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Belgian researchers explore revolutionary approach to angiogenesis

... have turned the whole concept of targeting tumour blood vessels on its head. Instead of the conventional approach of trying to starve tumour cells of the blood supply they need to grow, they are doing the opposite opening up the tumour blood supply to allow b...

Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases

...eases, which will touch on such known processes as blood vessel growth, inflammation, poor wound healing, and infections. In the second year pilot projects will test the hypotheses, and in the third year results will be evaluated. (See detailed abstract on Schepens website at http://www.theschepens.org/n...

Gladstone investigator Mike McCune wins prestigious NIH Director's Pioneer Award

...ffects on the production of disease-fighting white blood cells in patients with HIV disease. This work has provided insights into the mechanisms that normally support the human immune system and the processes by which HIV can cause immunodeficiency. "Now I want to know if there are certain types of immu...

New study indicates arsenic could be suitable as first-line treatment in type of leukaemia

...e worldwide each year. It is a cancer of the white blood cells, characterized by a rapid accumulation of abnormal white cells in the bone marrow and the blood, resulting in anaemia, bleeding and susceptibility to infections. It occurs in people of all ages, although it is more common in older people. The f...

Researchers identify protein promoting vascular tumor growth

...ered a new mechanism responsible for the growth of blood vessel tumors that can cause facial deformities in...vessel tumors require macrophages, a type of white blood cells, to develop. In studying these cells' role in tumor development, Ohio State University medical...

High resolution satellite imagery assists hunt for infectious 'kissing bugs'

...ransmission like during breast feeding and tainted blood transfusions. Infection by this Trypanosoma cruzi ...house inspection, MSF is also looking at screening blood transfusions and lobbying for new medical treatment possibilities with increased effectiveness and f...

Gene clusters predict atherosclerosis severity, susceptibility

... disorder marked by the thickening and clogging of blood vessels, which over time can deprive the heart of ...ation. The aorta, the body's largest artery, takes blood ejected from the heart and distributes it throughout the body via smaller arteries. The samples rang...

UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow

...n the parasite' s life cycle ? when it invades red blood cells and wreaks the havoc that causes the disease...with highly specialized functions for invading red blood cells. The discovery of the pronounced level of activity, in which a gene is transcribed...

16 APS exercise research highlights, from reduced flu mortality to proteomics & obesity

...ersity Park) Influence of aging on skeletal muscle blood flow in healthy humans. Active leg sympathetic vas...effect of isometric arm or leg exercise on resting blood pressure and arterial distensibility in persons medicated for hypertension. Isometric handgrip (IHG)...

Evidence builds for potential new cancer drug target

...nd on for proliferation, is the formation of white blood cells. "This study is another step in the proces...rocess discovered that c-myb is required for white blood cell formation," said Reddy. In other research conducted by the team but not yet published, c-myb wa...

Veterans with Gulf War syndrome have damage in specific, primitive portion of nervous system

...e also were born with lower levels of a protective blood enzyme called paraoxonase, which usually fights off the toxins found in sarin. Veterans who were in the same area and did not get sick had higher levels of this enzyme. Dr. Haley and his colleagues have closely followed the same group of t...

Preclinical safety study shows adipose-derived stem cells improve heart function after heart attack

... measure of the heart's ability to pump oxygenated blood throughout the body. It specifically determines the fraction of blood that is ejected out of the left ventricle with each contraction. "We are encouraged by the findin...

Indiana University, EPA to study airborne PCBs

...ominated diphenyl ether levels are elevated in the blood of mothers and their infants. These compounds are commonly used as flame retardants. The IU study has been referenced numerous times by legislators and lobbyists in California and Hawaii during those states' deliberations over whether to ban imported...

Fortifying food with folic acid benefits babies

...dbearing age by 70 micrograms/day, on average. The blood folate levels of these women and of the sample of ...n seniors, and no evidence that improved levels of blood folate masked this vitamin deficiency....

Master of antimalarial resistance

...malaria, the parasite lodges itself inside the red blood cells of its new host, drawing on the cells' hemoglobin molecules for sustenance. As the parasite digests the hemoglobin inside a membrane pocket called the digestive vacuole, it creates a toxic byproduct called free heme. Normally, the parasite deto...

March of Dimes statement on newborn screening report

...ble test that enables early detection from newborn blood spots or other means. We support parents' rights to be fully informed about their baby's screening results, and we support expansion of health care provider education about newborn screening. March of Dimes state chapters and their partners work cl...

Cannabis may help combat cancer-causing herpes viruses

...s can remain dormant for long periods within white blood cells before they burst out and begin replicating. This reactivation of the virus boosts the number of cells infected thereby increasing the chances that the cells will become cancerous. The USF team, led by virologist Peter Medveczky, MD, found tha...

Joslin Diabetes Center honors brothers living 70-plus years with type 1 diabetes

...re to be commended for meticulously managing their blood glucose levels day in and day out for several decades. They serve as an inspiration for anyone living with type 1 diabetes." Robert Cleveland is a retired accountant and has two children, Marilyn Welles and Neil Cleveland, with Ruth Cleveland, his...

16th EORTC NCI AACR Symposium 'Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics'

...onary approach to angiogenesis - exploiting tumour blood vessels to boost chemotherapy and radiotherapy instead of (or before) killing them. Successful mouse study leads to patient trial. * Professor Eric Van Cutsem: International trial results shows way to measure success of centuximab (Erbitux). Randomis...

Experimental drug shown to block mutant protein causing blood disease

...pital have prolonged the lives of mice with a rare blood disorder by using an experimental drug that blocks signals promoting runaway growth of blood cells. The researchers also tested the drug, PKC412, in a patient with the hard-to-treat disease, ca...

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