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Environmental exposures before and after birth can harm children's lungs
... likely to suffer from asthma and related symptoms early
in life. A new study in the October issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians, shows that young children who are exposed to these pollutants may be significantly more likely to develop respiratory conditio...
Acoustics meeting in San Diego
...and other consumer electronics, most still rely on early
1960s technology. Now, manufacturers are rolling out MEMS microphones, silicon-based devices with crucial components on the scale of microns, or millionths of a meter. While many of the MEMS microphones are based on the same design as their larger,...
Gladstone researchers resolve key Huntington's disease mystery in Nature cover story
...termine whether a particular abnormality predicted early
death and might be pathogenic, or predicted longer...life, the age at onset is variable and ranges from early
childhood to the 70s or 80s. It's named for the American physician who initially described the condi...
Technology award presented to Weizmann Institute scientist
...h cancer-detecting computers are still in the very early
stages, and can thus far only function in test tubes, Shapiro and his research team envision future biomolecular devices that may be injected directly into the human body to detect and prevent or cure disease. Award winners are chosen by their peers...
Muscling in on a deadly cancer
...of new studies, University of Utah scientists took early
but significant steps to fight a particularly dead... cause, you might be able to prevent it, detect it early
or develop new treatments based on a better understanding of the biology of the tumor," says Charles...
Ancient Chinese folk remedy packs anti-cancer punch
..."The technology is very promising, but it's in its early
stages. Further research and clinical trials are needed." The company, located in Chongqing, China, has been in the artemisinin business for more than 30 years, and is a world leader in farming, extracting and manufacturing artemisinin, its deriva...
A new culprit in depression?
... The results are published online this week in the early
edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by researchers from the Pritzker Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research Consortium, which is supported by the Pritzker Family Philanthropic Fund and by the National Institute of Mental Healt...
Researchers find protein that makes long-term memory possible
... parallel short term memory, and is referred to as early
long-term potentiation, or E-LTP. A larger burst of current is thought to simulate long-term memory. This phenomenon, which the researchers reported on at length in the Science article, is referred to as late long term potentiation, or L-LTP. ...
Using fruitflies to examine alcohol tolerance
...d and chronic tolerance appear likely to represent early
and later versions of the same set of brain adaptations to alcohol. The second finding of interest concerns mutant flies with a defective ability to produce octopamine. By testing flies with mutations for many other genes, the authors will be able ...
Identifying genes that contribute to a low level of response to alcohol
...t added, "the key is that people drink especially early
in their careers for effect, which often means intoxication. An individual who experiences not much of an effect from alcohol will still feel effects like anybody else, but they'll just require more to do it, and this will probably impact their exp...
The long road to a promising malaria vaccine started at NYU School of Medicine
...ting an immune-based response. In the early
1980s, the Nussenzweigs showed that the CS protein could generate antibodies against malaria parasites, a hallmark of an immune response. Later work--in collaboration with Elizabeth Nardin, Ph.D., and Fidel Zavala, M.D., both professors in medical...
Study confirms link between head and neck cancer and common Asian nut
...idence of oral cancer in men has tripled since the early
1980s, coinciding with a steep rise since the early
1970s and predominantly among men, in the practice of chewing betel quid. ...
Delay in cutting the cord helps premature babies
...r surveying 303 midwives. Arguments exist for both early
and delayed clamping. Clamping too soon prevents b...ial funded by the National Institutes of Health of early
versus later clamping times in 74 preterm babies. In this study, the infants will be followed until...
Peakadilly nv biopharmaceutical firm created
...ogy and its product potential were presented in an early
stage to a select group of (bio)pharmaceutical firms, the need for such a technology and products proved to be so large that R&D collaborations at a value of around 2 million euro were quickly established with 3 well-known firms. These collabor...
Manipulation of epigenome turns off as many genes as it turns on
... growth -- a potential treatment option already in early
clinical studies -- instead turn off as many genes...dition of methyl groups to DNA and is currently in early
clinical trials for leukemia. The researchers also tested the effects of knocking out of the cancer ...
Combination hormone therapy doubles breast density and quadruples risk of abnormal mammograms
...mprove the sensitivity of mammograms for detecting early
breast cancers at a stage when they are most treatable." In addition, McTiernan and colleagues suggest that health-care providers may want to track breast-density change during regular mammography screenings and use this information as part of the r...
Mouse model of osteoarthritis
...uced by BMPs binding to cell-surface receptors) in early
joint development. David Kingsley's team has been investigating whether BMPs are also involved in the later development and maintenance of joint cartilage. To do this, the researchers designed a genetic system that inactivates BMP signaling late in ...
Other highlights in the October 20 JNCI
...f IGFBP-3 and SCH66336, a molecule that blocks the early
stages of the activation of Ras, was associated with increased apoptosis and decreased tumor volume when tested in nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines and in mouse model. They conclude that additional studies exploring the potential of this ...
$2.8 million NIH grant awarded to UH for bionano training
...id they expect to begin handing out fellowships as early
as this semester....
Gene-altered mouse is model for rare autoimmune syndrome
...he mechanism by which the Id3 mutation compromises early
development of T cells and produces an autoimmune response. Importantly, said Zhuang, genetic analysis can be further applied to this animal model. For example, the defect in Id3 may cause different effects in different strains of mice with o...
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