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Enzyme, lost in most mammals, is shown to protect against UV-induced skin cancer

...mice bearing the 6-4PPphotolyase transgene, showed superior resistance to the deleteriouseffects of UV irradia...severe sunburn in normalmice, but they also showed superior resistance to UV-induced skincancer. This work clearly points to CPD lesions as the majorintermediat...

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

...and large scales, and has been observed to exhibit superior characteristics and performance when compared to other solid supports currently on the market. NittoPhase?has great potential to decrease manufacturing costs due to it’s significantly lower unit cost, as well as potentially higher yield and full leng...

PET/CT can identify new cancer lesions at early stage, allowing for prompt treatment

...ancer, melanoma and ovarian cancer and that it was superior to CT in staging lung cancer. Wahl explained that in patients with known cancer, work-ups focus on a patient's primary disease and incidental coexistence of another primary malignant lesion can be missed. "Such newly identified lesions are often of ...

Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive

... unique natural feature." The mussel protein is a superior adhesive, but not readily available. In trying to ... other key advantage of the new adhesives is their superior strength and water resistance. "The plywood we make with this adhesive can be boiled for several ho...

Whole-body MRI Takes Less Than 20 Min To Scan A Patient's Entire Body For Cancer Spread To Bone

...owever, they discovered that whole-body FDG-PET is superior to whole-body MRI in for staging lymph nodes, soft-tissue tumors and metastasis in the internal organs. For that study, the researchers scanned 120 patients using both whole-body MRI and whole-body FDG-PET. Similar to the Italian study, the whole-bo...

Single-donor Islet Transplantation Procedure Shows Promise For Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

...ed with 2 to 4 in another trial], we also achieved superior glycemic control (as evidenced by normal results of oral glucose tolerance testing in 4 of 5 recipients with sustained insulin independence) using significantly fewer islets," the authors write. "These findings may have implications for the ongoing t...

A probe, not an echo

...stem that offers 3D images of soft tissue that are superior to those produced by existing commercial X-ray, ultrasound or MRI units. Vasilis Marmarelis, a professor of biomedical engineering at the Viterbi School, presented HUTT images of animal organ tissue in San Diego at the 28th International Acoustical ...

Study shows humans have ability to track odors, much like bloodhounds

...ive during successful localization. This area, the superior temporal gyrus, is also involved in the localizati...ery nice and elegant convergence of this area, the superior temporal gyrus, that appears to transform non-spatial information into spatial information," he said...

Tufts researchers shine light on firefly mysteries

...light ?previously shown in one species to indicate superior physical and genetic quality ?has evolved in another species to provide misinformation to prospective mates. In other words, are some male fireflies lying in order to find romance? "If female mate choice is adaptive, we would expect that the more at...

Redesigned protein accelerates blood clotting

...ing gain-of-function factor VIII proteins that are superior to the factor VIII protein found in healthy individuals," Fay said. "These more potent forms are not likely to occur naturally since they would theoretically result in excessive clotting, blocked arteries and heart attacks in otherwise healthy people...

Beyond genes: Lipid helps cell wall protein fold into proper shape

...esearch competence and productivity are distinctly superior and who are likely to continue to perform in an outstanding manner, the NIGMS notes. MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) status essentially gives Dowhan a 10-year renewal to 2015 on his longstanding NIGMS grant "Structure and Function of Membr...

Aloe vera coating may prolong freshness, safety of fruits and vegetables

...y found that the gel-treated grapes were generally superior in taste. The researchers believe that the gel works through a combination of mechanisms. Composed mostly of polysaccharides, the gel appears to act as a natural barrier to moisture and oxygen, which can speed food deterioration. But the gel also en...

Opiates Better Than Sedatives For Treating Newborns In Withdrawal

... new research suggests that opiates themselves are superior to sedatives for treating infants born to women who used heroin or methadone while pregnant. Opiates appear to better "ameliorate the withdrawal, facilitate feeding and potentially reduce the likelihood of seizures," according to two new systematic ...

Researchers discover new route to hemoglobin synthesis

... new research suggests that opiates themselves are superior to sedatives for treating infants born to women who used heroin or methadone while pregnant. Opiates appear to better "ameliorate the withdrawal, facilitate feeding and potentially reduce the likelihood of seizures," according to two new systematic ...

Updated data on novel HPV vaccine confirms efficacy in large population

...ccine against a pre-cancerous cervical virus shows superior efficacy in preventing cervical pre-cancers and non-invasive cervical cancer, according to a study presented today during the American Association for Cancer Research's 4th Annual Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research meeting in Baltimore. Final...

Breath of the dragon: ERS-2 and Envisat reveal impact of economic growth on China's air quality

...tropospheric nitrogen dioxide, SCIAMACHY possesses superior performance, with a spatial resolution of 60 x 30 kilometres compared to 320 x 40 km for its predecessor. SCIAMACHY also observes the atmosphere in two different ways - downwards or nadir-sounding' as well as 'limb-sounding' along the direction of ...

University of Delaware researchers develop cancer 'nanobomb'

...ncer cells that are close by. The nanobombs are superior to a variety of current treatments because they are powerful, selective, non-invasive, nontoxic and can incorporate current technology, including microsurgery. An advantage over other carbon nanotube treatments being considered by scientists is th...

Sahara's edge studied from ground, air and space to improve water management

...r campaigns, the results from AquiferEx ?which are superior in geometric resolution and the number of channels or polarisations to the capability of presently orbiting satellites - will also be used to anticipate the performance and usefulness of future satellite sensors. Aquifer and TIGER The Aquifer Pr...

Phenolic compounds may explain Mediterranean diet benefits

...aid. Dr. Pérez Jiménez said that olive oil may be superior to seed oils because it is a natural juice, pressed from the olives, so it does not go through the type of processing needed to extract oil from seeds, such as sunflowers, soybeans and rapeseeds. Nevertheless, he said further studies should be done t...

Mapping alcohol brain damage

...'re trying to find out is, what's different in the superior frontal cortex [front of brain] when you compare alcoholics with controls, that's not different in a spared area of the brain," Dr Dodd said. "In that way we can start to find those messages that show altered expression in the area of the brain tha...

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