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Soy Protein With Phytoestrogens Inhibit Atherosclerosis Progression As Well As Premarin
...ing in Santa Fe, N.M. Estrogen replacement therapy
generally is thought to preventcardiovascular dise... size." Both forms of estrogen replacement therapy
were similar in their effectsin lowering total cholesterol, low density lipoproteins (LDL) and very ...
Research Indicates Molecule Sabotage May Slow Brain Cancer
..., appears to be a prime candidate for this type of therapy
because itexists in glioma tumors, but not in other kinds of brain tumors or tissue in thebody, according to the scientists. In the new study, the researchers found that BEHAB must be secreted bythe tumor cells and cut in half, in order for t...
Chromosomal Abnormalities Key For Prediting Leukemia Outcome
... Stem-cell transplantation is another line of therapy
available to AMLpatients whose disease doesn... experimental therapy. Intensification therapy
and stem-cell transplantation are thetwo main things that are done for patients today that were not ...
American Society Of Gene Therapy To Hold Its First Annual Meeting
...ia on viral genetherapy vectors and non-viral gene therapy
vectors, and symposia and workshopson AIDS and imm...ill introduce meeting participants toareas of gene therapy
research outside their own fields. Sessions include theABCs of Viral Vectors for Gene Therapy, the A...
Rapid Progress Reported On New Class Of Anti-Cancer Drugs
...ve to remain on the drugs. "Such long-term therapy
means that cancers could become resistant to theinhibitors, which makes it especially advantageous that many companies areworking on many different types of inhibitors," Casey said. He added thatstudies at other institutions are also underway on comb...
Novel Method Of Gene Replacement Reported By University Of Washington Researchers
...issue of Nature Genetics. Until now, gene therapy
researchers have focused on gene addition, usinga variety of modified viruses as vectors or transport vehicles to "infect" andinsert the proper genetic material into cell nuclei that have genes withundesirable mutations. While the proper genetic mate...
Targeted Genetics, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center And University Of Pittsburgh
Report Phase I Clinical Trial Results Of Gene Therapy Treatment For Cancer
...EN)today announced Phase I results of its E1A gene therapy
for the treatment ofbreast and ovarian cancers at ...e AACR. In a presentation titled "Phase I E1A gene therapy
in patients with advancedbreast and ovarian cancers," researchers demonstrated that they delivered a...
Pitt Researchers Find Way To Block Cellular Growth Pathways And Inhibit Tumor Growth
... The researchers based their experimental therapy
on TGF-" (transforminggrowth factor alpha) and EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor). TGF-" bindsto EGFR, causing cell division. Both proteins are produced in abnormally highlevels by tumor cells, suggesting that they play an important role inmai...
One Year Follow-Up Of Non-Invasive Angina Treatment Suggests A Lasting Benefit
... the American Heart Association, indicatedthat the therapy
is safe and effective in relieving angina. "Most patients are quite comfortable during treatment," Chou says. "Many read, listen to music or watch television, and some even fall asleep."Some patients experience discomfort in the lower legs, b...
Motivating Muscles: New UD Study Might Help People With Paralysis 'Stay Strong Longer'
...With six faculty members, the graduate UD physical therapy
program currentlyserves 80 students pursuing master's degrees and eight doctoral candidates.Doctoral students are part of the Interdisciplinary Biomechanics and MovementsSciences graduate program, a collaborative effort involving many UD departmentsa...
American Heart Association Journal Report: Gene Therapy Findings Updated: Treatment Used In Patients With Blocked Leg Vessels
DALLAS, March 31 -- A gene therapy
approach to circumvent leg bloodvessels obstructed...of them had other treatment options." If the gene therapy
had not beeneffective, the patients would have had their afflicted legs amputated. Asresearch conti...
First Evidence That Localized Arthritis Gene Therapy Heals Distant Diseased Joints
...and totally unexpected finding that localized gene therapy
for arthritis produces healing effects on distant ...major advance in the quest to bring arthritis gene therapy
into widespread clinical use. "This offers the first evidence that arthritis gene ther...
Molecular Memory Tunes Adrenaline To Stress
...d to better medical therapies -- perhaps even gene therapy
-- for conditions such as hypertension and heart attack, predict McCobb, an assistant professor of neurobiology and behavior, and Xie, a postdoctoral researcher in the McCobb's department. "Whether our stress responses are controlled by genes...
Renowned Breast Cancer Experts Present Latest Findings At UCSF Cancer Center Symposium
... of tumors intogroups that progress and respond to therapy
in the same way. Gray also will discuss how efficient genome-analysis procedures coupledwith information from the human genome program have increased the speed withwhich genes involved in breast cancer can be discovered and studied. Details ...
Naturally Produced Enzyme May Be Useful In Inflammatory Arthritis
... would limit its use. However,Ward said that gene therapy
may be a more logical solution. If the...Ward said. He and hiscolleagues suggest that gene therapy
may be used to insert a gene that controlsNEP production. The extra levels of the enzyme could...
Biochemist Solves Riddle Of Collagen Stability
...earchers are studying whether collagen replacement therapy
could alleviate some of the damage caused by arthr...riggered when collagen begins to unfold." Collagen therapy
could work much like bone or skin grafting, where new material replaces the lost or damaged tissue, ...
Duke Researchers Genetically Engineer Mice To Block Heart Enlargement
...aises the possibility that asingle drug or genetic therapy
could shut down the process that leads toenlarged ...t will be possible to design a single drug or gene therapy
strategy to dothe work that many separate types of drugs accomplish now. We believe such astrategy m...
Early Restoration Of Blood Flow Following A Heart Attack Shown To Improve Long-Term Survival For Patients
...s reported the impact was the same no matter which therapy
wasused. The study was coordinated by the George Washington University, Duke University,Durham, N.C., the Cleveland (Ohio) Clinic, Thoraxecentrum in the Netherlands,and University Hospital, Gasthuisberg, Belgium. Co-authors are Coyne, Eduardo Moreyra...
New RNA Repair May Lead To More Successful Gene Therapy
CHAPEL HILL - A possible new form of gene therapy
designed to maskgenetic mutations - instead of cut...hout the body, are produced." The new gene therapy
technique might work with many other geneticillnesses as well, he said. Co-authors of the ...
Interdisciplinary Method Offers New Way To Study Ribozymes
...ibozymes). "Ribozymes show great promise for gene therapy
of viral diseases,such as AIDS, due to their ability to bind and cleave viral RNA targetswith the help of metal ions," said Yi Lu, a U. of I. professor of chemistry. "Studying the structure of ribozymes is extremely important in understandinghow they...
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