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2012-04-23 22:29:39

A research team, led by John Guy, M.D., professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has pioneered a novel technological treatment for Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), an inherited genetic defect that causes rapid, permanent, and bilateral loss of vision in people of all ages, but primarily males ages 20-40. Genetic mutations in the mitochondria (part of the cell that produces energy) cause the disorder. Currently,...

2012-04-18 22:00:00

Heart-like cells made in the laboratory from the skin of patients with a common cardiac condition contract less strongly than similarly created cells from unaffected family members, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The cells also exhibit abnormal structure and respond only dully to the wave of calcium signals that initiate each heartbeat. The finding used induced pluripotent stem, or iPS, cell technology to create heart-muscle-like cells from the skin...

2012-03-26 22:21:05

Team discovers mechanism for destroying particular cancer cells An international team of scientists has announced a new advance in the ability to target and destroy certain cancer cells. A group led by the University of Leicester has shown that particular cancer cells are especially sensitive to a protein called p21. This protein usually forces normal and cancer cells to stop dividing but it was recently shown that in some cases it can also kill cancer cells. However, scientists have...

2012-03-09 02:14:48

New study points to possible new therapeutic approaches in treatment of AD A research group led by Dr. A. Claudio Cuello of McGill University's Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, has uncovered a critical process in understanding the degeneration of brain cells sensitive to Alzheimer's disease (AD). The study, published in the February issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, suggests that this discovery could help develop alternative AD therapies. A breakdown in...

2012-03-08 15:49:49

Research presented at the March 7-11, 2012, conference in Chicago includes studies on metabolism, aging, and monarch butterfly migration The Genetics Society of America's 53rd Annual Drosophila Research Conference, March 7-11 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, will showcase diverse efforts to understand basic biological processes through the easy-to-study fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, and other insects. Drosophila provides the ideal model system for studying biological...

2012-03-02 13:44:32

Molecular 'tweezers' break up toxic aggregations of proteins Millions of people suffer from Parkinson's disease, a disorder of the nervous system that affects movement and worsens over time. As the world's population ages, it's estimated that the number of people with the disease will rise sharply. Yet despite several effective therapies that treat Parkinson's symptoms, nothing slows its progression. While it's not known what exactly causes the disease, evidence points to one particular...

2012-02-18 01:44:16

What if we could engineer a liver or kidney from a patient's own stem cells? How about helping regenerate tissue damaged by diseases such as osteoporosis and arthritis? A new UCLA study bring scientists a little closer to these possibilities by providing a better understanding how tissue is formed and organized in the body. A UCLA research team discovered that migrating cells prefer to turn right when encountering changes in their environment. The researchers were then able to translate...

2012-02-12 08:00:00

DADO SENS, the new condition specific skin care line from Börlind, is now available in the US exclusively through Bioforce USA. Come to booth 1262 at the Natural Products Expo for a free sample and to see the entire range of DADO SENS products. Ghent, NY (PRWEB) February 12, 2012 Bioforce USA is proud to announce that DADO SENS, one of the fastest growing skin care lines in Germany, has a generous sampling program for retailer attendees at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim next...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'