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Gene Therapy In A Liquid May Lead To Quicker, Easier Methods For Treating Disease

...oralroute, and there was enough gene expression to treat a disease such as lactoseintolerance." Th...py, he says, has to date usually been attempted to treat raregenetic diseases, AIDS and cancer. "The idea is to eventually move it intostandard medical pract...

Researchers Grow Healthy Human Placental Cells For Drug Research

... This work may aid the development of drugs that treat complications of pregnancy, such as infections, hypertension, seizure disorders, and metabolic diseases. It may also pave the way for treating fetal disorders chemically in the womb. For this project, Kniss gathered an initial batch of ...

Jefferson Scientists Suppress Tumor Growth In Animals, Aiming At Gene Therapy

... to develop a gene therapy procedureagainst Rb2 to treat cancer. Verifying Rb2's function, Dr. Giordano says, "shows the complexity ofcancer. It's clear that Rb2 is one of a small number of tumor suppressor genesthat play important roles in cancer," he says. "We know now that Rb2 can bethe...

Fetuses Destined For Abortion May Be Used To Test Gene Therapy

CONTROVERSIAL plans to treat unborn children with gene therapy have been givenan even more contentious twist. Under a proposal presented to a US governmentpanel late last month, this therapy would initially be tested on fetusesdestined for abortion. Earlier this year, Fr...

Bacteria That Disable Sperm

...e bacteria,before beginning IVF. "We should first treat them and let them try to conceivethe normal way," he says. New Scientist issue 17th October. Author: Mitzi Baker PLEASE MENTION NEW SCIENTIST AS THE SOURCE OF THIS ARTICLE - THANK YOU...

Plant-Based Fat Inhibits Cancer-Cell Growth By Enhancing Cells Signaling System, UB Researchers Show

... Phytosterols are used widely in Europe to treat enlarged prostate(benign prostatic hyperplasia), Awad said, and are known to lower the risk ofcardiovascular disease by interfering with cholesterol absorption. B-sitosterolis abundant in unrefined vegetable oils, such as virgin olive oil. A...

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center And Targeted Genetics Announces Issuance Of Braod Patent Covering Antigen-Specific T Cell Expansion

...munotherapy techniques, which has the potential to treat diseasessuch as cancer as well as viral infections. This technology was developed byStanley R. Riddell, M.D., and Philip D. Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D., researchers inthe Hutchinson Center's Clinical Research Division and professors at theUniversity of W...

Cold Virus With P53 Gene Tested To Combat Ovarian Cancer

...ving approval from theNational Cancer Institute to treat women with "advanced, persistent or recurrentovarian cancer." The researchers hope that therapy with the engineered p53 gene may provide astrong second front for fighting ovarian cancer because of the low survival rates with surgery and chemotherapy...

Rodent Cancer Data To Be Reviewed On Food Flavoring, Solvent, Cosmetic Ingredient, Anabolic Steroid And Embalming Fluid

...hetic anabolic steroid available by prescriptionto treat delayed puberty and used, illicitly, by some athletes to "bulk up." The studies conducted in rats provided what NTP staff called "clear evidence" ofcarcinogenic effects at several sites in female animals; triethanolamine, an ingredient in some cosme...

Relapses Prevented In Mouse Model Of Multiple Sclerosis: Research Aimed At Treating Relapses In Human MS

...iral orbacterial infections. Drugs used to treat MS relapses such as interferons and Copaxone onlydecrease the number of relapses by one-third, notes Rostami, "so, we are alwayslooking for better therapies." The next step is to produce the human form of theanti-interleukin-12 antibody and administe...

Virginia Tech Scientist Seek Genetic Solution To Malaria

... theeight drugs that are commercially available to treat malaria. The species ofmosquitoes that carry malaria are also becoming resistant to a number of controlmethods. Countries witnessing a rising incidence of the disease are oftenexperiencing dissolving social structures, which leads to increas...

Chiron Discovers Significant Hepatitis C Binding Mechanism; Data Indicates CD81 Protein May Be A Virus Receptor

...w vaccines and therapeutics designedto prevent and treat this widespread disease. It is estimated that more than 170million individuals worldwide suffer from chronic HCV infection. "The discovery of CD81 binding to HCV is an important scientific milestone inour quest to understand this deadly virus. Chiro...

UNC Researchers Reduce Arthritis Severity By Turning Off Molecular Switch

...findingsdemonstrate the feasibility of new ways to treat the disease, including genetherapy. "These findings underscore NF-kappa B as a very attractive target for arthritistreatments, including a new generation of drugs targeted specifically to themolecule," says the team's leader, Dr. Sergei S. Makarov, ...

Aluminium Study Puts Drinking Water In The Clear

...ence that the useof alum - aluminium sulphate - to treat drinking water is safe. "We found that the alumini...authorities can confidently continue to usealum to treat drinking water with minimal risk to human health," Dr. Staubersays. The study into drinking water wa...

Arsenic Shown To Induce Cancer Remission

... to exceed the effectiveness of any single drug to treat APL,"said Dr. Steven Soignet, the lead author of t...ns retinoic acid could beused with chemotherapy to treat many patients with APL because it forced cancercells to mature and die normally. But despite this i...

Drug Therapy Shows Promise In Preventing Hepatitis Infection In Transplant Recipients Who Receive Hepatitis B Positive Livers, Says One Study

...usually evident within six months, is difficult to treat andcan eventually lead to cirrhosis of the transplanted liver, thus requiring asecond transplant. But according to the UPMC study, a combination therapy of hepatitis Bimmune globulin (HBIG) and lamivudine has the potential to stave offpost-tr...

Genetic Code Of Chromosome Of Malaria Parasite Deciphered

...nd the disease has becomeincreasingly difficult to treat because of the spread of drug resistance. Under the leadership of NIH Director Harold Varmus, M.D., NIH has fortified itscommitment to malaria research, with expanded efforts to study the genomes ofmalaria parasites, delineate mechanisms of drug resi...

First Derivation Of Human Embryonic Stem Cells Reported In Science

...cells. "Geron is focused on developing products to treat age-related degenerative diseases. The availability of hES cells opens extraordinary opportunities for tissue transplantation, and for developing cell and gene therapy products with breakthrough medical potential," said Thomas Okarma, Ph.D., M.D., G...

Duke Scientist Reports Advances In Gene Therapy For Heart Failure

...o effective means to reverse heartfailure, only to treat symptoms. According to the American Heart Association, about 400,000 new cases arerecorded every year in the United States. Death rates from congestive heartfailure tripled between 1974 and 1994, making it the leading cause ofhospitalization ...

Test For Genetic Trait May Indicate Heart Benefits Of Hormone Replacement Therapy

...a lot of these inherited conditionsis that you can treat them now," he says. The test used to distinguish pattern A from pattern B was developed at theLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, and is nowmarketed by the Berkeley HeartLab, in San Mateo, Calif. Superko says the testis ...

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