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Gene therapy converts dead bone graft to new, living tissue

...company LAGeT, a company Schwarz spun off from his university research. The firm seeks to commercialize Schwarz's research findings on light-activated gene therapy and has licensed the technology from the university. Also taking part from the University of Rochester were Hiromu Ito, Mette Koefoed, Prarop Tiyap...

New research indicates a 'troubled' greenhouse is brewing

...n to Paleopedology," is widely used on college and university campuses. At the UO since 1981, his research is funded by the National Science Foundation. ...

UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders

...ither unsatisfactory or unavailable." Because the university and medical school at UCLA are located on the same...Avastin and Tarceva. UCLA also is the only public university in California to boast a sophisticated Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) suite, a specialized labora...

Confocal imaging promises early detection of skin cancer

...for many outpatient centres.?/p> Trials at two university hospitals ?in Regensburg, Germany, with experienced dermatologists, and in Brescia, Italy, with people who were not experts in the field ?proved the principle of confocal imaging. “We demonstrated our system can detect skin cancer earlier than exist...

Virologists make major step towards understanding the process of HIV infection

... obtained. A team of Heidelberg researchers of the university hospitals?Virology Section and the DKFZ have now found an area within the structure molecule of the viral capsid that tolerates the substantial extension by GFP. Although the insertion of the GFP molecule enlarges the HIV structure protein by about o...

New Species of Coral Discovered Off Southern California

... obtained. A team of Heidelberg researchers of the university hospitals?Virology Section and the DKFZ have now found an area within the structure molecule of the viral capsid that tolerates the substantial extension by GFP. Although the insertion of the GFP molecule enlarges the HIV structure protein by about o...

Scalpel-free surgery could reduce risk of HIV and hepatitis exposure for health care workers

...oeconomic status and increased substance use, most university hospitals in the United States are located in urban areas and serve a similar patient population, added Makary. Other authors on the report are Eric S. Weiss, Theresa Wang, Dora Syin, Peter Pronovost, David Chang and Edward Cornwell III. ...

Fluorescing lab worms signal longer life spans

...dent, began testing a new idea of Johnson's in the university laboratory. Most scientists believe the life span of humans and other living creatures is determined by a combination of genetic, environmental and chance factors. Twin studies in humans have suggested that genes are only about 15 percent to 30 perc...

Rensselaer researchers develop approach that predicts protein separation behavior

... the nation's oldest technological university. The university offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences, information technology, architecture, management, and the humanities and social sciences. Institute programs serve undergraduates, graduate students, and working professi...

Sugar helps control cell division

...receives a percentage of royalties received by the university on sales of this antibody (CTD 110.6). The terms of this arrangement are being managed in accordance with the university's conflict of interest policy. ...

Scientists find a maturity gene in fly

...says Thummel, a professor of human genetics at the university and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. "Our kids stay sweet and cute through about 12 years of life and then, suddenly, in response to steroid and thyroid hormones and their receptors [molecules that help hormones control gen...

MWG Biotech expands siMAX?siRNA portfolio with new scales, lengths and design tools

...says Thummel, a professor of human genetics at the university and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. "Our kids stay sweet and cute through about 12 years of life and then, suddenly, in response to steroid and thyroid hormones and their receptors [molecules that help hormones control gen...

Discarded placentas deliver researchers promising cells similar to embryonic stem cells

... and as part of the agreement, and in keeping with university patent policy, Drs. Strom and Miki will receive license proceeds. Both have served as paid consultants and hold equity in Stemnion. The research was supported by the Alpha-1 Foundation and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney ...

Virginia Tech football player uses prototype cast

...types in their engineering laboratories. Then, the university hired a professional orthotist who completed one of the prototypes, and is working on the second. One consists of a bi-directional laminate and the second is composed of a uniaxial laminated composite. The students reported their findings Tuesday t...

Researchers find Amchitka seafood safe for now

...ear study of a defined marine area." In fact, the university consortium found that all levels of radionuclides were "far below" any human health food safety standard and were similar to levels found in other marine sites in the Northern Hemisphere. Further, the levels in these organisms are lower now than they...

Zebrafish may hold key to improved cancer research

...search programs date back several decades, and the university first developed the rainbow trout as a useful model for cancer research. Those studies, among others, helped to determine that aflatoxin contaminants which can be found in some foods are a powerful carcinogen ?and are still a major cause of liver can...

K-State researchers study insects' immune system

...research at Kansas State University. Mike Kanost, university distinguished professor of biochemistry and head of the department of biochemistry, and researchers in his lab are studying how insects protect themselves against infection. They think the answer lies in insects' blood, specifically proteins. The re...

Researchers make long DNA 'wires' for future medical and electronic devices

... better understand and control this process." The university will license the technology for further development. Lee and Guan are working on their first application ?building the wires into sensors for detecting disease biomarkers. In the meantime, they are collaborating with researchers in the Department of ...

University of Utah to help build bionic arm

... Existing prosthetic arms differ from the arm the university will help develop. Current models have limited movements, such as bending the elbow and wrist and opening and closing the hand, while the new arm will be capable of about 20 different movements, including moving fingers independently, says Clark. E...

Both alcoholism and chronic smoking can damage the brain's prefrontal cortex

... Existing prosthetic arms differ from the arm the university will help develop. Current models have limited movements, such as bending the elbow and wrist and opening and closing the hand, while the new arm will be capable of about 20 different movements, including moving fingers independently, says Clark. E...

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