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Tracing Parkinson's lethal mechanism

...t antioxidant enzyme, can increase oxidative load, leading ultimately to death, concluded the scientists. Taken together, our findings suggest that strategies to modulate Prx2 activity serve as beneficial targets for treatment of PD, they concluded. This is of particular importance since Cdk5 is thought to...

University of Cincinnati receives $1.7M to research molecular treatment of brain injury

...ents who have suffered traumatic brain injury, the leading cause of death and disability among people aged 16 to 45. One of my goals, says Strauss, a research associate professor of neurosurgery at UC and director of the Mayfield Neurotrauma Research Lab, is to develop therapies for traumatic brain injury,...

Germany's embryo protection law is 'killing embryos rather than protecting them'

... with the highest implantation potential are used, leading to healthy singleton pregnancies. As the law currently stands it is killing embryos rather than protecting them, he concluded. Other figures from the consortium show that the number of ART procedures in Germany has nearly halved since state fundi...

Gene variations directly link inflammation to an increased risk for lung cancer

...ealous inflammatory response by the immune system, leading to lung cancer. The variants, or polymorphisms, were found in genes for interleukin 1A and interleukin 1B, two signaling molecules that immune system cells secrete in response to infection or tissue damage. Our findings help explain how heavy smo...

Waging war on the deadliest superbug

...diff. CHAI brings together some of the countrys leading experts in the field of healthcare associated infections. They are about to apply for part of a 16.5m fund set up by the UK Clinical Research Collaborations Translational Infection Research Initiative which has acknowledged a lack of funding for rese...

Stem cell procedure successfully treats amyloidosis patients

...duce proteins that misfold and deposit in tissues, leading to organ failure and death. Between 1,200 and 3,200 new cases are reported each year in the United States, although researchers believe the disease is highly underdiagnosed. To determine whether a second course of this treatment could be beneficia...

Manganese levels increase in scrapie-infected sheep before clinical symptoms develop

...s of brain cell in different regions of the brain, leading to impairment of brain function, including memory changes, personality changes and problems with movement that worsen over time. Definite diagnosis of prion disease is currently only possible post-mortem, said Professor David Brown from the Univers...

Chronically sleep deprived? You can't make up for lost sleep

...was found to have detrimental effects on the body, leading to impairments in cognitive performance, as well as cardiovascular, immune and endocrine functions. Sleep-restricted people also reported not feeling sleepy even though their performance on tasks declined. The Northwestern teams results suggest tha...

Key to tackling malaria may lie in bed nets for adults and older children

...it grows and reproduces very rapidly in the blood, leading to symptoms including fever, anaemia and even death. The parasites can be retransmitted to another mosquito if it feeds on an infected person. The researchers showed that use of the nets can greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes that survive repe...

Global warming is evaporating Arctic ponds, new study shows

... due to recent climate warming, say two of Canadas leading environmental scientists. John Smol (Professor of Biology at Queens University and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change) and Marianne Douglas (Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Director of the Canadian Circumpol...

Journal of Nuclear Medicine's impact grows, remains consistently high over past 5 years

...a systematic, objective way to evaluate the worlds leading journals and their impact and influence in the global research community for more than 45 years. ...

Loss of cell's 'antenna' linked to cancer's development

...standing and treatment of cancer. The experiments leading to the new paper showed that small-molecule inhibi...ser connections exist between dysplastic disorders leading to cysts and cancer than have previously been appreciated, the authors wrote. Overall, deregulated ...

Bright future for nano-sized light source

...principal investigators behind this project, and a leading nanoscience authority who holds joint appointments with Berkeley Labs Molecular Foundry and Materials Sciences Division, and the UC Berkeley Chemistry Department. Weve also demonstrated that it is possible to trap and manipulate single nanowires wi...

Nanoparticles hitchhike on red blood cells: a potential new method for drug delivery

...ificant implications in drug delivery, potentially leading to new treatments for a broad variety of conditions such as cancer, blood clots and heart disease. Dr. Steven R. Goodman, Editor-in-Chief of the journal, said this study dealing with the attachment of nanoparticles to red blood cells may also have im...

Getting to the root of plant growth

...al projects that model shoot and leaf development, leading to a generic computer model of a whole plant which will again be used to advance crop and plant science. Representatives from UK research councils, industry, publishers, and external academics will gather at the opening event on July 2 with Univers...

Autism theory put to the test with new technology

...g of autism and the mirror neuron system - perhaps leading to more effective intervention and treatment of a condition that seems to be growing at an alarming rate. What I think is very interesting, says Welsh, is that the same experimental set-up can effectively be used to test two theories, and in many...

New genetic test developed at Emory advances detection and diagnosis of muscular dystrophy

...ics Laboratory, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, leading researchers and clinicians are working together to develop a database for mutations and clinical data. "Our new genetic test, along with new therapies currently in clinical trials, is a very positive development for muscular dystrophy patients and ...

Scientists discover role of enzyme in DNA repair

...S Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch and leading author of a new paper describing the discovery. Bu...e absence of these factors, repair is compromised, leading to genetic aberrations, Casellas says. Indeed, scientists already know that people deficient in ATM ...

Nanotech hitchhikers in blood

...ificant implications in drug delivery, potentially leading to new treatments for a broad variety of conditions such as cancer, blood clots and heart disease....

Support for chromosomal theory of cancer found in cancers' development of drug resistance

...r amplification could disrupt many cell functions, leading to resistance, or could inactivate or damage the doors through which a drug enters a cell. Duesberg counters that aneuploidy is simpler and can explain the common development of resistance to many unrelated drugs within the same cancer. He has show...

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(Date:10/15/2014)... of Life, is a non-traditional biophysics textbook and it ... is a journey of discovery into biological systems and ... biological regulation. It is about how our genes make ... the billions of cells in an organism. It quantifies ... principles, which can be found on both large and ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD and NXTDW) ... growing mobile commerce market releases photos and video of the recent ... October 13 th . Gino Pereira , ... angel investor Mr. Chad A. Verdi rang the bell.  ... his investors and employees "for their work and dedication in bringing ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... published in Cancer Research shows SIRT6—a protein ... cancers—can promote the development of skin cancers by turning ... of sun-damaged skin cells. , Previously considered protective, SIRT6 ... sirtuins that help regulate genomic stability and prevent some ... repair DNA damage, which can lead to cancer. This ...
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