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How a little bit of cold can kill a big manatee, and what it might mean for the species

...s studied both clinical marine mammal medicine and pathology and human pathology. In the study, investigators performed necropsies--the animal form of an autopsy--on 12 manatees thought to have died from cold stress syndrome during the exceptionally harsh winter months between November 2000 and April 2001. R...

Plant pathologists from around the world to discuss national agricultural security initiatives

...rity initiatives will improve the science of plant pathology and our ability to protect our crops from disease ...letcher said. "It will revolutionize the way plant pathology is conducted in the future," she said. Elements of the plenary session include: Plant Pathology...

Protein can predict progression of most common childhood brain tumor

...f cells. Dr. Linda Margraf, associate professor of pathology and the study's senior author, said that patients ...en with a history of pilocytic astrocytomas. "Most pathology labs can do it, and it is available at most major medical centers," she said. The next step in the r...

Newly invented Endometrial Function Test (EFT®) solves the puzzle of unexplained infertility

...ompared to the routine examination that is done by pathology laboratories. "These findings will help women who have difficulty conceiving become pregnant at a reduced cost," said Kliman who likens the endometrium to soil and the embryo to a treasured plant. "Soil has to be tested and prepared in order for the ...

Scientists find gene that protects against potato blight

...s M. Bradeen of the UW-Madison department of plant pathology and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultu...T. Haberlach of the UW-Madison department of plant pathology and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, John A. Raasch and Sandra Au...

Cyclacel's biomarker technology shows that CYC202 induces cancer cells to commit suicide

...rom patients with solid tumours rather than tissue pathology samples obtained through biopsies. Another approach taken by Cyclacel's Biomarker Team is the study of plasma proteomic profiles allowing the precise comparison of the proteins present in a patient's plasma before and after treatment with CYC202. U...

Telomere shortening may be early marker of cancer activity

...ophagus, and oral cavity. Working with a group of pathology experts at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, the study compared telomeres within a given lesion to those of adjacent, normal-appearing epithelial counterparts. Short telomeres were found in the majority of precursor lesions including biliary (11/1...

Testing method may be culprit behind abnormal pap test results

...ead author and a professor of pathology at Ohio State University. ...iquero and Paul Wakely, all with the department of pathology at Ohio State....

Spanish fertility experts bring hope of avoiding serious complication of assisted reproduction

...d to do more research to understand the underlying pathology and physiology before we can eradicate the condition. But, if we can use drugs perhaps blockers or protease inhibitors to avoid VE-cadherin breaking, we might be able to prevent liquid escaping from the vessels and reduce the incidence of OHSS." In...

Seeking the cause of a mysterious whale disease

...s studied both clinical marine mammal medicine and pathology and human pathology, will lead the workshop. Other experts involved will include Dr. George Hensley, a human and comparative pathologist from the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital; and marine mammal researchers from the Mote Marine Labor...

Muscle protein has role in nerve disorders

...," said Steven Moore, M.D., Ph.D., UI professor of pathology and a staff physician at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City. "Gene mutations leading to abnormalities in dystroglycan or closely associated proteins must now be considered as possible causes of inherited peripheral neuropathies. Also, p...

University of Pittsburgh scientists awarded for outstanding cancer research contribution

...School of Medicine where Dr. Chang is professor of pathology and Dr. Moore is professor of molecular genetics and biochemistry and director of the Molecular Virology Program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). Drs. Chang and Moore will be presented with the $250,000 Mott Prize at a ceremo...

UT Southwestern researchers find immune system stages for eliminating viral infections, cancer cells

...m?" said Dr. John Schatzle, assistant professor of pathology and senior author of the study. The immune system uses natural killer (NK) cells and cytotoxic T cells to help eliminate viral infections and cancer cells, said Dr. Christoph Wuelfing, assistant professor in the Center for Immunology and the study's ...

U-M scientists find cancer's genetic core: 67 genes universally activated in human cancer

...Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of pathology and urology in the U-M Medical School, who directed the study. "These genes and their associated proteins are the molecular components that make different types of cancer more similar to each other than to normal tissue. Since these genes appear to b...

Pancreatic cancer genes ID'd in most accurate study to date

...nd-carried straight from the operating room to U-M pathology laboratories, to preserve the messenger RNA that c...ch fellow Thiruvengadam Arumugam, Ph.D.; associate pathology professor Joel Greenson, M.D.; associate clinical pathology professor Thomas Giordano, M.D., Ph.D.; ...

Researchers identify fatty-acid oxidation as additional source of nutrients in the placenta

...ortant," said Dr. Michael J. Bennett, professor of pathology and pediatrics at UT Southwestern and member of the study team. "Our long-term goal is to fully define the pathway of how we get energy from fatty acids." Mapping the energy pathway could lead to new treatments for low-birth-weight or small babies, s...

Mouse model offers new explanation for kidney disease and failure

...al investigator Andrey S. Shaw, M.D., professor of pathology and immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "But our evidence suggests that defects that are intrinsic to the kidney also contribute to kidney failure." Millions of people suffer from kidney disease and, according to the ...

UW-Madison scientists return to rat as biomedical research tool

...basic understanding of development, physiology and pathology have resulted from the ability of scientists to manipulate genes in living animals. Prior to the advent of the knockout mouse, the rat was "the model of choice for studies in physiology, pathobiology, toxicology and neurobiology," says Gould. "Anybo...

Hemocellular Therapeutics establishes licensing agreement with UNC, ECU

.... Bode, who received his doctorate in experimental pathology from UNC, has served as ECU's scientific director of clinical coagulation programs for 15 years. Fischer is scientific director of UNC's Francis Owen Research Laboratory, where researchers discovered the molecular cell membrane cross-linking technol...

Hopkins scientists uncover role of Fanconi's Anemia genes in pancreatic cancer

...ing to Scott Kern, M.D., professor of oncology and pathology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins and director of the study. The good news is that these genes offer new targets for improved treatment, he says. The genes have all been associated with Fanconi's Anemia. Those aff...

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