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New push for public health, AIDS spending at African Union summit

... for free drugs vastly outstrips their supply, the cost of the drugs - at some $US600 annually for the rest of a patient's life, an impossible dream on the continent. Generic versions of the drugs have been priced at roughly $US300 a year, the costs for which the WHO hopes will be offset by national reso...

It's not all genetic: Common epigenetic problem doubles cancer risk in mice

...genetic mutation is present, too, we found a clear cost for what otherwise appears to be a benign effect of extra IGF2." The team's analysis of colon tissue samples from a dozen or so Johns Hopkins patients with suspected colon cancer suggests that IGF2's effect in people may be similar, the researchers ...

Priming embryonic stem cells to fulfill their promise

...h of aliter per spot. The spotting machines, which cost as little as $20,000,have become common fixtures at most research universities, but theinnovation reported today in Nature Methods involved using such amachine to spot solutions of proteins rather than DNA. The UCSDresearchers also refined other para...

Tiny particles could solve billion-dollar problem

...ars. The Department of Defense alone estimates the cost of bringing its 1,400 TCE-contaminated sites into EPA compliance at more than $5 billion. The typical approach to getting rid of TCE involves pumping polluted groundwater to the surface, where it can be exposed to chemical catalysts or microorganism...

Inexpensive, mass-produced genes core of synthetic biology advances at UH

...t used in making computer chips and therebyreduces cost and time factors drastically. Gao’s group estimate...any of us could only dream about bothplausible and cost effective,?said Stuart Dryer, chair of thedepartment of biology and biochemistry at UH. “In my own r...

Solution to Pollution: New Bacteria Eats Toxic Waste

...ause it can occur on-site and at relatively little cost compared to other alternatives, he continued. The team received a $1.5 million dollar contract from the U.S. Department of Energy to further study the bacteria. Sims discovered the microbes on a landsite in Libby, Mont. contaminated by chemical carci...

Experiments provide proof of how traveling in groups protects insects

...n the United States nowadays, Mormon crickets just cost farmers and others a lot of money, but in parts of Africa and elsewhere, locusts can cause widespread famine because they consume crops, and the people there sometimes have nothing else to eat." ...

Experiments provide proof of how traveling in groups protects insects

...n the United States nowadays, Mormon crickets just cost farmers and others a lot of money, but in parts of Africa and elsewhere, locusts can cause widespread famine because they consume crops, and the people there sometimes have nothing else to eat." ...

Scientists develop new color-coded test for protein folding

...se they are simple to prepare, easy to control and cost effective," the authors wrote. "To the best of our knowledge, however, gold nanoparticles have not been previously used to investigate the folding and unfolding of proteins." The initial batch of gold-cytochrome solution had a rosy red hue and a pH ...

Open microfluidic and nanofluidic systems

...lead to increased throughput and, thus, to reduced cost of (bio)chemical analysis. In addition, such integrated labs-on-a-chip have many potential applications in biomedicine and bioengineering. In the context of biomedicine, for example, they could provide fast and detailed analysis of blood samples in t...

New Breast Cancer Test Could Save Lives

...rvices such as business development, mentoring and cost effective office space. You can hear the team talking about the project in the next series of BBC Radio 4’s Leading Edge, which is due to air around February or March this year. ...

Breakthrough method in nanoparticle synthesis paves the way for new pharmaceutical and biomedical applications

...ufacturing process can potentially lead to greater cost savings, as the production of the chiral ingredient currently accounts for 10-40% of the total cost. IBN’s invention could potentially have a significant impact on the chiral pharmaceuticals industry, a fast-growing sector which generated US$143 bill...

Boosting HIV screening can increase survival and is cost effective

...fe span, prevent the spread of the disease, and is cost effective, researchers at Yale, Harvard and the Massachusetts General Hospital report in the February 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The study's findings are part of a two-paper series in NEJM on the value of expanded HIV sc...

Affymetrix and the Karolinska Institutet Announce Translational Medicine Strategic Alliance

...ables us to perform these studies at an acceptable cost and we will also get access to new technology at a...nce, personnel retention, uncertainties related to cost and pricing of Affymetrix products, dependence on collaborative partners (including uncertainties re...

Kinovate Life Sciences Launches Nittophase?High Performance Solid Support For Oligonucleatide Synthesis

... drugs and represents a substantial portion of the cost to manufacture these oligonucleotides. NittoPhase...try to meet both long and short term objectives of cost savings, and the eventual development of oligonucleotide drugs that are affordable to patients,?stat...

Artifical cornea lets woman blind 20 years see

...jor hurdle right now, according to Dohlman, is the cost of the procedure. "The healthcare system in poor c...ituation may be different," he said. It isn't the cost of the device itself that is the problem, according to Dohlman. Rather, it is the prohibitive cost o...

Genetically modified rice in China benefits farmers' health, study finds

... per hectare (2.471 acres) basis, the quantity and cost of pesticides applied to the conventional rice was 8 to 10 times as high as that applied to the insect-resistant genetically modified rice. In short, use of the genetically modified rice enabled the farmers to reduce pesticide use by 15 pounds per a...

Norovirus, AIDS vaccine and Hepatitis Virus

... treatment. The have the advantages of safety, low cost of production, and ease of use in field conditions due to their minimal need for refrigeration. In the study the DNA of a simian/human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) was made noninfectious by removing the gene that makes reverse transciptase (a prote...

Not-for-profit publishers call NIH public access rule a missed opportunity

... the same time reducing the size and therefore the cost to NIH of expanding PubMed Central," Hubel added. "Linking to journal sites is seamless and virtually invisible to those who use NIH's MEDLINE website to search for health information," noted James M. George, MD, president of the American Society of...

Transgenic plants remove more selenium from polluted soil than wild plants, new tests show

...eaning up the sediment in the San Luis Drain could cost millions of dollars using conventional methods, including soil washing, excavation and reburial. In contrast, they say that using plants to remove contaminants ? a process called phytoremediation -- provides one of the most cost-effective methods of ...

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