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Leader in cancer treatment and prevention research honored

...on and treatment of such pervasive and potentially deadly diseases as breast, colon, ovarian, and skin cancer." Beginning in the 1970s, Dr. Alberts conducted landmark studies on the analytical chemistry and pharmacokinetics of retinoids derived from Vitamin A. Results of clinical trials in more than 2,200...

Trial shows which brain cancer patients benefit from temozolomide

...specialists has identified which patients with the deadly form of brain tumours called glioblastomas are likely to live longer if they are treated with temozolomide, and which patients are likely to get only marginal, if any, benefit. The genetic predictive test on tumour biopsies to identify who will benef...

Wisconsin scientists develop quick botox test

...stly improve on current technologies to detect the deadly poison. "We needed a real-time assay," says Chapman, suggesting the technology could potentially be deployed to protect the food supply, soldiers on the battlefield, or used by emergency responders dealing with an unknown agent. "The old test takes d...

Researchers create nanotubes that change colors, form 'nanocarpet' and kill bacteria

... would change color and simultaneously destroy the deadly substances. The researchers thought that by combining a chemical structure called a quarternary ammonium salt group, known for its ability to disrupt cell membranes and cause cell death, with a hydrocarbon diacetylene, which can change colors when a...

No role for simian virus 40 in human pleural mesotheliomas

...We hope these results will hasten progress on this deadly cancer." ...

Florida Tech earns $50,000 grant to create coral database

...to create a model to better understand and predict deadly coral bleaching. ...

University of Alberta researcher looks for clues to mysterious disease

Few have heard of the degenerative, deadly disease called Ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T) but a University of Alberta researcher is hoping to provide clues to this mysterious disorder. Dr. Shelagh Campbell, from the U of A's Department of Biological Sciences, is a basic researcher who studies ho...

Green, leafy spinach may soon power cellphones and laptops

... materials need water and salt to survive-both are deadly for electronics. FROM WET TO DRY A new twist in the current work is a membrane of peptide surfactants-similar to the main ingredient in soap-that helped the photosynthetic complexes self-assemble and stabilize while the circuit was fabricated. ...

Key stimulator of colorectal cancer identified

...dentifies a molecule that promotes one of the most deadly cancers in humans and reveals the molecular mechanisms underlying the protective effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) against the disease. The research, published in the September issue of Cancer Cell, identifies potential targets...

PNNL lands $10.3 million NIH biodefense contract to unlock proteomes of salmonella and pox

...onkey pox, which serves as a close viral analog to deadly smallpox, two species from the genus Salmonella will be examined: typhimurium (which causes food poisoning) and typhi (typhoid fever). These pathogens, which spread quickly and are not easily combated with conventional drugs, could lead to major epid...

National Academies advisory: genome data and bioterrorism

...errorists could potentially use it to engineer the deadly pathogens? Or is such access crucial to the work of researchers trying to find new defenses against the diseases? SEEKING SECURITY: PATHOGENS, OPEN ACCESS, AND GENOME DATABASES, a new report from the National Academies' National Research Council tha...

Charting the future in prostate cancer care: A call to action

...ourages a multi-disciplinary team approach to this deadly disease, which affects one in six men in their lifetime. Who: Panelists and Special Guests will include: Joseph L. Bruno, NY State Senator and President of the NY State Senate Peter J...

Missing genes may help explain why plague bacteria are so deadly

...ping better ways to detect, prevent, and treat the deadly disease. The LLNL research, conducted in conjunct...nfected fleas. To get at the genetic basis for the deadly nature of Y. pestis, the Livermore-led researchers first sequenced the complete genome of Y. pseudot...

$18 million bioinformatics center to become weapon against deadly diseases

...s identify and exploit the weak spots in scores of deadly microorganisms will be established with an $18 mil...e their research into the biology and evolution of deadly microorganisms and develop methods for their control. The new center will provide infectious diseas...

Researchers improve detection of diverse anthrax strains

...t into the evolutionary and genetic history of the deadly pathogen Bacillus anthracis (anthrax). Researchers at Northern Arizona University (NAU), the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) used nearly 1000 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) to ...

Winner of 2004 EMBO Science Writing Prize announced

...es double agent James Pond's mission to combat the deadly 'Pseudo' bacteria currently a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. Set in Hawaii, the exotic tale tells how Pond stumbles across the phenomenon of the glowing Bobtail Squid and learns how its quorum-sensing technology can be used in the fi...

One-hundred-fifty year old lessons of John Snow still relevant today

...a move that may have helped to hasten the end of a deadly cholera epidemic that had killed hundreds of people. What Snow correctly suspected was that the water coming from that pump was carrying particles or what he called "special animal poisons" that caused the disease, an idea scoffed at by most of the...

Study of flu patients reveals virus outsmarting key drug

...n a pandemic, is among the world's most feared and deadly diseases. "The importance of this work is that when a pandemic occurs with a new virus and this drug is extensively used, then we may be faced with the rapid appearance of resistant viruses," Kawaoka says. At present, there are only two strategies f...

UC Irvine scientists to develop vaccine to combat bioterrorism threat from deadly bacteria

...antibiotics, causes melioidosis, an infectious and deadly disease that affects humans and animals. At present, no vaccine against melioidosis exists. "The development of a vaccine against B. pseudomallei is a national and worldwide goal, and is the best way to blunt a bioterrorist threat," said Philip Fel...

Carnegie Mellon scientists reveal ways of studying, resolving PCB contamination in US rivers

...nd waterways continue to provide a source of these deadly toxins to the water and ultimately to fish and people. Now, in a series of integrated studies, a multidisciplinary team of biologists and engineers from Carnegie Mellon University has discovered key aspects of processes that govern PCB fate in sedi...

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