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Award winning researchers reveal potential new role for Glivec

...ing today (Wednesday 29 September) that a Phase II study by an international team has shown that the drug i...rmalities. "The most important outcome of our study is that molecular analysis of the tumour can be used to predict a patient's response to treatment wh...

Trial shows which brain cancer patients benefit from temozolomide

...alinges, Switzerland. She said that the study was the first randomised trial to test MGMT methylation status in a large patient population. "The test will provide the opportunity to select patients that might profit from temozolomide. In other words, temozolomide can become a targeted treatment....

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

...ptured gene fragments were called Pack-MULEs. The study identified more than 3000 Pack-MULEs that contained over a thousand different rice gene fragments. Many of the Pack-MULEs have two or three gene fragments picked up from different genes but now fused together into a new gene combination. "The...

Genetic differences might help distinguish thyroid cancers

...er understand the origins of the two diseases. The study is published in the a recent issue of the Journal ...gist cannot distinguish between FTC and PTC," says study leader Charis Eng, the Dorothy E. Klotz Chair of Cancer Research and director of OSU's clinical canc...

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

....9-million center at Arizona State University will study the decision processes used to plan and manage wat...h in the desert "DCDC will be a vital resource to study the rich history and impact of water management on the growth of Phoenix and the Valley, and it will...

Pacific Northwest team unveils largest virus proteome to date

...SU Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) and a study co-author. "By identifying the proteins in the HCM...NNL lab of Richard D. Smith, a Battelle Fellow and study co-author. To conduct this research, scientists used proteomics instruments and approaches unavaila...

Cardiac arrest may hinder ability to learn certain tasks

...t Ohio State University. Indeed, in the current study the mice that had had a heart attack had far more ...patients often report following an attack." The study appears in a recent issue of the European Journal of Neuroscience. Mice were put into two groups ...

Researchers identify protein promoting vascular tumor growth

...onditions, OSU scientists say the findings of this study suggest anti-MCP-1 therapy may be a useful approach for other diseases. "This study's identification of the role of MCP-1 expression has obvious potential for other tumors, as well," Gordillo said. "The concept could be applicable to a broad variety ...

Winning combination to build bone density in children

...that most positively affect bone density. But the study "Interactive effects of habitual physical activity...oys and girls" does just that. The authors of the study are Ann V. Rowlands and Sarah M. Powell, of the University of Wales School of Sport, Health and Exer...

Study: Emission of smog ingredients from trees is increasing rapidly

...vertently worsened ozone pollution, according to a study led by Princeton University scientists. The study examined a class of chemicals that are emitted as unburned fuel from automobile tailpipes and as vap...

Gene clusters predict atherosclerosis severity, susceptibility

...the location of atherosclerotic lesions. "This study is the foundation of future research and was absolutely critical study in demonstrating that we can indeed refine genomic techniques to address the risk for complex disord...

Bush nominates NJIT space explorer Louis Lanzerotti to NSF governing board

...s the chair of the 20-person, blue-ribbon panel to study whether to prolong the mission of the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA has twice recognized Lanzerotti's contributions to science with the agency's Distinguished Scientific Achievement Medal. He has also received the NASA Distinguished Public Service Me...

UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow

.... He was also a pioneer in pharmacogenetics -- the study of the way natural variations in individuals' genes affect their response to drugs. DeRisi, who designs and builds microarrays -- a technology in which gene activity is revealed on a glass slide -- to carry out his studies on infectious dise...

Newly identified master gene key in baby's first breath

... at Cincinnati Children's and senior author of the study that appears in the October 5 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). "It was surprising to us that a single gene was able to orchestrate so many other aspects of lung function we know are critical for survival at the ...

A test case for DNA barcodes to identify species

...ctiveness of their genetic barcode in an extensive study of North American birds by comparing the 'species'...spondence section of this issue, the Hebert et al. study is "not yet a definitive test of the utility of DNA barcoding for either diagnosis of individuals or...

Evidence builds for potential new cancer drug target

...on, is the formation of white blood cells. "This study is another step in the process of validating the c-myb gene as a potential target for new cancer drugs," said Prem Reddy, Ph.D., professor and director of the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology at Temple University School of Med...

Atacama rover helps NASA learn to search for life on Mars

...t Chris McKay is conducting a long-term ecological study of the Atacama as a Mars analog environment. Scientists using EventScope, a remote experience browser developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon's Studio for Creative Inquiry, will guide Zoe. EventScope enables scientists to experience the A...

Hidden diversity: DNA 'barcoding' reveals a common butterfly is actually 10 different species

...onservation," said Daniel Janzen, co-author of the study and professor in the Department of Biology in Penn's School Arts and Sciences. "We might lament the local extinction of a plant or animal but take comfort in the notion that the species lives on elsewhere. Well, what if that extinct animal was the...

Veterans with Gulf War syndrome have damage in specific, primitive portion of nervous system

...mpathetic brain function was difficult. In the new study Dr. Haley and his colleagues used a technique that...Defense will allow Dr. Haley's team to undertake a study in a much larger sample of Gulf War veterans. ...

Preclinical safety study shows adipose-derived stem cells improve heart function after heart attack

... useful in treating heart disease. The goal of the study was to determine the safety of adipose tissue-deri...to the 6-month follow-up period. Additionally, the study demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) at...

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