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A much-needed shot in the arm for HIV vaccine development

...2004, the G8 countries endorsed its goals,and will consider the new plan at its forthcoming summit meeting in theUnited Kingdom this July. Thecoordinating committee of the plan reads like a "who's who" of globalAIDS experts, including Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the NationalInstitute of Allergy and Infecti...

ASU researchers finds novel chemistry at work to provide parrot's vibrant red colors

... evolutionary novelty, and one we should carefully consider when we think about why parrots are so strikingly colorful," McGraw said. McGraw has been studying the colors of birds for seven years. He first became interested in the behavioral significance of bird colors as a form of visual communication within...

Genetically modified natural killer immune cells attack, kill leukemia cells

...from a small blood sample, we made it practical to consider them a potential treatment against many different types of cancer," Campana said. "By genetically modifying NK cells so they expressed the CD19 receptor, we made them specifically effective against ALL cells." A potential clinical application for th...

Transport System Smuggles Medicines Into Brain

... evolutionary novelty, and one we should carefully consider when we think about why parrots are so strikingly colorful," McGraw said. McGraw has been studying the colors of birds for seven years. He first became interested in the behavioral significance of bird colors as a form of visual communication within...

Ants Genetic Engineering Leads To Species Interdependency

...s were practicingmany of the social innovations we consider to be our own: division oflabor, agriculture, and even slavery.Indeed, these traits have been taken to their extreme in many antspecies, such as the case of slavemaker ants, which have become sospecialized for raiding food from the colonies of other ...

Tiny scaffolding allows stem cells to become working fat cells

...Kniss is currently working with an Ohio company to consider research on such new assay devices. ...

US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say

...t the authors conclude that such estimates fail to consider the obesity epidemic. Olshansky and colleagues argue that current extrapolation models used to predict life expectancy do not take into consideration the health status of people currently alive. Longevity predictions are crucial for health policy a...

Surprising findings reported about iron overload

... study will prompt more primary care physicians to consider hemochromatosis and iron overload as a diagnosis. Nationwide studies indicate it takes an average of nine years and three physicians to obtain a correct diagnosis, partly because physicians incorrectly believe that such disorders are rare, or that th...

Gene Signatures Predict Interferon Response For Multiple Sclerosis Patients

...ow close to monitor the patient or even whether to consider alternative treatments. In a new study, Sergio Baranzini et al. describe a computational model that can predict a patient's therapeutic response to interferon based on their gene expression profiles. Immune cells typically secrete interferons to fen...

Stem Cell Research Shows Potential for Replacing Tissue Damaged in Heart Attacks

... at ways to use ES cells, the research team had to consider the fact that the cells are “pluripotent,?meaning that they can develop into any of the 210 different cell types in the human body ?including tumors. That meant they had to determine how ES cells could be forced to become one single homogenous group ...

Alaskan puzzles, monitoring provide insight about North Pacific salmon runs

...tch, including fixed and variable costs, you might consider harvesting very differently," Hilborn says. "For example, you would not take very large harvests in years of big returns because price goes down as does quality." The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grant is for three years and is part of its Wild...

Nanoscale Diagnostic Sets Sights on Alzheimer's

...s about molecular diagnostics and the markers they consider for many types of diseases." ?Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University Department of Chemistry and Institute for Nanotechnology "It's a good bet that the very earliest stage of AD memory loss begins when ADDLs attack key synapses in the brain. We predic...

Genetically Modified Natural Killer Immune Cells Attack, Kill Leukemia Cells

...from a small blood sample, we made it practical to consider them a potential treatment against many different types of cancer," Campana said. "By genetically modifying NK cells so they expressed the CD19 receptor, we made them specifically effective against ALL cells." A potential clinical application for th...

Road salt affects mitigation wetlands

...rch. "PennDOT has really gone out of their way to consider the environmental impact of what they have done," says Silver. "They have been extremely good about talking to the college to minimize the effects of having a road across campus and have gone out of their way to be as environmentally responsible as p...

Rhesus monkeys can assess the visual perspective of others when competing for food

...om Yale University, have found that rhesus monkeys consider whether a competitor can or cannot see them when t...ny training, these monkeys were able to accurately consider the visual perspective of others when deciding from whom to steal. In previous studies, rhesus monk...

Making Sure Sacred Sheep Don't Become Extinct

...a step beyond the biology, one in which we have to consider social implications," he explains. To develop the collection, animal physiologist Phil Purdy, also of the Fort Collins center, traveled to the Navajo Nation to collect germplasm from rams owned by several Navajo sheep producers. Until Purdy develope...

Young Blood Revives Aging Muscles, Stanford Researchers Find

...generative cells in muscle and liver. "We need to consider the possibility that the niche in which stem cells sit is as important in terms of stem cell aging as the cells themselves," said Rando, who is also an investigator at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. It could be the chemical soup s...

Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment

...r. Prologo said. It is imperative that "clinicians consider the risk-benefit ratio of therapy in patients with previously undetectable small clots in the peripheral pulmonary vasculature," he added. Dr. Prologo recommends a large-scale prospective randomized study to determine if patients with small clots ne...

Shark attack worries? Driving to the beach is more deadly

...any given moment of the day," he notes. "When you consider all of the people in the water at the same time, the number of shark attacks is very, very remote. Your chances of winning the lottery are greater than being attacked by a shark. "But when a shark attack does occur, it makes big headlines. The drive...

New HIV drug candidate developed in Sweden

...any given moment of the day," he notes. "When you consider all of the people in the water at the same time, the number of shark attacks is very, very remote. Your chances of winning the lottery are greater than being attacked by a shark. "But when a shark attack does occur, it makes big headlines. The drive...

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