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Scientists Unravel Mystery of Tamoxifen Resistance

Some breast tumors produce a protein that defeats the drug WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- As many as 35 percent of women who take tamoxifen to prevent the return of breast cancer do not respond to the drug -- and now scientists think they know why. A battle between proteins ...

'Chatter Box' computer will unravel the science of language

Scientists are to use a powerful super computer to mimic the part of the brain that controls speech and language function to better understand what goes wrong after brain damage caused by trauma or stroke. Psychologists at The University of Manchester have teamed up with colleagues in the Schoo...

New Analytical Tool to Unravel the Cause of Diabetes

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have designed a powerful analytical tool capable of measuring molecular structures quickly and accurately enough to catch moving proteins in mid-fold and see the shapes of intermediate steps. And what has the chemists really excited, is th...

Scientists Unravel Superbug That Kills in 24 Hours

Scientists have unlocked the secrets of a deadly superbug that attacks healthy young people and can kill within 24 hours.// The news is a vital first step in attempts to find a cure for the virulent disease, PVL-MRSA, that is highly resistant to current antibiotic treatments. Already ...

Johns Hopkins Computer Scientists Unravel 'Language Of Surgery'

Data collected from robotic medical tools may improve operating room skills – says computer scientists of Johns Hopkins, who are in the process //of building mathematical models to represent the safest and most effective ways to perform surgeries. Borrowing ideas from speech recognition resear...

Scientists Unravel the Mystery behind Calbindin-D28K Protein

Researcher Dr. John Cavanagh in association with fellow researchers from the Mayo Clinic and Duke University explain in detail about the shape function //and structure of the protein, calbindin-D28K. They analyzed the protein with great accuracy and studied its interaction with the other protei...

Research Undertaken To Unravel the Baby Mind

Psychologists at the University of Manchester are trying to learn about how babies acquire knowledge. For babies the adult world is a complicated collection of sights, sounds and smells. // Hence research is going on as to understand how they cope up with it. Lead investigator Dr Sylvain Sirois...

Mind Training Can Unravel The Power Of The Subconscious Mind

A leading Indian mind trainer and motivator has been helping South Africans to improve their lives by unlocking the power of the subconscious mind. Jeetendra Adhia's workshops in various cities seek to teach// people how to use the subconscious activated state of the mind which he says lies betwe...

Scientists Unravel Link Between HRT And Breast Cancer Gene, BRCA1

It is a well established fact that any genetic alterations in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene can predispose to breast cancer. The BRCA1 gene, has been known to play a significant role// in the utilization of estrogen in cells present in the breast. Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Ce...

$2.4 Million Grant To Unravel The Mystery Of Language Recognition.

Greg Hickok, neuroscientist, professor of cognitive sciences at the University of California, Irvine, was recently awarded a grant by The National Institute of //Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) which is part of The National Institute of Health ($2.4 million for 5 years). This...

Vietnamese Scientists Unravel Genetic Code Of Bird Flu Virus

Vietnamese scientists have successfully decoded the gene of the deadly H5N1 virus, an article in the local newspaper Youth has claimed.// If true, this news is really a shot in the arm in the global fight against bird flu and could herald in a better understanding of the variations and the mechanis...

Carnegie Mellon develops innovative method to detect genetic causes of complex diseases

...tion about the genetic causes of correlated traits is not properly used, resulting in a loss of statistical power, Xing said. "So it's unlikely we can unravel the root causes of diseases such as cancer, diabetes and asthma one gene and one trait at a time," he said. "Rather, we need tools such as GFlasso so ...

Genetic Variation Associated With Survival Advantage in African Americans With HIV

...of the people who were infected with the virus were able to ward off the fatal effects of the disease longer than others. Recent studies have begun to unravel the cause of this phenomenon, and new research suggests that African Americans with the disease have a unique survival advantage if they have both a l...

Arizona researchers to sequence West African rice strain

...s at a fraction of the cost. "We'll be the first to so rapidly generate an extremely high quality genetic sequence, one that can be used forever to unravel the secrets of West African rice," Wing said. Asian rice is the most common commercial rice crop and serves as a staple food in many countries. Sin...

2009 recipient of minority scholar award begins clinical research on leukemia

...mphoblastic Leukemia Using Zebrafish Genetics and Small Molecule Screens," and will focus on harnessing the strengths of the zebrafish model system to unravel the molecular pathogenesis of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Specifically, Dr. Gutierrez is interested in identifying targetable molecular pathw...

UAB researchers draft 3-D protein map to aid stroke, cancer research

... BIRMINGHAM, Ala. A new three-dimensional computer protein map is helping researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) unravel the biological pathways that control brain-cell death after a stroke. The new map will help identify new drug targets and test compounds to slow br...

Karolinska Institutet Awards Honorary Degree to Feinstein Institute CEO Kevin J. Tracey, MD

...arch in Manhasset, NY. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090515/DC17878 ) Dr. Tracey, a neurosurgeon whose work has helped unravel how the brain communicates with the immune system, joins a long and distinguished list of scientists who have received this honor from the Karolinska...

World-renowned neuroscientist visits UTSA on May 5 to discuss the quest for consciousness

... life. Then Watson and Crick discovered the structure of DNA. Today's neuroscientists are engaged in a similar pursuit for knowledge as they work to unravel the material basis of consciousness. How does the unmistakable smell of rain-soaked dogs or the awful throbbing of tooth pain emerge from networks ...

Packard/Stanford study suggests two causes for bowel disease in infants

... STANFORD, Calif. New research from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Stanford University School of Medicine is helping physicians unravel the cause of a deadly and mysterious bowel disease that strikes medically fragile newborn babies. The findings could lead to a better understanding of...

Blood transfusions and outcomes

...tals and even between clinicians within the same institution. The accepted "consensus conference" process using the RAND-UCLA method was chosen to unravel some of this uncertainty. This method involves a comprehensive review of all published scientific studies on a treatment, after which a panel of expe...

InteRNA Technologies and Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre to Develop microRNA-based Therapeutics for Prostate Cancer

...and miRNA discovery and validation technologies into successful diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic applications. The company's primary focus is to unravel the role of its proprietary miRNAs in cancer. InteRNA Technologies was incorporated in 2006 by Aglaia Oncology Fund and has established close r...

Blood Transfusion and Outcomes

...ls and even between clinicians within the same institution. The accepted "consensus conference" process using the RAND-UCLA method was chosen to unravel some of this uncertainty. This method involves a comprehensive review of all published scientific studies on a treatment, after which a panel of expe...

Getting Closer to Controlling Cancer Requires Funding More Laboratories and Commitment Beyond Two Years of New Stimulus, Weiner and Berg Assert in Denver Post Oped

...w $1.2 billion -- $100-200 million -- goes to innovative research by small laboratories for 'challenge' grants. That is where the excitement begins to unravel a bit because less than 10 percent of grant applications for small laboratories making novel discoveries are expected to be approved." "In additi...

Gene Network Sciences Announces Brain Cancer Collaboration With M.D. Anderson

...o changes in gene expression to progression-free patient survival times. This computer model, developed by using the REFS(TM) platform, is expected to unravel the complex genetic circuitry underlying glioblastoma and reveal novel drug targets and markers of response. These targets and markers may be used to ...

Milestone tumor virus publication by Elsevier journal Virology

...the adenoviruses and the papillomaviruses) have led to fundamental discoveries that have advanced our understanding of basic biology. They have helped unravel some of the most complex aspects of the host cells they infect, from signal transduction cascades, to DNA replication, to transcription. In his edi...

New risk variant for atopic dermatitis identified

...th Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract. Scientists therefore suspect that this variant on chromosome 11 will unravel a novel common disease mechanism that can lead to chronic inflammation of various organs. The variant is very widespread: in Europe, 36 percent of the...

Two Scientists Honored with MetLife Foundation Awards for Medical Research in Alzheimer's Disease

...adually robs individuals of the person they once were. Through this award, MetLife Foundation demonstrates sustained support for scientists working to unravel the mystery of Alzheimer's, by providing leading scientists with the funds to freely pursue their ideas through research." About the Award f...

Van Andel Research Institute of Michigan and Translational Genomics Research Institute of Arizona Undertake Unprecedented Alliance to Promote Science and Health

...ological disorders, diabetes and infectious diseases. TGen, founded in 2002, is on the cutting edge of translational research, in which investigators unravel the genetic basis of complex diseases and medical conditions. VARI opened its facility in 2000. Its 18 research laboratories are primarily ded...

Infants draw on past to interpret present, understand other people's behavior

...rsity of Washington psychologists have learned that 10-month-old infants use their prior exposure and understanding of familiar actions by a person to unravel novel actions. However, this ability is limited by the location in which the new action is performed. "Infants' understanding of and exposure to f...

Gene plays dual role in breast cancers with poor prognosis

...ionally relevant genes that might be useful for understanding, and eventually preventing, breast cancer metastasis and chemoresistance. To further unravel the complex genetic events involved in breast cancer, Dr. Kang and colleagues developed a sophisticated computational algorithm designed to identify g...

Genes Seem to Affect Tissues Differently

... Finding may help unravel how diseases form,, TUESDAY, Dec. 23 (HealthDay News) -- The same gene acting very differently in different tissues may contribute to cert...

Redesigned protein accelerates blood clotting

...ty is the ability of the protein to withstand the rigors of manufacturing and of exposure to the human blood stream. It must resist forces that would unravel it, or tear it apart, before it can have its therapeutic effect. Standard stability tests include exposing a protein to increased temperature (thermal...

Immunology Center will continue to drive standard methods, better science

...scent markers which correspond with physical and chemical qualities of the cell. Modern flow cytometers can analyze thousands of cells in real time to unravel the complex interactions driving disease processes. The devices beam laser light into a stream of liquid which carries the cells to be analyzed. Detec...

Novel Treatments Demonstrate Improvements in Overall Survival and Response Rates in Difficult-To-Treat Forms of Leukemia and Lymphoma

...Discovery Health cable network on December 19, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT and again at 12:00 midnight. The show focuses on hematologists as they work to unravel medical mysteries and save lives. ...

Studies examine quality of care for hospitalized sickle cell disease patients

...Discovery Health cable network on December 19, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT and again at 12:00 midnight. The show focuses on hematologists as they work to unravel medical mysteries and save lives. One of the key stories featured is that of Alexandria, a teenage girl being treated for sickle cell anemia who previ...

Mutant proteins result in infectious prion disease in mice

... A worldwide group of scientists has created an infectious prion disease in a mouse model, in a step that may help unravel the mystery of this progressive disease that affects the nervous system in humans and animals. The research team, including Christina J. Sigurdson, D...

Special Immune Cells May Be Key to HIV Resistance

... Some people infected with the AIDS-causing virus don't get sick FRIDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- New research is helping to unravel the mystery of how a small number of HIV-infected people manage to keep the AIDS-causing virus at bay without needing to take medicine. The key see...

Inspirational Hematologists Honored With Mentor Awards From the American Society of Hematology

...Discovery Health cable network on December 19, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT and again at 12:00 midnight. The show focuses on hematologists as they work to unravel medical mysteries and save lives. ...

ASH Holds a Special Symposium to Interest High School Students in Biomedical Research

...Discovery Health cable network on December 19, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT and again at 12:00 midnight. The show focuses on hematologists as they work to unravel medical mysteries and save lives. ...

50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology Will Feature Breakthrough Research in Blood Diseases

...Discovery Health cable network on December 19, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT and again at 12:00 midnight. The show focuses on hematologists as they work to unravel medical mysteries and save lives. ...
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