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

...spectra distinct from cancer?" A difficulty still ahead is viewing cancer cells in fluids taken directly from the body, rather than isolated by type in a flask. This problem will be solved by winnowing out unlikely particles through size and frequency. ...

Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish at UH hold keys to biological clocks

...ic genes that create the anomaly. Putting UH a bit ahead of other institutions engaged in this type of research, Cahill and his team will be able to analyze more than 2,000 zebrafish per week. The per3-luc zebrafish is the first vertebrate system available for this level of high-throughput measurement. "B...

Study reveals new technique for fingerprinting environmental samples

...information-rich data allowed researchers to forge ahead with studying genes important in disease processes, long before the completion of the entire human genome. "EGT fingerprints may be able to offer fundamental insights into the factors impacting on various environments," said DOE JGI Director, Eddy R...

The circadian clock: Understanding nature's timepiece

...e says it could one day be possible to move people ahead eight hours simply with a pill and light therapy. All terrestrial organisms ?even single-celled organisms ?have circadian rhythms. In some cases, the circadian clock contributes to survival strategies as simple as not drying out when the sun comes u...

Logging changed ecological balance for monkeys, damaged health

...rms and protozoan cysts. The study appears online ahead of publication in the Journal of Applied Ecology. While the three primate species were subject to a higher risk of infections, only the guenons (pronounced GWINN-ins) suffered from an increased number of parasites, including three parasites not foun...

Affymetrix and ParAllele Launch Industry's Most Comprehensive Product Line for Targeted Genotyping

...rms and protozoan cysts. The study appears online ahead of publication in the Journal of Applied Ecology. While the three primate species were subject to a higher risk of infections, only the guenons (pronounced GWINN-ins) suffered from an increased number of parasites, including three parasites not foun...

President Bush's cut to AIDS prevention in Africa would be devastating

...rms and protozoan cysts. The study appears online ahead of publication in the Journal of Applied Ecology. While the three primate species were subject to a higher risk of infections, only the guenons (pronounced GWINN-ins) suffered from an increased number of parasites, including three parasites not foun...

Gaining ground in the race against antibiotic resistance

...the week of September 19, 2005. Staying one step ahead of resistance with new antibiotics and treatments for infections is a huge challenge because bacteria evolve quickly to evade them. When the scientists introduced random mutations into the gene for a bacterial resistance enzyme and grew the bacteria ...

Study findings offer potential new targets for antibiotics

...cteria may ultimately help drug makers stay a step ahead of disease-causing bacteria that can become resist...issue," Fredrick said. "But as long as we can stay ahead of the ability of the pathogens to resist antibiotics, we're okay." The findings appear online this...

Study provides insight into cellular defenses against genetic mutation

...NA chain. If a stop reading signal occurs too far ahead of the final exon in the chain, as marked by an exon-exon junction complex (EJC), the cell concludes that the stop codon has mistakenly fallen in the middle of a set of instructions. Specifically, Medical Center researchers now believe a stop codon i...

Biotech cotton 8: Bugs 0

...st use that combination of toxins to stay one step ahead of the pink bollworms. ...

University of Delaware researchers develop cancer 'nanobomb'

...ting started in this area. There is plenty of work ahead to successfully translate this into clinical medicine." In addition to treatment, he believes nanotechnology can provide new tools for cancer diagnosis through the use of tiny nanosensors. "In the future, my vision is that people will have at-home...

Gene therapy potential for treatment of pancreatic cancer

...ing pancreatic cancer, suggests research published ahead of print in Gut. Pancreatic cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in the developed world, and is extremely difficult to treat. Only 3% of affected patients are still alive five years after diagnosis, a survival rate that has remained st...

Jefferson researchers find nanoparticle shows promise in reducing radiation side effects

...ing pancreatic cancer, suggests research published ahead of print in Gut. Pancreatic cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in the developed world, and is extremely difficult to treat. Only 3% of affected patients are still alive five years after diagnosis, a survival rate that has remained st...

Some good news for the world's poor

...s trading nations remain deadlocked on how to move ahead with agricultural reforms that could benefit the poor farmers of the developing world, research just published has confirmed details of a proven strategy to reduce poverty in the planet's two most populous countries, China and India. The research sh...

Carnegie Mellon U. transforms DNA microarrays with standard Internet communications tool

...ting line. Over time, some marathoners will be far ahead on the track, while others will fall back." After the race begins, finding one marathoner among the thousands is difficult. Similarly, with asynchronous cells, trying to sort out a single cell response is virtually impossible. But Bar-Joseph has inco...

Melanoma vaccine strategy shows promise in laboratory experiments

...er cells, sparing healthy cells entirely. Looking ahead to possible human clinical trials, another member of the scientific team, University of Pennsylvania assistant professor Brian Czerniecki, M.D., Ph.D., is working to prepare yet another type of immune cell, called a dendritic cell, to present the BRA...

Marine mammals are on the frontline of failing ocean health

..." says O'Hara. "But wouldn't it be better to know ahead of time if certain policies or practices might be disastrous? We could talk more about prevention rather than trying to fix the damage." Sea Lions, Herpes, and Cancer In the past 15 years, 17% of dead and stranded sea lions in California have bee...

Researchers use dirt to stay one step ahead of antibiotic resistance

...y that researchers are attempting to stay one step ahead of resistant bacteria." Antibiotic resistant bacteria have become a major health threat andhave limited our ability to treat even common infections withantibiotics," said Dr. Bhagirath Singh, Scientific Director of theCanadian Institutes of Health R...

First SCID gene chip to be introduced at Academy meeting on immunodeficiencies

... the more difficult gene chip was developed months ahead of time and will be presented as part of Dr. Jennifer Puck's report on the use of microarray technology in developing genetic screening for SCID. In addition to this technological breakthrough, the conference will feature an overview of PI and fo...

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