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Study shows big power of small RNAs, not just proteins, in halting cancer

...only found that p53 can arrest the growth and even eradicate cancers, but we’ve revealed something very surprising about what makes this pathway so powerful,” said Hannon. CSHL research published by Nature earlier this year, concluded that even in the latest stages of cancer, reactivation of a previously damag...

New vaccine prevents CMV infection and disease in mice

...stem into mounting a response that doesn’t work to eradicate the virus. “We needed a way to make the host ...s generated by the viral infection are not able to eradicate the virus....

Maggots rid patients of MRSA

...uses ionized air to create superoxide radicals and eradicate bacteria. Professor Boulton said: "This is very exciting. We have demonstrated for the first time the potential of larval therapy to eliminate MRSA infection of diabetic foot ulcers. If confirmed in a randomized controlled trial, larval treatment ...

Egyptians, not Greeks were true fathers of medicine

...armaceutical research, and pomegranate was used to eradicate tapeworms, a remedy that remained in clinical use until 50 years ago. "Many of the ancient remedies we discovered survived into the 20th century and, indeed, some remain in use today, albeit that the active component is now produced synthetically...

Hybrid molecule causes cancer cells to self-destruct

...e high doses of the compound needed to effectively eradicate cancer. To get around this problem, scientists have tried to make butyrate more potent by modifying it or joining it to other compounds. Usually, the results have been disappointing because the molecular partner added to butyrate to improve delivery ...

Mechanisms involved with tumor relapse identified

...mmunization with a tumor vaccine ?to recognize and eradicate tumor cells. Using a transgenic mouse model of breast cancer, researchers found that interferon gamma, a cytokine or chemical messenger that is produced by cells of the immune system upon activation, plays a role in tumor relapse. In humans, inte...

Immunization rates hit record high in poor countries

...ants, like natural forests. "We're not going to eradicate the adelgid," Costa says. "The best-case scenario for an insect-killing fungi is you inoculate the environment and get disease outbreaks to start cycling. The idea is to reduce the pest population to a level that is manageable, allowing some of the t...

Fungal factories may save hemlock forests

...ants, like natural forests. "We're not going to eradicate the adelgid," Costa says. "The best-case scenario for an insect-killing fungi is you inoculate the environment and get disease outbreaks to start cycling. The idea is to reduce the pest population to a level that is manageable, allowing some of the t...

Einstein researchers demonstrate a novel approach to treating AIDS

...ries' for making more of the virus. So if we could eradicate all the HIV-infected cells in a patient­which would likely require a combination of therapies--then we could start to think about curing HIV-infected patients." Dr. Goldstein, also a senior author of the study, notes that radioimmunotherapy might ...

Researchers develop technologies to devour food pathogens

.... Together, these technologies rapidly detect and eradicate food-borne pathogens. The first method uses a laser to detect and identify many types of bacteria, and is about three times faster and one-tenth as expensive as current technology. A second innovation uses chlorine dioxide gas to kill pathogens o...

Public Library of Science to launch new, open access journal on neglected tropical diseases

...s helped to lead the successful global campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases will publish high-quality, rigorously peer-reviewed research on all scientific, medical, and public health aspects of neglected tropical diseases, including public policy studies. It will incl...

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

...World Health Organization's successful campaign to eradicate smallpox from the world in the late 1970s, served as a consultant to the committee, known as the Smallpox Modeling Working Group. The group was convened by the Secretary's Advisory Council on Public Health Preparedness, a branch of the U.S. Departmen...

Tuberculosis: The bacillus takes refuge in adipose cells

... strategies for fighting tuberculosis. Attempts to eradicate the bacillus entirely from infected individuals should take these newly identified reservoir cells into account. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus responsible for tuberculosis can hide, in a dormant state, in adipose cells throughout the bod...

Fire ants: Their true story told by the scientist who loves them

...Tschinkel calls politically motivated campaigns to eradicate S. invicta with little or no improvement in native survival to show for it. "Fire ants have been the victims of a good deal of bad science," he said. Ironically, 75 percent of the so-called native ants that inhabit disturbed habitats alongside S. i...

Polynesia explorers created worldwide web of scientific knowledge

...ures, as the scientists proposed to do, "sought to eradicate them." "The conflict between scientists and missionaries was a critical event in European intellectual history of the first half of the nineteenth century. Parties to both sides were convinced of the truth of their position and the bad faith of thei...

Combination therapy with a monocloncal antibody and a vaccine leads to tumor rejection

...ith a vaccine expressing GM-CSF (Gvax) was able to eradicate skin and breast cancer in mice. In a new study appearing online on June 15 in advance of print publication in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, this same research group investigated the effects of CTLA4 blockade on the balance ...

Mass. General study finds potential ovarian cancer stem cells

...possibly innovative approaches will be required to eradicate these stem-like cancer cells and ultimately cure ovarian cancer. With its potential to maintain the ability to inhibit the proliferation of these cells, MIS may play a role in these new therapeutic approaches," Donahoe says. "We intend to keep sear...

Single cell amoeba increases MRSA numbers 1000- fold

...eba in the spread of MRSA ?hospitals should aim to eradicate amoebae as well as the bacteria themselves" said Prof Brown of the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath. ...

Protein found to control tumor growth in certain breast cancers

...approaches with the potential to stabilize or even eradicate hormone-sensitive tumors." ...

'Biobullets' fight harmful mussels

... freshwater mollusks. Unlike other methods used to eradicate zebra mussels, such as chlorine, "biobullets" pose little or no threat to other marine animals, the researchers say, because they rapidly degrade and disperse in water. Since their accidental introduction from Eastern Europe into the Great Lakes in ...

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