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Immerge BioTherapeutics announces new findings addressing key safety risk in xenotransplantation

...ch. The company has previously reported the first identification of receptors for PERV (Ericsson et al., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2003; 100: 6759-6764). In the past year, in collaborative efforts with the University of Missouri-Columbia and Infigen, Inc., Immerge also announced the birth of...

Scientists find gene that protects against potato blight

...gs of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The identification of the gene, found in a species of wild potato known as Solanum bulbocastanum, holds significant potential. All of the varieties now cultivated commercially on more than 1.5 million acres in the United States are highly susceptible to potato late bli...

A sex-specific gene for depression

...onditions that are associated with depression. The identification of CREB1 leads Dr. Zubenko's team to believe that ... Further study along those lines could lead to the identification of additional susceptibility genes for mood disorders and shed light on important differences in the...

New science at K-State attracts $4.2 million from National Science Foundation

...ar lipids when plants are exposed to freezing. The identification of relevant genes is an important step toward designing strategies to engineer crop plants, such as Canola, an emerging cash crop, for increased ability to withstand environmental stresses....

Scientists uncover amyloid-like proteins in bacteria

...he breakthrough of aerial structures into air. The identification of the chaplin proteins in Streptomyces potentially has important implications for its use by the pharmaceutical industry. "Chaplins adopt an amyoid-like structure, and could therefore be used as a model system to find molecules that prevent formati...

Pitt researchers find genes for depression; Play role in mood disorders, shorter lifespan

...ys rather than particular neurotransmitters. "The identification and characterization of susceptibility genes and their products will provide new opportunities for drug development and disease prevention, new information about the biology of mood and its regulation, and new insights into the interactions of mental...

NIMH awards $22.6 million for Center for Collaborative Research on Mental Disorders

...od disorders and schizophrenia, and to lead to the identification of novel targets for new therapies. Ultimately, we expect these results to revolutionize the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of these disorders," said Moldin. Jay Tischfield, Ph.D. of Rutgers is the principal investigator for the center project. ...

Rutgers receives $22.6 million to investigate genetics of mental disorders

...he center's activities will greatly accelerate the identification of disease-vulnerability genes and the development of new drug therapies," said Moldin, who is also director of the Office of Human Genetics and Genomic Resources and associate director of the Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science at ...

Newly mapped enzyme could yield new treatments for female sexual dysfunction

...e relative failure of remedies such as Viagra, the identification of a new target for the possible treatment of female sexual dysfunction represents an important advance." In 2001 Christianson and his colleagues reported that arginase II is present in the human penis. In studies with female rabbits, described in t...

Research shows bortezomib benefits a third of multiple myeloma patients

...exciting time for anti-cancer drug treatment. "The identification of promising molecular targets has led to the development of many exciting new drugs for which an anti-tumor mechanism of action has been clearly delineated," she wrote. "Given the recent major advances in our understanding of the biology of cancer c...

For ferrets, GPI means 'get pregnancy initiated'

... science and engineering. According to Bahr, "The identification of GPI as a key signal secreted from mother to embryo in the ferret is an important step forward in the understanding of pregnancy in this and related species. The fact that the protein has been so highly conservedthroughout evolution means that it m...

UGA scientists discover gene that maintains genome integrity by limiting DNA replication

...consequences for the survival of the organism. The identification of CUL-4 as a major regulator of DNA replication levels will likely lead to investigations in mouse and human models and could open new studies for how DNA replication goes awry in numerous disease processes....

How plants get made in the shade

...y by which the plant senses seasonal change." The identification of a shade-avoidance pathway could have a big impa...n that's harvested." The first finding that led to identification of the light-quality pathway arose from a screening that Cerdn was conducting of seedlings of Arabi...

'Man's best friend' may be even better

... human disease and can be successfully used in the identification of novel therapeutic target sites and the pharmacological screening of newly developed topically or systemically administered antiallergic drugs....

Research breakthrough identifies 291 genes associated with asthma

...se genome was altered in an asthmatic lung. "The identification of a series of asthma signature genes provides an unprecedented opportunity to fully understand the exact processes involved in asthma and other allergic diseases," says Dr. Rothenberg. "These results are significant because they present a completel...

World's largest scientific society convenes regional meeting June 8 - 11 in Princeton, N.J.

...l Reconstruction/Computer Image Enhancement in the identification of bodies. (Donna Fontana, New Jersey State Police, Missing Persons Unit, West Trenton, N.J., 609-882-2000, ext. 2893, lppfontd@gw.njsp.org ) In addition to the in-depth scientific presentations, ACS President Elsa Reichmanis will present a special ...

The Year of Biodiversity and Conservation

...nvironmentally significant areas, resulting in the identification of more than 2,200 species. An environmental education program led by ECP reaches more than 900 students and educators in the Calumet region by engaging students in hands-on learning about biodiversity and conservation. GENETIC DIVERSITY AND THE ...

An eye for scent marks

...h, reptiles and birds can see UV and use it in the identification of conspecifics: In some birds, e. g. blue tits, males and females have different UV patterns in their plumage. UV vision is also important for bird foraging: the waxy cover of many berries has a high UV reflectance. UV vision is part of the sensory ...

Scientists discover key gene in artery formation

...long with studies in mouse, demonstrates that this identification step is crucial for normal blood vessel formation." This work by Dr. Lawson and colleagues in Brant Weinstein's lab at the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD) reveals that Plcg1 functions downstream of Vegf in vivo to coax endothelial cells ...

Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests

...lant groups, with over 40 species highlighted. The identification section of the guide includes a complete descripti...Southern forests, and to provide information about identification and control....

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