- Will This HIV Vaccine Succeed Where Others Have Failed?
Since the 80’s, as the awareness of HIV has increased exponentially, scientists have struggled for a vaccine to quell the rising number of AIDS-related deaths occurring each year. According to an AIDS epidemic update released in December of 2006 by the Jo ...
Article - Erin Richards - Dec 9 2008 - 7:04pm
- Causes Of Death On Mount Everest Explored- And It's Not Avalanches Or Ice
Everyone knows mountaineering can be dangerous and climbing Mt. Everest more dangerous than most. Counterintuitively, most deaths occur during the descent, in the so-called 'Death Zone' just above 8,000 meters. But why deaths happen hadn't r ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 9 2008 - 9:44pm
- When Transcription Factors Go Rogue
All the cells in our body have the same set of genes. The reason that we have arms, legs, heads, etc. is because transcription factors turn genes on and off in the right places at the right time. This report out of Colorado Springs shows what happens whe ...
Blog Post - Justin Gerke - Dec 18 2008 - 10:47am
- Give Mice A Break And Use More People In Clinical Studies- Stanford Researcher
65 million years of evolution divergence and being rodents is too much difference, says Stanford immunologist Mark Davis, PhD, so we need to do more research on humans and less on mice. Apparently, the fabled laboratory mouse — from which we have learne ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 18 2008 - 5:34pm
- Neuralstem Files FDA Application For First ALS Stem Cell Trial
ROCKVILLE, Maryland, December 19 /PRNewswire/-- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Alternext US: CUR) announced this morning that it has filed an Investigational New Drug (IND) application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin a clinical trial to ...
Article - Anna Ohlden - Dec 22 2008 - 1:49pm
- Gene Mutations In Yeast Cells Predict Severity Of Batten Disease
Scientists report that human gene mutations expressed in yeast cells can predict the severity of Batten Disease, a fatal nervous system disorder that begins during childhood. The new study published in Disease Models&Mechanisms (DMM) describes how the ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 22 2008 - 2:47am
- Some Premature Babies Less Aware Of Heat And Cold Later In Life
Premature infants who need intensive care or surgery are less sensitive to thermal (hot and cold) sensations later in life, according to research conducted at UCL (University College London). The study, published in the journal Pain, suggests that pain and ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 28 2019 - 12:18pm
- Animal Cruelty Or Better Drug Trials? Use Dogs In Research, Says European Group
Human and veterinary medicine could receive a big boost through use of larger animals, especially pigs and dogs, in research, with Europe at the forefront, according to a recent workshop organized by the European Science Foundation (ESF), which called for ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 28 2008 - 2:27am
- Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy Successful In Reversing Brain Birth Defects In Mice
Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have succeeded in reversing brain birth defects in animal models, using stem cells to replace defective brain cells. Neural and behavioral birth defects, such as learning disabilities, are particularly diff ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 6 2012 - 10:27pm
- Vitamin Supplements: Fact Or Folklore?
Despite the regular onslaught of mixed messages from those in scientific research land, I still take a multivitamin most days. (Thanks, Mom, for starting me off young with those delicious Flinstone Kids niblets of nutrition.) Placebo effect? I don't ...
Article - Becky Jungbauer - Feb 13 2011 - 10:16am