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Fox Chase Cancer Center scientists identify immune-system mutation

...hey arise from the thymus gland, are essential for combating intracellular viral and bacterial infections (cell-mediated immunity) and also for helping other white blood cells (B cells, derived from bone marrow) generate antibodies against foreign agents that enter the body. Other T cells are known as killer c...

U-M scientists find genes that control growth of common skin cancer

...orts to develop Hh pathway inhibitors asa means of combating human BCCs, as well as other cancers. In contrastto other cancer models where inhibition of Hh signaling leads todurable tumor regression, Dlugosz's new work raises the possibilitythat Hh pathway inhibition in BCCs, while effectively diminishing tumo...

UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders

... cell function, as well as stem cell approaches to combating HIV disease. One potential therapeutic example includes inserting antiviral genes into blood-forming stem cells and reintroducing them into the body. As these blood cells develop, the gene protects the mature cell against HIV infection. The UCLA AIDS...

PGA on a tour under the skin

...s a promising target for drug development aimed at combating these hospital-acquired infections and other illnesses caused by related bacteria. ...

Emergence of cancer as major cause of childhood death in developing countries is not being adequately addressed

...y focused on relatively inexpensive strategies for combating infectious diseases, said Ching-Hon Pui, M.D., director of the Leukemia/Lymphoma Division at St. Jude and American Cancer Society F.M. Kirby clinical research professor. This decision has left many children with cancer in much of the developing regio...

Undesirable expatriates: Preventing the spread of invasive animals

... Jeschke and David L. Strayer, our best defense in combating invasive animals is ensuring that they don't infiltrate our natural areas in the first place. Defined by the authors as animals that have established and spread outside of their native range, many invasive species become economic and ecological burd...

New polysaccharide may help combat multidrug resistance in cancer

...t drugs out of the cell, preventing the drugs from combating cancer. Previously, Dr. Bryan P. Toole and his coworkers, Drs. Suniti Misra and Shibnath Ghatak, of the Medical University of South Carolina noticed that small pieces, or oligomers, of a polysaccharide called hyaluronan were able to sensitize drug-r...

Too much water may be as dangerous as too little during long-distance athletic events

...lty snacks to eat during the race is a good way of combating hyponatremia. Generally, athletes of all types are instructed prior to activities that water consumption is necessary to prevent illness from heat and to maintain performance levels. It is also clear, however, that fixed global recommendations for f...

Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld are now species of slime-mold beetles -- but strictly in homage

...lty snacks to eat during the race is a good way of combating hyponatremia. Generally, athletes of all types are instructed prior to activities that water consumption is necessary to prevent illness from heat and to maintain performance levels. It is also clear, however, that fixed global recommendations for f...

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...lty snacks to eat during the race is a good way of combating hyponatremia. Generally, athletes of all types are instructed prior to activities that water consumption is necessary to prevent illness from heat and to maintain performance levels. It is also clear, however, that fixed global recommendations for f...

AIDS Public Awareness Campaign Expands Following Report Of Rapidly Progressive HIV

...us with an opportunity to reaffirm our approach to combating the virus, protecting confidentiality of patients and easing any concerns among New Yorkers." This week, Dr. Novello sent letters to HIV/AIDS service providers and physicians statewide highlighting key public health messages and the importance of ga...

To Stop Evolution: New Way Of Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Demonstrated By Scripps Scientists

...native antibiotics. For years scientists have been combating drug resistance by coming up with new types of ant...make mutations in bacteria, this could be a way of combating the evolution of antibiotic resistance. The Dramatic Effect of LexA Inhibition Halting evolution i...

Fox Chase study shows that weakened T-cell receptor signals change T-cell lineage

...a-delta T cells appear to be particularly adept at combating skin cancers," Wiest added. ...

U of T researchers map role of Epstein-Barr virus in cancer

...ts and researchers to developing better methods of combating viruses like these which cause disease, says Frappier. ...

Genome study of beneficial microbe may help boost plant health

... genome sequence of a biological control agent for combating plant diseases. P. fluorescens Pf-5 was discovered two decades ago by Charles R. Howell, a plant pathologist with the ARS in Texas, who showed that the microbe suppressed two major cotton diseases. Since then, plant pathologists around the world hav...

Energy management in cells may hold key to cancer defense

... The study's results could signal new advances for combating cancerous tumor growth, but also type 2 diabetes and obesity. The study, published in the August 12 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC), was headed by Dr. Lee Witters, Eugene W. Leonard 1921 Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at ...

Researchers create infectious hepatitis C virus in a test tube

...e and may help in the development of new drugs for combating HCV," adds Rice, who is the scientific director of the Center for the Study of Hepatitis C, a collaborative research and clinical effort of Rockefeller, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and New York- Presbyterian Hospital Like all viruse...

Old drug, new tricks: Prospects for slashing the impact of malaria

...l is likely to help inform global health policy in combating this most serious disease of humanity. ...

Progress on HIV/AIDS significant but insufficient

... boys. Prevention was reaffirmed as the pillar in combating AIDS in another round-table discussion, but coverage of prevention programmes was still low. Globally, fewer than one person in five had access to services to prevent AIDS, owing to the hesitation of leaders and to persistent taboos relating to sexua...

Scientists create digital bacteria to forge advances in biomedical research

...lications in cancer research, drug development and combating bioterrorism. Other simulations of biological systems are limited to the molecular level, the single-cell level or the level of bacterial populations. AgentCell can simultaneously simulate activity on all three scales, something its creators believe ...

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