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Study: obesity impairs immune response of mice, boosts chances of dying from influenza infection

... scientific meeting, part of a larger experimental biology meeting, is the first of its kind to examine the effects of obesity on the immune response to infection with influenza. Nutrition doctoral student Alexia Smith and Dr. Melinda A. Beck, associate professor of pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine, ...

Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research

...istant professor in the biochemistry and molecular biology department at Harvard University. From there, Cantley joined the physiology faculty of Tufts University School of Medicine where, with colleagues, he examined the biochemical mechanisms of cellular response to oncogenes and growth factors. ...

Fifteen-year hunt uncovers gene behind 'pseudothalidomide' syndrome

...ssel growth, it's not clear why. If the underlying biology is related somehow, then thalidomide might affect chromosomes and cell division like ESCO2 in Roberts syndrome, Jabs speculates. During normal cell division, every chromosome is copied, and each of the "original" chromosomes is attached to its "new" ...

Tops in technology: UH math professor honored for aneurysm work

...Last year, Susan Hardin, an associate professor of biology and biochemistry, brought home this honor for UH. Canic received her bachelor's degree from the University of Zagreb in Croatia and her doctorate from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Before joining the UH faculty in 1998, Canic wa...

Rice, NC State win NAS/Keck Futures funding

...tive to study one of the critical questions in the biology of nanomaterials: how such particles cross membranes to allow for their interaction with cells. The program is a collaborative project between Nancy Monteiro-Riviere, professor of investigative dermatology and toxicology at NC State, and Andrew R. Ba...

Findings about anti-cancer agent could make it more effective

..." said William Gmeiner, Ph.D., professor of cancer biology at Wake Forest's School of Medicine, which is part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Gmeiner is working under a grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to investigate the agent's potential for treating human cancer. His most r...

High levels of immunosuppressant may lead to tumor recurrence

...ht be tailored to individual patients based on the biology of their tumors, keeping in mind that high-risk patients would probably benefit from keeping cyclosporine levels as low as possible. They conclude that new immunosuppressant drugs shown to have anti-cancer effects are particularly promising for HCC p...

New insights into HIV immunity suggest alternative approach to vaccines

...ossible similarities between HIV infection and the biology of autoimmunity after work on an experimental outer coat vaccine failed to produce broadly neutralizing antibodies in animals. "Recently, we spent two years making an experimental outer coat vaccine candidate that had the correct areas on the outer c...

Giving children access to drug clinical trials is crucial, clofarabine approval shows

...have made major progress in understanding both the biology of leukemias such as ALL and how the genetic makeup of patients affects the outcome of drug therapy. Parallel with these advances, the cure rate for childhood ALL reached 80 percent. Part of this success is due to the modification of therapy for indi...

UT Southwestern researchers show new drug may help treat certain forms of leukemia

...ciate professor of internal medicine and molecular biology and senior author of the study that will appear in an upcoming issue of Blood. The study is available online. The study on the drug, called PD166326, was done in mice with a form of leukemia similar to human chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), which ...

Three NYU faculty named to the National Academy of Sciences

...she and Alexandra Joyner, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and physiology and neuroscience, coordinate the research program in developmental genetics. Margaret Wright, whose department is part of NYU's world-renowned Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, is a leading researcher in the fields of optimiz...

Latest research and emerging treatments for osteoporosis focus of NYAS conference

...epair molecular endocrinology of bone bone cell biology conservation of skeletal integrity current and emerging therapies for osteoporosis. Each section will offer participants to engage in a focused discussion within each category. The Keynote Speakers are: Harvey V. Fineberg, President of the Institute...

Autism conference reports advances in early diagnosis, role of immune system and more

... mass of scientists and the new tools of molecular biology are deepening our understanding of autism at a breathtaking pace," said Helen Tager-Flusberg, chair of the conference and a professor at the Boston University School of Medicine. "The immune system, behavior, genetics, and the environment all factor ...

Children with autism have distinctly different immune system reactions compared to typical children

...ffects 1 in every 166 children. "Understanding the biology of autism is crucial to developing better ways to diagnose and treat it," said Judy Van de Water, associate professor of rheumatology, allergy and clinical immunology at the UC Davis School of Medicine and the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute. "While impa...

New fat is needed to clear old fat from the system

...menkovich, M.D., professor of medicine and of cell biology and physiology. "Their 'old' fat stores mobilized to the liver, but their livers could not initiate fat burning, and the fat just accumulated. We concluded that to regulate fat burning, the liver needs 'new' fat." New fat is the fat that is consumed ...

Innovative study finds way to 'bio-synthesize' an anti-cancer compound

... explain how a specific microbe contributes to the biology of its host organism: "This study is particularly ...eveal how a bacterial symbiont plays a role in the biology of a tunicate, which as a representative of the chordates, is not so far away from humans in the tre...

Nutrition gene key in regulating immune system

...r. David Ron, a professor of medicine and cellular biology at New York University School of Medicine's Skirball Institute, studying the nutritional aspects of the gene. Dr. Ron, a co-author on the Immunity paper, shared a GCN2 knockout mouse he developed and helped the MCG researchers study the gene's role i...

Bad metabolism in blood vessels linked to high blood pressure and atherosclerosis

...menkovich, M.D., professor of medicine and of cell biology and physiology. "Our study suggests 'bad' metabolism does lead to inflammation in blood vessel walls and can contribute to heart attacks and strokes." Smoking and elevated cholesterol levels have been shown to increase vascular disease, but these ris...

Stress may increase long-term success of vaccinations

...y's lead author and an associate professor of oral biology and molecular virology, immunology and medical genetics at Ohio State University . "This enhanced immune response is likely to mean greater protection even further down the road," he said. Researchers think that acute stress stress that lasts from m...

Overly tired teen? Sleepiness may signal serious health problem

...Pediatrics. "For reasons that have to do with both biology and behavior, many young adults don't get the sleep they need. So our take-home message is that teens need more sleep," said lead author Richard Millman, M.D., professor of medicine at Brown Medical School and director of the Sleep Disorders Center o...

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