Return to Zambia MWV 17

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
The American Society for Microbiology is helping African nations foster a scientific community that is better able to address the current and future problems that threaten not only the local population, but the world at large. Like many African countries, Zambia and South Africa are deeply affected by HIV and tuberculosis, as well as a number of other infectious diseases. In March of 2008, ASM President Cliff Houston, Ph.D., traveled to Zambia and South Africa to gauge and assess the...

Breast cancer genes protect against some leukemias and lymphomas

submitted by: BernardFriedenson
Carriers of mutations in the breast cancer genes BRCA1 or BRCA2 have very high lifetime risks for breasts/ovarian cancer. Products of either gene have multiple functions including involvement in error-free double strand break repair. BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are both components of a DNA damage response pathway that has the ability to return fragments of broken chromosomes back into their correct positions without ligating them elsewhere. But cancers at other sites may also occur without this...

Adapting the DOTS framework for tuberculosis

submitted by: ahyde

In an interview about his forthcoming paper, Donald Enarson (from The International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease in Paris) discusses how the DOTS paradigm could be adapted for controlling diseases such as diabetes in resource-poor countries.

Prof Giuseppe Riva - La realtà virtuale nella riabilitazione dell'obeso

submitted by: atnp lab

intervento del Prof Giuseppe Riva di Atnp Lab al convegno dell'Istituto Auxologico Italiano "La riabilitazione nel cardiopatico e nell'obeso" presso il Palazzo delle Stelline, Milano, 4 giugno 2008

Tumour cords' growth in a vascular network

submitted by: sast
Evolutions of oxygen concentration and formation of hypoxic zones during tumour growth in the vascular network . This simulation was produced with an experimental modification to the model, where vessels are oxygen sources inside the simulation domain, cells do not switch to anaerobic metabolism in this simulation. For more information refer to http://code.google.com/p/cord/ .

The Past, Present and Future of the Protein Data Bank

submitted by: WomenInBioinformatics

Dr. Helen M. Berman, Director of the Protein Database (PDB), Rutgers University.

Dr. Berman is internationally renowned for her development of protein and nucleic acid databases. Her research interest is in the application of Bioinformatics to protein structure.