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UAB scientists discover the origin of a mysterious physical force

...se drugs are often proteins designed to prevent or strengthen the action of other substances. In these cases, accurately identifying the protein folding is essential, since the form these proteins take on when they fold influences how effectively they are able to act. Fully understanding the properties of this...

Marburg virus disease in Angola - update

...) are supporting the Ministry of Health, Angola to strengthen active surveillance and contact tracing. Médecins sans Frontières (Belgium, France, Holland and Spain) are assisting with infection control and establishing isolation facilities in Uige hospital. Experts from the Department of Infectious Diseases, M...

Measuring the impact of post-genomics on Mediterranean populations

...ng sought to help the European Union integrate and strengthen the European Research Area, as outlined in FP6. Ideas for coordinated actions (CAs), specific targeted research projects (Streps), specific support actions (SSAs) are welcomed and, according to the Genomed-Health website, all areas of the FP6 themati...

Key mechanism in genetic inheritance during cell division identified

...y to the microtubule axis are not only expected to strengthen interprotofilament interactions, but to also prevent protofilament peeling, which in turn would encourage further growth. Furthermore, the Berkeley researchers showed that binding between the ring and the microtubule is mediated by flexible domains,...

Secret of smallpox's success may lead to bioterror cure

...n. Jacobs' idea for a post-exposure vaccine is to strengthen the immune response to the vaccinia virus by completely eliminating the viral gene that allows pox viruses to hide. The more visible the vaccinia virus is to the immune system, the stronger the immune response should be and the better the body should...

Two chemicals boost immune cells' ability to fight HIV without gene therapy

... use gene therapy to reactivate the telomerase and strengthen the immune system's capacity to stave off HIV," said Effros, a member of the UCLA AIDS Institute. "We were thrilled to see we could create the same changes in the cells without relying on an invasive procedure." Immune cells that battle HIV must con...

15-year hunt finds cause of pseudothalidomide syndrome

... now be found, offering excellent opportunities to strengthen understanding of craniofacial and limb development, health and disease beyond the rare disease itself, say the researchers. Because of advances in technology and computer analysis, the researchers were able to find the Roberts gene, called ESCO2, by...

'EuroVacc 02' HIV Vaccine Trial Begins

...fore this combined vaccine strategy is expected to strengthen stimulation of the immune response While there is a need to identify the best candidates for the "prime" and the most efficient for the "boost", results from recent pre-clinical studies in non-human primates conducted by EuroVacc suggest that the us...

$5.1 billion would save 6 million children

...rs and governments will use our price estimates to strengthen their health systems. If they don't, 16,000 children will continue to die each day as a result," said Jennifer Bryce, EdD, lead author of the study. This study follows a series of articles by Black, Bryce and their colleagues, published by The Lance...

Bioinformatics reveals new gene regulation system

...s that shared traits of transcription factors. To strengthen the prediction that these proteins were the transcription factors that bind the NrdR-box, the team used another comparative genomic tool called positional clustering. Positional clustering takes advantage of the fact that functionally related gene se...

Malaria killing a million a year

...ountries, African countries in particular, need to strengthen their health systems and there is an urgent need for greater investment in research," Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, Roll Back Malaria chief since 2003, said in New York. "We are pleased by the recent surge in funding for vaccine research, but strong re...

Crisis in African fish supplies looms, experts warn Africa leaders

...ppeal to boost the continent's fish production and strengthen the contribution of fisheries to economic growth a... help fisheries managers and other decision-makers strengthen the role of fish in providing food and nutrition security. ...

Leptin-signaling Protein Maintains Normal Body Weight And Energy Balance In Mice

...ppeal to boost the continent's fish production and strengthen the contribution of fisheries to economic growth a... help fisheries managers and other decision-makers strengthen the role of fish in providing food and nutrition security. ...

Seaweed could make junk food healthier

... The paper shows that alginate has been proved to strengthen mucus, the body's natural protection of the gut wall, can slow digestion down, and can slow the uptake of nutrients in the body. Moreover, alginate is high in fibre and has been proved to be palatable and safe, and as such is already in widespread u...

Rensselaer researchers develop approach that predicts protein separation behavior

...s benefit human life, protect the environment, and strengthen economic development. ...

Progress on HIV/AIDS significant but insufficient

...d girls. Among the recommendations was the need to strengthen measures to combat discrimination against people with AIDS, to draw up special programmes for women and girls, and to enhance efforts to eliminate violence against women and educate men and boys. Prevention was reaffirmed as the pillar in combating ...

Bone marrow stem cells may heal hearts even years after heart attacks

...rospective randomized controlled trial in order to strengthen the statistical power of the positive results," Dr. Strauer said. Larger trials are already underway. Meanwhile, researchers continue to refine the techniques for harvesting, processing and delivering stem cells into the damaged muscle tissue of hea...

Federal grant funds research on novel HIV therapy

...s. "Including a private sector partner is a way to strengthen the goal of moving our scientific studies closer to clinical application," said Dr. Douglas. Finally, a Biostatistics and Pharmacology Core serves all other components of the project. Directed by Avital Cnaan, Ph.D., with co-director Jeffrey Barret...

Birth defects: 8 million annually worldwide

... immediate and long-term impact include those that strengthen medical genetics services. "Building such service...arly 1960s, when it began its systematic effort to strengthen medical genetics services for the care of affected children and prevention of birth defects. For th...

Tastier tomatoes in the future?

Tomatoes are good for you. They strengthen the immune system and can prevent heart and circulatory disease. Now, researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, in co-operation with Israeli scientists, have identified DNA fragments in tomatoes that make their contents...

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