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Other highlights in the August 2 issue of JNCI
...ts a cancer-promoting protein and may work against acute
myeloid leukemia in a mouse model. Hsp90 is a p...he development of certain types of cancer, such as acute
myeloid leukemia (AML). Dario C. Altieri, M.D., of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in...
Thrombosis in children with leukaemia
...omplication that may occur in children affected by acute
lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL): thrombosis, i.e. blood vessel occlusion due to blood clots, the most common cause for heart attack, pulmonary embolism and other cardiovascular diseases. It is the result of a research performed in Italy by the Laborator...
Role of protein in immune response may aid HIV research
...ion is to continuously monitor the blood and fight acute
infection, produces PGLYRP constantly. The researchers suggest that the liver's constant protein production may help fulfill the organ's preventative role as a blood filter. ...
JCI table of contents: July 27, 2006
...lung Severe lung inflammation, which can cause acute
lung injury in cases of sepsis and infection, is associated with the accumulation in the lung and surrounding blood vessels of fluid, cells, and cellular debris. The deposition of inflammatory exudates spreads rapidly and can soon involve the entire ...
Preventing ventilation induced lung injury depends on giving the right number of 'sighs'
...s with a variety of patients, including those with acute
lung injury, acute
respiratory distress syndrome, pneumonia, septic shock, trauma, aspiration of vomit and chemical inh...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- July 19, 2006
...d a gel suitable for repairing scratches and other acute
corneal injuries. In the new research, they developed and tested on enucleated human eyeballs an adhesive that lasts longer for cornea surgery. "The hydrogel can be used in conjunction with a reduced number of sutures to successfully fasten a cornea...
Magnetism and mimicry of nature hold hope for better medicine, environmental safety
...mine and other biological indicators of stress and acute
indicators of heart attacks are of particular interest to medical research....
UCLA researchers discover new disorder that causes chronic diarrhea in children
...during the first several weeks of life. Unlike acute
diarrhea--which is normally caused by a virus, bacteria or parasite and generally improves within a few days or weeks--chronic diarrhea persists and can lead to severe malnutrition and growth failure in children. For newborns with enteric anendocr...
Study establishes safety of spinal cord stem cell transplantation
...sed as a therapeutic strategy for the treatment of acute
spinal cord injury, according to a recent study by...rking with Geron Corp. to bring this treatment for acute
spinal cord injury into Phase I clinical trials within the next year. ...
Erectile dysfunction: Incidence rate linked to type and severity of coronary artery disease
...rity of the disease. It is low among men who have acute
coronary syndrome (ACS), mainly acute
myocardial infarction with one blood vessel affected for example, who have had a sudden heart attac...
ACS Weekly PressPac -- July 12, 2006
... occur worldwide each year. In addition to serious acute
symptoms, ciguatoxin poisons often cause long-lasting neurological problems. The advance, by Masayuki Inoue, Masahiro Hirama and colleagues, means that a more abundant supply of ciguatoxin will be available for drug development and other research. ...
New strategy rapidly identifies cancer targets
...alyzing the proteins instead of the genes inside acute
myeloid leukemia (AML) cells, the researchers have dramatically reduced the time it takes to zero in on molecular abnormalities that might be vulnerable to specific drug treatments. "This approach gives us a way to figure out what's driving the gro...
Researchers aim to cut future need for liver transplants
...ransplantation is presently the only treatment for acute
and chronic liver failure. However, the supply of donor livers is insufficient to meet demand, and in the United Kingdom, 20% of patients waiting for a liver transplant will die from liver failure before a suitable donated organ becomes available. ...
Mutation in tumor suppressor gene causes pancreatic islet cells to reproduce
...ennsylvania School of Medicine have found that the acute
loss of a protein called menin can cause the proli...t precisely time the process. "Our results show an acute
effect of Men1 excision and directly link Men1 to repression of pancreatic islet cell proliferation,...
Findings by Einstein scientists reveal possible strategy against obesity, diabetes and infertility
...to show that STAT3 is absolutely necessary for the acute
effect of leptin on glucose metabolism." Leptin ...chnique, the Einstein researchers showed that this acute
effect of leptin depends on the activation of STAT3. "This work has shown that STAT3 is fundament...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...ell, as tested after a 3 d drug washout to prevent acute
effects of the agonist. Using drug-induced rotational analysis, the authors observed improved locomotor asymmetry after 48 weeks of treatment with 7-OH-DPAT. Treated rats also improved their performance on a skilled reaching task....
HHMI helps physicians launch careers in research
...at altered the gene profiles of cancerous cells in acute
myeloid leukemia. One of those compounds is already in clinical trials at Dana Farber. And Atul Butte, an assistant professor of medical informatics and pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine, combines a passion for computers with M.D...
Viagra improves high altitude exercise performance up to 45% for some
...ves cardiac output and exercise performance during acute
hypoxia but not normoxia," by Andrew R. Hsu, Kimbe...uble at altitude and may develop illnesses such as acute
mountain sickness or high altitude pulmonary edema while others adapt quickly. Studies like this may...
Researchers map infectious hepatitis B virus
..., which kills more than a million each year due to acute
and chronic hepatitis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. The virus, which attacks the liver, is spread through infected blood transfusions, needle sharing by intravenous drug abusers and sexual contact. Virions are inert virus particles that carry the vi...
Virus linked to Thoroughbred abortion epidemic
...h vesivirus, the study said, would be animals with acute
or chronic infections with persistent shedding of virus. Transmission via direct contact has been often reported in other animal species, such as swine, cattle and reptiles. There is no vaccine or medical treatment for vesivirus control in horses, th...
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