Tag: "animal" at medical news
Asthma patients' immune systems respond differently with allergies
...al allergies to dust mites, cockroaches, feathers, animal
fur and other allergens. In fact, the vast majority of patients with asthma also experience one or both of these forms of allergy, with the same symptoms of frequent sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose and nasal stuffiness. In people with and without as...
Brain region recovery possible in former methamphetamine users
...g to background information in the article. Recent animal
and human studies suggest that neuronal changes associated with long-term methamphetamine use may not be permanent but may partially recover with prolonged abstinence. Thomas E. Nordahl, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of California, Davis, and colle...
Angiogenesis factor may help tumors prepare the way for spread to lymph nodes
... of lymphatic tissue and vessels in laboratory and animal
models. As a result, the MGH team decided to investigate its possible role in tumor-associated lymphangiogenesis. Research fellow Satoshi Hirakawa, MD, PhD, the study's first author developed a strain of transgenic mice in which skin cells express a ...
A probe, not an echo
...ng at the Viterbi School, presented HUTT images of animal
organ tissue in San Diego at the 28th Internationa...lopment, as the team gained proficiency in imaging animal
tissue, notably sheep kidneys and bovine liver. The most critical feature of the HUTT imaging techn...
Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored
... the new drugs." He started his studies in healthy animal
models to first determine the drugs' impact on cognition, with behavioral tests as well as to analyze the drugs' impact on different circuitry involved in memory function. The early findings he's presenting in Savannah show a modest reduction in this...
OHSU scientist helping explain basis of psychotic behavior
...disorders." To create dopamine supersensitivity in animal
models, researchers used mice bred to lack the D2 ... in the total population of D2 receptors among the animal
models, the increases were small compared with the jump in densities of D2 receptors in the high-aff...
Breakthrough in national diseases
...ents." The gene variant was first identified in an animal
model and then studied in a number of patient groups to ascertain if there was a link to human diseases. The researchers discovered that people with the variant ran a 2040 per cent greater risk of developing rheumatism, MS or a myocardial infarction....
Chemical library aids in developing drug system for nerve damage
...terested in what will happen in cell culture or an animal
model where there will be active cell-mediated degradation. We are trying to get closer to the real situation." The results were published in the January 2005 issue of Acta Biomateriali. The work was supported by a grant from the Whitaker Foundatio...
Ovary removal elevates risk for Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism
...ng aging. "Also, there is biological evidence from animal
studies that estrogen is protective for the specif...to this part results in Parkinson's disease. If an animal
receives a toxic chemical able to destroy the cells of this part of the brain along with estrogen, t...
Alcohol magnifies the rewarding effects of smoking, even for light smokers
...r risk for smoking relapse." Rose suggested that animal
studies could measure the effects of alcohol on dopamine release or other effects of nicotine thought to mediate reinforcement. "Human studies might seek to examine whether nicotine replacement products that help people quit smoking are subject to t...
Seattle inventor to receive Henry Heimlich Award
...uman experimentation, and promotes alternatives to animal
NIAID begins clinical trial of West Nile virus vaccine
...nter (VRC), and Vical Inc., San Diego, based on an animal
vaccine tested at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Vical also manufactures the experimental vaccine. "Although the prevalence of West Nile virus disease fluctuates seasonally and regionally, it continues to pose a serious public...
CML found to wield 'death factor' that kills normal blood marrow cells
ANAHEIM - Based on surprising results from animal
experiments, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have revamped common beliefs about how chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) functions within bone marrow - a discovery they hope may some day lead to additional therapeutic st...
Short sugar chains-a future drug for Alzheimer's?
...d in test tubes and then assessed in comprehensive animal
experiments. Only then will it be possible to introduce testing in patients," says Professor Ulf Lindahl. ...
NIH awards funding to biotech firm for heart disease
... blood cell types has shown encouraging results in animal
studies. Laughlin is director of the Allogeneic Transplant Program at University Hospitals of Cleveland and associate professor of medicine and pathology at Case Western Reserve University. Pompili is director of Interventional Cardiology at Univers...
Jefferson Lab scientists build small-animal imager for German Cancer Research Center
...a daily basis to gain physiological information on animal
models of human disease." Jefferson Lab's work on ...basic device is along the same line as other small animal
imaging gamma cameras developed by the Detector Group. However, the group is constantly refining the...
Exercise slows development of Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice, new study finds
...se. In this study, scientists have now shown in an animal
model system that one simple behavioral intervention--exercise--could delay, or even prevent, development of AD-like pathology by decreasing beta-amyloid levels. Results of this study, conducted by Paul A. Adlard, Ph.D., Carl W. Cotman, Ph.D., and co...
UQ develops West Nile virus treatment
...sing the potential of the treatment, international animal
health product manufacturer, Fort Dodge Animal Health, has licensed Dr Hall's treatment via UQ's commercial arm, UniQuest Pty Ltd. Fort Dodge will test the treatment's effectiveness in horses and develop it for commercial sale to the equine industry...
'Fickle' enzyme helps protect, but also can promote heart failure, animal study shows
...ergrowth and enlargement of the muscle tissue, say animal
researchers at Johns Hopkins. The Hopkins study, to be published in the May 2 edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, is believed to be the first to suggest future therapies for heart failure using chemical cofactors that control the enzy...
Exclusive breastfeeding reduces risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission
...ing. Infants who were introduced to solid foods or animal
milk within the first three months were at four ti...lk and non-milk liquids) or mixed (breast milk and animal
milk or solids) breastfeeding. In their analysis, the researchers found that mixed breast feeding qu...
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