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New push for public health, AIDS spending at African Union summit

... African Union (AU) summit will net commitments to boost government spending on public health, helping to c...st drugs to African HIV sufferers received a major boost this month when the US Food and Drug Administration approved the first ARV cocktail, which could ope...

A much-needed shot in the arm for HIV vaccine development

...gainst HIV infection have been given a much-needed boost bythe publication today of the Global HIV/AIDS Vac...he development of alifesaving HIV vaccine but also boost African capacity in healthresearch to address new health threats."In a related commentary on the pla...

Combination therapy boosts effectiveness of telomere-directed cancer cell death

...Cellprovides exciting new information about how to boost the effectivenessof a promising cancer treatment that targets telomeres in an attempt tointerfere with the ability of a cancer cell to continuously divide. Telomeresare DNA sequences found at the ends of chromosomes that play a key rolein controllin...

GATA: a graphic alignment tool for comparative sequence analysis

...Cellprovides exciting new information about how to boost the effectivenessof a promising cancer treatment that targets telomeres in an attempt tointerfere with the ability of a cancer cell to continuously divide. Telomeresare DNA sequences found at the ends of chromosomes that play a key rolein controllin...

Enzyme shown to help protect genomic stability

...ested that low-calorie diets that extend life also boost Sir2 activity dramatically. ...

UCLA scientists transform HIV into cancer-seeking missile

...ng cancer and other diseases." "We may be able to boost immune-system surveillance at tumor sites, identify cancer cells' exact location and kill them before they cause damage," he added. "Beyond cancer, it may be possible to correct acquired and genetic diseases where the mutations exert their harmful ef...

Sexual cooperation: Mating increases longevity in ant queens

...ample, they reduce female re-mating probability or boost their fecundity directly after mating, but they can be very harmful to females, whose lifespan and future reproductive output can be drastically reduced. New findings suggest that in some social insects--in which both sexes ultimately benefit from lo...

Chemists identify immune system mechanism for methamphetamine binges

...ystem may be able to recognize methamphetamine and boost tolerance to the drug through an unusual vaccine-like mechanism. Their finding, if confirmed in human studies, could help explain why chronic users go on long binges with the illicit drug, also known as speed. The study could lead to new treatments f...

Insight into natural cholesterol control suggests novel cholesterol-lowering therapy

...development of cholesterol-lowering drugs that may boost the effect of statins, one of the most prescribed cholesterol inhibitors, according to researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Cells obtain cholesterol, an important component of cell membranes, by building it internally ...

Gene therapy promising for growing tooth-supporting bone

...s get where they need to be in the host's cells to boost bone production. Gene expression producing BMP-7 proteins peaked after a week. Giannobile said that was ideal because the team did not want to make any permanent genetic changes. The gene acted quickly to get bone growth started, then disappeared wit...

A little stress gives beneficial oomph! to immune system

... of stress can give the immune system a beneficial boost ?under certain conditions. Laboratory results sho...e body. In certain situations, this stress-induced boost in the number of immune cells may be advantageous, as leukocytes fight infections and other diseases...

'EuroVacc 02' HIV Vaccine Trial Begins

...est that the use of the DNA as prime followed by a boost based on poxvirus (NYVAC in this trial) induces stronger immune responses than either vaccine alone. ...

Major new UNC-based drinking water study suggests pregnancy fears may be overstated

...ulting from purifying drinking water with chlorine boost the chances that pregnant women will miscarry were not supported by the results of a major new study. If such threats exist at all, which is uncertain, they likely are modest, it concludes. The national study, directed by University of North Carolin...

Genome study of beneficial microbe may help boost plant health

...l help scientists more quickly develop new ways to boost the effectiveness of beneficial microbes in fighting plant diseases. "This genomic sequence reveals previously unknown traits of P. fluorescens that increase its potential for biological control," says Loper. She is a plant pathologist with USDA's A...

Immune system's distress signal tells bacteria when to strike back

...ransformation starts when a weakened host tries to boost its defenses against any possible invasion. The host's T cells release chemical signals that activate the immune system. One of those signals, interferon-gamma, is intercepted by a protein, called OprF, found on the outer membrane surface of Pseudomo...

Fat's fate depends on its source

...rther suggest that specially engineered fats might boost healthy liver metabolism, offering an alternative mechanism for fighting chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, Semenkovich said. The researchers inactivated fatty-acid synthase, an enzyme that generates new fat from carbo...

Deep thinking: Scientists sequence a cold-loving marine microbe

...olyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) compounds, that may also boost reserves of nitrogen and carbon, which could be in short supply in the extreme cold. The organism also engineers cold-hardy versions of ordinary enzymes found in free-living bacteria, such as enzymes that break down organic matter. C. psychrerythraea...

Scientists discover the body's marijuana-like compounds are crucial for stress-induced pain relief

...in the brain," said Piomelli, "we might be able to boost their normal effects." When rats used in Hohmann's study were given the compound developed by Piomelli and his collaborators at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo and the University of Parma, it increased stress-induced analgesia dramatically, provin...

Discovery of an American salamander where it shouldn't be: Korea

...d of such a new unique animal," Kaplan noted. "The boost to environmental awareness and education in the region will be invaluable to such a rapidly developing and highly educated country." ...

Major breakthrough in the treatment of cancers and infectious diseases

... function. Inhibiting EAT-2 with medications could boost NK cell activity, helping to combat cancers and infections. This publication constitutes a significant milestone for Dr. Veillette, an internationally renowned expert in the identification of the molecular mechanisms controlling the immune system. ...

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