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Newly created cancer stem cells could aid breast cancer research

...reated such cells in a Petri dish by isolating and transforming a particular population of cells from human breast...ed different. Ince suspected that researchers were transforming the wrong type of cells. Now an independent investigator at Brigham and Womens Hospital and an ins...

Female gender provides an advantage in renal diseases

...female hormone estradiol inhibited the activity of transforming growth factor (TGF-]); TGF-] promotes scarring of the kidney in many renal diseases. estradiol does this by preventing TGF-] from activating the enzyme (casein kinase 2) which affects collagen production. in this way estrogen reduces ...

New survey documents the headaches of computerized medicine

...tems is proving so difficult. It is because we are transforming health care through information technology rather than simply automating old processes. Workflow and work life must change, which means people must adapt. Such change is deeply disruptive. The related personal and organizational challenges are enormo...

Ocean observing contracts awarded to UC San Diego and University of Washington

...to advance scientific understanding of the oceans, transforming research by establishing a network of interactive,.... Awarding these contracts marks the first step in transforming the way ocean science is conducted. Rather than relying on limited expeditions from ships to gather ...

Book explores history, causes of allergy and asthma epidemic

... as well as that impact of environmental change in transforming medical, scientific and popular understanding and experience of illness," he says. Mitman says that his own experience of illness has influenced his scholarship profoundly. "As a child I was almost shipped off to the Denver Children's Asthma Rese...

Is climate change likely to increase disease in corals?

...in coral reefs could begin to unravel, potentially transforming habitats that were once among the planet's richest ecosystems into underwater wastelands. This strong evidence for a link among a warming ocean, coral density, and white syndrome provides a rich foundation for further work to understand the spread of...

Lonesome George is not alone among Galpagos tortoises

...s recovery. These findings offer the potential for transforming the legacy of Lonesome George from an enduring symbol of rarity to a conservation success story....

Famous Galpagos tortoise, Lonesome George, may not be alone

...to Powell, "These findings offer the potential for transforming the legacy of Lonesome George from an enduring symbol of rarity to a conservation success story." ...

Oxford physiology professor earns APS' Walter B. Cannon Award

...tch from daily insulin injections to a daily pill, transforming both their lives and that of their parents. Physiology in perspective at 120th Annual Meeting in Washington The American Physiological Society (APS) will present its highest award, the Walter B. Cannon Award, to Dr. Ashcroft. She will be the 25th...

New science of metagenomics 'will transform modern microbiology'

.... Microorganisms are essential to life on Earth, transforming key elements into energy, maintaining the chemical balance in the atmosphere, providing plants and animals with nutrients, and performing other functions necessary for survival. There are billions of benign microbes in the human body, for example, t...

Researchers create artificial enzyme that mimics the body's internal engine

...evaraj, CcO has more than 99 percent efficiency in transforming oxygen into water. To understand why CcO is so efficient, Collman's group, led by Stanford research associate Richard Decreau, created an artificial version of the enzyme active site using organic compounds as building materials. The imitation site...

Tundra disappearing at rapid rate

...derable in response to future warming, potentially transforming tundra landscapes into open spruce woodlands," said Danby, who will also be participating in an International Polar Year project that will be examining treeline dynamics across the circumpolar north....

Sox17 required for steps from embryonic to heart muscle cell

...of Sciences. To be precise, Sox17 is critical in transforming primitive mesoderm (an early layer of tissue in the embryo) into the more specialized cardiac mesoderm from which heart muscle develops, said Dr. Michael Schneider, senior researcher of the report. "Heart muscle formation by embryonic stem cells i...

Scientists will discuss creating a culture of sustainability February 19 at AAAS

...ch interdisciplinary efforts represent progress in transforming the academic landscape, Ehrlich cautioned that much more needs to be done, from increasing university outreach to recognizing contributions made by people not in tenure-line positions but who nonetheless contribute significantly to outreach, teaching...

Faster, low cost sequencing technologies needed to drive era of personalized medicine

DNA testing is transforming health care and medicine, but current technologies only give a snapshot of an individual's genetic makeup. Any patient wanting a complete picture of their inherited DNA, or genome, would drop their jaw at the sight of the bill -- to the current tune ...

Marshfield Clinic's electronic health record first to receive CCHIT certification

...perable and secure EHRs plays an important role in transforming our health care system to be safer, more efficient, timely, patient-centered, equitable and effective. Information technology plays an important role in Marshfield Clinic's commitment to improving the health of patients we serve. I am very proud of t...

Researchers first to map gene that regulates adult stem cell growth

...e looking into the possible role the gene plays in transforming healthy stem cells into cancerous ones, such as in leukemia and lymphomas. If the gene does in fact play such a role, it is possible that it also could provide the keys to new therapies. Van Zant describes his discovery as an elation. He worked on t...

The National Academies' Distinguished Speaker Series runs Jan. 17-March 21, 2007

...ongoing debate over teaching evolution in schools, transforming the U.S. energy system by replacing gasoline with hydrogen, and the creation of false memories. 2007 Winter Events: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m. Growing Old or Living Long: Take Your Pick Is mental decline inevitable as we age? Dr. Laura Carstens...

Studies at cancer conference show new therapies changing outlook for blood cancer patients

...mmon form of cancer, and today novel therapies are transforming the way we treat them," said Susie Novis, president and co-founder of the International Myeloma Foundation. "Studies presented at this meeting confirm our own experience as the premier organization dedicated to myeloma patient advocacy and support - ...

Intensified research effort yields climate-resilient agriculture to blunt impact of global warming

...missionsby clearing trees for fields and pastures, transforming soil into cultivated land, and burning crop residues. To reduce the incidence of devastating slash-and-burn agriculture in the humid tropics, scientists from a number of the international centers are working with farmers to develop alternative livel...

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