Tag: "collateral" at biology news
Details of promising cancer therapy shows for the first time
...hey can more specifically inhibit cancer andlessen collateral
damage to normal cells. A wave of FPT inhibitors has recently surged into clinical trials. They are oneof the first types of mechanism-based anti-cancer agents targeted at a knownprotein molecule. While scientists had ideas about how FPT inhibitors...
Fathers pass infertility to sons
...t gene repairwould carry with it the potential for collateral
damage." A more likely remedy, says Page, is the possibility that affected males, whomay produce normal amounts of sperm during puberty and young adulthood, maydecide to have their sperm harvested for future use. To date, however,scientists have not...
Growth factor may determine who grows new blood vessels that protect against heart attacks
...works of new blood vessels, called coronary artery collateral
beds,whereas other patients are not. A strong collateral
blood supply can helpreduce the severity of heart attacks, or even prevent them, experts say. A team...
UB establishes institute for research on lasers, photonics and biophotonics
...om within the cancerous tissue or cell, minimizing collateral
damage to the health cells. The size of thenanoclinic is critical to allow for efficient distribution throughout the body." The nanobubbles are synthesized to include one of the institute's two-photon dyes. This allows the researchers, using atwo-...
Laser light from Free-Electron Laser used for first time in human surgery
... through soft tissue coolly and cleanly, with less collateral
damage than thesharpest steel scalpel. Its specia...h of laser lightgenerated by the FEL causes little collateral
damage to tissues surrounding the target site. It's thatpotential for collateral
damage that has unt...
Pharmaceutical 'smart bomb' targets cancer cells
...ed cell growth as their trigger, which can produce collateral
damage in rapidly replicating normal cells. "That is how you wind up with the negative side effects you see in chemotherapy patients, such as hair loss, nausea and reduced immunities," said Hu. Instead of hitting all cells that grow fast, the newly ...
New material to patch injured knee ligaments
...old made from pig's intestine. Tearing the medial collateral
ligament, or MCL, is one of the most common sporting injuries. The ligament tends to heal by itself, so doctors don't usually resort to surgery. But afterwards it can be weaker and prone to further injury. So Volker Musahl and his postdoc Savio L-Y ...
Anticonvulsant drugs found to impact on epileptic childrens ability to recall information
...p would combine experts with knowledge of probable collateral
medicine side effects as these, and those responsible for stimulating cognitive processes. This would lead to a preventative effort to diminish cognitive impairment in a population group that suffers most from the effects of this disorder....
Making the most of lymphopenia
...o lethal to cancer cells. However, they both cause collateral
damage, killing non-cancerous cells as well. Like innocent bystanders, T cells and other cells of the immune system are killed along with the tumor cells during chemotherapy and irradiationa state referred to as "lymphopenia." Immunotherapy is anothe...
UCSF celebrates opening of new vascular research laboratory
...tical limb ischemia and the mechanisms controlling collateral
Scientists urge managers to limit use of destructive fishing gears
...nd of shrimp." But this "bycatch" is not the only collateral
damage associated with fishing. Experts agreed th... about gear impacts, and ask them to compare these collateral
damages without knowing the names of the gear involved, they give surprisingly consistent answers," ...
Plant immune system's 'take two aspirin' gene, offers hope for disease control
...p important crop plants win their war without the collateral
damage from chemical pesticides."...
Improved guidance systems for missiles will reduce collateral damage
Palo Alto, Calif. -- December 10, 2003 The collateral
damage caused by carpet bombing has compelled the U.S. military to develop more precise air-to-surface missiles. This technology is based on a combination of radar sensors, global positioning systems, and inertial navigation systems. Improving accura...
Fishing gear fallout
...her seafloor habitats. "Shifting gears: assessing collateral
impacts of fishing methods in US waters," which appears in this month's issue of the Ecological Society of America's journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, ranks the ten most commonly used fishing gears in the United States by their ecolog...
From biodefense to prostate cancer offense
... "We intend to make sure cancer research reaps the collateral
benefits." DeVere White is a past chair of the U.S. Department of Defense Integrated Panel for Prostate Cancer Research Program, an advisory body that helps to administer some $85 million in federal grants for prostate cancer each year....
The search for a kinder, gentler chemotherapy
...esumably you could use smaller doses and avoid the collateral
damage that occurs during traditional chemotherapy," said Lyon. Now that they've gotten cancer cells to take in the nanoparticles, the next step is to see how they behave with a toxic payload. "In the lab right now we're loading particles with antica...
UCI scientists successfully target key HIV protein; breakthrough may lead to new drug therapies
...ll have high potencies against Nef without causing collateral
damage. A key benefit of this achievement, he added, would be the development of therapies using smaller molecules, which can often be used in oral medications. Therapies that rely on larger molecules are used in medications injected by needle. "By ...
Climate change plus human pressure caused large mammal extinctions in late Pleistocene
...ct the bigger animals, with the smaller animals as collateral
damage," he said. "Climate change is just the opposite - it affects the little guy first and then, through them, the big guys. Today, we see humans taking out the bigger animals and climate change affecting the smaller animals, so we can expect to se...