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New Target for Muscular Dystrophy Drug Therapy Discovered

...tein in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)-puts the brakes on its own expression in muscle cells. The production of utrophin slows in foetal muscles soon after birth, following which dystrophin takes over as the primary muscle-associated protein. How this normal utrophin silencing occurs has been a myster...

Slowing the Racing Heart

Scientists have discovered how we put the brakes on a racing heartbeat. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago explain in the May 11 issue of Circulation Research how an enzyme acts on the heart's pacemaker to slow the rapid beating of the heart's "fight-or-flight" reaction to adr...

John Hopkins Hospitals- Now at Tokyo

...t are forcing the Japanese government to apply the brakes on health spending. The John Hopkins- linked clinic, to be set up in one of Tokyo’s most swanky locations and placed in the tallest building of the city, will be called the Tokyo Midtown Medical Center. In addition to the Baltimore-based Hopkins...

Legal ‘high’ Drugs Declared Illegl

...are Products Regulatory Agency (MHPRA), to put the brakes on their sales. The drugs containing BZP or Benzylpiperazine have the active ingredient piperazine, a pepper extract that supposedly gives the ‘high’. Yet warns the MHPRA, piperazine can cause problems including agitation, vomiting, seizures ...

Immune System Gears Up by Specific Enzymes

...ther case, when metalloproteases remove LAG-3, the brakes are taken off T cell activity. “Appropriate control of T cell expansion during an immune response is critical,” Vignali said. “We have uncovered a new paradigm in which specialized cell surface enzymes control this process by modulating the expres...

Amul to Launch Sugar Free Desserts

... edge of a desert with people beginning to put the brakes on sweets. Amul, one of India s leading milk, dairy products and ice cream makers is the apex body of 2.9 million milk producers, partners of the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. Amul has announced the creation of a range of s...

Effect Of Growth Factor Signals On Cancer Development

...ctor: p53, the tumor suppressor gene that puts the brakes on cancer. The interplay of the two signaling pathways reinforces questions about the long-term risks of prescribing growth hormone and IGF-I to patients, at the same time that it may suggest a future new avenue for cancer therapy. The study, which...

Is Binge Eating Addictive?

... the exact road to obesity – the accelerators, the brakes and the tough ride ahead for those in its grips. Dr. Gene-Jack Wang, head of the medical department at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y said "We found that areas of the brain that received signals were the hippocampus, which is involved...

Discovery In "Bubble Boy" Disease Gene Therapy

...risk factor is the lack of the Arf gene to put the brakes on the overgrowth of cells that turn cancerous because of gene therapy. "Without the Arf gene to force cancerous cells to commit suicide, these cells continue to divide and cause leukemia," he said. "This suggests that the patients with XSCID in F...

Emerging Therapies for Skin Cancer Treatment

...words, the traffic lights are always green and the brakes are frequently dysfunctional, so the cancer cell keeps multiplying.” Based on this information, research efforts are aimed at correcting or modifying pathways in a cancer cell. “There are many benefits to utilizing targeted therapies to treat skin ...

Role Of MicroRNAs In Angiogenesis Researched

...mbospondin-1 protein. MYC effectively disabled the brakes that slow angiogenesis. The Thomas-Tikhonenko lab had previously demonstrated that MYC decreases the lifespan of the messenger RNA encoding thrombospondin. Since microRNAs had emerged as important regulators of messenger RNA stability, the Penn res...

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) Has An Answer Now!

...umour suppressor in the blast crisis, applying the brakes to growth signals stuck in the “on” position. When PP2A isn't working properly, cancer cells grow uncontrolled. Earlier studies by Perrotti showed forskolin could restore PP2A function. In the current study, Perrotti and his research team tested the...

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