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Treating precancerous breast cells may prevent onset of cancer

...ed environment, e.g. test tube), and are therefore easier to monitor. Individuals with LFS are at increased risk for developing multiple primary cancers, including soft-tissue sarcoma, breast cancer, leukemia, osteosarcoma, melanoma and colorectal cancers. "To effectively treat or prevent cancer, it is ...

UCLA neuroscientists discovery distinct molecular key to overcoming fear

...rugs that can make psychotherapy, or talk therapy, easier and more effective in treating anxiety disorders. More broadly, the findings also suggest that distinct molecular processes may be involved in the expression and treatment of other psychiatric disorders." Both the acquisition and extinction of condit...

UMBI licenses HIV rat to Harlan

...blood and tissue specimens. Organ studies are also easier with the larger animals. In the context of worldwide HIV studies, Bryant adds, "It is hoped that this will allow the development of drugs for prevention of many of the chronic disorders that occur in AIDS patients. And in the long run this is an imp...

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute discovers proteins linked to colon cancer

...efore it has had a chance to spread and when it is easier to cure, say researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). These tumor markers elevated levels of proteins or other substances in the blood, urine or tissue that indicate the presence of cancer also could help identify whic...

Scientists at Scripps Research develop new technology to map spread of malarial drug resistance

...ue of the journal Science. The work should make it easier to follow the spread of drug resistance around the world and assist health ministries in countries where malaria is a problem to come up with strategies to thwart this spread. Malaria is a nasty and often fatal disease, which may lead to kidney fail...

Scientists decipher genetic code of malaria parasite

...ar the ends of chromosomes. That location makes it easier for the parasite during the reproductive stage when it is carried by a mosquito to alter the structure of these proteins through changes in the genes that encode them. Gardner said the genome sequence now defines, for the first time, a complete set...

Indonesia launches nationwide program to protect newborns against hepatitis B

...ith hepatitis B vaccine. Uniject devices are much easier to use and safer than standard needles andsyringes. Each Uniject consists of a small plastic bubble filled with asingle dose of vaccine, with a short needle attached. The vaccine isinjected by squeezing the bubble. Uniject devices cannot be reused,el...

Stanford researchers teach old owls new tricks

... or living in stimulating environments have a much easier time adjusting to new conditions than less-social or bored owls. Knudsen added that learning more about the conditions under which mature brains can adapt will be of help in treating brain injuries. After an injury, a child's brain recovers mo...

Yeast research targets drug resistance battle

...t samples. Recognizing these patterns will make it easier for scientists to target drug therapy, Cowen says....

UCSB ecology center to receive grant

...ing data relevant to specific problems and make it easier to obtain. The PBI summary notes that a multi-faceted approach will be used to ensure that the research products, software, and information technology infrastructure that result from SEEK will optimally benefit science, education, and the public. Th...

Ambitious plan to give sight to the blind

...th nerves, not above them, which makes it slightly easier to connect directly to the nerves. "The tissue housing the nerves is relatively clear. We're investigating which electronic waveforms will best stimulate these nerves, " says Wessendorf. One problem, he says, is that "If we excite a nerve with elec...

Bone marrow cells may contribute to growth of new blood vessels in newborns

...high amounts of VEGF, as some do, it would make it easier for endothelial cells to settle in that tumor and form new blood vessels."...

Newer design of close-up computer monitors increases ease of use

...gly greater distance makes for easier viewing, Sheedy said. But the image size in a near-eye display is about the size of an average computer screen. "Traditional displays are constrained by their physical size and are usually ...

FDA clears for market new diagnostic test for lupus

... will flare from lupus or when. This test makes it easier to make such predictions, said Lahita, professor of medicine at NYMC and chief of rheumatology at St. Vincents Hospital and Medical Center, who has authored several textbooks and publications about immune diseases and lupus and is the editor of Syste...

Rogue trees get criminal treatment from scientists.

...ance company should pay out. "The problem is much easier to solve when there are different trees growing in the area. It's easy to tell the difference between an oak tree root and chestnut tree root, for example. It's when you are faced with trees of the same kind in the same vicinity that the scientists...

Tiny bugs in mealybugs have smaller bugs inside them

...alybug are related to each other. Bacterial DNA is easier to work with than insect DNA, Baumann said. Mealybugs belong to the same group of insects as aphids and psyllids. Many members of the group are significant pests on farms, gardens and houseplants....

Of mice and men: Deaf mouse leads scientists to new human hearing loss gene

...e ready availability of DNA sequences is making it easier for scientists to get to the bottom of inherited deafness, which accounts for about half of all hearing loss in people under 30. Scientists estimate that half of all inherited hearing loss cases are due to mutations in a single gene called connexin 2...

NIST chemists define and refine properties of plastic microsystems

...ubstance as much as 10,000-fold or more, making it easier to detect in ultrasmall quantities (nanoliters--a billionth of a liter--or less). Finally, NIST staff designed a novel system to overcome the difficult problem of slow mixing in microfluidics devices. The mixer consists of a T-shaped microchannel imp...

Natural-born killers enlisted to fight anthrax

...rain of anthrax was chosen for study because it is easier to work with and therefore produced quicker results. Moreover, studies with this cousin strain could be performed in Fischetti's laboratory at Rockefeller, while studies on the more dangerous strains of anthrax itself, including the "Ames" strain, we...

Joint Genome Institute to sequence key African frog genome

...tic structure is similar to humans but smaller and easier to decode than that of other frog species. "Frogs and other amphibians occupy a key evolutionary position between mammals and fish, the organisms whose genomes have been or are currently being sequenced," said Paul Richardson, the JGI project manage...

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