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Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer

...ved to treat renal cell carcinoma. Hung's lab is exploring the possibility that this TNFa-driven activation of mTOR is the molecular link between obesity and heightened cancer risk. Obese mammals have high levels of TNFa secreted by their fat cells. For Hung, the Cell paper is part of an ongoing effort to ...

Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly

...ame type seen in muscular dystrophy. He is already exploring how inhibiting Wnt signaling might help provide therapy for that disease. Wnt has also popped up unexpectedly in work by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, published in the same issue of Science, who were studying the effects of a de...

Researchers link metal ions to neurodegenerative disease

...says Dr. Lynn. Forty years ago, scientists began exploring a possible link between overexposure to metals and Alzheimer's disease. Because some people with the disease had aluminum deposits in their brains, it was thought that there was a direct connection between aluminum exposure and Alzheimer's. However, ...

Study identifies new regulator of fat metabolism

...ich genes were unique to this ketogenic phenotype, exploring the possibility that hepatocytes were playing an active role in the process. And, using micoarray gene analysis, they discovered that their hunch was correct: FGF21, a liver-derived fibroblast growth factor gene, was significantly increased in the ...

Harboring hostility may be linked to unhealthy lungs

...This research has implications for future research exploring the possible influence of social status on personality functioning and pulmonary health....

Gene variations point to why lung cancer drugs work better in Japanese vs. US patients

...ork. The recent SWOG study breaks new ground by exploring the possible role of ethnic patterns in the emerging science of pharmacogenomics, which promises to tailor drug regimens to a patients genetic profile. Nobody else in the world has ever done this, with a common arm looking at genetic differences amon...

Mouse model points to possible new strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders

...y fall. Based on their findings, the group is also exploring the possibility that ManNAc may benefit people suffering from diseases that involve damage to the cell layers of the kidney that are required for filtering the blood....

COX inhibitors may weaken protective qualities of estrogen hormone therapy

... "We were prompted to perform these studies while exploring the mechanism by which NSAIDs confer a cardiovascular hazard, that is suppression of COX-2 derived prostacyclin" says lead author Garret FitzGerald, MD, Director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at Penn. Inhibition of CO...

New Mayo Clinic MRI technology enables noninvasive liver diagnoses

...osis using MRE in the future. His research team is exploring the use of MRE in detecting breast cancer and Alzheimers disease....

University of Alberta hosts international conference on women in the knowledge economy and society

...l involve in-depth discussions and artistic events exploring the idea of how women shape and will continue to shape our world, from the classroom to the boardroom, from the lab to the theatreand beyond....

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 4, 2007

...porters. ACS Chemical Biology is a monthly journal exploring cellular function from both chemical and biological perspectives. In addition to research papers and reviews, the journal also publishes "Spotlight" current research in chemical biology from other journals; "Profile" experts in the field; and "Poin...

A sweet step toward new cancer therapies

...ate groups attached. Hakansson's group has been exploring the use of metals such as calcium and iron to carry the necessary positive charges. In a series of recently published papers, they first showed that their method can be used to selectively cleave different bonds and then demonstrated that it can be u...

'Smart' sunglasses and goggles let users adjust shade and color

...a number of patents filed on the technology and is exploring options for commercialization. It will be a few years until these sunglasses show up on store shelves....

Key science Web sites buried in information avalanche

...m, the search engine played a more central role in exploring the object of research and identifying relevant sites of information. "This will be an issue not just for policymakers," Dr. Schroeder says, "but for educators, organisations involved in science and research communication, regulators responsible f...

American College of Physicians releases new patient education resources

...sleeping better, and working with their doctor and exploring treatment choices. The restful sleep guidebook includes a workbook section that provides suggested questions to ask a doctor and a chart to record sleep patterns. The DVD is narrated by actress Finola Hughes, who suffered from insomnia. ACP membe...

Obesity and environmental chemicals -- New research probes potential link

...ndergraduate and graduate student researchers, are exploring how PBDEs affect fat storage and production. "We know PBDEs are fat-soluble they dissolve in fat tissue," says Carey. "What are they doing in the fat as they sit there? Nobody has asked that question yet." Building on research conducted by two of...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 28, 2007

...porters. ACS Chemical Biology is a monthly journal exploring cellular function from both chemical and biological perspectives. In addition to research papers and reviews, the journal also publishes Spotlight current research in chemical biology from other journals; Profile experts in the field; and Points of...

MGH research award helps women establish scientific careers

...GH," says Tarbell. "In fact Harvard University is exploring a similar model to provide even more substantial startup funding for women in academics at the university." Tarbell is the C.C. Wang Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School....

Doctors test effort that helps people understand health risk information

...f the first studies we know of to go beyond simply exploring the fact that there are problems with how well people understand numbers and quantitative messages, says Schwartz. This study considers one concrete effort to teach people how to understand risk. The authors tested two parallel, randomized groups o...

Physicists set 'speed limit' for future superconducting magnet

...e Feb. 11 by the journal Nature Physics. "We are exploring nature's limitations, and our discovery has basic implications for the study of superconductors and for applications to magnetic resonance imaging," said Halperin. "The dream would be to have powerful magnets that don't require helium for cooling. So...

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