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UCLA AIDS Institute researchers find a peptide that encourages HIV infection

...sue of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, could pave the way for the use of such peptides in gene therapy using HIV-based vectors as the delivery method. "Although it may seem counterintuitive to value or even study a peptide that increases the ability of HIV-1 to enter a broad range of human cells,...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...ds. According to Titze and Hunter, the study helps pave the way for understanding vocal fatigue in terms of repetitive motion (voice on/off) and collision (vibration) of tissue, as well as how the voice can recover from physical stress (5aSC12). DETECTING BREAST LESIONS WITH VIBRO-ACOUSTOGRAPHY Vi...

Technology reveals 'lock and key' proteins behind diseases

...diseases such as cystic fibrosis and could one day pave the way for pharmaceutical applications. A study appearing in the April 13 issue of Molecular Cell describes how U of T and Johns Hopkins University researchers designed a device to test for proteins that play an important role in human health and ...

Lungs try to repair damaged elastic fibers

...elf." The finding is important because it could pave the way to develop a drug to 'turn on' key genes to allow the lung to grow new alveoli, he said. Alveoli play a role in the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the lungs and the circulatory system. A 2-year-old could do it Very young ...

Genetically engineered blood protein can be used to split water into oxygen and hydrogen

...r into its constituent parts. The breakthrough may pave the way for the development of novel ways of creating hydrogen gas for use as fuel in the future. Professors Tsuchida and Komatsu from Waseda University, Japan, in collaboration with Imperial College London, synthesised a large molecular complex f...

U of S Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization team discovers key step in flu virus replication

...eproduce itself is activated, a finding that could pave the way for new drugs and vaccines. The paper will appear in the January 2007 issue of the Journal of General Virology and recently has been given advance on-line publication. "The work we are doing will be applicable to all influenza viruses...

Bacterial protein shows promise in treating intestinal parasites

...eedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could pave the way for the development of more effective treatments for hookworm and other soil-transmitted nematode infections, which are a major global health problem in developing countries. Many of the nearly two billion people worldwide infected with these...

Pitt phage hunter takes on tuberculosis

...roEL1 gene in the TB-causing germ. If so, it could pave the way for medications that similarly break down the bacteria's defenses and thereby increase the effectiveness of antibiotics. "We'd like to have an understanding of M. tuberculosis and what happens during an infection that leads to such difficu...

Viral hitchhiker inhibits Wolbachia bacteria's ability to proliferate

...bout the virus, but understanding and using it may pave the way for future strategies to control insect-borne diseases." ...

Study pinpoints protein's role in cancer spread

...iversity of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre could pave the way for new drugs which limit the protein's ability to turn a normal cell cancerous. The protein, MDM2, normally functions to control the activity of a key cancer preventing protein called p53. In some of the body's cells, the biochemical rati...

UF scientists test improved gene therapy method for hereditary heart conditions

... 27 in the online edition of Circulation Research, pave the way for studies in humans that could begin as soon as early next year for patients with Pompe disease, a rare form of muscular dystrophy that is usually fatal in the first year of life. "Nine years ago we knew we could get long-term gene expres...

Common molecular 'signature' identified in solid tumors

... an emerging class of gene regulators and may also pave the way for new approaches in diagnosis and treatment. The study appears online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Scientists have only recently begun to understand how important microRNA may be in regulating gene expression....

Underwater listening devices yield discoveries about endangered large whales

...rom acoustic whale surveys conducted to date could pave the way for more sophisticated acoustic surveys that would provide data in close to real time. ...

Possible brain hormone may unlock mystery of hibernation

... oxygen stresses--the candidate hormone might also pave the way toward clinical therapies that lend humans the same kind of protection, they added. The researchers earlier found that concentrations of "hibernation-specific protein" complex (HPc) decline in the blood of hibernating chipmunks. The team now...

Scientists discover new genetic subtypes of common blood cancer

... Applied Cancer Science. Not only do the findings pave the way for treatments tailored to a patient's specific form of the disease, they also narrow down areas of the chromosomes in myeloma cells likely to contain undiscovered genetic flaws that drive myeloma, and which might turn out to be vulnerable to...

Anti-HIV drug has potential to prevent transmission in women

... effectiveness testing is needed. "The data will pave the way for further studies that will ultimately evaluate whether the gel protects women from HIV infection," says co-author Lisa A. Maslankowski, MD, medical director of the HIV Prevention Research Division at the University of Pennsylvania School o...

Scientists reveal how deadly toxin hijacks cells

...ng the protein receptor for [botulinum toxins] can pave the way for developing anti-toxin reagents which may block the entry of toxins into cells." The botulinum toxins, of which there are seven types, are made by a bacterium commonly found in soil, known as Clostridium botulinum. Of the seven-identifie...

New cellular flaw found in some virulent breast cancers

...clin D1-CDK4 kinase pathway is important and could pave the way to new therapies, says Sicinski, adding that while it would be difficult to design a drug to inhibit the action of a protein like cyclin D1, blocking a kinase is significantly easier. ...

Researchers get neurons and silicon talking

...tep towards a neuron-powered CPU, future work will pave the way for a genetically-powered hard disk. "Europe is very well placed in this field of research, because it is essentially a multidisciplinary field, and we have multidisciplinary teams working on it," says Vassanelli. "We also have the infrastru...

Common molecular 'signature' identified in solid tumors

... an emerging class of gene regulators and may also pave the way for new approaches in diagnosis and treatment. The study appears online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Scientists have only recently begun to understand how important microRNA may be in regulating gene expression....

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