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Chemists create 'Superbowl' molecule; May lead to better health

...databases, convenes major research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio. ...

Bioartificial kidney under study at MCG

...esearch Interchange, a nonprofit organization that provides researchers with tissues and organs anatomically unsuitable for transplant. The cells are grown into the walls of thousands of hollow fibers contained in a cartridge similar to those used for traditional dialysis. With dialysis, a patient's blood r...

Quantum Dots Research Leads to New Knowledge about Protein Binding in Plants

...usly by conventional imagingtechniques. This study provides a new tool to botanical scientists bymerging areas of materials science, chemistry and plant biology.The findings are the result of an interdisciplinary research teamincluding Sathyajith Ravindran of the Chemical and EnvironmentalEngineering Departme...

W.M. Keck Foundation funds study of friendly microbes

...licly accessible database will be established that provides detailed molecular information about the gut ecosystem for researchers. A second aspect of the project aims to directly identify the products of bacterial metabolism in the intestine. The goal is to characterize previously unknown chemical compounds...

Topical treatment shown to inhibit HIV and herpes simplex virus infection

...hers demonstrated that a gel applied in the vagina provides protection from both the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the herpes simplex Virus. The study, presented at the 12th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, is the first to show that a gel can retain anti-viral activity within ...

UCLA Study Shows One-Third of Drug Ads in Medical Journals Do Not Contain References Supporting Medical Claims

... as the Physician's Desk Reference, which annually provides information on drug usage, warnings and drug interactions; government documents; or an Internet site. Reviewers were able to obtain 84 percent of the referenced documents in the ads. However, researchers could only obtain 20 percent of the data...

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

...ssor and headof the Department of Neurology. "This provides confirmation of thepotential benefits of plaque-clearing treatments and also gets usrethinking our theories on how plaques cause nerve cell damage."Prior to the experiment, Holtzman and some other scientists hadregarded plaque damage to nerve cells a...

Key molecule in plant photo-protection identified

...ssor and headof the Department of Neurology. "This provides confirmation of thepotential benefits of plaque-clearing treatments and also gets usrethinking our theories on how plaques cause nerve cell damage."Prior to the experiment, Holtzman and some other scientists hadregarded plaque damage to nerve cells a...

Plants respond similarly to signals from friends, enemies

...een plants and nematodes, even though the nematode provides no benefit to its host. Root-knot nematodes form feeding cells ?so-called giant cells ?in the plant and later galls or knots on it. "We don't know the precise structure of Nematode factor, but it appears that the nematodes may have actually acquired...

Research advances quest for HIV-1 vaccine

...i-HIV antibody called 4E10 and its specific target provides insight into why this particular antibody is so broadly effective, a rare characteristic for HIV discovered thus far. The research is published in the February issue of Immunity. Vaccination has been a successful strategy for protecting humans from ...

The secret to longevity in tubeworms

...ing a model in which this hypothetical interaction provides real benefits and explains real observations, the authors hope to stimulate further research into the biology of the enigmatic and beautiful L. luymesi. ### Citation: Cordes EE, Arthur MA, Shea K, Arvidson RS, Fisher CR (2005) Modeling the mutualis...

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

...te. The discovery by aninternational research team provides fresh evidence that genetics maycontribute to the development of some cases of Parkinson's disease. Thefindings could lead to the development of a genetic test to detect themutation in individuals at risk. The research team includesinvestigators at t...

A much-needed shot in the arm for HIV vaccine development

...all of these opportunitiestogether, and their plan provides a model for doing just that."A preventive vaccine is the world's best long-term hope for bringingthe HIV/AIDS epidemic under control," said Helene Gayle, Director ofthe Gates Foundation's HIV, TB, and Reproductive Health program and oneof the plan's ...

Study Links Ebola Outbreaks To Animal Carcasses

... protect humans from deadly outbreaks." The paper provides definitive proof for the assumption that Ebola moves from wildlife populations to humans through the consumption or handling of carcasses or bushmeat. Specifically, the researchers found that Ebola infections in wild animals such as gorillas, chimpa...

Combination therapy boosts effectiveness of telomere-directed cancer cell death

...bitor and accelerated cancer celldeath."This study provides insight into strategies for telomere-basedmolecular cancer therapeutics. We expect that inhibition of tankyrase 1will compensate for incomplete inhibition of telomerase. Consequently,this strategy would shorten the time period of drug treatment that ...

GATA: a graphic alignment tool for comparative sequence analysis

...bitor and accelerated cancer celldeath."This study provides insight into strategies for telomere-basedmolecular cancer therapeutics. We expect that inhibition of tankyrase 1will compensate for incomplete inhibition of telomerase. Consequently,this strategy would shorten the time period of drug treatment that ...

Breakthrough Microarray-based Technology for the Study of Cancer

...ty for DNA analysisapplications. This new platform provides high sensitivity, enabling CGHresearchers to reliably identify the single copy deletions inchromosomes that have been the most difficult to detect.Additionally, the technology allows for the use of total genomic DNA todetect chromosomal changes acros...

Improved Outcomes Releases GeneLinker(TM) Gold and Platinum Version 4.6

...Bytes Software Inc. in January of2004. The company provides development, project management and dataanalysis services in the bioinformatics, image guided surgery and ITindustries and also sells software products. Their target customer forthe GeneLinker products is the front-line investigator who has data andn...

Study finds more than one-third of human genome regulated by RNA

... associate professor of biology Christopher Burge, provides thefirst evidence that microRNAs influence a large percentage of life'sfunctions.The team developed a computational method to define the relationshipbetween microRNAs and their target genes. In December 2003, the samegroup identified 400 genes in the...

Live Recombinant Adenovirus Vaccine Technique Explored

...sting of recombinant HPV major capsid protein (L1) provides effective immunity to HPV infection. Dr. Ketner and his colleagues theorized that a live recombinant adenovirus could be made to express L1 as the virus replicated in the body and thereby create a lasting immune response. The researchers inserted the...

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