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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...t, many in the pharmaceutical industry who want to design treatments for AD began bearing down on the issue,...au from initially changing its chemical shape. One design for a therapeutic drug could be to inhibit the molecules involved in the abnormal phosphorylation of...

Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study

... host kinases, we should now be able to rationally design compounds that are highly effective against PknG," said Pieters. Tuberculosis kills millions of people every year, and many millions more carry the bug in a latent form. Antibiotics that are used to treat the illness are decades old, can be toxic...

Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

...rols beta amyloid, knowledge that could be used to design anti-Alzheimers drugs. Theoretically, if we can find a way of mimicking the prions function we should be able to halt the progress of Alzheimers. However, theres still a lot of work to be done in looking at levels of prions in the human system and ho...

Boeing Unveils 'green' Dreamliner Passenger Jet

...8. The new aircraft boasts several revolutionary design features, most notably the use of high-tech plastic composites instead of aluminium. Up to 50 percent of the primary structure of the plane -- including the fuselage and wing -- will be made of composites such as carbon-fiber. "By manufacturing a...

Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

...described in this study might give us the tools to design one method to remodel fat and another to tackle obesity and metabolic syndrome, Baker said. It is very exciting....

Combination of Bronchoscopic Techniques is Very Effective for Lung Lesions

... gold-standard for diagnosis, was performed. The design of the study deserves comment and compliment, wrote Gerard Silvestri, M.D., M.S., in an accompanying editorial. Rarely do we see a prospective, multicenter trial in the field of interventional pulmonology. Rarer still are subjects randomized to diffe...

Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Trials

...ity and regulatory committees ought to rethink the design of clinical vaccine trials and our current approach to measuring the effectiveness of a cancer vaccine. According to the researchers, it may be more helpful to think of the effectiveness of a vaccine in terms of the response of the patient, rather ...

Malaysian Astronaut to Conduct Cancer Research in Space

... giving local scientists the opportunity to study, design and conduct experiments in space," Abdul Rahman said, cited by the Bernama news agency. Zulkeffeli Mat Jusoh, national astronaut programme director, said most Malaysians thought sending a fellow countryman into space was a waste of time and money. ...

Napo Obtains Special Protocol Assessment Agreement From FDA for Crofelemer

... States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the design of its pivotal study protocol for crofelemer for t...ecial Protocol Assessment Process on this adaptive design of its ADVENT trial. On March 14, 2007, Napo announced it had received approval from the principal i...

Concerns Raised Over Risks for Patients and Staff in Australian Hospital

...t of fire due to non-compliant systems. OUTDATED design means nursing stations are "completely dysfunctional". PATIENT rooms and consulting rooms are "grossly undersized" and wards and consulting spaces have no provision for disabled patients. The report raises three options for redevelopment but reco...

A New Study Throws Limelight in HIV Vaccine Production

...o avoid the human immune system will help with the design of an HIV vaccine, says Brumme, who is now with the Partners AIDS Research Center at MGH. Data were collected from the British Columbia HOMER cohort, a large group of chronically HIV-infected, treatment-nave individuals for whom HLA class-1 typing ...

Boffins Identify Gene That can Protect Humans from Nephronopthisis

...ing organ transplantation. The insights might help design effectual and non-invasive therapies. The team has discovered that mutations in the gene GLIS2 can lead to nephronopthisis (NPHP) in both humans and mice. Mathias Treier and his group at EMBL have paved way to develop innovative treatment for th...

BioCryst Receives Special Protocol Assessment for Fodosine

...Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) process for the design of its planned pivotal clinical trial of the oral ...to receive official evaluation and guidance on the design of pivotal trial protocols. BioCryst requested the formal assessment, late in the first quarter of 2...

Eyeglass Guide Launched That Aids in Choosing the Right Eyewear

...mized eyewear advice on primary pair choices, lens design and material, frame style recommendations, and a variety of other features. The Eyeglass Guide is one of many educational resources that Transitions has recently developed as part of its ongoing effort to educate consumers about the importance of e...

Olive-pomace Oil Compound Inhibits HIV Spread

...-Granados' team intends to continue working in the design and implementation of new maslinic acid by-products to fight against HIV, as well as in other innovative research projects....

Eco-architecture Takes Root in Thailand, but Growth is Slow

... talk of solar power and energy-efficient building design is largely rhetoric rather then reality. But a few "green" projects are taking root. When Soontorn built his first eco-home 15 years ago, everyone thought he was mad, he says. But in the past 10 years, he has designed about 200 homes, as well as ...

Understanding the Mechanism Underlying Embryo Development

...la melanogaster) and scientists specialized in the design of mathematical models that simulate the functioning of biological systems. Specifically, a study of wing formation in Drosophila, led by the researchers Marco Milan, from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), and Javier Buceta...

Scientists Revealed the Key Molecule That Controls Pain

...f therapy would be the Holy Grail of rational drug design and could revolutionise the way we manage chronic pain conditions like back pain and migraine....

Human Pain-controlling Molecule's Structure Identified

...f therapy would be the Holy Grail of rational drug design and could revolutionise the way we manage chronic pain conditions like back pain and migraine," he added....

Autoimmune Response in Multiple Sclerosis

...hese cells may be critical targets valuable to the design of therapies for autoimmune diseases such as MS. AUTHOR CONTACT: Eli E. Sercarz Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, San Diego, California, USA. Phone: (858) 455-3824; Fax: (858) 455-3715; E-mail: esercarz@tpims.org...

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