Tag: "treating" at biology news
New study shows hope for treating inhalant abuse
...dy. "More importantly, our results show promise in treating
inhalant abuse as it continues to grow as a proble...for the use of the drug GVG for its application in treating
drug addiction. ...
Rare childhood genetic syndrome identified
...cium overload, these medications may be useful for treating
arrhythmia and cognitive deficits in individuals with Timothy syndrome, Keating says. Experiments also showed that the gene encoding the calcium channel was active not only in heart muscle cells, but in tissues of the gastrointestinal system, lungs, ...
Cancer vaccine based on pathogenic listeria bacteria shows promise targeting metastases
...wing great promise in animal studies, successfully treating
new cancers that have spread into the lungs of mice. The mouse study, reported in the Sept. 21 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by scientists at Cerus Corp. in Concord, Calif., employs a genetically engineered li...
High resolution satellite imagery assists hunt for infectious 'kissing bugs'
... children under 15, MSF screened 5359, finding and treating
50 Chagas positives. And out of an estimated 782 pregnant women, MSF screened 141, finding and treating
two positives. A prevalence survey was finalised in July 2004 in Matagalpa, Dario and San Ramon mun...
Gene clusters predict atherosclerosis severity, susceptibility
...ighly individualized approaches to identifying and treating
atherosclerosis that are tailored to and informed by a patient's unique genetic make-up. Atherosclerosis is a disorder marked by the thickening and clogging of blood vessels, which over time can deprive the heart of necessary oxygen and nutrients....
Newly identified master gene key in baby's first breath
...nt takes. The findings could have implications for treating
premature babies and children and adults with lung disease or lung injury. While other genes have been identified as having roles in lung development, this master gene, called Foxa2, controls key factors that allow the lungs of a fetus to develop ful...
Preclinical safety study shows adipose-derived stem cells improve heart function after heart attack
...technology is safe and may be clinically useful in treating
heart disease. The goal of the study was to determine the safety of adipose tissue-derived regenerative cells delivered into coronary circulation without cell culture. The results were presented in a poster presentation at the Transcatheter Cardiovas...
University of Alberta researcher looks for clues to mysterious disease
... more about how ATM works will offer more clues to treating
the disease, said Campbell. "There are some serious efforts being made for treatment of A-T and what we learn may also make it easier to screen for known carriers," she said. "My hope is by fully understanding how ATM functions, at least we can look ...
'Smart antibiotics' may result from UCLA research
...o an effective alternative to antibiotic drugs for treating
bacterial diseases. UCLA microbiologists report th...with a renewable resource of smart antibiotics for treating
bacterial diseases," said Miller, a member of both UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine and the UC...
Scientists discover potential new way to control drug-resistant bacteria
...with a renewable resource of smart antibiotics for treating
bacterial diseases." Dr. Miller says that he and his team are continuing to study this genetic mechanism to learn more about its biochemical properties and to determine whether higher forms of life have similar classes of genes. He believes tha...
Study explores gene transfer to modify underlying course of Alzheimer's disease
...ministration (FDA) approved medications for use in treating
cognitive symptoms in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Four try to boost the brain levels of acetylcholine by blocking the enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine. The fifth drug acts on another brain chemical. None of the available drugs are known ...
Experimental drug shown to block mutant protein causing blood disease
...es, and that these drugs are opening more doors to treating
cancers," explains Stone. Tyrosine kinases are mol...the authors write, that PKC412 may be effective in treating
MPD, as well as other diseases and cancers where mutant FGFR1 is the culprit. These include human sk...
Targeted therapy knocks out pediatric brain cancer in mice
...lastoma. "Ultimately, it is likely that success in treating
cancer will require the use of several compounds in concert that target distinct pathways important for tumor cell growth. Our mouse studies with HhAntag offer the hope that such precise, targeted molecular interventions could spare children from the...
Amyloid fibers sprout one step at a time
...on. Such a possibility could have implications for treating
amyloid diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, he said. "Investigators are now screening for drugs that would prevent amyloid from forming, to treat these disorders," said Weissman. "While it is quite speculative at this point, if such drugs ...
Case for IBD combination therapy comes from research at Baylor, MIT and Hebrew University
...ery complex. And though it might seem obvious that treating
a complex disease might take more than one agent, ...ge, Mass. Probiotics have demonstrated efficacy in treating
patients with infectious colitis and pouchitis, the researchers noted. Lactobacillus reuteri is the ...
Joslin Diabetes Center adds first affiliate in California at Irvine Medical Center
...ifornia, Irvine will offer the latest advances for treating
diabetes and its complications, as well as patient education and research. The venture represents the first time Joslin has affiliated with an institution in California. More than 18 million Americans have diabetes, which is the fifth leading caus...
Novel IBD therapeutic approaches reported from Washington Univ., Barcelona, LSU at APS meeting
...involved in leukocyte recruitment are effective in treating
intestinal inflammation. They said that experime...ests a potential therapeutic role for CTLA-4-Ig in treating
Rising childhood leukaemia incidence prompts conference
London, UK: The advances in treating
childhood leukaemia over the last forty years have...alth standpoint: we have become steadily better at treating
it at least in the sense of preventing children dying from it but we have made little or no progre...
Bone marrow cells routinely help with wound healing
... the case, it could lead to completely new ways of treating
serious wounds." When a body is wounded, the body immediately tries to form a clot in order to stop the bleeding. The seal is formed with the help of cells that circulate in your blood all the time and are on the spot immediately. The body also has...
New fumigant to replace gas that damages ozone layer
...nal market a new environmentally-safe fumigant for treating
soil, insect pests, weeds and diseases. CSIRO and ...own it to be more effective than methyl bromide in treating
soil, timber and imported feed for livestock. "This agreement is a major achievement for Australia b...
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