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Man and mouse share genome structures

...to make living cells and organisms, and how we can use that information to improve human health," said Bernstein, who is an instructor of pathology at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. "Every one of our cells has the same genome, yet is completely different. Muscle cells are diff...

Adding Radiation Therapy To Chemotherapy Improves Survival In Patients With High-risk Breast Cancer

...ki Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, discuss the use of locoregional radiation therapy in breast cancer...patients and note that fewer clinicians accept its use in moderate-risk patients. "Because uncertainties continue about the effectiveness of locoregional r...

Novel Asthma Study Shows Multiple Genetic Input Required; Single-gene Solution Shot Down

...ki Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, discuss the use of locoregional radiation therapy in breast cancer...patients and note that fewer clinicians accept its use in moderate-risk patients. "Because uncertainties continue about the effectiveness of locoregional r...

A new mechanism of regulating RNA degradation

...al to produce a new set of tools for physicians to use to fight disease. Most of the gene-control tools ...iscoveries have shown that many of the tools cells use to regulate genes work after transcription, by moderating the activity and the life span of the RNA ...

FDA Approves Human Hookworm Vaccine for Phase I Safety Trials

...al to produce a new set of tools for physicians to use to fight disease. Most of the gene-control tools ...iscoveries have shown that many of the tools cells use to regulate genes work after transcription, by moderating the activity and the life span of the RNA ...

Quantum Dots Research Leads to New Knowledge about Protein Binding in Plants

...systems. The study opens the door for thepotential use of Quantum Dots in live imaging of plant cells andprovides valuable understanding of the mechanism of interaction betweenthe pollen tube and female tissue during reproduction.“Integrating materials science, chemistry and plant biology tounderstand ho...

W.M. Keck Foundation funds study of friendly microbes

...d human physiology. To do so, the researchers will use a new type of mass spectrometer with an unprecedented capacity to accurately and rapidly identify these metabolites. "We very grateful to the Keck foundation, which has committed itself to funding high-risk projects designed to overcome key obstacle...

Yellowstone microbes fueled by hydrogen, according to U. of Colorado study

...ly coloredhot springs of Yellowstone National Park use primarily hydrogen forfuel, a discovery University of Colorado at Boulder researchers saybodes well for life in extreme environments on other planets and couldadd to understanding of bacteria inside the human body.A team of CU-Boulder biologists led ...

Columbia research lifts major hurdle to gene therapy for cancer

...ping additionalviruses based on the PEG switch for use in clinical trials withpatients. Other investigators associated with the PNAS study includeDrs. Zao-zhong Su (research scientist), Devanand Sarkar (associateresearch scientist) and Luni Emdad (postdoctoral research scientist) inDr. Fisher's group; Dr...

Dysentery uses 'sword and shield' to cause infection

..."This is the first description of bacteria able to use this 'sword and shield' approach, showing how dysentery is able to infect the body so effectively. We have shown why the bacteria can avoid being destroyed by the body's immune responses through the expression of a molecule that acts as a shield on i...

Novel technology detects human DNA mutations

...anosphere's President and CEO. "This study and the use of nanoparticles to dramatically increase sensitivity in our other proprietary applications -- such as bio-barcode for ultra sensitive detection of proteins -- demonstrate the broad applicability of nanotechnology and its potential to markedly advanc...

Priming embryonic stem cells to fulfill their promise

...machinery. "We think other researchers couldeasily use this technique with any other tissue in mouse, or ...gy in the sense that all of asudden scientists can use inexpensive and widely available reagents andmachinery to optimize the conditions needed to optimize...

Emory Study Tests Bone Marrow Stem Cells to Improve Circulation in Legs

.... It is still considered experimental,however, for use to increase the level of EPCs in patients withperipheral vascular disease.The investigators are seeking patients in whom prior treatments,including surgery or angioplasty, have been unsuccessful, or patientsfor whom those treatments are not options. ...

Controversial drug shown to act on brain protein to cut alcohol use

...ug and alcohol addiction. The FDA has not approved use ofIbogaine in the U.S.Scientists at UCSF's Ernest ... addicts to return to uncontrolled drinking ordrug use when exposed to the drug of abuse months or even years afterbreaking the habit.In this analysis, the...

Termites feed through good vibrations

Discovery that termites use vibrations to choose the wood they eat may provide...ys laboratory experiments have found that termites use their ability to detect vibrations to determine which food source is most suitable. The termites can...

Current human embryonic stem cell lines contaminated UCSD/Salk team finds

...lecule thatcompromises their potential therapeutic use in human subjects,according to research by investi...h is the first step inpreparing them for potential use in humans, the percentage of totalsialic acids present still ranged from 5 to 17 percent.Varki and h...

Mouse brain cells rapidly recover after Alzheimer's plaques are cleared

...beta antibodies are currently being considered for use inAlzheimer's patients in clinical trials.In the mice, the largest swellings were least likely to heal. Brendzaplans to look into whether additional treatment can prompt theirrecovery.Holtzman and Brendza plan to continue using the mouse model to stu...

Key molecule in plant photo-protection identified

...beta antibodies are currently being considered for use inAlzheimer's patients in clinical trials.In the mice, the largest swellings were least likely to heal. Brendzaplans to look into whether additional treatment can prompt theirrecovery.Holtzman and Brendza plan to continue using the mouse model to stu...

UW's Rosetta software to unlock secrets of many human proteins

...icly accessible database,which scientists can then use to conduct research into new drugs andtreatments.Rosetta works by virtually folding protein sequences into thousands ofpossible shapes, based on certain protein folding "rules" known byscientists. These rules are summarized in the program and are ter...

Researchers find how protein allows insects to detect and respond to pheromones

...icly accessible database,which scientists can then use to conduct research into new drugs andtreatments.Rosetta works by virtually folding protein sequences into thousands ofpossible shapes, based on certain protein folding "rules" known byscientists. These rules are summarized in the program and are ter...

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