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CSIRO scientists join fight to save 'Tassie devil'

... Tasmanian devils from the deadly cancer currently devastating devil populations. Researchers from CSIRO’s Livestock Industries’ Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), Textiles and Fibre Technology and Land and Water, are working together to hunt down the cause of Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) and pos...

Small, self-controlled planes combine plant pathology and engineering

...arth. This genus contains some of the world’s most devastating plant and animal pathogens and remains largely a mystery to scientists who do not have a firm understanding of its ability to travel long distances in the atmosphere. By placing antibiotics in the sampling collection plates, researchers can ensure th...

Potent possibilities for parasite attack

... the search for new treatments. Leishmaniasis is a devastating disease that affects about two million people each year and threatens one-fifth of the world's population and new treatments are desperately needed. In their report in Nature Genetics, published online on Sunday 17 June 2007, the researchers compar...

Potato wart eyed as risk to potato production

...esser known potato wart has the potential to be as devastating to economies that depend on potato production, say... zero-tolerance regulations for potato wart can be devastating to growers. Indirect economic losses become especially evident in potato production areas that are s...

Gene therapy study shows safety and statistically significant improvement in Parkinson's disease

...therapy agents into human clinical trials for many devastating brain disorders,” said Paul Greengard, PhD, chairman of the Neurologix Scientific Advisory Board and recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his work related to how brain cells communicate. “The significant and sustained impr...

AAAS decries latest stem cell veto

...proach to developing more effective treatments for devastating conditions like diabetes, spinal cord injuries, an...proach to developing more effective treatments for devastating conditions like diabetes, spinal cord injuries, and Parkinson's disease. The bill would mandate that...

HIV and malaria combine to adversely affect pregnant women and their infants

... first step in creating therapeutics to treat this devastating disease," he stresses. "We hope to help translate this knowledge into more effective vaccines designed to generate these types of protective antibodies."...

Extra-aggressive form of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis identified

... development of therapeutic interventions for this devastating lung disease....

HIVMA opposes The Gambia's unproven AIDS remedy

...." "Any treatment that claims to alleviate this devastating disease must be subjected to rigorous scientific scrutiny," he added. "A growing body of evidence from Africa shows the lifesaving effects of antiretroviral medicines for people living with HIV/AIDS. On the other hand, the remedy President Jammeh is ...

Global survey of lizards reveals greater abundance of animals on islands than on mainland ecosystems

...ng world. It suggests that climate change may have devastating consequences for lizards and other animals that inhabit islands because their ecosystems are much more sensitive than those on the mainland to change. Details of the study conducted by biologists at the University of California, San Diego will ap...

Chemical maps hint at drug's effects on schizophrenia

...lic side effects, she added. Schizophrenia is a devastating mental illness that is characterized by hallucinat...perhaps we can finally unlock the secrets of these devastating diseases." Kaddurah-Daouk believes that this and other studies that explore metabolism at the glo...

Cornell lab confirms deadly fish virus spreading to new species

...ated Press. The spread of the virus could have a devastating impact on aquaculture and particularly the channel catfish trade, which constitutes about 80 percent of aquaculture business in the United States, said Bowser. Catfish is a very popular food fish in the Deep South. "We have detected VHSV in channel...

Breakthrough vaccine to treat chemo-resistant ovarian cancer

... a promising new chapter in the fight against this devastating disease and brings hope to women everywhere." The breakthrough treatment method uses the patient's own tumor tissues to create a patient-specific vaccine and is combined with chemotherapy delivered directly into the abdominal cavity. Ovarian c...

Ebola outbreaks killing thousands of gorillas and chimpanzees

...pe that newly developed vaccines could control the devastating impact of Ebola on wild apes. Direct encounters between gorilla or chimpanzee social groups are rare. Therefore, when reports of large ape die-offs first surfaced in the late 1990s, outbreak amplification was assumed to be through "massive spillove...

Study uncovers a lethal secret of 1918 influenza virus

...oes something early in infection to trigger such a devastating immune response may provide biomedical researchers with clues about how to intervene and stop or mitigate the virus' potentially lethal effects, Kawaoka says. "Things may be happening at an early time point (in infection), but we may be able to st...

Resistance to anti-HIV drugs in Uganda developed due to drug supply problems

...rease resources to fight three of the world's most devastating diseases, and to direct those resources to areas of greatest need. "Notwithstanding the current programs providing free antiretrovirals, these findings do highlight the need for strong logistics and drug supply management in any antiretroviral the...

NIH announces phase III clinical trial of creatine for Parkinson's disease

...ing a therapy that could change the course of this devastating disease," says Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., director of the NIH. "The goal is to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson's for a longer period of time than is possible with existing therapies." Currently there is no treatment that has bee...

Pregnancy hormone key to repairing nerve cell damage

...n are pregnant may be the secret to overcoming the devastating neurodegenerative disease, according to University of Calgary researchers who have shown that a pregnancy-related hormone is responsible for rebuilding the protective coating around nerve cells. In a paper to be published in the February 21 issue of...

Whitefly spreads emerging plant viruses

... for spreading a group of plant viruses that cause devastating disease on food, fiber, and ornamental crops, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS). According to Judith Brown, professor of plant sciences at the University of Arizona's Department of Plant Sciences, the whitefly...

Moonlighting enzyme linked to neurodegenerative disease

...top of the world and having a disease like this is devastating for them and their families in so many different respects," says Grazia Isaya, M.D., Ph.D., senior author of the study and a basic scientist at Mayo Clinic who specializes in Friedreich's ataxia. "Their cognitive functions are not impaired so they un...

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