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Childhood obesity briefing on Sept. 13

...://national-academies.org . REPORTERS: Obtain copies or register to attend the briefing by contacting t...l. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu . Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only beginning at 1 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 12. THE...

Mayo researchers discover HIV dependence on a human protein

... drive. While patients are kept healthy when those copies are "suppressed" with multiple daily antiviral medicines, they are never cured. Stopping the medicines even briefly lets HIV repopulate the body with many millions of copies, like a computer virus spreading around the world from a single infected com...

Two copies of G2019S Parkinson's gene mutation doesn't lead to more severe disease

... observable differences between those who have two copies of the most common mutation of the recently discov...st diseases with a genetic cause or component, two copies of a bad gene lead to more severe visible manifestation of the disease. Researchers expected to see ...

Mutation plays key role in hypertension

... and turn on the kinase gene. "The result is more copies of the gene, more of the kinase in the cell, and, ultimately, more contraction and proliferation of smooth muscle cells," she said. The transcription factor that binds the mutated gene more easily is part of a cell signalling pathway. This pathway i...

Institute of Medicine advisory: Drug safety news conference September 26

...el. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu . Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only beginning at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 26. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 11 A.M. EDT ON SEPT. 26....

Key to lung cancer chemo resistance revealed

...ne copy of the KEAP1 gene - cells usually have two copies of each gene. No missing genes or mutations were observed in normal lung tissues from the same patients. NRF2 activity along with its cleansing proteins and enzymes were higher in tumor samples than normal cells, according to the researchers. The...

Sticky proteins provide new insight into drug action

...sses of G proteins, but cells contain thousands of copies of them which interact with hundreds of surface receptors. Each G protein is actually three protein subunits stuck together: alpha, beta and gamma. Textbooks have long said that once G proteins are activated, the alpha protein splits from the beta a...

New family health history projects focus on Alaska Native, Appalachian communities

... have accessed the Web-based version or downloaded copies of the "My Family Health Portrait" tool from the D...s Web site. In addition, more than 100,000 printed copies of the tool have been distributed nationwide. Department of Health and Human Services agencies that ...

Mass. General leading international trial of novel breast cancer drug

...s have tumors that overexpress or produce too many copies of a receptor molecule called HER2. Because cellular growth is stimulated by the overactivity of this molecule, which also is called ErbB2, these tumors are more likely to recur and are less responsive to hormone-based treatments. Herceptin, a mono...

Response to anti-HIV therapy improved if treatment begins six months after preventive regimen

...e single dose of nevirapine eliminates most of the copies of HIV that infect a patient, except for a few mutant copies that are genetically resistant to the drug. Researchers were concerned that as these remaining muta...

Selenium supplements may contribute to reduced HIV viral load

...tions or illnesses), HIV viral load (the number of copies of the HIV virus in the blood) and screening for hepatitis C. Participants were then randomly assigned to treatment groups; 141 took a capsule containing 200 micrograms of high-selenium yeast and 121 took a similar capsule containing inactive yeast ...

Updated guidelines advise focusing on women's lifetime heart risk

...e the C allele and the T allele. A person has two copies of any gene; thus, someone can have two copies of the C allele (CC), two of the T allele (TT), or one of each (CT). Estrogens are important hormo...

March 30 public briefing on PEPFAR's Progress

...l. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu . Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only beginning at noon EDT on Wednesday, March 28. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 11 A.M. EDT ON MARCH 30....

Gene linked to increased risk of stroke

...liver cirrhosis. The study found people with two copies of the H63D genetic defect were two to three times more likely to develop stroke than those without the gene. "This type of gene has previously been associated with brain diseases such as Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, ALS, multiple sclero...

Blocking immune cell action increases Alzheimer's-associated protein deposits

...disease and generated strains in which one or both copies of the CCR2 gene had been deleted. They found t... 130 days of age, 85 percent of mice in which both copies of the CCR2 gene had been deleted had died, as had 60 percent of those with one copy. This compares...

New class of HIV drug attacks previously untargeted enzyme

...g the drug reduced their HIV RNA loads to below 50 copies per ml the lowest recordable value. Only 30% of patients in the placebo group achieved this The authors conclude: "Taken together with the results of raltegravir in another study, these data confirm that HIV-1 Integrase is a valid target for antir...

First clinical trial of gene therapy for childhood blindness

...ll be used in the trial involves inserting healthy copies of the gene into the cells of the retina to help them to function normally. Restoring the activity in these cells should restore vision. The operation delivers the normal genes to the retina, using a harmless virus or "vector" to carry the gene into ...

New edition of medical reference book provides the latest in hematology

...l grant from Amgen, ASH is providing complimentary copies of the ASH-SAP to all U.S. and Canadian fellows in hematology, hematology/oncology, pediatric hematology/oncology, transfusion medicine, hematology-pathology, and oncology programs to help them further their education. More information about the...

Dealing deadly cancers a knockout punch

... Reovirus enters a cancer cell, makes thousands of copies of itself, and then causes the cell to burst, which releases viruses that infect and kill adjacent cancer cells. Normal cells are not harmed. In addition to killing cancer cells directly, reovirus is believed to activate an anti-tumor immune respo...

Liver cancer patients with high serum levels of hepatitis B virus face poorer outcomes

...a pre-chemotherapy viral load higher than 10(5.65) copies per milliliter is associated with poorer survival in HCC patients with chronic HBV infection, and this association is independent of an individuals hepatic reserve, tumor and clinical factors, the authors report. Though the study was limited by a ...

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