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Scratch no more: Gene for itch sensation discovered

...ching for a better anti-itch remedy" Your wish may soon be granted now that scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified the first gene for the itch sensation in the central nervous system. The discovery could rapidly lead to new treatments directly targeting itchine...

New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever

...ome up with the correct diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible – particularly for those with a weakened immune system, who can die from the infection,” she says. “Also, different Bartonella species respond to different drugs, so it is essential to explore further and pinpoint which one is involved.” ...

Risk of stroke doubles if diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

...o aggressively control cardiovascular risk factors soon after diagnosis.” said Jeerakathil....

Skimmed milk -- Straight from the cow

Herds of cows producing skimmed milk could soon be roaming our pastures, reports Cath O’Driscoll in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI. Scientists in New Zealand have discovered that some cows have genes that give them a natural ability to produce skimmed milk and plan to use this ...

For many insects, winter survival is in the genes

...e heat-shock proteins that are turned on almost as soon as the temperature dips. Until this new study, researchers knew of only two such proteins that were activated in flesh flies during cooler weather. "Insects need heat-shock proteins in order to survive," said David Denlinger, the study's lead auth...

A cherry on top: Tart cherries may alter heart/diabetes factors

...e a similar impact in humans, but a U-M team will soon launch a small clinical trial to start to find out. Meanwhile, additional research is being carried out in animals prone to both obesity and diabetes. The study's lead author is E. Mitchell Seymour, M.S., a U-M research associate and supervisor o...

'Personality-gene' makes songbirds curious

...They tested the exploratory behaviour of each bird soon after it left the nest (Early Exploratory Behaviour, EEB), as follows. In one behavioural test, the biologists measured the time until a bird had visited four artificial "trees" (see figure 1) after being released in the observation room. In a second...

Technique monitors thousands of molecules simultaneously

...ine ?it does the chemistry I want it to do ?but as soon as it gets away from the turned-on electrode the reaction that inactivates it needs to take over." With an overall strategy in place, Moeller and his collaborators are working to expand the scope of reactions that can be done. For example, they hav...

Peramivir protects mice from lethal H5N1 infection

...us to the brain. "Peramivir should be given as soon as H5N1 infection is suspected, since onset of symptoms in infected humans can be delayed," said David A. Boltz, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Robert G. Webster in the Infectious Diseases department at St. Jude. "The drug could al...

An ancient bathtub ring of mammoth fossils

...etons found at lower elevations were likely buried soon after death-by-torrent, a hard to imagine wall of water a half-mile high spanning the doomed creature’s entire field of vision and approaching as fast as 60 miles an hour. Some fragments may have come from full skeletons churned up and redistributed ...

Genetic roots of bipolar disorder revealed by first genome-wide study of illness

...mon variations among them. The researchers will soon make the results of their scans available, on a website, to other scientists who are pursuing this line of research. ...

Study offers clues to 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

...heart syndrome" remain a mystery, but doctors will soon have an easier time recognizing and treating this rare, life-threatening condition, thanks to data being reported at the 30th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), May 9?2, 2007, in Orlando...

The quest for an effective HIV vaccine presents new possibilities, challenges

...t induce primarily T-cell responses are in or will soon enter expanded human clinical trials to determine if they impact HIV infection. Researchers also continue to give high priority to creating an HIV vaccine that induces broadly neutralizing antibodies, which might prevent the establishment of HIV infe...

City ants take the heat

...an and Environmental Change, these biologists will soon determine whether urban warming has affected species in other major cities. "We will quantify heat islands on the small scales that pertain to organisms, initially in Indianapolis and later in other major cities throughout the world," said Weng, ...

NIDA study identifies genes that might help some people abstain from smoking

...th smoking cessation success,?says Dr. Volkow. “We soon may be able to make use of this information to match treatments with the smokers most likely to benefit from them.? ...

Genome sequencing reveals key to viable ethanol production

...nce thought too difficult to turn into ethanol—may soon be fodder for hungry, gene-tweaked bacteria. The findings in today’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences may empower scientists to engineer ethanol-producing super-organisms that can make clean-burning fuel from the nation’s one billion u...

Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic

... suggested that introducing public health measures soon after the first cases appear could greatly reduce ...actor in how much death rates were reduced was how soon the measures were put in place. Officials in St. Louis introduced a broad series of public health...

Sandia researchers take new approach to studying how cells respond to pathogens

... new technologies and methods," Singh says. "We'll soon be working with other cell types, though, like white blood cells directly isolated from human patients. Our approach is designed to be flexible enough to handle many different cell types, and it also minimizes the number of cells needed for analysis,...

30+ AIDS vaccine clinical trials in 24 countries, research occurring on every continent

...rch and development efforts. The company will also soon be starting an additional Phase IIb trial with the same candidate in South Africa. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) estimates that 4.3 million people were newly infected with HIV last year—bringing the total number of H...

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

...es per second, instantaneously generating heat. As soon as the AMF stopped, the bioprobes cooled down. Mice in the study received a series of AMF bursts in a single 20-minute treatment. Dosing was calculated using an equation that included tumor concentration of bioprobes, heating rate of particles at ...

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