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New binding target for oncogenic viral protein

...n important step to designing new cancer treatment strategies that target these pathways," concluded Dr. Clurman....

Researchers uncover mutated genes involved in lung cancer; one affects nonsmokers

...Dr. Gazdar said. "The cell lines may help identify strategies to overcome this drug resistance that eventually develops in most responders." A related study in the current issue of Cancer Research with Dr. Gazdar and his colleagues found that mutations in EGFR and HER2, another gene in the EGFR pathway that is ...

New treatment for inflammatory bowel disease

...us F. Neurath noted that the results "suggest that strategies to modulate innate immunity may be of therapeutic value." They added that "It is astonishing to realize that in spite of the existence of clinical trials on the use of IFN-α/β in the treatment of UC (ulcerative colitis), there is only very ...

JCI table of contents March 1, 2005

... I IFNs in intestinal homeostasis and suggest that strategies to modulate innate immunity may be of therapeutic value for intestinal inflammatory conditions." TITLE: Toll-like receptor 9-induced type I IFN protects mice from experimental colitis AUTHOR CONTACT: Eyal Raz University of California, San Diego La ...

A new route for treatment of IBD

... I IFNs in intestinal homeostasis and suggest that strategies to modulate innate immunity may be of therapeutic value for intestinal inflammatory conditions."...

Insects, viruses could hold key for better human teamwork in disasters

...nd best practices to be considered when developing strategies that will coordinate knowledge sharing in chaotic social settings where a small set of rules applied to local information drives decision-making," Hollingshead said. Put another way, while individual honeybees process only "partial and local informat...

Researchers investigate 'whole farm' approach to reduce dairy pollution

...noff, researchers will investigate how the various strategies reinforce one another. "It's really a matter of fine-tuning a system that isn't necessarily broken but could run better," Muir said. "We have also included the dairymen as full partners in the design, implementation and interpretation of research and...

In the mating game, male wild turkeys benefit even when they don't get the girl

...n mating systems, social behavior and reproductive strategies of birds, was impressed by Krakauer's tenacity in pursuing the turkeys to answer a very fundamental question of evolution. "Frankly, it surprised the heck out of me that it actually worked. I always expected this textbook example of kin selection not...

JCI table of contents April 1, 2005

...eneral and in the development of novel therapeutic strategies for RA and other inflammatory conditions. TITLE: Role of osteopontin in amplification and perpetuation of rheumatoid synovitis AUTHOR CONTACT: Jingwu Z. Zhang Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX USA Phone: 713-798-3975; Fax: 713-798-5665; E-mail...

Linking brain to mind in a common genetic disease

...cted for particular brain functions, we can design strategies for therapies, because children's brains are more plastic than adult brains, and more capable of reconfiguring tasks through alternative paths," added Dr. Simon. "Our findings represent early steps toward that goal."...

Report highlights diseases from the environment

...ment and improvement of surveillance and reporting strategies should be a top priority." Environmental pathogens are defined as microorganisms that normally spend a substantial part of their lifecycle outside human hosts, but when introduced to humans cause disease with measurable frequency. They are carried ...

The circadian clock: Understanding nature's timepiece

...cases, the circadian clock contributes to survival strategies as simple as not drying out when the sun comes up. Plants and animals have their own environmental niches and also unique temporal niches, as any cat owner can tell you....

Symbiotic bacteria protect hunting wasps from fungal infestation

...eria, and they may ultimately provide insight into strategies for dealing with antibiotic resistance in our own species's efforts to combat harmful microbes....

Researchers develop mouse model for studying blinding diseases in humans

... it is now possible to test a variety of treatment strategies including cell transplantation, gene therapy and pharmaceuticals," said Kang Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at University of Utah's John A. Moran Eye Center and an investigator in the Program in Human Mol...

NYU and MSKCC research provides model for understanding chemically induced cancer initiation

...eded for devising novel preventive and therapeutic strategies for addressing the problem of cancer induction by environmental chemical carcinogens." The researchers added that the finding opens new horizons, at the molecular level, for understanding the effects of methylation at p53 mutation hot spots on the p...

JCI table of contents, April 1, 2005

...lp in the development of novel immune intervention strategies against AIDS. TITLE: Antiinflammatory profiles during primary SIVagm infection are associated with protection against AIDS AUTHOR CONTACT:Michaela Muller-Trutwin Pasteur Institute, Paris, France Phone: 33-1-40-613969; Fax: 33-1-45-6...

Gene variation could be responsible for age-related macular degeneration

...researchers develop new preventive and therapeutic strategies for managing AMD. "By finding genes, we can understand where the biological pathways are and the processes involved in the disease," said Dr. Edwards, who is now the president of the Institute for Retina Research at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. ...

Scottish scientists win 800,000 to boost research into fighting killer viruses

...search could lead to the design of new therapeutic strategies or drugs against retroviruses, which cause disease... underlying this form of lung cancer could provide strategies to understand the onset and progression of human lung cancer, the leading cause of deaths in cancer ...

Computer program helps farmers make decisions about pastureland

...ram that helps livestock farmers compare different strategies for managing their land and livestock. The system's goal is to seasonally balance forage produced on the farm and forage needed by livestock. John Galbraith, assistant professor of crop and soil environmental sciences, said, "Unlike the real-world e...

Defensins neutralize anthrax toxin

...he circulation. "For this reason, new intervention strategies are urgently needed", says Stefan H.E. Kaufmann....

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