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Live Recombinant Adenovirus Vaccine Technique Explored

...nsive to manufacture, require trained personnel to administer and multiple doses to provide immunity, which is not feasible for people living in many parts of the world,?explained Gary Ketner, PhD, senior author of the study and professor with the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immu...

Simple drug has the potential to save many lives threatened by malaria

... treatment, given by injection, is not possible to administer outside hospital, so buying time by starting treatment which is easy to administer in the community is crucial. Researchers in Uganda compared the effectiveness and safety of convent...

Buying Time Through Hibernation on Demand

...takes to diagnose the bacterial or viral cause and administer the proper antibiotic. "Here's a patient group, quite commonly found in emergency rooms around the country, who would do well if they could just have their core body temperature taken down in order to buy them time until the pathology reports come b...

U-M team recovers ancient whale in Egyptian desert

...takes to diagnose the bacterial or viral cause and administer the proper antibiotic. "Here's a patient group, quite commonly found in emergency rooms around the country, who would do well if they could just have their core body temperature taken down in order to buy them time until the pathology reports come b...

Two studies document rise of superbugs in the environment

...ause for severe infections, physicians may need to administer medicine before the bacterial culprit--and its potential resistance to antibiotics--is known. In such cases, combination antibiotic therapy (using more than one drug at a time) may be preferable to monotherapy (using one drug) because physicians want...

Late peak may have prevented severe flu season from becoming worse

...ublic health officials more time to reallocate and administer the limited supply of vaccine to those most in need -- the elderly and children. This extra time could have been responsible for preventing many more people from becoming ill than would have been expected under the circumstances if the flu peaked at ...

Compound might defeat African sleeping sickness, clinical trial beginning this month

...inics or trained staff that can give injections or administer drugs intravenously. "Immtech International, Inc. of Vernon Hills, Ill., a pharmaceutical company and a contributor to this drug development effort, has an exclusive, worldwide license to DB289 and related compounds developed by the UNC-based scient...

Time and money make a difference in endangered species recovery

...es the need to consider the ways in which agencies administer and the U.S. Congress funds the Endangered Species Act in judging whether the law is a success or failure in recovering biodiversity. This issue has become a major focus of political battles over this controversial environmental law. ...

Researchers find Amchitka seafood safe for now

...dent of IRM, a non-profit whose current work is to administer the Consortium. Who developed the Science Plan for this study and edited this report? Joanna Burger, Ph.D., Rutgers University Professor of Biology, head of the CRESP Ecological Health Center of Expertise and leader of CRESP's Amchitka biological s...

Effective, safe anthrax vaccine can be grown in tobacco plants

... is successful, the needs for requiring doctors to administer the shots and for shipping vaccines in refrigerated trucks, both of which can be especially difficult in poorer nations, would be eliminated. The military now administers the vaccine with three shots in the first four weeks, three more in the next 1...

Study shows combination of immune substances to be safe

...g," Carson says. "They indicate that we can safely administer IL-12 in combination with interferon, that it enhances the action of interferon in some patients with advanced cancer, and that it can be an effective way to stimulate the immune system." Based on the study's results, and the results of earlier ani...

BiovaxID?yields 89 percent survival in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkins

...t of BiovaxID therapy. Thus, "it is justifiable to administer vaccines in the setting of B-cell depletion, but vaccine boosts after B-cell recovery may be necessary for optimal humoral responses," concluded the investigators. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell. There are two types of lymphocytes: B-cel...

Powerful technique for multiplying adult stem cells may aid therapies

..."They could then discard those bad cells, and only administer the good ones to the patients." But most importantly, these findings aid basic research. "We want to know all sorts of things, like what genes are active in this stem cell, or how this stem cell decides to develop into one kind of cell as opposed to...

Researchers develop portable 'vein finder' for faster, more accurate injections

...itions often make it difficult to locate veins and administer lifesaving drugs or solutions. In response, a team of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers is developing an inexpensive, handheld device that uses Doppler ultrasound technology to find veins quickly. "Depth and angle are the critical issues...

New GI technologies improve internal organ visualization

...g breakthrough in the use of computers to properly administer and monitor sedation in patients undergoing a variety of procedures," said Daniel Pambianco, M.D., Charlottesville Medical Research and lead study author. "When used with a trained anesthesiologist, this device may help manage the potential risks as...

Researchers find cause of frontotemporal dementia

...r a simple solution. However, the trick will be to administer the right quantity, because too much progranulin leads to the formation of tumors. A fine line to navigate! Thanks to this finding, though, upon a doctor's request, a genetic study can be done on FTD patients and their family members if they so desir...

Combined treatment extends life expectancy for lung cancer patients

... Hospital may be the only hospital in the world to administer this combined treatment. The recurrence rate was much lower with the combined treatment. With radiation therapy alone, about 50 percent of tumors recur within six to 12 months. By the end of this study, 24 percent of patients treated with ablation ...

Dopamine drug leads to new neurons and recovery of function in rat model of Parkinson's

...s, and as a drug therapy, it would be also easy to administer to patients. Moreover, given that similar drugs exist, medicinal chemistry to maximize this effect could be achieved quickly," says Diane Murphy, Ph.D., the NINDS program director for the grant that funded this research. Dr. Eckman and Dr. Van Kamp...

Cell wall of pneumonia bacteria can cause brain and heart damage

.... pneumoniae with a drug that blocks PAF before we administer antibiotics," Tuomanen said. "This might protect the heart from the build-up of cell wall fragments released from bacteria killed by the antibiotic." Tuomanen's team has also developed evidence that explains how the S. pneumoniae cell wall binds t...

Prototype just-in-time medical device enables untrained bystanders to save lives

...bystanders with guidance and information on how to administer CPR and assess the state and needs of the victim. The researchers will present their work at the HFES 50th Annual Meeting at the Hilton San Francisco Hotel on Wednesday, October 18. The meeting dates are October 16?0, 2006. About 300,000 people a ye...

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