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Bioartificial kidney under study at MCG

... the country to evaluate the efficacy of the renal assist device, says Dr. Harold M. Szerlip, MCG nephrologist specializing in acute renal failure and a principal investigator on the study. "If you have renal failure in the ICU, your mortality is extremely high," Dr. Szerlip says. "Anywhere from 50 to 70 p...

Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron

...nutrients, and microorganism diversity. Working to assist their Japanese colleagues on board both vessels, they made these measurements to characterize how the phytoplankton responded to the iron enrichment over a 32-day period. They also ran experiments on deck to learn how available the iron was in the pa...

Color-blind method opens new doors in DNA sequencing

...is similar. Even with complex computer programs to assist in deciphering the signals, this "cross-talk" between the dyes results in subtle variations that can cause nucleotides to be miscalled. The new method developed at BCM and Rice, called pulsed multiline excitation, uses four lasers, each matched to a...

Gene variations explain drug dose required to control seizures

...disease, for example, a pharmacogenetic test might assist physicians in prescribing the drug dose that will balance short-term control of tremors with long-term drug side effects that eventually render the disease untreatable, he said. Patients' genetic makeup might also influence the dose of chemotherapy n...

Solution to Pollution: New Bacteria Eats Toxic Waste

...er way in Nizhnekamsk in the Russian Federation to assist with the treatment of industrial residues, in Poland to renew soils for agricultural production and in the Netherlands to clean up sediments dredged from canals and waterways. “I want to congratulate the Utah State team on the funding for this projec...

Plant hemoglobins: Oxygen handlers critical for nitrogen fixation

...hat one such mysterious plant hemoglobin serves to assist in the fixation of nitrogen in the root nodules of legumes through a process that is conceptually not unlike that undertaken by mammalian hemoglobins in facilitating oxygen transport and exchange in the blood. The most conspicuous plant hemoglobins ...

New SARS Protein Linked To Important Cell Doorway

...k proteins that help alert the immune system or to assist reproduced viral proteins as they make their way out of the cell. The finding exemplifies a primary directive of the University's BioMed 21 Initiative: harness the power of genetic information to rapidly advance possibilities for patient treatment. ...

The BIOS Initiative - open source biotechnology is born

...to create comprehensive search capabilities and to assist with opportunities for patent system reform. CAMBIA has also just added the INPADOC patent status database to its free online service, now allowing any searchers to know the dynamic status of patent applications and patents in over 40 countries. "Thi...

New methods of gene delivery using lasers

... find wide use. Since it also has the potential to assist in the cellular delivery of other bio-molecules, we are now looking at other cell types to see how widely applicable the method proves to be.?/p> The study is part of a new interdisciplinary initiative funded by SHEFC (Scottish Higher Education F...

Applied Biosystems Introduces Advanced Gene Expression Service Provider Program

...ders?business offerings. The program, intended to assist service providers in genetic analysis using interpretation tools and content to advance scientific research while helping them achieve necessary return on investment, was announced today in advance of this weekend’s annual World Microarray Congress i...

Harnessing microbes, one by one, to build a better nanoworld

...ders?business offerings. The program, intended to assist service providers in genetic analysis using interpretation tools and content to advance scientific research while helping them achieve necessary return on investment, was announced today in advance of this weekend’s annual World Microarray Congress i...

International HapMap consortium expands mapping effort

...nces and environmental factors, and the HapMap can assist in the identification of those variants. Since not all genetic variants are deleterious, the HapMap also may be used to help to pinpoint genetic variations that contribute to good health, such as those protecting against infectious diseases or promot...

Multi-purpose protein regulates new protein synthesis and immune cell development

...ession and synthesis of more chaperone proteins to assist with protein folding and help with protein trafficking. And third, it activates genes involved in protein degradation to get rid of excess unfolded proteins. So you reduce the load, get rid of garbage and increase efficiency. If these don't work, the...

GeneNotes - A novel information management software for biologists

...Notes provides a novel human-computer interface to assist researchers to collect and manage biological information. It also provides a platform for studying how users behave when they manipulate biological information. The results of such study can lead to innovation of more intelligent human-computer inter...

Microbial fuel cell: High yield hydrogen source and wastewater cleaner

...tyric acids. However, giving the bacteria a small assist with a tiny amount of electricity -- about 0.25 volts or a small fraction of the voltage needed to run a typical 6 volt cell phone -- they can leap over the fermentation barrier and convert a "dead end" fermentation product, acetic acid, into carbon ...

Solutions that reduce death of marine life reeled in by International Smart Gear Competition

...ing this global problem. WWF and its partners will assist the winners with making their ideas commercially viable. ...

FDA Announces Series of Changes to the Class of Marketed Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

... the potential CV and GI risks, and information to assist consumers in the safe use of the drugs. FDA is also asking manufacturers of OTC NSAIDs to include a warning about potential skin reactions. The labeling of the prescription NSAIDs already addresses potential skin reactions. This current reexaminatio...

NHGRI targets 12 more organisms for genome sequencing

...es and cancer. Building a catalog of rat SNPs will assist researchers trying to find genetic variations associated with common, complex diseases in rats, which can then be used to help identify similar genetic variations that may be involved in human disease. The eight rat strains selected are the PVG stra...

Ebola virus: from wildlife to dogs

...oir animal and of the virus's natural cycle should assist in devising suitable prevention strategies against Ebola epidemics. ### Marie Guillaume - DIC (1) This research, conducted since 2001, involves a partnership between the IRD, the CIRMF (Centre International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville, ...

Bacteria feed on smelly breath (and feet)

...t microbial flora. The results of this study will assist future investigation into the detection of the levels of methylotrophic bacteria and their possible relationship with the oral concentrations of methylated sulphides. This may lead to a natural way of reducing smelly breath and feet. ...

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