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Perchlorate found in fertilizers

...npathway is warranted based on the results of this screening study."...

New drugs target HIV's deep pocket

...peptides bound to the mirror image pocket. After screening approximately 100 million candidates, Kim and his team foundeight matches -- small L-peptides that bound to the D-pocket. They then turnedthe mirror around and synthesized the corresponding D-peptides that wouldinteract with the gp41 pocket made of t...

Scientists discover new candidate drugs for treating HIV infection

...s can use our 'pocket' to carry outhigh-throughput screening to identify other pocket-binding molecules. Finally,researchers can also identify new candidate drugs by their ability to disruptthe interaction between the pocket and the pocket-binding molecules." To this end, and to speed up the process of findi...

Hutchinson Center to lead $11.5 million ovarian-cancer research consortium

...iveness of various interventions, from vaccines to screening tools.Ovarian cancer is very rare, which makes suc...which will help translate promising prevention and screening tools into usabletechniques with proven success. Project principal investigator: Garnet Anderson,Ph....

Jefferson scientists show drug is effective against a Hepatitis C Virus model in the laboratory

... had transfusions prior to 1990, when blood supply screening for HCVbegan. Together, HBV and HCV chronically infect more than 400 million people inthe world. Approximately one million people die each year from HBV- andHCV-related liver diseases, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis and cancer. Scientists from...

Gene mutation tied to deafness found in African-Americans and Caucasians

...ics that will help form the basis for widergenetic screening for 35delG. "This study suggests that 35-delete-G may account for a significantproportion of recessive deafness not linked to another genetic disorder in NorthCarolina," Rohlfs said. The mutation, a deletion of a single nucleic acid, ...

Consumerism, e-commerce and biotechnology to cause changes in health system over next decade, says PricewaterhouseCoopers study

...gest change in the next decade will be the type of screening anddiagnostic tests that stem from the completely mapped human genome. In the U.S.,third-party genetic mapping businesses will spring up and become the primarysource for an individual's genetic map, according to 38 percent of HealthCast2010 responden...

PricewaterhouseCooper's forecasts health care in 2010

... hindsight view - (here's what has made you ill) - screening technologyand genomics will allow medicine to look forward (here's what your risks are forthese illnesses). To look toward the future, we've identified what we see as Three Forces ofChange and the Four Future Trends that result from those forces. Thr...

Harvard Medical School researchers discover first in a new class of mitosis inhibitors

...ntifying a proteinimportant in a disease, and then screening compound libraries against thatsingle target, as does industry, the ICCB scientists screened a library againstcell division, a "whole, complex piece of biology," says Mitchison, and thenidentified the target of the most interesting compound. It is to...

Carilion, Virginia Tech, U.Va. create biomedical institute -- Virginia Tech forms optical sciences and engineering research center

... biochiptechnology to design diagnostic probes and screening agents, and architecture studies to determinehow team based bio-medical research can be implemented in an optimal fashion with team organizationswidely separated, using information transfer and telecommunication tools now available....

Understanding key protein in Fragile X syndrome

... of these proteins, the next step will be to start screening patients to see if they have the associated genes." Warren's group is also starting to study the mRNA from the RNP complex. "Isolating the RNA that's specifically interacting with the FMRP will give us a handle on the biggest question in this whole ...

Calcium not the only key to bone health in older women

...s and had previously taken part in an osteoporosis screening study. The state of their bone health was assessed by measurements of the bone mineral density of the femoral neck and lumbar spine, as well as urinary and blood markers of bone formation and dissolution. Each woman also completed a detailed dietar...

National Cancer Institute awards cancer center $4.5 million for colon cancer research

...the Colon Cancer Sibling Study which provided free screening for the brothers and sisters of people who, before the age of 65, either developed colon cancer or had colon polyps. More than 280 families in northern Ohio participated in the study, with 67 of those families identified as very high risk. "We were...

Dartmouth research offers clues to new anti-microbial treatments

..." says Taylor. "These recent findings may advance screening for additional compounds that can be developed into novel therapeutic or prophylactic antimicrobial agents, at a time when many of the mainstay antibiotics are no longer useful due to the development of resistant bacteria." Taylor's laboratory has d...

UNC-CH researchers to comb N.C. mountains for iron problem chiefly affecting Scots, Irish

...dicare and Medicaid do not pay for many laboratory screening tests, including this one," Laudicina said. "We wa...one that affects chiefly men." Counties where free screening will take place are Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Madi...

Wake Forest starts center for human genomics

...n innovative clinical program. Provide a basis for screening and developing interventions for those who are genetically susceptible. "This approach will allow the integration of genetics into the every-day practice of clinical medicine, including development of clinic-based and community-based screening," R...

Millennium and Wyeth-Ayerst announce the discovery of key potassium ion channel modulating proteins

...ys large-scale genetics, genomics, high throughput screening and informatics in an integrated science and technology platform. The Company is applying this platform to integrate the initial discovery of disease-related genes, the development of drugs specific for these diseases and the management of patients ...

Anemia in Cree infants

...e communities in the James Bay region introduced a screening program in 1995 to identify anemia in infants. Katherine Gray-Donald and colleagues reviewed the charts of 386 of these children and discovered 31.9% were anemic. To understand the cause of the anemia, Gray-Donald and her colleagues tested the associ...

Professor says college athletic departments must pay more attention to eating disorders

...so involves pre-participation screening, including screening for eating disorders, intervention and treatment plans and nutrition education for athletes." Every sport has athletes with eating disorders, but they are especially prevalent in gymnastics, cross-country, diving, synchronized swimming and figure ...

Researchers seek siblings with Parkinson's disease for national genetic study

...ame city. Participants will be asked to complete a screening questionnaire, undergo a neurological examination and permit the drawing of blood to obtain DNA. The physical and neurological evaluation, as well as the blood draw, are administered at no cost to the participant and all information is strictly conf...

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