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Most promising clinical uses for stem cells from fat agreed on by international society
...tudies indicating potential for the development of treatments
for heart attack or bone injury, for example, while results looking at other uses are still quite preliminary. There are currently no human trials in the United States evaluating the potential of stem cells derived from fat, but in reaching consen...
Viruses found in untreated city water
...this would help water managers tailor disinfection treatments
and pumping schedules specific to each well and prevent viruses from entering the drinking water supply. "We know from our previous studies on groundwater flow in La Crosse that some city wells have high levels of Mississippi River infiltration, othe...
Bugs in the gut could play key role in understanding human disease and drug toxicity
...tists and doctors to new a understanding and novel treatments
for diseases say scientists from Imperial College London and Astra Zeneca. In a review published today in Nature Biotechnology , researchers describe how microbes in the gut form the second largest metabolic 'organ' in the body and play a key role i...
Cooperation to create a new tuberculosis vaccine
...focuses on proprietary DNA technologies to develop treatments
for non- or inadequately treatable diseases. With more than 2 million deaths and 9 million new infections annually, TB, along with malaria and HIV/AIDS, is responsible for the greatest number of infectious disease victims world wide. Of particular c...
New method identifies chromosome changes in malignant cells
...dify their own genetic makeup and may allow cancer treatments
to be tailored more precisely to a patient's disease. Cancer cells are known among biologists for their remarkable ability to disable some genes and overuse others, allowing their unchecked growth into tumors. The most aggressive of these distortions...
Mitochondria findings may help beat wide range of disease
... understanding of the aging process; and potential treatments
and perhaps cures of those age-related scourges of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's."...
UNC scientists identify sticky protein in sickle cell red blood cells
...althy red cells, pointing the way to potential new treatments
for sickle cell disease.The study shows that a protein found on the surface of immature red blood cells, or reticulocytes, is responsible for those cells' adhesion to blood vessel walls. Reticulocytes are found at considerably higher levels in th...
Touching research: How white blood cells navigate
...l of the blood cell, is crucial for developing new treatments
and for controlling inappropriate immune responses." The forces at work are daunting, partly because each cell has a complex surface topography, with dozens of small molecular projections that give it a ruffled appearance, kind of like a tiny raisin...
Study using robotic microscope shows how mutant Huntington's protein affects neurons
...isorders and may help investigators find effective treatments
for these diseases. The study was funded primaril...rfering with inclusion body formation as potential treatments
for HD and other disorders. This study suggests that finding ways to remove mutant proteins diffuse...
Experimental drug prevents vaginal simian HIV transmission in monkeys Science study says
...anes of the animals. In addition, the progesterone treatments
and large doses of SHIV used to ensure near-universal infection of control monkeys could put the monkeys at an especially high risk of infection. The high drug doses used in this experiment, therefore, may not necessarily be needed to protect humans ...
Muscling in on a deadly cancer
...able to prevent it, detect it early or develop new treatments
based on a better understanding of the biology of ... believe it still will take 10 to 20 years for new treatments
to emerge. But, Keller adds, "After 30 years of limited progress, we have our foot in the door." ...
Scientists identify new cause of obesity
...arch aimed at understanding obesity and developing treatments
for this condition," Vaisse says. For more information regarding how to participate in the UCSF Genetics of Human Obesity Study directed by Vaisse, call toll-free 1-866-857-1145. Cecile Lubrano-Berthelier, PhD, post-doctoral fellow at the UCSF Diabet...
UCSD medical researchers use brain cell transplants to correct muscle spasms after aneurysm surgery
...e spasticity is continuous systemic or spinal drug treatments
using implanted pumps. These approaches display limited efficacy with accompanying side effects and eventual drug tolerance. The ischemic spinal cord injury that occurs during surgery is usually due to clamping of the blood flow to the spinal cord, ...
Manipulation of epigenome turns off as many genes as it turns on
...nd after demethylation, they could measure how the treatments
affected the extent to which the genes' instructions were being used to make proteins. One chemical agent they tested, 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine, blocks addition of methyl groups to DNA and is currently in early clinical trials for leukemia. The r...
Mouse model of osteoarthritis
...s wrong in our joints as we age and to find better treatments
for arthritis. Embryologists have already discover...ion in human osteoarthritis risk and suggests that treatments
designed to mimic or augment BMP signaling might help to maintain healthy joints....
Dr. Harris receives NIH Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award
...earn and remember but also pave the way for better treatments
of diseases that disrupt these processes. Her late..., can be a model for studying whether experimental treatments
have affected the brain. "You can apply a drug or manipulate genes in study animals, then look and s...
To save dolphin's dorsal fin experts combine medical technology and teamwork
...gement at Dolphin Quest Hawaii. Liko's LED therapy treatments
began in September with equipment donated by Dr. W...repped Liko's wound for the sequence of fin-saving treatments
to follow. But all agree the most important member of the dolphin's expert medical team is Liko, him...
Leading scientists to discuss research applications for therapeutic cloning
...ch will revolutionize medicine by providing better treatments
for disorders such as Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, spinal cord injuries and genetic diseases. While the hopes are real, scientific findings remain ambiguous concerning...
UC Riverside professor organizes a workshop on vitamin D and cancer treatment and prevention
...ientists, those who research cancer prevention and treatments
with scientists who research Vitamin D, or more specifically, the steroid hormone form of vitamin D, 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D, also known as Hormone D. In 1967, Norman's laboratory at UC Riverside discovered that vitamin D is converted into this ster...
ORNL system eliminates perchlorate, helps scientists trace source
...e sometimes difficult to trace. Conventional treatments
use tiny resin beads to trap the perchlorate, but the spent resin becomes contaminated, and disposal is costly or impractical. The ORNL system removes and breaks down perchlorate into harmless chloride and water and recharges the resin so it ca...
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