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New lead on malaria treatment

... School of Medicine have discovered one way to stop malaria parasite growth, and this new finding ... MetAP2 function may lead to a new drug to stop parasite growth and malaria spread. So they ... that the natural antibiotic fumagillin can stop malaria parasites from growing, possibly by ...

Oh baby, interventional radiology makes childbirth safer

... are released to block an injured vessel and stop the bleeding. "The women we treated tended to ... mother to surgery to find the bleeding vessel and stop the bleeding. In some cases, surgical control of ... the treatment options by being able to find and stop the bleeding with embolization, said Stecker. ...

How eating fruit and vegetables can improve cancer patients' response to chemotherapy

... to the nucleus where it activates genes that stop cell growth and cause cell death. In this way, ... and transport it into the nucleus, resulting in a stop to cell growth and cell death. "In therapy you ... the first author of the research paper. "But to stop cell growth and to kill the cell, p53 first needs ...

Discovery of natural compounds that could slow blood vessel growth

... than 100 human protein fragments that can slow or stop the growth of cells that make up new blood ... characterized by other experts in the field to stop blood vessel growth in animal models of disease. ... of more than one peptide were better able to stop the cells than using single peptides. "Basic, ...

Vitiligo skin disorder could yield clues in fight against melanoma

... Caroline Le Poole, PhD, is studying how to stop vitiligo. The goal is to adjust the immune system ... "It would be really nice if there was a way to stop vitiligo," Kalnicky said. Steroid creams ... approach Le Poole is studying potentially could stop vitiligo in its tracks. In people who are ...

Study identifies brain pathway that shuts down seizures

... which makes brain tissue more acidic, helps stop epileptic seizures. Subsequent studies in the ... there might be examples where the seizures don't stop because of a deficit in this pathway," Wemmie ... vast majority of seizures are self-limiting and stop by themselves, seizures that ...

Researchers discover critical detail of cellular defense against genetic mistakes

... class of mutation is the inclusion of premature stop reading signals (stop codons) within mRNAs. Called nonsense mutations, they order the process to stop reading part way through the genetic ... spacing of proteins bound to the mRNA chain. If a stop reading signal occurs too far ahead of the final ...

Bear spray a viable alternative to guns for deterring bears, BYU study shows

... that a small can of liquid pepper spray could stop half a ton of claws, muscle and teeth, Smith and ... shows that it takes an average of four hits to stop a bear. In addition, firearms are prohibited in ... but bear spray gives you an option. When you stop and plant your feet, that makes them stop. This ...

To save or savor? It's decision time for Atlantic bluefin tuna

... fishers to recognize that they must stop catching our giants on the foraging grounds in ... she said. "And here at home, we have to stop the bycatch in our own backyard." Block thinks ... that our children see giant bluefin, we have to stop killing western giants before they're mature," ...

University of Pennsylvania researchers zero in on the tiniest members in the war on cancer

... in Nature Genetics this week, the Myc protein can stop the production of at least 13 microRNAs, small ... They found that at least five of the miRNAs could stop cancer growth. "While this result was not ... potentially find a wide range of miRNAs that can stop cancers in their tracks. ...

Brain cell growth diminishes long before old age strikes, animal study shows

... slow the mind's growth -- but it does not have to stop it altogether, suggests a Princeton University ... continues long past puberty and does not stop entirely, even in older primates. What's more, it ... mind will not hurt. The brain doesn't have to stop growing. It's not over till the last neuron ...

Research points towards early cancer detection

... shorter they can tell cells when it is time to stop dividing. However when telomeres stop working properly, they can cause the cells to ... found the critical length at which telomeres stop working and also that some telomeres can be ...

UVA researchers explain cell response to skin-damaging UV rays

... When cells get DNA damage, normally they stop moving and stop responding to stimuli until they are repaired, ... nucleus and essentially instructs the cell to stop dividing via a protein called NCK. The role of ...

Abnormal brain circuits may prevent movement disorder

... Studies have shown that muscles contract abnormally and patients can't stop the involuntary movements. The identification of a specific abnormality in ... They saw that there were two places along the motor pathway that seemed to stop the flow of neural signals from one part of the circuit to the other. ...

A 'heart healthy' diet and ongoing, moderate physical activity may protect against cognitive decline

... Officer at the Alzheimer's Association. Dietary Approaches to stop Hypertension (DASH) Eating Pattern May Reduce Age-Related Cognitive Decline The Dietary Approaches to stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is often recommended by physicians to people with ...

Clinical trial shows quadriplegics can operate powered wheelchair with tongue drive system

... to move forward and then wanted to turn right, the user would have to stop the wheelchair before issuing the command to turn right. The stop command was selected automatically when the tongue returned to its resting ...

GUMC discovery highlights new direction for drug discovery

... in use now that work against fusion proteins inhibit a single protein to stop intrinsic enzymatic activity; one example is Gleevec, used for chronic ... They found one, and further discovered the same molecule, NSC635437, could stop EWS-FLI1's fusion protein from sticking to RHA. This was a wonderful ...

Natural compound stops retinopathy

... Health Sciences Center have found a way to use a natural compound to stop one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. The research ... means scientists can now develop new therapies including eye drops to stop diabetic retinopathy, a disease which affects as many as five million ...

Camphor-containing products may cause seizures in children

... treatment to terminate their seizures, and their parents were advised to stop using all camphor-containing products. The children were all seizure-free ... communities about the hazards of using camphor-containing products and to stop them from being illegally sold." ...

Alzheimer cell death in Zebrafish: Demise of neurons observed live for the first time

... discovery now allows us to perform a targeted search for drugs that can stop the extensive cell death, and thereby stop dementia in patients," says Haass. "The first findings have already shown ...

Potential new HIV drug may help patients not responding to treatment

... suggest that D-1mT could be used alongside antiretroviral therapy to stop the virus from replicating. The disease can only progress if the virus is ... the body. HIV and SIV hijack the machinery that makes IDO and use it to stop the immune system from attacking them. In the new study, the ...

Mayo Clinic researchers discover and manipulate molecular interplay that moves cancer cells

... at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida have a new understanding about how to stop cancer from spreading. A cancer that spreads elsewhere in the body, known ... tumor cell movement, we can begin to think about designing treatments to stop invasive cancer cells from metastasizing," says Dr. Storz. "The basic ...

New wheat disease could spread faster than expected

... pathology at OSU. "This makes it especially important, in some cases, to stop a spreading disease quickly if you hope to stop it at all." The studies explain, in part, how West Nile Virus spread so ...

Metastatic bone disease patients can walk in Lazarus' footsteps

... Of 81 patients (59 women, 12 men), 64 (79 percent) were able to stop taking narcotic drugs for their pain, and 43 (53 percent) could stop taking other pain medication. In this study, pelvic, femur, sacrum, ribs, ...

Study examining role of genetics and environment in type 1 diabetes

... factors that seem to come into play. "You are probably not going to stop the disease in all children with one approach." Rather he hopes TEDDY will ... the pancreas," Mrs. Hopkins says. While there is still no surefire way to stop the attack, an early diagnosis allows children to start taking insulin ...

Hebrew University scientists reveal mechanism that triggers differentiation of embryo cells

... Jerusalem, December 21, 2008 The mechanism whereby embryonic cells stop being flexible and turn into more mature cells that can develop into ... Medical School have deciphered the mechanism whereby embryonic cells stop being flexible and turn into more mature cells that can differentiate into ...

Futronic Launches FS22 Fingerprint Access Control Device

... Full-match, in contrast to most other similar products in the market which stop the matching when preset matching score is reached, matches the input ... stored in database before giving result. That is, the matching does not stop even after getting preset score but will continue to match ...

Making flies sick reveals new role for growth factors in immunity

... binding to cells and communicating, for instance, whether to divide or to stop growing or even to become a different type of cell. Studies have shown ... when the embryo is nearly ready to hatch, Dpp signals tell heart cells to stop growing. These instructions also insure a proper boundary between the ...

Genes that control cell death fingered in age-related hearing loss

... The work offers a potential new target as scientists work to find ways to stop age-related hearing loss, such as a drug that would stop cells from committing cell suicide as they age. "The goal, of course, ...

LIAI launches new division to look at novel approaches to heart disease and inflammation

... point of rupturing, which produces a heart attack. "We believe if we can stop that process, we can stop the rupture," said Ley. "This would have major implications for combating ...

Deadly rugby virus spreads in sumo wrestlers

... so players who are infected are often taken out of competition to stop the virus from spreading. "Scientists in Japan believe that a strain of ... We hope it will also contribute to the development of medicines to stop the disease from spreading and recurring in infected patients." ...

New beta-blocker to offer hope to heart and lung sufferers

... effectively managed with the prescription of beta-blocker drugs which stop adrenaline from making the heart work too hard. However, a major side ... trigger an attack or, even if tolerated enough to be taken regularly, can stop other asthma drugs from working. Doctors are also extremely wary in ...

Synthetic moleculues could add spice to fight against cancer

... molecules that, in lab settings, are able to kill cancer cells and stop the cells from spreading. The researchers are combining organic ... cancers. Blocking these molecular targets can initiate cell death or stop cell migration in the cancers. A major component of their strategy is ...

UCSB chemistry professor receives top military award for life-saving gauze

... primary cause of combat deaths. Medics may have less than two minutes to stop blood loss before death is imminent. In 2004, Stucky and his colleagues ... in meaningful ways." Stucky said the next step is developing ways to stop internal bleeding. Imagine a successful, blood-borne process that would ...

Unlocking mystery of why dopamine freezes Parkinson's patients

... in perceptions, feelings and thought, to the striatum, home of the stop and go circuits that select or prevent action. Scientists electrically ... effects, it is the weakening of the connections that enable us to stop as well. " In the second part of the experiment, scientists created an ...

Researchers identify cancer preventive properties in common vitamin supplement

... the formation of the estrogen DNA adducts. We believe that this could stop the whole progression that leads to breast cancer down the road," said ... it was able to be done with fairly low concentrations of resveratrol to stop the formation of these DNA adducts in the cells we studied," said Rogan. ...

Antarctica's coldest, darkest season draws Montana State University researchers

... for decades is invaluable, but not good enough. "Antarctica doesn't stop in the winter," Priscu said. Priscu's team is working on several ... adapt to the loss of light. The researchers know that microbes stop converting sunlight into energy and start consuming organic carbon in the ...

Drug aimed at 2 bioterror agents blocks live viral infection, Weill Cornell team reports

... animal cells, pointing the way to a drug that could be stockpiled to help stop an outbreak in humans. Those findings appeared recently in the Journal ... on this because right now there's absolutely nothing that can be done to stop this fatal, transmissible illness." Luckily, prior research at Weill ...

Stanford researchers say climate change will significantly increase impending bird extinctions

... considered threatened with extinction, but many will be if we cannot stop climate change,'' said Cagan Sekercioglu, a senior research scientist at ... importance of any measure that reduces surface warming, even if we cannot stop it altogether,'' Sekercioglu said. ''Even a reduction of 1 degree can make ...

Brain pattern associated with genetic risk of obsessive compulsive disorder

... arrows appeared. When a beep noise sounded, volunteers had to attempt to stop their responses. This task objectively measured the ability to stop repetitive behaviours. Both OCD patients and their close relatives ...
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