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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007
...ta are reporting no significant toxic effects from tests
of silica nanoparticles. It is scheduled for the ...earchers explain. The scientists used laboratory tests
on human lung cells to show that luminescent silica nanoparticles did not damage cellular DNA. Our s...
New test improves detection of liver cancer
...ver 50% of the cases for which previous diagnostic tests
have not been able to provide a definitive answer. Liver cancer Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most prevalent primary liver cancer. The disease most often appears following a chronic inflammation of the liver as a consequence of a hepatit...
Weizmann Institute scientists discover a control mechanism for metastasis
...eir migration. Next, the scientists carried out tests
on tumor samples taken from around 300 patients with inflammatory breast cancer, a rare but swift and deadly form of the disease, which is associated with elevated growth factor levels. The scientists found a strong correlation between high growth fa...
Innovative tagging technique may help researchers better protect fish stocks
...to attempt one of the first large-scale, empirical tests
of the effectiveness of marine protected areas. The scientists will attempt to assess how far and how effectively the larvae spawned within protected areas are contributing to populations outside of their human-described borders. Most management a...
Study: Sticking to the sand might not be such good, clean fun for beachgoers
...f the first states to mandate weekly water quality tests
during peak tourist season, which runs from May to October. At Lovers Point, Boehm and her team found that the amount of enterococci washed from the dry sand to the sea during their study was high enough to cause a beach advisory. According to the ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 1, 2007
...olkit for personalized medicine Toward faster tests
to identify carcinogens and other environmental to...o shine. The study reports successful laboratory tests
of the system in the controlled release of three common medications used to treat pain and inflammat...
UF, French scientists seek test to detect gene doping in athletes
...ram in place for some years now, to try to develop tests
for gene-based doping, said Theodore Friedmann, M.D., head of the agencys panel on genetic doping and director of the gene therapy program at the University of California, San Diego. It sounds futuristic, but experts say its only a matter of time....
Census of Marine Life historians detail collapse of bluefin tuna population off northern Europe
...erranean, she emphasized. Were conducting genetic tests
on fin clips taken while tagging to help confirm the origins of the specific bluefin tuna that we followed electronically. The research is funded by Irelands Bord Iascaigh Mhara, the Packard Foundation and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation. U...
U-M researchers find family of 'on switches' that cause prostate cancer
...ate cancer. More immediately, we hope to develop tests
for diagnosis or prognosis. But long-term, we hope...d other markers on cells to develop new diagnostic tests
or screening tools as well as targeted treatments for cancer and other diseases, with the key being ...
Gold nanoparticles may pan out as tool for cancer diagnosis
...ls the technology utilizes are obtained from blood tests
as opposed to biopsies. The nanoparticles, or "gold nanorod molecular probes," are fabricated so that their size is unique to their target marker. That way, when nanorods bind to their marker, they "scatter," or disrupt light in a characteristic ma...
Reading a face is tricky business
...t beneath your consciousness. The study included tests
to determine whether study volunteers had a tendency to experience anxiety, particularly in social situations. Those who tended to be socially anxious had the strongest brain response to subliminal expressions of fear. The findings have direct ...
UF to lead research on life-threatening fungus
...ut the fungus and efforts to develop more accurate tests
to detect it in patients. "Aspergillus is everyw...is frequently mistakenfor bacterial pneumonia, and tests
for the infection often are initiallynegative. "Historically, our only means of diagnosing these i...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 25, 2007
...g lower levels of marine-derived ingredients. With tests
done on 10 wild and 10 farmed sea bass, the researchers cite the need to verify the findings on larger samples of different fish. ARTICLE #4 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Discrimination of Wild and Cultured European Sea Bass (Dicentarchus labrax) Using C...
ESA mission highlighted at remote sensing conference
...llenge to get this technology working but from the tests
done so far on the ground, it appears we have got ...llenge to get this technology working but from the tests
done so far on the ground, it appears we have got it right," ESAs SMOS Project Manager Achim Hahne s...
Reading ability protects brain from lead exposure
...orkers underwent several cognitive and motor speed tests
and a measure of reading ability. The researchers calculated working lifetime lead exposure from historic blood lead levels obtained by the smelter. The workers were then divided into groups with high cognitive reserve, defined as a reading level o...
Negative effects of plastic's additive blocked by nutrient supplements
...ice, the current experiments represented the first tests
of a potential environmental toxin. The researchers found that when the mouse mothers received BPA, a statistically significant increase in the number of their offspring were born with a yellow coat. Previous studies with these mice have shown that...
20 Kentucky firms share $1.9 million from state to match federal SBIR-STTR awards
...,000 per company for their Phase 1 research, which tests
the feasibility of a concept or technology. Kentucky also has started matching federal awards for Phase 2 research and development, during which a company aims at making the technology ready for commercialization. The maximum state match for Phase 2 ...
Drug protects brain cells in Huntington's disease model, researchers find
... The researchers conducted various coordination tests
on both normal and genetically manipulated mice. Engineered mice given a drug that increased brain dopamine levels performed worse on these tasks, while TBZ protected against this effect. Most importantly, TBZ appears to reduce significantly cell los...
N.C. A&T food scientist develops process for allergen-free peanuts
...s, and the processed peanuts showed no reaction in tests
on human serums from severely allergic individuals. The inventor, Dr. Mohamed Ahmedna, is optimizing the process further to remove allergens from other foods. We are extremely pleased that we were able to find such a simple solution to a vexing pro...
Genomic analysis uncovers new targets for HIV vaccine
...arrived at 486 patients who had had multiple blood tests
documenting viral loads after infection and before they started receiving antiretroviral treatment. The three polymorphisms were identified after all the blood samples of the selected patients were screened for more than 555,000. Additionally, th...
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