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Study tests oral insulin to prevent type 1 diabetes

... of Diabetes in the Young, or TEDDY, study aims to discover the genes and environmental exposures that may cause type 1 diabetes through a newborn screening program. Babies found to be at a high risk of developing the disease may enroll in TEDDY II and will be tracked over time to examine environmental risk f...

MUHC-led international team identifies gene responsible for blindness in infants and children

...tructure of CEP290, the investigators were able to discover LCA5, as they have similar structures and functions in the retina. Both the CEP290 and LCA5 genes encode proteins with vital functions in the cilium of the photoreceptors, transporting visual proteins to the compartment where vision occurs. When thes...

Loss of stem cells correlates with premature aging in animal study

...Amma Asare are currently using this mouse model to discover compounds that preserve stem cells and may, consequentially, suppress aging. ...

Studies show antidepressants not linked to birth defects

...t should not stop taking their medications if they discover they are pregnant, but should immediately contact their health care provider. It may be dangerous to stop taking an antidepressant suddenly. About 10 percent of pregnant women in the United States suffer from depression, some of it undiagnosed. P...

New algorithm matches any tumor cells to best possible anti-cancer treatments

...ses to therapy, the COXEN algorithm can be used to discover effective compounds in any form of cancer. By the nature of the algorithm, which examines both cancer cells and drug activity at the molecular level, these newly discovered drugs should be effective in patients. This pre-screening for effectiveness u...

W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2007 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in medical research

...lity to regenerate themselves, Dr. Wagers hopes to discover a method to slow down or reverse the natural process of aging, which may potentially lead to advances in treating age-related illnesses, such as diabetes, immune deficiencies, muscle weakness, and cancer. Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D., Department o...

Why women get more migraines than men

... Charles lab; and colleagues used a mouse model to discover a big difference between males and females with regard to a phenomenon called cortical spreading depression (CSD), which is thought to be a chief culprit in causing migraines. In a separate study, to be published in the September issue of the Journal...

UIC researchers to develop new drugs to fight bioterrorism

... Advanced Pharmaceutical Sciences. The center will discover new and effective medicines to fight bioterrorism and assist the college in obtaining additional funding sources to develop medicines to fight other infectious and chronic diseases such as tuberculosis, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and bipolar ...

Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer

...strointestinal tract. The research team set out to discover whether angiogenesis - the creation of new blood vessels - plays a role in cancer formation related to the inflammatory protein Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (TNFa). "What we found is a previously unrecognized role for IKKbeta, a protein kinase activ...

MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous

...st cancer. This makes it all the more important to discover such high-grade DCIS. Until To date mammography was the 'gold standard' of breast cancer medicine It has been known for a long time that MRI is superior to mammography as far as the diagnosis of invasive breast cancer is concerned. However, the sea...

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(Date:7/28/2014)... About 100 drugs already approved by the U.S. Food ... prevent the growth of certain bacterial pathogens inside human ... Mediterranean spotted fever. The findings, published in mBio ... for Microbiology, demonstrate a new way of identifying non-antibiotic ... , A handful of drugs on the list ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... discovery of two additional coral communities showing signs of damage ... of the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The ... professor of biology at Penn State University. A paper describing ... in the Gulf of Mexico will be published during the ... of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole in ... arrived long before any human. , Using data from ... the Antarctic continent, including the South Pole, a group ... (DRI) in Reno, Nevada, created the most accurate and ... southernmost continent. The new record, described in an article ...
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