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Colon Cancer Linked To Genes, Not Lifestyle

... seeking answers to human diseases like cancer, AIDS and diabetes. "We have only now been able to study colon cancer and other aging-related diseases more closely in monkeys and compare it to that in humans," said...

Pitt Researchers Construct Novel Delivery System For Gene Therapy Of Liver Disorders

...revented from entering non-dividing cells. Others, like viruses, have structures that are easily recognize...yed by the body's immunecells. Non-viral vectors, like the RCRs, can overcome these problems, but inthe past, these types of vectors have proven only margi...

New Molecular Switch Is The Key That Unlocks DNA Repair

...cent of all colorectal cancers. “We’d like to know why alterations in only two of the five known mismatch repair genes cause cancer,” he says. [The other mismatch repair genes are hMSH3, hMSH6 and hPMS2. They function as protein complexes: hMSH2-hMSH3, hMSH2-hMSH6 and hMLH1-h...

Ancient Greek Text Shows Musical View Of Pregnancy According To Translation By University Of Cincinnati Professor

...re accustomed to test-tube babies, multiple births like theMcCaughey septuplets and surrogate pregnancies. But in ancientGreece, medical authorities did not have any clear understandingof how long a pregnancy should last or even that there was such athing as a premature birth. Parker presented his finding...

Wake Forest University Study Takes Students In Flight With The Albatross

...here." Five years ago, Anderson said that a study like The Albatross Project would not have been possible. He said that there wasn't a transmitter small enough to not interfere with an albatrosses' flight but still powerful enough to send a signal that couldbe picked by by satellite. From tracking the a...

Cellular Engineers Design Custom Cell Surfaces Able To Adhere To Synthetic Materials

...anic chemistry of cells well enough to treat cells like complex machines-- to really do cellular engineering." All cell surfaces are decorated with oligosaccharides -- complexstructures strung together inside the cell from a few simple sugars. Differentkinds of cells display different oligosaccha...

'Suicide Response' Gives Colorado State Researchers Important Clues On Preventing Bacterial Invasion In Crops Worldwide

...tedinterplay between plant and bacteria that works like this: When adisease-causing bacteria invades a plant, the plant will only display a suicideresponse if it has the resistance genes for that bacteria. The plant hostmanufactures products encoded by resistance genes that recognize specificantivirulence...

USC Holds 2nd Annual Medical Genetics Symposium; Nations Leading Geneticists Discuss The Future Of Genomic Research

...of an organism withnucleated, or eukaryotic, cells like our own. Snyder is studying how to besttease out the functions of the yeast's thousands of genes. Elliot Meyerowitz, a biologist at Caltech who studies Arabidopsis plants, the"fruit fly" of plant genetics, will discuss his findings that all multicel...

New Study Shows Dinosaurs From Gobi Desert Site Killed In Sudden "Sand Slides" Falling From Dunes - Study Also Reports First Dinosaur Tracks From Gobi

... sandstone was likely formed during violent storms like thoselong thought to be the dinosaur's killers, yet it contains no skeletal remains. Even more surprisingly, the usually regular sandstone layers were pocked withnumerous concave depressions, measuring from several inches to twenty inchesacross, and...

Mystery Of Vital Cell Protein Solved After 30 Years

...t of people have wanted to know what tubulin looks like atthe atomic level," says Nogales. "The knowledge... that binds to nucleotides, onethat binds to drugs like taxol, and one that looks to be a binding site forother proteins. "The interaction between d...

Columbia Biologists Match Odor Receptor To Odor; Research Uncovers How Sense Of Smell Works; First Aroma Scientists Detect Is That Of Meat

...eceptor was that of octanal, which to humanssmells like meat. Linda Buck, a neuroscientist at Har...ensory activity," Professor Firestein said. "We'd like to know whyolfaction is so important that a hundredth of the entire genome is devoted toit." ...

DNA Enzyme Works In Crystal Form; Yields New Insights Into Gene Copying

...e enzyme"translocates," shifting to the next unit, like a stockbroker reading a tickertape. Besides merely... machinery. Thepolymerase enzyme -- shaped roughly like a hand, with the DNA nestled in thepalm -- is adaptable enough to grab and hold any DNA molecule, th...

Harvard Medical School Researchers Present Atomic Structure Of DNA-Replicating Enzyme Widely Used In DNA Sequencing

...ymes crystallized in earlier studies function more like repairenzymes that fill in small nicks in the DNA. They are slow and make errorsfrequently. This structure, however, shows a polymerase that zips along the DNAduring cell division and faithfully replicates the entire chromosome at a rateof up to 400 ...

Hurdle In Ulcer Vaccine Development Cleared

...in called albumin,creating a structure that looked like a potato stuck with toothpicks. Then theyadded a Y-shaped "toothpick" with biotin (actually a vitamin) on one tip. Bymixing these molecular potatoes with an H. pylori suspension and exposing themixture to ultraviolet light, they chemically linked the...

STS-89 Will Carry Five Science Payloads From NASA/Marshall

...eor the collapse of a grain silo - that what looks like a gigantic mass ofsolidly packed-together materials - like sand or grain or agricultural productsin a process conveyor belt - will suddenly behave as if they w...

Careful Honeybee Breeding Combats Tracheal Mite Pests

...to put more effort intomaintaining breeding stock, like the farm industry does. She said thatsuppliers of...Almond Board. Commercial farmers of products like almonds and alfalfa rent bees topollinate their crops. Cobey said that honeybee pollination supplie...

UMass Researchers Announce Birth Of Genetically Modified Cloned Calves

...taken in the form of a pill or injection, or drunk like a conventional glass of milk. This new field, a combination of pharmaceuticals and farming, is called "pharming." Under an agreement announced last year between ACT and Genzyme Transgenics Corp. , the first product to be produced will be human ser...

'Rolling Circles' Provide New Way to Amplify and Detect DNA

... RNAs thattarget cancer-related genes and viruses like HIV. Kool's work is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Army....

Scientists Work To Restore Native Fish And Habitat To Great Lakes

...ecline and loss of many highly valued fish species like the lake trout. The loss of native species and th...ding restored habitat, control of invading species like the sea lamprey, and healthy fish from our hatcheries, to come together at the right place and time....

Research Aims At Nation's First 'Smart' Ground Water Regulations

...rsity agricultural engineer Bernie Engel says just like smart credit cards, smart kitchen appliances and other modern microprocessing miracles, environmental smart laws would use computers to examine the variables and prescribe solutions -- in this case, chemical regulations for specific areas. Engel, at ...

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(Date:4/14/2014)... treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable ... fewer missed school days, according to a pilot study. ... Hospital and published online April 12 in the ... the first prospective study on nonoperative management of acute ... , Researchers enrolled 77 patients age 7 to 17 ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014, Perth, Australia. Drug discovery company Proteomics International ... of a companion diagnostic (CDx) test with the ... The research team authenticated the panel of biomarkers ... samples. Seven biomarkers were validated at high stringency ... The mass spectrometry data was then cross-validated using ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014) When it comes to the cost and ... Patients get the best care when they are treated ... extensive experience in their current job, according to a ... and Columbia Business School. The study was published in ... Applied Economics . , The review of more ...
(Date:4/13/2014)... STANFORD, Calif. A low-cost empowerment program for ... and sexual harassment of these girls, who live ... and are frequently attacked, a large new study ... Stanford University School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children,s ... No Worldwide, validated the program,s effectiveness in combating ...
(Date:4/11/2014)... the processes that control brain cell production could pave ... brain-related disorders. , Scientists have gained new understanding of ... how and when nerve and brain cells are formed ... and keeps it healthy. Their findings could help explain ... which is a fundamental characteristic of many diseases including ...
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