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Vitamin B12 can help in detecting cancers

... to find tumors. During the processes a patient is injected with radioactive vitamin B12. After three hours a gamma camera takes pictures of the body. Dr. Collins treated a patient with breast cancer and he says that, "The cancer stands out as a bright spot in the breast. It's very easy to detect." This is es...

Avoid sudden death by quick cooling

...colleagues are developing a material that could be injected into the lungs of cardiac arrest victims to rapidly cool their hearts and brains. Types of this material, a liquid-solid mixture called "slurry," are already being used to cool buildings. They have eight times the cooling ability of water, according ...

Experimental treatment for Ebola Virus Shows promising results in mice

...survived infection with the deadly Ebola virus and injected them into other Ebola-free mice. Later, these mice were then infected with Ebola virus. Nearly all the mice were protected against infection from the Ebola virus. A copy of the study report is published in the May issue of the Journal of Virology. ...

Virus Combats Brain Tumour

... reovirus were still alive, but all of the animals injected with the dead virus had died. Importantly, animals treated with live virus appeared to be healthy and gained weight, whereas the group treated with dead virus all lost weight and appeared to be ill," Forsyth and his colleagues write. This treatmen...

Double impact vaccine

...vaccine virus caused remission of lymphoma in mice injected with human cells containing the cancer.// Adele Fielding, lead Researcher describes the findings as an early step in potentially developing the measles vaccine virus into a treatment for patients with advanced lymphomas. The study involves the use o...

Male contraceptive in trial

...h stops the production of sperm.The drug, which is injected every three months, is a combination of hormones. In the trial, men are injected with a dose of progesterone, then a pellet of the male hormone testosterone is placed under the skin...

Drug abuse leads to long standing changes in the brain

...e," "crystal" or "glass"), can be smoked, snorted, injected or taken orally. The drug, often made in clandestine laboratories from inexpensive over-the-counter ingredients, is widely abused by diverse groups, including young adults who attend "raves" or private clubs, motorcycle gang members, male and female ...

Gene therapy restores sight

... infants are born partially blind. Bennett's team injected the eyeballs of dogs born with LCA with cells modified to contain the appropriate functional genes which restored the animals' sight.Humans are next"This is a dog model of a human disease," said Dr Jonathon Stone of Sydney University who studies the ...

Collagen improves voice quality in Parkinsonism

...uality in a group of 10 Parkinson's patients. They injected collagen - one of the proteins that makes up bone and skin - into the vocal cords in the larynx. For 8 of the 10 patients, the procedure led to an improvement in voice quality that lasted for at least two months. In the other cases, the disease was p...

Cement injections linked to osteoporosis

...res in 90 elderly patients with osteoporosis. They injected an acrylic cement into the affected area - a procedure formerly done during surgery. Two weeks later//, many patients reported substantial improvements - less pain, better sleep and more mobility. A few patients did experience relapses of pain, whil...

Better Treatment for obesity

...besity and overweight. The study shows that when injected into the bodies of rats, OEA caused the rats to eat significantly less food and gain weight at a slower pace. Studies are now under way to investigate how OEA works on a cellular and molecular level, and to determine whether OEA has appetite-suppress...

Early delivery can prevent cancer

...ected against breast cancer. When the animals were injected with a known carcinogen, they did not develop as many mammary tumours as expected. The research was carried out by a team at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, US.// About 10% of women in the West will develop breast cancer at some stage o...

IVF technique May Increase The Risk Of Birth Defects

... faults that can be passed on when spermatozoa are injected directly into the egg. // Dr Andre Van Steirteghem of the Free University in Brussels, who originally developed ICSI, has recently found that in ICSI pregnancies there are three times as many sex chromosome abnormalities, including loss of the Y ch...

Stem cell research

...ab, for example, they may eventually be able to be injected into the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease to replace degenerating tissue. "Because human embryonic stem cells represent, in principle, an indefinitely renewable source of any type of human cell, they have major applications in research and ...

Lancing tumours into the body

... devices are so small, Ishiyama says they could be injected into the body using standard hypodermic needles. Once inside a vein, they could be steered around the body magnetically.Inside the body, Ishiyama says the devices could carry drugs to the sites of infection. His latest prototype is even armed with a ...

A new study surpasses Gene Therapy Hurdle

...ne was transferred into human blood stem cells and injected into mice that were bred so they would not reject the human cells. After 9 weeks, Chengh felt that the researchers looked at all the cells descending from the stem cells and found only the APCs showed the green fluorescence. This is a green light for...

New Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

...te cancer patients. These dendritic cells are then injected under the patient's skin to trigger immune system to destroy the tumor. Patients received three doses of the vaccine at increased levels each time. Vieweg said four men developed flu-like symptoms and fever and four men experienced inflammation at t...

Foremost gene therapy for chest pain

... gene therapy to try to restart angiogenesis. They injected a gene for a growth factor that stimulates blood vessel generation into 70 men and women with angina. A further 20 people acted as controls. The gene therapy proved safe - the gene itself, introduced via a virus 'carrier', stayed in heart tissue. W...

The route to fertilization

...oduces large amounts of nitric oxide gas, which is injected into the egg once the sperm and the egg make contact."The injection of nitric oxide gas from the sperm triggers the release of calcium inside the egg about 30 seconds later. Calcium then activates nitric oxide synthase already present in the egg, p...

Blood test may aid foretell Alzheimer's

...re measured in the mice's blood. Animals then were injected with an antibody -- an immune system substance that fights infection -- called m266 -- which draws amyloid protein from the brain into the blood. Within five minutes of the m266 injection, amyloid levels increased dramatically in the blood, indicati...

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