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Penn receives grant for initiative to help understand genes' effects on medications

...te application of this information to increase the chances that medications will work better in more patients. "It is an honor and testament to the high caliber of the physicians and researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine that we are among the select group of recipients of these vi...

Biologists ID molecular block for social 'cheaters'

...ystem by ignoring DIF-1 and thereby increase their chances of becoming spore cells rather than stalk cells," said paper co-author David Queller, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Rice. "We created colonies that contained roughly a 50-50 mix of our mutants and wild type strains of Dictyostelium...

Amphibians in dramatic decline; Up to 122 extinct since 1980

...on of freshwater systems would enhance amphibians' chances of survival. "Since most amphibians depend on freshwater and feel the effects of pollution before many other forms of life, including humans, their rapid decline tells us that one of Earth's most critical life support systems is breaking down," s...

Delay in cutting the cord helps premature babies

...bilical cord of a premature baby appears to lessen chances of bleeding in the newborn's brain and reduce the need for transfusions, according to a new review of research. Standard practice for preterm babies is to cut the cord as soon as possible, often within 10 to 15 seconds. A systematic review finds tha...

Combination hormone therapy doubles breast density and quadruples risk of abnormal mammograms

... A woman's risk of breast cancer and her chances of getting an accurate cancer diagnosis depend largely on the density of her breast tissue. Density is measured according to the ratio of connective and epithelial tissue, which appears on a mammogram as white; as compared to fatty tissue, which app...

To save dolphin's dorsal fin experts combine medical technology and teamwork

...edical team and has gone a long way to improve his chances of a successful recovery." "When we first put Liko's medical team and treatment plan together, we were outwardly hopeful, but harbored some serious doubts that we would be able to save this dolphin's dorsal fin," said Dr. Stone. "But Liko surprised u...

GENEPI: a tool to refine and fine-tune radiotherapy treatment for cancer

...higher radiotherapy doses, which would boost their chances of survival when using methods for accurately assessing individual radio-sensitivity", said Dr. Hlscher. "The data provided by GENEPI will contribute to a significant benefit in terms of reducing the incidence of late effects of radiotherapy, with as...

What makes a fast racehorse?

...nd and bounce back up again and also increases the chances of injury. The team has also found that fast horses can bring their legs forward quickly in preparation for the next stride but that this is more difficult and therefore slower for large and long-legged horses." Using portraits of Eclipse and cont...

Finding could improve safety of stem cell transplants

...methods currently being used to further reduce the chances of teratoma formation and make stem cells extremely safe," Dr. Condie says. "This is something that you want to have zero doubt about." The next step is to look at an intact mouse embryo to see if the identical processes are at work. ...

Stronger therapy better for AML with normal genetics

...arch is helping select which therapies improve the chances of remission in the largest category of people affected by acute myeloid leukemia (AML) those whose cancer cells have normal-looking chromosomes. The findings suggest that people receiving more intense therapies are more likely to enter remission an...

Blocking cell suicide switch fails to stop prion damage in mouse brains

...oteins' properties. Genetic mutations can increase chances that copies of the PrP protein will misfold into t...on form. Proximity to prions also can increase the chances that normally folded copies of PrP will misfold and become prions. Human prion disorders can be caus...

Hospital epidemiologists trace outbreak of organism to commonly used wound care equipment

...e fully disinfected between patients to reduce the chances of cross contamination between patients and staff. As an added response, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which supervises device safety, along with a leading manufacturer of the device have agreed to change the product's label...

Does cancer run in families?

...ly one of the most pressing questions is what your chances are of getting it yourself. In a paper published in PloS Medicine , the premier medical journal freely available online, Laufey Amundadottir and colleagues from deCODE genetics (a company that is using genetics to develop new drug treatments) and Ic...

Hypertension risk in African-Americans linked to genetics, Stanford study finds

...rican version of the location. According to Risch, chances are that the people with high blood pressure also ...sion of a gene in that region that increases their chances of developing high blood pressure. Risch said the very fact that this type of analysis could turn up...

Increased risk of osteoporosis associated with gene that one in five people have

... catch them at an early age, we can maximize their chances to avoid osteoporosis."...

Wisconsin scientists find portal to show animals evolve

...f how animals evolve new features to improve their chances of reproductive success and survival. It is, says Carroll, convincing proof that evolution occurs as accidental mutations create features - a spot here or a stripe there - that confer advantages in attracting mates, hiding from or confusing predato...

Calit2 launches prize program to encourage bioinformatics research by UCSD undergraduates

...arch projects can both significantly improve their chances of admittance into top graduate programs and also make them a much more attractive employment candidate." Senior Sergey Kushch already has his eye set on the next Calit2 Undergraduate Bioinformatics Scholar Award. The transfer student is expected to ...

Columbia study suggests brushing your teeth may reduce risk of stroke and heart attack

...nting gum disease could significantly improve your chances of avoiding vascular problems. The study, which appears in the February 8 edition of the American Heart Association's publication Circulation, shows that people with gum disease are more likely to suffer from atherosclerosis a narrowing of blood ves...

First love ruins him for all others

...r, once males have endured this "love bite," their chances of finding another partner are slim because they lack the energy to aggressively pursue other mates. It's a classic case of sexual exhaustion. Why do the males permit females to wreak such damage on them during mating? McMaster University psycholog...

UCF stem cell research may hold promise for treating Alzheimer's disease

...d similar to the components of DNA may improve the chances that stem cells transplanted from a patient's bone...s colleagues used bromodeoxyuridine to improve the chances that the stem cells taken from adults' bone marrow would have the potential to develop more efficien...

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