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New details on how the immune system recognizes influenza

...ld help scientists who are designing new vaccines, diagnostics and immune-based therapies against seasonal and pandemic influenza because it reveals in molecular detail exactly where the immune system focuses on the viruses. Although the complete molecular structures of essentially all major strains of influenza...

Gene elevating breast cancer risk also causes prostate cancer

...l provide better conditions for cancer prevention, diagnostics and treatment," Winqvist says. ...

Scientists sequence genome of parasite responsible for common sexually transmitted infection

...d suggesting possible pathways for new treatments, diagnostics and a potential vaccine strategy. The genome sequencing project, funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is detailed in the January 12 issue of Science. "The progr...

Scientists design simple dipstick test for cocaine, other drugs

...ological samples, making applications in medicinal diagnostics possible," Lu said....

Patients to benefit from novel technology revolutionizing high-speed molecular imaging

...is new technology can open the way to personalized diagnostics taking into account patient-specific physical information," noted Patton. "For 50 years, physicists have been struggling with the inherent trade-off between spatial resolution and sensitivity associated with radionuclide imaging," said Patton. "D-...

Smooth sailing: 'cruise ship virus' tackled by UH, Baylor College of Medicine

... the next generation of therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics for Category A, B and C pathogens posing threats as agents of bioterrorism. The two faculty members from UH's Cullen College of Engineering ?Paul Ruchhoeft, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Richard Willson, professo...

NHGRI announces latest sequencing targets

...rstanding molecular pathways and developing better diagnostics and therapies involved in immune and inflammatory diseases. In addition, some primates are important biomedical models because of their genetic, physiologic and metabolic similarities with humans. For example, the rhesus macaque is an e...

Microscopic passengers to hitch ride on space shuttle

...he development of novel therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics to treat, prevent and control infectious diseases," said Cheryl A. Nickerson, Ph.D., the experiment's principal investigator and a researcher at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, Tempe. "Our Microbe experiment will be the first to ...

Cheap, rapid hand-held check for HIV

...d in poorer countries. But a lack of cheap, simple diagnostics to enable doctors to use these complex treatments remains a stumbling block. Now scientists from two New York universities believe they have the solution: a hand-held sensor that checks the health of a patient's immune system in seconds. At the mom...

NIH launches comprehensive effort to explore cancer genomics

... use the data in their own research to develop new diagnostics and therapies for different cancers. Recognizing that not all technologies needed for high-throughput, cost-effective analysis of the cancer genome are already in hand, TCGA also will support new technology development. Some of these methods will f...

Breaking the mold: Research teams sequence three fungus genomes

...gatus genes with the potential to generate better diagnostics and treatment for fungal infection. "This genome sequence is going to be central for developing tools for effectively managing A. fumigatus infections as they become more prevalent in the aging population," predicts first author William Nierman, a ...

Nanoparticles, nanoshells, nanotubes: How tiny specks may provide powerful tools against cancer

... have a chance to become life-threatening. While diagnostics and approved therapies are years away, several are nearing clinical studies, while a few already are being tested in patients.A press conference on "Advances in Nanotechnology for Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment" is being featured at the "Molecular ...

A step toward the $1,000 personal genome using readily available lab equipment

...man genome should allow prioritization of detailed diagnostics and therapeutics, as is already happening with cancer," Church said. The Church lab is a member of the genome sequencing technology development project of the NIH-National Human Genome Research Institute. ...

Rutgers to lead $52.7 million protein research program

... biology, and in developing the next generation of diagnostics and medicines for treating human diseases," Montelione said. NESG is a Rutgers-led collaborative research partnership of more than 15 principal investigators and 120 scientists at nine universities and other research facilities. Approximately $20 mi...

New NIAID grants strengthen national biodefense and emerging infectious diseases research network

... in hantaviruses, as well as in the development of diagnostics and animal models of disease. Each consortium within the network will * support investigator-directed research * train researchers and other personnel for biodefense research activities * create and maintain supporting resources, includ...

New technique helps identify multiple DNA regulatory sites

...lzheimer's." Another benefit would be large-scale diagnostics that could provide useful information about disease. Take diabetes. "We don't know if it's genetic. The only way to find out is to test a lot of people," said Stellacci. "The more we test with microarrays, the more we know about illnesses, and the mo...

New technique may speed DNA analysis

...lzheimer's." Another benefit would be large-scale diagnostics that could provide useful information about disease. Take diabetes. "We don't know if it's genetic. The only way to find out is to test a lot of people," said Stellacci. "The more we test with microarrays, the more we know about illnesses, and the mo...

Nanowires can detect molecular signs of cancer, scientists find

...ot cancer markers could lead to ultra-powerful new diagnostics Harvard University researchers have found that molecular markers indicating the presence of cancer in the body are readily detected in blood scanned by special arrays of silicon nanowires -- even when these cancer markers constitute only one hundred...

TGen awarded $7.1 million to accelerate brain disease research

...t causes responsible for certain disorders so that diagnostics and treatments can be developed that have a direct impact on the disease mechanisms. The Microarray Consortium initially received $9 million from the NIH from June 2002 to June 2005, and the new funding will be approximately $25 million over the nex...

Microscopes at microscopic size

...the potential to make a real difference in medical diagnostics and drug development." The research is being carried out at the Wales College of Medicine and involves researchers at Cardiff University, University of Bangor, the Gray Cancer Institute in London and collaboration with the University of Warwick and ...

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