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Molecular detectors may refine cancer treatment
...ents will point to different treatments. Current tests
to diagnose leukemia use antibodies, proteins that have the ability to identify harmful substances. But such methods do not capture subtle variances in the molecular signature of cancer cells. Once an aptamer probe has proved its utility, it can be...
Purdue-IU researchers explore new method for early disease diagnosis
...th the IU School of Medicine to perform additional tests
on clinical samples, to look at more samples from borderline cases and to examine other diseases. "This approach is applicable to a variety of molecule types and other fluids, and has the potential for additional applications," Raftery said. "We pl...
Ability to listen to 2 things at once is largely inherited, says twin study
...in the same household. The volunteers took five tests
that are frequently used to identify auditory proc...ants showed the widest range of abilities on those tests
in which they were asked to identify competing words or nonsense syllables entering each earcalled d...
University of Colorado licenses two influenza virus detection discoveries to Quidel Corp.
...Quidels intent is to develop and market diagnostic tests
featuring the chip for use in identifying mutations that may complicate influenza treatment decisions. The chip detects the two most common factors contributing to the resistance of influenza to drug treatment. The ability to identify antiviral su...
Immune system 'escape hatch' gives cancer cells traction
...ltered how the T cells behaved. Using chemical tests
in which individual tumor cells can be tagged with...rticularly active during interference. In tissue tests
from tumor-filled mice bred to lack a biochemical reaction, the scientists found that one specific p...
Accident-prone? Scientists link brain function to knee injuries
...study, the researchers administered neurocognitive tests
to nearly 1,500 athletes at 18 universities during...ed and performed worse on visual and verbal memory tests
when compared to the control group. These results suggest that slower processing speed and reactio...
Manchester University helps with pharaoh DNA analysis
Preliminary results from DNA tests
carried out on a mummy believed to be Queen Hatshe...ist at The University of Manchester, says that DNA tests
she helped carry out with colleagues at the National Research Centre in Cairo have promising prelimi...
A decisive step toward a cure for insulin dependent diabetes
..., as the findings will help develop more effective tests
for newborns prone to developing type I diabetes. Treatment, as, according to Dr. Hakonarson, we can now design highly specific drugs that will precisely target the effects of the defective gene. These treatments, combined with a stem cells regenerat...
ACMG recognizes progress made in newborn screening
...nformation about the recommended newborn screening tests
at www.marchofdimes.com/nbs . More thorough newbo...at is shortened or requires long-term care. These tests
can make a huge difference to a child and family, said Joe Leigh Simpson, MD, FACMG, FACOG, Presiden...
Study shows cane sugar, corn sweeteners have similar effects on appetite
...lain water. Each participant went through separate tests
for each type of beverage over the span of several weeks. Study participants who drank a non-caloric diet cola ate about the same amount at lunch as when they had no beverage at all. Participants ate somewhat less at lunch after drinking any of the ...
Nearly 90 percent of babies receive recommended newborn screening tests
...formation for Consumers A list of which screening tests
are provided by each state can be found on the Per....uthscsa.edu. Regardless of how many screening tests
are mandated by individual states, parents and health professionals should be fully informed of the ...
Global community listens to TAU genetic researcher at EU Conference on Hearing Loss
...d by Prof. Avraham is now being used in diagnostic tests
for patients. Knowing ones genetic predisposition can certainly aid clinicians today and in the future for developing treatments and therapies to prevent further loss. One day a cure may be within reach, says Prof. Avraham, stressing the importance...
New gene mutation identified in common type of dementia
...e had frontotemporal dementia. For this study, DNA tests
were conducted on 70 family members, including 13 people with the disease. This is an important result that we pursued for more than 10 years, said study co-author Ekaterina Rogaeva, PhD, with the Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases at...
U-M, Israeli scientists report major advance in search for genes associated with colon cancer
...unseling and have colonoscopies or other screening tests
starting earlier in life than age 50. Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States, and the good news is that its largely preventable with early screening, says Gruber. The American Cancer Society estimates that some 150,00...
Elevated CO2 in atmosphere weakens defenses of soybeans to herbivores
...iversity of Illinois, and his colleagues conducted tests
in which they evaluated this herbivorous attack-defense cycle. They studied soybeans grown in traditional field conditions but with additional exposure to ambient CO2. The results showed that the amount of cysteine proteinase inhibitors (CystPls) e...
UF scientists work to develop simple bladder cancer test
... every six months thereafter. Meanwhile, the urine tests
currently used to detect recurrent bladder cancer ...stoscopy), Goodison said. The trouble is, a lot of tests
tend to look at only one biomarker, and one biomarker is never really going to do it, you need to do...
Study advances vCJD prion detection
...ther tissues, such as blood, that might be used in tests
for vCJD. Professor James Ironside, of the Natio... but one of the issues common to various screening tests
is that of false positive results. By developing a reliable confirmatory test, such as this one, the...
Waging war on the deadliest superbug
...ce the incidence of infections, for new diagnostic tests
to rapidly identify C. diff or MRSA and to develop novel antibiotics in order to treat these infections. The success of this research will be judged by both improved patient outcomes and savings to the NHS in the costs of treating infections. CHAI ...
Personalized approach to ovarian stimulation achieves high ART pregnancy rates
...py for women seeking fertility treatment. Clinical tests
demonstrated that when clinicians used the formula...e characteristics used to develop our model, other tests
of ovarian reserve, and their previous clinical experience. We hope that this research will represen...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 20, 2007
...hologies prevention, the study states, noting that tests
now are underway to determine wines effects on those diseases in humans. ARTICLE #3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Antibacterial Activity of Red and White Wine Against Oral Streptococci DOWNLOAD PDF http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/sample.cgi/jafcau/asap/pdf/...
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