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Researchers Splice Severed Spinal Cords
...riments on isolated spinal cords removedfrom adult guinea
pigs. Researchers fused the cut nerve fibers using...G. Electrical impulses were restored in all of the guinea
pig cordsused in the study. The repaired spinal cords transmitted between 5 percent and58 percent of...
Cut Nerve Fibers Are Repaired In An Animal Model of Spinal Cord Injury; May Help Repair Nerve Damage In Humans
...axons from crayfish, earthworms, rats, rabbits,and guinea
pigs. "This new approach can almost certainly be used to rapidlyrejoin cut or crushed axons in humans," Bittner says. To aid this effort,Bittner and his colleagues have already published papers showing how the severedends of mammalian axons can be ...
Component of aspirin prevents antibiotic-induced deafness
...nent of ordinary aspirin---can prevent deafness in guinea
pigsexposed to a common class of antibiotics that ...ther aspirin is as effective in people as it is in guinea
pigs,according to Jochen Schacht, Ph.D., a biochemist in the otolaryngologydepartment of the U-M Med...
'Control valve' within heart cells could protect body during heart attacks
...thor Wenhong Xu, Ph.D., isolated mitochondria from guinea
pig heart cells and used fine-tipped glass pipettes and a high-magnification lens to record the electrical activity of the channel in tiny patches of mitochondrial membrane. When the scorpion-derived poison charybdotoxin, a potassium channel inhibit...
Clinical trial of new TB vaccine begins
...rld. First developed and tested in TB-susceptible guinea
pigs, the new vaccine was found to be more potent than the commercially available BCG vaccine. Funding for basic research, animal testing and vaccine characterization at UCLA was provided by The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (...
New compound may act to keep thyroid activity in check
...ompound occurs naturally in the brains of rats and guinea
pigs, and subsequently in the brains, heart, liver and blood of adult mice. The prediction and ultimate discovery of T1 amine followed on the heels of a previous discovery made in the Grandy laboratory. "For us, when we find a new receptor that is ma...
Success of experimental herpes vaccine builds momentum for human clinical trials
.... His team tested the vaccines both in mice and in guinea
pigs. The latter is the best model of human HSV-2 ...ccine in preventing acute and recurrent disease in guinea
pigs. Moreover, when given therapeutically to previously infected guinea
pigs, dl5-29 reduced the ra...
Animal studies show stem cells might make biological pacemaker
In experiments in the lab and with guinea
pigs, researchers from Johns Hopkins have found th... from rats, and, when implanted into the hearts of guinea
pigs, triggered regular beating of the heart itself. "These implanted cells also responded approp...
Beliefs may hinder HIV prevention among African-Americans
...at people who take new medicines for HIV are human guinea
pigs for the government; 26.6 percent said AIDS was produced in a government laboratory; 48.2 percent believed that HIV is a man-made virus; 15.2 percent said AIDS is a form of genocide against blacks."We need more open discussion about these beli...