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New study indicates arsenic could be suitable as first-line treatment in type of leukaemia

... that it is acceptable as a first-line treatment," said Dr. Ghavamzadeh. "The results are comparable to ATRA with chemotherapy and in our study it has actually proved to be better than ATRA with chemotherapy. What this means is that we now have the possibility of offering APL patients a new first-line tre...

Pack-MULEs are toting a new look at plant evolution

...professor who studies transposable elements. Jiang said Wessler directs the research of the lab, but meanwhile encourages people to develop their own interests and approaches. In this way, students and post docs can explore their maximum potential. So Jiang allowed herself to get a little sentimental. The...

Alzheimer's disease is not accelerated aging

...of factors that change [in the brain] with aging," said Howard Hughes Medical Institute researcher Randy ...ion of disruption of two different brain systems," said William Jagust at the University of California, Berkeley. "Randy has done a very nice job of showing...

UT Southwestern biochemist honored with NIH Director's Pioneer Award

...ptivates me more than the sheer joy of adventure," said Dr. McKnight, who holds the Sam G. Winstead and F....ments have characterized Steve McKnight's career," said Dr. Kern Wildenthal, president of UT Southwestern. "His groundbreaking discoveries of the mechanisms...

New molecular link key to cellular proteins involved in cancer progression, other diseases

...otential target for treatment in certain cancers," said the study's senior author Dr. Yi Zhang, associate ... H2A will also be linked to some types of cancer," said Zhang. By dividing human cellular extract into smaller and smaller fractions, the UNC scientists wer...

Half-million dollar landmark achieved for the Methuselah Mouse Prize

...d innovation, and create interest for the public," said Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, Founder and Executive Prod...We're thrilled to have the support of the X PRIZE, said David Gobel, Director of the Methuselah Foundation and the Methuselah Mouse Prize. "This landmark co...

Cancer vaccine based on pathogenic listeria bacteria shows promise targeting metastases

...t is safe enough to move forward into the clinic," said David Cook, vice president of research and development for Cerus. "With this strain, we are now moving from essentially pure research to developing clinical applications, planning for manufacturing and performing toxicity studies to submit to the FDA...

Award winning researchers reveal potential new role for Glivec

...n the second layer of the skin (the dermis)[1]. He said that complete control of the disease was achieved ...er McCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia, said that the decision to try imatinib in the treatment of DFSP arose from pioneering research from anoth...

Trial shows which brain cancer patients benefit from temozolomide

...ery, University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland, said that of a total of 573 patients, biopsies from 206...r cells are able to survive the drug's onslaught," said Dr. Hegi, who is also project leader at the national Centre of Competence in Research Molecular Onco...

New research shows plants can shuffle and paste gene pieces to generate genetic diversity

...rmally transposable elements just copy themselves, said Wessler, "But there were a few anecdotal reports o... fragments of different genes next to each other," said Wessler. "A second is the duplication of an existing genes followed by mutation of one of the pair u...

'Most recent common ancestor' of all living humans surprisingly recent

...odels suggest we are all hundredth cousins or so," said Joseph T. Chang , professor in the Department of Statistics at Yale University and senior author on the paper. Chang established the basis of this research in a previous publication with an intentionally simplified model that ignored such c...

New Arizona State center brings science to policy on issues of water resources and urban growth

...ring a sustainable future for our desert regions," said Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow...ion Making Under Uncertainty funding opportunity," said Cheryl Eavey, program officer in NSF's Division of Social and Economic Sciences. "NSF expects that D...

Pacific Northwest team unveils largest virus proteome to date

...l and host proteins that compose the HCMV virion," said Jay Nelson, Ph.D., director of the OHSU Vaccine an...proteins may not all be present at the same time," said Susan Varnum, a PNNL staff scientist and the study's co-lead author, "but we believe we're seeing mo...

Cardiac arrest may hinder ability to learn certain tasks

...t can affect learning, memory and other behaviors, said Courtney DeVries, the study's lead author and an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Ohio State University. Indeed, in the current study the mice that had had a heart attack had far more difficulty learning a new spatial task tha...

4 October press briefing to focus on minority recruitment to science and engineering programs

...at targeted recruitment is still perfectly legal," said report co-author Shirley M. Malcom, director of Education & Human Resources at AAAS. Emerging from a recent invitation-only think-tank sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Standing Our Ground provides legal guidance on two Michigan rulings ...

Researchers identify protein promoting vascular tumor growth

...development in animals with intact immune systems, said Gayle Gordillo, lead author of the study, assistan...dicine in OSU's Heart and Lung Research Institute, said this research lays the foundation for clinical trials testing the effectiveness of both antibody-bas...

Winning combination to build bone density in children

... when playing around outside with a ball or rope," said Dr. Eston. "A brisk walk at about 4 mph would do the trick. We are talking about raising the resting energy levels by about 6-8 times. The idea is to 'accumulate' this sort of energy expenditure over the day to total about half an hour," he added. ...

High resolution satellite imagery assists hunt for infectious 'kissing bugs'

...e of Matagalpa is part of this research activity," said Rmi CARRIER, MSF logistics director. "Up until now, MSF staff have been working with hand-drawn maps". "The use of space-based mapping technologies allows us to carry out a more efficient situation analysis of the Chagas disease on a house by house ...

Microscopic miracles

...ringing clinical benefit to thousands of patients, said Professor Duncan in her Conference Science Chairma...se areas. Looking to the future, Professor Duncan said that nanomedicine research is expected to bring significant advances in the diagnosis and treatment ...

Study: Emission of smog ingredients from trees is increasing rapidly

...at have altered the mix of trees in the landscape, said Drew Purves, the lead author of the study that inc...issions than the deliberate legislated decreases," said Purves. Although scientists knew that trees contribute substantial amounts of VOCs to the atmosphere...

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