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Can cannibalism fight infections?

... once and for all. The secret weapon against a colony of bacteria may be to stress it with its own ... Physics and Astronomy. "If we expose the entire colony to the very same chemical signals that the ... two colonies. "It looks as if a message from one colony initiates population reduction in the cells ...

Scientists Spot Key to Cystic Fibrosis Infections

... phenazines create a smooth biofilm surface under which a P. aeruginosa colony can thrive. The less phenazine there is, the weaker the colony surface. "We have a long way to go before being able to test this idea, ...

Princeton scientists break cholera's lines of communication

... tiny organisms are fairly harmless, such as forming a thin, widely spread colony on a pond's surface -- a colony scientists call a biofilm. These biofilms also form in the human ...

Yerkes researchers propose ambitious new strategies for AIDS vaccine research

... infected sooty mangabeys, "Yerkes has a unique resource for AIDS vaccine research and every effort needs to be made to preserve and expand this colony of animals." For nearly eight decades, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, has been dedicated to conducting essential ...

Micromet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... in a phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of patients with cancer. MT203, a human antibody neutralizing the activity of granulocyte/macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), which has potential applications in the treatment of various inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid ...

Phase 1 Study Initiated with Micromet Anti-GM-CS Human Antibody MT203

... in a phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of patients with cancer. MT203, a human antibody neutralizing the activity of granulocyte/macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), which has potential applications in the treatment of various inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid ...

The EntreTech Forum Presents ... PHOTONICS/OPTICS - Understanding the Latest Applications of Light-based Technologies in Medical, Consumer, Industrial, and Defense Sectors

... evolving technological field. Tuesday, May 19, 2009 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. The Enterprise Center at Foley Hoag, The Bay colony Corporate Center 1000 Winter St., Ste. 4000 Waltham, MA Cost: $25 - public; $10 - students & active military ...

Micromet, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... a collaboration with Nycomed for the development and commercialization of MT203, a human antibody neutralizing the activity of granulocyte/macrophage colony stimulating factor, or GM-CSF, which has potential applications in the treatment of various inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid ...

How social insects recognize dead nestmates

... When an ant dies in an ant nest or near one, its body is quickly picked up by living ants and removed from the colony, thus limiting the risk of colony infection by pathogens from the corpse. The predominant understanding among entomologists scientists who study insects was that dead ants ...

Human Heart Can Make New Cells

... the degradation of SDF-1, the main chemical that guides stem cells to damaged heart tissue. They also treated the mouse hearts with granulocyte colony stimulating factor, a drug that mobilizes stem cells from various places such as the bone marrow and blood. This two-pronged approach led to the ...

Penn vet researchers identify a critical growth factor that stimulates sperm stem cells to thrive

... of Veterinary Medicine and Pennsylvania State University have identified for the first time a specific "niche factor" in the mouse testes called colony stimulating factor 1, Csf1, that has a direct effect on sperm stem cell self-renewal. Moreover, the study shows that the origin of this growth factor ...

Mercy Hospital at Folsom Acquires Advanced Germicidal Technology to Battle MRSA, C. diff, Acinetobacter and Other Drug-Resistant Pathogens

... a measured dose of intense germicidal UV energy was delivered throughout the space. Seventeen minutes later, all the air was disinfected and only one colony Forming Unit could be found on the base of an IV pole (five or less is considered operating room clean). Similar tests were performed the same ...

Sausalito team wins Häagen-Dazs-UC Davis 'Bee Friendly' garden competition

... However, in recent years, the nation's beekeepers have reported losing from one-third to all of their bees due to a mysterious phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder. In response, the Hagen-Dazs brand launched the "Hagen-Dazs Loves Honey Bees" campaign in February 2008, committing a total ...

Sauslito team wins Haagen-Dazs-Dazs-UC Davis 'Bee Friendly' garden competition

... However, in recent years, the nation's beekeepers have reported losing from one-third to all of their bees due to a mysterious phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder. In response, the Hagen-Dazs brand launched the "Hagen-Dazs Loves Honey Bees" campaign in February 2008, committing a total ...

Micromet To Present at the ROTH 21st Annual Orange County Growth Stock Conference

... MT203 being developed in collaboration with Nycomed. MT203 is a traditional human antibody neutralizing the activity of granulocyte/macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), which has potential applications in the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, ...

Align(R) Daily Probiotic Supplement Meets New Consumer Guidelines

... (WHO) recommendations and clearly states the following: Probiotic Strain : Bifidobacterium infantis 35624 (Bifantis) colony Forming Units (CFU) : one billion live bacteria Suggested serving size : Take one capsule daily, every day Health ...

New Data Published in Immunobiology Describe Mode of Action of BiTE Antibody MT110

... which is being developed in collaboration with Nycomed. MT203 is a traditional human antibody neutralizing the activity of granulocyte/macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), which has potential applications in the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, ...

ALS TDI and Asklepios to Develop New Therapeutic Delivery Options for Treating Lou Gehrig's Disease

... (BNP) vectors are designed using proprietary technology developed by Asklepios. ALS TDI will evaluate the BNP vectors in a tightly-managed mouse colony that is based on mutations in a specific mutated protein, which is a cause of a genetic form of disease. BNP vectors are of interest to drug ...

Sepsis Therapy in Preemies Fails to Boost Survival

... lower than normal birth weight, tend to be prone to infections from low white blood cell counts. Blood growth factors, such as granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), increase white blood cell counts and are often used in cancer patients to counter immune suppression caused by ...

There's a life-saving medical device sitting on your sink

... pneumonia. But this approach will certainly improve the odds for survival." Normally, the teeth and oral cavity in a healthy mouth maintain a colony of otherwise harmless bacteria. Infection takes root when a breathing tube allows free passage of the "good" bacteria into the lower parts of the ...

Micromet, Inc. to Host Webcast and Conference Call to Discuss Blinatumomab Data Presented at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

... which is being developed in collaboration with Nycomed. MT203 is a traditional human antibody neutralizing the activity of granulocyte/macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), which has potential applications in the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, ...

Micromet to Present at the Piper Jaffray 20th Annual Health Care Conference

... MT203 being developed in collaboration with Nycomed. MT203 is a traditional human antibody neutralizing the activity of granulocyte/macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), which has potential applications in the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, ...

Global Growth Factors (Blood and Tissue) Market to Reach $52.1 Billion by 2012, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts

... The study also analyzes the Growth Factors (Blood and Tissue) market by the following product segments - Blood Growth Factors (Erythropoietins, colony Stimulating Factors, Interferons, and Interleukins) and tissue growth factors market. For more details about this research report, please visit ...

BioLife Solutions to Supply CryoStor(TM) to Cryobanks International as Standard Media for Preservation and Storage of Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells

... preservation media, CryoStor improved total nucleated cell counts by 5 percent, CD34+ cell viability by 8.5 percent, and increased colony forming units (CFU) by 12.2 percent. Post-thaw CD34+ count/viability and CFU count are indicators of the potential for successful engraftment of the ...

Researchers find new chemical key that could unlock hundreds of new antibiotics

... are under stress and thus more susceptible to attack from other bacteria. The colonies need to produce a compound to spread a signal across the colony to start producing their natural antibiotic weapons. The amounts of such signalling material produced are incredibly small. Only micrograms of ...

Workplace Privacy & Security as a Business Strategic Advantage

... by the US Department of Homeland Security and the Orange County District Attorney's office, the forum sponsors include Goodwill of Orange County, colony West Financial Services, SmallbizPrivacy Group and Heartland Payroll Services. The organizers went after companies with experience in not so common ...

Experiments could lead to new treatments for neuroblastoma

... multiply and form colonies, but neuroblastoma cells (like other cancer cells) thrive in soft agar suspension "In order for cells in a soft agar colony to proliferate and grow without adhering to a surface, they have to possess malignant properties, as in the original neuroblastoma cells," Chung ....

CSHL scientists are part of consortium that sequences platypus genome

... venom, like a reptile. No wonder it was considered an elaborate hoax by scientists who examined the first specimen pelt shipped to England from the colony of New South Wales in 1799. In the May 9 issue of Nature, a consortium of scientists including Cold Spring Harbor Laboratorys (CSHL) Gregory J. ...

Micromet, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results

... a collaboration with Nycomed for the development and commercialization of MT203, a human antibody neutralizing the activity of granulocyte/macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), which has potential applications in the treatment of various inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid ...

Monoclonal antibody Hb3: A marker for colon cancer progression or as a therapeutic target?

... overexpressed in several epithelial cancers, often as a result of gene amplification. The overexpression of an Np63 isoform in Rat 1A cells increases colony growth in soft agar and xenograft tumor formation in nude mice. It is hypothesized that agrNp63 alpha promotes survival and the maintenance of ...

Inscent, Inc. Receives Federal Grant to Develop Honeybee Repellents

... solution for keeping bees out of fields that have been treated with insecticides. Honeybees are threatened by insecticide use and recent incidents of colony collapse have caused great concern among the farming and apiculture industries. These factors have combined to generate an urgent need for effective ...

Hissing cockroaches are popular, but they also host potent mold allergens

... the most potent mold allergens live on and around the insects instead. Benoit and colleagues examined the insects from an Ohio State-based colony as well as those found in home collections, zoos, pet stores and science classrooms across Ohio. The research group tested the feces first, and, ...

Tropical Traditions Announces New Organic Raw Coconut Water Vinegar

... develop an incubation system that could produce clean coconut water vinegar from their certified organic coconuts and retain the mother of vinegar (a colony of bacteria cultures) as a truly raw product. The mother of vinegar is used to inoculate future batches of organic coconut water vinegar. Unlike ...

Which came first, social dominance or big brains? Wasps may tell

... were excluded from further analyses. Newly emerged wasps then were captured and marked over the next several days and returned to their nest. Each colony then was observed in the morning and afternoon every three days over the course of more than a month. Behavioral data such as giving and receiving ...

Function of molecular switch pinpointed in severe congenital neutropenia

... of macrophages, the default differentiation pathway. Specifically, GFI1 acts as a molecular switch to moderate the function of another gene, colony Stimulating Factor-1 (CSF1), which tells marrow stem cells to form macrophage white blood cells instead of neutrophils. Dr. Grimes and his colleagues ...

Scripps research scientists find new genetic mutation that halts the development of lupus

... a single strain of mice-those that dont get severe or systemic lupus-like disease. More than likely, the mutation had existed undetected in our mouse colony for years. We ended up cloning a disease-resistance gene when we were thinking about doing the opposite, he continued. Suppressive genes may, in ...

Winemaking waste proves effective against disease-causing bacteria in early studies

... tooth surfaces and form a tough barrier around bacterial colonies. Such barriers, called the extracellular polysaccharide (EPS) matrix, protect the colony against environmental assaults, and make them, in some cases, hundreds of times more resistant to antibiotics. Bacteria living in these gunky ...

Micromet and MedImmune to Present New Clinical Data for Anti-CD19 BiTE(R) Antibody at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting Showing Objective Clinical Responses in Relapsed Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Patients

... with Nycomed for the development and commercialization of MT203, Micromet's human antibody neutralizing the activity of granulocyte/macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), which has potential applications in the treatment of various inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid ...

Recently discovered virus associated with pediatric respiratory tract infection in Germany

... of viral hemorrhagic fevers in Africa, a new virus causing transplant deaths, and detection of Israel Acute Paralysis Virus in honey bees with colony Collapse Disorder. To detect pathogens, MassTag PCR uses small molecular tags to detect up to 30 different pathogens simultaneously in one test. ...

M. D. Anderson researchers identify tumor-suppressor gene for lung cancer

... and carcinoid at 1.8 percent. Finally, they inserted the GPRC5A gene back into lung cancer cell lines in a laboratory experiment, suppressing colony formation of human lung cancer cells by 91 percent in two cell lines. "These findings suggest that GPRC5A can suppress lung cancer development in ...
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