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Researchers Discover the Tale Behind Short Dogs

Dachshunds, corgis and others may trace their height to an evolutionary event THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Certain breeds of dogs may have developed distinctively short legs following a single change to the genetic code during their evolution, according to a finding that may ...

Scientists discover key event in prostate cancer progression

COLUMBUS, Ohio A study led by researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute reveals how late-stage, hormone-independent prostate tumors gain the ability to grow without need of hormones. The onset of hormone-independent growth marks an ad...

Amgen Scholars Discover Their Potential During Summer Science Research Program and National Symposium

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- From July 18-20, more than 260 of the country's brightest undergraduate students met at UCLA for the third annual Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium designed to bring together program participants and help them apply their science ...

St. Jude Scientists Discover a New Mechanism Controlling Neuronal Migration

Understanding how neurons migrate to their proper place during brain development will offer insights into how malfunctions in the machinery cause epilepsy and mental retardation MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The molecular machinery that helps brain cells migra...

Barilla(R) and Celebrity Fitness Coach Bob Greene Challenge Americans to Discover the Great Taste of Whole Grain

CHICAGO, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Finding a simple way to eat healthier without sacrificing taste just got easier. With the Barilla "That's Whole Grain?" Taste Challenge, pasta lovers are invited to discover the great taste of Barilla Whole Grain. From now until December 31, 2009, anyone who tries ...

Catalyst Biosciences Announces Agreement With MedImmune to Discover and Develop Engineered Protease Therapeutics

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. today announced the signing of an exclusive worldwide research and license agreement with MedImmune, the global biologics unit of AstraZeneca plc, to develop novel engineered proteases that specifically degrade or modul...

Researchers at Case Western Reserve discover a new way the body fights fungal infection

A team of researchers led by Amy G. Hise, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor at the Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is the first to discover how the body fights off oral yeast infections caused by the most common human fungal pathogen, Can...

Mayo researchers help discover genetic cause for primary biliary cirrhosis

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Researchers have discovered a novel molecular path that predisposes patients to develop primary biliary cirrhosis, a disease that mainly affects women and slowly destroys their livers. Primary biliary cirrhosis has no known cause. The finding, significant because it is a fir...

Scientists discover how smallpox may derail human immune system

GAINESVILLE, Fla. University of Florida researchers have learned more about how smallpox conducts its deadly business discoveries that may reveal as much about the human immune system as they do about one of the world's most feared pathogens. In findings to be published this week in the onlin...

Wayne State University and Children's Hospital of Michigan Research Team Discover Chemical That Plays a Major Role in Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Faculty from the University of Michigan , University of Toronto and Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto key collaborators in study DETROIT, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wayne State University medical researchers recently discovered a chemical that plays a major role in children wi...

Scientists discover how to improve immune response to cancer at Princess Margaret Hospital

(Toronto April 26, 2009) A team of scientists at The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research (CFIBCR) at Princess Margaret Hospital and international collaborators have discovered how to trigger an improved immune response to cancer that could be included in new clinical trials that...

Scientists discover way to jumpstart bone's healing process

Rarely will physicians use the word "miraculous" when discussing patient recoveries. But that's the very phrase orthopaedic physicians and scientists are using in upstate New York to describe their emerging stem cell research that could have a profound impact on the treatment of bone injuries. Res...

Mount Sinai researchers discover novel mechanisms that might causally link type-2 diabetes to Alzheimer's disease

A recent study by Mount Sinai faculty suggests that a gene associated with onset of type-2 diabetes also decreases in Alzheimer's disease dementia cases. The research, led by Dr. Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, Ph.D., The Aidekman Family Professor in Neurology, and Professor of Psychiatry and Geriatri...

Mayo researchers discover mechanism of cell type-specific signaling in tumor development

ROCHESTER, Minn. Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered the mechanisms behind two key checkpoints in cell growth and development factors that may ultimately allow investigators to benchmark progression of tumor cells or stop them from further development. The findings appear in the current onli...

Yale researchers discover mechanism for

Two-year-olds with autism lack an important building block of social interaction that prompts newborn babies to pay attention to other people. Instead, these children pay attention to physical relationships between movement and sound and miss critical social information. Researchers at the Yale Sc...

Researchers discover ways of integrating treatment of traumatized Tibetan refugee monks

(Boston) - The Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights (BCRHHR) at Boston Medical Center recently treated many of the large number of Tibetan refugee monks who fled violent religious persecution. These individuals arrived in Boston suffering from symptoms of traumatic stress, interfering...

'Conversations with Self: Discovering the Power of Your Inner Voice': Discover How to Find and Listen to an Inner Voice That Is Encouraging and Helpful

ARVADA, Colo., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Each day we have countless conversations with ourselves, and if we really listen to them, we discover that much of what we say to ourselves is critical, judgmental, and often unforgiving. We seem to expect perfection, and if we don't get it, we tend to make e...

Scientists Discover New Drug Targets for Crohn's Disease

Gene-searching method uncovered more players in painful gastrointestinal condition THURSDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- An international team of researchers has pinpointed new genetic targets for drugs to treat Crohn's disease, a chronic and painful condition caused by inflammation of...

Dallas Scientists Discover Statins May Falsely Indicate Thyroid Problems

DALLAS, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cholesterol-lowering statins, used by millions of Americans to treat and prevent atherosclerosis, may falsely indicate thyroid problems, according to researchers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Their study, "Radioiodine studies, low ser...

Researchers discover metabolite linked to aggressive prostate cancer

AUDIO: Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a panel of small molecules, or metabolites, that appear to indicate aggressive...

Pathologically elevated blood fat levels in obesity: Researchers discover molecular causes

Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center have discovered a mechanism in liver metabolism that is responsible for pathologically elevated blood fat levels found in severe metabolic disorders. Mice suffering from metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes produce only small amounts of a molecule c...

Scientists discover key factor in controlling the breakdown of bone

A new study demonstrates that a chemical mediator in the blood that influences immune cell migration also plays a key role in maintaining the balance between the build-up and breakdown of bones in the body. This mediator, which acts on cells that degrade bone, may provide a new target for scientis...

CSHL scientists discover link between control of chromosome duplication and segregation

Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. Before a cell can divide into two, first it must duplicate its genetic material--the DNA packed in its chromosomes. The two new sets of chromosomes then have to be separated from one another and correctly distributed to the resulting "daughter" cells, so that both daughte...

Two-Thirds of Hispanic Women Discover Breast Cancer Themselves

But half wait at least a month before seeking help, research shows THURSDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Most breast cancers in Hispanic women are detected by self-exam, despite high rates of screening mammography in this population, a new study shows. What's troubling, however, is t...

Johns Hopkins researchers discover new schizophrenia gene

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are one gene closer to understanding schizophrenia and related disorders. Reporting in the Jan. 9 issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics , the team describes how a variation in the neuregulin 3 gene influences delusions assoc...

UNT Health Science Center Researchers Discover Eating Less May Not Increase Life Expectancy

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Michael Forster of the UNT Health Science Center and Dr. Raj Sohal of the University of Southern California's School of Pharmacy have discovered that eating less ...

UT Southwestern researchers discover brain's memory 'buffer' in single cells

DALLAS Jan. 25, 2009 Individual nerve cells in the front part of the brain can hold traces of memories on their own for as long as a minute and possibly longer, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. The study, available online and appearing in the February issue of Nature...

PlanetHospital(TM) Helps Gay Couples Discover Having Children Via Surrogacy in India

FREE Presentation/Surrogacy Seminar Series CHICAGO, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: PlanetHospital(TM), the leader and pioneer in medical tourism. What: A highly informative meet and greet between gay couples, singles, and infer...

Canada-US scientists discover gene responsible for brain's aging

This press release is available in French . Montreal, January 16, 2009 Will scientists one day be able to slow the aging of the brain and prevent diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's? Absolutely once the genetic coding associated with neuronal degeneration has been unraveled. A...

McGill researchers discover gene that increases susceptibility to Crohn's disease

This release is available in French . --> Researchers at McGill University, the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC) and the McGill University and Gnome Qubec Innovation Centre, along with colleagues at other Canadian and Belgian institutions, have disco...

Researchers discover target that could ease spinal muscular atrophy symptoms

COLUMBIA, Mo. There is no cure for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a genetic disorder that causes the weakening of muscles and is the leading genetic cause of infant death, but University of Missouri researchers have discovered a new therapeutic target that improves deteriorating skeletal muscle t...

Scientists Discover Trigger for Autoimmune Diseases

Self-attacking, dormant cells switch 'on' in those with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis MONDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy adults have potential autoimmune disease-causing cells, but these cells stay in an "off" state, a U.S. study shows. Immune cells that attack the body cause...

PA/NJ/DE Nurses Discover New Job Search Experience

BALA CYNWYD, Pa., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 8, 2008, TooBusyWorking was launched as a next-generation job board that aggregates and organizes local nursing job openings from all major employers onto a single Web site. Today, TooBusyWorking has more local nursing job listings than Career...

UBC researchers discover gene mutation that causes eye cancer

A University of British Columbia geneticist has discovered a gene mutation that can cause the most common eye cancer - uveal melanoma. Catherine Van Raamsdonk, an assistant professor of medical genetics in the UBC Faculty of Medicine and a team of researchers, have discovered a genetic mutation...

Einstein researchers discover protein that contributes to cancer spread

December 8, 2008 BRONX, NY - In an important finding published online in Developmental Cell , researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, along with collaborators at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have identified a protein likely responsible for causing brea...

Researchers discover new enzyme in cancer growth

OKLAHOMA CITY While studying the mechanics of blood clots, researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center discovered a new enzyme that not only affects the blood, but seems to play a primary role in how cancer tumors expand and spread throughout the body. The research appeared i...

Researchers discover strategy for predicting the immunity of vaccines

In the first study of its kind, researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University, have developed a multidisciplinary approach involving immunology, genomics and bioinformatics to predict the immunity of a vaccine without exposing individuals to ...

Portuguese scientists discover new mechanism that regulates formation of blood vessels

Researchers in one of the external groups of the Instituto Gulbenkian de Cincia (IGC), in Portugal, have discovered a novel mechanism which regulates the process whereby new blood vessels are formed and wounds heal, including chronic wounds, such as those found in diabetic patients and those suffe...

Researchers discover new risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and a way to control it

This release is available in French . Montreal, November 9th 2008 - A team of international researchers including scientists from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University have discovered that having high levels of particular protein puts patients at increased risk...

NIH scientists discover crucial control in long-lasting immunity

National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists have identified a protein that plays matchmaker between two key types of white blood cells, T and B cells, enabling them to interact in a way that is crucial to establishing long-lasting immunity after an infection. Their finding may also explain why...
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