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A much-needed shot in the arm for HIV vaccine development

...of cooperation, collaboration, and transparency in advancing HIVvaccine research and development," said Anthony S. Fauci. "By workingtogether, we will greatly accelerate progress toward the critical goalof developing a safe and effective HIV vaccine to help curb the globalHIV/AIDS pandemic.""Being from the con...

Gene Therapy For Parkinson's Disease Moves Forward In Animals

...of breathing problems that were complicated by his advancing Parkinson's disease. “The use of GDNF as an approach against Parkinson's disease has truly had some ups and downs,?said J. William Langston, M.D., scientific director and chief executive officer of The Parkinson's Institute in Sunnyvale, Calif., who...

Novel ultrafast laser detection of cancer cells also may improve understanding of stem cells

...light alone." The techniques could be critical to advancing early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. More technically put, "To rapidly assess the health of a single mammalian cell," says Gourley, "the key discovery was the elucidation of biophotonic differences in normal and cancer cells by usin...

Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease moves forward in animals

...of breathing problems that were complicated by his advancing Parkinson's disease. "The use of GDNF as an approach against Parkinson's disease has truly had some ups and downs," said J. William Langston, M.D., scientific director and chief executive officer of The Parkinson's Institute in Sunnyvale, Calif., wh...

Artifical cornea lets woman blind 20 years see

...prosthesis for more than forty years. Despite his advancing age of 82, Dohlman has managed to refine a type of artificial cornea widely known as the Boston keratoprosthesis. He has made more than 300 of the devices himself, but holds no financial interest in the success of the artificial cornea. "We've been ...

UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders

...en School of Medicine. "As dean, I am committed to advancing the full potential of stem cell research to find novel and more effective therapies to treat many diseases for which present-day therapy is either unsatisfactory or unavailable." Because the university and medical school at UCLA are located on the s...

Leprosy microbes lead scientists to immune discovery

..." Harvard School of Public Health is dedicated to advancing the public's health through learning, discovery, and communication. More than 300 faculty members are engaged in teaching and training the 900-plus student body in a broad spectrum of disciplines crucial to the health and well being of individuals an...

Mouse with designer liver has enhanced glucose tolerance, insulin response

...rofit biomedical research institution dedicated to advancing the frontiers of scientific knowledge and providing the foundation for tomorrow’s medical therapies. The Institute is home to three major centers: the original Cancer Center, the Del E. Webb Neuroscience and Aging Center established in 1999, and the ...

Protein synthesis can be controlled by light, opening way for new scientific, medical applications

...pment, though it is much more likely to be used in advancing knowledge about biological systems. ...

Anthrax inhibitors identified by Burnham team

...rofit biomedical research institution dedicated to advancing the frontiers of scientific knowledge and providing the foundation for tomorrow's medical therapies. The Institute is home to three major centers: the original Cancer Center, the Del E. Webb Neuroscience and Aging Center established in 1999, and the ...

Experimental shingles vaccine proves effective in nationwide study

...sists in a dormant state. As immunity weakens with advancing age, the virus can reactivate, multiply in and damage sensory nerve cells to cause pain. It then migrates to the skin, causing the blistering rash of shingles. Generally, shingles first manifests as pain, itching or tingling in an area of skin on on...

Rutgers to lead $52.7 million protein research program

...ountry are generating exciting new information and advancing the frontiers of science," said CABM Director Aaron J. Shatkin. "We have even discovered several potential antibiotic drug targets and drug screening assays for which we have submitted patents," Montelione said. "However, there are many protein fami...

U-M scientists discover identifying markers for primitive blood-forming stem cells

...l be valuable to scientists working in the rapidly advancing field of stem cell science. Currently, scientists must search for many different markers and use complex procedures to separate rare hematopoietic stem cells, or HSCs, from other cells in a blood sample. Using SLAM markers will streamline the process...

Making medicine 'smarter'

... "I was very excited, because I can do research in advancing breast cancer research, train students in biomedical engineering and promote interdisciplinary research at FSU," she said. ...

Targeted drug delivery achieved with nanoparticle-aptamer bioconjugates

...ioconjugates represent an exciting prospect in the advancing field of cancer nanotechonology and hold significant promise for future cancer treatment," remarked Dr Farokhzad. "Through modification of the controlled-release polymer system or tweaks to the aptamer targeting group it may be possible to produce a ...

Researchers use 'trickery' to create immune response against melanoma

...ioconjugates represent an exciting prospect in the advancing field of cancer nanotechonology and hold significant promise for future cancer treatment," remarked Dr Farokhzad. "Through modification of the controlled-release polymer system or tweaks to the aptamer targeting group it may be possible to produce a ...

UC San Diego partners with Venter Institute to build marine microbial genomics cyberinfrastructure

...ciences. "Along with providing a novel approach to advancing fundamental biological knowledge, analysis of the marine genome data will allow us insight into natural marine products and how they can be applied for pharmacy and medicine," said Wooley, the university's Associate Vice Chancellor for Research. "The...

NHGRI announces new sequencing targets

...is to build the most powerful toolbox possible for advancing human health. By identifying and seeking to fill crucial gaps in our knowledge, these new sequencing plans represent yet another important step in that direction," said NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. The plan given the highest prior...

Bone and cartilage growth to blame for heart valve disease

...s focused her research for the past seven years on advancing the knowledge of mechanisms of aortic and mitral valve disease using animal models and human studies. "I wanted to know why diseased valves had were hardened with a glassy whitish appearance ?totally different than healthy tissue, which indicated to...

Nanopore method could revolutionize genome sequencing

...y challenging to bring them together, the field is advancing so rapidly that they think it should be possible in the near future. In addition to the speed and low cost of the nanopore method, the researchers calculate that it will ultimately be significantly less error-prone than current methods. "The DNA ...

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