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Live Recombinant Adenovirus Vaccine Technique Explored

...s currently in clinical trials may not be ideal in poorer countries because they are expensive and require multiple immunizations. The Hopkins researchers developed their vaccine prototype using canine oral papillomavirus (COPV), which behaves similarly to HPV. Research by other scientists showed that a va...

Potential Cure for Lymphoma in HIV patients

...ywas selected for patients younger than 55 who had poorer prognosticfactors: either the cancer had spread to multiple lymph nodes or thepatient had bulky disease (indicated by a cancerous mass greater than 5?10 cm).Reversible abnormalities in liver function, a side effect of theintensive treatment, were exp...

To sea or not to sea: When it comes to salmon sex, size sometimes doesn't matter

...he home stream but then go elsewhere? Do they have poorer memory or sensory capabilities and so stray out of ignorance? Or are there other factors involved? "These strays are not merely an aberration to be ignored. Much of the present range of Pacific salmon was covered by thick glaciers some 10,000 to 15,...

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

...opkins University School of Medicine, reports that poorer people have been left out in the past due to insufficient local planning, and that donors and developing countries should learn from these mistakes as the number of people requiring therapy continues to grow. "Local health officials are faced with t...

Compound might defeat African sleeping sickness, clinical trial beginning this month

...ate partnerships to discover and develop drugs for poorer countries or neglected diseases, Tidwell said. "We have been able to reduce the cost of drug discovery to a fraction of the cost it would take a large drug company to do it, but we're not cutting corners, and we're using some of the best technology ...

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Many of 2 billion dryland dwellers at risk as land degrades

...dermined the livelihoods of food producers in many poorer countries." "These practices eventually lead to decreased land productivity and a downward spiral of worsening degradation and poverty," says Prof. Safriel. An Environmental Danger of Unknown Scope Desertification diminishes plant and animal biodi...

Genes linked to treatment resistance in children with leukemia

...determined the intensity of therapy. Patients with poorer prognostic factors ?130 children ?were assigned to a high-risk group; the remaining children were enrolled in the lower-risk arm. In a process known as genotyping, DNA was extracted from the normal blood cells of each child and screened for sixteen ...

Exercise aside, genes may ultimately dictate seniors' mobility

...ersons, accumulation of leg fat has been linked to poorer muscle function and metabolic diseases like diabetes." The study, funded by the National Institute on Aging and the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and conducted in conjunction with researchers at several other institutions, inc...

Looking for the genes that affect a person's level of response to alcohol

... that high rates of consumption at any age lead to poorer outcomes, both in terms of psychosocial as well as medical functioning. While some individuals might say 'I'm not an alcoholic' or 'I'm not one of those down and out alcoholics,' the truth is that high levels of alcohol consumption over time have an...

Effective, safe anthrax vaccine can be grown in tobacco plants

...ucks, both of which can be especially difficult in poorer nations, would be eliminated. The military now administers the vaccine with three shots in the first four weeks, three more in the next 17 months and then annual booster shots, according to the Pentagon ( www.anthrax.mil ). Daniell, who is the fir...

Cheap, rapid hand-held check for HIV

...price of antiretroviral therapy for HIV slashed in poorer countries. But a lack of cheap, simple diagnostics to enable doctors to use these complex treatments remains a stumbling block. Now scientists from two New York universities believe they have the solution: a hand-held sensor that checks the health ...

Birth defects: 8 million annually worldwide

...c reasons for the higher rates of birth defects in poorer countries, including more women of advanced age ha...t addressing health disparities between richer and poorer nations and at reducing the toll of infant deaths, especially in low- and middle-income countries. ...

Combination therapy improves AIDS-related lymphoma outcome

...AIDS-related lymphomas" (ARL) and generally have a poorer prognosis than non-HIV-related lymphomas. Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) revolutionized care of HIV-positive men and women. It not only improves laboratory indicators, such as increased CD-4 cells and reduced viral loads, but also signi...

Engineered mouse mimics cognitive aspects of schizophrenia

...ation required for a task. The animals also showed poorer behavioral flexibility; they were less able than normal mice to reverse their association of a particular odor with a reward. Biochemical analyses of the animals' brains revealed that the excess dopamine receptor activity in the striatum contributed...

Single microRNA causes cancer in transgenic mouse

...ia and lymphoma, and that its presence indicated a poorer prognosis in patients with breast and lung cancers. Croce, along with Dr. Stefan Costinean , a research associate, decided to isolate miR155 function by inserting the gene, along with an enhancer, to promote its expression, into fertilized eggs ins...

Nearly half of people who need cholesterol treatment don't get it

...lso have lower health insurance coverage rates and poorer access to care. "Our study showed that more research and quality improvement programs are needed to optimize management of cholesterol disorders," Goff said. ...

Experimental drug reverses key cognitive deficits, pathology in Alzheimer's

...e task. Significantly, found the researchers, the poorer performance of the untreated mice resulted from their relative inability to remember from day-to-day the location of the platform. In another memory test, however, the treated mice did not show improved performance compared to untreated mice. In thi...

Five surprising facts about starvation that could change the international agenda

...ut proportional gains in the nutritional status of poorer people in their society." Finally, Gross and Webb state that the development agenda must tackle child wasting in order to make a lasting impact on human well- being. "The problem of wasting needs to be addressed wherever it is identified, not just ...

Recurrence of a flu pandemic similar to infamous 1918 flu could kill 62 million

...attention needs to focus on how we can protect the poorer countries should this virus reoccur." ...

Very low birth weight linked to reduced quality of life in pre-school children

...p. In general, children with low birth weight had poorer lung function, appetite and motor function than normal birth-weight children, as well as being more anxious, less positive and less lively. Premature babies delivered before 28 weeks were much more likely to have a lower quality of life when it cam...

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