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Agent slows aging in mice

...ults from a mouse study his lab and two others are conducting for the National Institute on Aging. The study, now in its fourth year, will test as many as two dozen possible anti-aging agents in animals in the next five years. The other centers are the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, T...

Enzyme delivered in smaller package protects cells from radiation damage

...rding to Dr. Greenberger, whose group is currently conducting a phase I/II clinical trial in lung cancer patients consisting of twice-weekly swallowed MnSOD for protection of the esophagus from chemoradiotherapy damage, these results suggest that minicircle DNA containing the human MnSOD transgene confers undim...

Small, self-controlled planes combine plant pathology and engineering

...robial life.” Although Schmale is not currently conducting his research for the armed forces, his work has a definite biosecurity element. “Many plant pathogens are transported over long distances in the atmosphere, threatening agriculture in the United States from both inside and outside the borders of t...

Study finds mix of disease processes at work in brains of most people with dementia

...od cholesterol levels and hypertension.” NIA is conducting clinical trials to determine whether interventions for cardiovascular disease can prevent or slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease. On-going trials cover a range of interventions such as statin drugs, vitamins and exercise....

First clinical trial of gene therapy for childhood blindness

...ive the new intervention is in humans. The team conducting the trial, from UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital, is led by Professor Robin Ali and includes leading eye surgeon Mr James Bainbridge and leading retinal specialist Professor Tony Moore. Professor Ali said: "We have been d...

LIAI scientists make important finding on cytomegalovirus transmission

...infections." Ware and Croft’s next step will be conducting animal studies with the IL-10 suppression and the OX40 enhancement combined into one treatment. "We tested them separately, but they may well be even more effective when combined," Croft said....

Scientists seek useful traits in wild cottons

...ops Genetic Research Facility at Lubbock have been conducting their cotton research since 2004. The facility was completed and came on-line in 2003. "We have developed several reliable methods for screening obsolete and wild cottons for several positive, heritable traits," Gannaway said. "The da...

Gene thought to assist chemo may help cancer thrive

... colleagues are continuing to test their theory by conducting studies in cell cultures and mice. If it bears out, then disabling the gene in tumors, through medications or new genetic techniques during chemotherapy may help patients survive....

Discovery of new cave millipedes casts light on Arizona cave ecology

...hat makes them so successful as a group." While conducting ecological inventories of 30 caves on the Colorado Plateau of northern Arizona, research by Wynne and Voyles has resulted in the discovery of at least 10 new species, including a new species of spider, a new genus of cave cricket (Family Rhaphidophor...

Transfusion expert urges wider use of filtered blood

...ime. This is as basic as washing your hands before conducting a physical examination of a patient," Blumberg said. "But despite much scientific evidence that supports this notion, millions of people today are still receiving transfusions that might needlessly be harmful to them. The single most effective and ov...

30+ AIDS vaccine clinical trials in 24 countries, research occurring on every continent

...kley. IAVI and its collaborators are currently conducting four ongoing trials in India, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa and the United States. In 2006, IAVI launched a Phase II trial in Uganda and Zambia, part of a multi-site study that also included three sites in South Africa. The South Africa, Uganda...

Female Antarctic seals give cold shoulder to local males

...layer in the Southern Ocean ecosystem. Scientists conducting research to preserve this ecosystem need to know as much about their biology as possible. The behaviours that we observe will impact upon the genetic diversity of fur seal populations and may have helped them recover so successfully from near extinct...

Quitting smoking reduces risk of lung cancer mortality by 70 percent

...the world this century," she said. The APCSC is conducting the largest-ever study of cardiovascular and other non-communicable diseases in the Asian region. Project partners included many medical institutions across the Asia Pacific region. The Collaboration's primary goal is to provide direct, reliable e...

Scientists discover new species of distinctive cloud-forest rodent

...uthors of the study found the rodent in 1999 while conducting field research in Peru's Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve Mountains in Southern Peru along the eastern slope of the Andes. Extending from lowland tropical forests in the Amazon Basin to open grasslands above the Andean tree line, Manu is home...

Williams College biologist explores photosynthetic apparatus

... Williams College, where she has been teaching and conducting research since 2003. ...

Light-based probe 'sees' early cancers in first tests on human tissue

...t Duke University Medical Center. The team also is conducting animal studies to test the feasibility of incorporating fa/LCI into instruments for examining the colon, lung and other organs. Based on a study in hamsters, Wax and Duke postdoctoral researcher Kevin Chalut reported in the February 2007 issue of Can...

MIT bioengineer advances survival, promise of adult stem cells

...yos. After this experience, I was not comfortable conducting human ES cell research myself, and I have a better understanding of why some scientists object to all work with human ES cells," she said. She also said she feels her personal views, and those of others, are respected in the scientific community. ...

Microbes compete with animals for food by making it stink

...or of biology, who led a team of graduate students conducting the research. "But when you total them up, they ar...earchers assessed their questions about feeding by conducting laboratory experiments. To eliminate food avoidance because of texture, they fed stone crabs, les...

Neuron cell stickiness may hold key to evolution of the human brain

...own, but the Berkeley Lab-JGI researchers are now conducting experiments to determine the functional consequences of the accelerated CNSs they've identified. Said Prabhakar, "On the computational side, we're trying to identify other kinds of sequence changes that may have played a role in human evolution, s...

Weighty viruses

...des of the cylinder with transparent, electrically conducting plates. This special construction is what made application of the precise light-scattering technique for the mass determination of a single virus possible. ...

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