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Live Recombinant Adenovirus Vaccine Technique Explored

...d multiple doses to provide immunity, which is not feasible for people living in many parts of the world,?explained Gary Ketner, PhD, senior author of the study and professor with the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. “The military...

Scientists decipher genome of fungus that can cause life-threatening infections

...ition, the accuracy of the gene annotationmakes it feasible to use Cryptococcus as a model to study how fungicause disease. Using the genomic sequence data, the Cryptococcusresearch community already has designed a microarray and has formed aconsortium to further investigate the function of C. neoformans gene...

While on trail of dioxin, scientists pinpoint cancer target of green tea

...fficult to pinpoint. The latest results make more feasible the idea of harnessing green tea's protective power. Just as people with aches and pains no longer have to chew on willow bark to receive the benefits of the substance salicin ?they simply take an aspirin –the current research opens the door to exten...

$5.1 billion would save 6 million children

... potential impact of proven interventions that are feasible to deliver in low-income settings to children younger than age 5 years, this is the first time the global cost of implementing child survival programs could be estimated. The study is published in the June 25, 2005, issue of The Lancet. "Achieving t...

Key to elephant conservation is 'in the sauce'

...ding mammals, so they give farmers an economically feasible means of minimizing damage to their investments," said Loki Osborn, project director for the EPDT. "They can be grown as buffer crops to prevent crop-raiding and then be harvested and sold on the world market through the trust." Osborn originated th...

UI researcher studies deafness in fruit flies, humans

...iments are next to impossible in humans, but quite feasible in the fruit fly." "Understanding how this protein works and examining its functional role in hearing will provide new insights into auditory mechanisms, not only in fruit flies, but in humans, as well," he says. ...

Micro-molecule plays big role in birth defects

...d author of the report. "We were able to show it's feasible to eliminate the activity of microRNAs from a specific tissue while the rest of the tissue remains normal." Had researchers inhibited microRNAs in every single cell, Harfe said the mouse embryos would survive little more than seven days after fertil...

No small feat: First ever gene therapy success for muscular dystrophy achieved

...es that have cast doubt on gene therapy ever being feasible for children with muscular dystrophy can be overco...n that gene therapy for muscular dystrophy is both feasible and effective in a mouse model of especially profound disease. Using this approach, the team, led by...

Results of world's first gene therapy trial for arthritis show approach safe, feasible

...inal, debilitating conditions and diseases is both feasible and safe, report researchers who conducted the world's first such test on the approach in patients with advanced rheumatoid arthritis. The results, published in this week's online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS),...

Vaccine targets tumors where they live

...The researchers show that this vaccine is safe and feasible to use for local delivery into established melanoma lesions. 2 of the injected lesions showed a partial response and 3 were stable. One patient remained alive without disease recurrence for 59 months after vaccination without any other therapy. This ...

Israeli scientists successfully transplant frozen-thawed ovaries in sheep

...s holds out hope that this approach could become a feasible treatment for women facing premature ovarian failure, and furthermore, that the advances they have demonstrated from new freezing techniques may have potential for other human organ transplants, which are currently done using only fresh grafts. Co-a...

NHGRI expands effort to revolutionize sequencing technologies

...igators working on technologies that would make it feasible to sequence a genome for $1,000. The majority of researchers who received NHGRI's initial sequencing technology grants, issued in October 2004, are working on technologies to sequence a genome for $100,000. Both approaches have many complementary ele...

Bone marrow stem cells may heal hearts even years after heart attacks

...onstrates that restoration is possible, clinically feasible and associated with an improvement of the performance of the heart by approximately 20 to 30 percent. This therapy is safe, similar to an 'own blood injection or transfusion,' and has no side effects. It needs only bone marrow puncture and cell aspir...

New vaccine platform may fight infections with causes from influenza to bioterrorism

... for people with compromised immune systems may be feasible after all, according to a team of researchers, who...rger animal models, our studies indicate it may be feasible to develop vaccines for bioterrorism agents and transplant patients, as well as high-risk individual...

Children overprescribed antibiotics for sore throat

...to children with a positive GABHS test result is a feasible goal for primary care physicians and an important step toward judicious use of antibiotics overall," the authors write. ...

UF scientists test improved gene therapy method for hereditary heart conditions

..." Scientists say gene therapy looks increasingly feasible for the treatment of cardiovascular conditions linked to faulty genes or congenital metabolic diseases, including atherosclerosis, stroke, muscular dystrophy and an enlargement of the heart muscle known as dilated cardiomyopathy. But efforts to beg...

Malaria, potato famine pathogen share surprising trait

...ill start infecting plants. However, he said it's feasible to think that one day researchers could develop a drug with a dual purpose ?one that would stop both Plasmodium falciparum, which causes malaria, and Phytophthora infestans, the microbe that triggers late potato blight in vegetables including potatoe...

New GI technologies improve internal organ visualization

...phageal process to gain access to the heart may be feasible and safe for patients as an alternative to the much longer, indirect route through the femoralis artery in the groin or to open surgery," said Annette Fritscher-Ravens, M.D., of the Homerton University Hospital and lead study author. "This may be of ...

Beekeepers work hard for the honey, despite changing tupelo forest

...producers will only harvest honey as long as it is feasible in terms of economics, time and labor, Watson said. That's a shame, she said, because beekeeping is more than just a vocation in Wewahitchka, where it has been practiced by generations. It's a way of life that gives this rural community its unique fl...

Metal homeostasis research in plants will lead to nutrient-rich food and higher yielding crops

... regulation. Guerinot's findings are making it feasible to engineer nutrient-rich plants better able to grow in soils now considered marginal and to increase crop biomass in soils now in cultivation. Guerinot presented her findings 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, August 7) at the Annual Meeting of the American S...

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