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To Patent or Not-A Question of Life

...risis. Novartis is backing its right to patent a modified version of its drug Glivec produced in India, used to treat leukemia. If it wins its case this will mean the cost of the drug shooting to almost ten times its present value and a move towards more stringent rules on drug patenting. This in turn wil...

Suppression of Enzyme Delays a Type of Breast Cancer

...onducted on laboratory mice which were genetically modified to develop into a breast cancer condition of humans. This research headed by Michel L.Tremblay along with Sophie Julien of McGill cancer Center, Quebec delayed the advancement of a particular kind of breast cancer linked to ERBB2 gene. In this case...

Immune System Gears Up by Specific Enzymes

...r studies using animal cells that were genetically modified to carry LAG-3 on their surface; the researchers also used drugs that inhibit enzymes that chop off LAG-3. The team demonstrated that the two enzymes that cleave LAG-3 are controlled by of distinct but overlapping signals generated from the T cell re...

Learning Slows Physical Progression of Alzheimer's Disease: Study

...al of Neuroscience. This study with genetically modified mice is the first to show that short but repeated learning sessions can slow a process known for causing the protein beta amyloid to clump in the brain and form plaques, which disrupt communication between cells and lead to symptoms of Alzheimer's di...

Minister Calls for Action Plan To Solve Man-Animal Conflict

...se, degradation of the habitat, suitability of man modified habitats to leopard, presence of stray dogs and cattle in forest fringe areas etc. are some of them. Crops like sugarcanes and tea estates provide excellent cover for leopards that facilitates their existence close to human beings and thus escalates ...

'Hen Factories' To Synthesize Cancer Drugs

...lar breed of egg-laying hens, were genetically modified to produce complex therapeutic proteins in commercially viable quantities. The gene for the specific protein is injected into the hen's DNA, specifically into that part that controls the production of egg white. Some of these genetically- engineere...

A Spoonful Of Sugar to 'Switch' the Bacteria on and Off

...ill provide that control." Professor Carding has modified one of the trillions of bacteria in the human gut so that it will produce human growth factors which help repair the layer of cells lining the colon, so reducing inflammation caused by IBD. But he's also adapted the bacteria so it only activates in t...

‘Sweet Revenge’ on Inflammatory Bowel Diseae

... On encountering the added source of xylan, the modified bacteria produce cytokines, which heal the gut. A patient can control the amount of cytokines being produced by controlling how much xylan they eat; when the xylan runs out cytokine production stops. Carding believes this discovery could even le...

EU States Agree on Clone Food Plan

..., coined several years ago to describe genetically modified foods and blamed for helping to sway public opinion against them. Source: Bio - Bio TechnologyBR>SRM...

Researchers Explore the Effect of Engineered Immune Cells on HIV

...tralize the virus," says Wang. "If we can design a modified virus that will deliver these antibodies to chosen... " he says. "Once manufactured recombinantly, this modified virus – the lentiviral vector -- becomes a natural delivery system that can transport useful genes i...

No Pills Just Omelets

...ange of these molecules in the milk of genetically modified sheep, goats, cows and rabbits. Chickens are preferred by scientists because of their short life span and the ability to produce eggs in large numbers and at higher frequencies. Some of the birds have been engineered to lay eggs that contain miR...

Respite for Burn Victims

...e found that this could be produced by genetically modified skin cells. In this connection, a team of resear...that in case of patients with burn injuries, these modified skin cells can be used for skin grafting. Presently, such patients are treated with heavy doses of...

Allergic Reactions to Insulin Have Declined

...uenced, and the sequence placed in bacteria. These modified organisms then produce the human insulin protein which can then be purified and used for therapy. Fewer people react to this 'recombinant insulin' because this is the human protein. Now that scientists know the gene sequence, the shape of the insuli...

Genetically Altered Cells Prevent Lethal Infections in Substituted Skin

Researchers have developed modified skin cells which on being added to cultured skin s...bat infections. "If we can add these genetically modified cells to bioengineered skin substitutes, it would provide an important defense system boost during t...

Mercury Contamination (Hotspots) Identified

...is concentrated up to a millionfold and chemically modified in aquatic food chains, resulting in dangerous levels of methylmercury in some wildlife species. Greater deposition of mercury near areas that are highly sensitive to the element or that are already affected by it could raise the risk to people and...

Drug Therapy Offers Little Benefit for Some Patients Undergoing Angioplasty or Stent Procedure

...comes, and we have previously shown that it can be modified by pexelizumab the extent to which inflammation is caused by vs. contributes to myocardial damage is unknown. Timing of administration of therapies and targeting high-risk patients most likely to benefit are likely important variables in the modulati...

TB can Be Eradicated in the U.S With Modified Guidelines: Study

...ctively in the US the present guidelines should be modified affirms a recent work published in the American Journal of Respiratory and// Critical Care Medicine. This will need all foreign immigrants to be classified as "high-risk,” when they have originally come from high risk areas around the world.This pape...

Scientists Come Up With A Powerful Weapon To Fight Drug Resistant Bacteria

...thesize, less prone to resistance, and potentially modified to target a large range of bacterial and fungal infections. Source-Eurekalert PRI...

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sex Bias

... For this novel experiment, mice were genetically modified with a well-established RA susceptibility, the allele HLA-DRB1*0401. This gene variant is linked to anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) autoantibodies, which precede the onset of RA. Collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) in the mice was initiated...

A New Viral Infection Causes Death Of A Baby In Britain

A new virus, a modified strain, has led to the death of a 27-week-old baby boy in a hospital in Britain.// Five other pre mature babies are undergoing treatment. The babies are undergoing treatment at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after they were found to be...

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