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Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients

... they suggest that this technique may have broader application in the monitoring of other forms of cancer. Further studies would need to be performed on patients with these types of cancer as well....

Soils offer new hope as carbon sink

... "This is significant for farmer costs because one application of agrichar may be the equivalent of compost applications of the same weight every year for decades. "For the environment, it means soil carbon emissions can be reduced because rapidly decomposing carbon forms are being replaced by stable ones in ...

Pesticides choke pathway for nature to produce nitrogen for crops

... that artificial chemicals in pesticides – through application or exposure to crops through runoff – disrupt natu...ral fertilizer source is not replaced by increased application of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer, then crop yields are reduced and/or more growing time is needed fo...

In mice, drug protects against diabetes and atherosclerosis

...ter-disciplinary science, to bridge discovery with application and fruitful industry-academia collaboration."...

UCF nanoparticle offers promise for treating glaucoma

...ent research with his advisors led to the specific application for glaucoma. In their paper on the research, which was also supported by the National Science Foundation, Seal and Mallik note the results are “very promising” and that their nanoparticle configuration offers seemingly limitless possib...

Weizmann Institute scientists develop a general 'control switch' for protein activity

...priate doses of the drug. Another potential future application is in agricultural genetic engineering. The method might make it possible, for example, to create genetically engineered plants in which the precise timing of fruit ripening would be controlled using a substance that increases the activity of protein...

Modified mushrooms may yield human drugs

...h is the predominant edible species worldwide. One application of their technology is the use of transgenic mushrooms as factories for producing therapeutic proteins, such as vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, and hormones like insulin, or commercial enzymes, such as cellulase for biofuels. "Right now medical t...

Scripps research team sheds light on long-sought cold sensation gene

...he altered mice also showed little response to the application of acetone to their hindpaw, which causes an unpleasant cold sensation, while the acetone caused normal mice to flick their paw and lick them. TRPM8 codes for an ion channel found at the tips of sensory neurons, which innervate the skin. When open...

New technique will produce a better chromosome map

...l devices to spread and flatten the cells, and the application of computer-based image processing to analyze hundreds of examples of the same chromosomes. With so many crisp images to analyze, computer algorithms can accurately calculate the number, shape and location of the chromosome bands. "Two researchers...

Decoding protein structures helps illuminate cause of diabetes

...ly impossible. The technique also has potential application in other human diseases that involve protein mis-folding, such as Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases. At this time, however, he says the automation of the device itself is a tremendous achievement. "In time, automated 2-D IR spectroscopy wil...

A 'traffic light' for neurons means 'go' for improving brain research

...ds. Potential applications The most direct application of optical neuron control is to begin experimentin... side effects, more targeted. Another potential application is experimenting with simulating neural communications. Because neurons communicate by generating pa...

Mimicking how the brain recognizes street scenes

...lab and lead author a paper about the street scene application in the 2007 IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis ... More Useful The model used in the street scene application mimics only the computations the brain uses for rapid object recognition. The lab is now elaborating...

Hybrid molecule causes cancer cells to self-destruct

...ins Technology Transfer Office, they have filed an application for a U.S. patent covering this class of compounds. ...

Soft-cell approach cuts animal tests

...ears down the track from initial exposure. The application of in vitro methods could open new possibilities for toxicity testing of industrial chemicals, occupational and environmental contaminants, combustion products and respiratory therapeutics and lead to a better understanding of the interactions betwee...

Anti-wrinkle compound causes pathological reaction in skin cells

... conducted by Dr. Marceau’s team revealed that the application of DMAE induces a quick and spectacular swelling o...outside of the cell. In the hours following the application of DMAE, the researchers observed an important slowing down of cell division—sometimes coming to a c...

Cancer-killing invention also harvests stem cells

...gs. Killing Cancer Cells Another exciting application of King's invention is filtering the blood for cancer cells and triggering their death, an innovative, new method to prevent the spread of cancer. When someone has a primary cancer tumor, a small number of cancer cells circulates through the bloodst...

Homing pigeons get their bearings from their beaks

...st of nanotechnologists concerning their potential application for accurate drug targeting and even as a data storage device. The main problem, however, lies in their synthetic production. According to Gerta Fleissner and her colleagues, "Even though birds have been producing these particles for millions of ye...

Bioluminescence at the service of a novel cerebral imaging technique

...r any animal species, including man. A funding application has been made to the ANR in order to build up functional maps of the Drosophila brain. These maps are a prerequisite to producing a mass of data on the global activity of the entire brain which will then serve as a reference to compare cerebral ac...

Stem cell transplants explored at Stanford as a possible treatment for hearing loss

...ths: drug therapy -which could be as simple as an application of ear drops - and stem cell transplantation into the inner ear to remedy hearing loss. Currently he's working on perfecting the steps toward eventual stem cell transplantation into humans, with the goal of first curing deafness in mice within ...

Active ingredient in common Chinese herb shown to reduce hypertension

...centration of one ¦Ìg/ml or five ¦Ìg/ml. After the application of tanshinone IIA, the experiment was continued fo... of endothelial nitric oxide synthase. The topical application of tanshinone IIA at one ¦Ìg/ml and five ¦Ìg/ml caused significant dose-related vasodilation, indica...

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