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Chromatin remodeling complex connected to DNA damage control

...ell. This connection between a signaling pathway crucial to DNA damage control and a pathway known as chromatin remodeling "opens an entirely new category of targets for potentially attacking cancer," says senior author Xuetong "Snow" Shen, Ph.D., an assistant professor in M. D. Anderson's Department of Ca...

NIH scientists target future pandemic strains of H5N1 avian influenza

... Success hinges on anticipating and predicting the crucial mutations that would help the virus spread easily from person to person. Led by Gary Nabel, M.D., Ph.D., director of the NIAIDs Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center (VRC), the team is reporting in the August 10, 2007 issue of the journal...

Where's the beef? Not enough of it is on elders' plates, muscle-metabolism study suggests

...ng the decline in muscle mass among the elderly is crucial to maintaining their health and independence, these researchers say. And they add that consuming adequate protein is essential for making and maintaining muscles. Since nutritional studies show that many elderly individuals eat less protein than the...

Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions

...sburgh School of Medicine. These results confirm crucial objective information that is commonly obtained by neuropsychological testing to help team doctors and athletic trainers make critical decisions about concussion management and safe return to play, added Dr. Lovell, who is founding director of the Un...

Nottingham center to help UK to meet its carbon targets

...as won 1.1m for a new centre that is set to play a crucial role in the fight against climate change. The Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture and Storage (CICCS) due to open in October 2007 will develop novel technologies to trap and store greenhouse gases permanently and safely, so they are not relea...

From UF and IBM, a blueprint for 'smart' health care

... available on a computer network. The advance is crucial given the increasing number of elderly Americans. The number of people 85 and over is expected to rise from 4.2 million in 2000 to 6.1 million in 2010 and 9.6 million by 2030, according to federal government statistics. Meanwhile, the percentage of o...

Investigating the causes of Parkinson's disease

...ment Award. This novel model of Parkinsons will be crucial in helping to uncover and study why nerve cells die in the region of the brain affected in Parkinsons disease. At Nottingham we have an excellent team who are committed to understanding this model. I look forward to driving this interesting new ave...

ESA's Earth Explorer gravity satellite on show

...major role in this ESA project, which represents a crucial step forward in increasing our knowledge of the structure of our planet and its well-being." ESA GOCE Project Manager, Danilo Muzi highlighting the role of industry in this very challenging satellites development, said: "Forty-five companies distr...

Study finds HIV protease inhibitor drugs may adversely affect the scaffolding of the cell nucleus

...y, have demonstrated that HIV protease inhibitors crucial drugs for HIV treatment block a cellular enzyme important for generating the structural scaffolding for the cell nucleus. Published in the July 16 early edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, these biochemical findings may off...

Cancer on the agenda of the Portuguese EU Council Presidency

...ean Health Strategy, this Round Table will address crucial issues in terms of the EU health agenda, such as facing specific health problems, health determinants, health services and patient mobility. The selection of such topics reflects the importance politicians place on assuring best quality healthcare...

'Cars' imaging reveals clues to myelin damage

...ers have discovered that calcium ions could play a crucial role in multiple sclerosis by activating enzymes that degrade the fatty sheath that insulates nerve fibers. Learning exactly how the myelin sheath is degraded might enable scientists to determine how to halt disease progress and reverse damage by g...

Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

...making prophylaxis and treatment with antivirals a crucial part in the efforts to reduce the burden of pandemic influenza.4 In an environment full of uncertainties, it is best to have a comprehensive plan in place, said Arnold Monto, professor of epidemiology and influenza expert at the University of Mich...

Taking animals out of laboratory research

...als from medical research while still maintaining crucial work to defeat diseases that affect millions of people. The new FRAME Alternatives Laboratory, within the Universitys Medical School, is to be officially opened by Ed Balls MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, on July 6. FRAME Fund for the Re...

Sleep restriction affects children's speech

...ioning," said Waford. "The early school years are crucial windows that determine future learning. Therefore, it is imperative that children in this age range are well-rested to prepare for the demands of the school day." Experts recommend that children in pre-school sleep between 11-13 hours a night, an...

ESA satellite guides polar explorers across disintegrating sea ice

...e and unsafe areas in the sea ice and provide this crucial information to Alain and Dixie in field via the International Polar Foundation." The Arctic Arc expedition is part of the International Polar Year 2007-2008. Alain Hubert and Dixie Dansercoer stepped onto the sea ice off the coast of Siberia on 1 M...

Heading to Siberia: UH signs agreement with Russian Academy of Sciences

...both on the faculty and student levels that is so crucial in todays expanded research endeavors, creating scholarly communities across traditional lines. Past and current collaborations between faculty at UH and researchers at the Russian Academy of Sciences have bolstered this new formal agreement, giv...

Research probes seniors' plans for end-of-life care

...clue what your preferences are." That's why it's crucial for people to weigh their options carefully and honestly. "The fact is, not all people go to their immediate next of kin," says Carr. "So, if you think the best representative for you is someone who's down the chain of command - maybe not a spouse,...

UK and other European countries should introduce universal childhood hepatitis B vaccination

... efforts to control and prevent hepatitis B are of crucial importance and it is the responsibility of each country worldwide to play its part....

Clinical data suggest potential versatility of ALIMTA-based regimens in lung cancer

... ALIMTA is an antifolate which interferes with a crucial process that allows cancer cells to reproduce and spread. The most common side effects when ALIMTA is used as monotherapy are disorders of the blood and lymphatic system, gastrointestinal disorders, fatigue, rash and desquamation or flaking of skin i...

Study explains why patients with OSA are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease

...would mean less production of nitric oxide that is crucial to artery vasodilatation. The less nitric oxide, the higher potentially is the risk of hypertension and acute heart attack. CPAP treatment would likely restore the physiologic function of the lining of the blood vessels." For the study, 14 men with...

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