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MSU Scientists Eavesdrop On Bacterial
...-woundinfections and a key player in infections in cystic
fibrosis patients, accordingto Davies. The bacteria are excreting homoserine lactones all the time, but whenenough bacteria gather, something called quorum sensing occurs. The homoserinelactones start to diffuse back into the cells and trigg...
Scientists Discover A Secret Of Bacterial Communication
... ormedical implants, and causes lung infections in cystic
fibrosis patients,secretes two signal molecules that accumulate as the number of bacteria on asurface increase. When the signal molecules reach a specific concentration theyinitiate various cell activities. Both turn on the genetic machinery thatprod...
Targeted Genetics, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center And University Of Pittsburgh
Report Phase I Clinical Trial Results Of Gene Therapy Treatment For Cancer
...s threelead product development programs targeting cystic
fibrosis, cancer and HIVcellular therapy, as well as an extensive technology platform. This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks anduncertainties, including the timing and results of clinical trials and otherproduct dev...
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Launches Innovative Therapeutics Development Centers
...he development of the means to cure and control cystic
fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease....
Erodible plastic microspheres could be effective oral drug delivery system
...nt therapy for a number ofgenetic diseases such as cystic
fibrosis and hemophilia. Edith Mathiowitz, who led the study, thinks the enhanced absorption relatesin part to the small size of the spheres and the adhesive nature of thepolymers. The spheres were engineered to stick tightly to and even penetratel...
New Software Provides Quick Analysis of ion-Channel Activity
... understanding various genetic diseases, including cystic
fibrosis, as well as some neuromuscular disorders and some cardiac arrythmias. Now, biophysicists at the University at Buffalo have developed software programs that can perform ion-channel analysis with remarkable efficiency and speed. The research...
Bacterial Toxin Surprises Scientists
...er of certain toxins, but on diseases like cystic
fibrosis that result from defects in natural membrane channels. "If we could understand how this protein works, we might understand more about how proteins are normally moved across and inserted into membranes," said...
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