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A feasible, simple and convenient model for study of rectal carcinoma

... The method of building a rabbit rectal VX2 carcinoma model by injecting the cell ... The rectal VX2 carcinoma established in this rabbit model is similar to human rectal carcinoma in ... of Shanghai Tong Ji University, is to establish a rabbit model of rectal VX2 carcinoma for a feasible, ...

Good luck indeed: 53 million-year-old rabbit's foot bones found

... team led by Johns Hopkinss Rose found that their rabbit bones were very similar in characteristics to previously unreported Chinese rabbit fossils that date to the Middle Eocene epoch, ... of good luck one gets with a 53 million-year-old rabbit foot bone, Rose quipped that he already got ...

Seaweed and fireflies brew may guide stem cell treatment for peripheral artery disease

... rejection of the stem cells by the body's immune system in this case, rabbit immune systems they first created a novel "capsule" derived from seaweed, which was used to surround and protect the rabbit stem cells from attack by the host's immune system. Within the seaweed ...

'Seeing' Stem Cells Helps in Fight Against Peripheral Arterial Disease

... of new vessels along with an X-ray-visible contrast agent. Tested in a rabbit model for the first time, the bubble prevents the body's immune system ... effect and have prompted human trials, she added. Hopkins researchers took rabbit stem cells -- separated from bone marrow in the lab -- and injected them ...

JCI online early table of contents: June 5, 2008

... other bodily fluids. In the study, in vitro exposure of rat, mouse, and rabbit kidney to high levels of glucose triggered cells in the kidney to release ... a direct link between high glucose levels and renin release in murine and rabbit kidney AUTHOR CONTACT: Jnos Peti-Peterdi University of Southern ...

Epitomics receives ISO 9001 certification for the production of Rabbit Monoclonal Antibodies.

... certification for the development and production of its novel line of rabbit monoclonal antibodies. "This certification demonstrates our commitment to ... biotechnology company, is dedicated to developing its breakthrough rabbit monoclonal antibody technology for research, diagnostic and therapeutic ...

Jarrow Formulas' Coconut Oil Customer Celebrates 100th Birthday!

... in Wilmington, California. In 1941, with a $300 down payment, Betty and Clarence bought a home in Carson, California. It had a chicken coup, rabbit pens, and a WWII "victory garden." It was in this house that they would start a church and hold Sunday school classes. Betty would also ...

Brookhaven Lab and BioSET patent a synthetic peptide that enhances bone growth

... has been able to take the B2A technology to a new level of clinical testing." In recent preclinical studies, University of Iowa researchers used a rabbit model to evaluate AMPLEX spine fusion. They found that it enhanced the fusion, compared to a conventional surgical method that uses the rabbit's own ...

How to enhance non-thermal effects of ultrasound

... Department of Biomedical Engineering of Chongqing Medical University used PHIFU with short duty cycle and high intensity combined with UCA to damage rabbit liver VX2 tumour by non-thermal effect, and the non-thermal damage was evaluated by histopathology. Liver VX2 tumor model were established in ...

Low Doses of Melamine Won't Harm Kids' Kidneys

... the United States. It has been detected in candies, chocolates and coffee drinks. Authorities in California and Connecticut found melamine in White rabbit candies imported from China. There have been no reports of illness from contaminated Chinese milk products in the United States, health officials ...

ETHICON Launches the Latest Innovation in Hernia Repair Platform; PROCEED(TM) Ventral Patch (PVP(TM) Device)

... Harrell AG, Novitsky YW, Cristiano JA, et al. Prospective histologic evaluation of intra-abdominal prosthetics four months after implantation in a rabbit model. Surg Endosc . 2007;21:1170-1174. Contact: Michelle Bauman (908) 218-2463 ETHICON, Inc. ...

New critical care research presented at CHEST 2008

... situations where prolonged fire smoke inhalation may occur. Researchers from the University of California - Irvine infused a New Zealand white rabbit with a sodium cyanide solution followed by cyanide treatment with either high-dose or low-dose cobinamide. Diffuse optical spectroscopy (DOS) ...

CHEST 2008: Featured abstracts

... situations where prolonged fire smoke inhalation may occur. Researchers from the University of California - Irvine infused a New Zealand white rabbit with a sodium cyanide solution followed by cyanide treatment with either high-dose or low-dose cobinamide. Diffuse optical spectroscopy (DOS) ...

American Cancer Society awards research grants to 116 investigators at 75 institutions nationwide

... chemotherapeutics. Preclinical and Translational Cancer Research Sonia Wennier, PhD University of Florida, is studying the adaptation of a rabbit pathogen, myxoma virus, as a highly innovative treatment for pancreatic cancer. Jeffrey Engleman, PhD, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, is ...

Adhesion Prevention New Major Market Opportunity, Haemacure Confirms Effectiveness of its Fibrin Sealant in Second Preclinical Study in Adhesion Prevention in a Bleeding Model

... and severity of adhesions, as compared to untreated controls. Both studies were designed to evaluate the efficacy of Haemacure's fibrin sealant in a rabbit uterine horn abrasion model. The previous study used a model where bleeding was absent or minimal. "We are very excited with the results of this ...

Ferring Pharmaceuticals' EUFLEXXA(R) to Serve as a Sponsor for the Babolat World Tennis Classic

... G. Comparison of the effects of intra-articular injections of Hyaluronan and its chemically cross-linked derivative (Hylan G-F20) in normal rabbit knee joints. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2002; 20: 445-454. 4 Goomer RS, Leslie K, Maris T, & Amiel D. Native hyaluronan produces less ...

Ferring Pharmaceuticals' EUFLEXXA(TM) to Serve as Sponsor for Sprint Force America Masters Track Club

... G. Comparison of the effects of intra-articular injections of Hyaluronan and its chemically cross-linked derivative (Hylan G-F20) in normal rabbit knee joints. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2002; 20: 445-454. (4) Goomer RS, Leslie K, Maris T, & Amiel D. Native hyaluronan produces less hypersensitivity ...

Cynthia Nixon to Serve as Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)

... for her work on Sex and the City and a 2006 Tony Award as Best Actress in a leading role for David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer prize-winning play, rabbit Hole. She stars in the upcoming Sex and the City: The Movie scheduled for release on May 30 by New Line Cinema. "As the daughter of a breast cancer ...

American Academy of Ophthalmology Mourns Loss of Judah Folkman, MD, Pioneering Researcher

... ophthalmology was present at the beginning of his research into angiogenesis. To prove his theory, he performed his early angiogenesis experiments in rabbit eyes because their corneas were ideal for detecting new blood vessels. The eye was the best way he and his colleagues could show that a tumor could ...

Volkswagen Continues Sponsorship of the Lasalle Bank Chicago Marathon

... on the project. Pledge forms and other Carbon Neutral Project items will be available at the VW booth. On race day, the new Touareg 2 and the rabbit will be the pace car for the men's and women's runners and Volkswagen will also distribute merchandise after the race. As in the past, Volkswagen ...

Secrets of the Heart's Signals

... current model is based on a healthy rabbit heart. Although small, rabbit hearts are very similar in structure to human ... team has already modeled the behavior of ischemic rabbit hearts and are hoping to move on to the impact of ...

Rabbit Flu Claims Its First Human Victim In Britain

... A rabbit that a young farmer shot on his family’s farm ... his death leading to UK’s first case of death by rabbit flu.// John Freeman, 29, had become ... pasteurella multocida after he had picked up a rabbit on his farm. His mother explained that he ...

Move Over Chicken - Rabbit Meat, All Set to Bridge the Gulf

... palates of people in the Gulf. // The demand for rabbit meat has increased following the bird flu scare, ... countries are exploring the options of importing rabbit meat and this has led to several enquiries ... possibilities and how to go about setting up rabbit farms there” Rabbit meat is also considered ...

ATG useful in transplant patients as substitute for steroids

... globulin (ATG), a compound made from rabbit antibodies appears to be as effective as routine ... was reversed in all patients who received rabbit ATG by increasing the anti-rejection drug alone, ... the new organ .It is here that ATG steps in. The rabbit ATG works to prevent this from happening without ...

More Support for Zinc-antiatherogenic Link

... the link between zinc supplementation and reduced atherosclerosis in rabbit models have used a different method// to lend support to their hypothesis ... to measure biomarkers of oxidative lipid damage in atherosclerotic rabbit aorta. In the past the research team used F(2)-isoprostane ...

Genetically Modified Cells Attack Tumors

... had been genetically modified to carry a drug-activating enzyme called rabbit carboxylesterase (rCE). The NSPCs traveled to the tumors and used the gene ... by rCE selectively at the neuroblastoma tumors. The researchers used the rabbit form of this enzyme because it activates CPT-11 much more efficiently than ...

New Way To Combat Spinal Cord Injury during Aortic Surgery

... channel opener, diazoxide, prevents ischemia-reperfusion injury in the rabbit spinal cord. //Spinal injuries are the common problems that occur during ... prevents mitochondrial failure and subsequent cell death. Using a rabbit model of ischemia-reperfusion injury, Dr. Wei's team demonstrated that ...

Modified Herpes Virus Keeps Arteries Free-flowing Following Procedures

... and proliferation of surviving cells. They wanted to test this effect in arteries following angioplasty therapy. The researchers studied a rabbit model that replicates the restenosis or renarrowing after angioplasty. Rabbits that underwent angioplasty alone experienced significant narrowing of ...

Dog Fighting in the US: Bloody, Illegal and Booming

... doors to block a doorway and build a pit," Roach said. "They use treadmills to train a dog to run and to develop their stamina they hang a rabbit or cat in a bag above the dog." A study by Chicago's Anti-Cruelty Society said 40 percent of primary school children in the Chicago area have ...

Annual Cancer Run Draws Huge Response in US

... and sporting the medallions awarded by the event organizers. In fact, pink was everywhere _ in bundles of helium-filled balloons, on foam pink rabbit ears many people sported, even in some of the food. Vendors handed out free pink baggies of Sun Chips. After the run, Eileen McDonnell, 44, ...

Green Signal To Human-Animal Embryo

... applied by two groups of scientists who are desirous of creating cybrid embryos made up of 99.9% human and the remaining 0.1% could be anything from rabbit to cow to pig to sheep. This cybrid will be used to produce stem cells which will eventually grow into different types of cells. This can be further ...

UK Scientists Plan To Create Human-Cow Embryos

... hybrid animal-human embryos instead of human? This may be because of the short supply and cost factors of the human embryos. That is the reason rabbit or cow eggs have become the better replacements enabling the scientists to do the basic stem cell research more safely and economically. ...

High-Fat, Copper-Rich Diets Associated with Increased Rates of Cognitive Decline

... article. One recent animal study found that the consumption of copper in drinking water could amplify the degenerative effects of a high-fat diet on rabbit brains. Martha Clare Morris, Sc.D., Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, and colleagues assessed the connection between dietary fat and ...

NHGRI Aims To Sequence Primate Genomes

... novemcinctus); domestic cat (Felis catus); guinea pig (Cavia porcellus); African savannah elephant (Loxodonta africana); tree shrew (Tupaia species); rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus); and a bat species that will be determined based on the availability of a high-quality DNA sample and the selected bat's ...

Teeth Reformation could be Possible with Ultrasound Technology

... ultrasound on rabbits. In one study, published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, El Bialy used ultrasound on one rabbit incisor and left the other incisor alone. After seeing the surprising positive results, he moved onto humans and found similar results. He has also ...

Cancer-Causing Virus Synthesizes Protein To Help Sustain Itself In Host Cells

... changes that extend their life span indefinitely.) Next, the scientists tested the ability of the mutant virus to infect and persist in a rabbit model, one of the few animals that duplicates human HTLV-1 infection. Those results indicated that the HBZ protein was required for prolonged ...

Scientists Engineer Artificial Penis

... be a tremendous advance.” The scientists are hopeful of its use in treating human male impotence, in the many similarities present between the rabbit and human tissue. Though drugs like Cialis, Levitra and Viagra have been able to offer remedy, certain severe cases of impotence still remain a ...

The cocaine danger

... to US hospitals with cocaine related emergencies has jumped from around 80,000 in 1990 to nearly double that two years ago.// Working on rabbit hearts, a University of Michigan team have found that taking in cocaine causes a reaction called a complement cascade. This occurs when there is a ...
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