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Normal cells in tumors may aid cancer growth
...role in tumor development." The findings might help
explain why tumors often behave differently, and respond differently to treatment, in people with seemingly identical cancers. The genetic changes in stromal cells also may provide new targets for future anti-cancer drugs and present a new strategy f...
Multi-species herbivore outbreak follows El Nio drought in Panama
...g of the deep natural history of these systems may help
us to predict outbreaks involving crop pests or human disease vectors."...
Researchers redrawing the Tree of Life
...n due to climatic changes. The new tree would also help
in the study of patterns of gene transfers among plant genomes. ...
Delay in cutting the cord helps premature babies
...by's blood from the placenta passes to the baby to help
the flow of blood to the baby's lungs," Rabe expla...cord to the baby's body. "A little extra blood can help
restore blood pressure," says Raju. Low blood pressure may require transfusions of blood or fluids, ...
UCSD medical researchers use brain cell transplants to correct muscle spasms after aneurysm surgery
...of traumatic spinal cord injury, as well, it won't help
those patients recover voluntary movement," he added. Current treatment for debilitating muscle spasticity is continuous systemic or spinal drug treatments using implanted pumps. These approaches display limited efficacy with accompanying side effe...
Biomedical engineers at case develop first sliver-sized sensor to monitor glucose levels
... diabetics and other bodily fluid levels with the help
of simple color changes. Colors in the tiny senso...ugar levels," Gratzl said. "The monitor could also help
doctors with close monitoring of electrolytes, metabolites and other vital biochemicals in the body,...
Discovery might improve design, effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs
...ade a discovery that they believe eventually could help
improve such drugs' design and effectiveness. The scientists have shown that the enzyme protein can be made to "fly through the vapor phase" -- from which solvent water is totally absent -- without changing its structure. When a solution containing t...
Peakadilly nv biopharmaceutical firm created
... Most drugs in the field of oncology, for example, help
only a limited number of patients. Bio-markers will enable the appropriate therapy to be selected for the patient - a step toward patient-specific medicine. The bio-markers will also enable earlier detection of life-threatening diseases like cancer. ...
Combination hormone therapy doubles breast density and quadruples risk of abnormal mammograms
...lts suggest that avoiding such hormone therapy may help
improve 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 mammog...
Consuming fruits and vegetables lowers risk of developing NHL
...nction with continued research and reporting, will help
to favorably change the public's eating behavior," said Dr. Kelemen. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be more than 54,000 new cases of NHL in this country in 2004, and more than 19,000 people will die of...
Hormone therapy's effect on breast density is not the same for all women, Group Health study finds
...ink and how it relates to various risk factors may help
women and their physicians to better evaluate whether HT is the right choice for them." Aiello's study is the largest population-based study of its kind, using data from 46,436 women who had received more than 100,000 screening mammograms at Grou...
Mouse model of osteoarthritis
...s designed to mimic or augment BMP signaling might help
to maintain healthy joints....
Dr. Harris receives NIH Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award
...omic changes in synapses that likely will not only help
us better understand how we learn and remember but also pave the way for better treatments of diseases that disrupt these processes. Her latest grant helps take critical forward steps, from studying slices of brain tissue to intact, living models." ...
To save dolphin's dorsal fin experts combine medical technology and teamwork
...ed working together to save Liko's dorsal fin will help
other dolphins in the future and many, many other animals of all kind, as Liko's story helps introduce the concept of regenerative medicine to the veterinary field." The use of extracellular matrix for the repair of soft tissues was developed by Dr. ...
ASPB opposes proposed ban of GMOs in Humboldt county ballot measure M
...es of blindness among children of poor nations and help
avert many childhood deaths. The benefits that genetic modification of foods offer to the people throughout the world are substantial. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in a report issued in May of this year found ...
Gene linked to greater risk of heart disease in type 2 diabetes
...abetes Center have found variations in a gene that help
explain why people with type 2 diabetes are at muc...this group. "We now have potential gene markers to help
identify diabetes patients at increased risk for heart disease," said Alessandro Doria, M.D., Ph.D.,...
Genetically modified parasite lets researchers probe immune system's memory
...system cell can "remember" a parasite's attack and help
the body mount a more effective defense against su...g significant death and disfigurement. It may also help
efforts to develop vaccines for other pathogens including AIDS and tuberculosis. Scientists have kno...
Gene for Joubert syndrom with excessive brain folds discovered by UCSD researchers and Harvard team
...ious forms of Joubert Syndrome, our discovery will help
those individuals with the form that includes excessive cerebral cortex brain folding. Beyond that, we are very interested in studying this new gene in a whole host of childhood brain disorders" In addition to Gleeson, authors of the pape...
Genetic data crunching achieves milestone at Stanford
...postdoc in the Brown-Botstein lab, 'Can you please help
me get this started in my lab?'" she explained. "Just having a team with expertise, enthusiasm and a cooperative nature has made this university much more likely to use microarray technology than anyplace else."...
Academics find that the finger of destiny points their way
... usual level of testosterone develop and which can help
them in social science subjects like psychology or...e the right hemisphere dominated brain which could help
in science. The extremes of low testosterone and high testosterone for men would create the scientif...
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