Tag: "prevent" at biology news
Leader in cancer treatment and prevention research honored
...gents and nutrients with the potential to treat or prevent
cancer, and then to take them through pharmacologi...ietary supplementation with wheat bran fiber could prevent
colon cancer. This study has become the benchmark for the conduct of large population-based studies ...
Lycopene slows human prostate tumour growth in mice and combined with vitamin E is even better
...ether lycopene and vitamin E could ever be used to prevent
prostate cancer in healthy individuals. The first ...ntial to verify the compound's potential to really prevent
the development of cancer in a mouse model. "However, our data fit in with the general picture that...
Cigarette smoke causes breaks in DNA and defects to a cell's chromosomes, Pitt study finds
... goal should be to develop cigarettes that somehow prevent
what we've seen happen to the cells in our lab," remarked Dr. Saunders. In addition to Drs. Luo and Saunders, other authors of the abstract and paper are Kristen M. Werner, Ph.D., a former undergraduate student in the department of biological scienc...
Chemical derived from vitamin-E shows early promise as cancer drug
...pha-tocopherol ether acetic analog (alpha-TEA), to prevent
colon and breast cancers in preclinical animal models. Mice in the study were treated with alpha-TEA for 21 days after an injection of mouse-derived mammary cancer cells that normally would have formed a tumor mass and spread (metastasized) to th...
Gladstone investigator Mike McCune wins prestigious NIH Director's Pioneer Award
...e toward understanding immune responses that might prevent
the development of AIDS in HIV-infected people. Su...s knowledge to the creation of a vaccine that will prevent
people from developing AIDS -- and that will also be available for use around the world." McCune,...
Cancer vaccine based on pathogenic listeria bacteria shows promise targeting metastases
...imal residual disease, that is, use the vaccine to prevent
recurrence after surgery and chemotherapy," Cook s... if he could eliminate the gene for ActA, he could prevent
the bacteria from forming actin motors and spreading from cell to cell. The technique worked, and Ce...
Wildlife Conservation Society hosts public symposium on human-wildlife diseases
...y of issues from developing new approaches to help prevent
the spread of diseases, to addressing threats to the global food supply from new and emerging pathogens. Experts from conservation biology, policy and law will also be on hand to discuss strategies to better link health and conservation efforts arou...
Anthrax enzyme images reveal secrets of antibiotic resistance, suggest new drug design
...BA. "This subtle change is just enough to let DHPS prevent
the antibiotic from binding to it, but not enough to disrupt the enzyme's normal work," White said. "So the bacteria evade the antibiotic and continue to make folate and survive." Based on the new understanding of the structure of DHPS, the St. Jude ...
Cannabis may help combat cancer-causing herpes viruses
...t so we do not recommend people start using pot to prevent
or treat cancers." In fact, Dr. Meveczky said, THC has also been shown to suppress the immune system so smoking marijuana could "do more harm than good" to patients whose immune systems are often already weakened....
$7.5 Million grant to Yale researchers for role of viruses in cancer
... targets for therapy and suggest new approaches to prevent
and treat cancers," said principal investigator Daniel DiMaio, M.D. , Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Genetics and vice chair of the Department of Genetics . DiMaio studies human papillomaviruses (HPV), the causative agents of cervical c...
Study explores gene transfer to modify underlying course of Alzheimer's disease
... brain where neurons are degenerating, in order to prevent
cell death and reverse cell atrophy, two hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. If successful, this could be a major step toward modifying the course of the disease. Rush is the only center in this study. The new technique uses CERE-110 as the gene thera...
Research suggests new avenue for stopping, preventing colon cancer
... could lead to more specific and safer -- ways to prevent
colorectal cancer. In addition to generating PGE2, the COX-2 enzyme produces another prostaglandin that blocks clot formation and dilates blood vessels. Long-term, high-dose use of the COX-2 inhibitor Vioxx has been linked to high blood pressure and ...
New anti-inflammatory strategy for cancer therapy identified by UCSD researchers
...t possible to use NF-kB or TNFα inhibitors to prevent
inflammation-induced tumor growth, thus destroying their advantage, and allowing TRAIL to tip the balance in its favor," Luo said. The study builds upon previous work in the Karin lab recently featured as the cover article in the August 6, 2004 iss...
Amyloid fibers sprout one step at a time
...mportant implications for those designing drugs to prevent
formation of the brain-damaging proteins in those ...vestigators are now screening for drugs that would prevent
amyloid from forming, to treat these disorders," said Weissman. "While it is quite speculative at th...
NSF announces six 'FIBR' awards to tackle some of biology's most challenging questions
...and the whole body that make movement possible and prevent
animals from falling over, another project will take a multidisciplinary approach to the study of live, simulated and robotic cockroaches. The sixth FIBR project will undertake a study of photosynthesis to understand how large and complex networks of...
New way to protect brain from stroke damage
... researchers. "However, recent clinical efforts to prevent
brain injury through the therapeutic use of NMDA receptor antagonists have been disappointing," they wrote. The new study pinpoints a new target underlying toxic levels of calcium in the brain, disclosing a potential new therapeutic target for stroke...
Folic acid vitamin use by women reaches all-time high, March of Dimes survey finds
...ent in 1995. Those who know that folic acid helps prevent
birth defects increased to 24 percent in 2004, up ... country, we can't be complacent in our efforts to prevent
disabling or fatal NTDs from occurring," said Dr. Howse. "We urge health care professionals and phar...
Understanding celiac disease
... research efforts designed to combat and hopefully prevent
autoimmune disorders like celiac disease. Celiac disease is characterized by abnormalities of the small intestine that interfere with absorption of nutrients from food. When people with celiac disease eat foods containing gluten, a major protein in w...
First glimpse of DNA binding to viral enzyme
...e can block this interaction, we should be able to prevent
the virus from replicating, and thereby thwart infection." Adenoviruses cause respiratory, gastrointestinal, and eye infections, including highly contagious viral pink eye. Some adenovirus eye infections lead to blindness. Respiratory epidemics of a...
Sugar-coated sea urchin eggs could have sweet implications for human fertility
...r species the jelly becomes a secondary barrier to prevent
cross-species breeding. For instance, eggs of the green sea urchin, the purple urchin's closest relative, have a different kind of carbohydrate, one that doesn't activate the purple urchin's sperm. The same holds true for purple urchin eggs and green...
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