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UNC AIDS vaccine researchers awarded $12 million federal grant

...VRP) as a vector to carry the vaccine's molecular payload into the immunesystem. First, they modified the virus by removing about one-third of its genes.They then inserted genetic material taken from a pathogen, using as a test casesimian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). In rhesus macaque monkeys, SIV causes a...

Medical microspheres provide precision-release drug delivery

...s, on the other hand, can be made to release their payload only after the shell has dissolved to the point of rupture. Therefore, by varying the shell size and thickness, the researchers can control the time delay for drug release. For many drug delivery applications, you would like to have the drug release...

New radioimmunotherapy drug proves highly effective for killing off B cell non-Hodgkins lymphoma

...ough the whole body, Zevalin carries the radiation payload directly to the tumor, says Thomas Witzig, M.D., a Mayo Clinic hematologist. The drug radiates only about a five millimeter area around the tumor. Along with its ability to hone in on cancer cells, the drug is easier on patients physically. One treat...

A computer-based, self-help system for the space age

...ved extensively in the space program and flew as a payload specialist on the STS-90 Neurolab mission. "The program will help users identify and be alert for signs of depression and diffuse any conflicts that could arise." The depression module will use problem-solving therapy to help users work through life...

One drug, two targets

...the surface of the cell, either delivering a toxic payload or directly causing it to stop multiplying or die. "Unfortunately, there is a lot of redundancy in cancer cells, making it difficult to kill a tumor with a single hit," Adams pointed out. "We wanted both to refine the tumor specificity of the antib...

$13 million grant puts new herpes-based AIDS vaccine on fast track

...gineered herpes virus and the packaging of its DNA payload for use as a vaccine. William Bowers, Ph.D., a virologist and molecular biologist, will lead an effort to ensure that the vaccine can be "scaled up" that is, manufactured in large quantities without quality problems that could diminish the vaccine'...

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

...ogy and co-investigator. The liposomes carry a new payload as well. They encase, like shrink wrap, a normal p53 gene as well as a second gene, FUS1, which is frequently altered or missing early in the development of many solid tumors. So far, six patients with metastatic lung cancer have been tested with the...

Envisat's rainbow vision detects ground moving at pace fingernails grow

...thquakes or volcanic activity. The ten-instrument payload on Envisat includes an Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) instrument designed to acquire radar images of the Earth's surface. Part of Envisat's assigned 'background mission' as it orbits the world every 100 minutes is to prioritise ASAR acquisi...

Primary instrument is delivered for ESA's CryoSat mission

...at Satellite. We are all eager to see this complex payload being operated with the spacecraft. Performance predictions are excellent and based on tests performed so far with the engineering model, we are quite confident of the successful outcome of the integration campaign starting now." CryoSat is due to...

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