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Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine

...elped some of the patients fight off the virus and delay the onset of full-blown AIDS. The researchers expect the new findings to aid the search for an HIV vaccine that would work by boosting the protective effects of one or more of these genes, and help the body's own immune system overcome an infection....

Alzheimer's disease to quadruple worldwide by 2050

...dest advances in preventing Alzheimer’s disease or delay its progression, we could have a huge global publi...meyer and his co-authors, interventions that could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by as little as one year would reduce prevalence of the disease by ...

AAAS decries latest stem cell veto

...r concern is that this action has the potential to delay development of important new therapies by cutting off a promising avenue of research," said Alan I. Leshner, the chief executive officer of AAAS and executive publisher of the journal Science . The president vetoed a similar bill that passed the ...

Vaccine prevents prion disease in mice

...th low levels of antibodies also had a significant delay in the onset of the disease. It normally takes 120 days for mice that have not been vaccinated to develop the disease. "These are promising findings," said study author Thomas Wisniewski, MD, of NYU School of Medicine in New York, and a member of...

Heart failure: Intervention possibilities from imaging programmed cell loss

...entially reversible and earlier intervention could delay the development of cardiomyopathy or heart muscle disease," noted Hofstra. He indicated that additional research is needed since the study was performed on a small group of heart patients. "Heart failure is a major health care problem," said Hofs...

Reading hidden intentions in the human brain

...d action. The researchers found that during the delay between the subjects' choice of task and execution of the task, it was possible to decode from activities in two regions of the prefrontal cortex which of the two actions (addition or subtraction) individuals had chosen to pursue. Different patterns ...

Canadian study shows bilingualism has protective effect in delaying onset of dementia by four years

...ce that the lifelong use of two languages can help delay the onset of dementia symptoms by four years compa...t another lifestyle factor, bilingualism, may help delay dementia symptoms. The study is published in the February 2007 issue of Neuropsychologia (Vol.45, No...

Gene that makes people 'early to bed and early to rise' demystified

...e [internal] human clock well enough to advance or delay it that way. But with all that we've learned from the fruit fly, mouse and now human about the gears and how they are working, we're getting closer to a 'button' that might be able to do that." ...

Neural bottleneck found that thwarts multi-tasking

...asks, we did not see this delay. "This temporal delay is the essence of dual-task interference for tasks that require actions. By using time-resolved fMRI, we can see its signature in the brain," he continued. "These findings allow us to really now focus on this set of brain areas and to understand why ...

Plastic that degrades in seawater could be boon for cruise industry and others

... time to develop in utero, some drugs were able to delay delivery, but none improved the baby’s health outcome. This study is the first to show that the baby benefited from the therapy, especially those who are born very prematurely (at 24 to 28 weeks). Using a composite measure of the newborn’s health inc...

Improving outcomes in premature births

... time to develop in utero, some drugs were able to delay delivery, but none improved the baby’s health outcome. This study is the first to show that the baby benefited from the therapy, especially those who are born very prematurely (at 24 to 28 weeks). Using a composite measure of the newborn’s health inc...

New approach could lower antibiotic requirements by 50 times

...atments to prolong the life of existing agents and delay the onset of widespread resistance is to be welcomed,' said Jim Spencer a lecturer in microbial pathogenesis at the University of Bristol. The overuse of antibiotics since the 1940s had slowly created a host of infections that are resistant to ant...

The effects of smoking on fractures and ligament injuries

...cifically, they were able to show that there was a delay in the development of mature cartilage cells in th...d on their findings, the authors suggest that this delay is due to a difference in the recruitment of cells to the site of injury. In addition, the study ...

Transplanted brain cells hold promise for Parkinson's disease

...." The researchers already have begun studies that delay the transplants until weeks after injury. For this study, researchers compared animals that received placebo treatment with those that received only protective neurotrophic factors secreted by stem cells and those that had a transplant. Animals...

Scientists discover way to block growth of prostate cancer cells

...tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors that prevent or delay breast cancer recurrence. No such treatment exists for prostate cancer patients. After treatment of their primary tumours, prostate cancer in men is managed by watchful observation only. The immediate goal of our research is to develop agents such...

Air travel and flu: Post-9/11 restrictions delayed start of season

...vious level. In contrast, the researchers found no delay in the 2001?002 flu season in France, where there were no flight restrictions. Although other factors may possibly have been involved, the findings suggest that air travel affects both the peak date and the rate of spread of flu. This does not prove ...

Plant-derived molecules, genetic manipulation point to future chemoprevention methods

...DDO-ME and LG100268, even as individual drugs, can delay tumor development in living organisms. But the combination of the triterpenoid and rexinoid compounds was particularly powerful. This synergy could hold the key to prevention of breast cancer and should be considered for future clinical trials." G...

New HIV statistics indicate increasing toll of AIDS on African American community

... strategies that government must implement without delay to protect the health of African Americans." "It is a national tragedy that the AIDS crisis has continued unabated in the African-American community for so many years," said Beny Primm, M.D., NMAC's chair emeritus. "There is a danger that we view...

Mass vaccination unnecessary in the event of a large bioterrorist US smallpox attack

...eventing transmission of the disease, and that any delay in quarantining infected individuals would take a much greater toll on the community than failing to pre-vaccinate potential cases. To conduct the study, Longini and colleagues created a computer model that calculated the spread of smallpox via aer...

PLoS ONE is launched by the Public Library of Science

...han ever before. No longer need there be months of delay between submission and publication. Now there is a way to share not only the results of research but also the responses, ideas, and opinions of fellow researchers as well. ...

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