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MIMG in the News, 2010

August 31, 2010

Novel nanotechnology collaboration leads to breakthrough in cancer research

Researchers clear hurdle on path toward gene-therapy treatment for disease
One of the most difficult aspects of working at the nanoscale is actually seeing the object being worked on. Biological structures like .... [ more ]

July 08, 2010

Researchers use nanoparticles to shrink tumors in mice

Findings hold important implications for cancer therapy
The application of nanotechnology in the field of drug delivery has attracted much attention in recent years. In cancer research, nanotechnology holds great promise for the development of targeted, localized delivery of anticancer .... [ more ]

May 20, 2010

Combination of 2 PET-scan probes provides clearer picture of immune response to disease

A commonly used PET-scanning probe and a new probe developed by UCLA researchers reveal different functions in diverse cells of the immune system and, when used in combination, provide a much .... [ more ]

May 03, 2010

UCLA researchers use new microscope to ‘see’ atoms for first time

UCLA researchers report in the April 30 edition of the journal Cell that they have imaged a virus structure at a resolution high enough to effectively “see” atoms, the first published instance of imaging biological complexes at such a resolution.  The study, the researchers say, demonstrates .... [ more ]

May 02, 2010

A Personal Fight Against a Lethal Childhood Illness

Two medical researchers at UCLA are opening a clinic this year for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease that affects 1 in every 3,500 boys – including the couple’s 9-year-old son Dylan.  “Duchenne‘s is a really tough nut to crack,” said Dr. Edward Kaye .... [ more ]

February 22, 2010

Possible Prostate Cancer Culprit

Some self-renewing stem cells may be a prime culprit in prostate cancer, and a certain gene in these cells contributes to the malignancy, suggests research reported February 20 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in men in the Western world, affecting one in six men .... [ more ]

February 05, 2010

Researchers reveal 3-D structure of bullet-shaped virus with potential to fight cancer, HIV

Vesicular stomatitis virus, or VSV, has long been a model system for studying and understanding the life cycle of negative-strand RNA viruses, which include viruses that cause  .... [ more ]

February 01, 2010

Researchers find ‘broad spectrum’ antiviral that fights multitude of viruses

Viruses are insidious creatures.  They differ from each other in many ways, and they can mutate — at times seemingly at will, as with HIV — to resist a host of weapons fired at them.  Complicating matters further is that new viruses are constantly emerging.  One potential weapon is a small-molecule “broad spectrum” antiviral that will fight a host of viruses by .... [ more ]