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Clinical trial shows timing of chemotherapy improves survival in breast cancer

...w York, December 12, 2002 New research shows that giving doses of chemotherapy more frequently in time, lea...r and smaller amount of cancer, because you're not giving the cancer as much time to grow between treatments," explained Clifford Hudis, Chief of the Breast C...

Sea squirt DNA sheds light on vertebrate evolution

...g to the crown and summit of the animal kingdom by giving birth to the Vertebrata." Ciona was sequenced using the whole-genome shotgun method, which has also been used to sequence the human, pufferfish, mouse, and rat genomes. Earlier this year the JGI convened a Ciona "annotation jamboree" in Walnut Creek,...

Science picksLeads, feeds and story seeds (December 2002)

...ps as much as three to five days ahead of a storm, giving flood-response officials and others time to respon...w into thick masses of branching, misshapen stems, giving rise to a popular name of witches' brooms, or the apt Navajo name of "basket on high." The plant's c...

UMass scientist identifies gene that governs obesity, physical activity, sex behaviors in mice

...ck of the Nhlh2 gene. "The gene is responsible for giving them the message, 'You're full, so stop eating,' or 'You need to increase your activity, so get some exercise.'" Without Nhlh2, the message is sent but can't be received on a molecular level, so their body weight continues to increase, Good explains....

Ag economist calculates value of knowing that food's safe

...at the beginning we thought it was because we were giving away free food," Sanogo said. "But women who weren't involved in the survey were staying afterwards to find out how to better feed their children. We were surprised." The research was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development...

UF study suggests schools boost empty calories to raise test scores

...least one failing or sanctioned school, respond by giving students more empty calories on testing days," said Figlio, who also is a faculty research fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research. "These are calories found by nutritionists to have substantial very short-term cognitive effects, but no l...

K-State microbiologist secret agent in battle against E. coli, other foodborne pathogens

...fied and the stomacher samples and see if they are giving the same numbers (of pathogens). Because of our previous data I think it will show that they are."...

Space Shuttle returns first soybeans grown on Space Station in commercial farming experiment

...ters located across America. "The Space Station is giving companies a chance to grow plants that require several months to mature," said Nall. NASA International Space Station Science Officer Peggy Whitson took care of the soybeans on the Station since the experiment began in June. In one of her e-mail lett...

Biomedical scientist testing nanoparticles as early cancer detection agent

...ticles glow and act as markers on cells and genes, giving scientists the ability to rapidly analyze biopsy tissue from cancer patients so that doctors can provide the most effective therapy available. Nie, a chemist by training, is an associate professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical En...

New screening method may speed hunt for disease-causing genes

...Our approach adds an additional quantitative step, giving scientists options instead of forcing them to rely solely on subjective information." Wayne, an experimental biological geneticist, centers her work on one of sciences' classic research tools: the fruit fly -- Drosophila melanogaster, which was the m...

New screening technique may speed hunt for genes

...his approach adds an additional quantitative step, giving the scientists options instead of having to rely on subjective information," said Lauren McIntyre, an assistant professor of agronomy and member of the Computational Genomics Group at Purdue.Wayne's research centers on perhaps genetic science's most ...

World-first gene therapy for cystic fibrosis targets lung stem cells?

...o establish the most effective dose and timing for giving the detergent together with rigorous safety checks on the highly modified HIV-1 based virus particle used for the gene transfer. Another senior member of the team, molecular biologist Dr Don Anson, explains, "Last year we published a method which vas...

Leading cancer research organization urges FDA to speed approval of drugs for precancers

...nt. "Second, many also worried about the risks of giving medicine to seemingly healthy people including those with precancers. However, this attitude clearly has changed with the treatment of other life-threatening conditions such as cardiovascular disease," Dr. Foti added. For example, strong evidence li...

Special report: Personal genomics

...titute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At the moment, giving somebody a CD containing their complete sequence would be as useful as giving them a book in a foreign language, adds Brad Margus of Perlegen. It would be useless without the rig...

Is there a link between soy formula and attention deficit disorder?

... and his colleagues at UCI and UC Davis found that giving rats increasing levels of manganese during infancy resulted in behavioral changes at higher doses. The researchers also found that manganese exposure resulted in lowered levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which plays a key role in inhibiting be...

Parasite, mosquito genomes complete malaria picture

...al drugs. Information from the Anopheles genome is giving researchers new insights into mosquito physiology and behavior, including the insect's ability to digest blood and its choice of humans as a blood source. Scientists can now begin to determine how Anopheles reacts, at a molecular level, to infection ...

Mosquito genome sequence--Published in the journal Science

...Holt speculated that one way this might work is by giving a vaccine to humans that results in the production and circulation in the blood of antibodies to specific mosquito proteins. The antibodies would then be transmitted to the mosquito when the insect feeds on human blood. Another possible strategy mig...

Molecular machine could develop drugs for bioweapons victims

...ease-causing microorganisms, also with the goal of giving antibiotic researchers valuable tools in the fight against disease, particularly diseases caused by bioweapons....

Stanford researchers find cause, possible cure for gluten intolerance

...supplements. "These findings are the first step to giving people with celiac disease realhope for a normal life," said Chaitan Khosla, PhD, professor of chemistry,chemical engineering and, by courtesy, of biochemistry. Lu Shan, a graduatestudent in Khosla's lab, was lead author on the paper. The team includ...

UT Southwestern receives $2 million grant to purchase 30-ton superconducting magnet

...s that are advancing the frontiers of protein NMR, giving UT Southwestern a unique combination of research in this area. Equipment such as this 800MHz NMR spectrometer is essential for us to move our research on to progressively more difficult and interesting systems."...

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