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ORNL, Southern Cal set sights on preventing blindness

Blindness in millions of people with diseases that starve eye tissue and nerves of oxygen might be averted with a procedure being developed by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of Southern California and the University of Tennessee. The technique uses a new class of s...

Nanoscale Diagnostic Sets Sights on Alzheimer's

Using their novel bio-bar-code amplification (BCA) technology, researchers analyzing fluid from around the brain and spinal cord have detected a protein linked in recent studies to Alzheimer's disease. Interesting application Read more about the bio-bar-code technology : - Gold nanoparticle...

World-class innovation through international cooperation

...eld on July 6-7, 2009, at Maritim Hotel & International Congress Center in Dresden, situated in the heart of the city, only a few steps away from most sights of Dresden. The conference will address the current and future opportunities and challenges for Europe's global competitiveness and the potential of...

Tobacco makes medicine

...nt type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), in combination with other auto-antigens associated with the disease. The team has a particular auto-antigen in its sights the 65-kDa isoform of the enzyme glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD65) which they have also produced in transgenic tobacco plants. According to Pez...

Behind closed eyes

...ew research at the Institute has now revealed details of that activity, explaining why, even though our sense centers are working, we don't experience sights or sounds when there's nothing coming in through our sensory organs. The previous studies of Prof. Rafael Malach and research student Yuval Nir of...

Newly identified gene powerful predictor of colon cancer metastasis

...ng pathway, tumor cells proliferate much faster, get rid of their ties within the cellular tissue, and eventually settle down as metastasis at various sights throughout the body far from the original tumor. High MACC1 Levels Higher Risk for Metastasis The researchers discovered the MACC1 gene by...

Brewing a blast-less fertilizer

...moother bourbon, he tells us. Funded by the University of Kentucky and the Homeland Securitys Science & Technology Directorate (S&T), Taulbee sets his sights on something far more sinister. Darrell Taulbee putters with this stuff to make sure another Oklahoma bombing never happens again. It was commo...

Dopamine used to prompt nerve tissue to regrow

...material with dopamine may have a better chance to successfully repair damaged nerves. The success of dopamine has encouraged the team to set its sights on other neurotransmitters. "Dopamine was a good starting point, but we are looking into other neurotransmitters as well," Wang said. The te...

Everything in its place: Researchers identify brain cells used to categorize images

...tead, most categories such as these are learned through experience. Categories are a cornerstone of complex behavior, because they give meaning to the sights and sounds around us. For example, if you are told that a new electronic gadget is a telephone, this instantly provides a great deal of information ab...

Anti-cancer drugs may hold promise for premature aging disorder

...ting in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute/NIH (HHMI/NIH) Research Scholars Program. In July 2004, he joined Dr. Collins' lab and immediately set his sights on understanding the molecular basis of progeria. "What really interested me in this research in the first place were the potential links to aging ...

Insects, viruses could hold key for better human teamwork in disasters

...specifically, to ants, bees and viruses -- for ways to improve human collaboration during disaster relief efforts. At the center of the scientists' sights are a sub-group of their own species -- specifically, civil engineers, who historically have had a limited role in such efforts, especially those invo...
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