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Genes In The Interferon System Important In Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

...ciplinary and internationalcollaboration involving world experts on the interferon system,immunology, and the disease SLE, combined with world leaders in thetechnology for large-scale genetic analyses and statistics. The geneticand statistical...

Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron

...owth is reduced." Many scientists from around the world are now studying iron effects in these regions. Though scientific efforts are aimed primarily at understanding these natural systems, there has been some speculation that iron fertilization might be useful in reducing the threat of global warming. Ho...

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

...ity being attempted bygroups in other parts of the world is to use human embryo-derivedconnective tissue cells as the feeder layer in the culture.A further solution might be a short-term culture in heat-inactivatedserum from the actual patient who is going to receive the therapy, thescientists said. Howeve...

Recent breakthroughs in common adult leukemia highlighted in New England Journal of Medicine

...ctively by us and many other scientists around the world may alter the natural history of this currently incurable leukemia," he added. A decade ago, CLL was considered a uniform disease of immature white blood cells that didn't die, with the slow rise in leukemia cell count seen in patients due to an acc...

Ecological destruction fuels emerging diseases

... activity and the extinction of species around the world is more than a looming environmental catastrophe, warns a Canadian zoologist. This ecological damage also endangers human health by turning parasites into "evolutionary land mines." Dr. Daniel (Dan) Brooks, a parasitologist at the University of Toro...

U-M scientist to talk about tissue engineering at AAAS

...In addition to discussing the sometimes-messy real world applications of tissue engineering, Krebsbach plans to talk at AAAS about the potential for combining seemingly unrelated therapies to improve the benefits of tissue engineering. For example, parathyroid hormone is given to patients with osteoporosi...

The secret lives of whales

...mone mimics that cause serious problems. The whole world is being feminized,?says Payne. Payne’s greatest hope is that in the next decade, the world will have taken heed, and instituted steps to reduce the entry of contaminants to the oceans. ...

Solution to Pollution: New Bacteria Eats Toxic Waste

...er genomes tells us a lot about the history of the world and may even help us with its future,?said Joanne ...n the environment so contaminated sites around the world can reap the benefits. Collaborations are currently under way in Nizhnekamsk in the Russian Federati...

ASU researchers finds novel chemistry at work to provide parrot's vibrant red colors

...aid McGraw. "This research is exposing a whole new world of color communication in parrots and the potential physiological and biochemical roles of the new molecules we found in our work." Details of the work are in a paper, "Distribution of unique red feather pigments in parrots," by McGraw and Mary Noga...

Transport System Smuggles Medicines Into Brain

...aid McGraw. "This research is exposing a whole new world of color communication in parrots and the potential physiological and biochemical roles of the new molecules we found in our work." Details of the work are in a paper, "Distribution of unique red feather pigments in parrots," by McGraw and Mary Noga...

Open microfluidic and nanofluidic systems

...1848-1852 (2005). Many research groups around the world work towards the construction of "labs-on-a-chip" in order to integrate chemical and biochemical analyzers on the micrometer or even nanometer scale. These devices will significantly change the way in which research is performed in the life sciences ...

Same mutation aided evolution in many fish species, Stanford study finds

...ing additional stickleback species from around the world that can reveal whether particular genes are always reused when the animals adapt to new conditions, or if evolution has other tricks up its sleeve to push organisms towards an optimal form for their environment. Other Stanford researchers who parti...

Researchers trace evolution to relatively simple genetic changes

...d. "Now, in countless lakes and streams around the world these low-armored types have evolved over and over again. It's one of the oldest and most characteristic differences between stickleback forms. It's a dramatic change: a row of 35 armor plates turning into a small handful of plates - or even no plate...

Octopuses occasionally stroll around on two arms, UC Berkeley biologists report

...d. "Now, in countless lakes and streams around the world these low-armored types have evolved over and over again. It's one of the oldest and most characteristic differences between stickleback forms. It's a dramatic change: a row of 35 armor plates turning into a small handful of plates - or even no plate...

HIV Infection Still On The Rise

... government, its application in other parts of the world may not have the impact required. In the face of this global catastrophe, the epidemic in the United Kingdom seems both small and parochial, say the authors. Nevertheless, the latest figures show a 20% increase in the prevalence of HIV in 2003 and 2...

NIAID Initiates Trial of Experimental Avian Flu Vaccine

... in 1968; many public health officials believe the world is overdue for another one. The VTEUs now enrolling adult volunteers are * University of California at Los Angeles (Joel Ward, M.D., Principal Investigator) * University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (James Campbell, M.D., P...

First real-time view of developing neurons reveals surprises, say Stanford researchers

...hool of Medicine found that neurons come into this world with a good idea about what they'll become as adults. The work, which is detailed in a paper in the March 24 issue of Neuron, took place in the brain of a small see-through fish called a zebra fish. Stephen Smith, PhD, professor of molecular and cel...

Plants defy Mendel's inheritance laws, may prompt textbook changes

Contrary to inheritance laws the scientific world has accepted for more than 100 years, some plants ...id-1800s and still taught in classrooms around the world today. "This means that inheritance can happen more flexibly than we thought in the past," said Rob...

NJIT Presidential Award winner takes stem cell research another step

...department at NJIT. "She is working in a brand-new world of medical therapy." Arinzeh's first stem-cell breakthrough focused on developing scaffolds that aid stem cells. She performed animal studies on rats with bone defects; she also did cell-culture studies. Both showed that the biomaterials stimulated ...

Affymetrix and the Karolinska Institutet Announce Translational Medicine Strategic Alliance

...re than 1,200 systems have been shipped around the world and nearly 3,000 peer-reviewed papers have been published using the technology. Affymetrix' patented photolithographic manufacturing process provides the most information capacity available today on an array, enabling researchers to use a whole-genom...

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