Tag: "human" at biology news
Immune system in a bottle could help prevent flu vaccine shortage
...rystal scaffold could stimulate differentiation of human
stem cells from blood of adults to functional T an...project will be replication of the function of the human
bone marrow and thymus. Besides University of Texas Medical Branch and Nomadics Inc., it also includ...
Gene therapy approach reverses diabetic neuropathy in animal model, Pitt study finds
...s, but the approach failed to meet expectations in human
trials. By giving NGF protein systemically, high d...team at the University of Michigan, will conduct a human
gene therapy trial for the treatment of cancer pain that will employ an HSV vector. According to Dr....
Munching microbes could cleanse arsenic-contaminated groundwater
...grow. Arsenic contamination is a serious threat to human
health. In the Ganges Delta of Bangladesh, for example, chronic exposure to arsenic has been linked to serious medical conditions, including hypertension, cardiovascular disease and a variety of cancers. "The threat extends to Central Illinois, wher...
Yerkes researchers to present array of new data at Society for Neuroscience Meeting
...earch professor, and his research team: Identified human
genes that are more active in triggering a variety...in how evolution reinforced the protective systems human
cells possess to minimize damage caused by metabolism, thereby allowing humans to live longer than n...
Common household fragrances may be harming aquatic wildlife, study finds
... Human health The study also has implications for human
health. "People have these same transporters in th...ars ago after traces of the compound were found in human
body fat, breast milk and blood. Germany has placed a voluntary ban on musk xylene, although it's st...
Tufts Veterinary School scientists decode Cryptosporidium genome
...ut this project is that the genomes of two related human
and veterinary pathogens were sequenced in parallel," Widmer said. "This now puts us in a position to not only identify potential drug and vaccine targets, but also unravel key biological characteristics that might help explain the difference between...
Trojan-horse therapy blocks buildup of Alzheimer's plaque
... proteins central to pathogenic organisms, such as human
immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Led by Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Gerald R. Crabtree , the researchers reported their findings in the October 29, 2004, issue of the journal Science . First author Jason Gestwicki and senior author Is...
Darwin's greatest challenge tackled: the mystery of eye evolution
...confessed that it was "absurd" to propose that the human
eye evolved through spontaneous mutation and natur...hey have elucidated the evolutionary origin of the human
eye. Researchers in the laboratories of Detlev Arendt and Jochen Wittbrodt have discovered that the ...
Red wine mist? Resveratrol shows potential effects against COPD, asthma, arthritis
...examined: laboratory cells lines as well as 'real' human
airway epithelial cells," or HAEC. The research pa...y mechanism(s) of resveratrol in cells relevant to human
disease and explores all of the proposed mechanisms in a single study." Most importantly, resveratr...
ASU gets grant to develop high speed DNA sequence reader
TEMPE Ariz. Sequencing of the human
genome is one of the major scientific advances of ...th 3 billion base pairs, initial sequencing of the human
genome took 11 years and cost $1 billion to complete in 2002. Today, it costs up to $50 million to s...
Research to explore revolutionary gene sequencing: Threading the molecular needle
...he ability of molecular biologists to sequence the human
genetic code promises to usher in a new era of gen...e sequence of amino acid code (DNA "bases") in the human
genome that comprises many millions of bases. "Cyclodextrins are Mother Nature's little m...
Scientists closing in on nerve proteins' contributions to memory and hearing loss
... than Nrg-ECD. "In a comparison of the frog and human
genes, we earlier showed that Nrg-ICD was 87 percent identical between the two species," says Bao, who is first author of the new study. "When part of a protein is kept mostly unchanged for so long over the course of evolution, it suggests that part ...
'Broken' gene reveals evolution of salt retention and possible ties to hypertension
...thor Anna Di Rienzo, Ph.D., associate professor of human
genetics at the University of Chicago, "was findin...lt was one of the most sought-after commodities in human
history." In the sub-Saharan African regions where humans first appeared, available salt must have b...
Is the zebra fish leading us to new therapies?
...sh can be used to aid the study of the function of human
genes. That this investment is reaping returns is evident from the study that VIB researchers at the Catholic University of Leuven are publishing today in the renowned journal Nature . They have shown for the first time that new blood vessels do not...
Human embryonic stem cells promising for replacement of blood supply
...tanding how blood cells develop through the use of human
embryonic stem cells. The research better defines...iation. These results are important for potential human
application. Animal serum can potentially contaminate findings and create complications for human
Sick kids researchers unmask the potential of stem cells found in adult skin
...indings made recently by Dr. Miller's group in the human
cells. "The cells that Dr. Miller's group has found in the skin have huge potential to treat brain disorders because they are capable of transforming into neurons normally only found in the brain and other nervous tissue. This new research provides a...
Fat buildup found in hearts of obese or diabetic heart failure patients
...ein known to contribute to insulin resistance. The human
results track with a rat model of the lipotoxic heart, which has been shown to cause improper cardiac contraction in the rodents, said first author Saumya Sharma, M.D., a cardiology fellow and researcher in Taegtmeyer's lab. A normal heart derives t...
Ethical paradigm: Relating embryonic stem cell use to organ donation
...s for therapeutic purposes pits the value of early human
life against that of potentially life-saving therapies. This has deeply polarized each side of the argument, ultimately resulting in an arena that disregards common interest or points of view. Donald Landry and Howard Zucker, of the University of Co...
Gene found to defend against environmental pollutants and pulmonary emphysema
...indings will provide a better understanding of the human
body's defense mechanisms and could lead to the identification of what factors make some people more susceptible to lung diseases. The article is published in the current issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation. The so-called "master gene"--nu...
Gut microbes can open gates in fat cells
...s initiative for using the latest knowledge of the human
genome to develop new ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately prevent a variety of human
diseases. Treatments for obesity that require long-term dietary changes almost always fail. Accordin...
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