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MIT, BU team builds viruses to combat harmful 'biofilms'

... industrial or medical problem is difficult. Plus, people don't want to dig through sewage to find these phages, says Lu. So Collins and Lu defined a modular system that allows engineers to design phages to target specific biofilms. As a proof of concept, they used their strategy to engineer T7, an Esche...

New gene mutation identified in common type of dementia

... were conducted on 70 family members, including 13 people with the disease. This is an important result tha...ne of those family members with the disease and 10 people who are currently too young to have the symptoms of the disease. But four people with the disease di...

Gene's activity points to more lethal subtype of AML

...hat the activity of a particular gene can identify people who have a more lethal form of acute myeloid leukemia, singling out those patients who should receive more intense therapy. The gene, called ERG (for ETS-related gene), has also been linked to chronic leukemia and to breast and prostate cancer. ...

U-M, Israeli scientists report major advance in search for genes associated with colon cancer

...amily members of colon cancer patients. In all, people who carry the specific genetic variation, called a... genetic roots using samples from large numbers of people in Israel with known ancestral heritage. The project is funded by the National Cancer Institute, wit...

Study identifies a common genetic risk factor for colorectal and prostate cancer

...udy, an epidemiological study of more than 215,000 people from Los Angeles and Hawaii created in 1993 by Brian Henderson, dean, Keck School of Medicine of USC, and Laurence Kolonel of the University of Hawaii. According to Henderson, co-author of the colorectal cancer study, Having previously identified...

Chronic fatigue -- clues in the blood

...rences in gene expression patterns in the blood of people who either recover promptly after acute glandular fever or develop the prolonged illness called post-infective syndrome. The researchers examined six million pieces of gene expression information for analysis in the project, known as the Dubbo Infe...

UF scientists work to develop simple bladder cancer test

...nt enough that you can start to think of screening people who dont have any symptoms. Bladder cancer ranks among the five most common malignancies. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2007 there will be about 67,160 new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed in the United States. Four times more men ...

Oldest DNA ever recovered suggests earth was warmer than previously believed

...er at some point during the last Ice Age than most people have believed. The ancient DNA was discovered at...rt of the world was significantly warmer than most people thought," said Martin Sharp, a glaciologist at the University of Alberta and a co-author of the pape...

Study advances vCJD prion detection

...sease for which there is no cure. A total of 161 people have died from variant CJD since the disease emerged in early 1990, including three people who received blood transfusions from donors who later developed the disease. There is therefore an u...

Malaria-resistant mosquitoes battle disease with 'molecular warhead'

...se, Dr. Baxter said. We have been trying to cure people of malaria for over a century, said Dr. Baxter, wh...l Institute at UT Southwestern. Only recently have people started to think about curing mosquitoes of malaria. Nobel laureate Dr. Johann Deisenhofer, who is...

University of Cincinnati receives $1.7M to research molecular treatment of brain injury

...y, the leading cause of death and disability among people aged 16 to 45. One of my goals, says Strauss, a research associate professor of neurosurgery at UC and director of the Mayfield Neurotrauma Research Lab, is to develop therapies for traumatic brain injury, a condition for which there is no effectiv...

Complementary therapy for infertile women may reduce chances of pregnancy

... are effective. However, it is not clear whether people use these to reduce stress or to increase their ch...coping interventions that may be more appealing to people who do not want to use conventional one or one or group counselling. The study also found that wo...

Germany's embryo protection law is 'killing embryos rather than protecting them'

...esenting about half of the world and three billion people total ART activity in the whole of the world is estimated at 1.1 million cycles a year approximately 240,000 ART babies were born in the world in 2003 more than three million ART babies have been born since the first ART baby (Louise Brow...

Gene variations directly link inflammation to an increased risk for lung cancer

... them, will increase our understanding of how some people are predisposed to developing cancer. To examine the relationship between inflammation and lung cancer risk, the researchers compared differences in genes related to inflammation between more than 1,500 lung cancer patients and 1,700 controls at M...

Alzheimer's prevention role discovered for prions

... a result of the normal ageing process, or if some people are more susceptible to it than others we dont know yet. The next step for our research will be to look in more detail at how the prion protein controls beta amyloid, knowledge that could be used to design anti-Alzheimers drugs. Theoretically, if ...

Skin rash actually signifies better outcomes for pancreatic and lung cancer patients

...looks like acne, can be unpleasant enough for some people to consider discontinuing treatment, but it is important for physicians and patients to understand that this a positive event because it means there is likely to be a better clinical outcome, said the lead author, Bret Wacker, MS Director of Biostati...

Male or female factor infertility -- men suffer just the same

...en in all four groups suffered equally. Infertile people appear to rely particularly on their social environment for support, and this seems to deteriorate over time. Couples should be made aware of the possible decline in their social support network and encouraged to organise support systems that no no...

Risk-taking in infertility treatment correlates with women's negative moods

...od states and by the individual tendencies of some people to engage in greater risk taking behaviour, said Dr Newton. We decided to see whether this was equally applicable in assisted reproduction. The team asked 129 female infertility patients to undertake a standardised questionnaire, the Profile of M...

Waging war on the deadliest superbug

...most antibiotics. And it kills three times as many people every year as MRSA. But scientists at The Universi...lic engineering. Official figures show that 5000 people die from a healthcare-associated infection every year in the UK and tackling the super bugs costs th...

New research holds promise for protecting cancer patients against infertility

...ledge the importance of future fertility for young people having cancer treatment. Not all patients who are having cancer treatment have the opportunity to talk with a fertility specialist before beginning treatment, and yet there are already several options for protecting the ovaries and even preserving e...

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(Date:7/24/2014)... in German . ... asthma sufferers worldwide, a further 600 million people living ... global population contending with allergic rhinitis (allergic inflammation of ... other organs and parts of the body beyond the ... the form of inflammatory bowel diseases such as colitis ...
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