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Prescription Drug - Helps People Stop Smoking

...moke and withdrawal symptoms, which is otherwise a hurdle when a smoker tries to quit smoking. A study of more than 600 smokers found that use of an antidepressant drug called buproprion was a significant aid in helping subjects stop smoking. The study also found that the drug lessened the problem of weigh...

A new study surpasses Gene Therapy Hurdle

...make changes to the immune system, Chengh said.The hurdle has been to modify only the immune cells, not all ...cing other blood cells to make the substance. That hurdle was overcome last year, by researchers....

Researchers find new HIV hiding place

...findings add to that challenge, providing one more hurdle that doctors must overcome. But the hope is that we will be able to use this new information for good," he said. "For example, we may be able to tailor future treatment methods to try to suppress or purge the virus from these cells. George said that...

Hair cells can generate more stem cells than scalp

...able of becoming any cell on maturation. One major hurdle in the stem cell research was the production of the stem cells. Taking these cells from the human embryo had generated a lot of controversies. Hence this new source of stem cells will boost not only the study of the stem cells and their therapeutic u...

Transplant helps diabetes

...r with Edmonton protocol than transplants. Another hurdle on the road toward a cure is that there are not enough islet cells to go around. The Edmonton technique actually requires islet cells from two donor pancreases for each patient transplanted. Shapiro feels that since there is tremendous excitement wit...

“Super Broccoli” Could Confer Better Cancer Protectin

...hich contained large amounts of sulforaphane, this hurdle could be overcome. "Eating larger portions may have additional benefits, since broccoli is also a rich source of other vitamins and minerals," he observed. But skeptics are not easily convinced, "The research backs current thinking that genetic diffe...

UC Researchers: Low-cost malaria cure will not be a distant dream

...ly critical step for us because it was the biggest hurdle to producing the drug in microbes.” Though it may take another five years for the availability of an affordable drug in the market, yet this will not be a distant dream. ...

Stem Cell Technology Gives Hope in Spinal Cord Injuries

... of stem-cell lines in the United States was a big hurdle to be crossed as hundreds of thousands of the GRP cells would be required to act in a person. Young still remains optimistic that the day was not too far when scientists would be able to make any cell into a stem cell. In the future Davies hopes ...

‘Family Honour’ Hinder Pakistani Girls In Getting Educatin

...n local communities, the report highlights a major hurdle - there are simply too few educated women in many Pakistani villages to staff schools for girls. A lead economist in the World Bank's South Asia Region, Vishwanath says that restrictions on mobility are undercutting the ability of women to access s...

Jaipur Girl’s Rare Feat: The Youngest To Pass Class 12 At The Age Of 1

...ha, however, is disappointed that her age is a big hurdle for her future plans. "I took up science because I wanted to be a doctor. Despite my achievement, I am not allowed to take the pre-medical test as according to rules the minimum age required is 17 years. My pre-medical form has been rejected on the...

Cancer Survivor Gives Birth To Baby Girl

...self. In my eyes cancer wasn't permanent; it was a hurdle I had to clear. Infertility, on the other hand, was permanent and something I wasn't sure I could handle. Ultimately I wanted my life after cancer to include having a family. That is why I wanted to survive,” said Lindsay. “This is one of the most im...

Women Doubtful of Food Research Benefiting Them

...y and omega-3 fatty acids, for example, is a major hurdle they said. "It is impossible to predict and extrapolate information in studies using men that are aimed at women," said Bernadene Magnuson, a food toxicologist. Until recently, she said, "there was a general belief that men and women didn't diffe...

Heart Treatment from Vasogen Shows Promise

...tech firm Vasogen Inc. failed a key clinical trial hurdle in June, has still helped more than 70 per cent of patients.// Vasogen chief executive officer David Elsley said that he was confident the detailed analysis presented at the World Congress of Cardiology meant its Celacade device-based therapy now h...

Libyan Lawyers For The HIV-positive Children Seek 15million Dinars As Compensation

... the case to a lower court. This case has been a hurdle affecting the return of normal relations between Libya and the West with the diplomatic and trade ties just about to get pleasant after decades of hostility and ostracism. Washington has for long backed Bulgaria and the European Union in their statem...

Identifying Bottlenecks to Breastfeeding

...host of attitudinal challenges// that pose a major hurdle to ensuring more number of breast fed babies. Among western countries, Ireland has one of the lowest breast feeding rates. Internationally acclaimed breastfeeding specialist, Dr Jack Newman of the University of Toronto, said, “In the case of infant ...

First International Gene Screen for Typical ALS Is on Track

... common form of the disease, has crossed its first hurdle with the// successful compiling of genetic information on more than 1,000 patients and controls. Researchers in the study, supported by The Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke...

A Breakthrough in the Study of Hepatitis C

... of Washington School of Medicine has crossed this hurdle using a human fetal hepatocyte culture system that was previously developed in his lab. Using this system, his group has demonstrated sustained replication and production of virus particles for at least 2 months, with these virus particles able to in...

New Hope for Regenerative Medicine

... uniparental ES cell research faces the biological hurdle of genomic imprinting, in which specific gene expression patterns are dictated by the parental origin. Uniparental cells only have the imprinting marks for one parental type (or "from one parent") with unknown consequences if harvested and transplant...

Stem Cells in Liposuctioned Fat can Heal Injuries

...s insists that the transformation is possible. The hurdle lies not with the genes but with a cell’s epigenetic status, the subtle chemical modifications of DNA and its surrounding histone proteins. Epigenetic marks contribute to switching genes on and off, and stem cells rely on them heavily as they divide ...

Scientists Genetically Engineer Tomatoes With Enhanced Folate Content

...fected by this alteration." And there is another hurdle the researchers must clear. Boosting the production of folate in tomatoes involved increasing the level of another chemical in the plant, pteridine. Little is known about this chemical, which is found in virtually all fruits and vegetables. Source-N...

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