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Inexpensive, mass-produced genes core of synthetic biology advances at UH

...technology also will facilitate development of new medications throughthe creation of humanized yet synthetic antibodies that could beespecially useful in detection and treatment of infectious organismsthat could be used by terrorists....

Research on Worms Yields Clues on Aging

...he life span of C.Elegans: A class of anti-seizure medications slows the rate of aging inroundworms, according to researchers at Washington University School ofMedicine in St. Louis. When exposed to drugs used to treat epilepsy inhumans, worms lived longer and retained youthful functions longer thannormal.Becaus...

Gene variations explain drug dose required to control seizures

...their physicians to reach an effective dose of the medications that control seizures, said David Goldstein, Ph.D., director of the IGSP Center at Duke University Medical Center and senior author of the study. "In medicine today, physicians must rely on a one-size-fits-all approach when making decisions about wh...

Rush Physicians Using Gene Therapy For Heart Patients With Moderate To Severe Chest Pains Who Do Not Benefit From Other Treatments

...rom coronary artery disease. Many patients receive medications to increase blood flow but nearly 500,000 angioplasties and coronary bypass procedures are performed each year in those patients who do not benefit from medication. ...

Chemists identify key gene in development of type 1 diabetes

...althy diet, getting exercise and taking prescribed medications as directed, according to health experts. The Institute for Medical Research at North Shore-LIJ provided funding for this study. The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization, chartered by the U.S. Congress, with a multidisciplinary mem...

Towards precise classification of cancers based on robust gene functional expression profiles

...althy diet, getting exercise and taking prescribed medications as directed, according to health experts. The Institute for Medical Research at North Shore-LIJ provided funding for this study. The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization, chartered by the U.S. Congress, with a multidisciplinary mem...

Artifical cornea lets woman blind 20 years see

...nt post-operative visits, the travel required, the medications and contact lenses used in follow up with the patients. For now, however, the devices are becoming more available as more doctors are trained in the procedure and care of the post-operative patient. And for people like Elma Phifer, that has made all...

Newly discovered pathway might help in design of cancer drugs

...mage," said Greenberg. "That's how many anti-tumor medications -- medications such as mitomycin c -- work: They kill off tumors by linking up with the cancer cells' DNA and stick...

Defenseless plants arm themselves with metals

...ngredient in pharmaceuticals like aspirin and acne medications - governs this pathway. When faced with a fungus or bacteria, most plants turn up their production of salicylic acid, which then interacts with other molecules in the plant, eventually turning on the genes that produce the proteins involved in fight...

Youth With HIV Take More Risks After New Meds Introduced

... counterparts did in the years before powerful new medications for HIV were introduced in 1996, according to a ne...ysicians are reluctant to prescribe antiretroviral medications to certain subpopulations of youth, such as substance-using youth, because they fear the youth will ...

UNC launches study of liver injury caused by drugs

...he National Institutes of Health to study why good medications are sometimes bad for the liver. During the next ...stained liver injury but who have taken any of the medications in question also will be enrolled for comparison. In addition to enrolling patients as they are bro...

FDA Works To Speed The Advent Of New, More Effective Personalized Medicines

...c information to select the right doses of certain medications for cardiac, psychiatric diseases and cancer. "We hope ultimately to bring pharmacogenomics, a way in which to foster the personalizing of medicine, to every healthcare professional's prescription pad for the benefit of their patients and U.S. consu...

FDA Warns About Antipsychotic Drugs and Elderly

... in mortality was seen with atypical antipsychotic medications in all three chemical classes, the agency has conc...g a warning to the labeling of older antipsychotic medications because limited data also suggest a similar increase in mortality for these drugs. The review of the...

AIDS Public Awareness Campaign Expands Following Report Of Rapidly Progressive HIV

...ccess to the most medically advanced and effective medications that help prolong and improve their quality of life. The State Health Department urges individuals to get tested for HIV if they: * Had unprotected sex, especially with someone who has injected drugs; * Shared needles for drug use, body piercing o...

Antiretroviral Therapy May Prevent HIV Transmission From Breastfeeding Mothers To Infants

... the first study found mothers pass antiretroviral medications on to their breastfeeding infants in concentrations high enough to prevent infection. The second study showed levels of HIV RNA in breast milk are lower in mothers taking antiretroviral therapy than those who are not. Both studies appear in the Septe...

Recombinant DNA technology may enable oral, rather than injectable, delivery of protein drugs

...currently available online. "Many of today's oral medications are made from small molecules, like amino acids or lipids, and their permeability allows them to be absorbed from the intestine into the body," says Shen. "On the other hand, protein-based drugs are large and bulky, which can prevent them from crossi...

Modified collagen could yield important medical applications

...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 collagen can gi...

Unusual antibiotics show promise against deadly 'superbugs'

...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 collagen can gi...

Major breakthrough in the treatment of cancers and infectious diseases

...presses its killer function. Inhibiting EAT-2 with medications could boost NK cell activity, helping to combat ca...ancer cells. Inhibiting the function of EAT-2 with medications could therefore stimulate the killer function of NK cells, and increase their capacity to destroy ca...

Newly discovered genetic disease sheds light on body's water balance

...form." The physicians were reluctant to use other medications that generate increased water loss in the kidneys, as these can have side effects or toxicities in young children. Instead, with Feldman and pediatric endocrinology fellow Eric Huang, MD, Gitelman administered urea, a natural nitrogen compound that e...

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