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Trojan Horses, xenon imaging and remote controlled genes

PHILADELPHIA As our understanding of biology increases, the tools of research become almost as important as the researchers wielding them. Currently, one of the major obstacles to research is actually getting inside of cells and tissue to see what is going on as it happens. ... ...At the University of Pennsylvania, researchers are caging molecules xenon, gene-blocking strands of antisense DNA...

Jan. 23-26 conference in Oakland, Calif., to discuss aneuploid theory of cancer

Berkeley -- University of California, Berkeley, molecular biologist Peter Duesberg is hosting a four-day conference to examine evidence in support of the novel theory that abnormal numbers and structures of chromosomes, known as aneuploidy, cause cancer.... ...The invitation-only gathering of scientists and physicians is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 23, to Monday, Jan. 26, at the Waterfront Plaza H...

JCI Table of Contents, January 15 2004

......In the January 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation researchers from Yale University demonstrate that an outer surface protein, OspC, of the organism Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme disease, is critical for the organism's ability to invade the tick salivary gland and therefore be transmitted from ticks to humans. ......Lyme disease was first named in 1977, when arthrit...

UF researcher: New low-carb potato to debut in January

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Potatoes may be on the no-no list for high-protein diets, but a University of Florida researcher says a new low-carb potato will help win back die-hard carbohydrate counters. ... ..."Consumers are going to love the flavor and appearance of this potato and the fact that it has 30 percent fewer carbohydrates compared to a standard Russet baking potato," said Chad...

Govindarajan Dhanasekaran wins 2004 Sarber Award from American Society for Microbiology

WASHINGTON, DC--APRIL 23, 2004--Govindarajan Dhanasekaran, B.V.Sc., of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland, College Park, will receive the 2004 Raymond W. Sarber Award from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Two Sarber Awards are presented each year to microbiology students at the undergraduate and predoctoral levels to recognize researc...

Highlights of Tufts University nutrition research: January 2004

......It is well known that a diet high in cholesterol is associated with increased risk for coronary heart disease a major cause of death and disability and the recommended therapeutic approach is to follow a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Until recently, the effect of this therapeutic diet on cholesterol response in men and women has not been well understood. Jose Ordovas, PhD,...

Other highlights in the January 21 issue of JNCI

...Genetic counseling leads to increased knowledge of cancer genetics and does not have an adverse impact on anxiety or distress of the patients being counseled, according to a systematic review. ... ...The identification of genes that are associated with a high risk of certain types of cancer has led to an increased demand for genetic counseling from individuals at increased risk for the diseas...

AGU journal highlights - 6 January 2004

The following highlights summarize research papers in Earth...Interactions (EI), Geophysical Research Letters (GL), and Journal of...Geophysical Research-Oceans (JC). The papers related to these...Highlights are printed in the next paper issue of the journal...following their electronic publication.......... ...... A new method to monitor sea surface temperatures and height in the...North Pacific...

Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2004

To arrange for an interview with a researcher, please contact the Communications and Community Outreach staff member identified at the end of each tip....... ...... It cost a family of four living in a next-generation Habitat for Humanity house just 82 cents a day in total energy bills, and the project continues to gain momentum. The house boasts impressive air tightness in addition to an advance...

JCI table of contents, January 2, 2004

Jaundice, the yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes following accumulation of the bile pigment bilirubin, is extremely common in newborn infants. In Western nations jaundice is most commonly treated with exposure to light (phototherapy), however a drug therapy would also be desirable. In the January 2 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, David Moore and colleagues from Baylor Co...

Jane Goodall to receive 2003 Global Environmental Citizen Award

......Dr. Jane Goodall, groundbreaking primotologist and environmentalist, and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute ( ......Presented by the Harvard Medical School Center for Health and the Global Environment ), the first medical school-based center in the United States bringing scienti...

Jane Goodall to receive 2003 Environmental Citizen Award

"Jane Goodall's groundbreaking and captivating research with chimpanzees continues to change the way we perceive our animal cousins and ourselves," says Eric Chivian, MD, HMS assistant professor, Director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment, and a former co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. "Through the Jane Goodall Institute, Dr. Goodall continues her research, and also pursue...

JCI table of contents, January 15 2003

Find below two the full Table of Contents for the issue....... ... ... ... HIV Protease Inhibitors Promote Atherosclerotic Lesion Formation Independent...of Dyslipidemia by Increasing CD36-Dependent Cholesteryl Ester Accumulation...in Macrophages ... ...CONTACT: ...Eric Smart ...University of Kentucky ...Department of Physiology ...423 Sanders-Brown ...800 South Limestone ...Lexington, KY 40536 ....

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2003

......Those much-maligned cellular phones in automobiles could actually help drivers get to their destinations faster with a concept being tested and evaluated by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The idea is to use signals being transmitted by the phones, aggregate them and predict traffic conditions using that information. U.S. Cellular will provide raw cellular phone usage data to...

Science picks-leads, feeds and story seeds (January 2003)

... - Although modern scientific tools, such as seismic monitoring devices, GPS, remotely sensing satellites and sophisticated streamflow measuring tools, used by the USGS today are far more sophisticated than those employed by Lewis and Clark in their first federally funded scientific expedition, the spirit of dedication and sense of discovery remain the same at the USGS today in carrying on t...

Physics tip sheet #30 - January 9, 2003

......Osteoporosis is a major socioeconomic problem in western societies. Since excessive use of therapeutic agents often has adverse effects on patients, noninvasive diagnostic tools to determine their need are essential for effective management of the disease. The new technique proposed here examines how bones respond to vibrations of various frequencies, with healthy bone responding different...

JCI Table of Contents, January 2, 2003

...... Cigarettes are addictive, and smoking them causes lung cancer. Of the two..."active ingredients" listed on the packs, scientists had initially assumed...that nicotine was the addictive agent, and tar the carcinogen. Recent...evidence, however, suggests that things are not that simple, and that...nicotine and its derivatives themselves might also promote cancer...development...and progress...

January GSA BULLETIN media highlights

Boulder, Colo.--The January issue of the GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN includes a number of potentially newsworthy items. Of particular interest is new work demonstrating the link between mass extinction and environmental change at the end of the Ordovician Period, when as many as 86% of species became extinct. Please discuss articles of interest with the authors before publishing storie...

January GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

Boulder, Colo.--The Geological Society of America's January issue of GEOLOGY contains several potentially newsworthy items. Topics of interest include: mineralization of embryonic material and early animal evolution; discovery of Ediacaran fossils suggesting that complex animals appeared soon after "snowball" glacier meltdown; significant earthquake and tsunami hazards in coastal Portugal, Spain,...

Purdue corrals new Trojan horse to replace wayward genes in mice

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A research team at two Midwest universities has developed a new way to genetically alter cells in living mice, offering new possibilities in the war against cancer and other diseases. ... ...Using a modified virus as a Trojan horse, a team led by Purdue University's David Sanders has found a promising system to deliver genes to diseased liver and brain cells. By placing he...

'Trojan horse' technology destroys blood supply to cancer tumors in mice

Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have demonstrated in mice that a new drug formed by linking a vascular endothelial growth factor to a toxin will target and destroy the blood vessels supplying a malignant tumor....... Dr. Michael Rosenblum, Professor of Medicine at M. D. Anderson, said...

'Nanocircles' act as Trojan horse to shut down disease-causing genes, study finds

Stanford scientists have synthesized a molecule of DNA that is capable of shutting off specific genes in living bacteria. Dubbed the nanocircle, the new nanometer-size molecule might one day give researchers the ability to target harmful genes that cause cancer and other diseases in humans. ......... In the long range, we hope that nanocircles could be used for genetic therapy in people, said Er...

Bhutan signs conservation agreement at Field Museum Jan. 22

In the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan, conservation reigns... ......CHICAGO The Field Museum, Government of Bhutan and World Wildlife Fund are combining forces to save one of the most pristine and biologically important places on Earth. ...The Bhutanese Minister of Agriculture will sign an agreement between the three parties at The Field Museum at 10:30 on Jan. 22. The agreement calls for joint scien...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2002

...... ORNLs 3,500 strains of mice made at ORNL can be shared for studies among the seven partners in the Tennessee Mouse Genome Consortium because researchers were able to develop a way to transfer mouse stocks via embryo. Researchers could not simply send existing mice at ORNL to the other institutions because the mice carry a number of germs and parasites common to wild rodents. Over the next...

Other highlights in the Jan. 16 issue of JNCI

...A new study suggests that the bodys ability to repair DNA damage caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunlight may influence the risk of melanoma in people who do not tan easily and who have many unusually large and irregularly shaped moles (called dysplastic nevi).... ...Dysplastic nevi and low tanning ability are known risk factors for melanoma. Exposure to UV radiation from sunlight is als...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology: January 2002

...... Researchers at the National Institutes of Health are using viruses to...attack antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Working with scientists from...Exponential Biotherapies in Pt. Washington, New York, they have...successfully used bacteriophage therapy to treat mice experimentally...infected with a fatal vancomycin-resistant infection. They report their...results in the January 2002 issue of...

January media highlights-GSA Bulletin

Boulder, Colo. The January issue of the GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN includes research on the rate the Dead Sea is subsiding, stable isotope evidence that a major carbon cycle perturbation helped propel Earth into the late Paleozoic Ice Age, the use of new technology to study the interaction of outside faults with an active fault zone in the Caribbean, and insights into the composition...

January media highlights: GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY

BOULDER, Colo. - The Geological Society of America's January issue of GEOLOGY contains a number of newsworthy items. Januarys highlights include a slushball tossed into the Snowball Earth controversy with Daniel Condons evidence of unfrozen sea areas during the Neoproteroizoic glaciations. Robert Speijer and Abdel-Mohsen Morsi provide data from Egypt that indicates significant polar ice caps exis...

Science: nanoscale 'Trojan Horse' attacks cancer cells from within

This release is also available in French by clicking ......... ....... David A. Scheinberg of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and colleagues used the nanogenerators to k...

Janet Ginsburg receives microbiology communications award

.Washington, D.C. - April 16, 2001 - Janet Ginsburg, special correspondent for BusinessWeek, has been named the recipient of the 2001 American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Public Communications Award. Her winning entry "Bio Invasion," an article on the potential threats of foreign disease that appeared September 11, 2000, examines the dangers when deadly pathogens, expanded global trade and t...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2001

.HEALTH Better CPR a heartbeat away? . . .. .Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) could get a beneficial jolt because of an ORNL study that has produced some startling results. Researchers found that the direction and magnitude of the flow depends upon the frequency of the forcing function. During CPR, its not known whether the heart acts as a pump or as a passive conduit for valveless pumping....

Nurses, alert janitors boost seniors' mental health

."We often get discouraged that the most vulnerable people are the least likely to benefit. from care -- that's clearly not the case here.". .In the case of older adults with psychiatric problems, a four-year Johns Hopkins study has shown that a program combining observations by janitors, building managers and others who frequently see elderly people and the skills of a highly accessible psychia...

American Psychiatric Association January 2000 tipsheet

. Journal articles highlighted in this tipsheet are available in their entirety by calling .APAfastFAX at 888-357-7924, and selecting the appropriate document number (listed below) .. . . . . .Research involving individuals with schizophrenia has become highly controversial, yet little is known about how those with mental illness view research participation. A new study from the Department of P...

Microbial janitors tackle nuclear clean-up problems

.Microbial janitors are helping their human counterparts with nuclear clean-up. .Researchers plan to coax naturally occurring microbes to clean radioactively.contaminated walls and ceilings at a shut down reactor in the United Kingdom. . .Researchers from the Department of Energy's Idaho National Engineering and.Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) in partnership with British Nuclear Fuels, plc.(BNF...

Trojan Horse Virus Controls Hiv Infection

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) grantees at Yale.University have converted a common livestock virus.into a Trojan horse that selectively targets HIV-infected cells and then.destroys them. As reported Sept. 5 in the journal Cell, this strategy.effectively controlled HIV infection in laboratory-grown T cells and.dramatically reduced infectious HIV to levels that were...
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