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Scientists Find New Clues About Fatal Childhood Disease, Ataxia Telangiectasia

... Florida. Margus alsostated his hope that, with a closer connection to p53 and cancer, the ATMprotein will ...med the linkage between A-T and cancer means we're closer to findingan eventual cure for this disease." Researchers are now searching for proteins in addition...

Nature's Sugar High

...the molecule's shape. This moves the investigation closer to revealing the biological function of these complex molecules According to their report, the space crystals reinforce the conclusion of other reports based on different macromolecules that a microgravity environment provides distinct advantages....

Hopkins And International Team Maps First Major Cancer Gene To X Chromosome

...romosome. "Mapping HPCX brings us one step closer to understanding the origins ofprostate cancer, at least in some families," says Francis Collins, M.D.,director of the National Human Genome Research Institute and an author from theNIH team that co-led the study. "This finding points out onc...

Study Finds First Genetic Clues To Brain Tumor Treatment

...se tumors as well. That willbring us another step closer to our overall goal of curing patients with allkinds of brain tumors." This study was supported by grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health,the National Brain Tumor Foundation, the Brain Tumor Society, the Brain TumorFoundation of Canada a...

Ribozymes To The Rescue: New UF Gene Therapy Shows Promise For Treatment Of Inherited Blindness

...ll be conducted in pigs, which can provide an even closer match to the human eye. Over time, ribozymes may be developed to fight other autosomal dominant diseases, including Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder of the connective tissue, and some forms of ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. ...

Rapid Population Growth Is Still A Problem

...y rates observed in the developedworld should rise closer to the 2 children most couples want." For example, in France the annual total fertility rate has been reported to bewell below the replacement level since the mid-1970s, but in actuality Frenchwomen who have reached the end of their childbearing year...

UCSF Finding Offers Insight Into Way Genes Regulate Aging And Life Span

...sponse of both C. elegans and rats and mice--astep closer to humans--to low-calorie diets. As with C. elegans, when rats and mice are fed low calorie diets they livelonger than normal, and the first response they have on the molecular level is adrop in insulin levels. The equivalent of the daf-2 gene in hu...

Tau Gene Linked To Family Of Neurodegenerative Disorders; Finding May Yield Insight Into Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease

...ndings thatthey say may put them an important step closer to understanding the way in whichAlzheimer's disease ravages the brain cells of patients. In a paper published in the October 27 issue of Proceedings of the NationalAcademy of Sciences, the researchers announce that they have identified threemutation...

Wisconsin Scientists Culture Elusive Embryonic Stem Cells

...t of human tissues for transplantation is one step closer to reality. Writing in the journal Science, a team of scientists from the University ofWisconsin-Madison report the successful derivation and prolonged culture ofhuman embryonic stem cells - cells that are the parent cells of all tissues inthe body. ...

Researcher Finds World's Most Diverse Home Of Slime Molds

...h forest of Tikal, Guatemala, take himanother step closer to preserving slime molds for future forest restoration. InTikal, Cavender has found seven new species of slime molds, four of themidentified in the Polysphondylium genus and three in the Dictyostelium genus. "That is amazing," he said. "Some...

Duke Scientist Reports Advances In Gene Therapy For Heart Failure

DALLAS -- Scientists are one step closer to making gene therapy for heartfailure a reality, scientists from Duke University Medical Center reportedSunday. Molecular biologist Walter J. Koch and his colleagues said in a reportprepared for the 71st scientific sessions of the American ...

Ribozyme Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Demonstrates Potent Activity Of A Ribozyme Targeted Against The Hepatitis C Virus

...YME® are very encouraging and takeRPI one step closer to providing an effective treatment for the HCV silentepidemic. Furthermore, the potential of HEPTAZYME® to be effective againstmultiple forms of HCV adds significantly to its potential as a therapeutic agentagainst HCV. We look forward to deve...

Tumor Protein Structure Found At Cornell

...rking at Cornell University have brought this goal closer bydeciphering the three-dimensional structure of a protein that helps cells buildnew blood vessels. The researchers also have discovered how a drug now inclinical trials binds to the protein methionine aminopetidase-2, or MetAP-2, forshort. Writing...

Study Of Origin Of Species Enters The Molecular Age

Nothing brings two people closer together than sex, but for closely relatedspecies of fruit flies, it may be what keeps them apart. Researchers at theUniversity of Chicago have recently discovered a gene that appears to play acrucial role in causing one species to split into two--a...

Quality Control System Ensures Genetic Instructions Are Ready To Go

MADISON, Wis. -- Cells pay even closer attention to quality control of geneticinformation than scientists previously thought, according to new findings byUniversity of Wisconsin Medical School researchers. Before sending geneticmolecules out of the nucleus to sites where they will ultimat...

Bones of Crocodile-like Beasts Tell Tale of Global Warming

...burning of fossil fuels. That model has come under closer scrutinyrecently as some scientists have suggested that the late Cretaceous was actuallya cool time. The new evidence indicates that the late Cretaceous may be an evenbetter model of global warming than scientists thought. "We can't avoid the...

X-Ray Concentrator Will Expand Window On High-Energy Universe

...e great unexplored frontiers inastrophysics. The closer you look,the more you see No one is sure what will be seen at higher energies, but the scientists aregoing on more than blind faith. They have precedent in their own field. "It's hard to know what you'll see until you see it," Joy said. "Until the...

Eggs Fertilised By More Than One Sperm Can Survive

...tand how this was possible, the researchers took a closer lookat what happens to fertilised eggs after they fuse with two sperm. Theydiscovered that the three pronuclei-the nuclei from egg and sperm that normallyunite before the egg divides-could assume two different groupings. In one, thepronuclei form a t...

Study Finds Protein Clues To Early Embryo Development

... ofNorth Carolina at Chapel Hill have moved a step closer to unraveling thebiochemical mystery of embryogenesis, the process by which an egg celltransforms into an embryo. At the heart of this new research is a pair of cellular proteins - SLBP1 andSLBP2 - which were identified in frog oocytes (immature egg ...

Genes Linked To Early Onset, Location Of Hereditary Colon Cancer

...stal area of the large intestine (that is, regions closer to the rectum) rather than in regions closer to the large intestine's junction with the small intestine, which is more typical. The genes identif...

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