Tag: "delivery" at biology news
Scientists harness powerful x-rays in new technique to study animal functions
...light in insects, and be a prerequisite for oxygen delivery
to complex sensory systems and the brain, the authors say. This would not only help scientists learn more about the animals studied but also provide insights on human health. For example, studying how larval fish move their backbones could shed light...
For spinal cord injury patients, new insights for rehabilitation therapy
...leg muscles, oxygen demand will be low, and oxygen delivery
will be geared accordingly, which would lead, most...el of the lesion, oxygen demand is low, and oxygen delivery
will be geared accordingly, as has been demonstrated by vascular atrophy in the legs of SCI individu...
January GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights
... ka. The sudden drop in terrigenous organic matter delivery
to this marginal basin is interpreted to reflect a short-term response of local rivers to rapid sea-level rise, strongly implying that the Blling warming and the onset of MWP 1a are synchronous. This phase relation contrasts with the widely cited ons...
UCLA/Caltech scientists develop new gene therapy approach
... Institute. "Our research is the first to create a delivery
system using a vehicle derived from HIV itself," he said. "This system allowed us to introduce the siRNAs into the cell, where they can protect against HIV infection." Chen collaborated with Dr. David Baltimore, the Nobel laureate who is president of...
Biodegradable gelatin particles show promise for delivering therapeutic genes
...gned to only test the gelatin delivery
system, so the particles didn't carry any genetic material. "Gene therapy is a new approach to treating kidney disease," said N. Stanley Nahman Jr., the study's seni...
Researchers developing new arsenal in war against cancer
...osynthesizers to the cancer," Storrie said. The delivery
vehicle is a B-fragment of a class of toxins known...agment is toxic, but the B fragment is a non-toxic delivery
system. Storrie developed a way to use the B fragment to deliver the photo-dynamic agents developed ...
Drug delivery leaps biotech hurdles
...a minor concern for pharmaceutical companies, drug delivery
is now one very hot topic," says Technical Insight...es to carry and control the release of drugs. The delivery
of cancer drugs is one application for which targeted delivery
may prove especially valuable. Becaus...
Beyond patches and pills: the remarkable future of drug delivery
In less than 20 years, the field of drug delivery
has gone from a fledgling pharmaceutical art to a ...rily on two aspects of the field: traditional drug delivery
and tissue engineering. The main goal of traditional drug delivery
research is, quite simply, to do ...
UCSD bioengineers develop first computer model that predicts disease variant based on genetic defect
...disease processes will significantly impact future delivery
of health care. Our research is significant in that we are demonstrating the proof of concept for the first time." UCSD has formed a spin-off company, called Genomatica, to bring Palsson's in silico modeling technologies into commercial use....
Food pathogen vector shows promise against cancer
...this shell, his team then added large proteins for delivery
to macrophages to generate an immune response (an advantage over other vectors that cannot deliver large molecules). But the key to this vector is the addition of listeriolysin, a component of Listeria. As its name implies, listeriolysin lyses, or d...
Lower insulin sensitivity found In Mexican-Americans, regardless of behavioral and metabolic factors
... Not because of the current issues surrounding the delivery
of primary care services but for the future services that will be necessary to diagnose and treat a population highly susceptible to type 2 diabetes. BackgroundMexican-Americans are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) two to three times ...
Tailor-made cancer drugs: Wave of the future?
...w breed of nanoparticles for on-the-mark, stay-put delivery
of diagnostic and disease-fighting agents....
Light to moderate drinking during pregnancy can affect adolescent growth
...month of pregnancy (n=1360), seventh month, and at delivery
(n=763). The MHPCD project evaluated the women (or current caregiver) and their children at eight and 18 months, three, six, 10 and 14 years of age. Data for this study were gathered when the children (n=565) were 14 years of age. "This study popu...
Bloodworm's way with copper likely provides paradigm for new materials
...mong the applications he envisions is a system for delivery
of unstable drugs--those with a short shelf life. "We may be able to synthesize the drug in a precursor form and have that last important step done as part of delivery." Stucky, who is an expert on the molecular assembly of organic and inorganic spec...
6th Annual Symposium on Biomaterial Science
...arch, implant science, tissue engineering and drug delivery
New Jersey academic leaders from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, Rutgers and New Jersey Institute of Technology Stanley S. Bergen, Jr., president emeritus of UMDNJ Stephen A. Livesey, executive vice president of LifeCell Corporation, Bra...
Purdue corrals new Trojan horse to replace wayward genes in mice
...uce genes into cells gives them great potential as delivery
vehicles for therapeutic genes. Ordinarily, a virus injects its own genetic material into a cell, but viral researchers have learned how to "borrow" the outer shell from a harmful virus and fill it up with other, beneficial genetic material. The ch...
NHLBI launches innovative proteomics centers
...formation," continued Old. "This should speed the delivery
of potential new clinical applications from research into practice." Topics to be investigated by the centers include: Protein profiling, which quantifies a large number of different proteins in order to reveal molecular pathways Post-translati...
Researchers successfully deliver drugs to the primate brainstem
...NINDS) used a technique called convection-enhanced delivery
(CED), which was developed at the National Institu...ore than two percent of adult brain tumors. Drug delivery
imaging with CED may ultimately be able to improve outcomes for children with brainstem gliomas, the...
Purdue creates self-generating nanotubes with 'dial-up' properties
...ems, high-definition displays, biosensors and drug delivery
systems. Fenniri is hopeful the findings will prove beneficial in many fields. "Nanotechnology relies on our ability to control the behavior of matter at the molecular scale," he said. "The versatility and robustness of our system is already pointin...
Celebrex may be safe for preterm labor, preliminary study finds
...e of the established treatments to prevent preterm delivery
is indomethacin, a drug used to slow uterine contractions and delay delivery. But indomethacin is associated with severe side effects. Recent research suggests that celecoxib, also known as celebrex, may be a safer alternative. This study is the firs...
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