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GM Rice to Tackle Diarrhea

... has been granted permission to grow a genetically modified (GM) variety of rice from which human proteins// c...rossed before the Ventria Bioscience's genetically modified food products reach supermarket shelves. Already critics have expressed alarm that parts of the mo...

Light-activated Compound May Be of Help for Epileptics in Future

... they had prior to exposure. Just to see where the modified steroid was going, though, researchers exposed the cells to light. "All of a sudden, the response to the steroid was back, and the nerve cells were more reluctant to react to stimuli," Mennerick says. "And we knew we had found something very intere...

Mothers in African Study Undereducated on Diarrhea

... was to “identify those determinants that could be modified by mothers to reduce morbidity associated with diarrhea.” Mediratta then trained 13 health facilitators at a local clinic to administer the survey to mothers who sought care there. Several other members of the community were selected to question ap...

Healing Bone With Stem Cells

...their latest round of experiments, the researchers modified the scaffold to hold epidermal growth factor (EGF) molecules, a protein that plays a role in growth and differentiation of many cells, including stem cells. According to research published earlier this year in the journal Stem Cells, adult stem cells...

Cells in the Lung Clear the Air to Prevent Lung Damage

...alveolar macrophages to take up lipids in the lung modified by the oxidant that would initiate an inflammatory... similar role in the removal of lipids in the lung modified by these oxidants was identified for another protein related to MARCO, SR-AI/II. As discussed in an ...

Gene Therapy Shows Promise as Treatment for Diseased Limbs

... The study drug, Ad2/HIF-1a/VP16, is a genetically modified form of the gene, intended to boost its active properties. The scientists theorized that HIF-1a may normalize oxygen levels in the cells by increasing interactions among multiple cytokines and genes that contribute to cell growth and facilitate survi...

Cholesterol in Stroke Patients Exceeds National Guidelines

...Cholesterol Education Program. The guidelines were modified in 2004 with even lower ideal cholesterol levels proposed as an option for people at high risk of cardiovascular disease. The study was supported in part by grants from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The study informat...

Specially Treated Prawns for Seafood Allergy Sufferers

...e preferable for people wary of eating genetically modified foods. Source-Eurekalert PRI...

Learning to Prevent Medical Mistakes in Caring for Stroke Patients

...ts with stroke, and hospital procedures need to be modified to reduce the likelihood// of error and patients getting hurt, according to a study. For the study, researchers analyzed provider-reported adverse events and errors within a voluntary and mandatory event reporting system in stroke patients admitte...

Cholesterol and Insulin Secretion -bound by a Gene

... in cells. When the scientists used genetically modified mice to switch off these genes, it was seen that obviously, the cholesterol levels in these cells began to get upset. They increased significantly and strangely, the rats began to show symptoms of diabetes like reduced levels of insulin and glucose i...

Modified Ligament Surgery Improves Outcomes Players, Athletes

...layers//, to their prior level of competition. The modified surgery repairs a torn medial collateral ligament ...traumatic than the classic Tommy John surgery, the modified surgery called the docking procedure, with time, is likely to become the gold standard for treating ...

Influenza Virus also Protects Against H5N1

...d mice survived infection with a virus genetically modified to make human N1, while half of another group of vaccinated mice survived infection with H5N1 itself. The St. Jude investigators then showed that the antibodies made against N1 protected the mice against the challenges. Specifically, the team colle...

Carbon Nanoneedles For Drug Delivery

...hool of Pharmacy, University of London, chemically modified carbon nanotubes by adding a range of different fu...to tackle this problem does exist, but needs to be modified to address this specific case. The researchers are currently pursuing this line of investigation as ...

Wartime Raises Stress, BP Rates in Military Offspring

...nnaire developed by the military for personnel and modified for adolescents, a survey to assess psychosocial concerns such as sense of well-being and faith in government as well as more objective heart rate and blood pressure measures. Not surprisingly, they found that particularly adolescents with deployed...

Cancer Research May Help Biofuels

... falling coke machines every year than genetically modified foods," he said. "Eighty percent of the corn and soy sold worldwide has biotech inside of it. You ate a transgene at breakfast this morning if you had cereal; I guarantee it." Source-Bio-Bio Technology SRI...

Oleic-acid-rich Sunflowers Give Trans-fat Alternative - Study

Oil from genetically modified sunflowers has increased stability against oxidati...cepted in the US, public concerns over genetically modified food sources seem certain to present a barrier to the introduction of such an oil in Europe, and par...

Drink Red Wine to Stay Young

...e Spanish Ageing Research Network took genetically modified mice who suffered accelerated ageing. The researchers led by professor Dario Acuna Castroviejo, of the University of Granada, Spain, gave the rodents melatonin every day from five months of age and found that it helped counteract their age-related...

Researchers Make Strides in VCJD Detection

...University College, London (UCL), used genetically modified mice to show that blocking the body's ability to make its own natural, healthy prions, reversed early symptoms of the disease. They infected mice with abnormal prions and found they began to develop disease. But when the mice stopped producing the...

Reservation For SC/ST Candidates Under 50% All India Quota

...website”. Accordingly, now the prospectus stands modified to the extent by which 15% of All India Quota seats will be allotted in favour of SC candidates and 7.5% in favour of ST candidates. There is, however, no change in the quantum of All India Quota PG seats, which is 50% as, directed by the Hon’ble Sup...

Researchers Investigate Gene Linked With Circadian Liver Clock

...t they could turn on or off at will. The authors modified a transcription factor called REV-ERBa that shuts ...ression via suppression of a clock gene Bmal1. The modified gene had tetracycline-responsive elements (TREs) that respond to tetracycline and similar antibiotic...

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