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Scientists to prototype cyberinfrastructure for research and education access to ocean observatories

...and automation of undersea sensor networks -- both delivery of data from sensors and the control of sensors and networks from land -- and will assist in designing sensor networks for conducting research in other remote and hostile environments. The National Science Foundation (NSF) today awarded $3.9 million ...

Belgian researchers explore revolutionary approach to angiogenesis

...ministering BQ123 could significantly increase the delivery of the anti-cancer drug cyclophosphamide to the tumour. Furthermore, tumour response to fractionated radiotherapy was also improved significantly because the increased blood flow carried more oxygen to the tumour." Dr. Feron, who is an assistant prof...

Microscopic miracles

...nano-sized hybrid therapeutics and nano-sized drug delivery systems over the last decade has been remarkable. ...corner," Professor Duncan said. New drugs and new delivery systems both come under the "nanomedicine" umbrella. Drug delivery systems are needed to exploit man...

Far more men than women favor routine paternity testing at birth

...uestions one regarding a father's presence in the delivery room and the other regarding inducement of labor to mask the real aim of the survey. The order in which the questions were asked was changed randomly. "It comes out pretty much the same, whether you ask it by itself or ask it in the contex...

Preclinical safety study shows adipose-derived stem cells improve heart function after heart attack

...gs from this preclinical study, which suggest that delivery of autologous, adipose tissue-derived, regenerative cells is safe and effective in preserving left ventricular systolic function," said John K. Fraser, Vice President, Research and Technology, of MacroPore Biosurgery. "Despite the fact that this stu...

Study explores gene transfer to modify underlying course of Alzheimer's disease

...ating, which protects the gene and facilitates its delivery to brain cells. The active part of the drug is the...er NGF in both studies, the precise method of drug delivery in the Rush study has been modified in order to decrease risk and increase the potential benefit of ...

Protein is key to fatal disorder and normal cell function

...[Batten disease] by finding an alternate route for delivery of GalCer to the cell surface," Boustany said. GalCer also interacts with the AIDS virus and beta amyloid, the protein responsible for Alzheimer's disease, and prionic proteins that cause human Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and bovine spongiform encephal...

Bacteria use 'molecular lasso' to cop copper

... probably never see them again; instead, they take delivery of copper from methanobactin released by other cells of the same species. Thus, copper gathering amounts to a bacterial free-trading market. Methanobactin also seems to keep other bacteria out of the market. "Synthesized compounds analogous to some ...

The birth of a beak

...they used techniques from gene therapy and protein delivery to mis-express BMP4 and its antagonist. "The results," Chuong says, "were astounding. The chicken beaks were modulated into a spectrum of beak shapes mimicking those seen in nature." An accompanying paper in Science , which looked at molecular diffe...

OHSU-VAMC study sheds light on estrogen's benefit for MS

...first large study aimed at assessing pregnancy and delivery on the course of the disease. The group found there was a marked reduction in the rate of MS relapse during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. Three years later, Offner and a team of OHSU and Portland VA Medical Center neurologists publish...

Meteorites supplied Earth life with phosphorus

...em to the inner solar system." Jupiter drives the delivery of planetesimals to our inner solar system, Lauretta said, thereby limiting the chances that outer solar system planets and moons will be supplied with the reactive forms of phosphorus used by biomolecules essential to terrestrial life. Solar system...

No longer just for biology, RNA can now be built into 3-D arrays

...ding on which diagnostic chips, tiny sensors, gene delivery vehicles and other nanoscale devices will be mounted or constructed. From the researchers: "Living systems contain a wide variety of nanomachines and ordered structures, including motors, pumps and valves. Our research is devoted to making these m...

Cleaner water, more efficient electricity among UH chemical research

...ential applications in biomedical devices and drug delivery using carbon nanotubes. P. Shiv Halasyamani, assistant professor of chemistry, will talk about the importance of seeking out mentors at every stage in one's scientific career, as well as discussing the rewarding experience of being a mentor. ...

Livermore research in accelerator mass spectrometry highlighted at ACS meeting

...ls, pharmacokinetics and development of novel drug delivery devices. Henderson will present an overview of AMS applications in biological research and the use of AMS to detect a new type of DNA damage in breast cancer cells. Charles Westbrook of the Chemistry and Materials Science (CMS) Directorate will discu...

MIT research that stops pain of needle jabs gets FDA approval

...g new principles and materials for controlled drug delivery and tissue engineering, is a director and chairman...o many new uses such as glucose-sensing or insulin delivery for diabetics," said Langer, who explained that the microscopic openings created in the skin are muc...

Sweet success in targeting sugar molecules to cells in living animals

...e research may also make it possible to target the delivery of chemical agents to specific cell types in living organisms more precisely. Led by Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Institute investigator Carolyn R. Bertozzi at the University of California, Berkeley, the researchers published their findin...

Scientist who discovered Sly syndrome finds new research path to explore for treating the disease

...et enzyme into the brain was to build some kind of delivery system which could cross the blood-brain barrier. ...s that the blood-brain barrier already has its own delivery system. Unfortunately, it shuts down when you reach adulthood," Banks said. The blood-brain barrier ...

From science fiction to reality: Nanomedicine brings fresh hope to the medical world

...tes in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and drug delivery companies are anything to go by, its prospects in the healthcare industry seem bright. Nanocrystal technology, for instance, is being used in drug formulation and the new chemical entities screening in the discovery phase of drug development. Quantum...

LA BioMed Medical/Research Briefs, July/August 2004

...sic research through clinical trials to the actual delivery of therapies to patients. Kenneth P. Trevett, President and CEO of LA BioMed, recently issued the following statement about the initiative: The stem cell initiative is a necessary step in the pursuit of scientific research because federal funding fo...

Gene therapy reaches muscles throughout the body and reverses muscular dystrophy in animal model

Researchers have found a delivery method for gene therapy that reaches all the volun...the striated muscles of an adult animal. Finding a delivery method for the whole body has been a major obstacle limiting the development of gene therapy for the...

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