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Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for malaria treatments

...ep forward in our understanding of malaria and the search for new interventions to reduce the burden of this devastating disease. P. falciparum is transmitted through the bite of mosquitoes infected with the parasite. After the malaria parasite infects a human red blood cell, it must get many nutrients-pro...

Contraceptives via Internet

... devices from Web sites located with commonly used search engines. The team found that male and female condoms, vaginal sponges and diaphragms were widely available. From Web sites based outside the US, the researchers were able to purchase oral contraceptives and levonorgestrel IUDs without a prescriptio...

Teens turning to Internet for medical queries

... were just as likely to turn on their computers in search of health-related answers as girls. Ethnicity, the mother's education, and the teen's own health status did not affect how often adolescents searched the Internet for answers.Results of the survey, which included more than 400 students, are being pre...

Uncovering a gene for oesophagal cancer

...l any potentially cancerous change. Meanwhile, the search for the gene has been narrowed down to one small area of chromosome 17. Once it's identified, it will shed light upon not just inherited oesophagal cancer, but also the more common forms of the disease. Survival rates in oesophagal cancer are poor - ...

Detection of Cancer

...est1, uses a technique called mass spectrometry to search for the diagnostic molecule, which seems to be missing when cancer is present.The 'immunostimulator' nature of this diagnostic molecule points to its use as a potential cancer treatment, but Professor Parish cautions that further research is needed t...

Genes for Vision discovered

...sor of genetics and senior author of the study the search for disease genes was cut by 100-fold. People at risk for inherited retinal disease - estimated to be one person in 2000 - could be screened for these mutants. The newly identified genetic database could lead to new methods for slowing or staying t...

Diet, Sunlight connected to Breast Cancer Risk

...hether exercise helps cut breast cancer risk. "The search for dietary factors continues," Thun said. As for the role of sunlight, Grant found an association between latitude and breast cancer suggesting that higher UV-B exposure was protective. UV-B rays spur the production of vitamin D in the body, and Gra...

No explanation on schizophrenia gene

Many scientists have drawn another blank in their search for a universally applicable genetic explanation for schizophrenia, binding the case for new approaches to researching the illness. A paper by Douglas F. Levison and colleagues report that despite earlier findings to the contrary, there is no close l...

FDA Approves Anti-Cancer Cell Drug - Zevalin

... new approach, adding radiation to antibodies that search out a protein called CD20 found on lymphoma cells. The antibodies attach to the cells, flagging them for attack by the immune system. Doctors have long hoped that the radioactive antibodies would prove a potent way of fighting tough-to-treat cancers ...

Hyperflexible joints connected to chronic fatigue

...so simply finding this on an exam need not start a search for CFS." Rowe adds, however, that the link between flexible joints and CFS may provide detailed knowledge into the development of CFS symptoms because a person's degree of joint mobility is apparent in early childhood, long before the onset of CFS s...

Hormone Imbalance may lead to prolonged fatigue

...HPA axis. This suggests a fruitful approach in the search for the cause of chronic fatigue. It may also explain why hydrocortisone causes some improvement - it may restore the balance to the HPA axis....

Discovering cholesterol-absorbing genes

...r cholesterol absorption. They have narrowed their search to two distinct regions of chromosomes 2 and 14. T... some of the genes responsible for syndrome X. The search will be guided by the findings on the cholesterol absorption genes in the mouse study. New drugs and...

New target for antidiabetic agents identified

...eagues note. The focus on TRB3 was the result of a search to identify proteins that modulate the activity of Akt, a main target of insulin that blocks hepatic glucose output when glucose is available from food. //Mice lacking the Akt gene demonstrate insulin resistance similar to that seen in humans with ty...

Scientists crack dengue fever puzzle

...g of the illness. The findings may complicate the search for a vaccine against the deadly mosquito-borne illness, according to British and Thai scientists. Now scientists believe they have solved the dengue paradox. The key to the puzzle, say researchers is the fact that the dengue virus falls into four di...

A new Vaccine for Pneumonia

... antibiotics. Doctors from around the world are in search of new methods to treat the illness.Researchers, conducted a study with nearly 40,000 children in South Africa. At 6 weeks, 10 weeks and 14 weeks of age, half of the children received the 9-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine. All of the child...

Islets May Lead to Diabetes Cure

Researchers take a step forward in their search for a cure for diabetes. A new study done in mice shows cells from the spleen appear to develop into insulin //producing pancreatic islet cells. This could lead to a broad application for patients with diabetes.The latest research is a follow up to t...

Islet Cells May Lead to Diabetes CureChildren

Researchers take a step forward in their search for a cure for diabetes. A new study done in mice shows cells from the spleen appear to develop into insulin producing //pancreatic islet cells. This could lead to a broad application for patients with diabetes. The latest research is a follow up t...

Wrestling found To Be Good for the Immune System

...t cancer cells and cells infected by viruses. They search out the equivalent of a "flag" carried by normal cells, and those without are blasted with a powerful cocktail of chemicals to destroy them. Researchers say white cell responses to exercise during childhood and adolescence may be important for the de...

Blindness may be genetic by nature

...tic component that may lead to loss of sight. In search of what is commonly known as blindness due to age, scientists have come up with a gene that may cause macular degeneration in elderly people. This is a variety of gene that encodes a protein called complement factor H (CFH). as people grow old, there...

The Indian Government has given the nod to conduct Human volunteer trials inorder to develop preventive AIDS vaccines

...ne Initiative (IAVI), which coordinates the global search for a vaccine, says India is important because of its advanced biomedical research facilities and strong pharmaceutical industry which has developed cheap and effective AIDS drugs that are exported across the globe....

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