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Plant pathologists look to forensics to aid in biosecurity

...terrorism. According to Jacqueline Fletcher, plant pathology professor, Oklahoma State University, the potential for microbes to be used with an intent to harm people, societies, or the environment has generated renewed interest in the application of forensic science to assist in precise identification of micr...

UCSD team determines cellular stress within body is critical

... N. Ho, M.D., Ph.D., a UCSD assistant professor of pathology and senior author of the paper in PNAS, noted that the findings bring to light new possibilities in the development of drugs to treat autoimmune diseases, transplant rejection and cancer. "We are particularly excited about the implications of our fi...

New compound 'highly efficacious' at reducing human tumour growth

... control has been directly linked to the molecular pathology of cancer. CDK's are a family of enzymes required for the correct timing and order of events in the cell division cycle. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) / VEGF-receptor tyrosine kinase (VEGF-RTK) and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-RT...

JCI table of contents, 1 July 2004

... tau is an early event in Alzheimer disease tangle pathology AUTHOR CONTACT: Carl W. Cotman University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, USA. Phone: 949-824-5847; Fax: 949-824-2071; Email: cwcotman@uci.edu View the PDF of this article at: https://www.the-jci.org/press/20640.pdf ACCOMPANYING COMME...

$5 million grant funds partnership, studies of minority-based issues in reproductive health

...Laurence Demers, Ph.D., distinguished professor of pathology and medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, will help Meharry set up a Core Endocrine Laboratory similar to the one Demers directs at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Vern Chinchilli, Ph.D., interim chair and professor of health evaluation scienc...

Plant pathologists to discuss the future of organic farming

...rotection, said Monica Elliott, professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida's Fort Lauderdale Res...ter, will examine organic agriculture from a plant pathology perspective and address questions regarding funding sources for organic agricultural research, plant...

A protein's role in progressive renal disease

...t's not clear what causes FSGS, this form of renal pathology is becoming more common. By using the genes underlying inherited forms of FSGS as probes, scientists hope to uncover the mechanisms that unleash the disease and to find ways to stem the damage. Mutations in the ACTN4 gene, which encodes a protein c...

Clue found on breast tumors distinguishes patients with better survival odds

... and can be rapidly adapted to routine analysis in pathology laboratories using standard procedures. "Although hurdles remain, we feel there are several reasons to be optimistic about the Stat5 marker," said Rui. "We are completing an even larger retrospective study now, and then look forward to launching a...

Shortened chromosomes linked to early stages of cancer development

...the study and a postdoctoral fellow in urology and pathology at Hopkins. "What our study suggests is that telom...r of the study and associate professor of urology, pathology and oncology at Johns Hopkins. "Therefore, intervention strategies aimed at preventing, or even rev...

Plant pathologists to meet 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. Food Safety as Influenced by Phyllosphere Microflora Rece...

Gene expression profiling may predict head, neck cancer recurrence

...rles M. Perou, assistant professor of genetics and pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, led the study. Writing in the May 18 issue of the journal Cancer Cell, Perou, also a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and colleag...

Transplant rejection averted by simple light exposure in Stanford animal study

...the disease, said Edgar Engleman, MD, professor of pathology and medicine and senior author of the study. "The experiment not only provided the proof that these cells cause graft-versus-host disease, but also provides a way of thinking about how you might prevent it," said Engleman, who also directs the Stanfo...

Setting the gene expression base-line for breast cancer research

...e between different types of breast cancers in the pathology lab, the surgeon often has to take a sample large enough to incorporate the basal myoepithelial cell layer. If, one day, we could use a fine needle biopsy in conjunction with the novel myoepithelial markers we've identified, we could not only potenti...

John Sherris receives 2004 Abmm/Abmli Professional Recognition Award

...s earned his medical degree and doctoral degree in pathology from the University of London, England. After gaining additional training and work experience, primarily in clinical microbiology, he joined the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Manchester in England. He was appointed to the University...

Disease threatens cucumbers, pumpkins, and other vine crops

...ld loss. According to Mohammad Babadoost, a plant pathology professor at the University of Illinois, Phytophthora blight has become one of the most serious threats to production of vine crops, or cucurbits, both in the United States and worldwide. "Recent outbreaks of Phytophthora blight have threatened pumpk...

Bye-bye Bio 101: Teach science the way you do science

...oward Hughes Medical Institute professor and plant pathology researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in a policy forum article published in the April 23, 2004, issue of the journal Science . Handelsman and her co-authors, including Peter J. Bruns, vice president for grants and special programs at t...

Chlamydiae infection may be associated with ocular adnexal lymphoma

...ivitis. There are several similarities between the pathology of ocular adnexal lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the tissue surrounding the eye, and that of gastric lymphoma, for which there is a well-established link with infection with the bacteria Helicobacter pylori . To determine whether there is a...

National Academies news: 72 new members chosen by academy

...sity of Pittsburgh FIRE, ANDREW Z. ; professor of pathology and of genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif. GHEZ, ANDREA M. ; professor of physics and astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles GOLDWASSER, SHAFRIRA ; professor, department of electrical engineering and compute...

Two molecules work together to aid transport of immune cells, UT Southwestern researchers find

...," said Dr. Mark Siegelman, associate professor of pathology at UT Southwestern and senior author of the study. A second receptor, VLA-4, stops the T-cells from rolling. This step in the process is called firm adhesion. "You need both of these steps in order to get the T-cells out of the blood vessel and into ...

Insights on stroke from the peripheral blood suggest ways to develop markers and therapies

...ys new insights from the peripheral blood into the pathology of stroke and the body's response to stroke may allow the development of surrogate biomarkers of stroke risk and prognosis and give information on new cellular and pathological mechanisms involved in the etiology and response to acute stroke, ultimat...

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