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Tiny scaffolding allows stem cells to become working fat cells

...ther clinical needs, and may even be important for curing type II diabetes. Douglas Kniss, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and of biomedical engineering at Ohio State University, reported this progress in the current issue of the journal Tissue Engineering. "There is a serious shortage of transplan...

RNA project to create language for scientists worldwide

...w and develop as they do. This knowledge is key to curing hereditary diseases." The National Science Foundation is providing $500,000 for the five-year project as one of its Research Coordination Networks, whose goals are to "encourage and foster interaction among scientists" and to facilitate "innovative ...

Conserved amino acids play both structural and mechanistic roles in sandwich-like protein

...er understanding of protein folding is crucial for curing human diseases directly related to misfolding of proteins, and it is also important for the design and improvement of therapeutic enzymes," Wittung-Stafshede said. ...

Precise Timing Enabled Pig-to-rat Transplants To Cure Diabetes

... the new tissues engrafted with little difficulty, curing the rats of their diabetes. In a new study to be published in the September issue of Transplant Immunology and currently available online, senior investigator Marc R. Hammerman, M.D., the Chromalloy Professor of Renal Diseases in Medicine, presents ...

Genomic sequences processed in minutes, rather than weeks

...achinery of life -- bringing us one step closer to curing diseases, finding safer ways to clean the environment and protecting the country against biological threats. ScalaBLAST is a sophisticated "sequence alignment tool" that can divide the work of analyzing biological data into manageable fragments so l...

UCLA researchers identify key enzyme linked to childhood blindness

In findings that could lead to curing some forms of congenital blindness through gene therapy, researchers at UCLA have discovered that RPE65, a gene missing in infants born with the blinding disease Leber congenital amaurosis, is also a key enzyme in the visual cycle. The identity of th...

Gene therapy works in mice to prevent blindness that strikes boys

...ages of 20 and 60. "We've been very successful in curing a disease in mice that has a direct copy in humans," said Hauswirth, who, in conjunction with UF, has interest in a biotechnology company that may seek to market some of the research technology. "It may take two to five years before we try this in hu...

Scientists fetch useful information from dog genome publications

...e diseases, as well as health initiatives aimed at curing diseases in dogs by approaches that include genetic testing and gene therapy. The book also deals with the history of dog breeds, the American Kennel Club, dog shows, and dogs as helpers. How canine chromosomes crumble In a special dog genome s...

Dog genome sequenced

...e diseases, as well as health initiatives aimed at curing diseases in dogs by approaches that include genetic testing and gene therapy. The book also deals with the history of dog breeds, the American Kennel Club, dog shows, and dogs as helpers. How canine chromosomes crumble In a special dog genome s...

Learning to love bacteria: Stanford scientist highlights bugs' benefits

...unity and those who fund medical research focus on curing disease. He wonders if this single-mindedness might distract researchers from appreciating the beneficial contributions of micro-organisms to the body. "Organisms that cause disease are usually considered in the context of harm and epidemics and so ...

Scientists look to the Bahamas as a model for coral reef conservation

...unity and those who fund medical research focus on curing disease. He wonders if this single-mindedness might distract researchers from appreciating the beneficial contributions of micro-organisms to the body. "Organisms that cause disease are usually considered in the context of harm and epidemics and so ...

Mouse study reveals human X-SCID gene therapy poses substantial cancer risk

...lymphoma," says Woods. "These results suggest that curing X-SCID by replacing IL2RG in the manner it is currently being done puts patients at an increased risk of developing cancer." Woods adds that the study could explain why one of three children in the French trial developed T-cell leukemia. Two develo...

Researchers reverse juvenile diabetes in animal model

...pping this vicious cycle, and through this process curing type 1 diabetes in a mouse." Until now, scientists weren't sure why the immune system attacks the beta cells, but the result is that the body stops producing insulin. When that happens, glucose builds up in the blood, but the body's cells starve to ...

First SCID gene chip to be introduced at Academy meeting on immunodeficiencies

...ve update on stem cell research, its potential for curing a wide range of diseases and the presence of politics and government in science. ...

UCSD team unmasks family of immune system invaders

... guys that make you sick," said Alto. "Instead of curing the illness by giving a patient antibiotics, it might be possible to target these effectors, turning their virulant actions into something benign." The researchers used a molecular "fingerprinting" approach to identify the family of hijackers. Usin...

St. Jude projects 90 percent cure rate for ALL

... is an important step toward our ultimate quest of curing all children with this disease." ...

Scientists discover why cornea is transparent and free of blood vessels, allowing vision

...ry, but also hold great promise for preventing and curing blinding eye disease and illnesses such as cancer, in which blood vessels grow abnormally and uncontrollably, since this phenomenon, present in the cornea normally, can be used therapeutically in other tissues. "This is a very significant discovery...

Study reveals how cells destroy faulty proteins in cystic fibrosis

...ape, offering a new avenue for treatments aimed at curing the disease. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a fatal disease caused by a defective gene that produces a misshapen form of the protein cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). People with cystic fibrosis do not have enough CFTR for thei...

Adult stem cell research at UB targets damaged hearts

...hat can be of clinical value in managing aging and curing disease," he said. The research will be carried out in two phases. During the first phase, investigators will conduct extensive studies of the characteristics and potential of the targeted stem cells, including research on the influence of aging ...

Bacterial protein shows promise in treating intestinal parasites

...rms was as effective in eliminating the parasites, curing anemia and restoring weight gain in the hamsters as mebendazole, one of the drugs currently recommended to treat infections in humans. The scientists also discovered that this protein, called Cry5B, targets both developing, or larval, stages and adul...

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