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New study indicates arsenic could be suitable as first-line treatment in type of leukaemia

... this means is that we now have the possibility of offering APL patients a new first-line treatment that avoids conventional chemotherapy. It also means that if we have this drug and other effective drugs such as ATRA available as well, most patients will be able to avoid the need for bone marrow transplants....

USAID, Conservation International & Starbucks launch Conservation Coffee Alliance in Central America

...t and the Pacific Rim. The Company is committed to offering the highest quality coffee and the Starbucks Experience while conducting its business in ways that produce social, environmental and economic benefits for communities in which it does business....

Yale digital diagnostic technology is basis of new company, HistoRx Inc.

...aven, Conn. -- HistoRx, Inc., a bioscience company offering novel digital technologies for in situ diagnostics developed at Yale School of Medicine , has located its operations at 25 Science Park in New Haven. Their technology, called AQUA TM (Automated Quantitative Analysis) enables researchers to loca...

Loss of the neuronal adhesion protein d-catenin leads to severe cognitive dysfunction

...in neurons from d-catenin mutant animals, possibly offering a clue to the mechanisms by which deletions of d-catenin cause synaptic and cognitive dysfunction. Ultimately, this work may facilitate the understanding of the mental retardation observed in Cri-du-Chat Syndrome and the memory deficits observed in F...

Amyloid fibers sprout one step at a time

...e prion merely alters a cell's metabolism. Besides offering a model for studying prions, the yeast system also provides an excellent model for the growth and aggregation of amyloid protein, said Weissman. Studying this process could have important implications for understanding amyloid diseases, he said. Ini...

New research suggests early diet may play key role in protecting against childhood leukaemia

...ues as to the aetiology of the disease, as well as offering up possibilities for prevention. The increasing incidence combined with emerging concerns about the long-term effects of leukaemia treatments, make prevention a top priority. It is hoped that out of the conference which has attracted top internati...

The birth of reproductive health: A difficult delivery

...caling back services in Kenya, Ghana and elsewhere offering essential health-care to thousands of women and children." These ideological battles are compounded by rich countries neglecting the commitments they made at the Cairo conference. "Rich country contributions reached an estimated $2.3 billion ...

UCR earns $1.5 million grant to examine how engineered crop genes stray

...easing crop yields, lowering production costs, and offering consumers more choices and higher quality at the supermarket. But certain risks have been identified, such as the evolution of new weeds because of contamination with transgenes that make them more difficult to control. "Recalling genes is more diff...

Newcastle scientists get UK's first stem cell license

... most exciting and promising areas of biomedicine, offering the potential of therapies for diseases such as Parkinson's, liver disease, heart disease and dementia. Our success in this field of research demonstrates the highly productive nature of the partnership between Newcastle University's Institute of Hum...

Carnegie Mellon University hosts ACS-PRF summer school on green chemistry

...lems. With only a handful of U.S. academic centers offering curricula in green chemistry, the summer school provides a unique opportunity for junior chemists from across the Americas to practice in this field. Five Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards have been given to local academic researchers and...

CBEN wins grant for undergraduate nanotech course

...Rice to join a small but growing number of schools offering undergraduate nanotech classes aimed at preparing students for a future in which nanotech is an integral part of the technology landscape. "What's innovative about the Rice approach is the combination of technical content with social context," said K...

Researchers identify gene for a primary form of sudden infant death sydrome (SIDS)

...S," Stephan said. "And it's going to be helpful in offering parents answers for sudden infant deaths, recognizing predisposition early, and hopefully saving a number of these babies." The researchers first identified patients with SIDDT in a small Old Order Amish community in central Pennsylvania. Over t...

New lower-cost assay system equivalent to flow cytometry for accurate CD4+/CD8+ cell counts

...ence, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, offering a state-of-the-art, comprehensive portfolio of products designed to accelerate discovery and increase productivity with accessible, easy-to-use solutions for the biologist's testing problems, available right at the lab bench. Guava's products have br...

Access to DNA secrets yields better understanding of genes, possible tool for disease diagnosis

...of which genes have the propensity for activation, offering a new tool for understanding how genes function and possibly for diagnosing disease. The technology, called a chromatin array, was developed by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and is described in the July issue of the journal ...

Make a splash for public health this summer

...s about the public health needs of swimming pools, offering tips on how to recognize risky swimming facilities and how to promote cleaner, healthier pools. What's at stake, according to noted Michigan State University microbiologist Dr. Joan Rose, is your personal health and the health of your family. "Impro...

Microscopy scans show how brain cells process energy

... in PET (positron emission tomography) imaging and offering a better way to observe the damage that strokes and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, wreak on brain cells. Multi-photon microscopy scans by Cornell University biophysicists of living brain tissue, as reported in the latest issue of S...

A protein's role in progressive renal disease

...ng's condition elicited a flood of calls from fans offering their kidneys, but most people with kidney disease are not so lucky. Some 56,000 patients await transplants; many have waited over five years. FSGS, which underlies about 25% of the 60,000 kidney-related deaths each year, causes progressive kidney ...

A gene that keeps species apart

...definition of species itself. Darwin demurred from offering a hard and fast definition, suggesting that such a thing was "undiscoverable." In this issue of PLoS Biology, Daniel Barbash and colleagues identify a true speciation gene in the fruitfly Drosophila. One of the more enduring definitions characteri...

Manipulating biotope space can enhance beneficial biodiversity effects

... a gradient of increasing soil depths and volumes, offering increased rooting space to species. The results supported the hypothesis and showed that the increase was linear. Scaled up to agricultural systems this means that benefits of intercropping may be greater on deep soils and that soil erosion may redu...

OUP launch a new Open Access Journal on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

...d Complementary and Alternative Medicine). Whilst offering the academic, research, and medical communities a new journal in an area currently under-represented, the journal has also been developed to be available for free online. The 'open access' TM (OA) publishing model for eCAM will be the third OA init...

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(Date:4/18/2014)... (April 21, 2014) -- A group of scientists ... and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has found ... and neuropsychological function in Parkinson,s disease (PD). ... , the study, which assessed cognitive function in ... the dopamine replacement therapy commonly used to treat ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... memories? How did it make you feel? According to ... experience, such as how sad you were or how ... when you can,t stop thinking about it. , ... context of the memories, rather than how you felt, ... the negative effects of these memories, a new study ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... scientists could lead to potential new treatments for breaking ... , Fibrosis, or scarring, is a hallmark of ... lungs can lead to serious organ damage and, in ... options centers on findings made by Swati Bhattacharyya, PhD, ... that a specific protein plays in promoting fibrosis. ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... One of the most popular vaccine brands for children ... may be overlooking some cost factors when choosing vaccines, ... expensive option, according to a new study by University ... administer can be driven by numerous factors," says Sheldon ... professor of computer science and of mathematics at the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... In a review published in the April issue of ... The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it,s time ... approach to treating sepsis, which kills millions ... Sepsis occurs when molecules released into the bloodstream to ... body. Inflammation is necessary for maintaining good health ...
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