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Asthma may actually be prevented by Dust and Dirt

...ct. "Endotoxin seems to drive the immune system to produce cytokines that inhibit certain processes in the body that may lead to asthma," said Andy Liu, M.D., a National Jewish childhood asthma specialist and principal author of the article in the issue from 11.6.00 of The Lancet. Because asthma rates are v...

Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver

...em cells, known as "master cells" because they can produce a variety of different kinds of cells, might one day be manipulated to create custom-grown organ transplants. "The liver is an incredibly regenerative organ using its own cells," Dr. Neil Theise of the New York University School of Medicine, who le...

A Porcine Dolly

...sfully cloned pigs. One of the teams promises to produce an "ultimate pig" for human transplantation studies in 4 years. Even as these studies race off the press, a third report -- its publication also expedited by Nature -- finds that porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERV) can be transmitted across specie...

New Way to "See" Genes, Evaluate Effectiveness of Gene Therapies Discovered

...a special radioactive molecule. The reporter genes produce a protein that traps the radioactive molecules, and the radioactivity causes the regions of the body in which the reporter gene is present to glow "hot" during a positron emission tomography (PET) scan. This will allow physicians to locate the report...

Evidence Links Protein Damage to Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

... Parkinson's it is dopamine. When the neurons that produce these chemicals die or become impaired, which occurs with oxidation, the eventual results are tremors and sometimes dementia. New evidence links oxidative damage in a protein found in nerve cells to the development of degenerative diseases of the n...

White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk

...are the same, Patients who have heart attacks that produce one type of electrocardiogram tracing called "non-Q-wave myocardial infarction" are treated either with procedures such as balloon angioplasty or bypass surgery or are managed with medications that relieve their chest pain....

Special proteins to fight TB identified

...aded by Dr. Stewart to opine that finding a way to produce extra heat-shock proteins represents a potential method of protecting people from TB. Dr. Stewart added that the study demonstrated the potential for a new class of drugs, which by inducing the bacterium to manufacture heat-shock proteins would make...

Gene Therapy shows promise in treating Hemophilia

...n malignant. The next step is to look for ways to produce more clotting factor consistently....

Unravelling the secrets of ‘Huntingtin’ Protein - towards the treatment of ‘Huntingtons’ Disase

...s patients' mutated huntingtin protein that cannot produce proper amounts of BDNF, which leads to brain deterioration. "Prior to this we thought that [Huntington's] was due to a toxic activity caused by the mutant protein. Here we show that there is a loss of normal function" Dr. Elena Cattaneo said. "Ther...

Unravelling the secrets of ‘Huntingtin’ Protein - towards the treatment of Huntingtins’ Disese

...s patients' mutated huntingtin protein that cannot produce proper amounts of BDNF, which leads to brain deterioration. "Prior to this we thought that [Huntington's] was due to a toxic activity caused by the mutant protein. Here we show that there is a loss of normal function" Dr. Elena Cattaneo said. "Ther...

Heart disease threat starts early in life for Diabetics

...une destruction of the pancreatic islet cells that produce insulin. Result of this the body no longer produces insulin and and there is a raise in the blood sugar levels. Individuals with this type I Diabetes develop are at a higher risk to develop heart disease even at their teens. The team of researchers ...

Analgesic abuse - cause for chronic headache in children

...sics suppress the intrinsic effect of the brain to produce pain-killing chemicals on its own. "The more of these medications you take, the less your own brain makes," Dr. Merle L. Diamond, associate director of the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago, Illinois added. Dr. Natan Gadoth, professor of neurology ...

WORM! WORM! all the way

...s would create organisms genetically engineered to produce vaccines and drugs to treat IBD and other diseases. Weinstock said even genetically engineered helminths are a possibility. But doctors face at least two potential hurdles before probiotics with genetically modified organisms becomes a reality: cont...

New treatment for Osteoporosis

...hours.The team developed a calss of compounds that produce only the fast signals. Rats, given the new compound show up to 70% increase in bone strength. According to Kousteni it could even strengthen the bones in healthy people....

Garlic a day keeps cancer away

...allyl disulfide in garlic is known to make the gut produce enzymes that clear out cancer-causing particles. Now two New Zealand scientists have fed varying levels of disulfide to rats and found it increased levels of the cancer-protecting gut enzymes by up to 60 per cent when given in amounts equivalent// t...

A treatment for blindness

...of the eye to destroy cells within the retina that produce the irregular blood vessels.// Researchers from New York report on a 10-year follow up of 291 children born prematurely in 1986 and 1987. Those with ROP in both eyes were treated with cryotherapy in one eye. Those with ROP in one eye either receive...

A new growth factor identified

...esses affecting these glands. The endocrine glands produce various hormones such as ovaries, testicles, pancreas, pituitary and thyroid.// Scientists have known for several years, that a specific protein called VEGF triggers new blood vessel growth throughout the body. This has been investigated as a treatm...

Babies of the deaf communicate

...s, then the babies exposed to sign language should produce significantly different kinds of hand motions. Indeed, he found that only the babies born to deaf parents silently ``babbled,'' making hand motions that were significantly slower and corresponded to chunks of words in sign language. ``Essentially th...

What we can learn from dogs?

...tion between veterinary and medical scientists can produce exciting new insights into human health. What's more, the study of the dog genome and - maybe - the chimpanzee genome, may be able to pinpoint the handful of genes that could be linked to uniquely human diseases. Dogs are particularly useful to stu...

Drugs disrupt formation of blood vessels

...e used in the study were genetically engineered to produce a form of cancer of the pancreas. The scientists tested drugs to see if they could stop the signals that are emitted to trigger the formation of the blood vessels that fuel the growth of tumours. Four compounds, known as AGM-1470, BB-94, angiostati...

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