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Life Saving Cancer Drugs – From Chicken! Possible Says 'Dolly’ Creatos

...ng to these scientists to create human therapeutic proteins in chicken eggs – which can be used as drugs to treat serious diseases. Professor Grahame Bulfield, Director of Roslin Institute at Edinburgh, said, “ The collaboration with Viragen is a key part of our strategy to expand the institute’s development...

Special proteins to fight TB identified

...cine, these heat-shock proteins, which are special proteins produced by the body help cells survive stressful ...ia. It is possible that high levels of heat-shock proteins block the TVB bacterium's ability to infect cells, but another explanation is that the presence of e...

GLEEVEC - An Oral treatment for leukemia

...gs previously approved by the FDA interfere with proteins associated with other cancers, but not with proteins that directly cause the disease. Gleevec, was discovered and developed by Novartis Oncology in col...

GLEEVEC - An Oral treatment for leukemia

...gs previously approved by the FDA interfere with proteins associated with other cancers, but not with proteins that directly cause the disease. Gleevec, was discovered and developed by Novartis Oncology in col...

Drinking arsenic water leads to cancer

...s suggest increased use of vitamins A, C and E and proteins may help the body resist the onset of the diseases. Bangladesh, a low-lying area, has been the victim of its own success in providing clean drinking water to nearly all of its 130 million people. More than 3 million wells have been sunk across the c...

Virus killer

... For this, the team had produced recombinant viral proteins which could be used to generate an antigen-antibody reaction, that can be detected during tests.They also added that the formation on the viral genome could also be used to create drugs for the disease....

Early detection of prostate cancer

... be picked up by measuring levels of the two other proteins – called insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and insulin-like// growth factor binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3). Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men over 55, but there is no single test that is sufficiently accurate to justify a program of s...

Focus on DNA transcription

... into an RNA chain. The RNA is then translated ino proteins that must carry out particular functions such as wound healing which is at the end of a complicated cascade of events in the body. Transcription is the process of making RNA chains from DNA.In a series of complicated experiments with the enzyme ...

Role of zinc in development

...tion, said, "Zinc is essential for making new body proteins including cell growth and brain development in the unborn baby. It comes from a variety of foods but is most easily absorbed from foods of animal origin such as meat, seafood and poultry. Since iron can interfere with zinc absorption, it would make...

Minor mutations in HIV virus

...ital (MGH), published a study-- HIV can mutate key proteins in order to hide from an immune attack. But once these mutations occur they persist. When HIV attacks, the cell alerts the immune system by displaying viral protein fragments on the surface. This is a suicide signal to kill the infected cell. The im...

Genes for lung disease

...genes that code for so-called pulmonary surfactant proteins (SPs), which play a key role in lung function. In a group of people from Mexico, certain variants of two of the SP genes occurred more often in those with COPD. Smoking, and being male, were also found to be risk factors. Further study of CP genes m...

The cocaine danger

...he body's production of complement proteins. These proteins normally form in response to invading microorganis...r germ. When cocaine is introduced, the complement proteins build up on the body's own cells, causing massive tissue damage.Michael Davies of St George's Hospit...

Snake venom a treatment for digestive disease

...archers from Irvene college,California report that proteins chemically related to snake venom and frog skin se...h the researchers have named prokineticins.How the proteins were //discovered is a tale of biological detective work mixing traditional comparisons with other a...

Dangers of heat

...eve it is a good idea to cut down on the amount of proteins that you eat during a heatwave, as they can increase metabolic activity and generate heat in the body....

Collagen improves voice quality in Parkinsonism

...on'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 probably too advanced for the in...

Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care

Levels of blood proteins may help decide the course of treatment for people...s need to be resolved before measurements of blood proteins are incorporated into the routine assessment of patients with CAD....

Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention

...lets, while warfarin inhibits circulating clotting proteins in the blood. Aspirin has been used for over 100 years, but its beneficial effects to prevent stroke and heart attack only started to be recognized in the 1970s. Coumadin, known generically as warfarin, has been used for about 50 years to combat stro...

Gene Treatment for Heart Disease

...testing, but relies on the use of genes to produce proteins called growth factors that stimulate the heart to grow new vessels. The treatment with the growth factor called VEGF-2 worked better, says researcher Douglas Losordo, MD, of St. Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston. He says that eight of 12 patients ...

The cancer-fighting gene

... in BRCA1, but are a hallmark of a large family of proteins which play a role in the repair of DNA damage.Researchers know that the ends of the complex protein are particularly susceptible to mutations implicated in breast and ovarian cancer.A team of researchers led by University of Washington professor Rach...

High-protein diets may pose health risks

... weight loss on blood pressure reduction. Although proteins are essential nutrients required to maintain the body’s structure and proper function, most Americans already eat more protein than their bodies need, and excess dietary protein can, in itself, also increase health risks, he emphasises. High-protein...

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