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Newly discovered virus linked to childhood lung disorders and Kawasaki disease

... of enormously variedpathogenicity." Despite these encouraging preliminary observations, Dr.McIntosh noted that the association between this novel coronavirus andKawasaki disease will require confirmation by others in larger futureinvestigations....

U-M scientist to talk about tissue engineering at AAAS

...lls differentiate into specific kinds of bone, and encouraging cells to make more BMPs during tissue engineering also can ramp up the effects. "Together these therapies can overcome compromised environments," he said. "Combining therapies can help us overcome some of the complications of current therapies, too....

Novel Therapy Tested in Mice Could Chase Away Cat Allergies

... “This novel approach to treating cat allergies is encouraging news for millions of cat-allergic Americans. Moreover, these results provide proof-of-concept for using this approach to develop therapies to prevent deadly food allergy reactions as well,?says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. The injectable tr...

Taking Aim With Nanoparticle PEBBLEs

...ve been doing over the past seven years, including encouraging preliminary results using PEBBLEs to treat a virulent form of brain cancer in rats. PEBBLEs are polymer spheres, typically 20 to 200 nanometers in diameter—about the size of a virus. The spheres carry an assortment of molecules on their surfaces, so...

Researchers discover molecule that causes secondary stroke

...archers point out that although their findings are encouraging in terms of developing a diagnostic test and treatment, the number of patients in their study was small and more work is needed to confirm that vasospasm is more likely to occur in bleeding-stroke patients who have elevated levels of BOXes. ...

Gene Therapy For Parkinson's Disease Moves Forward In Animals

...hat's been shown before in rodent models, but it's encouraging to see data that it works in higher animals like monkeys.?/p> Meanwhile, in separate experiments with rats, researchers used gene therapy to completely reverse abnormal movements called dyskinesias in some of the animals, suggesting a new way to ...

NYC's First Rapid HIV Drug-resistant AIDS Case Prompts Call to Step Up HIV Prevention

...ent transmission of -- this strain of the virus by encouraging gay men, in particular, to practice safer sex and use condoms during all sexual encounters." "This case in New York underscores the crucial need to step up collaborative efforts among public health officials, medical providers and AIDS groups to fin...

Simple drug has the potential to save many lives threatened by malaria

...r intravenous therapy is not available. These are encouraging results, say experts in an accompanying editorial. Although a single trial of this size cannot alone be the basis for policy change, rectal artemisinins might be one safe and effective way to reduce the risk of children dying before reaching hospital...

Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease moves forward in animals

...hat's been shown before in rodent models, but it's encouraging to see data that it works in higher animals like monkeys." Meanwhile, in separate experiments with rats, researchers used gene therapy to completely reverse abnormal movements called dyskinesias in some of the animals, suggesting a new way to combat...

NIH Calls on Scientists to Speed Public Release of Research Publications

...hile this new policy is voluntary, we are strongly encouraging all NIH-supported researchers to release their published manuscripts as soon as possible for the benefit of the public. Scientists have a right to see the results of their work disseminated as quickly and broadly as possible, and NIH is committed to ...

Molecule that usually protects infection-fighting cells may cause plaque deposits inside arteries

...matory substances, which cause a secondary effect, encouraging other cells to accumulate and worsen plaque buildup in arteries. "The oxidized lipids are cleared out by macrophage cells, but the lipids themselves are very toxic to cells and promote apoptosis (cell death)," Dr. Miyazaki said. "Therefore AIM produ...

First frozen egg baby born in Canada

...ding this livebirth. "The results are particularly encouraging because this success rate is comparable to regular IVF cycles with ICSI using fresh eggs in many IVF centres," says Dr. Tan. Egg freezing is useful for a number of reasons. "The process enables young women diagnosed with cancer to preserve their fer...

Man-made wetland's effectiveness similar to natural marsh

...tial downpours, which saturated the ground. "It's encouraging that this wetland acted as an effective sink, even when runoff from fertilized fields was especially high," Mitsch said. "Of course, that could change as time goes on, however." Most of the water entering the wetland came as runoff from farm fields,...

'Smart drug' targets deadly brain cancer

..." Achieving the 36 percent regression rate was an encouraging result -- but researchers didn't stop there. They took the work a step further by analyzing specific tumor properties of the patients enrolled in the study. What they found is also encouraging. Patients most likely to respond well to the drug shared ...

Precise Timing Enabled Pig-to-rat Transplants To Cure Diabetes

... one species to another was such an unexpected and encouraging discovery that we wanted to find out more about why that worked and under what conditions it is possible," Hammerman says. Superficially, there appears to be relatively little difference between pancreatic primordia from 28-day-old and 35-day-old pi...

Survey reveals women and doctors aren't talking about HPV

...ncer a disease that can be better prevented, we're encouraging women to discuss with their healthcare provider their HPV risk, get regular screenings with the Pap test and, if they are age 30 or older, ask about HPV testing as well." Other major findings from the report show: # Only 17 percent of women know tha...

Study shows eutrophic lakes may not recover for a millennium

...s around lakes and streams, restoring wetlands and encouraging the use of new manure storage and handling processes are also steps that can be taken to reduce phosphorus runoff. "Anything we can do to reduce the erosion of phosphorus is going to be beneficial," Carpenter says. ...

Discovery suggests why stem cells run through stop signs

...microRNAs may play a similar role in cancer cells, encouraging their proliferation. This speculation is supported by three other new papers published this week in Nature linking microRNAs to cancer. According to authors Richard Carthew, Owen L. Coon Professor of Molecular Biology at Northwestern University, and...

AACR Favors 'full spectrum of stem cell research biology'

...inted to the clause in the AACR position statement encouraging grant-making institutions to "work toward stable and sufficient funding for meritorious stem cell projects, free of political uncertainty, so that young investigators are encouraged to devote their careers to this important field." Said Nelson, prof...

From a Few Wild Ancestors, a Citrus Cornucopia

...-type through grafting, selective breeding efforts encouraging desirable qualities—like sweetness—have been very successful. But breeding for certain traits can mean others are inadvertently lost. “Selective breeding has led to advancement of certain ‘elite?germplasm lines,?says Krueger, “often at the expense o...

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