Tag: "laboratory" at medical news

Combination treatment stymies breast cancer growth

...said Osborne. "We are very excited to see if our laboratory results can be translated to patients with the more aggressive types of breast cancer," he said. ...

JCI table of contents: May 1, 2007

... be isolated and increased in number using special laboratory techniques and then used for grafting. Frank and H...report is just the beginning of a new era in which laboratory researchers and clinicians will intensify their efforts to develop and improve strategies of gene th...

Eye muscles -- those go-getters of the anatomical world

...Eye muscle motor units: a petite illumination. His laboratory investigates the motor neurons of the brainstem which are involved in tongue and eye movements. (When a doctor asks a patient to follow his or her finger, the patients brainstem functioning is being tested.) This research has applications to strabi...

'Wrapping' Gleevec fights drug-resistant cancer

...ative partnership between the two institutions. In laboratory studies, WBZ-7 was found to be effective against a...team is preparing for the next phase of testing in laboratory animals....

Mayo Clinic research in cardiovascular disease presented at Experimental Biology 2007

...m dozens of different disciplines whose work spans laboratory to translational to clinical research throughout the United States and the world. More than 12,000 biological and biomedical scientists are expected to attend. The following summaries represent select Mayo presentations. Embargo times and dates var...

Largest ever grant for University of Copenhagenhagen

...archers and experts who will use the most advanced laboratory facilities to study human proteins and their signi...ve access to unique equipment and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. The center will open in the fall of 2008....

Biofeedback on abnormal mechanics lowers risk for stress fractures, pain under kneecap

...e ground. The two studies underway in Dr. Davis' laboratory now are with runners who were selected for the stu...n analysis of their gait. Runners then come to the laboratory for two days, take a day off, return for two, until they have had eight retraining sessions on a spe...

New animal study may explain why alcohol consumption increases breast cancer risk

...GTON -- For the first time, scientists have used a laboratory mouse model to mimic the development of human alcohol-induced breast cancer. The results are part of a new study, Chronic Alcohol Consumption Increases Tumor Growth and Amgiogenesis of Breast Cancer in Female Mice, conducted by Brandi Busby, Wei Tan,...

Panbio files first patent application for Homogenous Assay Technology

...osis will benefit patients,physicians and clinical laboratory customers. Furthermore, the technology allows immunoassays to be performed in fewer steps, heavilyreducing the complexity of performing assays by instrument or by manual operation, hencereducing costs and the potential for operator error. The Researc...

Green tea compound suppresses factors causing cartilage, bone destruction in arthritis

...joint destruction in this challenging disease. The laboratory now is focused on the inhibitory role of EGCG in gene expression. The scientists plan to give EGCG orally to mice genetically bred to be animal models of rheumatoid arthritis to see if it provides similar therapeutic or preventive effects. Dr. Ahmed ...

Green tea compound may be a therapy for people with rheumatoid arthritis

... arthritis and cause cartilage degradation. The laboratory now is focused on the inhibitory role of EGCG in gene expression. The scientists plan to test EGCG in animal models of rheumatoid arthritis to see if it provides similar therapeutic or preventive effects. Ahmed believes that the outcome of these stud...

New mechanism identified for resistance to targeted lung cancer drugs

...nisms. To do so, the investigators modeled in a laboratory setting what happens in lung cancer patients; they used a line of NSCLC cells with the sensitizing EGFR mutation and created a cell line resistant to treatment with Iressa. In a number of experiments comparing the resistant line with still-sensitive...

Diet and lifestyle -- In the cancer fight, eating well is the best revenge

...ut how this occurs is not well-understood. Now, in laboratory experiments, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have discovered a biological mechanism whereby two compounds in these foods might lower the invasive and metastatic potential of breast and ovarian cancer cells. They found that...

Bovine tuberculosis could spread by human-human contact

...onals through a combination of epidemiological and laboratory investigations. The local Health Protection Unit conducted contact tracing and no further cases were discovered. Grace Smith, one of the study authors, states: "This report of several instances of M bovis transmission between people in a modern urb...

Wired for sound: How the brain senses visual illusions

... The study of 34 subjects was carried out in the laboratory of Steven A. Hillyard, Ph.D., UCSD professor of neurosciences. "This type of perceptual illusion has been described before," said first author Jyoti Mishra, graduate student in the Hillyard lab. "The surprising finding we made is that the illusion...

Rapid oral HIV test shows great promise according to MUHC-led research

...imal training, eliminating the need for specialist laboratory technicians." "Rapid point of care HIV testing is a very important component of HIV control initiatives and programs. In particular, non-invasive, simple, accurate oral fluid-based, rapid tests have the potential to make a big impact on HIV screeni...

Drugs for Parkinson's disease may ease stroke-related disability

...ersistent problem for neuroscientists. In a common laboratory test of neglect's effects, patients watch a video screen for the appearance of a stimulus, usually a symbol or shape, on either the left or the right side of the screen. When they see a stimulus, they report which side it was on to researchers. The...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 4, 2007

...ioplasty and bypass surgery. In experiments with laboratory rats, the researchers showed that a NO-releasing v...itride, the researchers state. They recommend that laboratory simulation analyses and further studies are needed before reaching a final conclusion on osbornite o...

Statins linked to lower risk of infection

...this way, but the consistency of the findings with laboratory studies adds a lot of credence to the idea that statins are doing something substantial to reduce risk. Statins are known to have an effect on the bodys immune system, but what that is exactly, and how many statin users it affects, is still not wi...

World-renowned chemist honored with inaugural lectureship

... literally moved compounds from conception through laboratory synthesis, preclinical evaluation and into clinical trials. His modified epothilones (a new class of cytotoxic molecules) are currently in Phase I and Phase II breast cancer clinical trials. He also discovered fludelones, a remarkable class ...

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