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Computers to be used to find blueprint for new influenza drug

...se the latest software to produce a blueprint of a designer drug that could stop influenza and some other diseases from replicating in humans. The announcement of the grant comes at a time when fears are rising that an influenza outbreak developing from Asian chickens could kill thousands of people. Profess...

Tamoxifen-like drug suggests new ways to selectively block estrogen

...f various hormones," Greene said. "We could create designer androgens for prostate cancer, or designer glucocorticoids to treat inflammation." Since "the primary regulator of cofactor recruitment is rec...

Newest HIV drugs should be used with FUZEON(R)

...ected in his body in 1986 and works as a freelance designer and night-club promoter. The use of FUZEON is continuing to grow, despite initial reluctance from patients and physicians to using an injection, and more patients are now successfully starting and remaining on treatment. Roche continues to roll out ...

Two designer drugs hit same lung cancer target, but only one is effective

Two designer cancer drugs differed dramatically in a laboratory... growing evidence that mutations in the targets of designer drugs critically influence their effectiveness. Erbitux is an effective inhibitor of EGFR signals in...

GlycoFi announces the first production of antibodies with human glycosylation in yeast

...culture, it should be possible to produce specific designer glycoproteins at large scale using the company's engineered yeasts. GlycoFi has already announced several major collaborations aimed at applying its technology to the production of specific therapeutic proteins, including collaborations with Merck, E...

New cellular flaw found in some virulent breast cancers

...normal function, or whether it could be blocked by designer drugs to treat breast cancer without harming the patient. Previously, mice engineered to lack cyclin D1 were found to be highly resistant to certain breast cancers, and other experiments showed that mice in which the cyclin D1 gene had been inactiva...

Oh, rats! Designer animals reveal possible heart disease genes

.... Now, however, they have a new research ally: the designer rat. In a four-year study published in the Janu...Wisconsin (MCW) systematically bred and studied 43 designer rats with and without high blood pressure, in order to pinpoint candidate genes behind heart disease...

Scientists discover new genetic subtypes of common blood cancer

... which might turn out to be vulnerable to targeted designer drugs. Kenneth Anderson, MD, medical director of the Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center at Dana-Farber and an author of the paper, said the findings "allow us to predict how patients will respond to current treatments based on a genetic analysis ...

MIT creates 3-D scaffold for growing stem cells

...tudent Fabrizio Gelain from Milan, Zhang created a designer scaffold from a network of protein nanofibers, eac...d other natural destinations. "What makes these designer scaffolds particularly interesting is that cells survive longer and differentiate better without add...

Two-faced protein can stop metastasis or promote it, researchers say

...ase difficult to treat, and suggests that a future designer drug might be able to block the beginning of this dangerous process, or stop it once it starts. "Our data show that this one protein, p120 catenin, is a key player in both suppressing invasion and promoting it," says the study's senior author, Pan...

Engineer ramps up protein production, develops versatile viral spheres

...ells and putting them into systems to mass-produce designer proteins for a wide variety of medical uses. At the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Sept. 13 in San Francisco, Stanford engineering Professor James Swartz will discuss advances in such "cell-free" protein synthesis, including pr...

Designer babies - what would you do for a 'healthy' baby?

...rthodoxy. "People assume that the very notion of designer babies stems from the desire of prospective parent...ical applications. Reproductive technologies and designer babies will be held in ARTS 01.02 at UEA on Tuesday September 5 from 4-6pm....

New designer lipid-like peptide with lipid nanostructures for drug delivery systems

...on the impact of integrating short surfactant-like designer peptides in lipidic nanostructures. Anan Yaghmu...g and water-hating, which represent a new class of designer materials using common amino acids, the same basic molecules from meat, beans and fruits. These lip...

In mice, drug protects against diabetes and atherosclerosis

...Bristol-Myers Squibb, and elsewhere describe how a designer compound mimics many of these protective effects in mice, conferring substantial immunity to diabetes, heart disease, and other metabolic problems. This immunity takes place even if the animals are severely obese or have high amounts of cholesterol a...

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