Tag: "disease" at biology news
Stem cell licensing deal positions Toronto as world leader in technology
... diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis), cancer, heart disease
and tissue engineering. While the HUCPVC technology is still in the pre-clinical stage, TRT CEO Dr. Jeffrey Turner says that its development program designed to treat auto-immune and inflammatory diseases offers parents a type of biological life in...
New amfAR research grants to optimize HIV treatment
...iroc. The drug also has the potential to prevent disease
progression by reducing the activation state of th...V disease, she said. If maraviroc can decrease HIV disease
both by blocking HIV entry into cells as well as decreasing immune activation, this could have impli...
Revealed -- Mosquito genes that could be controlling the spread of killer viruses
...ide a similar defence mechanism that can fight the disease
viruses. Dr George Christophides of Imperials...tics behind pathogen/immune system interactions in disease
vector mosquitoes may help us understand why, for example, some types of mosquitoes can transmit a p...
Paving the way toward a vaccine against Alzheimer's disease
...ntibodies, reduce the main hallmarks of Alzheimers disease
and raise hopes for a vaccine against the disease....romising experimental approach to fight Alzheimers disease
at this time, Gouras says. The discoveries made using antibodies are so encouraging that results of ...
Gene therapy study shows safety and statistically significant improvement in Parkinson's disease
...m the first ever gene therapy trial for Parkinsons disease
and the first report of direct gene transfer into ... conducted in 12 patients with advanced Parkinsons disease
demonstrated both a lack of adverse events related to the gene therapy procedure and statistically s...
Researchers isolate new risk marker for overweight children
...some adults are more susceptible to cardiovascular disease
(CVD) than others. "We don't consider these children to be at risk of developing CVD right now. But they have indicated apoB48 at levels that are the same as those that appear in adults who are considered at high risk; so, unless their levels decre...
JCI table of contents: June 21, 2007
...in other cases a reduction in IOP does not prevent disease
progression. In a study appearing online on June 21 in advance of publication in the July print issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Kohichi Tanaka and colleagues from Tokyo Medical and Dental University investigated IOP-independent mechan...
Invertebrate immune systems are anything but simple, conference finds
...sults in autoimmune diseases. For example, Crohns disease
is the failure of the body to recognize intestinal cells, resulting in an immune response against these cells. Understanding these autoimmune processes in invertebrates might help us to better engineer drugs to tackle these debilitating diseases in h...
Prey not hard-wired to fear predators
...ese migrants. It is not just changes in climate or disease
may alter our big remote wild landscapes, but so do the actions of conservationists and public agencies by restoring ecosystems to bring native carnivores back to where they once thrived. said Dr. Berger. Bergers study, which looked at 19 areas inc...
New tumor markers -- 'Spot the differences'
...ncers: the survival rate after five years with the disease
is less than 5% and on average, patients who have been diagnosed with it do not live longer than six months. The modus operandi of cells is well known: the genes (DNA) are the masterminds of the system and their role is to give orders. Those orde...
Researchers develop buckyballs to fight allergy
...velopment of new therapies for allergy. Allergic disease
is the sixth leading cause of chronic disease
in the United States, and while various treatments have been developed to control allergy, no cure h...
Turn-ons and turn-offs for neurons
...e brain functions. Stress, addiction, learning and disease
are all believed to change neuronal gene expression by mechanisms involving gene accessibility without changes in DNA sequences, a process called epigenetics ("above and beyond the gene). Switching gene expression on and off is of utmost importance...
Fever after smallpox vaccination tied to individual genetic variations
...in the United States were halted in 1972, when the disease
was considered eradicated in this country, but the U.S. military and other high-risk groups, including some healthcare workers, continue to get the vaccine. It is made with a live but weakened vaccinia virus that provides immunity against smallpox bu...
UCF nanoparticle offers promise for treating glaucoma
...drug delivery device for treating glaucoma, an eye disease
that can cause blindness and affects millions of p... to play a central role in causing glaucoma. The disease
involves abnormally high pressure of the fluid inside the eye, which, if left untreated, can result ...
Promising protein may prevent eye damage in premature babies
...retinopathy of prematurity, a potentially blinding disease
that annually affects about 15,000 babies. In newborns with the disease, oxygen-starved areas of the retina compensate by quickly growing new blood vessels. But these new vessels are fragile and leaky. Weve identified a protein that is part of t...
How 'memory' T cells curb the spread of viruses throughout the body
... work shows the CD8 T cells can protect from viral disease
without the need to migrate from the lymph nodes t... CD8 T cells do not prevent infection; but prevent disease
partly because they curb the spread of the virus from the lymph node to vital organs at very early s...
PINK1 protects from Parkinson's
(PD) is a common neurodegenerative disease
characterized by the selective loss of midbrain dopaminergic neurons. Although the cause of PD is un...
Potato wart eyed as risk to potato production
...may be familiar with potato late blight, the plant disease
responsible for widespread potato shortages, the l... of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, potato wart is a serious disease
of cultivated potato that has been detected worldwide. Potato wart is caused by the fungus Synchytri...
How the Biotech Revolution Is Changing the Way We Fight Disease
...stication and effectiveness every year. From heart disease
to AIDS and cancer, he helps you understand how the tools of biotechnology are being used to combat our most common afflictions. Stephenson examines a wide variety of health threats and illnesses: HIV infection, the many forms of cancer, asthma, diab...
Inflammation is at the origin and progression of diseases such as diabetes or cancer
...disease, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimers disease
and, most recently, type 2 diabetes and cancer, are diseases that have been associated with chronic inflammation. Carme Caelles, researcher at IRB Barcelona and co-organiser of the conference, explains that until recently inflammation has been consid...
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