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UD Education News: HHMI Award Supports Undergraduate Discovery

...iques built aroundstories help students learn more effectively and retain information longer.White and other PBL pioneers at UD also point to pre- and post-class surveys,which provide more concrete evidence that the method works. White, who earnedhis Ph.D. at Brandeis University and served as a research fellow i...

University Of Texas Southwestern Researchers Develop New Test For Kidney Function

... patients ingest water, the procedureestimates how effectively the kidney excretes waste products by testing howquickly the isotope disappears from the blood and appears in the urine. A one year grant from Cypros Pharmaceutical Corp. is funding the study....

Antioxidant Action Of Vitamin E Significantly Reduces Heart Disease In Mice

...s could form the basis for clinical trials to test effectively the useof antioxidants against a range of diseases in humans. In recently publishedstudies, his laboratory has demonstrated that levels of the isoprostanes arealso increased in human atherosclerosis. He notes that trials to date of antioxida...

Gene Therapy In A Liquid May Lead To Quicker, Easier Methods For Treating Disease

...have successfully administeredgene therapy orally, effectively curing lactose intolerance in rats. In provingthat gene therapy may potentially be given this way, the work may eventuallylead to treatments for important human diseases such as diabetes. Neuroscientist Matthew During, M.D., professor of neu...

Novel Two-Antibody Strategy To Fight Cancer Awarded Patent

...lls, whereas two antibodies disable thereceptor so effectively that the cells perish." Receptor proteins are convoluted structures with many sites -- calledepitopes -- to which a wide array of antibodies can bind. It is possible forsome of these sites not to be involved in the activity of the protein. Al...

UNC Researchers Reduce Arthritis Severity By Turning Off Molecular Switch

...NF-kappa B, Makarov says. "Using this approach, we effectively blocked NF kappa B and got a dramaticincrease in apoptosis of inflamed synovial tissue," he says. "It appears that bytargeting NF-kappa B in the joint, we benefit by blocking inflammation andaccelerating apoptosis in the synovium. That's the way to m...

Arsenic Shown To Induce Cancer Remission

...tigators in the Western world to show that arsenic effectively inducesremission in patients who have relapsed with APL, a potentially fatal type ofcancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. The findings are reported in theNovember 5 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. "We now know that arsenic can...

New Technology Makes Gene Therapy More Effective

... DNA in liver cells with new healthy DNA much more effectively and efficiently. According to Clifford Steer, MD, head of the project, researchers put altered bits of DNA into specially designed targeting molecules and injected the molecules into tail veins of rats. Those bits of DNA made their way to the nuclei...

Treatment With IL-2 Plus HAART Markedly Reduces HIV In Immune System "Hiding Places"

...-cell pool. "The final proof of the feasibility of effectively controllingreplication-competent HIV in latently infected cells will bediscontinuation of HAART and long-term follow-up," Dr. Fauci notes. NIAID is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAIDconducts and supports research to preven...

UB Stroke Researchers Develop New Technique To Measure Blood Rate-of-flow, Treat Brain Malformations

...ting blood directly from the artery into the vein, effectively bypassing the brain. An AVM can leak or rupture if it isn't treated. The condition is thought to be congenital, and is diagnosed most frequently in young adults, Granger said. One way of treating AVMs, and the method of choice of neurosurgeons at...

Professor Authors Complete Guide To Fungi

...and a newlydiscovered partner "O. novo-ulmi", have effectively reduced once majesticAmerican elms to little more than short-lived shrubs in much of the NorthAmerican landscape. While some fungi are fun to eat, others cause death and many others enhance oureveryday life, perhaps by serving as a natural pesticide,...

American Heart Association Announces Top 10 Research Advances For 1998 -- Gene Therapy Among The List

...ctors," explains Fuster. Studies showed that diet effectively lowers high LDL levels in people who have inherited the E-4 variant of the apolipoprotein E , a genetic variant associated with high LDL, or who have a form of LDL that is called "pattern B." In addition, people with "pattern B" LDL typically have ...

Technology Reduces Reliance On Fungicides For Grape Growers

...rsity of California plantpathologists, growers can effectively control the powdery mildew in theirorchards through the increase of technology and decrease of chemicals. The powdery mildew pathogen belongs to a large group of fungi that attack manydifferent types of plants worldwide. "As the fungus grows over gr...

Radioactive Beads Latest Weapon In Fighting Cancer In Dogs, Cats

... of a dose, how much radiation, a tumorneeds to be effectively treated," Chun said. "We can calculate roughly how muchradiation per day the tumor bed is receiving. After it has gotten its set dose,we sedate the animals, remove the tubes and the beads and they're done withtheir therapy." Because the beads provide...

Largest Acoustics Meeting In History Expected

...s observed that the children can often communicate effectively only by employing extreme vocal exertion to make their voices heard above the racket. (Paper 3aNSa1) --- Refrigerator Music. Researchers will present new (and sometimes unconventional) uses for an innovative, environmentally friendly refrigerator ...

Computer Simulation Reveals Nano-Switch That Activates Cell-Binding Function Of Key Protein In The Body

...xposed, Fibronectin's affinity for cell-binding is effectively switched off.Furthermore, unless additional tension was applied, the module otherwiseremained intact during the simulation and, thus, is able to rapidly reassembleand restore its cell-binding affinity. "Our experiment provides the first atomi...

Researchers Prove Chemoprevention Can Work

...n is criticalbecause it allows researchers to most effectively design an intervention.Screening has already begun for the second phase of the clinical trials, whichwill be used to refine and extend the initial observations. The researchers willalso be looking at what the effects of taking oltipraz are on the bod...

Researchers Report Emergence Of Antibiotic Resistance During Vancomycin Therapy

...ased susceptibility tovancomycin, could be treated effectively with a combination of antibiotics. "We think that this is the first demonstration that selection for strains withincreased resistance to vancomycin can occur during therapy," says Tomasz,senior author of the paper and professor and head of the Labora...

Genetic Stowaways May Contribute To Evolutionary Change: Adjacent Sequences Tag Along With Mobile DNA Elements, Study Shows

...nimum of 6 percent of allretrotransposition events effectively targeted genes. Because the total fractionof the human genome estimated to be functioning genes is only about 15 percent,this finding suggests little or no bias against genes as sites forretrotransposition. The second set of experiments was d...

Conservation Strictly By Numbers Can Be Risky

...decide thatbighorn populations smaller than 50 are effectively extinct and write them off....

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(Date:4/17/2014)... variant specifically associated with the risk of a ... cent of all breast cancer cases. , The ... called invasive lobular carcinoma, gives researchers important clues ... of breast cancer, which can be missed through ... the journal PloS Genetics , was co-led ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... In the April issue of Experimental Biology ... by Drs. Rex Gaskins and Paul Kenis in ... campus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign describe ... reduction-oxidation reactions underlie a variety of cell functions ... to these crucial roles in regulating normal cellular ...
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