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New hope for cancer victims – will vaccine cure the deadly bug

... positive and in some the life expectancy has been remarkably extended...

Cannabis for pain

... study - applied as a spray under the tongue - was remarkably effective in easing chronic pain. He announced the findings at the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. "The cannabis extracts can produce high-quality pain relief, symptom control, and improvement in the quality...

A novel augmentation

...'s School of Medicine, said Dr Asashima's work was remarkably conspicuous and could in due time help scientists reduce the confidence on donors for uncommon organs....

Liver transplant oversight urged

...t died. ``Living-donor liver transplantation is a remarkably effective lifesaving procedure for selected patients,'' they wrote. But they warned that it may pose a greater risk of bile leaks for some recipients. In an accompanying article, Dr. Owen Surman, a psychiatrist who works with transplant patients at B...

Mutating viruses helps produce antibodies

..., England, discovered one in a million phage could remarkably generate trillions of possible keys to latch onto Bordatella's surface. The virus therefore rapidly keeps up with any of the bacteria's attempts to evolve resistance, adapting to attack the microbe even when the germ is not in a host. The scientists...

A new Vaccine for Pneumonia

...rs write, “The decrease in these two outcomes were remarkably similar in both U.S. children and South African children. However, in South Africa about one third of the cases of invasive disease caused by serotypes included in the vaccine were associated with meningitis, a much higher proportion than in the Unit...

Animals Can give us a second chance at life

...his story is that both of these patients are doing remarkably well today,” he says. It has been know that since the early 1990s about 16 people have died in human xenotransplantation trials. There have been patients in Parkinson’s disease trials who have had pig cells injected into their brains who have come ...

Animals can give us a second chance at life

...his story is that both of these patients are doing remarkably well today,” he says. It has been know that since the early 1990s about 16 people have died in human xenotransplantation trials. There have been patients in Parkinson’s disease trials who have had pig cells injected into their brains who have come d...

Urine Test for Kidney Cancer

...ositive for the genetic alterations. “The test is remarkably accurate with no false-positives in this study,” says co-author Robert G. Uzzo, M.D., from Fox Chase Cancer Center. He says: “In addition, one of the most impressive outcomes of this research is that the test also identified 27 of the 30 patients wit...

Anti-fungal drug - Griseofulvin may help treat cancer

...e ringworm can now be given orally. "The drug has remarkably few side effects and has been used for a long time, we discovered that it has the ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells, in a manner that is similar to much more powerful anticancer drugs such as taxol and vinblastine," said Wilson. "Although...

Identification of gene

...entified in mice which, if absent, causes symptoms remarkably similar to human SLE.// SLE is an incurable and potentially fatal multi-organ disease that turns victims’ immune systems against them. The disease affects about one in 300 people, 90 per cent of them being women.It causes damage to kidneys, liver, b...

Mechanical forces drive early heart development

... the developing heart in chicken embryos, which is remarkably similar to its counter-part in human. Taber is studying looping one of the most critical stages of embryo heart development, where the heart at just two days of age in chickens (three weeks in humans) bends outward and rotates to the right. This mus...

Time For Lice To Go

...eath, this coating is made up of a protein that is remarkably similar to that of human hair and serves to protect the developing larva. Because of this, anything that would be effective at dissolving the nit sheath also would dissolve the hair shaft. A treatment that could prevent the glue from solidifying on...

Sodium nitrite salt intake found to increases blood flow

... by dilating blood vessels. Blood flow increased remarkably when Gladwin and Cannon injected sodium nitrite into healthy volunteers, they found that tiny doses of sodium nitrite almost tripled blood flow and when people exercised after taking a dose of sodium nitrite the nitrite levels in the muscles increase...

Heart damage a consequence of Atkins’ Die

... a small and short term piece of work. The body is remarkably adaptive and what we don't know is whether our hearts would have gradually returned to normal had we stuck to the diet long-term." Daily Mail.co.uk quotes Professor Peter Weissberg, medical director at the British Heart Foundation, which funded the ...

U.S. launching cancer gene-mapping pilot

...Herceptin, Gleevec, Iressa, Tarceva -- are proving remarkably effective at battling certain cancers in patients with specific faulty genes. Under the Cancer Genome Project, researchers who now work independently will be able to share data in hopes of speeding such discoveries -- not just of specific gene muta...

Rising Rates Of C.Difficile Infection Among Non-Hospitalized Patients

... among the scientific community. "That is really a remarkably high increase in cases. "I think this needs verification in another database, to tell you the truth. And it may be that it's true. And it may be that there's something going on, " said Dr. Dale Gerding, a leading U.S. expert in the field. The resea...

Higher Levels Of Depression Seen Among Parents

...depression and parenthood. Single parents reported remarkably higher levels of depression than married parents, which is believed to be connected to the emotional well-being associated with marriage....

RotaTeq Gets US Approval

...e than 70,000 children that showed it was safe and remarkably effective. Rotavirus is a highly contagious virus that causes severe dehydrating diarrhea in infants and young children. While such deaths in the US are rare, the disease is one of the world's deadliest childhood illnesses, said Umesh Parashar, a m...

Ape Humans? Alterations in Proteins Affects Genes.

...ed to think of as big, complex changes are in fact remarkably easy to achieve through changes in gene expression. This is changing the way that we think about evolution. Marc Kirschner, a professor at Harvard Medical School, said We need to understand how you get the various kinds of novelty -- the first hand,...

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