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Gene profiling predicts resistance to breast cancer drug Herceptin

...ce proteins. They then treated the women with a combination of Herceptin and the chemotherapy drug Navelbine w...ine, a drug approved for lung cancer treatment, in combination with Herceptin to treat HER2-positive tumors. "We were motivated to use Navelbine because we found i...

MUHC-led research identifies risk-factor genes for type 2 diabetes

... some time that for Type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. The groups new finding helps identify the population at the highest risk of developing this disease. The research was funded by a grant from Genome Canada and Genome Quebec headed by Dr. Barry I. Posner, professor ...

Cancer is a stem cell issue

...s. The Dutch researcher is optimistic that used in combination with chemotherapy, such compounds will also prevent cancer reigniting after treatment. We have to be very careful because [these compounds] will also regulate normal stem cell behaviour. It is a fine balance, he noted. EuroSTELLS is the European ...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- February 14, 2007

...lution to data storage and retrieval challenges in combination with other, previously published techniques," the report states. ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Alignment-Based Approach for Durable Data Storage into Living Organisms" DOWNLOAD PDF http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/sample.cgi/bipret/asap/pdf/bp060...

Preliminary results of largest scan of autism DNA information

...ith this and other common diseases. The innovative combination of these two approaches implicates a previously unidentified region of chromosome 11 and neurexin 1, a member of a gene family believed to be important in contact and communication between neurons, among other regions and genes in the genome. The neu...

Cancer cells more likely to genetically mutate

...y have to target more than one oncogene so-called combination chemotherapy. Not all of the news is bad, though. Loeb believes this research may eventually help physicians determine the stage and malignancy of a tumor by testing the number of its mutations. The more mutations, the further along the tumor may ...

Ocean governance: Evolving systems

...the ocean. These are established on the basis of a combination of biophysical and socioeconomic criteria. "We should encourage states to experiment with PBM in marine systems under their jurisdiction and learn from their experience in crafting and operating PBM systems," said Young. "The activities in Californ...

European approval of HIV drug darunavir will provide a potent new option with Fuzeon

...th the opportunity to build a potent new treatment combination with the fusion inhibitor, FUZEON. The combination of FUZEON and boosted darunavir has been shown to give treatment-experienced patients a better chanc...

US needs to plan for climate change-induced summer droughts

...o using new scientific information may come form a combination of technical, cognitive, financial, institutional ...o achieve sustainable water supplies, we'll need a combination of sound science, new technologies, creative management and a coherent policy that weaves all the el...

Orbiter provides new hints of past groundwater flows on Mars

...uids -- probably water, liquid carbon dioxide or a combination of the two -- once flowed abundantly in the western Candor Chasma region of Mars. Okubo will discuss the paper during a 15 February news briefing at the 2007 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The briefing also will include speakers from a 16 F...

West Antarctica's subglacial plumbing system mapped from space

...ame period. "I'm quite astonished that with this combination of satellite sensors we could sense the movement of large amounts of water like this. From 600 kilometers up in space, we were able to see small portions of the ice sheet rise and sink," Bindschadler said. Studies of the subglacial environment are ...

Studies identify DNA regions linked to nicotine dependence

...ach closely examined specific target genes. "The combination of these two approaches represents the most powerful and extensive study on nicotine dependence to date and is an important step in a large-scale, genetic examination of nicotine dependence," says Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., the director of the National...

Protein sensor for fatty acid buildup in mitochondria

...arnitine shuttles them into the mitochondria. This combination of a fatty acid and carnitine, called acylcarnitine, liberates PanK2 from the bondage of CoA. Once free, PanK2 resumes its job of initiating the production of more CoA, which is needed for the breakdown of fatty acidsa process called beta-oxidation. ...

Putting an old drug to a new use

... "Our discovery is an excellent example of how the combination of basic research and the expertise of clinicians can yield results that are relevant to medicine and could ultimately benefit patients," says Matthias Hentze, Associate Director of EMBL and co-author of the study. "In the Molecular Medicine Partners...

Scripps research study reveals structural dynamics of single prion molecules

...in an inheritable manner. The research team used a combination of advanced biophysical methods to investigate the...ion about this particular monomer," he said. "This combination of techniques can now be used to study other amyloidogenic proteins, including prions, particularly ...

Emerging research heralds new era of breast cancer management

...dical surgery to one that involves the synergistic combination of multidisciplinary approaches." She concludes, "It will be important for surgeons to stay aware of all developments that may improve the care of their patients, and to be true surgical oncologists rather than merely surgical technicians." ...

Folate and B12 may influence cognition in seniors

...ed nearly five times as often for people with this combination than among people with normal vitamin B12 and normal folate." Vitamin B12 deficiency, which affects many seniors due to age-related decreases in absorption, can impact the production of DNA needed for new cells, as well as neurological function. Vi...

Detection of Salmonella in 24 hours

...e UPV/EHU researchers are proposing, in fact, is a combination of techniques: extraction on the one hand; the design of probes for and detection of DNA and RNA molecules on the other. They are techniques complementary to the traditional cell cultures and that enable the analysis of more samples in less time, thu...

Gene elevating breast cancer risk also causes prostate cancer

Cancer is a complex and common disease caused by a combination of both genetic and environmental factors. An inherited predisposition seems to be involved in at least 510 per cent of all cases of breast cancer. The two major familial breast cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 only explain 20-30 per cent ...

Unpeaceful co-existence: How strengths and weaknesses maintain biodiversity in an ant community

...ing mathematical models, the team showed that this combination of factors is indeed sufficient to explain how five of the six most common species manage to survive, with the sixth remaining a bit of a mystery. "Just like people, different ants have different strengths and weaknesses, and these differences allow ...

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