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Genetic testing of embryos to pick 'savior sibling' OK with most Americans

...or sex selection or to choose embryos that will be suitable tissue donors unless it will also avoid disease in the resulting child. The United States has imposed no legal restrictions on the uses of PGD....

Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research helps implement global climate change initiative

...demic partnerships focused on determining the most suitable technologies, regulations, and infrastructure needs for carbon capture, storage and sequestration in different areas of the country. These regional partnerships were created to help implement portions of Phase I of the U.S. Global Climate Change Ini...

Immunity gene predicts severe adverse drug reaction

...perhaps most familiar for their use in determining suitable matches for bone marrow transplantation -- play a critical role in the immune system's recognition of foreign invaders, whether infectious agents or foreign substances such as medications, explained Chen. The team has set out to identify other geneti...

Breaking the rules on artifical blood

... looking promising in an early trial. Developing a suitable blood substitute for people has been a major effort for decades. An artificial blood would relieve shortages and prevent patients being infected by contaminated supplies. Ideally, it could be given to anyone without triggering rejection, so accident...

Rensselaer awarded $2.7 million NIH grant to improve drug development process

...omising compounds rapidly, and identify those most suitable for further development as potential new drugs." The current process of developing a single new therapeutic drug can take many years and cost up to $1.7 billion, according to a recent report in Chemical & Engineering News. Recent advances in chemist...

Cancer rates in teens and early 20s rising

... data are presented by cancer site but that is not suitable for teenagers and young adults either. That's an important reason why we don't understand nearly so much about this age group. "What we need is a classification that is tailored to the 13 to 24-year-olds with biologically similar cancers classified t...

Food tastes stronger when you're hungry

... a bitter taste indicates a substance which is not suitable for consumption and should be rejected." The importance of recognising bitter solutions, in case they are toxic, could also explain why relatively dilute solutions of quinine were recognised as being bitter. Salt or sugar solutions had to be more co...

Secondary complications and restoration of function in SCI

...relevant safety and reliability testing, making it suitable for home use. Neostigmine and glycopyrrolate promote bowel movement (pg 53) This study assessed the effects of neostigmine alone or neostigmine combined with glycopyrrolate on pulmonary suppression in individuals with SCI. The data suggest that alt...

JCI table of contents, 16 February 2004

... eosinophils mediate lung injury may yet lead to a suitable therapy for allergic diseases such as asthma. TITLE: Inhibition of airway remodeling in IL-5-deficient mice AUTHOR CONTACT: David H. BroideUniversity of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA. Phone: 858-534-2374 Fax: 858-534-2110 E-mail: ...

Nanoparticle probes are destined for major new role in medical diagnostics and drug delivery

...o act as fluorescent tags. This makes them highly suitable as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) or as fluorescent tracers in optical microscopy. They also may be useful as structural scaffold in tissue engineering. Although nanoparticles are similar in ...

Human embryonic stem cells may promise medical advances

...ientists then cultured 30 blastocysts to obtain 20 suitable inner cell masses. By tweaking the amount of time that elapsed between the transfer of the nucleus and the activation of the newly transplanted genetic material, the team was able to optimize their results: A two-hour delay seemed to work best, so th...

Major boost for European zebrafish research

...e mutagenesis projects. The knock-out fish will be suitable as models for human diseases and the development of therapies. A European zebrafish database that will integrate all project data in a three-dimensional anatomical atlas of zebrafish development, linked with the relevant gene activities. This databas...

Inherent mistrust of research institutions limits minority representation

...ice agencies to increase awareness can help create suitable contact points for target populations. The minority community needs to feel that without any racial discrimination from the system, the scientific knowledge gained through research will benefit them as well. Urban clinics can be used to recruit patie...

New antioxidants are 100 times more effective than vitamin E

...new compounds have properties that could make them suitable for dietary supplements. Shortly, Vanderbilt resea...llion per year. Even if the compounds do not prove suitable as dietary supplements or neutraceuticals, they could still have practical value. Many materials use...

Measuring perchlorate levels in lettuce

... and risk assessment research. The debate over the suitable standard of perchlorate in water and how much is safe for human consumption has been turned over to the National Academy of Sciences, Sanchez says. "With conclusions possibly by mid-2004, the Food and Drug Administration can develop recommendations b...

Signal chemical primes plants for pest attack

...r two, while other plants take up to a month to be suitable for use. "We do not know for sure if the same mechanism will work on other crops like cotton and tobacco," he adds. "It might not have exactly the same effect." Experiments have not been done on cotton, tobacco or other crops, so it is unclear if t...

Other highlights in the January 21 issue of JNCI

..., well-reported, randomized controlled trials with suitable comparison groups and additional outcome measures. Gene Mutation Affects Sensitivity of Cancer Cells to Chemotherapy Drugs A research team has found that a specific mutation in a gene critical to folate metabolism alters the sensitivity of colon ...

Feeder-free system for maintaining pluripotency in embryonic stem cells pioneered

...ell (HESC) lines, or cultures, in the U.S. are not suitable for use in the budding field of regenerative medicine. Their creation using mouse feeder cells, a specialized growth medium, allows scientists to study their basic characteristics, but ultimately the HESCs are too risky to develop in applied medicine...

Quark Biotech generates a cholesterol-free mouse

...haves, providing us with novel treatment endpoints suitable for novel strategies of drug discovery, for instance, for metabolic diseases." The resulting mild effects of the disruption of desmosterol reductase in this model contrasts dramatically with the autosomal recessive malformation syndrome resulting fr...

Early promise for treatment of Ebola

...ral haemorrhagic fevers. Importantly, rNAPc2 has a suitable phamacokinetic and safety profile in human beings. The clinical efficacy of this treatment modality now needs to be proven."...

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