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2010-04-29 14:21:27

New research in the FASEB Journal reports that fluorescent microspheres conjugated to cell surface molecules can detect early inflammation at the molecular level Forget what you know about how diseases are diagnosed"”new research published in the May 2010 print issue of The FASEB Journal details a noninvasive ground-breaking tool that detects signs of disease at early molecular stages before symptoms can be seen using traditional methods. Even better, this tool promises to detect some...

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2010-04-26 15:17:23

New research in the FASEB Journal shows that high levels of phosphate in sodas and processed foods accelerate the aging process in mice and contribute to age-associated complications such as chronic kidney disease Here's another reason to kick the soda habit. New research published online in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) shows that high levels of phosphates may add more "pop" to sodas and processed foods than once thought. That's because researchers found that the high levels of...

2010-04-16 13:55:00

BETHESDA, Md., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has launched a web-based portal that brings together information on a wide range of programs aimed at increasing the diversity of the biomedical workforce. The FASEB and FASEB Society Resources for Underrepresented Minority Students and Scientists webpage highlights over 50 unique initiatives offered by FASEB and its member societies. The site includes information on...

2010-04-07 15:59:00

BETHESDA, Md., April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has released an updated compilation of data on research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as a statement about how current trends could affect biomedical research in FY2011. "Based on projections from the President's budget summary, we will see a significant decline in the number of grants in FY2011 at the proposed funding level," said Howard...

2010-04-07 09:08:01

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that 'growth genes' are not driven by age, but by the process of growth itself, opening doors for organ regeneration as well as new treatments for abnormal body growth and cancer If you consider yourself to be too short or too tall, things are looking up, or down, depending on your vertical disposition. New research published online in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) explains how we grow, how our bodies maintain correct proportions, and...

2010-04-07 08:45:30

New research in the FASEB Journal shows that bone cells use microscopic hair-like projections, called cilia, to turn on bone-forming genes in response to mechanical loads For osteoporosis patients unable to exercise, help may be on the way. That's because scientists have discovered precisely how mechanical stress, such as exercise, promotes new bone growth. This opens the door to entirely new therapies that can trick bones into thinking they are getting a workout. The research report...

2010-04-06 08:44:33

Src (short for sarcoma) is a family of proto-oncogenic tyrosine kinases active in many cancer tumors, including medulloblastoma, the most common malignant cancer in children. Src represents one of the most promising targets for cancer therapy. A recent study shows that pyrazolo-[3,4-d]"“pyrimidine-derivatives, designed to target Src, may be effective in interfering with the cell cycle and causing cancer cell death in medulloblastoma. The results were published in FASEB (The Journal of...

2010-03-31 16:38:44

New research in the FASEB Journal shows that nucleic acid nanoparticle platform delivery technology achieves successful gene transfer and reverses affects of retinitis pigmentosa in mice Take a look at this: Scientists from Buffalo, Cleveland, and Oklahoma City made a huge step toward making the blind see, and they did it by using a form of gene therapy that does not involve the use of modified viruses. In a research report published in the April 2010 print issue of The FASEB Journal...

2010-03-26 07:58:55

New research in the FASEB Journal reports that a novel enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay could be a critical diagnostic tool for the detection of A-Beta oligomers, proteins which cause Alzheimer's disease A new test developed by Japanese scientists may revolutionize how and when physicians diagnose Alzheimer's disease. According to a research report published online in The FASEB Journal, the new test measures proteins in the spinal fluid known to be one of the main causes of brain...

2010-03-09 06:45:00

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered that exposure during pregnancy to Bisphenol A (BPA), a common component of plastics, causes permanent abnormalities in the uterus of offspring, including alteration in their DNA. The findings were reported in the March issue of Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB J.). Led by Hugh S. Taylor, M.D., professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale, the study...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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