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Experimental smallpox vaccine protects against monkeypox in nonhuman primates

...ne, have shown that MVA elicits an immune response comparable to that of Dryvax in a monkeypox model of human disease. In addition, MVA protected nonhuman primates exposed to lethal doses of the monkeypox virus. The study, published in the March 11th issue of the journal NATURE, is a collaborative effort invol...

VaxGen reports Phase I clinical trial results of anthrax vaccine candidate

...'s rPA102 at the higher doses (50 g and 75 g) were comparable to that of AVA, despite a 10-fold greater amount of aluminum adjuvant, an immune stimulant, in AVA. There was a clear relationship between the amount of rPA102 administered and the subsequent immune response, with antibody titers continuing to increa...

Anti-interferon beta antibodies in MS care: A consensus

...th interferons? Do all interferon betas result in comparable levels of NAbs? What are the tests available to detect antibodies; how accurate are they; and what is the best method for their detection in clinical care? What are the research priorities in advancing our knowledge of this field? Current and Futu...

Dirty air from Asia can push U.S. air pollution to unhealthy levels

...k sites dating back to the mid-1980s show just one comparable event, in 1998. Asian pollution comes across on winds pulled by a sort of high-speed conveyor belt, with a low-pressure system over the Aleutian Islands and a high-pressure cell near Hawaii acting like twin gears that propel the air mass. Various fo...

Researchers-again-pinpoint why stress kills

...arrhythmias, ischemia, or sudden cardiac death, is comparable to that of left ventricular dysfunction, previous myocardial infarction, and smoking. Even more alarming is the finding that depression is a significant risk factor for coronary artery disease in patients without a history of heart disease. In other ...

Teenage pregnancy may put girls at risk for osteoporosis

...more than doubled in the third trimester, which is comparable to the existing data for pregnant adults. Unlike adult women, however, girls must accrue forty percent of their total bone mass during adolescence. Girls who consumed more calcium during pregnancy showed less bone loss when tested post-partum than th...

Alcohol exposure in pre- and early post-natal stages may cause insulin resistance

... EtOH during lactation had a growth curve that was comparable to controls. Glucose Tolerance and Insulin Se...glyceride levels in the other two EtOH groups were comparable to controls. Conclusions This study demonstrates that exposure to EtOH during early developm...

Pesticide delays sexual maturation

...een aerially sprayed for more than 20 years and 90 comparable boys from a nearby village with no such exposure history. For each group, the researchers performed physical examinations and recorded clinical history, sexual maturity rating, and blood levels of various hormones. The study found a higher prevalence...

Marine scientists discover nutrient pollution boosts fungi, bacteria killing Caribbean reefs

...ing," Bruno said. "We did what we thought would be comparable to what is happening in the Caribbean." Sea fans are the colorful, fragile-looking, plant-like animals that divers and snorkelers see waving gracefully back and forth in 10 to 20 feet of water, he said. The aspergillosis that kills them is common in ...

Marine pathogens spread much faster than their terrestrial counterparts

...arine epidemics spread about 100 times faster than comparable terrestrial epidemics. The factors behind this large difference in rates of spread are not clear at present, but may relate to the lack of barriers to pathogen dispersal in marine environments, or to better long term survival of mobile infectious sta...

Over land, sea and air, users give MERIS high marks

...ter for the purpose of detecting algae blooms than comparable ocean colour instruments such as MODIS." Formed from individually microscopic phytoplankton, algae blooms occur when favourable local conditions encourage their growth to 'bloom' out of control. Some algae species contain toxins that can poison huma...

Male flesh flies high-speed pursuit of females

...e fly's high speed, they put that information into comparable human terms. To equal the relative speed of a male flesh fly, a man would have to run at the supersonic speed of Mach 1.2, or at about half the maximum speed of an F-15 Eagle aircraft. In relative speed to the fly, the F-15 Eagle aircraft itself w...

World's most alkaline life forms found near Chicago

... reach extraordinary alkalinity of pH 12.8. That's comparable to caustic soda and floor strippers -- far beyond known naturally occurring alkaline environments. The closest known relatives of some of the microbes are in South Africa, Greenland and the alkaline waters of Mono Lake, California. "Other alkaline c...

Variants of BMP2 gene as genetic risk factors for osteoporosis

...low BMD and one with osteoporotic fractures--found comparable results, with a higher incidence of the BMP2 variants associated with osteoporosis in Iceland in the affected Danish women compared to the controls. Taken together, these results make a strong case for genetic variations of BMP2 as risk factors for...

Premature babies benefit from breast milk, study says

...ected age (the day they should have been born) was comparable to or better than that of premature babies fed premature infant formula. This development was especially true in areas such as visual acuity, although further study is needed to confirm this. "Growth is one yardstick of a premature baby's progress ...

Research finds tumor preventive qualities, damage reversal, in green tea

...tterns. Though levels of 8-OHdG at baseline were comparable for all three groups and did not show obvious chan...ers. Levels of AF-albumin adduct at baseline were comparable for all three groups. Sample levels collected at 1-month were significantly decreased in the high-d...

Dose of PTEN protein found to determine progression of prostate cancer

... slow-growing, mild lesions in the mouse prostate, comparable to early stages of the human disease. Therefore, many scientists in the field assumed that one copy of the Pten gene was still sufficient to prevent the progression to malignant cancer, in agreement with the classic definition of tumor suppressor gen...

MIT's plasmatron cuts diesel bus emissions, promises better gas engine efficiency

... using plasmatron reformer technology could have a comparable impact, but in a much shorter time frame," he said. "Our objective is to have the plasmatron in production - and in vehicles - by 2010," Smaling said. ArvinMeritor is working with a vehicle concept specialist company to build a proof-of-concept vehic...

World's largest scientific society holds regional meeting in Long Beach, Calif.

...rly discovery of liver sclerosis. The technique is comparable to what is used by law enforcement officers when testing automobile drivers for potential DUI offenses. (Kent Murray, University of Nevada, Reno, Mechanical Engineering, 775-784-7002, kmurray@unr.nevada.edu ; and Garry Barrett, gbarrett@unr.edu ) 1...

New method could aid in prostate and breast cancer diagnosis

...the research team, "but we haven't had anything of comparable sensitivity for proteins. Now we do. This technology will change the way we do cancer diagnostics and treatment." Biomarkers, like PSA, are known for hundreds of diseases. Using these protein targets, the new method could detect diseases at earlier ...

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