Cells That Mediate Steroid-Resistant Asthma Identified by Scientists at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Pittsburgh,Pa. September 19, 2008

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC researchers have identified cells that may play a key role in some forms of steroid-resistant asthma, a complication of the condition that makes treatment even more challenging.

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Cells That Mediate Steroid-Resistant Asthma Identified by Scientists at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Fill 'Er Up - "One lump, or two?"

Two research teams, following independent investigation paths, recently announced that they have successfully converted sugar - potentially derived from agricultural waste and non-food plant material - into "green gasoline".

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First reported video of cell's recognition of danger through its protein response made by Sandia and UNM researchers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Cells are expected to respond defensively when an antigen lands on a cell membrane and prepares to cause mischief.

But to activate a response, a cell must become aware of the presence of the intruder on its membrane, just as a human first must become aware of a mosquito on a forearm in order to slap it.

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First reported video of cell's recognition of danger through its protein response made by Sandia and UNM researchers

Faster Sequencing Through Bar-Codes

Investigators at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), in Phoenix, AZ, have found a way to index portions of the 3-billion-base human genetic code using bar-codes - providing a faster and less expensive way for scientists to zero in on the regions most likely to show variations in genetic traits.

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Cancer Stem Cells Isolated: Could Lead To New Drugs To Stop Cancer From Returning

After years of working toward this goal, scientists at the OU Cancer Institute have found a way to isolate cancer stem cells in tumors so they can target the cells and kill them, keeping cancer from returning.

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Genetics May Help Brew a Better Beer

Learning about the genetic origins of microorganisms would typically lull most non-science types off to sleep. Some recent findings about a certain strain of yeast might just give the working man reason to stay focussed and read-on.

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Personal, yet Complete, Genome Mapping

A spare $350,000 and an interest in the burgeoning field of personalized medicine may lead you to a company called Knome.

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Genome Mapping

Mimicking the Gecko

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley continue to edge closer to producing a synthetic adhesive that will be able to replicate the tiny hairs found on the toes of the gravity defying gecko lizard.

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JHU Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Study NanoMetals

Every day, everywhere we go, whether we know it or not, we are exposed to nanomaterials—particles with one dimension no bigger than 1/100,000th the width of a human hair.

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