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Gene Therapy For Parkinson's Disease Moves Forward In Animals

...ned Parkinson's expert Anders Björklund of Lund, a pioneer of the experimental treatment involving the transplantation of fetal cells into the brains of Parkinson's patients, and his colleague Deniz Kirik, a neurobiologist. “This work with GDNF in combination with other regenerative medicine approaches, inc...

MSI releases 'moleculizer' - a new approach to simulation of intracellular biochemical networks

...directly from the biology."Dr. Daniel Gillespie, a pioneer in stochastic methods for modelingchemical kinetics stated, "Dr. Lok has succeeded in adapting andcreatively extending earlier developed techniques for stochasticallysimulating chemical reactions so that they can be used to study realcellular systems...

Nano-Probes Allow an Inside Look at Cell Nuclei

...ision and Associate Laboratory Director who helped pioneer the development of nano-sized crystals of semiconductor materials. Called quantum dots, these microscopic crystals have shown promise in such wide-ranging applications as solar cells, computer design, and biology. In 1998, for example, Alivisatos dev...

Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease moves forward in animals

...ned Parkinson's expert Anders Björklund of Lund, a pioneer of the experimental treatment involving the transplantation of fetal cells into the brains of Parkinson's patients, and his colleague Deniz Kirik, a neurobiologist. "This work with GDNF in combination with other regenerative medicine approaches, inc...

Advancements In Genomics Foster Deep Sea Discoveries

...r of previously unknown genes. Scripps has been a pioneer in researching life in the deep ocean abyss for more than 50 years. Bartlett’s studies follow the pioneering work in the 1950s of Claude ZoBell, who provided the first evidence of deep sea high-pressure microbes, and research begun in the 1960s by Ar...

Owl genomics presents a HEPATOCHIP for diagnosis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

...e applications in human health with innovative and pioneer technologies within the international scientific community, provides the first product in early diagnosis and therapeutic targets in hepatic diseases. OWL Genomics is devoted to research into the diagnosis and prevention of liver diseases, through t...

Ocean climate predicts elk population in Canadian Rockies

...nd and eastern North America, but Hebblewhite is a pioneer in working with NPO values. "It's important to figure out what climate change means to us in terms we can understand," he said. "The more we know, the more we can do to produce the outcomes we desire and prevent the ones we don't." In 2002, Hebblew...

New method shows it is possible to grow bone for grafts within a patient's body

...at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a pioneer in the field of tissue engineering. "It has the potential for changing the way that tissue engineering is done in the future." The current approach currently used by orthopedic surgeons to repair serious bone breaks is to remove small pieces of bone...

Study provides insight into cellular defenses against genetic mutation

...20. The cap-binding complex is part of the larger pioneer translation initiation complex, which enables mRNAs to be read by ribosomes during quality control review. Previous studies in the Maquat lab revealed two vital facts about cap-binding proteins. First, any mRNA with a CBP80 attached to its 5-prime c...

UK is first to administer new anti-clotting technology

...e visited us in Lexington and are entrusting us to pioneer the next-generation of medicines and devices to improve healthcare," said Dr. David Moliterno, professor and vice chair of medicine, and chief, division of cardiovascular medicine, UK College of Medicine, and co-director of the UK Gill Heart Institut...

Intelligently designed molecular evolution

...emistry as we can into microbes," said Keasling, a pioneer and leading authority in the burgeoning scientific field of synthetic biology. "We can use microbes to do a lot of complicated chemistry, and the way in which this will be done is through the use of enzymes. One can imagine where you could take a s...

Rice bioengineers pioneer techniques for knee repair

...ternational Biomedical Engineering Society, helped pioneer the development of coin-sized scaffolds in the early 1990s that are now the state-of-the-art clinical option for repairing small defects in articular knee cartilage. His lab is also working on techniques to grow replacement knee menisci, the kidney ...

New hybrid virus provides targeted molecular imaging of cancer

...e Department of Experimental Diagnostic Imaging, a pioneer in development of molecular-genetic imaging tools. "We could see by using positron emission tomography that the reporter and therapeutic genes were being expressed throughout the tumors in the animals," Gelovani says. "This is an example of the so-c...

Utah researchers confirm chromosome may harbor autism gene

...ormation on some families goes back to the state's pioneer founders. The researchers used a gene chip similar to a microarray to search for geneticmarkers of autism. They used a coated glass chip from Affymetrix, Inc. This chip has 10,000 short segments of DNA with known gene sequence variations, called s...

USC, Rice to develop bacteria-powered fuel cells

...h Sciences and Biological Sciences. Nealson helped pioneer the field of modern geobiology and the investigation of the genetic pathways that some microbes rely upon to maintain their respiratory metabolism in oxygen-poor environments. Shewanella oneidensis, one such bacterium, uses metals instead of oxygen t...

Study shows hope for ridding lakes of clawed invader

...where it is found, was probably sparked by a small pioneer group that somehow got into the lake. At one time, rusty crayfish were used as bait. Misguided attempts years ago to establish the rusty in Wisconsin for commercial purposes also contributed to the spread of the exotic species to 50 percent of Wiscon...

Epidemic of unneeded amputations

...Institute of the South, in Houma, La. Walker is a pioneer in a medical procedure to combat these trends: Cool Laser Revascularization for Peripheral Artery Therapy, or "CLiRpath." "In the U.S. alone, there are approximately 1.8 million people living with limb loss," Walker said, citing National Limb Loss A...

MatBase -- A new transcription factor knowledge base released by Genomatix

Genomatix Software GmbH, a pioneer and leader in the analysis of eukaryotic transcriptional regulation, releases MatBase, a knowledge base of transcription factors (TF). It contains genomic TF binding sites and protein binding domains, related literature, more than 27.000 known TF ?...

The brain, traffic and nano-circuits -- e-Science takes on major challenges

...one, even a supercomputer. The projects that will pioneer new research using e-Science are: Understanding the brain The £4.5m CARMEN project, led by Professor Colin Ingram at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, will harness e-Science techniques to enable neuroscientists, working on different aspects ...

Melatonin improves mood in winter depression

...d Lewy, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally recognized pioneer in the study of circadian (24-hour) rhythm disturbances, such as those found in air travelers and shift workers, as well as in totally blind people. Lewy and his colleagues in the OHSU Sleep and Mood Disorders Lab set out to test the hypothesis that...

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