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Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study

...und that inhibits it in atomic resolution, using a technique called X-ray crystallography. They found that the compound acted on a segment of the protein that is unique to PknG -- not shared by any of the other 491 protein kinases that have been identified and sequenced thanks to the mapping of the human gen...

Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg

... implanted. The Canadian team said the prototype technique took this fertility preservation a major step furt...vived the thawing process and were fertilised by a technique called intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection. Sixty-four embryos were then transferred to the women, w...

First Baby Born from Eggs Matured and Frozen in the Lab

...o do this," Nature quoted Holzer, as saying. The technique can also benefit women with cancers, such as breas...me to wait for traditional methods, and so the new technique could therefore help them save and freeze several eggs before it is too late," Holzer said. "The t...

Son Donates Part of Liver to Ailing Father, Transplant Successful

...plant surgeons present. The surgeons believe the technique will offer new hope to the 300 plus people on the liver transplant waiting list at any one time. More than 600 patients have liver transplants in Britain every year with organs from dead donors. But the number of donors is far exceeded by the numbe...

Translating Structure into Function

...And since enzyme action is crucial to disease, the technique opens an efficient route to drug discovery, Shoich...d at UCSF. The teams success came by modifying a technique called molecular docking, a computer-aided modeling strategy used to search for potential drugs. Doc...

Mother Donates Eggs So Daughter can Give Birth

...nts have been treated so far. "We know that this technique works," he told AFP. "We find that 85 percent of the eggs survive freezing and then there is 40 percent chance of a live birth." Melanie Boivin, a 35-year-old lawyer from Montreal, is the mother of three children, including Flavie, who was born wit...

Smashing Times for Stressed Spaniards

...lmet, mask and safety goggles. "This anti-stress technique consists of destroying everything in order to feel liberated," explained Eduardo Aldan, a Spanish actor charged with selecting the edgy eight for the demolition job on Madrid's central Alcala boulevard. There were an initial 1,000 candidates -- whi...

New Diagnostic Test for Mad Cow Disease Developed

Scottish scientists have developed a new technique to diagnose mad cow disease in humans. Researc...t-Jakob disease (vCJD). They insist that the new technique developed by them can detect people having fatal levels of abnormal proteins called prions, which ki...

New Device to Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea

...ert Hamans, a doctor who is leading a trial of the technique at the University of Antwerp Hospital in Belgium. "It may become the new standard of care when treating patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea because it is a simple procedure and adjustable according to the patient's needs," added Hamans....

Scientists Destroy Cancer Cells Using Electric Pulses

...ise as a "minimally invasive, inexpensive surgical technique to treat cancer. It has the advantages that it is easy to apply, is not affected by local blood flow, and can be monitored and controlled using electrical impedance tomography," he added. The researchers said that they would continue to advance the...

Indian and Pakistani-origin Scots More Likely to Suffer Heart Attacks

...ity data. Researchers used a one-way encryption technique known as 'hashing', on the data, to preserve anonymity. The study found that South Asian men had a 45 percent higher incidence of heart attack, and South Asian women an 80 percent higher chance in compariosn to the rest of the population. The hi...

Brain Pathway for Depression Revealed

...irst author of the study, led the development of a technique called voltage-sensitive dye imaging for this model. This technique allows intact brain circuits to be viewed in real time, enabling the researchers to watch living neu...

Clamor for Catheter-based Ablation Increasing Among Heart Patients in US

...rical pulses set off the irregular heartbeats. The technique aims to restore the ability of the two atria, situated at the top of the heart, to effectively gather blood and prime the ventricles, the hearts main pumps. The original form of atrial ablation, using surgical tools, is still employed, but almost a...

Significant Advances in VCJD Prion Detection

... significant advances towards the development of a technique that could be used to confirm whether someone is infected with variant CJD . The technique, which has so far been used mainly in animal models, works by mimicking and accelerating the replication of prions - abnormal proteins that progressively kil...

Stem Cells In Belly Fat To Enhance Or Reconstruct Breasts

...s gradually 'inflate' over a six-month period. The technique is outlined in the journal Chemical and Industry. ...e volume defect left by a partial mastectomy." The technique is touted to offer huge medical and psychological benefits for this group of women, with around 300,...

Scientists Find New Way to Kill Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

...found a way to put bacteria on birth control , the technique that may help stop the spread of drug-resistant microbes. According to the researchers, the key to their discovery is a weakness in an enzyme that enables "fertile" bacteria to swap genes for drug resistance. They say that drugs called bisphosphon...

Analysis of Hemoglobin Level Control in Dialysis Patients

...r time, including responses to ESA treatment. "Our technique allowed characterization of the variation of hemoglobin level and ESA doses through representation as waveforms," says Dr. Will. "Unlike most statistical methods, our method relied on few assumptions about their potential patterns." The results sugge...

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

...tdoctoral fellow, adapted the lung transplantation technique used in rats to the mice. He uses synthetic cuffs to join the donor vessels with those of the recipient. Okazaki has successfully performed several hundred lung transplants in the mice, and the teams analysis indicates the model simulates the same im...

Organ Donors Solicited During UKs National Transplant Week

...althy liver to his father.The surgeons believe the technique will offer new hope to the 300 or so people on the liver transplant waiting list at any one time. Cystic fibrosis is another such disorder that can be helped by organ transplants. The first successful heart-lung transplant for cystic fibrosis was p...

New Nano-power Could Make Biopsies Sensitive and Efficient

...st time they have actually retrieved cells. The technique could prove advantageous for people with leukaemia...s in biopsies. "I am tempted to think that this technique will not be any more sensitive," he says. It might be used, however, to detect low levels of canc...

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