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Common cancer gene sends death order to tiny killer

....D., and his colleagues in Hopkins's department of medicine to put miR-34a into colon cancer cells. Doing this killed cells that contained p53, but fewer were killed in cells lacking p53, further suggesting that this microRNA gets its kill orders from p53. When researchers examined pancreatic cancer cells ...

Researchers discover inherited mutation for leukemia

... says coauthor John C. Byrd, professor of internal medicine and a CLL specialist. "They also show the importance of the gene in the pathogenesis of CLL, and direct us to target this gene with therapies that might re-activate it." The findings also provide evidence that some genes might contribute to c...

Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients

...edictive, preemptive, and personalized approach to medicine that the NIH strives for.” Roughly 20 years ago, the primary method for treating throat cancer was to surgically remove the tumor. Because this treatment can severely impair a patient’s quality of life by damaging voice, speech, and swallowing, in...

Studies to find better ways to preserve human eggs, ovarian tissue under way

...neering and Cell Transplantation. “Regenerative medicine will help supplement the shortage of organs in the future, and we need technology to preserve those we make.” ...

U-M researchers discover gene switched off in cancer can be turned on

...sman, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of internal medicine at the U-M Medical School. Results of the study appear in the advanced online publication of the journal Oncogene. The researchers sought to understand why BRM is not expressed in certain cancer cell lines. They found no mutations to the gene b...

Newly discovered antibody may be body's natural defense against Alzheimer's

... Sherwood Professor of Geriatrics and professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, and senior investigator in the Phase I IVIG study that led to this discovery. However, the clear demonstration of the relationship of these scientific findings to clinical benefit in patients requires much more s...

Human genetic 'deserts' are teeming with significant life

...l to the development of effective and safe genetic medicine in the future.”...

Researchers develop buckyballs to fight allergy

...ound. These findings advance the emerging field of medicine known as nanoimmunology. The researchers, from Virginia Commonwealth University and Luna Innovations Inc., a private, Roanoke, Va., research company, are the first to show that buckyballs are able to block allergic response in human cell culture e...

Adult stem cells from human cord umbilical cord blood successfully engineered to make insulin

...thor of the paper, professor and chair of internal medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galve...m cells, doctors practicing so-called regenerative medicine eventually might be able to extract stem cells from an individual’s blood, then grow them in the lab...

Genome of Clostridium botulinum reveals the background to world's deadliest toxin

...tops nerves from working — the basis of its use in medicine to control tremors and in cosmetic treatments. For the prey of its opportunistic attacks, death is swift. Perhaps the most important tool it has to act out its stealth attacks is its ability to hibernate when times are hard by forming dormant spores....

Gene expression patterns predict rapid decline in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

...apies," added Talmadge E. King Jr., M.D., chief of medicine at San Francisco General Hospital and an internationally renowned expert in research and management of pulmonary fibrosis....

An 'elegant' idea proves its worth 25 years later

...ry," says Brusilow. "It isn’t too often in genetic medicine that we can intuitively develop a treatment with already available chemicals and save lives."...

A cherry on top: Tart cherries may alter heart/diabetes factors

...ara Warber. M.D., an assistant professor of family medicine at the U-M Medical School, will lead a pilot clinical trial of whole tart cherries in humans. The study will enroll healthy individuals who will spend a night at the U-M General Clinical Research Center, and have their blood tested multiple times to ...

Corals -- More complex than you?

...ral genome, in spite of the tremendous benefits to medicine and other branches of science such a project would offer. "There has never been a "home grown" genome project. The genomes of several iconic Australian species have been sequenced overseas, and we are being left behind. If important discoveries le...

8 plants from South Africa may hold potential for treating high blood pressure

...l the sick. While plants have been used in African medicine to treat fever, asthma, constipation, esophageal c...nown as Chinese violet. Also used in Nigerian folk medicine for the management of asthma. Centella asiatica, a small herbaceous annual plant commonly refer...

Premature births may be linked to seasonal levels of pesticides and nitrates in surface water

...s is director of the section of neonatal-perinatal medicine at the IU School of Medicine and heads the Riley Hospital for Children of Clarian Health's section of neonatal-perinatal medicine. ...

Egyptians, not Greeks were true fathers of medicine

...y they have found proof that the origins of modern medicine lie in ancient Egypt and not with Hippocrates and ... particularly Hippocrates, as being the fathers of medicine but our findings suggest that the ancient Egyptians were practising a credible form of pharmacy and ...

UCLA AIDS Institute researchers find a peptide that encourages HIV infection

...y Dr. Robert I. Lehrer, distinguished professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a co-author of the present study. Unexpectedly, the researchers discovered that while retrocyclin-1 inhibited infection of CD4 cells with HIV-1 by about 95 perc...

HIV survival improves if patients stay in care

..." said Dr. Thomas Giordano, assistant professor of medicine ?infectious diseases at BCM and lead author of the report. "We know that adherence to medications is critically important," said Giordano. "Patients who have trouble taking their medicines regularly will do less well. But what about those people ...

Effect on breast tumors of DNA alternations in 3 genes described

...earch assistant professor of social and preventive medicine in the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions and first author on the study. "In addition, it is now becoming clear that other changes in the DNA may also contribute to the development of cancer." The researchers analyzed methylatio...

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