Tag: "invasion" at medical news
Researchers create a strong new molecule in the fight against AIDS
...y point of view, because this is where the (viral) invasion
is complete," Nair said. "From a scientific point of view, this is the step in which the real damage is done."...
Other highlights in the August 7 issue of JNCI
...-9 (MMP-9) has been associated with metastasis and invasion
of human ovarian cancer cells. This enzyme is also expressed in the underlying stromal (nontumor) cells. In the August 7 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute , Isaiah J. Fidler, D.V.M., Ph.D., and his colleagues at the University o...
Molecular mechanism underlaying anthrax infection described by UCSD School Of Medicine researchers
...nry that essentially clears the way for successful invasion
of the body without interference by the immune system. "If we are correct, inhibition of the toxin's activity should give our bodies enough time to detect an infection and fight it," Karin said. He added that researchers have observed that with anthr...
UCLA scientists invent search-and-destroy method to flush HIV out of hiding places in body
...ticle to invade the immune system. When a foreign invasion
occurs, the event activates some of the T-cells, which promptly begin manufacturing virus. And, when an HIV-infected person discontinues antiretroviral drugs, this small reservoir of latently infected T-cells can rekindle the spread of HIV infection...
MRI accurately depicts spread of cancer to bone
...at MR can accurately identify the presence of bone invasion
in sarcoma cases," said the study's lead author, D...medical imaging at the University of Toronto. Bone invasion
by soft-tissue sarcoma is uncommon but requires bone resection. Bone invasion
is associated with de...
More than $34 Million in SPORE Grants
...surrogate and target tissue markers apoptosis and invasion
in genes in lung cancer P13K signaling pathway as a target for lung cancer prevention and therapy study of the drug Telomerase as a target for lung cancer therapeutics John D. Minna, M.D., of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School wil...
In lab studies, blocking expression of gene reduces invasion of deadly brain tumor cells
...oligos to laminin-8 chains significantly inhibited invasion
of two different glioma cell lines in vitro," said Dr. Ljubimova. "If these laboratory studies can be translated into patient therapy, antisense oligos may slow the growth and spread of aggressive gliomas. Perhaps it will be used in combination with ...
Liver transplants result in excellent survival rates for patients with liver cancer
...ntimeters if there are one to three tumors, and no invasion
of blood vessels or lymph nodes. Study authors noted that the excellent survival results between 1997 and 2001 may be a result of careful patient selection based on the improved Milan criteria, but cautioned that this finding is based on speculation...
Spreading cancer survives via signals from nearby blood vessels long before new vessels are grown
...ival factors that sustain the tumor's survival and invasion
of the tissue, the study indicated. Dewhirst's team demonstrated this two-way dialogue between cancer cells and blood vessels by testing how certain signals affected cancer cells in the test tube and in animals. They found that: a signal called bFG...
Probiotics beneficial even when inactive, according to UCSD study
...nate immune system, the body's instant response to invasion
by pathogens. Specifically, the researchers looked at molecules called toll-like receptors (TLR) that are known to respond to a variety of signature microbial molecules. In order to determine which TLR responded to probiotics, the team administered...
Radiation therapy effective for some patients with recurrent cancer after radical prostatectomy
... (PSADT) of 10 months or less, and seminal vesicle invasion
[cancer spreading to structures near the urinary bladder of males] were significant predictors of disease progression despite salvage radiotherapy. Yet we demonstrated that subsets of patients with high-grade disease and/or a rapid PSADT who were tho...
Substance use, social stress compromise pregnant women's immune system
...has inflammation she can't fight off, there may be invasion
of the fetal compartment, which leads to an inflammatory response in the fetus that starts premature labor or may harm developing organs," Auten said. The researchers caution that because individuals respond differently to stress, not every ...
Use of cameras to monitor nursing-home care is subject of controversy
...ile nursing-home owners term video surveillance an invasion
of privacy that could actually decrease care by making it more difficult to attract and retain good staff. The controversy has its roots not only in the march of technology, but also in the surge of Americans who are entering nur...
Eating more soy-rich foods could reduce spread of breast cancer UU research
...tures to examine the effects of isoflavones on the invasion
of breast cancer cells. The isoflavones exerted po...ncer remains a significant cause of mortality. The invasion
of cancerous cells from their site of origin into the neighbouring environment enables cancerous cel...
Health and politics: Lessons learned from the Iraq conflict
...m with the military forces'. In the run-up to the invasion
of Iraq, the US administration gave the task of planning and execution of humanitarian relief to the Department of Defense. That relief effort is now widely perceived to have been mismanaged. Frederick M Burkle and Eric K Noji (Johns Hopkins Universi...
100,000 excess civilian deaths after Iraq invasion
...ality during the 14.6 months before the March 2003 invasion
with the 17.8 months after it. The investigators i...isk of death from violence in the period after the invasion
was 58 times higher than in the period before the war. The major causes of death before the invasion...
'Signal' identified that enables malarial parasites to target blood cells
...to the World Health Organization. Following invasion
of human red blood cells the "blood stage" of malaria P. falciparum exports proteins that modify the properties of the host red blood cell membrane, are required for parasite survival and are responsible for fatal pathologies such as cerebral or ...
Study provides clues to alcohol's cancer connection
...had more than eight times the level of cancer cell invasion
of blood vessels compared to the control group. The authors say their findings "support the hypothesis that the induction of angiogenesis and VEGF expression by ethanol represent an important mechanism of cancer progression associated with alcoholic ...
Mobile surgical units prevent delays in treating wounded combat patients in Iraq
... examined the effectiveness of the FRSS during the invasion
phase of the war. Ninety patients--30 U.S.M.C. and 60 Iraqis--were treated in the FRSS between March 21 and April 22, 2003. The FRSS was composed of two surgeons, an anesthesiologist, a critical care nurse, two surgical technicians, an independent du...
Other highlights in the January 19 JNCI
...es cell transformation and increases migration and invasion
in various epithelial cell lines. A new study has ...lls stimulated their proliferation, migration, and invasion
and induced their differentiation into vascular-like structures. In addition, tumors formed by the C...