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Disease Mechanism In Hereditary Dementia Discovered: Treatment Implications Seen For Alzheimer's And Other Neurodegenerative Diseases

... The findings indicate useful strategies to pursue in pharmaceuticaldevelopment. Drugs that mimic the properties of normal tau, for example, mightbe able to stabilize microtubules to slow or stop disease progression. Taxol,better known as an anti-cancer agent, works by stabilizing microtubules tointe...

X-Ray Concentrator Will Expand Window On High-Energy Universe

...is new capillary X-ray technology will allow us to pursue more challengingresearch problems in our own laboratory with a speed and effectiveness neverbefore possible," Carter said. "These and future applications should have aprofound impact on many areas of science and medicine." Bending X-rays Capill...

GenRISK Genetic Testing Program At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Offers Patients New Hope In Confronting Disease

...mation about the disease and, ultimately,decide to pursue genetic counseling and testing. She credits that decision withsaving her life . . . and possibly the lives of those she loves. Last year, Marcia was one of more than 130 people evaluated by the GenRISKprogram at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Program d...

Story Tips: Engineering Students Pursue Cutting-Edge Research

...the 50 who received up to $2,500each to design and pursue projects through The Provost's Undergraduate AwardsFor Research and Excellence. The opportunity to be involved in important research is one of thedistinguishing characteristics of an undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins.About 80 percent of the u...

Fullerene-Based Materials Clear From Tissue, Go To The Bone

... five-day period in rats. The next step will be to pursue methods to improveupon the clearance. "The door is now open to see how well we can encourageclearance as well as the targeting of specific tissue," Wilson says. Theirs is the first detailed study of metallofullerenes in animals,studying distr...

USGS scientist awarded prestigious Marine Conservation Fellowship

... Jim Estes of the U.S. Geological Survey will pursue during the next four years with funding help from a 1999 Pew Marine Conservation fellowship of $150,000. "This is a great honor and an opportunity to do much-needed research," said Estes, a marine biologist with the USGS Wes...

Colorado State biochemist wins Searle Young Scholar award to unravel how information is extracted from packed strands of DNA

...olecular biology atColorado State University, will pursue her research as one of 15 people in thecountry named to the 1999 Searle Scholars Program. The Searle program supportsthe research careers of junior faculty with outstanding potential and willprovide $60,000 each year to enable Luger to get her projec...

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researcher one of five awarded $1 million distinguished young scholars grant

...e great thing about this award is that they let us pursue new ideas thatremain difficult to pursue under different funding sources," says Clurman, amember of the Hutchinson Center's Clinical Research...

Research zeroes in on killer molecule in dioxin toxicity

...utes of Health thisspring that will enable them to pursue research aimed at discovering ways toprevent the attachment of a killer molecule to other cells, or even prevent itsactivation by dioxins. Dioxin is a highly toxic environmental pollutant formed as a byproduct duringthe manufacture and bleaching of p...

Asthma-linked genes discovered at Berkeley lab

...ll disease. Says Rubin, "The approach we used to pursue asthma genes may now be applied toother common complex genetic conditions, for instance hypertension and obesity,where large genomic regions have been implicated as containing genescontributing to a particular disease." In addition to Rubin and Symul...

Prestigious new nutrition research center being established at UNC-CH with NIH funding

...will create significant new opportunities for usto pursue cutting-edge human nutrition research across several disciplines and,we hope, improve human health. "Only a few years ago, less than $2 billion was spent on dietarysupplements in this country, and this year the market will be more than $18bil...

Yale cancer center study underscores fears of discrimination over genetic testing

...rs, the vast majority(85% and 91%) said they would pursue genetic testing for BRCA (breast cancergene) or HNPCC (hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer gene) mutation if oneparent or sibling was a known carrier of the mutation. However, 68% said theywould NOT BILL genetic testing charges to their health insu...

Whitaker Foundation funds Washington University biomedical engineering facility

...e engineering students earning a bachelor's degree pursue a medical degree, with the other half going into industry or academia. The department currently enrolls 29 graduate students, 19 doctoral candidates and 10 master's degree students. "The Biomedical Engineering department has been growing steadily, w...

Laser light from Free-Electron Laser used for first time in human surgery

...ear vital nerves and arteries that aretoo risky to pursue with conventional medical lasers or by traditional brain surgery. The role of the Vanderbilt FEL center is to explore and refine medical uses for infrared laserlight. Some of these applications will be based on the clean cutting of soft tissue. Othe...

Cooperation, not competition, to usher in new era of federally funded cancer research

...some money to work on their own animal models, and pursue their own individual ideas, but will also participate in a larger scale co-operative group. "There will be extensive sharing of ideas, results and reagents. Furthermore there will be a concerted effort to develop useful technologies and technical...

Ground-penetrating radar detects hard-to-find hazardous waste

...ing on this," Daniels said. The geophysicists will pursue this project together with researchers at Ohio State's Electroscience Laboratory....

Community mental health services are lifeline to homeless

...rs speculate that one reason providers may fail to pursue additional sessions for patients is the perceived burden of paperwork, which may interfere with the care process. (3.)...

Monkeys pay one another for work

...r of capuchin monkeys. In the wild, these primates pursue a prey as a group, but only one actually makes the..., such a system in which three or four individuals pursue a prey, but only one makes the capture, carries with it the expectation of a payoff for those who he...

Gorillas in the bits: remote sensing boosts efforts to protect mountain gorillas & rebuild Rwanda's economy

...zation, it is imperative that we aggressively pursue more efficient ways to collect data, then have experts available to analyze that data, especially as it applies to habitat." Habitat loss poses the single greatest threat to the mountain gorillas, Richardson says. The most densely p...

Fox Chase Cancer Center molecular biologist named V Foundation Scholar

... a $100,000 check representing a two-year grant to pursue her research on cellular aging. Named for North Carolina State University basketball coach James T. Valvano, who died of cancer in 1993, The V Foundation funds young investigators doing cutting-edge research. The V Foundation recently teamed wi...

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