Tag: "singling" at biology news
Gene's activity points to more lethal subtype of AML
...have a more lethal form of acute myeloid leukemia, singling
out those patients who should receive more intense therapy. The gene, called ERG (for ETS-related gene), has also been linked to chronic leukemia and to breast and prostate cancer. The findings apply to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients wit...
In a first, scientists develop tiny implantable biocomputers
...biosensors or medicine delivery systems capable of singling
out very specific types or groups of cells in the human body. Molecular automata could allow doctors to specifically target only cancerous or diseased cells via a sophisticated integration of intracellular disease signals, leaving healthy cells compl...
Molecular 'marker' on stem cells aids research, perhaps therapies
...lecular biology, said detecting SSEA-4 will aid in singling
out the mesenchymal stem cells, or MSCs, for more detailed scientific study as well as for possible medical applications. The cells have shown promise in early clinical studies elsewhere, where scientists tested their use to repair bone defects and t...
First 'atlas' of key brain genes could speed research on cancer, neurological diseases
...ases of information from the Human Genome Project, singling
out all genes in the mouse that appeared to be transcription factors: they turned up 1445 of them. Next, they determined that more than 1,000 of these TF's were expressed in the brains of developing mice.Using genetic probes to investigate thin secti...