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Time running out for South Asian vultures, ecologists warn
...lt to remove diclofenac from the environment until drugs
that are safe for vultures have been identified, so we urgently need captive breeding of vultures as a precaution until that has been achieved"....
NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute
...rmous medical potential. A large proportion of all drugs
on the market target membrane proteins. The goal of the new grant is the development of rapid, efficient, and dependable methods to produce membrane protein samples that scientists can use to solve structures and investigate physiological functions a...
Studying the chemistry of drugs in wastewater
... treatment. Scientists around the world often find drugs
in water samples taken from streams and other wate...ays, but little is known about byproducts of those drugs
created during chlorine treatment or time spent in the environment. The topic drew a large audience ...
DNA sequence controls expression of gene involved in cancer
...ession may be big news for cancer therapy. Several drugs
that reduce the amount of bcl-2 present in the cell are already used in chemotherapy to induce apoptosis and overcome drug resistance in cancer cells....
Penn receives grant for initiative to help understand genes' effects on medications
...rticular interest in the effects and proper use of drugs
and devices for patients with coronary artery disease. This release can also be found at: www.uphs.upenn.edu/news...
Research team develops nonhuman primate model of smallpox infection
...s potential as an agent of bioterrorism, antiviral drugs
and an improved smallpox vaccine are urgently need...cy rule to facilitate the approval of vaccines and drugs
for biological agents in cases where efficacy data in humans cannot be obtained. In 1999, a study g...
Use of aspirin or other NSAIDs increases survival
...f aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
(NSAIDs) seems to reduce the risk of developing va...cluding prostate cancer. Now it appears that such drugs
may help men with prostate cancer live longer, according to a Fox Chase Cancer Center study presente...
September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...thors point out that increased prescribing for six drugs
(Prilosec, Zyprexa, Risperdal, Prevacid, Celebrex ...crease in expenditures. They add that some of the drugs
with the greatest expenditures in this study are among those with the largest marketing budgets, and...
Low dose radiation evades cancer cells' protective 'radar'
... ways to use viruses that can deliver ATM-blocking drugs
to the cells. Tests in animals are expected to begin soon. In the current study, colon and prostate cancer cells lines were treated with either high levels of radiation or small amounts spread over many days. Low-level radiation is approximately 10 t...
Irwin Rose wins 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
...dings are playing a key role in the development of drugs
to fight illnesses such as cancer and cystic fibrosis. "The basic science faculty at the College of Medicine and our clinical faculty at UCI Medical Center are delighted and pleased that Dr. Rose has been recognized for his significant contributi...
Bugs in the gut could play key role in understanding human disease and drug toxicity
...other environmental factors to understand why some drugs
work well in some people but not others. Professor Nicholson adds: "Understanding the man-microbe interaction is likely to be crucial in realising personalised medicine and healthcare in the future."...
Report: How 10 top new technologies will help world reach globally-agreed goals by 2015
...ge of the human genome, can be used to develop new drugs
and vaccines. As well, the report forecasts the creation of microbicides for female-controlled protection against sexually transmitted disease like HIV, both with and without contraceptive effect. The report maps the top 10 new biotechnologies agains...
Protein protecting brain from toxins also blocks some chemotherapy from reaching tumors
... cultures suggest that the therapeutic efficacy of drugs
targeting central nervous system tumors might be i...n cancer when this protein also blocks therapeutic drugs
from reaching CNS tumors," said John Scheutz, Ph.D., an associate member of the St. Jude Department ...
UF scientists have bionanotechnology recipe to find elusive bacteria
...erform a number of medical duties, from delivering drugs
to detecting malignant cells. Tan's compound materials are called "bioconjugated nanoparticles," a prefix-heavy term that highlights their blended nature. "It's a very simple idea," said Tan. He takes antibodies -- molecules used to seek specific t...
New study on smallpox in monkeys reveals tactics of a killer
...elp point the way to new diagnostics, vaccines and drugs
that would be needed in the event of a smallpox bioterror incident. The study, led by David Relman, M.D., of Stanford University, is now online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The research was funded by the National Ins...
Anti-cholesterol drug treats Alzheimer's disease in mice
...leagues, the findings suggest that such inhibiting drugs
could be used to treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease (AD). CP-113,818 mimics a cholesterol molecule that the enzyme, called "acyl-coenzyme A: cholesterol acyltransferase" (ACAT), converts into a form of cholesterol that the cell stores in droplets....
Muscling in on a deadly cancer
...umors. The genetic events might be targets for new drugs
that could be tested on the mice. The disease, n...n you can look at each of them and ask, 'Are there drugs
that would specifically interfere with that step,'" he adds. Keller says muscles are ...
Mechanism discovered for muscle wasting seen in diabetes, AIDS and other diseases
...he microscope) throughout life. High doses of drugs
called salicylates have been shown to inhibit NF-k...ty, so the researchers studied the impact of these drugs
on MIKK mice. In one protocol, they initiated treatment with salicylates after weaning in 4-week-ol...
Using fruitflies to examine alcohol tolerance
...acterized complex behaviors, including response to drugs
of abuse such as alcohol, cocaine, PCP, and nicotine. The popularity of flies as a model system is in large part due to the availability of powerful genetic tools that enable the identification and analysis of genes. Additionally, flies can be grow...
Purdue chemists give an old laboratory 'bloodhound' a sharper nose
... that could indicate the presence of explosives or drugs
inside packages. But while most mass spectrometers...to see what is inside, residue from explosives and drugs
often remains on the hands of whoever packed it, and some is transferred during handling to the pack...
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