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Potential Cure for Lymphoma in HIV patients

...A new study showingthat this treatment is a viable option for select patients withHIV-associated lymphoma wi...ant is an available and highlysuccessful treatment option for these patients,?said Amrita Krishnan,M.D., a staff physician at the City of Hope Cancer Center a...

Affymetrix and Stratagene Announce Strategic Software Alliance

...cians. Affymetrix customers will also be given the option of upgrading to Stratagene's ArrayAssist software, which provides advanced downstream analysis capabilities such as gene clustering, pattern detection, and interactive visualizations. "ArrayAssist Lite software will provide highly accurate, precise ...

Applied Biosystems Introduces Advanced Gene Expression Service Provider Program

...validation. The program includes a bundled product option for the entire gene expression workflow application and technical and promotional support that is expected to enhance service providers?business offerings. The program, intended to assist service providers in genetic analysis using interpretation to...

Harnessing microbes, one by one, to build a better nanoworld

...validation. The program includes a bundled product option for the entire gene expression workflow application and technical and promotional support that is expected to enhance service providers?business offerings. The program, intended to assist service providers in genetic analysis using interpretation to...

Affymetrix Licenses Microfluidics Technology From Caliper Life Sciences

...of life science innovation represents an important option for us," said Alan Sherr, Director of Licensing for Affymetrix. "We have worked successfully with Caliper as a partner for a year now, and are pleased to be able to extend the scope of our relationship with Caliper to this new area of potential value...

Technique may allow cancer patients to freeze eggs, preserving fertility before starting treatment

...g the start of cancer therapy, which may not be an option for every patient. Guidelines for patients and physicians still need to be established as the technique begins to be offered in a clinic setting, Smith says. "This is a very new technology and it requires education both of patients and physicians," ...

FDA Works To Speed The Advent Of New, More Effective Personalized Medicines

...g response and predict the best possible treatment option for this individual. For example, genomic tests are helping to identify cancers that have a good chance of responding to a particular medication or regimen. This technology has enabled the development of targeted therapies like Herceptin for metastat...

New project aims to make large-scale lobster farms feasible

... plants and elsewhere, but this is not an economic option at larger scales. A final goal of the new project will be to determine if increased availability of lobster might make higher-value options, such as selling live lobster or whole lobster, possible. Over the next six months, scientists from Harbor Br...

Affymetrix and bioMerieux Extend Their Agreement on GeneChip(R) Technology to Breast Cancer Diagnostics

... diagnostic tests for breast cancer, as well as an option to expand the agreement into other cancer areas. The agreement, made under the Powered by Affymetrix(TM) program, gives bioMerieux non-exclusive rights to Affymetrix' patented arrays, instrumentation systems and future improvements to these key tech...

Sponges as drugs

...re, sea rearing would only seem to be a profitable option if the quantities of the substance needed are small or if the growth can be optimised in combination with other reared organisms. Nicole de Voogd's research was funded by NWO. ...

New protein vital for immune response is found in surprise location

...nhance MAVS expression or activity may be a viable option for boosting immune responses against viral diseases." The fact that MAVS is located within the membrane of the mitochondrion makes sense for a couple of reasons, Dr. Chen said. First, proteins housed within the mitochondria have been shown by res...

Researchers devise new technique for creating human stem cells

...it would provide the research community with a new option for producing reprogrammed cells using embryonic stem cells, which are more plentiful and easier to obtain than unfertilized human eggs. In the studies published in Science , the researchers combined human fibroblast cells with human embryonic stem...

Compound from Chinese medicine shows promise in head and neck cancer

...uld lead to a treatment that provides an effective option to surgically removing the cancer, helping patients preserve vital organs involved in speech and swallowing. While new treatments in head and neck cancer have allowed some patients to undergo chemotherapy and radiation therapy instead of surgery, th...

Study identifies gene in mice that may control risk-taking behavior in humans

...40 centimeters above a tabletop where mice had the option to walk along narrow, unprotected walkways or arms with protective walls. Half of the time the neuroD2-deficient mice chose the unprotected arms, whereas the normal mice almost always chose the protected arms, Olson said. "All of this matches very ...

Mayan stingless bee keeping: Going, going, gone?

...oney, and therefore are an economically attractive option for bee keepers. In the Mayan tradition, a priest harvested stingless bee honey as part of a religious ceremony twice a year. Over harvesting kills the colony. Native bees may simply starve as deforestation, forest fragmentation and hurricanes reduce...

Two designer drugs hit same lung cancer target, but only one is effective

...nted to determine whether Erbitux might be another option for NSCLC patients who carry the EGFR mutation. To test this idea, they treated lung cancer cell lines in the laboratory with Iressa and with Erbitux. They reported that both drugs blocked the excess signals in cells with normal EGFR, but only Iressa...

Israeli scientists successfully transplant frozen-thawed ovaries in sheep

... than a few years for this to become a practicable option for women, such as young cancer patients, who woul...ozen and thawed first[2]. Another much-researched option is freezing and transplanting thawed ovarian tissue. Two babies have been born using this technique[...

Promising therapies for haemophilia & heart disease

...ries that provide hope of an alternative treatment option for haemophilia sufferers. Presenting this research, at the XXth Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis & Haemostasis in Sydney today, Wagner said, "We have demonstrated that a protein called P-selectin is important for blood clotti...

A little telomerase isn't enough

...sen for the transplant -- if there's more than one option -- should not only have normal telomerase levels but also have long telomeres compared to other family members. "Normal levels of telomerase didn't lengthen short telomeres in our mice, so the longer the telomeres are to start with, the longer trans...

Sickle cell disease corrected in human models using stem cell-based gene therapy

...rming stem cells from another individual, but this option is not available to most patients due to the difficulty in finding a compatible donor," explained Michel Sadelain, MD, PhD, of the Immunology Program at MSKCC and the study's senior author. "By using gene transfer, there is always a donor match becau...

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