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Chemists create 'Superbowl' molecule; May lead to better health

...mine atoms. The bromine atoms make the hole at the top of the molecule smaller, which makes it more difficult for things to pass in and out. This is ideal if you're trying to capture certain molecules and hold them until they're ready for release, the researcher says. Superbowl molecules are similar in ...

University of Manchester makes made-to-measure skin and bones a reality using inkjet printers

...intingvery thin layers of a material repeatedly on top of each other untilthe structure is built. Each layer is just 10 microns thick (1,000layers equals 1cm in thickness).This method allows larger tissues to be grown than previously possible.The reason for this is the way in which the cells are inserted...

Protein discovery could unlock the secret to better TB treatment

...und 400 people die each year from the disease. The top challenge for TB control in the European region is multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). Eight per cent of the bacteria causing TB in patients are resistant to one or more drugs and one per cent show multidrug resistance. Left untreated, a person with inf...

A much-needed shot in the arm for HIV vaccine development

...The Enterprisepartners include many of the world's top AIDS vaccine funding andadvocacy organizations, including the Bill & Melinda GatesFoundation, the US National Institutes of Health, the InternationalAIDS Vaccine Initiative, the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, and theAIDS Vaccines Advocacy Coa...

Leukemia Drug Breakthrough Study In New England Journal Of Medicine

... in the U.S. News & World Report as one of the top cancer hospitals in America. Moffitt's sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. ...

Purdue proves concept of using nano-materials for drug discovery

...re that holds thousands of tiny vessels sitting on top of a material that contains numerous pores. This "...aper are cylindrical cavities that are open at the top and sealed at the bottom with a material called alumina, which contains numerous pores measured in n...

Study: Soap And Water Work Best In Ridding Hands Of Disease Viruses

...ause health-care associated infections rank in the top five causes of death, with an estimated 90,000 deaths each year in the United States," Rutala said. "Hand hygiene agents have been shown to reduce the incidence of health-care associated infections, and a variety of hand hygiene agents are now availa...

Affymetrix and the Karolinska Institutet Announce Translational Medicine Strategic Alliance

...arch. Affymetrix technology is used by the world's top pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnology companies as well as leading academic, government and not-for-profit research institutes. More than 1,200 systems have been shipped around the world and nearly 3,000 peer-reviewed papers have been publishe...

World's largest rainforest drying experiment completes first phase

... trees ?trees that may take centuries to reach the top of the forest canopy and have trunks greater than 10 inches in diameter -- increased from about one percent per year before the rainfall exclusion began to nine percent in the fourth year of the experiment, when soil water was depleted. This sensitiv...

How the environment could be damaging men's reproductive health

...ne and terrestrial food webs. Humans, being at the top of the food web, particularly are exposed to POPs." The researchers found that larger amounts of both CB-153 and DDE in the blood of the fishermen was associated with a statistically significant increase in the proportion of Y chromosome bearing spe...

Norovirus, AIDS vaccine and Hepatitis Virus

... attempt to gain control of the AIDS pandemic is a top priority for researchers throughout the world. Extensive testing has been conducted with live vaccines to determine if immunization would be effective at prevention, but they are not suitable for human use due to the potential that the vaccine viruse...

Gray wolves maintain the food chain in winter

...t species in Yellowstone Park can be buffered by a top predator - the reintroduced gray wolf (Canis lupus...robust food chain - including this still embattled top predator - may be even more important as ecological conditions deteriorate. ### Citation: Wilmers ...

Solutions that reduce death of marine life reeled in by International Smart Gear Competition

...td. "Fishing responsibly and reducing bycatch is a top priority for Sealord so we're eager to test some of these Smart Gear ideas in our operations." The International Smart Gear Competition was created by World Wildlife Fund in May 2004 to bring together partners representing fishermen, fisheries, poli...

Brain Scans Reveal How Gene May Boost Schizophrenia Risk

...neither too low nor too high, corresponding to the top of an upside-down "U" (see diagram below). In this model, people with val fall on the left (rising) slope, with lower dopamine levels, while those with met fall on the right (falling) slope, with higher dopamine levels. The findings suggest that dop...

Chromosome Deletion Predicts Aggressive Neuroblastoma

...eletion. Dr. Attiyeh's research abstract received top honors at the ASCO meeting, by being named the top abstract among more than 100 submitted by oncology fellows. It also received a second award, as the ...

Protein Discovery Could Unlock The Secret To Better TB Treatment

...und 400 people die each year from the disease. The top challenge for TB control in the European region is multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). Eight per cent of the bacteria causing TB in patients are resistant to one or more drugs and one per cent show multidrug resistance. Left untreated, a person with inf...

Protein prevents detrimental immune effects of bacterial sepsis

...by the fact that bacterial sepsis ranked among the top ten causes of death in both adults and neonates in 2002 in the United States (Natl Vital Stat Rep 2005, 53:1-89). The patients at greatest risk of developing sepsis and SIRS are those with impaired immune systems. When such patients are unable to con...

Affymetrix Launches New Globin-Reduction Kits and Protocol Developed with PreAnalytiX

...arch. Affymetrix technology is used by the world's top pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnology companies as well as leading academic, government and not-for-profit research institutes. More than 1,200 systems have been shipped around the world and over 3,000 peer-reviewed papers have been published ...

To Stop Evolution: New Way Of Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Demonstrated By Scripps Scientists

...eath in the United States were no longer among the top ten. The average life expectancy in the United States soared from 47.3 years in 1900 to almost 80 years today, and antibiotics are partly to thank for this. But in the last few decades, mutant strains of several types of bacteria with the ability to...

Open Access journals get impressive impact factors

...s, it was announced today, with five titles in the top five of their specialty. The high impact factors f... 5.42, has reinforced its reputation as one of the top journals in its field. Launched in 2000, it is the second highest ranked bioinformatics journal, and...

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