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Scientists fear threat of second wave of 'mad cow' prion infection

...s addressing the issue of prion-infected blood and potential next steps. Antonio Giulivi, MD. Director, Blood Safety Surveillance, Health Canada; Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa: Update on Canadian Consensus Conference on vCJD screening of blood donors, implications for safety and ava...

New insight into progression of colorectal cancer

...bserved in patients with colon cancer suggesting a potential role for TGF-b in preventing colon carcinogenesis." However, the molecular mechanisms that control colon cancer are poorly understood. Dr. Neurath and colleagues used a mouse model of colon cancer to show that carcinogenesis in the colon is highly de...

Leading scientists to discuss research applications for therapeutic cloning

...n on the status of current work in cloning and its potential for the emerging field of regenerative medicine. Gerald Schatten, Ph.D., professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences and cell biology and physiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, will join South Korean research...

Passage of GMO ban in San Luis Obispo would encourage use of harsh pesticides

...ion, taking into account the amount of damage, any potential damage, and the willfulness of the person, firm, o... Much lower levels of mycotoxins, known potential cancer-causing agents, have been found in lines of genetically engineered corn, compared to conventi...

Early life stress can inhibit development of brain-cell communication zones, UCI study finds

...human brain disorders, and they also point to some potential preventive treatments," said Baram, the Danette Shepard Chair in Neurological Studies. "The activation of stress hormones and molecules seems to initiate a complex cascade of brain effects that is related to depression and dementia. This study reveal...

AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner statement on the UN cloning debate

... called research or therapeuticcloning - holds the potential to ease tremendoussuffering and prolong life for countless millionsof people. For that reason, this window ofscientific and eventual clinical opportunityshould not be shut prematurely. "These positions are reflected in the measuresponsored by Belg...

New genomic method can identify disease-causing genes

...de range of trait data. The technique also has the potential to uncover currently unknown genetic factors contributing to a host of different diseases. Roche scientists first published a computational method for mouse genome analysis in the June 8, 2001 issue of Science. That method predicted regions of ...

NIH funds new bioinformatics resources at UT Southwestern

...e immune response will allow researchers to define potential drug and vaccine targets. The ImmPort system focuses on immune-system diseases, including allergy, autoimmunity and organ transplant rejection. The goal is to integrate data from different kinds of biomedical research, such as clinical trials, animal...

New method studies living bacterial cells

...ner said. "The achievements of this study have the potential to revolutionize the way scientists investigate mineral-metal-microbe systems." Other authors on the report, in addition to Kemner are Shelly D. Kelly, Edward J. O'Loughlin and Deirdre Sholto-Douglas (Environmental Research Division, Argonne); Barry...

Study demonstrates Cenestin reduces sleep disturbances/night sweats in post-menopausal women

...ptoms like hot flashes, but she also has to manage potential increased irritability, depression and loss of well-being resulting from poor sleep." "This pilot study is encouraging because it showed that when menopausal women took an estrogen therapy like Cenestin, the number of night sweats and hot flashes ...

Reductions in blood oxygen levels in newborns could contribute to ADHD development

...gative effects, and we believe our model has great potential for creating new insights and leading to new inter...d provide a basis for developing drugs without the potential addictive properties of existing therapies." The Emory investigators are exploring different ways to...

Brain differences in adolescents, psychopaths, lend to their impulsive, risk-taking behavior

...fits, even when these benefits are weighed against potential long-term detriments," says Jonathan Cohen, MD, Ph...ning high rewards and lack of consideration of the potential penalties that may occur," says Fishbein. "Activation of the hippocampus in the psychopath group is ...

Deciphering an autism mystery

... Such improved processing might manifest as the potential for the great mental capabilities seen in autistic savants, although this is strictly speculative, says Buxhoeveden. "Alternatively," suggests Courshesne, "the smaller mini-columns may have reduced functional capacity, which may explain why autistic ...

Early life stress harms mental function and immune system in later years

...nce annual meeting in San Diego Insight into one potential mechanism comes from studies showing how maternal care can induce alterations in gene methylation in offspring. Other new research is uncovering how stresses during pregnancy and early life can affect learning and memory, as well as immune function, ...

Pesticides may promote Parkinson's disease and exercise may offer protection

...e models of disease that are being used to examine potential causes of neuron disease and to test experimental therapeutics in animals. Some of the research will eventually lead to the development of more effective treatments of this human illness. The second most common neurodegenerative disease (after Alzhe...

Sandbagging cancer in the bloodstream

...at The Scripps Research Institute has identified a potential treatment strategy against metastatic cancer cells...ellite" lesions in one or more distant organs. The potential treatment strategy targets this final step of the metastatic cascade--the exit of the metastatic cel...

Insects implicated in the evolution of new human infectious diseases

... to man, yet they have been generally ignored as a potential source of microbes that could be harmful for man," said Dr Waterfield. "As well as passing microbes directly into our bloodstream when they bite us, insects can also act as a reservoir to 'cook up' future human diseases. "Understanding the mechanism ...

Emory study details dolphin brain evolution for the first time

... of encephalization in toothed whales has enormous potential to yield new insights into odontocete evolution, whether there are shared features with hominoid brain evolution, and more generally how large brains evolve," Marino says. To investigate how the large brains of odontocetes changed over time, Marino a...

Passage of Marin County GMO ban would encourage widespread use of harsh pesticides

...products. Much lower levels of mycotoxins, known potential cancer-causing agents, 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 at preventing injury from insects, which is associated with ...

Yerkes researchers to present array of new data at Society for Neuroscience Meeting

... Dr. Young and his research team: examined the potential genetic mechanisms underlying individual differences in personality traits by demonstrating an association between vasopressin receptor gene structure and social behavior in prairie voles. (1 pm 2 pm.) used gene therapy and transgenic rodent models...

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