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Early clinical treatment can halt progression of Alzheimer's disease, UCI researchers find

...s now investigating if combined therapy — one aimed at clearing the plaques and one specifically targeted against the neurofibrillary tangles — will be effective. Such a therapy would help treat more advanced stages of Alzheimer's. In the United States, five percent of the population over age 65...

NHGRI adds 18 organisms to sequencing pipeline

...e. Details of that component of the plan, which is aimed at understanding the role that natural genomic variants play in causing diseases, will be developed at a workshop that NHGRI plans to hold later this summer. Sequencing efforts will be carried out by the five centers in the NHGRI-supported...

Climate change could doom Alaska's tundra

...ording to Bachelet, despite some of the criticisms aimed at them, climate models appear to work better and achieve higher accuracy over longer rather than shorter periods of time. "If you ask these models to predict exactly what the global climate will be in the summertime five years from now, that's...

Clusters of alterations on PIK3CA gene found in brain cancers

... as development of targeted molecular therapeutics aimed controlling brain cancer development through regulation of the errant gene, Yan said. Yan is an assistant professor of pathology, Duke University Medical Center. His colleagues who contributed to this work include Daniel Broderick, Chunhui Di, Timot...

Forest managers can fight invasive species that come with roads

...indings, he says, lend support to a federal policy aimed at conserving roadless areas in national forests and grasslands; the rule has been the target of litigation in several states, and has recently been changed to allow state governors to build roads in formerly roadless areas for certain purposes....

New UCF researchers, college will help fight Alzheimer's disease, cancer

...rease the University of Central Florida's research aimed at helping patients who suffer from Alzheimer's disease, cancer and other illnesses. The UCF Board of Trustees on Thursday, July 29, created the Burnett College of Biomedical Sciences and accepted a $10 million donation from Winter Park residents Al ...

CBEN wins grant for undergraduate nanotech course

...of schools offering undergraduate nanotech classes aimed at preparing students for a future in which nanotech is an integral part of the technology landscape. "What's innovative about the Rice approach is the combination of technical content with social context," said Kristen Kulinowski, executive director...

Patients' cells from tumors, the immune system merged for customized cancer therapy

...cognize and destroy the patients' tumor cells. "We aimed to develop a novel vaccine that took whole tumor c...velopment. Previous research approaches often were aimed at producing T cells that would recognize a defined cancer marker molecule, but the immune response ...

Findings suggest need for new view of p53 cancer protein's interaction with DNA

...o this question is key to drug development efforts aimed at countering the effects of p53 mutations. Scientists thought that they had a good window on the p53 protein's interactions with DNA from structural studies that showed a single copy of the protein bound to DNA in a particular conformation. Now a te...

Society for conservation biology conference

...hort play and a week-long environmental camp, both aimed at showing the impact of local poaching on a critically endangered blue-headed parakeet. The Society for Conservation Biology 2004 annual meeting will address these and other emerging topics through plenary sessions, symposia, workshops, organized d...

Triple-vaccine strategy stimulates strong HIV-specific immune response in monkeys

...n monkeys of an innovative triple-vaccine strategy aimed at creating an effective anti-HIV vaccine regimen. In a test of the new approach, the scientists sought to maximize the immune response to a truncated HIV gene called Gag and succeeded in dramatically stimulating the production of CD8+ T cells respon...

Access to DNA secrets yields better understanding of genes, possible tool for disease diagnosis

...A compaction. Such studies might lead to therapies aimed at activating beneficial genes, or turning off faulty ones. The researchers also will investigate whether certain compaction and expansion states might be indicative of cancer or other diseases. "Our current study describes the platform technology ne...

ALL survivors bear genetic damage from life-saving chemotherapy

...fe without cancer," Finette said. "Our studies are aimed at enabling us to better understand further challenges that we may face in keeping these patients healthy as they get 10, 15 or more years out from overcoming ALL." ...

Releasing pet fish into the wrong ocean proves a diaster

...ed by the aquarium trade, by extending legislation aimed at preventing the introduction of invasive species via ballast water....

Bacterial protein recycling factor possible key to new class of antibiotics

...nces may help guide the design of new antibiotics aimed at inhibiting RRF-related steps of protein synthesis. "Every living organism has to have this last step, the recycling of spent protein synthesis machinery for the next round of translation," says Akira Kaji, PhD, Professor of Microbiology at Penn. "...

Basic RNA enzyme research promises single-molecule biosensors

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Research aimed at teasing apart the workings of RNA enzymes eventually may lead to ways of monitoring fat metabolism and might even assist in the search for signs of life on Mars, according to University of Michigan researcher Nils Walter. His latest work was pub...

Endometriosis: Could angiostatic therapy be the new treatment of the future?

...y relevant as current therapy for endometriosis is aimed at suppressing the patient's hormones. For women who do not want to become pregnant this may not be a big problem, but as infertility is often connected to endometriosis it is problematic to suppress the patient's hormones, either by giving an oral ...

Yale researchers receive $4.5 million grant to study spinal cord repair

...y by targeting the molecule. "All of our projects, aimed at restoration and preservation of neurological function, have a sequential overall structure - studies at the molecular/cellular level leading to studies in whole animal models, clinical trials and ultimately restoration of function in people with S...

Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...s clinical complications, research has mainly been aimed at developing efficient vaccines," say the researchers. In the study, mice were immunized with a recombinant subunit vaccine containing parts of the three proteins, FNZ, SFS, and EAG from S. equi either subcutaneously (under the skin) or i...

Study sheds new light on genetic risk for Parkinson's disease

...ssisting a diagnosis of the disease; they are more aimed at understanding the disease. The findings may interplay with these paradoxes to help us unravel the complex origins of Parkinson's disease and perhaps find a way to prevent it." ...

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