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Combination therapy for mouse model of human inherited blindness

...whether these treatments will work effectively and safely in humans....

Group proves it's possible to grow new lung alveoli by growing new blood vessels

...e next step is to prove it's possible to replicate safely in larger mammals. Once that's done, it's possible the concept--growing blood vessels to cure a disease that is traditionally thought of as an airway disease--could be tested clinically in people....

UCLA discovery will aid in treatment of patients with a deadly brain cancer

...f disease, and new drugs are making it possible to safely and specifically target pathways that are altered in cancer cells. This was impossible five years ago. Glioblastoma is still a difficult disease, but the idea that it may be possible to induce long-term disease suppression gives us reason for hope." ...

New antimalarial combination confirms its potential use in treating drug-resistant malaria

...needed medicines are made available as quickly and safely as possible."...

Study shows combination of immune substances to be safe

...lating hormone known as interleukin-12 (IL-12) can safely be administered with interferon, another immune-sy...ouraging," Carson says. "They indicate that we can safely administer IL-12 in combination with interferon, that it enhances the action of interferon in some p...

Hearing loss from chemotherapy underestimated

...ed by noise trauma. The main aim is to determine a safely tolerated dose of NAC in humans. Once the safe dose is determined, Phase 2 efficacy testing begins to see if NAC, combined with STS, will protect hearing. "One of the strategies for improving survival is increasing doses of chemotherapy," Doolittle s...

UCF, NIH study: Effective, safe anthrax vaccine can be grown in tobacco plants

...the United States could be grown inexpensively and safely with only one acre of tobacco plants, a University of Central Florida molecular biologist has found. Mice immunized with a vaccine produced in UCF professor Henry Daniell's laboratory through the genetic engineering of tobacco plants survived lethal ...

Risk/benefit analysis of farmed versus wild salmon

...six times a year. Wild chum salmon can be consumed safely as often as once a week, pink salmon, Sockeye and Coho about twice a month and Chinook just under once a month. In a study published last spring (Environmental Health Perspectives, May 2005), the research team reported that the levels of chlorinated...

Weizmann Institute suggests that immune cells help to maintain cognition and brain cell renewal

...e help of the brain's own resident immune cells to safely fight off any outflow of toxic substances from damaged nerve tissues. In the present study, the scientists showed that the same immune cells may also be key players in the body's maintenance of the normal healthy brain. Their findings led them to su...

Report demonstrates safety of nuclear medicine procedures

...ies and lung scans for blood clots--continue to be safely prescribed, transcribed, dispensed and administered," said Henkin, who also heads SNM's Committee on Health Care Policy and Practice. USP's findings are part of its sixth annual report on medication errors reported to MEDMARX, its national medication...

New 5 year Metvix-PDT data demonstrate long-term efficacy & reliability for NM skin cancer treatment

... its safety and lesion selectivity, MAL-PDT can be safely repeated if necessary. As a non-invasive, easy to use therapy, that can be carefully delivered under physician control using standardised procedures, MAL-PDT appears set to become a much more widely used therapy." An important consideration of treat...

Environmental impact statement planned for USAMRIID facilities at Fort Detrick

...nse (DoD), with unique facilities and expertise to safely conduct critical research, development, testing, and evaluation for medical solutions to protect our armed forces from biological threats they may encounter on the battlefield. In addition, USAMRIID has been assigned a second mission, namely to lever...

Herbal supplements, a smoking gun in plastic surgery

...e taking natural or prescribed. Only then can we safely suggest the appropriate discontinuation period, which can range from 24 hours to one month," said Dr. Bradley. "Taking this precaution is essential to a safe surgery and smooth recovery." For referrals to ASPS Member Surgeons certified by the Americ...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory

...missions all over the world, transporting vehicles safely and efficiently is critical, and the ORNL weigh-in-motion system addresses a great need. Field testing began at Fort Eustis and will continue at Fort Bragg, Fort Drum and nine other sites. The Department of Defense has funded development of the weigh...

Forecasting the seas

... 2, 2006) Shipping companies can route ships more safely and efficiently. Ocean search-and-rescue can operate more effectively. Meteorologists and climatologists now have a tool to provide long-range weather prediction more accurately. Navies too can perform more accurate anti-submarine surveillance. And e...

Research suggests therapy against serious side effects of smallpox vaccine

...er tested to determine if they can effectively and safely protect susceptible patients against eczema vaccinatum." Eczema vaccinatum occurs when the vaccinia virus, which is currently used for the smallpox vaccine, replicates uncontrollably and circulates through the entire body. Eczema vaccinatum kills 1 ...

Carnegie scientists fine-tuning methods for Stardust analysis

...Sunday, January 15, NASA's Stardust mission landed safely with the first solid comet fragments ever brought back to Earth. Members of the mission's Preliminary Examination Team, including several from the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory and Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, are among the fi...

3-D imaging to enable clean energy technologies

...hy to view areas of the body that aren't easily or safely accessible," Fan said, "and the interiors of boilers and other high temperature reactors in industry are similarly inaccessible." Fan studies the processes for converting coal to liquid fuels and chemicals, in order to optimize the energy conversion ...

Cellular scale drug delivery from the inside out

...s are filled, the ends of channels are "capped" to safely seal the drug inside. Once the caps are in place, the nanospheres are "washed" to remove the drug from the outer surface. The type of material used for the end caps, how they're held in place, and how they're released is the focus of Lin's work. The ...

Nanoporous 'sponge' removes mercury from offshore produced waters

...erefore they need to be treated before they can be safely discharged to the environment. The complex mixture of constituents including salts and petroleum hydrocarbons presents a challenge for mercury removal using currently available conventional technologies. Researchers at Pacific Northwest National L...

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