Tag: "agent" at biology news
Bacteria give up secrets in war waged on plants
... Pseudomonas syringae, better known as the disease agent
of bacterial speck. The pathogen reared its speckled head in tomatoes, causing serious crop loss. Scientist Sheng Yang He describes using P. syringae in the laboratory plant Arabidopsis to get a better understanding of how bacteria set up camp and de...
Boosting killer cells might improve breast-cancer drug
...nterferon gamma than would cells exposed to either agent
alone. Interferon gamma is an immune-system signaling agent
that causes the NK cells to become more active. It also increases the activity of other immune cells...
Researchers unveil strategy for creating actively-programmed anti-cancer molecules
...imen could have advantages-for example, an imaging agent
could be attached to the small molecule, allowing ...o monitor localization of a drug before arming the agent
with the antibody molecule. ...
'Molecular assassin' targets disease gene
... "Our experimental drug, Dz13, is like a secret agent
that finds its target, c-Jun, within the cell and destroys it," he said. "It is a specific, pre-programmed 'molecular assassin'." The paper in Nature Biotechnology shows the potential of c-Jun as a drug target in inflammation. It details tests in a...
CI partners with responsibletravel.com to promote small scale sustainable tourism venues
... Responsibletravel.com (RT), an on-line travel agent
based in Brighton, England, was launched in 2001 for travelers who want vacations that benefit the environment and local people. The site allows both consumers and tour operators to search an extensive database of ecotourism locations around the worl...
Landfills, chemical weapon debris possibly a good match, computer model suggests
...m a landfill as well as the potential for chemical agent
movement through the landfill liner into groundwater. "There were no chemical warfare agents in the gas. That's significant because of the potential for fugitive gas emissions from landfills." Barlaz says. "Similarly, there was no movement of cont...
ENDO 2006 offers breaking research on the metabolic syndrome, obesity, hormones in women and more
...Syndrome, male osteoporosis, endocannabinoids (the agent
in marijuana that causes the "munchies") and new drug therapies for obesity, ENDO 2006 will feature: Presentation from NIH Director, Dr. Elias Zerhouni entitled, "NIH at the Crossroads: Myths, Realities and Strategies for the Future" Highly controve...
UCI researcher named Pew Scholar
...es of several key enzymes from the disease-causing agent
for tuberculosis, which uniquely uses polyketides' natural properties to invade human hosts. The team has developed possible drug leads for eliminating the disease-causing organism. Her findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Acade...
The protein that makes you mad
...mal feed that was contaminated by a new pathogenic agent
a prion. These cows, after a long incubation peri..., pathogenic one (PrP sc ), which is the causative agent
of the ailment. When PrP sc enters a living being, through feeding, it looks for the PrPc as a host...
Other highlights in the June 21 JNCI
...inin should be investigated as a cancer preventing agent
for lung cancer in humans. Contact:Kenna Bruner, firstname.lastname@example.org Tolfenamic Acid Works Against Compounds that Cause Pancreatic Cancer Tolfenamic acid, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), fights pancreatic cancer by reducing t...
New egg freezing technique offers hope to hundreds of women
...ing. In addition, the type and/or concentration of agent
that was used to protect the egg during freezing (cryoprotectant agent
or CPA) might affect the eggs as well. Six eggs were frozen using a multi-step procedure that involv...
LIAI finding gives boost to bioinformatics use in fighting disease
...e it is related to the variola virus, which is the agent
of smallpox. The scientific team was able to prove the accuracy of their computer results through animal testing. "Before, we knew that the prediction methods we were using were working, but this study proves that they work very well with a high d...
Nilotinib appears to help chronic myelogenous leukemia patients when standard care fails
HOUSTON -- The targeted agent
nilotinib (AMN107) appears to offer striking benef...eful monitoring, but of course we want to test the agent
further to make sure it is 100 percent safe," he says. "At this point, Gleevec should remain the st...
UC Davis researchers report new molecule that targets leukemia and lymphoma cells
... becoming a new, effective imaging and therapeutic agent
for patients with lymphoid cancers," said Kit Lam,...am plans to test the peptide as a lymphoma imaging agent
in patients. Experiments are already under way at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine to eval...
Just-right PET/CT imaging for patients of all sizes
...iled. In a conventional PET system, a radioactive agent
is injected into the patient. As each nucleus deca...which uses this information to calculate where the agent
is concentrated, thus creating a volumetric image of the patient including the affected area. Althou...
New drug extends lung cancer survival 22 percent, UC Davis Cancer Center researchers report
Adding the new molecularly targeted agent
bortezomib to a standard chemotherapy regimen of gemcitabine and carboplatin prolongs survival in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, according to final results from a national phase II trial. Results of the Southwest Oncology Group st...
Joslin researchers pinpoint causes of adverse reactions to popular type 2 diabetes drugs
...n people worldwide, rosiglitazone (RSG) is an oral agent
that helps patients with type 2 diabetes to maintain good blood glucose levels by improving how their bodies use insulin. But RSG, like all the other thiazolidinedione (TZD) drugs that can lower blood glucose levels, can cause fluid retention (edema...
Plant-cell-produced technologies-cutting edge approach to bringing solutions to the market
...es only the necessary parts of the disease causing agent
to stimulate immunity in a manufacturing process that is totally free of animal components:"Being the first company to ever register a plant-made vaccine is another example of Dow AgroSciences' cutting edge approach to bringing highly novel and diffe...
Tramiprosate (Alzhemed) preclinical results published in Neurobiology of Aging
...d) represents a potential new class of therapeutic agent
and is Neurochem's investigational product candidate for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The results presented in this paper include the amyloid binding and neuroprotective characteristics of tramiprosate (Alzhemed) and provide evidence fo...
World fire maps now available online in near-real time
...ortant scientific resource because fire is a major agent
of environmental change. "The atlas is an excellent resource that provides a glimpse of the world that was not previously possible, and which is certain to allow ecologists to address both new and old questions regarding the role of fire in structuri...
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