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Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients

...d by a growing tumor could one day become a useful tool for monitoring the effectiveness of chemotherapy a...s of patients to confirm if this could be a useful tool to monitor for cancer, infection, or other complications. In addition, because IL-6, IL-8, VEGF, and...

Math that powers spam filters used to understand how brain learns to move our muscles

...ek in Nature Neuroscience, the team says their new tool could make it possible to predict the best ways to...d possible use in helping stroke patients, the new tool might also be applied to better understand how we learn language, develop ideas and make memories. “...

Researchers track how spores break out of dormant state

...These results show that dynamic AFM is a promising tool to investigate the formation and evolution of the bacterial cell wall,” Malkin said....

Envisat captures first image of Sargassum from space

...rophyll from space, therefore, provides a valuable tool for modelling primary productivity. "The 709 band used by MERIS is not present on other ocean-colour sensors. It was essential to our detecting Sargassum," Gower said. "The MCI index has allowed us to find so many interesting things, including Sa...

New collaborative research reveals chimpanzees can sustain multiple-tradition cultures

...tional collaborative research team taught forms of tool use and food extraction techniques to high-ranking individuals in four different captive chimpanzee communities. Researchers then observed as those individuals passed on the techniques to other members of their communities. The researchers included F...

Nurtured chimps rake it in

...t also whether they understood the reasons why the tool worked. The researchers gave the animals access to small rakes with either a rigid wooden head or a flimsy fabric head. Both enculturated and semi-enculturated chimpanzees correctly chose the rigid rake which enabled them to obtain the reward, in...

454 sequencing identifies HIV drug resistance at early stage

...ces. “Ultra Deep Sequencing provides an essential tool for research on viral diseases and their treatment... detect rare viral mutations is a crucial research tool to better understand the early stages of HIV drug resistance.” It is estimated that 22 million pe...

In nature, proteins sweep up nanoparticles

...se light for scientific research. Using an imaging tool called Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, th...using an extremely high-spatial-resolution imaging tool called secondary ion probe spectrometry, which is located at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Liv...

Potent possibilities for parasite attack

...ecies. This pathway might serve as an experimental tool in understanding the role of the many genes whose function is unknown, by using experimentally induced RNAi to 'knock-down' gene activity prior to host infection. "In addition to their function with respect to promoting diverse clinical outcomes,"...

UCF nanoparticle offers promise for treating glaucoma

...ood-brain barrier making it an effective non-toxic tool for drug delivery,” said Sudipta Seal, an engineering professor with appointments in UCF’s Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center and the Nanoscience Technology Center. The findings will be published in an article appearing in the June...

Weizmann Institute scientists develop a general 'control switch' for protein activity

...d provides researchers with a simple and effective tool for exploring the function of unknown proteins, an...as targets for new drugs. Beyond offering a potent tool that can be applied to any protein, the method has an important advantage compared with other techni...

3-D ultrasound scanner provides in-depth view of the brain

...mercial 2-D niche now, we are working to put a 3-D tool in there," Smith said. ...

Genome of Clostridium botulinum reveals the background to world's deadliest toxin

...ttacks, death is swift. Perhaps the most important tool it has to act out its stealth attacks is its abili...ng eight in C. botulinum. The availability of this tool should revolutionise functional genomic studies in clostridia." This remarkable, stable genome de...

'Virtual autopsy' helps identify drowning as cause of death

...tual autopsy may be useful as a pre-autopsy triage tool in mass casualty scenarios. "More and more, advanced imaging tools such as MDCT are being applied to forensic investigations," Dr. Levy said. "In the future, imaging in forensics may be just as important as imaging in clinical medicine."...

'Virtual Patient' to simulate real-time organ motions for radiation therapy

...e used as an even more general anatomical modeling tool for the biomedical community to help patients with respiratory and cardiac diseases. At the same time, Xu will continue to work on the 3-D VIP-Man to create a "family" of virtual patients, ranging in ages and sizes, in collaboration with researchers ...

Anthrax paralyzes immune cells with lethal toxin, UF research shows

...isteria monocytogenes. Listeria is often used as a tool to study actin because it commandeers human cells and induces them to form the filaments, which the bacteria use to navigate around the body. "We used one bacterium to weed out another. I'm not aware of anyone ever doing that," Southwick said. "In...

New technique will produce a better chromosome map

...ove chromosome spreading, researchers use a rotary tool that vibrates the coverslip surface for several minutes. A simple mechanical vise applies up to two tons of force to each slide, rendering the preparations very thin and high in contrast. This allows the production of much clearer, information-packed...

World's leading scientists announce creation of 'Encyclopedia of Life'

...here. "The Encyclopedia of Life will be a vital tool for scientists, researchers, and educators across ... that we will work together to help create the key tool that we need to inspire preservation of Earth’s biodiversity: the Encyclopedia of Life," Wilson said...

DOE JGI sets 'gold standard' for metagenomic data analysis

...mple, when using the widely used sequence assembly tool Phrap, they actually saw artifacts created by the ... the optimal tools for analysis. "Having such a tool at hand for the first time now, the community can not only compare the methods, but can also ask the...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...agement.com ) will present a computerized modeling tool that allows architects and acoustical consultants ...gn. In a map of a simulated open-office plan, the tool graphically displays real-time calculations of the "Speech Privacy Index," a quantitative measure of...

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