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Modified Herpes Virus Keeps Arteries Free-flowing Following Procedures

...g angioplasty therapy. The researchers studied a rabbit model that replicates the restenosis or renarrowing after angioplasty. Rabbits that underwent angioplasty alone experienced significant narrowing of the artery. Rabbits exposed to the herpes simplex virus during angioplasty had minimal changes in the...

Dog Fighting in the US: Bloody, Illegal and Booming

...og to run and to develop their stamina they hang a rabbit or cat in a bag above the dog." A study by Chicago's Anti-Cruelty Society said 40 percent of primary school children in the Chicago area have seen animal fights or know about them. A dog fight can last anywhere from 15 minutes to five or six hour...

Annual Cancer Run Draws Huge Response in US

...in bundles of helium-filled balloons, on foam pink rabbit ears many people sported, even in some of the food. Vendors handed out free pink baggies of Sun Chips. After the run, Eileen McDonnell, 44, said she was first diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago, when her oldest child, Keira, was 8 months ...

Green Signal To Human-Animal Embryo

...uman and the remaining 0.1% could be anything from rabbit to cow to pig to sheep. This cybrid will be used to produce stem cells which will eventually grow into different types of cells. This can be further used in the study of understanding and treatment for diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cystic f...

More Support for Zinc-antiatherogenic Link

...inc supplementation and reduced atherosclerosis in rabbit models have used a different method// to lend supp...rkers of oxidative lipid damage in atherosclerotic rabbit aorta. In the past the research team used F(2)-isoprostane measurement. But since analysis of dif...

Secrets of the Heart's Signals

... Trayanova's current model is based on a healthy rabbit heart. Although small, rabbit hearts are very similar in structure to human hearts. "We have one of the most advanced cardiac mo...

Genetically Modified Cells Attack Tumors

... modified to carry a drug-activating enzyme called rabbit carboxylesterase (rCE). The NSPCs traveled to the ...the neuroblastoma tumors. The researchers used the rabbit form of this enzyme because it activates CPT-11 much more efficiently than the human version, Danks ...

UK Scientists Plan To Create Human-Cow Embryos

...t factors of the human embryos. That is the reason rabbit or cow eggs have become the better replacements enabling the scientists to do the basic stem cell research more safely and economically. Researchers claim that they need access to thousands of embryos for this research by which the scientists could...

Rabbit Flu Claims Its First Human Victim In Britain

A rabbit that a young farmer shot on his family’s farm near...d his death leading to UK’s first case of death by rabbit flu.// John Freeman, 29, had become infected with the bacteria pasteurella multocida after he had ...

High-Fat, Copper-Rich Diets Associated with Increased Rates of Cognitive Decline

...ify the degenerative effects of a high-fat diet on rabbit brains. Martha Clare Morris, Sc.D., Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, and colleagues assessed the connection between dietary fat and dietary copper intake in 3,718 Chicago residents age 65 years and older. Participants underwent cognitive t...

NHGRI Aims To Sequence Primate Genomes

...(Loxodonta africana); tree shrew (Tupaia species); rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus); and a bat species that will be determined based on the availability of a high-quality DNA sample and the selected bat's promise as a biomedical model. NHGRI has recently approved the sequencing of the horse (Equus caballus) t...

Teeth Reformation could be Possible with Ultrasound Technology

...acial Orthopedics, El Bialy used ultrasound on one rabbit incisor and left the other incisor alone. After seeing the surprising positive results, he moved onto humans and found similar results. He has also shown that LIPUS can improve jaw growth in cases with hemifacial microsomia, a congenital syndrome whe...

New Way To Combat Spinal Cord Injury during Aortic Surgery

...oxide, prevents ischemia-reperfusion injury in the rabbit spinal cord. //Spinal injuries are the common prob...drial failure and subsequent cell death. Using a rabbit model of ischemia-reperfusion injury, Dr. Wei's team demonstrated that administration of diazoxide p...

Cancer-Causing Virus Synthesizes Protein To Help Sustain Itself In Host Cells

...ity of the mutant virus to infect and persist in a rabbit model, one of the few animals that duplicates human HTLV-1 infection. Those results indicated that the HBZ protein was required for prolonged infection in the body. After eight weeks, rabbits that were infected with virus that lacked HBZ had one to ...

Scientists Engineer Artificial Penis

...ence, in the many similarities present between the rabbit and human tissue. Though drugs like Cialis, Levitra and Viagra have been able to offer remedy, certain severe cases of impotence still remain a mystery to treat. ...

Move Over Chicken - Rabbit Meat, All Set to Bridge the Gulf

...g palates of people in the Gulf. // The demand for rabbit meat has increased following the bird flu scare, a...f countries are exploring the options of importing rabbit meat and this has led to several enquiries flooding the State Animal Husbandry Department. E G Premj...

The cocaine danger

...to nearly double that two years ago.// Working on rabbit hearts, a University of Michigan team have found that taking in cocaine causes a reaction called a complement cascade. This occurs when there is a jump in the body's production of complement proteins. These proteins normally form in response to invad...

ATG useful in transplant patients as substitute for steroids

...nti-thymocyte globulin (ATG), a compound made from rabbit antibodies appears to be as effective as routine s...ejection was reversed in all patients who received rabbit ATG by increasing the anti-rejection drug alone, while 60 percent of patients in the steroid group r...

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