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Gene variations explain drug dose required to control seizures

...s, a center of the IGSP. If the genes' predictive value is verified in clinical trials, such a "pharmacogenetic" approach might make it possible to safely reduce the time required for patients with epilepsy and their physicians to reach an effective dose of the medications that control seizures, said Davi...

Scientists develop new color-coded test for protein folding

...ld-cytochrome solution had a rosy red hue and a pH value of 10--about the same as an over-the-counter heartburn medication. But when drops of hydrochloric acid were added, the solution began to change color, turning purple when the pH reached 5.8 and light blue at pH 4, which is close to the acidity of win...

Nanogen Issued Patent for Electronic Microarray With Memory

...y. The patent also covers a method for storing the value of the voltage associated with each electrode in a...fferentiated advanced diagnostic products that add value to the company and to research and clinical laboratory customers," said Howard C. Birndorf, Nanogen ...

Boosting HIV screening can increase survival and is cost effective

...ings are part of a two-paper series in NEJM on the value of expanded HIV screening in the United States. Th...hose of our colleagues, firmly establish the great value of expanded screening." Paltiel and his team developed a mathematical model of HIV screening and tr...

Rats infected as newborns grew up vulnerable to memory problems during an immune challenge

Underscoring the value of good prenatal care, new research suggests that early infection may create a cognitive vulnerability that appears later during stress on the immune system. Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder have reported that rats who experienced...

Alaskan puzzles, monitoring provide insight about North Pacific salmon runs

...2,000 licensed boats even bothered to fish and the value of a license to fish there has dropped from a high...r of fish harvested, if you maximized the economic value of the catch, including fixed and variable costs, you might consider harvesting very differently," H...

Biodiversity hotspots identify conservation priorities

...our planet. This latest assessment underscores the value of the hotspots concept for defining urgent conservation priorities," said Russell A. Mittermeier, president of Conservation International (CI) and co-editor of the new book. "We must now act decisively to avoid losing these irreplaceable storehouses...

Stem cells from brain transformed to produce insulin at Stanford

...brain disease. He thinks this work has additional value because the method used to produce insulin from neural stem cells is completely new. "The more ways we discover to form insulin-producing cells from stem cells, the more likely it is that stem cells can be used for islet replacement," Kim said. Kim ...

Affymetrix Licenses Microfluidics Technology From Caliper Life Sciences

...ionship with Caliper to this new area of potential value and importance to Affymetrix' customers." "We are pleased that a leading life sciences company like Affymetrix recognizes the vast potential of LabChip technologies," said Kevin Hrusovsky, President and CEO at Caliper. "Affymetrix is moving beyond b...

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

... of juvenile fish and shrimp are of low commercial value and threaten future populations and catches. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, fishermen lose hundreds of millions of dollars a year because of the loss of juvenile fish and non-target fish to bycatch. This team developed a sys...

Small species back-up giant marsupial climate change extinction claim

...he extinction of species, it might have predictive value in estimating the effects of possible future climate changes and its impacts on modern species." Megafauna roamed the globe in the Pleistocene epoch, between 1.8 million and 10,000 years ago. In the northern hemisphere species such as the woolly ma...

First technology to remove prions that cause vCJD from blood launched

..., which could damage or compromise the therapeutic value of a blood transfusion such as the oxygen carrying properties of red cells. A filtration approach also avoids the ethical issues associated with diagnostic testing, such as alerting a blood donor that he or she has an invariably fatal disease. Regard...

Biomarkers isolated from saliva successfully predict oral and breast cancer

...m saliva and blood sera that might have diagnostic value for detecting early cancer. In the cell, messenger RNA or mRNA carries a copy of the genetic code or DNA, housed in the cell's nucleus, to other parts of the cell for protein manufacture. The process by which genes are copied to mRNA, via an enzyme c...

New project aims to make large-scale lobster farms feasible

...deal target for commercial culture due to its high value and limited availability from wild capture, mostly using traps. Each year, 3 to 4 million pounds of Florida spiny lobsters valued at about $17 million are harvested and account for 11% of the spiny lobsters on the U.S. market. Overfishing of lobster ...

Measles Deaths Worldwide Drop By Nearly 40% Over Five Years

... UNICEF. "What clearer proof could there be of the value of investing in immunization?" The dramatic decline in measles deaths is made possible through the commitment of governments to fully implement the WHO/UNICEF strategy for sustainable measles mortality reduction. The strategy seeks to achieve routi...

Basis for DNA ejection from single phage particles

...psulation for a particular bacteriophage reached a value of 60 atomospheres, which is close to ten times the pressure inside a bottle of champagne. In the new work reported this week, researchers have evaluated whether the energy thus stored is sufficient to permit phage DNA ejection, or only to initiate t...

Successful Test Of Single Molecule Switch Opens The Door To Biomolecular Electronics

...ctable way.?/p> Lindsay stresses that the main value of the finding is not in having found a molecule that could be developed into a working electrical switch, but in discovering some critical design parameters that should make possible successful research in designing molecular devices. “We have a wo...

A New Species of Monkey is Discovered in Tanzania: The First in Africa for More Than 20 Years

...ing expertise and resources, partners get the most value for money spent.?/p> The Southern Highlands team was coordinated and funded by WCS; the project that produced the discovery in Ndundulu Forest received financial support from WCS, CI, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, the Margot Marsh Biod...

DOE JGI launches IMG public online microbial genome data clearinghouse

...is goal follows the fundamental principle that the value of genome analysis depends on the quality of the data and increases with the number of genomes available for comparative analysis." Nikos Kyrpides, of DOE JGI's Microbial Genome Analysis Program (MGAP), provided scientific leadership and overall coo...

Virologists make major step towards understanding the process of HIV infection

...rticles or their infectiousness, thus limiting the value of results 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 ins...

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