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FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

...ust be ‘nano-ready’ for the products on the market today and able to deal with the more advanced nanotechnology applications expected in the next 5-10 years.” “Many of the first generation of nanotechnology products now on the market are in sectors where FDA’s statutory authority is weakest—areas like cos...

Research identifies protein that signals flowering in squash plants

... mustard or cabbage family). In research published today in The Plant Cell, researchers Ming-Kuem Lin and William J. Lucas from the University of California, Davis, together with a number of coauthors, provide strong evidence that FT protein acts as a florigenic signal in cucurbit plant species (squashes)....

Hormone helps mice 'hibernate,' survive starvation

...bed for the first time in a study appearing online today in Cell Metabolism. FGF21, triggered in starving mice by a specific cellular receptor that controls the use of fat as energy, spurs a metabolic shift to burning stored fats instead of carbohydrates and induces a hibernation-like state of decreas...

Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene

...loping Alzheimer’s disease. The finding, announced today by researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Kronos Science Laboratory and their collaborative partners, suggests that the gene — called GAB2 — modifies an individual’s risk when associated wit...

Bigger horns equal better genes

...l park, and the species has slowly repopulated and today is no longer considered endangered. ...

How to lose weight and not go hungry: HU researcher develops drug that mimics feeling of 'fullness'

...his lab. Millions of people the world over suffer today from obesity, yet there is no “magic bullet” that ...er of a Kaye Innovation Award, which was presented today (June 6) during the 70th meeting of the Hebrew University Board of Governors. Linde and his asso...

Brain holds clues to bipolar disorder

...ar disorder, according to findings being presented today at the Seventh International Conference on Bipolar Disorder. Two studies, featured in a press briefing held at 12:15 p.m., Thursday, June 7, have helped to identify novel pathways and markers for diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The first stu...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...now ready for storage. The best storage options today lie in geologic sequestration-storage in old oil f...ficiency and renewable energy are already feasible today and also can define the long-term energy picture, he said. ''[Carbon dioxide] sequestration, on t...

New findings challenge established views on human genome

An international research consortium today published a set of papers that promise to reshape our understanding of how the human genome functions. The findings challenge the traditional view of our genetic blueprint as a tidy collection of independent genes, pointing instead to a complex netwo...

Plants recognize their siblings, biologists discover

...en potted with their siblings. The study appears today in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. “The ability to recognize and favour kin is common in animals, but this is the first time it has been shown in plants” said Susan Dudley, associate professor of biology at McMaster University in Hamilt...

454 sequencing identifies HIV drug resistance at early stage

...he group, and a Yale School of Medicine researcher today announced that they have used the company’s Genome...ier performed clinical trial. The work, presented today by Michael Kozal, M.D. of the Yale University School of Medicine and the VA CT Health Care System, w...

How 'memory' T cells curb the spread of viruses throughout the body

... body from viral diseases. The research published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science Online Early Edition shows lymph nodes are not just organs where immune cells reside and proliferate, but also are the sites where a major fight against the spread of an invading virus occurs. After ...

Human genetic 'deserts' are teeming with significant life

...nference of the European Society of Human Genetics today (Tuesday 19 June). Most known human genes in the genome map are still incompletely annotated, says Professor Alexandre Reymond, from the Centre for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland and the Department of Genetic Medicine, Uni...

Male circumcision overstated as prevention tool against AIDS

In new academic research published today in the online, open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal PLoS ONE, male circumcision is found to be much less important as a deterrent to the global AIDS pandemic than previously thought. The author, John R. Talbott, has conducted statistical emp...

Gene therapy study shows safety and statistically significant improvement in Parkinson's disease

Neurologix, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NRGX) today announced the publication in the June 23 issue of the journal The Lancet of positive results from the first ever gene therapy trial for Parkinson’s disease and the first report of direct gene transfer into a patient’s own brain cells for any adult ne...

Revealed -- Mosquito genes that could be controlling the spread of killer viruses

...to humans have been identified in new research out today in Science. The immune system of this mosquito is of great importance as scientists believe it plays a key role in controlling the transmission of viruses that cause yellow and dengue fevers – diseases that infect over 50 million people worldwide ev...

Ancient retrovirus sheds light on modern pandemic

... -- figuring out how humans have become who we are today and why we are or are not susceptible to modern viruses that presently circulate," Emerman said. In fact, this emerging area of research, which seeks to better understand modern infections by studying ancient viruses, is known as "paleovirology." "...

Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City

...was launched in 2002, according to findings issued today in the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The 2006 rate was nearly 20% lower than the 2002 rate -- a decline that represents 240,000 fewer smokers. The City’s rate for 2006 is the lowes...

Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage

...he affected joints, according to a study published today in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism. While the study was done in mice, they are the first genetically engineered to develop osteoarthritis like humans, with the same genetic predisposition that makes some more likely to develop the disease, the a...

'Smart' mice teach scientists about learning process, brain disorders

...edical Center has found. The results, appearing today in the online edition of the journal Nature Neuroscience , reveal a new mechanism of learning in the brain, which might serve in humans as a target for treating disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder, Alzheimer’s disease or drug addiction,...

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