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Inadequate vaccines can help breed more vicious malaria strains

...esults make a strong case that vaccine development aimed at containing infectious pathogens would do well to consider the evolutionary implications, or increased pathogen virulence could be an unintended consequence."...

APS Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Translational Research Conference, Sept. 8-11

...nch to bedside, conferences to be sponsored by APS aimed at bringing together internationally recognized scientists and clinicians as well as promising young investigators" in a variety of physiological subjects. Speakers and other participants, many of whom will be presenting poster abstracts, come from a...

The protection of human subjects in gene transfer research explored at conference in July

..." in the afternoon session. The program is aimed at researchers and their staffs, research administrators, institutional review board members, legal counsel, public health officials, privacy and compliance officers and officials of universities, hospitals and other organization involved with medica...

Natural, man-made mix promises biggest landscape plant growth

...y owners spending millions every year for mixtures aimed at improving the health of their greenery. But a recent study points to an inexpensive natural additive that makes better use of some fertilizers, saving not only money but improving the environment, according to Texas Agricultural Experiment Statio...

Ecology drives the worldwide distribution of human diseases

...ictable ways. Increasingly, public health programs aimed at preventing and controlling disease outbreaks are considering aspects of the ecology of infectious diseases--how hosts, vectors, and parasites interact with each other and their environment. The hope is that by understanding how ecological factors ...

Addressing the Healthcare Needs of Our Aging Population with Technology

...rt for legislators, policy experts and regulators aimed at supporting a unified national home health care agenda. An overview of the symposium can be found at http://www.ieeeusa.org/conferences/geriatrictech/index.html . WHO: The symposium is sponsored by IEEE-USA, Mitretek Systems and Intel Corp. W...

Shortened chromosomes linked to early stages of cancer development

...ohns Hopkins. "Therefore, intervention strategies aimed at preventing, or even reversing, telomere shortening may be effective in lowering cancer incidence. And assessing telomere length may provide a new direction for cancer prevention studies, and lead to improved early diagnosis of precancerous lesions...

Are bacteria turning our own weapons against us?

...iece of the animal immune system a weapon usually aimed against them now seems to be helping bacteria invade our bodies." On top of that, invading bacteria with the α2m gene belong to many different groups that are not at all closely related. "We can already see more than ten cases where the gene h...

Insight into transplant rejection might lead to novel prevention therapies

...naged with further treatment, a new suite of drugs aimed at suppressing the innate response in the lung could significantly improve patient outcomes, Palmer said. The researchers screened 200 transplant recipients and their organ donors for the genetic makeup of TLR4, or "toll-like receptor 4," a key compo...

Researchers target deficit irrigation for wine grapes

...rapes in Texas, but there has been little research aimed at generating irrigation guidelines," Hellman said. "Deficit irrigation is a new concept in Texas. It shows promise, but it will probably only work in low rainfall areas such as West Texas where most of the plants' water needs are met by irrigation....

Toll-free road from sepsis

...S alone. Strategies for treating septic shock are aimed at limiting the inflammatory response, as treatments to directly reduce the bacterial infection, such as the use of antibiotics, can result in furthering the already out-of-control inflammatory response. Now, Cartson Kirschning and colleagues, from ...

ADAM: Good enzyme for Alzheimer disease

...elopment. Most strategies to prevent AD have been aimed at reducing the generation of amyloid beta-peptides. This is done by targeting specific enzymes, beta- and gamma-secretase, in the amyloid precursor protein (APP) degradation pathway, which sequentially cleave APP to form the Ab peptide. Falk Fahre...

JCI table of contents, 17 May 2004

...elopment. Most strategies to prevent AD have been aimed at reducing the generation of amyloid beta-peptide...S alone. Strategies for treating septic shock are aimed at limiting the inflammatory response, as treatments to directly reduce the bacterial infection, suc...

Dartmouth Medical School awarded $9 million grant for genomics research

... and will be spent on four interconnected projects aimed at shedding light on Neurospora's potentially wide range of genomic functions. The research projects, whose results will be available to the public, will: Pursue the systematic disruption of genes through targeted gene replacements; Produce a plat...

New orchid bee guide

...ides a "comprehensive review of orchid bee studies aimed at both biologists and those bold enough approach rainforest bees out of curiosity." Roubik, D.W.; Hanson, P.E. 2004. Abejas de orqudeas de la Amrica tropical: Biologa y gua de campo / Orchid bees of tropical America: Biology and field guide. 1 ed. I...

For a male sand goby, playing 'Mr. Mom' is key to female's heart

...ng guys' very sexy." As part of a research effort aimed at investigating the role of sexual selection in how parental care has evolved in male fish, St. Mary, Kai Lindstrm and Christophe Pampoulie, both of the University of Helsinki in Finland, decided to use sand gobies to test a theory that males would ...

GlaxoSmithKline Drug Discovery and Development Research Grant Program 2004

...treatments for HIV/AIDS, including: therapies aimed at treating infection, prophylactic vaccines, or microbicides designed to prevent transmission of the virus. "As we enter the fourth year of the program, it's rewarding to witness the progress that the first grant recipients have made. The...

Marian Johnson-Thompson wins 2004 Alice C. Evans Award

... advocate for women, initiating mentoring programs aimed at postdoctoral fellows and junior scientists. She organized numerous outreach initiatives to increase the recruitment of women and minorities at NIEHS and throughout NIH. One tribute to her longstanding commitment to mentoring was recognized recentl...

PTC Therapeutics' researchers identify biochemical pathway important for modulating cell growth

...w uncontrollably. In the course of investigations aimed at understanding gene expression in human cells, PTC scientists discovered an enzyme complex that provides evidence for a novel biochemical pathway that controls the maturation of both tRNA and mRNA. Inhibitors that target the RNA processing events ...

Researchers begin study to protect against anthrax

...ion are beginning tests of an experimental vaccine aimed at protecting people against anthrax, a rare disea... is the latest in a series of studies at Rochester aimed at protecting people against a potential bioterrorist attack. Two years ago the Rochester team, with...

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