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Spot on treatment for acne

...mit, which is organising the trial. Reducing sebum production has been the holy grail of acne treatment for 30 years, and there has been little success aside from Roaccutane which has significant side effects. The current gold standard for acne treatment, Roaccutane can cause a wide range of side effects, inc...

New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis

...y. The drug, oral EN101antisense, inhibits the production of acetylcholine esterase, which is an important e...of DNA that locks onto a strand of mRNA and blocks production of specific proteins. This is the first time weve been able to show that antisense is effective an...

Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's

...ink that Alzheimers disease was a problem with the production of too much amyloid-beta, but its become clear in recent years that the problem is with faulty clearance of amyloid-beta, said Zlokovic, professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology and director of the Frank P. Smith Laboratory for Neuroscience and Neuros...

Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function

...and Bak, calcium signaling is disrupted and energy production is reduced. Restoration of Bax corrects the signal... activity and energy production. That leads to the production of more energy than the cell can deal with, and consequently, the release of ROS. It is the release ...

Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer

...two tumor-suppressing genes, ultimately triggering production of new blood vessels to nourish breast cancer cells, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report in the August edition of the journal Cell. "This is a completely new pathway for inflammation-induced cancer and may pro...

Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly

...hibits Wnt activity. The hypothesis is that klotho production declines with age, and thus its effectiveness against Wnt decreases, allowing Wnt activity to pick up and disrupt the normal signaling to the stem cells in a variety of tissues studied. Rando said that, although the work of his team and the NIH res...

'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs

...cost-effective, environmentally friendly polyester production process, a new treatment for patients with iron-ov...ustrial products. Bio-PDO, a key ingredient in the production of DuPont Sorona, a new renewably sourced DuPont polymer for clothing, carpeting, plastics and other...

Inhaled nitric oxide safe for tiny preemie lungs, UCSF study finds

... nitric oxide in preemies might interfere with the production of pulmonary surfactant, a substance critical to n...erse affects of inhaled nitric oxide on surfactant production or function, said Ballard, a neonatologist at UCSF Childrens Hospital. Inhaled nitric oxide is a p...

Green tea holds promise as new treatment for inflammatory skin diseases

...n psoriasis, the gene is over-expressed and speeds production of skin cells. Before treatment, the antigen, PCNA, was present in all layers of the skin, Dr. Hsu says. Typically, PCNA is only found in the basal layer, the innermost layer where skin cells continually divide and new cells push the older ones to ...

The future of biofuels is not in corn

...d. Dedicating the entire U.S. corn crop to ethanol production would only offset 15 percent of gasoline demand. C...ng in this year's bill will only lock U.S. ethanol production even more tightly to corn. No coal-fired ethanol refineries should be eligible for federal subs...

The future of biofuels is not in corn

...h the Senates decision last month to quintuple the production of ethanol and more advanced biofuels by 2022. The industry claims that biofuels will not only lower the greenhouse gas emissions that accelerate global warming, but theyre the key to reducing U.S. dependency on foreign oil imports and to revital...

Organic farming can feed the world, U-M study shows

... conventional farms. In developing countries, food production could double or triple using organic methods, said...ea by the average amount of nitrogen available for production crops if so-called "green manures" were planted between growing seasons. Green manures are cover cro...

Plants uptake antibiotics

...ting the impact of antibiotic feeding in livestock production on the environment. This particular study, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), evaluated whether food crops accumulate antibiotics from soils spread with manure that contains antibiotics. Results from the study are publish...

Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

...e limited or non-existent. This is because vaccine production can only start once the specific pandemic virus has been determined. The first doses of a matched vaccine are unlikely to become available within the early months of the pandemic, making prophylaxis and treatment with antivirals a crucial part in the...

A new direction: Integrating best-practices to improve food responses

...ended consequences of food aid displaced trade or production incentives, or labor market distortions by not providing food aid for those who dont need it. Maxwell discusses various methods of targeting that identify vulnerable populations and involving those populations in both the identification of appropri...

Progress toward an antitumor vaccine

...sed against infectious diseases: immunization. The production of a selective vaccine is not a trivial task, however. A team led by Horst Kunst at the University of Mainz has now found a way to bind a molecule that is typical for tumors to a carrier protein without irritating the immune system. As they report in...

Study outlines how stroke, head injury can increase risk of Alzheimer's disease

...s of biochemical events that increase amyloid-beta production in the brain, says Giuseppina Tesco, MD, PhD, of ... brain injury, including a stroke, can lead to the production of amyloid-beta. Damaged brain cells undergo apoptosis, releasing caspase which also breaks down GG...

UK scientists set their sights on cure for AMD

... AMD. The London Projects approach will involve production of a cell replacement therapy from human embryonic stem cells, which are effective in replacing dysfunctional RPE and photoreceptors found in AMD, leading to a surgical therapy capable of stabilising and restoring vision in the vast majority of patie...

Low-carb diets' effects linked to rise in newly identified 'starvation hormone'

... breakdown in white adipose tissue and ketone body production in the liver. They unexpectedly also found that FGF21 led the animals to reduce their physical activity and made them more sensitive to entering torpor, a short-term, hibernation-like state. In addition to altering their fuel sources, many small ma...

Explaining a link between strokes and Alzheimer's

...nditions these molecules could begin the increased production of a toxic protein called amyloid which builds up in the brains of people with Alzheimers. The work at Leeds is part of a network of research projects nationally and internationally, which are adding to the sum of knowledge about a disease which co...

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(Date:8/19/2014)... rating systems be used in supermarkets to encourage healthier ... sought to answer that very question by tracking the ... Guiding Stars System to rate the nutritional value of ... and Brand Lab,s David Just, PhD, and Brian Wansink ... sales records of over 150 Hannaford Supermarkets in the ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... this week,s Eos: Long-Term Ecological Research and Network-Level Science, ... how a wide range of ecosystems was responding to ... be particularly powerful if it coupled multiple decades of ... long-term experiments and models from dozens of different ecosystem ... is the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network, which will ...
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