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Report calls for improved monoclonal antibodies against solid tumors

...gy.?They conclude the framework they offer “should facilitate critical choices among antibody constructs in clinical practice, clinical research, and preclinical research.?...

Mirrors in the mind: New studies elucidate how the brain reflects onto itself the actions of others

...ments made by the experimenter's hand were able to facilitate the subject's own finger movements--this facilitation was measured by the ability of benign stimulation of a particular brain region to promote motor signals (corresponding to those finger movements) in the subject's own hand. The researchers found...

Researchers find docking sites for glucocorticoid receptor and Hsp90

...are able to bind hormones without Hsp90, which may facilitate the development of novel synthetic glucocorticoids." ...

Cigarette smoking impedes tendon-to-bone healing

...njury and a repair, new cells come in and start to facilitate healing," Galatz says. "When the new cells arrive, they make proteins such as collagen to form the junction between tendon and bone. And in the rats exposed to nicotine, we saw lower cellular proliferation." The rats also made less type-I collagen...

Highly concentrated botulinum preparation for cosmetic injections can result in severe illness

...eported immediately to local health authorities to facilitate rapid epidemiological investigation, provision of antitoxin when indicated, and prevention of further cases," the researchers write. "Physicians and patients must be aware of the hazards associated with illegitimate use of unlicensed botulinum tox...

New biochip helps study living cells, may speed drug development

...ly important in muscle and nerve cells, where they facilitate communication and the transfer of electrical signals from one cell to the next. Within the 10-by-10 millimeter chip -- roughly the size of a dime -- cells are sealed inside 16 pyramidal pores, analyzed, and then can be removed intact. Since the t...

Blue eyes -- A clue to paternity

...ciously learned to value a physical trait that can facilitate recognition of own kin. ...

Scientists identify 36 genes, 100 neuropeptides in honey bee brains

...he potential of our blended technology approach to facilitate discovery of these peptides is not only significant for advancing honey bee research," the researchers wrote, "it demonstrates promise for neuropeptide discovery in the large number of other new genomes currently being sequenced." ...

Beauty and the brain

...e mental mechanism appears to be extremely simple: facilitate processing of certain objects and they ring a louder bell. "This parsimonious explanation," he said, "accounts for cultural differences in beauty ?and historical differences in beauty as well ?because beauty basically depends on what you've been ex...

Immune cell communication key to hunting viruses, Jefferson immunologists show

...f-peptide MHCs derived from normal proteins, could facilitate recognition, but it was not clear until now how this happened." Dr. Sykulev notes that this finding is not only relevant to viral infected cells, but to tumor cells as well. Both usually express very low levels of proteins that killer cells recognize...

Rhesus monkeys in Nepal may provide new alternative for HIV/AIDS research

...ins that separates Nepal and India from China. To facilitate the use of rhesus macaques in research while ensuring the conservation of Nepal's naturally occurring rhesus populations, the Nepali government enacted a policy in 2003 stipulating that only captive-bred animals may be used for scientific research. ...

Gene transfer using mutant form of good cholesterol cuts vascular plaque and inflammation

... which HDL and apo A-I work to reduce plaque: They facilitate the removal of cholesterol from the macrophages in the plaque and deliver it to the liver for elimination," Shah said. "We used three methods in our experiment and all three methods demonstrated that macrophages containing the apo A-I Milano gene wer...

MRSA vaccine shows promise in mouse study

...fection and surface proteins of the bacterium that facilitate the spread of the infection. S. aureus, often referred to simply as "Staph," is common, found on the skin and in the noses of an estimated 30 percent of people worldwide. It is a frequent source of skin infections, which can usually be treated with...

NYU algorithm enhances ability to detect cancer genes

... finally, making it publicly available in order to facilitate its free and wide-spread usage. ...

NYU researchers decorate virus particles, showing potential to enhance MRI capabilities

...gents. They have also tried to use this terrain to facilitate "multi-modality," in which a set of imaging probes, such as those for both MR and optical imaging, are integrated. The NYU researchers were able to show the attachment of a large number of gadolinium chelates--the chemical compound used in MR...

Sperm created in the laboratory from embryonic stem cells produce viable progeny

... for generation of transgenic mice and may one day facilitate nuclear transfer technology and infertility treatment," offers Dr. Nayernia. ...

Metal homeostasis research in plants will lead to nutrient-rich food and higher yielding crops

...colleagues isolated alleles of IRT1 that no longer facilitate the accumulation of Cadmium yet retain the crucial ability to transport Iron. When the engineered IRT1 alleles are expressed in plants that no longer express a wild type copy of IRT1, the engineered allele allows these plants to take up iron and ren...

New stem-cell findings can help the body to cure itself

...s such as stroke and Parkinson's and skin cells to facilitate the healing of wounds. Professor Frisén is best known for his research on cerebral stem cells; the present study, however, has been carried out on stem cells in the intestine, one of the organs in the body with the highest rates of cell renewal. "We...

A new look at the state of the oceans

...planktonic organisms, e.g. taxonomic descriptions, facilitate the identification of species. The data base was re-installed recently and, at present, holds more than 3000 images and over 500 species descriptions. Free access to the data base enables all registered users to add their own images and data, and to ...

Molecular DNA switch found to be the same for all life

...emodel replication origins, as well as in how they facilitate replisome assembly." The idea that all three domains of life share the same DNA replication initiator is new and will require some re-thinking on the part of biologists who study eukaryotes. Re-thinking will also be required for models of DNA repl...

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