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MUHC scientists describe genetic resistance to rampant virus

...evelopment of human therapies for CMV, which could prolong the life of HIV patients and improve the success of transplant surgery by reducing the risk of rejection. There is currently no treatment or cure for CMV. Resistance to diseases like CMV depends, at least partially, on the ability of our body's defe...

AIDS Public Awareness Campaign Expands Following Report Of Rapidly Progressive HIV

...cally 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 or tattooing; * Ha...

To Stop Evolution: New Way Of Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Demonstrated By Scripps Scientists

...ol of LexA, compounds that block the protein might prolong the potency of existing antibiotics. Evolution -- Its not Like Death and Taxes Anymore This research raises fundamental questions about evolution. Biologists have often thought about evolution in the same way many think about death and taxes -- som...

Scientists reveal how disease bacterium survives inside immune system cell

...and try to determine which of these molecules help prolong cell life following infection." Information gathered from these and similar studies, he adds, could help researchers develop therapeutics to treat or prevent bacterial infections. ...

Scientists discover the body's marijuana-like compounds are crucial for stress-induced pain relief

...this is true, was there a compound that could also prolong the action of these compounds, making them work better? The answer lay in Piomelli's pioneering work on inhibitors that break down the brain's own marijuana-like compounds. "If we design chemicals that tweak the levels of these transmitter substance...

Survival of heart patients on beta-blockers varies greatly with genetic variation

...wn to decrease the size of the infarct and seem to prolong survival, on average." Recent research, however, reveals that variations in the beta-adrenergic receptor genes affect the benefit of beta-blockers in heart patients. Data indicate that variations of the genes influence such parameters as blood press...

Aloe vera coating may prolong freshness, safety of fruits and vegetables

...cal plant that can be used as an edible coating to prolong the quality and safety of fresh produce. The gel, which does not appear to affect food taste or appearance, shows promise as a safe, natural and environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional synthetic preservatives that are currently applied t...

UCLA discovery will aid in treatment of patients with a deadly brain cancer

...he American Cancer Society. Although treatment may prolong life, most malignant brain tumors are not curable, making the search for better treatments even more urgent, Mischel said. A protein called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is commonly amplified in glioblastoma, making it a prime focus for th...

Mouse study: New muscle-building agent beats all previous ones

...uscular dystrophy retain enough muscle strength to prolong life. ...

World faces challenge as life expectancies lengthen, scientist says

...scientific community that extending life also will prolong the healthy and active years of life, he said, adding, "That's where I come in." Aging populations around the world In his research, Tuljapurkar selected representative populations from different countries around the world and examined relationsh...

Researchers reveal lung's unique innate immune system

...ism provides us with the knowledge of how we might prolong the activation status of alveolar macrophages. This knowledge could prove to be essential in combating any novel microbial agents that could infect the lower airways, such as a new flu strain or bioterrorist agents," said Raz. The researchers' dat...

Access to antiretrovirals unlikely to reduce HIV infection rates

...viduals, the drugs not only improve the health and prolong the life of those who take them, but also make it less likely that they infect others. As a consequence, ART has been discussed not only as a treatment but also as a prevention tool in its own right. To test this, Baggaley and colleagues used a mod...

For the first time: Longevity modulated without disrupting life-sustaining function

...rfere with insulin signaling in humans in order to prolong life, you would induce diabetes right away," cautioned graduate student and first author Suzanne Wolff. When this pathway had been clipped in worms, they lived longer than normal, but their larval development and reproduction were disrupted. "So, th...

Resveratrol prolongs lifespan and delays onset of aging-related traits in a short-lived vertebrate

... enriched in red wine--and was previously shown to prolong lifespan in non-vertebrate model organisms such as yeast, the worm C. elegans, and the fruit fly Drosophila. However, until now, life-long pharmacological trials were performed in the worm or fly model organisms because of their very small size, very...

Chocolate milk could be key to longer, healthier life

...o after exercise may help reduce our morbidity and prolong mortality." ...

Important gene controlling tree growth and development found

...ctivity of the FT gene the scientists could either prolong or shorten the growing season of the tree. They could also determine the mechanisms involved in growth cessation and bud set in the fall. This knowledge is vital if we want to adopt plants and trees to new climates. ...

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center: Harnessing the measles virus to attack cancer

...strains can significantly shrink glioma tumors and prolong animal survival. It is very rewarding to see this work maturing to the point of now being able to offer this novel and promising treatment approach to patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme." She also reports that toxicology studies, condu...

Scientist works to improve treatment for brain tumors

... cells for maximum effectiveness. "Our goal is to prolong survival in these patients ?that's what we are fighting for," he said. Currently, people with GBM have a median survival time of 12 to 14 months and a five-year survival rate of 1 percent to 5 percent. The drug's development was based on Debinski...

New path from estrogen to survival in breast cancer cells described

...e investigators found SITR1, the molecule known to prolong life span in several other species. SITR1 is a histone deacetylase, a protein that blocks transcription factors from regulating genes. "When NEDD8 modified BCA3, it binds to p65 and recruits SITR1 to suppress NFkB-mediated transcription," Yeh said. ...

New engineered drug may offer prolonged arthritis relief

...University have devised a new way to significantly prolong the effects of an anti-inflammatory drug, potentially making it useful for providing longer-lasting treatment for osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis. The modified drug, which would be injected directly into arthritic joints, could las...

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