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New study indicates arsenic could be suitable as first-line treatment in type of leukaemia

...ents. This further enabled them to establish a new classification for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Part of the dis...ne with the World Health Organization's histologic classification system. The researchers believe that this would make sense because t(15-17) positive AML and t(15-17...

Columbia research to examine gene influence on severity of peridontal disease, therapy response

...inflamed gums, and will be used to develop a novel classification scheme based on similarities in gene expression signatures. "In addition to providing insights into the pathobiology of periodontitis, this research will provide a wealth of data on the basic host responses to infection," said Paul Pavlidis, Ph.D., c...

DFG presents the 2004 MAK and BAT value lists

...genic working substances in category 3 regarding a classification in the new categories 4 and 5, the food additive 3...to pregnancy group D which essentially states that classification into group C is not possible due to the available data. A risk of harming the embryo currently appea...

Microarrays, key genome expression trackers, work better when probes are sequence-verified

...tress that the result did not address a particular classification scheme but indicated that removing unverified probe sets allowed for the major component of change to be related to the underlying biology (in this data set, breast cancer) as opposed to the source of the experiments. "As combining data from multipl...

Satellites map volcanic home of Africas endangered gorillas

...oing here is using our knowledge to identify small classification errors and other problems. The work is 95% done, with more to do on the other 5%. The new products will obviously be useful when it comes to co-ordinating patrols and associated activities. We now have one map extending across the three countries, wh...

Alzheimer's may leave some forms of memory intact

... researchers next asked the subjects to repeat the classification task as their brains were scanned using functional...that the reduction in time required to perform the classification task correlated with a reduction in activity in frontal cortex. This reduction is a characteristic p...

Promising research: From employment issues to virology

...Deep Metazoan Phylogeny" is to clarify whether the classification of animals, including sea sponges and arthropods, such as insects, and coelom animals, was previously misguided because the only possible means of sorting them was according to the shape of their body and their internal characteristics. It could be t...

First genetic comparison of purebred domestic dogs produces surprises

...ite the textbooks with new information about breed classification and insights that may improve canine health by boosting understanding of the more than 350 inherited disorders, including cancer, heart disease, epilepsy, blindness and deafness, which affect dogs. In analyzing and carefully comparing the genetic inf...

JGI decodes wood & toxic waste-degrading fungus genome

... believed to have diverged from the ascomycetes, a classification that includes Saccharomyces cerevisiae (brewer's yeast) and Neurospora (bread mold), over 500 million years ago, and to be more than a billion years removed from plants and animals. "Sequencing the white rot genome is the first step toward understand...

Brace therapy for osteoarthrisis, legal issues in TBI research, prosthetic fitting

...f braces in treating osteoarthritis to a new liner classification system that will improve the fit of prosthetic lim... with cognitive impairments is needed. "Liner" classification system may revolutionize prosthetic limb fitting, pg 175 A new resource has been developed to ass...

New analysis gives cancer patients personalized prognosis

... is repeated multiple times according to different classification schemes. Those many solutions are then summarized into precise estimates of each patient's unique cancer recurrence risk. Models combining clinical and genomic information performed far better than those built with genomic data alone, the team found....

Risk of preeclampsia rises sharply with increased pre-pregnancy body mass index

... as a continuum rather than simply by conventional classification units. It also is the first study to try to determine the mechanisms by which body fat increases preeclampsia risk. Preeclampsia affects about 7 percent of first pregnancies nationwide, and is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the u...

SAGE-acious prediction of thyroid carcinoma

...e in the incidence of thyroid cancer, preoperative classification of FTC versus FTA would greatly improve selection ... Hopkins University, identified a set of candidate classification markers. Further analysis with these genes by quantitative RT-PCR pinpointed four genes (DDIT3, ARG2...

New, comprehensive tumor classification combines molecular biology and classic pathology

...e molecular data must be incorporated into a tumor classification that includes morphological and clinical informati... describes his ideas for a new comprehensive tumor classification in BMC Cancer this week. Berman, the Program Director for Pathology Informatics within the National ...

Profiling prostate cancer

...Used together, these tools still have only limited classification capability. Recent studies utilizing cDNA microarray technology have indicated that specific genetic markers may be useful as potential prostate cancer markers. In the March 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Gennadi Glinsky and col...

JCI table of contents, 15 March 2004

...Used together, these tools still have only limited classification capability. Recent studies utilizing cDNA microarray technology have indicated that specific genetic markers may be useful as potential prostate cancer markers. In the March 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Gennadi Glinsky and col...

Children's Memorial, TGen announce partnership

...ancer researcher whose work includes the molecular classification of aggressive tumor cells, which has led to the discovery of their embryonic-like properties, called plasticity -- a major insight into the basic mechanisms underlying cancer progression. Before founding TGen in 2002, Trent served for 10 years at th...

Cancer rates in teens and early 20s rising

...y so much about this age group. "What we need is a classification that is tailored to the 13 to 24-year-olds with bi... allow maximum flexibility in analyses. A standard classification that is accepted internationally will ensure that results from different registries are comparable."...

World's first databank for all living systems

...roughs. A new language will be created integrating classification schemes of different life science disciplines, making it easy to navigate between the biology of the small and of the large. "The ties between biology and the information sciences have always been deep; this project will generate many hard questions ...

Researchers discover new family of Atlantic corals in groundbreaking study

...tions beyond the upheaval and realignment of coral classification systems. They say the study is important for future decisions about coral conservation and the preservation of threatened biodiversity regions. "Corals are important organisms because of the reefs they build, which support the most diverse marine ec...

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