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Bioartificial kidney under study at MCG

...with significant blood loss. Infection can further reduce blood flow to the kidneys. Ironically, some antibiotics patients need for these infections also can harm the kidneys. Even the contrast medium needed to study kidney function can be toxic. "I have seen healthy people on antibiotics for urinary tract ...

Deficient DNA Repair Capacity Associated With Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer

...of cancer and possibly to develop interventions to reduce cancer incidence and mortality," they write. ...

Termites feed through good vibrations

...h the termites' ability to select wood in order to reduce the economic impact of termite damage. "There is a common perception that termites are voracious and indiscriminate eaters, consuming all the wood that they find," Dr Evans says. "But the reality is that termites are selective feeders and choose thei...

The secret to longevity in tubeworms

...se chemoautotrophs use energy from hydrocarbons to reduce sulfate to sulfide, which L. luymesi absorbs through its unique "roots," extensions of its body that it tunnels into the sediments. However, current measurements of sulfide and sulfate fluxes in the water near the vents do not match the observed tube...

Combination therapy boosts effectiveness of telomere-directed cancer cell death

...at isrequired for the onset of telomere crisis and reduce the potential riskof acquired drug resistance, " writes Dr. Seimiya.Hiroyuki Seimiya, Yukiko Muramatsu, Tomokazu Ohishi, and TakashiTsuruo: "Tankyrase 1 as a target for telomere-directed molecular cancertherapeutics"....

GATA: a graphic alignment tool for comparative sequence analysis

...at isrequired for the onset of telomere crisis and reduce the potential riskof acquired drug resistance, " writes Dr. Seimiya.Hiroyuki Seimiya, Yukiko Muramatsu, Tomokazu Ohishi, and TakashiTsuruo: "Tankyrase 1 as a target for telomere-directed molecular cancertherapeutics"....

The secret lives of whales

...orld will have taken heed, and instituted steps to reduce the entry of contaminants to the oceans. ...

Color-blind method opens new doors in DNA sequencing

...ning and/or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) steps, reduce its length to a manageable size of thousands of nucleotides. Using natural replicating enzymes, the DNA is tagged with four fluorescent dyes, each corresponding to a particular nucleotide. This tagging process, called Sanger sequencing, results in sm...

Gene variations explain drug dose required to control seizures

...genetic" approach might make it possible to safely reduce the time required for patients with epilepsy and t...ics can be applied to medicine in such a way as to reduce trial and error and improve quality of life for patients," he added. Epilepsy and seizures affect 2...

Plant hemoglobins: Oxygen handlers critical for nitrogen fixation

...odules accommodate bacteria, called rhizobia, that reduce atmospheric nitrogen to ammonia, which is subsequently used by the plant for growth and colonization of nitrogen-poor soils. Symbiotic nitrogen fixation is important for sustainable agriculture and contributes millions of tons of reduced nitrogen to ...

Study: Soap And Water Work Best In Ridding Hands Of Disease Viruses

...tala said. "Hand hygiene agents have been shown to reduce the incidence of health-care associated infections, and a variety of hand hygiene agents are now available with different active ingredients and application methods. "Our study showed that the anti-microbial hand washing agents were significantly mo...

Why do insects stop 'breathing'? To avoid damage from too much oxygen, say researchers

...ally safe levels, and that they then substantially reduce gas exchange to maintain the oxygen at these safe values," Bradley said. "This hypothesis explains the respiratory pattern of insects in different environments in ways that previous models can't." Two previous models for explaining why insects punct...

Potential Cure for Lymphoma in HIV patients

...ighly activeantiretroviral therapy (HAART) to help reduce these opportunisticinfections and improve immunodeficiency, however, only nine patientswere able to tolerate this treatment for the entire study due to sideeffects such as nausea and inflammation of the mouth lining. Themajority of patients, though, ...

Deficiency of growth hormone and IGF-1 reduces cancer and kidney disease, but creates other problems

...encies of growth hormone and similar compounds may reduce cancer and kidney disease late in life, but also may lead to cartilage degeneration and impaired memory and learning ability, according to research at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and four other institutions. The researchers used a ...

Study Models Impact Of Anthrax Vaccine

...at if the vaccine is 95percent effective, it could reduce the time that antibiotics would beneeded up to 43 days.An 80 percent effective vaccine could reduce time on antibiotics by upto 23 days. The vaccine could also prevent cases if anantibiotic-resistant ...

Simple drug has the potential to save many lives threatened by malaria

...rtemisinins might be one safe and effective way to reduce the risk of children dying before reaching hospita... effective antimalarial treatment close to home to reduce delay has the potential to save many lives, they conclude. http://press.psprings.co.uk/bmj/februar...

Influenza vaccine uses insect cells to speed development

...to address late appearing influenza viruses and to reduce the impact of a potential flu pandemic." ...

South America's vast pantanal wetland may become next everglades, UNU experts warn

...d pulse. The Hidrovia, if fully constructed, would reduce the area flooded in the Pantanal." Meanwhile, a large hydro-electrical facility was recently constructed on the Manso River, a principal tributary of the Cuiabá River, a project designed also to regulate seasonal flooding. A lower and shorter flood ...

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Type I and Type II Diabetes

...esirable in all patients with diabetes in order to reduce risks for long-term adverse consequences of the disease, including blindness, kidney disease, and vascular disease. Symlin is to be used only in combination with insulin to help lower blood sugar during the 3 hours after meals. Symlin will have a Me...

Ophthalmologists Use Artificial Silicon Retina Microchip To Treat Vision Loss

...ack says the current protocol has been modified to reduce the likelihood of inadvertant scientific bias. "We operated on the right eye of each of the initial 10 patients. For the next 20 patients we will randomly select which eye will receive the ASR chip. In addition, post-operative vision testers will be ...

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