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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...lly develop early brain plaques and tangles. Then scientists linked mutations in two other genes to early-onset...disease of tau tangles as well as AB plaque, these scientists were already developing a mouse that spontaneously overproduces tau proteins. Mayo Clinic researche...

Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study

Swiss scientists said Monday that they have further evidence to suggest that an enzyme secreted by the microbe that causes tuberculosis would make a promising target for new drugs to combat the deadly infectious disease. The Swiss team first identified the enzyme,...

UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

... a major contributor to the greenhouse gases which scientists blame for global warming. At least 40 participants from 16 countries including China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam have gathered to identify innovative ways to combat climate change. Omi said proposals from the gatherin...

Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg

...s in this group. Separately, ESHRE reported that scientists in Israel had been able to obtain and freeze eggs from the ovarian tissue of girls as young as five years old. Childhood cancers usually result in cure rates of between 70 and 90 percent, but sometimes this comes at the cost of inflicting sterility...

First Baby Born from Eggs Matured and Frozen in the Lab

Canadian scientists have announced the birth of the first baby to be produced from an egg, that was developed in a test tube, and then frozen and defrosted for later use. The news provides hope for women who have had sudden ovarian failure or who cannot be administer...

Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

...earch Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), scientists at the National Institutes of Health conducted in vitro experiments on a mouse model to test the neutralizing activity of the antibodies. The researchers say that the new findings are important because animal strains of the virus may be capable of ...

Bat Virus Renamed After Protests from Malaysia State

..., reports said Monday. Malaysian and Australian scientists recently announced that they had discovered a virus believed to be carried by bats that causes serious respiratory illness in humans. Malaysian health authorities decided to name it "Melaka virus" after it infected a family of four in southern Mala...

Amnesia Drug That Blocks Bad Memories on the Anvil

...leaving the rest of their memories intact. The scientists used the drug propranolol along with therapy to "dampen" memories of 19 accident or rape victims for ten days. They asked the patients to describe their memories of the traumatic event that had happened 10 years earlier. Some patients were given th...

Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...eumatoid arthritis, according to a new research by scientists in Germany and Denmark. Severely affected patients already being treated with conventional drugs experienced significant improvement after taking capsules of rosehip powder for six months, a pilot study showed. Experts now want to conduct more ex...

Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming

...ers and 10 centimeters deep) in one basin when the scientists sampled it on July 13, 2006. Camp Pond, 20 meters by 40 meters, and Beach Ridge Pond, 100 meters by 60 meters, were completely dry. Smol likens the warming conditions to a pot of soup on a stove. If you take the lid off, it is similar to what we are...

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

... sex life of the African naked mole-rat is helping scientists comprehend how stress can lead to infertility in humans. Mole-rats are blind, hairless, and live in large colonies underground where they are ruled over by a queen. In a new study, scientists, by examining these creatures, are hoping to learn mo...

Sea Snail Venom Paves Way for Potent New Painkiller

...The snail uses venom to paralyze passing fish, but scientists found that chemicals in the poison could also obst... signals in the human brain. About 25 years ago, scientists at the University of Utah, in the US, were able to detach a molecule from the venom that also had pa...

Translating Structure into Function

...ecule. Because these intermediates are unstable, scientists have until now been unable to test their fit to the enzymes active site. Once the scientists had predicted the substrate, Raushel, a professor of chemistry at Texas A&M University, tested the p...

Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

...he mysterious proteins was discovered by a team of scientists led by Medical Research Council funded scientist Professor Nigel Hooper of the University of Leeds. Alzheimers and diseases like variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease follow similar patterns of disease progression and in some forms of prion disease sha...

Chilean Lake Disappears, Thanks to Global Warming

...damantly skeptical about such assertions, Chilean scientists have reported the disappearance of a whole lake i...ive way. After flying over the lake on Tuesday, scientists said they were able to draw preliminary conclusions that point to climate change as the leading culp...

Harnessing Immune System Power Heralds Next Era of Cancer Treatment

...dded. The research team comprises of both basic scientists and clinical investigators, which is why the questions about the implementation of the experimental therapies can be examined along with the development of the science involved. "By bringing these leaders together, we will be able to greatly augme...

People With Higher IQs are More Patient in Financial Matters

A study by scientists at the University of Bonn and the Institute for the Study of Labour has revealed that intelligent people are more patient in financial matters. In the study of 1000 adults in Germany, the researcher asked the respondents if someone gave them the ch...

India's Share in Global Diabetes Research is One Percent

...ost affected by the spread of the disease. Indian scientists have published only one percent of the research works published globally. The editorial in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, in an assessment of the work done on the subject in India, says: Scientists from India published a total of 3068 pape...

Malaysian Astronaut to Conduct Cancer Research in Space

...Malaysia. "The research is aimed at giving local scientists the opportunity to study, design and conduct experiments in space," Abdul Rahman said, cited by the Bernama news agency. Zulkeffeli Mat Jusoh, national astronaut programme director, said most Malaysians thought sending a fellow countryman into spac...

New Diagnostic Test for Mad Cow Disease Developed

Scottish scientists have developed a new technique to diagnose mad cow disease in humans. Researchers at Edinburgh University say that the currently available screening process for the brain condition is not completely reliable, and causes specialists to wrongly tel...

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