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Antenatal kerosene exposure endangers child's sight

...,glues etc may be more likely to have chilren with defective eyesight. Head researcher Dr. Gideon Koren and colleagues//, from Toronto published this in Jornal of Occupational health. They found that poor vision acuity (sharpness) were more common among children whose mothers were frequently exposed to organ...

Elevating Manganese Levels hold back HIV

...gher levels of manganese in yeast were caused by a defective gene called PRM1, which produces a protein that shuttles manganese out of cells. The Hopkins scientists, felt that they human equivalent of PRM1 will be a good target for drugs designed to treat HIV infection. Boeke cautioned, however, it is not yet ...

Multiple organ disease cured by genes

... disease. This introduces a healthy version of the defective enzyme, beta-glucuronidase, into the animals' liver. Treated dogs gained weight normally, compared to untreated animals, and showed none of the expected health problems. This is the first time gene therapy has been used for a disease involving mult...

Brain cells protected by new compounds

...elves. Its known to be important in cancer - where defective p53 genes allow cancer cells to grow, instead of dying off. Now researchers at the National Institutes of Health are using p53 in a new approach to brain disease. They have developed a series of compounds that inhibit p53 in the brain. In cell and ...

Air Pollution Tied to Stroke Risk

...emic stroke. An intracerebral hemorrhage is when a defective brain vessel bursts and an ischemic stroke happens when a blood clot blocks blood flow to the brain. Study authors conclude this research provides new evidence that higher levels of certain pollutants increase the risk of hospital admissions for a s...

Regeneration of muscle

...he muscles of mice lacking dystrophin (the protein defective in muscular dystrophy), the cells differentiated, forming dystrophin-expressing muscle cells in the defective muscle. Researchers say this shows that engineered "donor cells" can differentiate in living tissue ...

Metabolic problems related to clogged arteries

... of metabolic activities, then it is possible that defective metabolic systems can cause atherosclerosis. Reference: New Scientist, May 2005...

DNA and clones

.... Gene therapy - inserting 'good' genes to replace defective ones - has also been dogged by a high failure rate. "It may not be sufficient to stuff genes into the nucleus and hope for the best," said Dr Walter. "We may need to think about targeting them to specific environments within the nucleus. We need to t...

Cardiac bypass seems to be favoring men more than women

...l is deprived of its blood supply. This results in defective functioning of the heart. However, this structural effect can be corrected by surgery, commonly known as coronary bypass. Coronary bypass surgery is a way to treat blocked heart arteries by creating new passages for blood to flow to your heart muscl...

Percutaneous aortic valve replacement- a revolution in Cardiac Surgery

...oning of the aortic valve. The aortic valve can be defective in some cases, leading to a compromise in the same. The defect can be present right form birth or it can be acquired as a result of other diseases. This cardiac defect can be corrected by a surgical technique called aortic valve replacement that gr...

Stem cell therapy for developing new trachea using Tissue engineering

...m Children’s Hospital of Boston have reconstructed defective windpipes using tissue engineering in fetal lambs. The researchers used amniotic fluid for growing the sections of cartilage tube // and then implanted these living tissues into lambs, while they were in the womb. This technique of tissue engineering...

Faulty gene increases risk of breast cancer in relatives of patients

A report published in The Lancet has implicated a defective gene called Chek2 in the development of breast can...elatives with bilateral breast cancer plus had the defective Chek2 gene had a risk of 58.8 percent by the time they reached 80 years of age. The variant or the m...

Researchers Develop Mouse Model Of Brain Tumor

...nuing to look at various possibilities including a defective gene. In the current study, the researchers have developed a mouse model of the tumor itself, which they hope will enable them to understand the genetic nuances of human brain tumor development. In the research paper, the authors allude to the role...

Judgment In Favor Of Merck For Vioxx Drug

...on is that manufacturers may be found liable for a defective product, without a finding of fault.” Source: BBC Nes...

Decline in Paternity Rates Following Treatment for Testicular Cancer

...mately half of all testicular cancer patients have defective spermatogenesis at diagnosis, even before orchiectomy. Researchers from Norway assessed post-treatment paternity among long-term survivors of testicular cancer whose treatment had followed a modern management approach. A total of 1814 men who had b...

A Batch Of Panadol Recalled

...aim that the batch was legally imported, but it is defective due to a faulty storage and manufacturing process. The batch number in question is not available in Jeddah. Sources from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) maintain that the safety concerns are not genuine and are merely based on rumors. Samples of the batch h...

Treating Sickle Cell Anemia using Healthy Stem Cells

... stem cells from embryos leading to replacement of defective genes, after therapy it was found that the replaced healthy genes produces non-defective healthy hemoglobin. The researchers have published their work in the Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Sickle cell anemia is a hereditar...

New findings, throw light on obesity

...he different types of disorder that results due to defective cilial function....

Apple Accused Of Causing Hearing Impairment

...and Patterson claims that the iPods are inherently defective in design and are not sufficiently adorned with adequate warnings. Though the iPod's user's manual does include a warning that ‘permanent hearing loss may occur if earphones or headphones are used at high volume,’ the suit contends that Apple does ...

New Abnormal Karyotypes Discovered in China

...l insemination or to go in for adoption to prevent defective births. He also said that these abnormalities in the karyotypes could be attributed to environmental pollution such as chemicals, radioactive materials or biological viruses. Hence they serve as a potent tool for assessing environmental pollution....

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