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Where broken DNA is repaired

...ared more gradually. The researchers now used a novel technique, "relative DNA image measurements," and analyzed the images to show where the DNA was dense, where it was less dense, and where the two densities met. They wanted to see whether, where RIF occurred, there was an underlying difference in the...

Einstein researchers' prototype vaccine could provide improved protection against tuberculosis

(BRONX, NY) -- Using a novel approach, researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed a prototype vaccine against tuberculosis (TB) that works better in animal models than the only TB vaccine now available. In this era of multi-drug r...

New grants bolster efforts to generate faster and cheaper tools for DNA sequencing

...g by hybridization. By designing tagged probes and novel reconstruction algorithms, the team expects to get...ill continue its development and optimization of a novel set of fluorescent nucleotide reversible terminators for sequencing by synthesis. A new method for p...

Forsyth scientists gain new understanding of adult stem cell regulation

...lls. Research with the flatworm, planaria, found a novel role for the proteins involved in cell-to-cell com...ell behavior and may help medical science identify novel therapeutic targets. The Forsyth team previously found that communication through gap-junctions (...

Under magnetic force, nanoparticles may deliver gene therapy

...drugs, genes or cells to a target organ. This is a novel delivery system, the first to use a biodegradable, magnetically driven polymer to achieve clinically relevant effects, said study leader Robert J. Levy, M.D., the William J. Rashkind Chair of Pediatric Cardiology at The Childrens Hospital of Philadel...

New UD tissue-engineering research focuses on vocal cords

...terials that serve as scaffolding for cells. These novel biomaterials, combined with defined biophysical cues and biological factors, are being used for functional tissue regeneration. Randall Duncan, associate professor of biological sciences and mechanical engineering at UD and an expert in cellular bi...

Huntington's disease study shows animal models on target

...r research into the causes of neuronal death and a novel potential approach for treatment. Led by EPFL pr...ity of neurons. They then designed and implemented novel computational methods for quantifying similarities between RNA profiles that would allow for compari...

Cell damage caused by brushing may help keep gums healthy

...he researchers write. Viewing brushing from this novel context, as a direct physical stimulus that promotes gum health, opens up new avenues for research, Dr. McNeil says. One immediate area of interest is to identify chemical signals produced by wounded oral cavity cells that could promote gum health. M...

ESA mission highlighted at remote sensing conference

... in the field of observing the Earth from space. A novel instrument has been developed that is capable of d... in the field of observing the Earth from space. A novel instrument has been developed that is capable of deriving both soil moisture and ocean salinity by c...

Research shows NPD1 protects a key component of vision

...tifies an important trigger for its production and novel molecular mechanisms that support vision. The research was conducted at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans and the papers are entitled Neurotrophins enhance retinal pigment epithelial cell survival through neuroprotectin D1 signaling and Photorec...

Uncovering the secrets of the deep

...nt processes. Analysing the genomes of diverse and novel species continues this adaptation of biological innovation for beneficial application....

Caffeine and exercise can team up to prevent skin cancer

...cer among Americans, there is a premium on finding novel ways to protect our bodies from sun damage....

First new multiple sclerosis gene found in 30 years

...evelopment of multiple sclerosis, so identifying a novel gene that is associated with MS will be very helpf...iple sclerosis will be unlocked, which may lead to novel treatments for the disease or the identification of targets for new therapies. The team used a tec...

Using stem cells to help heart attack victims

...stigator Professor Stephen Hill plan to engineer a novel system for real-time analysis of cardiomyocytes during early development so their properties are better understood. The team has already demonstrated that sufficient numbers of stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes can be produced for detailed analysis ...

System to analyze beating heart stem cells could lead to heart attack treatments

... bring, Dr Denning and his team plan to engineer a novel system for real-time analysis of cardiomyocytes during early development so their properties are better understood. The team have already demonstrated that sufficient numbers of stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes can be produced for detailed analysi...

Gene expression pattern could lead to improved treatment of pediatric septic shock

...nomic medicine for discovery and the generation of novel hypotheses. We are ultimately interested in determ...s from non-survivors. The rationale is to discover novel biomarkers of poor outcome and novel therapeutic targets as means for developing more effective trea...

Surprising new species of light-harvesting bacterium discovered in Yellowstone

...ional Park, a team of researchers has discovered a novel bacterium that transforms light into chemical energy. The discovery of the chlorophyll-producing bacterium, Candidatus Chloracidobacterium (Cab.) thermophilum, will be described in the 27 July 2007 issue of the journal Science in a paper led by Don ...

FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

... and information necessary to ensure the safety of novel products before they enter the market, and to detect and move swiftly to correct any problems that may arise. Given the agencys insufficient resourceswhich for two decades have not kept pace with inflationmaking sure that FDA has the capacity to safe...

NCRR launches national network to connect investigators based at minority institutions

...munity health providers and community leaders into novel geographic and ethnically diverse research partnerships. The Data Technology and Coordinating Center for the network will be located at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss. The center will provide a secure website, data management and data s...

CTRC enrolls first patients in novel phase II study for sarcoma -- living virus destroys cancer cell

...s, and the only in Texas, enrolling patients. The novel anti-cancer therapy, REOLYSIN, is a living virus, ...ancer cells but not harmful to normal cells. This novel therapy, using a living virus, is the first of its kind available at CTRC. According to Monica Mit...

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(Date:4/15/2014)... Biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in ... hormone responsible for growth and resistance to drought. ... studies to determine how the hormone helps plants ... by the continuing increase in the atmosphere,s carbon ... achievement appears in the April 15 issue of ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... Looking at the question of how social behavior has ... universities in Mainz and Basel have gained new insights ... simply compete for food. Rather the siblings share what ... absent," explained Dr. Jol Meunier of the Evolutionary Biology ... University of Mainz (JGU). The team of biologists from ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... (April 15, 2014) The American Association of Anatomists ... All awards will be presented during the Closing ... Hotel on Tuesday, April 29th at 7:30 p.m. during ... , The 2014 award winners are: , ... PhD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount ...
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