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DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial

... the immune system attacks the myelin sheaths that protect nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, according to background information in the article. The nerve cells axon, which transmits messages to other neurons, is eventually destroyed. The cause of MS is unknown, but evidence points to the involvement...

New cause of tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer cells discovered at Lombardi

...that participates in a stress-signaling pathway to protect cells from damage. In a paper published online in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEBJ) on July 27, Clarke and his colleagues at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (part of Georgetown University...

Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer

...cin is a powerful immune system suppressor used to protect organ transplant recipients against rejection of their new organs by suppressing mTOR. Rapamycin and similar mTOR inhibitors are in early clinical trials for a number of cancers at M. D. Anderson and elsewhere. One drug, temsirolimus, has been approv...

Despite claims, not all probiotics can treat diarrhea say experts

...rial species, two of which have also been shown to protect against diarrhoea in chronically sick children. However, the lack of effect in children receiving Saccharomyces boulardii was unexpected, they say, because a previous trial showed it to be beneficial in young children admitted to hospital for diarr...

Metabolic study in mice could lead to 'good cholesterol' boosters

...ew discovery could point the way to therapies that protect against heart disease by boosting concentrations of the beneficial high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). By and large, the medicines now available lower levels of the bad low-density lipoprotein cholesterol [LDL-C], said Weijun Jin of the U...

Michigan-CDC study supports value of social restrictions during influenza pandemics

...fully consider how to best use these strategies to protect people and decrease the potential impact of the next pandemic in their communities. The 43 cities in the study were scattered from coast to coast and represented a combined population of approximately 23 million. In an exhaustive review of 1,144 pr...

In women, caffeine may protect memory

ST. PAUL, MN- Caffeine may help older women protect their thinking skills, according to a study published in the August 7, 2007, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study found that women age 65 and older who drank more than three cups of coffee (or the...

ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines

...emphasizing the use of ACE inhibitors---drugs that protect the muscle--- and prescribing aldosterone receptor blockade, a new drug category that wasnt available previously for people with heart failure, said Wenger. High-dose antioxidant vitamin supplements such as beta carotene, vitamins E and C and folic ...

Green tea holds promise as new treatment for inflammatory skin diseases

...atology. In psoriasis, immune cells, which usually protect against infection, instead trigger the release of cytokines, which causes inflammation and the overproduction of skin cells. Other autoimmune diseases with similar side effects include lupus, which can lead to skin lesions, and dandruff. Green te...

European heat waves double in length since 1880

...son screens, which are instrument shelters used to protect temperature sensors from outside influences that could alter its readings. The researchers corrected for this warm bias and other biases in the variability of daily summer temperatures and show that nearly 40 percent of the changes in the frequency o...

Trials underway for 'essential' new TB vaccine

...of the type of immune response we think we need to protect against TB. It is important for us to test whether or not this vaccine does work to stop people getting TB," says Dr McShane. Following successful safety trials in The Gambia, the drug has now entered phase II trials in The Western Cape in South Af...

Patients with soft tissue sarcomas should be treated at high volume centers

...entres were more likely to resort to amputation to protect the patients survival chances. This analysis reveals a direct correlation between hospital surgical volume and both short-term and long-term treatment outcomes for STS. While the observations reported here require confirmation with additional indep...

Hib vaccine: A critical ally in Asia's effort to reduce child deaths

...ies are preparing to introduce the Hib vaccine and protect their children against Hib pneumonia and Hib meningitis said Julian Lob-Levyt, Executive Secretary of the GAVI Alliance. This is a clear indication of these governments commitment to reduce child mortality. The WHO recommends that all countries ad...

Needle-stick injuries are common but unreported by surgeons in training

...ly reporting of needle-stick exposures in order to protect themselves from serious medical consequences clearly illustrates the breadth of this problem and the need for hospitals to develop systems to address it, says contributing author Mark S. Sulkowski, M.D., of the Division of Infectious Diseases at John...

How to market diet pills: Prescription and over-the-counter pills may increase unhealthy behavior

...xo Smith Kline is moving in the right direction to protect consumer welfare. Even highly educated consumers and consumers who have otherwise acknowledged the importance of a healthy lifestyle are nonetheless susceptible to the boomerang effect for drugs, write the authors. Thus drug marketing and even suppl...

Progress toward an antitumor vaccine

...ic manner. Mucins are mucilaginous substances that protect the surfaces of mucus membranes. They are glycoproteinsmacromolecules with a central protein chain and long side chains made of polysaccharides. The modified MUC1 would be a good target molecule (antigen) for antibodies in immunological antitumor the...

News briefs from the journal Chest, June 2007

...ene hypothesis, which suggests that older children protect their younger siblings from developing asthma. To test this theory, researchers from Israel gathered and reviewed the medical records of 531,116 military draftees and assessed the prevalence of asthma in both the number of children per family and the...

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

...senior author of the Neuron paper. Therapies that protect GGA3 from caspase cleaving might be able to reduce the risk of AD or the more transient type of dementia that can occur after such injuries. Tanzi is a professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, where Tesco is an assistant professor....

Aging stem cells in mice may hold answers to diseases of the aged, Stanford study finds

... are less likely to make new antibodies that would protect against infections like the flu," said senior auth...ivision. The infrequent divisions were believed to protect the cells from acquiring new mutations. Rossi, Weissman and the other first author, postdoctoral s...

New Orleans levee report finished by panel including University of Texas at Austin engineer

...iew Panel each published lists of steps to take to protect New Orleans, and since then several improvements have been made. An amendment to Louisianas constitution has led to two new levee boards in New Orleans, replacing roughly a dozen agencies who previously handled oversight. These boards involve engine...

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(Date:7/24/2014)... decreased by 45% on average over a 35 year ... study on the impact of humans on declining animal ... invertebrates such as insects, spiders, crustaceans, slugs and worms ... control for crops, decomposition for nutrient cycling, water filtration ... Science and led by UCL, Stanford and UCSB, ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... sticky research out of York University shows a surprisingly ... toxic grass fungus: moose saliva (yes moose saliva). ... "Ungulate saliva inhibits a grassendophyte mutualism" shows that moose ... (which hosts a fungus called epichlo festucae that produces ... less toxicity. , "Plants have evolved defense mechanisms to ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... counterparts in humans, affect the connections between nerve cells ... hippocampus, an area of the brain that plays a ... memories. The results of the study have been published ... depends on the active communication between nerve cells, known ... into a dense network where they constantly relay signals ...
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