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Math that powers spam filters used to understand how brain learns to move our muscles

...ently learned and what it’s known for some time to anticipate what it needs to develop new motor skills. The engineers, from Johns Hopkins, MIT and Northwestern, exploited the fact that all people show similar “probable” learning patterns and use them to develop and fine tune new movements, whether babies tryi...

Clot-dissolving agent may be beneficial in treatment of severe frostbite

...ministered within 24 hours of frostbite injury, we anticipate the continued use of tPA in patients who are admitted to our institution with acute frostbite,” the authors write. “Candidates for this therapy are patients who present with severe frostbite as suggested by full-thickness tissue involvement, hemorrha...

Gene therapy study shows safety and statistically significant improvement in Parkinson's disease

...initive testing of Neurologix’s technology, and we anticipate beginning a larger Phase 2 study in Parkinson’s disease later this year. Moreover, the results also provide a solid foundation for the development of our other therapeutic programs, including epilepsy where we plan to initiate a Phase 1 gene therapy ...

First clinical trial of gene therapy for childhood blindness

...be many months before we have the full picture. We anticipate the best outcome in younger patients, as we will be treating the disease in the early stages of its development." Professor Ali added: "There are many forms of retinal degeneration, meaning the use of gene therapy treatments must be individually ...

Protein fragments sequenced in 68 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex

...ivity of the instruments and techniques improve, I anticipate that we’ll be able to get from comparably aged species much more extensive sequences and to get novel sequences unique to that species, which will give us ideas about the relationship between species," said Cantley. Still, it may be the rare fossi...

Producing medicines in plant seeds

...quire expensive high-tech laboratories, scientists anticipate that, by working with plants, production costs will be 10 to 100 times lower. Another important advantage is that large-scale production is possible without having to make additional investments in expensive fermentors. A good yield guaranteed ...

Birds found to plan for the future

..., storing food for future use in places where they anticipate future slim pickings. The researchers at the University of Cambridge believe this is the first known example of future planning in animals. On alternate mornings eight jays were given breakfast in one compartment or refused breakfast in another, bef...

The influence of the menstrual cycle on the female brain

...ing different probabilities of winning. When women anticipate uncertain rewards, they activate the brain regions... was carried out on a male group. Result: when men anticipate rewards, they mainly activate a region involved in motivation for obtaining rewards, the ventral str...

Immunization rates hit record high in poor countries

...oratory tests continue to go well, the researchers anticipate starting field trials in 2008. Their approach looks promising for many other applications of biological control for agriculture and forestry—especially in natural settings with economically low-value plants, like natural forests. "We're not go...

Fungal factories may save hemlock forests

...oratory tests continue to go well, the researchers anticipate starting field trials in 2008. Their approach looks promising for many other applications of biological control for agriculture and forestry—especially in natural settings with economically low-value plants, like natural forests. "We're not go...

A giant among minnows: Giant danio can keep growing

... to induce the condition in the giant danio. “We anticipate that the giant danio will be able to handle the muscular dystrophy better because of their ability to increase muscle,?Biga said. What makes this intriguing is that human embryos exhibit hyperplasia, but then lose that ability after birth, with one e...

Combination therapy shows promising results in patients with advanced lung cancer

...ults of this early phase study are promising and I anticipate we'll have a better understanding of Tarceva resistance in the near future," she said. Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death in both men and women and accounts for about 29 percent of all cancer deaths. This year alone, 174,47...

Study shows frogs can play key role in stem cell research

... to study than mice and humans, the Edinburgh team anticipate that it will become an important research tool in their quest to understand and, ultimately, treat disease using stem cells. The results of their study are published in the current edition of the journal Development. The key protein in humans, calle...

New light microscope sharpens scientists' focus

...tical for use by biologists -- a process that they anticipate will be easier when they and their microscope move to the Janelia Farm campus in the coming months. "I think we've come a long way in the last year, from two unemployed guys with just an idea to having good jobs and a good set of data," Betzig noted....

Brighter future for giant panda?

...on size is still perilously low". The scientists anticipate that these results are likely to be replicated in other key reserves indicating that there may now be many more giant pandas remaining in the wild than previously thought. ...

UT Southwestern researchers find gene mutation that leads to 'broken hearts'

... is known about how the heart forms and we did not anticipate that the same enzymes involved in cholesterol and lipid synthesis might play an important role in the development of an organ," he said. One of the goals of this research is to define the genetic blueprint for how the heart forms. In order to do t...

Polymers show promise for lab-on-a-chip technology

...on our research of liquid crystalline polymers, we anticipate the emergence of exciting new techniques in microfabrication that can be used to cheaply and efficiently pattern response materials," said Anastasia Elias, a PhD student in Dr. Michael Brett's group in the U of A Department of Electrical and Computer...

Just the expectation of a mirthful laughter experience boosts endorphins 27 percent, HGH 87 percent

...ared to blood from the control group, which didn't anticipate the watching of a humorous video. Between blood pulls, the control group stayed in a waiting room and could choose from a wide variety of magazines," he explained. *Paper presentation: "Beta-Endorphin and HGH increase are associated with both the a...

The giant protein titin helps build muscles

...e road. We have found one of the first and eagerly anticipate discovering many others, probably coming with lots of surprises," Wilmanns concludes. "We have just started to get insight into one of the most complex systems in the human body." "This work is a nice example of how modern biology combines approache...

Sea coral's trick helps scientists tag proteins

...et light can be expensive and in short supply. "We anticipate that Dendra will broaden considerably the circle of PAFP users," he said. ...

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