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Irwin Rose wins 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

...ng a key role in the development of drugs to fight illnesses such as cancer and cystic fibrosis. "The basic science faculty at the College of Medicine and our clinical faculty at UCI Medical Center are delighted and pleased that Dr. Rose has been recognized for his significant contribution to our understan...

Experts present new research on hot topics in aging at GSA's annual meeting in Washington, DC

... Ultimately, all persons suffering from dementing illnesses need to surrender driving. Identification of those...er too early, nor too late. Drivers with dementing illnesses often do not recognize that they are unsafe, fail to make needed modifications, and are at greatly i...

Tufts Veterinary School scientists decode Cryptosporidium genome

...nd vomiting. While healthy people usually overcome illnesses caused by the organism, it can be life threatening to malnourished children and people whose immune systems have been compromised because of cancer, AIDS, etc. The Cryptosporidium pathogen, which can be found in the feces of both humans and anima...

UCI researchers use human embryonic stem cells to aid spinal cord injury repair

...sts with people who suffer from these debilitating illnesses and injuries." Gabriel I. Nistor and Minodora O. Totoiu from UCI collaborated with Nadia Haque and Melissa K. Carpenter of the Geron Corporation on the study, which was supported by Geron, UC Discovery, Research for Cure and the Reeve-Irvine Researc...

Oral saline spray may slash spread of exhaled pathogens

...ized saline to individuals with viral or bacterial illnesses could dramatically reduce spread of these pathogens without interfering with any other treatments," Edwards says. "This work could also point the way to new hygiene protocols in clinical settings as well as enclosed spaces." It has long been know...

Highlights of January Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...While many children, especially those with certain illnesses such as cystic fibrosis, were routinely prescribed dietary supplements which can aid children by compensating for malabsorption, 30 percent reported using nonprescribed supplements. A total of 198 different dietary supplement products were being used...

Backcountry water quality tests are good news for campers

...a greater risk than Giardia for causing waterborne illnesses in people. "What's impressive is that more than half of our water sampling sites had no water quality problems whatsoever," said Derlet, a professor of emergency medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine and an avid backpacker with 30 years of ...

Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish at UH hold keys to biological clocks

...s develop such things as sleep disorders or mental illnesses like depression." Per3 is the naturally occurring clock-regulated gene. The protein that it encodes is produced at highest levels near dawn, and when the luc gene is inserted into it, the luciferase protein is produced in a similar way. The resu...

PGA on a tour under the skin

...ating these hospital-acquired infections and other illnesses caused by related bacteria....

Report addresses safety problem in preharvest stage of food production

...out that recent outbreaks of a number of foodborne illnesses have been linked to contamination occurring in the...est food safety is to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses by minimizing the number of pathogens in food and the frequency, extent, and distribution of such co...

Embryonic stem cells treated with growth factor reverse hemophilia in mice

...e with specific genetic mutations that mimic human illnesses such as hemophilia. In 2001, Smithies received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, often called "America's Nobel." In the study, ES cells were treated with fibroblast growth factor for seven days prior to injection. As expected, this ...

Rapid, new test develped for inherited immune deficiency

...ID may be about as common as some of the inherited illnesses for which states currently screen all newborns. Experts suspect that many children with SCID die from infections before being diagnosed, so the true incidence of the disease may be even higher. Newborn screening may reveal the true incidence. Becaus...

Urgent measures needed to retain our lead in pharmaceuticals

...about the expectation of treatments for hereditary illnesses in the near future, biotechnology firms are now educating the public and patients about what they can realistically expect from the science." Amplifying this, Dr. Adam Hedgecoe, University of Sussex finds that "Learning the lessons of previous contro...

Kids with chronic illness face difficult transition to adult care

... 18 or 21, and about 600,000 patients with chronic illnesses are now reaching adulthood every year, Reiss said. Nearly 40 percent of the patients living with childhood-onset cystic fibrosis, for example, are 18 or older, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's National Patient Registry. As these patients...

NHGRI targets 12 more organisms for genome sequencing

...an individual's risk of developing common, complex illnesses such as heart diseases, diabetes and cancer. Building a catalog of rat SNPs will assist researchers trying to find genetic variations associated with common, complex diseases in rats, which can then be used to help identify similar genetic variations...

Desert plant may help treat insidious tropical diseases

...n be fatal. The drugs currently used to treat both illnesses are costly and some are toxic, said Karl Werbovetz, a study co-author and an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy at Ohio State. Also, the chance of these parasites developing resistance to these medications is increasing. "Mo...

Drug-resistant bacteria on poultry products differ by brand

...ntibiotics. Not only can the bacteria itself cause illnesses such as diarrhea in humans, but fluoroquinolones are some of the most important drugs used to treat a variety of infections, including those caused by Campylobacter. The widespread presence of this drug-resistant form of the bacteria makes the antibi...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... the leading causes of nonbacterial gastro-related illnesses resulting in over 23 million cases annually. In the study stool samples were collected from 34 patients with traveler's diarrhea and tested for the presence of norovirus. The virus was detected in 65 percent of the samples tested, with time spent ...

New miniaturised chip dramatically reduces time taken for DNA analysis

...d food, identifying bacterial strains in foodborne illnesses and testing genetic toxicity in new drugs. Once mass production of the sensors begins, their cost and availability will be similar to that of pregnancy test kits found in pharmacies. The researchers Salvador Alegret, Manuel del Valle and Maria Isabel...

Researchers unmask malaria parasite's cloaking mechanism

... a disease that causes more than 300 million acute illnesses and at least one million deaths each year, most of them in developing countries. Individuals infected with malaria cannot develop an effective immune response because the parasite that causes the disease is a master of disguise. Throughout its lifeti...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... trials to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for ... bacteria, fungal infections and parasites, yet evade resistance, according ... collaborators. , Led by U. of I. chemistry professor ... drug SQ109 attacks the tuberculosis bacterium, how the drug ... to malaria and how targeting multiple pathways reduces ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... word for chili peppers. Information about archaeological remains of ... of the appearance of words for chili peppers in ... domesticated and highlight the value of multi-proxy data analysis. ... of nine papers presented in a special feature issue ... Sciences on plant and animal domestication edited by ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... West Orange, NJ. April 16, 2014. Kessler Foundation ... for $1.8 million from the Department of Defense ... PhD, is principal investigator for the randomized, double-blinded, ... to improve bone and muscle strength after spinal ... Human Performance & Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation. ...
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