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Radiotherapy advance points way to noninvasive brain cancer treatment

...y has potential for saving lives." Because of the deadly nature of GBM, De Stasio says an alternative is desperately needed to current therapies that offer little promise for extending life. De Stasio says it will be a year before it is known whether the treatment works in animal models, and likely another...

'Scent of a woman' tells male redback spiders to find a mate

...us hasselti) that give these guys an edge in their deadly dating game. The study in the April 4 issue of Current Biology reports that males develop faster based on the population density of males and females around them -- the first time such a phenomenon has been shown in any animal. "It shows that males ...

Inflammation and drugs to control this activity studied in a variety of tumors sites

...ry medications helped protect against developing a deadly brain tumor called glioblastoma. The researchers, led by Michael Scheurer, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in Cancer Prevention and Melissa Bondy, Ph.D., professor of Epidemiology, both at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston,...

Cincinnati surgeons report new treatment for often-fatal injury

...nimally invasive method for repairing a common and deadly form of aortic injury--an advance that could help reduce the number of deaths caused by auto accidents and major falls. The potentially life-saving technique is reported by Joseph Giglia, MD, interim director of UC's division of vascular surgery, an...

UGA study explains peaks and troughs of dengue epidemics

...y. With the incidence and range of the potentially deadly mosquito-borne illness increasing, understanding the factors that influence these epidemics has never been more important. A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia suggests that a brief period of cross-immunity conferred by any one o...

Scientists aim to thwart use of flu as bioweapon

... alone each year. And wild birds infected with the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu are gradually broadening t...ntionally modified for use as a lethal weapon more deadly than bird flu, and ways to prevent that from happening. "Flu viruses are deadly ?witness the 1918 S...

Five surprising facts about starvation that could change the international agenda

...hout dual action against wasting and HIV/AIDS, the deadly synergy of these two factors is likely to grow in coming years." Fourth, political and economic growth do not always automatically improve child nutrition. According to the authors, "wealth creation at a national level does not preclude the persist...

Virus has 'catastrophic' affect on red squirrels, research shows

...ed for the first time the catastrophic effect of a deadly virus on Britain's native red squirrels. The research shows that squirrel poxvirus is threatening to wipe out red squirrels in some of the areas in which they remain in northern England within 10 years. In areas where the virus has been detected, ...

Fish virus in Northeast spreading to other fish species

Cornell researchers have found that a deadly fish virus detected in the northeastern United States for the first time in June in two species has probably spread to at least two more. But they have yet to determine whether the virus is responsible for the death of hundreds of fish in Lake Ontari...

Bird flu study highlights need to vaccinate flocks effectively

...ination of poultry flocks could make the spread of deadly strains of avian flu such as H5N1 worse, scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Warwick have found. The research shows that even though the available vaccines are effective on individual birds, the disease is likely to spread unless almost a...

Cornell researchers find serious fish virus in Northeast for first time

A deadly fish virus has been found for the first time in a variety of freshwater fish in the northeastern United States by Cornell University researchers. According to experts at the Aquatic Animal Health Program at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine,...

Movie spies on malaria parasite's sneaky behavior

... the worst symptoms of the infection, which can be deadly to children, pregnant women, and others with weak immune systems. After leaving this trail of cellular death and destruction in its wake, the parasite is finally taken up again from the blood when another mosquito bites. Then it reproduces and wait...

Experimental vaccine protects lab animals against several strains of H5N1

... was made, but also two other strains, including a deadly strain labeled A/Vietnam/1203/04. Cross-strain protection is exactly what one would need, as it would protect against newly emerging variants until a strain-specific vaccine can be developed. The reverse genetics method used by the St. Jude investig...

Gorilla susceptibility to Ebola virus: the cost of sociality

... glimpse into the factors affecting the threat the deadly virus poses to great apes. The work is reported in the July 12th issue of the journal Current Biology by a team of researchers including Damien Caillaud and colleagues from the University of Montpellier and the University of Rennes, France. Ebola...

Taking the wrinkles out of motoneuronal disease

...mpetition between venomous species has resulted in deadly neurotoxins capable of blocking neuronal communication. I am using our knowledge of the mode of action of these neurotoxins to design a selective motoneuron delivery system that could change our way of treating motoneuronal diseases." Dr Meunier's i...

New treatment for food poisoning

...found a potential new treatment for listeriosis, a deadly form of food poisoning. Their work is reported in Nature Medicine. The group, led by Professor Jose Vazquez-Boland, has shown that one particular antibiotic ? fosfomycin ?can treat Listeria in the body, despite it being ineffective in laboratory con...

Race to halt global amphibian crisis boosted by rediscovery of endangered Colombian frogs

... focal point for efforts to save amphibians from a deadly fungus decimating their populations in Central and... Neither of the rediscovered frog species had the deadly fungal disease chytridiomycosis, raising hopes that the species can be saved in the new protected ar...

Scientist works to improve treatment for brain tumors

...ctiveness of a drug that he developed for the most deadly type of brain tumor. Waldemar Debinski, M.D., Ph.D., pioneered a method to destroy cells of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) with less damage to healthy cells. The drug is currently being tested in clinical trials and Debinski is working on its fourth...

Targeted virus compels cancer cells to eat themselves

... virus tracks down and infects the most common and deadly form of brain cancer and then kills tumor cells by forcing them to devour themselves, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The modified adenovirus homed...

Embryo tests give parents the choice

...GD), was originally designed to test for severe or deadly diseases such as Tay-Sachs. It is typically performed by removing a cell from a three-day-old embryo, which is then screened for a range of chromosomal abnormalities or specific gene mutations. Seemingly healthy embryos are implanted in the womb; oth...

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