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Science Zeroes In on New Alzheimer's Drug Target

Ridding mice of a key DNA-linked enzyme gave them back their memory, researchers say WEDNESDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs that control the "wrapping" of certain DNA have brought back learning and memory to mice stricken with an Alzheimer's-like disease -- and scientists now belie...

Device zeroes in on small breast tumors

A new medical imager for detecting and guiding the biopsy of suspicious breast cancer lesions is capable of spotting tumors that are half the size of the smallest ones detected by standard imaging systems, according to a new study. The results of initial testing of the PEM/PET system, designed ...

Red Meat Helps Spur a Food Poison Germ

...ecule that's absorbed into the body through red meat. Subtilase cytotoxin, a potent bacterial toxin produced by certain kinds of E. coli bacteria, zeroes in on human cells with a non-human, cellular molecule on their surface. One of its favorite targets appears to be N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc), ...

Prepared Remarks of Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey on the Justice Department's Efforts to Combat Healthcare Fraud Nationwide

...elderly, veterans, the disabled, and children. That money is willingly, and even gratefully, spent for the sick and injured, but the sheer number of zeroes following the dollar sign is irresistible to crooks and conmen. Fighting the fraud and theft committed by these criminals is vital to preserving our...

Scientists ID Likely Culprit in 'Popcorn Lung'

... Dutch team zeroes in on diacetyl, a key component of butter flavoring in microwave brands SATURDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) -- A key chemical ingredient in the butte...
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Study Shows How Defective DNA Repair Triggers Two Neurological Diseases

...e causative genes, which produce two proteins that help form a critical component of the DNA repair machinery, called the MRN complex. The MRN complex zeroes in on broken DNA segments and attaches to them. It then recruits another important DNA repair protein, called ATM, to launch the repair process. Howev...
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UC Davis grant zeroes in on novel asthma diagnosis and treatment

DAVIS--An entomology professor at the University of California, Davis who discovered a novel therapeutic target for treating inflammation, has received a three-year $750,000 grant from the American Asthma Foundation to investigate whether his discovery will work on asthma, a chronic disea...

Malaria parasite zeroes in on molecule to enhance its survival, team finds

A team of researchers from Princeton University and the Drexel University College of Medicine has found that the parasite that causes malaria breaks down an important amino acid in its quest to adapt and thrive within the human body. By depleting this substance called arginine, the parasite may tr...

Supercomputer provides massive computational boost to biomedical research at TGen

...computer also adds to the storage capacity of the HPCI, bringing the total storage to 1.5 quadrillion bytes, or 1.5 petabytes -- or 15 followed by 14 zeroes (1,500,000,000,000,000). That's enough storage space to record nearly a quarter million DVD discs. The HPCI storage will be used to store a vast ar...

Loosen up, DNA: Leukemia gene changes genetic packaging

...s ability; cancer-causing genes that are normally turned off become turned on once high levels of JAK/STAT open up that stretch of DNA. Such work zeroes in on the way the body compacts a slew of genetic information into our cells while keeping the fragile DNA strands safe. Our DNA contains tens of thou...

New Mixing Method for Microchip-Sized Labs

...ure, breast cancer tissue samples from newly diagnosed patients can be tested for their specific PI3K pathway abnormality in order to find a drug that zeroes in on what may be the cancer’s Achilles?heel, Mills says. “Using those drugs in combination with other treatments such as chemotherapy may significant...

Genetic Variation Visualization - From EMBL

...ure, breast cancer tissue samples from newly diagnosed patients can be tested for their specific PI3K pathway abnormality in order to find a drug that zeroes in on what may be the cancer’s Achilles?heel, Mills says. “Using those drugs in combination with other treatments such as chemotherapy may significant...

Breast Cancer May Be 'Uniquely Sensitive' To Inhibitors Of PI3K Pathway

...ure, breast cancer tissue samples from newly diagnosed patients can be tested for their specific PI3K pathway abnormality in order to find a drug that zeroes in on what may be the cancer’s Achilles?heel, Mills says. “Using those drugs in combination with other treatments such as chemotherapy may significant...
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Conference Zeroes in on Homegrown Innovation - 20th Life Science & Venture Conference Full of High-Tech Insights

Wisconsin has a problem, albeit a good one: pulling the states world-class health care technology industry into a cohesive system that can power itself well into the future. The 20th Annual Wisconsin Life Science and Venture Conference , held today and Wednesday at Madisons Monona Terrace Conve...

McGill physicists find a new state of matter in a 'transistor'

...by it like a a faucet would control a gas flow," he said. "You can understand the particles as independent units, which lets us treat them as ones and zeroes or on and off switches in digital computing. "However, once you get down to the nano scale, quantum forces kick in and the electrons may condense ...
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Escherichia coli

...eria in general. The number of individual E. coli bacteria in the feces that one human passes in one day averages 10 11 (= one with eleven zeroes after it) to 10 13 . All the different kinds of fecal coli bacteria and all the very similar bacteria that live in the ground (in soil or decaying ...
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