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Researchers From Rockefeller University Develop Novel Method To Fight Cancer

...to be presented to the MHC,overcoming the need for designer immunotherapy," continues Albert. "In this way,an individual's own immune system is revved up to attack the tumor based on theexpression of tumor-specific antigens." The diversity of tumors and the fact that each person's immune system is uniquecomp...

Baker's Yeast Causes Chemical Reactions And Sweet Smelling Labs

...oxic and biodegradable. The newyeast cells, called designer yeasts, even have a pleasant bonus: They leavelabs...be usedbyall chemists," said Stewart. The designer yeast enzyme eliminates those concerns and costs about thesame as current methods, he said. ...

New Rehabilitative Device Combines Form And Function For Children With Mobility Impairments

...ional cage," said Julius T. Corkran, an industrial designer atGeorgia Tech's Center for Rehabilitation Technol...isarmpits," said Alan Harp, another CRT industrial designer who worked onthe project. When this happens, weight is not really applied, andstrapping can cause pr...

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

... themselves--good and bad--are not disturbed. The designer ribozyme was injected into lab rats, which were bred by a University of California School of Medicine team to have a disease similar to human retinitis pigmentosa. The California research team was led by Matthew LaVail and John Flannery. Hauswirth de...

Hopkins Study Shows Brain Damage Evidence In "Ecstasy" Users

... thought, memory and emotion. Ecstasy is a designer drug hybrid of the hallucinogen mescaline and thestimulant amphetamine. Users report a heightened sense of closeness with others,increased awareness of emotion and ability to communicate. "They find these effects unique," says Ricaurte, "and ...

Brookhaven, Carnegie Scientists Report First 'Morphing' Of Plant Enzyme Function

...y canthis knowledge be put to work in the field of designer oils, it also hasimplications for the concept of patenting enzymes." Shanklin and his colleagues have studied desaturase and other plantenzymes for several years. In 1997, a team from Brookhaven and Sweden'sKarolinska Institute were the fir...

Fullerene-Based Materials Clear From Tissue, Go To The Bone

...fullerene materials could be the basis of many new designer drugsof the 21st century." This research was funded by the National Institutes of Health....

Urban Restorer Sees Trash Trees, Beetles As Signs Of Hope

...itecture, is thelandscape architect and ecological designer on a collaborative effort, involvingCarnegie Mellon University's Studio for Creative Inquiry, the Carnegie Museum ofNatural History and Penn State, to regenerate the Nine Mile Run area. Identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a...

UW-Madison team develops technique to create flu viruses

... research team has perfected a method for creating designer influenza viruses, which can be tailor-made to solve mysteries about how flu strains mutate, spread and cause illness. The development may also lead to more efficient influenza vaccines and safer gene therapies, says Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a University o...

Scientists uncover possible cause of colitis

... at the University of California, SanFrancisco and designer of the studyThe research results are published in the current issue (Sept. 26) of theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Inflammations of the pancreas and skin also appear to be aggravated andcontrolled by the NEP/substance P cy...

Virtual reality tool quantifies physics of a doctor's touch

... of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, a senior designer of the glove and co-investigator on the project. Mayrose and medical professionals in the UB departments of Emergency Medicine and Radiology are conducting studies of the glove with human subjects at the Erie County Medical Center. The UB work repr...

Fruit fly model could explain how mosquitoes carry malaria: new drugs and vaccines on the horizon

...hat are resistant to malaria. Theoretically, these designer mosquitoes could be released into the wild where they would replace the vulnerable native mosquitoes. "By understanding how the host mosquito fights the malaria infection, we might be able to design mosquitoes that fight harder," Schneider adds. "We'...

SFVAMC/UCSF researchers develop lead for a new Alzheimer's disease drug - a fragment of a brain growth protein

...We will use the shapes and structures of our small designer fragments to search vast chemical libraries for more potent compounds," he said. These chemical libraries contain thousands of drug-like chemicals that can be searched through computer databases. "Without our active molecules to serve as guides, i...

Tipsheet: Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...the January issue of the Journal of Virology. The designer virus (HIV-rtTA) was created in response to concerns about current live HIV vaccines. The genetic instability of current candidate vaccine viruses suggests the possibility that they could convert to once again cause disease. To improve the safety ...

Designer solvents promise revolutionary pollution solution

SAN DIEGO - New designer liquids that can replace hazardous and polluting o...its source, according to researchers. The designer solvents, known as ionic liquids, are the subject of a major five-day symposium, April 1-5, at the 2...

Eye strips images of all but bare essentials before sending visual information to brain, UC Berkeley research shows

...chers shared these detailed findings with software designer David Balya in Hungary, who modeled the visual processing on a computer, a preliminary step before actually programming a CNN chip to simulate the image processing that goes on in the eye. The computer model precisely mimics the output of the ganglio...

Estrogen, soy boost recovery in hearts after surgery, studies show

...ed in the hormones activities, then we can develop designer drugs," he said. "Wed like to able to block undesirable actions, such as those involved in breast cancer, or stimulate activity that may help the heart function better or heal faster." Researchers examining the heart are using mice and rats that lac...

A small genetic change makes flu virus deadly

...technology that allows him to genetically engineer designer influenza viruses from scratch. By systematically swapping the genes from the harmful and benign viruses, then testing how those engineered viruses affected mice, he discovered that the PB2 gene from the harmful group gives the virus its potency. T...

Scientists discover how some viruses take strong hold of cells

... a strong hold could help scientists to make these designer viruses more effective delivery vehicles. Tailor-made viruses may also offer insight into studies of systems biology -- for example, how added genes affect behavior see: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/pubaf/pr/bnlpr090501.htm . The structural details rep...

Scientists design molecules that mimic nanostructure of bone

...t could lead to a breakthrough in bone repair. The designer molecules hold promise for the development of a bonelike material to be used for bone fractures or in the treatment of bone cancer patients and have implications for the regeneration of other tissues and organs. "Recreating natural bone structure at ...

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