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Gene therapy converts dead bone graft to new, living tissue

...s drastic as amputation," says Arthur A. Gertzman, executive vice president for research and development at the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation. Other scientists have attempted to invoke a similar reaction in dead bone by infusing tissue-growing proteins directly into the bone. This has proven successfu...

Gene Therapy For Parkinson's Disease Moves Forward In Animals

...liam Langston, M.D., scientific director and chief executive officer of The Parkinson's Institute in Sunnyvale, Calif., who recently chaired a panel probing GDNF experimentation for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. “This is additional experimental evidence that suggests that it can be a ...

Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease moves forward in animals

...liam Langston, M.D., scientific director and chief executive officer of The Parkinson's Institute in Sunnyvale, Calif., who recently chaired a panel probing GDNF experimentation for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. "This is additional experimental evidence that suggests that it can be a ...

International HapMap consortium expands mapping effort

...onsortium," said Arthur Holden, chairman and chief executive of The SNP Consortium. In addition to affecting risk of disease, genetic variation has been shown to affect the response of people to therapeutic drugs, toxic substances and environmental factors, and the HapMap can assist in the identification of t...

LUCA technologies confirms real-time methane generation

...ration," said Robert Pfeiffer, president and chief executive officer of Luca Technologies. He noted that the Monument Butte site was one of six oil fields across the United States that Luca has been studying. The company has demonstrated two of those sites to be robust, methane-generating Geobioreactors, and t...

UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders

...s and the health sciences," said Patricia O'Brien, executive dean of the UCLA College. "As biomedicine grows increasingly complex, new academic partnerships hold the key to discovery; this institute will create novel opportunities for research that spans many disciplines." ...

Biodiversity hotspots identify conservation priorities

...and their habitats," said Gustavo A.B. da Fonseca, executive vice president of CI. Two factors determine which areas qualify as hotspots: number of endemic species (those found nowhere else) and degree of threat. Plants are used as a measure of endemism, and each of the hotspots holds at least half a percent ...

Integration of Agilent's MS technology, Proteome Systems' software to help scientists in proteomics research

...or specialized laboratories," said Nicolle Packer, executive vice president and head of glycoproteomics of Proteome Systems. "The combination of Agilent's robust, sensitive MS technology with our cutting-edge, automated glycomics system creates a powerful integrated solution that will streamline the study of g...

Scientists inhibit cancer gene

...of internal medicine at the University of Utah and executive director of Huntsman Cancer Institute. The researchers used mice that were bred to have a highly "expressed" -- meaning highly active -- mutant of the Ras oncogene. Such mice were first developed years ago. Prior studies had demonstrated that these ...

Using nanoparticles, in vivo gene therapy activates brain stem cells

...s in vivo," said co-author Paras N. Prasad, Ph.D., executive director of the UB Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, SUNY Distinguished Professor in UB's Department of Chemistry and principal investigator of the institute's nanomedicine program. "This transition, from in vitro to in vivo, represen...

First production of human monoclonal antibodies in chicken eggs published in Nature Biotechnology

...ay, Ph.D., Origen Therapeutics president and chief executive officer. "The fact that the chicken-produced anti-cancer antibodies show dramatically enhanced cell killing activity elevates the chicken system considerably relative to other non-traditional production technologies and some traditional cell culture ...

For first time, brain cells generated in a dish

...n enigmatic, according to Dennis Steindler, Ph.D., executive director of the McKnight Brain Institute and senior author of the paper. Its general location was known, but it was an obscure species in a sea of cell types. "We've isolated for the first time what appears to be the true candidate stem cell," said ...

Scientists closer to new cancer detection method

... Ph.D., a distinguished professor of chemistry and executive director of the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics at the University of Buffalo. "Dr. Tan and his colleagues were able to address that with their light-switching method. This is a significant advancement in minimizing a frequent problem...

Solexa and collaborating scientists illuminate the small RNA component of the transcriptome

...e past 10 years," stated John West, Solexa's chief executive officer. "This research is pioneering in its ability to characterize these important regulatory molecules on a genome-wide scale." Solexa's technology has the advantage of producing highly accurate, reproducible and quantitative readouts of the full...

Research Permits First-Ever Visualization of Psychological Stress in the Human Brain

...tex is also associated with the ability to perform executive functions -- such as working memory and goal-oriented behavior -- that permit humans to adapt to environmental challenges and threats. "The message from this study is that while stress may be useful in increasing focus, chronic stress could also be d...

NJIT study shows nanoparticles could damage plant life

...anoparticles had no effect on plants," said Watts, executive director of the York Center for Environmental Engineering and Science and Panasonic Chair in Sustainability at NJIT. "This study makes the observation that seedlings can interact with nanoparticles such as alumina, which can have a harmful effect on ...

Stem cell microenvironment reverses malignant melanoma

...ty Feinberg School of Medicine and a member of the executive committees of The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Center for Genetic Medicine at Northwestern University. The Northwestern researchers used a unique, three-dimensional model to test whether the microenvironment supporting human em...

Model identifies genes that induce normal skin cells to become abnormal

...ty Feinberg School of Medicine and a member of the executive committees of The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Center for Genetic Medicine at Northwestern University. The model was described in an article in the Nov. 15 issue of Cancer Research. "Our findings offer new insights into the i...

Brain activity related to processing faces is similar in people with, without autism

...ol," Belger said. "We wanted to find out if these executive functions of particular brain regions that are cri...compounded by the presence of social cues on which executive decisions had to be based," Belger added. The study compared fMRI scans of people with autism and t...

New book highlights world's borderless conservation areas

...es of conservation books," said Armando J. Garcia, executive vice president of development, CEMEX. "Similar to its predecessors, this book illustrates methods on how to protect the world's biodiversity and works to promote a culture of environmental awareness within our communities and our society at large." ...

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