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Enzyme discovery sheds light on causes of rare disease, cancer

...pair pathway is disrupted. As a result, the person develops FA. Other researchers have found that similar disruptions in this DNA repair pathway can contribute to the development of ovarian, pancreatic, and other cancers in people who aren't at risk for FA. This suggests that PHF9 is a potent cog within the D...

Zengen's new technology first to deliver drug active ingredients in an oral strip

...its wholly-owned subsidiary, InnoZen, Inc., Zengen develops and markets, or outlicenses, over-the-counter health products. In June 2003, InnoZen launched new OptiZen lubricating eye drops for instant relief from symptoms associated with Computer Vision Syndrome including eye dryness, burning and irritation. ...

Natural hormone could reverse heart damage

...in's effects in a mouse model of obesity that also develops left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), a condition in which the main pumping chamber of the heart expands and stiffens, preventing proper blood flow to the body. Hypertrophy, which results from stress on the heart (for example, through high blood press...

Discovery may help in war against fire ants

... of its life as an endoparasite or a parasite that develops in the abdomen of its insect host. "Only the firs...int is suspended by a thin stalk. Later, the larva develops into another stage and the stalk eventually pinches off from the overlying epidermal layer. The seco...

Grant funds research to develop tissue-engineered solutions for heart disease

...To do this, we will need to train the tissue as it develops for the role that it will ultimately assume." Such tissue development efforts aim to help the body regenerate its own components needed to repair damage caused by heart attack or underlying disease such as congestive heart failure (CHF), a loss of fu...

Vitamin C may protect against ulcer-causing bacteria, study finds

...rtion of the small intestine. (One in 10 Americans develops an ulcer at some time in their lives.) More recently, researchers discovered that H. pylori is also associated with stomach cancer, a particularly deadly form of cancer. For the current analysis, researchers used data collected during the first phas...

ES cell model could provide clues to causes, cures for diabetes

... of this disease called Type I diabetes. This type develops when the body's immune system destroys pancreatic islet cells that make the hormone insulin, which regulates blood-sugar levels. To control these levels, people with Type I diabetes must inject themselves daily with multiple insulin shots. Without th...

Stanford symposium on future of air and space travel

.... Faculty panelists will include: Juan Alonso, who develops methods for simulating the changing air flow over ...allenges in air traffic control; Ilan M. Kroo, who develops microvehicles for environmental monitoring; and Sanjay Lall, who models complex, interconnected syst...

First evidence that genetic imprinting occurs at earliest stage in test tube-matured eggs

...en the central cavity filled with follicular fluid develops inside the follicle. As controls, the team collected immature oocytes from antral follicles visible on the surface of adult mouse ovaries. They then studied the methylation status of the three genes in the immature in-vitro oocytes and in the control...

Scientists find genetic link between cancer and premature aging

.... Werner syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that develops when the WRN gene is missing or defective. The disease causes the onset of premature aging shortly after puberty and results in the appearance of old age when patients are 30 to 40 years of age. The syndrome is thought to occur because mutations in W...

Chemical Heritage Foundation and BIO give Biotechnology Heritage Award to William Rutter

...ibrary; creates and circulates traveling exhibits; develops and disseminates educational materials; publishes books and Chemical Heritage newsmagazine; offers fellowships and travel grants; conducts oral histories with leading scientists and industrialists; and hosts awards, conferences, and public events. Fo...

Chirping frogs keep UH scientists hopping

...in receptor, which determines what organs the frog develops at what time. For instance, the Mexican axolotl, an amphibian with a thyroxin deficiency, is water-bound its entire life.The Rio Grande chirping frog may also be used as a guide to the quality of the local environment. "Amphibians in general can be u...

New Zealand biotech: An emerging global presence

...iner, critical for biosecurity detection. Celentis develops smart measurement systems for the food industry, drug delivery for animal health, and novel ingredients for nutriceuticals and functional foods. ( Interview opportunity: Celentis CEO Stewart Washer ). Mycobacterial antigens for psoriasis and atop...

Affymetrix to support AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize

...ductor technology to the life sciences, Affymetrix develops and commercializes systems that enable scientists to improve the quality of life. The Company's customers include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrichemical, diagnostics, and consumer products companies, as well as academic, government, and other no...

Water treatment reduces risk of Legionnaires'

...gs, legionellae grow in the biofilm or slime which develops within plumbing systems of buildings. Currently, there are no community interventions that have been shown to reduce the risk of Legionnaires' disease," says Barry Fields of the CDC, one of the researchers. Fields and his colleagues looked at the ef...

Misbehaving molecules in ALS

... disease than women. Studies that reveal how FALS develops may give researchers new clues about the other 90 percent of ALS cases known as sporadic ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases. Scientists studying FALS patients have identified mor...

Ovarian tumor cell sensitivity then resistance - to chemotherapy linked to genetic abnormality

... to show signs of malignancy. At the same time, it develops a vulnerability to cisplatin. "The sensitivity to cisplatin can be seen as the price the cell pays for becoming cancerous," remarks D'Andrea, who is also a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. "Even as the cell becomes more aggressive,...

Greenhouse gas might green up the desert

...p much carbon dioxide (the more rapidly the forest develops the more carbon dioxide it needs, since carbon dioxide drives the production of sugars). However, the Yatir forest is growing at a relatively quick pace, and is even expanding further into the desert. Why would a forest grow so well on arid land, cou...

Study discovers key to baby-like skin

...ight, premature infants who are born before vernix develops at about 27 weeks; as a cream or lotion for topical needs; and as a delivery system for other medications. We view the production of vernix as analogous to infant formula as a substitute for milk, says Dr. Visscher. Nature has figured out how to mak...

Five UCSF faculty scientists elected to National Academy of Sciences

...the level of atomic structure. His laboratory also develops methods to quantify the relationship between bonding affinity and molecular structure. Targets for drug design include HIV integrase and drugs to combat resistance in HIV protease. Arthur Weiss is an authority on the mechanisms by which the immune...

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