeutic products to treat obesity by the selective inhibition of FAS and related targets. Identifying patients with NASH in the future using the FAS-Detect(TM) ELISA serum test coul...

Mouse Model Points to Strategy for Treating Rare Muscle Disease & Kidney Disorders

...s a solid example of translational research, where discoveries in the laboratory provide a way forward to aid patients dealing with a frustrating and debilitating inherited disorder. HIBM is a genetic disease with non life-threatening symptoms that emerge in adulthood and lead to slowly progressive muscle weak...

A Pratical Tool to Detect Bone Mass Deficiencies in Children With Chronic Diseases

...established tradition of research excellence, with discoveries including the Sabin oral polio vaccine, the surfactant preparation that saves the lives of thousands of premature infants each year, and a rotavirus vaccine that saves the lives of hundreds of thousands of infants around the world each year. Current ...

Scientists Discover Rare ‘gene-for-gene’ Interaction That Helps Bacteria Kill Their Hot

...vent infections from occurring. “Some remarkable discoveries have been made using insects that have subsequently allowed important advances in understanding how the human immune system works.” As part of their innate immune system, insects use an enzyme called phenoloxidase to produce reactive molecules that...

Mechanism of Nicotine's Learning Effects Explored

...lished by Cell Press. The researchers made their discoveries by analyzing the electrophysiological properties of neurons in slices of mouse brain, as they treated the slices with nicotine or with drugs that prevent nicotine’s action. Specifically, the researchers studied the neurons of the prefrontal cortex, w...

John Hopkins Hospitals- Now at Tokyo

...06-2007 annual report. ``Our goal is to make new discoveries and new treatments available in Japan,’’ says Steve Thompson, chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Demand for private health services is increasing among the estimated 1.4 million millionaires living in Japan, according ...

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