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Variation of gene associated with decreased risk of heart attack and stroke

...I and stroke, suggesting that this [variation] may offer protection against clinical events related to atherosclerotic plaque rupture," the authors write....

Functional genomics enables easy target identification and drives drug discovery

...ion (ADME) data. Human targets, on the other hand, offer a holistic view of expected drug performance and improve efficacy and safety of the final drug. Following this trend, accelerator mass spectrometry uses microdosing to provide faster human bioavailability data during pre-clinical screening. In microd...

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SPECT imaging shows promise for accurate, early diagnosis of Alzheimer's

...accurate test for very early-stage AD, which could offer patients the option of initiating therapy before so much of the self is lost, is good news for those who fear this debilitating and cruel killer....

Radiologists provide safe delivery method for gene therapy

..., Ill. Computed tomography (CT)-guided injections offer a safe delivery method for gene therapy in patient...to cells to fight disease. "The new gene therapies offer promise for controlling certain types of cancer, but delivering the agents directly into tumors pose...

Flagellation in Crohn disease

...te immune response and the pathogenesis of IBD and offer leads to the identification of other causal antigens in CD....

JGI decodes wood & toxic waste-degrading fungus genome

...lp and paper industry are such enzyme systems that offer environmentally friendly approaches to bleaching. The white rot genome also provides a foundation for clarifying the genetics and physiology of fungal colonization of wood. "This information is key to improving bioprocesses such as biomechanical pul...

Study identifies which patients can benefit from targeted lung cancer drug and why

...ocus on kinases grew out of the idea that they may offer a way to have an immediate impact on cancer," remarks Sellers, who is also on the faculty at the Broad Institute and HMS. "This study demonstrates that rational drug design developing drugs based on an understanding of basic biological processes of...

High profile publications in biology and biochemistry on rise at UH

...erformance and track trends in science, as well as offer an analytical tool that provides data for ranking scientists, institutions, countries and journals. Users include government policy makers, university and corporate research administrators, analysts, researchers and information specialists in govern...

Newly discovered gene controls levels of 'bad' cholesterol in mice

...his way lower LDL levels in the blood. This might offer another therapeutic approach to the high blood cholesterol levels that are a major risk factor for heart disease," said Breslow, a former president of the American Heart Association. Out of all diseases, heart disease is the number one killer of Amer...

Researchers show cystic fibrosis defect in mice corrected with turmeric extract

... it is much too early to say whether curcumin will offer an effective treatment for most people with CF," said Caplan, professor of cellular and molecular physiology. He noted that curcumin was not expected to be effective for some of the other CFTR mutations. Curcumin is non-toxic to humans a...

Research bank makes good use of umbilical cords

...their investigations." "It is exciting that we can offer this service at no cost to the investigators. We appreciate the Carver Charitable Trust for their generosity and foresight in supporting the bank," he added. The Carver Charitable Trust is providing a Center of Excellence grant to help support the p...

Vanderbilt doctors use Viagra to treat infants with pulmonary hyptertension

...lt it was the most reasonable alternative we could offer given the circumstances." A small dose of Viagra was begun and then the nitric oxide was slowly weaned away. Hartley's pressures stayed low. That was months ago. Hartley's pulmonary pressure began to rise again several weeks ago and the dose of Via...

2004 Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award winners announced

...vent during the day-long seminar. The seminar will offer a series of focused briefings on recent shifts in scientific thinking concerning vaccines, while also placing that information into a social, political, and economic context. The presenters are leading vaccine researchers and public health officials ...

APS awards 55 minority travel fellowships to EB 2004 (April 17-21) in Washington, DC

...ve as a mentor throughout the conference. Mentors offer guidance on appropriate sessions to attend, introduce fellows to other scientists and provide career advice. These fellowships are made possible through grants from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the ...

ESA consults European science community on candidate Earth Explorer missions

...netic field and its temporal evolution. Swarm will offer new insights into the composition and processes in the interior and the surroundings of the Earth, thereby improving our knowledge of climate. The satellites will drift in near-polar orbital planes at 530 and 450 km altitude. Each satellite will carr...

UF researcher: Animals think in their own way, but unlike humans

...zees understand why those who can't see them don't offer them treats? Do vampire bats have the ability to show gratitude by returning a favor? The answers depend on what is meant by "think," according to University of Florida psychology Professor Clive Wynne, who writes about these creature features an...

East Asian governments urged to harness market forces to improve environment, save money

... that technology transfer from developed countries offer developing countries "the potential to bypass many of the constraints which were once seen as threats to economic growth." As well, "East Asian nations can capitalize on the recent advances in information technology to their best advantage. "The Chin...

Female gluttony blamed on male tick

...a researcher who has discovered a protein that may offer clues to a $10 billion global tick problem. "What happens is that a female will remain attached to a host, eating slowly and waiting to be fertilized," said Dr. Reuben Kaufman from the U of A's Faculty of Science. "If she does copulate, the seminal f...

Best way to clean up toxic plumes? Give 'em a pill

...A staple of chemistry classroom demonstrations may offer a solution for cleaning up decades' worth of toxic solvents polluting the environment, new research suggests. Potassium permanganate is a disinfectant used by water treatment plants, and is sometimes also used to treat pollution stemming from industr...

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