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Novel gene therapy approach in 1st human trials

...of Cleveland. It also illustrates the strength of combining research efforts at the hospital, the university and industry. This kind of three-way collaboration is essential for transferring our discoveries to the public. University Hospitals is the lead center for this study, and will enroll 12 patients with...

Multimillion dollar immunology research directed at edible or nasally delivered vaccines

...cific proteins that can be used as vaccines. " By combining adjuvants and protein, it should be possible to efficiently stimulate an immune response in animals. The ultimate objective is a vaccine or medicine that could be directly used to immunize children and adults. Virginia Tech will compare the level of ...

Physics tip sheet #3 March 6, 2002

... bosons (much like a Bose-Einstein condensate). By combining bosons in the right way (a process dubbed fermionization), effective particles of any fractional spin can be created. Preprint: http://www.arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0203061 4) Matter-wave interferometer for large moleculesPhysics News Update/Physical ...

Keck Foundation awards $750,000 grant to Northeastern University to fund 3D fusion microscope

...s developing a unified, multidisciplinary approach combining expertise in wave physics, sensor engineering, image processing, and inverse scattering with rigorous performance testing. The goal is to create new sensing system prototypes, with applications not only looking into biological specimens, but also loo...

Reining in cancer

First laboratory study to show that combining novel targeted therapiesmay keep cancer cells unde...nstrated in the laboratory for the first time that combining two of the newest anti-cancer targeted agents may produce a powerful new combination against breast ...

Bhutan signs conservation agreement at Field Museum Jan. 22

..., Government of Bhutan and World Wildlife Fund are combining forces to save one of the most pristine and biologically important places on Earth. The Bhutanese Minister of Agriculture will sign an agreement between the three parties at The Field Museum at 10:30 on Jan. 22. The agreement calls for joint scienti...

Rutgers wins NIH grants to study how tea consumption, diet are tied to cancer

...sive understanding of tea and cancer prevention by combining the results of studies involving animals, cell lines, and humans," Yang said. The investigators will also research many other biological effects of tea, a beverage second only to water in human consumption. The program project will support the colla...

UMass researchers find environment on Earth that mimics Mars geochemically and supports ancient life form

...were methane-producing microorganisms that live by combining hydrogen with carbon dioxide to make methane gas. They do not require organic carbon in order to grow. This is exactly the scenario that geochemists have predicted for life on Mars, explained Lovley....

Russian universities receive US funding to improve basic scientific research capabilities

...s support innovative programs and approaches to combining high-quality research and education in universities and other higher education institutions; develop state-of-the-art equipment bases for research and teaching, which are available to both faculty and students; promote collaborative links wit...

Durable responses reported with Bexxar

...t from Bexxar therapy." Triple modality therapy, combining various chemotherapies with Bexxar, is being investigated for the treatment of other types of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Results from one such study, a Phase II clinical trial of CHOP, a standard combination chemotherapy regimen, followed by Bexxar, fo...

Ohio State scientists bake heart healthy soy bread

...lp prevent prostate cancer. The question is, does combining them make sense? "People haven't really looked at ...We're interested in putting soy in tomato sauce or combining them in other soups, juices, or sauces that are already part of the Western diet," he adds.So how ab...

Crucial genetic diversity enzyme long sought by biologists discovered by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute

...nt of the cross-over. At the molecular level, this combining happens at what is called a "Holliday junction," where the strands of DNA literally cross one another. However, the DNA must at some point be uncrossed by cutting across the Holliday junction in the last crucial step in genetic recombination. This i...

Research shows compound reduces length of painful sickle cell crises

...cell disease. "Results of this new study suggest combining PP188 with hydroxyurea could further help these patients," he said. As they grow into adulthood, children with sickle cell disease eventually develop a variety of health problems including damage to major organs such as kidneys, liver and lungs. "If ...

UCLA School of Medicine and Computer Motion Inc. win $2 million federal award to collaborate on development of world's first telemedicine surgical training system

...ing a successful business. We also believe that by combining forces with leading researchers from institutions like UCLA, UCSB and Michigan State University, who will be working with us on this exciting project, we will be able to accelerate the speed with which we can drive new product research and developmen...

Highly specific biological agents attack mechanisms of treatment resistance

...endent disease directed their attention to a study combining 17-AAG with paclitaxel in this malignancy. 17-AAG binds to all four members of the heat shock protein 90 family and disrupts their activity, Dr. Solit explained. These proteins seem to have a role in cellular stress effect and may protect cells from...

Introgens gene drug demonstrates tumor growth control

...n conventional treatments. Introgen specializes in combining appropriate gene delivery systems and therapeutic genes to make its gene-based drugs. Introgens lead product candidate, INGN 201, is currently conducting two Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of head and neck cancer. Introgens gene therapeu...

Humboldt awarded for study of acid-mine drainage in Germany

...rainage system using the equipment in Germany, and combining this information with thermodynamic considerations, it will be possible to develop much more robust metal-transportation models than currently exist."...

Why does a worm need nearly as many genes as a man?

... code individually for large proteins (rather than combining protein modules from smaller genes, as occurs in the human), the fact that much of the worms development and morphology are hard-wired in its genes, and the rarity of alternative splicing (a process whereby different forms of a protein are assembled ...

New family of 10 cancer related genes discovered by NCI, University of Texas and M.D. Anderson researchers; licensed by Introgen

...n conventional treatments. Introgen specializes in combining appropriate gene delivery systems and therapeutic genes to make its gene-based drugs. Introgen is currently conducting two Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of head and neck cancer with its lead product candidate, INGN 201. Introgens gene t...

Virtual lung models every breath you take - and its impact

...d the highly detailed virtual respiratory tract by combining the powerful capabilities of supercomputers, rapid semi-automated computer modeling and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging systems. The equipment is located in the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a DOE user facility loc...

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