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GENEPI: a tool to refine and fine-tune radiotherapy treatment for cancer
...ial infrastructure and tool for future research to help
modify radiotherapy for specific groups of, and even individual, patients. The project has started, the first patients have been registered and tissue and data have been collected for further research. Around 3,000 samples, from existing research tri...
Almost good enough to eat
...lonists' contacts." Food chain characteristics may help
explain human food taboos, say the researchers. Most of the species avoided for the ill include species high on the food chain. These fish are more likely to accumulate toxins. The prohibitions on these species may be biologically adaptive for the ...
Immune system in a bottle could help prevent flu vaccine shortage
... adults to functional T and B cells. T and B cells help
target and kill foreign invaders. "The uniformity of the environment affects the way the cells are developing," Kotov said. "This is particularly relevant for stem cells and other cells that can differentiate. These scaffolds offer a very good contro...
Gene therapy approach reverses diabetic neuropathy in animal model, Pitt study finds
...iest evidence that such an approach might some day help
people with diabetes, in whom neuropathy is a common complication that causes irreversible nerve damage. Details of the research were presented today at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, being held Oct. 23 27 in San Diego. Mo...
Yerkes researchers to present array of new data at Society for Neuroscience Meeting
...way that mediates cocaine addiction. The data will help
researchers further understand the neurochemical changes that underlie addiction and drug abuse. (2 pm 3 pm) Dr. Young and his research team: examined the potential genetic mechanisms underlying individual differences in personality traits by de...
NIH funds rare childhood disease to provide insights into the origins of adult cancer
...ed with the proper consent, and its expansion will help
facilitate research into the biology and character...g the biology of this disorder will unquestionably help
countless people who are affected by cancer or birth defects each year," said Dr. Lipton. Several bi...
Genetically endowed worm may substitute for rodents in some toxicology testing
...cause cancer, we will put it through our system to help
find out. What we've done is save that company millions of dollars because it no longer has to do as large a rat study. "It can cost a company $10 million and it may have to go through 100,000 rats over a year or two just to do a complete study o...
NSF gives 'teeth' to biomaterials research
...erce has high expectations for what this grant can help
accomplish," said S.C. Department of Commerce Secr... researchers and private industry, this grant will help
put in place a foundation that will support the transfer of knowledge from academia to industry, thu...
UCSD biologists discover chemical important in guiding visual system development
... of cells in the retina. Ultimately findings that help
us understand the mechanism that generates this spontaneous activity might make it possible to recreate it later in life; for example, to coax regenerated nerve cells to reconnect appropriately after an injury." "Another possible application o...
Tufts Veterinary School scientists decode Cryptosporidium genome
... "Sequencing the genome of Cryptosporidium will help
us determine the underlying mechanisms of the orga... unravel key biological characteristics that might help
explain the difference between the pathogen that infects humans only and C. parvum, which is transmi...
Darwin's greatest challenge tackled: the mystery of eye evolution
... evidence to support Arendt's hypothesis. With the help
of EMBL researcher Heidi Snyman, she determined the molecular fingerprint of the cells in the worm's brain. She found an opsin, a light-sensitive molecule, in the worm that strikingly resembled the opsin in the vertebrate rods and cones. "When I saw ...
UCLA and Univ. of Utah researchers identify how a hormone regulates iron
...t and its distribution in the body. The study may help
develop future treatments for chronic anemia and f...at UCLA. "We knew that ferroportin is necessary to help
release iron into the bloodstream, but didn't know that hepcidin directly regulates this activity." ...
Scientists closing in on nerve proteins' contributions to memory and hearing loss
...is, Oct. 28, 2004 -- In a finding that may one day help
researchers better understand age-related memory and hearing loss, scientists have shown that two key nervous system proteins interact in a manner that helps regulate the transmission of signals in the nervous system. Researchers report online in Nat...
VYTORIN (TM) superior again to Lipitor at lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol
...ntinued if myopathy is diagnosed or suspected. To help
avoid serious side effects, patients should talk to their doctor about medicine or food they should avoid while taking VYTORIN. In three placebo-controlled, 12-week trials, the incidence of consecutive elevations (=3 X ULN) in serum transaminases we...
'Broken' gene reveals evolution of salt retention and possible ties to hypertension
... of a family known as cytochrome P450 genes, which help
the body break down and eliminate a wide range of compounds, including many drugs and salt. In the kidney, CYP3A5 acts to retain salt. One version of this gene, however, a mutation known as "CYP3A5 *3," produces a truncated, non-functional protein....
Findings challenge Darwinian theory
...her clawor did it evolve through need, without the help
of genes? Genetics aren't the only triggers for the traits a species develops, according to findings from a University of Alberta professor. The research challenges the classical Darwinian theory of evolution as being the sole explanation for how n...
Support for fragile X syndrome needed
...y, October 30. The gathering is being organized to help
experts and parents review the behavioral problems... is to pinpoint appropriate interventions that can help
FXS children develop to their full potential."...
DASH diet may do more than lower blood pressure
... in promoting health is unclear; however, they may help
protect against some cancers, heart disease, and other chronic health conditions. In addition to consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, the DASH diet advises people to consume low-fat and fat-free dairy foods and lean meat, poultry and f...
Gut microbes can open gates in fat cells
...induced adipocyte factor (Fiaf). Fiaf functions to help
keep the gates to fat cells closed. The findings will be reported in the Nov. 2, 2004 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and are currently available online. "Finding that Fiaf is directly manipulated by the gut microbiota ...
Bristol scientists find key to unlock body's own cancer defence
...xpansion of the tumour itself. Most forms of VEGF help
this blood vessel growth. The new form of VEGF, VEGF165b, which was discovered by the same team in 2002, inhibits the growth of new blood vessels required for tumours to grow above one millimetre. They have also found that this form of VEGF is genera...
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