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Scratch no more: Gene for itch sensation discovered

...tching that leads to scarring. Effective treatment options for itchy patients are limited. Historically, scientists regarded itch as just a less intense version of the pain sensation. As a result, research on itching has been somewhat neglected. "Many genes have been identified in the pain pathway," says Ch...

Largest synthetic gene ever built offers insights into anti-malarial drug resistance

...nd leaves from the artemisinin shrub were the only options available to treat the infection until World War II, when both Germany and the United States started massive drug discovery programs based on the toll the parasite was having on soldiers − more U.S. soldiers died from malaria in the Pacific than fr...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...ressed, now ready for storage. The best storage options today lie in geologic sequestration-storage in old oil fields, natural gas reservoirs, deep saline aquifers and unminable coal beds, hundreds to thousands of meters underground. The carbon dioxide is pumped down through wells, like those used to e...

Women well informed about breast cancer, yet lacking knowledge about current treatments

...n on their own in addition to discussing treatment options with their doctor. However, 86 percent were not certain they would know what questions to ask. “Communication between the patients and their physicians is so important because it empowers them to take an active role in their treatment decisions...

Resistant HIV quickly hides in infants' cells

...where it can hide for years, likely limiting their options for future treatment. The study is published in th...ther-to-child transmission, and for whom treatment options are few." In an accompanying editorial, Paul A. Krogstad, MD, of the David Geffen School of Medic...

Genetic roots of bipolar disorder revealed by first genome-wide study of illness

...ond to these medications, and clinicians need more options so that they can tailor treatments to each patient...ould help scientists develop additional medication options that take these differences into account. One of the genes the researchers correlated with the di...

Confirmed -- deforestation plays critical climate change role

...restation is just one of a portfolio of mitigation options needed to reduce concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. "Globally, we need a range of actions to reduce the build up of carbon in the atmosphere," Dr Canadell says. "This study ensures we have a sound scientific basis behind the co...

Type of stem cell found to reside in transplanted lungs

...t could lead to an understanding about therapeutic options using MSCs that reside in adult organs," Lama continues. "These lung-derived cells are different from MSCs derived from bone marrow in the expression of various genes, which makes us believe that they are specific to the organ they are isolated from....

Breakthrough vaccine to treat chemo-resistant ovarian cancer

... new cancer vaccine therapy that expands treatment options for thousands of women with advanced stage ovarian cancer. This innovative treatment will be offered by Cancer Treatment Centers of America and developed by AVAX Technologies, Inc. (OTCMarket: AVXT.OB). "Cancer Treatment Centers of America's number...

Robotic therapy helps restore hand use after stroke

... improved hand-robot connections and more software options to individualize therapy and keep patients interested. Stroke is a major cause of long-term disability in the United States. More than 700,000 Americans suffer strokes annually. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the country. And stro...

New cell type identified in cancer development

...and recurrence of the disease as well as offer new options for cancer prevention, detection and treatment. Current cancer stem cell theory holds that tumors are comprised of a variety of cell types. Among them is a small subset of rather primitive cells that, like other stem cells in the body, are self-sus...

Finnish scientists discovered a new approach to treat virus-induced lymphomas

...te, Munich & University of Edinburgh) open new options for exploiting reactivation of p53 as a novel and highly selective treatment modality for this virally-induced lymphoma. The project involves scientists from two Academy of Finland National Centre of Excellence Programs, the Translational Genome-Scal...

White blood cells in lung produce histamine seen in allergies

...stamines may deserve more of a look as therapeutic options in lung and airway infection." He says the study also has implications for other types of airway infection "in which there are a lot of white blood cells –?cystic fibrosis, for example, which can be associated with asthma-like airway contraction." ...

HIV protein enlisted to help kill cancer cells

...at activate apoptosis mechanisms could provide new options for patients with the deadliest cancers ?such as pancreatic cancer ?which have very low rates of survival. He says he believes that clinical trials of these compounds could be just a few years away. Hawkins began researching TAT-Bim after discussio...

Map predicting spread of avian flu

...strument suitable for analyses of epidemic control options both during crisis and in peacetime" says Boender. ...

New test for most virulent HPV strains under study

...s, hopes the new tests will one day provide better options for screening for the most common sexually transmitted disease. The current national study is giving the new HPV test and the type-specific assay to 1,500 women age 30 and older with a negative Pap test and to 1,000 women age 18 and older with cer...

Anti-herpes treatment reduces HIV levels in women infected with both viruses

...ire or transmit HIV are also required. A number of options to prevent HIV transmission are currently being investigated, including the role of vaginal microbicides, pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis, male circumcision, and - in the future - an HIV vaccine.' 'The results of the trial are striking', he adds. 'Th...

Adding radiation decreases breast cancer recurrence

...therapy and mastectomy provide women with two good options for their initial treatment. Augmenting surgery with hormone modulating drugs, such as tamoxifen, further improves survival and reduces recurrence. Women over 65 are at the highest risk for breast cancer and make up half of those diagnosed. Howev...

National Academies advisory: Invasive aquatic species in the Great Lakes

...comment on the strengths and weaknesses of various options and recommend those that seem most promising. DETAILS: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on May 7 at the Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre, 525 Bay St., Toronto. More information is available online at http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/meetingview.as...

Protein may hold key to decreasing organ dysfunction rates in heart transplants

... this research to the development of new treatment options in organ transplantation. ...

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