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Gladstone investigator Mike McCune wins prestigious NIH Director's Pioneer Award

... UCSF and then, after a postdoctoral fellowship in pathology at Stanford, went on to found two biotechnology companies, SyStemix and Progenesys. These companies were among the first to work on hematopoietic stem cells and the application of stem cell-based gene therapy for the treatment of HIV disease. M...

Alzheimer's disease is not accelerated aging

...n distinct regions of the brain and reflect unique pathology compared with changes that occur in older adults w...me, function, and now showing what we think is the pathology in Alzheimer's disease," Buckner said. A paper published in the September 15, 2004, issue of Cer...

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

...previously impossible with conventional methods of pathology analysis and which vastly increases the quality an...letely objective it takes the subjectivity out of pathology diagnosis." Rana Gupta, an investment partner at Navigator Technology Ventures, said HistoRx's techn...

Amyloid fibers sprout one step at a time

...amyloid and how it might be possible to affect the pathology it causes. Yet despite the importance of this process, we know little about the underlying mechanism by which amyloid forms and grows." For example, said Weissman, evidence is accumulating that it is not the plaque itself that is toxic, but rather t...

The American Phytopathological Society announces 2004 awards

...ecognition of distinguished contributions to plant pathology or to the Society. The 10 members named Fellows in...is award honors outstanding contributions to plant pathology by APS members for a country other than his or her own. The Lee M. Hutchins Award was presented t...

APS Foundation names student travel award recipients

...ed to help students studying in the field of plant pathology present their work, either in an oral or poster pr...advances the understanding of the science of plant pathology and its application to plant health....

The birth of a beak

...investigator on the Science paper and professor of pathology at the Keck School of Medicine, along with his colleagues. Still, while the reason for this diversity is explained by evolutionary selection, little is known about how different beak shapes are built at the cellular and molecular level. "Since beaks ...

University of Arizona licenses patent for natural fungicide

...el E. Stanghellini, UA professor emeritus of plant pathology and now a professor at the University of California at Riverside, retired UA senior research specialist Scott Lynn Rasmussen, former UA graduate student Do Hoon Kim and former UA postdoctoral researcher Yimin Zhang. The organisms, known as zoosporic ...

Advances in tumor angiogenesis Dendritic cells co-opted to the dark side

... could happen in vivo and show its contribution to pathology and physiology." The work has also revealed that the bone marrow via dendritic cell precursors, which are produced in the marrow is involved in angiogenesis. This observation raises clinically important questions as to the effects of supporting th...

JCI table of contents, 16 August, 2004

...osure to (pro)insulin may be important for disease pathology and that relative IAA affinity and epitope reactivity may be useful in classifying islet cell autoimmunity stages and establishing diabetes risk. TITLE: Mature high-affinity immune responses to (pro)insulin anticipate the autoimmune cascade that lead...

Hopkins scientists use blood proteins to detect ovarian cancer

...5," says Zhen Zhang, Ph.D., associate professor of pathology at Johns Hopkins. "But combining CA125 with our new markers may improve early detection capabilities." The new proteins were screened against a separate collection of blood samples from patients with normal and cancerous tissues. Of 23 patients wit...

Protective gene may enhance vaccine responses

... study author Philip Ashton-Rickardt, professor of pathology and a member of the committee on immunology at the University of Chicago. "This could allow us to extend the duration of an immune response against chronic infections or to focus the power of the immune system on tumor cells, targets that have thus ...

U-M scientists find common virus in human prostate tissue

..., M.D. M.B.B.S., a clinical assistant professor of pathology and urology in the U-M Medical School and co-author of the study. "Several recent studies have demonstrated that they potentially represent the first stage in a series of progressive cell changes, which can lead to prostate cancer." In ad...

Early clinical treatment can halt progression of Alzheimer's disease, UCI researchers find

...a mouse model that more closely parallels the twin pathology that occurs in the human Alzheimer's-diseased brai... are linked and that the development of the tangle pathology is dependent on the amyloid pathology," LaFerla said. The researchers found, too, that there was a c...

JCI table of contents, 2 August, 2004

...irus within the first 24 hours of life generates a pathology similar to that seen in humans with biliary atresia. The authors found that in infected mice, in contrast to uninfected mice, immune cells that produced interferon-gamma invaded the portal tracts of the bile ducts. They also found that the amount of...

Plant pathologists meeting in Anaheim, CA to discuss agricultural security, food safety, and more

...sion will examine organic agriculture from a plant pathology perspective and address questions regarding funding sources for organic agricultural research, plant diseases and control methods, and the function of the National Organic Standards Board. Meeting events are being held at the Anaheim Convention Cente...

Wheelchairs biomechanics, prosthetic development

...vestigates the prevalence and identity of shoulder pathology in athletic and nonathletic manual wheelchair users. Fifty-two manual wheelchair users completed a survey regarding the nature of their injury, sports involvement, history, and presence of current and/or past shoulder pathology. Volunteers currently ...

Misfiring proteins tied to inflammation and sick feeling of type 2 diabetics

... of serious complications. Freund, the head of the pathology department in the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign and a professor of animal sciences in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, is pursuing the theory that inflammation is tied to a disturbance...

NIH renews funding for continued Rb2 tumor suppressing gene research at Temple

... University of Naples in 1986 and his doctorate in pathology summa cum laude from the University of Trieste Medical School in 1990. He was a post-doctoral fellow in the department of microbiology and immunology at New York Medical College in Valhalla (N.Y.) from 1987 to 1988. From 1988 to 1992, he was a post-...

Lack of immune system protein prevents lupus-like condition in mice

...stant professor of medicine in rheumatology and of pathology and immunology and lead investigator for the study. "Other immune system proteins are potential targets for new autoimmune disease treatments, but they all affect large portions of the immune system, making weakened immune function a potential side e...

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