- Scientists See DNA Get 'Sunburned' For The First Time
For the first time, scientists have observed DNA being damaged by ultraviolet (UV) light. Ohio State University chemists and their colleagues in Germany used a special technique to watch strands of DNA in the laboratory sustain damage in real time. They o ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 16 2007 - 3:42pm
- Tailor-Made Cancer Treatments
Imagine a cancer treatment tailored to the cells in a patient’s body, each person receiving a unique treatment program. This is what Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council grantee Thomas Ruth and his colleagues hope to accomplish within the nex ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 19 2007 - 11:35am
- Computer Tool Helps Pinpoint Risky Gene Mutations
Certain cancer risks can be passed down through families, the result of tiny changes in a family's genetic code. But not all genetic changes are deadly. To help medical counselors and physicians identify the mutations that pose the greatest health ri ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 16 2007 - 11:37pm
- Numbers Are Just Numbers, But How You Grasp Them Fills In Details
Quickly now, which is a higher risk that you will get a disease: 1 in 100; 1 in 1,000; or 1 in 10? Choosing the correct answer depends on a person's numeracy – the ability to grasp and use math and probability concepts, according to a presentation at ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 20 2007 - 12:41am
- Researchers Replace Organ Created From Single Parent Stem Cell
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have derived uniparental embryonic stem cells- created from a single donor's eggs or two sperm- and, for the first time, successfully used them to repopulate a damaged organ ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 17 2007 - 1:08am
- Flavonols In Cocoa May Offer Benefits To The Brain
A special cocoa made to retain naturally occurring compounds called flavonols may have the potential to help maintain healthy brain function and chart the course for future research that could lead to new solutions for preventing cognitive decline and dem ...
Article - News Staff - May 29 2007 - 7:04pm
- Largest Genomic Search Finds Genes That May Contribute To Autism
An international team of researchers from 19 countries has identified one gene and a previously unidentified region of another chromosome as the location of another gene that may contribute to a child's chances of having autism. The findings, based o ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 19 2007 - 1:03am
- Antibody Signal May Redirect Inflammation To Fuel Cancer
As evidence mounts that the body's normally protective inflammation response can drive some precancerous tissues to become fully malignant, UCSF scientists report discovering an apparent trigger to this potentially deadly process. Typically, the &quo ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 19 2007 - 2:17am
- The Search For A Chlamydia Vaccine
It's the most common bacteria-related sexually transmitted disease in the United States, so researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio's South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID) and The University of Texas at San A ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 19 2007 - 11:32am
- Cancer Cells More Likely To Genetically Mutate
When cells become cancerous, they also become 100 times more likely to genetically mutate than regular cells, researchers have found. The findings may explain why cells in a tumor have so many genetic mutations, but could also be bad news for cancer treat ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 19 2007 - 11:40am