Tag: "screening" at biology news
NHLBI study shows reduced fat intake to lower cholesterol is safe and beneficial for children
...n Children and Adolescents recommended cholesterol screening
for children and adolescents with a family history of early heart disease or with a parent who has high blood cholesterol. Children and adolescents from such high-risk families who are found to have elevated blood cholesterol levels are advised to fo...
Community HIV urine testing program proves powerfully effective
... Together and Reaching, an organization for women, screening
279 more over a year and a half period. Sixty-seve...res the fact that many people do not know that HIV screening
is available, free, confidential and anonymous," says Hilton. "Some fear needles, are not aware that...
Enzyme is key to hallmark of Alzheimer's-- moves to block it underway
... implications," says Wong. "Scientists are already screening
for compounds that block the action of beta-secretase in hopes of designing small molecules able to cross the brain's blood-brain barrier." The molecules could, in theory, be fine-tuned to inhibit beta-secretase, Wong adds, which would squelch plaqu...
Gene-trapping method powers discovery of new brain-wiring signals
...2001 —Researchers have developeda powerful screening
method to identify genes that produce proteins tha... is identified individually through time-consuming screening
of randomchemically induced mutations, Tessier-Lavigne said. “However, with thegene-trapping a...
Researchers identify 170 genes involved in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
...roarray technology, which enables the simultaneous screening
of thousands of genes for expression. Scientists isolate total RNA, a pool of all gene products from colonic tissue, and make complimentary DNA to probe the gene chip. If the gene is expressed, its product in the pool will bind or hybridize to the ge...
Social scientists and biologists collaborate to address human dimensions of biodiversity
...societies, as a contribution to IBOY, is a special screening
of the film Ocean Oasis: A Story of The Unbreakable Bonds Between A Parched Land, A Rich Sea, And The People who Love Them Both. This giant-screen film about Baja California tells the story of the profound links between the seemingly separate worlds...
Nanogen reports progress in development of electronic technology for high-throughput screening of protein kinases
...cally enabled technologies for the high-throughput screening
(HTS) of drug candidates acting on protein kinases...e potential to improve the cost and quality of the screening
process. Nanogens progress was presented at the Screentech 2001 Conference on March 12-16, 2001, an...
Hopkins' Young Investigators' Day winners shine in the spotlight
... Award, for example, sidesteps a major problem in screening
for human genetic disease. It lets researchers ignore the confounding presence of normal gene copies, doubling the sensitivity of everyday genetic testing. "If this year's group of winners indicates the quality of young researchers in general, s...
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute develop a new 'kit' to screen mercury in fish
...cripps Research Institute (TSRI), have developed a screening
method, similar to a home pregnancy test, that can detect mercury contamination in fish. According to Kim D. Janda, Ph.D., Eli R. Callaway Chair in Chemistry and Professor, The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, the strategy could be used both b...
Northwestern receives $17 million for functional genomics research
...ers will utilize mutations in mice and genome-wide screening
methods to identify genes responsible for behaviors such as learning and memory, vision, circadian rhythms, the propensity to become addicted, sensitivity to stress and the development of anxiety. Takahashi, professor of neurobiology and physiology a...
Blood markers associated with autism and mental retardation
... many years ago to save specimens from the newborn screening
program, added study co-author, Judith K. Grether, Ph.D., of the California Department of Health Services. This archive of newborn blood specimens is an incredible treasure, providing a tremendously valuable resource for scientific study of a wide r...
ORNL technology puts power of lab into the field
...ential uses for medical applications, ranging from screening
for diseases to diagnostics, are also significant, said Vo-Dinh, who has developed several technologies and won six R&D 100 awards for products designed to protect people and the environment....
Research on lead poisoning, hair styling and artists oil paints will be featured at Towson University gathering of worlds largest scientific society
...strate uses of this data, including: assessment of screening
performance, trends in blood lead levels over time, identification of high risk areas,case management, enforcement, and GIS applications. The presentation will also cover a statute recently passed by Maryland state legislation enforcing stronger regu...
Women's health on wheels
...e to demonstrate that state-of-the-art mammography screening
and diagnosis can be made available to women in tr...ause of cancer death in women. Mammography cancer screening
is one of the most important tools for detecting breast cancers early, when they are most responsive...
Chronic Lyme disease symptoms not helped by intensive antibiotic treatment
...D.) Volunteers were recruited through hundreds of screening
clinics set up in schools, hospitals, and town halls located in these areas where Lyme disease is highly endemic. A total of 129 volunteers enrolled in the two studies. All participants had well-documented Lyme disease and had previously receiv...
University of Maryland physicians use ultrasound in novel way
... the ultrasound test -- called nuchal translucency screening
-- is that it is accurate, non-invasive and is per...ryland School of Medicine. The nuchal translucency screening
test involves using ultrasound to measure a specific area of the babys neck that can be an early ind...
Hopkins selected to participate in first major study of digital mammography
...mmography to asymptomatic women coming for routine screening
High homocysteine levels are strongly associated with all-cause mortality among elderly
...ance of this finding, amd suggests that widespread screening
of plasma tHcy in middle-aged and elderly persons be conducted to help identify potential candidates for therapy with tHcy-lowering folic acid supplementation....
Drugs from sea study finds sponge health link to bacteria
...urce materials for microbial diversity in programs screening
for natural products. We think this shows that it is a true symbiont of this sponge." The R. odorabiles sponge is common throughout the Great Barrier Reef region and reflects the typical ecological conditions. The team studied the microbes of the sp...
Israeli fertility experts call for international chromosome registry
...feh Medical Centre in Tel Aviv carried out genetic screening
on 65 couples who had experienced repeated embryo ...rs of more than 15 embryos. They underwent genetic screening
as well as other investigations and this revealed a variety of abnormalities in 16 of the women and ...
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