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Mayo Clinic scientists discover way to enhance immune system that repairs nervous system in mouse model

...eginning to discover that the immune system may be harnessed to effect repair to the nervous system in the mouse model." In the laboratory study, mice were injected with a virus that caused demyelination in the nervous system similar to the damage multiple sclerosis causes in humans. The mice were treated w...

Medicalising sex damages relationships

...rug ever, and gynaecological surgery is also being harnessed to enhance female sexual pleasure and improve aesthetics. In America, erectile dysfunction is estimated to affect half of men aged 40-70 and 70% of men over 70. This high level of sexual dysfunction may simply reflect peoples expectations and feeling...

Direct thought control

...n after years of paralysis. This activity might be harnessed to control a prosthesis, but the technique and the electrodes used in the current experiments are not yet ready for human testing. Schwartz's group is working in the relatively new area of neuroprosthetics. His earlier research in this area was suppo...

Study finds classroom study groups more effective when organized by social networks

... study adds to evidence that peer influence can be harnessed in a way that benefits health promotion programs." The article cautioned that although the results reported here were positive, the outcomes measured were attitudinal mediators and not behaviors, and it remains to be seen if behaviors will be affecte...

Insulin-producing cells found in a variety of tissues in diabetes

...sulin. If this inherent property of cells can be harnessed and augmented, Chan speculates, scientists could it to generate insulin-producing cells from other tissues for the treatment of diabetes. If the production of insulin by cells outside the pancreas affects the immune system, which goes awry in people ...

Environmental educators win 2004 Tyler Prize

...rves a population of more than500,000 people - has harnessed the powers of the sun and the rain,lighting and powering facilities and villages with solar energysystems and installing hand pumps to give people easy access todrinking water. Eleven villages with roughly 13,000 people now benefit frompiped ...

Cancer gene therapy news backgrounder: New ideas fuel next generation gene therapy research

...breaking new research ground. One team has already harnessed the power of stem cells to act as seek-and-destroy missiles that can find cancer wherever it hides out - at least, so far, in animals. This novel treatment, which was presented last year at a scientific meeting, takes advantage of the fact that tumor...

A much-needed shot in the arm for HIV vaccine development

...ogress has created new opportunities that could be harnessed more effectively through global coordination and collaboration." "These new opportunities include an expanded HIV vaccine candidate pipeline, improvements in animal models, a growing database from clinical trials, and the availability of new quantita...

Mayo Clinic researchers create 'obedient virus'; First step to use measles virus against cancer

...ogy http://www.nature.com/nbt/ . The researchers harnessed the viral trait for attacking and commandeering cells, and then redirected the virus to attack diseased, rather than healthy cells. The work was done on laboratory animals implanted with two kinds of human cancer cells -- ovarian cancer and lymphoma ...

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