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Researchers find a new way to potentially thwart anthrax

...alling card." Disrupting this system may open new avenues to prevention and treatment of anthrax, says Dr. Blaser. "It is essential that we pursue new vaccines and therapies to control anthrax, a highly lethal bacterial infection and a potential bioweapon," says Dr. Blaser. "Now that we know that anthr...

Structure of HIV-neutralizing antibody solved

...results show that structural biology can offer new avenues to pursue AIDS treatments and prevention."...

First soybeans grown in space similar to Earth-grown crops

...ery process often requires exploring unprecedented avenues to unleash the next wave of innovation, discovering new and meaningful innovation wherever it is." DuPont has a rich tradition of space exploration initiatives, dating to NASA's origination 33 years ago. For example, when Neil Armstrong walked on th...

'Immortalized' cells enable researchers to grow human arteries

...re slowly turning their attention to potential new avenues to exploit the properties of telomeres. "Telomeres are present in all normal dividing cells and act as a built-in check against unwanted cellular proliferation," Counter explained. "In this case, telomere shortening worked against us, preventing the ...

Emory University researchers uncover novel self-assembly of Alzheimer's amyloid fibrils

...ated with Alzheimer's disease, thereby opening new avenues for examination of their formation and for the construction of robust nanotubes that have potential applications in research, industry and medicine. Certain short amino acid chains, the building blocks of proteins, are capable of self-assembly into ...

New cause identified for incurable muscle condition

...e talks to the muscle." The discovery may open new avenues of investigation into the disease and, possibly, new therapeutic approaches, said Dr. Cannon. The patient in whom the genetic mutation was discovered is a 20-year-old woman diagnosed with congenital myasthenic syndrome a subset of illness under the ...

Genetic reconnaissance identifies new colon cancer genes

...ug-targetable mutation, and this could lead to new avenues for individualized therapy," he said. "Two of the major questions to be addressed by our laboratories are the functional consequences of the mutations we are finding, and whether these kinases are targets for drugs," said Markowitz. "While it's excit...

Ingenium publishes groundbreaking research on genetic basis for motor neuron degeneration

... degeneration, potentially opening new therapeutic avenues for treating motor neuron diseases including ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, the third most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. The research was conducted by Ingenium; University College London; the Queen Mary...

Biology breakthrough could aid understanding of cancer

...other key functions. The discovery should open new avenues to research on cancer, the scientists said. The new study, to be published Friday in the journal Science by biochemists from Oregon State University and Wake Forest University, may also help resolve a significant debate in the science community a...

Scientists observe nanosize microtubules 'treadmilling' across plant cells

...ed the experiment say their results could open new avenues of research for developing more effective herbicides and pharmaceuticals. Plant biologists from Stanford University and the Carnegie Institution of Washington report their new findings in the April 24 online edition of Science Express. The researche...

Study sheds light on Chlamydial pathogens

...e, for example, and also to identify potential new avenues for diagnosis and treatment." TIGR staff scientist Garry Myers says that evidence for the likely horizontal transfer of genes among microbial species in the Chlamydiae family also may help scientists to better understand how genes "jump" bet...

Key to hepatitis virus persistence found

...iral protease-regulated control of IRF-3 opens new avenues in both clinical and basic research on hepatitis C, notes Dr. Gale. Until now, scientists had not considered the possibility that inhibiting this protease did anything more than halt viral replication. "Now that we know NS3/4A inhibition essentially ...

Researchers determine fundamental mechanisms involved in immune response

...erlying the immune response, it also generates new avenues for understanding the genetic dislocations that can potentially initiate some forms of cancer. "The AID enzyme can be extremely dangerous," says Alt. "It could potentially mutate or recombine any gene." Were it to do so, it could contribute to genomi...

UK-Canadian consortium commits $95 million to international health research project

... this outstanding endeavor which seeks to open new avenues for treating deadly diseases and demonstrates the world-class quality of Canadian scientists and researchers," says Allan Rock, Minister of Industry for Canada. "Today's announcement is wonderful news, not only for Canadian and U.K. scientists, but m...

Getting a handle on sensitive cycles

... that control them," Reid says. "That opens up new avenues for therapies in diseases that involve estrogen. We know that the estrogen system is delicate; it's also important, because it influences how some cells differentiate and divide. These processes go wrong in certain cancers, typically in the breast an...

Fabricated microvascular networks could create compact fluidic factories

...gineering at Illinois. "Our approach opens up new avenues for device design that are currently inaccessible by conventional lithographic methods." The microvascular networks also could be combined with self-healing functionality, "providing an analog to the human circulatory system for the next generation o...

$2.48 million to advance research on multiple sclerosis

...tigators from diverse fields focusing on promising avenues of research. The new Collaborative MS Research Center Awards add $2.48 million to the Society's long-term research commitments to over 300 research projects totaling some $50 million. "These centers have the potential to increase MS research progres...

Study shows how eye cells die when exposed to lead

...o not die." The research results suggest possible avenues for treatment of some eye disorders. "For people whose rods are dying, such as in retinitis pigmentosa, or diabetes, or immediately after a traumatic eye injury, if you can get higher levels of this anti-death protein, Bcl-xL, or one like it, into th...

First step along possible new avenue of cancer research reported

...finding may have broad implications leading to new avenues of research aimed at understanding how different organs develop in the embryo and may even suggest new ways to approach the treatment of cancer. Lopa Mishra, MD, associate professor of Medicine at Georgetown and colleagues inactivated or "knocked-out...

Smart polymers provide light-activated switch to turn enzymes on and off

...e of the enzymes and molecules involved could open avenues into advanced concepts like microfluidics and "lab on a chip" the ability to fit a full range of laboratory functions on a single computer chip. The technique could also be valuable in drug therapies that involve an enzyme that needs to remain inac...

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