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FDA Extends GRAS Approval Listex to All Food Products

...able phages per gram are often present. Phages are harmless to humans, animals and plants, and target only bacterial cells. They are extremely specific in regard to the bacteria they recognize. The LISTEX(TM) bacteriophages target only Listeria bacteria (leaving desirable bacteria in place), and are easy to a...

The Hospital Superbugs

...cer treatments that are delivered by the spores of harmless clostridial species that target the cancer tissue; (ii) more effectively controlling the food borne bacterium C. botulinum, and (iii) improving the efficiency of the production of the biofuel butanol by C. acetobutylicum using metabolic engineering. ...

Gadrasil Could Prove Effective in Men too

...gainst two other HPV strains that cause relatively harmless genital warts. Merck says it did this because the wart strains can confuse HPV screening tests and cause unnecessary anxiety among patients. Some researchers, however, have said that this grouping will encourage men to get vaccinated to prevent ...

Researchers Say Brain Region Responsible for Pain's Ability to Seek Attention

... of pain caused by the zapping of their hands by a harmless laser beam. Researchers scanned the volunteers' ...ional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) which uses harmless magnetic fields and radio waves to scan the brain to determine blood flow across regions, which refl...

Parkinsons Disease Mechanism Identified

...enzyme is known as a peroxidase and acts to render harmless the chemically active reactive oxygen species that are produced inside mitochondria in the process of generating energy for the cell. Specifically, the researchers found that treating neurons with MPTP activates Cdk5 to switch off Prx2. Whats more, ...

Smokers may Develop Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

...olleagues. The genetic variant we studied seemed harmless on its own, said Alireza Sadeghnejad, M.D., Ph.D., lead author. But when someone has this variant, there is more of an adverse effect of smoking on lung function. Therefore, in combination with smoking, this genetic variant represents a risk factor f...

Genetic Variation in Some Smokers Increases Chances of Developing COPD

... tobacco. "The genetic variant we studied seemed harmless on its own. But when someone has this variant, there is more of an adverse effect of smoking on lung function. Therefore, in combination with smoking, this genetic variant represents a risk factor for COPD," said Alireza Sadeghnejad, M.D., Ph.D., lea...

Scorpion Venom may Help Treat Cancer

...a and the Caribbean. The majority of scorpions are harmless to human beings although the sting is extremely painful and requires treatment. Researchers have found that when applied to tumours, the chemical chlorotoxin found in scorpion venom can distinguish cancer from healthy tissue, even when it affects on...

Aedes Agypti Mosquitos Immune System Revealed

...Aedes mosquito with similar groups of genes in the harmless fruit fly and the Anopheles mosquito that transmits malaria. When comparing the two different mosquitoes, the scientists found some similarities in the genes controlling their respective immune systems, but also numerous differences. The team aims ...

Violent Videogames Attract Criticism Again

... in 2012. While occasional use of video games is harmless and may even help with some disorders like autism, doctors said in extreme cases it can interfere with day-to-day necessities like working, showering or even eating. "Working with this problem is no different than working with alcoholic patients. ...

Too Much of Acidic Foods can Cause Permanent Damage to Teeth

...it, yoghurt, citric and soft drinks, may seem like harmless snacks and beverages, but improper consumption and overuse may lead to devastating and permanent damage to teeth. Its known as tooth erosion, the break down of tooth structure caused by the effect of acid on the teeth that leads to decay. Early ...

Potential Target for Allergy Therapy

...k under control. A food protein can be perfectly harmless to one person and lethal to another, said Dr Nicoletti. We have identified the missing molecule that normally keeps immune responses under control and appropriate. Having a food allergy means that the immune system responds to a food protein as if ...

Scientists Discover Rare gene-for-gene Interaction That Helps Bacteria Kill Their Host

...100 cells of it are typically enough but most are harmless to humans and can be used as a biological control mechanism to replace pesticide use. The researchers, from the universities of Bath, Bristol and Exeter, all in the UK, used the large caterpillar Manduca sexta (tobacco hornworm) to study the bacter...

Deadly Virus Hits Popular Lake in US

...an 25 confirmed species of fish, but is apparently harmless to humans. Infected fish bleed to death. There is no known treatment for either the fish or the infested body of water. Fishing enthusiast Dick Koerner, Neenah, is worried about what the virus could mean to Lake Winnebagos vulnerable sturgeon popul...

Suicide Gene Therapy Kills Bowel Cancer Cells

...rus produces a protein that activates an otherwise harmless prodrug, given separately. Because this drug is only activated in tumours, it selectively kills only cancer cells. In normal tissue, the drug remains inactive, so healthy cells are not affected. This is the first time such a therapy has proved su...

Researchers Use Gene Therapy to Restore Eyesight in Blind Mice

... As a part of the research the researchers used a harmless virus to provide corrective genes to mice with a genetic impairment that blocks their vision. Researchers measured the electrical activity in the retinas of mice for two months after the administering the gene therapy injection into the subretinal ...

New Gene Therapy may Be Helpful in Eliminating Arthritis Pain

... For delivering into cells, the researchers use harmless viruses called vectors, which have evolved to invade human cells and insert their DNA. They say that one injection of a newly designed gene therapy relieved 100 per cent of osteoarthritic pain in the study model, besides bringing about a nearly 35 ...

Genome of Botulism Bacterium Revealed

... For each type, there is also a near-identical but harmless relative that lacks the toxin. C. sporogenes is the non-malignant, near twin of the organism sequenced. Professor Mike Peck, from the Institute of Food Research, commented that "It is astonishing that 43% of the predicted genes in the C. botulinum ...

Stop Smoking, Start Living: World No Tobacco Day

...ere is a conscious effort to make cigarettes look harmless and their attractive names, flavor and glow-in the dark packaging are aimed at promoting the product to the young. In the Middle East sheesha or water-pipe smoking is getting increasingly popular among teenagers. Many believe that it is rela...

Common Desert Shrub may Increase Longevity

...harmful to people. Occasionally, something that is harmless in mice turns out to be highly toxic for people, Miller cautioned. He also pointed out that the Food and Drug Administration does not evaluate the safety of such herbal remedies. The study, now in its fourth year, will test as many as two dozen p...

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