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HIV research project scoops innovation prize

Research that could lead to a breakthrough in the treatment of HIV has scooped a University of Manchester scie...itself to the cell and are a potential new form of treatment for HIV," said Dr Dobson. "In the first nine months of the research we have developed compounds 10 t...

Injured whooping crane recovering at USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

...he world. While in Kansas, the bird was under the treatment of Dr. James W. Carpenter, who led the whooping crane program at Patuxent in the 1980s. Dr. Carpenter is now the head of zoological medicine at Kansas State. "Currently, the bird is in satisfactory shape. It is eating some solid food, and we ar...

Isotron licenses ORNL cancer treatment technology

...Laboratory. The license allows Isotron to market a treatment called neutron brachytherapy, which enables physic...of the head, neck and mouth. The key to the new treatment is the miniaturization of the californium-252 source, which allows physicians to insert the radioiso...

Scientists generate human islet precursor cells in culture

...cations for islet transplantation, an experimental treatment for type 1 diabetes. "This is a step forward in ...cle to the wider use of islet transplantation as a treatment for type 1 diabetes is the small number of donor pancreata that become available for use each year a...

A new species of amyloid peptide

... that has the potential to be a new target for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The research appears as th...as one of the possible rational approaches for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Generally, amyloid β-peptides are around 39-43 amino acid long. Studies...

Pain reliever may help treat life-threatening childhood disease

...elves over 20 years ago may point the way to a new treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, a muscle-wast...tional SMN protein," Burghes said. "Should we give treatment once a patient has symptoms, before the symptoms start, or even in utero? We just don't know." ...

Columbia researchers identify drug as therapeutic candidate for spinal muscular atrophy

...ry will lead to additional developments and even a treatment for SMA, a neurodegenerative disease that is the l...incidence of 1 in 6,000 live births. Currently, no treatment exists. "Indoprofen is now both a chemical tool that researchers can use to study this disease and ...

Patients' own stem cells used to cure incontinence

...eve we have developed a long-lasting and effective treatment that is especially promising because it is generat...ure to work, a major factor in the success of this treatment was the development of transurethral three-dimensional ultrasound. "With real-time ultrasound, we ar...

Stronger therapy better for AML with normal genetics

...ad an enlarged spleen at the time of their initial treatment were less likely to enter remission. AML patients ... findings raise the question of whether additional treatment directed specifically to the spleen might improve remission rates," says first author Sherif S. Fara...

New study by UGA researcher shows that Salmonella uses hydrogen as an energy source

...n an animal may have profound implications for the treatment of some diseases. In 2002, Maier published in the journal Science evidence that the gastric bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which gives rise to peptic ulcers, gastritis and some kinds of gastric cancers, needs hydrogen as an energy source. The new...

Oral saline spray may slash spread of exhaled pathogens

...aerosolized salt-water solution, often used in the treatment of asthma, can markedly reduce the number of bioaerosol particles exhaled by these "high-producers" for up to six hours. Using a cough machine designed to simulate normal human breathing, they linked the reduction in droplet exhalation after saline a...

Promising results in the battle against incurable ALS muscle disease

...en up new possibilities for the use of VEGF in the treatment of ALS. An incurable disease of the muscles Amy...fe of ALS rats So, investigation into a possible treatment using the VEGF protein has never been abandoned. Now, research from Erik Storkebaum and Diether Lamb...

Gene therapy shows promise in model of Parkinson's disease

...xperiments that might one day lead to gene therapy treatment options for patients with Parkinson's disease. In research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the research team, led by EPFL President Patrick Aebischer, found that viral delivery of a gene associated with ...

Horwitz Prize to be shared by Tony Hunter, Anthony Pawson

...at is now leading to new breakthroughs in clinical treatment of disease." Awarded annually since its incep...es of cancer cells. Gleevec, a groundbreaking oral treatment for one form of leukemia, is successful because it blocks the wayward tyrosine kinase that drives th...

UT Southwestern initiating trials in humans for ricin vaccine

... beans. There is currently no effective vaccine or treatment for ricin poisoning in humans. Depending on how the ricin is administered, victims develop fever, nausea and abdominal pain or lung damage before dying within a few days of exposure. There is no antidote after the first few hours of exposure, and bec...

Stem cells may hold promise as multiple sclerosis cure

... therapies are a promising true alternative in the treatment of previously untreatable central nervous system d...igration of the transplanted cells is vital if the treatment is going to be adapted to MS patients. "The development if this MRI-based method to track labeled ce...

Shark cartilage cancer 'cure' shows danger of pseudoscience

...arity of shark cartilage extract as an anti-cancer treatment is a triumph of marketing and pseudoscience over r...he popularity of crude shark cartilage as a cancer treatment and preventive measure to I. William Lane's 1992 book titled "Sharks Don't Get Cancer," which was fu...

Science and medicine - bridging the gap

... that are most likely to benefit the diagnosis and treatment of human disease. "We envision a new cadre of Ph.D. researchers who understand pathophysiology and know the language and processes of medicine," said HHMI President Thomas R. Cech. "Our goal is to increase the pool of people who are doing medically ...

JCI table of contents, December 1 2004

Rolipram a potential new treatment for Alzheimer disease Alzheimer disease (AD) is t... from Columbia University, New York, propose a new treatment to counter AD-associated memory loss. The authors show that brief treatment of a mouse model of AD w...

Study gives US a 'C' for lagging support of international reproductive health and population efforts

...luding family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services," says PAI President Amy Coen. According to Coen, improving access to reproductive health care does more than enable women to make their own decisions about fertility. "The best kept secret is that when women are supported by investments in ...

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(Date:8/27/2014)... the greatest risk to Europe based upon a proxy ... researchers using a ,big data, approach to scientific research. ... and Global Health ranked the top 100 pathogens affecting ... a system which, they believe, will help governments across ... of infectious diseases, including as a result of climate ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... . , Charcot-Marie-Tooth ... affecting the peripheral nervous system. Researchers from the Department ... Medicine and University Medical Centre Gttingen have discovered that ... with the disease. These cells enwrap the nerve fibres ... the rapid transfer of electrical impulses. If Schwann cells ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... basic research, a growing focus on translating discoveries ... have earned the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center ... NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital an $18 million, five-year Cancer Center ... The grant renews the center,s status as one ... New York City and one of only three ...
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