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Genetic Dentistry: Your Dentist may be able to grow you a new set of Teeth.

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at ..San Antonio have successfully regrown 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,...

Biotechnology industry expected to grow into a three billion dollar industry by 2002

The biotech products market in India is expected to grow into a three billion dollar industry by 2002 according to a Rabo India finance report. The big leap is expected to triple the industry's size from its 1999 value of one billion dollars. Biogenerics, biopharmaceuticals, agriculture, food and nutrition sectors are all poised for the big leap, both nationally and internationally. ..The repor...

A new growth factor identified

Scientists have identified a growth factor that triggers blood vessel formation within the endocrine glands. In California, Dr. Jennifer of Genentech Inc. and colleagues reported their discovery of endocrine gland-derived vascular endothelial growth factor, or EG-VEGF. The finding could lead the way toward treatment for illnesses affecting these glands. The endocrine glands produce various hormon...

Anthrax drug doxycycline could stunt fetal growth

The government warned doctors that doxycycline -- an antibiotic being prescribed to people who may have been exposed to anthrax -- can stunt fetal growth when taken by pregnant women. Instead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged doctors to prescribe Cipro to pregnant women. The recommendation comes as health officials worry that Cipro is being overprescribed in the general popula...

Anti-Cancer Drug Restores Normal Cell Growth

An experimental anti-cancer drug has shown effectiveness in treating a resistant type of lymphoma, according to a new report. Researchers say the drug probably acts on many types of cancer cells, so it may be useful for treating other types of cancer. Dr. Antonio Fojo of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, and colleagues tested the drug, depsipeptide//, in patients with T-cell ly...

No link between blood groups and prostate cancer

Men with blood group A are not likely to get prostate cancer than men with other blood groups, despite popular belief. According to some medical writers, your blood group affects your health.// In particular, men with blood group A are supposed to be more likely to develop prostate cancer and to get more aggressive forms of the disease. Hence it may be of big concern for men who have type A, but...

Zinc may enhance growth in Young sickle cell patients

Sickle cell disease, sometimes called sickle cell anemia, is a hereditary condition that causes red blood cells to become sickle-shaped, which makes it difficult// for the cells to pass through the bloodstream to deliver oxygen to the body's tissues. Young sickle cell patients who are having delays in their growth and maturation may benefit from supplemental zinc, a mineral essential for growth a...

Consumer group seeks Sibutramine ban

A consumer group has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to ban the prescription diet drug sibutramine. Public Citizen says the drug, sold as Meridia, is associated with 29 deaths, including 19 from// cardiovascular causes such as heart attacks. But obesity experts say it's difficult to determine if people died because of Meridia or because they were obese, which put them at increased ris...

Drug stabilizes cancer growth

A experimental drug stopped the progression of cancer in 7 out of 10 patients while causing minimal side effects. The drug phenoxodiol was given to patients with a variety of cancers that failed// standard chemotherapy drugs in a study done by the Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic. ....Phenoxodiol belongs to a relatively new class of drugs known as signal transduction inhibitors, all designed to switc...

Drug trafficking via Internet a growing threat

Czech traffickers arrange drug deals at internet cafes. Australians use courier companies’ Web sites to track packages of pills. American dealers swap recipes for amphetamines in restricted-access chat rooms. Worldwide, drug traffickers increasingly are taking advantage of encrypted e-mail and other Internet technology to sell their stashes, launder money and trade tips and techniques, the Intern...

Enzyme stimulates growth of adult stem cells

According to researchers at the University of Texas, an enzyme has been found, that instigates the growth and maturation of stem cells lurking in bone marrow, causing the stem cells to step up production and replace lost blood and immune system cells.// ....It is possible the enzyme may also spur the growth of stem cells elsewhere in the body. This information may help researchers determine how t...

Suicide risk high in 12-17 Age Group

According to the National Household Survey, approximately 3 million Americans age 12 to 18 considered suicide in 2000 and more than a third of those tried to kill themselves, a government survey found. According to the on Drug Abuse report, girls were almost twice as likely as boys// to have thought about or tried to commit suicide. ....The study, released Sunday by the Substance Abuse and Mental...

Breastfed babies grow rapidly

Researchers feel that, healthy infants breast-fed uniquely for the first three months of life grow faster than their formula-fed peers, but there are no differences in weight,// length or head circumference between the two groups by the time they reach the age of one year. ....The findings contradict research that suggests infants who are fed only breast-milk for the first year of life gain less...

Mental growth in babies at risk

New research indicates that cacophony may have an detrimental effect on infant's brain, reducing its ability to recognise sounds. The research claimed, it a reason behind increasing language learning disorders. With increase in noise pollution in societies, the hearing center of a baby's sensitive developing brain could be damaged. In an experiment conducted on young rats, the hearing center, or...

Low-dose Growth Hormone (GH) with diet and exercise may help weight loss

Growth Hormone (GH) replacement therapy dosed to normalize IGF-I levels may be an effective adjunct to lifestyle modification in a "clinically necessary" weight loss program for obese adults. ....The goal of all weight loss programs is to lose body fat but retain lean body mass such as muscle,but what happens is that when people go on a diet, after a while, they stop losing weight. Low levels of...

Stem cells grown into sperm cells

Stem cells are the basic building blocks of animals, forming in the new embryo and later developing into the various organs and tissues as the fetus grows. ..The work is very preliminary, and was done in the laboratory with mouse stem cells. The next step would be to see if it can be repeated in live animals. ..The work was headed by Toshiaki Noce of Mitsubishi Kagaku Institute of Life Science...

New Molecule that can stop the growth of Viruses

New research shows a molecule that stops the growth of the AIDS virus in the blood may also inhibit the growth of other viruses.// ..Researchers say alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) -- a protein in the blood -- deactivates cells, stopping viruses from multiplying. In order for cells to grow, they must be in an active state. They say the concept is “...kind of like cutting a computer virus off from the...

Human Growth Hormone Found To be Dangerous For Human Use

Studies have clearly shown that increased levels of IGF-1 will increase substantially risks of breast, colon and prostate cancer.// ..Researchers in Chicago, say human growth hormone is a disaster waiting to happen. They say the hormone which is naturally produced by the body -- increases levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). Their concern is what those raised levels of IGF-1 can do....

Groundbreaking Study Gives Hope For Patients With Kidney Cancer

German researchers have developed what appears to be an effective vaccine against recurrent kidney cancers.// Kidney cancer accounts for about 3 percent of all cancers and causes about 12,000 deaths in the United States every year. The disease most often strikes those in their 50s and 60s. Standard treatment involves removal of all or part of the kidney. Unlike some other cancers, however, kidney...

Will Your Baby Grow Up To Be A Future Einstein ?

More than 360,000 babies are born everyday on the planet .For a smarter baby, experts say it's not all in the books ,emotional development // plays a big role in raising intelligent kids. ..Researchers say we need to realize that our emotions are the fuel that gives rise to social behavior but also to different levels of intelligence. Genetics also plays a role, but its future is not written in h...

Stem Cells Found To Offer Promise For Hair Growth

Hair grows from cells located at the base of the hair follicle. Hair follicles continuously cycle through growth, rest, and re-growth phases. In many people with hair loss, however, // the follicles do not cycle correctly, with a growing number of abnormal follicles entering longer resting phases and producing only tiny invisible hairs. ..Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of M...

Problems Of a Growing Company

A growing waistline is bad for your health, but now a new study says a growing business could also be bad for your health.// ..When a company downsizes, it often has a negative health impact on workers. Clearly, the workers are concerned about their job and their future. But new research surprisingly shows when a company expands quickly, workers also have health problems. Workplaces that expande...

Fish Found To Improve Fetal Growth

Fish consumption during the final stages of pregnancy seems to increase the size of the infant, according to a new study. Researchers say a diet rich in fish // may boost the fetal growth rate during pregnancy. They found the more fish a woman ate, the less likely she was to deliver a low birth weight baby. ..Researchers say that low birth weight normally occurs in one in 10 pregnancies. In wome...

Growth Patterns In Childhood Could Predict Breast Cancer Later In Life

A new study finds growth patterns in childhood can help predict which women will develop breast cancer later on.// ..Specifically, researchers link a high birth weight, reaching peak growth at an early age, being tall for one’s age at age 14, having a low body mass index (BMI) at age 14, and having a high growth rate during childhood with greater likelihood of the disease. ..For the study researc...

Stopping The Growth Of Viruses

New research shows a molecule that stops the growth of the AIDS virus in the blood may also inhibit the growth of other viruses.// ..Researchers say alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) -- a protein in the blood -- deactivates cells, stopping viruses from multiplying. In order for cells to grow, they must be in an active state. They say the concept is “...kind of like cutting a computer virus off from the...

Stopping The Growth Of Viruses

New research shows a molecule that stops the growth of the AIDS virus in the blood may also inhibit the growth of other viruses.// ..Researchers say alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) -- a protein in the blood -- deactivates cells, stopping viruses from multiplying. In order for cells to grow, they must be in an active state. They say the concept is “...kind of like cutting a computer virus off from the...

Growing trend of delay in completing vaccination schedule

In the recent issue of Journal of American Medical Association, researchers have pointed out that there seems to be a growing// trend in delaying the vaccination schedules of the children resulting in increase in risk of the vaccinated diseases affecting the children. ....According to the latest study, most of the vaccines that need to be completed during the first two years of age in children o...

New study questions consumption of milk for bone growth

Researchers are questioning the opinion that dairy products provide the necessary dietary calcium required for bone growth.// In a study conducted recently on collected information available that relates to growth of bones in children and adolescence and consumption of dairy products show little or no relationship between the two... ..Children are often advised to take about 800 to 1500mg of calc...

New study questions consumption of milk for bone growth

Researchers are questioning the opinion that dairy products provide the necessary dietary calcium required for bone growth.// In a study conducted recently on collected information available that relates to growth of bones in children and adolescence and consumption of dairy products show little or no relationship between the two... ..Children are often advised to take about 800 to 1500mg of calc...

Improved height from administration of growth hormones

Research shows that it is possible to increase the heights of children who suffer// from the deficiency of growth hormone by new improved dosages of the growth hormones. ....The researchers of University of California, Los Angels, US, have suggested that the administration of the growth hormone GH-dependent hormone based on the serum levels of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) can affect the g...

Re –growing Brain cells destroyed by Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease of the substantia nigra ,an area in the basal ganglia. The disease was // first discovered and its symptoms documented in 1817 by the British physician Dr. James Parkinson and the associated biochemical changes in the brain of patients were identified in the 1960s. Although some genes were identified only recently, others still remain a mystery....

The growing availability of Fake drugs in the market

With a wide range of medications available , one must also be wary of the fake drugs available in the market //. According to the Drug Control Department, 63 batches of spurious drugs, mainly comprising antibiotics, painkillers and cardiac medicines, are being sold in Bangalore. ....Most of the drugs were found to have a very small percentage of medicine and in some no medicine at all. Karnatak...

The Use of Radio Frequency Identification ( RFID) to tackle the growing menace of counterfeit drugs

Manufacturers across the world have been constantly coming up with new strategies// and technologies to curb the proliferation of counterfeit drugs in the market. ..Deputy director BK Karna of Indian Institute of Packaging says although pharma companies are trying to bring in novel features to prevent proliferation of duplicated drugs with new package designs such as child resistant closure and...

Its Possible To Grow Bone To Replace The Damaged Bone

If bone growth is encouraged at some other part of the body, it is possible to use// the new growth for grafting the damaged bone. .. ..Researchers for the study, who will publish their report online next week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, had made a departure from the usual practice of tissue processing to develop a new way for bone repairing. .. ..The current approac...

Turmeric Found To Slow Down Melanoma Growth

A new study shows that Curcumin- the yellow pigment found in the curry spice turmeric, inhibits melanoma// cell growth and kills tumor cells. It has already been demonstrated that the spice has an anti-cancer effect. .. ..Incidence of melanoma, or skin cancer, is increasing rapidly in many with more than 70,000 cases of melanoma and non-melanoma reported each year. In the present study, three mel...

Growing tissues

A new breakthrough a cell in adults that can turn into every single tissue in the body has been discovered.Until now, it was thought that only embryonic stem cells could do this. Work is in the embryo stage but efforts are now being made to turn the adult cells into tissues such as muscle, cartilage and brain cells, which can be transplanted back into the patient.// ....Ihor Lemischka of the US'...

Heart grows new cells

Contrary to popular belief, the heart can actually repair itself by growing new cells after a heart attack. This surprising discovery was uncovered by researchers in New York and Italy. Dr. Piero Anversa and colleagues of the New York Medical College in Valhalla detected signs that heart muscle cells called myocytes continued to divide after a heart attack.// .... Anversa's team examined th...

Protein acts as "Master Switch" that cuts off cells' Cancer-Growth machinery

A Washington University research team headed by Shrikant Anant, PhD, is mighty excited about their new discovery that was reported in the journal, Molecular Cell. They have found a "master switch" - a protein named CUBGP2(cytidine-uridine-guanosine binding protein) - that makes cancer cells self-destruct. The findings that were published// apply only to cancer cells grown in a test tube. Human st...

Laboratory grown vegetarian meat

Meat grown in laboratories will soon be available for vegetarians. It is possible to produce processed meats such as burgers and sausages, from the cells taken from cow, chicken, pig, fish or other animals.// Growing meat without the animal would not only reduce the need for the animals, which often are kept in less than ideal conditions but also reduces the spread of disease from infected animal...

Women Growing Up In Poverty At Increased Risk Of Heart Disease

Women with disadvantaged childhoods are more likely to have a heart problem later in life compared to men, says a study... ..Researchers led by Jenifer Hamil-Luker, a post-doctoral fellow in sociology at Duke University, looked at data of nearly 10,000 people // born between 1931 and 1941, reports public service newswire AScribe. ....The data includes information on the participants' physical, m...
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