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Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases

...ch teams will in turn help find new treatments for incurable diseases in other organs of the human body. According to Michael Gilmore, PhD, Ankeny Director of Research and Chief Executive Officer of The Schepens Eye Research Institute: "This award demonstrates that NIH recognizes eye disease as one of the most...

Case for IBD combination therapy comes from research at Baylor, MIT and Hebrew University

...ease and ulcerative colitis, are for the most part incurable and their causes are still unknown. About 1 million Americans suffer from IBD and research around the world on new therapeutic strategies against IBD is being reported at a conference sponsored by the American Physiological Society. On one thing mos...

IBD (Crohn's/ulcerative colitis) conference adds 18 speakers; APS meeting starts Thursday

...ensively deals with diseases that are for the most incurable and whose causes are still unknown. One of the co-organizers, Matthew B. Grisham, professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Physiology at Louisiana State University Health Science Center, said about half the 18 additional speakers are compara...

Novel IBD therapeutic approaches reported from Washington Univ., Barcelona, LSU at APS meeting

...ease and ulcerative colitis, are for the most part incurable and their causes are still unknown. About 1 million Americans suffer from IBD and research around the world on new therapeutic strategies against IBD is being reported at a conference sponsored by the American Physiological Society. Below are report...

Possible new cure for psoriasis

...reek psora meaning 'itching, scratching'). In this incurable disease the regeneration of the epidermis is speeded up enormously: whereas it normally renews itself in just under four weeks, this period is cut to four to seven days in psoriasis patients. The reason is the greatly increased rate of cell division ...

Gene therapy with growth factor seems promising therapy for incurable muscle disorder ALS

ALS is an incurable paralysing muscle disorder affecting five in every...afe and useful and possibly indispensable to this incurable muscle disorder. Although these results are hopeful and promising, there is still a long way to go...

Failure of DNA repair mechanism precedes final stage of deadly leukemia, new Penn study shows

...or mistakes which immediately precedes the final, incurable stage of CML." It can take up to a year for a patient to transition from the first phase of CML to blast crisis. In this deadly, blast crisis phase of CML, new white blood cells fail to mature into fully-functioning cells and, instead, become myelo...

Making of mouse marks move toward 'mitochondrial medicine'

...ate new strategies and therapies for patients with incurable metabolic diseases affected by mitochondrial function."...

A new twist on the mad cow

...mans, called Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, an incurable condition that causes neurologic abnormalities, dementia, and eventually death. BSE has caused widespread public concern when it has appeared in cattle in Europe, Canada, and most recently the United States, as it is believed that the disease is...

A new direction for psoriasis research?

...to additional therapies for treating psoriasis, an incurable immune-mediated disease that affects 5 million Americans. In a paper to be published January 3 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Dr. Helen S. Young and colleagues at the University of Manchester, in Manchester, UK, provide the first eviden...

Purdue researchers create templates on retinal tissues

...ng together. Macular degeneration is an incurable eye disease that is the leading cause of blindness for people 55 and older in the United States, affecting more than 10 million Americans. Retinal pigment epithelial cells deliver nutrients to the retina and remove waste products. Macular degeneratio...

Dartmouth study advances prion disease research

...s could aid early detection of prion diseases, now incurable and invariably fatal. Ideal treatment time would be in the nascent stages of symptoms, before development of permanent brain damage. Current diagnosis requires a small brain biopsy, that may not provide much abnormal protein, but a technique where ...

Temple study identifies molecular mechanisms that may assist gene in blocking lung cancer

...cer death worldwide and is usually diagnosed at an incurable stage, most likely due to the absence of effective therapies as well as standard diagnostic procedures of early tumoral stages when compared with other cancers types, such as colon, breast and prostate cancers....

NSF awards $68 million for new engineering centers

...lantable/portable devices that can treat presently incurable diseases such as blindness, loss of neuromuscular control, paralysis, and the loss of cognitive function. The researchers will focus on mixed signal systems on a chip, power and data management, intelligent analog circuits, interface technology at t...

USC awarded multi-million dollar engineering research center by National Science Foundation

...evices that will communicate with tissue and treat incurable diseases such as blindness, paralysis and memory loss." The NSF grant is expected to total $34 million over 10 years (in two $17 million installments), which will enable the integration of three separate biomedical research programs at USC, each of ...

Straight talk: Adult and embryonic stem cells and the future of research

...netic diseases, and to someday offer ways to treat incurable and fatal diseases has made us re-examine what we think we know about stem cells from the blood and other tissues." Blood-forming stem cells and other more specialized stem cells from specific tissues or organs are known as "adult" stem cells even if...

Don't ban embryo-based research says new chairman of European fertility organisation

... animal models of diseases such as Parkinson's and incurable brain tumours." Professor Sunde said that experiments with human embryonic stem cells would also provide information about the chemical signals that the human body uses to induce stem cells to differentiate into 'local' stem cells. That information w...

Drug combination increases life span of mice with ALS

...ially effective therapies in this cruel, currently incurable disease. Every gain gives us hope for the future." "These research results give people who suffer from ALS hope, and show how well CIHR is working," said Dr. Rmi Quirion, Scientific Director of the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addict...

ORNL, Georgia's Isotron develop promising new cancer treatment

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 30, 2003 Doctors treating incurable brain tumors and other cancers resistant to conventional therapies will soon have a new treatment available to them because of a development by Isotron of Alpharetta, Ga., and the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The advantage of ...

OXiGENE announces commencement of Phase I/II clinical trial of Combretastatin A4 Prodrug

...ecember for CA4P in patients with a rare and often incurable form of thyroid cancer. In the Phase I/II tria...II study of CA4P in patients with a rare and often incurable form of thyroid cancer recently began at the Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals of Clevel...

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