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Sniffing Out The Promise Of Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy

...en further. Gill and hiscolleagues found that when chicken allantoic membrane was exposed to IM862 (thevessel-rich embryonic membrane is a standard tool for testing anti-angiogenicactivity), blood vessel formation was blocked. Later they found that the bloodvessel count in tumors implanted in mice was reduce...

You have to break a few (hundred) eggs to make a good crystal

...se) on the growth of lysozyme, a common protein in chicken eggwhite. Lysozyme's structure is well known and it has become a standard in manycrystallization studies on Earth and in space. Although lysozyme has an atomicmass of 14,300 Daltons - almost 92 times that of the ordinary sugar that many ofus crystall...

Raise eggs' vitamin D3 content sevenfold by adding more vitamin D to chicken feed

...an be raised sevenfold bytripling the vitamin D in chicken feed, according to a study by Finnishscientists published in the Oct. 18 issue of the Journal of Agricultural andFood Chemistry, a peer-reviewed publication of the American Chemical Society,the world's largest scientific society. "We found that the d...

Extract from traditional Chinese herb enhances recovery in stressed cells

...he researchers tested the effect of the extract on chicken cardiomyocetes(heart cells) in a petri dish that simulates blood flow using liquid mediumcontaining dissolved oxygen and sugars. They simulated the conditions of cardiacarrest by halting the flow of oxygen and sugar through the medium for one hour.A ...

New mathematical model explains changing patterns in epidemics

...be applied to studies of other diseases, including chicken pox, rubella, polio and whooping cough. The model also could apply to many ecological systems, Earn and Bolker said. For example, it could help predict the development of insect infestations, Bolker said. "The possibility for prediction extends bey...

A nasty disease and a spunky kid: donation from Cody Unser sparks national network of transverse myelitis centers

... rare, TM can be triggered by common ailments like chicken pox or the flu, by auto-immune reactions to vaccinations or other as-yet unknown causes....

Lidocaine patch shown in large trial to relieve post-herpetic neuralgia

...and PHN Cause Excruciating Pain Anyone who has had chicken pox could develop shingles. Once reactivated from its dormant state, the herpes zoster virus travels along nerve paths to the skin, causing a severe, painful rash usually on one side of the body. After about a month, the shingles rash and pain usual...

Study suggests mechanical forces drive early heart development

...pplied it to understanding the developing heart in chicken embryos, which is remarkably similar to its counte...ted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).The chicken embryo heart is very close to the human heart in its development processes. It takes 21 days to hat...

Parenting News: More than one hour of TV a day may lead to violence, Science study suggests

...in 1983. Johnson and his colleagues addressed the chicken and egg question: Does television watching cause aggression? Or, do people prone to aggression watch more television? The researchers investigated whether individuals with a history of aggressive behavior were more likely to watch large amounts of te...

Pitt study: Chronic rejection rare for pediatric liver transplant patients on tacrolimus

...oped Epstein Barr virus, and one patient developed chicken pox. Although one of the patients had also been noncompliant with taking his medication, the chronic rejection was resolved in the three children once normal tacrolimus dosages were resumed. Overall at a mean follow-up of nine years, 85 percent of t...

Preventive medicine residency

...on diabetes at state and national levels, examined chicken pox data, and looked at the statewide immunization trends, all with an eye on helping populations better maintain their health. This new residency received $750,000 in funding from the Michigan Department of Community Health, to help get it up and ru...

New gene therapy protocol: First successful treatment for 'bubble babies'

...tioning normally. Interestingly, after exposure to chicken pox in the family, Salsabil's antibodies developed spontaneously and she did not develop any sign of the disease. Since this first-of-a-kind procedure was performed, two other children have received a similar protocol from the Italian team, apparentl...

Rigorous, short-term diet-exercise program lowers heart disease risk

...you-want buffet style. The men had one serving of chicken or fish for dinner. The exercise program consisted of brisk walking on a treadmill for 45 to 60 minutes a day. Blood samples were drawn for cholesterol, glucose and insulin measurements (all associated with heart disease) at the start and end of th...

Computers prove to greatly reduce prescription errors

...rug prescription from a physician that looked like chicken scratch? You're not alone. Pharmacists sometimes have a hard time reading prescriptions and in some cases they also are incomplete. To avoid errors, pharmacists have to spend precious time tracking down prescribers to clarify illegible or possibly in...

New first-aid method could prevent brain damage in patients exposed to carbon monoxide

...ve that giving patients oxygen is like giving them chicken soup -- it can't hurt. But, in fact, we find that treating carbon monoxide-exposed participants with pure oxygen actually limits the amount of oxygen that gets to their brains. That is worrisome." "If severely poisoned patients respond like our test ...

Tai Chi class boosts shingles immunity

...ks in the nerves of virtually everyone who has had chicken pox, but the immune system typically prevents outbreaks. This cell-mediated immunity to the virus declines with age, however, leaving older adults particularly susceptible to the painful condition. The greater the decline, the greater the risk. No va...

U.S. is poorly prepared for influenza pandemic, St. Jude experts warn

...n Asia, while the H7N7 virus infected 80 people on chicken farms and killed a veterinarian. Influenza viruses...c influenza virus is to let viral genes mix inside chicken eggs that include genes from a virus known to be safe to use in humans. Viruses arising from this mi...

High level of antibiotic resistance in bacteria that cause food poisoning

More than 40% of bacteria found in chicken on sale in Switzerland is resistant to at least one antibiotic, says research published this week in BMC Public Health. The findings could have implications for treating food poisoning. The bacteria, Campylobacter, causes between 5 and 14 percent of ...

Invalid vaccine doses would cost millions to fix

...e for diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, 15 percent for chicken pox, 12 percent for measles and only 4 percent for polio. The first and final doses in a vaccine series were the ones most likely to be given too early, the researchers found. For instance, all of the incorrect hepatitis B doses were the the third...

Major cause of painful gastroenteritis under study at MCG

...oenteritis. Eating inadequately washed and cooked chicken is the number-one cause of this bacterial infectio...ational Institutes of Health. Washing and cooking chicken well are the best ways to prevent Campylobacter infection. Hydration is standard treatment for those...

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