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Simple home spit test to spot deadly pre-eclampsia

...rial, which will eventually involve 1000 women, is underway at St Richards Hospital in Chichester. Trial subjects send away saliva-wiped swabs for analysis. Results are expected early next year. The ultimate aim is to develop a "traffic light" detection kit for use in the home. Pre-eclampsia is thought to ...

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

...g of key research publications and data, have been underway since January 2006, work has accelerated due to the support provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the recent discussion of the Encyclopedia of Life by renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson at the March 2007 Technology, Enter...

Noise echoes in cell communications

...t and unsolved problem. The collaborative research underway at Rutgers-Camden has led to new understanding of how living organisms might exploit randomness for important processes of sensory processing and cell to cell communication. In terms of hearing, the Rutgers-Camden research team's mathematical the...

30+ AIDS vaccine clinical trials in 24 countries, research occurring on every continent

... this year. Two of the most advanced trials underway in 2007 are from Sanofi-Pasteur and Merck & Co., Inc. Data from Merck's ongoing Phase IIb test-of-concept trial with its adeno-5 vector vaccine candidate is expected in 2008 or 2009 and will provide preliminary information on the efficacy of this...

UW launches study testing adult stem cells for heart damage repair

...f severe coronary artery disease. The trial, just underway at UW Hospital and Clinics, is enrolling subjects in the Autologous Cellular Therapy CD34-Chronic Myocardial Ischemia (ACT34-CMI) Trial. The first patient underwent the procedure March 7. Because the study is randomized and "double-blinded," however...

Cancer vaccines -- Taking a jab at cancer by stimulating the immune system

...phase I clinical trial of the vaccine is currently underway at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. According to researchers, this is the first vaccine that takes a multi-pronged approach to stimulating the immune system with derivatives of wild type ?or non-altered ?p53, a tumor suppressor gene....

Lab research may one day lead to cancer treatment using patient's own immune cells

A new line of developing research is underway that hopes to use a patient's own immune cells to fight cancer. The field, known as adoptive immunotherapy, is a specialty procedure performed in only a handful of institutions, which may one day include University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Ju...

Mosquito genes explain response to climate change

..." Bradshaw said. Collaborative studies already are underway to determine the same genes in stickleback fish at the UO and in fruit flies at the University of Pennsylvania. "The response to climate warming in animal populations has penetrated to the level of the gene," Bradshaw said. "It affects development...

End of deforestation in view? Experts advance new way to size up global forest resources

...o agree that forest transition on a major scale is underway and have now collectively demonstrated it. The new way of measuring forests reflects the comprehensiveness of new FAO studies, a new consistency of measurement protocols and reliable ways of translating area, volume, and tons across countries. ...

Nano-devices hold promise for early-stage cancer detection

...radiation detection systems. Research currently underway includes: a miniature (pill-sized) device tha...unique infrastructure complements research already underway at McMaster in the related fields of biomedical engineering, manufacturing and materials, informatio...

Therapeutic role found for carbon monoxide

... CO effects," he says, adding that studies are now underway to determine the mechanism by which CO exposure leads to the increase in NO generation. "Our hope is that CO will find a place in the clinic as a therapeutic option for the treatment of disease," concludes Otterbein. "CO has been around since before...

International team analyzes human genetic variation in key immune region

...nd the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, are now underway for several immune system diseases. In addition, the results offer insights into the evolutionary history of the MHC region -- its early origins and the evolutionary forces that have helped to shape it over time. The findings also suggest that ana...

Bacterial protein shows promise in treating intestinal parasites

...ed with multiple intestinal parasites. Studies are underway to fully define the spectrum of activity of Cry5B as part of its preclinical development as a human therapeutic."...

Gene screen for breast cancer better than pathologist's 'eye'

...resentation of fluid from all the breast ducts are underway by other investigators, and include using sound waves to locate all the ducts. ...

Rehydrate -- your RNA needs it

...ules central players in our bodies. Work is also underway in academic and industrial labs around the world to engineer RNA for medical purposes. The engineered molecules, called RNA aptamers, are selected for their ability to bind to particular proteins involved in certain diseases, blocking key steps in th...

Selenium-protein deficiency raises prostate cancer risk

...events cancer," said Diamond. Further research is underway to corroborate the stimulating effect of dietary selenium in enhancing levels of protective selenoproteins. Diamond added that much work remains to be done to discover exactly how selenoproteins play their protective role, and in whom. At least 25 d...

First surveys of Tanzanian mountains reveal 160+ animal species, including new & endemic

...ern Arc Mountain range from destructive activities underway such as clear-cutting for agriculture, logging and...e Fund. "We've documented some destruction already underway so protecting this mountain range's an urgent priority not just for its unique wildlife, but also fo...

Revolution in the fight against cancer & viruses

...arly stage, human trials using siRNA are currently underway in the USA and Europe. We're confident our have a significant impact on the way siRNA is being developed as a weapon in the fight against viruses and cancer," said Professor Williams. ...

Mice lacking key immune component still control chronic viral infections

...MHC Class I," Virgin says. Follow-up studies now underway have produced preliminary evidence that these backup plans may be active even when normal MHC Class I is engaged in the fight against chronic infection. Additional studies will look at whether the backup system can enable an active immune response to...

AIDS-related cognitive impairment exists in two separate forms

...n prospective studies." Such a study is currently underway in Denmark and other Scandinavian countries, he said. Up to 1,500 patients will be enrolled and blood samples will be collected periodically, such as before and after every treatment. The four protein markers will then be validated for disease stage,...

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