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Inflammation marker predicts colon cancer
...n cancer (2.69 mg/L) than among those who remained free
of disease (1.97 mg/L). By contrast, CRP concentrations were not significantly different between cases of rectal cancer (1.79 mg/L) and the controls (1.81 mg/L). The study also found that: The odds of developing colorectal cancers increased p...
JCI table of contents, February 2, 2004
...ned nitrate therapy causes increased production of free
radicals has a number of important implications. A...s that therapy with nitroglycerin causes increased free
radical production by cardiac mitochondria. These observations suggest that the time has come to mou...
Researchers discover that a virus can naturally target and kill tumors
...lls are far more likely than healthy cells to have free
laminin receptors on their surfaces, they are more likely to take up the virus. The virus may also be a good tracking device for cancer. Dr. Meruelo and his colleagues attached to Sindbis a gene that makes fireflies glow, which was only activated in...
'Elves' makes protein crystallography easier
...etails are published, he plans to distribute Elves free
to university and non-profit scientists. "We love it," said Heike Krupka, a scientist working for Berkeley-based Plexxikon, a partner in the beamline that Holton operates at ALS. Plexxikon scientists use the beamline to determine how well the hun...
Stanford launches public lecture series on genomic medicine
Stanford University is offering a series of free
monthly lectures designed to enhance public understanding of the Human Genome Project and the revolution in genomic medicine. The lecture series, titled ''Sequencing the Human Genome: What Does It Tell Us About Ourselves,'' will be held in Fairchild ...
New standard on the menu, certified slurried spinach
...r vegetables. Antioxidants help fight formation of free
radicals, highly reactive molecules that can damage DNA and are implicated in the development of certain diseases. Beta-carotene converts to vitamin A in the body and is needed for healthy vision, skin and hair. Lutein is a pigment found in the retin...
OHSU-led research examines role of copper, iron in diseases
...er normal conditions, ensures the concentration of free
copper is kept at a negligible level. "There are literally tens of thousands of proteins in a cell," Blackburn said. "How does the cell know where to place the metal in this huge sea of proteins? That's what the chaperones do. They're like taxis th...
California pistachio industry threatened by potentially devastating disease
... proactive in their efforts to keep their orchards free
from infection of the pathogen by conducting regular surveys, sanitation by pruning of possible infections, controlling insects, and following fungicide programs that were shown to control panicle and shoot blight....
Evolutionary Genomics meeting in Tucson
...contributed papers. The meeting is structured with free
time for interactions among participants, in the style of a Gordon Conference. Registration is free
for bona fide media. You are welcome to attend all conference sessions. For registration informatio...
Researchers seek to clone 'mad cow disease' resistant cattle strain
...s disease. While the prospects of "cloning" prion free
cattle on the scale of America's 100 million head cattle herd may seen daunting, Eyestone points out that with the widespread use of artificial insemination in modern agriculture, great strides could be made in as little as six or seven generations. ...
Honey bee genome assembled
... honey bee genome sequence has been deposited into free
public databases. The sequence of the honey bee, Apis mellifera, was assembled by a team led by Richard Gibbs, Ph.D., director of the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. The honey bee genome is about one-tenth th...
New understanding of why brain cells die after stroke will lead to development of new treatments
... causes brain cells to produce large quantities of free
radicals toxic molecules that break down the cel...ven more active, causing massive overproduction of free
radicals, resulting in death of the brain cell. In a study published in the December 26 issue of Ce...
Can the mode of training affect the hormone response to different modes of exercise?
...ydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), cortisol, and free
and total testosterone. Endurance and resistance e...as set at p<0.05. Total testosterone/cortisol, free
testosterone/cortisol and DHEAS/cortisol ratios were calculated and compared in the same manner as i...
Alcohol exposure in pre- and early post-natal stages may cause insulin resistance
...with a sensitive rat radioimmunoassay kit. Plasma free
fatty acids (FFA) were determined. Statistics : Differences between groups were evaluated by ANOVA with Dunnett's multiple comparison test. Insulin values were log-transformed before analysis and values expressed as the mean SEM. P<0.05 were...
Genetic testing of embryos
...ed by in vitro fertilization. Embryos found to be free
of a disease-causing gene mutation can then be selectively implanted into a woman's womb to initiate a pregnancy. The technique, called Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), can help parents avoid the birth of a child with a devastating genetic d...
2nd Annual CDB Symposium: Developmental Remodeling (March 29 - 31, 2004; Kobe, Japan)
...iology and regeneration and aimed at promoting the free
and timely exchange of research achievements. The first annual CDB Symposium, "The Origin and Formation of Multicellular Systems," was convened in March 2003. We are pleased to announce that the second symposium in the series will focus on the theme ...
Chimp genome assembled
...n genome. All of the data have been deposited into free
public databases and are now available for use by scientists around the world. The sequence of the chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes, was assembled by NHGRI-funded teams led by Eric Lander, Ph.D., at The Eli & Edythe L. Broad Institute of the Massachus...
The 4th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC4)
...ssions are open to journalists and registration is free
to bona fide journalists on presentation of offici...re with computers, fax, printing, photocopying and free
local and international telephone facilities and internet connections will be available. NB: the off...
Researchers look to stem cell therapy and bone marrow transplants to find a cure for diabetes
...ior to the onset of diabetes, all appeared symptom free
beyond one year of follow-up. In contrast, mice that failed to achieve full engraftment of the bone marrow transplant developed or remained diabetic. Those mice that successfully engrafted at or after onset of diabetes also remained hyperglycemic. ...
Breakthroughs lead to better understanding in prevention of transfusion-transmitted infection
...d cells (WBCs) were washed to remove serum and any free
virus, which were PCR positive and RT-PCR negative for MCMV (defining latency). The donor WBCs were subjected to positive selection using CD11b to obtain a monocyte/granulocyte fraction, which was also PCR positive for MCMV; the CD11b-negative fract...
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