- Researchers Discover Key Mechanism To Emergence Of Deadly Strep Bacteria
The incidence of serious strep infections has risen dramatically in the last three decades, and this increase is largely attributed to the spread around the globe of a single strain of strep known as the invasive M1T1 clone. Researchers at the University o ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 30 2015 - 11:01am
- Proteomics Research Could Revolutionize Biomedical Discovery
Human cells function through the concerted action of thousands of proteins that control their growth and differentiation. Yet, the specific function of most human proteins remains either unknown or poorly characterized. Diseases being often due to aberrati ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 19 2007 - 12:48pm
- Pig To Human Transplantation Is Closer Than You Think
Experiments using pigs genetically engineered for compatibility with the human immune system have raised hopes that cross-species transplantation could soon become an option for patients with diabetes and other currently incurable diseases. However, scient ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 22 2007 - 11:36am
- Multiple Sclerosis Breakthrough: New Genetic Risk Factors Discovered
Decades ago a gene was discovered that was linked to the susceptibility of multiple scleroris (MS). Since then, the search has been on to uncover the puzzling mix of genes, environment and immunity that could aid in the treatment of the 350,000 people just ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 30 2007 - 2:26am
- Researchers Discover Cause Of Rosacea
Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin disease that causes facial redness and affects nearly 14 million Americans. Doctors can tell patients what triggers can worsen their condition: spicy foods, heat, alcohol, even embarrassment. But until now, science cou ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 6 2007 - 10:52am
- The Link Between Estrogen And Pain
Estrogen plays an important role in determining how sensitive a person is to pain, and the estrogen receptor known as ER-beta is particularly significant in this context. These are the conclusions of a study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska I ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 9 2007 - 1:44am
- Falcipain Collaboration To Fight Malaria
Thanks to Barry Bunin of Collaborative Drug Discovery, we now have a collaborator who will run assays on the compounds from our CombiUgi project. We'll be using our account on CDD to manage the activity results. Phil Rosenthal from UCSF has agreed to ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Aug 9 2007 - 5:23am
- Skeletal Surprise: It's An Organ?
Bones are typically thought of as calcified, inert structures, but researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have now identified a surprising and critically important novel function of the skeleton: they’ve shown for the first time that the skeleto ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 9 2007 - 1:41pm
- HIV's Impact In Zimbabwe Explored In New Research
The impact of HIV in Zimbabwe since the early 1980s is explored in new research published this week in the journal PNAS. Researchers found that HIV’s impact on Zimbabwe’s population as a whole has not been quite as severe as some predicted in 1989, when a ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 27 2007 - 5:30pm
- Finding Vaccines That Prime Immune System Without Causing Disease
Researchers may be able to tinker with a single amino acid of an enzyme that helps viruses multiply to render them harmless, according to molecular biologists who say the discovery could pave the way for a fast and cheap method of making vaccines. "We ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 29 2007 - 4:08pm