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Holy Grail Of Dermatologists On The Verge Of Discovery

The hoary saying that there is no cure for jealousy or baldness may be a thing of the past . Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania have reported in the journal Nature, that it may indeed be possible to grow new hair follicles. The findings, which stemmed from a study examining wound h...

Unholy Grail Found?

In the exciting and hotly debated world of stem cell research yet another request has been put before the US Food and Drug Administration.// UK based company ReNeuron has appealed for permission of trials on twelve stroke patients. This will involve killing or aborting a human fetus at a 12...

The Holy Grail of Diabetes Management

World Diabetes Day is an opportune time to evaluate the support available to the estimated 200 million people across the world coping with a galloping disease. Taking// cognizance of the burgeoning malady, the theme for 2006 - 'Diabetes Care for Everyone, especially the disadvantaged and the vulner...

Cell division find prompts overhaul of immune response modeling

...ly at a single-cell level but that also hold true for a whole population of cells." Accurate computer-based models of the immune response are a holy grail for scientists as they promise to unlock new therapies for infectious diseases, and allow careful investigation of autoimmune conditions. ...

Advocates for Health Millennium Development Goals Unite to Demand World Leaders Honor Funding Commitments

... Financing for Health. Available at http://www.icssupport.org/PDF/Discussion%20paper%20on%20Health%20Financing%20by%20Brook%20Baker.pdf (2) grail Research, http://www.grailresearch.com/pdf/ContenPodsPdf/Global_Bailout_Tracker.pdf (3)The full text of the declaration is available at: ...

UCSF creates fast, affordable tool for finding gene 'on-off' switches

... appear in the June 2009 print issue of the journal. Since their discovery in the past decade, biologically active small RNAs have become the holy grail of much pharmaceutical and genomics research, offering the hope of creating targeted therapeutics to "turn off" or turn down the "volume" of various g...

Stem Cells Buy Freedom From Insulin for Type 1 Diabetics

...es, an autoimmune disorder, the patient's body attacks its own beta cells. Restoring the body's innate ability to produce insulin has been the holy grail of diabetes research. Some patients have received transplantations of insulin-producing cells from a donor, but none have remained free of exogenous (...

Mirixa Australia Launches at APP2009

...rnessing both technology and the power of the pharmacist-patient relationship. "Truly achieving better long-term medication adherence is the holy grail in pharmaceutical care," said Kos Sclavos, National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. "Pharmacists are ideally positioned to help patients...

UH research team developing new noninvasive brain-mapping technology

...ocedures in the operating room, said "understanding the interplay between surface-recorded signals and information processing in the brain is the holy grail of neuroscience." "All the methodologies I work with are noninvasive that is, there are no holes to drill, no electrodes to implant in the brain o...

Nurses and allied professionals at heart of cardiovascular prevention and management programs

...es and the cardiovascular nurse is well placed to deal with a whole range of patient concerns." 3. Primary and secondary prevention remain the holy grail of cardiovascular disease, and in both, whether after a heart attack or in making heart-healthy lifestyle choices, the ultimate responsibility devolve...
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Stanford Researchers Find Brain Pathway of Depression in Rats

... other words, in their model system, the two states appear to funnel through a common pathway--despite very different cellular mechanisms. "The holy grail of psychiatry is to try to find final common pathways that can make sense of how genes and life experiences end up with the same result," said Deisser...
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American Chemical Society weekly presspac -- June 10, 2009

...3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New approach in the quest for lighting's Holy grail Journal of the American Chemical Society Researchers are reporting...he first use of a fundamentally new approach in the quest to snare the Holy grail of the lighting industry: An LED (light-emitting diode) those ultra-effic...

REGiMMUNE presents enhanced efficacy data in preclinical transplantation models

...-2001 in solid organ transplants; it showed the potential of RGI-2001 to induce antigen-specific transplantation tolerance, which is considered a holy grail in transplantation." KRN7000, a synthetic derivative of alpha-galactosylceramide, is a small molecule that potently activates natural killer T (NKT...

UCSD researchers make first direct observations of biological particles in high-altitude ice clouds

...mical composition of measured dust, the ICE-L team was able to identify the source of the dust as Asia or Africa. "This has really been kind of a holy grail measurement for us," said Prather. "Understanding which particles form ice nuclei, which occur at extremely low concentrations and are inherently diff...

Transportation fuels of the future: Nottingham leads the way

... petrol at much higher concentrations and even has potential for use as an aviation fuel Professor Minton said: "We really are focussed on the holy grail of biofuel research developing bacteria that are able to convert non-food, plant cell wall material into a superior petrol replacement, butanol. If ...

Hydrogen tank lighter than battery

...ogen tank of 'only' two hundred kilos. Although this new metal alloy is important for the development of hydrogen as a fuel, the discovery of the holy grail of hydrogen storage is still some way off. Hydrogenography In his research Gremaud made use of a technique for measuring the absorbance of hy...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Sept. 24, 2008

...m guppies to mice. That information on "biomineralization" could form a knowledge base for understanding bone loss in humans and even snaring the Holy grail of regenerative medicine discovering how newts, starfish and other animals regrow amputated body parts. Those are the observations in a new overvi...

NIH EUREKA grant awarded to University of Miami scientist

...s conserved through evolution and, thus, has the potential to be applied widely, including in the field of regenerative medicine," said Chiba. "A Holy grail of regenerative neuromedicine is spinal cord repair," he said. "It would be rash to predict that our project will solve the problem, but perhaps we ca...

UT pathologists believe they have pinpointed Achilles heel of HIV

...more virulent forms. We have learned a lot from this research about how to induce the production of the protective abzymes on demand. This is the Holy grail of HIV research -- development of a preventative HIV vaccine." ...

New fish has a face even Dale Chihuly could love

...to post images on the firm's Web site, see http://www.divingmaluku.com/new-frogfish . "Seeking out these fish is probably going to be like the Holy grail of divers for a while," Shorten says. Indeed just do a Google search for "new frogfish Ambon" on the Internet and up pops a lot of dive sites carrying...

Herpes virus link to complications in pregnancy

... a common cause of maternal death in Third World countries. The cause of high blood pressure in pregnancy has been an enigma for decades and a holy grail for many researchers. The Adelaide research group has already demonstrated a link between viral infection in pregnancy, genetic mutations in genes ...
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Domain walls that conduct electricity

...ting ceramic." For Ramesh, the discovery, in an oxide, of domain walls that conduct electricity like a metal is a step along "the path to the Holy grail of oxide materials, the challenge of creating and controlling metal-insulator transitions at interfaces in a material. It's why DOE is so interested i...

Semiconducting nanotubes produced in quantity at Duke

...of a meter scale, said Jie Liu, Duke's Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor of Chemistry, who headed the effort. "I think it's the holy grail for the field," Liu said. "Every piece is now there, including the control of location, orientation and electronic properties all together. We are pos...

Ultrafast lasers give CU-Boulder researchers a snapshot of electrons in action

...d the research efforts with scientist Albert Stolow of the Canadian National Research Council's Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences. "The Holy grail in molecular sciences would be to be able to look at all aspects of a chemical reaction and to see how atoms are moving and how electrons are rearrang...

Memoirs of a qubit: Hybrid memory solves key problem for quantum computing

...y could literally be in two places at once or possess a number of other seemingly mutually exclusive properties. Quantum computing is seen as the holy grail of computing because each individual piece of information, or bit, can have more than one value at once, as opposed to current technology which is lim...

New technique to compress light could open doors for optical communications

...Nature Photonics and is currently available online. "There has been a lot of interest in scaling down optical devices," Zhang said. "It's the holy grail for the future of communications." Not only would compressed light make possible smaller optical fibers, but it could lead to huge advances in the ...

Golden scales

...ems, led this research. Working with him were members of his research group, Kenneth Jensen and Kwanpyo Kim. "For the past 15 years or so, the holy grail of NEMS has been to push them to a small enough size with high enough sensitivity so that they might resolve the mass of a single molecule or even sin...

Attagene's Breakthrough Transcription Factor Profiling Technology to be Described in Nature Methods

... thousands of genes, but only a fraction is expressed in a particular cell type at a given time. Understanding how gene expression is regulated is the grail of the post-genomic era," says Dr. Sergei Makarov, Attagene's President and CEO, and the senior author. "A major hindrance is the lack of appropriate ...

Treatment blocks pain without disrupting other functions

...r surgical procedures block activity in all types of neurons. This can cause numbness, paralysis and other nervous system disturbances. "The Holy grail in pain science is to eliminate pathologic pain without impairing thinking, alertness, coordination, or other vital functions of the nervous system. T...

Luminex Corporation Hosts the Fifth Annual Planet xMAP Europe 2007 Symposium

...arly Viral Infections" -- Professor Thomas Herget, Ph.D., Director PLS R&D/New Technology Evaluation, Merck KGaA (Germany) - "Safety Biomarkers: Holy grail of Toxicology" -- Dr. Jochen Schwenk, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Alba Nova University Center, Department of Proteomics (Sweden) - "Multiple...

Biotech Investing Evaluating Risk!

...cine, as we know it today. Given their undying belief medicine can be revolutionized by some of these companies, they are creating a community of Holy grail believers. Many of these investors are hoping all ships in the harbor will rise with the tide, and in the very short term a lot will, but eventually b...
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