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Genomic toggle switches divide autoimmune diseases into distinct clusters, Stanford study shows

December 23, 2009
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Bruce Goldman goldmanb@stanford.edu 650-725-2106 Stanford University Medical Center STANFORD, Calif. – Genomic switches can predispose an individual to one set of autoimmune disorders but protect the same person against another set of them, scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have found.<…


CNN Reports on stem cell therapy for heart attack victims

December 22, 2009
biotech

An intravenous method of injecting stem cells into patients who had experienced heart attacks within the previous 10 days suggested …Click Here to Read More


Scripps receives second $1 million gift this month

December 22, 2009
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Miami physician, businessman, and philanthropist Phillip Frost and his wife, Patricia Frost, long-time supporters of the arts and education, have …Click Here to Read More


Genetic research job outlook good

December 22, 2009
biotech

If working in genetics research is in your DNA, the job opportunities are on the rise. The University of Miami’s …Click Here to Read More


Novel nanotechnology heals abscesses caused by resistant staph bacteria

December 22, 2009
biotech

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Contact: Deirdre Branley sciencenews@einstein.yu.edu 718-430-3101 Albert Einstein College of Medicine Topically applied therapy travels deep into the skin to combat MRSA infections December 22, 2009 – (BRONX, NY) – Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed…


Bioengineered materials promote the growth of functional vasculature, new study shows

December 21, 2009
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Abby Vogel avogel@gatech.edu 404-385-3364 Georgia Institute of Technology Research News Regenerative medicine therapies often require the growth of functional, stable blood vessels at the site of an injury. Using synthetic polymers called hydrogels, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have been able to induce s…


Genetic study clarifies African and African-American ancestry

December 21, 2009
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Jordan Reese jreese@upenn.edu 267-934-9573 University of Pennsylvania Collaboration by University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University PHILADELPHIA – - People who identify as African-American may be as little as 1 percent West African or as much as 99 percent, just one finding of a large-scale, genome-…


What is the function of the protein CD20?

December 21, 2009
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Karen Honey press_releases@the-jci.org 215-573-1850 Journal of Clinical Investigation Antibodies directed against the protein CD20, which is expressed by immune cells known as B cells, are used to treat B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis. Despite this, the function of CD20 has not been determined. Now, a team of …


British Prisons Dispense Self-Service Methadone

December 21, 2009
biotech

Controversial vending machine-like dispensers scan the irises or fingerprints of British cons, then dole out the right dose of methadone.




Faster, cheaper DNA sequencing

December 20, 2009
biotech

In a study published in the Dec. 20 online edition of Nature Nanotechnology, a team led by Boston University Biomedical …Click Here to Read More