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ESF EURYI award winner aims to stop cancer cells reading their own DNA

...h more specifically than traditional chemotherapy, avoiding side effects such as temporary hair loss. Dekker is focusing on an enzyme called Topoisomerase IB that plays a key role in some of the molecular motors involved in the processes of DNA and RNA copying during cell division. These are responsible for ...

Einstein researchers' prototype vaccine could provide improved protection against tuberculosis

...robes invade cells. For intracellular TB bacteria, avoiding apoptosis is an understandable aim: Apoptosis flushes them into the open, activating immune cells known as CD8+ T cells. These T cells make important contributions to the immune response by mopping up the bacteria and then becoming memory cells that ...

Military to study better pain relief in battle zones

...nd antidotes to provide adequate pain relief while avoiding complications. If successful, it could markedly improve the treatment of soldiers in the field, says Baker, the Ruth Dow Doan Professor of Internal Medicine in the U-M Medical School. The work could have a broad impact. In the war in Iraq, more th...

Stem cell specialists face questioning

...ng stem cells from adult human cells and therefore avoiding the need for embryos....

Serica scientists win AOSSM Award for ACL (knee) tissue regeneration in preclinical study

... the development of functional ACL tissue, thereby avoiding the limitations and lengthy rehabilitation associated with existing options. The SeriACL Graft or the surgical procedure did not induce early signs of acute inflammation, swelling or initial scar formation in the goat model, as indicated by rapidly...

EPA foregoes opportunity to improve nanotechnology oversight

...technology that helps us achieve its promise while avoiding or greatly minimizing any possible dangers. See: http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/07/07/an_epa_for_the_21st_century/ ...

Research team discovers gallstone gene

... to be helped with drug treatments in future, thus avoiding the need for an operation." However, the genetic contribution to the common problem of gallstones has not been fully explained by this study: "We believe there are at least three or four other gene variants that increase gallstone risk," says the med...

Amoebae control cheating by keeping it in the family

...strains of D. discoideum from cheating the system, avoiding the stalk and out-reproducing their altruistic nei...n mixed colonies they could thrive by cheating and avoiding service in the stalk. Foster and Mehdiabadi found cheater A spread readily within low-related coloni...

Europe struggles to meet the challenges posed by PGD patients travelling abroad

...embryos are transferred to the womans uterus, thus avoiding the possible need for a pregnancy termination when the defect is picked up at a later stage. The study [1] was launched by the European Commission after a workshop organised jointly by the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) of ...

Time-lapse recordings reveal why IVF embryos are more likely to develop into twins

...aid it should enable embryologists to work towards avoiding twin pregnancies during IVF. This could be another tool in their armoury, she said. Those embryos that are at risk of twinning could be easily identified by counting the number of ICMs. Then, either a decision could be made about whether to transfer ...

UCF professor finds bacterial pathogen may be key to understanding cancer development

...ion, Ireton suggests cooking all meats thoroughly, avoiding dairy products that are not pasteurized and washing all fruits and vegetables thoroughly before consumption....

Female iguanas pay high costs to choose a mate

...could otherwise spend foraging, producing eggs, or avoiding predators. Scientists have generally assumed that being choosy about potential mates carries low costs for females. These costs were thought to be particularly small when male territories are clustered together in groups, known as leks, which make...

Neuroblastoma expert reviews progress and challenges in fighting difficult pediatric cancer

...el can help oncologists design the best treatment, avoiding the twin pitfalls of undertreating or overtreating any given child. Better treatments may be on the horizon, but better understanding of neuroblastomas precise biology can guide physicians to the best choices among possible options. John Maris, ...

Scientists develop new drugs to fight colon and breast cancer more effectively

...oxicity of the 5-FU against the benign cells, thus avoiding the reproduction of new carcinomas or other side effects. We discarded compounds until we finally found six which have shown to be better than currently used drugs, says Caba Prez. Research on cell lines So far, the study has been conducted on ...

UT Southwestern joins national clinical trial to uncover long-term effects of West Nile virus

...American strain of the West Nile virus. For now, avoiding mosquito bites is the best prevention. Physicians recommend wearing insect repellant that contains the chemical DEET when people go outdoors. Also keep doors, window screens and tents in good repair, and get rid of standing water prime mosquito bree...

IMS updated recommendations on postmenopausal hormone therapy

...vely associated with obesity and thrombophilia. By avoiding first-pass hepatic metabolism, transdermal estrogen may avert the risk associated with oral HT. The impact on the risk of a thromboembolic event may also be affected by progestogen, depending on the type. Late starters of standard-dose HT may have a ...

Other highlights in the May 16 JNCI

...colon and rectum, maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding smoking are the principal known means to reduce the risk of renal cell cancer that should be encouraged and doing so may also reduce the risk of many other cancers as well as cardiovascular disease," the authors write. Contact: Jessica Podlaski, m...

Hepatitis E takes a piggyback

...ra suggest that changes in husbandry practices and avoiding eating raw liver might be more cost-effective measures should HEVs hold on pig farms weaken....

Scripps research team sheds light on long-sought cold sensation gene

... hand, found cold temperature unpleasant, reliably avoiding cold temperatures in favor of warmer areas. "Its pretty amazing that one gene could impact thermal sensation this much," says Ajay Dhaka, a Scripps Research postdoctoral fellow in the Patapoutian lab and lead author on the Neuron paper. "It really...

Will lemmings fall off climate change cliff?

...them to devote more energy to breeding and less to avoiding predators. Later arrival of autumn snows, and earlier spring melts, could subject lemmings to longer periods of sub-freezing temperatures. Also, the tundra is experiencing unusual warm periods in winter, including freezing rain and episodes of thawi...

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