Tag: "strategies" at biology news

DNA sequence controls expression of gene involved in cancer

...cancer, this discovery may lead to new therapeutic strategies for treating the disease. The research appears as the "Paper of the Week" in the October 8 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry , an American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology journal. Bcl-2 is a gene that, when mutated or inapp...

Penn receives grant for initiative to help understand genes' effects on medications

...groups of researchers to develop interdisciplinary strategies to solve significant biomedical or behavioral rese...able drug response. The team will work to generate strategies targeting barriers to interdisciplinary research on three fronts: Scientific: by producing study-...

Bovine genome completed

...ilk production and to help researchers develop new strategies for protecting cattle from disease. Medical researchers will be able to compare the cow's genome with the human genome sequence in hopes of gaining new insights into human health and disease. The province of Alberta has already invested more than $1...

Society for Psychophysiology Research

...s or even months. What, if any, emotion regulation strategies can work for extended periods of time? A series of studies will be presented that suggest that expressive writing can affect people's long-term emotional state. Expressive writing encourages people to write about traumatic experiences for 3-5 days fo...

Why do African-American women have more pregnancy problems?

...r more comprehensive and coordinated prenatal care strategies may improve pregnancy outcomes. U-M researchers wi...eam will evaluate possible augmented prenatal care strategies that coordinate traditional prenatal care with education, social services, technology and other appr...

Acoustics meeting in San Diego

...swer could help speech therapists develop improved strategies for treating those who suffer from the disorder. Previous studies have identified components of words (such as stressed syllables) and even parts of sentences that are more likely to trigger stuttering episodes, but the reasons for why this happens r...

Experimental drug prevents vaginal simian HIV transmission in monkeys Science study says

...ansmission of HIV and designing new HIV prevention strategies may come from a new SHIV study in monkeys. Scienti...thors write. "We have identified a key target for strategies to prevent vaginal HIV transmission and have a candidate molecule that blocks this target," said Sc...

NHGRI seeks next generation of sequencing technologies

...effectively could give rise to more individualized strategies for diagnosing, treating and preventing disease. Such information could enable doctors to tailor therapies to each person's unique genetic profile. DNA sequencing costs have fallen more than 100-fold over the past decade, fueled in large part by tool...

Scientists explain how morphogens work

...new insight into the possibility of developing new strategies to treat related diseases." There are several groups of morphogens, but in his new paper, Dr. Lin focuses on TGF beta family molecules that function as morphogens. His interest is in learning how the TGF beta morphogen works. Developmental b...

Antibiotic identified as potential anti-cancer candidate

...g and development of various Pdf-based therapeutic strategies for bacteria, mycobacteria, parasites, or cancer....

Frontiers in cancer prevention research: Defeating cancer before it strikes

...cal drug-testing models; and tailoring prevention strategies to genetic profiles. WHEN: Saturday Wednesday, October 16 20, 2004 WHERE: Washington State Convention & Trade Center Seattle, WA AACR Press Room: Location: Room 309, Third Level Hours: 8:00 am 6:00 pm Daily Tel...

Delay in cutting the cord helps premature babies

...32 completed weeks' gestation require transfusion, strategies that might reduce this without risk would be desirable, says Rabe. Decreasing the need for transfusion would be especially valuable in developing countries, where transfusion carries a high risk of transmitting infection. No formal guidelines current...

Medical geneticists elected to Institute of Medicine

... the findings of the Human Genome Project into new strategies for improving human health. The IOM surely will benefit from their membership," said NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., who himself was elected to the IOM in 1991. As deputy director of NHGRI, Dr. Guttmacher guides strategic planning f...

Lag-3 gene dampens immune responses by controlling regulatory T-cell function

... The finding could form the basis for new strategies for improving the efficacy of anti-cancer vaccines or preventing autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases are those in which the immune system attacks specific tissues of a person's own body as if they were foreign matter. The researchers showed that...

ENCODE consortium publishes scientific strategy

...human biology and stimulate the development of new strategies for improving human health," said NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. While the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003, and the publication of the finished human genome sequence in Nature just this week, marked significant ...

NIH funds new bioinformatics resources at UT Southwestern

...se will enhance the development of novel treatment strategies for diseases like autoimmunity. Researchers will be able to access the ImmPort database and other scientists' data and relate that work to their own. This will help them identify groups of genes and proteins that contribute to the development of dise...

Cars, not crops, should be chief targets in reducing greenhouse gases

... and Jackson concluded, however, that all possible strategies should be considered in plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. "Reducing emissions is the step that's simplest and most directly under our control," Jackson said. "But we need to examine all carbon sequestration technologies wherever t...

Children's Hospital Boston geneticist awarded for research on muscular dystrophy

...therapies. Using animal models, Kunkel is testing strategies for cell-based therapy using muscle stem cells that graft themselves into diseased muscles and deliver normal dystrophin genes. "We all have the natural capacity to regenerate muscles," Kunkel says. "Why not make use of that regenerative capacity ...

ASU gets grant to develop high speed DNA sequence reader

...on's genome could give rise to more individualized strategies for diagnosing, treating and preventing disease. Such information would enable doctors to tailor therapies to each person's genetic profile. "It would usher in the era of molecular medicine," Williams said....

Is the zebra fish leading us to new therapies?

...se mechanisms would greatly aid development of new strategies for therapeutic angiogenesis. Not only must the growth of new blood vessels be stimulated, but the blood vessels must also be oriented specifically within an organized and coordinated network. Daring hypothesis Our nerve-tissue is also constructed ...

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