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Human Genome Project Achieves Technological Triumph

...2000. The project began more than 10 years ago to map out almost 35 billion chemical letters that make up the recipe of human life. This breakthrough is expected to revolutionize the practice of medicine by paving the way for new drugs and medical therapies.Specific sequences of DNA characters form the ...

Computers may become surgeons

...ges that are merged to provide a three-dimensional map of a patient's brain. However, these images are often up to a day old and, if certain conditions change, can become useless. And although the small number of magnetic resonance imaging machines worldwide are capable of providing updated images duri...

Comprehension of taste receptor

...s. The US researchers hope this will allow them to map the system so they can understand how taste is encoded. ...

Scientists open the book of life

...e U.S. President, George W. Bush, said the genetic map "provides us with the fundamental platform for understanding ourselves from which revolutionary progress will be made in biomedical sciences and in the health and welfare of humankind". The group, along with a competing private effort, completed a ro...

China reports declining number of SARS Cases

...w 585. The Canadian city of Toronto is back on the map of SARS trouble spots, less than two weeks after the World Health Organization said the disease was under control there. Health officials reported three deaths and six probable new cases of SARS. Worldwide, SARS has caused nearly 725 deaths and infec...

Gene Increases Cancer Risk

...ncers. "These findings should put TGFBR1*6A on the map with better known cancer susceptibility genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 that have been implicated in an estimated 5 percent to 10 percent of all breast and ovarian cancers," says Boris Pesche, M.D., Ph.D., from Northwestern’s Cancer Genetics Program. ...

Breathing Cancer Causing Compounds During Pregnancy Found To Affect Offspring

...bstances. The study compared a chemical emissions map with all children age 15 and younger who died from leukemia and other cancers between 1968 and 1980. Results showed kids who were born within a one-kilometer radius of emissions hotspots were two- to four-times more likely to succumb to childhood can...

Scientists Develop New Technology To Find About Human Ancestors’ Teet

...rdinates for each data point. The result is like a map of the earth that shows mountains, valleys and plains in full relief, only at a microscopic scale. As anticipated from traditional examination of fossilized teeth, the tooth surfaces of P. robustus were more pitted and complex, while those of A. afr...

Studying brain anatomy without surgery

...versity's laboratory for Flourescence Dynamics can map portions of the brain and extract information about brain activity. By measuring the scattering , we can determine where the neurons are firing. By this way one can simultaneously detect both blood profusion and neural activity and this technique ca...

New Information On Virus Goes Against The Age-Old Theory

... settings to quickly identify known viruses, or to map unknown viruses to existing profiles to better predict their behavior and start appropriate treatment. Source: Newsise...

MRI, To Detect Remodeling Of Heart and Help Preserve Function

...rom developing. To conclude, it is now possible to map changes of the heart in an early stage of their development using MRI as a key tool in combating cardiovascular disease....

Race Based Genome Project Launched By Mexico

...regions of Mexico to construct a consensus genetic map that fits the entire Mexican mestizo population, a mixture of Europeans and Indians. The first objective is to determine if every block of nucleic acid sequence will be alike for all the Mexican groups. “My own prediction, “says Jimenez” is that we a...

New Research To Study Brain Changes In Premature Births

...e radio frequency waves inside a magnetic field to map the structure of the brain. The second scan will measure the blood flow and blood movement within the brain while children carry out activities such as listening to, or forming speech. The researchers are confident that the results of the study wil...

New technique to assess risk of fracture

...r imaging technique that can be used to accurately map the bone density thereby predicting future risk of fracturing that particular bone. This technique can be particularly useful in predicting the development of osteoporosis in young women. Traditionally, the only way to predict bone strength has been ...

New DNA Breakthrough Can Change Future Of Medicine

...n a collaborative work Scientists now been able to map the most common minor differences in human genome.// This breakthrough could change the face of future medicine. The study called 'HapMap' study by an international team have now been able to chart genetic differences between 269 individuals that or...

Curtailing AIDS - The Fight has to Go On

...valence rates. The projections for the next decade map the epidemic through a path that can be clearly identified as the stabilization phase in Tamil Nadu." The successes in Tamil Nadu has been due to the importance given to prevention by more groups working on these projects, implementing programmes th...

U.S. launching cancer gene-mapping pilot

...d determine the genome of just one individual. “To map all the genes involved in cancer, we're talking about basically thousands of Human Genome Projects," Collins said. Scientists have discovered numerous genes that play a vital role in cancer. At times a single genetic mutation is enough to spark a tu...

Chemical Signaling Helps Regulate Sensory Map Formation In The Brain

...xon guidance. The A-class ephrins are required for map formation along the anterior-posterior (front-to-b... the growing axons off their targets, shifting the map from side to side. This counterbalancing force has two components, Zou's team discovered, with one...

Handy Touch - A Wand to Bust Stressful Situations

...er, an MRI scanning machine was used to record and map emotions related to pain, excitement, threat perception, and negative emotions. The positive effect of a soothing touch from a beloved was easily perceptible in the scan readings, especially during an emotional situation, when a comforting touch fro...

Novel Discoveries For Treatment Of Stomach Cancer

Researchers have developed a molecular map and other similar discoveries that could combat stomach cancer, a common malignancy found in the Asian population//. 'The inroads can give doctors the means to fight the disease more effectively,' said Professor Soo Khee Chee, director of the Natio...

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