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Bioartificial kidney under study at MCG

...ilure receive dialysis around the clock. With more standard intermittent therapy, patients get several hours o...e patient. In the study, all patients receive this standard approach to cleaning the blood. But two-thirds of the study participants take the additional step o...

Man and mouse share genome structures

...ouse genome. Until now, they'd been missed by more standard genome analysis tools. Most exciting to Bernstein is the unusual density of histone tags spread over the regions of genome containing the HOX genes, which are key regulators of development. "In most of the genome, we see short stretches associated ...

New imaging method gives early indication if brain cancer therapy is effective, U-M study shows

...ishing their treatment, the participants underwent standard MRI to determine whether their tumor responded to the therapy. After three weeks ?more than two months before the final MRI scan ?researchers found significant differences between the patients' scans. Some areas reflected an increase in water diffus...

Protein Packages Found To Activate Genes; May Be What Regulates Development And Disease

...vered with tags. This was not seen before by using standard techniques, or by studying one gene at a time. "Finding them was a complete surprise," Bernstein admits. HOX genes, as noted, play vital roles in embryo development. Understanding how they are regulated should help researchers determine the molecule...

Gene Therapy For Parkinson's Disease Moves Forward In Animals

...Parkinson's disease. Levodopa, considered the gold standard of current treatment, enables the brain to replenish its dwindling supply of dopamine, sidetracking the destructive course of Parkinson's disease. But eventually the treatment can backfire. “Levodopa generally works great for several years, but then...

MSI releases 'moleculizer' - a new approach to simulation of intracellular biochemical networks

...roteins as itsimulates reactions between them by a standard Monte Carlo method. Adistinguishing aspect of Moleculizer is its ability to generate proteincomplexes and reactions as they are needed, as opposed to generatingall potential complexes and reactions all at once, a task that requirestremendous computer...

New methods of gene delivery using lasers

...le miniature violet laser which is compatible with standard microscopes. The method is very powerful, and in contrast to other methods the team can select individual cells to be treated at will under the microscope. The new technique involves the violet laser being focused onto cell membranes for a fraction ...

Affymetrix and the Karolinska Institutet Announce Translational Medicine Strategic Alliance

...rix GeneChip(R) technology has become the industry standard in molecular biology research. Affymetrix technology is used by the world's top pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnology companies as well as leading academic, government and not-for-profit research institutes. More than 1,200 systems have been s...

Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease moves forward in animals

...Parkinson's disease. Levodopa, considered the gold standard of current treatment, enables the brain to replenish its dwindling supply of dopamine, sidetracking the destructive course of Parkinson's disease. But eventually the treatment can backfire. "Levodopa generally works great for several years, but then...

Affymetrix and Stratagene Announce Strategic Software Alliance

...x, ArrayAssist(R) Lite, which will be offered as a standard statistical analysis solution of Affymetrix gene e...y-leading statistical algorithms and generation of standard Affymetrix-format data files and reports. In its first release, ArrayAssist Lite will support RMA, G...

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

...aceuticals, we have had access to the very highest standard of technical and analytical resources to ensure that NittoPhase?will deliver unmatched performance.?/p> “Our internal testing and analysis of NittoPhase?has clearly validated this product in terms of technical and cost performance. As a result of...

Antibiotic might fight HIV-induced neurological problems

...hat monkey's condition was deemed mild by a set of standard measures. After the same amount of time -- 84 days after infection -- five of the six untreated monkeys had evidence of moderate or severe encephalitis and much more physical evidence of damage to brain cells, the researchers report. "The infection ...

Expression Project for Oncology (expO) completes first phase of standardized gene expression analyses

...tium supporters is to procure tissue samples under standard conditions and perform gene expression analyses on a clinically annotated set of deidentified tumor samples updated with clinical outcomes and release all data into the public domain without intellectual property restriction. "This publicly accessib...

Artifical cornea lets woman blind 20 years see

...ornea damage are eligible to become candidates for standard human cornea transplants, some cannot tolerate donor tissue. The problem is not necessarily tissue rejection ? although in some cases it is -- but rather progressive growth of blood vessels and scar tissue throughout an implanted natural cornea, acco...

Drug-resistant bacteria on poultry products differ by brand

...methods are completely antibiotic-free. Using both standard isolation methods and new methods modified to enhance detection of fluoroquinolone-resistant Campylobacter, they compared retail products purchased at grocery stores in Baltimore, Md. A high percentage of the products from the two conventional brands...

Pulsating ultrasound enhances gene therapy for tumors

...ty focused ultrasound (HIFU) is more powerful than standard ultrasound. HIFU can destroy tumors through long and continuous exposures that raise the temperature inside cancerous cells, effectively "cooking" them. Under a technique introduced by King C.P. Li, M.D., M.B.A., from the National Institutes of Healt...

Robot-based system developed at Carnegie Mellon detects life in Chile's Atacama desert

...e to visually identify biological materials from a standard image captured by the rover. Taken together, these four pieces of evidence are strong indicators of life," said Waggoner. "Now, our findings are being confirmed in the lab. Samples collected in the Atacama were examined, and scientists found that the...

New Drugs For Bad Bugs: UF Approach Could Bolster Antibiotic Arsenal

...rug concentrations in the tissues arising from the standard form of the drug versus the sustained-release variety was so minimal, development of the new formulation was not warranted. “The company that was interested in that decided not to continue that project any more and made that decision much sooner pro...

Computational Method Speeds Mapping of Cell Signaling Networks

...mation flow inside cells is a difficult task using standard experimental methods. Multidisciplinary research teams are working on new approaches to make the process faster and easier. One such group, led by Garry Nolan of Stanford University and Douglas Lauffenburger of MIT has "opened the door for systemati...

New lab technique identifies high levels of pathogens in therapy pool

...ed in the study is 1,000 times more sensitive than standard microbe-culturing techniques used at most indoor pool facilities today, the researchers said. The two-year study involved a molecular survey of a common RNA gene found in all life forms, eventually matching some cloned and sequenced bacteria to the "...

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