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Genetic Make-Up May Determine Response To Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
...sessment program atCedars-Sinai Medical Center and assistant
professor of medicine at University ofCalifornia School of Medicine, Los Angeles. "This study may help us determine who may or may not benefit from thisparticular form of the cholesterol-lowering drug Lovastatin. It may also be animportant s...
UNC-CH Researchers Discover Key Cancer Control Mechanism
...important forseveral reasons," said Dr. Yue Xiong, assistant
professor of biochemistry at theUNC Lineberger Com...he Lineberger center, and Dr. WendellG. Yarbrough, assistant
professor of surgery. In human cancers, a gene known as P53 is mutated in about 50 percent ...
Research: Breast Cancer Gene Screening Not Warranted For All
...sometime during their lives," said Dr. BethNewman, assistant
professor of epidemiology at the UNC-CH School of ...de Drs. Robert C. Millikan andPatricia G. Moorman, assistant
professors of epidemiology at UNC-CH and YaleUniversity, respectively, and graduate student Lesley M...
Liquid Crystals Light Up Simple Chemical Test
...ctoralresearchers in Abbott's lab. Gupta is now an assistant
professor of chemicalengineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana, and Dubrovsky is a researchscientist with Roche Diagnostic Systems in Somerville, N.J. Skaife is agraduate student at Davis. Abbott is the Joe and Essie Smith Endowed Professor ...
Pitt Researchers Develop Strategy To Use Dendritic Cells To Treat And Prevent Tumors
...tients," commented Louis D. Falo, Jr., M.D.,Ph.D., assistant
professor of dermatology, vice chairman of dermatology at Pittand member of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). "Usingtumor cells taken from patients, we may be able to create a vaccine specific foreach individual. So instead of r...
Novel Method Of Gene Replacement Reported By University Of Washington Researchers
Dr. David W. Russell, assistant
professor of medicine, and Roli Hirata,research technician at the University of Washington, report the successful useof a modified virus to perform a novel method of gene replacement that may be animportant step toward overcoming obstacles to efficie...
Pitt Researchers Find Way To Block Cellular Growth Pathways And Inhibit Tumor Growth
...director of UPCI's Head and Neck Cancer Center and assistant
professor ofotolaryngology. The researchers based their experimental therapy on TGF-" (transforminggrowth factor alpha) and EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor). TGF-" bindsto EGFR, causing cell division. Both proteins are produced in ...
Women Who Smoke While Pregnant Pass Along Genetic Mutations To Their Babies, According To Pitt Researchers
...eased risk of cancer," said Marjorie Romkes,Ph.D., assistant
professor of environmental and occupational health at theUniversity of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Romkes is a member of a team of scientists who monitored 290 smokingexpectant mothers and nonsmoking pregnant women in an ...
Kaposi's Sarcoma Caused By Virus Usually Transmitted Through Homosexual Sex, According To UCSF Study
...via homosexualsex," says Dean Kedes, MD, PhD, UCSF assistant
research microbiologist andsenior author of the st...rtin, MD, MPH, the lead author of the study and an assistant
professor ofepidemiology and biostatistics and medicine at the UCSF AIDS Research Institute. ...
New Look At How Cells Move Could Shed Light On Tumor Growth
...invasion and metastasis, said Anna Huttenlocher,an assistant
professor of pediatrics in the University of Illinois Collegeof Medicine at Urbana-Champaign and an affiliate in the department of celland structural biology. U. of I. researchers have been looking at the relationship of integrinreceptors, which are...
Spinal Cord Injury Treatment May Improve With New Findings On Nervous System Damage
...McDonald, M.D., Ph.D., and Mark P. Goldberg, M.D., assistant
professors ofneurology, and Dennis W. Choi, M.D., ... issue of NatureMedicine. Co-authors are research assistant
Sandy P. Althomsons and research associateKris Hyrc, Ph.D. The research was performed in the medica...
Molecular Memory Tunes Adrenaline To Stress
... hypertension and heart attack, predict McCobb, an assistant
professor of neurobiology and behavior, and Xie, a postdoctoral researcher in the McCobb's department. "Whether our stress responses are controlled by genes or lifestyle, we'd like to have more control," McCobb says. "We don't want to secret...
Infant Dependency Drives Menopause, NSF-Supported Researcher Reports
...rsaid. Packer's co-authors are Marc Tatar, assistant
professor in the BrownUniversity department of ecology and evolutionary biology, and Antony Collins, aresearch director at Gombe Stream Research Centre in Tanzania....
Duke Researchers Genetically Engineer Mice To Block Heart Enlargement
...lead to anenlarged heart," said Walter J. Koch, an assistant
professor of experimentalsurgery, who led the team. "Our hope is that by demonstrating it is possible toblock this initiation step, we will eventually be able to slow or prevent thesteps that lead to heart failure in people." Heart disease sy...
Poetically Timed With Spring, Budding Yeast Yield Possible Insight Into Male Fertility--And Infertility
...cher onsperm-related infertility in men and a UCSF assistant
professor ofobstetrics-gynecology and reproductive sciences. "It is probably the mostelegant model for examining the creation of sperm I've seen." "If nothing else," says lead author Shelley Chu, a graduate student inthe laboratory of I...
UPMC Reports On New Liver Assist Device
...rmation about the device," said JackPatzer, Ph.D., assistant
professor of surgery and chemical engineering at t...in our patients," added George V.Mazariegos, M.D., assistant
professor of surgery at the University of PittsburghThomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute. ...
Electron Accelerator Provides Unique Proof Of Gene Repair Process In Living Cells
...everal cellular processes," said UW Medical School assistant
professor of medical genetics John Petrini. "But our cells are equipped with a system that constantly monitors and repairs the damaged DNA." Petrini and his colleagues have focused their efforts on the system, a four-protein complex called MR95. In u...
Gene Transfer Process Generates Seedless Summer Days
...them? A process used by a Kansas State University assistant
professor ofbiology may be the answer to this question of etiquette. Yi Li hassuccessfully used gene transfer techniques to produce seedless tomatofruits and is currently working on the production of seedlesswatermelons. Under natural circumstances,...
Inhibitor Shows Potential To Protect Infant Brain
...l," says David M. Holtzman, M.D., chief author and assistant
professor of neurology and molecular biology & pharmacology. "If these compounds prove not to be toxic and are able to come into clinical use, it appears there may be a window of at least several hours when one could administer them." The findings a...
Rice Names Matthews Dean Of Natural Sciences
...atthews, who joined the Rice faculty in 1972 as an assistant
professor of biochemistry, holds the Stewart Memorial Professor of Biochemistry chair. She is associate editor of the Journal of Biological Chemistry and was elected a Fellow of the American Association for ...
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