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Study is looking at ways to help stroke survivors regain lost motor skills

...lectrical stimulation. Preliminary results of the feasibility study that precedes this new study have shown that...rial Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Levy presented this feasibility trial data at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Wednesday in San Francisco. The trial showed ...

Genetically endowed worm may substitute for rodents in some toxicology testing

... National Toxicology Program (NTP) to evaluate the feasibility of such a "high-throughput" C. elegans toxicity testing system that will use robotic equipment to mix chemicals and sort worms efficiently. During this evaluation, his group plans to expose developing roundworms to 200 different chemicals, in co...

Gene therapy shows promise in model of Parkinson's disease

...Lo Bianco. "We demonstrated for the first time the feasibility of the gene therapy approach in a genetic model of Parkinson's disease." Results of this research might lead to new treatments that could prevent the onset of Parkinson's disease in genetically predisposed subjects and arrest the disease's progress...

Efforts to clone primates move forward

... is one of our aims, we also are investigating the feasibility of therapeutic cloning of stem cells," said Dr. Simerly. "If we can test these techniques in rhesus monkeys, it would go a long way toward discovering whether it is possible to create immune-matched stem cells."...

$6.7 million for bionic war on disabilities

...hough that won't be tried until after pre-clinical feasibility studies. Another use would be to implant the ...rmann. Smith says the project will determine the feasibility of using a Utah Electrode Array to restore the ability to speak in certain people by stimulating ner...

Study in Royal Society journal on sense of fairness in chimpanzees

...me sample. This study is the first one showing the feasibility of using the combination of Raman and electron microscopy in one apparatus for biological studies, which proved to be a very powerful technique. Contact: Dr Aart van Apeldoorn, Dept. of Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials, Favulty. of Science and Tech...

UCSD team discovers specialized, rare heart stem cells in newborns

...differentiated cardiogenic precursors suggests the feasibility of isolating isl1+ cardiac progenitors from mouse and human embryonic stem cell systems during cardiogenesis." "We think that these cells normally play an important role in the remodeling of the heart after birth, when the newborn heart no longer rel...

From lobster flock to lobster feast?

... could be collected--enough for testing commercial feasibility of raising the lobsters to market size. They have now received Phase II funding from NOAA for two years totaling $200,000 to explore techniques for gathering even more larvae, to study open water and land-based methods for raising the larvae to adult...

Treated fabric kills anthrax spores

...ck Soldier Center (Natick, MA), to investigate the feasibility of antimicrobial textiles. For the study, Calomiris applied dormant spores of a nonpathogenic strain of anthrax to circles of both treated and untreated fabric. The fabric samples were incubated in a chamber with controlled temperature and humidity....

Growth in biomass could put US on road to energy independence

...s and other types of biomass, according to a joint feasibility study for the departments of Agriculture and Energy. The recently completed Oak Ridge National Laboratory report outlines a national strategy in which 1 billion dry tons of biomass any organic matter that is available on a renewable or recurring bas...

Programmable cells: Engineer turns bacteria into living computers

...a Hooshangi and Stephan Thiberge, Weiss showed the feasibility of inserting engineered pieces of DNA into cells to make them behave in the same manner as digital circuits. The cells, for example, could be made to perform basic mathematical logic and produce crisp, reliable readouts that are more commonly associa...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2005

...ional field tests are in progress to determine the feasibility of using this biomass for removing nitrate and immobilizing uranium in soil and individual microbe's roles in the remediation process. The research is being conducted at the NABIR (Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research) Field Research Cente...

Large community-based clinical trial in older cancer patients suggests benefits of Neulasta

...spective study of older patients demonstrating the feasibility of community-based clinical trials in these patients, as well as the ability of these patients to undergo myelosuppressive chemotherapy." The study showed a decrease of approximately 60 percent in the incidence of febrile neutropenia across all cycle...

Phase III clinical program evaluates lubiprostone

...biprostone research will enable us to evaluate the feasibility of pursuing an IBS-C indication for this compound and possibly offering another option for people who live with this condition." For more information about enrollment, call 1-301-961-3400....

Scientists report tissue engineering success

...e researchers provide a degree of optimism for the feasibility of clinical application of engineered blood vessels."...

NHGRI expands effort to revolutionize sequencing technologies

... a Synthetic Nanopore" This group will explore the feasibility of sequencing a DNA molecule using a type of silicon integrated circuit. The circuit incorporates a nanopore mechanism with a molecular trap that forces the DNA molecule to oscillate back and forth between electrodes, measuring the electrical signa...

Sandia researchers to study techniques for arsenic removal from drinking water

...itutions in New Mexico, will evaluate the economic feasibility of the technologies, work on technology transfer activities, and conduct educational outreach. Whether a current proposal to phase in stricter arsenic requirements over years takes hold or not, there will still be a need to help communities modify sy...

Fuel cells might get hydrogen from water, organic material

...the method has not yet been evaluated for economic feasibility on a large scale, chemist Mahdi Abu-Omar said it could offer solutions to several problems facing developers of fuel cells, which are looked upon as a potential replacement to fossil-fuel burning engines in automobiles. The technique requires only wa...

Frog peptides block HIV in lab study

...ing peptides on a mucosal cell system to study the feasibility of developing them as prophylactics against HIV infection. "If we are able to learn the mechanisms these peptides are using to kill HIV, it might be possible to make small chemical molecules that achieve the same results," Unutmaz said. Such chemica...

JCI table of contents November, 2005

...al center B-cells in human SLE and demonstrate the feasibility of using tonsil biopsies for the analysis of secondary lymphoid tissue in human autoimmune diseases. Ready availability of such tissue has been a long-standing hurdle for the study of these diseases. This work contributes to our understanding of the...

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