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Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...that the rtPCR technology allowed for a relatively inexpensive and rapid analysis on equipment available at most medical centres. "For now, we need to better understand the immune signatures for the most common human cancers in order to identify the most important targets for immunotherapy," he said....

Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected

...ions. As bioterrorism agents, Brucella strains are inexpensive to produce and disperse, according to an August 2005 article in the CDC journal Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID). Coxiella burnetii causes a flulike disease in humans that is rarely fatal, according to the CDC. It is called Q fever. 'Query feve...

Scientists Destroy Cancer Cells Using Electric Pulses

...shows remarkable promise as a "minimally invasive, inexpensive surgical technique to treat cancer. It has the advantages that it is easy to apply, is not affected by local blood flow, and can be monitored and controlled using electrical impedance tomography," he added. The researchers said that they would cont...

MIT's Green Nano-factories to Produce Eco-friendly Batteries

...waste, grow at room temperature, and promise to be inexpensive and largely biodegradable. A 2004 winner of the MacArthur Foundation "Genius Award," Dr. Belcher says that her latest research could address the energy crisis, the need for better medical treatments, and the demand for clean water. "Nano-techno...

Anti-malarial Drug may Help Reduce Risk of Diabetes in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

...ch as hydroxychloroquine, a long-standing safe and inexpensive treatment for an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, theoretically may improve glucose tolerance and prevent diabetes mellitus, according to background information in the article. In vitro and animal studies indicate that antimalarials i...

Scientists Have Invented New Device to Reap Fresh Water from the Air

...ifa, Israel-based Geotectura Studio. He said the inexpensive solution could prove a boon for people in the remote or polluted areas. Taking inspiration from the passive way dew gathers on leaves, spider webs, even on sleeping bags and tents, Cory and colleague Eyal Malka of Malka Architects designed a four-...

2 Minute Delay in Cutting Cord can Give Babies a 'significant' Health Boost

...hought. "Late clamping of the umbilical cord is an inexpensive way of enhancing blood status, preventing anaemia over the first three months of life and enriching iron stores for as long as six months," the researchers state. "Although this is of particular importance for developing countries in which anaemia ...

Food Council Makes Right Decision With Mandatory Folate Fortification

...vent neural tube defect in pregnancies. It is an inexpensive and highly effective way to reduce this severe birth defect, Dr Thomas said. ANZFRMC has taken an important step towards reducing the incidence of this life-threatening condition. The AMA welcomes the decision and supports the implementation of the...

Using Portion-control Dishes can Help Obese Diabetics Lose Weight

...rmacotherapy," the authors state. "This simple, inexpensive tool also enabled obese patients with diabetes mellitus to decrease their hypoglycemic medication requirements. This intervention holds promise for use in overweight populations with and without diabetes mellitus," they add. The study is published ...

Weight Control for Obese Diabetics

...pharmacotherapy, the authors write. This simple, inexpensive tool also enabled obese patients with diabetes mellitus to decrease their hypoglycemic medication requirements. This intervention holds promise for use in overweight populations with and without diabetes mellitus....

Expand HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs, Experts Stress

...t of HIV-infected pregnant women had access to the inexpensive anti-retroviral drugs that greatly reduce the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmissions. In the African countries most seriously affected by AIDS, only 12 percent of men and 10 percent of women had been tested for the HIV virus and knew their statu...

A Blood Test Developed in Australia to Repair DNA Damage

...enome damage can be reversed or reduced by simple, inexpensive measures such as changes to diet and lifestyle. "Optimising the amount of folate (a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food) and vitamin B12 in the diet is one of the most important known factors in reducing genome damage and this te...

Gluten Intolerance Cases Diagnosed Late in UK

...iagnosed. "And yet, it is easy to diagnose with inexpensive blood tests available to quickly identify cases in primary care. "There is no reason why people should not be diagnosed more quickly, and avoid years of debilitating pain and ill-health." Professor Mayur Lakhani, head of the Royal College of GP...

Lymphocyte Count Found to Be a Predictor of Survival for Young Patients With Leukemia

...rics. "A complete blood count test is a universal, inexpensive test. There is the potential for physicians worldwide to look at the ALC count to help determine whether the patient needs additional treatment options that aren't available in every center." In addition to pediatric acute leukemias, these researc...

Quality Improvement Effort Pays Off in Diabetes Care

...cago-based research team reports that a relatively inexpensive national effort to improve the process of care at selected clinics was able to make enough difference in its first four years that, if sustained, it could reduce patients' lifetime risk of blindness, end-stage kidney disease and coronary artery disea...

Tomatoes are Not So Effective in Preventing Prostate Cancer

...ng, since lycopene might have offered a simple and inexpensive way to lower prostate cancer risk for men concerned about this common disease," said Ulrike Peters, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. "Unfortunately, this easy answer just does not work." Peters added. Previous studies...

Students Devise Oral Quick-dissolve Strips for Rotavirus Vaccine

...uid vaccine. We wanted this to be as simple and as inexpensive as possible.' The idea originated last year at Aridis Pharmaceuticals, a San Jose, Calif., firm that possesses vaccine stabilization technologies and a rotavirus vaccine that is made stable at room temperatures. Seeking a product resembling breath-...

Soy Nuts may Improve Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels in Women

...herefore, dietary soy may be a practical, safe and inexpensive modality to reduce blood pressure. If the findings are repeated in a larger group they may have important implications for reducing cardiovascular risk in postmenopausal women on a population basis," they conclude....

People With Physical Disabilities can Now Play Music With Their Nose!

...rument" can be operated merely with the help of an inexpensive Web camera and specialised computer software developed by Van Dusen. "The cost of the hardware and software is not going to be expensive and that makes it accessible," Discovery quoted Leaf Miller, a professional musician and an occupational therap...

"Pre-treatment Blood Test" A New Guide to Lung Cancer Therapy

...are confirmed, we will be able to use a simple and inexpensive blood test to select the most beneficial therapy for each patient. Targeted cancer therapies are the newest generation of anti-cancer drugs. In contrast to traditional chemotherapy, targeted therapies affect proteins and signaling pathways that are...

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