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Neuronal 'traffic jam' marks early Alzheimer's disease

...tion, there could be imaging methods that might be helpful for diagnosis," he said. "And, if these findings continue to hold for humans, the transport machinery could be a target for drugs to preserve that machinery." The researchers plan to continue their exploration of the transport machinery's involvemen...

UCLA Study Shows One-Third of Drug Ads in Medical Journals Do Not Contain References Supporting Medical Claims

... access to references in pharmaceutical ads may be helpful to physicians and policy makers in making more informed prescribing decisions. According to the authors, the Federal Drug Administration screens the drug ads for validity, but the sheer volume makes it difficult to adequately check many of the ads. ...

Gene Vaccine Protects Mice Against Development Of Her2/neu Breast Cancer

...s Lachman.Lachman suggests the vaccine might prove helpful in keeping humanHER2/neu tumors from metastasizing, or spreading, but adds that thisnotion must be tested in human clinical trials.Lachman believes that the vaccine will address two additional safetyconsiderations “because it is built of RNA that can...

A comprehensive response to HIV could prevent 10 million AIDS deaths in Africa by 2020

...s Lachman.Lachman suggests the vaccine might prove helpful in keeping humanHER2/neu tumors from metastasizing, or spreading, but adds that thisnotion must be tested in human clinical trials.Lachman believes that the vaccine will address two additional safetyconsiderations “because it is built of RNA that can...

Study Models Impact Of Anthrax Vaccine

... a new improvedanthrax vaccine could be especially helpful in reducing duration ofantibiotic treatments.?...

Scientists identify new model Of NK cell development

...ation about NK killer cells that may ultimately be helpful in designing more effective treatments for cancer and other diseases says Caligiuri. "NK cells are the 'minutemen' of the defense system ?the first to respond to an attack. The more we know about them, the more we can help them do their work. In can...

Multi-purpose protein regulates new protein synthesis and immune cell development

...ays to suppress B cell development, which could be helpful in autoimmune diseases like diabetes and lupus." ...

A little stress gives beneficial oomph! to immune system

...to boost the immune response when it could be most helpful to do so, such as during surgery, vaccination or infection," Dhabhar said. "And it could also help us tone down the immune response during inflammatory diseases." Dhabhar and Kavitha Viswanathan, a graduate research associate in oral biology at Ohio...

Newly Discovered 'Branding' Process Helps Immune System Cells Pick Their Fights

...if incorporating such changes into the proteins is helpful for vaccination," says senior author Emil R. Unanue, M.D., the Edward Mallinckrodt Professor and head of Pathology and Immunology. The finding may also be relevant to autoimmune conditions where the immune system erroneously attacks healthy tissues....

Insects, viruses could hold key for better human teamwork in disasters

...l information. Such a strategy would be enormously helpful in helping us cope with disasters such as the recent tsunami in the Indian Ocean." One of the ways these researchers hope to advance understanding of the dynamics of communication and knowledge networks among first responders is by "'learning' basic...

Pair of cancer genes found to drive both cell migration and division

...he possibility that interfering with them could be helpful in stopping the uncontrolled cell division found in cancers. Mutations in the genes, called PTEN and PI3K, already had been found in over half of all human cancers. "In cancer, you sometimes see cells failing to divide or undergoing unequal division...

Disabling gene defuses rheumatoid arthritis in mice

...en fire. The new results suggest it may be just as helpful to let these cells kill themselves and each other. "We already know a great deal about Foxo3a from studies of its role in some cancers, and hopefully that puts us in a good position to devise ways to manipulate its activity," says senior author Stan...

Major new UNC-based drinking water study suggests pregnancy fears may be overstated

...ciated with higher exposure levels." Particularly helpful to the study were the women who participated and the participating water work utilities, he said. "We are grateful to all these people since we could not have done this useful study without their active cooperation," Savitz said. A number of earlie...

Genome study of beneficial microbe may help boost plant health

... research provides clues to better explain how the helpful microbe, Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf-5, naturally safeguards roots and seeds from infection by harmful microbes that cause plant diseases. The genome paper will be published in Nature Biotechnology and was scheduled to be posted online on June 26. "T...

Program finds lost genes in nematode genome

...hinery of proteins. While getting intron length is helpful for gene annotation, the process is 15 times slower than the typical, less accurate methods. Being able to define intron length has implications for the human genome, which is much larger than C. elegans and has an average intron length of about 4,00...

Modified collagen could yield important medical applications

...riod of time. Modified collagen could also release helpful medications while serving as a coating for surgical tools and implants. "With this process," Yu said, "we can make the collagen that's already found in the human body behave in new ways, including some ways that are not found in nature. Modified col...

Unusual antibiotics show promise against deadly 'superbugs'

...riod of time. Modified collagen could also release helpful medications while serving as a coating for surgical tools and implants. "With this process," Yu said, "we can make the collagen that's already found in the human body behave in new ways, including some ways that are not found in nature. Modified col...

Discoveries by UAB and Florida scientists may help transplanted organs survive longer

...patient's need for a second or third kidney." The helpful molecule, IL-10, has anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive and other properties that help keep blood vessels healthy. Chronic vascular rejection, characterized by thickening of the interior lining that eventually chokes off the blood supply, is a majo...

Identification of specific genes predicts which patients will respond to Hepatitis C treatment

...es to this chronic disease." "This information is helpful for patients because it's one more piece of eviden...biopsies, with perhaps a simple blood test, may be helpful in deciding who will respond to treatment of chronic Hepatitis C with the current combination therap...

New imaging technology shown to detect pancreatic inflammation in type 1 diabetes

...suggest that the MRI-MNP imaging technology may be helpful in identifying people at immediate risk of developing autoimmune diabetes, but most of all for early prediction of response to therapy, which might be very useful for reducing the time and cost of clinical trials. "Because the results in mice looked ...

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