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UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow

...directions in the field that would probably be too risky to be supported with traditional funding mechanisms," he says. "I want to learn more about the life cycle and internal regulatory mechanisms of the parasite, and how it avoids the immune system of the organisms it invades, with an eye toward drug dev...

TANGO: towards faster prognosis of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases?

...or the first time, TANGO enables the prediction of risky protein alterations that underlie this group of diseases. When protein structure goes awry All living creatures, including humans, are made up of cells, and the vital functions within these cells are executed by proteins. The hereditary information...

DHA-rich diet protects brain from Alzheimer's damage, UCLA study shows

...ury, dioxin, PCP and other metals, however, a less risky yet more costly strategy is to consume fish oil or purified DHA supplements made from algae. Other options include DHA-rich eggs laid by chickens that eat DHA-supplemented feed....

New glycan arrays discover autoimmunogenic activities of SARS-CoV: concern over monkey vaccine

...monkey Vero E6 cell." They consider that it is too risky to introduce a whole-viral SARS vaccine to human subjects since its immunological property remains largely uncharacterized. They said: "It is necessary to eliminate the undesired autoimmunogenic activity of this preparation of inactivated SARS-CoV. I...

Make a splash for public health this summer

... swimming pools, offering tips on how to recognize risky swimming facilities and how to promote cleaner, healthier pools. What's at stake, according to noted Michigan State University microbiologist Dr. Joan Rose, is your personal health and the health of your family. "Improperly treated public swimming p...

Nature's ambush: pregnancy more likely from single unprotected intercourse than believed

...hat occasional unprotected intercourse may be more risky than chance alone would predict. "There is no substitute for reliable birth control."...

Genetic screening study at Stanford ID's most aggressive adult leukemia strains

...transplants, on the other hand, are considered too risky for patients with less aggressive forms of the disease. In the study, Pollack's colleagues in Germany collected tumor samples from 116 adults with AML, including 45 with an intermediate-risk form of the disease. Lars Bullinger, MD, then a postdoctora...

Keck Futures Initiative announces grant recipients

...rently provide grants in areas that are considered risky or unusual. The seed grants allow researchers to start developing a line of inquiry by recruiting students and postdoctoral fellows, purchasing equipment, and acquiring preliminary data all of which can position the researchers to compete for larger...

Adolescent brains show reduced reward anticipation

...hether adolescents experience enhanced reward from risky behaviors--or seek out alcohol and other stimuli because they require enhanced stimulation. They also may help to explain why so many young people have difficulty achieving long-term goals," according to James Bjork, Ph.D., first author on the study....

New, non-radioactive screen for antimalarial compounds

... where investment in research is still viewed as a risky proposition." Capson explained that Panama is an ideal setting for this research as a biologically diverse, developing country with a talented pool of researchers and where malaria strains resistant to conventional treatments pose a growing threat...

Feeder-free system for maintaining pluripotency in embryonic stem cells pioneered

... characteristics, but ultimately the HESCs are too risky to develop in applied medicine because mouse-associated viruses possibly contaminate them. Now, Rockefeller University researchers in collaboration with two European scientists, have discovered a way around this problem: they've devised a system for...

US develops lethal new viruses

...ear. Some researchers think the latest research is risky and unnecessary. "I have great concern about doing this in a pox virus that can cross species," said Ian Ramshaw of the Australian National University in Canberra on being told of Buller's work. Ramshaw was a member of the team that accidentally dis...

Restricting the gene pool

... adhesion of sperm. External fertilization can be risky business, especially for marine animals whose sperm is released into an aqueous environment. Thus, there are several barriers to prevent cross-fertilization between different species of sea urchins, or even, say, sea horse sperm from fertilizing sea ...

New imaging vehicle maps coral reefs to determine health of reef and fisheries

...er depths, beyond the range of most divers and too risky for remotely operated or tethered vehicles to work in due to the risk of getting their cables snagged on the rugged terrain. Singh said SeaBED is a perfect tool for this type of project because it is inexpensive to operate, can be deployed from a sma...

Dodging elephants, scorpions, mudslidesUF researcher tracks tigers

...e setting up and monitoring the cameras a mammoth, risky project. The hilly park is dominated by huge, ancient trees with rivers and streams cutting through valleys. There, vegetation is so thick as to nearly blot out all light. Seeking to maximize the chance of photographing tigers, Kawanishi and a suppor...

Europes healthcare systems supports trend for quality and quantity in ART

...ng the chances of multiple pregnancies that can be risky for both mothers and their babies. For instance, in 1997 three or more embryos were transferred in 52.6% of treatments. But in 2000 the proportion of transfers involving three or more embryos had dropped to 39.9%. However, there were wide variati...

NHGRI study may help scientists develop safer methods for gene therapy

...e therapy techniques that can insert genes in less risky areas of the genome," said NHGRI Scientific Director Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D., who is director of the Division of Intramural Research and chief of the Genome Technology Branch where the work was performed. "The viruses used therapeutically can be ...

Eating bats linked to neurological disease

...rcially traded for a long time may be particularly risky because they could have unknown health risks. "We urge caution in the consumption of recently commercialized wildlife species," say Monson and his colleagues....

Project BioShield: Consistent financing, markets, indemnity for biodefense vaccine developers needed

... companies that supply much needed but potentially risky vaccines, most recently the protection offered by the Homeland Security Act to manufacturers of the smallpox vaccine. "Unless companies are protected to a fair and reasonable degree from the risk of lawsuits that could put them out of business just b...

Biotech regulations impede crop domestication

...often avoided," Strauss said. "It's too expensive, risky and complex, especially for small companies and academic researchers." A better approach, Strauss said in the report, would be for the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to make some initial evaluations of the type of changes being do...

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