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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...flurbiprofen to treat prostate cancer, because the agent had shown it could reduce the size of tumors in mice studies. Armed with additional data that r-flurbiprofen decreased AB levels in an Alzheimer’s mouse model and improved the cognitive deficits found in that model, Drs. Golde and Koo personally appr...

A Glass of Wine can Keep Tooth Decay and a Sore Throat at Bay

...e that wine can act as an effective anti-microbial agent against streptococci bacteria and upper respiratory tract infections," she said. The professor added that it is still necessary to maintain good oral health. "We should still drink wine because it tastes good, goes well with food and is a pleasu...

Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected

... before. He said the Jun 30 order applies to every agent the lab works with. The list of affected agents is...certain agents, and compliance with federal select agent regulations. Roebuck said CDC officials will visit the Texas laboratory again in the next few week...

Skin Rashes Signifies Longer Survival in Cancer Patients

...atic cancer - studies which led to approval of the agent for treating both cancers. Wacker and his team excluded patients who died in the first month after starting the study because they may not have had time to develop the rash or the rash may have been under-reported in these ill patients. Of the 673 ...

Luciano Pavarotti Believes He is 'nearing His End'

...is fortune and happiness," he said. Pavarotti's agent Terri Robson said that Pavarotti has chosen to stay away from the public eye, and that he is quite 'positive' at the moment. "He is being very positive at the moment and concentrating on teaching and being with his family. While he is having the tr...

New Oncogene for Brain Cancer

...colleagues employed a viral gene transfer delivery agent known as RCAS, which is loaded with the gene, or genes, of interest and injected into the mouse brain. The viral particles infect only glial cells, where the genes are expressed. This system allows the researchers to observe whether a gene identifi...

EpiCept Accelerates Development of Phase I Clinical Study for Cancer

...PC2407, a novel small molecule vascular disruption agent (VDA) and apoptosis inducer for the treatment of patients with advanced solid tumors and lymphomas. The first two cohorts of patients have been completed according to schedule at Scottsdale Healthcare Center. The third cohort is currently ongoing at ...

New Drugs Show Promise in Fighting Drug-Resistant HIV

...ional drug used in combination with a second newer agent has proven to be effective in fighting drug-resist...se inhibitors; TMC114 was still an investigational agent when the trial started). According to Dr. Towner, "Treating a resistant virus with two active agen...

Role of MicroRNA in Cancer Suppression Identified

...uggest the potential that a synthetic miR-34a-like agent could be used as a cancer therapy. We strongly believe this research continues to validate the opportunities for microRNA-based therapeutics." "Demonstrating how p53 utilizes microRNAs to stop the growth of tumor cells through facilitating apoptosi...

Novel Light Weight Polymers Made Up of Carbon Nanotubes

...t even further. Guptas team then added a foaming agent a chemical that creates air pockets to the material. The results astounded even the researchers; this extra step reduced the weight of the material by 50 percent and increased its flexibility. Gupta's team included U.Va. postdoctoral fellow Dr. Y...

Tenaxis Medical Inc. Announces First Human Use of Vascular Sealant

...etary technology that uses a powerful crosslinking agent that covalently binds to proteins in both the sealant and human tissue. "I am extremely proud of the progress the team has achieved in developing a meaningful new generation of vascular sealants," said Ronald Dieck, President and CEO of Tenaxis Medic...

Prions Capacity can Be Aggrevated by Solid Particles

...s. "We found a huge difference between infectious agent alone and infectious agent bound to these soil particles," says Aiken, the senior author of the new study and a professor of co...

Doctors Discover Hair-loss Prevention Drug for Cancer Patients

...f Medicine, said his team was hoping to to put the agent to practical use in the future. "I want people to know that few studies have been made on reducing side-effects of anti-cancer drugs," he said. "This field is lagging behind (the development of cancer drugs) but is still important for patients' q...

Gene Therapy Eradicates Pancreatic Cancer in Mice

...ion vector-nicknamed VISA. It includes a targeting agent that is also called a promoter, two components that boost gene expression in the target tissue, and a payload that is a gene known to kill cancer cells in this case. All these are packaged in a fatty ball called liposome, and delivered through vei...

Anti-malarial Drug may Help Reduce Risk of Diabetes in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

...tential role of hydroxychloroquine as a preventive agent for diabetes among high-risk individuals in the general population," the researchers concluded....

Bak Protein Sets Stressed Cells on Suicide Path

...gen supplies and used the common chemotherapeutic agent cisplatin, then documented that filamentous mitochondria became fragmented very early and quickly in apoptosis. Ironically they also found the deadly fragmentation results from Bak's interaction with mitochondria-shaping proteins called mitofu...

Researchers Find New Target for Anti-cancer Drugs

...cologists to organize a clinical trial to test the agent in human cancer patients. Secreted proteins promoting the growth of blood vessels in tumours have been successfully neutralized in the past with antibodies. We believe that IL-6 is a viable target for drugs that holds promise in the treatment of ca...

'Sweet Herb' may Be Green Gold for Paraguay

...i-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and an anti-bacterial agent useful in the battle against diabetes, high blood pressure and tooth decay. But it is finding it hard to shake off fears over carcinogens which have dogged its sister, chemically manufactured sweetners, saccharine and aspartame. In 10 years, plan...

Insecticide and Repellent Combo Effective in Eliminating Malarial Mosquitoes

...which is several months longer than that of either agent applied alone. The advantage of the synergistic property of these combinations is enhanced by the fact that it significantly reduced the necessary effective doses against the mosquitoes (about 6 times that of the insecticide applied alone), to attain...

China Toothpaste Maker Pulls Suspect Ingredient

...anghai-listed firm said the chemical, a thickening agent used in car anti-freeze, was commonly used in toothpaste production and at low levels was not harmful to people. "Tests indicate that a low level of DEG is safe," the company said, insisting that consumers could safely use its products. The firm, w...

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