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Spleen may be source of versatile stem cells

...SAGE KE report. "Ifso, these cells could have much broader therapeutic applications thansuggested by our earlier work."In 2001 Faustman's team found that a treatment designed to address theautoimmune reaction underlying type 1 diabetes actually cured thedisease in diabetic mice. Late in 2003 they reported th...

Another Look Finds Promising Proteomics Test is Not Biologically Plausible

...aggerly says. The study raises a question that is broader than the effectiveness of the experimental ovarian cancer test, the researchers say. “Are we going to be able to measure what we want to measure??Baggerly asks. “Given issues in technology and a lack of standards, I think it will be a few years befor...

New species from old data

...aggerly says. The study raises a question that is broader than the effectiveness of the experimental ovarian cancer test, the researchers say. “Are we going to be able to measure what we want to measure??Baggerly asks. “Given issues in technology and a lack of standards, I think it will be a few years befor...

Cracking the olfactory code in bees

...aggerly says. The study raises a question that is broader than the effectiveness of the experimental ovarian cancer test, the researchers say. “Are we going to be able to measure what we want to measure??Baggerly asks. “Given issues in technology and a lack of standards, I think it will be a few years befor...

Signaling protein builds bigger, better bones in mice

...aggerly says. The study raises a question that is broader than the effectiveness of the experimental ovarian cancer test, the researchers say. “Are we going to be able to measure what we want to measure??Baggerly asks. “Given issues in technology and a lack of standards, I think it will be a few years befor...

Scientists decipher genome of fungus that can cause life-threatening infections

...e sequence data also provides the foundation for a broader genomeproject that aims to define the molecular basis for the C. neoformansspecies cluster, which includes three related yet diverged specieswhich differ in virulence attributes, environmental distribution andwhich have been diverging over millions o...

Weill Cornell Research Reveals Secrets Of Trafficking Within Cells

... the Weill Cornell research due to its quality and broader significance to the field. "This is a kind of cel...is means that now we could suddenly look at a much broader dynamic range of activity," Dr. Ryan said. "Instead of it being an 'all or nothing' proposition, we ...

Researchers add new tool to tumor-treatment arsenal

...ble severe side effects, has greatly limited their broader use." These factors, says Dr. Thomas, have probably contributed to recent reports of the under-dosing of patients and the failure to blunt the disease. When cancer cells are treated with a DNA-damaging agent, a cancer-suppressing gene known as the ...

Use of PET can reduce, may eliminate more strenuous drug development trials with animals

...illnesses and many cancers. Researchers can gain a broader understanding of basic insights into normal physiology and disease processes to drug development and early response to anticancer and gene therapy. In addition, small animal imaging significantly reduces the preclinical evaluation time for therapeuti...

Plant Sacrifices Cells to Fight Invaders

...enabling important basic research in plants with a broader relevance to other organisms." ...

Structure-building cell signals also may influence learning and memory

...gy, and we can only just begin to speculate on the broader implications of Ephrin and EphB's activity." Yamaguchi is a professor of developmental neurobiology at the Burnham Institute, where his research zeros in on the structure and activity of nerve cell synapses. Irie, the lead author of the paper, is a ...

Survey reveals women and doctors aren't talking about HPV

... "One of the keys to making prevention possible is broader education of both women and providers, focusing on informed, shared decision-making." Survey Methodology A survey, fielded by Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner Research Inc., was conducted among 1,000 women between the ages of 18 and 65 from February 11 -...

Critical step traced in anthrax infection

...lecular genetics at HMS, provides insight into the broader question of how proteins cross cell membranes. The findings appear in the July 29 issue of Science. An anthrax bacterium secretes three nontoxic proteins that assemble into a toxic complex on the surface of the host cell to set off a chain of events...

Green catalyst destroys pesticides and munitions toxins, finds Carnegie Mellon University

...ic conductions. Our method can be used over a much broader pH range, including wastewater pH conditions." Fe-TAMLs already have shown promise in killing a simulant of a biological warfare agent (anthrax), reducing fuel pollutants, treating pulp and paper processing byproducts, and detoxifying pesticides. A...

Wild grasses and man-made wheats advance research capabilities

...ic stresses," Rudd said. "I'm being forced to find broader gene pools to bring in the genetic variability I believe is necessary for the gene pool here." Karnal bunt, new races of Hessian fly, new leaf rust, stripe rust and Russian wheat aphid, as well as the need for more drought tolerance present challeng...

Gap-climbing fruit flies reveal components of goal-driven behaviors

...avioral adaptations in order to traverse gaps much broader than their own body size. The decisive phase for the climbing success of a fly is the formation of a "bridge" with the hind and middle legs still holding on to the starting side and the front legs just about reaching the edge of the target side. Forw...

The synapse is a shotgun

...o actual properties of the neuron. But if we model broader neurotransmitter release, where these alpha 7 rece...ties of the synapse very accurately." This type of broader neurotransmitter distribution is called ectopic release. "We can only be sure of data on this one t...

Mechanism regulating tooth shape formulation found

...r fairly normal, the areas forming cusps were much broader resulting in cheek teeth whose shape resembles more rhinoceros teeth than mouse teeth. Furthermore, these mice have extra teeth and sometimes adjacent teeth are fused. These results indicate that there is a delicate balance of induction and inhibitio...

Study: Predatory dinosaurs had bird-like pulmonary system

...ssens have expanded on that research by studying a broader collection of dinosaur skeletal remains, and are the first to integrate both anatomical and functional studies of modern birds as models of how the ancient creatures' air sacs were structured. The scientists are part of a reinvigorated movement of r...

Lands surface change on Alaska tundra creating longer, warmer summers in Arctic

...wo to seven times and could possibly contribute to broader changes in climate. "We suggest that a noticeable summer warming trend in Alaska is best explained by a lengthening of the snow-free season there," said Howard E. Epstein, an associate professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virgin...

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