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A much-needed shot in the arm for HIV vaccine development

...ringing newcollaboration, resources, and strategic focus to the field.""The partners in the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise are committed to thethemes of cooperation, collaboration, and transparency in advancing HIVvaccine research and development," said Anthony S. Fauci. "By workingtogether, we will greatly...

Yale Scientists Find MicroRNA Regulates Ras Cancer Gene

... will have profound implications as we continue to focus on the causes of tumor development," said Richard L. Edelson, M.D., director of Yale Cancer Center. Other Yale researchers were Steven M. Johnson, Helge Grosshans and Kristy L. Reinert; collaborators at Ambion, Inc. included Jaclyn Shingara, Mike By...

Scientists collaborate to assess health of global environment

...0 press conference in Washington, D.C., which will focus on the implications for the United States and inte...d in late 2005 or early 2006. Each case study will focus on a particular area, Mooney said. "This is really important because the global view gives averages...

Needling Chromosomes Reveals Cell Division Secret

...rve it."So, you also have to constantly adjust the focus to determine wherethe needle is coming down into the cell. This is difficult with oneneedle, but with two it's a terrific challenge; and you really need analmost tactile sense of where the needles are." Nicklas said that eventhe smallest misstep coul...

Introduced foxes transformed vegetation on Aleutian Islands from lush grasslands to tundra

...ed species are a global phenomenon, and we tend to focus on the direct effects, such as the reduction or extinction of species that are consumed by an introduced predator. This study shows how the effects of introduced species can spread throughout an ecosystem in unpredictable ways," said Donald Croll, an...

Researchers trace evolution to relatively simple genetic changes

...e trait -- the fish's armor plating -- on which to focus intense research, using the armor as a marker to see how evolution occurred. Sticklebacks that still live in the oceans are virtually covered, from head to tail, with bony plates that offer protection. In contrast, some freshwater sticklebacks have e...

Scientists reveal molecular secrets of the malaria parasite

...ey move between their hosts and insectvectors.That focus on the parasites' complex life cycle is helping researchersunderstand when different genes switch on and off as the pathogensmetamorphose through seven different life stages. In turn, thatmolecular-level data may benefit biomedical scientists who are...

Octopuses occasionally stroll around on two arms, UC Berkeley biologists report

...e trait -- the fish's armor plating -- on which to focus intense research, using the armor as a marker to see how evolution occurred. Sticklebacks that still live in the oceans are virtually covered, from head to tail, with bony plates that offer protection. In contrast, some freshwater sticklebacks have e...

Gene vaccine for Alzheimer's disease shows promising results

...s well."Current treatments for Alzheimer's disease focus on the symptoms sinceno therapies have been clinically proven to slow or prevent progressionof the disease. Amyloid protein deposits are present in the early phaseof the disease - a fact that suggests a gene vaccination would be astep forward in slow...

Scientists identify molecular events that drive cell senescence

...s well."Current treatments for Alzheimer's disease focus on the symptoms sinceno therapies have been clinically proven to slow or prevent progressionof the disease. Amyloid protein deposits are present in the early phaseof the disease - a fact that suggests a gene vaccination would be astep forward in slow...

The Shapes Of Life: NIGMS Project Yields More Than 1,000 Protein Structures

...h related amino acid sequences. Although the main focus of the second phase of the PSI will be on solving protein structures, Norvell said there will be continued development of new technology: “As we reach for higher-hanging fruit ?protein structures that are more complex and harder to solve ?we will nee...

Tiny scaffolding allows stem cells to become working fat cells

... the laboratory is so important. The researchers' focus on fat cells as a test bed for this approach to cell growth offers important medical potential. While experts once thought a persons number of fat cells was set at birth, they now know individuals can either lose existing fat cells or grow new ones. ...

RNA project to create language for scientists worldwide

...es using servers hosted at BGSU. Some researchers focus on the sequences of RNA molecules, while others study their 3-dimensional structures. A major focus of the project will be to integrate the databases of RNA sequences and 3D structure. Leontis has ex...

New Insights Into HIV Immunity Suggest Alternative Approach to Vaccines

...who has also studied autoimmune diseases, began to focus on possible similarities between HIV infection and...goal for future HIV research, Haynes said. "We can focus on trying to redirect the response to HIV outer coat proteins from innate B cells to adaptive B cell...

Mayo Clinic Researchers Create 'Obedient Virus'; First Step To Use Measles Virus Against Cancer

... enter cancer cells. The measles virus became the focus of this vision several years ago when the surprising finding was made that the measles strain used internationally for vaccinations has natural anticancer activity. "But we had a concern that the measles virus may be a little too promiscuous in its ...

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

... and policy experts from across the UCLA campus to focus on the great promise of stem cell research," said ... Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine will focus its embryonic and adult stem cell research in three areas: * HIV: UCLA scientists are exploring...

Wisconsin researchers identify sleep gene

...d from anesthesia. The observation led the team to focus on the Shaker gene, which produces this effect. Nevertheless, Shaker's main job in flies-and in its equivalent in humans--is to control the excitability of cell membranes. Genetic analysis of the mns flies, conducted by Daniel Bushey, a post-doctora...

Camera Traps Catch Eye of the Tiger

...ir range in certain habitats. WWF has been able to focus on tiger research thanks to the forest protection established by Indonesia's recent creation of the 212-square-mile Tesso Nilo National Park. ...

WHO Warns Of Increased Risk Of Vector-borne Diseases In Tsunami-affected Areas

...available for dengue fever, case management should focus on: * Rapid diagnosis - persons suspected of having dengue fever must see a doctor at once. Dengue haemorrhagic fever is a deadly disease and early recognition and treatment can save lives. Unless proper treatment is given promptly, the patient ...

Gene therapy promising for growing tooth-supporting bone

...hose pursuing careers in the oral sciences, with a focus in the area of restoration of oral-craniofacial tissues. Co-authors on the paper include Courtney A. Dunn, adjunct clinical lecturer in orthodontics; Qiming Jin, research associate in periodontics, prevention and geriatrics; Mario Taba Jr., research...

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