Tag: "killer" at biology news
Breast tumors in mice eradicated using cancer vaccine
...trointestinal tract. These cells eventually enlist killer
T cells to seek out and destroy the tumor cells th...ides to the surface of the cell for recognition by killer
T cells is generated in this cellular compartment. "We reasoned that if we could get Listeria to sec...
Stroke treatment a step closer after trial
...eness next year." Stroke is the UK's third biggest killer
and the biggest cause of disability, affecting 100,000 people each year. It accounts for 6.5% of total NHS and social services expenditure and there are currently no treatments available. Stroke occurs when vessels supplying blood to the brain become...
U of MN researchers use human embryonic stem cells to kill cancer cells
...stem cells. As part of the immune system, natural killer
cells normally are present in the blood stream and...ther the human embryonic stem cell-derived natural killer
cells can target cancer cells in animal models. This research was done on two of the federally appro...
JCI table of contents November, 2005
...F to mobilize stem cells. They show that natural killer
cells play a critical role in eradicating leukemia after allogeneic SCT and that this pathway is enhanced by the use of new potent G-CSF analogs. This data have implications on the stem cell transplant field and introduce a new therapeutic approach f...
UCLA researchers identify how antibody blocks prostate cancer growth in animal models
...e that binds with macrophages, the immune system's killer
cells. Reiter and his team fragmented the antibody, separating the part that binds to PSCA and testing it alone in the animal models to see how it affected the prostate cancer cells. Even without engaging an immune response, the antibody blocked the ...
U of MN researchers awarded more than $20 million for stem cell and natural killer cell research
...ears to conduct research on stem cells and natural killer
cells for treatment of cancer. Principal investiga...f stem cells for transplant and the use of natural killer
cells to fight cancer," McGlave said. McGlave will oversee three teams of researchers who will focus...
Gene at heart of bad outcomes in high blood pressure patients
...of all cases of coronary artery disease, the No. 1 killer
of men and women in the United States. Many patients fail to achieve targeted blood pressure goals. In the INVEST substudy, nearly a third of the participants were carriers of the tryptophan version of the alpha-adducin gene, a protein associated wi...
Surprising killer of southeastern salt marshes: Common sea snails
...il too much salt, not enough oxygen was the main killer
of this critical marine habitat. But Brian Silliman, a Brown University research fellow and a University of Florida assistant professor, said drought-stressed soils pave the way for predatory periwinkles that spread fungal disease as they graze on co...
Immune substances may help antibody-based drugs fight cancer
...gger the activity of immune cells known as natural killer
(NK) cells. The research, by scientists at the Oh...nces that attract more potent immune cells mainly killer
T cells thereby trigging a larger and more effective immune response against the tumor. "Trastuzum...
Common food preservative might provide treatment for cystic fibrosis
...nas aeruginosa into a sticky, antibiotic-resistant killer
also leaves it susceptible to destruction by slightly acidified sodium nitrite, a common chemical that is widely used in the curing of lunch meat, sausages and bacon. The finding is reported in the February 2006 edition of the Journal of Clinical In...
Marsupial genome reveals insights into mammalian evolution
...itical component of the immune system, the natural killer
complex (NKC), which contains natural killer
(NK) cell receptor loci. This "immune supercomplex," which no longer exists in modern genomes, perf...
JCI table of contents, February 1, 2006
...tal influences may cause arrhythmia in this silent killer
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Pesticide combinations imperil frogs, probably contribute to amphibian decline
..., Hayes showed that atrazine, the most common weed killer
used on corn in the United States, disrupts the sexual development of frogs, feminizing males into hermaphrodites - frogs with female sex organs invading their testes - decreasing the size of their vocal organs, which are critical to mating success, ...
Growing evidence of sex-based differences in lung cancer highlighted at roundtable meeting
...dly disease. Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer
of women and women are approximately 1.5 times more likely to develop lung cancer than men. "A growing number of women, including non-smokers, are diagnosed with lung cancer each year" said Phyllis Greenberger, president and CEO of the Society for Wo...
Red grapefruit appears to lower cholesterol, fight heart disease
...an Heart Month and heart disease is the number one killer
of women in the United States. The study will appear in the journals March 22 print issue. The study included 57 patients, both men and women, with hyperlipidemia (high blood cholesterol) who recently had coronary bypass surgery and whose high lipid ...
Genomics-based vaccine could prevent deadly cattle disease
...t fever, emerges from immune system cells known as killer
T cells. Second, they know that T. parva is an i...gen genes and screened those genes for response by killer
T cells taken from cattle immune to East Coast fever. To complement TIGR's gene selection strategy, ...
New targeted treatment for brain tumors shows promise in pre-clinical models
...nant brain tumors, which are the number one cancer killer
of children under age 20 and a devastating diagnosis for adults as well," said Dr. John Laterra, M.D., Ph.D., research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and senior author of the study. "The results of this study bring us closer to developin...
Arctic marine mammals: The new canaries?
...pex predators such as polar bears, arctic fox, and killer
whales feed at higher trophic levels - consuming fish and marine mammals - and typically have increased mercury and chlorinated pesticide exposure, but lower levels of cadmium. Contaminant deposition in animal tissues is strongly dependent on factors...
Marine mammals are on the frontline of failing ocean health
...mpact of chronic, low-level exposure. Animals like killer
whales and polar bears, who share many of our mari...aminants by studying the build-up of pollutants in killer
whales. Different levels and timing of chemical use around the globe create distinct chemical signa...
Early humans on the menu
...early human ancestors were hunters and possessed a killer
instinct. The idea of "Man the Hunter" is the generally accepted paradigm of human evolution, says Sussman, "It developed from a basic Judeo-Christian ideology of man being inherently evil, aggressive and a natural killer. In fact, when you really ex...
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