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$5M gift will attack Lou Gehrig's disease from all angles

...her team will work on several scientific fronts to try to stop or slow the disease. Working at first in animals, then in ALS patients, they hope to make quick progress. Among the weapons they will deploy against ALS are genetic tools to keep nerve cells from dying, new ways of delivering promising dru...

Engineered protein effective against Staphylococcus aureus toxin

...ake these receptors that bind to the toxins and to try to make them higher affinity and therefore act as effective neutralizing agents when delivered in soluble form," Kranz said. "It's the binding of the toxin to T-cells that is critical. If you can prevent the toxin from binding to the T-cell receptor ...

Colorado River streamflow history reveals megadrought before 1490

.... Baisan said, "This is part of ongoing work to try to understand the climate system that creates these patterns. You need the basic data about what happened before you can ask questions such as 'Why were there 60 years of low-flow on the Colorado"'" The team's next step is collecting additional sam...

Study of unexplained respiratory infections leads researchers to new virus

...ink the WU virus to respiratory disease, Wang will try to determine if the virus has more serious effects in patients with suppressed immune systems. ...

NMR advance relies on microscopic detector

...sk was daunting. "Nobody in their right mind would try to take one spot from that gel and get a molecular structure from it," said Zhang. However, Zhang said that he believes in the sentiment expressed by Francis Crick, the legendary biologist who determined the double helix structure of DNA along with...

Drylands are not the same as badlands

...hat managers need to do is be more patient and not try to understand a system based on short-term dynamics," Reynolds said. It argues that some slowly changing but key variables -- such as soil fertility -- have thresholds that, when crossed, can push systems into "a new state or condition," the report...

Study finds regions of DNA that appear linked to autistic spectrum disorders

...n the suspicious DNA regions identified so far and try to figure out what's going on at the genetic level to make some children autistic. "We know that the dopamine D4 receptor gene is in the region we've identified on chromosome 11," Constantino says. "That receptor is important in many brain function...

DNA reveals hooded seals have wanderlust

...ed worldwide, it can help us shape the way that we try to preserve and manage them."...

Genetic roots of bipolar disorder revealed by first genome-wide study of illness

... lithium is thought to target. Scientists can now try to develop more effective medications by focusing on new compounds that act on the DGKH enzyme or regulate how much of the enzyme is produced. The DGKH gene is on chromosome 13. Several other genes detected in the study produce proteins involved i...

New knowledge improves rice quality

...ajor international initiative is being launched to try to boost the income of the worlds millions of poor rice farmers and at the same time provide consumers with more nutritious, better tasting food. New scientific knowledge is allowing rice researchers to develop better quality rice varieties that co...

Study assesses lung treatments for premature babies

...it, even with ventilator support. Neonatologists try to prevent damage by giving surfactant within the first hour after birth to tide the baby over until his own lungs start producing it some 48 hours later, Dr. Bhatia says. Prescribed surfactant will eventually become part of the babys endogenous pool...

Scientists identify new strategy for preventing acute and chronic brain disease

... "We wanted to pursue a complementary strategy and try to make the brain more resistant to A-Beta without having to change the levels of A-Beta itself," said the study's lead author, Erik Roberson MD, PhD, Gladstone staff scientist and assistant professor of neurology at UCSF. "Amazingly, even partial re...

Scientists offer new view of photosynthesis

...s may be occurring in the reaction center and then try to match these findings with current computer models of protein movement. ...

Tree rings show elevated tungsten coincides with Nevada leukemia cluster

.... We're doing that in my lab. It's another step to try and identify a possible environmental cause of leukemia." ...

Arming the fight against resistant bacteria

...so quickly, Blackwell says the best approach is to try to stay several steps ahead of the bugs. "No one agent is going to solve this problem," she says. "We need to continue to develop new molecules all the time." To maximize their chances of finding new compounds with antibacterial activity, Blackwe...

Pioneering research on sleeping sickness wins MERIAL Award for Parasitology

...hese findings have led Magez and his colleagues to try to prevent the over-production of TNF. To do this, they have formulated vaccines that target the components of trypanosoma that induce TNF production. Initial results in mice are very encouraging, and the researchers will test the medicine this year ...

Better risk management could cut MRSA infection rates

...ettings, the cover it provides reduces the need to try to minimise exposure to claims, because the insurer, not the hospital, will be paying the claim. In the NHS, the insurer, the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA), overcomes this problem by outlining strict risk management standards. The standards are in...

Humans aren't the only ones with obesity problems

...ew a healthy weight on their horse as too thin and try to feed them more. According to Johnson, not only do owners often over feed their horses, but what is fed to horses is genetically altered grass meant for food animals. "The paradigm is that we feed horses the same grasses we are feeding food anima...

Corn, oats, cherries and red wine's high melatonin content can help delay aging

...ile the substance becomes legalised, humans should try to increase melatonin consumption through food", recommends professor Acua Castroviejo....

Scientists unravel clue in cortisol production

...fulfilling their roles. "One of the best ways to try and figure out the function of a protein or a gene is to get rid of it or mutate it so that it's not acting normally. Then you compare it with one that is acting normally," said Sewer. In this study, they focused on a protein known as steriodogenic...

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(Date:8/21/2014)... the journal Carcinogenesis by researchers at the ... protein adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) in suppressing colorectal cancer ... U.S. , Lead author Kristi Neufeld, associate professor in ... Cancer Biology program at the KU Cancer Center, has ... understand the various activities of APC, a protein whose ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech ... using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials ... contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted ... doctoral students and research faculty from Louisiana ... collaborated to create filament extruders that can ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... State University have developed a novel and versatile modeling ... for creating new materials as well as for studying ... allows us to model much larger and more complex ... says Nan Li, lead author of a paper on ... Department of Materials Science and Engineering. "This is a ...
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