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Researchers discover inherited mutation for leukemia

...osition. However, usually only two or three people within a family are affected, making it difficult to do the genetic studies needed to find possible mutations, Plass says. The family examined in this research was identified by collaborator Henry Lynch at Creighton University. The researchers are n...

Innovative smallpox vaccine research study to be conducted at Case Medical Center

...it contains a more weakened form of the live-virus within the vaccine. “Because the vaccine is weakened, the side effects should be minimized enough to give the vaccine to all individuals, even those whose immune systems are suppressed,” says Dr. Salata. “Our hope is that the new vaccine will be a safer...

Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients

...time about a balance of ‘good guys’ and ‘bad guys’ within the inflammatory process, either causing harm or alleviating the disease. The current work reinforces the idea that inflammation is not simply the bad guy that many people think it is.” The work could have ramifications for the development of a va...

Snoring in children might be an allergic type disease

...ring the first five years of life. 219 children within the original study group had rhinitis and of these, 213 could provide information on snoring. Almost 60% of these children snored at least once per week including 26% who snored more than three nights per week. This is a very high prevalence in five...

CSIRO scientists join fight to save 'Tassie devil'

...ternally through the body, the animal usually dies within a few months from starvation and the breakdown of body functions. The integrated research team at AAHL will use a variety of techniques including microscopy, microarrays and a range of molecular techniques to search for infectious agents, markers...

Largest synthetic gene ever built offers insights into anti-malarial drug resistance

...nto skin or blood, which then travels to the liver within minutes, grows and divides there, and then rupture...repeated cycles of mounting parasitic reproduction within red blood cells and accompanying fever. During red blood cell infection, P. falciparum degrades the ...

Loss of stem cells correlates with premature aging in animal study

...such as hair graying, hair loss, and osteoporosis, within three to four months. To be able to renew itself, most tissues have a reservoir of specific adult stem cells. These stem cells don’t divide as frequently as other cell types since they need to maintain the integrity of their DNA, and multiple div...

Millions of children denied drug that costs less than $3 a year

...ement programme will work only if fully integrated within a community healthcare delivery system, which should provide not only reliable supplies of drugs, with adequate facilities for storage and dispensing, but also educational programmes for health practitioners and the general population, he concludes....

New study finds genetically engineered crops could play a role in sustainable agriculture

...“Bt crops” fared better in field trials than those within locales treated with chemical insecticides. “This is a groundbreaking study and the first of its kind to evaluate the current science surrounding genetically modified crops. The results are significant for how we think about technology and the fu...

Brightening prospects of using fluorescent nanotubes in medical applications

...ely used for imaging living systems – begin fading within a few hours. Quantum dots last several days before degrading. Hertel’s team is currently working on the next step necessary for many biomedical uses: finding a way to attach molecules to the surface of the nanotubes that will allow them to bind to...

'Lucky 13' as new gene discovery offers further hope for childhood blindness

...tors in the retina. Protein transport is essential within retinal photoreceptor cells as they are long, thin... each parent. However, the disorder is more common within populations where marriage to first or second cousins is common, such as the Pakistani community. ...

U-M researchers discover gene switched off in cancer can be turned on

...me from one person to the next, and even the cells within a single tumor are not the same. Giving a single drug or drug combination to 500 people is setting ourselves up for failure, much like a one-size-fits-all clothing store would never succeed,” Reisman says. “Targeted therapies are now opening the ...

Physicist cracks women's random but always lucky choice of X chromosome

...cess both X chromosomes are brought close together within the cell. The Warwick researcher paper says that what happens next is that material for a "protein plug" then begins to gather around both of the XIST suicide genes on each X Chromosome. This starts a race between the two build ups of protein. Inevit...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...lso disappeared. Recently, though, reports from within Southern Sudan indicated that pockets of wildlife had been sighted. Marjan and his colleagues from the Wildlife Conservation Society and members of the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife Conservation, and Tourism, with support from USAID/USDA, underto...

Study shows lizard moms dress their children for success

... trend in the frequency of orange-throated lizards within the population or in the overall population density." According to Sinervo, the density of the lizard population is probably a critical factor. At high densities, the aggressive orange-throated males are so busy fighting with other lizards that th...

Nurtured chimps rake it in

...enculturated chimpanzees may be better at learning within a highly social, interactive context because they have heightened attention to the actions of others.” ...

Penn researchers link cell's protein recycling systems

...nd to ubiquitin-tagged proteins and transport them within the cell. So we wondered, could HDAC6 be the link"” Taylor’s group showed that if the HDAC6 gene is knocked out, inducing autophagy no longer rescues the fly eyes from neurodegeneration. Therefore, autophagy requires HDAC6 to work. They also show...

Risk of stroke doubles if diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

...found that the risk of a stroke is considered high within the first five years of treatment for Type 2 diabe...t 9.1 per cent of the diabetes cohort had a stroke within the first five years of their diagnosis,” Dr. Thomas Jeerakathil, an assistant professor in neurolog...

In nature, proteins sweep up nanoparticles

...ise, they found proteins and polypeptides embedded within the zinc sulfide nanoparticles. Specifically, the ...onally been thought of as a phenomenon that occurs within a cell, or in contact with it. But in this case, we see an intimate association of proteins and mine...

Clot-dissolving agent may be beneficial in treatment of severe frostbite

...th abnormal blood flow on angiography received tPA within 24 hours of severe frostbite injury. These individ...injury. Among the six patients who received tPA within 24 hours of injury, six of 59 (10 percent) affected fingers or toes were amputated, compared with 97...

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