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Award winning researchers reveal potential new role for Glivec

...egulatory agencies and pharmaceutical companies by speeding up drug development while helping to implement more rational regulatory policies." Dr McArthur said that one challenge the oncology community faced was working with industry and regulatory agencies to develop strategies for approving novel agents th...

Keep genome data freely accessible

...well", the panel argues, accelerating research and speeding the "life-saving benefits" of that research'. The editorial concludes: 'But beyond the practical, open-access policies of the genome database repositories serve another purpose. One that might, in the long run, be more important. They present the wor...

'Smart antibiotics' may result from UCLA research

... use the same strategy for targeting mutations and speeding up evolution. "We're eager to determine how widespread it is; the more we look, the more we find it," Miller said. "And the more we study it, the more ingenious the mechanism appears to us." In the Nature paper, the team reports the discovery o...

Heartless worms hold clues to cardiac arrhythmias, sudden death

... a heartbeat -- that responds to neuronal input by speeding up or slowing down. The investigators were able to take advantage of a worm line with a mutation in the worm version of HERG. The mutation, unc-103, causes profound neuromuscular defects, including a pharyngeal pumping defect that Petersen noticed a...

AACR applauds FDA decision to create new office of oncology drug products

...Administration has taken a significant step toward speeding the delivery of new drugs for the treatment and pr...ications for oncology drugs and biologics, thereby speeding the development of new therapies. To support this new office and coordinate work performed throughou...

Purdue yeast makes ethanol from agricultural waste more effectively

...part of the cellulose conversion technology, hence speeding its development for uses on a range of crops and crop residues once the other technologies, including preprocessing of the cellulosic materials and converting these materials to sugars, are developed and proven in the industry," Ladisch said. Ethano...

New research at UNC shows ribosomes do not function as conventional enzymes

...e acts as a mechanical readout device, rather than speeding up the reaction in the way that conventional enzymes do," Sievers said. The experiments will help scientists narrow their view of how ribsomes function and understand them better, Wolfenden said. "Annette and Malte's discovery has important implicat...

Challenging shrubland fire management

...cal Forests and global warming: slowing it down or speeding it up?" Deborah Clark (University of Missouri, St. Louis) discusses the possible role of tropical forest on global carbon levels. "Sugar maple and nitrogen cycling in the forests of eastern North America," by Gary Lovett (Institute of Ecosystem Stud...

New, non-radioactive screen for antimalarial compounds

...mportant aspect of the work we do at Invitrogen is speeding and improving the research process itself," explained August Sick, General Manager of Molecular Probes. "Rather than merely producing a tool to do the job, we look for ways to provide researchers solutions that help them make their work more cost ef...

Researchers develop computer application to 'read' medical literature, find data relationships

...tly relate them to their studies, saving money and speeding the process of discovery. The computer application is unique because it "emulates the scientific thought process" in researching data, said Dr. Harold "Skip" Garner, professor of biochemistry and internal medicine, who with former graduate student ...

International HapMap Consortium publishes scientific strategy

...nd our responses to medicines. The map is aimed at speeding the searches for genes affecting cancer, diabetes, heart disease and many other common conditions. In the paper published in the journal Nature, the public-private consortium also outlined its policies for the rapid release of HapMap data to researc...

Novel approaches to current cellular therapies continue progress toward disease prevention

...ity of Perugia, Italy, examines the possibility of speeding up the development of pathogen immunity after transplant by transferring immune system T-cells from the donor to the recipient. Cytomegalovirus (CMV), a herpes virus, and Aspergillus, a fungus that includes many common molds, act as opportu...

Researchers home in on obesity gene and offer explanation for overeating

...esity'. GAD2, which sits on chromosome 10, acts by speeding up production of a neurotransmitter in the brain called GABA, or gamma-amino butyric acid. When GABA interacts with another molecule named neuropeptide Y in a specific area of the brain - the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus - we are stimu...

HIV vaccine in worldwide trial

...s from the bloodstream. Scientists believe that by speeding up production of these cells, a vaccine may be able to prevent the virus from spreading in the body. "It may not prevent infection, but it might stimulate a response that would prevent the disease that results from the infection," Spearman says. The...

Thorough, searchable database of human proteins unveiled

...is known about the proteins and how they interact, speeding the creation of new hypotheses to test in the lab." The 3,000 proteins currently in the database are known to interact with anywhere from tens to hundreds of other proteins. Online, a user can pull up a visual web of protein-protein interactions w...

NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., announces plan to speed medical discovery

... Change the way clinical research is conducted, speeding development of new tests and treatments. Create a new style of scientific research teams. Accelerate the understanding of how the human body works in sickness and in health. WHERE: National Press Club's First Amendment Room 13th Floor 529 14...

Universities to share technologies to fight hunger in developing countries; improve domestic crops

... will also benefit the U.S. agricultural sector by speeding up research, development and commercialization of specialty crops like tomatoes, lettuce and grapes for characteristics including improved nutritional value, better disease-resistance and reduced environmental impact. These and other specialty crops...

Researchers find viral protein that mimics its way into cells

...e to an active state, thereby speeding up cell division which, in turn, replicates the virus. If confirmed, the finding could provide valuable insight into just how retroviruses overwhelm the human ...

Researchers identify gene for premature aging disorder

...ted access to the human genome sequence is greatly speeding the pace of disease gene discovery. Finding the gene for progeria would have been impossible without the tools provided by the Human Genome Project," said Dr. Collins, who still spends some of his time in a small research lab at the National Institut...

Study may help explain sunlight's role in melanoma development, have screening implications

...mes mutated by ultraviolet light exposure, thereby speeding up melanoma development. New findings published in the Feb. 4 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences may have implications for screening people at high risk, including those "with a significant history of sunburn and suspicious ...

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