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FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

... make certain that it has the tools, resources and information necessary to ensure the safety of novel products before they enter the market, and to detect and move swiftly to correct any problems that may arise. Given the agency’s insufficient resources—which for two decades have not kept pace with inflation—ma...

Identified main genetic variants involved in response to HIV

...he immune response described until now. Obtained information will be very useful in the long road to a more rational vaccine development. This and similar studies should push us toward more personalised medicine, where the most suitable drugs for each individual would be determined on the basis of their gene c...

Cellular message movement captured on video

... into the possibility of how paxillin can transmit information from one region of the cell, such as the periphery...mes don’t move properly or why they don’t transmit information properly.”...

Math that powers spam filters used to understand how brain learns to move our muscles

...ve” that something new will happen, then uses that information to help make it so. “We used the idea that prio...mal learner made large errors, but also stored the information about its mistakes in a memory bank so it could adapt and make more accurate predictions the next ti...

Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

...C (Suralco, a subsidiary of Alcoa Inc.) – provides information for policymakers and other stakeholders in deciding how to balance development with protecting important biodiversity that benefits local communities and the global ecosystem. “Suriname has some of the Amazon’s most pristine and intact rainforest,...

Snoring in children might be an allergic type disease

...group had rhinitis and of these, 213 could provide information on snoring. Almost 60% of these children snored at least once per week including 26% who snored more than three nights per week. This is a very high prevalence in five year old children and is partly due to all of the children having rhinitis which ...

CSIRO scientists join fight to save 'Tassie devil'

...ced reports of diseased devils into a geographical information system (GIS) to map the spatial and temporal distribution of the disease across Tasmania. “The result of my work was a map showing the spread of DFTD over time and some spatial statistics correlating the frequency of devils and diseased individual...

Breakthrough developments in rheumatoid arthritis reported

...lude personal identifiers but scientists will have information on age and ethnicity to best match their groups to study. ...

'Lucky 13' as new gene discovery offers further hope for childhood blindness

...iety. "This dramatic discovery provides further information enabling us to combat blindness within the Retinitis Pigmentosa group," says Professor Marshall. "The more genes we discover the better we are placed to treat the diseases by methods such as that recently announced at Moorfields Eye Hospital – also s...

Women well informed about breast cancer, yet lacking knowledge about current treatments

...east cancer, revealing a gap between awareness and information that women can use toward better treatment. ..., women with breast cancer would benefit from more information about advances in treatments after surgery.” According to the survey, nearly all respondents were...

CT scan reveals ancient long-necked gliding reptile

... of thin slices that had to be processed to obtain information about the animals. Even then, no single slice contained the entire skeleton. Post-scan processing produced an amazingly clear, if somewhat flattened, image of a small reptile with a long neck and swept back wings. Gliding behavior evolved severa...

New findings challenge established views on human genome

... just the first step toward the goal of using such information to diagnose, treat and prevent disease. Having the human genome sequence is similar to having all the pages of an instruction manual needed to make the human body. Researchers still must learn how to read the manual’s language so they can identify ev...

Exploring the dark matter of the genome

...as called junk. We set out to see if there was any information in that junk," says Chris Smith, formerly in Berke...igenetics -- the inheritance of traits and genetic information as controlled by proteins associated with the chromosomes, rather than by DNA sequence. Starting in ...

The kapok connection -- Study explains rainforest similarities

...olecular Ecology. "This research provides vital information for one of the most highly threatened areas of the planet, tropical rainforests," said Sam Scheiner, program director in NSF's Division of Environmental Biology, which funded the research. "In order to plan for and mitigate global climate change, we ...

Clot-dissolving agent may be beneficial in treatment of severe frostbite

...ame for the past 25 years, according to background information in the article. “Today, traditional therapy consists of tissue rewarming, prolonged watchful waiting and often delayed amputation,” the authors write. “While many other areas of burns, trauma and critical care have advanced significantly in their tre...

Reconstructing the biology of extinct species: A new approach

...' locomotion with the sensory systems that process information about its environment," says Alan Walker, Evan Pugh Professor of Anthropology and Biology at Penn State University, one of the team's leaders. The researchers studied 91 separate primate species, including all taxonomic families. The study also inc...

Human genetic 'deserts' are teeming with significant life

...eft a number of questions unanswered. Before the information contained in the sequence can be used to its best effect, the identity and precise location of all the protein-encoding and non protein-encoding genes in the genome will have to be determined. “The notion that mammalian transcriptomes [the set of al...

Turn-ons and turn-offs for neurons

...nd electrical impulses to compute incoming sensory information and integrate it via distinct brain regions. With 20,000 - 25,000 genes in our genome, most also expressed in neurons, there is now little doubt that neurons respond to challenging environments by adjusting the expression of genes for appropriate bra...

Ancient retrovirus sheds light on modern pandemic

...s of commonality between them. They then used this information to make a partial viral genome. During reconstruction the viral segment was debilitated, enabling only one round of infection in cells. Working with cells in the laboratory, the researchers found that the human antiviral protein TRIM5a effectively ne...

Scientists close in on missing carbon sink

...shows that this is not the case. "With this new information from aircraft samples we see that the models were overestimating the amount of uptake in the north and underestimating uptake in the tropics," says Kevin Gurney of Purdue University, a co-author of the paper and coordinator of the TransCom study. "To...

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