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DNA Molecules Used To Assemble Nanoparticles

...rray of molecules on the ends of their arms. It is possible to build a single dendrimer carrying many different kinds of molecules such as contrast agents and drugs, but the synthesis process is long and difficult, requiring months for each new molecule added to the dendrimer in sequential steps. And the yiel...

Association of herpesvirus with lung disorder questioned

...rlier study results into question, there are other possible explanations for the divergent data. For example, ...said. "Further studies are required to clarify the possible association of human herpesvirus 8 with this disease." ...

Scientists ID molecular 'switch' in liver that triggers harmful effects of saturated and trans fats

...ious, and what we need to avoid." Moreover, it is possible that in the future, drug therapy might be used to "turn down" the mechanism, decreasing cholesterol levels and heart disease risk, explained Spiegelman, who is also a professor of cell biology at Harvard Medical School. Saturated fats are found in f...

Genes In The Interferon System Important In Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

...ge 'interferon puzzle,' with whose help it will be possible todiscover the mechanisms behind the disease SLE, ... that blocks the interferon effect.It is therefore possible to imagine the development of methods oftreatment for SLE based on blocking the function of the thyr...

Researchers discover way to make cells in the eye sensitive to light

... intact. By switching on themelanopsin it could be possible to restore the eyes ability to respondto light.Although making cells in the eye responsive to light is not a cure forblindness, the team are collaborating with engineers from Imperial todevelop a functional retinal prosthesis which would allow theinf...

Source of molecular triggers in cutaneous T cell lymphoma identified

... types of lymphomas," said Edelson. "It may now be possible to identify specific antigens and target the malignant cells with selective poisons delivered through the vehicle of LC." The study also showed that CTCL cells, after stimulation by LC, become functioning regulatory T (Treg) cells that suppress the ...

Yellowstone microbes fueled by hydrogen, according to U. of Colorado study

...allyby water reacting with iron-bearing rock. It's possible thatnon-biogenic processes produce hydrogen on Mars and that some microbiallife form could be using that," he said.There are many examples of bacteria living in extreme environments --including the human body -- using hydrogen as fuel, according to S...

Novel technology detects human DNA mutations

...rated withunamplified DNA samples representing all possible forms of three genesimplicated in hypercoagulation disorders.Related : Nanosphere Inc. Technology ...

Current human embryonic stem cell lines contaminated UCSD/Salk team finds

...e uses to get into human cellsmay give us clues to possible solutions to the problems that it maycause in various situations," Varki said....

Mouse brain cells rapidly recover after Alzheimer's plaques are cleared

... question: how did clearance of brain plaques,made possible by the development of Abeta antibodies, affect theprogression of Alzheimer's disease? Through collaborations withresearchers at other institutions, he had acquired several keytechniques and technologies that allowed him to closely track changesin liv...

Key molecule in plant photo-protection identified

... question: how did clearance of brain plaques,made possible by the development of Abeta antibodies, affect theprogression of Alzheimer's disease? Through collaborations withresearchers at other institutions, he had acquired several keytechniques and technologies that allowed him to closely track changesin liv...

Antarctic ice shelf retreats happened before

...an actually destroy ice shelves. In this case it's possible that a preceding warm period may have primed the ice shelf to disintegrate when the ocean currents shifted.' The scientists analysed sediments from the bottom of a freshwater lake close to the edge of the present George VI Ice Shelf. The results rev...

UW's Rosetta software to unlock secrets of many human proteins

...e body."Because there is an astronomical number of possible conformations for agiven protein, collecting the data would take many thousands oflifetimes to complete with conventional computers, said Dr. RichardBonneau, one of the researchers.But by summoning the computing power of millions of volunteers around...

Researchers find how protein allows insects to detect and respond to pheromones

...e body."Because there is an astronomical number of possible conformations for agiven protein, collecting the data would take many thousands oflifetimes to complete with conventional computers, said Dr. RichardBonneau, one of the researchers.But by summoning the computing power of millions of volunteers around...

Scientists detect probable genetic cause of some Parkinson's disease cases

...on even among those without a family history, it's possible thatdetecting this mutation will help identify people at increased risk forParkinson's disease."About 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease eachyear. The disease occurs when certain nerve cells die or becomeimpaired and can no longe...

Genome-wide mouse study yields link to human leukemia

...ely tumor suppressor gene gives clinicians another possible target for intervention. "We already have a drug, decitabine, that we know can reverse the effects of methylation," says Plass. "We are just beginning to figure out how it best works in humans, but simply knowing that we have a new target that may b...

The transparent organism: EMBLEM and Carl Zeiss give labs a unique look at life

...articular Jim Swoger and Jan Huisken) have made it possible to make three-dimensional films of the inner workings of living organisms at a much higher level of detail than ever before. One innovation of SPIM is the illumination of a sample from the side rather than along the traditional view of the microscop...

Learning to fight an adversary that won't stay down

...cient polymerase chain reaction (PCR) have made it possible to identify and study the many genes responsible for antibiotic resistance in hospitals and the environment. "What has been found is that there are more antibiotic resistance genes around than we ever realized," says Dr. Davies. "There are more than...

U of M researcher examines newly emerging deadly disease

...shock syndrome is mediated by superantigens, it is possible that intravenous immunoglobulin therapy may be indicated. Of the five patients observed in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area during the period of 2000-2004, four of the patients were previously healthy and four of the patients were women. Schlievert and ...

Marburg virus disease in Angola - update

...ning to Portugal from Angola were investigated for possible Marburg virus infection and laboratory results were negative in tests performed by the Bernard-Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany, a WHO Reference Laboratory. ...

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