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Shark-Liver Substance May Slow Growth Of Brain Tumors

...liver of the dogfish shark, and a growth factor to lab dishes containing central nervous system blood vessel cells from cows and squalamine alone to lab dishes containing human, rabbit or rat solid brain tumor cells. The blood vessel cells' rate of grow...

Premature Birth Sometimes Can Adversely Affect Infant's Ties To Mother

... alive. Yet we latersaw them running around in the lab at 3 years of age. When my student codingthe videotapes tried to guess which kids in our sample had been prematureand which had not, her guesses were no better than chance." Unpublished data show that while the premature infants performed significan...

Common Carbohydrates May Prove To Be Substitute For Dietary Fiber

...s. In a third study, yet to be published, Fahey's lab will report that artichoke,chicory, onion, garlic, leek, shallot, chives and asparagus contain highlevels of desirable oligosaccharides. Also offering high levels are fruitssuch as peaches and bananas. Working with Fahey on the rat study were gradua...

Study Injects New Interest In How Vaccines Work

...eritus who specializes in mineralogy, Mark Suckow, lab animal veterinarian, Anita Rudy, pharmacokineticist from Indiana University Medical School, and Euphemie Dandashli, a Purdue chemist who worked with Hem to develop the adjuvants. The study was funded by the Purdue University Research Foundation....

'Bathtub' Equation Aids Diabetes Research

...olof kinesiology, who set up her diabetes research lab at SFU last year. "'In' minus 'out' equals accumulation -- that's the equation we use todescribe what's happening with beta cells, the cells which make the hormone,insulin. The number of new cells forming, minus the number dying, equals therate of ch...

Researchers Study 'Natural' Screen For Cancer

...pany. Researchers have set up a makeshift lab in a 10-by-10-foot darkroom oncampus. Costs are cu...ng for various types ofcancer," says Rawicz, whose lab produces much of its own hypericin from branches of the herb, St. John's Wort. Rawicz says there are...

Chemist Turns To Self-Assembly To Create New Drugs

... intest tubes, meaning days and days of repetitive lab work to buildup a database of compounds; then they fish out the useful ones.Miller's work, funded by the National Science Foundation,Research Corporation Technologies of Tucson, Ariz., and theUniversity, relieves this drudgery by using metal atoms to...

Researchers Identify Biochemically Distinct Pain Phenomena, Conclude Better Pain Relief At Lower Morphine Doses Is Possible

...aling pain. But Cao, along with researchers inthe lab of Charles Epstein, MD, UCSF professor of pediatrics, developed a"knockout" strain of mice lacking a gene for substance P and neurokinin A, twomembers of a different class of neurotransmitters called the tachykinins. By measuring how long it...

Prospects For Surviving Heart Attack Emergency Improve When Clot-Busting Drugs Are Combined With Balloon Pump Inserted In Aorta

...and acting director of the cardiac catheterization lab at UCSF,suggests that angioplasty is emerging as a treatment of choice for mostemergency heart attack patients. However, Chou notes, "Many hospitals in the United States, especially inrural areas, do not offer angioplasties as an option. On ...

UB Plants "Seeds" By Investing In Research Projects; Researchers Leverage Investment 14 Times Over

...ng out, they were in danger of losing an important lab technician. "The multidisciplinary pilot project funds helped us over a hump when we had no money," he said. "Faculty have to be able to apply three, even four times before they get funded," said Bender, "but by that time, it could be three years, s...

New Treatment Targets Most Malignant Brain Tumors

...onoclonal antibody called 81C6 prepared inBigner's lab was chemically linked to Iodine-131 by Professor of RadiologyMichael Zalutsky and his colleagues. Professor of Radiology Edward Coleman theninjected the preparation into the resection cavities in the patients' brains,where the monoclonal antibody car...

Pioneer In Nuclear Medicine Wins Lifetime Award

...red. Using cyclotron isotopes, in 1963 his lab became the first to trackclots in the lung, and th...as the experimental subject. In 1983, his lab accomplished the first imaging of neuroreceptors in thebrain. Their pinpointing of the dopamine rece...

OHSU Scientists Begin Human Trials Of A Drug Aimed At The Underlying Cause Of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

...specific drug therapy is a direct extension of our lab workon CML," said Druker. "Our studies have revealed that the BCR-ABL protein is theobvious abnormality to attack in CML." Druker stressed that the development of this new cancer- fighting drugrepresents an example of the fundamental importan...

World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke

...ion of the neurons. Concurrently, the Pitt lab team thaws the neurons that were frozen byand transported from the Layton BioScience, Inc. Researchers then check theLBS-neurons to ensure there are 2 million or more viable cells to transplant. After the manufactured neurons are transferred...

Anti-Migraine Drugs Might Cause More Pain Than Relief For Those With Heart Disease

...rtAssociation that studies of blood vessels in the lab show that several migrainemedications cause the vessels feeding the heart to contract. If these vessels,called coronary arteries, are already narrowed by heart disease, the contractioneffects of the migraine drugs can tip the balance, resulting in c...

University Of Texas Southwestern One-Of-A-Kind Video-Laparoscopic Lab May Change The Way Surgery Is Taught

... on an inanimate model. The technology used in the lab wasdonated by Storz Endoscopy and is valued at $250,000. "I've improved in these skills since my pre-test," Pollock said. "I'mcertainly faster, I've cut my time in half." In this new teaching lab, residents learn video eye-hand skills and acquirebasi...

$60 Million Brain Institute Opens At University Of Florida

... medical specialists, and the radiosurgery biology lab where a team ofphysicians and basic scientists will investigate better ways to locate and treatobscure brain and spinal lesions. Who: Top national officials from Congress, the U.S. Department of Defense andDepartment of Veterans Affairs have bee...

Human Patient Simulator Assists Training Physicians In New Drug

...enn State researcher, who coordinates a simulation lab at themedical center, presented his findings, "A Novel Application of a Full HumanSimulator: Training Users of a Newly Introduced Drug (Remifentanil) Prior toHuman Use," this week at the annual American Society of Anesthesiologistsmeeting in Orlando,...

Encapsulating Insulin-Producing Cells For Possible Diabetes Therapy

... The microcapsules being developed in Grinstaff's lab would avoid thisdilemma by not allowing large molecules such as immunoglobin G (IgG) antibodies,a key part of the immune system's defenses against foreign invaders, to enterthe microcapsule. The microcapsules wrap each islet in a semipermeable mesh. ...

New Vaccine Being Tested In Prostate Cancer Patients

...exclusively target cancer. Kuduk, who works in the lab of Kettering Chair and Director of BioorganicChemistry, Samuel J. Danishefsky, Ph.D., says their group successfullysynthesized two key tumor carbohydrate antigens -- called TF and Tn. They thenclustered the antigens as they occur naturally and attac...

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