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Uncovering a gene for oesophagal cancer

Scientists are close to uncovering a gene that may influence the risk of oesophagal cancer. A family in Liverpool, England, is helping Cancer Research Campaign scientists learn more of the genetic basis of cancer of the oesophagus. Twenty one members of this family have died of this c...

National Lung Study in the process

...her two different screening tests are effective in uncovering lung cancer before symptoms start.// Smoking drastically increases a person's risk of lung cancer and there are currently 90 million current and former smokers in the United States. Unlike other cancers that have had a reduced number of deaths in re...

Germs to blame for bad breath

...s than ones that colonise normal tongues. However, uncovering all the bugs is a tedious task, as, out of the total 700 odd bacteria that collectively populate all human tongues, researchers currently know the names of only about 300. The recent study, which is part of an ongoing effort to determine genetic sequ...

Brain Scans Help Predict Alzheimer's Disease

...g this effect. That might make PET scans useful in uncovering early disease. Researchers from UCLA began screening patients who reported mild cognitive problems with PET in the early 1990s. The patients' neurologists first predicted the progression of the disease without seeing the PET scans, then again after ...

In Search Of Drugs From the Ocean

...ages of clinical trials. Researchers say they are uncovering new microorganisms on a weekly basis and they feel that there is some relevant medical application of some of these microorganisms. In conclusion researchers say they can look forward to the day when the microorganisms lurking the sea could improve h...

New Procedure Reveals the Secrets of the Brain

...s, demonstrating the utility of their technique in uncovering in vivo functional connectivity maps. Use of the microstimulation/MRI technique in conscious, alert primates holds great promise for determining the causal relationships between activation patterns across distributed neuronal circuits and specific b...

Women Got Rid Off Incontinence After The Prolapse Surgery

...tively corrects prolapse, but it carries a risk of uncovering a new symptom: stress urinary incontinence. In this large, multi-center, NIH-funded study, women who were scheduled for the prolapse surgery (sacrocolpopexy) were randomly selected to receive the Burch procedure, in which the vagina is sutured to the...

Enhancing Infants Immune System

...r bio-terrorist threat, Levy adds. Levy's team is uncovering other differences between the newborn and adult immune systems that could lead to additional targets for drugs or vaccines. A related paper, to be published soon in the journal Pediatric Research, finds that when newborns' TLRs are stimulated during ...

Link Between Immune System And Nervous System

... system.// This new research could be important in uncovering for a potential HIV treatment that could effectively deny the virus entry into the cells. The cell culture study by a research team from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania appears in the Proceedings of the Na...

Brain Controlled Movements Are Studied Using Robotic- Joystick

...dmehr. As a next step, the team is interested in uncovering which parts of the brain are responsible for slow-learning. They hope that teasing this system apart will not only improve the understanding of brain function, but also tailor therapy strategies to target slow-learning and increase recovery of muscle...

Growth Factors Help Neurons to Reach Their Correct Destination

...ssion Laboratory, ‘but that piece by piece, we are uncovering general principles that ensure that the developing nervous system establishes proper neuronal connections.’ Understanding how axons find their destinations may help restore movement in people following spinal cord injury, or those with motor neuro...

Novel Approach Assists in Locating Leads for Drug Discovery

...igh-throughput screening is much more sensitive in uncovering chemicals with the potential to be used as biological probes or leads for drug development."The researchers emphasized that miniaturization is essential to the efficiency and costeffectiveness of their new approach. They noted that their miniaturized...

Elusive Step In DNA Mutation Uncovered By Researchers

... the Georgia Institute of Technology have reported uncovering an important step in DNA mutation underlying many forms of cancer that could be critical to the development of strategies for cancer prevention and treatment. The process that gives rise to mutations in DNA, or mutagenesis, is a complex one involvi...

Chronic Sinusitis Resulting From Weakene Immune System

...ts rhinology and sinus surgery center. 'Now we are uncovering new clues as to what might be wrong and perhaps, ultimately, how it might be treated. 'The nose's first line of defense is the epithelium, and when the local innate immune function is curtailed, infections can get a head start, which might serve to...

Stem Cells –To Lift Wrinkle

.... Although Stem cells do show promise of one day uncovering treatments for a host of ailments, the field of research is still in its infancy and researchers are trying to understand all of what they are seeing in the laboratory setting. Dr. Gearhart said, "Much of what is going on in research is showing pro...

Researchers Cracking the Human Genome Function

... integrated data from multiple consortium members, uncovering how different aspects of genome function relate to one another. The ENCODE project has given us unprecedented insight into how functional information is organized in the human genome, said Dr. John Stamatoyannopoulos, UW professor of genome science...

Global Warming Disaster Closer Than Thought, Says NASA

...e disappearance of that bright sea ice and snow is uncovering more and more dark water and bare ground creating another dangerous feedback loop. These feedbacks all produce more heat, thus all reinforcing each other, leading to evermore thawing and thus releases of natural greenhouse gases (including CO2 an...

New Therapies for Kidney Diseases

...ning basic research with clinical studies can help uncovering mechanisms of human disease, says Henriette Uhlenhaut who carried out the research in Treiers lab. The next step will be to translate the insights gained into new therapeutic approaches to develop alternatives to kidney transplantations. With GLIS...

Boffins Identify Gene That can Protect Humans from Nephronopthisis

...ning basic research with clinical studies can help uncovering mechanisms of human disease," said Henriette Uhlenhaut who carried out the research in Treier's lab. "The next step will be to translate the insights gained into new therapeutic approaches to develop alternatives to kidney transplantations. With GL...

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