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US control strategies may make flu epidemics worse, UCLA study shows

...pidemics and pandemics unless vaccination programs offer incentives to individuals. According to the researchers, the severity of such a health crisis could be reduced if programs were to provide several years of free vaccinations to individuals who pay for only one year. Interestingly, however, some inc...

Study to probe how healthy younger adults make use of genetic tests

...s the evaluation of participants' responses to the offer of free genetic testing in order to learn more about who is and is not interested in such tests, what influences decisions about whether to be tested, and how individuals who are tested interact with the health care system. An innovative system for d...

Gene malfunctions cause schizophrenia, depression symptoms in mice

... those disorders. They said their findings in mice offer a possible animal model for developing treatments for schizophrenia and depression. Also, they said their findings support the theory that the two disorders share common genetic mechanisms. Steven Clapcote, David Porteous, John Roder, and colleague...

May: Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month -- latest research is good news

...hen by highlighting the latest research that might offer hope for the 55 to 75, 000 sufferers across Canada. A new drug under investigation for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) appears to be safe and effective according to studies involving researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute. The studies, presented ...

Peramivir protects mice from lethal H5N1 infection

The antiviral drug peramivir might offer humans significant protection during a pandemic of the avian influenza virus H5N1, according to results of mouse studies conducted by investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Peramivir, an antiviral drug, blocks the ability of infl...

8 plants from South Africa may hold potential for treating high blood pressure

...RB). These drugs not only lower blood pressure but offer additional protection to the brain and heart. ACEI, in particular, provide beneficial properties to patients with type 1 diabetes. In an effort to identify indigenous plants consumed by the local population in Kwa-Zulu Natal that hold potential ant...

'Supermap' of avian flu yields new info on source/spread

... domestic, for example. Still, the supermap may offer investigators a novel way to share information about new outbreaks and predict where public health officials need to act quickly to begin countermeasures. "There was an interesting case in 2004, where some infected eagles were illegally smuggled from...

Learning how to help migrating swans find forage

... intensively than others, while all fields seem to offer similar amounts of food right from the start. They wondered: "In case foraging benefits seem to be equal across all fields, there may be variation in foraging costs that may explain the observed spatial heterogeneity in exploitation." The authors sho...

Cherries may help reduce metabolic syndrome and heart disease risk factors

...dies have shown that the compounds in cherries may offer protection against heart disease due to enhancements in blood vessel health. Other studies suggest that cherries have anti-inflammatory benefits that may help ease the pain of arthritis and gout....

Corals -- More complex than you?

... Despite all they mean to Australia and have to offer science and medicine, our corals remain genetically largely unexplored, Prof. Miller says. "There is no project to sequence the coral genome, in spite of the tremendous benefits to medicine and other branches of science such a project would offer. ...

Lonesome George is not alone among Galpagos tortoises

...ay be enacted for species recovery. These findings offer the potential for transforming the legacy of Lonesome George from an enduring symbol of rarity to a conservation success story....

Famous Galpagos tortoise, Lonesome George, may not be alone

...be costly." According to Powell, "These findings offer the potential for transforming the legacy of Lonesome George from an enduring symbol of rarity to a conservation success story." ...

Enhanced environment restores memory in mice with neurodegeneration

...udies of ways to target chromatin remodeling could offer a treatment for Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia," she said. Tsai's group is now investigating the molecular mechanism by which such drugs work and which specific drug targets might be most effective at enhancing learning and memory....

Satellites shed light on global warming

...e radar altimeter that oceanographers were able to offer proof of their existence by mapping the sea surface height and seeing them move by following the measurements of the surface. Radar altimeters work by sending thousands of separate radar pulses down to Earth per second then recording how long thei...

Researchers identify new genetic risk factors for type 2 diabetes

...ssociation study. "Genome-wide association studies offer a powerful way to uncover the genetic variations that contribute to diabetes, as well as other common conditions, such as asthma, arthritis, heart disease, cancer and mental illnesses," Dr. Boehnke said. "Once susceptibility genes are identified, res...

News tips from the Journal of Biological Chemistry

...rs the nucleus is not yet fully understood and may offer new ways to fight HIV. Xiaojian Yao and colleagues studied how various cellular proteins help the virus enter the infected cells nucleus. They revealed new roles for these proteins that had not been fully established. The study also showed that by ...

Army research mission focused on autism

...s now." With a mission-driven approach, the ASDRP offer three types of funding opportunities: To encourage new research ideas and bring more investigators into the Field of Autism research. When the funding opportunities are announced next month, investigators currently engaged in autism research, and res...

Study shows food preparation may play a bigger role in chronic disease than was previously thought

...te the ubiquity of AGEs, Dr. Vlassara and her team offer simple, safe, and economic solutions that echo the recommendations given concerning trans fatswatch what you eat. New methods of cooking to reduce AGE intake, particularly steaming, boiling or making stews, can make a difference. "Keeping the heat do...

Highlighted sessions of ASBMB's 2007 Annual Meeting

...ils on the current state of the NIH enterprise and offer projections based on the Fiscal Year 2008 budget. Hon. JOHN PORTER, former Chair of the U.S. House of Representatives' Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services and Labor, will provide a legislative overview of the Fiscal Year 2008 out...

Antioxidant found in many foods and red wine is potent and selective killer of leukemia cells

...iological Chemistry and will be in press on May 4, offer hope for a more selective, less toxic therapy for leukemia. Current treatments for leukemia, such as chemotherapy and radiation, often damage healthy cells and tissues and can produce unwanted side effects for many years afterward. So, there is an ...

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(Date:8/28/2014)... Minn. A Mayo Clinic researcher and his collaborators ... up and enhance the process of re-engineering cells for ... uses network biology methods to aid stem cell engineering. ... engineering are described in two back-to-back papers in the ... a broad range of uses for all types of ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 28, 2014  Privacy Advocate and Senior Staff Attorney ... , joins the lineup of biometric and mobile commerce ... UnPlugged Executive Summit in Tampa, Florida ... announced speakers include Steven Rahman, Director, Technology and Strategy at ... Experian. The theme of this year,s event is Mobility ...
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