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New findings challenge established views on human genome

...ch consortium today published a set of papers that promise to reshape our understanding of how the human genome functions. The findings challenge the traditional view of our genetic blueprint as a tidy collection of independent genes, pointing instead to a complex network in which genes, along with regulator...

New vaccine prevents CMV infection and disease in mice

...cine in a mouse model with CMV that shows enormous promise for re-directing the body’s immune system, enabling it to fight the virus.” The mouse vaccine generates an immune response that protects against both infection and development of disease when the virus is present by completely disarming the virus’...

'Smart' mice teach scientists about learning process, brain disorders

...ology, we also found biochemical targets that hold promise for future treatments of a variety of cognitive disorders," he said. The researchers also recorded nerve-cell firings in the hippocampus, an area of the brain associated with learning. Hippocampus slices from the knock-out mice responded much mor...

Cancer patients monitor fatigue in real time

... Ecological momentary assessment holds substantial promise for investigating fatigue and other cancer symptoms, she said. ...

UCLA AIDS Institute researchers find a peptide that encourages HIV infection

...xical result." Still, the findings seem to show promise in gene therapy. ...

Tissue engineered scaffolding allows reproduction of cartilage tissue

...Hyun Min. "Cell-derived scaffolding may hold great promise for the future. A variety of applications are possible for the engineering of cartilage tissue as the shape and porosity can be altered to suit the type of tissue required." ...

Magnetic computer sensors may help study biomolecules

...e read heads of high-density disk drives—also show promise as tools for controlled trapping of single biomolecules. The arrays might be used in chip-scale, low-power microfluidic devices for stretching and uncoiling, or capturing and sorting, large numbers of individual biomolecules simultaneously for massiv...

Executable biology -- Computer science sheds light on animal development

...ribed before. These kinds of models hold great promise for future exploration of a variety of biological systems, explains lead EPFL researcher and biologist Dr. Jasmin Fisher. "Once a robust model has been built of a particular system, it can be used to get a global, dynamic picture of how the system re...

Biodegradable microspheres deliver time release vaccines, stimulate different immune response

...e can tailor the immune response, it holds greater promise for vaccines that we do not currently have," says Wilson-Welder. ...

Corals that can fight global warming may one day help fragile reefs

...ued warming trend." Yet there seems to be future promise for boosting the immunity of coral reefs, Harvell reported. Collaborators Rotem Effrony and Eugene Rosenberg in Tel Aviv, Israel, have isolated viruses that can consume several bacteria that are deadly to the more sensitive corals....

Genome sequencing reveals key to viable ethanol production

...fficiently that we can today." Ethanol holds the promise of a clean, renewable alternative to fossil fuels, but deriving it from plants is difficult. Producing it from corn is the easiest method, but doing so on a large scale would drive up the price of corn, corn starch, and even tangential foods like bee...

Stanford-led study closes in on genes that may predispose some people to severe depression

...nes responsible. Now, a specific region rife with promise has been located on one chromosome by a consortium of researchers working under Douglas Levinson, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. "This finding has a very good chance of leading ...

Researchers identify gene involved in dog size

...ch. “Discoveries like this illustrate the exciting promise of genomics research for understanding the inheritance of a wide range of traits, including those that have an impact on health and disease.? The branch of the canine family tree that includes domestic dogs diverged from that of the gray wolf more ...

NIAID DNA vaccine for H5N1 avian influenza enters human trial

...tigational vaccines evaluated by the VRC that hold promise for controlling other viruses, such as HIV, Ebola, SARS and West Nile. "An effective H5N1 influenza vaccine would provide a potentially life-saving advance against a global health threat," notes NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. "More broadl...

Stem cells act through multiple mechanisms to benefit mice with neurodegenerative disease

Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) hold great promise for benefiting degenerative diseases, and do so by... "Dr. Snyder's team has extended the promise of stem cell therapies to children with special-needs, including those with Sandhoff disease." said ...

Africa's first large-scale HIV vaccine study launches

...guide whether this type of vaccine approach offers promise to interrupt the continued spread of HIV. Additionally, the South African study is likely to provide important new data on how the test vaccine might work in a predominantly heterosexual HIV epidemic, how well the vaccine works in women, and wheth...

Researchers find gene mutation that causes infertility in male mice

...ith the heartache of infertility. Now there is the promise of new hope with Cornell researchers' identification of a mutation in a gene that causes male infertility in mice. Because this is the first time that a dominant mutation that leads specifically to infertility in a mammal has been discovered, the res...

In-shell vaccine for chick disease

...work at the Institute for Animal Health shows real promise in delivering tangible improvements on the farm." ...

Scientists discover new, readily available source of stem cells

...pes is why many scientists believe stem cells have promise to replace damaged cells and tissue in conditions such as spinal cord injuries, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and stroke. ...

Turning green gunk to gold, anti-cancer gold

... the compound, called cryptophycin 1, held so much promise as an anti-cancer drug that organic chemists got busy trying to find ways to make a synthetic form of the compound in large enough quantities for clinical trials. Developing an efficient synthetic route to natural product compounds and their anal...

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