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New cause of tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer cells discovered at Lombardi

...re altered. While they have not yet determined the exact interactions that take place, the researchers believe that the overexpression of XBP1 promotes cell survival by affecting the activity of the intrinsic apoptosis pathway. XBP1 may give us a much-needed clue for better predicting response to anti-e...

Not all 'drug-related deaths' are 'drug-related'

... Action Teams in England and Wales, but the term's exact meaning varies according to European and national definitions. This means it is hard to know what sorts of deaths are included, the demographic profile of those who died, and whether or not individuals were tapped in to services designed to assist dr...

WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings

...straight-line and reflected signals, determine the exact location of the transmitters in three-dimensional space. The goal is to develop a commercial system that can pinpoint a person's location in three dimensions to within about a foot, have a range of 2,000 feet, and track up to 100 people simultaneou...

Researchers link metal ions to neurodegenerative disease

...or of the study. While little is known about the exact mechanisms governing the formation of amyloid fibrils, the study's results suggest that the exact way amyloid binds to copper ions affects the fibers' architecture, rate of propagation and their eff...

Science steps in to discover wonders of Toe-tankhamun

...se right big toe has been lost in order to test an exact replica of the artificial toe. A model of a second false Egyptian big toe on display in the British Museum, albeit without its mummy, will also be tested at the Human Performance Laboratory at nearby University of Salford. The toes date from betw...

Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients

...g body of research that is trying to determine the exact role of inflammation in Alzheimers disease. OBanion notes that some studies have found that taking medications to squelch inflammation, such non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs, might help reduce a persons chances of getting Alzheimers di...

Adult brain cells rediscover their inner child

...nds to become less intense in adults. While the exact contribution adult-born neurons make to overall learning and memory remains mysterious, Song notes that these results are promising for any future nerve stem cell therapy. "If we can implant or stimulate these adult stem cells in damaged areas, it's ...

Researchers investigate impact of lifestyle on GI health

...-author of this study at TMH, Mumbai, India. "The exact mechanism by which life long vegetarianism may reduce the risk of sporadic CRC needs further investigation. Prolonged vegetarianism starting in early life may be a viable lifestyle option for those at risk of developing the disease." Dr. Shastri w...

Extremely drug resistant TB a growing problem in India

...t equipped to perform drug susceptibility tests so exact prevalence is difficult to ascertain, and treatment in the absence of reliable sensitivity reports is difficult. Compounding the problem is the huge costs of treating these most difficult TB patients," he said....

JCI table of contents: May 10, 2007

...infections and an increased tendency to bleed. The exact defect responsible for this disease remains unclear. In a study appearing online on May 10 in advance of publication in the June print issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Denisa Wagner and colleagues from Harvard Medical School show that ...

Discovery of cellular processes which regulate heart's energy supply

...r power plants called mitochondria. However, their exact role in supplying energy to the heart muscle had not previously been understood. Using powerful genomic tools, researchers discovered that the ERRa and g receptors play a key role in regulating the genes which guide the complex biological processes...

Forensic pathologists tell physiologists what they know about death and what puzzles them

...ance, nail down the precise cause of death and the exact time. Or they pinpoint the number of pills a person took before dying of an overdose. Such precise pronouncements are often not possible for the real life medical examiner. In real life, the cause of death may not be entirely clear, and this is esp...

Dua anti-reflux stent relieves GI upper cancer distress

...peat procedures to replace the clogged stents. The exact mechanism that leads to stent clogging is not known. There is a possibility that clogging occurs from contents from the intestines backflowing (refluxing) into the stent. The "Dua Anti-Reflux Valve" was initially developed to reduce reflux of stoma...

Arsenic in chicken feed may pose health risks to humans, C&EN reports

...cating the issue is the fact that no one knows the exact amount of arsenic found in chicken meat or ingested by consumers who frequently eat chicken. Neither the Food and Drug Administration nor the Department of Agriculture has actually measured the level of arsenic in the poultry meat that most people co...

Jefferson immunology researchers show blood-brain barrier damage could affect MS severity

... is part of the long-range goal of determining the exact role of blood-brain barrier permeability in disease. "These results tell us a great deal about the mechanisms that damage the blood-brain barrier," he says. "All of these factors that are missing in the mice arent essential to opening the blood brain...

Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic

...act. Although the MIDAS models cant predict the exact spread of a potential influenza pandemic, they have all suggested that introducing public health measures soon after the first cases appear could greatly reduce the number of people who get sick, says NIGMS Director Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D. The historic...

A sweet step toward new cancer therapies

...rmation about either the protein's identity or the exact type and position of sugars present. To get around that problem, researchers have used a process called electron capture dissociation (ECD) instead of the usual "shake-it-til-it breaks" method to fragment proteins. But that method requires the pres...

Blueberries contain chemical that may help prevent colon cancer

... say. Although researchers still do not know the exact cause of colon cancer, the disease has been linked to a high intake of saturated fats and calories, particularly in Western diets. Pterostilbene may be able to reverse this process, possibly by lowering lipids, Reddy says. He cites a recent study by ...

A closer look inside our lungs -- Penn researchers develop 2 novel imaging techniques

...asurements, patients must inhale the helium at the exact right time, after it's been exposed to a laser light to make all of the atoms spin in the same direction, creating the polarized helium, which then enters the lung. Utilizing another new MR technique, Penn imaging researchers are pushing the scal...

Molecular differences between early and advanced melanomas could provide new drug targets

... therapy. We will continue to work on refining the exact mechanisms of how Akt influences the aggressive growth of melanomas."...

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