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University of Oregon professor wins 2004 Spiers Medal

...ter at 'oily' surfaces, which is an important step toward understanding the folding of proteins." Earlier in her career, Richmond pioneered the study of single crystal surfaces by another laser technique called second harmonic generation, developing both the experimental methodology and a theoretical...

September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... under current guidelines, may facilitate progress toward individualized treatment and the elimination of socioeconomic disparities in health. Should Years of Schooling Be Used to Guide Treatment of Coronary Risk Factors? By Kevin Fiscella, M.D., M.P.H., et al Expensive New Medications Significantly Inc...

Most promising clinical uses for stem cells from fat agreed on by international society

...hat much of the research effort should be directed toward identifying the protein markers for adipose stem cells in order to better understand how they differentiate into other cell types and what factors they secrete. In developing its consensus, the society focused on three main areas, with separate...

Marine Biological Laboratory summer investigator wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

...effort, called the Clam Project, is the first step toward sequencing the entire clam genome, and its goal is to provide scientists with better knowledge of the clam's active DNA. Such information is crucial to the study of the basic cellular processes involved in many diseases. The scientists plan to use th...

Why do African-American women have more pregnancy problems?

...ial disparities in care through cultural attitudes toward health care, as well as socioeconomic status, family situations, education and transportation issues. This area, led by Briggett Ford, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the U-M School of Social Work, will evaluate the patient's role in health care di...

Researchers provide road map for generating B cells from stem cells

...ge 1, which could become any type of blood cell -- toward becoming a lymphoid progenitor, stage 2. They trigger the expression of certain receptors on the cell surface, such as Flk2 followed by IL-7R, which are necessary for receiving subsequent external signals. In the next step, the gene for a regulatory...

Rice engineer wins prestigious Annunzio Award

...humbling," said West. "Their broad-ranging efforts toward the betterment of mankind are inspiring, and I am deeply honored to join them." West's research in biomaterials and tissue engineering focuses on the synthesis, development and application of novel biofunctional materials. In one project, her group i...

Where in the brain decisions are made

... the researchers, their findings represents a step toward understanding the machinery by which the brain processes decisions. In their studies, the researchers first tested the behavior of humans competing in a game in which a player was asked to click on a computer mouse to choose one of two buttons to rec...

Muscling in on a deadly cancer

...erstanding of the disease, and puts us on the path toward new therapies" less toxic to patients and better aimed at the cancer. Keller and Capecchi believe it still will take 10 to 20 years for new treatments to emerge. But, Keller adds, "After 30 years of limited progress, we have our foot in the door...

A new culprit in depression?

...nd the anterior cingulate cortex. Both are located toward the front of the brain behind the forehead. Previously, brain scan studies have found differences in brain activity levels and size in these areas in people with psychiatric illnesses. In the current paper, the researchers report what they found when...

NHGRI seeks next generation of sequencing technologies

...ware, this group will push Sanger-based sequencing toward its performance limit in a completely automated, bench-top system. The heart of the system will be a microchip-based device that can label and process DNA fragments from individual microbeads in low-volume reactions, followed by ultra-fast separation...

Zebrafish may offer researchers powerful new tool for studying innate immunity

...ported in this paper represents a significant step toward understanding the mechanisms underlying the transition from non-specific innate immunity to specific adaptive immunity," Dr. Litman said. The researchers also found that only one of the 36 NITR genes is involved in the activation type of innate immu...

Peakadilly nv biopharmaceutical firm created

...te therapy to be selected for the patient - a step toward patient-specific medicine. The bio-markers will also enable earlier detection of life-threatening diseases like cancer. The impact of bio-markers for the patient - and, indirectly, for the social security system - will be profound. Where...

Men with prostate permalignant lesions have increased likelyhood of invasive prostate cancer

...t take advantage of that opportunity as a key step toward prostate cancer prevention." In this prospectively designed study, some 109 men with high-grade PIN and no prostate cancer at baseline were analyzed. In addition to the baseline biopsy, patients were re-biopsied at six and 12 months to test for t...

High fiber intake reduces estrogen levels in Latina women, according to researchers

...cer, this finding could provide a significant step toward preventing breast cancer. Their findings are being presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) third annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research in a poster presentation on Sunday, October 17th, a...

Bloodroot alkaloid aids in exterminating sun-damaged skin cells in culture

...netic damage caused by UV radiation from advancing toward cancer," said Nihal Ahmad, assistant professor, De...sed production of Bcl-2, shifting cellular balance toward engineering apoptosis of the skin cells. Sanguinarine amplified the normal apoptotic response of ski...

Promising new preventative treatment option for population of men at high risk of prostate cancer

...mopreventive agent like toremifene is a first step toward the possibility of stopping prostate cancer before it starts and gives patients and doctors a chance to fight this pervasive disease." In a multi-center, double-blind study, 514 patients with high-grade PIN and no cancer, determined by pre-st...

Genetically modified parasite lets researchers probe immune system's memory

...ults may help us better direct the immune response toward long-term vaccination."...

International human genome sequencing consortium describes finished human genome sequence

...ication of hundreds of scientists working together toward a common goal creating a solid foundation for biomedicine in the 21st century," said Eric Lander, Ph.D., director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, Mass. In addition to reducing the count of human genes, scientists reported t...

Molecular mechanism sheds light on neurodegenerative diseases

...ans Professor of Biology, has made a key discovery toward understanding one of these mechanisms. In studying toxic proteins involved in Huntington's disease, they discovered that the disease-causing protein severely interferes with the working of the proteasome, the cellular machine responsible for eliminat...

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