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Bioartificial kidney under study at MCG

...vice was safe and produced desired results such as reducing circulating inflammatory mediators. Study results were published in the October 2004 issue of Kidney International. The trial now underway is looking at the efficacy of the device over 72 hours, although researchers say that if the device is eventua...

Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron

...ulation that iron fertilization might be useful in reducing the threat of global warming. However, this idea remains highly controversial in scientific circles given the very limited understanding of these unique systems, says Wells. Wells specializes in chemical oceanography and has worked in places as vari...

Neuronal 'traffic jam' marks early Alzheimer's disease

... pathology they observed in the mice and humans by reducing the levels of a key transport protein, kinesin-1, the cell's principal molecular motor for transporting proteins. "We made a modest reduction in the level of a motor protein called kinesin-1 in the mice, and we got a considerable increase in plaque p...

Termites feed through good vibrations

...ey eat may provide opportunities to new methods of reducing infestations in homes and also may provide insights into the "cocktail party effect" of signal processing ?how to ignore most noise but have some signals that trigger attention ?that may prove useful in artificial intelligence. CSIRO entomologist Th...

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

...ificant advantages by preventing over-training and reducing theeffect of bad samples by requiring consensus among multiple learners tomake predictions." said Mark Chatterley, VP Bioinformatics at IOS."Despite our new focus, we are still enhancing our products for geneexpression data analysis. We've added addi...

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

... themselves with particular messengerRNAs, thereby reducing the amount of protein that's ultimatelyproduced. In this study, the researchers determined which portion ofthe microRNA is most important for this process, and identifiedadditional determinants in the messenger RNA that are likely tocontribute to rec...

NYU researchers simulate molecular biological clock

... themselves with particular messengerRNAs, thereby reducing the amount of protein that's ultimatelyproduced. In this study, the researchers determined which portion ofthe microRNA is most important for this process, and identifiedadditional determinants in the messenger RNA that are likely tocontribute to rec...

Study: Soap And Water Work Best In Ridding Hands Of Disease Viruses

...he efficacy of 14 different hand hygiene agents in reducing bacteria and viruses from the hands," said Emily E...ns," she said. Anti-microbial agents were best at reducing bacteria on hands, but waterless, alcohol-based agents had variable and sometimes poor effects, beco...

Same mutation aided evolution in many fish species, Stanford study finds

...r genes cause problems for the fish in addition to reducing the number of armor plates, Kingsley said. Most of these fish evolved independently from marine ancestors that are covered head to hind fin in body armor. Although it's not clear why losing the armor is a benefit to freshwater fish, Kingsley noted t...

An entropy-based gene selection method for cancer classification using microarray data

...he different cancer classes while at the same time reducing the redundancy among the genes. Results The present study identifies a subset of features by maximizing the relevance and minimizing the redundancy of the selected genes. A merit called "uncertainty" is employed to measure the relevance and the red...

Study Models Impact Of Anthrax Vaccine

...n given evenafter an attack could be beneficial in reducing the length of timeantibiotic treatment would be ne...ovedanthrax vaccine could be especially helpful in reducing duration ofantibiotic treatments.?...

Affymetrix and the Karolinska Institutet Announce Translational Medicine Strategic Alliance

...f new and better clinical methods and drugs hereby reducing mortality and improving quality of life for patients suffering from these diseases. The Karolinska Institutet/Affymetrix Translational medicine research projects will use sufficiently large sample sizes to establish true clinical relevance of both g...

Opposing fat metabolism pathways triggered by a single gene

...reases expression of another gene fat-7, which, by reducing acs-2, increases fat content. In its function, nhr-49 resembles a mammalian NHR, called peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs). Further investigation of this link may lead to better understanding of the functions of PPARs and provide opp...

Kinovate Life Sciences Launches Nittophase?High Performance Solid Support For Oligonucleatide Synthesis

...s potentially higher yield and full length purity, reducing cost-of-goods. NittoPhase?will be commercially available in two grades; NittoPhaseTOS?for high loading applications, and NittoPhaseROS?for lower loading applications. In this way, NittoPhase?offers a solution for the entire spectrum of oligonucleotid...

Researchers develop rapid diagnostic tool for pathogen identification

...stics to more than one pathogen at a time, thereby reducing the time needed for differential diagnosis. “We focused first on respiratory diseases because differential diagnosis is a common clinical problem with implications for outbreak control and individual case management,?stated W. Ian Lipkin, MD, Jerome...

Protein offers way to stop microscopic parasites in their tracks

...off at the back or they will jam the belt, greatly reducing the parasite's ability to move and thereby infect a host. A postdoctoral researcher in Sibley's lab, Fabien Brossier, Ph.D., decided to try to use the recently completed Toxoplasma genome to search for the protein that lets the parasite detach glue ...

How the environment could be damaging men's reproductive health

... 51 of the 68 children (75%) who were followed up, reducing the overall rate of the condition from 5.7% to 1.4%. Dr Niels Jorgensen, one of the authors, said the study was significant because existing data on male reproductive health in Lithuania showed that the incidence of testicular cancer was one of the ...

Drug-resistant bacteria on poultry products differ by brand

...de that using antibiotics increases food safety by reducing pathogens on the meat. Interestingly, in addition to the results regarding fluoroquinolone-resistant Campylobacter, we also found that brands that do not use any antibiotics during production were no more likely to contain Campylobacter than those th...

Hirsute Or Hairless? Two Proteins May Spell The Difference

...ious experiments, Fuchs and colleagues showed that reducing expression of E-cadherin—a membrane protein that forms the adhesive junctions between epidermal cells—is essential for allowing the cell remodeling required for bud formation. Here, the authors analyze the timing of external signals against the respo...

Not-for-profit publishers call NIH public access rule a missed opportunity

...f the scientific literature while at the same time reducing the size and therefore the cost to NIH of expanding PubMed Central," Hubel added. "Linking to journal sites is seamless and virtually invisible to those who use NIH's MEDLINE website to search for health information," noted James M. George, MD, pres...

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