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Study Demonstrates Gene Expression Microarrays are Comparable and Reproducible

...ndardized protocols are carefully followed". Good news for the scientific community (and the microarrays producing companies)! A study funded by the National Cancer Institute, part of the NationalInstitutes of Health, shows for the first time that microarray datagenerated in different laboratories can pr...

Novel Therapy Tested in Mice Could Chase Away Cat Allergies

... approach to treating cat allergies is encouraging news for millions of cat-allergic Americans. Moreover, these results provide proof-of-concept for using this approach to develop therapies to prevent deadly food allergy reactions as well,?says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. The injectable treatme...

Clam embryo study shows pollutant mixture adversely affects nerve cell development

...hodsWhen MBL researcher Carol Reinisch first heard news stories about BrickTownship, New Jersey--a town that was the center of an ATSDR* study inthe year 2000 that documented a higher than usual rate of autismspectrum disorder and explored its link to bromoform, chloroform, andtetrachloroethylene in Brick...

Study identifies predictors of HIV drug resistance in patients beginning triple therapy

...hodsWhen MBL researcher Carol Reinisch first heard news stories about BrickTownship, New Jersey--a town that was the center of an ATSDR* study inthe year 2000 that documented a higher than usual rate of autismspectrum disorder and explored its link to bromoform, chloroform, andtetrachloroethylene in Brick...

BRCA1 causes ovarian cancer through indirect, biochemical route

...lt: ovarian cancer. This finding is actually good news for scientists and physicians trying to figure out new ways to treat ovarian cancer. If the cancer had arisen in the same cells that had the BRCA1 mutation, the only way to interfere would be to correct the mutation. In this case, however, there's a ...

Biodiversity hotspots identify conservation priorities

...d fragmentation. The latest analysis offers mixed news about existing hotspots. On one hand, some hotspots have deteriorated significantly: a notable example is Southeast Asia's Sundaland, whose forest loss has been driven largely by extensive commercial logging and agricultural projects. On the other ha...

First frozen egg baby born in Canada

...ve this success," says Dr. Tan. "This is fantastic news for both the family and for fertility health research and we would like to congratulate the parents on the birth of their first child." The mother, a 26-year-old patient of the McGill Reproductive Centre, had suffered from infertility for two years....

Canada approves marijuana-based pain spray

...time it is used. “The approval of Sativex is good news for the Canadian MS community. People living with MS and neuropathic pain need new options to address their pain. Sativex will likely be welcomed by the many people with MS, whose quality of life has been further compromised with neuropathic pain,?sa...

Different microarray systems more alike than previously thought

...parisons revealed inconsistencies." "This is good news for many people," said Forrest Spencer, Ph.D., associate professor at Johns Hopkins' McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine. "Given appropriate and careful analysis, it should be possible to compare historical data to future experiments, even...

What's really making you sick? Plant pathologists offer the science behind Sick Building Syndrome

...gman at asteigman@scisoc.org or +1.651.994.3802. A news conference on emerging plant diseases will be held at the annual meeting on Monday, August 1. The media is invited to attend or call in. ...

Molecular messengers perform a crucial role in the ability of injured nerve cells to heal themselves

...ous being the one about the runner who carried the news about the victory of the Greeks over the Persians in the fateful battle of Marathon. A team of researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science has now discovered how molecular messengers perform a crucial role in the ability of injured nerve cells t...

Research shows smoking adds a decade to reproductive age of IVF patients

...rsity Nijmegen Medical Centre, said: "The positive news from our results, however, is that they suggest that couples ?in particular, women with unexplained subfertility ?may be able to improve the success of IVF treatment by quitting smoking and losing weight." The research was a collaboration by doctors...

Ebola virus: from wildlife to dogs

...he Centre Pasteur of Cameroon. (2) See Scientific news sheet n° 192 ?Jabuary 2004, " Virus Ebola : les populations de grands singes menacées ". reference publication: E.M. Leroy, P. Rouquet, P. Formenty, S. Souquière, A. Kilbourne, J.M. Froment, M. Bermejo, S. Smit, W. Karesh, R. Swanepoel, S. R. Zaki, a...

Discovery could be key to bioterrorism defense

...the arm of NIH that funded the research, in an NIH news release. "This work, funded through our biodefense research program, is a major step towards developing countermeasures to prevent and treat Nipah and Hendra viruses." "Now that we've identified the cell receptor, we have a new target for activity, ...

Team Invents Device For Weighing Individual Molecules

...nology in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 24, at a news conference during the annual American Physical Society convention. Further results will be published in the near future. The Caltech team behind the zepto result included Dr. Ya-Tang Yang, former graduate student in applied physics, now at Applied M...

Immune system's distress signal tells bacteria when to strike back

...they need to find a new home. They don't take that news any better than we would." A vulnerable host, like a condemned home, is a liability, a threat to its tenants' survival. Pseudomonas, however, has the tools to engineer its own escape ?by killing off the host. This wily pathogen can evade a host's i...

Ocean climate predicts elk population in Canadian Rockies

...nd snowier conditions than usual. More snow is bad news for elk, which have heavy bodies and long, narrow legs and small hooves. The deeper the snow, the further they sink. Conversely, wolves have relatively light, sleek bodies and big, wide paws that act like snowshoes. In the Canadian Rockies, wolves re...

Scientists discover that three molecules may be developed into new Alzheimer's drugs

...atients with Alzheimer's. The finding is promising news for the development of drugs for the disease. Ken Kosik, co-director of the Neuroscience Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, headed the effort to find these molecules. The results of the study are published in the July...

Scientists at Galileo Pharmaceuticals confirm inflammatory response linked to glucose levels

...atients with Alzheimer's. The finding is promising news for the development of drugs for the disease. Ken Kosik, co-director of the Neuroscience Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, headed the effort to find these molecules. The results of the study are published in the July...

Siberian tigers hang tough

... While stressing that results are preliminary, the news is welcome relief to tiger conservationists around the world, who have seen spiraling decreases in tiger numbers in other parts of Asia. The announcement also comes just a few months after WCS conservationists learned the Olga, a 14-year-old Siberian...

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