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Gene variations explain drug dose required to control seizures

...s the first to emerge from a partnership, aimed at tailoring the treatment of epilepsy to patients' genetic makeup, between the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy at the University College London and the Duke Center for Population Genomics and Pharmacogenetics, a center of the IGSP. If the genes...

Genes linked to treatment resistance in children with leukemia

...g that genotyping may become an important tool for tailoring treatment and improving an individual's chance of a cure." ...

Antibacterial coatings cut infection rates

...fferent devices. We now have a very good basis for tailoring these coatings towards particular biomedical devices and are using this knowledge to work with Sydney-based company, Biosignal Limited, to develop antibacterial contact lenses," Professor Griesser said. "This is an excellent example of where we can ...

Nano-particles effective in killing cancer with one-two punch of chemotherapeutics

...g- and gene-delivery capabilities of polymersomes, tailoring their shapes, sizes, loading and degradability to each application. Discher theorizes that polymersomes could be made capable of traveling to places in the body that are difficult for most drug-carrier systems to access. ...

NYU researchers decorate virus particles, showing potential to enhance MRI capabilities

...oats of viruses provide an attractive platform for tailoring the physical properties and functions of molecular assemblies because they contain a large number of chemically reactive groups organized in a very precise array. Other researchers have recently sought to enhance MRI capabilities through the use of s...

Large-scale genomics project will hunt genes behind common childhood diseases

...lazed by the Human Genome and HapMap Projects, but tailoring our approach to children," said Philip R. Johnson, M.D., chief scientific officer at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "As one of the world's largest and most comprehensive pediatric networks, we have a sizable base of patients and families fr...

Muscle and bone from an ink-jet printer

...g-term promise of this new technology could be the tailoring of tissue-engineered regenerative therapies. In preparation for preclinical studies, the Pittsburgh researchers are following up this work by combining the versatile ink-jet system with advanced live cell imaging developed at Carnegie Mellon’s Roboti...

NIDA study identifies genes that might help some people abstain from smoking

...e April 2, brings researchers a step closer toward tailoring individualized drug therapy for addiction based on an individual’s unique genetic makeup. “This research marks the first time we’ve been able to identify genes involved in the ability to quit smoking,?says NIDA Director Dr. Nora D. Volkow. “It ma...

Biodegradable microspheres deliver time release vaccines, stimulate different immune response

...juvant activates the dendritic cells, we can start tailoring our vaccines to induce a better cellular response. If we can tailor the immune response, it holds greater promise for vaccines that we do not currently have," says Wilson-Welder. ...

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