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New push for public health, AIDS spending at African Union summit

Activists hope this weekend's African Union (AU) summit will net commitments to boost government spending on public health, helping to curb the spread of AIDS, which killed 2.3 million Africans in 2004. "We are definitely optimistic that this time there will be so...

Association of herpesvirus with lung disorder questioned

...ts used in each study may also have differed. "We hope that our results provide scientists with another perspective on the potential causes of primary pulmonary hypertension," Dr. Katano said. "Further studies are required to clarify the possible association of human herpesvirus 8 with this disease." ...

Columbia research lifts major hurdle to gene therapy for cancer

...cientist atColumbia University Medical Center. "We hope it will be particularlypowerful in eradicating metastases that we can't see and that can't beeliminated by surgery or radiation. Gene therapy, especially forcancer, is really starting to make a comeback."The virus's selectivity for cancer cells is ba...

Controversial drug shown to act on brain protein to cut alcohol use

... to blockalcohol addiction in rodents. We can only hope that anti-alcoholismpatchs or gum will be available in a close future; it would help fix aproblem that we've been struggling with for ages. A naturally occurring hallucinogen advocated by some clinicians as apotent anti-addiction drug has been rigoro...

Tiny particles could solve billion-dollar problem

...ew pennies." Hughes, Wong and their collaborators hope to develop a device that would include a cylindrical pump containing a catalytic membrane of the gold-palladium nanoparticles. The device would be placed down existing wells where it would pump water through continuously, breaking TCE into non-toxic ...

The secret to longevity in tubeworms

...nefits and explains real observations, the authors hope to stimulate further research into the biology of the enigmatic and beautiful L. luymesi. ### Citation: Cordes EE, Arthur MA, Shea K, Arvidson RS, Fisher CR (2005) Modeling the mutualistic interactions between tubeworms and microbial consortia. PLo...

A much-needed shot in the arm for HIV vaccine development

...A preventive vaccine is the world's best long-term hope for bringingthe HIV/AIDS epidemic under control," ...e Health program and oneof the plan's authors. "We hope that that the Global HIV VaccineEnterprise will speed the development of a vaccine by bringing newco...

Newly discovered virus linked to childhood lung disorders and Kawasaki disease

...covered virus causing respiratory infection. Let's hope itsjust a coincidence :) A newly discovered virus may be responsible for many respiratory tractillnesses in infants and children, and may be associated with animportant multi-organ disease whose cause has remained a mystery fordecades, according to a...

Live Recombinant Adenovirus Vaccine Technique Explored

...p> Specifically, Dr. Ketner and his colleagues hope to develop a vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) that could be used in the developing world. HPV causes 500,000 cases of cervical cancer each year worldwide. Recombinant HPV vaccines currently in clinical trials may not be ideal in poorer countrie...

The secret lives of whales

...d is being feminized,?says Payne. Payne’s greatest hope is that in the next decade, the world will have taken heed, and instituted steps to reduce the entry of contaminants to the oceans. ...

Dinosaur DNA? New Patent Covers Degraded DNA recovery

...ent has caused DNA samples to become degraded. "We hope this gives criminal investigators another tool to ...aded sample was obtained. Dr. Ensley and his team hope to apply this new technology to products they will make available later this year. "We don't plan to...

Antibiotic Resistant Bacterium Uses Sonar-like Strategy to “See?Enemies or Prey

...n understanding of how this toxin system works, we hope todevelop toxin inhibitors,?says Gilmore.The third area of interest is currently science fiction, says Gilmore.“If bacteria can see cells in the environment, maybe we can tame thesebacteria and engineer this system so that it can be used to see other...

Female sex hormones play a vital role in defense against sexually transmitted diseases

...HIV-1 and HSV-2. We do not understand why, and our hope is that by doing these kind of mouse studies, we can understand the mechanisms." In the first study, female mice received either the hormone estradiol or progesterone, a combination of both, or nothing at all prior to exposing them to the herpes vir...

Mouse brain tumors mimic those in human genetic disorder

...n't need to be treated. Using this mouse model, we hope to continueto hone in on more accurate diagnostic, prognostic and treatmentapproaches."Bajenaru ML, Garbow JR, Perry A, Hernandez MR, Gutmann DH. Naturalhistory of neurofibromatosis 1-associated optic nerve glioma formationin mice. Annals of Neurolog...

Gene variations explain drug dose required to control seizures

...ic drugs for patients with epilepsy. "In time, we hope to have a number of such gene variants that together can explain and predict more and more of the variation among patients in drug response, allowing better informed treatment decisions," he continued. Control of epilepsy with phenytoin can be a dif...

Scientists discover the cellular roots of graying hair

...gthat signaling pathway in melanoma. Eventually we hope to tap into thisdeath pathway, thereby using drugs to mimic the aging process, tosuccessfully treat melanoma.?The team also made mice lacking a gene, MITF that regulates Bcl2. Thesemice also went gray, but more gradually than did the mice that had no...

Fundamental Finding Yields Insight into Stem Cells, Cancer; Opens Door to Drug Discovery

...gthat signaling pathway in melanoma. Eventually we hope to tap into thisdeath pathway, thereby using drugs to mimic the aging process, tosuccessfully treat melanoma.?The team also made mice lacking a gene, MITF that regulates Bcl2. Thesemice also went gray, but more gradually than did the mice that had no...

Weizmann Institute scientists develop a new approach for directing treatment to metastasized prostate cancer in the bones.

...gthat signaling pathway in melanoma. Eventually we hope to tap into thisdeath pathway, thereby using drugs to mimic the aging process, tosuccessfully treat melanoma.?The team also made mice lacking a gene, MITF that regulates Bcl2. Thesemice also went gray, but more gradually than did the mice that had no...

New Study from Affymetrix Laboratories Points to Changing View of How Genome Works

...e that have been traditionally studied, scientists hope to discover new drug targets, new biomarkers, and a better understanding of disease mechanism. This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal Funds from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, under Contract numb...

Taking Aim With Nanoparticle PEBBLEs

...d Goliath story, University of Michigan scientists hope to slay a big killer with pebbles. In this case, the killer is not a fearsome giant, but a dreaded disease: cancer. And the pebbles are not the kind you hurl from slingshots; they're nanoscale polymer beads known as Photonic Explorers for Biomedical ...

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