Tag: "species" at medical news
Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound
...perimental drugs killed Plasmodium falciparum, the species
ofmosquito-borne parasite that causes most malaria deaths inpeople. One of the compounds has been tested on malaria-infectedmice, curing the animals. The researchers are working now todevelop more potent compounds, leading to more animal testing. Fin...
BioNumerik Reports Preclinical Antitumor Data On Two Novel Supercomputer Engineered Anticancer Agents At 89th Annual AACR Conference
...hance selective inactivation of toxicplatinum drug species
and to produce a less toxic drug relative to otherprotecting agents. BioNumerik presented preclinical animal study data showing that BNP7787 cancompletely protect against cisplatin-induced renal, emesis and bone marrowtoxicities and can increase cis...
BioNumerik Reports The Supercomputer Supported Discovery Of New, Non-Toxic Chemotherapy Protecting Agent
...ectra properties of platinum typedrugs and related species
with far more accuracy than previously possible. In the paper, BioNumerik researchers report preclinical animal data showing thatBNP7787 can completely protect against cisplatin-induced kidney toxicity,vomiting and bone marrow toxicities while incre...
Encapsulating Insulin-Producing Cells For Possible Diabetes Therapy
...stem in which we cantransplant the islets from one species
into another species
by using ourmicrocapsule," Grinstaff said. Diabetes, the third leading cause of death in the...
Dynavax Demonstrates Ability Of Immunostimulatory DNA Sequences To Inhibit Symptoms Of Allergic Asthma In Animal Model
... ISS-DNAmolecule has proven active in every animal species
that Dynavax scientists andtheir collaborators hav...itions on ISS sequencesthat are active in multiple species
including primates and on the use of thosesequences in allergy and asthma, and for enhancing respons...
You Don't Need To Make Sperm Or Even Be Alive To Be A Father
... to show sperm developnormally if grown in another species
should have been completed first. "Youstill need to do the safety checks," says Mark Johnson of Imperial College,London....
Multitasking Behaviors Mapped To The Prefrontal Cortex
...ording to previous studies, humans may be the only species
capable ofperforming branching, which involves keeping a goal in mind over time (workingmemory) while at the same time being able to change focus among tasks(attentional resource allocation). For example, people who are interrupted by aphone call wh...
UI Researchers Identify Possible Reason For Rare, Accelerated Aging Condition
...ell-damaging free radicals known asreactive oxygen species
(ROS). "Understanding the molecular mechanism underlying progeria may help to furtherexplain the molecular basis of normal aging, " said Larry Oberley, Ph.D., UIprofessor of radiology and the study's lead investigator. Progeria cells are ideal for th...
NSF award to five Georgia universities for new Science and Technology Center
...e molecular, cellular and systemslevels in diverse species
and at different stages of development. This is thefirst interdisciplinary effort of this magnitude addressing these fundamentalquestions, and will involve the application and development of powerful newtechnologies. "The award is an honor and an exc...
Milestone study in development of xenotransplantation
...ransplantation of cells, tissuesor organs from one species
to another, shows there is no evidence of PorcineEndogenous Retrovirus (PERV) infection in 160 patients previously treated withliving pig tissue. Reported today in the journal Science, the study was runby Imutran Ltd., the Novartis Pharma AG company...
Northwestern researchers present findings at Neuroscience Meeting
...may help explain why the circadian rhythms of many species
of animals,including humans, function differently or more irregularly in old age. Kolker and colleagues studied two different groups of mice, one a normal groupof animals and the other a group that had a mutation in the Clock gene, whichgives those m...
Southeast appears to have a unique type of Lyme disease
...re something different," Dr. Felz said. "The tick species
transmitting this illness seems to be different and may be transmitting an organism that is very different. "Lyme disease in the southeastern United States seems to be due to genetically variant strains of the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi," Dr. ...
Cancer-preventive potential of white tea
...lmost exclusively in China. It belongs to the same species
(Camellia sinensis) as other tea plants, but has a higher proportion of buds to leaves. The buds are covered by silvery hairs, giving the plant a whitish appearance. Some teas are processed more than others. White tea is rapidly steamed and dried, ...
Parenting, stress and your child's risk for alcoholism
...ings because these primates are the closest animal species
to humans," she said. The study found that infant monkeys from both groups, peer-reared and mother-reared, were stressed by their separation from the group (as evidenced by cortisol concentrations), although the peer-reared monkeys more so. In addi...
First protein 'biochips' may deliver improved detection, diagnosis
...Ladisch says. Scientists have long known that each species
of plant or animal produces unique chemical compou...There are estimates that there are about a million species
of organisms on earth, and through human history tens of thousands of these have been used for medic...
A threatened St. Johns wort plant could be more effective as an anti-depressant, Cornell and USDA researchers find
...products sometimes occur because manufacturers mix species
of H. perforatum. The plant typically is gathered as a weedy species
in the western United States, but some is being grown commercially in the Pacific Northwest. It als...
Non-pathogenic bacteria block inflammatory response pathway in intestinal tract
...which investigators are experimenting with various species
of benign bacteria that can be ingested with foods, such as lacto-bacillus (found in yogurt), to improve the intestinal health of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. The Emory research could elucidate a potential mechanism for the positive eff...
Scientists declare global warming and human impacts are combining destructive forces on coral reefs
... overfishing, land-based pollution, and introduced species
and diseases. Scientists declared an absolute need for strict enforcement measures against destructive fishing. "Carrot" programs such as alternative income schemes are highly prone to failure if not combined with the "stick" of strong enforcement. E...
UIC chemists synthesize potent anticancer compound
...ties that is found only in minute amounts in a few species
of South Pacific sponges has for the first time been synthesized in the laboratory by UIC chemists. The 50-step, atom-by-atom assembly, reported in the Nov. 8 issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, not only means that scientists will ...
Weeding out better wines
...re. The use of flame weeding depends on the weed species
present and management aims. The gas supplier, Kl...tat for predatory insects that prey on pest insect species
and reduce their numbers." The project will begin in the new year. Mr Penfold hopes that it wil...
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