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New risks for bladder cancer identified by MIT team

... nine had ever been investigated before" for their potential carcinogenic activity, Tannenbaum said. ...

Experts present new research on hot topics in aging at GSA's annual meeting in Washington, DC

...er discussion of Social Security reforms and their potential impact on the future program and its beneficiaries by presenting results of current research. The benefit formula relates time in the workforce and wages to actual benefit amounts. How would changing the rates and the dollar amounts (bend points) in ...

Report: How 10 top new technologies will help world reach globally-agreed goals by 2015

... GE3LS program and others , the report details the potential contribution of genomics and related biotechnologi...g water safe to drink through bioremediation the potential exploitation of micro-organisms with remarkable biochemical properties; Creating microbicides for ...

Drought in the West linked to warmer temperatures

... promotes drought over the western U.S., this is a potential problem for the future in a world that is increasingly subjected to greenhouse warming," Dr. Cook added. The study's authors used tree ring records to reconstruct evidence of drought, and also looked at a number of independent drought indicators rang...

New technique targets pesticide-resistant insects

... overuse on crops is a major problem. "It also has potential for public health programs such as malaria control." An Italian company is working on a commercial release for a formulation designed on this technology which, in the first instance, will be available for use on cotton. It is expected subsequent form...

Cooperation to create a new tuberculosis vaccine

...gime combining BCG and the new DNA vaccine has the potential to overcome this hurdle. DNA vaccines deliver genetic information directly into the cells of the vaccinated person, which enables the cells to produce the most appropriate and efficacious vaccine via the safest possible application method. DNA vaccin...

UF scientists have bionanotechnology recipe to find elusive bacteria

...lecule just isn't easy to see, and that can create potential health risks. "Sometimes one bacterium makes the difference," Tan said. The secret to the UF team's super-sensitive method is in the sauce: The silica structure they use to bind the antibody-and-dye amalgam together allows each particle to hold tho...

Defense provides additional $4.9 million for pathogen research tool

... and analysis of high-priority pathogens that have potential to cause significant harm in either a naturally occurring, accidental, or deliberately introduced disease outbreaks. ToolBus/PathPort allows researchers to explore curated pathogen information and molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis from diverse sou...

Acoustics meeting in San Diego

...ds of MEMS microphones on a small chip. They have potential new applications: one could conceivably place a tiny microphone in a baseball to listen to what the ball "hears" during a home run. Session 2aEA is devoted to MEMS microphones and the new possibilities that they bring with them. Peter Loeppert of K...

Mitochondria findings may help beat wide range of disease

...at underlie dynamic mitochondrial behavior has the potential to reveal keen insights into the basic and essenti... increased understanding of the aging process; and potential treatments and perhaps cures of those age-related scourges of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's."...

UNC scientists identify sticky protein in sickle cell red blood cells

...ickier than healthy red cells, pointing the way to potential new treatments for sickle cell disease.The study shows that a protein found on the surface of immature red blood cells, or reticulocytes, is responsible for those cells' adhesion to blood vessel walls. Reticulocytes are found at considerably high...

Technique for genetically modifying blood stem cells brings cure for blood diseases closer

...reviously demonstrated (Blood. 2003;102:506-513) a potential technique for enriching the relatively small population of HSCs modified by vectors. "This combination of using a more effective vector and enriching the population of HSCs that are genetically modified by the gamma-globin gene could ...

Highlights of American Anthropological Assoc. meeting

...hropology. Below is a sampling of sessions with potential media interest. Full programs with speakers and room assignments as well as abstracts of each session will be available in the Press Room. Wednesday Re-imagining the "Urban": San Francisco is examined as a case study of how traditional con...

Channel protein converts vibrations to electrical signal

... ion channels known as TRPs, or transient receptor potential channels. "We thought the TRP family was a likely place to look for this channel, because many other TRP channels are involved in sensory transduction," Corey said. "In mammalian pheromone receptors, insect vision, hearing in flies, or touch in worms...

Study using robotic microscope shows how mutant Huntington's protein affects neurons

...ys of interfering with inclusion body formation as potential treatments for HD and other disorders. This study suggests that finding ways to remove mutant proteins diffused throughout the cell might be a more effective approach. "This approach provides a way to connect cellular changes to fate," says D...

Australian expertise helps resurrect Iraq's ancient marshlands

...s a magical experience," Dr Fitzpatrick says. "The potential to do a lot more really good science and work over there is really spectacular."...

Johns Hopkins team wins British biotech business plan competition

...ding research and development strategy, commercial potential and financial planning. The Hopkins team was one of four taking part in the North American finals in Oxford, England and Edinburgh, Scotland; the other three groups represented the University of California, San Francisco, the University of Toronto an...

Anti-cholesterol drug treats Alzheimer's disease in mice

...stration of ACAT inhibitors may be considered as a potential strategy for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease, alone or in combination with statins," they wrote. Birgit Hutter-Paier, Henri J. Huttunen, Luigi Puglielli, Christopher B. Eckman, Doo Yeon Kim, Alexander Hofmeister, Robert D. Moir, S...

Laboratory test of evolutionary theory confirms importance of links between populations

...ties of organisms that had been connected, has the potential to alter the evolutionary processes that enable organisms to adapt to changing local conditions. This study provides hard evidence to support that view. The study, published in the October 14 issue of the journal Nature , looked at the coevolution o...

Ancient Chinese folk remedy packs anti-cancer punch

... in ancient Chinese medicine will be developed for potential use in humans, the University of Washington announ... malaria. Although the compounds are promising, potential medical applications are still years away, officials say. "We are very excited about the UW's dis...

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(Date:10/27/2014)... CA – October 28, 2014 – A new randomized ... proprietary blend of collagen and calcium, KoACT®, was far ... the leaching of calcium from bones and rebuilding new ... PubMed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25314004 , ahead of print in ... The research was conducted by Bahram H. Arjmandi, PhD, ...
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(Date:10/27/2014)... October 27, 2014—New results from a safety and ... test efficacy, indicate that a live attenuated enterotoxigenic ... in combination with a novel adjuvant, provided significant ... data for this vaccine/adjuvant combination, which was 58.5 ... severity using a highly rigorous ETEC human challenge ...
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