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Phase II trials of second-generation antisense cancer drug planned following successful early study

...011 impairs a cancer cell's survival mechanism and enhances the effectiveness of standard chemotherapy, radiation and hormone therapy. Twenty-five patients with localised prostate cancer that was to be removed by surgery were given escalating doses in the Phase I trial, which was coordinated by the National ...

Laboratory grows world record length carbon nanotube

...atories to support NNSA in its mission. Los Alamos enhances global security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to defense, energy, environment, infrastructure, health and...

Protein is key for digestive function of the pancreas

...shed in the September issue of Developmental Cell, enhances the understanding of the normal physiology of the pancreas and provides some insight into abnormal processes that may lead to pancreatic disease. While the most famous role of the pancreas is the production of hormones like insulin that regulate blo...

Asian elephant sex pheromone transporter revealed

... low pH environment of the male elephant truck and enhances detection by producing a pulse of the volatile pheromone as the male elephant performs the characteristic flehmen behavior. Use of albumin in urinary pheromone transport is distinct from other mammalian pheromone transport systems studied so far. Fur...

Improved nutrition could reduce malaria burden worldwide

...lity to fight infection. Zinc improves growth and enhances the body's ability to respond to infection, and vitamin A plays an essential role in the immune response and is believed to be necessary for host resistance to malaria. Researchers stress that strategies to reduce the global malaria burden must inc...

Nucleic acid-amplification testing further safeguards nation's blood supply

...Barbara Alving, M.D., NHLBI acting director. "NAT enhances the safety of the nation?s blood supply by further...ers, industry, and federal agencies, which greatly enhances the ability of blood donation centers to rapidly incorporate new tests as needed," added Nemo. "This...

JCI table of contents, 2 August, 2004

...mune cells called CD34+ cells after stroke greatly enhances nerve restoration in the region of damage in mice.... TITLE: Administration of CD34+ cells after stroke enhances neurogenesis via angiogenesis in a mouse model AUTHOR CONTACT: Akihiko Taguchi National Cardiovascu...

Stroking up cellular therapy

...mune cells called CD34+ cells after stroke greatly enhances nerve restoration in the region of damage in mice. The authors isolated CD34+ cells from human cord blood and injected them into mice within 48 hours of a stroke. These mice experienced increase new blood vessel growth in stoke-damaged region. The...

From science fiction to reality: Nanomedicine brings fresh hope to the medical world

...he promise of a better risk-benefit ratio and thus enhances the prospects for nanomedicine applications." The advent of nanomedicine and techniques for the early diagnosis of diseases could usher in a new era of superior prophylactic or preventive medicine. By using preventive medicine, treatment for diseases...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...gsworth, G.M. Glenn. 2004. Immunostimulant patch enhances immune responses to influenza virus vaccine in aged mice. Journal of Virology, 78. 14: 7610-7618.) ...

Other highlights in the June 16 JNCI

...nto whether BSP's interaction with other molecules enhances the invasiveness of cancer cells. They found that when BSP and two other molecules--matrix metalloproteinase 2 and integrin alpha v beta 3 --form a cell-surface trimolecular complex, cancer cells appear to become more invasive. Contact: Robert Kuska,...

Existing drug may prevent brain injury and seizures in newborns

...stance called myelin. Myelin insulates neurons and enhances signal transmission; without it, neurons cannot communicate efficiently and neuromotor problems result. In the study, Jensen, Dr. Pamela Follett and colleagues first showed that developing human oligodendrocytes have peak numbers of AMPA glutam...

UF researcher: New low-carb potato to debut in January

... He said the potato skin develops early, which enhances resistance to mechanical damage so the potatoes can arrive on store shelves with minimal defects. The variety has some resistance to tuber greening, which increases store shelf life. "The combination of good Florida soils, warm tempera...

Researchers identify two potential protein targets for new drug therapies for pancreatic cancer

...ious organs in the intestinal tract. This protein enhances the ability of a tumor to grow. Focal adhesion kinase not only promotes cell growth but also helps tumor cells migrate. "Our hypothesis was that FAP and FAK would be overexpressed in pancreatic cancer and contribute to poor outcome," Cohen expl...

Cannabinoids spell relief in colon inflammation

...t was shown that the endogenous cannabinoid system enhances its activity during inflammation. The neurons in the colon produce more CB1 receptors upon inflammation. "It is as if the cannabinoid system is an on-demand protection system", explains Beat Lutz. The mechanism of how the endogenous cannabinoid syste...

Vanderbilt students take HHMI fellowships

...of estrogen and associated growth factor receptors enhances growth of NSCLC, possibly offering new therapeutic targets. "I had planned on taking this year off to do research because I wanted to dedicate more time to this area," Weinberg said. "I hope that my results will be of value to cancer research and th...

A blueprint for US national ocean policy for the 21st Century

...as one inter-connected system. This framework also enhances opportunities for state, territorial, tribal, and local entities to develop common regional goals and priorities. The Commission found that policies and decisions about ocean and coastal resources need to be based on the most current, unbiased, credi...

Leptin rewires the brain's feeding circuits

...he activity of neuropeptide Y (NPY) neurons and it enhances the activity of proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons. Conversely, the absence of leptin increases feeding and fat deposition by exciting NPY neurons and suppressing the activity of POMC neurons. While the action of these two types of neurons had been i...

'Telling people what they want to believe'

...wheat flour. "These foods are rich in fiber, which enhances fullness without adding significant calories," Ornish writes. In the article, Ornish looks at evidence that complex carbohydrates are beneficial; examines the science behind claims that the Atkins diet is "better" than a low-fat diet; discuss...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...iem, G. Lanzaro, L. Soong. 2004. Sand fly saliva enhances Leishmania amazonensis infection by modulating interleukin-10 production. Infection and Immunity, 72. 3: 1240-1247.) ...

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