Tag: "cells" at medical news
First Vaccine Designed for Africa Cleared for Testing in Humans
...es to HIV. Research also suggests that white blood cells
activated by the vaccine can destroy virus-infected cells. For HIV, this approach may be more effective than the traditional vaccine approach of stimulating antibodies."...
Antibiotics Helps Autism
...bacteria (a bacteria that inhibits the function of cells
in the nervous system). However there are still many questions to be answered about this complex condtion....
Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver
Livers can be regenerated using stem cells
from blood -- an important discovery that means pa...ment. So his team decided to look and see if other cells
might get drafted in to help with this process. Writing in the journal Hepatology, they said they ex...
Potential New Cancer Gene Identified
...kitt's lymphoma cell lines was blocked, the cancer cells
revert back to normal-appearing cells. This could point the way to new therapies for one of the most aggressive childhood cancers, as well as other cancers associated with increases in the HMG-I/Y gene according to the Johns Hopkin's research team....
Genetic Dentistry: Your Dentist may be able to grow you a new set
...rown mouse teeth in a petri dish from single mouse cells
- and they think humans are next. They hope to push the research in the direction where they could take initial tissue from a [human] patient, put it in a culture dish and grow a tooth for them.To accomplish this seemingly futuristic feat, researcher...
New Way to "See" Genes, Evaluate Effectiveness of Gene Therapies Discovered
...to determine whether gene therapies reach targeted cells
and work as they should. "The technology is expected to help patients with cancer and other illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease. The discovery is outlined in the August 2000, issue of the journal Nature Medicine. UCLA researchers plan to test...
Cinnamon May Help Diabetics
... life.In preliminary findings, cinnamon helped fat cells
recognize and respond to insulin, the hormone that removes excess glucose from the blood and deposits it into cells. In a test tube and in animal studies, the spice appeared to increase glucose metabolism by about 20 times. While it is too soon to re...
Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for
...ound pore-like holes in the membranes of red blood cells
infected by the deadliest form of the malaria parasite. The parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, apparently uses these holes to supply itself with the nutrients it needs to grow and reproduce. The discovery may lead to the development of new treatments...
Endangered species may be successfully cloned in another animal's womb
...tists who engineered the feat has managed to clone cells
from an endangered animal (Asian Gaur) and successfully impregnated an Iowa cow with the clone. The scientific journal Cloning has reported in its upcoming edition that the Iowa cow is expected to deliver the cloned Asian gaur sometime next month....
Evidence Links Protein Damage to Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
...links oxidative damage in a protein found in nerve cells
to the development of degenerative diseases of the...Oxidative damage, normally occurs when the body's cells
are overwhelmed by molecules that have changed because they have combined with nitrogen (nitration) ...
Patients With Filariasis More Prone To HIV Infection
...ificantly enhanced in peripheral blood mononuclear cells
(PBMCs) from individuals with untreated filarial i...ed HIV replication in peripheral blood mononuclear cells
from filarial infected patients. Conversely, there was a striking and significant decrease in HIV r...
The Cancer Rumour mill working over time
... said about the disease? Or should we use our gray cells
and analyse the pros and cons and then decide? Should we believe all that is written about and said about the dreaded disease? Especially so when we receive emails telling us to forward the message to people around us!!!!! In the U.S. many people in...
Crowning glory of 2000!!! Cracking of the genetic code is top of tops
... 2000.Other topics of interest are the use of stem cells
to treat myocardial tissue damage. In short, the study of human genes and the research in genetics has been the crowning glory of the year 2000 in the field of medicine....
New hope for cancer victims – will vaccine cure the deadly bug
...e the immune system to find and destroy any cancer cells
that may be remaining, with the ultimate goal of extending life. Hollingsworth is a professor and head of the Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) on Pancreatic Cancer at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. His research team is working...
Now umbilical cord helps in stroke treatment.
...n the United States of America which says the stem cells
from the cord blood could heal strokes almost 80% ...pting the theory that primitive tissue called stem cells
will very soon be used to manufacture human spare parts. This will come in handy to treat ailments l...
HIV did not arise from polio vaccine
... Wistar Institute has always denied that any chimp cells
were used in manufacturing its OPV. But the fact ...rate that the Wistar vaccine did not contain chimp cells
and that the virus that would become HIV likely jumped from chimps to humans just once--and not thro...
Ductal lavage may detect early breast cancer
...shing" breast milk ducts with saline and examining cells
for signs of precancerous or cancerous changes. Sukumar's team examined samples of ductal fluid from women with breast cancer and women without the disease to detect signs of a process called methylation. The presence of markers for this process su...
Beware of the oral patch! It could be cancer!!!
...ancer prevented. The number of chromosomes in the cells
that make up the patches is the key to finding if ...er. For instance, there's also a risk of cancer if cells
from the white patches have lost one gene from any of a number of specific pairs. The risk increases...
Avoid sudden death by quick cooling
...he brain before restarting it, so that the heart's cells
can direct their energies toward repairing themselves rather than being required to start pumping blood right away. At the Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois, Becker and his colleagues are developing a material that could be injected i...
New drug helps boost cancer treatment
... which attaches itself to a key position on cancer cells
and gives new potency to failing chemotherapy drug...t, when blocked, makes it more difficult for tumor cells
to reproduce. To test the efficacy of the drug, the oncologists prescribed the new drug to a group...
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