Tag: "use" at biology news
First human trial of bioartificial kidney shows promise for acute renal failure
...before that can become a reality, and any standard use
of this therapy is still many years off. "The long-term goal, if this shows effectiveness in patients with end stage renal disease, is to build a fully implantable device. Our lab is working with engineers at U-M and the Cleveland Clinic to make nano...
Loyola begins study on blood substitute in trauma patients at the scene of injury
...-person at eight community meetings. Loyola will use
the blood substitute in some patients on its LIFES... blood is not currently carried in ambulances, the use
of the blood substitute in these settings has the potential to address a critical unmet medical need...
Other highlights in the November 3 JNCI
...g to a new study. Irinotecan has been approved for use
as part of first- and second-line chemotherapy for colorectal cancer and also has moderate activity against breast cancer, relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and lung cancer. Response to the drug varies in different people because of variat...
Stanford environmental molecular science institute will study pollutants, one molecule at a time
...eletal Kinetics and Zyomyx. Institute members will use
a variety of molecular-level tools-including synchrotron radiation-based spectroscopy and imaging methods at SSRL and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, as well as quantum chemical theory-to unravel the structure and properties of solid surfaces and water...
BU chemist to map DNA's surface, uncovering details that will show how structure abets function
..., in the process, build tools that researchers can use
to map protein-binding sites. His research has t...dict these patterns in any sequence of DNA, and to use
these experimental and computational approaches to build structural maps of the genome. To build the...
Structure of new DNA enzyme family member found
... using similar kinds of rules that whole organisms use
to evolve," Ealick reasons. In fact, his group is finding numerous examples of this. Says Ealick, "I view this like the drawing you often see in textbooks on human evolution that first shows a primitive chimpanzee, and then you go through various mor...
Researchers uncover how infections combat plant immune responses
...ressor cannot be identified by the methods in wide use
today by labs around the world....
Scientists pioneer biotech techniques to halt infestation of history, art treasures in tropics
of biotechnologies originally intended to remedy crop infestations and other problems is being pioneered in the protection of priceless art and historical archives in tropical countries from decay caused by insects, heat, humidity and other natural c...
Powerful 'toolkit' developed for functional profiling of yeast genes
...er -- embedded in its genome. The researchers then use
special microarrays to find out how much of each m...particular gene, nurture the ones that make it and use
microarrays to see quickly which ones are missing." The researchers dubbed the combined techni...
Cranfield collaborator receives multi million dollar financing
...d said " The device, not only improves the ease of use
and convenience for people with diabetes but it also significantly reduces the pain of a procedure that millions of diabetics go through multiple times a day. This is an especially important breakthrough for diabetic children, who often have very sen...
Virginia Tech, TIGR sign memorandum for new alliance
...eement anticipates joint research projects, shared use
of related facilities, adjunct faculty appointments, and opportunities for students to participate in research. Building on the strengths of both institutions, it is anticipated that the focus of the joint research projects will be in the areas of mi...
New source for heart bypass replacement blood vessels: Fibrin-based TEVs
... source of blood vessels, especially for potential use
in heart bypass surgery, has reached a milestone a...cells for transplantation, and therefore avoid the use
of native vessels as a cell source," Andreadis noted....
St. Jude named 'Research Leader' by Scientific American magazine
...er, more prosperous world rests in the enlightened use
of technology," said Editor-in-Chief John Rennie."...
Reports says Uganda's forests worth $350 million/year
...arned, however, that it is likely that the current use
of the forests is not sustainable, although the management of forests in Uganda is relatively good compared with other countries on the continent. Forests have an important role to play in alleviating poverty on the continent and that resources shou...
Global warming's impact on US plants, animals determined from review of dozens of studies
...ate Change involving Parmesan concluded that human use
of fossil fuels was primarily responsible for the ...ry small carbon tax to promote reduced fossil fuel use
also was recently recommended in an Oct. 15 Science article by Gary Yohe, the economist at Wesleyan ...
Head movements by warblers could reveal basis for birds' geomagnetic sense
...w migratory songbirds sense geomagnetic fields and use
this information to orient their flight. The new f...on. Night-migratory songbirds are known to use
a magnetic compass to guide them during yearly journeys covering thousands of kilometers, but how th...
Identifying the path to infection
...ers think that only one of the two pores may be in use
at once. However, the twin pore configuration might be necessary to coordinate the assembly and secretion of the adhesive. This is consistent with other membrane proteins that perform similar functions. "Our finding provides new insight into ho...
OneWorld Health named business leader in public health on '2004 Scientific American 50'
...er, more prosperous world rests in the enlightened use
of technology. The Scientific American 50 is our annual opportunity to salute the people and organizations making that possible through their outstanding efforts as leaders of research, industry and policymaking." Proving the viability of OneWorld H...
What makes a fast racehorse?
...n then build 'theoretical limbs' on a computer and use
them to test answers to questions on not only why Eclipse was so fast but also why horses can remain balanced when each leg is off the ground for 80 per cent of the ground during gallop and what limits a horse's maximum gallop speed. Dr Alan Wilso...
Elevated inflammatory enzyme, Lp-PLA2, significantly linked to ischemic stroke
... of fatty plaques within the arteries. Despite the use
of cholesterol-lowering drugs, such as statins, and other agents, millions of patients remain at risk. Heart disease and stroke kill some 17 million people each year, almost a third of all deaths globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) ...
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