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Discovery in orange cauliflower may lead to more nutritious crops

...ases a plant's ability to store beta-carotene, may offer an alternate and complementary technique for making staple crops more nutritious. Li, in collaboration with Joyce Van Eck from the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research at Cornell, is currently working on transgenic potatoes, altering genes t...

Research shows cord blood comparable to matched bone marrow

...s report that umbilical cord blood transplants may offer blood cancer patients better outcomes than bone marrow transplants, according to an analysis of outcome data performed at the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. This is th...

New collaborative research reveals chimpanzees can sustain multiple-tradition cultures

...es potentially can jump from group to group if you offer chimpanzees the opportunity to watch other groups. It’s a bit like Westerners learning to eat with chopsticks."...

Breakthrough developments in rheumatoid arthritis reported

... identify the disease before it starts and perhaps offer treatments to stave off the symptoms. It turns out that those with these antibodies who also have a particular variety of HLA, a complex of genes that regulate immune function, have a 30 times higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than those...

Could fungal collection hold the key to new life-saving drugs?

...ion, along with the expertise of its scientists to offer a range of services to businesses, including fungal identification, sales, preservations, patenting, training and consultancy. The partnership with SIDR will see CABI’s collection taken one step further, with the fungi being exploited for natural pr...

Nurtured chimps rake it in

...g-term effects on their cognitive development, and offer direct comparisons with early experience, issues of attachment, and preschool education for human infants and children,” The authors conclude that the differences in performance between the three groups are directly attributable to the significant...

Surprising origin of cell's internal highways

...her study of this new subset of microtubules might offer insight into how the invasion of cancer cells into surrounding tissues could be halted. ...

The mouflons of the Kerguelen archipelago

...station. In 1957, the local authorities decided to offer residents the opportunity to hunt mouflons (a type of wild sheep). A pair of Corsican mouflons was imported from the Vincennes Zoo in Paris. Initially, the mouflon population grew exponentially, and then, from the early 1980s, it fluctuated between 3...

Gene therapy study shows safety and statistically significant improvement in Parkinson's disease

...he brain are impressive. Moreover, the PET results offer an important window into the function of the living brain in these patients, which supports a normalization of brain activity specific to the treated hemisphere.” The study used an adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector to deliver an inhibitory gene ...

New designer lipid-like peptide with lipid nanostructures for drug delivery systems

...e paints, with confined inner nanostructures, will offer unique characteristics like high drug load capacities and low viscosity. Here these designer lipid-like peptides may play a key role in improving effective drug delivery systems....

Gene expression patterns predict rapid decline in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

...y of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, these findings offer strong evidence that rapid progressors represent a distinct clinical phenotype compared with the usual slower progressing patients. "We are only now starting to really understand IPF and to characterize it," Dr. Kaminski said. "Therefore, it is cr...

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

...tors discovered in recent years by the Julius lab, offer potential targets for developing analgesic drugs that act in the peripheral, nervous system, rather than centrally, where opiate receptors act, he says. The finding is a milestone in an investigation the team began several years ago. In 2002, the ...

Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats

... their efficacy. “These research findings could offer great hope to people with spinal ischemic injury who suffer from resulting spasticity and rigidity,” said Marsala. ...

Gene malfunctions cause schizophrenia, depression symptoms in mice

... those disorders. They said their findings in mice offer a possible animal model for developing treatments for schizophrenia and depression. Also, they said their findings support the theory that the two disorders share common genetic mechanisms. Steven Clapcote, David Porteous, John Roder, and colleagues...

Peramivir protects mice from lethal H5N1 infection

The antiviral drug peramivir might offer humans significant protection during a pandemic of the avian influenza virus H5N1, according to results of mouse studies conducted by investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Peramivir, an antiviral drug, blocks the ability of influ...

US control strategies may make flu epidemics worse, UCLA study shows

...pidemics and pandemics unless vaccination programs offer incentives to individuals. According to the researchers, the severity of such a health crisis could be reduced if programs were to provide several years of free vaccinations to individuals who pay for only one year. Interestingly, however, some in...

Maggots rid patients of MRSA

...andomized controlled trial, larval treatment would offer the first non-invasive and risk-free treatment of this increasing problem and a safe and cost-effective treatment in contrast to the expensive and potentially toxic antibiotic remedies." ...

Corals -- More complex than you?

... Despite all they mean to Australia and have to offer science and medicine, our corals remain genetically largely unexplored, Prof. Miller says. "There is no project to sequence the coral genome, in spite of the tremendous benefits to medicine and other branches of science such a project would offer. ...

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

...RB). These drugs not only lower blood pressure but offer additional protection to the brain and heart. ACEI, in particular, provide beneficial properties to patients with type 1 diabetes. In an effort to identify indigenous plants consumed by the local population in Kwa-Zulu Natal that hold potential an...

New technique will produce a better chromosome map

...s way provide useable images and even those rarely offer crisp structural details, Novikov said. The new approach includes two components: the use of mechanical devices to spread and flatten the cells, and the application of computer-based image processing to analyze hundreds of examples of the same chr...

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