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FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

...nter the market, and to detect and move swiftly to correct any problems that may arise. Given the agency’s insufficient resources—which for two decades have not kept pace with inflation—making sure that FDA has the capacity to safely manage nanotechnology must be the shared responsibility of Congress and our...

New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever

... and persistent fever, we need to come up with the correct diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible – particularly for those with a weakened immune system, who can die from the infection,” she says. “Also, different Bartonella species respond to different drugs, so it is essential to explore further and p...

Stroke study sheds light on left-right brain divide

...ikely to realise they had made a mistake, and then correct it, compared to those who had damage to their right frontal lobes. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, the research is now published in the journal Brain. Dr Tim Hodgson, neuro-psychologist at the University of Exeter and lead researcher on this study, ...

Bacteria ferry nanoparticles into cells for early diagnosis, treatment

...oduce proteins that perform specific functions and correct genetic disease conditions." When the cargo-carrying bacteria attach to the recipient cell they are engulfed by its outer membrane, forming "vesicles," or tiny spheres that are drawn into the cell's interior. Once inside the cell, the bacteria dis...

Marine phytoplankton changes form to protect itself from different predators

...elieves it shows that both points of view could be correct – depending on which form the organism has taken. “It depends on the environmental context, which we are appreciating more and more in ecology and in biomedical research,” he added. “Some of these differences are small, but they can have a large ...

Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

...ncertainty I continued to take my treatment at the correct hour… When I had only one pill left I had the courage to go out and seek some more treatment. I went to see nurse who informed me that she would be able to distribute antiretrovirals; with that I had a month’s worth of treatment. If we have to give u...

Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats

...rgeon works on the aorta, a major blood vessel, to correct a potentially lethal aneurysm, blood flow from the heart must be temporarily blocked with a clamp. After 30 minutes, this lack of blood flow can result in the death of specialized spinal cord neurons called spinal inhibitory neurons, leading to irr...

DOE JGI sets 'gold standard' for metagenomic data analysis

...ta processing methods, since we could identify the correct answer by comparing the synthetic datasets to the corresponding isolate genomes." "This paper provides an extremely useful survey of tools and existing approaches for metagenome analysis and points out their weaknesses," said Natalia Maltsev, of t...

Thymus transplants gives hope to babies with fatal immune disease

... 31st baby to receive such a transplant at Duke to correct immune system deficiencies caused by a condition called DiGeorge anomaly. Duke is the only center in the world that performs the procedure. The latest results of Duke's experience with this treatment of DiGeorge anomaly, published Tuesday, May 15,...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...Smith ( richard@smithwatkins.com ) will dispel and correct what he has identified to be some mistaken notions about brass instruments. For example, Smith says, trumpets are not supposed to play high notes around the frequency range of 2 kHz, according to some acoustics textbooks, yet some skilled trumpet pl...

UCLA study uncovers clues for why Graves' disease attacks the eyes

...ts, though surgery can be done at the end stage to correct disfigurement....

NIH researchers discover protein that appears to regulate bone mass loss, the cause of osteoporosis

...ermine whether experimental treatments designed to correct the immune deficiency of X-linked Hyper IgM Syndrome can also reverse the bone loss. If so, the knowledge gained from these studies may benefit people at risk of developing osteoporosis. ...

Metacognition: Faced with a test, rats can check their knowledge first

...uration" and one "long duration." Selection of the correct lever resulted in a large reward, whereas an incorrect choice yielded nothing. Two lines of evidence from the experiments indicated that rats can judge whether they have enough information to pass the text. First, the researchers observed that the...

OHSU surgeon implants donated tissue allografts

...n the benefit for his patients. The opportunity to correct disability and restore joint function offers the patients the chance to return to a healthy, pain-free and productive life. Crawford said the collaboration between CTS, JRF and OHSU "has been exciting and I am delighted I could be an integral par...

Scientists learn the origin of rogue B cells

...n body. While the body has a built-in mechanism to correct these errant cells, the NIAMS researchers discover...rrant B cells have escaped the body's mechanism to correct them. "Our research goes against the theory that B cells should only express a single receptor," say...

Hybrid molecule causes cancer cells to self-destruct

... resume the normal assembly of sugar molecules and correct aberrant gene expression patterns, two processes that go awry when cancer occurs. Now that they've identified the butyrate-ManNAc molecule as a potential cancer fighter, the Johns Hopkins team members are expanding their research, looking for new ...

Reading hidden intentions in the human brain

... along with a choice of outcomes (one of which was correct for the addition choice, one correct for the subtraction choice). Subjects then selected the correct answer according to their planned ta...

Trusting your instincts leads you to the right answer

...our initial subconscious decision ?even when it is correct ?leaving us unaware or distrustful of our instinct..., the instinctive decisions were more likely to be correct because the subconscious brain recognises a rotated version of the same object as different from the...

Angelman syndrome deficits rescued in mice

...e genetic engineering used in the current study to correct these deficits in mice to humans, Weeber thinks that the findings may point to new therapeutic targets for the disorder. "It's very conceivable that if we can figure out what lies between UBE3A and CaMKII ?and if it's a specific path ?then that co...

Is there a pilot in the insect?

... stimulate the wing muscles, which let the insects correct their flight and avoid crashes. Could these same neurons be used in a sort of "automatic pilot"? This is what Nicolas Franceschini, Franck Ruffier and Julien Serres have just shown. These biorobotics specialists from the Movement and Perception Labor...

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