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UCF research links proteins, stem cells and potential Alzheimer's treatment

..., most of the diseases that plague mankind will be eradicated almost overnight, Sugaya said. But he said his research shows that its not so simple. Sugaya is now investigating whether a combination of phenserine and his compound (NBI-18), which increases brain stem cells by 600 percent, could become another w...

Fever after smallpox vaccination tied to individual genetic variations

...re 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 but which can cause complica...

Innovative smallpox vaccine research study to be conducted at Case Medical Center

...The World Health Organization declared the disease eradicated in 1980 with the success of a worldwide vaccination program. Routine vaccination against smallpox among the general public was ceased in 1972 because it was no longer necessary for prevention. However, recent threats of bioterrorism after 9/11 have s...

New cell type identified in cancer development

...to cancer or cancer stem cells, lie inactive or be eradicated by the bodys immune system. "These hybrid cells are very complex. They have properties of normal and abnormal stem cells, and do not always lead to cancer only some of the time, and under very specific conditions," says Gao, who is also a member o...

Vitamin D deficiency widespread during pregnancy

...aracterized by soft bones and thought to have been eradicated in the United States more than 50 years ago as well as increased risk for type 1 diabetes, asthma and schizophrenia. "A newborn's vitamin D stores are completely reliant on vitamin D from the mother," observed Dr. Bodnar, who also is an assistant ...

Reversal of symptoms in an autism spectrum disorder

... of fully functional MECP2 over a four week period eradicated tremors and normalized breathing, mobility and gait in mice that had previously been fully symptomatic and, in some cases, only days away from death. "Like many other people, we expected that giving MeCP2 to mice that were already sick would not ...

Researchers discover surprising drug that blocks malaria

... reported an outbreak of malaria after it had been eradicated in that country for 50 years. A blood-borne illness, malaria is transmitted by infected mosquitoes. The symptoms include high fevers and flu-like symptoms such as chills, headache, muscle aches and fatigue. The disease kills an estimated 2 million...

Antioxidants: New kid on the block for pain relief?

...hers found that synthetic antioxidants practically eradicated pain-like behavior in nearly three-quarters of mice with inflamed hind paws. "When it comes to pain killers, there aren't many choices between over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and aspirin and prescription opiates like morphine," said ...

Urgent and sustain action needed to prevent obstetric fistula

...eveloping countries, despite having been virtually eradicated in developed countries thanks to universal access to basic obstetric care. The paper suggests that the condition is becoming increasingly commonplace; estimating that over 3 million women in poor countries have unrepaired vesicovaginal fistulas and ...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

...pressed in non-T1 sensilla. The lush 1 mutation eradicated VA sensitivity in transgenic flies misexpressing Or67d. Thus, VA sensitivity requires both Or67d and LUSH. Visualizing a netrin gradient Timothy E. Kennedy, Hao Wang, Wallace Marshall, and Marc Tessier-Lavigne Chemotropic guidance cues can ...

Innovative method for creating a human cytomegalovirus vaccine outlined

...n 1960 and 1991 developed the rubella vaccine that eradicated the disease in the U.S. and co-developed a new rotavirus vaccine approved in the U.S. in 2006. Plotkin's approach to developing a CMV vaccine was to attenuate, or weaken, human CMV, as he had done to create the rubella vaccine. In contrast, the rotav...

PITT's McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine presenting new research at World Congress

...0 days, they found that the tumors were completely eradicated compared to a control group of mice. "We sought to develop a possible alternative to radiation therapy that would not only release chemotherapy slowly to kill the cancerous cells left behind after surgery but that also would fill in the dimples and s...

MIT, Brigham: Nanoparticles armed to combat cancer

...A single injection of our nanoparticles completely eradicated the tumors in five of the seven treated animals, and the remaining animals also had significant tumor reduction, compared to the controls," said Dr. Omid C. Farokhzad, an assistant professor at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School....

Warming trend may contribute to malaria's rise

...demy of Sciences. After being nearly or completely eradicated in many parts of the world, malaria still affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide and has been on the rise in some highland regions and desert fringes. Because the life cycle of the mosquito that transmits malaria and the microorganism that ...

Central Americans save plant diversity through local cultivations

...f the problem. Global genetic diversity is being eradicated through any number of human-driven activities, the removal of large scale forests key among them. Now Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis report that farmers and families in Central America actually have saved genetic variation in th...

Other highlights in the September 21 JNCI

...ter 2 weeks of antibiotic therapy, H. pylori was eradicated in 97% of patients with low-grade tumors and in 92% of those with high-grade tumors; complete tumor response was observed in 80% and 64% of the low- and high-grade patients, respectively. The authors conclude that large-scale prospective studies shou...

Columbia scientists develop cancer terminator viruses

...he process of eradicating cancer cells. The virus eradicated prostate cancer cells in the lab and in animals, while leaving normal cells unscathed. The present cancer "terminator" viruses represent the next generation of therapeutic viruses that permit replication uniquely in cancer cells with simultaneous p...

LIAI scientists make major finding on potential smallpox treatment

... prompted by bioterrorism concerns. The virus was eradicated in the U.S. by 1950 and vaccinations for the general public were ended in 1972. But in the aftermath of 9-11, new concerns have arisen that the smallpox virus could be used as a bioterrorist agent. Disease experts fear that samples of the smallpox...

The ultimate spa: embryonic body wash controls left-right development

...ers. Jonas Salk, M.D., whose polio vaccine all but eradicated the crippling disease poliomyelitis in 1955, opened the Institute in 1965 with a gift of land from the City of San Diego and the financial support of the March of Dimes....

Forsyth scientists find blue light fights gum disease culprits

...gths of light, a percentage of those pathogens was eradicated within seconds." Another important finding was that when the proportion of such pathogens was reduced, the proportion of other, potentially helpful, bacteria increased. "This suggests that it might one day be feasible to use light to restore a health...

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