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Gene linked to greater risk of heart disease in type 2 diabetes
...le with a specific variant combination. Using this new
knowledge as a basis for a second study, they studied 518 people in both the United States and Italy. All had type 2 diabetes. In addition, nearly half of these subjects also had heart disease, as shown by heart catheterization indicating more than 5...
Bloodroot alkaloid aids in exterminating sun-damaged skin cells in culture
...: protection against skin cancer. According to new
studies, sanguinarine was shown to enhance production of proteins that induce cell death, or apoptosis, in cells damaged by ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation. The alkaloid also restricts skin cell production of other pro-proliferation proteins. "This na...
Other highlights in the October 20 JNCI
... Increased Risk of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia A new
study has found that high birth weight is associat...ethotrexate given for this purpose, according to a new
study. Accidental overdoses of methotrexate administered intrathecally--by injection into the spinal...
Lag-3 gene dampens immune responses by controlling regulatory T-cell function
.... The finding could form the basis for new
strategies for improving the efficacy of anti-canc...ese cells that we can block represents an exciting new
opportunity to amplify the potency of immune-system-based cancer therapies. We're actively pursuing ...
$2.8 million NIH grant awarded to UH for bionano training
...signed to combine institutional strengths to train new
scientists, establish a research infrastructure to...r approach to scientific education. All part of a new
NIH roadmap initiative, the grant supports the shared vision of interdisciplinary education to which...
Scientists fear threat of second wave of 'mad cow' prion infection
...rom asymptomatic donors who later died of vCJD and new
analyses of the disease's probable amplification a... and Technical Director, Pall Medical: Results of new
research on prion reduction by blood filtration technology (Scientific presentation: Monday, October...
Gene-altered mouse is model for rare autoimmune syndrome
...rticle, immunologist Marjan Versnel wrote that the new
mouse model "offers a wonderful opportunity to study in detail the relationship between the immune system and autoimmunity occurring in the context of only a single genetic lesion." Versnel is at Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands. Accordin...
Promising new preventative treatment option for population of men at high risk of prostate cancer
...cer. "Fortunately, these results offer a promising new
preventive approach to prostate cancer treatment. ...er in America among men. With an estimated 220,000 new
cases diagnosed each year, one in every five men will get prostate cancer during his lifetime. Afric...
New insight into progression of colorectal cancer
...hat contribute to disease progression and provides new
avenues for development of therapies for colorectal cancer. According to study author, Dr. Marcus F. Neurath from the University of Mainz in Germany, "Several lines of evidence support an important role of TGF-b in the development of colorectal cance...
Stony Brook University medical researcher developing new medication to prevent colon cancer
...--A Stony Brook University researcher is testing a new
form of aspirin--one that is much more potent than...nts who are prone to the disease. The study of the new
medication--called nitric oxide-donating aspirin, or nitroaspirin--is supported by a $3.2 million gr...
Genetically modified parasite lets researchers probe immune system's memory
...ome studies to result in loss of immunity. For the new
study, immunologists at the University of Pennsylv...nother class of T cells may stay primed to fight a new
infection when a small remnant population of parasites persists. Beverley speculates that the presen...
Passage of GMO ban in San Luis Obispo would encourage use of harsh pesticides
...den Rice, with higher levels of beta carotene is a new
tool that can be used to address Vitamin A deficiencies in the diets of people in much of the developing world. Lack of vitamin A causes millions of cases of blindness among children of poor nations as well as many childhood deaths. T...
Large-scale forces shape local ocean life, global study shows
...larvae across hundreds of miles or the creation of new
species caused by geological upheaval and biotic isolation millions of years ago. Global warming and pollution are other regional forces that can impact local diversity. "The work is a wake-up call," Witman said. "We need to think about regio...
Mollusk research center will propagate endangered species
Blacksburg, Va. A new
Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Center has been established at Virginia Tech to study and propagate some of the 70 endangered mussel species in the United States. Richard Neves, head of freshwater mussel research at the facility and professor of fish...
SAMAB 15th Annual Conference
...ws million of visitors and an increasing number of new
residents. Welcoming new
people brings new
opportunities for economic development and the resulting pressures upon the landsc...
Neurosurgeons identify growth of new adult brain cells, possible treatment for epilepsy
...ght that once the human brain is fully matured, no new
brain cells develop. Now a team of researchers an... epilepsy who underwent epilepsy surgery to see if new
cells were developing post-operatively. They found such cell generation and believe that may be the...
Gene for Joubert syndrom with excessive brain folds discovered by UCSD researchers and Harvard team
...yond that, we are very interested in studying this new
gene in a whole host of childhood brain disorders" In addition to Gleeson, authors of the paper were first author Tracy Dixon-Salazar, B.S., Jennifer L. Silhavy, M.S., Sara E. Marsh, M.S., Carrie M. Louie, B.S., Lesley C. Scott, M.S., UCSD...
Neurosurgeons looking at stem cells from skin to fight brain tumors
...It is hoped that these cells can then be used as a new
brain tumor therapy, which has been attempted succ...lian neurosurgeons made a presentation about their new
study at the 54th annual meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, which is being held joint...
Genetic data crunching achieves milestone at Stanford
... from the old database had been transferred to the new
database, officially known as the Stanford Microarray Database. Since then, researchers have used data in the database to illuminate everything from cell division in yeast to cancer-causing genes to what happens to bacteria when they're deprived of i...
International human genome sequencing consortium describes finished human genome sequence
...30,000 to 35,000 genes, which surprised many. This new
analysis reduces that number even further and prov...hat code for particular proteins. According to the new
findings, researchers have confirmed the existence of 19,599 protein-coding genes in the human genom...
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