Tag: "potential" at biology news
Misfiring proteins tied to inflammation and sick feeling of type 2 diabetics
...duced fever and sickness behavior; Determine if a potential
new drug combination could improve neuroimmune function in diabetic mice. That potential
therapy is based on yet another recent discovery in Freund's lab. Vanadyl sulfate, which now is use...
NIH renews funding for continued Rb2 tumor suppressing gene research at Temple
... of drug therapies against breast cancer, and as a potential
prognosticator of prostate cancer. "The grant from NIH is recognition of our hard and creative work on Rb2/p130 over the past 12 years," says Giordano. "With this funding, we will be able to attain a more in-depth understanding of the molecular me...
Fluid derived from aloe plant prolongs life after hemorrhagic shock in animal study
...cGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine has the potential
to save the lives of patients with massive blood l...o developed the fluid and has been researching its potential
for the past several years. In the current study, lead by Carlos A. Macias, M.D., a visiting resea...
Location of potential familial lung cancer gene discovered
...ung cancers that arise from smoking, makes finding potential
histories of familial lung cancer or collecting genetic samples extremely difficult and time consuming. "This study is just further proof of the importance of cooperative efforts and large-scale science in genetic epidemiology research," said Daniel...
Colleagues to recognize research leadership in cancer detection, prevention and treatment
...the design, synthesis and biological evaluation of potential
anti-tumor drugs. The award will recognize outstanding contributions in the fields and encompass anticancer, antiviral and antifungal agents. Nutrition, cancer and cancer prevention:AACRDeWitt S. Goodman Memorial Lectureship. Supported by anonymou...
Children's Hospital Boston receives more than $10 million to help make smallpox vaccine safer
... lack immunity to smallpox, which is now seen as a potential
weapon of bioterrorism. Most susceptible to EV are...s of EV per million people vaccinated. Today, the potential
number of cases is believed to be much higher, since atopic dermatitis has become much more prevalen...
First International Scientific Conference on Childhood Leukaemia
...exchange information on every aspect of incidence, potential
causes and possibilities for prevention. Topics from invited speakers include: Time trends in incidence Possible role of viruses and infections Molecular mechanisms Leukaemia clusters Radiation including maternal and paternal exposure, CT s...
Microarrays, key genome expression trackers, work better when probes are sequence-verified
...omprehensive gene expression profiling shows great potential
for human disease diagnostics. For instance, multiple research groups have shown that microarray data can identify previously unappreciated molecular subtypes of lung cancer that differ in their prognoses. Unfortunately, poor reproducibility of resul...
Healthy fats and oils essential to satisfy calorie-conscious consumers
...esterol. Another new blend of cooking oils has the potential
to heighten the metabolic rate in humans, thereby lowering cholesterol level by about 13 percent. "Margarine spreads containing natural plant sterols are formulated in such a way that they contain less cholesterol-raising saturated fat and more chole...
Antimalarial substances found in New Caledonian sponges
...e substances with hitherto unknown structures have potential
as starting material for elaborating novel antimal... low cytotoxicity. These components therefore hold potential
as material for the elaboration of antimalarial medicines with new types of structure. Other investi...
Why some neonates need caffeine
...gh peripheral chemoreceptors and (2) determine the potential
influence of sleep states. The mechanism of caffeine's action on the peripheral chemoreflex was assessed by monitoring immediate changes in the respiratory pattern in response to a 30-s hyperoxic test performed during active sleep or quiet sleep. The...
Workforce achievements celebrated at NASA Marshall Center Awards ceremony
... patented inventions that have realized commercial potential
or contributed significantly to specific NASA programs. Jonathan Lee and Po-Shou Chen of the Engineering Directorate were honored for their invention called MSFC-398, a high-test aluminum-silicon alloy that displays dramatic strength at temperatures ...
A pathway to blocking autoimmunity
...oduction of natural killer T cells, with long-term potential
for fighting diseases in which the body attacks it...re limited to cultured human cell lines, Nagy sees potential
for testing the mechanism in patients. Rosiglitazone, the drug they used to activate PPAR-gamma, is ...
Drug prevents chemotherapy-induced hearing loss, study finds
...ial interest in the results of this research. This potential
conflict of interest has been reviewed and managed by the OHSU Conflict of Interest in Research Committee....
UGA named recipient of $5.6 million grant from NSF for corn improvement
...ng cell division. Artificial chromosomes offer the potential
to introduce many genes at once without the complications that go with inserting genes over many generations. While some labs, including those at UGA, have made some progress in understanding centromeres, years of work lie ahead in knowing enough abo...
New discovery could provide tool to detect whether a cancer will develop and spread
...metastazing tumors. The finding suggests that the potential
for metastasis can be detected early in apparently normal tissues. The study, which appears online this week, will be published in the August 3rd issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This discovery challenges current thinkin...
'Crack babies' do better when placed with non-family caregivers
...heir pregnancy. Initially, research focused on the potential
negative impacts of the drug itself, treating other factors associated with maternal drug use as interfering. However, as researchers accumulated more information, many concluded that focusing on the direct effect of the drug didn't provide a comple...
Living at home helps young mothers stay in school
...a home. Yet critics of the policy worry about the potential
harm if the young mothers' parents can't or won't provide help with the baby. Plus, staying in their parents' home might be stressful or even dangerous if the daughters didn't get along with their parents before the baby was born, or if family relat...
Research shows oceans are becoming more acidic
...ure effects. They were also called upon to discuss potential
environmental consequences of proposals to use the ocean to sequester excess atmospheric CO 2 , which is one of the most important greenhouse gases. A report on the meeting's conclusions, now available online*, points out that the ocean is one of the...
Cinnamon oil kills mosquitoes
...first time researchers have demonstrated cinnamons potential
as a safe and effective pesticide, according to Ch... be sprayed just like a pesticide, but without the potential
for adverse health effects plus the added bonus of a pleasant smell. Bark oil from the Cinnamomum ...
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