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The Hospital Superbugs

...el Minton and his team have developed the ClosTron knock out system which can target specific genes in C. diff and other clostridial species. For the very first time scientists have an extremely rapid and effective way of identifying and deactivating the toxins and other factors that cause the disease a...

Genome Annotation by Mutation

...e genes they control malfunction. We know how to knock out genes, and that technology is very good at changing any given gene in a designed manner, Capecchi says. The negative side is, it takes work and money to do that. The new method is a cheaper way of knocking out a gene as well as regulatory sequenc...

Boffins Develop New Technique to Hunt Illness-causing Mutants in Non-gene DNA

... needed to develop new treatments. "We know how to knock out genes, and that technology is very good at changing any given gene in a designed manner. The negative side is, it takes work and money to do that," Capecchi says. The new method is "a cheaper way of knocking out a gene as well as regulatory seq...

Soft Drink Additive Could Cause Cell Damage

...to the point that they totally inactivate it: they knock it out altogether. "The mitochondria consumes the oxygen to give you energy and if you damage it - as happens in a number if diseased states - then the cell starts to malfunction very seriously. And there is a whole array of diseases that are now bei...

How Plague-Causing Bacteria Disarm Host Defense

...rippling the bodys immune system. In essence, they knock down the front door of resistance and disarm the cells alarm system. Now, researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have identified a novel molecular target for an effector protein called YpkA, one of several...

Genome of Botulism Bacterium Revealed

...ersity of Nottingham, has developed new methods to knock out genes in clostridia. "Even after decades of research, only a handful of mutants had been made in clostridia, and none in C. botulinum," Professor Minton explains. "We have developed a highly efficient system, the ClosTron, with which we have, i...

American Who Set Off TB Scare Apologizes, Lung Surgery an Option for Him

... up to two months, and that if antibiotics fail to knock out the extremely drug-resistant infection, he may have to undergo surgery to remove infected lung tissue, about the size of a tennis ball. Surgery to remove pieces of the lung was more common before the advent of sophisticated drugs in the 1960s. ...

Global Warming 55 Million Years Ago Too, Thanks to Fossil Fuels

...t may have been just enough to warm the oceans and knock over the next climatic domino: vast stores of frozen methane hydrate in cold sea beds. When these thawed and bubbled up they added a few thousand more giga-tons of carbon into the atmosphere and heated up the global climate to what scientists call th...

Knocking Out Survival Protein Could Fight Leukemia

An effective way to fight leukemia might be to knock out a specific protein that protects cancer cells from dying, a new study shows// . The findings suggest that a drug that can block this “survival protein” might on its own be an effective therapy. But such a drug used in combination with sever...

Scientists Find Clue for the Prevalence of Bladder Cancer More in Men

...ases like prostate or bladder cancer in men." To knock out the androgen receptor, the team used a compound known as ASC-J9, a synthetic chemical compound that is loosely based on a compound found in curcumin. Chang's laboratory, in collaboration with San Diego-based AndroScience Corp., has screened hundr...

Knocking Out Survival Protein Could Aid Leukemia Treatment

An effective way to fight leukemia might be to knock out a specific protein that protects cancer cells from dying, a new study// shows. The findings suggest that a drug that can block this 'survival protein' might on its own be an effective therapy. But such a drug used in combination with several ...

Drinking Age Must Be Raised to Curb Binge Drinking-Voices Warn

...rb the binge-drinking spree that is threatening to knock out teenagers. // In an article for the journal published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), journalist Jasper Gerard claims that Britain has "lost the plot" over the regulation of alcohol. Gerard purports "tough love", which is...

Child Abuse - When God’s Gifts Land in Devils’ Clutchs

...m eked out a living in a neighborhood household. A knock on the door jolted her out of her joyous reverie. She hastened to answer the door bell. The man, her uncle, was a devil in disguise. He locked the door and raped her repeatedly. It was yet another day in Suresh’s life. As he dressed for school, he ...

Natural Brain Substance Linked to Parkinson's Symptoms

...of the endocannabinoids, the scientists found, can knock the system out of balance to produce the characteristic tremor, rigidity and other mobility problems of Parkinson's disease patients. The shortage arises when another signaling system in the brain, driven by the neurotransmitter dopamine, starts to...

Micro-organisms Ensconced in the Kitchen Sponge Meet Their Nemesis in a Microwave

... jiffy. "Basically what we find is that we could knock out most bacteria in two minutes," said study co-author Gabriel Bitton. "People often put their sponges and scrubbers in the dishwasher, but if they really want to decontaminate them and not just clean them, they should use the microwave." Home ki...

Fat Myth About Skimmed Milk

...k and in their interest to shed weight, completely knock off whole milk from their diet//. A study was conducted recently with 19,000 middle-age women, habituated to consume one serving of whole milk or cheese each day. The finding revealed that such women had gained less weight as compared to those who ...

High Doses of Lithium-Like Drugs May Impair Neuronal Function

...lencing. "RNA silencing allows you to specifically knock down the level of a particular protein inside the cell," Snider said. In a second set of experiments, the researchers treated mouse neurons with a low dose and a high dose of a GSK-3 beta inhibitor similar to lithium. The high dose impaired neurona...

Jingle All the Way With a Lean and Fit Santa!

...ed to diet on a war footing. It is imperative they knock off atleast 7 inches at their waist, if they want to be around for next Christmas. The average waist size of Santas this season was an ample 47 inches. Health guidelines have recommended that a waist circumference of above 40 inches for men and 3...

Internet Health Advice Causing More Harm than Good

...h, so by providing high quality information we can knock down the myths and misinformation peddled by these sites. 'We want to make sure that every healthcare professional who deals with eating disorders has access to high quality information and is able to recommend where patients and their families can ...

Rourke changes his wild ways

... you to watch this. If he touches me, I'm going to knock him right out'. And they got rid of him.' Rourke added: 'In the old days, I would have just punched him in the mouth. He was being really rude and obnoxious, but I'm now able to evaluate and see what the consequences are.' Source-IANS...

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