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Nodal status is best predictor of outcome after neoadjuvant therapy for esophageal cancer

... Multimodal neoadjuvant therapy---where suitable patients are given several cycles of drugs and radiation...

UVa researchers restore genes in human inner ear cells

... Dr. Jeffrey Holt, associate professor of neuroscience and otolaryngology at UVa, and his research team, including Dr. Bradley Kesser, an assistant professor of otolaryngology, targeted...

UVa-led team uncovers important secret in gene replication

... Where chromatin is packed more loosely, the genes are replicated earlier than other genes and are expressed at high levels. Where...

Male contraception -- UVa discovery stirring interest among basic scientists and drug developers

... "There's considerable interest in developing new male contraceptives," said Herr, who heads UVa's Center for Research in Contraceptive and Reproductive Health. "To support this effort, our team has been searching for proteins that might serve as target sites for small-molecule drugs...

UVa researcher studying disease that cripples newborns

... In these instances, mothers dont know that they have type 1 myotonic dystrophy (DM1) a common form of muscular dystrophy because they have mild symptoms or none at all, notes Mani S. Mahadevan, M.D. a path...

UVA receives training grant for new kidney disease researchers

... ... Dr...

UVa finds 'Alzheimer's gene' protects children from severe diarrhea

... "In earlier studies, we found that shantytown children in Northeast Brazil who suffer from early childhood diarrhea and malnutrition suffered from lasting physical and cognitive consequences. However, some children who have the same diarrhea and malnutrition are protected from the developmental problems...

UVa researchers seek to unlock broccoli's cancer fighting secret

... ... Cross and her colleague Dennis J. Templeton, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of the UVa Department of Pathology have received a $1.3 million grant from th...

UVA studies potential target for skin cancer treatment

... The genes, called cancer-testis antigens, could be useful targets for drugs that could selectively kill a melanoma tumor, while sparing the rest of the body's tissues. The antigens could also help researchers develop a vaccine to stimulate the immune system to attack and suppre...

UVA researchers find that hotel guests with colds can leave their germs behind after checkout

... Most are aware that handshaking and other forms of skin to skin contact can result...

UVa receives $35.7 million grant renewal from NIH

Charlottesville, Va., Sept. 20, 2006 The University of Virginia School of Medicine's Cell Migration Consortium grant has been renewed for five years. ... The $35.7 million "glue" grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a part of the NIH, brings the total NIH funding to the project to more than $73 million. NIGMS originally conceived of the large-scale glue grants...

Sex chromosome genes influence aggression andmaternal behavior, say UVa researchers

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 6, 2006 It has been well documented that, across human cultures and in most mammals, males are usually more aggressive and less nurturing than females. It's simple to blame male hormones, like testosterone, for male behavior such as aggression. But maybe it's in our genes, too....... Indeed such social behavior also has a genetic basis, according to new research on mi...

Optimal adjuvant radiation therapy associated with improved survival, meta-analysis shows

A new analysis of adjuvant radiation therapy in women with breast cancer following mastectomy is associated with better survival as measured at 10 years when appropriate doses and fields of radiation are used. The study was published in the January 4 issue of the . The finding helps resolve controversy over whether radiation therapy improves both survival and risk of recurrence in women with o...
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