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Safety of Cancer Therapeutic Viruses Enhanced

... so it now consists of three levels. The resulting enhanced security system now works at the level of: activation of the virus particle receptor recognition necessary for the virus to enter a cancer cell ability of the virus to multiply preferentially in cancer cells These multiple safeguards are spec...

Heat Spells Trouble in South Carolina

... have been rather high during this summer that has enhanced the discomfort. Heat related problems have already started cropping up, and the Lexington Medical Center reported that nearly four had approached them with heat-associated problems. There were also two cases of dehydration reported by the Grand Stran...

Researchers Enhance Safety and Effectiveness of Therapeutic Virus that Fights Cancer

... so it now consists of three levels. The resulting enhanced security system now works at the level of: 1. activation of the virus particle; 2. receptor recognition necessary for the virus to enter a cancer cell; 3. ability of the virus to multiply preferentially in cancer cells. These multiple safeguards...

Horticultural Therapy Offers Measurable Physical, Mental Benefits

...overing from illnesses or hospice patients seeking enhanced quality of life in their last days. ? And accomplished or novice gardeners — and even people who’ve never gardened before. “One of the first horticultural therapy activities I learned was to make a bird feeder from a pine cone smeared with peanut...

Teens and Pregnancy

...d positive aspects of pregnancy in terms of how it enhanced connections with others, including the perception that a baby would bring them closer to their boyfriend. In the survey, disadvantages outnumbered the advantages, possibly because society sends many negative messages about teen-age pregnancy, Ros...

Fittest Of Newborn Neurons Survive

...signed to keep Mother Nature amused: the fact that enhanced learning is correlated with adult neurogenesis suggests constant rearrangements within neural networks are absolutely necessary for learning to occur. In fact, data emerging from studies in the Gage lab reinforces the commonly held belief that usin...

Cancer Stem Cells Could Hold Key to Brain Tumor Therapy

... colleagues found that stem cell-like glioma cells enhanced the angiogenesis of gliomas through increased levels of VEGF. Using an antibody to mark the cancer stem cells in gliomas obtained from patient specimens, the Rich laboratory determined that between three-to-five percent of tumor cells were of the ...

Chemistry Over The Counter: Is It Just What The Doctor Ordered?

...racetamol, antidiarrheals plus cold medicines, has enhanced the sales of these drugs in India. Banned drugs such as anlagen, brufen, Anacin, are sold unchecked, raising concern amongst the medical community. Phenylpropanolamine (PPA), finds itself in many medical mixtures in India, but was banned in the US. C...

Protein rich diet reduces hunger?

...r detailed studies on rodents, where It was found, enhanced levels of PYY caused the rodents to actually eat less and gain less weight as compared to the mice who consumed normal levels of protein. In contrast, genetically modified mice that were incapable of producing PYY and resistant to the influence of a ...

'Mix and match' of proteins may have a significant role in immunity

...uman cells. The immune system of the body may be enhanced by this mechanism. This method could also help researchers understand better how the immune system recognizes the infected cells that need to be attacked. Depending on the specific type of protein required, an RNA template, produced by the DNA, is ...

Discovery of A New Genetic Pathway Could Lead To Treatment Of Skin Problems And Cancer

...eases and cancers in other organs.' For example, enhanced Beta-catenin signalling contributes to many cancer types, including those of the colon, lung and brain. The researchers believe inducing over-expression of Smad7 or delivery of Smad7 directly to tumour cells would provide a therapeutic approach becau...

Overweight: One of the causes of infertility in men.

...eans that a man’s chances of getting infertile are enhanced by 10%. Researchers surveyed 1468 couples who had attempted at pregnancy during the four years prior to participating in the study and whose wives were below 40 years of age. Twenty-eight per cent of the couples were thought to be infertile since the...

Survival rates improve with better treatment options for medulloblastoma

...ildhood brain cancer medulloblastoma have markedly enhanced the rate of survival of children with this disease. The treatment increased the overall five-year survival for 86 children with average-risk medulloblastoma from the current rate of 70 percent to 85 percent; and raised the rate of survival among t...

Gene May Regulate Cellular Aging

...expression in some way in humans, it could lead to enhanced islet re-growth in adults and a possible new treat...'First, even though old mice lacking p16INK4a show enhanced stem cell function, they do not live longer. This is because p16INK4a is an important cancer-suppres...

Cancer Rates Falls In Younger Men But Stable In Young Women

...ated that these findings clearly show the need for enhanced efforts for discouraging young Canadians, especially young women, from smoking. The report also stated that there is an increased need for support for these persons as generally at the time of diagnosis they would be just about completing their ed...

South Asian Men Have More Urinary Problems Than White Men

...d care strategies involving Asian link workers and enhanced community services have shown benefits in treating other chronic diseases in the South Asian population. A similar approach might be needed to address the ongoing and unmet need or urinary problems." Source-Eurekalert VI...

Changes in Solar Brightness Too Weak to Explain Global Warming

...sheets. During periods of high solar activity, the enhanced solar wind shields Earth from cosmic rays that produce the isotopes, thus giving scientists a record of the activity. The authors used a blend of seven recent reconstructions of Northern Hemisphere temperature over the past millennium to test the e...

Potential Diagnostic Marker Indicates Effectiveness of Anti-Angiogenic Drugs

...suggesting that the anti-angiogenic agent may have enhanced chemotherapy’s ability to kill the tumor vascular endothelial cells. Tests conducted later in the study revealed that treatment with the anti-angiogenic drug alone reduced the level of viable CECs by 18 percent, while treatment with only chemothera...

Long-Term Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Show IMRT Curative

...apy (3D-CRT), also used in radiotherapy. IMRT uses enhanced planning treatment software that more precisely targets the prostate, allowing the beam of radiation to deliver a high dose (81 Gy) to the tumor target while sparing the adjacent bladder and rectum from exposure to the higher amounts of radiation. Pe...

Using Contrast Enhanced Sonography Improves Diagnosis of Liver and Spleen Injuries

...liver and spleen injuries better than non-contrast enhanced sonography, according to a study conducted // at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine department of radiology in Sacramento, CA. This study included 22 liver, spleen or renal injuries. Contrast-enhanced sonography depicted 20 (91%...

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