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How cells change the pace of their steps

...entually be used to better understand and possibly treat such conditions and suggest possible new cancer treatments aimed at inhibiting the metastatic spreading of some cancer tumors. Cells of all higher, or eukaryotic, species move in response to external stimuli. This movement is made possible by a ser...

Unlocking proteins from their cellular shell

... that might interact with these active proteins to treat disease. The study appears in the current issue of the journal Science. Cells are exposed to forces every minute of every day. Some forces are exerted by the flow of bodily fluids, such as blood streaming through arteries, while other forces are ge...

Discredited Korean embryonic stem cells' true origins revealed

... creating customized embryonic stem cells that can treat disease without being rejected by the immune system. The team recently demonstrated in mice a feasible technique for generating parthenogenetic embryonic stem cells that were genetically matched to the egg donor at the genes that control tissue ty...

JCI table of contents: August 1, 2007

...o deliver the gene of interest -- has been used to treat some individuals with inherited diseases such as X...he authors to suggest that it might be possible to treat human kidney diseases with forms of dynamin that cannot be destroyed by cathepsin L. The importanc...

U-M researchers find family of 'on switches' that cause prostate cancer

...erm, we hope this will lead to better therapies to treat prostate cancer. The key challenge is to find a drug that would go after this gene fusion, Chinnaiyan says. The gene fusion technology has been licensed to San Diego-based Gen-Probe Inc., which is working on a screening tool to detect gene fusions ...

Gold nanoparticles may pan out as tool for cancer diagnosis

... particles a potential tool to better diagnose and treat cancer. The technology would be about three times cheaper than the most common current method and has the potential to provide many times the quantity and quality of data, said Joseph Irudayaraj, an associate professor of agricultural and biological ...

Investigating antibiotic use in acute care patients

...earch shows clearly that use of one antibiotic to treat E. coli not only increases resistance against that antibiotic but also increases the carriage of resistance genes against other classes of antibiotics. "This creates a real problem because subsequent therapy with a second antibiotic may be ineffec...

New data reveal pregnancies exposed to accutane despite risk management program

...ratogens, is marketed under several brand names to treat severe acne that does not respond to conventional treatments. More than 1.5 million prescriptions were written annually according to 2001-2002 FDA data. Isotretinoin is chemically related to vitamin A. Birth defects associated with isotretinoin ...

UF to lead research on life-threatening fungus

...the course of the infection, by the time we try to treat the infection it is often so advanced we have very poor prospects ofbringing it under control." A number of hospitals undergoing renovations have experienced outbreaks, in many cases after the organism contaminated ventilation systems or fireproofi...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 25, 2007

... for repairing or replacing damaged nerve cells to treat such diseases. However, many barriers hinder efforts to move those therapies from lab to clinic. The use of small molecules compounds that include most drugs to generate new nerve cells from easily available cells or tissues would provide a more c...

Insulin grown in plants relieves diabetes in mice; UCF study holds promise for humans

...sed to prevent diabetes before symptoms appear and treat the disease in its later stages, Daniell said. He has since proposed using lettuce instead of tobacco to produce the insulin because that crop can be produced cheaply and avoids the negative stigma associated with tobacco. The National Institutes o...

Using stem cells to help heart attack victims

...ow to produce a few million cardiomyocytes, but to treat just one heart attack patient, we may need one bil... "But before we can consider using stem cells to treat heart-attack patients there are many problems which will take many years to solve. We don't yet know...

Risk genes for multiple sclerosis uncovered

...as of research and new therapeutic targets to both treat and eventually prevent these diseases. This study illustrates the power of collaboration, adds Adrian Ivinson, Director of the Harvard Center for Neurodegeneration and Repair and a coauthor on the paper. Individually, none of us could have complete...

System to analyze beating heart stem cells could lead to heart attack treatments

...ow to produce a few million cardiomyocytes, but to treat just one heart attack patient, we may need one bil...utions: Before we can consider using stem cells to treat heart-attack patients there are many problems which will take many years to solve. We dont yet know ...

$9M grant awarded to University of Cincinnati for bipolar disorder research

...widely used FDA-approved medications prescribed to treat bipolar disorder. More than 400 people will be recruited for this study. We think that by viewing whats happening in people very early before bipolar disorder has progressed too far, we can really refine our understanding of this disease, says Stra...

UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute partners with Abraxis BioScience

...important research and the development of drugs to treat life-threatening and debilitating illnesses. ...

Report recommends off-site disposal of secondary waste

... the pollution abatement filtration systems, which treat the air in the on-site buildings and all gases tha...d whenever possible. Brine solutions are used to treat the gases arising from the incinerators. The solutions contain salt, water, suspended solids, and t...

Study identifies new gene therapy tools for inherited blindness

...- An improved approach to gene therapy may one day treat some of the nearly 200 inherited forms of blindness, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggest this week. In a paper published online by Public Library of Science ONE, researchers take initial steps toward filling a...

Discoverer of Sly Syndrome finds way of delivering medicine to fight rare genetic disorder

...ersity are a step closer to finding an approach to treat the rare genetic disease. Sly Syndrome causes bone...have conducted research to learn more about how to treat it. He says their recent findings have significance beyond treating the extremely rare disease that ...

Drug protects brain cells in Huntington's disease model, researchers find

...S July 24, 2007 A drug used in some countries to treat the symptoms of Huntingtons disease prevents death...for use in several countries, but not the U.S., to treat uncontrollable muscle movements in Huntingtons and other neurological conditions. Huntingtons is ...

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