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'Lucky 13' as new gene discovery offers further hope for childhood blindness

...e exciting recent developments on testing possible cures for inherited blindness, its becoming very important for everybody to know exactly which mutation they've got, because the treatments being tested are specific for different kinds of retinal degeneration. All in all its an exciting time for eye resea...

Scientists discover 5 new species of sea slugs from the Tropical Eastern Pacific

...lated from known species. New species may provide cures for diseases that are currently untreatable. Working from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Research Vessel, the Urraca, in Panama’s Gulf of Chiriqui and from the M/V Destiny in Mexico, Hermosillo and other scientists collected sea slug...

First demonstration of new hair follicle generation in an animal model

...trol hair growth, then they could potentially find cures for people with hair and scalp disorders, such as scarring alopecia where the skin scars, and hair overgrowth....

Stem cell transplants explored at Stanford as a possible treatment for hearing loss

...eller's vision is to develop a variety of possible cures for deafness. For the past year and a half, since coming to Stanford from Harvard, he's been focused on two paths: drug therapy -which could be as simple as an application of ear drops - and stem cell transplantation into the inner ear to remedy ...

Biologists produce global map of plant biodiversity

...may drive to extinction plants that hold important cures before we find them," says Kreft, a biologist at the Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants at the University of Bonn. "Ecological research like ours that captures complex diversity - environment relationships on a global scale may assist in a sma...

ASU researchers test antibacterial effects of healing clays

...e University. "People are interested in natural cures and I think that there is a lot of nature that we don't understand yet," Williams says. "What if we discover a mechanism for controlling microbes that had never been discovered before? It is these avenues, at the boundaries of scientific discovery, a...

Most important actors in the growth process of neurons identified

...Multiple Sclerosis (MS). In the quest for possible cures for these diseases, it is important that we understand how connections are established between neurons. Neurons have a number of long thin offshoots - called axons - that conduct electrical impulses. These primary elements of information transfer...

Advance helps explain stem cell behavior

...elds of research today, and may ultimately lead to cures or treatments for conditions now thought to be incurable. "You can't attempt to cure a disease or repair a problem if you don't know what molecular players are involved," Gross said. "That's what we're moving towards. We now have a better idea of s...

How brain injury leads to seizures, memory problems

...ren and young adults in this country. There are no cures known for traumatic brain injury. Our hope is that our research may contribute to potential therapies for TBI patients." Transportation accidents such as car crashes are responsible for the majority of TBIs in people under age 75. According to the...

Americans support free access to research

...d online), it will help speed up finding potential cures for diseases. These findings from the Harris Poll, one of the longest running independent opinion polls in the United States, underscore broad agreement among diverse sectors of the American public on the benefits of free access to research. The or...

Diabetes research takes wing thanks to long-lived fruit fly

...the process toward finding potential treatments or cures for diseases like cancer." ...

Large-scale genomics project will hunt genes behind common childhood diseases

...ffirms that we are absolutely committed to finding cures for childhood diseases." The Human Genome Project compiled the sequence of DNA bases in all 23 chromosomes in the human genome, while the HapMap Project listed haplotypes ?blocks of DNA sequences with variations thought to be linked to risks of spe...

Mice learn tasks that may help treat human psychiatric disorders

...ereal may help researchers find new treatments and cures for human disorders like autism and Parkinson's di...search into new diagnostic methods, treatments and cures is severely hindered," said Joseph Garner, a Purdue assistant professor of animal sciences and the s...

Slow-frozen people? Latest research supports possibility of cyropreservation

...rozen and then revived years or decades later when cures are available. Bogdan's experiments involved a form of water termed "glassy water," or low-density amorphous ice (LDA), which is produced by slowly supercooling diluted aqueous droplets. LDA melts into highly viscous water (HVW). Bogdan reports tha...

New genetic test for breast cancer

... tumor, plus radiation and hormonal therapy, which cures about 80 to 85 percent of patients. Adding chemotherapy can further reduce the risk of recurrence by about 25 percent, but it benefits only a small proportion of women. Currently, most women with early-stage breast cancer are advised to undergo che...

Study: Competition for sex is a 'jungle out there'

...s used for medicine and may be a source for future cures ,and they absorb huge amounts of carbon dioxide and generate volumes of clean oxygen. Our research suggests that plants in these areas area also very fragile. They already suffer from low pollen receipt, and future perturbations of the habitat may ...

UC Berkeley researchers create a biologically-inspired artificial compound eye

...se for the artificial eyes was an epoxy resin that cures into a hardened form when exposed to ultraviolet light. They poured the resin into the dimpled molds, baked it at a low temperature just long enough to slightly harden the material, then turned out the contents: little resin hemispheres with a surfac...

Center releases new public survey on stem cells

...that placed high priority on searching for medical cures through ESC research. When asked in a single item which was more important, 60 percent selected ESC research and 37 percent selected not destroying embryos. While the moral status of human embryos has been the centerpiece of the political debate ab...

Bacteria in Household Dust May Trigger Asthma Symptoms

...arch, and investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit http://www.nih.gov. ...

'Cookbook recipes' would cure disease with nontoxic DNA delivery systems

...ne of the most promising strategies for developing cures for many hereditary and acquired diseases. Protocols have been approved for treating cancer, cystic fibrosis and neuromuscular disorders, for example, but delivering DNA to the proper location and getting the right amount of DNA expression without ki...

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