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Invention could improve PVC safety and strengthen $1.8-billion industry worldwide
...tates and internationally, all related to the same class
of organic compounds and PVC. Two other patents already have been given verbal approval. William and Mary's technology transfer program has helped Starnes during the patenting process, and as a result, the College will receive some portion of product...
Rensselaer receives NIH grant to develop virtual surgery simulator
...rgery, De hopes to apply the model to a much wider class
of medical procedures. "The grand vision," he said, "is to develop a palpable human--a giant database of human anatomy that provides real-time interactivity for a variety of uses, from teaching anatomy to evaluating injuries in a variety of scenarios...
SAGE-acious prediction of thyroid carcinoma
...mples for the markers successfully predicted tumor class
with an accuracy of 83%, indicating the usefulness of this strategy for further development of preoperative diagnostic markers for FTC....
Vanderbilt doctors find citrus soda interacts with cyclosporine, maybe statins
...ransplant patients, and, possibly, people taking a class
of anti-cholesterol drugs called statins. During a...t a high percentage of the U.S. population on this class
of drugs. Johnston and Milstone have submitted an article for publication in the journal Transplanta...
New method for determining age of artifacts fills chronological gap for scientists
...ng other minerals, which could lead to a whole new class
of materials and processes that could be dated," Ericson said. Ericson's colleagues in the study are Oliver Dersch and Friedel Rauch of the Institute for Nuclear Physics at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. Partial fundin...
Understanding nutrition labels can lead to healthier eating
...mponent, each participant 'taught' the rest of the class
by sharing nutritional information about her product, including whether it was a good or excellent source of calcium," said Chapman-Novakofski. The 47 participants in the eight-week study, which will be published in the Journal of Nutrition Ed...
Newer drugs more effective at curing strep throat than penicillin
...consider the role of penicillin given that a newer class
of antibiotics called cephalosporins are three tim... penicillin." The findings indicate that the newer class
of drugs has a more impressive bacterial cure rate. First-generation cephalosporin drugs, such as C...
Shared gene switch for all plants found
...es found in all major groups of land plants called class
III HD-Zip genes. They found that these genes are controlled by microRNAs and that the microRNA binding region is almost identical in moss, liverworts, club moss, ferns, Douglas fir, Mexican yew and Arabidopsis, a flowering plant often used in labora...
Nanotechnology highlights from the ACS national meeting in Anaheim, Calif., March 28-April 1
...nvasive imaging Researchers have developed a new class
of nano-sized, chemical sensors that could provide researchers unprecedented abilities to see the inner workings of cells, which could lead to better medical diagnostics and improved noninvasive imaging techniques. The sensors, made of special biolog...
Methuselah enzymes: SEN and the art of molecule maintenance
...d, Wash., has caged single enzymes to create a new class
of catalysts called SENs, or single enzyme nanoparticles. The nanostructure protects the catalyst, allowing it to remain active for five months instead of hours. "The principal concept can be used with many wate...
Can we believe our memories?
...tions regarding the event were supplemented with a class
photo. "I was flabbergasted... participants were also given their real grade one class
photo, supplied by their parents. The photo had a dramatic impact on the rate...
Awards honor Alt's three decades of genetic cancer research
...ism, again drawing on Alt's work in immunology, is class
switch recombination. This gene-reshuffling tool is used by the immune system to instruct an antibody where to go in the body and what strategy to use in fighting a pathogen. As with VDJ recombination, genes are cut and pasted, generating different...
Geoenvironmental researchers to join Technium
...Wales research and development facility with world class
expertise in the environment and waste management. The GRP's decision was announced at the ground breaking event to mark the start of work on the new .8.6m Technium on Baglan Energy Park, South Wales. The Sustainable Technologies Technium is the late...
Study reveals important new factor in cystic fibrosis lung inflammation
...deficiency in the airways of children with CF of a class
of molecules called lipoxins, which are key regula...ess and ameliorate disease -- suggesting that this class
of molecules might have therapeutic potential in CF," says Christopher Karp, MD, director of Molecul...
Primate viruses transmitted to people through bushmeat
... are routinely being infected by retroviruses, the class
of viruses that includes HIV. An international tea...th simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIV), the same class
of viruses from which HIV originated. It is not known if SFV is harmful to humans nor whether it can...
UT Southwestern researchers cite recent advances in underlying causes of rare body-fat disorders
...y, many HIV-infected patients being treated with a class
of drugs known as protease inhibitors have developed lipodystrophies, which has raised awareness of these rare disorders. Improved knowledge of these disorders will have implications to understanding more prevalent disorders that occur as a result...
Combination therapy drives cancer into remission
...gs believed to be ineffective against a particular class
of cancer can in fact be used with success through rational, personalized target validation and the use of one drug to sensitize cancer cells to the effects of another drug....
New approach limits damage after heart attack and improves survival, say Scripps Research scientists
... Cheresh, Weis, and their colleagues--the use of a class
of compounds known as Src kinase inhibitors. In the latest issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the team reports a dramatic effect of using Src kinase inhibitors to stop the edema-induced damage following a heart attack, thereby reducing ...
Stress hormones and heart failure
... "We believe urocortin II represents a new class
of cardiovascular-active agents that may prove to have a beneficial role in the treatment of congestive heart failure," said Peterson. "However, human urocortin is somewhat different from mouse urocortin, and further experimentation will be needed b...
Rimonbant shows promise in addressing multiple risk factors
...ity) comparing rimonabant, the first drug in a new class
called Selective CB1 Blockers (or SCB1Bs), to placebo found that overweight or obese patients with untreated dyslipidemia (high triglycerides, low HDL-cholesterol) lost almost 20 lbs (8.6 kg) when treated for a year with rimonabant 20mg. Weight loss...
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