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New findings challenge established views on human genome

... transcripts extensively overlap one another. This broad pattern of transcription challenges the long-standing view that the human genome consists of a relatively small set of discrete genes, along with a vast amount of so-called junk DNA that is not biologically active. The new data indicate the genome...

AAAS decries latest stem cell veto

... largest general scientific society, stands with a broad coalition of Americans spanning all parties and fa... largest general scientific society, stands with a broad coalition of Americans spanning all parties and faiths that supports this bill. "The scientific c...

Modified mushrooms may yield human drugs

...r the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals to treat a broad array of human illnesses. But nobody has been able to come up with a feasible way of doing that." Dr. Romaine and his colleague, Xi Chen, then a post-doctoral scholar at Penn State and now a Syngenta Biotechnology Inc. research scientist, have ...

Avian influenza survivors' antibodies effective at neutralising H5N1 strain

...zavecchia. "Nevertheless, we are encouraged by the broad neutralizing activity of these antibodies in the lab and the moderate doses required." Using administered antibodies has a historical precedent. During the 1918 Spanish H1N1 influenza pandemic, there were multiple reports of physicians administeri...

Nitric oxide: Key to cardiovascular and pulmonary function and drug effectiveness

...oxide for the treatment of human diseases." "In broad terms, the results of these experiments present a novel role for nitric oxide in regulating the activity of G-protein coupled receptors," Lefkowitz said. "Also, the findings point to the possibility that deficiencies in the activity of nitric oxide, ...

Maggots rid patients of MRSA

...due to overuse of antibiotics and the selection of broad rather than narrow-spectrum antibacterial agents. This led to their first study, funded by Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust (CMMC) Chairman's Prize Award. They treated 13 patients, aged 18-80 years with c...

Targeting sugar on blood vessels may inhibit cancer growth

...mall-molecule inhibitors of Ndst1. By affecting a broad array of molecules ?such as VEGF, fibroblast growth factor, platelet-derived growth factor, or others that impact angiogenesis in a variety of carcinomas ?this therapy could be used to inhibit cancer growth and metastasis with fewer side effects....

UCLA AIDS Institute researchers find a peptide that encourages HIV infection

...ide that increases the ability of HIV-1 to enter a broad range of human cells, retroviral vectors are currently being explored as vehicles for gene therapy," the authors wrote. "In this area, at least, agents that enhance retroviral uptake could contribute to an emerging field of medicine." "So many pe...

Brain maps online

...pecies at an unprecedented level of detail, from a broad view of the brain to the fine details of nerves and connections. The website also includes a suite of free, downloadable tools for navigating and analyzing brain data. "Many users have described it as a 'Google Maps' of the brain," said Shawn Mik...

Lighting up life: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols presents tips for creating glowing plants

...ng in plants. This information will be useful to a broad range of scientists interested in plant biology an...ds from Cold Spring Harbor Protocols that span a broad spectrum of topics essential to researchers across many disciplines. ...

Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic

...t in place. Officials in St. Louis introduced a broad series of public health measures to contain the flu within two days of the first reported cases. Philadelphia, New Orleans and Boston all used similar interventions, but they took longer to implement them, and as a result, peak mortality rates were h...

Selectivity is ultimate aphrodisiac

..." The need to feel special or unique could be a broad motivation that stretches across our social lives, the study concludes. "Just as this need plays an important role in intimate relationships and friendships, the present study reveals a distinctive anti-reciprocity effect if this need is not satisfie...

Imaging pinpoints brain regions that 'see the future'

...lar patterns of activity within precisely the same broad network of brain regions. "In our daily lives, we probably spend more time envisioning what we're going to do tomorrow or later on in the day than we do remembering, but not much is known about how we go about forming these mental images of the f...

New details on how the immune system recognizes influenza

...for developing influenza vaccines that can provide broad protection against multiple strains of the virus. "This study is interesting for what it shows we know and do not know," says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. "It reveals many gaps in our knowledge of influenza viruses and indicates where we n...

NIAID DNA vaccine for H5N1 avian influenza enters human trial

...t employs new technology known to safely stimulate broad immune responses." NIAID researchers will measure immune responses to the vaccine, assess its safety, and compare its potency to more traditional vaccine approaches. ...

Research finds music training 'tunes' human auditory system

...m’s sensitivity to speech sounds. This finding has broad implications because it applies to sound encoding skills involved not only in music but also in language. The findings indicate that experience with music at a young age in effect can "fine-tune" the brain's auditory system. "Increasing music exp...

Scientists discover new, readily available source of stem cells

...oratory. The first report showing the isolation of broad potential stem cells from the amniotic fluid that ... of stem cells. They also can be used to produce a broad range of cells that may be valuable for therapy." An advantage of the AFS cells for potential med...

Mechanisms involved with tumor relapse identified

...mune responses in patients, rather than inducing a broad range of immune responses - some of which may be detrimental or may induce tumor relapse," said lead investigator, Masoud H. Manjili, D.V.M., Ph.D., a member scientist with the Massey Cancer Center. "Ultimately, we hope to offer a new polypeptide ...

Turning green gunk to gold, anti-cancer gold

...eloping a new, efficient method to manufacture the broad class of cryptophycin natural products, including important analogs with clinical potential. This included characterization of an enzyme, cytochrome P450, that always introduces the epoxide in the desired beta configuration. Sherman, who is also t...

Researcher to study astronaut bone loss for space biology agency

...abilitation, not only among astronauts but among a broad range of patients," says Bikle. "We might also learn how to prevent bone loss from taking place." Long concludes, "I am excited and honored to contribute to our nation's efforts to safely explore space, the moon, and Mars." ...

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