Tag: "disease" at biology news
Tick-related disease thrives on cholesterol, study suggests
...evels may be much more susceptible to a particular disease
transmitted by the bites of ticks, a new study in ...at causes human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA), a disease
with flu-like symptoms. Bacteria levels were 10 times greater in mice that were genetically predispo...
First baby is born after oocytes were matured in the lab and frozen
...prospect that the treatment they receive for their disease
might make them infertile by destroying their ovarian reserve of oocytes. At present, there is the still experimental option of having the ovarian tissue removed, frozen and then transplanted back at a later date; however, there is the theoretical ri...
Cell receptor may lead to new 'biomarker' for pancreatic cancer
...s better understand -- and eventually treat -- the disease
that kills more than 33,000 people each year. I...that correlated with the aggressive nature of this disease
and cancer metastasis. Clearly, this signaling pathway is associated with pancreatic cancer and meri...
Cloned pigs help scientists towards a breakthrough in Alzheimer's
... system is very well suited for the task of making disease
models for human medicine, says Professor Gbor Vajta from the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Aarhus. Associate Professor Arne Lund Jorgensen, Institute of Human Genetics, Aarhus University ...
Key to male infertility
... high amounts in animals prone to diabetes set the disease
process in motion weeks earlier than expected. The team is now trying to design a clinical study to look at MIF levels in type 1, or juvenile, diabetes. One thing has become clear about the MIF molecule: It needs a network. To act as a pro-inflamma...
SNM initiatives supported by inclusions in NAS Report on competitiveness of US chemistry research
...tection instruments for diagnosis and treatment of disease
and for biomedical researchare expected to be released later this summer. NAS expertsadvisers to the nation on medicine, science and engineeringare expected to provide findings and recommendations on the future needs for radiopharmaceutical developme...
Loss of cell's 'antenna' linked to cancer's development
...fects in cilia have already been identified in one disease
that represents a significant public health burden. Polycystic kidney disease, or PKD, arises from genetic mutations that cause flawed kidney-cell ciliary signaling. PKD is the most common serious hereditary disease, affecting more than 600,000 Ame...
Early environmental exposure may accelerate age-related neurodegeneration
...rain cells associated with the onset of Parkinsons disease
(PD), according to a new study in mice. The findings also showed that a compound that protects cells in the body from damage from certain forms of oxygen, a kind of antioxidant, could suppress such neural degeneration. Previous studies indicated ...
Psychiatric Genomics Center established at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
...lish a path forward for prevention or treatment of disease
progression. The Center will leverage a powerful database built by CSHL and available to clinicians for analysis of the symptoms of psychiatric disorders. This new gift from the Stanleys will further strengthen CSHLs neuroscience program and help us ...
Story ideas from Molecular & Cellular Proteomics
.... 6, No. 6): Proteins role in coronary heart disease
Improving colorectal cancer treatment Improving ...nteractions Proteins role in coronary heart disease
Scientists provided the first large-scale identification of the proteins involved in coronary hea...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...z, Attila Tarnok, and Thomas Arendt In Alzheimers disease
(AD), some neurons display aneuploidy; that is, they contain extra copies of chromosomes. This week, Mosch et al. asked whether this multiplicity results from mis-segregation of chromosomes in neural progenitor cells, or from cell cycle reactivation....
Cancer research specialist and HSPH professor awarded Medal of Honor from WHO cancer agency
... Mediterranean diet in decreasing cancer and heart disease
risk and increasing longevity. His current main research interest is the evaluation of the hypothesis that hormone-dependent breast cancers have their origin in intrauterine life. The other two recipients of medals of honor this year were Mariano ...
New reovirus isolated
...bat origin is associated with an acute respiratory disease
in humans, identifies three significant discoveries including evidence suggesting Melaka virus can not only infect humans and cause disease, but can be transmitted from one person to another. Retrospective research identified several other members...
Cord blood may preserve insulin levels in children with type 1 diabetes
...one agent were going to reverse a very complicated disease
like type 1 diabetes. We probably need to go at it with multiple drugs to attack the various facets of the disease. Curing type 1 diabetes may require a similar approach to treating AIDS or cancer. The care of patients with these complex diseases did...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 20, 2007
...may combat tooth decay and upper respiratory tract disease
bacteria New study supports stopping and restart...ins beneficial effects in protecting against heart disease
and stroke. The study is scheduled for the July 6 issue of ACSs Journal of Proteome Research , a mo...
MIT researchers reverse symptoms in mice of leading inherited cause of mental retardation
...t take place until a few weeks after appearance of disease
symptoms. This implies that future treatment may still be effective even after symptoms are already pronounced." "While future studies will be necessary to further characterize the precise molecular nature of the interaction between PAK and FMR1, o...
Omega-3 fatty acids protect eyes against retinopathy, study finds
...tinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in humans. ROP is a disease
of the eyes of prematurely born infants in which t...g permanently blind. There are also aspects of the disease
process that may apply to diabetic retinopathy, a disease
in which blood vessels swell and leak flui...
Lancet study shows gene therapy for Parkinson's disease is safe and some patients benefit
...ucleus. This region is working on overdrive in the disease
process and GABA is an inhibitory transmitter and ...ed to reduce symptoms and not alter the underlying disease
process. Finding novel therapies are key as many Parkinsons patients stop develop complications afte...
Alzheimer's drug based on Purdue -- designed inhibitor begins clinical trials
... Purdue University researcher to treat Alzheimer's disease
began the first phase of human clinical trials thi... "Millions of people suffer from this devastating disease
and treatment options are very limited," said Arun Ghosh, the Purdue professor who led the creation ...
Neuroblastoma expert reviews progress and challenges in fighting difficult pediatric cancer
...terogeneous disease; its name includes subtypes of disease
that behave very differently. Some cases strike in infants, but spontaneously disappear with minimal treatment, while other cases in older children may be relentlessly aggressive from the start. So precisely defining a given patient's risk level can ...
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