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US researchers uncover the science behind the breast cancer protective effect of olive oil

...t way from that of Herceptin. They are also seeking funds for a study to see whether a high virgin olive oil diet will modulate the expression of the Her-2/neu oncogene in human breast tumours in animals and make the tumours less aggressive. In addition, they want to investigate whether oleic acid-ric...

Searle grant funds proteomics initiative

...l contains a trillion or more proteins, scientists seeking to understand this complexity face a research challenge of enormous magnitude. Through the CBC's research collaboration and its Proteomics/Bioinformatics Demonstration Project, Chicago-area scientists will have access to tools essential for meeting t...

Research identifies promising route for treating age-related hearing loss

...inner ear. So, Zheng-Yi and his colleagues will be seeking ways to inactivate the gene only long enough to allow a clinically useful amount of proliferation, before turning the gene back on." The approach, he said, will require a greater understanding of the mechanisms controlling the Rb signaling pathway....

Parkinson's disease clinical researchers invited to submit study information to new patient website

Clinical researchers seeking patient volunteers within the U.S. are invited to ...nd physicians to identify trials that are actively seeking patients. The site will also help to educate patient communities on the value of clinical research. ...

Parents' attitudes to sperm donation still some concerns about being open

...rlands Study The Dutch study involved 105 couples seeking a sperm donor for their first child. Sixty-one percent were heterosexuals and 39% were lesbian couples. All received counselling before treatment (which did not include upfront advice about the choice of donor) and data were collected on reasons for ...

Recognizing new aneurysm syndrome can save lives

...ing it difficult to eat. An adult patient had been seeking medical evaluation because her father had died suddenly at age 29. Some others had been incorrectly diagnosed with Marfan syndrome and referred to Dietz's well-known center. While there's some overlap, Marfan syndrome's outward physical traits are ea...

Not-for-profit publishers call NIH public access rule a missed opportunity

...would offer significantly more assistance to those seeking medical research results than a database of NIH-funded manuscripts can provide. This public-private partnership would be much less costly to NIH and would avoid the confusion that would result from publishing two different versions of the same articl...

Physics team puts new twist on spin hall effect

...to reveal itself. That's the fun of science. We're seeking to know, and we're learning in the process."...

Examination of internal 'wiring' of yeast, worm, and fly reveals conserved circuits

...ill soon become indispensable tools for biologists seeking a better understanding of all cellular functions. He said that just as a species evolved new proteins to give it a selective advantage, it also could have evolved a new combination of existing proteins. Such novel arrangements would have generated ne...

Progress toward a new remedy for chronic urinary tract infections?

...tics. For these reasons, scientists have been busy seeking another solution. Prevention is better than cure Julie Bouckaert and her co-researchers, under the direction of Henri De Greve, have discovered a way to prevent E. coli bacteria from adhering to the wall of the urinary tract, so that they can no lo...

Tree-ring data reveals multiyear droughts unlike any in recent memory

...p call for the importance of drought planning, and seeking ways to restore some flexibility in Western water supply systems that have a limited ability to respond to multiyear droughts," says co-author Nate Mantua of the Climate Impacts Group based at the UW. "The drought like the one indicated in 1840s, for...

HHMI professor, 138 undergraduates identify essential genes in eye formation

...the undergraduate science curriculum that HHMI was seeking when it established its professors program. Banerjee gave the students a research problem that confronts geneticists who want to understand how a mutation affects an organ system, in this case, the eye, which is Banerjee's research focus. "The only ...

Green tea extract shows promise as an anti-cancer agent, UCLA study finds

...ience recurrences. UCLA researchers currently are seeking hundreds of former smokers who have had bladder cancer for a clinical trial studying whether green tea extract prevents recurrence - one of the first studies in the country to test the agent on cancer patients. The study is part of a comprehensive pr...

Virginia Tech patents advance microprocessors, vaccines, vision, vibration control, more

...ontracted in the traditional way a single sponsor seeking a solution to a specific problem. One of those inventions received an R&D 100 award from R&D Magazine for being one of 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace in 2003. Alex Huang, formerly a CPES faculty member, ...

Seekers of what is lost

People seeking to restore the past a fossil hunter, an artist re...art gallery, between the pages of a novel or while seeking fossils in the Mongolian desert. Only symposium registrants will be guaranteed admission; others wil...

Nature helps create religious adults

...environmental influence and internal aspects, like seeking help through prayer, that might be the most susceptible to heritable influence. The external items were found to be more environmentally and less genetically influenced during childhood, but more genetically influenced in adulthood. The internal sc...

NIH should take decisive steps to promote independence, originality

...1 grant application and review process so that PIs seeking funds for postdoctoral research positions would ha...t careers. Furthermore, applicants for R01 grants seeking postdoc assistance should be required to provide lists of current postdocs as well as the names, lab...

VUMC researchers find drug-resistant bacteria MRSA a growing threat

...nd because those who are infected frequently delay seeking medical intervention until the organism has begun to spread. Creech and colleagues visited one of Nashville's large community pediatric practices, and the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Outpatient Pediatric Clinic, to swab the noses of 500 otherwi...

Joslin Diabetes Center scientists find genetic defects

...chromosomal regions are known, the researchers are seeking the precise genes involved. "Once these genes are identified, we will be better able to define the biologic pathways that lead to type 1 diabetes," said Dr. Yamagata. "We then can work on designing ways to subdue or stop this process."...

Student work in human subjects protection sought for FDA conference at UH

...ested on human subjects. A national conference is seeking student work in the field of contemporary human subjects protection. Co-sponsored by the Food and Drug Administration and the University of Houston, the April 21-22 event is one of only three annual conferences sponsored by the U.S. Department of H...

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