- Fragile X, Down Syndromes Linked To Faulty Brain Communication
The two most prevalent forms of genetic mental retardation, Fragile X and Down syndromes, may share a common cause, according to researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine. The problem, a crippled communication network in the brain, may also be ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 11 2007 - 12:52am
- Adult Stem Cells From Human Bone Marrow Create Early-stage Sperm Cells
Human bone marrow has been used to create early-stage sperm cells for the first time, a scientific step forward that will help researchers understand more about how sperm cells are created. The research published in the academic journal Reproduction: Game ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 13 2007 - 10:57am
- Scientists Find New Genes For Crohn's Disease
Just a few months after their landmark article in Science magazine reporting the discovery of strong links between variations in a gene that codes for a cellular receptor involved in controlling inflammation and Crohn's disease, a consortium of U.S. ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 15 2007 - 2:22pm
- Genetics And Web 2.0: The Presentation
This presentation is the result of 4 months of work. I know it’s never going to be perfect, but consider it as a first step on the way towards medicine 2.0. On Tuesday, I presented this work to the professors at the Department of Human Genetics of Debrece ...
Article - Bertalan Meskó - Apr 16 2007 - 10:09am
- Embryonic Stem Cells Provide New Tool For Studying ALS
Results of two studies funded by Project A.L.S. and appearing in today's advance online publication of Nature Neuroscience demonstrate that embryonic stem cells may provide a new tool for studying disease mechanisms and for identifying drugs to slow ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2007 - 11:39am
- Predicting Antibiotic Therapy For Infections In Diabetes Patients
Researchers from the University of Washington, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Merck Laboratories, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine have released a study suggesting that specific laboratory and clinical tests can predict outcome of ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 17 2007 - 3:18pm
- DNA Repair As Key To Huntington's Disease
Mayo Clinic researchers, along with collaborators from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and University of Oslo, Norway, have discovered that a miscue of the body’s genetic repair system may cause Huntington’s disease, a fatal condition that affects ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 22 2007 - 12:34pm
- Study Links Faulty DNA Repair To Huntington's Disease Onset
Huntington’s disease, an inherited neurodegenerative disorder that affects roughly 30,000 Americans, is incurable and fatal. But a new discovery about how cells repair their DNA points to a possible way to stop or slow the onset of the disease. The resear ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 22 2007 - 12:36pm
- Decreasing Ischemia And Reperfusion In Heart Transplants
A new study, led by Felix Aigner, M.D., has identified a protein known as Lipocalin-2 (Lcn-2) as potentially responsible for regulating the body's inflammatory response during heart transplants. One of the major complications involved with many transp ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 29 2007 - 1:10am
- Green Tea Extract Protects Against Brain Damage In New Mouse Model Of HIV-related Dementia
A compound derived from green tea greatly diminished the neurotoxicity of proteins secreted by the human immunodeficiency virus, suggesting a new approach to the prevention and treatment of HIV-associated dementia, also known as AIDS dementia complex. The ...
Article - News Staff - May 1 2007 - 9:28am