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Scientists identify key roadblock to gene expression

A team of scientists has provided, for the first time, a detailed map of how the building blocks of chromosomes, the cellular structures that contain genes, are organized in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. The work identifies a critical stop sign for transcription, the first step in gene e...

Study Finds a Lack of Health Insurance May Roadblock Some Diabetes Patients From Seeking Critical Treatment

American Podiatric Medical Association Releases Study on Diabetes andFoot Care within the African-American Community BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With more than 80,000 lower-limb amputations reported annually among people with diabetes in the United States, there's a poss...

Kessler Foundation Research Center Study Provides Insight into One of the Most Challenging Symptoms Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

...f life for civilians and veterans with TBI as well as stroke survivors and individuals with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and AIDs." A roadblock in the progress for treating patients for cognitive fatigue is the lack of proven assessment tools. Researchers have been struggling for nearly a cent...

Kessler Foundation Research Center Study Provides Insight into One of the Most Challenging Symptoms Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

...fe for civilians and veterans with TBI as well as stroke survivors and individuals with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and AIDs." A roadblock in the progress for treating patients for cognitive fatigue is the lack of proven assessment tools. Researchers have been struggling for nearly a cent...

Delaware Urologic Associate's, Dr. Peter J. Muench, Presents Advances in Incontinence Treatment with a New Perspective and Outlook

...reatments available for incontinence nowadays, an effective and easy solution is within reach for men and women struggling with incontinence. The main roadblock to that solution might just be the patient himself, by minimizing the severity of his condition. Dr. Peter Muench of Delaware Urologic Associates in N...

Scientists uncover indicator that warns leukemia is progressing to more dangerous form

...f beta-catenin in white blood cells called granulocyte macrophage progenitors (GMP) in effect, leukemia stem cells. According to Jamieson, a major roadblock in predicting and stopping the conversion of chronic CML to blast crisis stage was the failure to understand what turned on beta-catenin. The team sho...

GEN Reports on Strategies to Overcome Blood-Brain Barrier

...ssue of GEN ( http://www.genengnews.com/articles/chitem.aspx?aid=2778 ). "The blood-brain barrier issue probably serves as the most significant roadblock to the treatment of central nervous system diseases," says John Sterling, Editor in Chief of GEN . "The key challenge is to treat people suffering fr...

A World First in Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Promises a More Cost-Effective, Patiently Friendly Future

...ology have led to amazing new capabilities in medicine. Unfortunately, they have frequently added significant costs. These costs, in turn, have been a roadblock to widespread adoption of potentially lifesaving technology. ViKY bucks that trend through improved efficiencies, lightweight portability and comparat...

Photos: 'Changing Behavior, One Woman at a Time'

...en nurture everyone else, but often fail to take care of themselves. LACK OF KNOWLEDGE -- Not knowing what to do or how to do it is another roadblock to early detection of breast cancer. "Educating women and encouraging them to take action are essential in getting past these road...

Hormone shows promise in reversing Alzheimer’s disease and stroke

...for three reasons. We have found a therapy that reverses symptoms of Alzheimers's disease and stroke in a mouse model. We have isolated the particular roadblock that keeps the treatment from getting into the brain. And we have found a way to finesse that obstacle so the medicine can get into the brain to do it...
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Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards Over $2 Million for Validation of 10 Parkinson's Therapeutic Targets

...novel targets in recent years through genetic, biochemical and epidemiological studies, a lack of funding for validation studies has long been a major roadblock to the efficient translation of these discoveries into practical therapies that benefit people living with PD. The Foundation's Target Vali...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $2.4 Million for Validation of Nine Promising Therapeutic Targets for Parkinson's Disease

...novel targets in recent years through genetic, biochemical and epidemiological studies, a lack of funding for validation studies has long been a major roadblock to the efficient translation of these discoveries into practical therapies that benefit people living with PD. Projects funded in this cohort of Tar...

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation's Tissue Bank Consortium May Solve Dire Problem in Pediatric Cancer Research

... Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. According to Dr. Curran, although pediatric brain tumors can be devastating, their low incidence has created a roadblock for researchers who need a large enough data set to conduct statistically significant analyses. "Everyone in this field believes that research is the ...

CureHIV Reaches Out to Bill and Melinda Gates to Fund LiSAVIOR

...cember 1 to December 3, 2006, to initially present LiSAVIOR. The proposed roadblock to cure HIV is that current drug and vaccination treatments do not treat th...the large intestines and the anus. The proposed solution to overcome this roadblock is the oral clinical use of LiSAVIOR, a drug that is an early stage HIV lif...
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Newfound roadblock to interferon effectiveness against malignant melanoma

Researchers have uncovered a significant contributing factor to interferon resistance of malignant melanoma cells. The finding represents a step forward in understanding the molecular events that govern the growth of this type of cancer and the changes in gene expression and cellular signaling that...

MS study offers theory for why repair of brain's wiring fails

...ay in the oligodendrocytes of mice, which caused a profound delay in repair. Further analysis suggested that the Wnt pathway activation was creating a roadblock that prolonged oligodendrocyte precursor development. "While the animals eventually showed repair, it was delayed compared to normal mice," says Fa...

New biomarker method could increase the number of diagnostic tests for cancer

...linical use. Thousands of cancer biomarkers are discovered every day, but only a handful ever makes it through clinical validation. This is a critical roadblock because biomarkers have the potential to allow doctors to detect cancer in the earliest stages, when treatment provides the greatest chances of surviv...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- April 22, 2009

...itive with gasoline by 2012. But construction has started on only one of the projects, with two cancelled outright, the article notes. The biggest roadblock involves difficulty in scaling-up production from the small quantities of bioethanol that can be produced in the lab to the millions of gallons needed...

GEN reports on strategies to overcome blood-brain barrier

... issue of GEN ( http://www.genengnews.com/articles/chitem.aspx?aid=2778 ). "The blood-brain barrier issue probably serves as the most significant roadblock to the treatment of central nervous system diseases," says John Sterling, Editor in Chief of GEN . "The key challenge is to treat people suffering fr...

Columbia University scientist devises new way to more rapidly generate bone tissue

... The inability to foster angiogenesis a physiological process involving the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels has been a major roadblock in tissue regeneration. Previous approaches have included the use of angiogenic growth factors and the fabrication of artificial blood vessels. Howeve...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac

...e report design of a new material that almost meets the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2010 goals for hydrogen storage and could help eliminate a key roadblock to practical hydrogen-powered vehicles. Their study on a way of safely storing hydrogen, an explosive gas, is scheduled for the Oct. 8 issue of ACS' ...

Landmark study opens door to new cancer, aging treatments

... the structure of a key segment of the moleculethe so-called TRBD domain, where RNA binding occurs. However, the complexity of telomerase has proved a roadblock to determining the enzyme's overall architecturea goal pursued by researchers worldwide for more than 15 years. To perform the necessary studies, ...

ORNL researchers analyze material with 'colossal ionic conductivity'

...o achieve high temperatures to conduct ions, the new material maintains ionic conductivity near room temperatures. High temperatures have been a major roadblock for developers of fuel cell technology. The research team with Spain's Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universidad Politcnica de Madrid produ...

Michael J. Fox Foundation awards $2.4M for validation of therapeutic targets for Parkinson's

...novel targets in recent years through genetic, biochemical and epidemiological studies, a lack of funding for validation studies has long been a major roadblock to the efficient translation of these discoveries into practical therapies that benefit people living with PD. Projects funded in this cohort of Ta...
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Liability issues not seen as roadblock to healthcare technology advancements

Madison, Wis. The increased use of clinical technologies in healthcare does not absolve physicians and other healthcare workers of liability for care decisions, particularly when technology vendors include strong sales contract disclaimers. But as clinical healthcare technology developers mar...

Graphene may have advantages over copper for IC interconnects at the nanoscale

...gher density wouldn't produce faster integrated circuits. "This is not a roadblock to achieving scaling from one generation to the next, but it is a roadblock to achieving increased performance," he said. "Dimensional scaling could c...

Brazil's biotech firms: From imitators to innovators in health-related products

...products, among other activities) can withhold approval on grounds such as eventual public access issues. Regulatory issues The main regulatory roadblock highlighted by both public and private sector interviewees is the lack of practical experience in product development and manufacturing on the part of...

Nanotubes grown straight in large numbers

...HAM, N.C. -- Duke University chemists have found a way to grow long, straight cylinders only a few atoms thick in very large numbers, removing a major roadblock in the pursuit of nano-scale electronics. These single-walled carbon nanotubes also follow parallel paths as they grow so they don't cross each o...

Cure HIV Reaches Out to Foundation Community to Fund LiSAVIOR

...cember 1 to December 3, 2006, to initially present LiSAVIOR. The proposed roadblock to cure HIV is that current drug and vaccination treatments do not treat th...the large intestines and the anus. The proposed solution to overcome this roadblock is the oral clinical use of LiSAVIOR, a drug that is an early stage HIV lif...

Federal advisor to HHS describes the national information infrastructure

...t the way we hand out speed limits they want to practice affirmative communication, and they want it enforced, Yasnoff observed. Cost is also a roadblock to NHII, as the scope of the system has not been achieved at a comparable level and investors want to ensure a return on their original contribution, ...

Madison - Wired and unplugged

...rism to job creation. Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's plan to expand wireless Internet access in the downtown area, airport and other municipalities hit a roadblock when the AOL-SkyCable team announced it no longer desired to invest in providing these services. It pulled the plug on a wireless services contract aw...

WARF says it's ready for a legal challenge on stem cells

...are derived in a different way, I don't see how they can assert that claim." Cohn bristled at the suggestion that the stem cell patent is more of a roadblock to embryonic stem cell research than federal limits announced by President Bush in 2001. He said WARF has made "absolutely every effort" to move this ...

Can Madison become a video game Mecca?

... is a niche that is just starting," he said, "but will someday be a major economic factor." U niversity cooperation Madison has at least one roadblock to becoming a nexus of the gaming industry, according to Gee. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has typically not been supportive of these gaming ...

Doyle, WARF announce partnership to lure stem cell companies

...ts extending to California, where the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights labeled it an acknowledgement that WARF's stem cell patents are a roadblock to research. The foundation has filed a request with the United State Patent and Trademark Office to review the validity of the WARF patents. A s...
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