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New 'GreeneChip' identifies multiple pathogens rapidly and accurately

...tious diseases, have no distinctive symptoms. This makes diagnosis difficult, particularly in the early stages of infection when interventional strategies are optimal. An international group of researchers has recently developed a new technology for pinpointing pathogens. Called the GreeneChip, this devic...

UW-Madison researchers clear way to stronger glass

...s. The microscopic scale of the layering technique makes it best suited for thin films and small products. With UW-Madison pharmacy professor Lian Yu, Ediger is working toward possible medical applications for the new stable glass. Like other solids, pharmaceutical compounds can form crystals or glasses ...

Halving daily cigarette quota has no health benefit

...n the belief that it will stave off an early death makes no difference, suggests research in Tobacco Control. Although reducing consumption may have a place as a temporary measure in smoking cessation, this study proves quite clearly that the only safe way out of the risk caused by smoking is to quit, sa...

Chemotherapy temporarily affects the structures of the human brain

...ong-term. In addition, lack of controls in studies makes it difficult discern cancer- versus drug-effects. Led by Masatoshi Inagaki, M.D., Ph.D., of the Breast Cancer Survivors' Brain MRI Database Group in Japan, researchers used MRI to take high-resolution images and measure volumes in specific areas of...

Pure carbon nanotubes pass first in vivo test

...ct remains intact in our application, because this makes it easier to see where the nanotubes end up, and it opens the door to some exciting diagnostic and therapeutic applications." In a ground-breaking 2002 study, Weisman and colleagues at Rice, including the late Professor Richard Smalley, discovered ...

Adolescent smokers have a greater risk of developing alcohol-use disorders than nonsmokers

...cially during adolescence. "It seems that smoking makes the adolescent brain more vulnerable to other addictions," he said. "Addictive drugs all act on a part of the brain that is described as the 'central reward circuitry.'" Once this system is exposed to one drug, the brain may become more sensitive t...

U of MN study shows Twin Cities residents get exercise through personal lifestyle activities

...ed over the past 20 years in the work place, which makes it more difficult for people to meet the recommendations for daily exercise," said Lyn Steffen, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of epidemiology and community health at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. "But, people can help fil...

Blocking an inter-generational cycle of obesity

... "While we know that over nutrition before birth makes obesity harder to reverse, watching too much television, lack of exercise and eating junk food will still make people fat. Healthy food choices and moderate activity levels are very important for everyone, regardless of their beginnings." Researche...

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute -- cancer study

...L in human cells. Their research found the enzyme makes cancer cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy, whereas removing the enzyme makes the cells more resistant to treatment. They also found that the enzyme is inactive in colon cancers ...

VCR -- FDA approves home discharge for US patients

...il heart transplant. "Removing this requirement makes participation in the US Feasibility Trial more attractive to patients because they are able to return to their home once they are discharged by their physician." "We expect this approval will be a catalyst for recruitment in coming weeks, and is a ...

Increased patient demand for prostate test has serious implications for cancer services

...elled if testing is indicated. "Finding out what makes family doctors carry out PSA tests is an important... College Dublin, Ireland, says that that the paper makes an important contribution to the ongoing debate on PSA screening. "This is an excellent study which ...

Columbia study examines ADHD's role in smoking

...nd the act of taking in nicotine through the lungs makes it very bad for you," says Dr. Covey. Our hope is that we can affect some of the same receptors and transmitters activated by nicotine with this ADHD treatment so that smokers are relieved from their ADHD symptoms and are less likely to light up." ...

ResearchChannel reveals the research environment of the future

...s incredible expedition. "High-definition video makes it possible to study the ocean in new ways because we can see with such amazing clarity the volcanoes, novel life forms and submarine hot springs that this incredible world contains. This video can be used in laboratories and classrooms in meaningful...

Sticky proteins provide new insight into drug action

... thing in this case, increase the heart rate now makes more sense to scientists. "Any time you get a sud...s not activate ion channels. While this situation makes sense because the cell isn't asked to respond in two completely opposite ways, it has not been at al...

Peer and family support tops needs of young adult cancer survivors

...priate educational materials written in a way that makes sense and has meaning for adolescents and young adults....

Bariatric surgery complication rates high in some hospitals, new HealthGrades ratings and study show

... that has grown so quickly in recent years, but it makes it necessary for consumers to carefully research the track record of hospitals before having the procedure performed." Individuals contemplating bariatric surgery will find both quality and cost information at HealthGrades.com. In addition to the f...

Fast test for low blood flow in dogs detects early heart trouble

... no bigger than 0.5 millimeters in diameter, often makes it difficult for physicians to pick up the subtle clues that signal the presence of arterial disease. He notes that blood vessels begin to narrow long before mild chest pain and other symptoms occur, leading to reduced blood flow that gradually star...

Manmade protein shows promise for cancer, macular degeneration

...proteins involved in existing blood vessels, which makes them die. It's a nice result," says Dr. Ambati. Some existing anti-angiogenesis treatments target VEGF outside cells. "It is important to bind it within cells because certain cells, such as cancer and blood vessel cells, have the capability to prod...

American Thoracic Society publishes new statement on hepatotoxicity of antituberculosis therapy

...s should keep in mind, however, that the statement makes an important distinction between active and latent TB, added Timothy R. Sterling, M.D. "For patients with active disease, which can be fatal if untreated, the benefits of anti-TB medications outweigh the risks," he said. "The risk of disease and TB-a...

Newest in CT imaging technology -- dual energy source -- now being utilized on patients at Penn

...first dual-source computed tomography system. What makes this system so cutting-edge is its use of two different X-ray energy sources (which can be used at two different X-ray energy levels) for two detectors. The interaction between the two with tissues in the body is different and by comparing those diff...

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(Date:8/29/2014)... and number of connections in transcription factor networks (TFNs) ... a study published in PLOS Computational Biology ... signature contributes to a network,s resilience against mutations. ... assortativity of TFN models has a greater effect on ... of assortativity," said Dov A. Pechenick, PhD, lead author ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... nucleus, chromosomal DNA is tightly bound to structural ... chromatin. Until about two decades ago, histones were ... material around which the glamorous DNA strands were ... appreciation for how DNA/histone interactions govern gene expression. ... studying the sequence of the genome from cancer ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... to announce the selection of Dr. Fred Baxendale as ... those who have served ESA for at least 20 ... Society that has reached an extraordinary level. Candidates for ... and then voted on by the ESA membership. Dr. ... Entomology 2014, ESA,s Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon this ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Assortativity signatures of transcription factor networks contribute to robustness 2'K-to-M' histone mutations: How repressing the repressors may drive tissue-specific cancers 2'K-to-M' histone mutations: How repressing the repressors may drive tissue-specific cancers 3Fred Baxendale selected as Honorary Member of the Entomological Society of America 2
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