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Enzyme delivered in smaller package protects cells from radiation damage

...those who may be the first responders to a nuclear accident or a terrorist attack, such as a "dirty bomb," he explained. ...

Successful lung cancer surgery not enough to break nicotine dependence in many smokers

...lker said. "Their cancer was discovered largely by accident when they were being examined for other medical conditions, and so was potentially curable by surgery," he said. "More than two-thirds of lung cancer is diagnosed at later stages in people with symptoms, and treatment is much less successful." The...

Gene chip technology shows potential for identifying life-threatening blood infection

...g from surgery, pancreatitis, or trauma from a car accident or fall. Because these patients are also hooked up to IV fluids, catheters or ventilators, they are also prone to bacterial infections, including pneumonia, that can quickly spiral out of control and lead to sepsis. Although both conditions are li...

New research promising for improving brain cell survival after brain injury

...age has wide application and could be given to car accident and assault victims, people undergoing radiotherapy for brain tumours, premature babies that need to be induced, and stroke patients. "While we still have a long way to go before such a drug will be available, this research is a promising step for...

HIV-1's high virulence might be an accident of evolution

...tly responsible for human AIDS--might amount to an accident of evolution, new evidence reveals. A gene function lost during the course of viral evolution predisposed HIV-1 to spur the fatal immune system failures that are the hallmarks of AIDS, researchers report in the June 16, 2006 Cell. AIDS has killed mo...

Unusual mechanism keeps repair protein accurate

...ith regions three and four," Suo says. "Then by accident we learned that this was not just a structural connection, but that it is critical to the protein's ability to replicate DNA with very few mistakes." For this study, Suo and his colleagues wanted to learn how efficiently the new protein made new D...

Do the Europeans turn ill sitting up so late?

... performance decrements, mood disorders, increased accident rates and considerable decrease in the quality of life.Sleep loss may also predispose individuals to conditions such as burn-out and cardiovascular diseases. The EU has granted a 4,4 million Euro funding for this research project from the Marie Curi...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

...osure from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (NPP) accident nearly 20 years ago, an international team of more...rescue workers, many who died within months of the accident but others who died as late as 2004. The new numbers are presented in a landmark digest report, "Ch...

Scientists crack 40-year-old DNA puzzle and point to 'hot soup' at the origin of life

...ick thought the difference in number was simply an accident "frozen in time". The University of Bath researchers suggest that the primordial 'doublet' code was read in threes - but with only either the first two 'prefix' or last two 'suffix' pairs of bases being actively read. By combining arrangements of t...

Picky female frogs drive evolution of new species in less than 8,000 years

..., and reproductive isolation is just some glorious accident that arises from that," Moritz said. "We do have very compelling evidence. We have addressed various lines of evidence and conclude that there has been reinforcement and that has given rise to a new species based on very strong female choice." As a ...

Agilent Technologies introduces advanced zebrafish, mouse microarrays for stem cell and developmental biology research

...ke to the beach is far more dangerous, but an auto accident that kills several people will not make big headlines across the U.S. But a shark attack on one person will." According to the International Shark Attack File, only seven fatalities occurred worldwide due to shark attack in 2004, there were only fou...

New HIV drug candidate developed in Sweden

...ke to the beach is far more dangerous, but an auto accident that kills several people will not make big headlines across the U.S. But a shark attack on one person will." According to the International Shark Attack File, only seven fatalities occurred worldwide due to shark attack in 2004, there were only fou...

Shark attack worries? Driving to the beach is more deadly

...ke to the beach is far more dangerous, but an auto accident that kills several people will not make big headlines across the U.S. But a shark attack on one person will." According to the International Shark Attack File, only seven fatalities occurred worldwide due to shark attack in 2004, there were only fou...

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(Date:4/20/2014)... Mothers give a newborn baby a gift of ... system. But antibiotics, used to fend off infection, ... leaving already-vulnerable premature babies more susceptible to dangerous ... neonatology researchers at The Children,s Hospital of Philadelphia ... revealing how gut microbes play a crucial role ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... decades, scientists have used techniques like X-ray crystallography and ... into the atomic structure of molecules, but such efforts ... demand large quantities of a specific molecule and often ... making it all but impossible to peer into the ... those problems may soon be a thing of the ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... Durham, NC Seeds that sprout as soon as they,re ... plants need to be more careful. In the wild, a ... rainy day would risk disaster. More than just an insurance ... out that seed dormancy has long-term advantages too: Plants ... give rise to more species, finds in a team of ...
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(Date:4/18/2014)... Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers have been awarded ... diabetes, Novo Nordisk announced this month. Of the 110 ... Obesity Biologics Science Forum Program, only four projects were ... researchers. They are Jonathan Powell, M.D., Ph.D.; G. William ... Jonathan Powell, a professor of oncology, will use his ...
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(Date:4/17/2014)... the first genetic variant specifically associated with the ... around 10-15 per cent of all breast cancer ... breast cancer sub-type, called invasive lobular carcinoma, gives ... this particular kind of breast cancer, which can ... today (Thursday) in the journal PloS Genetics ...
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