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Penn receives grant for initiative to help understand genes' effects on medications

...ions of prescriptions are written each year in the hopes of improving health and preventing disease in Americans, these medications do not work as hoped in everyone, and indeed sometimes result in serious side effects. Genetic variability in the response to medications has been known for decades to play a ...

Daphne Koller named MacArthur Fellow

...point for answering tough questions." She says she hopes to resolve "the complex network of interactions between many genes, proteins, metabolites and signals" using computational modeling, and is optimistic that she can help to identify patterns of gene expression across species as her methods are further...

Protein energy profiles offer clues about amyloids

...olding into its proper shape. Ultimately, Clementi hopes the technique will be refined and used to catalog the folding energies of proteins that have already been implicated in specific diseases. She believes the profiles could offer new clues to doctors and drug companies about which proteins are good can...

Marine Biological Laboratory summer investigator wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

...plex in both clam eggs and cultured human cells in hopes of learning even more about cell division in general and cancer more specifically. "Changes in the mechanisms that control the activity of this complex lead to chromosome instability, and ultimately to cancer," Hershko says. "Thus, work done at...

Bovine genome completed

...the cow's genome with the human genome sequence in hopes of gaining new insights into human health and disease. The province of Alberta has already invested more than $1.5 million (Cdn) towards a second phase of the sequencing project which will help define genetic variability in the cattle populations. M...

Support groups aid women with 'breast cancer gene mutations'

... whether or not to have surgery or chemotherapy in hopes of preventing the disease. Previous needs assessments have demonstrated that women affected by the genetic mutations are seeking support networks and therapy when no validated model currently exists. In the first prospective study to evaluate the eff...

A new culprit in depression?

... . With these results in hand, the research team hopes now to look at FGF levels in other areas of the brain including the hippocampus, and to look for differences in levels of other families of growth factors. They also hope to look at the different layers of the brain's cortex to see if there are any d...

Delay in cutting the cord helps premature babies

...evelopmental testing will be done. Eventually, she hopes to track them up to age 5. Although the study is not complete, she says that the data safety checks show no harm from a delay of 30 to 45 seconds at birth. While expectant mothers should not have to think about the details of cord-clamping time, phy...

Leading scientists to discuss research applications for therapeutic cloning

...inal cord injuries and genetic diseases. While the hopes are real, scientific findings remain ambiguous concerning actual benefits for patients using stem cells for therapeutic purposes. "Will therapeutic cloning create immune matching? It's unclear. At this point, we don't even know if human embryonic ste...

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

...ational electrodes on the surface of the brain, in hopes of "jump starting" the growth of new nerve fibers, or retraining a new area of the brain to take over functions impaired by stroke damage. In the study, surgeons place a set of small stimulating electrodes on the protective membrane over the out...

Is the zebra fish leading us to new therapies?

...or example, leads to heart attack. Medical science hopes to be able to treat such diseases in the future by stimulating the growth of new blood vessels, a form of therapy called therapeutic angiogenesis. Despite ever-growing knowledge about blood vessel formation (angiogenesis), scientists still know littl...

Structure of new DNA enzyme family member found

...ld focus on a specialized task. Ealick's group now hopes to design a broad specificity riboside kinase as a laboratory tool for testing anticancer drugs and other pharmaceuticals. The group also is working to get the structure of other riboside kinase family members in order to be able to predict the prote...

Genetic variant linked to weakened heart pumping

...volved in declining heart function. Ultimately, he hopes genetic research will help physicians predict at an early stage which patients are at greatest risk for developing heart failure, and to treat them more effectively....

Declining fish supply linked to wildlife consumption in West Africa, Science study reports

...iversity of Cambridge in Cambridge, UK. Brashares hopes this work will increase awareness of the idea that... conservation and the eradication of poverty. With hopes of promoting clearer understanding, the authors offer four different ways that people and organizati...

Joslin and Stanford researchers find key clues to muscle regeneration

...could repair damaged muscle cells. This had raised hopes that the well-characterized blood-forming stem cells could be used therapeutically to treat muscular diseases. Dr. Wagers' work disputes these past results, showing that bone marrow stem cells do move to the muscle but don't regularly participate in ...

New HIV co-factor found

... studies need to be done on other cell types, Wahl hopes that SLPI may eventually provide a way to inhibit infection as the virus enters the body....

Genetic science inspires opera

...sung by baritone Paul Carey Jones articulates his hopes and dreams for the creation of a living human being from inanimate matter. Composer Jonathan Owen Clark said: 'Collaboration between artists and scientists in the quest to explain some of the myths and mysteries of cutting edge science and its histo...

Isotron licenses ORNL cancer treatment technology

...evelopment in the race to cure cancer." Sandler hopes the treatment, which will allow physicians to treat nearly 20 types of cancer, is available by early 2007. Cancers most resistant to conventional treatments include brain tumors, melanoma, sarcoma, certain types of prostate cancer, locally advanced b...

International Polar Year preparations

...an. Roger Smith, the Institute's current director, hopes the IPY of 2007--2008 will once again turn the international spotlight in UAF's direction....

Computer analysis shows scientists could reconstruct the genome of the mammalian common ancestor

...ople expected would be possible." Haussler said he hopes these findings will encourage the additional genome sequencing that would be needed to do a complete reconstruction of the ancestral mammalian genome. Living mammals, from apes to bats to whales, are all variations on a common mammalian theme. Compar...

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