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What happens when Medications go wrong?

...ed that unwitting public were used as experimental lab animals when toxic cancer treatment were administered to them regularly and the effects of the drugs were studied. The study went haplessly wrong with many developing incurable cancers and the matter was hushed up with the President offering an apolo...

Special proteins to fight TB identified

... The altered TB bacterium was able to grow in the lab and was able to cause an acute infection in mice. But this mutant form of TB did not cause a chronic infection unlike ordinary TB bacteria. It is possible that high levels of heat-shock proteins block the TVB bacterium's ability to infect cells, bu...

Ginseng's efficacy debatable

...d co-director of the sport and exercise psychology lab at the Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon and his colleague, Hermann Engles, PhD, conducted the study and found that there was really no benefit in taking the ginseng supplement in relationship to taking a sugar pill. They also found that t...

Simple Therapy

In an experiment once thought impossible, lab mice with full blown versions of of Type 1 Diabetes are regrowing their own islets, the cells responsible for producing insulin. In addition Denise Faustman and colleagues at the Massachusetts General Hospital have rid the mice of the immune ...

Gene Therapy Destroys Pancreatic Cancer Cells

...ly pancreatic cancer cells in the test tube and in lab animals. // The work was led by Dr. Paul B. Fish...ls. This killed the pancreatic cancer cells in the lab after a few days. The observations are very provocative and with a little tweaking, may lead to an...

DNA biochip for genetic screening

...enetic mutations and diseases, all with one simple lab test. The DNA chip is similar to a computer chip but imbedded with DNA molecules instead of electronic circuitry. It is designed to probe a bilogical sample for genetic information that indicates// whether the person has a genetic predisposition for...

Cytobrush to detect oral cancer

...e old scraping technique.” The sample is sent to a lab where it is scanned using advanced computer technology. Suspicious slides are tagged for further evaluation by a technician. The computer is so exacting, Green berg said, that the false negative rate, which was as high as 30 per cent using the scrapi...

No explanation on schizophrenia gene

...n self-assessed symptoms, said Dr Ward. There's no lab test for hallucinations, you just rely on the patient saying they are having them." More holistic studies, looking at the brain structure, function, and genetics of closely-related people with schizophrenia would help the field go forward, he said. ...

Developing HIV fighter

...imilar strategies to work in clinical settings. In lab tests, the RNA reduced, but did not eliminate, the...ite exciting,'' he said. ``It will move out of the lab soon ... in the next several years.''...

Special proteins to fight TB identified

... The altered TB bacterium was able to grow in the lab and was able to cause an acute infection in mice. But this mutant form of TB did not cause a chronic infection unlike ordinary TB bacteria. It is possible that high levels of heat-shock proteins block the TVB bacterium's ability to infect cells, bu...

Enzyme may aid hold back disease

...f-inflicted gene damage in humans.In this study of lab animals, Professor Clarke and fellow researchers found mice lacking the MBD4 enzyme are up to three times more likely to have genetic mutations. Thus the study concludes that these findings suggest that human MBD4 plays an equally significant role in...

Gene treatment for macular degeneration

...inject it into that area. Now, new research in the lab shows the treatment is equally as effective when the virus is injected into the center cavity. With this treatment, researchers hope to be able to correct the deficient genes that lead to excess blood vessel growth - the main factor in wet macular ...

Time to re-assess lung donation concept

...did physiological tests, microbiological tests and lab studies on the lung tissue. They thought that 45 per cent of the sample could well have been used in a transplant operation. It's time to review the rules that doctors use to select lungs for transplant, they say. Maybe this will lead to an increase ...

Self control makes stress response easy

...n that it's not yet clear how to relate this small lab study to stress exposure in everyday life. But it's a clear demonstration that control - rather than helplessness - could be a vital component in the way we handle stressful situations....

Restless Legs Syndrome - Help at hand

... gabapentin reduced the symptoms of RLS. The sleep lab studies that were conducted also indicated a decreased movement of legs in the night and an overall improvement in total sleep time and quality while patients were on the drug gabapentin. However, doctors suggested that extensive studies were needed ...

Autopsy reports could be valuable and informative

...s of a disease, or due to limited information from lab results. Sometimes a doctor may fail to consider a broad enough range of possible diagnosis or the doctor may misinterpret findings. Autopsies are important because having the wrong information on a death certificate distorts information on patterns...

Damage to arteries from injury can be avoided with carbon monoxide

...rchers at the University of Pittsburgh pre-treated lab rats with the gas carbon monoxide - normally considered a deadly poison. They discovered that the carbon monoxide spared much of the vessel damage associated with transplantation and angioplasty in the pre-treated rats. The researchers claim that the...

Stem cells - New and richer source found

... propagated Wharton’s jelly cells from pigs in the lab without losing potency. The encouraging results with the animal tissue, prompted the team of researchers to broaden their investigations to human umbilical cord matrix cells, which also produced similar exciting findings - human umbilical cord matrix...

New lung cancer vaccine on the anvil

...mmune therapies can be translated from interesting lab findings into the treatment of patients. Cell Genesys Inc., in Foster City, Calif., is developing the vaccine as a cancer treatment. The company is sponsoring phase II safety/efficacy clinical trials....

Liver cancers which spread are linked to a particular gene

...reading. They found that cancer cells grown in the lab were more likely to spread, as a result of high levels of osteopontin. They also found that blocking this protein prevents cancer cells from spreading, both in mice and in the laboratory. Osteopontin can be used as a diagnostic marker, as it is found...

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