Monthly Archives: June 2011

Toward The Ethical Treatment Of Whole Genome Research Participants

Recent technological developments have made it possible for scientists to sequence an entire human genome, but these advances may be a mixed blessing. While much has been made of the benefits of whole-genome sequencing, from improved disease diagnosis to rational … Continue reading

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Dynamic Visualization Of Simplest Circadian Clock Provided By New Research

Scientists have acquired a more dynamic picture of events that underlie the functions of a bacterial biological clock. New research published online March 13th by Cell Press in the journal Molecular Cell, shows how the simplest organism known to have … Continue reading

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Discovery Of New Mode Of Gene Regulation In Mammals

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have discovered a type of gene regulation never before observed in mammals–a “ribozyme” that controls the activity of an important family of genes in several different species. The findings, published in the … Continue reading

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Electroacupuncture Protects Acetylsalicylic Acid-Induced Acute Gastritis In Rats

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used as anti-inflammatory and analgesic agents. However, they often cause gastrointestinal injury in gastric lesions by inhibiting COX (cyclooxygenase) and detailed mechanism remains unclear. Thus, effective strategies are required to protect the gastrointestinal mucosa. … Continue reading

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Novel Nanotechnology Collaboration Leads To Breakthrough In Cancer Research

One of the most difficult aspects of working at the nanoscale is actually seeing the object being worked on. Biological structures like viruses, which are smaller than the wavelength of light, are invisible to standard optical microscopes and difficult to … Continue reading

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AAOS Issues New Treatment Guidelines For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has approved and released an evidence-based clinical practice guideline on “The Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.” “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, otherwise known as CTS, is among the most common disorders of the upper extremity. … Continue reading

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Primate’s Scent Speaks Volumes About Who He Is

Perhaps judging a man by his cologne isn’t as superficial as it seems. Duke University researchers, using sophisticated machinery to analyze hundreds of chemical components in a ringtailed lemur’s distinctive scent, have found that individual males are not only advertising … Continue reading

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Failed ACL Repairs: More Common Than You May Think

Nick Van Erp, active in soccer since elementary school and lacrosse since junior high, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee during a spring lacrosse game his freshman year of high school. His injury, caused by stepping into a … Continue reading

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Identifying Gene Interactions Through Single-Cell Imaging

Cellular imaging offers a wealth of data about how cells respond to stimuli, but harnessing this technique to study biological systems is a daunting challenge. In a study published online in Genome Research, researchers have developed a novel method of … Continue reading

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Majority Of Ontarians Suffering From Rheumatoid Arthritis Not Receiving Needed Speciality Care

Nearly 60 per cent of Ontarians with rheumatoid arthritis – an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints – were not seen by a specialist within a one year period to treat the debilitating disease, according to a … Continue reading

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