Tag: "targeted" at biology news
Supercomputing equipment to advance the frontiers of computational biology
..."virtual patients," with potential applications in targeted
drug delivery systems such as drug eluting stents, transdermal patches, and inhalers. To be successful, these simulations must run efficiently and effectively on the latest generation of high-performance computing equipment. The project will help r...
Children's Hospital researcher leads multipronged attack on infant leukemia
... The society recently announced its grant award in targeted
therapies for infant leukemia from its national of...those infants most likely to benefit from specific targeted
drugs. Donald Small, M.D., Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins University, leads a SCOR project to advance the ...
Global malaria map key weapon in fight against malaria, scientists say
...ct of the disease, allowing health resources to be targeted
at those areas most at risk. Malaria is thought to kill over a million people every year, mostly children and pregnant women. The research, funded by the Wellcome Trust, the UK's largest biomedical research charity, involves a collaboration between...
Vanishing beetle horns have surprise function
...te voltage arcs that permit precise destruction of targeted
cells while nearby tissues are left intact and undamaged. With the larval horn tissue destroyed, the scientists observed most larvae were unable to break the husks of their larval head capsules, resulting in young adult hatchlings whose heads were ti...
Seagrass ecosystems at a 'global crisis'
... international team of scientists is calling for a targeted
global conservation effort to preserve seagrasses and their ecological services for the worlds coastal ecosystems, according to an article published in the December issue of Bioscience, the journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AI...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 22, 2006
...emantic" models in providing customers with highly targeted
access to products. That's "semantic" as in the Semantic Web, the project now underway to foster information exchange by putting documents with computer-processable meaning (semantics) on the Internet so that software agents can help in the dissemina...
A human taste for rarity spells disaster for endangered species
... up to 30 of Britain's most vulnerable species are targeted
by collectors. Classical economics theory predicts that such exploitation is unlikely to extinguish a species because the cost of finding the last individuals would outweigh the benefits. But a new theoretical study in PLoS Biology shows that adding ...
Scientists lose instruments, gain first look at seafloor formation
... is one of three active seafloor spreading centers targeted
by the National Science Foundation's Ridge 2000 program to document the process of crustal formation as it is happening. Ridge 2000 was formed in 2001 as an interdisciplinary effort to study the geology, chemistry and biology of the poorly understood...
Setting the stage to find drugs against SARS
...ng the AIDS epidemic is the effectiveness of drugs targeted
to the proteinase of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)." One way to obtain compounds that bind to a proteinase is via high-throughput screening. Chemical libraries containing tens of thousands of small compounds are available that can be searched...
Neanderthal genome sequencing yields surprising results and opens a new door to future studies
...either be sequenced or specific sequences can in a targeted
manner be specifically fished out of the library a...re from the specimen. In principle, employing the targeted
library approach we are able to circumvent this and other problems. Once the Neanderthal DNA is clo...
Lab-on-a-chip could speed up treatment of drug-resistant pneumonia
...rgency treatment of drug-resistant infections with targeted
antibiotics is often delayed by the need to identify bacterial strains by growing them in culture first. At this week's AVS 53rd International Symposium & Exhibition in San Francisco, Michael Lochhead, a bioengineer at the Denver biotechnology compan...
Other highlights in the November 15 JNCI
...kin and lung tumors. They found that endorepellin targeted
the tumors' vascular system. They suggest the result may help in the development of effective anti-cancer therapies. Contact: Renato V. Iozzo, 215-503-2208, Iozzo@mail.jci.tju.edu Also in the November 15 JNCI Dietary Folate Intake Not Associa...
New model to aid pancreatic cancer research
...ice could provide new opportunities to investigate targeted
chemotherapeutics and screening methods for one of...nd Moses are planning to use the new model to test targeted
drug therapies and identify possible screening methods that could be used for early detection of pan...
Scientists design simple dipstick test for cocaine, other drugs
...their large size. The aptamers quickly bind to any targeted
molecules that are present, freeing some of the go...ity of the line is an indicator of how much of the targeted
molecule was in the sample solution. So far, the researchers have successfully demonstrated their di...
How diet, obesity and even gum disease may affect immune system and cancer
...vaccine usually used for cancer patients and which targeted
tumor antigens commonly seen in breast, prostate o...obably some significant long-term consequences. We targeted
many components of the immune system, and several, such as general response to infection and tumor r...
Genes offer researchers a 'crystal ball' to help them prevent, diagnose and treat cancer
...because inflammatory pathways could potentially be targeted
for prevention and treatment." Characteristics of long-term lung cancer survivors In preliminary findings from an ongoing study, researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified four different factors they say predicts long-term survival in patients di...
Sperm proteome gives 'tantalizing glimpse' towards the origin of sex
... valuable tool in the study of infertility as more targeted
studies can now be established in model organisms. "Furthermore, having a comprehensive catalogue of proteins to compare between different species will reveal how natural selection has impacted sperm evolution. "We can start to look for the 'core...
Patients respond well to first study to test higher doses of an anti-cancer drug
...sion, most probably because the immunoconjugate is targeted
at the tumour rather than the normal cells. Also, there was no clinical evidence of serious allergic or infusion reactions. The one side effect we have seen at higher doses is headache. This seems to be reduced if we increase the infusion time, an...
Tarantula venom and chili peppers target same pain sensor
...ree protein subunits or peptides in the venom that targeted
the receptor to cause pain. They also showed that venom from a second spider activated TRPV1, but they did not pinpoint which peptides were responsible. The fact that a second spider venom triggered a capsaicin receptor suggests that a variety of sp...
An AIDS-related virus tricks cells to become tumors, new Penn study finds
...ex. Once in the complex, the tumor suppressors are targeted
for degradation. Tumor suppressors, as their na...SHV-infected cell, p53 and VHL themselves would be targeted
for degradation and HIF-1a would then be free to activate genes involved in growth of blood vessels ...
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