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Cats to protect children from asthma

... IgG4 clearly aren't getting their protection from stimulated Th1 system, instead the protection is from a modified version of the Th2 response--without the risk of asthma or other allergic reactions....

Low cholestrol,low behaviour

...the nerve cells work." Dr Garland said impulsivity stimulated by low cholesterol levels could be responsible for many types of dangerous behavior....

Hope for tinnitus sufferers

...putated stumps. The corresponding brain areas were stimulated by the treatment, which led to growth of these areas and resulted in a 70% reported drop in patients’ pain. After training for two hours a day over four weeks the tinnitus sufferers reported a 35% reduction in the noises, while a control group promp...

Enzyme stimulates growth of adult stem cells

...nd his colleagues report that adult stem cells are stimulated to do their job by an enzyme, metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9). Injury turns on MMP9, Rafii explained, which helps release growth-promoting substances which, in turn, wake up the stem cells. The stem cells then move to a portion of the bone marrow where t...

Bones repair themselves with bone marrow cells

...ow on this. This resulted in new bone growth being stimulated by the bone// marrow cells. They found that bone marrow cells in combination with titanium mesh formed a good culture medium for new bone growth in the case of bone damage. This bone growth was further improved dynamically by the researchers by 'sowi...

Gene Therapy could treat Impotence

...ections. After a period of four weeks, researchers stimulated the cavernous nerves in the rats. Those rats that received the gene therapy had a substantially greater ability to achieve erections than those that did not get the treatment. These experiments would help in treating impotence in humans...

Spinal Cord Patients Walk Again

...n and unlike a typical person, Kirk's muscles stay stimulated until the device is deactivated, limiting how far he can go. What stops Kirk's muscles from going 200 feet or 500 feet is that they’re exhausted.He may not be riding motor cross anymore, but walking a set of stairs is a different type of excitement -...

Drug to Prevent the Onset of Arthritis

...thway as osteoarthritis develops. The researchers stimulated the cells with two molecules that activate the arthritis processes. This caused the increased release of proteoglycan and the production and activation of MMPs. Researchers then inhibited the enzyme PKR in the cells. This time they found no increase ...

Cancer Patients Might Be Able To Actually Help Themselves

...nd separated the anti-cancer cells. The cells were stimulated to become effective cancer killers. The activated cells were then injected into mice that had been previously implanted with tumors. Researchers report the activated T cells were effective at attacking the tumor and in reducing the tumor size. Thus ...

Vitamin use in Babies Might Lead to Asthma and Allergies

...s may indicate very early environmental exposures, stimulated by vitamins, can affect the risk for later development of allergic disease. However researchers say they are unclear whether the associations in black children are biological or a result of bias. However, they conclude higher doses of multivitamins ...

Drug to Delay the Onset of Arthritis

...thway as osteoarthritis develops. The researchers stimulated the cells with two molecules that activate the arthritis processes. This caused the increased release of proteoglycan and the production and activation of MMPs. Researchers then inhibited the enzyme PKR in the cells. This time they found no increase ...

Deep Brain Stimulation May Help Depression

... of depression from the patients. When brain was stimulated patients exhibited increased physiological activites and more involvement in talking and similar activities. Initially, the reactions were happening only after the immediate stimulation. Later the patients were able to sustain their emotional state o...

Acupuncture May Well Be The Next Cure For High Blood Pressure

...tudy reported that the rats that were artificially stimulated to have high blood pressure had about 44% lessening of their blood pressure when electro-puncture was applied. However there was no significant change in the technique was changed to normal acupuncture. The scientists are of the opinion that the res...

Tumour marker for detecting early Recurrence of Thyroid cancer may be soon available

...approved for use in 1998, allowed people to have a stimulated Tg test and continue taking the synthetic hormone. The present study sought to help interpret the results of the Thyrogen-assisted Tg test. It involved 107 patients (88 women and 19 men; average age 36 years) treated for papillary, follicular or H...

Ruboxistaurin (RBX) may prevent vision loss in diabetic patients

...ye. a- PKC is the major signaling pathway which is stimulated by high blood glucose levels. In animal studies it was found that the abnormal activation of a-PKC decreases the blood flow to the retina. The research team has found oral administration of 32 milligrams/day of Ruboxistaurin, blocks the activity of...

Regular Use Of Cocaine Can Impair Brain Functions

...ylvania, who conducted the study, had electrically stimulated the two different regions of the brain in a group of rats to examine the flow of information between the areas. They injected the rats with cocaine and measured this "plasticity". They found that after taking the drug the normal connections between t...

Research Finds How Post-traumatic Stress Leads to Long-Lasting Memories

...ome of the rats then had their amygdala chemically stimulated in order to determine what role it played in forming a memory of the experience. When they placed the rats that received both the mild foot-shock and the amygdala stimulation back in the well-lit compartment, the researchers found the rats tended t...

Genes to Extend Longevity Discovered

..., a yeast "master longevity regulator" called PNC1 stimulated Sir2 activity. This work was done by Harvard graduate student Dudley Lamming, demonstrates that PNC1 regulates the whole SIR2 family of genes, suggesting that a human PNC1 gene might protect against diseases of aging such as cancer, heart disease and...

Treating Leukemia With Natural Cells

...s multiply and mature. This substance artificially stimulated the natural killer cells obtained from a patient’s family member and infused into the patient. The infused natural killer cells expanded in the AML patients with the ability to fight tumors, but there were no notable responses in the patients with r...

New Vaccine To Treat Skin Cancer

...lieve that the few tumor specific T-cells that are stimulated by the vaccine may create an environment that somehow wakes up other T-cells to attack the tumor....

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