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

...pe that that the Global HIV VaccineEnterprise will speed the development of a vaccine by bringing newcollaboration, resources, and strategic focus to the field.""The partners in the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise are committed to thethemes of cooperation, collaboration, and transparency in advancing HIVvacc...

New Technique for Tracking Gene Regulators

...en National Laboratory. The techniquecould greatly speed the process of unraveling the role these proteinsplay in turning on and off the genes that establish the very identityof cells ?be they brain cells, liver, or blood ?as well as what mightgo awry in certain conditions like cancer. TheBrookhaven scien...

Mouse brain tumors mimic those in human genetic disorder

...in humans,the cells slowed down to the same growth speed as astrocytes in controlmice."The fact that cell growth is dramatically reduced after a few monthsin mice and after a few years in humans tells us there may be growthsignals that are produced early in life, which are critical for tumorformation and e...

Purdue proves concept of using nano-materials for drug discovery

... to study synthetic cell membranes in an effort to speed the discovery of new drugs for a variety of diseases, including cancer. The researchers created a chip about one centimeter square that holds thousands of tiny vessels sitting on top of a material that contains numerous pores. This "nanoporous" mate...

Weill Cornell Research Reveals Secrets Of Trafficking Within Cells

...test study we were trying to figure out what those speed limits are, especially with regard to varying amou...changing different amounts of clathrin changed the speed of endocytosis." "This had literally never been done before, which is one of the reasons the journa...

Nanogen Issued Patent for Electronic Microarray With Memory

...ve and concentrate DNA or RNA, providing accuracy, speed and flexibility for developing molecular diagnostic tests. Storing critical voltage information allows for precise control of the biological molecules during analysis and increases data management efficiency by tracking test site activation and array...

Influenza vaccine uses insect cells to speed development

...rom Protein Sciences Corporation have been able to speed up a key step in the development of an experimental cell-based influenza vaccine. They report their findings today at the 2005 American Society for Microbiology Biodefense Research Meeting. "The bird flu may become the next flu pandemic strain. It c...

International HapMap consortium expands mapping effort

...s will be able to be carried out with even greater speed and efficiency." To create the HapMap, DNA was taken from blood samples from volunteer donors from the following populations: Han Chinese in Beijing, Japanese in Tokyo, Yoruba in Ibadan, Nigeria and Utah residents with ancestry from northern and wes...

Protein offers way to stop microscopic parasites in their tracks

... to throw a wrench in the transmissions of several speed demons of the parasite world. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard University have identified a protein that could help them develop drugs to stop or slow cell invasion by malaria and other parasites known ...

Supercomputer Dedicated To Bioengineering, Computational Biology Installed

...s. "It's not always just a matter of computational speed with some of our models -- some are memory limited," said McCulloch. "For example, our models of the propogation of an electrical impulse thorough the heart wall require us to generate matricies with millions of individual cells, and our ability to s...

Vampire bats keep out of trouble by running

...skin explains. The researchers kept increasing the speed of the treadmill and, much to their surprise, their subjects broke into a run. "They just seem to do everything a little differently from the general bat rule," Riskin says about what he refers to as the "cute, adorable, big-eyed and family-oriented...

Molecular Motors Cooperate In Moving Cellular Cargo, Study Shows

... work in concert, producing more than 10 times the speed of individual motors measured outside the cell." ...about 0.5 microns per second. Inside the cell, the speed increased to 12 microns per second. "There must be a mechanism that allows the peroxisomes to move ...

Microbial forensics: The next great forensic challenge

... eight national Bioinformatics Resource Centers to speed research on the target agents. Several National Academy studies have dealt with issues related to bioterrorism, life sciences, and security. The Bioforensic Analysis Program, National Bioforensics Analysis Center, has also been created as part of th...

Buying Time Through Hibernation on Demand

...esistant wound to an oxygen-free environment would speed the healing process. While the notion of putting a human or a human organ into an oxygen-free state of biological limbo and then reversing the process at will with no ill effects may sound like science fiction, dozens of documented cases exist of hu...

U-M team recovers ancient whale in Egyptian desert

...esistant wound to an oxygen-free environment would speed the healing process. While the notion of putting a human or a human organ into an oxygen-free state of biological limbo and then reversing the process at will with no ill effects may sound like science fiction, dozens of documented cases exist of hu...

Love's all in the brain: fMRI study shows strong, lateralized reward, not sex, drive

...er animals and our ancestors inherited in order to speed up the mating process." Einstein's Brown concluded, "Our results suggest that romantic love does not use a functionally specialized brain system. It may be produced, instead, by a constellation of neural systems that converge onto widespread regions...

FDA Works To Speed The Advent Of New, More Effective Personalized Medicines

As part of an agency-wide initiative to speed development of new medical products through the science of pharmacogenomics, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued a final guidance titled "Pharmacogenomic Data Submissions." Pharmacogenomics allows health care providers to identify so...

Product improves peptide identification for proteomics research

...rap mass spectrometers. "The high resolution, scan speed and sensitivity of the LC/MSD Trap XCT Ultra make it a powerful tool for a wide range of qualitative applications in which high performance and productivity are essential, particularly in proteomics research." "The LC/MSD Trap XCT Ultra is the lates...

Conserved amino acids play both structural and mechanistic roles in sandwich-like protein

...roteins are there to stabilize the structure or to speed up the protein-folding process is best answered by "all of the above," according to researchers at Rice University in Houston. This discovery, reported in today's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could benefit future res...

Designing vaccines by computer

...e Research are using a very simple concept to help speed up the development of vaccines. They are studying fragments of 'foreign' proteins that have been shown by experiments to effectively trigger a response by the immune system. They look for common patterns in their sequences or structures and use the i...

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