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HIV infection requires an accomplice: B cells with special protein direct HIV to T cells

...ce activated, the DC-SIGN B cells were placed in a culture with T cells and a small amount of virus. Within 24 hours, HIV had begun invading the T cells, yet the B cells were spared. Although they did not become infected, B cells nonetheless harbored virus that was transmissible to T cells for up to two days...

T cells activated to fight HIV basis for dendritic cell therapeutic vaccine

...nto mature dendritic cells, and they were grown in culture with the addition of various substances to boost t...igen still present, these CD4 cells were placed in culture with the beefed up dendritic cells. Recognizing the cells as foreign, the dendritic cells processed ...

Studies examine physician disclosure of medical errors

...out errors "doesn't earn you points," and that the culture of competition in medicine can discourage doctors from being straightforward about mistakes, even among colleagues. To promote further study of positive and negative factors underlying error disclosure, the research team developed a taxonomy of fou...

TB relapse due to low weight gain after initial treatment

...with a cavity on chest radiograph, positive sputum culture after two months of anti-tuberculosis treatment, a...eight patients, which was independent of cavity or culture status. Such a specific association also suggests something more than purely the effect of nutrition...

Jefferson scientists show 'miracle' cancer drug Gleevec can be toxic to the heart

...hown in studies in both mice and in heart cells in culture that Gleevec can cause heart failure. The results of the study, prompted by 10 patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) who developed severe congestive heart failure while taking Gleevec, appear July 23, 2006, in an advanced online edition of...

I forgive you for taking his lunch money

...to help promote the well-being of others creates a culture where people are rewarded for self-regulating and checking themselves before they engage in bullying activities....

'Medical Spanish' course helps physician assistants examine, communicate with Hispanic patients

...an assistant who is familiar with the language and culture can help Spanish-speaking patients relax in an unfamiliar setting, said Emily Pratt, a current student. "It can create a trusting environment," Ms. Pratt said. Rebekah Jones, another student, said she and classmates already are applying what th...

New technology addresses female fertility preservation

...stern University has developed a three-dimensional culture system that encapsulates follicles and allows immature eggs to grow and mature in vitro. (A follicle is a small spherical group of specialized support cells surrounding each egg.) This novel technology has already led to the live birth of healthy mic...

Bioengineered tissue implants regenerate damaged knee cartilage

...erage age of 36 years. After growing the cells in culture for 14 days, the researchers seeded them onto scaffolds made of esterified hyaluronic acid, grew them for another 14 days on the scaffolds, and then implanted them into the injured knees of the study patients. Cartilage regeneration was seen in t...

Our grip on reality is slim, says UCL scientist

...jects were shown 96 well-known word pairs from pop culture such as 'Laurel and Hardy', 'bacon and eggs', and 'rock and roll'. The participants were asked to count the number of letters in the second word of the pair. Often the second word wasn't actually shown and the subject had to imagine the word such as...

The right pathway to better health and science

...eas on which we need to build, such as fostering a culture of entrepreneurship, supporting small to medium enterprises, and promoting available government assistance to business." The report also highlights the importance of intellectual property to fostering innovation, and the role of international trade a...

Stem cells found in adult skin can be transplanted and function in mouse models of disease

... thing. "Previous work has only dealt with SKPs in culture and their more basic biology. Now we have shown that SKPs can make at least one cell type that functions as predicted in animals," said Dr. Rajiv Midha, study author, a scientist at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute as well as chairman of the Division of...

On World NO Tobacco Day the ESC urges governments to spread smoking bans & tax tobacco

...eadily achievable. It may be seen as a symbol of a culture that progressively regards any exposure to tobacco whatsoever as unacceptable and supports its citizens in avoiding or stopping smoking." According to a soon to be released study, evidence suggests that patients with manifest coronary heart disease h...

Technique speeds up detecting, treating wound bacteria

...l in detecting flora that can't easily be grown in culture because no one's been able to determine just what the bacteria like in the way of nutrients and environmental conditions. The earlier the lab staff has answers, the earlier the correct treatment can begin. Initial treatment is necessarily empiric. ...

Cholesterol-lowering drugs not associated with increased breast cancer risk

...sults of several other recent studies. One, a cell culture study, found that hydrophobic statins inhibited the growth of several breast cancer cell lines, while a hydrophilic statin did not. In addition, another study reported a 72 percent lower risk of breast cancer in a small group of women, most of whom w...

'Bubble Bassets' cured of genetic disorder by in-vivo gene therapy technique

...etrimental effects of the ex-vivo manipulation and culture of cells that is required by current clinical gene therapy protocols," Felsburg said. "In addition, this approach would make it easier to perform gene therapy outside of specialized medical centers."...

Funding and bureaucracy, not access to journals, are chief obstacles to scientific productivity

...productivity of biomedical scientists today is the culture of research funding. This finding challenges the b...aside from lack of resources, a 'stop-go' funding culture prohibits scientists from initiating new ideas, choosing research projects that contrast with funder...

Online calculator and chemotherapy order systems reduce medication errors in children

...eive cancer treatment each year. "It takes a whole culture of safety and vigilance to prevent errors." Howeve...s Informatics. "This system is part of a whole new culture of safety that requires not only change in the system, but also change in the mindset." Co-investiga...

JCI table of contents: May 4, 2006

... movement of mouse endothelial cells when grown in culture in the laboratory. In a study appearing online on May 4 in advance of print publication in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Christoph Wagener and colleagues from University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany, now demons...

Cultural approach holds the key to tackling obesity, says Yale research

... link between high weight and poor health and that culture plays a big role in how positively they see themselves. She reviewed key papers published over a 10-year period to see how health professionals and Black and White American women define obesity and to identify differences in attitudes. This revealed ...

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