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Stem cell research targets cerebral palsy

...at we want to do. So we are working on ways to get additional factor into the brain to promote the integration of new cells long after the injury has occurred." When he began his studies several years ago, Dr. Carroll was putting stem cells from donor mice into the circulation of an animal model of cerebral pal...

Last of known genes identified in complex obesity syndrome

...BBS is particularly intriguing," says Katsanis. In additional experiments using the worm C. elegans, the researchers proved that ARL6 normally functions only in cilia, suggesting it might relay specific signals in that part of the cell. The next step is to figure out exactly what those signals might be. "We do...

Joslin Diabetes Center launches research section on developmental and stem cell biology

...ood system, Dr. Wagers also is working to identify additional tissue-specific adult stem cell populations in bon...treatments for other complications of diabetes. An additional contribution of Dr. Loeken's research is studying the signals that make a stem cell start to differe...

Newcastle scientists get UK's first stem cell license

...cal trials but this could be reduced if we receive additional funding which would allow us to increase the size of our team." Dr. Stojkovic added, "Newcastle is now the national frontrunner in this area of research but pressure is mounting in the United States for its scientists to be allowed to do this work...

APS awards more than $36,000 to its 2004 undergraduate research fellows

...g the 10-week fellowship. Fellows also receive an additional $1,000 in travel funds to present their research at the 35th International Congress of Physiological Sciences and the Experimental Biology 2005 meeting, which is expected to attract nearly 12,000 scientists. 2004 Undergraduate Research Fellows: Pa...

Promising hospital anti-infection strategy probably won't work, study shows

...arefully monitored to make sure we are not causing additional harm in the hospital." He likened a hospital to a disease-ridden island in the middle of a relatively healthy river. As people get well and leave the island, they can carry with them the antibiotic-resistant organisms developed on the island and...

Evolvability could be a driving force in drug resistance

...g flu viruses and other invading pathogens provide additional evidence, they said. "The implication is that the drugs we have developed to fight invading pathogens also confer selective pressure on the evolvability of the pathogens themselves," Earl said. "In drug design, it is important to consider this and to...

New prostate cancer gene identified

...state cancer, which can be used for development of additional diagnostics and therapeutics for prostate cancer,"...nt Laboratory and the paper's senior author. "Much additional research is warranted to determine the extent of its involvement in prostate cancer and other cancer...

Increasing international insect threat to stored food

...s recent arrival in Africa has caused considerable additional hardship for many communities." Dr Rees is a post-harvest entomologist with more than 20 years' experience working with stored product insects in a wide range of storage systems from subsistence agriculture to the most modern bulk handling facilitie...

U-M scientists find common virus in human prostate tissue

...n at least some cases of prostate cancer, but much additional research will be needed before we can know for sure." ...

Full promise of genomics in disease research yet to be realized

...microorganisms and research tools improved to gain additional insights into pathogenesis, according to a new report released by the American Academy of Microbiology. Genomic studies have placed a comprehensive understanding of pathogenesis in sight, but much work lies ahead, according to the report, The Genomi...

UCSD researchers are first to demonstrate molecular link between inflammation and cancer

...omas. In this study, DSS and AOM were given to two additional groups of mice one group bred without IKK beta in the epithelial cells of the intestine; the second group without IKK beta in myeloid cells, which play an important role in the immune system by generating white blood cells called macrophages to indu...

Genes may be central to cocaine addiction

...id with cocaine. "While it can be anticipated that additional genetic models may be discovered that mimic or block behaviors associated with cocaine addiction, the striking concordant neurochemical phenotype between Homer2 deletion and withdrawal from chronic cocaine treatment indicates that Homer is a particul...

Molecular therapeutics advance fight against brain cancer

... at Penn. In addition, there is no requirement for additional blood samples, so results will be given more quickly with no need for follow-up visits. Penn colleagues J. Carl Oberholtzer, MD, PhD, Department of Neuropathology and Myrna Rosenfeld, MD, PhD, Department of Neurology and Director of the Division of ...

New survey reveals insights into unique relationship between mothers and pediatricians

... see that many moms are searching the Internet for additional information on topics they may have discussed with their pediatricians the survey found that nearly two-thirds of mothers sought more information online regarding recommendations the doctor made," added Kellie Gould. Power of Two: Mothers and Pedia...

Symptoms of foodborne botulism may help predict fatality

...ditorial commentary, other CDC researchers suggest additional preparations necessary for responding to a botulism outbreak: sufficient supplies of antitoxin and other medical supplies should be available and "a coordinated medical system and response plan" should be in place....

Commercialization deal boosts hope for new sickle-cell drug

...ydroxyurea. Companies have been slow to invest in additional sickle-cell treatments because the potential market is relatively small. The FDA granted ICA-17043 Orphan Drug Designation in 2000 and Fast Track Status in 2002. ICA-17043 is related to clotrimazole, an antifungal drug approved in 1975 and lon...

JCI table of contents, 2 August, 2004

... difficulties of treating stroke victims, and what additional information beyond this study is required to best ...land Hospital, theorized that leptin might have an additional layer of control, by regulating the production of the enzymes that are used to convert the inactive ...

Stroking up cellular therapy

... difficulties of treating stroke victims, and what additional information beyond this study is required to best understand how these data will be useful for understanding and treating stroke patients. ...

Genetic discovery could dramatically reduce need for liver transplants in children

...n target. Proof of this concept, however, requires additional studies. To determine how inflammatory cells obstructed bile flow from the liver, Dr. Bezerra worked with a unique mouse model of biliary atresia in which one gene produced by inflammatory cells was inactivated. He found that by blocking in mice the...

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