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Exploring the dark matter of the genome

...fering RNAs are made in the heterochromatin, which seek out transposons and inactivate them. That's the kind of knowledge that comes from sequencing heterochromatin." Smith uses the metaphor of dark matter to suggest the significance of heterochromatin. "We don't know what holds the galaxies together,...

Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage

...Despite the strong results, however, the team will seek to deliver the same gene therapy with a different vector in the next phase of experiments. Kyrkanides is partnering with researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, to see whether the same therapeut...

Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

...only one pill left I had the courage to go out and seek some more treatment. I went to see nurse who informed me that she would be able to distribute antiretrovirals; with that I had a month’s worth of treatment. If we have to give up this treatment we will return to how we were at the start, sick." Th...

Cancer patients monitor fatigue in real time

...adult diagnosed with acute myelocytic leukemia may seek medical care because of the extreme fatigue," Hacker said. "Cancer can cause fatigue directly or indirectly by spreading to the bone marrow, causing anemia and by forming toxic substances in the body that interfere with normal cell functions. "Peo...

Anthrax paralyzes immune cells with lethal toxin, UF research shows

...at immobilizes the white blood cells that normally seek and destroy invading bacteria. Just traces of the toxin can slow movement of these cells, called neutrophils, by 50 percent, UF researchers discovered. "Neutrophils have to get to the infection to kill anything. If you paralyze them so they don't ...

In young mice, gregariousness seems to reside in the genes

...o found that young mice from the gregarious strain seek environments that predict the possibility of a soc...order of the day, says Lahvis: "A young mouse will seek social interaction and avoid isolation. The social life of these animals is a rich integration of be...

Investigating the measles virus as a tool to kill multiple myeloma

...immune system. Laboratory strains of measles virus seek out this protein and use it as a receptor by which to enter the cancer cells. Upon entry, the virus spreads, infecting nearby tumor cells and fusing them together, increasing cancer cell death. This study differs from the other two open clinical ...

Gut research yields new anti-cancer approach

...ear. Moving forward, the research team will seek to determine exactly which proteins are involved in the anti-cancer effect of PPARgamma inhibitors. Combination therapy is the current leading strategy in treating cancer, and finding the mechanisms by which PPARgamma inhibitors work could be a first...

UC Davis researchers use heated nanoprobes to destroy breast cancer cells in mice

...mors. Once in the bloodstream, the probes began to seek out and latch onto receptors on the surface of malignant cells. Three days later, the team applied an alternating magnetic field to the tumor region, causing the magnetic nanospheres latched onto the tumor cells to change polarity thousands of tim...

Female Antarctic seals give cold shoulder to local males

... fur seals will travel across a colony to actively seek males which are genetically diverse and unrelated, rather than mate with local dominant males. These findings, published in this week's Nature, suggest that female choice may be more widespread in nature than previously believed and that such strate...

Drug-resistant bacterial infections serious complication after corrective eye surgery

... of infectious keratitis and need to be advised to seek medical attention immediately if they develop signs or symptoms of infectious keratitis. A high degree of suspicion, coupled with prompt and appropriate treatment, may result in improved visual recovery." ...

Hotspots of mercury contamination identified in eastern North America

...ces of mercury pollution. Cap and trade approaches seek to reduce the total release of mercury but could lead to static or increased emissions in some areas. Greater deposition of mercury near areas that are highly sensitive to the element or that are already affected by it could raise the risk to people ...

Study to explore using magnets to correct 'sunken chest'

...dren are self-conscious about their appearance and seek peer acceptance. "This is not a trivial problem for these kids," Harrison said. "Most are willing to undergo a big, painful and expensive surgery to fix it. Why not a simple little outpatient procedure to fix it?" Researchers are seeking poten...

UCSF brain tumor vaccine trial shows promising results

...tting stronger every day. I would urge patients to seek out second opinions and investigate clinical trials. I can tell you I am so glad I did.? “Our goal is to change the management of recurrent glioma from a life threatening disease, in which survival rates are typically 25 to 26 weeks, into a chronic...

Lead-'scrubbing' drug may also improve muscle function in lead-exposed children

...med “scrubbing,?in which a drug is administered to seek out and bind to poisonous heavy metals, such as lead or mercury, in the bloodstream. The compound resulting from this binding is then excreted in the urine, essentially cleaning out the dangerous metals. Succimer (Chermet) is an oral chelating dru...

Targeting tumors the natural way

...on scientists now report they can more effectively seek out and kill cancer cells while sparing healthy ones. The new tumor targeting strategy, presented today (March 25) at the annual national meeting of the American Chemical Society, cleverly harnesses one of the body's natural antibodies and immune re...

Army research mission focused on autism

...anner. Combat conditions have required the Army to seek out innovative research to use new materials, new techniques and treatments, basically to develop new ideas to save lives," said Col. Janet R. Harris, director of CDMRP. "By creating a process where scientists researching the disease can hear the iss...

Creating new life forms that may help eradicate cancer affecting women

...B. What these cells do is enlist killer T cells to seek and destroy tumor cells that over-express the HER-2/Neu molecule. This is significant because HER-2/Neu is over- expressed in 20%- 40% of all breast cancers. As Dr. Shababi explains: "We not only created a new breast cancer vaccine, but also ha...

Cryoablation -- A new treatment option for some kidney tumor patients

...tal before returning home. Surgeons continue to seek less invasive methods than the traditional radical nephrectomy (removal of cancerous kidney) for the treatment of small tumors, and percutaneous cryoablation is now on the list. With the incidence of kidney cancer steadily increasing over the last 2...

Unique tomatoes tops in disease-fighting antioxidants

... The researchers suggest that interested consumers seek out orange- and gold-colored heirloom tomatoes as an alternative to Tangerine tomatoes, but caution that they haven't tested how much or what kind of lycopene these varieties contain. Lycopene belongs to a family of antioxidants called the caroten...

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