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  June 14, 2024
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- Emerging Biogenerics Market To Show 135% Annual Growth
Worldwide Generic Biologics Market to Reach $12 Billion by 2010.
- Nanolaser may help extend life-spans by rapidly analyzing possible neuroprotectant drugs
Preventing mitochondria from turning ugly may postpone Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s diseases.
- Natural Chemical Curbs Neuropathic Pain
A naturally occurring protein might hold the key to alleviating neuropathic pain.
- How HIV Dodges The Body’s Defense
HIV replicates in human cells by disabling an innate protection mechanism.
- Cystic Fibrosis And Sperm Fertility
Mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR), which are responsible for the lung problems seen in cystic fibrosis patients, may also stop sperm from working normally.
- Therapeutic Cloning In Parkinsonian Mice
In the first example of therapeutic cloning for treating a brain disorder, scientists have used dopamine neurons derived from cloned mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells to treat mice with a Parkinson-like condition.
- Anticancer Drug Explained
Researchers are beginning to understand how a particular anticancer drug -- known as 17-AAG -- can kill off cancer cells and leave healthy neighbours unharmed.
- White blood cell plays key role in body's excessive repair response to asthma
Airway scarring can be disrupted by targeting eosinophils.
- Healthy Neighbors Rescue Degenerating Motor Neurons
In amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the life or death of motor neurons may rest with an overlooked group of neighboring cells.
- Nobel Prize in Medicine for 2003 to Lauterbur and Mansfield for their discoveries concerning "magnetic resonance imaging"
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2003 jointly to Paul C Lauterbur and Peter Mansfield
- Aggregation of Cloned Mouse Embryos Improves Survival Rate
Novel way to boost the paltry survival rate of cloned mammals.
- Biological basis for creativity linked to mental illness
Creative people more open to stimuli from environment.
- Evidence the heart can renew itself
Anversa has demonstrated that the heart has its own adult stem cells for regenerating heart muscle tissue following a coronary event.
- Genetic links to obesity and thinness
deCODE has discovered a gene with certain variations that predispose to obesity and others that predispose to thinness
- Non-Human Molecule Is Absorbed By Eating
A non-human, cellular molecule is absorbed into human tissues as a result of eating red meat and milk products, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego.
- NIH Announces Strategy to Accelerate Medical Research Progress
The NIH Roadmap for Medical Research developed with input from more than 300 nationally recognized leaders in academia, industry, government and the public.
- Small Study Suggests Anticonvulsant Drug Holds Promise As Therapy For Cocaine Abuse
Preliminary clinical trial conducted in Mexico shows that gamma vinyl-GABA (GVG)could cut cocaine use.
- World's First Cloned Rats from genOway and INRA
genOway is now focusing on the generation of cloned animals with specific genetic modifications (knock-out and knock-in rats)
- Social insects point to non-genetic origins of societies
Social structures form through group dynamics, not trait selection
- NIGMS Center Grants To Explore Stem Cell Biology
To elucidate the basic biology of stem cells, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is funding three Exploratory Centers for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research.
- Software Tackles Protein Pathways
PathBLAST searches the yeast protein-protein interaction network to identify all protein interaction pathways that align with a pathway query.
- Academic clinical research is under threat from the EU
New therapies for hard-to-treat or rare cancers might never be developed and patients would continue to suffer and die unless problems with the proposed EU directive1 on clinical trials are resolved.
- Scientists switch components in cell circuits: possible new technology, therapy
Interchangeability may allow engineering of cells with new decision-making circuits
- Gene for rare inherited spinal cord disorder found; discovery may aid studies of other paralyzing diseases
U-M - Penn team hope to aid diagnosis & treatment of hereditary spastic paraplegia
- Genes can individualize treatment for high blood pressure
Genes that cause hypertension may also determine which blood pressure-lowering drugs are most effective for different people.
- $500,000 Technology Prize for Advances Leading to the $1,000 Human Genome
The prize is aimed at stimulating the scientific and technology research community to significantly advance automated DNA sequencing so that a human genome can be sequenced for $1,000 or less as soon as possible
- How HIV Infection Kills Brain Cells
A potent neurotoxin produced by a complex interaction of signals from non-neuronal brain cells may be the cause of the development of dementia due to the death of neurons in the brain.
- Persistent Infection Impairs The Immune System
Scientists have identified persistent infection as the major factor accounting for impaired T cell responses observed in certain infectious diseases, autoimmune disorders and cancers.
- Gene Associated With Susceptibility To Common Form Of Stroke
Scientists have identified a gene that is associated with susceptibility to stroke.
- Gene Sequences Of Two Parasites That Cause Schistosomiasis
Two groups report on the sequencing and analysis of most of the genes found in two of the parasites that cause schistosomiasis, a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the developing world.
- Therapeutic Cloning In Parkinsonian Mice
In the first example of therapeutic cloning for treating a brain disorder, scientists have used dopamine neurons derived from cloned mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells to treat mice with a Parkinson-like condition.
- Cell Suffocation May Cause Cancer Spread
Starving tumour cells of oxygen may trigger their spread to other bodily organs.
- Unhelpful Hedgehogs Cause Cancer
High levels of a protein known as Sonic hedgehog (SHH) may trigger certain forms of digestive tract tumour.
- Beta-blockers also control malaria infection
Hormones that regulate cardiovascular function have been discovered to influence malaria infection.
- Second-generation antisense drug reduces TNF-alpha in rheumatoid arthritis patients
Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that the final results and additional data analyses of this first randomized, placebo- controlled Phase 2a clinical trial will be presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).
- National Library of the Netherlands and BioMed Central agree to open access archive
BioMed Central and the National Library of the Netherlands signed an agreement to secure the long-term digital archiving of all research published by BioMed Central.
- A Cheap And Easy Way To Treat Parkinson Disease
Infusion of D-beta-hydroxybutyrate (D-beta-HB) to mice suffering from Parkinson disease restored impaired brain function and protected against neurodegeneration and motor skill abnormalities.
- ROMA (Representational Oligonucleotide Microarray Analysis)
Powerful New Method Helps Reveal Genetic Basis of Cancer, Plus Surprising Differences in "Normal" DNA
- Avigen Cleared to Resume Clinical Trial of Hemophilia B Treatment
FDA, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Stanford University Medical Center Approve Resumption.
- Merck and Alnylam Establish Industry's First Strategic Alliance to Apply RNA Interference for Human Therapeutics
Merck and Alnylam will work collaboratively to advance RNAi technology and jointly apply the technology to develop RNAi-based therapeutics that selectively target human diseases.
- Discovery Points to New Way to Control Atherosclerosis
HHMI researchers discover a genetic switch that can dramatically reduce reduce fatty deposits in the coronary arteries of mice.
- Pharmexa reports progress in US breast cancer trial
Preliminary results with HER-2 AutoVac(TM) Protein vaccine are expected before the end of the year.
- First gene therapy product to gain FDA orphan drug designation for pancreatic cancer
Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announced that the FDA has approved REXIN-G, the world's first tumor-targeted injectable gene therapy vector, as an orphan drug for pancreatic cancer.
- Lasker Award honors Rockefeller University biochemist for pioneering studies of gene activation
Robert G. Roeder, Ph.D., a biochemist whose research has led to major advances in understanding how human genes are switched "on" and "off," is this year's recipient of the highly prestigious Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research.
- Brain cells found to hold key to growth of certain breast cancers
The ability of some breast cancers to grow rapidly and tenaciously may be the result of a survival strategy borrowed from brain cells.
- Targeting transcription: New insights into turning genes on
Using a new approach to developing artificial transcription factors, Anna Mapp and coworkers have gained important insights into the workings of gene-activating transcription factors.
- UCSD Researchers Identify Chromosome Location for 2nd Form of Joubert Syndrome
New findings from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have identified chromosome 11 as a second site for a gene or genes that cause Joubert syndrome.
- Timing Sleep And Wakefulness
Sleep homeostatic processes, which cause the urge to sleep to depend on prior amounts of sleep or wakefulness, influence the circadian clock.
- Fatty Recruiters
Scientists have discovered how T cells home to problem areas in the body.
- Uric Acid Signals Danger
Uric acid may signal the immune system to warn it of impending danger.

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