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Pair of cancer genes found to drive both cell migration and division

...he possibility that interfering with them could be helpful in stopping the uncontrolled cell division found in cancers. Mutations in the genes, called PTEN and PI3K, already had been found in over half of all human cancers. "In cancer, you sometimes see cells failing to divide or undergoing unequal division...

Joslin Diabetes Center announces new nutrition guidelines

...-to-mix powders that match these guidelines can be helpful for some people. Blood glucose patterns often change with these types of replacements and thus people should monitor their blood glucose. Physical Activity Guidelines: Physical activity is extremely important to a weight loss plan. A minimum of 150...

Human chromosomes 2, 4 include gene deserts, signs of chimp chromosome merger

...ier notes that chimp genome sequence data was very helpful for their analysis of human chromosomes 2 and 4. Hillier, Wilson and others are leading the analysis of the chimp genome, which they expect to publish soon. For example, a comparison of the human genome to the chimp genome and other previously produ...

A little stress gives beneficial oomph! to immune system

...to boost the immune response when it could be most helpful to do so, such as during surgery, vaccination or infection," Dhabhar said. "And it could also help us tone down the immune response during inflammatory diseases." Dhabhar and Kavitha Viswanathan, a graduate research associate in oral biology at Ohio ...

Identification of specific genes predicts which patients will respond to Hepatitis C treatment

...ses to this chronic disease." "This information is helpful for patients because it's one more piece of eviden...biopsies, with perhaps a simple blood test, may be helpful in deciding who will respond to treatment of chronic Hepatitis C with the current combination therap...

Discoveries by UAB and Florida scientists may help transplanted organs survive longer

... patient's need for a second or third kidney." The helpful molecule, IL-10, has anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive and other properties that help keep blood vessels healthy. Chronic vascular rejection, characterized by thickening of the interior lining that eventually chokes off the blood supply, is a majo...

Satellites monitoring dust storms linked to health risk

...rbidity levels. With supplies limited, it would be helpful to be able to anticipate the likeliest times and places of fresh outbreaks. For this reason, during the last dry season, ESA has been supplying weekly dust maps of the Sahel as part of an early warning system. The maps are based on daily images fr...

Program finds lost genes in nematode genome

...inery of proteins. While getting intron length is helpful for gene annotation, the process is 15 times slower than the typical, less accurate methods. Being able to define intron length has implications for the human genome, which is much larger than C. elegans and has an average intron length of about 4,0...

Disabling gene defuses rheumatoid arthritis in mice

...en fire. The new results suggest it may be just as helpful to let these cells kill themselves and each other. "We already know a great deal about Foxo3a from studies of its role in some cancers, and hopefully that puts us in a good position to devise ways to manipulate its activity," says senior author Stan...

New U. of Colorado polymer has applications for dentistry, electronics, automobiles

...rt for the project. The new polymer also would be helpful in electronic packaging, the CU researchers said. Electronic processing chips are often sealed in computer "mother boards" with polymers, which may shrink as they cure and cause wires to touch one another, triggering malfunctions. Polymers are ubiq...

Space measurements of carbon offer clearer view of Earth's climate future

...dels. Peter Rayner remarked that the workshop was helpful as a means of knowing what carbon-related data would be available in future, coordinating ground-based activity in support and validation of these new missions, and also in highlighting what gaps in knowledge remain to be tackled in future. "The new...

Pediatricians lack confidence in managing obesity, and their own weight might be an important factor

... pediatricians were able to identify many possibly helpful resources. "We also found that 89 percent of the doctors said they were willing to take at least a small role in advocacy efforts to reduce childhood obesity," she said. "They told us that they may want to work on this big problem outside their offic...

NIH awards $10.4 million to Scripps Research Institute and Scripps Florida

...s insulin production, and such a molecule would be helpful in establishing which particular human proteins are involved in the process. These proof-of-concept molecules may also open promising avenues for drug development in academic laboratories or in the biotech or pharmaceutical sectors beca...

PET confirms changes at brain molecular level in bulimia nervosa patients after CB therapy

...that medications used in treating addiction may be helpful in treating bulimia, she noted. "This research finding shows an interesting--and potentially powerful--use of PET, illustrating that behavioral therapy may affect bulimia at the brain-chemical level," said Peter Herscovitch, M.D., a vice chair of SN...

Expert system developed to enhance diagnostic accuracy of Alzheimer's disease with FDG PET scans

...cians. For the experienced reader, it is also very helpful in difficult cases to establish the diagnosis," he added. Alzheimer's disease gradually destroys one's memory and ability to learn, reason, make judgments, communicate and carry out daily activities. More than 4.5 million Americans suffer from Alzhe...

Genome study of beneficial microbe may help boost plant health

... research provides clues to better explain how the helpful microbe, Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf-5, naturally safeguards roots and seeds from infection by harmful microbes that cause plant diseases. The genome paper will be published in Nature Biotechnology and was scheduled to be posted online on June 26. ...

Ferry-linked water monitoring system becomes new model for United States

...king flawlessly, and we can't say enough about how helpful the people with the N.C. DOT's ferry division and ...," Paerl said. "The monitoring has been especially helpful in keeping state policymakers and scientists informed about what has happened in Pamlico Sound follo...

Improving artificial heart top goal of award-winning research at UH

...esearch stage and having a model like this is very helpful in studying feedback control of an artificial heart." Khalil's abstract, titled "Simulation of Total Artificial Heart Circuit with Tandem Continuous-Flow Ventricular Assist Devices," began with a summer internship at the Texas Heart Institute (THI)...

Major new UNC-based drinking water study suggests pregnancy fears may be overstated

...ociated with higher exposure levels." Particularly helpful to the study were the women who participated and the participating water work utilities, he said. "We are grateful to all these people since we could not have done this useful study without their active cooperation," Savitz said. A number of earlier ...

Firefly protein lets researchers monitor molecule linked to cancer

... addition, they showed that the system is not only helpful for learning if a drug is having the desired effect, it can also be used to fine-tune drug dosage for maximum benefit. "One of the reviewers of our paper suggested that we should use the system to produce a full dose-response curve, which helps esta...

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