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New Stanford center probes nanoscale material

...ence and technology, and we're excited to see what possibilities these tools will open up," Goldhaber-Gordon said. The probes will enhance the capabilities of the nanotechnology community to observe, manipulate, measure, image and control nanoscale phenomena. Researchers hope to develop probes with revolutionary c...

Acoustics meeting in San Diego

...on 2aEA is devoted to MEMS microphones and the new possibilities that they bring with them. Peter Loeppert of Knowles Acoustics ( pete.loeppert@knowles.com ) will discuss technical innovations that led to a low-cost, stable MEMS microphone for commercial applications (2aEA1). Michael Pedersen of the Corporation ...

Single genetic defect links many risk factors for heart disease and stroke

...d other problems. Differentiating between the two possibilities is important, he said, because each would suggest a very different therapeutic approach. "If it proved to be the former mechanism, you would want treatments to try to rev up mitochondrial energy production," Lifton said. "If it was the latter, treatm...

Are yeast cells bringing us a step closer in treating obesity?

...on receptors in our cells, this research opens new possibilities for the treatment of metabolic disorders such as diabetes and obesity. Detecting sugars in the cell Every living thing is composed of cells, which communicate with each other and the external world by means of receptor proteins on the cell membrane...

IC-medtech licenses promising cancer therapeutic from Summa Health System

...EO of IC-MedTech, his company is excited about the possibilities this drug could bring to cancer patients. "The research is substantial and shows that Apatone leverages a novel mechanism of action that shows strong promise as a clinical candidate to be developed for a variety of cancers." A practical ...

Immune system in a bottle could help prevent flu vaccine shortage

...he differentiation process of the cells also opens possibilities in using for treatment of leukemia and other forms of cancer....

Researchers grow sperm stem cells in laboratory cultures

...e. "This advance opens up an exciting range of possibilities for future research, from developing new treatments for male infertility to enhancing the survival of endangered species," said Duane Alexander, M.D., Director of the NICHD. Their research, funded in part by the National Institute of Child Health a...

New program examines stem cells' potential to repair, replace damaged tissue

...e a patient with burns who needs skin grafts - the possibilities are endless," he says. Dr. Karl H. Wenger, a biomedical engineering scientist who is director of research for the MCG Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, will develop a bioreactor where stem cells from one of these patients could one day be grown into...

Researchers discover molecular timekeeper in bone development

...ormation is controlled by HDAC4, an enzyme, raises possibilities for designing drugs to control this process in the settings of bone diseases, such as osteoporosis," he said. "In fact, HDAC inhibitors are currently being used for the treatment of certain cancers. It will be interesting to investigate whether thes...

Tiny plant a model for commercially important trees

...umber of possible wood formation genes from 25,000 possibilities down to less than 500. "From among this relatively small number of possible wood-forming genes, we concentrate on the genes that code for transcription factors because they function as master regulators and thereby have profound impacts on develo...

Promising results in the battle against incurable ALS muscle disease

...EGF protein as a remedy. These results open up new possibilities for the use of VEGF in the treatment of ALS. An incurable disease of the muscles Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) can strike anyone. The Chinese leader Mao Tse Tung, Russian composer Dimitri Sjostakowitz, the legendary New York Yankee baseball ...

The logic of life brings order to our genes

... rules. And in a system of 25 genes, the number of possibilities is greater than the number of atoms in the known universe... To find those solutions that would produce stable systems, Peterson and his collaborators have primarily used literature knowledge from the foremost guinea pig of genetics: the fruit fly. M...

Rob DeSalle and Michael Yudell to appear at the American Museum of Natural History

...as well as society in general, and outlines future possibilities of the developing genome era. Social issues, particularly questions of ethics, receive special attention, covering an important area too often overshadowed by science and technology....

Leibniz prizewinners 2005

...e. The work of Andreas Tnnermann has opened up new possibilities for the use of modern laser fibres, ranging from basic research and the development of new materials through to biophotonics. After completing his doctorate in laser physics at the University of Hannover Andreas Tnnermann became head of the departmen...

Discovery of first demethylase molecule, a long-sought gene regulator

...ctoral fellow Yujiang Shi had exhausted the likely possibilities for how the mystery protein worked to suppress gene activity, so one day he tried an unlikely experiment. He had the purified protein in a test tube and decided to feed it methylated histones. His finding, that the enzyme could efficiently chew off t...

Iceberg poses no threat to Antarctic personnel

...n unpredictable winds, tides and other forces, but possibilities include colliding with the floating Drygalski Ice Tongue or continuing north, eventually to melt. If it's the former, the impact with the ice tongue could come as soon as Dec. 24. The U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star left Seattle, Washington, o...

NSBRI news: Bone-quality assessment tool for space and Earth

...ne the rate of bone loss, severity of injuries and possibilities for recovery. "It will also provide immediate images of bone and assess both density and stiffness data," said Qin, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering at Stony Brook University in New York. Compared to current ultrasound ...

Thinking small: Texas A&M team creates lab-on-a-chip

...le calls the method a "lab on a chip" and says the possibilities are exciting. "The lab-on-a-chip device levitates and manipulates diamagnetic objects, which are very weakly repelled by magnets," he notes. "These include living tissue and other objects and substances you don't think of as being magnetic." The new ...

University of Arizona receives IBM grant for massive virtual storage system for life sciences data

... the UA's research base. "We are excited about the possibilities this project holds for our ability to carry out biomedical and life-science research. Developing more advanced, integrated storage capabilities will significantly improve research processes and simplify our infrastructure," said Cusanovich. "Working ...

Progress toward a more targeted treatment of Alzheimer's disease

...ad to a more specific treatment This opens up new possibilities for the development of medicines that focus on the inactivation of γ-secretase. Because current methods prevent the action of the entire complex, they also cause a lot of undesired side effects. The findings of the Leuven researchers should make...

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