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FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

...ten different from their larger counterparts, they potentially lead to different safety issues. The report’s recommendations that FDA provide clear nanotechnology-associated guidance for manufacturers in all areas of agency responsibility are an important move towards ensuring the benefits of nanotechnology are ...

Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients

...a great deal of evidence that inflammation plays a potentially negative role in Alzheimer’s disease,” said O’Banion. “But much of the evidence comes from experiments with cells in a dish or postmortem human tissue, not from living organisms in which disease progression is closely monitored. “People have talke...

Liver cancer patients with high serum levels of hepatitis B virus face poorer outcomes

...he start of chemotherapy. They also gathered other potentially important prognostic information, like age, sex, total bilirubin and presence of cirrhosis. Over the course of each patient’s treatment, the researchers monitored blood counts, renal and liver function and clinical signs and symptoms. They then perfo...

Cigarette smoke alters DNA in sperm, genetic damage could pass to offspring

...NA sequence of sperm cells, alterations that could potentially be inherited by offspring. The results of their st...etuses, and here we show evidence that fathers can potentially damage offspring long before they may even meet their future mate.” Males, whether they are mou...

Old memory traces in brain may trigger chronic pain

...onsequences will have decreased.” He said the drug potentially may lower the amount of standard analgesics people have to use. In Apkarian’s previous study, published in late 2006, he revealed that chronic back pain appears in a different part of the brain than the discomfort of burning your finger, for exam...

Gene therapy delivery of nerve growth factors reverses erectile dysfunction in animal model

...ioso, HSV delivery of GDNF or neurturin presents a potentially important new approach for the treatment of ED. "B... the chronic administration of drugs that can have potentially harmful side effects," he explained. ...

Snoring in children might be an allergic type disease

...noring in pre-school children in order to identify potentially more serious obstructive sleep apnoea.” ...

New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever

...traveling in the Peruvian Andes. She suffered from potentially life-threatening anemia, an enlarged spleen and a ...Bartonella species can cause these disfiguring and potentially fatal infections in AIDS patients. Identification of the bacteria required laboratory studies of som...

Research shows cord blood comparable to matched bone marrow

... with a lower risk of graft versus host disease, a potentially lethal complication, especially when HLA types are mismatched. Rates of leukemia relapse also are lower with mismatched umbilical cord blood transplants. This study also showed that in addition to having a good match, higher cell doses for umbilical ...

New collaborative research reveals chimpanzees can sustain multiple-tradition cultures

...ys Dr. de Waal. “We are the first to show cultures potentially can jump from group to group if you offer chimpanzees the opportunity to watch other groups. It’s a bit like Westerners learning to eat with chopsticks."...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...ater somehow, it can increase the water's acidity, potentially leaching toxic chemicals, such as lead, from rocks...the carbon dioxide and the coal, making the method potentially more secure than others, the researchers said. Even better, the process can free natural gas that...

Small, self-controlled planes combine plant pathology and engineering

...enting the spread of plant disease, and mitigating potentially damaging events targeted at our nation’s agriculture and food supply.”...

Could fungal collection hold the key to new life-saving drugs?

...ify pharmaceutically active compounds, which could potentially be developed into drugs. Joan Kelley, Executive Director Bioservices, CABI said: “This is a really exciting collaboration and we are looking forward to working with the expertise of the scientists at SIDR. We are hopeful that our partnership w...

Microbes at work cleaning up the environment

...ria are doing just that to protect themselves from potentially toxic nanoparticles in their own environments, and clean up crews of the future could potentially do the same thing on a larger scale. A team from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, UC Berke...

Bacteria ferry nanoparticles into cells for early diagnosis, treatment

...pecializes in nanomedicine. "These bacteria can potentially deliver specific molecules into a variety of cells," said Akin, the first author of a research paper appearing online this week in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Experiments were carried out in cultures of human cancer cells, including intesti...

Study finds mix of disease processes at work in brains of most people with dementia

...fforts to prevent and treat vascular disease could potentially reduce the occurrence of dementia, the researchers say in the paper. The researchers used data from the Rush Memory and Aging Project—an ongoing study of 1,200 elderly volunteers who have agreed to be evaluated every year and to donate their brain...

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers develop 'off-the-shelf' vascular grafts

...in Harbor Castle conference center in Toronto, has potentially significant implications for the treatment of heart and kidney diseases, where there is a critical need for new sources of blood vessels for vascular grafts. The saphenous vein taken from a patient’s leg continues to be the most commonly used graft ...

Staphylococcus aureus hides out in cells

...ormant state. Simultaneously, production of toxins potentially lethal for the epithelial cells becomes strictly controlled to limit cellular damage. Mechanisms that helped the bacteria to survive and/or multiply, including metabolic and energy production functions, then resumed. Although most of the bacteria had...

Runners -- Let thirst be your guide

...n prolonged types of endurance exercise at risk of potentially lethal water intoxication, say international exper... too much of anything puts some people at risk for potentially dangerous levels of hyponatremia.” The disorder occurs when endurance exercisers drink more fluid...

Researchers demonstrate way to control tree height

...t be used to help control the spread of exotic and potentially invasive trees that are commonly sold by nurseries. The initial studies were done with poplar, Strauss said. Similar results should be possible in any tree species, but are limited by the lack of research into gene transfer methods for most orname...

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