Tag: "topical" at biology news

Experimental drug prevents vaginal simian HIV transmission in monkeys Science study says

...ty in Cleveland, Ohio. "There is a real need for a topical HIV prevention strategy that women can control. Th...derman said. Moving from a candidate molecule to a topical agent that effectively prevents sexual transmission of HIV will require resolving many difficult iss...

Study identifies target for preventing sexual transmission of HIV

...smission, the door is open to the development of a topical agent that could prevent infection with HIV in humans."...

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria increased after clindamycin use for common vaginal infection

...e the emergence of antibiotic resistance following topical treatment between two antibiotics routinely prescribed for a common vaginal infection, researchers from the Magee-Womens Research Institute have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria more likely to develop with the drug clindamycin than metronidazole. ...

Topical treatment shown to inhibit HIV and herpes simplex virus infection

...lth (NIH) investigated the efficacy of PRO 2000, a topical microbicide under development by Indevus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. "There is an urgent need for the development of safe and effective vaginal microbicides," Marla Keller, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and t...

Highlights of chemical society national meeting in San Diego, March 13-17

... against skin cancer Despite the availability of topical sunscreens, skin cancer is on the rise. A group of...imal studies, they found that a mixture of various topical antioxidants was more effective than single antioxidants in preventing the formation of skin tumors ...

Food preservative neutralizes anthrax spores

... It is also being used in the dairy industry as a topical treatment for mastitis. Kokai-Kun and his colleagu...reating mastitis in cows. Other options include a topical cream or a foam. "Given the capacity of nisin to neutralize spores, its common topical use on anima...

Research on antibiotics receives historical recognition

...Waksman's laboratory was neomycin, still used as a topical antibacterial agent. William F. Carroll, Ph.D., president of the Society, will present a commemorative bronze plaque to Tim Casey, Ph.D., Dean of Academic and Student Programs at Cook College, Rutgers University. H. Boyd Woodruff, Ph.D., who isolated...

NexMed announces positive Femprox study results at American Urological Association Annual Meeting

...e of the first large scale take-home studies for a topical FSAD treatment." Dr. Mo further added, "We will complete the analysis of the data and submit the results to the regulatory authorities in China and in the U.S. for review and comment. We also intend to share these results with potential partners wh...

Vampires beware: Scripps scientists describe molecular basis of raw garlic's pungency

... This does not mean, necessarily, that topical garlic would itself be a good candidate for relieving pain -- which is itself a relief for those of us blessed with more acute senses of smell. ...

Is it me or my genes?

...of science writing that effectively communicates a topical issue to a non-scientific audience. This year's winning entry, aptly entitled Through The Illusions, communicates some of the subtleties and complexities behind the study of schizophrenia with clarity and sensitivity. The essay also focuses on the fa...

New study on OTC progesterone health risks in women published

...archers found substantial evidence that use of OTC topical progesterone results in similar drug exposure thro...t-menopausal women. Each subject was treated with topical OTC progesterone (Pro-gest cream) in one phase and prescribed oral progesterone (Prometrium) in the ...

UCI receives $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to research electronic waste

...he Materials Use: Science, Engineering and Society topical area, which supports the design of new materials with benign environmental impacts and studies to maximize the efficient use of individual materials throughout their life cycles....

Finalists in young scholars competition announced

...three parallel sessions according to the following topical areas: I. Quantum Physics II. Astrophysics, Cosmology and Physics Related Interdisciplinary Work III. Technological Innovation Judges include distinguished research physicists and cosmologists from around the world whose work is focused on the challe...

Old drug shows new promise for Huntington's Disease

... in the United States in 1971 but is still used in topical applications, appears to block the genetic action of Huntington's disease in mice and in cell culture, according to a study reported by San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) researchers. The study, led by principal investigator Stephen M. Massa, M...

Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... Amphibian Skin May Inhibit Transmission of HIV A topical solution containing antimicrobial peptides from am...mmon mode of HIV infection throughout the world, a topical solution capable of inhibiting transmission of the virus at mucosal sites could significantly impact...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

...home remedies, is a plant derivative thatacts as a topical anesthetic. This week, Xuet al. explored the mechanism of action ofcamphor by examining its effects onmembers of the large and complex transientreceptor potential (TRP) channelfamily. In heterologous cells, camphor activatedthe capsaicin-sensitive ch...

Frog peptides block HIV in lab study

...kers of HIV infection. The findings could lead to topical treatments for preventing HIV transmission, and they reinforce the value of preserving the Earth's biodiversity. "We need to protect these species long enough for us to understand their medicinal cabinet," said Louise A. Rollins-Smith, Ph.D., associ...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...s Researchers from Colorado have identified a new topical antibiotic that may inhibit skin infections in hum...pound is currently in preclinical development as a topical antibiotic for the treatment of skin infections and for the eradication of nasal carriage of S. aure...

'Creationism is not science' making the case for Darwin at UCL

...m of Zoology at UCL, has a tradition of addressing topical scientific issues. The museum was renamed nine yea...Gould. This year's lecture promises to be just as topical as the first. Dr Helen Chatterjee, Curator of the Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL, said: "This lectur...

Sontra Medical and HortResearch form partnership to develop sports performance technology

...ted by Sontra Medical for accelerating delivery of topical anesthetics, SonoPrep is also the subject of clinical research in glucose monitoring and enhancing delivery of vaccines. HortResearch and Sontra will evaluate the device for sports performance monitoring by extracting tiny samples of fluid from bene...

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(Date:8/21/2014)... pancreas digesting itself resulting in severe abdominal pain, vomiting ... 20,000 patients are diagnosed with the disease resulting in ... is restricted to intravenous fluid and nutritional support. ... Sciences, who led the research, said "The major causes ... and excessive alcohol intake combined with a high fat ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... SALT LAKE CITY Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) ... mutated forms of the gene that encodes BCR-ABL, the ... (CML). According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 6,000 ... , Drugs already in use, called tyrosine kinase inhibitors ... disease. They do not cure CML but control it ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... State University, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the ... Mycobacterium pinnipedii from skeletons found in Peru ... is a relative of the TB bacterium that affects ... These researchers assume that seals carried the pathogens from ... lions was unexpected" comments Sebastien Gagneux, from the Swiss ...
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