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New research suggests previously unrecognized mechanism by which blood vessels are patterned
...entified new signaling pathways that may lead to a better
understanding of how this deadly disease forms. Jonathan Epstein, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and the study's lead investigator, identified a receptor in endothelial cells (the cells that line blood vessels) that when interrupted in mice, re...
$1.86 billion boost for UK science and innovation
...or future wealth creation, productivity growth and better
public services. Only by working with our business and research charity partners will we achieve our goal of R&D in the UK reaching 2.5 per cent of GDP. That's why I am delighted to be launching the framework alongside those, such as the Wellcome Tru...
Society for conservation biology conference
...s and whether more litigation necessarily leads to better
environmental outcomes. The Status of Conservation Biology and Science in Iraq Representatives from Coalition Provisional Authority and the U.S. State Department will discuss their efforts to address the biological, legal, and political aspects of ...
Genetic mutation found that is major contributor to type 1 diabetes
...rks, and we can use this improved understanding to better
predict who will get the disease and design new intervention strategies for those who do," said Dr. Jin-Xiong She, director of the MCG Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine and a co-senior author on the study. "The mutation we have found is g...
UCSD undergraduates participate in collaborative studies abroad on cyberinfrastructure
...l and collaborative research experiences that will better
prepare them for future scientific endeavors, particularly in the context of a global workforce. The students all from UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering are also expected to develop their research methods and skills, while achieving greater under...
Experiment station researcher looking for missing links in corn
...e in developing countries around the world. While better
protein corn would help human nutrition, it would ...ents of animal agriculture by reducing the need of better
protein supplements, Betran said. "Corn is mainly used for animal feeding in the United States," Be...
Mosquito researchers track dengue fever in Sonora, Mexico
...oth in educating ecologists from Mexico as well as better
understanding the transmission of these diseases, is important not only for Sonora but also for Arizona." Markow and Ruiz will visit Mexico City in August to talk to representatives from the National University of Mexico and from Consejo Nacional De...
Structure solved at Scripps shows how one human protein reduces potency of chemotherapy
...provides a solid foundation for the development of better
drugs and resistant proteins [intended to improve cancer therapies]," says Tainer. Cancer, Chemotherapy, and Resistance Cancer is one of the greatest public health scourges in the United States today. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Con...
Milk consumption and calcium intake associated with lower colorectal cancer risk
...en consistently in human epidemiologic studies. To better
assess the relationship between consumption of dairy foods, calcium intake, and colorectal cancer risk, Eunyoung Cho, Sc.D., of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues conducted a pooled analysis of 10 cohort...
Croatian skeletons reveal changing status of cancer in Europe across the centuries
... past; a consequence of a range of factors such as better
nutrition, improved health awareness in the population, better
sanitation and more accessible healthcare. However, increased longevity is accompanied by an increas...
Protein controls acid in cells by direct detection of volume changes, study finds
...make a larger hole in the cell, which allowed them better
control over what was inside and outside of the ce... Dr. Hilgemann said. "Our advancements allow us to better
show and study how these systems are working." Other UT Southwestern researchers who contributed to ...
Crystal structure for anthrax-cell binding complex
...t the differences to design PA molecules that bind better
to TEM8 than to CMG2," says Liddington, "which would minimize the side effects of toxin binding to normal tissues." Liddington was recently awarded a $15 M grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases that supports a multidisc...
Measuring artificial viruses to improve disease detection
...e" virus is present in a patient sample, a lab can better
detect any additional signal caused by real virus molecules. Traditional methods for measuring concentrations don't work well with the new product since the artificial viruses are not infectious. Instead, NIST scientists measured the concentration of...
National Parkinson Foundation designates UNC as 'Center of Excellence'
...ders over the last three years. That is leading to better
patient care informed by the latest cutting-edge r...njunction with Murrow, which lead the patients are better
selected for DBS Kaufer previously worked in the Center for Excellence for Parkinson disease at the ...
Cancer gene MYC emerging as key research target
...ancer should ultimately allow scientists to create better
drugs that would only block MYC function in cancerous cells, thus reducing toxicity, McMahon says. With McMahon, the other co-authors were Jagruti H. Patel, Andrey P. Loboda, Ph.D., Michael K. Showe, Ph.D., and Louise C. Showe, Ph.D. Funding for the ...
Digital evolution reveals the many ways to get to diversity
...piece of the puzzle of understanding ecology. "The better
we understand how our world came about, we can begin to understand how to deal with it," Ofria said. "Diversity is important to understand."...
Make a splash for public health this summer
... "This sends a strong message that we need to do a better
job of maintaining the nation's pools." As promoted on the partnership Website, www.healthypools.org , the positive message is that much of the illness associated with swimming pools is completely preventable. Proper chlorination to kill waterborn...
Gerontology researchers urge scrutiny of anti-aging treatments
Consumers must be afforded better
protection against interventions falsely claiming to reverse or retard the aging process, according to an article published by legal and medical professionals in the June issue of The Gerontologist (Vol. 44, No. 3). The team of researchers, based at ...
ALL survivors bear genetic damage from life-saving chemotherapy
...tte 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." ...
Microscopy scans show how brain cells process energy
...sitron emission tomography) imaging and offering a better
way to observe the damage that strokes and neurode...ow that the chemical nature of brain metabolism is better
understood. Other collaborators in the study are Harshad D. Vishwasrao and Warren R. Zipfel, senior...
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