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Scripps Research team uncovers chemical basis for extra ‘quality control’ in protein production

December 9, 2009
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Contact: Keith McKeown kmckeown@scripps.edu 858-784-8134 Scripps Research Institute Nature's solution to age-old chemical paradox provides clues to health and disease LA JOLLA, CA – December 9, 2009 – Even small errors made by cells during protein production can have profound disease effects, and nature has de…


Scripps Receives $1 million Gift

December 8, 2009
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JUPITER, FL, December 8, 2009 — Elizabeth M. Fago, a successful Palm Beach Gardens business executive and philanthropist has donated …Click Here to Read More


With Amino Acid Diet, Mice Improve After Brain Injury

December 8, 2009
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- May Set Stage for Treating Brain Damage in People – PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Neurology researchers have shown that feeding amino acids to brain-injured animals restores their cognitive abilities and may set the stage for the first effective treatment for cognitive impairments suffered by people with traumatic brain injuries. “We have shown in an animal model that dietary intervention can restore a proper balance of neurochemicals in th…

Digital Communication Technology Helps Clear Path to Personalized Therapies

December 8, 2009
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LA JOLLA, Calif., January 9, 2009 — Researchers at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research have shown that search algorithms used in digital communications can help scientists identify effective multi-drug combinations.

Stem Cell Research Uncovers Mechanism for Type 2 Diabetes

December 8, 2009
biotech

LA JOLLA, Calif., February 12, 2009—Taking clues from their stem cell research, investigators at the University of California San Diego and Burnham Institute for Medical Research have discovered that a signaling pathway involved in normal pancreatic development is also associated with type 2 diabetes.


Scientists Identify Human Monoclonal Antibodies Effective Against Bird and Seasonal Flu Viruses

December 8, 2009
biotech

February 22, 2009–Researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Burnham Institute for Medical Research and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported the identification of human monoclonal antibodies (mAb) that neutralize an unprecedented range of influenza A viruses, including avian influenza A (H5N1) virus, previous pandemic influenza viruses, and some seasonal influenza viruses. These antibodies have the potential for use in combination with other treatments to prevent or treat certain types of avian and seasonal flu.


Protein is Key to Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation

December 8, 2009
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March 18, 2009 — Investigators at Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have learned that a protein called Shp2 plays a critical role in the pathways that control decisions for differentiation or self-renewal in both human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs).

Gene therapy and stem cells save limb

December 8, 2009
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Contact: Audrey Huang audrey@jhmi.edu 410-614-5105 Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Blood vessel blockage, a common condition in old age or diabetes, leads to low blood flow and results in low oxygen, which can kill cells and tissues. Such blockages can require amputation resulting in loss of limbs. Now, using mice as their model, resea…

Hops compound may prevent prostate cancer

December 8, 2009
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Contact: Tara Yates tara.yates@aacr.org 267-646-0558 American Association for Cancer Research HOUSTON – The natural compound xanthohumol blocks the effects of the male hormone testosterone, therefore aiding in the prevention of prostate cancer. “We hope that one day we can demonstrate that xanthohumol prevents prostate cancer devel…

Researchers finds hidden sensory system in the skin

December 8, 2009
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Contact: Alex Brownstein alexb@intidyn.com 866-610-7581 ×104 Integrated Tissue Dynamics (INTIDYN) Persons lacking known nerve receptors can still touch and feel; may shed light on causes of unexplained pain such as fibromyalgia December 15, 2009 – (Albany, N.Y., USA) The human sensory experience is far more complex an…