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Adding Radiation Therapy To Chemotherapy Improves Survival In Patients With High-risk Breast Cancer

...ion therapy leads to better survival outcomes with few long-term toxic effects, according to a 20-year follow-up of a randomized trial, which appears in the January 19 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The British Columbia randomized radiation therapy trial was designed to determine...

Novel Asthma Study Shows Multiple Genetic Input Required; Single-gene Solution Shot Down

...ion therapy leads to better survival outcomes with few long-term toxic effects, according to a 20-year follow-up of a randomized trial, which appears in the January 19 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The British Columbia randomized radiation therapy trial was designed to determine...

Jump-starting T Cells In Skin Cancer

...ecific cells get activated, Coulie thinks that the few T cells stimulated by the vaccine may change the local, suppressive environment of the tumor such that other T cells can snap out of their stupor and attack the tumor. ...

Genes In The Interferon System Important In Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

...ion to SLE," says ProfessorAnn-Christine Syvänen.A few years ago Lars Rönnblom and Professor Gunnar Alm at the SwedishUniversity of Agricultural Sciences were virtually the only researcherswho claimed that the interferon system, which is involved in the body'sdefense against viruses, etc., was also behin...

Researchers discover way to make cells in the eye sensitive to light

...systems, the rods andcones. However, over the last few years it has become increasinglyaccepted that we have a third system, which uses melanopsin, that haslain undetected during decades of vigorous scientific investigation."Professor Hankins and Dr Lucas were part of the team who previouslydiscovered a ...

University of Manchester makes made-to-measure skin and bones a reality using inkjet printers

...hods, you are only able to grow tissues whichare a few millimetres thick, which is fine for growing artificial skin,but if you wanted to grow cartilage, for instance, it would beimpossible," Professor Derby says.The key to the advance which Professor Derby and his team have made isthe innovative way in w...

Yellowstone microbes fueled by hydrogen, according to U. of Colorado study

...he context of microbiology because it's one of the few times we'vebeen able to study microbes to get information on an entire ecosystem.That's never before been possible."The study was specifically designed to determine the main source ofmetabolic energy that drives microbial communities in park features...

Controversial drug shown to act on brain protein to cut alcohol use

...s the type ofbehavior in alcoholics for which very few effective drugs exist," Janaksaid.The scientists confirmed in a cell model that Ibogaine stimulated GDNFactivity. Finally, they showed that a known inhibitor of GDNF blockedIbogaine's ability to decrease alcohol craving in the rats, suggestinga direc...

Current human embryonic stem cell lines contaminated UCSD/Salk team finds

...ed that many efforts have been made during thelast few years to try to eliminate any animal-derived culturecomponents in human stem cell culture. However, many of the specializedmedia used for growth and differentiation still contain materials fromanimal sources and are hence contaminated with Neu5Gc.In ...

Mouse brain cells rapidly recover after Alzheimer's plaques are cleared

...en led to rapidrecovery of normal structure over a few days," says senior author DavidH. Holtzman, M.D., the Charlotte and Paul Hagemann Professor and headof the Department of Neurology. "This provides confirmation of thepotential benefits of plaque-clearing treatments and also gets usrethinking our theo...

Key molecule in plant photo-protection identified

...en led to rapidrecovery of normal structure over a few days," says senior author DavidH. Holtzman, M.D., the Charlotte and Paul Hagemann Professor and headof the Department of Neurology. "This provides confirmation of thepotential benefits of plaque-clearing treatments and also gets usrethinking our theo...

Newly-discovered class of genes determines ?and restricts ?stem cell fate

...essor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division. "These few rare stem cells were expressing genes that previously had only been known to be expressed in a developing embryo. That was the first clue that we were on to something new." Epstein and colleagues report their findings in the February 24th issue of Na...

Tiny particles could solve billion-dollar problem

...n large volumes of water very quickly for a just a few pennies." Hughes, Wong and their collaborators hope to develop a device that would include a cylindrical pump containing a catalytic membrane of the gold-palladium nanoparticles. The device would be placed down existing wells where it would pump wat...

Another Look Finds Promising Proteomics Test is Not Biologically Plausible

...ession associated with cancer should affect only a few specific peaks, not the entire spectrum.?/p> F...logy and a lack of standards, I think it will be a few years before we can know what works.?/p> The study was funded by the National Cancer Institute. ...

New species from old data

...ession associated with cancer should affect only a few specific peaks, not the entire spectrum.?/p> F...logy and a lack of standards, I think it will be a few years before we can know what works.?/p> The study was funded by the National Cancer Institute. ...

Cracking the olfactory code in bees

...ession associated with cancer should affect only a few specific peaks, not the entire spectrum.?/p> F...logy and a lack of standards, I think it will be a few years before we can know what works.?/p> The study was funded by the National Cancer Institute. ...

Signaling protein builds bigger, better bones in mice

...ession associated with cancer should affect only a few specific peaks, not the entire spectrum.?/p> F...logy and a lack of standards, I think it will be a few years before we can know what works.?/p> The study was funded by the National Cancer Institute. ...

Computers to be used to find blueprint for new influenza drug

...as just a nasty illness which puts us in bed for a few days. But some outbreaks can cause death on a large scale ?the world-wide outbreak in 1918 killed more people than the First World War itself. We may now be facing another flu outbreak, this time originating from chickens in Asia. “If we are success...

Finding Cures For Tropical Diseases: Is Open Source An Answer?

...The model thus fails in thedeveloping world, where few patients can afford to pay patented pricesfor drugs. The solution to this devastating problem, say StephenMaurer, Arti Rai, and Andrej Sali in the premier open-access medicaljournal PLoS Medicine, is to adopt an "open source" approach todiscovering n...

Iron Deficiency Sparks Dramatic Changes In Gene Expression

...t widelyrecognized symptom is anemia, in which too few red blood cells areproduced, and the body is deprived of oxygen needed for energymetabolism. Iron deficiency causes wide-ranging symptoms from fatigue,weakness and cognitive deficits to serious heart complications anddevelopmental disorders. Iron def...

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