Tag: "lab" at medical news
Learning with a digital brain
...am."Using a human brain specimen from our teaching lab
collection, I sectioned itin one plane and had digital photographs made of each section. Then for theother two planes, I glued the sections back together and resectioned them eachtime, taking digital images. The result, said Williams, was that Sylvi...
High blood pressure drug promotes new blood vessel growth in lab animals, providing potential 'angiogenesis' treatment
... than would captopril. Previous work from Isner's lab
has suggested that nitric oxide may be animportant mediator of VEGF induced angiogenesis. VEGF may require nitric oxideto produce blood vessel growth. If ACE inhibitors promote availability of morenitric oxide, this increase of mediator may promote...
Double-edged effect of inflammatory response discovered after brain injury
...regeneration. In addition to TNF, the McIntosh lab
is studying another inflammatorycytokine. In a report to be published later this, the group analyzed thetherapeutic value of an interleukin-1 receptor antagonist. By simply blockinginterleukin-1 pharmacologically, memory loss and cell death were mini...
UCSF Cancer Center joins elite group of National Cancer Institute-designated centers
... thatencourages collaboration between clinical and lab
scientists, thus fostering thetranslation of labor...97, theCancer Center has been reconfigured so that lab
scientists, clinicalinvestigators, epidemiologists, and providers of patient care work closelytogeth...
NSF award to five Georgia universities for new Science and Technology Center
... information system at Emory, and through hands-on lab
experiences onGeorgia State's BioBus, a 30- foot, travelling state-of-the-art laboratory thatsupplements the regular science curriculum in Georgia elementary schools. Efforts will be made to target students early for careers in behavioralneuroscience...
Pain, itself, elicits pain relief, and does so through 'reward' pathway
...timulate the same reward circuit," saidGear, whose lab
is directed by senior author Jon D. Levine, MD, Ph...Levine. "They'vespawned several new studies in our lab
aimed at revealing more about the role ofthe reward pathway, and the nucleus accumbens specifically,...
UI study identifies mechanism that causes cardiomyopathy, exacerbates muscular dystrophy
...c cell death.Campbell and other researchers in his lab
determined that this disruption in thesarcoglycan ...progression ofcardiomyopathy." Now that Campbell's lab
has identified the problem that leads to cardiomyopathyin patients with LGMD, the next step is to lo...
Researchers gaining more understanding of sleep, sleep loss, daytime sleepiness
and fatigue in healthy adults
... subject spentfour consecutive nights in the sleep lab
and was able to have a normal night ofsleep. Blood was taken every half-hour for 24 hours to measure IL-6. On thefifth night subjects were made to stay up and not sleep at all. They wereallowed to sleep again on nights six and seven. "As we h...
Study reveals how brain controls eating in normal rats
... past several years, the researchers in Elmquist's lab
have combined genetic techniques with neuroanatomic methods to tease out the details of the neural pathways linking leptin to eating behavior. Last year, postdoctoral fellow Elias and her colleagues identified the pathway between the two parts of t...
Inflammatory pain may help deter inflammatory diseases like arthritis
... in the animals' joints. Researchers in the Levine lab
had previously shown that activated pain fibers inthe rats' hind paw caused decreased swelling in the animals' inflamed kneejoints. This decrease in swelling, far from the site where the nerve fibers wereactivated, had indicated that the nerves were ...
UCSF professor receives Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year Award
...es of individuals to absorb certain compounds. Her lab
has already identified variants in genes that control transport across cell membranes. This effort -- part of the emerging fields of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics -- is considered crucial to allow scientists to tailor drugs precisely for thei...
UI findings indicate DNA methylation process may lead to oral cancer
...hismethylation phenomenon is the focus of Domann's lab
investigations. Methylationis the addition of single carbon atoms to specific target sites within the DNA. Cytosine, one of the four nucleotides in DNA, is the only base that can bemethylated normally by a cell's enzymatic machinery. Cytosine is norm...
UI researchers find way to possibly improve effectiveness of gene transfers
...Wiemer in the UI Department of Chemistry. Wiemer's lab
created a synthetic sugar that Lee tested on cells...for improvement could be used for them." The Welsh lab
findings appeared in a past issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry....
'Biochemical storm' following brain trauma, an important factor in treatment
...e first two days is critical."But data from Hayes' lab
suggest this critical period may extend much longer. "In our studies, we've found that a biochemical storm that is initiated with an injury continues for at least a month. The implication is that we may need to treat these patients over a much longer...
Southeast appears to have a unique type of Lyme disease
...e here that meets the criteria of current national lab
testing standards. Yet the majority of cases-- seven out of 10--are something different," Dr. Felz said. "The tick species transmitting this illness seems to be different and may be transmitting an organism that is very different. "Lyme disease i...
Colorado State receives $6.25 million from National Institutes of Health to discover and test new drugs against tuberculosis
...epartment that investigates tuberculosis. Research lab
work related to the drug discovery program includes a study of how simple sugars are synthesized in TB cell walls, conducted by professor Michael McNeil, and the application of compounds based on effective fungicides and herbicides in the battle agai...
U.S., British scientific societies honor penicillin as International Chemical Landmark
...eams that helped move Fleming's discovery from the lab
to the hospital will be reunited in London for the designation of the landmark by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Washington, D.C.-based American Chemical Society. The last surviving member of the original research team, biochemist Norman Hea...
OHSU scientists seek to advance the study of human disease by taking steps to clone identical monkeys through embryo splitting
...occuring birth of a non-human primate twin using a lab
technique called embryo splitting. The method, wh...l Primate Research Center, and his colleagues in a lab
coordinated by Gerald Schatten, Ph.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and cell and developm...
Eastman gives Clemson University $38 million fiber technology
...emson equipment to establish a small manufacturing lab
to test and demonstrate products. The innovative ...ill benefit as the technology moves from Eastman1s lab
through our labs to the marketplace." "Once we decided this technology was not strategic to our cur...
From the days of the 'Wild West' to world renown: Medical historian describes the U-M Medical School's first 150 years
...s 1878, all U-M students were required to complete lab
instruction in every scientific subject offered, including physiology, anatomy and chemistry. This became, says Markel, the "gold standard of medical education in the United States." Likewise, the U-M was one of the first institutions to require a me...
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