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2003-06-30
- Dendritic Cells Respond To Viral Infection
The research suggests that multiple dendritic cell types can initiate immune responses in answer to certain viral infections.
- The Mechanics Of Speech Production
Study reveals how the brain can control purely mechanical aspects of speech independent of sound production.
- Y Chromosome Sequence Unveiled
The detailed genome sequence of the male-making human Y chromosome is unveiled.
- Molecular Fingerprint Predicts HIV-Associated Dementia
The study suggests a possible way to screen HIV patients for the first signs of cognitive impairment.
2003-06-24
- Researchers Discover Use of Novel Mechanism Preserves Y Chromosome Genes
So, what really makes men?
- Study Provides New Tool to Diagnose and Halt Aggressive Blood Disorder
Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) can be detected with a simple blood test
- Researchers Identify A Possible Cause of Infertility In Some Women With Endometriosis
Endometriosis may lead to the lack molecules in the uterus that allow the embryo to attach to the uterine wall
- Enzyme May Play Unexpected Role in Asthma
Possibility of developing new anti-asthma drugs
- Oral Insulin Does Not Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
Diabetes Prevention Clinical Trial yields disappointing results
- NHGRI Study May Help Scientists Design Safer Methods for Gene Therapy
Researchers Map Integration Sites of Retroviral Vectors in Human Genome
- Web-based Exhibit on Genetics Research Now Available
The exhibit answers important questions about genetics research and features cartoons to increase children’s interest in genetics
- Aspirin as Effective as Ticlopidine in African American Antiplatelet Stroke Prevention Study
Results from the African American Antiplatelet Stroke Prevention Study
2003-06-19
- Neural stem cells take a step closer to the clinic
Scientists working with cells that may someday be used to replace diseased or damaged cells in the brain have taken neural stem cell technology a key step closer to the clinic.
2003-06-17
- NHGRI Study May Help Scientists Design Safer Methods For Gene Therapy
Researchers Map Integration Sites of Retroviral Vectors in Human Genome
- Antifungal Drug Helps Kids With Immune Disorder Avoid Hospitalization
The antifungal medication itraconazole is well tolerated and effectively prevents fungal infections in children who have chronic granulomatous disease (CGD).
- Web-Based Exhibit On Genetics Research Now Available
An on-line exhibit on genetics research, sponsored by the Office of NIH History, is now available on the World Wide Web
- Researchers Identify Shift Towards More Treatable AIDS-Related Lymphomas
Results of study suggest that the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has caused a shift in the majority of AIDS-related lymphomas to a type that usually responds well to chemotherapy.
- Mouse Study Identifies Protective Mechanism Against Alcohol-Induced Embryo Toxicity
Researchers have identified a mechanism by which the eight amino acid peptide NAP, an active fragment of a neuroprotective brain protein, protects against alcohol-induced embryo toxicity and growth retardation in mice.
- Brain Changes In The Blind
The activity seen in primary visual cortex may be important for verbal memory in the blind.
- Deconstructing Dengue Fever
Scientists have discovered why people with Dengue hemorrhagic fever often get sicker the second time they are infected.
- New Class Of Stem Cells May Pave The Way For Therapies
Canadian researchers describe a novel class of human stem cells that can rapidly generate blood cells.
- Bacterial Sensor Gets The Nod
This finding has implications not only for infectious diseases but also for treating Crohn’s disease.
- Human Carcinogen Has New Mode Of Action
Scientists identify a different mode of action for cadmium, an environmental hazard and known carcinogen.
- Virus Therapy Attacks Cancer Cells
Researchers have come up with an ingenious means of engineering a virus so that it selectively replicates in and destroys tumor cells.
- Safeguard For Genetic Modification Therapy
By substituting an essential survival gene in the bacterium with the therapeutic gene (interleukin-10), scientists engineer an organism that delivers IL-10 to fight inflammatory bowel disease, but is hampered from persisting outside of the body.
- Receptors Mediate Antidiabetic Effects
The identification of adiponectin receptors will aid the design of drugs for obesity-linked diseases, such as diabetes and atherosclerosis.
2003-06-02
- Antibodies Mark ‘Mad Cow’ Prion Proteins
The finding may lead to new diagnostics and therapy for prion diseases.
- Combination Vaccine Delivers Double Blow
A new vaccine approach that delivers a one-two punch could give the immune system an edge against malaria, AIDS and other exigent diseases in people.
- Stem Cell Engraftment Success Does Not Ensure Long-Term Survival
Only a minority of these established stem cells contribute to long-term hematopoiesis.
- Study Highlights Potential Danger Of Gene Therapy
Viruses carrying the therapeutic gene can become inserted into other genes and damage them.
- Dioxins Hijack Protein
The common environmental toxin, dioxin, can trigger oestrogen-like effects by binding to an alternative receptor.
- Protein Problems Linked To Common Childhood Cancer
The commonest form of childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), may be caused by a defect in the RNA splicing process of cells.
- Alzheimer's Patients May Benefit From Manic Depressive Medication
Lithium, a drug already used to treat manic depression, may also prove to be an effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
2003-05-19
- Food For Thought: Obesity, Diabetes May Be All In The Head
Researchers have homed in on a brain mechanism that reduces food intake and affects the availability of blood glucose.
- Polymer Scientists Become DNA Detectives
A report in the June issue may offer a new fast and simple method for identifying SNPs and detecting them in individuals.
- Knockout Rats Join Mice In The Lab
Paper describes the first ever “knockout” lab rats, allowing researchers to study the effect of specific gene defects on rat physiology.
- Foxy Duo Make Sugary Signals
Two molecules, FOXO1 and PGC-1a, interact directly to turn on genes that stimulate insulin-dependent glucose production.
- Bone Bonanza
An Insight in this week's Nature presents a collection of articles that explore key elements of skeletal biology.
- Cause Of SARS Confirmed
The identity of the agent that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has been confirmed.
- Young 'Old' Mice Offer Clue To Premature Ageing
Mice engineered to grow old before their time may help researchers understand premature ageing syndromes.
2003-05-05
- Antisense RNA Causes Genetic Disease
Scientists have uncovered a new mechanism for genetic diseases that involves antisense RNA -- an unusual form of RNA that blocks the expression of genes.
- Anti-Cancer Drug Duo Delivers One-Two Punch
A new type of drug decreases the damaging side-effects, and boosts the tumor-busting capacity, of interleukin-2, holding out promise for patients with certain types of cancer.
- Understanding Autoimmune Disorders
Alterations to a key gene may predispose some people to develop autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes.
- Anthrax Killer Decoded
The genome of Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes anthrax, has been sequenced. The results provide an insight into its biology and that of two related nasty relatives, and highlight potential genetic targets for vaccine and drug design.
- Hearing Loss
Rresearchers identify one key gene that seems to be closely linked to progressive hearing loss in mice.
- Blood Stem Cell Signalling
The signalling molecule Wnt may help blood stem cells to divide and self-renew
2003-05-02
- SARS genome
SARS genome decoded - free to all on Science Magazine Website
2003-05-01
- In utero Surgical Technique for Spina Bifida
NICHD Study To Test Surgical Technique to Repair Spinal Defect Before Birth
- Early Diagnosis of Usher Syndrome Type 1 Made Possible by New Findings
Can Help Ashkenazi Jewish Children Who are Born Deaf and Have Progressive Loss of Sight
- Unique Source of Postnatal Stem Cells
Baby teeth that fall out around a child's sixth birthday contain a rich supply of stem cells


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