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Agent slows aging in mice

...st the odds of living longer. Today at the annual meeting of the American Aging Association, University of Michigan scientist Richard A. Miller reports early results from a mouse study his lab and two others are conducting for the National Institute on Aging. The study, now in its fourth year, will test as ...

Enzyme delivered in smaller package protects cells from radiation damage

...ese results are being presented at the 10th annual meeting of the American Society of Gene Therapy, being held May 30 to June 3 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle. Combined with intensive chemotherapy, high dose whole-body irradiation often is given to patients with blood and lym...

Gene therapy delivery of nerve growth factors reverses erectile dysfunction in animal model

...se findings are being presented at the 10th annual meeting of the American Society of Gene Therapy, which is convening May 30 to June 3 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle. ED is the repeated inability to achieve or maintain an erection necessary for sexual intercourse. Because of...

How to lose weight and not go hungry: HU researcher develops drug that mimics feeling of 'fullness'

...which was presented today (June 6) during the 70th meeting of the Hebrew University Board of Governors. Linde and his associates have developed a compound that mimics the activity of the naturally occurring hormone called aMSH. This hormone is naturally excreted during eating and binds to a receptor in ...

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers develop 'off-the-shelf' vascular grafts

...ternational Society (TERMIS) North America Chapter meeting being held June 13 to 16 at the Westin Harbor Castle conference center in Toronto, has potentially significant implications for the treatment of heart and kidney diseases, where there is a critical need for new sources of blood vessels for vascular g...

Cancer stem cells similar to normal stem cells can thwart anti-cancer agents

...ernational Society (TERMIS) North American Chapter meeting being held June 13 to 16 at the Westin Harbor Castle conference center in Toronto. The University of Pittsburgh researchers, led by Vera Donnenberg, Ph.D., assistant professor of surgery and pharmaceutical sciences, University of Pittsburgh Schools ...

Pistachios lower cholesterol, provide antioxidants

...nn State, to attendees at the Experimental Biology meeting today (April 30) in Washington, D.C. The researchers conducted a randomized, crossover design, controlled feeding experiment to test the effects of pistachios added to a heart healthy moderate-fat diet on cardiovascular disease risk factors. Contr...

A cherry on top: Tart cherries may alter heart/diabetes factors

...oral presentation at the Experimental Biology 2007 meeting in Washington, D.C. It's not yet known if cherry-rich diets might have a similar impact in humans, but a U-M team will soon launch a small clinical trial to start to find out. Meanwhile, additional research is being carried out in animals prone t...

Protein enables discovery of quantum effect in photosynthesis

... of a second) time-scale showed these oscillations meeting and interfering constructively, forming wavelike motions of energy (superposition states) that can explore all potential energy pathways simultaneously and reversibly, meaning they can retreat from wrong pathways with no penalty. This finding contrad...

8 plants from South Africa may hold potential for treating high blood pressure

...presenting the team's findings at the 120th annual meeting of the American Physiological Society (APS; www.The-APS.org), being held as part of the Experimental Biology (EB '07) conference. More than 12,000 scientific researchers will attend the gathering being held April 28-May 2, 2007 at the Washington, DC ...

An ancient bathtub ring of mammoth fossils

... during the Geological Society of America regional meeting at Western Washington University. "We’re trying to tease out as much information as we can about each and every mammoth find in the mid-Columbia basin, so that we can better understand the impacts that Ice Age floods may have had on the mammoths a...

High-dose anticlotting drug cuts heart attack, death risk in half

... The study will be presented at the Orlando SCAI meeting by Antonio Abbate, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Pauley Heart Center, Richmond, VA. ...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...org/press ) will be updated for the Salt Lake City meeting and will include numerous lay-language versions of selected meeting papers. These papers will enable you to cover the meeting, even if you can't leave your desk. N...

Effect on breast tumors of DNA alternations in 3 genes described

...ted at the American Association of Cancer Research meeting held in Los Angeles in April. "We found that hypermethylation of E-cadherin, but not of the other genes, was more likely to occur in estrogen receptor (ER)-negative than in ER-positive tumors," said Tao. ER-positive tumors are those that express r...

DNA analysis suggests under-reported kills of threatened whales

...ational Whaling Commission this week at its annual meeting in Anchorage, Alaska. Baker and his colleagues conducted 12 surveys at a selection of shops selling whale meat in certain Korean coastal cities from 1999 to 2003 and collected 289 samples. They initially expected to find that many of the cuts of m...

NIDA study identifies genes that might help some people abstain from smoking

...nother sample, as he reported at the February 2007 meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. “These findings provide ample justification for continuing the search for even more genetic variants associated with smoking cessation success,?says Dr. Volkow. “We soon may be able to make use ...

Corals that can fight global warming may one day help fragile reefs

...ver, she noted in presenting a paper at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Francisco, Feb. 18, Caribbean gorgonian sea fan corals show surprising warm-weather tenacity -- they not only are somewhat temperature resilient but can also boost their cellular and e...

Natural antibiotics yield secrets to atom-level imaging technique

...'s progress toward that goal March 3 at the annual meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore, Md. Ramamoorthy's research group is using solid-state NMR to explore the germ-killing properties of natural antibiotics called antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), which are produced by virtually all animals, fro...

Selectivity is ultimate aphrodisiac

...study Web site whether they would be interested in meeting each person they had speed-dated again in the future. Mutual "yeses" were given the ability to contact one another. "People who like everyone, unlike in a friendship context where they generally are liked in return, may exude desperation in a rom...

Massey researchers induce cell death in leukemia

...e American Association of Cancer Research's annual meeting suggesting the potential of a new combination treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). In this study, led by Steven Grant, M.D., Massey's associate director of translational research, interactions between bortezomib and romidepsin (Glouce...

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