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Atacama rover helps NASA learn to search for life on Mars

...ing 2004-05 of desert life. Zoe and its instrument payload are the result of the first year's research. "The project is going a step further by trying to understand if signatures of microbial life can be unambiguously detected remotely using a robotic platform," Cabrol said. "These robots and science...

Diabodies act as guided missiles targeted to mammary tumor growth

A mini-antibody bearing a payload of tumor-busting radiation thwarts the growth of human breast cancer in laboratory animals, according to research published in the September 1 issue of the journal Cancer Research. The research shows that a diabody, an antibody surrogate just one th...

Herpes tool allows researchers to customize Alzheimer's vaccine

...ersity of Rochester Medical Center put into mice a payload of genetic information that created a carefully crafted immune response, one that muted the type of toxic side effects seen in a previous study in people of a vaccine against Alzheimer's. The work was published on-line June 25 in Neurobiology of Agin...

ESA and EADS-CASA sign contract to build instrument for the SMOS mission

...contract has been signed to go ahead and build the payload the SMOS mission has taken a significant and exciting step forward in its development. SMOS is executed in close cooperation with the French Space Agency CNES and the Spanish Agency CDTI....

RNAi delivery system crosses blood-brain barrier to target brain cancer

...the tumor cell. Within the tumor cell, the plasmid payload is released from the liposome. "This is the 'Trojan Horse' element of the therapy," Dr. Pardridge said. The liposome acts as the hollowed horse; the plasmid is the Trojan warrior released inside the cell to combat the cancer. The plasmid is constru...

ESA prepares mission to search for life on Mars

...tailed design of the ExoMars rover and its Pasteur payload of scientific instruments. The parallel Phase A s...l also take into account the design of the Pasteur payload and how the scientific instrument package can best be integrated with such a highly mobile vehicle."...

Successful progress launch paves the way for further scientific utilisation of the ISS by Europe

...in outside the ISS for a year. Matroshka is an ESA payload under the project leadership of DLR, the German Aerospace Centre in Cologne. This flight is also carrying elements of the rendezvous and docking system of the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), the European unmanned ISS supply spacecraft, similar in f...

Novel therapies show promise against myeloid leukemia

...tudy. "MSC appear to selectively grow and deliver payload at tumor sites, suggesting strong potential of gene-manipulated mesenchymal progenitor cells for targeted cancer and leukemia therapies in the future." Induction/Maintenance with ATRA/ As2O3 Combination Yields a High Quality Clinical/...

ESA and Rosaviakosmos sign up for two Foton flights

...g with the aid of a parachute system. The Foton-M2 payload will include experiments in fluid physics (FluidPa...d residual accelerations. The preliminary Foton-M3 payload definition is planned to include various experiments in biology (Biobox, Kubik, Eristo/Osteo), exobi...

University of Pittsburgh named cooperative research center for muscular dystrophy

... and others have redesigned the virus to deliver a payload of dystrophin protein. Previous studies have shown that the virus can establish the manufacture of dystrophin in injected tissues for at least a year. However, challenges remain to determine how best to use the virus to deliver gene therapy in a syst...

Industry asked to design Mars rover and payload

...tailed design of the ExoMars rover and its Pasteur payload of scientific instruments.The deadline for submiss...sive suite of scientific instruments - the Pasteur payload that will include tools able to extract, handle and analyse samples of Martian soil. The instrument...

NASA biotechnology activities enhancing quality of life

... CBSE, under the direction of Dr. Larry DeLucas, a payload specialist on Shuttle mission STS-50, is a leading structural biology center with one of the largest facilities in the world for X-ray crystallography, as well as a platform of proprietary high throughput technologies designed for structure based dru...

With government nod, gene therapy pioneered at UNC is given to children with rare disorder

... in the skull through which the virus and its gene payload was infused directly into various brain sites. Recovery from the surgery is rapid and does not require lengthy hospitalization, Samulski said. The children return home within a few days. When infused into the brain, AAV begins to "infect" neuronal c...

Purdue works to transform Ebola virus from killer to healer

...f to cell membranes but also delivered its genetic payload more efficiently. "We managed to cut more than 25 percent of the string and found the retrovirus would transfer genes even more effectively than one with a 'natural' Ebola coat," Sanders said. "We now have a vehicle that can potentially bring genes ...

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute design gene-tipped tumor regressor 'smartbombs'

...rt bomb that delivers its multiple warhead genetic payload into endothelial cells that proliferate during angiogenesiswhich is the medical equivalent of cutting off all the supply routes to destroy the tumor. Once angiogenesis is stopped, the tumor cells starve, and the tumor is ultimately destroyed. Anti-an...

Science steps up on International Space Station with new experiments, fresh crew to operate them

...e Flight STS-100, ISS Flight 6A. Since our first payload reached the Space Station in September 2000, we ha...rogram for Expedition Four, said Tim Horvath, lead payload operations director, and head of the Expedition Four ground team at the Marshall Center. The diverse...

New science investigations, a fresh team ready for Expedition Three on International Space Station

...n the crew is sleeping," said Ray Echols, the lead payload operations director who heads the cadre working in... will be ferried to the Station inside Discovery's payload bay. Riding inside Leonardo are two new experiment racks, called EXpedite the PRocessing of Research...

Stratospheric balloon constellations for Earth science

...constellations. GAC is also developing balloon and payload system concepts, designing advanced balloon flight path control systems, researching geometry management for global constellations, and investigating international overflight issues. For more information on global balloon networks see: http://www.gae...

Modified HIV may be effective for delivering and regulating gene therapy

... the new study, the vector with its components and payload was injected into the brains of 12 rats. When expressed (switched on) a "reporter gene" for research purposes showed as green fluorescence in brain cells. After the antibiotic doxycycline was added to the animals' drinking water, fluorescence dramati...

Fall Meeting: updated press conferences and special events

...atiles and Climate Surveyor (MVACS -- main science payload of MPL), University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California David Smith, Principal Investigator, Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) experiment, Mars Global Surveyor, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland Phil Christense...

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