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Tiny scaffolding allows stem cells to become working fat cells

...mal tissue. They failed to produce the genetic and biologic components that all cells require to do their work. This discovery offers hope of a new approach to growing fat tissue for use in breast reconstruction surgery and other clinical needs, and may even be important for curing type II diabetes. Douglas...

Microbial forensics: The next great forensic challenge

...n (CDC) and others have identified and categorized biologic agents that potentially could be used as weapons based on the criteria of public health impact, ease of dissemination or transmission, requirements for public health preparedness, and social disruption. NIH has created eight national Bioinformatics R...

Genetic defects give the immune system the green light to attack the pancreas

...e identified, we will be better able to define the biologic pathways that lead to type 1 diabetes,?said Dr. Yamagata. “We then can work on designing ways to subdue or stop this process.?/p> This study was supported by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), in the context of the JDRF Center on I...

Antiretroviral Therapy May Prevent HIV Transmission From Breastfeeding Mothers To Infants

...d. "These studies are of vital importance for both biologic understanding and health policy. In the United States and other settings where HIV-infected mothers can safely avoid breastfeeding, the rate of mother-to-child transmission can be reduced to 1 percent or less. The goal in resource-limited settings, w...

Combination therapy shows promising results in patients with advanced lung cancer

...ecause researchers don't yet fully understand what biologic characteristics determine response, they can't test patients first to determine who should be given the drug. Since 90 percent of patients don't respond to Tarceva, the drug was not an option for them. Reckamp said a portion of those may now be able ...

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center: Harnessing the measles virus to attack cancer

...for ovarian cancer. "We've seen early evidence of biologic activity," says Dr. Galanis. "The ovarian cancer trial, though in its early stages, has demonstrated safety, which now allows administration of higher and potentially even more potent viral doses." The glioblastoma multiforme study, which opened t...

New biologic treatment for tennis elbow may replace surgery for chronic sufferers

...he first in vivo human investigation of this novel biologic treatment for chronic severe elbow tendonitis in patients who have simply 'flunked out' of other treatments," says Dr. Mishra. "Ninety-three percent of patients in our study did well, which is as good a result as patients who have tendon surgery." ...

A potential biological cause for sudden infant death syndrome

...use, there has been little understanding of SIDS's biologic basis. "Researchers led by neuropathologist Hannah Kinney, MD, and neuroscientist David Paterson, PhD, at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School examined brain autopsy specimens from 31 infants who had died from SIDS and 10 who had...

Dual gene therapy suppresses lung cancer in preclinical test

...ming years, either of genes or of genes with other biologic or chemotherapy agents. "We certainly hope this approach will be more effective but we also think it's likely to be much less toxic, with fewer side effects, than other types of combined cancer therapy," Roth says. "These genes don't have much eff...

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