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Gene Therapy For Parkinson's Disease Moves Forward In Animals

...F into the Parkinson's disease setting, where that introduction can provide insight into how to protect neural cells. This is showing us a new way to approach the problem.?/p> Parkinson's disease is caused by the death of brain cells that produce a vital chemical known as dopamine, which carries messages that...

Development of portable infectious disease detector

...etes patientscan monitor their condition since the introduction of home bloodglucose detectors." The collaboration's goal is to produce its firstportable HIV monitor within two years. In addition to such "point ofcare" devices, Wikswo and Pyle are joining forces to develop"high-throughput" screening systems that ...

Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease moves forward in animals

...F into the Parkinson's disease setting, where that introduction can provide insight into how to protect neural cells. This is showing us a new way to approach the problem." Parkinson's disease is caused by the death of brain cells that produce a vital chemical known as dopamine, which carries messages that tell ...

Applied Biosystems Introduces Advanced Gene Expression Service Provider Program

... Applera Corporation business, today announced the introduction of the Applied Biosystems Advanced Gene Expression Service Provider Program, a new program for service providers who are interested in accessing Applied Biosystems comprehensive solution for gene expression analysis, including the highly sensitive Ex...

Harnessing microbes, one by one, to build a better nanoworld

... Applera Corporation business, today announced the introduction of the Applied Biosystems Advanced Gene Expression Service Provider Program, a new program for service providers who are interested in accessing Applied Biosystems comprehensive solution for gene expression analysis, including the highly sensitive Ex...

Genetically modified rice in China benefits farmers' health, study finds

...uming 86 variety, which is insect-resistant due to introduction of a resistance gene from the cowpea plant. Both varieties have been in pre-production field trials since 2001. These field trials in China were designed to identify the effects of the genetically modified crops on farm households before the new cro...

LUCA technologies confirms real-time methane generation

...rmation by these microbes can be stimulated by the introduction of nutrients or suppressed by heat sterilization or the introduction of oxygen, Luca has shown that radio-labeled CO2 (carbon dioxide) introduced to these substrate samp...

Vampire bats keep out of trouble by running

...mill test and break into a running gait. With the introduction of large herds of livestock into their native envi...clear exactly what the native prey were before the introduction of cattle, he adds. The Cornell zoologists plan to go a step further and compare the vampire bat to...

HIV-1 spread through six transmission lines in the UK

... HIV-1 has become increasingly available since the introduction of routine HIV-1 gene sequencing for drug resistance. Scientists used this data to follow the changing number of infected individuals through time and estimate the demographic parameters shaping the epidemic. During the exponential growth phase, the...

Anti cancer virotherapy well tolerated in first human administration, research finds

... targeting and killing of cancer cells through the introduction into the body of the appropriate viral material which then reproduces at a rapid rate over a short period of time, devouring the cancer cells in the process by attaching to the cells' ICAM-1 (intercellular adhesion molecule-1) and DAF (decay accelera...

Youth With HIV Take More Risks After New Meds Introduced

...s. Although the new study does not prove that the introduction of HAART is the cause of increased risky behavior, "these findings indicate the need for continued attention to the issue of sexual risk and the impact of HAART," Lightfoot says. The new study also suggests the lives of some HIV-positive teens have ...

Are rice and wheat behind China's population boom?

...growing rice - how to intensify yields through the introduction of nutrients in the water and knowledge of water management practices. "By successfully manipulating rice production to the extent that these ancient people did, in combination with millet and wheat, helps explain the foundation of China's huge popul...

Undesirable expatriates: Preventing the spread of invasive animals

... across the ocean, it's not surprising that animal introduction patterns between Europe and North America mirror immigration patterns. Overall, a higher proportion of European animals entered North America than vice-versa, with introductions peaking in the 19th century and decreasing thereafter. This decline can ...

Cellular Defects in Premature Aging Disease are Reversible

...a-associated defects. In addition, they found that introduction of the mutant protein into healthy human cells was sufficient to produce the disease characteristics. "These results made it clear that in order to achieve a potential therapeutic effect, we needed to completely eliminate the mutant protein," said Sc...

Asymptomatic HIV babies could use earlier treatment

... month. Those in the late group benefited from the introduction of a special type of antiretroviral drug called a protease inhibitor. They followed the children for the first three years of life, tracking at what age they developed AIDS and the rate of survival through their third birthday. As might be expected,...

Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies

... to begin with." The other two precedents are the introduction of hemodialysis for end-stage kidney disease in the 1960s and allocation of livers for transplant in the 1980s and early 1990s. Like HIV infection, these conditions require expensive, lifelong follow up. Indeed, people who benefit most from hemodial...

First production of human monoclonal antibodies in chicken eggs published in Nature Biotechnology

... tax existing cell culture production systems. The introduction of this new chicken-based production technology will be of considerable interest to an industry coping with the commercial supply of an ever increasing number of therapeutic antibodies." "We believe the chicken system is an attractive one for therap...

Researchers seek to discover what really happens when a virus enters the body

...e basis of a biological cell's death than with the introduction of foreign invaders, such as viruses. If Matzinger is correct, then decades of scientific and medical diagnostic thinking could be in jeopardy. As immunologists consider the relatively new concept, a new NIH grant, awarded to Amy Bell, an electrica...

Hospitalizations because of chicken pox down dramatically since implementation of vaccine

Since the introduction of the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine in 1995, hospitalizations and doctor visits because of chicken pox have dropped dramatically, according to a study in the August 17 issue of JAMA. Varicella vaccine is recommended for routine immunization of ch...

Ships bring alien jellyfish invaders to our shores

...d answer similar questions about the migration and introduction of any suspected non-native marine creatures, according to its developers, UNSW oceanographers, Associate Professor Matthew England and Alex Sen Gupta. "Until now our knowledge of natural and human-assisted dispersal of species has been insufficient...

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