Tag: "medicines" at biology news
Studying the chemistry of drugs in wastewater
What happens to painkillers, antibiotics and other medicines
after their work is done, and they end up in the wastewater stream? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is using laboratory experiments to help answer this question by studying what happens to pharmaceuticals when they react wit...
Peakadilly nv biopharmaceutical firm created
...octors to detect diseases sooner and, because many medicines
work effectively only with a limited group of pati...of the muscles and cancer), and the development of medicines
focuses on restoring or positively affecting the proteins' activity. Proteomics - the study of the p...
New genomic method can identify disease-causing genes
...development of both novel diagnostic tools and new medicines
to treat human diseases." In this regard, Roche Palo Alto is engaged in research with several leading universities and government institutions to leverage the power of the new computational technique. The studies are directed toward better understa...
Are yeast cells bringing us a step closer in treating obesity?
...ase with human cells. Because about 40% of today's medicines
act on receptors in our cells, this research opens...sses internal or external to the cell. A number of medicines
play on this cellular operation to produce beneficial responses for our health. Now, for the first t...
Early life stress harms mental function and immune system in later years
...to find the specific molecules involved and design medicines
to prevent the deficits," Baram says. In other work, researchers showed in rats that stress during the last third of pregnancy affects the ability of adult offspring to respond to challenges to their immune system. Heather Richardson, PhD, and ...
OneWorld Health named business leader in public health on '2004 Scientific American 50'
...S. drug firm that seeks to develop new, affordable medicines
for people in the developing world. In recognitio... people in the world, where the development of new medicines
is clearly not profitable. By creating collaborative partnerships among industry, academia, foundat...
Automated scans let scientists track drugs' broad effects on cells
..., injected each well with one of 100 drugs -- both medicines
and toxins -- at different concentrations, and finished off the plates with11 chemical probes for different proteins and DNA. After 20 hours of cell growth, the researchers used automated microscopy to collect some half a million images of the t...
Purdue research offers hope for canine, human spinal injuries
...ted and ingested by humans as a component of other medicines
and is completely safe. Curiously, PEG only covers damaged cells and tissues when injected into the blood stream and is not found in healthy or undamaged tissues nearby. These facts paved the way for clinical testing on paraplegic dogs at Purdue's Sc...
Science's Breakthrough of the Year: Salty, acidic soup could have supported life on Mars
...d as a formidable force in 2004, affecting the way medicines
are developed and delivered to developing countries. Joint ventures by foundations, rich countries, academics, pharmaceutical companies and other groups were behind several prominent initiatives this year, including a malaria vaccine trial and effort...
Progress toward a more targeted treatment of Alzheimer's disease
...ated. This discovery opens up perspectives for new medicines
that will have fewer undesired side effects than current medicines
do. Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer's disease, a degenerative disease that gradually and progressive...
Key trigger of opioid withdrawal symptoms found
...ss. Such drugs could become part of the arsenal of medicines
and behavioral techniques aimed at helping addicts kick their habits. To zero in on the machinery underlying withdrawal symptoms, researchers led by Elena Bagley and Macdonald Christie of the Pain Management Research Institute at Royal North Shore Ho...
Six research units given the go-ahead
...nvestigate the effects and retention of veterinary medicines
in the soil using various models and molecular methods. On the basis of their holistic approach to this study, the researchers will close an important gap in the European research landscape with this project. In the Research Unit "Geobiology of Organ...
Physicians recommend screening for toxoplasmosis for all pregnant women, newborns
...entified the rest, the researchers said. "We have medicines
that can help if we catch the infection and improve outcomes if we detect the infection early, but by only taking a careful history and examination we are missing many pregnant women and their infants who may benefit from treatment," said study co-au...
New collaborations offer hope for HIV/AIDS vaccine
...in public health is fundamentally shifting the way medicines
are developed and delivered to the world's poorest people." ( Science , 17 December 2004)...
Individual differences in taste perception directly related to genetic variation in taste receptors
...ch gives them a unique perception of how foods and medicines
taste," explains Monell Chemical Senses Center psychophysicist Paul Breslin, PhD, who shares first authorship and is a corresponding contributor for the study. "This paper shows that a single gene codes for multiple forms of a taste receptor, with ea...
Urgent measures needed to retain our lead in pharmaceuticals
...ll and it seems inevitable that in the future more medicines
will be sold in this way." Dr. Carlos Novas, London School of Economics feels the promises of biotech developments have been over-promoted. "Given the media hype about the expectation of treatments for hereditary illnesses in the near future, biotech...
New 6m biocentre to revolutionise the production of safer medicines
... biocentre which will revolutionise the way future medicines
are produced making them safer and more effective...ools they need to develop safer and more effective medicines
and will put Manchester on the map as one of the world centres for systems biology research." The 6m...
Institute for OneWorld Health awarded Skoll Foundation's Social Entrepreneurship Award
...harmaceutical company in the U.S. and develops new medicines
to cure infectious diseases that disproportionately affect the poorest people in the world. OneWorld Health is one of 13 organizations receiving $7.3 million from the Skoll Foundation through an open competitive process that identifies social entr...
Glowing hearts shine light on heart disease
...n the April issue of Nature Medicine, suggest that medicines
designed to block CaM kinase activity may be useful for treating patients with structural heart disease and myocardial dysfunction. Heart disease remains the number one killer in the United States. Most of that disease is in individuals who have suff...
Unique library of plant genes germinates, takes root at UNC
... he said. They also can lead to better and cheaper medicines
and plant products like cotton, paper and rubber. "A persistent challenge of genomics is how to capture, analyze and distribute the massive amounts of data being churned out at record levels from ongoing genome projects," he said. "Creating useful an...
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