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Chromosomes are 'nibbled' before they fuse, researchers report

...ing other proteins that work with exonucleases may offer a target to block the process and push cells in cancer toward death instead of genomic instability....

Gastrointestinal specialists comment on new study on 'Virtual' colonoscopy

...cluding virtual colonoscopy and fecal DNA testing, offer the potential to enhance the acceptability of colorectal cancer screening to some persons. Virtual colonoscopy has not yet been endorsed by any multidisciplinary guideline group as an effective colorectal cancer screening strategy. The principle ob...

UT Southwestern researchers' discovery may lead to gene targets for new form of contraceptive

...of creating a new type of contraceptive that would offer less risk and perform faster." UT Southwestern researchers recently identified more than 350 genes that appear to be active in maturing sperm cells in mice. In a study published in the PNAS earlier this fall, researchers showed that, so far, 17 of th...

First-ever UN University diploma offered to grads of online water-management course

... access to technology. Plans are also in place to offer the material in languages other than English (begi... in Uganda and an advisor to the project, said the offer of a Diploma from the United Nations University will be "a tremendous attraction" to potential stude...

Gene may protect against heart disease rather than be harmful as previously thought

...ics of heart disease, but A20 and the NFkB pathway offer promising leads worthy of more study."...

Protein involved in cell division now found key to cell growth

... "This protein, or those associated with it, might offer some new therapeutic strategies to investigate." ARF and the proteins it has power over are major players in cancer development, say the investigators. ARF is the second most frequently altered protein in cancer development, and it helps manage the t...

Breast cancer susceptibility genes play role in DNA repair

... also play a part in breast cancer. These proteins offer an important set of new targets for possible anti-cancer drugs. The link between the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and hereditary breast cancer was first identified in the early 1990s, but the biological function of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 proteins has remained ...

Newborn screening for certain genetic disorders has benefits and some drawbacks

... yet implemented mandated programs and four states offer non-mandated expanded screening. In this study, Susan E. Waisbren, Ph.D., from Children's Hospital, Boston, and colleagues compared newborn identification by expanded screening with clinical identification of biochemical genetic disorders. The resea...

Circadian clock genes may provide targets for new cancer drugs

...-controlled "clock"-- and jamming that "clock" can offer a new way to fight cancer, according to two studie...chers from Baylor College of Medicine. The results offer significant insights into the initiation of cancer, and also suggest a new treatment target. The gen...

Protein biomarkers accurately and quickly diagnose ALS, find Pittsburgh researchers

...als, we can determine the best drug combination to offer ALS patients," Dr. Bowser said. "This research is at the forefront of ALS research. Our next step is to confirm our results with a larger patient population and further evaluate how the biomarker signature pattern changes during disease progression,...

Social mothers appear to be better mothers

...ds of life in the wild. Socializing with males may offer direct advantages, because some close male associates tend to shield females from harassment, support their offspring in conflicts with others and even protect infants from predators. "We take it for granted that women socialize, but when you stop a...

Moderate alcohol consumption after meals can decrease levels of insulin

...yoxylate cycle in the human liver, then this could offer an explanation for alcohol-related fatty liver, thiamine deficiency, alteration in energy metabolism under fasting conditions, and lack of appetite for carbohydrates [that are] found in alcoholics, the reasons for which have baffled researchers for y...

Wanted: Innovations to feed the hungry

...ers more responsive to people's needs, governments offer them intellectual property rights over their innovations but these have value only when a technology's users can be made to pay for it. Professor Masters' proposal is intended to help fill the gap between these two methods, to reward innovations th...

Clock cells, tumor suicide, tailored therapies among subjects of AACR-NCI-EORTC Conference

... of Novartis Pharma AG in Basel, Switzerland, will offer the second keynote speech, "The Reality of Making Cancer Drugs." Dr. Matter and his team of 300 scientists were among the leaders in the discovery of Gleevec, the first oral drug shown to be effective in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CM...

Reading the brain

... and adults and evidence that those approaches may offer valid, useful insights. For example, the team used tasks that involve responding out loud, allowing them to only use brain images taken during correct responses made in about the same amount of time for all participants. By focusing only on response...

Region of chromosome 1 important in blood pressure regulation

...entify candidate genes for additional study and to offer good evidence that more than one gene in the region is involved in blood pressure regulation, says the study's principal investigator, Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D., director of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine. The researchers are...

Marie Curie Nobel Centennial Celebration of Women in Science

...e Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They will offer their perspectives on important opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for science and technology, including the role of women in these fields. The sessions will encourage an exchange of ideas among the participants and the audience. "Marie Cur...

Lycopene's anti-cancer effect linked to other tomato components

... that a combination of the bioactive compounds may offer the best anti-cancer effect. "It has been unclear whether lycopene itself is protective. This study suggests that lycopene is one factor involved in reducing the risk of prostate cancer," said John Erdman Jr., a professor of food science and human nu...

Activity detailed for sirtuins, involved in metabolism, aging, gene expression

...neral for the entire sirtuin enzyme family and may offer the beginnings of an explanation for how metabolism and aging may be linked through the mechanisms that control gene expression. The research is featured on the cover of the November issue of the journal Structure. "We've known for some time that the...

Ethical guidelines needed before 'nutrigenomic' groceries come to market

...? Genetic tests on market Some companies already offer dietary advice based on individual genetic profile...ntions are, the clearer the practitioner's duty to offer the test and society's obligation to fund it. Regulation and oversight Governments are looking at ...

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(Date:4/18/2014)... lead to potential new treatments for breaking the cycle ... Fibrosis, or scarring, is a hallmark of the disease, ... lead to serious organ damage and, in some cases, ... on findings made by Swati Bhattacharyya, PhD, research assistant ... specific protein plays in promoting fibrosis. , "Our ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... most popular vaccine brands for children may not be ... some cost factors when choosing vaccines, driving the market ... to a new study by University of Illinois researchers. ... driven by numerous factors," says Sheldon H. Jacobson, a ... science and of mathematics at the U. of I. ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... published in the April issue of Immunity , ... for Medical Research, says it,s time to take a ... treating sepsis, which kills millions worldwide every year, ... molecules released into the bloodstream to fight an injury ... necessary for maintaining good health without inflammation, wounds ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... that as many as 10 million older Americans suffer ... and isolation. , However, new research a project ... Americans for six years found that Internet use ... by more than 30 percent. , "That,s a very ... professor of telecommunication, information studies and media who led ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on ... review today examining the current state of knowledge of ... for improved global surveillance strategies to combat the emergence ... Ebola in West Africa that has claimed the lives ... Liberia. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), ...
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