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Breakthrough developments in rheumatoid arthritis reported

...ritis, an autoimmune disease that leads to painful joint swelling. Scientists are cracking the genetic code that makes the immune system wage an attack on a person’s joints. Over the last decade, Dr. Gregersen and his colleagues have been amassing a genetic database complete with siblings with rheumatoid a...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...trong measures to conserve and manage them through joint efforts at all levels.” The Southern Sudan region was last surveyed in1982 by the Wildlife Conservation Society. Civil war broke out in the region in 1983. Based on experiences in other war-torn regions such as Mozambique and Angola, where wildlife...

CT scan reveals ancient long-necked gliding reptile

... positioning of the bones removes any doubts about joint connections and position. Also, both the fossil specimens and the image data from the scan are preserved and can be reviewed and reanalyzed in the future. The scans presented to Fraser were not a perfect photograph of the two specimens, rather the...

Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage

...lder suffers from the pain, swelling and permanent joint damage of osteoarthritis. The most common form of ...arthritis, it develops over time following initial joint injuries or just as a result of aging. In the current study, researchers found that one injection of...

Scripps research team sheds light on long-sought cold sensation gene

...tion," says team leader Ardem Patapoutian, who has joint appointments with the Department of Cell Biology at Scripps Research and the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation. "Many previous candidates have been postulated to play a role in our ability to sense cool temperatures, but none hav...

Healthy coral reefs hit hard by warmer temperatures

...phy Program, which funded the research through the joint NSF-National Institutes of Health Ecology of Infectious Diseases Program. For 6 years, the international research team, led by University of North Carolina (UNC)-Chapel Hill, tracked an infection called white syndrome in 48 reefs along more than ...

Woven scaffolds could improve cartilage repair

...ers said. The only bioengineering approach to such joint repair involves removing cartilage cells from patients and then "growing" them in a laboratory to form new cartilage. However, it can take several months to grow a piece of cartilage large enough to be implanted back into the patient. Additionally, t...

OHSU surgeon implants donated tissue allografts

...o treat some of his patients suffering with severe joint disorders. "I found this unfortunate and ironic,... many more of our patients, suffering with complex joint injury, to be treated in a timely and effective manner," Crawford said. Crawford who performs se...

ConocoPhillips establishes $22.5M biofuels research program at Iowa State

...he grant is part of ConocoPhillips' plan to create joint research programs with major universities to produce viable solutions to diversify America's energy sources. ConocoPhillips will make an initial $1.5 million grant in 2007 to support Iowa State researchers, with additional grants of $3 million per ...

Sheffield scientists light up bacteria

...ers from the University of Sheffield have received joint funding from the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to develop an innovative sensor to detect bacteria. The new method will use a polymer which will give a fluorescent signal when it encounters...

Shedding new light on proteorhodopsin

...ed," said Jan Liphardt, a biophysicist who holds a joint appointment as a Divisional Fellow in Berkeley Lab...reenfield, and Carlos Bustamante, who also holds a joint Berkeley Lab-UCB appointment and is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator. There ...

Cartilage discovery offers arthritis hope

... they hope will provide clues to how the crippling joint disease osteoarthritis might one day be treated. The disease, which affects more than five million people in the UK, is caused by the wear and tear of the smooth, hard cartilage tissue that covers the ends of bones allowing them to glide over one an...

Genes may determine success of hip replacement surgery

...hich describes a condition in which the artificial joint comes loose and the surrounding bone begins to dissolve. The other 71 patients had deep-seated infection, which occurs when the body is unable to control infection caused by bacteria colonising the artificial implants. DNA samples were taken from ...

Trojan horse strategy defeats drug-resistant bacteria

...h led by a University of Washington scientist. The joint project, conducted at the UW, the University of Iowa, and the University of Cincinnati, will be featured in the April 2 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Bacteria are increasingly resistant to antibiotics, and existing drugs work poor...

Growth hormone is not the anti-aging bullet for healthy adults

...healthy side effects such as soft tissue swelling, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and, in men, abnormal breast development. They were also somewhat more likely to develop diabetes. The review, "The Safety and Efficacy of Growth Hormone in the Healthy Elderly," was published in the Jan. 16, 2007,...

Gene hunters close in on Lou Gehrig’s disease

...umber of patients and controls. Traynor, who has a joint affiliation with the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Md., collaborated in this study with lead author Jennifer Schymick and fellow researcher John Hardy, Ph.D., both of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics at the National Institute on Agi...

Liposuctioned fat stem cells to repair bodies

...notes. Like horses, humans are also vulnerable to joint injuries, and rehabilitations are long and costly. Now experience with horses is paving the way to cell therapies for sport-related tendon injuries in humans. Therapies using bone marrow stem cells, similar to fat stem cells, have achieved some succe...

A first glimpse of the influenza replication machine

... we are aiming for in our new FLUPOL project. In a joint effort with other European laboratories, and with financial support by the European Commission, we will explore both structure and function of this key drug target and try to characterise other mutations implicated in bird-to-human transmission." ...

New insights into autoimmunity and depression

...d lupus, is a complex autoimmune disease marked by joint pain, skin rashes, extreme fatigue, and depression, among other symptoms. Some studies have described a possible link between SLE’s most severe psychiatric manifestation, psychosis, and a protein autoantibody associated with the central nervous syste...

Researchers to study why dead zone returned to Lake Erie

...11 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration joint institutes and is administered by the SNRE. The grant, funded by NOAA's Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, provides scientists $506,190 for five years. A dead zone is an area of oxygen starved water that cannot sustain aquatic habitat, s...

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