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UCSB scientists probe sea floor venting to gain understanding of early life on Earth

...t in the microbes of the Earth's crust because the strategies by which they survive may be similar to the earliest strategies of life on Earth, and perhaps also on other planetary bodies," said Rachel M. Haymon, UCSB professor...

New binding target for oncogenic viral protein

...n important step to designing new cancer treatment strategies that target these pathways," concluded Dr. Clurman. ...

Genome of deadly amoeba shows surprising complexity, evidence of lateral gene transfer

...ymes that form the basis of these shared metabolic strategies are substantially different from human enzymes, making them potential targets of inhibitors that could form the basis of new drug therapies," says TIGR President Claire M. Fraser, who supervised the Institute's role in the project. E. histolytica is...

Male circumcision reduces risk of HIV transmission from women to men

...idly in parts of Africa, andhelp define better HIV strategies for prevention in these settings....

Combination therapy boosts effectiveness of telomere-directed cancer cell death

...cancer celldeath."This study provides insight into strategies for telomere-basedmolecular cancer therapeutics. We expect that inhibition of tankyrase 1will compensate for incomplete inhibition of telomerase. Consequently,this strategy would shorten the time period of drug treatment that isrequired for the onset...

GATA: a graphic alignment tool for comparative sequence analysis

...cancer celldeath."This study provides insight into strategies for telomere-basedmolecular cancer therapeutics. We expect that inhibition of tankyrase 1will compensate for incomplete inhibition of telomerase. Consequently,this strategy would shorten the time period of drug treatment that isrequired for the onset...

A bacterial genome reveals new targets to combat infectious disease

...details of this relationship may help identify new strategies for controlling diseases caused by filarial nemato... these results may quickly lead to new therapeutic strategies against these parasites. ### Citation: Foster J, Ganatra M, Kamal I, Ware J, Makarova K, et al. (2...

Scientists decipher genome of fungus that can cause life-threatening infections

...ence Express, revealeddifferences in the virulence strategies used by C. neoformans comparedto other pathogenic fungi. Researchers also examined the geneticdeterminants of its pathogenicity by comparing the genomes of twoclosely related strains of significantly different virulence. "Notonly have we established...

Alcohol's effects on gene expression in the central nervous system

...ould aid in the development of selective treatment strategies for different subgroups of alcoholics." McBride added that, despite recent advances, researchers need further developments in microarray technologies and bioinformatic approaches to better understand the complex neurobiological mechanisms underlying...

RNA project to create language for scientists worldwide

...mal metabolism and physiology and in designing new strategies for intervention in the form of gene therapy, Leontis said. ...

International HapMap consortium expands mapping effort

...al for the development of therapies and preventive strategies tailored to each person's unique genetic makeup," said Martin Godbout, Ph.D., president and CEO of Genome Canada, who also was speaking on behalf of Genome Quebec. ...

Children's taste sensitivity and food choices influenced by taste gene

...ts of our children by allowing us to devise better strategies to enhance fruit and vegetable acceptance in children who are sensitive to bitter taste," comments Mennella. "It may be that childhood represents a time of heightened bitter taste sensitivity in some children, which lessens with age. Such a scenario ...

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

...ostics, targeted therapies, predictive therapeutic strategies and potentially preventative modalities for patients" said IGC’s founder, Daniel Von Hoff, MD, FACP. IGC has established a uniform system for obtaining and processing tissue samples for molecular characterization studies. Clinical annotation for eac...

Yale researchers identify molecule for detecting parasitic infection in humans

... these studies should lead to development of novel strategies to combat these infections," he said. "In particular, an understanding of the parasite components that trigger a host immune response may facilitate the development of better vaccines." ...

Scientists discuss improved biopesticides for locust control in West Africa

... Abdoulaye Wade, president of Senegal, to identify strategies for the control of the ongoing locust outbreak in West Africa. Last year, locusts stripped fields of crops and trees of foliage across several countries, causing severe income and food supply loss. Larry Vaughan, associate program director of the US...

Alaskan puzzles, monitoring provide insight about North Pacific salmon runs

...nother high research priority is exploring harvest strategies that provide better economic benefit. Alaska fishermen have been hurt by competition from farmed fish so that much of the fleet is no longer economically viable, Hilborn says. Last year only 1,200 of the 2,000 licensed boats even bothered to fish and...

New component of the 'brakes' on nerve regeneration found

...a new level of complexity to designing therapeutic strategies for treating CNS injury." They cited studies showi...vide important insights into designing therapeutic strategies to block myelin inhibition and cell death in the context of CNS injury," they wrote. ### Jong Bae ...

WHO Warns Of Increased Risk Of Vector-borne Diseases In Tsunami-affected Areas

...g support to countries to implement vector control strategies including establishment of a proper drainage system and engineering methods are key components of WHO's long-term strategy to rehabilitate the damaged or destroyed public health infrastructure. To implement this health system rehabilitation strategy,...

UCSD-Salk Team Show Protein’s Gene-Silencing Role In Development of Nervous System

...al stem cells, which could lead to new therapeutic strategies for neurological disorders,?said the study’s senior author, Gordon Gill, M.D., UCSD professor of medicine. The ability of SCPs to silence genes was first shown by Gill and his post-doctoral fellow Michele Yeo, Ph.D., in an April 28, 2003 study publi...

Canadian youth 4th highest in international obesity study

...creasing television viewing should be the focus of strategies aimed at preventing and treating overweight and obesity in youth." The study is based on statistics gathered in 2001-2002 by the World Health Organization's Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children report, which surveyed more than 160,000 young peop...

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