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

...afety of adipose tissue-derived regenerative cells delivered into coronary circulation without cell culture. The results were presented in a poster presentation at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics 2004 meeting in Washington D.C. (Abstract # 550778). Intracoronary infusion of adipose tissue-derived...

Diabodies act as guided missiles targeted to mammary tumor growth

...he diabody," Adams said. "Once the beta-emitter is delivered inside the mammary tumor cells, the radiation causes intracellular damage that probably triggers p53 driven apoptosis." The mammary tumor cells contained the normally functioning p53 tumor suppressor gene, while the p53-null ovarian tumor cells used ...

Essential smell gene may provide key to new insect repellents

...ot detect the smell. But a dose of Or83b receptor, delivered to the odor-sensing cells through a sort of fruit fly gene therapy, "cured" them -- the larvae crawled toward odors. That confirmed that the Or83b gene is essential to smell. Vosshall and her colleagues also looked under the microscope to see, with s...

Will a reduction in military spending improve our environmental future?

...nvironmental and public health law. The lecture is delivered during the orientation program for the incoming class of AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows, in recognition of Mr. Barnard's long-time service as a member of the selection committee for the AAAS Environmental Fellowship Program. The fellowshi...

5AM Solutions releases Microarray Enterprise Manage(TM) Software

...ray Enterprise Manager TM (MEM). The solution was delivered in collaboration with leading scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Duke University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. MEM is a web-based solution that manages all aspects of expression profiling laborator...

Viral proteins may prevent bacterial infections

...throat. Enzymes targeting these bacteria could be delivered orally or nasally to reduce or eliminate colonizat...ve the colonization completely using phage enzymes delivered in a single dose. Because these enzymes are derived from viruses that infect and kill specific bac...

Protein vaccine fully protects mice from lethal aerosol challenge with ricin toxin

... and its high level of toxicity--particularly when delivered as an aerosol--ricin is a significant potential agent of biological warfare or terrorism. Currently, there is no vaccine or therapy available for human use. According to lead investigator Mark A. Olson, Ph.D., ricin is composed of two different pr...

Wheelchairs biomechanics, prosthetic development

...channel ramps. Investigators found that ramps were delivered without instructions, moved during use, and were too narrow. These findings provide insight into the benefits and limitations of different ramp designs and implications for curb and vehicle access. Smoking, foot care linked to self-efficacy in peo...

Droughts like 1930s Dust Bowl may have been unexceptional in prehistoric times, new study suggests

...n a century each. A report on the research will be delivered at a session at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4, in Meeting Room D136 of the Oregon Convention Center during the Ecological Society of America's 2004 annual meeting in Portland. "We were looking for the effects of past climate changes on ecosystems," ...

Free electron laser reaches 10 kW

...the world's brightest high average power laser. It delivered 2.1 kilowatts (kW) of infrared light, more than twice it was initially designed to achieve, before it was taken offline in November 2001 for an upgrade to 10 kW. "Whenever a technology gains a factor of ten improvement in performance, the achievement...

Plant gene discovery could enhance plant growth, reduce fertilizer needs and phosphate pollution

...ficial soil dwelling fungi and to access phosphate delivered to the roots by these fungi -- a first step, they say, toward enhancing the beneficial relationship for crop plants , while reducing fertilizer use and phosphate pollution in the environment. Discovery of the phosphate-transport genes was an...

Why some neonates need caffeine

...apnea caused by unknown reasons. The treatment was delivered to neonates who had shown more than one significant apneic episode per hour during the first hours of life. A significant apneic episode was defined as a respiratory arrest of seven seconds or more, associated with either a fall of heart rate below 1...

Researchers discuss revised Food Guide Pyramid and what it will mean for the food industry

...l tools. It is envisioned that the system will be delivered through multiple channels including print, internet and the media. (1) "Optimizing and maintaining health involves selecting foods from all food groups to obtain the range of nutrients needed," said Dr. Hentges. "The proposed revised food guide sy...

Funding to commercialize technologies of UC San Diego engineers tops $1.2 million

... their "video buddy list" - with the video streams delivered automatically at the best level of quality available for the specific device. Nguyen sees a pressing need for video instant messaging in the homeland security arena, where emergency first responders and law enforcement would benefit from situational ...

New lower-cost assay system equivalent to flow cytometry for accurate CD4+/CD8+ cell counts

...gators collected blood samples from volunteers and delivered them to each of the participating laboratories within four hours. Each site tested each specimen by the EasyCD4 and EasyCD8 methods in triplicate. In addition, a tube of matched blood was analyzed by the predicate BD MultiTEST TM method at the UCSF ...

Other highlights in the July 7 JNCI

...e model of MEN2A medullary thyroid carcinoma. When delivered orally, RPI-1 had a strong antitumor effect. The authors conclude that RPI-1's antitumor efficacy and oral bioavailability make it potentially useful to target Ret oncoproteins in humans. In an editorial, Samuel A. Wells, M.D., and Joseph R. Nevins, ...

Combination of gene therapy and gene silencing prevents neurodegenerative disease

...rs have shown for the first time that gene therapy delivered to the brains of living mice can prevent the physical symptoms and neurological damage caused by an inherited neurodegenerative disease that is similar to Huntington's disease (HD). If the therapeutic approach can be extended to humans, it may provid...

APS Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Translational Research Conference, Sept. 8-11

...re, "IBD: Light at the End of the Tunnel?" will be delivered by Daniel Podolsky, M.D., professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of the gastrointestinal unit at the affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. The final panel of the meeting, featuring researchers from the Mayo Clinic, Cedars-Sin...

Researchers show 'clot-busting' at stroke site is viable option

... three months after clot-dissolving medication was delivered directly to the site of the blockages, compared to 39 percent of patients with similarly good outcomes documented in a large national trial of intravenous (IV) drug treatment for stroke. In all cases, time was an issue: The drugs in both trials were ...

Ecosystem bounces back from hurricanes

...he paper shows that although less water volume was delivered by Hurricane Fran, large amounts of fish kills wer...Pamlico Sound. Significantly less water volume was delivered by Hurricane Fran (1996), but massive fish kills occurred in association with severe dissolved oxyge...

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