Tag: "diseases" at biology news
Leader in cancer treatment and prevention research honored
...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 patients...
UT Southwestern receives $1.78 million grant for obesity research as part of NIH Roadmap initiative
...al medicine in the division of digestive and liver diseases
and principal investigator on the grant. "Hopefully, our efforts will provide bigger steps toward understanding the metabolic processes that lead to obesity and some of the metabolic syndromes commonly associated with obesity, such as cardiovascular ...
Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases
...om many disciplines to find cures for blinding eye diseases
such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy...hospitals by enlisting top investigators exploring diseases
as diverse as Alzheimer's, rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease to be part of a "think tank" to cu...
New molecular link key to cellular proteins involved in cancer progression, other diseases
...be involved in cell development and progression of diseases
including cancer. In certain cancers, including prostate cancer and lymphomas, members of the Polycomb group (PcG) of proteins appear to abnormally switch genes from on to off, or "silence" them. The latest work revealed that they do so by placing a ...
Award winning researchers reveal potential new role for Glivec
...urs or diseases, or in rare subsets of more common diseases
where PDGFR or other targets are activated....
UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow
...ke major advances in understanding such infectious diseases
as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and ma...e need for such therapies, noting that Third World diseases
such as malaria have not been a prime focus of pharmaceutical companies. "If you have an infectious ...
Wildlife Conservation Society hosts public symposium on human-wildlife diseases
... in New York City to address the issue of emerging diseases
shared by humans, wildlife and domestic animals. T... and other key global and U.S. leaders, discussing diseases
such as Ebola, Avian Influenza ("Bird Flu"), and the "mad cow"-like condition called Chronic Wasting...
University of Alberta researcher looks for clues to mysterious disease
...epairing DNA damage that offer insights into human diseases
like cancer and A-T. A-T is a progressive, degenerative disease that affects a startling number of body systems. Children with A-T appear normal at birth but at around the age of two, some of the first signs--walking and balance is wobbly caused by ...
Brown research reveals key insight into memory-making
...lieve that certain forms of mental retardation and diseases
such as Alzheimer's are linked to nerve cell dysfunction in the hippocampus. The new research provides new targets for drugs or other treatments for these conditions. Esther Penick and Jeffrey Edwards, postdoctoral research fellows in Kauer's lab, wo...
March of Dimes statement on newborn screening report
...ddition, there must be timely review of infectious diseases
and other disorders in newborns for possible future inclusion in universal newborn screening, using the ACMG report as a model. The March of Dimes will continue to work at both the state and federal levels for comprehensive programs and equ...
'Smart antibiotics' may result from UCLA research
...m. "This approach can be effective, especially for diseases
where traditional antibiotics do not work well. There is the potential for treating bacterial infections using genetically engineered phages that will efficiently overcome bacterial resistance." Bacteriophages evolve rapidly and are a "treasure-tr...
The book opens on the first tree genome
...stics, while protecting our forests from pests and diseases
through the development of tools for early detection, diagnosis, and control, allowing for more vigilant conservation and forest management." The Biological and Environmental Research program in the Department of Energy's Office of Science has prov...
NSF awards 22 new projects for plant genome research
...nt development, metal tolerance, susceptibility to diseases
and other economically important characteristics. NSF's PGRP is part of the National Plant Genome Initiative established in 1998 as a coordinated national plant genome research program by the Interagency Working Group on Plant Genomes of the National...
Experimental drug shown to block mutant protein causing blood disease
...may be effective in treating MPD, as well as other diseases
and cancers where mutant FGFR1 is the culprit. These include human skeletal disorders such as Pfeiffer syndrome, which causes misshapen skull, face, fingers and toes, breast and pancreatic cancers, and brain tumors....
Key cell-death step found
... sensation in the feet, lower legs and hands. Both diseases
kill nerve cells. Until recently, scientists knew these diseases
were triggered by a problem with mitochondrial fusion, but didn't understand fusion itself, says Jod...
Prion propagation: Avoiding the toxic oligomer
...ncluding prion (from proteinaceous and infectious) diseases
and neurodegenerative diseases
like Parkinson disease and Alzheimer disease, amyloid fibrils, or plaques--misshapen proteins that a...
Amyloid fibers sprout one step at a time
...es that some believe may cause toxicity in amyloid diseases
such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. The researche... In humans, clumping causes fatal brain-destroying diseases
such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and kuru; in animals it causes bovine spongiform encephalopathy (m...
Algal contact as a trigger for coral disease
...s of coral reef ecosystems. The emergence of these diseases
has occurred simultaneously with large increases i...fs may account for the elevated incidence of coral diseases
over past decades. Moreover, measures to reduce seaweed abundance may be essential if significant co...
Genetic modification of linseed produces healthier omega 3 and 6 fatty acids
...enefits, including protection against inflammatory diseases
such as arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome and some cancers, and the promotion of healthy brain and eye development in infants. Scientists have been working on engineering the production of the very long chain PUFA in plants, because increased consu...
The American Phytopathological Society announces 2004 awards
...ngth papers reporting basic or applied research of diseases
of perennial fruit plants published in a recent, official APS publication. The Ruth Allen Award for Innovative Research was presented to Howard S. Judelson, University of California-Riverside. This award honors individuals who have made an inno...
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