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Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine

... future studies conducted by CHAVI researchers, we aim to discover even more polymorphisms that could provide additional clues how some patients are better able to control the virus than others," Goldstein. "This should ultimately lead to novel targets for vaccines, the primary goal of CHAVI." Two of th...

Common cancer gene sends death order to tiny killer

...phenomenon, the work could lead to treatments that aim to restore the missing microRNA to cancer cells. ...

CSIRO scientists join fight to save 'Tassie devil'

...genda for future research and management. “The aim is to stop the disease in it tracks and we want to bring our experience of controlling infectious diseases to the research community involved to help achieve this,” Dr Hyatt said. A chemist and Spectroscopist at CSIRO Textiles and Fibre Technolo...

The insect vector always bites twice

... studied this still little known response with the aim of identifying in the arthropod vector saliva the immunogenic proteins responsible. They called on immunological techniques to evaluate qualitatively and quantitatively, in the serum sampled from human populations living in transmission areas, the pr...

Human genetic 'deserts' are teeming with significant life

... of the US National Institutes of Health, with the aim of identifying all functional elements in the human genome sequence. The pilot phase is focusing on 44 regions, totalling approximately 1% of the human genome. By testing and comparing existing methods for annotating the human genome the consortium ...

Simple home spit test to spot deadly pre-eclampsia

...Results are expected early next year. The ultimate aim is to develop a "traffic light" detection kit for use in the home. Pre-eclampsia is thought to be the result of problems relating to the implantation of the placenta. The main diagnostic symptoms are raised blood pressure and the excretion of prot...

New knowledge improves rice quality

...ngly affluent rice consumers in Asia. The main aim of the new International Network for Quality Rice is to help rice breeders around the world develop varieties with improved quality traits such as better taste, aroma, and cooking characteristics as well as higher levels of nutrition. Once provided t...

Warts vaccine -- 1 of many in pipeline

...so receive," Dr Jardine said. Trial researchers aim to use a tweaked version of Professor Frazer’s cervical cancer vaccine to treat genital warts. Professor Frazer said this vaccine could be one of the first made locally at the biopharmaceutical production centre, which received $100 million in las...

Confirmed -- deforestation plays critical climate change role

...ation by 50 per cent from current levels, with the aim of stopping deforestation when we have 50 per cent of the world’s tropical forests remaining, this would save the emission of 50 billion tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere. This 50/50/50 option would avoid the release of the equivalent of six years...

Ancient genes used to produce salt-tolerant wheat

... to salt, but we think it too can be improved. Our aim is to eventually produce wheats able, like barley, to grow in highly saline soils," Dr Munns says. Over six per cent of the world's arable land is affected by salinity. Salt tolerant crops can provide farmers with income for remediation, as well a...

Fighting influenza & co. with 40,000 blood samples

... person it was taken from is known. The scientists aim to obtain an overview of the immune status of the population which is as representative as possible. 'Recently a number of new respiratory viruses have been discovered,' the Bonn lecturer explains. 'We presume that we will find antibodies in the bloo...

Fighting to keep Darwin in the classroom

...rom 'intelligent design' to natural selection. We aim to make a big difference in evolutionary education." Amelia McNamara, Vice President, Publishing, Life Sciences and Biomedicine at Springer, said, "Springer stands behind evolutionary theory as a fundamental component of modern science education, ...

OHSU lab finds meth receptor that could lead to therapy

...lecules that could exist ?is incredibly large. Our aim is to mine that space in order to uncover novel therapies." TAAR1 was originally discovered in the laboratory of David K. Grandy, Ph.D., OHSU professor of physiology and pharmacology. Grandy’s lab found TAAR1 is activated by chemical relatives of ...

Stanford scientists make major breakthrough in regenerative medicine

...ration, on which new treatments are based. "The aim of biomedical science is to understand life so we can defend our bodies against injury, deformity, and disease. The ultimate medical treatment would be to change an abnormal organ or tissue back to its vibrant, normal state," said Gerald Weissmann, M...

Stem cell identity in culture may strongly depend on the cellular microenvironment

...rk provide a rationale to research strategies that aim to increase the efficiency of stem cell-related culture methods and, perhaps, even to develop stem cells from already differentiated cells instead of using embryos. ...

Research to spotlight carbon monoxide benefits

...will release it in a sort of slow trickle feed. We aim to make tuneable compounds which allow you to alte...those which are absorbed best by the body with the aim of starting clinical studies in three years' time. ...

Liposuctioned fat stem cells to repair bodies

... injured sports horses to their former glory. "Our aim is to regenerate the tendon structure that does not repair spontaneously," says Galli. Once scar tissue is formed, it hinders the animal’s recovery. "If you intervene, with cell transplants, within one week, you can repair the lesion," Galli notes. ...

How stem cells are regulated

...eloping inhibitors to the Jumonji proteins. Their aim is to use these inhibitors to treat cancer patients with increased levels of the Jumonji proteins....

Reminding doctors which antibiotics to prescribe cuts C. difficile infection rates

...emotherapy.4 This statement, put together with the aim of improving the quality of research in hospital epidemiology to ensure it is robust enough to influence policy and practice, is intended to be an equivalent to the CONSORT standards and checklist for reporting of randomized controlled trials. Dr ...

Something new under the sun

...climate depends on the objective. For example, the aim might be to maximise the crop yield while minimising the gas usage. With the aid of a model of the greenhouse climate and the crop the new control system can increase the crop yield by 39% while reducing the gas usage by 52%. ...

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