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Wisconsin scientists grow critical nerve cells

...eplace dying motor neurons to restore function and alleviate the symptoms of disease or injury. Much sooner in the future, the advance will allow researchers to create motor neuron modeling systems to screen new drugs, says study leader Su-Chun Zhang, an assistant professor of anatomy and neurology in the Ste...

Yale Scientists Find MicroRNA Regulates Ras Cancer Gene

...diagnosis, gene therapy with let-7 may be a way to alleviate or slow it down." This work arose from Slack's basic research in the department of molecular, cellular and developmental biology on the nematode round worms, C. elegans. He found that these worms require let-7 RNA for normal development to occur. Wi...

Measuring the impact of post-genomics on Mediterranean populations

...t day on how the EU-MPC co-operation is working to alleviate communicable and non-communicable diseases in the region. ...

Antibiotic might fight HIV-induced neurological problems

...covered that the antibiotic minocycline might help alleviate HIV's negative effects on the brain and central nervous system, problems that can develop even though antiretroviral therapy controls the virus elsewhere in the body. Five monkeys infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a very close relat...

Yeast Network Prevents Damage By Oxygen Radicals

...ew strategies, like dietary supplements, that will alleviate some of the clinical symptoms of human diseases associated with genetic deficiencies of DNA damage responses." ...

Diabetic nerve therapy shows 'striking' results

...d patients are generally prescribed painkillers to alleviate symptoms. "We are excited to be involved in testing this novel approach that may potentially have a dramatic therapeutic effect in populations of patients already suffering from neuropathy and those that are at risk of developing it." ...

Insulin pulses keep the liver lean

...ways to mimic the effects of CEACAM1 might help to alleviate chronically elevated blood and liver lipids in patients with diabetes. Najjar et al.: "Insulin acutely decreases hepatic fatty acid synthase activity." Publishing in Cell Metabolism, Vol. 2, July 2005, pages 43-53. DOI 10.1016/j.cmet.2005.06.001. ww...

Biotechnology's newest chemical tool

...ed next to the transferable carbon unit, helped to alleviate the problems that had plagued the reaction in previous studies," Klimasauskas said. He likened the chemical reaction to a mechanical spring, explaining that the chemical energy trapped in AdoMet is sufficient to deliver a small methyl group to its ta...

Researcher uncovers details of how cancer spreads

...affect cancer cell activity." That, in turn, would alleviate drug side effects. Guan and his colleagues used a cultured cell line to study cancer, which are mouse cells grown in the lab for research purposes. The researchers used these cells to create a model system for cancer cells, which means its basic pat...

Some good news for the world's poor

...y resulting from agricultural research can help to alleviate poverty in several ways. First, following the releases of new and improved varieties, farmers can produce more output at the same cost (or, conversely, the same level of output at a lower cost), which directly improves farmers' income. Second, the d...

Feds give researchers ok for safety test of adult stem cells in patients with heart disease

...ysicians have been able to prevent heart attack or alleviate its after-effects, but they have not figured out how to initiate the sort of blood vessel repair that remains a key to survival," says Dr. Laughlin. "Now there is a promise of achieving that repair by infusing highly selected marrow stem cells." Upo...

Sweetgum tree could help lessen shortage of bird flu drug

...weetgum tree another purpose, one that may help to alleviate the worldwide shortage of shikimic acid," says study leader Thomas Poon, Ph.D., a professor of chemistry from the W.M. Keck Science Center at The Claremont Colleges in Claremont, Calif. "They have lots of potential for fighting bird flu." The sweetg...

Liquid ventilation

...nt amounts to provide correct therapy. In order to alleviate this situation, the Nautical School at the University of the Basque Country has developed a liquid respiration respirator. The machine simulates placentary respiration by filling the lungs of the premature baby with liquid and then the respirator in...

Protecting endangered species helps reduce poverty

...ntegrate species conservation work into efforts to alleviate poverty. "Now's the time to recognize the strong connections between sustainable economic development, a healthy environment, and successful species conservation," said Ginette Hemley, vice president for species conservation, World Wildlife Fund. "...

Botox could help target resistant tumors for treatment

... that transiently opened the tumor vascular bed to alleviate tumor hypoxia. "Hypoxia is a source of resistance..., including ours, are working on new strategies to alleviate tumor hypoxia, which sensitizes the tumor to treatment. Botox appears to offer the advantage of sele...

Absence of critical protein linked to infertility

...adiness for implantation in the human is likely to alleviate these shortcomings." Other co-authors of the paper were doctoral student Srinivasa Raju Mantena, postdoctoral researchers Athilakshmi Kannan and Yong-Pil Cheon, and research scientist Quanxi Li, all in Indrani Bagchi's veterinary biosciences laborat...

Scientists reveal how deadly toxin hijacks cells

...botox. As small amounts of botox are also known to alleviate many medical problems, the recent work could help to quell any risks associated with the toxin's clinical use. Writing in the current online edition of Science, a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Texas...

Brain's own cannabis compound protects against inflammation

...re released after brain injury and are believed to alleviate neuronal damage. However, scientists have not understood how such substances act within the brain's own immune system. Now, experiments by Oliver Ullrich and colleagues have pinpointed how one of the brain's endocannabinoids protects neurons from in...

Spray-on skin relieves emotional trauma for child burn victims

...t of physical disfigurement. This product can help alleviate these difficulties and help with a patient's overall recovery and rehabilitation," he said. ...

Studies suggest new brain protein may help in treating schizophrenia, insomnia and anxiety

...l have a very long way to go before proving it can alleviate symptoms in humans as we've seen it do in rodents," said Dr. Reinscheid. "We've already seen how NPS is unique, being able to modulate both arousal and stress responses. So it could potentially be a target for drugs to treat anxiety and, interestin...

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