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Agilent Technologies new genome analysis technology set to accelerate Australia fight against mesothelioma

...s project will produce the largest data set of its kind on mesothelioma in the world. We are very optimistic that it will give us a much clearer understanding and interpretation of this devastating disease." "Agilent's new CGH microarray platform provides very high sensitivity, enabling researchers to de...

Rhesus monkeys can assess the visual perspective of others when competing for food

...ndwork for investigating the neural basis for this kind of social reasoning in a readily available laborat...standing of diseases such as autism, in which this kind of social reasoning appears impaired. ### Jonathan I. Flombaum and Laurie R. Santos: "Rhesus Monke...

Brain May Be Less Plastic Than Hoped

... lesions and test pharmaceuticals to sort out what kind of reorganization the brain is capable of after, say, a stroke. It's a powerful way to stimulate and study reorganization that may turn out to be beneficial in the future.?/p>...

Successful Test Of Single Molecule Switch Opens The Door To Biomolecular Electronics

...t electron from ever jumping on to the molecule, a kind of “Catch-22.?Ions in the solution “jiggle?the molecule enough to bring about an unusual configuration of the molecule that does allow the electrons from the electrodes to jump on to the molecule, a process first pointed out by Rudy Marcus of Cal Tec...

AIDS Public Awareness Campaign Expands Following Report Of Rapidly Progressive HIV

...hough, at this point, this is the only case of its kind we know of, it provides us with an opportunity to reaffirm our approach to combating the virus, protecting confidentiality of patients and easing any concerns among New Yorkers." This week, Dr. Novello sent letters to HIV/AIDS service providers and ...

Innovative collaboration brings Arctic science into the classroom

...chemical constituents. Holmes plans to expand the kind of student-teacher-scientist partnership they've developed in Zhigansk to several other sites throughout the Arctic. According to Holmes, "capitalizing on the energy and enthusiasm of students has tremendous benefits for education, for science, and f...

Hydrogen and methane provide raw energy for life at 'Lost City'

...metals, on which many of the microbes at the other kind of vents depend. The difference in what's availabl... resulting fluids are 105 F to 170 F. At the other kind of field, first discovered in the early 1970s, volcanic activity or magma drives venting and fluids ...

'Smart drug' targets deadly brain cancer

...do, Fla. The NCCTG study addressed the most common kind of tumor arising from brain tissue of adults, glioblastoma mutiforme. Current treatment outcomes for this type of cancer are extremely poor: median patient survival is 12 to 16 months, and recurrent disease has a dismal prognosis. The World Health Or...

Researchers find gene that may be at root of potato blight

...lant is a likely victim. "This avirulence gene is kind of like a weapon that triggers a metal detector," said Sophien Kamoun, a study co-author and an associate professor of plant pathology at Ohio State University 's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster . "If you take a gun thro...

Gov't Creates Gene Database of Normal Human Tissues

...s, more commonly known as gene chips, to provide a kind of fingerprint that researchers and clinicians can...re a common way of functioning. To illustrate the kind of useful data that can emerge from using this tool, Khan's team analyzed 100 samples of the most co...

Natural Killers Could Lead to New Hepatitis Treatments

...tion, said Littman. “It is very different from the kind of classical mechanism of lymphocytes rolling thro...ever there is detection of antigen reflecting some kind of damage or local infection, the cell would stop in the vicinity of that signal and provide cytokin...

Some Brain Cells Change Channels

... able to change what they allow in by swapping one kind of channel, or membrane opening, for another. Doin...nels that let charged calcium ions in with another kind of channel that keeps calcium out. If muscle-controlling nerve cells can do the same thing, forcing ...

Disabling gene defuses rheumatoid arthritis in mice

...," Peng says. "We really didn't expect to see this kind of response." Further study revealed that neutrophils in the mice were killing themselves through a cellular self-destruct process known as apoptosis. Damaged or highly stressed cells can pull their own plug in this or a similar manner to prevent th...

Asymptomatic HIV babies could use earlier treatment

...ics at Stanford’s School of Medicine. Without any kind of treatment, about 20 to 30 percent of HIV-infected infants will develop AIDS by around 4 months of age. The rest will not have advanced symptoms until they are about 6 years old. The study, published May 11 in the Journal of the American Medical As...

Alien woodwasp, threat to US pine trees, found in N.Y.

...ert, the adult female alien is the only one of its kind ever discovered in the eastern United States. The discovery of a single specimen of Sirex noctilio Fabricius, an Old World woodwasp, raises red flags across the nation because the invasive insect species has devastated up to 80 percent of pine trees...

Unique library of plant genes germinates, takes root at UNC

...olina at Chapel Hill's newest "library" is not the kind that will entice an average book lover, but it eventually will please thousands of plant scientists around the world. Through such researchers' work, it will undoubtedly contribute to improving crops that humans around the planet depend on every day,...

Cancer related gene p53 not regulated as indicated by previous tissue culture research

...the protein is slated for degradation, a different kind of chemical modification, so-called acetylation, takes place. But without acetylation, p53 functions just as well in mice, found the researchers. ...

Studies reveal how plague disables immune system, and how to exploit the process to make a vaccine

... "This is a very clever system for this particular kind of bacteria," said Schneewind. It can take eight to 10 days for the B and T cells to multiply and fully engage. "By that time, with plague," he said, "the host is dead." The bacteria's Achilles heel, however, may be a protein called LcrV, which Y. p...

Enzyme's newly discovered role may make it target for arthritis treatment

...y. "Cathepsin G affects a very early step in this kind of immune response, so inhibiting it has attractiv...n in the animal models to neutrophils, which are a kind of immune system firestarter. They arrive first at sites of injury, infection or irritation and secr...

Study finds adult stem cells can replicate

...y. "Cathepsin G affects a very early step in this kind of immune response, so inhibiting it has attractiv...n in the animal models to neutrophils, which are a kind of immune system firestarter. They arrive first at sites of injury, infection or irritation and secr...

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