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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...If the test returns a worrisome result -- too many sticky brain proteins that might begin to gum up memory a...myloid-beta (AB) proteins are fusing together into sticky clumps (plaque) -- akin to the substance that clogs heart arteries. Together, these tangles and plaq...

Novagali Pharma Presents Phase III Clinical Trial of Vekacia(R) for Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis

...ymptoms (burning/stinging, tearing, itching, pain, sticky eyelids, foreign body sensation, mucus discharge and photophobia) was superior to the vehicle for both concentrations of Vekacia(R). For objective signs (conjunctival erythema/hyperhemia, conjunctival chemosis and discharge, papillae, limbal infilt...

Allergic Individuals Should Keep Away from Cats, Say UK Scientists

...hed. We know that cat allergens are among the most sticky and resilient particles, and the most common source of allergies after the house dust mite. Even if you move into a house where cats have previously lived, allergens can maintain even after thorough cleaning. Pets are the second-most-common cause ...

Brazil Government In Contention With Merck Over Anti-AIDS Drug

...erck has just a few days to make the best out of a sticky situation. It will have to settle for a lower price of the drug or else face the chances of the drug being stripped of its patent or a compulsory license issued against it. Meanwhile the Thai government has made a move dubbed a lifesaver, by its A...

Children Using Slide in Playground Treated for Exposure to Poisoning

... popular playground, came into contact with a some sticky black substance. It is not clear what happened to the kid, but a few in the vicinity could apparently figure out something had gone wrong. Health authorities described the chemical as poisonous if swallowed and also toxic if absorbed through the ...

A Milky Alternative to Alzheimer Drug

...sts are depending on drugs that promise to prevent sticky goo called beta-amyloid from clogging up patients' brains. And Monday did not bring good news on that front: The first of those amyloid blockers to make it to large-scale, Phase III testing has hit a hurdle, and scientists will have to wait until at ...

Brazil Government In Contention With Merck Over Anti-AIDS Drug

...erck has just a few days to make the best out of a sticky situation. It will have to settle for a lower price of the drug or else face the chances of the drug being stripped of its patent or a compulsory license issued against it. Meanwhile the Thai government has made a move dubbed a lifesaver, by its A...

Asthma can Be Checked, Experts are Confident

...ys becomes inflamed and starts to swell. Sometimes sticky mucus or phlegm builds up which can further narrow the airways. But it is not clear exactly what makes the airways of people with asthma inflamed in the first place. The inflamed airways may be due to a combination of things. We know that if other...

Breathing, Expels Toxins and Cleanses the Lungs

...s this condition, the body secretes very thick and sticky mucus that eventually blocks the lungs. This makes it difficult to breathe and could also lead to many serious lung infections. Dr. Brian Button and colleagues at the University of North Carolina's Cystic Fibrosis Research and Treatment Center have...

Scientists Explore Ways to Lure Viruses to Their Death

...on plants. The bacteria grab onto plants with long sticky hairs, which they retract to bring themselves close to their hosts. The phi-6 virus attaches to proteins on the hairs, and when the bacteria retract, the viruses can invade them. A mutant form of Pseudomonas grows a lot of extra hairs, which make i...

Role of Cholesterol in Alzheimer’s Disease Unclea

...the damage of Alzheimer’s comes from deposits of a sticky protein, called beta-amyloid, in vital areas of the brain. In some studies, high cholesterol levels appear to accelerate the formation of beta-amyloid plaques. People with the genetic trait that increases the level of a particular cholesterol transpo...

Artificial Teeth Developed to Replace Missing Teeth

...rger numbers of them and then injected them into a sticky protein called collagen. The tooth germ grew into a tiny tooth, about 1.3 mm long. The researchers then extracted the incisor from an eight-week-old adult mouse and inserted the bio-engineered tooth. After two weeks, the transplant was found to ...

Clues to the Cause of Difficulty With Swallowing

...e sticky. As a result, allergy cells adhere to the sticky vessels and are then able to cross the blood barrier, resulting in inflammation in the esophagus. These studies – performed by Aceves through an ongoing collaboration with the laboratory of David Broide, M.B. Ch.B., professor of medicine at UCSD Sc...

New Gene to Help in Understanding Alzheimer’s Diseas

...Most of the present efforts are aimed at blocking sticky deposits of plaque in the brain formed from a protein called amyloid. Many scientists believe that the amyloid plaque plays a leading role in destroying brain cells. Currently more than 60 drugs are in clinical trials for Alzheimer's, and most of t...

American Red Cross Face Fines After Blood Safety Lapses

The American Red Cross find themselves in a sticky situation having failed to meet the standards for blood safety procedures coined by FDA. Following lapses in// sticking to rules pertaining to blood safety, The American Red Cross has been penalized again. This brings the total penalty toll against...

Edible Food Coating Kills Bacteria And Adds Flavor

...apple antibacterial film is that it is composed of sticky sugars and lipids, which allow the coating to adhere to fruits and vegetables for longer periods than conventional, water-based produce washes. That same stickiness also gives the suspended antimicrobial agents a more concentrated exposure to bacteri...

Fast Food Heavy Weights Act Fast To Bell The Fat Out!

...e a while, has decided to turn the tables on their sticky ally- the hydrogenated// vegetable oils! This is p...d brands are busy chewing the cud and mulling over sticky facts, consumers will do good to absorb the fact that, the once known ‘fast’ food or ‘junk’ food, ma...

Closing in on Lethal Heart Rhythm in Young Athletes

..., the Hopkins team found four mutations in another sticky protein gene, Desmoglein-2 (DSG2), in five of 33 patients tested. “This gene is highly expressed in the heart, where muscle tissue expands and contracts with the heartbeat,” says senior study author and cardiac geneticist Daniel P. Judge, M.D. “Our...

Fimbriae Help Bacteria Stick Around Inside the Body

The hair-like protrusions of bacteria have a sticky protein on the tip that makes them cling to surfac...e level that corresponds to the force at which the sticky protein tip forms the most stable bond with the surface. Thus, the mechanical and adhesive features ...

Safe Sex and Good Sex is the Talk of AIDS Conference

...o. But talking about sexual pleasure is a somewhat sticky issue at the world's largest// AIDS conference. "Fear of AIDS will not scare people into having safer sex. It will become like the anti-smoking drives which everyone ignores," Yvonne Green, an AIDS activist from South Africa says. "We must be abl...

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