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WORM! WORM! all the way

...of Iowa are testing whether a treatment regimen of worms may help patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The worm research represents perhaps the most extreme example of a field known as probiotics: the use of living organisms to treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and other organs...

Antibiotics help combat dangerous tropical disease

...he scrotum, penis or vulva. The adult wuchereria worms have a lifespan of up to five years. And during th...l the micro-filariae, they largely leave the adult worms unscathed," Bonn parasitologist Professor Achim H?rauf explains. "Due to the long lifespan of the wu...

Blood Sugar Kept In Control By Novel Protein

... promising results by extending lifespan in yeast, worms and flies // and is known to keep blood sugar under control in mice. Experiments have demonstrated that mice with an excess of the protein Sirt1 in cells of the pancreas have improved glucose tolerance and enhanced insulin secretion in response to g...

India Has The Oldest And Largest Collection Of Preserved Mosquitoes – Mosquito Museu

...ion of 100,000 mosquitoes, plague-hit rats, guinea worms and wild birds infected with Japanese Encephalitis. The museum is the oldest and largest such collection in South and Southeast Asia, formally set up in 1938 and still used in fighting killer disease outbreaks. Scientists and researchers from all ove...

Worms Learn To Choose Their Diet

...quences. The experiment consists of two sets of worms one was given a diet of E.coli (OP50, harmless). T...nature of the bacteria and indulged on both. The worms depending on the taste adjusted themselves and learnt to avoid the pathogenic strains. Worms develop...

Absorption Of Carbon Nanotube Measured In Worms Revolutionize Cancer Research

...sorption of multi-walled carbon nanoparticles into worms and cancer cells. // Carbon nanotubes were discovered in 1991, and have a great value in several areas, including pharmacology and for hydrogen storage in fuel cells. But despite their promise, a big problem was that it's not known how multi-walled c...

Parasitic Worms Could Be Used To Treat Bowel Disease

... developed in a way that is dependent on parasitic worms to regulate immune responses." The particular wor...p an animal model to test the effectiveness of the worms on inflammatory bowel disease and other maladies. Also, she is waiting for word on a new NIH grant t...

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Cured By Parasitic Worms

Parasitic worms scores better to fight against bowel diseases, re... developed in a way that is dependent on parasitic worms to regulate immune responses.’ The particular worm that Mansfield and colleagues are studying as a...

Protein Link Between Cancer In Humans And Lifespan Of A Worm Found

...also plays an important role in making microscopic worms live longer//. The scientists failed to explain the logic behind the statistical equation, the longer you live, the greater your chances of getting cancer, though they did acknowledge the truth. It is believed that a key element in determining wheth...

Blood Fluke Vaccine in the Pipeline

Blood flukes are parasitic worms which kill about hundreds and thousands of people ...once taken offers immunity against these parasitic worms for a period of five to ten years. The research team is waiting to get approval for funding and then...

A Worm Turns: Banking on Blood From a Little Lugworm

...sence of pure blood in the lug worms. Further, lug worms use hemoglobin to execute blood circulation in the body and the fact that it lives in the earth below lends an added advantage of assisting in a better utilization of oxygen molecules. Importantly, synthetic blood has the capacity to carry 40 times m...

Study Shows Tomosyn Plays an Important Role in Learning and Memory

...ing synaptic vesicles and proteins cluster. Mutant worms lacking tomosyn were compared to normal worms to determine what effect, if any, the protein had on neuronal transmission. The observed effect i...

A Major Break Through in Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome

...e necessary for production and storage of fat. The worms had regular fat production when SBP-1 and MDT-15 f... knock out function of either SBP-1 or MDT-15, the worms lost their ability to properly store fat, lay eggs, and move normally. "The striking effects of th...

Aging Critical For Alzheimer's Disease

... beta amyloid peptide in body wall muscles. As the worms aged, the protein formed toxic aggregates causing ...ers experimentally decelerated aging in engineered worms by lowering activity of the insulin/IGF-1 pathway and asked whether it was simply the passage of tim...

Long-life genes - A new way to combat cancer…

...start in this direction: the short lifespan of the worms makes for a quick study of old age. More human-like models will need to be studied to unravel what is really going on say other experts. Biologist Siegfried Hekimi of McGill University in Montreal, who studies C. elegans, warns that the laboratory-...

Experts Are Optimistic Of Making Waterborne Infectious Diseases A Thing Of Past

...ness (onchocerciasis), schistosomiasis, intestinal worms and the blinding eye infection trachoma. The donation of drugs by pharmaceutical companies, together with financial donations from foundations, is already having a sizeable impact, with numbers given treatment for these diseases increasing from vir...

Immune Response Linked to “Ghost” Parasites and Severely Congested Sinuss

...tough//, protective casing that houses insects and worms to the severe congestion and polyp formation typical of chronic sinusitis. A team of Hopkins sinus experts has found that the gene for the enzyme, acidic mammalian chitinase (AMCase), is up to 250 times more active in people with severe sinus inflam...

$68 million aid pours in from Gates Foundation to fight tropical diseases

...s – which are spread by parasites and worms. These worms are lethal in that they could impair child growth and development for life. Presently no vaccines are available to prevent these diseases and the drugs that are available for treatments are too costly and prone to side effects. "Many of the world...

Doxycycline to treat Elephantiasis

...keeps away from people affected by LF. Parasitic worms entering the lymphatic system of the body cause LF...toes spread it. Millions of larvae produced by the worms spread throughout the bloodstream by means of the lymphatic system. The treatments available at pres...

Nobel Prize for Gene ‘Silencing

... called, Caenorhabditis elegans . Injecting these worms with ‘sense’ mRNA or RNA strand that had complementary base pairs to the transcribing DNA, or injecting them with the ‘antisense’ RNA or that which had identical base pairs to the transcribing DNA, did not elicit a response from these nematodes. How...

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