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Navigating in the ocean of molecules

... in German . Tracking down new active agents for cancer or malaria treatment could soon become ... possible candidates for the development of active agents for use in cancer treatment and malaria. ( Nature ... program can also be used to predict new candidate agents that do not occur in nature. The scientists ...

Queen's scientists find new way to battle MRSA

... Queen's University Belfast have developed new agents to fight MRSA and other hospital-acquired ... The development of these new antimicrobial agents was carried out by a team of eight researchers ... to become a liquid, the ionic liquid antibiofilm agents remain liquid at the ambient temperatures found ...

Scientists can predict nano drug outcome

... Radiology . The investigators used contrast agents encapsulated in tiny fat bubbles called liposomes ... other hand, poor images indicated the contrast agents had not substantially penetrated the tumor. When ... drug carriers. If a liposome with contrast agents can penetrate a tumor and be detected by X-rays, ...

Study: Excessive use of antiviral drugs could aid deadly flu

... resist the effects of cheap and popular antiviral agents in Asia and Russia should serve as a cautionary ... influenza spiked in Asia in 2002, and by 2006 the agents were considered virtually worthless worldwide as ... also looked at resistance to oseltamivir-based agents (Tamiflu is the brand name for oseltamivir ...

MIT nanotubes sniff out cancer agents in living cells

... sensors for cancer drugs and other DNA-damaging agents inside living cells. The sensors, made of ... a class that includes cisplatin, and oxidizing agents such as hydrogen peroxide and hydroxyl radicals. ... is coated with DNA, which binds to DNA-damaging agents present in the cell. That interaction between the ...

CIC Teams With Industry Leader iPipeline to Provide Electronic Signature Platform to the Nation's Top Insurance Carriers

... channel solutions for carriers, distributors, and agents includes comprehensive forms, illustrations, ... faster with 100% accuracy. iPipeline provides agents everything they need to make a sale by ... 850 distributors, and more than 400,000 agents in a single, Web-based network. ...

New technique sees into tissue at greater depth, resolution

... the body to assessing the effects of anti-cancer agents on the blood vessels that nourish tumors. The ... "The use of metal nanoparticles as contrast agents with photothermal OCT technology could lead to a ... Izatt said. "Organically-based contrast agents can cause damage or death to the targeted cells, ...

New 'chemical radar' among national security innovations in ACS podcast

... A agents. Those materials include biological agents such as botulism toxin and infectious agents such as anthrax and smallpox. Global ... technology could be useful for detecting nerve agents drifting into an area in a suspicious-looking ...

New guidelines for treating rheumatoid arthritis

... anti-arthritic drugs, including a potent group of agents called disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs ... inflammation. Newer biologics called anti-TNF agents adalimumab (Humira), etanercept (Enbrel) and ... recommended for most RA patients. Anti-TNF agents etanercept, infliximab, or adalimumab along with ...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... the July 2008 issue of the journal Antimicrobial agents and Chemotherapy . Most bacteria in nature ... Streptococcus mutans in biofilm. Antimicrobial agents and Chemotherapy , 52. 7: 2626-2631.) ... destroyed. Rotaviruses are the major causative agents of severe, dehydrating diarrhea in infants and ...

Tests show LLNL detection instrument can monitor the air for all major terrorist threat substances

... the air for virtually all of the major threat agents that could be used by terrorists. This type of ... can autonomously detect multiple types of threat agents and trigger alarms within less than a minute," ... our experiments with all these types of threat agents within minutes of each other without ...

Queen's develops safe 'green' decontamination method

... method for rapidly and safely destroying toxic agents such as chemical weapons and pesticides. ... per cent effective when used on the deadly nerve agents Tabun, Soman and VX. When tested in solution, full destruction of all three agents was achieved in less than 30 seconds. Testing on ...

Predicting the perfect predator

... traditional method has been to release multiple agents into the environment and overwhelm the pest, said ... comes an increased likelihood that one of the agents will become invasive as well. So, what were ... mustard (Alliaria petiolata) and release as few agents as possible. Davis is a member of the research ...

Why serotonin can cause depression and anxiety

... learning model of reflexive choices. agents take actions and as a result of these move ... some of which are rewarded or punished. As agents progress through this space, they learn the value ... onwards. It turns out that adding to the agents behavioural repertoire a simple reflex, which ...

NCI renewal grant to develop new cancer therapies

... inhibitors represent a diverse group of agents that modify the structure of chromatin, and by ... as so-called ‘epigenetic agents,' that is, agents that act by modulating gene expression," said ... recent insights into the mode of action of these agents to make them even more effective in various ...

Looking through the eyes of a mouse, scientists monitor circulating cells in its bloodstream

... the effect of various experimental chemotherapy agents and therapeutic strategies in mice with multiple myeloma. Testing the effect of new chemotherapy agents in the bloodstream of a mouse has traditionally ... observe what happens when different chemotherapy agents are given to rodentsa standard early approach for ...

Biological warfare: What do you need to know?

... Nov. 5, 2007 Highly infectious biological agents have been used to spread death and despair for ... will address what we might confront if these agents were used today. Manuel Guerrero, a medical ... Army North, will speak on Awareness of Biological agents at noon, Friday, Nov. 9 in Room 130 of Science & ...

Primate behavior explained by computer 'agents'

... using artificially-intelligent computer agents that mimic their actions, shows new research ... Festival of Science in York. Scientists using agents programmed with simple instructions to work out ... to be pre-occupied with getting there. Using agents programmed with two rules stay in a group for ...

Using evolution, UW team creates a template for many new therapeutic agents

... of producing a range of potential new therapeutic agents with anticancer and antibiotic properties. ... of existing drugs and small molecules to make new agents to treat cancer and fight infection. "We're ... for making so-called natural drugs, therapeutic agents based on the blueprints of chemicals produced in ...

UC health news: molecular pathway may predict chemotherapy effectiveness

... resulted in an altered response to chemotherapy agents and more cancer cell death. They report their ... As pathways are further defined, we could choose agents that are targeted to an individual tumors ... cancer cells and exposed them to chemotherapy agents representative of those currently used to treat ...

Leicester research paves way for first use in Europe of an insect to fight invasive plant

... 1 understand the plants you are working with and 2 search for Biocontrol agents in the area where the plants evolved. Cytological, morphological and ... the origin of the European clone and collection of potential control agents was centred on this region. ...

Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... report their findings in the June 2009 issue of the journal Antimicrobial agents and Chemotherapy . Innate immunity, the universal defense system ... peptide, L5, through activation of host immunity. Antimicrobial agents and Chemotherapy , 53. 6: 2510-2516.) New Vaccination Strategy May ...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- May 27, 2009

... of a potential new alternative to aspirin, ReoPro, and other anti-platelet agents used widely to prevent blood clots in coronary artery disease, heart ... and colleagues point out that patients urgently need new anti-thrombotic agents because traditionally prescribed medications too-often cause dangerous ...

Regulation of cell proliferation by the OGF-OGFr axis is dependent on nuclear localization signals

... related to this native biological system, but to the development of new agents that will enhance effectiveness in treatment. Previous ... related to this native biological system, as well as to development of new agents that will enhance treatment effectiveness". ...

'Seeing' stem cells helps in fight against peripheral arterial disease

... immune system is a likely reason for transplant failure. Because X-ray agents are toxic to stem cells, tracking of stem cell therapy cannot be done by ... lit up much like a firefly at night," said Kraitchman, who added that all agents used to form the bubble are approved by the Food and Drug Administration. ...

Portable kit may 1 day detect plant disease before disastrous outbreak

... the nation's food and agriculture from bacterial, fungal and viral agents on the homeland security select list. PADLOC is what they have already ... testing for accuracy. Next, a team of Texas AgriLife Extension Service agents will test the user-friendliness of the kit around the state from the rice ...

A new gene silencing platform -- silence is golden

... University of New Jersey, has created highly efficient gene silencing agents that function via a novel mechanism of action. The agents are single-stranded oligonucleotides, called U1 Adaptors, that have dual, ...

Studies point to novel target for treating arrhythmias

... for use in the United States. The current studies suggest that these agents would increase the risk of arrhythmias. In addition to demonstrating that ... as a way to prevent or block arrhythmias. "The next step is to look for agents that have a desensitizing effect and then try them therapeutically, first ...

DNA repair patterns may predict risk of pancreatic cancer

... genome. When DNA repair failed to fix the DNA damages caused by exogenous agents such as tobacco carcinogens or endogenous agents such as reactive oxygen species, there is an increased chance of getting ...

TGen, Scottsdale Healthcare, Mayo Clinic study new drug to stimulate immune system of cancer victims

... nodes, and in and around the tumor. It represents an exciting new class of agents for cancer therapy with good preclinical evidence of activity,'' Dr. ... to eliminate viruses and bacteria. -- The innate arm senses infectious agents as they infect the body by recognizing structures they have in common, ...

MIT creates tiny backpacks for cells

... and biological engineering. Cellular backpacks carrying chemotherapy agents could target tumor cells, while cells equipped with patches carrying imaging agents could help identify tumors by binding to protein markers expressed by ...

Wielding microbe against microbe, beetle defends its food source

... end up being a treasure trove of new antimicrobials and other useful agents remains to be seen. But it's promising to see insects pairing up with ... a novel antifungal compound is especially exciting because many of these agents can serve double-duty as anticancer drugs, says Currie. But for him and ...

Researcher working on destruction of chemical weapons

... 10 years, says that the toxic properties of the organophosphate nerve agents are a serious threat to the health and well being of civilized ... by several international treaties, some countries have used chemical agents during times of war. In 1988, the Iraqi Kurdish village of Halabja was ...

Motorola Introduces Mobile Biometric Identification for Handheld Computers

... issues or warrants and also helps to enhance border control management as agents can utilize the mobile solution to verify immigration status in remote ... in the biometric attachment is optimized for mobile environments, allowing agents to capture one to 10 fingerprints in a variety of lighting and ...

The IMF says journal editorial documents dramatic increase in survival since the 1980s

... typically associated with chemotherapy," says Dr. Durie. "The successful agents in myeloma are multifunctional with a diverse impact on cell function and ... blood cancers. In the editorial he says the next step is to identify new agents with "greater efficacy or lesser toxicities" in this setting of already ...

Southern Sierra Science Symposium planned for Visalia

... include giant sequoia groves. The array of topics focus on five areas or agents of change: climate change, fire, forest management, pollutants and ... and the ecological effects of various land-use regimes. HOW THE FIVE agents OF CHANGE MAY AFFECT THE VERTEBRATES OF THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA ...

Carnegie Mellon MRI technology that non-invasively locates, quantifies specific cells in the body

... involved in autoimmune diseases like type I diabetes, but our cellular MRI agents also can be adapted to label other cell types, including cells from bone ... "Ideally we would label therapeutic cells with our cellular MRI agents before they are implanted into a patient. In this way, we could use MRI to ...

Experimental chemotherapy regimen shows promise in treating advanced lung cancer

... PHILADELPHIA A combination of chemotherapy agents that have been tested in other tumor types appears to be a promising ... this way in other countries, says Okamoto. The combination of these two agents appears to offer a synergistic effect, he says. When S-1 was tested as ...

The body's own 'cannabis (marijuana)' is good for the skin

... data encourage one to explore whether endocannabinoid system-acting agents can be exploited in the management of common skin disorders," said Tams ... scientist involved in the research. "It is also suggested that these agents can be efficiently applied locally to the skin in the form of a cream." ...

MIT: Stripes key to nanoparticle drug delivery

... delivery and more-the MIT team used them to deliver fluorescent imaging agents to cells-the tiny spheres could help explain how some biological materials ... bubble inside the cell that can eventually be excreted. Any drugs or other agents attached to the nanoparticle therefore never reach the main fluid section ...
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