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Chemists create 'Superbowl' molecule; May lead to better health

...lso a football fan and watches the Super Bowl each year on Australian television. Super Bowl XXXIX will be played at ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla., on Feb. 6. The superbowl molecule consists of five concave surfaces, or bowls: four on the outside and one on the bottom. It has an open top, much lik...

Spleen may be source of versatile stem cells

A year ago, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers discovered that the spleen might be a source of adult stem cells that could regenerate the insulin-producing islets of thepancreas. In a follow-up to that unexpected finding, members of thesame te...

Protein discovery could unlock the secret to better TB treatment

.... In England and Wales around 400 people die each year from the disease. The top challenge for TB control in the European region is multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). Eight per cent of the bacteria causing TB in patients are resistant to one or more drugs and one per cent show multidrug resistance. Left un...

Genome of deadly amoeba shows surprising complexity, evidence of lateral gene transfer

...lion people and causes as many as 100,000 deaths a year -- second only to malaria as a cause of morbidity and mortality from a protist. The disease caused by E. histolytica is called amebiasis. The sequencing of E. histolytica was a collaborative effort led by The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) in...

Scientists Replicate Hepatitis C Virus in Laboratory

... virus. Approximately 10,000 to 12,000 deaths each year in the United States are due to HCV. ...

Improved Outcomes Releases GeneLinker(TM) Gold and Platinum Version 4.6

...en available in GeneLinker Platinum formore than a year and a half. GeneLinker's committee of learnersarchitecture (still not available in GeneSpring?7) providessignificant advantages by preventing over-training and reducing theeffect of bad samples by requiring consensus among multiple learners tomake pr...

Live Recombinant Adenovirus Vaccine Technique Explored

.... HPV causes 500,000 cases of cervical cancer each year worldwide. Recombinant HPV vaccines currently in clinical trials may not be ideal in poorer countries because they are expensive and require multiple immunizations. The Hopkins researchers developed their vaccine prototype using canine oral papillom...

The secret lives of whales

... the fats of seafood,?says Payne. Now in the final year of a five-year global voyage, Payne’s institute has found and collected skin samples from over 1100 sperm whales from some of the most remote ocean regions of the globe. He chose to sample sperm whales because they ranged worldwide and are whale ico...

Gene therapy converts dead bone graft to new, living tissue

...r the thousands of cancer and trauma patients each year who suffer with fragile and failing bone grafts. T...ed as one of the most important discoveries of the year by the Orthopedic Research Society (ORS) and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). Nex...

Clam embryo study shows pollutant mixture adversely affects nerve cell development

... town that was the center of an ATSDR* study inthe year 2000 that documented a higher than usual rate of autismspectrum disorder and explored its link to bromoform, chloroform, andtetrachloroethylene in Brick's water supply--it got her thinking. "Myhypothesis was this: While it had been proven that indivi...

Study identifies predictors of HIV drug resistance in patients beginning triple therapy

... town that was the center of an ATSDR* study inthe year 2000 that documented a higher than usual rate of autismspectrum disorder and explored its link to bromoform, chloroform, andtetrachloroethylene in Brick's water supply--it got her thinking. "Myhypothesis was this: While it had been proven that indivi...

U-M scientists find genes that control growth of common skin cancer

...cinoma (BCC) affects over 1,000,000 Americans each year and frequently develops onsun-exposed sites, such as the face. Surgical removal of BCCs is aneffective approach to treating these cancers, which generally have aslow growth rate and seldom spread or metastasize. However, untreatedBCCs can cause exten...

Study: Soap And Water Work Best In Ridding Hands Of Disease Viruses

...ses of death, with an estimated 90,000 deaths each year in the United States," Rutala said. "Hand hygiene agents have been shown to reduce the incidence of health-care associated infections, and a variety of hand hygiene agents are now available with different active ingredients and application methods. ...

Gene Therapy For Parkinson's Disease Moves Forward In Animals

...has been debated since trials in humans ended last year without showing clinical improvements. Amgen, the world's largest biotechnology company, conducted the trials and later halted use of the drug because of safety concerns, creating an outcry from hopeful Parkinson's patients. But the gene therapy use...

Development of portable infectious disease detector

...joint research agreement for $120,000 forthe first year was completed and signed....

New research indicates a 'troubled' greenhouse is brewing

...enheit. Rainfall in Utah jumped from 16 inches per year to 26 inches per year. As a result, sagebrush deserts of the western U.S. were transformed into sub-humid woodlands." Retallack agrees with previous research indicating that the cause of the late Paleocene greenhouse spike, which lasted less than ha...

Simple drug has the potential to save many lives threatened by malaria

... lives, say researchers in this week's BMJ. Every year over a million children die of malaria in Africa. The majority of fatalities occur outside hospital, especially in rural areas. For those who do make it to hospital, half of deaths occur within 24 hours of admission. Conventional treatment, given by...

Research Using Mouse Models Reveals A Novel Key Player In The Initiation Of Colon Cancer

...unt for more than 1 million deaths worldwide every year and several research groups have been working to identify the molecular events that result in the initiation and progression of these tumors. It has been established that interfering with the function of one gene, called Adenomatous Polyposis Coli (A...

NJIT Presidential Award winner takes stem cell research another step

Treena Arinzeh, a young professor who last year won a Presidential Award, the nation's highest scientific honor, is bringing the promise of stem cell research one step closer to reality. Arinzeh, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, is researching the use of stem cells to i...

South America's vast pantanal wetland may become next everglades, UNU experts warn

...ers, forest and forest islands. It is dry half the year and a shallow lake the rest, creating a unique hab...and cattle breeding where pastures may be used all year round. The analysis says "new landowners from outside the Pantanal frequently apply non-sustainable...

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