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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...s the same kind of neurofibrillary tangles seen in human dementia. In 2001, the Mayo Clinic team produced a...iven the progress science has made in decoding the human genome, Dr. Younkin is convinced that some day soon researchers will have a blueprint of all the gen...

Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...'s immune system. The findings, demonstrated in human breast and colorectal cancers, are significant to ... two of these immune signatures with corresponding human tumours thereafter, they found that the immune signatures of each of the human breast cancer cases n...

Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study

...ntified and sequenced thanks to the mapping of the human genome. "Since we now know exactly what the requirements should be for a good blocker and how to avoid interference with host kinases, we should now be able to rationally design compounds that are highly effective against PknG," said Pieters. Tub...

Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

Scientists have for the first time identified human antibodies that can neutralise different strains o...of the virus may be capable of triggering a future human outbreak. "This study is important because the viral strain that caused the outbreak in people in ...

Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours

...uccessfully on 15 types of cancer cells, including human breast, lung and skin cancer cells so far and are hoping that the therapy might be useful in treating a variety of cancers. "Our basic assumption is that the treatment will be effective for most types of solid tumours," Palti said. The findings o...

Bird Flu in Asia Still High Risk Says WHO Official

... the challenge. We remain concerned. We must avoid human transmission," he told reporters at the sidelines ...red even though the H5N1 virus had not advanced to human to human transmission. "It is important we keep vigilant," he said. Omi said education and payin...

Lost Sleep can Never Be Compensated for

... immediate past. The findings support the recent human studies that suggested that chronic partial sleep loss of even two to three hours per night could have detrimental effects on the body, leading to impairments in cognitive performance, as well as cardiovascular, immune and endocrine functions. Sleep-...

Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

...ontinues into the fall. In 2004, there were 2539 human cases of WNV disease reported, including 100 death...ot develop any disease at all. The main route of human infection with West Nile virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Investigations have iden...

Strange Sex Life of Mole-rats may Provide Clues About Human Infertility

...ese are primates the applications to understanding human stress-related infertility arent so far fetched, he said. Humans also vary widely in the way in which they form social bonds with their partners, offspring and kin. By making careful comparisons with model species like mole-rats, we may be able to ...

Sea Snail Venom Paves Way for Potent New Painkiller

...the poison could also obstruct pain signals in the human brain. About 25 years ago, scientists at the University of Utah, in the US, were able to detach a molecule from the venom that also had painkilling properties in humans. Now researchers have produced a synthetic version of the compound with paral...

Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

...k to be done in looking at levels of prions in the human system and how these may alter as we age....

Just One Cigarette can Cause Nicotine Addiction

...s enough to saturate the nicotine receptors in the human brain. "Laboratory experiments confirm that nicotine alters the structure and function of the brain within a day of the very first dose. In humans, nicotine-induced alterations in the brain can trigger addiction with the first cigarette," commente...

Humans are Gobbling Up a Quarter of Nature's Resources, Reveals Study

...abitats. By comparing carbon consumption through human activity with the amount of carbon consumed overall, the team found that humans were using up to 15.6 trillion kilograms of carbon annually. Almost half was soaked up by growing crops; Seven per cent went up in smoke as fires lit by humans, and the...

Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

... in Nature Medicine on July 1, could revolutionize human cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery and treatment of diseases associated with human obesity. Investigators say these findings may also, over the long-term, lead to better control of ...

Researchers Reveal Why Eyes See Things Changing Colour

...aticity coordinates. The study also explains why human vision perceives substances like pumpkin seed oil ... to the unique characteristics of the cells in the human retina. The human eyes have two types of photoreceptor cells-rods and cones. The researchers say...

Stem Cells from Human Fat Tissue to Hunt for and Kill Cancerous Tumours

...es' derived from mesenchymal stem cells taken from human fat tissue, which hunt for and kill cancerous tumo...earchers extracted the mesenchymal stem cells from human fat tissue, and after expanding their number in the lab, used a retrovirus vector to insert the gene...

Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Trials

...entative vaccines, like those that protect against human papillomavirus or the flu, therapeutic cancer vaccines are given in the hopes of treating an existing disease. These cancer vaccines generally fall into two categories: cell-based, where vaccines are created using cells from the patients own immune...

Patients Find Healthy Vein in Old Austrian Mine

...orless gas have been found to boost the ability of human cells to repair themselves. The World Health Organisation issues regular warnings that high exposure to radon can increase the risk of lung cancer. It has been a major headache for some home and office owners in radon-prone areas, notably parts of ...

Major Gene Link Seen to Childhood Asthma

...terms, ORMDL3 appears to be a very old part of the human genome. Similar genes are found in primitive organ...such as yeast. It may be a relic of some ancient human immune system, although its precise function -- and the role it appears to play in asthma -- remain ...

India's Share in Global Diabetes Research is One Percent

...sed Biocon, after introducing Insugen -- the first human recombinant insulin in India -- has an intra-nasal insulin spray Nasulin in its second phase of clinical trials for type-2 diabetes. The editorial says that diabetes, heart disease and cancer affect poor as much they affect the affluent. The edit...

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