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US researchers show cottonseed drug is cancer treatment booster

...hensive Cancer Center, has now demonstrated that a potential small molecule inhibitor of Bcl-2/xL proteins can ...rst drug investigated as a contraceptive to find a potential role in treating cancer. Tamoxifen was first developed as a female contraceptive and failed, only to...

32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D

... basis of difficulty, technical innovation and the potential for significant benefits to the nation's economy. ...ach proposal. In addition, awards are based on the potential for broad-based economic benefits, the need for ATP funding, and evidence of a clear commercializati...

An embryonic stem cell model for Parkinson's disease

...hanisms of neurodegenerative disease and screening potential neuroprotectant drugs. The authors are hoping to extend their work to human embryonic stem cells, but their work is limited by the availability of such cells under the current NIH guidelines. ...

Research team develops nonhuman primate model of smallpox infection

...ll be necessary for testing of future vaccines and potential treatments. The study, published in this week's on...outinely immunized against the disease. Due to its potential as an agent of bioterrorism, antiviral drugs and an improved smallpox vaccine are urgently needed. ...

Stanford cooling tool may improve performance of athletes, soldiers

...fense, now funds development of the technology for potential military use. "Current methods for keeping military personnel cool just don't work well," says Grahn. "Military applications will be enormous if the technology can be developed as a glove, much like a bicycling glove, that won't impede fine m...

Mayo Clinic awarded major NIH contract for smallpox genomics research

...ponse to vaccination. Researchers also will study potential cellular and hormonal responses to smallpox vaccination. Dr. Poland says Mayo Clinic's research expertise was a factor in the NIAID decision. "A major strength is our 12 years of experience in performing exactly these types of studies with other ...

Internet data-mining of natural history

...ology lab's existing projects. The project has the potential to greatly increase the power and scope of these data tools and the ability of researchers everywhere to better understand what the natural history data are telling us." Caruana says the plan to develop new data mining techniques that will allow mod...

Use of aspirin or other NSAIDs increases survival

...erall survival," Nguyen said. "Our data suggest a potential benefit of NSAIDs in managing prostate cancer." NSAID use remained an independent predictor for improved overall survival, even after taking into account other variables such as age, Gleason score and radiation dose. Laboratory studies have sugge...

Running not swimming or biking is best kind of loading exercise for childrens bone growth

...e the number of sessions," and (4) "the osteogenic potential of exercise can be increased further when daily exercise is divided into two shorter sessions separated by 8 hours."...

NIH funds first nationaL SNP genotyping center at Broad Institute

...such as diabetes and hypertension. "The tremendous potential of genetic research makes it critical that we deve...ill grow exponentially as investigators prioritize potential targets for treatment and as members of afflicted families try to better estimate their risk for a p...

University of Oregon professor wins 2004 Spiers Medal

...d was one of the first scientists to recognize the potential of an optical tool known as infrared-visible sum-frequency generation (SFG) to provide detailed structural information on liquid-liquid interfaces. "She realized that this technology could let us see how molecules such as the phospholipids tha...

September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...terrorism? In this study, the authors examine the potential of practice-based research networks to rapidly gat...RNs. From an original research study examining the potential of PBRNs for rapid assessment of bioterrorism, to a methodology study addressing the unique challeng...

Most promising clinical uses for stem cells from fat agreed on by international society

...man clinical trials to test the cells' therapeutic potential for specific indications. Today concludes scienti...essed more rapidly, with animal studies indicating potential for the development of treatments for heart attack or bone injury, for example, while results lookin...

Irwin Rose wins 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

...ibution to our understanding of ubiquitin, and its potential role in the treatment of disease," said College of Medicine Dean Thomas Cesario. Rose came to UCI in 1997 from the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. The Brooklyn-born Rose recei...

Is Interleukin-6 the 'holy grail' of exercise mediation?

... out that because of its diverse effects, IL-6 has potential as a therapeutic drug in treating such metabolic disorders as obesity, type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis. Many roles and sources prompt additional IL-6 research Over the years, "increased levels of IL-6 after exercise is remarkably consistent," ...

New Military Biomaterials R&D Center to hold first meeting

...rch Council to guide the Center, and discussion of potential R&D projects for the program's second year. The CeBMR was established through the award of an initial $827,000 contract from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. The award is renewable for at least two years with increasing funding a...

ASPB opposes ban of GE crops in Butte County Ballot Measure D

...oducts. Much lower levels of aflatoxin, a known potential cancer-causing agent, have been found in lines of genetically engineered corn, compared to conventional corn. The reason for this is that the genetically engineered corn is more effective in preventing a particular pest infestation. Genetically en...

Toward a better understanding of taste and smell impairments

... loss and recovery, we expect to gain insight into potential therapeutic interventions for these dysfunctions,"...ological bases for these alterations and gauge the potential for prevention of sensory loss and for recovery. In addition to having direct relevance to p...

HHS awards $232 million in biodefense contracts for vaccine development

... to fund development of new vaccines against three potential agents of bioterrorism: smallpox, plague and tular...e that our nation is protected against an array of potential bioterror agents," Secretary Thompson said. "These new contracts are the next steps in our plans to ...

MIT: Recycling of scrapped electronics studied

...e quality of the recovered material determines its potential uses. If the quality is sufficiently high, the material can be reused by manufacturers, reducing the need to extract and consume new materials. Almost a billion obsolete computers and other electronic devices are scrapped each year, and four out o...

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