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Abnormal overexpression of p53 is a predictive molecular biomarker

...rding to Introgen, and has been granted fast track designation for an application of use in head and neck cancer. Results from two phase II clinical trials involving more than 160 SCCHN patients have found that 18 percent of patients treated with Advexin achieved local regional disease control. Two other phase I...

DOE JGI finishes 100th microbial genome

...al genomes accomplished by DOE JGI, is a technical designation referring to a standard of accuracy established for the Human Genome Project of tolerating no more than one mistake in 50,000 letter of genetic code with no gaps. The microbes sequenced by DOE JGI, both single-celled, and those multi-celled organism...

Despite acidity, orange juice could still be a source of foodborne disease

...Code as non-potentially hazardous foods. But this designation also includes foods that do not support growth but still may contain pathogenic organisms at sufficient levels to cause disease. "For many years individuals in the public health arena would not think of orange juice as a vehicle for Salmonella. When...

Many cleaners, air fresheners may pose health risks when used indoors

... that is classified as a Group 1 carcinogen. (This designation by the International Agency for Cancer Research is reserved for substances for which there is sufficient evidence to conclude that they cause cancer in humans.) The amounts of terpenes that were converted into these pollutants was dependent on the am...

Northern birds are fatter!

...ears. "This research may have implications for the designation of protected areas which will ensure birds can complete their spring and autumn migrations." Dr Williams will present his research on Tuesday 4th April at the Society for Experimental Biology's Annual Main Meeting in Canterbury [session A4]. "Our d...

Expedition discovers marine treasures

...'s coral beds make Saba Bank a prime candidate for designation as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) under the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Mark Littler, marine botanist of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, declared Saba Bank the richest area for seaweeds in t...

Deep treasure to be found in Oculina Bank

...outh Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (SAFMC) designation of 92 square miles of the Oculina reefs as a coral Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC) where the use of bottom trawling, longlines, fish traps and anchoring by fishing vessels was prohibited. In 2000, the Coral HAPC was expanded to 300 square ...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

...eported, including self-perceived poor health. The designation of the affected population as "victims" rather than "survivors" has led them to perceive themselves as helpless, weak and lacking control over their future. This, in turn, has led either to over cautious behavior and exaggerated health concerns, or t...

Bacteria are key to 'green' plastics, drugs

...erted. Bennett and San's bug -- known only by the designation SBS550MG -- contains an ingenious bit of metabolic engineering that allows it to produce succinate in two different ways. One method exists in wild strains of E. coli and has been modified with the deletion of four genes, each of which codes for a pr...

Anthrax inhibitors identified by Burnham team

...stitute's Cancer Center has earned the prestigious designation as a Non-comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Discoveries by Burnham scientists have contributed to the development of new drugs for Alzheimer's disease, heart disease and several forms of cancer. Today the Burnham Institute ...

'Mad cow' proteins successfully detected in blood

... with a 510(k) premarket notification process--the designation given to devices and other non-biologics. USAMRIID, with support from CDC, prepared and submitted a 510(k) Premarket Notification using both USAMRIID and CDC data on use of the gamma phage method. With FDA recognition of the assay as substantiall...

Anthrax test, developed by army and CDC, receives FDA approval

... with a 510(k) premarket notification process--the designation given to devices and other non-biologics. USAMRIID, with support from CDC, prepared and submitted a 510(k) Premarket Notification using both USAMRIID and CDC data on use of the gamma phage method. With FDA recognition of the assay as substantiall...

Mouse with designer liver has enhanced glucose tolerance, insulin response

...stitute’s Cancer Center has earned the prestigious designation as a Non-comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Discoveries by Burnham scientists have contributed to the development of new drugs for Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and several forms of cancer. Today the Burnham Institute ...

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