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GSA confers 2007 Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award to USC's Mather

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has chosen the University of Southern California's Mara Mather as the 2007 recipient of the Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award. This distinguished honor recognizes insightful and innovative publications on aging and life course development in th...

GSA confers 2007 Joseph T. Freeman Award to University of Maryland's Goldberg

Andrew P. Goldberg of the University of Maryland at Baltimore has been chosen by The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) to receive its 2007 Joseph T. Freeman Award. This honor, given annually, is a lectureship in geriatrics and is awarded to a prominent physician in the field of aging - both ...

Breast-Feeding Confers Long-Term Heart Benefits

Lower body mass, high levels of good cholesterol combat cardiovascular disease, study says MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-fed babies are less likely than bottle-fed infants to have certain cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in adulthood, say U.S. researchers who analyzed two g...

DNA damage response confers a barrier for viral tumorigenesis

Kaposis sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV) is a human tumor virus and an etiological agent for Kaposis sarcoma (KS). KSHV infection is endemic in sub-Saharan Africa where KS is nowadays the most common malignancy, due to widespread infection with KSHV and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Importantly, ...

New Study Confers All Clear Status On Letrozole, Infertility Drug

Concerns about increased risk of birth defects associated with letrozole, a cost effective and an easy to use drug, commonly given for infertility treatment has been settled//. A new research has now established that the rate of birth defects associated with letrozole is very similar to that associ...

Healthy Lifestyle Confers Better Sex In Elderly Men

The Harvard Health Professionals Follow-up Study has gathered data on men's health over the last two decades. The survey added questions on sexuality in 2000 to what is a semi annual survey.// Judging by the response, the Harvard Men’s Health Watch says that there are some useful pointers on how me...

CCR5 Mutation Confers Immunity Against HIV But Not Against West Nile Virus Illness

A research conducted by Philip M. Murphy, M.D., and colleagues say that mutation in CCR5 (cell surface protein) protects people against HIV infection but increases the risk of developing West Nile virus (WNV) illness. // West Nile virus (WNV) illness is caused due to a mosquito-borne virus. Th...

GenVault's GenSolve(TM) Reagents Enable State-of-the-Art Genomic Analysis of Dried Blood Spots

...ither archived Guthrie cards, or FTA cards, in a native double stranded form, that consistently fuels modern Genomic analysis. GenSolve(TM) chemistry confers a significant advantage over previously available DNA recovery technologies because it enables researchers to access high quality DNA for analysis on ...

Frost & Sullivan Awards Agfa Healthcare for Brazilian Market Penetration Leadership in 2009

...ultimately enhance quality of care, procedures, speed and management effectiveness. For the successful strategy adopted, Frost & Sullivan confers upon Agfa HealthCare its prestigious award for Market Penetration Leadership. About the Award The Frost & Sullivan Market Penetration ...

Blood Rush to the Brain When Angry Is a Good Sign

...constriction, or lack of dilation in response to mental stress in stable coronary heart disease, contributes to the genesis of myocardial ischemia and confers an increased risk in patients with coronary artery disease," researcher Tasneem Naqvi said in a news release. "It will be interesting to see whether t...
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ARUP Laboratories Applauds FDA's Decision on the Value of KRAS-Mutation Testing in Colorectal Cancer

... and decrease health care expenses. ARUP's technical bulletin, " KRAS Mutation Detection in Colorectal Cancer; For Determining Mutational Status that confers Resistance to Anti-EGFR Therapy ," elaborates on this testing and can be found at www.aruplab.com. "In the United States, colorectal cancer is...

Another LNA-based RNA Inhibitor Enters Clinical Trials

...a potent LNA-based PIK3CA antagonist" "EZN-3042, a novel locked nucleic acid oligonucleotide against survivin, inhibits survivin expression and confers taxol sensitivity" "EZN-3920, an LNA antisense oligonucleotide RNA antagonist, down modulates HER3 expression and PI3K/Akt signaling pathway an...

deCODE and Radboud University Discover Common Variants in the Human Genome Conferring Risk of Bladder Cancer

...more than 40,000 patients and controls from Iceland, the Netherlands and eight other European countries. The paper, entitled 'Sequence variant on 8q24 confers susceptibility to urinary bladder cancer,' will appear today in the online edition of Nature Genetics at http://www.nature.com/ng . "In all cancers...

ANX-201 Demonstrates a Unique Resistance Profile in Preclinical Tests

...ries, which is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The poster presentation entitled "The pyrophosphate analogue thiophosphonoformic acid confers a favorable HIV resistance profile," was presented by Shani Waninger, Ph.D., associate director for research and development at ADVENTRX. ANX-201 (t...

ADVENTRX to Present ANX-201 Preclinical Data at Keystone Symposia HIV Pathogenesis Conference

...es, which is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The poster presentation entitled "The pyrophosphate analogue thiophosphonoformic acid confers a favorable HIV resistance profile," is scheduled to be presented on March 30, 2008. The presentation will highlight results of in vitro infectivity a...

Pharmion Submits European Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for Vidaza(R) in Patients with Higher-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

... - MAA submission based on data from largest Phase 3 study conducted in MDS - Vidaza therapy confers highly significant 9.4 month median overall survival advantage compared to conventional care regimens - Two year overall survival rate of 50.8%...

Not Only Lipids and Inflammation: Insight Into a New Cause of Heart Attack and Other Vascular Disease

...ariant when it comes to risk of cardiovascular disease, and suggest that it confers this risk by affecting how artery walls respond to other risk factors such ...ofit for our shareholders." Six months ago, deCODE reported that this SNP confers significantly increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and accounts ...

New Risk Gene for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus Opens Door to More Effective Treatments

...STAT4 increases a person's risk." About 22 percent of people in the United States inherit this particular form of STAT4. Having this variant of STAT4 confers a 30 percent increased risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis. People with two copies of STAT4 have a 60 percent increased risk, Dr. Gregersen said....

BioMarin Partner AnGes MG, Inc. Submits BLA to Japanese Ministry of Health

... the first drug approved for MPS VI, regulatory agencies in both the United States and European Union have granted Naglazyme orphan drug status, which confers seven years and 10 years of market exclusivity, respectively. Additional information can be found at http://www.naglazyme.com . Naglazyme is indicat...

Telomerase Presentations at the AACR 2007 Annual Meeting

...ity, further mutations, and cancer initiation. In the latter setting, telomerase upregulation quells telomere dysfunction and genomic instability, and confers replicative immortality to highly mutated cells which have the potential to form aggressive tumors. Information in Dr. DePinho's talk and other presen...
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TSH ELISA Test

Description:...ituitary and placental gonadotropins, consisting of an a-subunit which is similar or identical between these hormones and a unique beta-subunit, which confers hormonal specificity. TSH stimulates production of thyroid hormones by binding to thyrocyte membrane receptors, leading to stimulation of cAMP-depende...
Company:Diagnostic Systems Laboratories, Inc.

TSH IRMA Test

Description:...ituitary and placental gonadotropins, consisting of an a-subunit which is similar or identical between these hormones and a unique beta-subunit, which confers hormonal specificity. TSH stimulates production of thyroid hormones by binding to thyrocyte membrane receptors, leading to stimulation of cAMP-depende...
Company:Diagnostic Systems Laboratories, Inc.
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Binocular

...ision in which both eyes are used together. The word binocular comes from two Latin roots, bini for double, and oculus for eye. Having two eyes confers at least four advantages over having one. First, it gives a creature a spare eye in case one is... How to Choose Binoculars and how to Buy Bi...
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Grant supports LSUHSC research on how like cell receptor systems determine very different functions

... receptor systems determine quite different functions influenced by hormones and drugs. "We are interested in how the generic ERK signaling pathway confers specific physiological outcomes such as proliferation, differentiation and cell migration," notes Dr. Catling. "We hypothesize that specificity is con...

MIT reels in RNA surprise with microbial ocean catch

...physical properties like light and pressure," said Shi. "A very interesting question to follow up in the lab is how much fitness advantage a small RNA confers to microbes. Can the microbes with a specific small RNA perform better in competing for nutrients in a tough situation, for instance? The discovery of...

Gene to reduce wheat yield losses

...rn pasta and bread wheat varieties. "This gene makes wheat more resistant to all stripe rust fungus races tested so far," said Dr Uauy. The gene confers resistance at relatively high temperatures, and a focus of Dr Cristobal Uauy's research at JIC will be to test how effective it is in UK-adapted varie...

Mayo: Variants in gene on X chromosome associated with increased susceptibility to Alzheimer's

...additional Alzheimer's disease cases and controls before drawing any final conclusions about the strength of the association and the degree of risk it confers on developing Alzheimer's disease." PCDH11X encodes a protocadherin that is included in a family of cadherin molecules that promote cell-cell adhes...

Genetic variation may lead to early cardiovascular disease

...region on chromosome 7 was linked to coronary artery disease (CAD). More recently, the researchers focused on identifying the gene in this region that confers risk of early-onset CAD and identified it as the neuropeptide Y (NPY) gene. NPY is one of the most plentiful and important proteins in the body and is...

From genes to farmers' fields

...or, and they isolated the specific genecalled Sub1Aand demonstrated that it confers tolerance to normally intolerant rice plants. Dr. Ronald's team showed that...de, Julia Bailey-Serres, is leading the work to determine exactly how Sub1A confers flood tolerance. "Sub1A effectively makes the plant dormant during subm...

Uncovering secrets of life in the ocean

...er flow are sufficient to alter the direction of swimming, computer simulations of larval swimming show. The second eyespot cell, the pigment cell, confers the directional sensitivity to light. It absorbs light and casts a shadow over the photoreceptor. The shape of this shadow varies according to the pos...

Biologists identify genes controlling rhythmic plant growth

...g tailor-made crops to increase our production of food and fuel for the world's rapidly growing population." "It was known that the circadian clock confers an adaptive advantage to plants in nature, and these findings provide a direct mechanism by which plants optimize their growth by synchronizing hormon...

New antibiotic beats superbugs at their own game

... The problem with antibiotics is that, eventually, bacteria outsmart them and become resistant. But by targeting the gene that confers such resistance, a new drug may be able to finally outwit them. Rockefeller University scientists tested the new drug, called Ceftobiprole, against so...

Known genetic risk for Alzheimer's in whites also places blacks at risk

...e, a progressive and fatal brain disease that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. By understanding the mechanism by which the genotype confers risk, scientists could potentially develop medicines that slow the progress of Alzheimer's or even prevent it, according to Sachs-Ericsson. Sachs-E...
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A Smoking Gene: deCODE Shows How a Single Variant in the Sequence of the Genome Confers Nicotine Dependence and Risk of Lung Cancer and Other Disease

Findings will be applied to diagnostic efforts and will be integrated into the deCODEme(TM) service REYKJAVIK, Iceland, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cigarette smoking is a major public health problem that contributes to millions of deaths around the world each ...

Nasal Vaccine for Smallpox Confers High Levels of Immunity Without Safety Risks

Data published in February issue of Clinical and Vaccine Immunology ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at NanoBio Corporation and the University of Michigan have demonstrated their nasally delivered vaccinia vaccine can protect animals against 77 times the potentially letha...

It's Not Just the Sun: deCODE Discovers Sequence Variants Affecting Susceptibility to Skin Cancer

...es in Iceland to demonstrate that a third risk variant, on chromosome 7q32, confers greater risk if inherited from the father than from the mother. "It is...that a previously identified SNP in the TERT-CLPTM1L region of chromosome 5 confers susceptibility to BCC but protects agains cutaneous melanoma. A previously ...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Cisbio Bioassays for Technology Innovation

...me. As cell surface receptors, GPCRs are easily amenable to targeting without the issues of cell permeability. The high therapeutic relevance of GPCRs confers greater significance to the development of the Tag-lite(TM) technology by Cisbio Bioassays. However, the structural studies and analysis of these...

BASF Sues DuPont for Patent Infringement

... District Court for the District of Delaware against DuPont (E. l. du Pont de Nemours and Company) for infringement of BASF's patented technology that confers tolerance to a key class of herbicides. Specifically, DuPont's Optimum GAT corn product incorporates BASF's patented promoter which is an important ge...

MIT reels in RNA surprise with microbial ocean catch

...physical properties like light and pressure," said Shi. "A very interesting question to follow up in the lab is how much fitness advantage a small RNA confers to microbes. Can the microbes with a specific small RNA perform better in competing for nutrients in a tough situation, for instance? The discovery of...

deCODE and Celera Partner to Expand use of deCODE Risk Markers for Heart Attack, Stroke and Diabetes

...of stroke than previously recognized," Circulation (2008);118:S_652. 4. Grant, et. al., "Variant of transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) gene confers risk of type 2 diabetes," Nature Genetics (2006) 38, 320 - 323; Florez, et. al., "TCF7L2 Polymorphisms and Progression to Diabetes in the Diabetes Pre...

deCODE Discovers First Genetic Variant Conferring Increased Risk of Essential Tremor

...may provide a potentially effective target for the development of drugs to treat the condition. The paper, "Variant in the sequence of the LINGO1 gene confers risk of essential tremor," is published today in the online edition of Nature Genetics, at http://www.nature.com/ng . "This discovery is an en...

CeloNova BioSciences Commercializes CATANIA(TM) Coronary Stent With NanoThin Polyzene(R)-F in Europe and Middle East

...o: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081001/CLW080LOGO-b ) The CATANIA(TM) Polyzene(R)-F surface treatment is an inorganic polymer that confers superior biocompatibility and lubricity to the substrates it coats. The Polyzene(R)-F treated surface is anti-inflammatory, promotes quick and complet...

Engineering nanoparticles for maximum strength

... reduced their strength. The new experiments with hollow nanospheres show that, by combining strength and deformability, the hollow spherical geometry confers both high strength and relatively high strains at failure. The ability to endure high stress and strain is a direct result of structural hierarchy: th...
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pPIC9K from Invitrogen

Description:... The pPIC9K and pPIC3.5K vectors carry the kanamycin resistance gene that confers resistance to Geneticin Reagent in Pichia. Spontaneous generation of multiple insertion events can be identified by resistance to increased levels of ...
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Apoptosis

...rast to necrosis , which is a form of cell death that results from acute tissue injury, apoptosis is carried out in an ordered process that generally confers advantages during an organism's life cycle. For example, the differentiation of human fingers in the developing embryo requires the cells in betw...

Cell growth

...e more complicated process of meiosis? You may think you know why you have sex , but you probably do not know the real reason; the reason why meiosis confers a selective advantage . Notice that when meiosis starts, the two copies of chromosome number 2 are adjacent to each other. During this time, there ca...

Genomics

...ny members of a clade , that sequence is said to have been conserved among the species. Evolutionary conservation of a DNA sequence may imply that it confers a relative selective advantage to the organisms that possess it. Conservation also suggests that sequence has functional significance. It may be a p...

Hepatitis B

...ce countries, such as China, vertical transmission is most common. Without intervention, a mother who is positive for the Hepatitis B surface antigen confers a 20% risk of passing the infection to her offspring at the time of birth. This risk is as high as 90% if the mother is also positive for the Hepatit...

Plasmid

... , which are then grown on specific antibiotic(s). Bacteria which took up one or more copies of the plasmid then express (make protein) the gene that confers antibiotic resistance. This is typically a protein which can break down any antibiotics that would otherwise kill the cell. As a result, only the bact...
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Tet resistance

...t (O) is an elongation factor-like protein which confers resistance to the ... A model for Tet (O)-media...ne resistance gene, designated tet (32), which confers a high ... As with all RP proteins, Tet (32) also confers resistance to minocycline (10 µg/ml) ... Anal...

N Terminus

...la 20/Ala 157, 2 miles N of ... S terminus moved to exit 176, I-65, 5 miles N of Montgomery(1983) ... For example, the N terminus of PPAR confers the ability to promote adipocyte ... Swapping the DBD along with the N terminus (DBD-/ and DBD-/) has no additional ... Functional antagonists ...

Mismatch repair

...rily conserved process ... MutS-/L-/H-Dependent Mismatch Repair in Escherichia coli ... Inactivation of the human mismatch repair system confers a large increase in ... Mismatch repair provides several genetic stabilization functions; it corrects ... The Escherichia coli mismatch repa...

Endonuclease

...ficity ... Endonucleases cleave in the middle of chains, while exonucleases operate selectively by ... in the Putative MLH3 Endonuclease Domain confers a Defect in ... Endonuclease ,biological,biolog y dictionary,biology terminology,biology terms,biology abbreviations ... endonuclease that initi...

Capacitation

...nt physiological pre-requisite before the sperm cell ... Capacitation confers upon the spermatozoon an ability to gain hyperactive ... Mammalian sper... sperm that have either undergone ... Capacitation is a process that confers fertilizing ability to spermatozoa and ... During capacitation , the sperm...

Base modification

...ions . ... For example, the tRNA base modification m1G37 is catalyzed by the enzyme tRNA ... We demonstrate that such a base modification confers resistance to pairing with ... Radiation-induced Double-strand Modification in Calf Thymus DNA in the ... scission and modification at the bas...
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