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Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine

...vide additional clues how some patients are better able to control the virus than others," Goldstein. "Thi...were truly remarkable: together as a group we were able to do something that none of us individually could accomplish. The results of this and future CHAVI ...

FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

...ndations in the Task Force report, FDA will not be able to keep pace with today’s rapidly developing nanot...no-ready’ for the products on the market today and able to deal with the more advanced nanotechnology applications expected in the next 5-10 years.” “Many ...

Identified main genetic variants involved in response to HIV

... the activation of the immune system so that it is able to locate and destroys cells infected by HIV. This study has also identified a third genetic variation involved in immune damage of patients, particularly in a gene encoding a protein which seemingly participates in viral replication, and is also loc...

Cellular message movement captured on video

...e situation is much more complex than we have been able to show.” Chien, Hu, and their colleagues at UCSD had previously reported that paxillin can be rapidly assembled and disassembled, and they hypothesize that this process enables cell migration by assembling new focal adhesion sites in the directio...

Enzyme delivered in smaller package protects cells from radiation damage

...eliver MnSOD in this very small vector, we will be able to get this radioprotective enzyme more efficiently into all of the cells of the body and give patients receiving total body radiation for systemic cancers better long-term outcomes. This also has implications for the prophylactic protection of those...

Threats to wild tigers growing

...s made from wild tigers. Because tigers must be able to roam over large areas, long-term conservation of the species will need planning that involves religious and civic leaders as well as national and local governments. International cooperation among nations that harbor the animal will also be essent...

Old memory traces in brain may trigger chronic pain

...the more activity in the prefrontal cortex. He was able to predict the years of their suffering from the MRI. “It’s cumulative memory,” he explained. “I can predict with 90 percent accuracy how many years they have been living in that pain without even asking them the question.”...

Gene therapy delivery of nerve growth factors reverses erectile dysfunction in animal model

...containing either of two nerve growth factors were able to regain normal function after four weeks, according to a study conducted by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers. These findings are being presented at the 10th annual meeting of the American Society of Gene Therapy, which is con...

How to lose weight and not go hungry: HU researcher develops drug that mimics feeling of 'fullness'

...to the naturally occurring aMSH hormone. They were able to demonstrate that their peptide, which they call...intestinal enzymes when swallowed, and that it was able to cross the intestinal wall and gain access into the blood stream. Once in the blood, it could make...

Envisat captures first image of Sargassum from space

...amin Hu of the US University of South Florida were able to identify extensive lines of floating Sargassum in the western Gulf of Mexico in the summer of 2005. "This appears to be the first report of a satellite image of Sargassum," Gower said. "It is usually associated with the area of the North Atlantic...

Largest synthetic gene ever built offers insights into anti-malarial drug resistance

...reatment in the past three decades. They have been able to artificially construct, and then express in yea... that could be "read" by yeast. The yeast are then able to produce the PfMDR1 protein, in its proper sequence, from this synthetic gene. They previously use...

Loss of stem cells correlates with premature aging in animal study

...teoporosis, within three to four months. To be able to renew itself, most tissues have a reservoir of ...e needed, their progeny can rapidly divide and are able to replenish the tissue with new cells. Brown explains that in the current study the mouse cells...

New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever

...found. The UCSF lab is one of the few in the world able to isolate and grow human Bartonella species, and culture of the new organism made study of the DNA much easier. Also collaborating on the research were scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard Medical School and the Centers fo...

Breakthrough developments in rheumatoid arthritis reported

... scientists worldwide, Dr. Gregersen has also been able to show that certain markers are strongly linked to certain ethnic groups and others are not. “This will help us in figuring out what exactly is going on in this illness,” he said. “It’s pretty exciting.” Early on in the rheumatoid arthritis res...

Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review

...“It is important that we plan ahead so that we are able to care for patients with skin cancer without compromising other chronic dermatological diseases.” The authors – from the Dermatology Department at the Royal Victoria Hospital and Queen’s University Belfast - say that their research reinforce...

U-M researchers discover gene switched off in cancer can be turned on

...protein to an inhibitor drug, the researchers were able to turn the gene back on, allowing BRM to be expre... colon and breast cancers. The researchers were able to use existing drugs, which showed some usefulness in turning on the BRM gene. But new drugs would ...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...an ourselves off fossil fuels, the sooner we'll be able to tackle the climate problem,'' said Sally Benson, executive director of the Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) and professor of energy resources engineering. ''But the idea that we can take fossil fuels out of the mix very quickly is unrealis...

Undergraduate research shows leaderless honeybee organizing

...esigned experiment, Pierce and his co-authors were able to document details of bee social behavior that f...time to swarm and leave the hive. Later, they were able to observe inside the swarm itself and see workers give the queen a signal, known as “piping” that t...

Newly discovered antibody may be body's natural defense against Alzheimer's

...NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell scientists were able to measure and extract the human version of anti-o...c disorders, the researchers explain. "We were able to confirm that the antibodies we found not only recognize oligomers of beta amyloid but also unheal...

Physicist cracks women's random but always lucky choice of X chromosome

...rwick physicist has uncovered how female cells are able to choose randomly between their two X chromosomes and why that choice is always lucky. Human males have both a X and a Y chromosome but females have two X chromosomes. This means that in an early stage in the development of a woman’s fertilised egg...

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