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Report outlines vision and recommendations for microbiology in the 21st Century

...biological research and all biologists must have a solid background in microbial sciences." The report puts forth that microbiology should not be considered to be just another organismal biological science, but should be regarded as a foundation for all biologists, on the par with biochemistry, genetics, ...

Healthy fats and oils essential to satisfy calorie-conscious consumers

...e about 50 percent of it is oils while the rest is solid nut particles. Partly replacing nut solids with corn syrup solids creates a more healthy spread that has at least 50 percent less fat and 33 percent less calories than regular peanut butter. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have become a controv...

Structure solved at Scripps shows how one human protein reduces potency of chemotherapy

...stant to chemotherapy. "This structure provides a solid foundation for the development of better drugs and resistant proteins [intended to improve cancer therapies]," says Tainer. Cancer, Chemotherapy, and Resistance Cancer is one of the greatest public health scourges in the United States today. Acco...

New compound 'highly efficacious' at reducing human tumour growth

...ested against several tumour models including both solid tumours and haematological tumours. The compound showed efficacy in all models. However, ZK-CDK was particularly efficacious in slow-growing, hormone-independent, p53-negative models e.g. advanced, anti-hormone refractory breast and prostate tumours....

ORNL adds three R&D 100s to DOE lab-leading total

...be reused. Perchlorate, the primary ingredient of solid rocket propellant, is increasingly being discovered in soil and water. The chemical disrupts function of the human thyroid gland, which regulates metabolism in adults and physical development in children. The system created by ORNL uses a process kn...

Study: Artificial sweetener may disrupt body's ability to count calories

... as satisfying - calorie for calorie - as are more solid foods. Based on the research, Davidson and Swither...f high-calorie beverages compared to semi-solid or solid foods could increase the tendency to gain weight." The number of Americans consuming sugar-free prod...

The first domesticated donkey was born in Africa

...me 5,000 to 6,000 years ago. However, there was no solid evidence of where their domestication may have taken place. The majority of species were first domesticated in the Near East (Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, Iraq, etc.) and southwest Asia (the Arabian Peninsula), so it may seem logical that that the same o...

Oxford Journals takes bold step towards free access to research

...o take NAR to a full Open Access model is based on solid research, and a clear desire for such a move by th...o take NAR to a full Open Access model is based on solid research, and a clear desire for such a move by this part of the academic community." The...

New national research effort needed to secure clean, adequate water supply in coming decades

...t is long-term, basic research that will provide a solid foundation for applied science a decade from now, the committee said. It urged the federal government to commit one-third to one-half of its water research portfolio to long-term studies. The government also should improve monitoring of water condit...

Adirondack Atlas

... landscape in a manner combining accessibility and solid research. "Our intention was to produce more than a reference book," said Jerry Jenkins, author of The Adirondack Atlas and researcher for WCS's Adirondack Communities and Conservation Program. "We wanted to capture the dynamic nature of this magni...

Lupus Research Institute awards $3 million in novel research grants to further new science in lupus

... NIH. "We expect that many of these will generate solid new hypotheses that will go on to receive additional funding from the NIH as was the case with the first round of LRI grants which received more than $7 million in extended funding." Dr. Lipsky, who co-chaired the Peer Review Committee with Ann Mars...

Whole body imaging allows better understanding of the immune system

... system killer cells as they hone in on and attack solid tumors or blood cells responding to local inflammation. As this happens, Dr. Witte and other scientists are beginning to glimpse the future and how these techniques will change how the immune response is evaluated during therapy. He is now wor...

APP reports Abraxane(TM) is active in breast cancer patients who failed taxol or taxotere

...izing the drug's side effects, in the treatment of solid tumors. ABRAXANE, an albumin-bound nanoparticle form of paclitaxel, represents the first clinical proof of principle of this technology," said Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Pharmaceutical Part...

With fat, women have a more visceral response

...istance. It has been difficult, however, to gain a solid assessment of the effect of visceral fat on hepatic FFA concentration in humans. Now Michael Jensen and colleagues, of the Mayo Clinic, have used isotope dilution/hepatic vein catheterization techniques to directly assess the contribution abdominal ...

JCI table of contents, 1 June 2004

...istance. It has been difficult, however, to gain a solid assessment of the effect of visceral fat on hepatic FFA concentration in humans. Now Michael Jensen and colleagues, of the Mayo Clinic, have used isotope dilution/hepatic vein catheterization techniques to directly assess the contribution abdominal ...

Clue found on breast tumors distinguishes patients with better survival odds

...t included over 1,100 patients, giving the study a solid statistical basis. Also, unlike some marker assays or tests, the assay for Stat5 is simple, inexpensive, and can be rapidly adapted to routine analysis in pathology laboratories using standard procedures. "Although hurdles remain, we feel there ar...

Wilex & Fox Chase Cancer Center begin trial w/ novel compound targeting tumor invasion & metastasis

...tabine (Xeloda) in up to 54 patients with advanced solid tumors. The maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of WX-UK1 in combination with capecitabine (Xeloda) will be determined. In addition, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the treatment regimen will be investigated....

Florida frontier expedition

...n clinical trials as a treatment for many forms of solid malignancies such as pancreatic cancer. Encouraging success stories such as discodermolide inspired creation of the Center of Excellence, which received approval from the governor and the legislature in 2003 for $10 million in funding. Such stories h...

Labs-on-a-chip to detect milk contamination

... tectonics, uses light to freeze a liquid into the solid shape of a component, such as a valve, in the precise physical location where the component is needed. Biological tests can require different steps performed in different sequences. Each test requires a particular arrangement of components, such as c...

Other highlights in the May 5 JNCI

...hibited angiogenesis in rat corneas, and inhibited solid melanoma growth in mice. In an editorial that accompanies the article, Judah Folkman, M.D., of Children's Hospital in Boston, writes, "DNAzymes targeting c-Jun could act as both direct and indirect inhibitors of angiogenesis." Contact: Levon M. Khach...

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