Tag: "prevention" at biology news
Interactive health information system to detect Japanese encephalitis in Asia
...health managers to work collaboratively on disease prevention
and control with international experts working on diagnostics, vaccine development and introduction, and clinical treatment. "We are eagerly looking forward to seeing the Voxiva system put into effect. It should greatly facilit...
Toward a better understanding of taste and smell impairments
... for these alterations and gauge the potential for prevention
of sensory loss and for recovery. In addition to having direct relevance to patients afflicted with chemosensory loss or dysfunction, the project will advance overall knowledge concerning the inflammatory process. Cowart comments, "Inflammato...
Experts present new research on hot topics in aging at GSA's annual meeting in Washington, DC
...nd public health have achieved for chronic disease prevention
the kind of recognition and support that the previous century gave to the infectious disease arena. November 19 at 7:30 p.m . Promoting a Healthy Social Security: The Social Security program, while in short-range actuarial balance, is...
Cooperation to create a new tuberculosis vaccine
...ulosis vaccine is more urgent than ever. "The only prevention
of TB is the viable BCG vaccine (Bacillus-Calmette-Guérin), which has been in use since 1921," says MPI-IB director Prof. Stefan H.E. Kaufmann. "BCG has a proven safety record for many decades, however, it unfortunately lacks effectiveness," n...
Anti-cholesterol drug treats Alzheimer's disease in mice
...ered as a potential strategy for the treatment and prevention
of Alzheimer's disease, alone or in combination with statins," they wrote. Birgit Hutter-Paier, Henri J. Huttunen, Luigi Puglielli, Christopher B. Eckman, Doo Yeon Kim, Alexander Hofmeister, Robert D. Moir, Sarah B. Domnitz, Matthew P. Frosch, Manfre...
Experimental drug prevents vaginal simian HIV transmission in monkeys Science study says
... vaginal transmission of HIV and designing new HIV prevention
strategies may come from a new SHIV study in monke...and, Ohio. "There is a real need for a topical HIV prevention
strategy that women can control. This is particularly important in settings where men won't necessar...
Mechanism discovered for muscle wasting seen in diabetes, AIDS and other diseases
...ss and muscle fiber size were nearly normal. In a prevention
protocol, salicylate treatment was begun during gestation. In these latter mice, body weights and muscle mass were essentially normal throughout life. The researchers also studied the effects of blocking NF-kB activation in mouse models of muscl...
Surgeon General's report underscores the importance of new thinking on bone health
...fforts to find effective ways to make osteoporosis prevention
part of the everyday lives," said Neil Walsdorf, J...se and calcium--can help prevent it. Education and prevention
are key themes in the report that also focuses on new research, access and coverage for health servi...
Frontiers in cancer prevention research: Defeating cancer before it strikes
...r incidence and mortality. The future of cancer prevention
relies heavily on: identifying promising targets ...g pre-clinical drug-testing models; and tailoring prevention
strategies to genetic profiles. WHEN: Saturday Wednesday, October 16 20, 2004 WHERE: Wash...
Excess dietary fat accelerates breast cancer by altering the activity of a group of genes
...d in the field of secondary and especially primary prevention
of breast cancer. ...
Bloodroot alkaloid aids in exterminating sun-damaged skin cells in culture
...used widely in toothpastes and mouthwashes for the prevention
of inflammatory conditions such as gingivitis. Skin cell that were pretreated with sanguinarine and then exposed to UVB increased synthesis of the Bax protein and decreased production of Bcl-2, shifting cellular balance t...
$2.8 million NIH grant awarded to UH for bionano training
... research that examines disease discovery, disease prevention
and drug discovery, as well as laying the foundation for a new wave of scientific discovery and applications to address health care, environmental monitoring and transportation. "We're using the basic sciences as a springboard to branch out to more...
Stony Brook University medical researcher developing new medication to prevent colon cancer
... Dr. Rigas' work focuses on the pharmacological prevention
of cancers of the colon and the pancreas. His grou...veloping the highly promising nitroaspirin for the prevention
of colon and pancreatic cancer, being supported by five NIH grants. He also pioneered the applicatio...
UC Riverside professor organizes a workshop on vitamin D and cancer treatment and prevention
...-day meeting on Vitamin D and cancer treatment and prevention
on Wednesday, November 17 through Friday, November...wo groups of scientists, those who research cancer prevention
and treatments with scientists who research Vitamin D, or more specifically, the steroid hormone for...
Neurosurgeons identify growth of new adult brain cells, possible treatment for epilepsy
...tion may provide a target for future treatment and prevention
of epilepsy. The Congress of Neurological Surgeons meeting, which is being held jointly this year with the Italian Society of Neurosurgeons, features dozens of seminars and courses led by world leaders in neurosurgery. It is being held at the Mos...
Moffitt doctor's talk on ovarian cancer receives international first place award
... in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention
and cancer control. Additionally, Moffitt is a mem...ca. Moffitt's sole mission is to contribute to the prevention
and cure of cancer....
Researchers tracking sources of arsenic contamination in water
...the taxpayers will have to pay for prevention. But prevention
is less expensive than remediation," she said. The paper, "Evaluating arsenic transport within anthropogenic aquifers in mined watersheds," co-authored by Schreiber, biology associate professor Maurice Valett, biology student Brendan V. Brown of Sava...
International marine survey of coral death
...ine scientists suggest in the Frontiers article, prevention
might be the best medicine. "The most practical immediate remediation for many marine communities is to reduce pathogen inputs (especially from land) and synergistic stressors, such as warm temperatures and eutrophic waters," they write. They add: "R...
Pediatric cardiology researchers describe findings in neurologic outcomes, heart devices
...ac Center, will discuss the study findings and the prevention
of sudden cardiac death in children and adolescents. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004 "Stent-Based Vascular Gene Transfer by Hydrolysis-mediated Release of Adenoviral Vectors" Poster presentation by Ilia Fishbein, M.D., Cardiac Cen...
New studies regarding the efficacy of antioxidants and their impact on standard cancer treatment
...ogenesis, including the use of -carotene in cancer prevention
and a discussion of its prooxidant activity (Homer S. Black). The formation of aldehydes as the central concern of oxidant stress for cancer therapy and how to ameliorate such stress (Kenneth A. Conklin). The first study that examines oxidative d...
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