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Leader in cancer treatment and prevention research honored

...f early neoplasia offers significant potential for identification of individuals at high risk for cancer. This technology serves as a sensitive biomarker for response to treatment with chemopreventive agents. "Our cancer chemoprevention research laboratories are focused on research to uncover biochemical and molec...

Circulation of 'disaster myths' in Haiti could hinder appropriate disposal of bodies

...sures such as burial in mass graves without proper identification of the victims', comments Oliver Morgan, a researcher at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, whose paper reviewing the scientific literature to assess the infectious disease risks of dead bodies following natural disasters appeared in t...

Researchers determine genetic cause of Timothy syndrome

... Medicine. The scientific path that led to the identification of the cause of Timothy syndrome began in 1989 with the identification of a single child with the then nameless disorder by Katherine W. Timothy of the University of Utah....

New molecular link key to cellular proteins involved in cancer progression, other diseases

...contributes to PcG silencing is still unknown, the identification of the responsible enzyme should allow us to better understand the PcG silencing system and how it relates to human disease, such as cancer," said Zhang....

Pacific Northwest team unveils largest virus proteome to date

...high resolution separations of proteins with their identification at the same time, using a powerful mass spectrometer developed at PNNL. ...

Researchers identify protein promoting vascular tumor growth

... useful approach for other diseases. "This study's identification of the role of MCP-1 expression has obvious potential for other tumors, as well," Gordillo said. "The concept could be applicable to a broad variety of tumors in which we know MCP-1 is expressed." ...

Gene clusters predict atherosclerosis severity, susceptibility

...entifying genes for further study," Seo said. "The identification of these genes advances our understanding of the biological pathways relevant to atherosclerosis. "Many of these genes are likely to be implicated in the disease process and may become targets of future therapies," Seo continued. "By identi...

Newly identified master gene key in baby's first breath

...erebral palsy, asthma and bronchitis. The identification of Foxa2's role in lung development is expected to lead to new treatments for premature babies, children and adults with lung disease or lung injury. ...

DNA barcode finds four new bird species

...ogous to the supermarket barcodes that allow quick identification of millions of items. The technique de...actually two. Based on traditional species identification methods such as morphology and behavior, some taxonomists had already suspected that these species s...

Chemical genetics identifies SARS inhibitors

...equired for virus entry into cells. The successful identification of novel small-molecule anti-viral inhibitors validates chemical genetics as a rapid and effective approach with which to tackle emerging and existing diseases. Crucially, this study has provided a reservoir of novel biologically active small molecul...

South Dakota Tech grad student finds rare whale

...whale, photographed it and collected its skull for identification by Dr. James Mead at The Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History. He identified it as a Sowerby's beaked whale, probably a yearling female. The Smithsonian will retain the whale's skull for confirmation and to serve as a voucher specimen ...

Molecule awakens and maintains neural connections

...long-term potentiation," she said. "So, Song-Hai's identification of a molecule that is likely to be important for dendrite arborization and also to control synapse maturation is quite important." While the function of Dasm1 is not yet known, said Lily Yeh Jan, the protein's structure hints that it is a receptor ...

Snakehead in your inbox? Welcome to the nonindigenous Aquatic Species Alert System

... a link to a press release about the capture or an identification page."...

Wrapping a memory with an experience, capacity for recollection detected in non-human species

...odor and by varying the food "payoffs" for correct identification of old and new odors. The test design allowed the researchers to measure the ratio of correct and false odor identifications across a range of bias conditions, generating the ROC curve. The shape of this curve indicated the existence of both an all-...

Single isolated mouse skin cell can generate into variety of epidermal tissues

...f transgenic mice with superthick hair growth, the identification of signals that are necessary to make hairs grow, ...free to divide. Further experimentation led to the identification of two growth factors, known as Bmp6 and FGF18, which are expressed specifically in the bulge and ke...

Scientists discover proteins involved in spread of HIV-1 infection

... human version of Vps37p. "Our paper describes the identification of the human VPS37 proteins. This is a necessary step both for understanding how HIV-1 buds from cells and for defining the MVB pathway in human cells," says Sundquist. An unexpected result was that there was more than one VPS37 protein in human ce...

MIT team explains yin-yang of ginseng

...ents. As the researchers write in Circulation, the identification of one of these in particular "opens up the exciting possibilities of harnessing [its] chemical scaffold as a prototype for wound-healing compounds." Sasisekharan emphasizes the importance of Sengupta's interdisciplinary approach to the work. "He had...

Gene associatied with lupus identified

...ases. We hope that this discovery will lead to the identification of other genes associated with lupus and other immune disorders." Behrens believes that dozens of genes may be responsible for lupus and that discovering the combination of these genes will be important to developing better diagnosis and treatment of...

Putting energy into heart protection

...tective role during and after a heart attack. The identification of novel AMPK targets and/or the possible use of AMPK activators may be useful in providing therapy for healing during or after a heart attack. A related commentary in this issue by D. Grahame Hardy from the University of Dundee places these data in...

JCI table of contents, 16 August, 2004

...tective role during and after a heart attack. The identification of novel AMPK targets and/or the possible use of AMPK activators may be useful in providing therapy for healing during or after a heart attack. A related commentary in this issue by D. Grahame Hardy from the University of Dundee places these data in ...

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