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U-M researchers discover gene switched off in cancer can be turned on

.... If we can turn the gene back on, it may not be a cure for cancer, but it could slow it down or make it r...agents. Even if these new targeted therapies don’t cure the cancer, we can at least have long-term survival,” he adds. ...

Researchers develop buckyballs to fight allergy

...atments have been developed to control allergy, no cure has been found. These findings advance the emerging field of medicine known as nanoimmunology. The researchers, from Virginia Commonwealth University and Luna Innovations Inc., a private, Roanoke, Va., research company, are the first to show that ...

Adult stem cells from human cord umbilical cord blood successfully engineered to make insulin

In a fundamental discovery that someday may help cure type 1 diabetes by allowing people to grow their own insulin-producing cells for a damaged or defective pancreas, medical researchers here have reported that they have engineered adult stem cells derived from human umbilical cord blood to produce in...

HIVMA opposes The Gambia's unproven AIDS remedy

...rn regarding this practice. "There currently is no cure for HIV/AIDS," said HIVMA Chair Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD. "President Jammeh is giving people false hope, while at the same time making them stop treatment that has been demonstrated to save lives." "Any treatment that claims to alleviate this devas...

UCLA study uncovers clues for why Graves' disease attacks the eyes

...nd runs an average course of one to two years. No cure exists, though surgery can be done at the end stage to correct disfigurement....

Study examines genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

...er exciting findings to come.? There is no known cure or preventative treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, which affects one in 20 people over the age of 65 and one in five over the age of 80 in the UK and more than 12 million people worldwide. The disease causes a distressing, irreversible and progressiv...

Cure for cancer one step closer

The cure for cancer is one step closer this week with the first collections of cancer tissue taking place at the new Wesley Research Institute Tissue Bank. The Tissue Bank is the first of its kind in Queensland to provide a widely available and diversified c...

Gene tests and brain imaging reveal early dementia

...is the most common. Although there is currently no cure for Alzheimer's, it is possible to inhibit its development if the treatment is given early enough. However, with today's diagnostics, it is very difficult to identify people with early Alzheimer's. A new doctoral thesis by Johanna Lind, Karolinsk...

Mutation improves memory, may lead to memory-enhancing pill

...ry. "While a drug that worked in this way wouldn't cure the disease itself, it might rescue the symptoms of memory loss." Memories are formed when the repeated activation of brain cells leads to a strengthening of neural connections, or synapses. This process, considered the cellular basis of learning ...

The sturdier sex? -- Study by Pittsburgh scientists finds female stem cells work better

...lls they isolated in the lab while searching for a cure for Duchene muscular dystrophy (DMD). DMD is a genetic disease estimated to affect one in every 3,500 boys. Patients with DMD lack dystrophin, a protein that gives muscle cells structure. Using an animal model of the disease, his laboratory is using ...

NT researchers discover breakthrough in malaria treatment

...rchers found that both treatments provided initial cure from disease. However those receiving a treatment which stayed in the blood stream for longer were three times less likely to have another episode of malaria within 42 days and were less likely to be anaemic. MSHR scientist, Dr Ric Price, said th...

Radiation therapy combo cures prostate cancer long-term

...adiation therapy, to prolong the long-term disease cure rates for prostate cancer. Over the course of 15 years, doctors followed 232 men with early-stage prostate cancer who received a course of external beam radiation therapy followed by permanent seed implants a few weeks later. Sixty-five percent of th...

Antibody therapy prevents type 1 diabetes in mice

...erestingly, the antibody therapy did not appear to cure the NOD mice because the researchers were still able to see lymphocytes in their pancreatic islets, a tell-tale sign of pancreatic inflammation and autoimmunity. In addition, when the researchers isolated cells from the spleens of the antibody-treate...

MicroRNAs as tumor suppressors

...o may have a role in the causation and perhaps the cure of a disease that is responsible for the vast majority of hysterectomies in the Western world." Studying chromosomal HMGA2 translocations that are associated with human tumors, the researchers found that in normal cells, a microRNA called let-7 bi...

Surgeons develop simpler way to cure atrial fibrillation

...surgical procedure that has had the best long-term cure rate for persistent atrial fibrillation. The simp...ut unlike the Cox-maze procedure, the drugs do not cure the disorder. Damiano says their most recent study of Cox-maze IV is unique because the surgeons ...

New cell type identified in cancer development

...valuable target for new drugs and treatments. "To cure cancer, we have to eliminate all potential malignant cells ?not just the ones within easy reach." ...

Scientists sequence genome of parasite responsible for common sexually transmitted infection

...ription drugs metronidazole and tinidazole usually cure trichomoniasis, drug resistance has become an increasing concern. T. vaginalis is pear-shaped with thread-like flagella that propel its movement. Once it attaches to cells lining the host's urinary or genital tract, it flattens out and begins to i...

Scientists find potential 'off-switch' for HIV virus

While there is no cure for lingering viral infections such as HIV and herpes, a recent study at Princeton University suggests it may be possible to deactivate such viruses indefinitely with the flick of a genetic switch. Princeton scientists Leor Weinberger and Thomas Sh...

Stem cell transplants explored at Stanford as a possible treatment for hearing loss

Stefan Heller's dream is to someday find a cure for deafness. As a leader in stem cell-based rese... to find it." The idea of using drug therapy to cure deafness has been at the back of Heller's mind since he began researching the inner ear 12 years a...

Health Canada approves cold and flu medicine

...search on their particular product. “There’s no cure for the common cold,?Dr. Shan stated. “So, in medicine the traditional strategy is if you can’t treat the disease, you treat the symptoms. The COLD-fX strategy is to boost your immune system to help you avoid getting a cold or the flu in the first pl...

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