Tag: "synthesizing" at medical news
UT Southwestern Receives FDA Grant To Continue Studies Of Cancer-Fighting Drug Not Used For Past 50 Years
...ecause of concerns about toxicity and difficulties synthesizing
it. Inrecent years, Dr. Barton Kamen, a professor of pediatrics and pharmacology at UTSouthwestern, has taken a new look at the drug to see if it might proveeffective in treating patients -- particularly children with leukemia -- whosecancer does not...
Tiny Pellets Could Deliver Alzheimer's Drugs
...(for cholinacetyltransferase) that is important in synthesizing
the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. A neurotransmitter is a chemical that aids the transmission of nerve impulses. Cells close to the NGF pellet had enzyme production 100 percent greater than rat brain cells without the implanted pellet, Saltzman re...
Scientists identify new pathway of antidepressant action
...ntermediate enzymes known to be the key players in synthesizing
the neurosteroid.They subjected both the rat and human enzymes to the antidepressants in solution. They tested the three SSRI's and a tricyclic antidepressant known as imipramine. The scientists found that each of the three SSRI's greatly increased ...
Scientific societies honor creation of the Mexican steroid hormone industry
...d hormone industry drastically reduced the cost of synthesizing
progesterone. By the 1950s, over half of the sex hormones sold in the United States were produced in Mexico, and could be traced to techniques devised by Marker. Using some of Marker's methods, Carl Djerassi developed the first oral contraceptive i...
Highest known catalytic rate for superoxide dismutation achieved
...umvent the time consuming and expensive process of synthesizing
and then testing countless molecular variations. Once we understood the subtle and unobvious interplay between position, number and spatial arrangement of atoms and groups in dictating a molecules catalytic activity, we were able to design highly co...
Tissue engineers steering stem cells to produce bone, cartilage
...now fine-tuning the technique. The researchers are synthesizing
a new hydrogel that should degrade harmlessly in the body after the new tissue develops. Also, the team is refining its cell growth methods to more closely mimic the normal development of cartilage and bone cells. Elisseeff and her colleagues have su...
Soaking in the genius of Mother Nature
...ic. But when it comes to his research, even though synthesizing
molecules can take years of dedication and no end ...y explains as well as anything Handy's interest in synthesizing
the lamellarins, a family of naturally occurring compounds derived from marine sponges native to the...
Making tiny plastic particles to deliver lifesaving medicine
...all of the challenges we've faced in designing and synthesizing
these new biomaterials." For one thing, the polyme...ohns Hopkins, he is building upon this research by synthesizing
improved inhalation particles, each about a tenth of the diameter of a human hair. He soon hopes to ...
Non-human molecule is absorbed by eating red meat according to study by UCSD researchers
...eu5Ac hydroxylase (CMAH), which is responsible for synthesizing
Neu5Gc in apes and other mammals....
Binghamton University, RPI and Infotonics Center team up to form national packaging power
...ester-based company that specializes in chemically synthesizing
complex electronic circuits and devices. Representatives from RPI and Binghamton met recently with Infotonics management and scientists from Corning, Kodak and Xerox to review research opportunities and to discuss potential business and government cu...
National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2004 class of inventors
...eaner, and safer, and she also invented an emerald synthesizing
process. Flanigen, a recipient of the Perkin Medal, resides in White Plains, New York. Robert Gallo (1937- ), Luc Montagnier (1932- ) HIV Isolation and Identification Robert Gallo and Luc Montagnier both discovered HIV, determining that the virus wa...
2004 Salivary Research Award to Ekstrom
...esponses to certain transmitters, and although the synthesizing
enzyme is of the "neuronal type", it is not of neuronal origin and so is likely to have arisen from parenchymal cells. His deep involvement with research on various salivary phenomena over many years has made a great contribution to our understanding...