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Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine

...horts of carefully selected patients and using the latest in genome-wide screening technology, 18 months to discover the three genes, that together greatly increase our knowledge of why patients differ in how well they can control the virus that causes AIDS. These findings represent only the first of what ...

Identified main genetic variants involved in response to HIV

...de Terrassa. Research has been conducted with the latest genomics and bioinformatics technologies, analysing 550,000 variations of the complete human genome in 486 patients, mostly European, preselected from 30,000 potential candidates. These variations, known as simple nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), a...

Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients

...d clean up wounds in the brain. The work is the latest in a growing body of research that is trying to determine the exact role of inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease. O’Banion notes that some studies have found that taking medications to squelch inflammation, such non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs o...

Snoring in children might be an allergic type disease

...uses and risk factors. The study published in the latest edition of the international medical journal, Pediatric Pulmonology has established children with rhinitis who were first born, were exposed to maternal tobacco smoke during the first year of life and/or who had asthma and/or eczema at age five years...

Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene

...e onset Alzheimer’s (LOAD) has been APOE4. In this latest study, researchers from seven organizations contri...nce discovery made by an Affymetrix customer. Our latest microarray technology continues to accelerate research at an unprecedented pace by enabling scientis...

Study shows big power of small RNAs, not just proteins, in halting cancer

...ture earlier this year, concluded that even in the latest stages of cancer, reactivation of a previously dam...d be revealed as key to the power of p53, but this latest research published June 6 by Nature now identifies miRNAs as a critical force behind the anti-prolif...

Longer treatment benefits sleep apnea patients

...l patient response to CPAP therapy can vary, these latest findings provide a yardstick to help clinicians assess whether a patient's use is optimal....

Breakthrough developments in rheumatoid arthritis reported

...en and his colleagues will be presenting the lab’s latest genetic findings. The group conducted genome-wide scans to identify polymorphisms, or genetic variants, that are associated with the inflammatory condition and can be used to understand the triggers of the disease. This will provide key insights into...

Exploring the dark matter of the genome

...into how it helps cells and organisms survive. The latest results from the DHGP are reported in a pair of papers in the June 15, 2007 issue of Science. The annotated heterochromatic sequences reveal over 200 protein-coding genes. The heterochromatin also includes other features of biological importance,...

Warning from Asian bees

... it’s a Javanese strain of the bee and because the latest incursion had lain undiscovered for at least three months, it is unknown how many more swarms might exist and how far afield they may have flown. Within a one kilometre radius from the first colony, disturbed in the mast of a yacht undergoing repa...

Prey not hard-wired to fear predators

... exterminated. Berger’s study is published in the latest issue of the journal Conservation Biology. The goal of re-introduction isn’t simply to save a species; it is to restore the natural functions of wild places. When the predator-prey relationship comes back into balance, impacts ripple through the ...

3-D ultrasound scanner provides in-depth view of the brain

...od vessels in the brain. The new advance is the latest in a series of developments Smith's team has made since developing the first 3-D ultrasound scanner in 1987 for imaging the heart from outside the body. "Wherever there is a commercial 2-D niche now, we are working to put a 3-D tool in there," Sm...

Detecting cold, feeling pain: Study reveals why menthol feels fresh

...al aspect of cold sensation. The finding is the latest of a series of discoveries led by the Julius lab o... of ion channels expressed on sensory neurons. The latest finding adds to the evidence, says Julius, that TRP channels are the principal transducers of therma...

Philandering female felines forgo fidelity

...h the wandering eye, as reported in a paper in the latest issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society B. According to the study, researchers found that about 43 percent of cheetah litters with more than one cub were fathered by more than one male, revealing a mating system that deviates from those used by ot...

Nitric oxide: Key to cardiovascular and pulmonary function and drug effectiveness

... are stimulated The researchers reported their latest findings on Friday, May 4, in the journal Cell. "This work is significant in that it demonstrates how two of the most pervasive physiological systems -- G-protein coupled receptors and nitric oxide -- come together to influence one another," said...

New knowledge improves rice quality

...y dream about before." During the workshop, the latest research was presented in several new areas, inclu..."This would be an outstanding example of using the latest in science to improve the lives of the poor, while satisfying the desires of the affluent," he added...

World's leading scientists announce creation of 'Encyclopedia of Life'

...ors across the globe, providing easy access to the latest and best information on all known species," said Jonathan F. Fanton, President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Technology is allowing science to grasp the immense complexity of life on this planet. Sharing what we know, we c...

Thymus transplants gives hope to babies with fatal immune disease

...r in the world that performs the procedure. The latest results of Duke's experience with this treatment o...T cells begin to appear in the bloodstream. The latest Duke analysis followed the first 54 children with DiGeorge anomaly referred to Duke for possible thy...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

..." At session 3aPAb, researchers will present the latest theoretical and experimental knowledge on acousti...omy, researchers in session 2pMUa will discuss the latest ideas for teaching voice students to improve their singing. California-based master voice instructo...

Implanting dopamine generators in brain cells obtains improvement in Parkinson's in monkeys

...Medicine). The results have been published in the latest issue of the British scientific journal specialising in Neurology, Brain , and have corroborated the conclusions of a previous study, published in 1999 by the same research team in the specialist journal, Neuron . The first name amongst the contrib...

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