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Enzyme delivered in smaller package protects cells from radiation damage

...phylactic protection of those who may be the first responders to a nuclear accident or a terrorist attack, such as a "dirty bomb," he explained. ...

Hopkins scientists link immune response to 'ghost' parasites and severely congested sinuses

...and sinus cavities play an important role as first responders of the immune system," he says. "But when they are distracted fighting non-existent parasites, they cannot deal well with the very real microbes continuously coming into the nose." This, Lane notes, may promote growth of bacteria and fungi in th...

Progress made in HIV vaccine development

...binant HIV vaccine had both a higher percentage of responders and, overall, a higher magnitude of responses than the DNA vaccine." The next step, according to Graham, is "to evaluate the combination of DNA priming and rAd5 boosting. Combining these distinct gene-delivery vaccination approaches has the potent...

Scientists design simple dipstick test for cocaine, other drugs

... and convenient test that can be utilized by first responders or emergency room staff to quickly screen individuals for a variety of drugs and other chemicals." Lu said. Aptamers are single-stranded nucleic acids that can bind to specific molecules in three-dimensions. For each molecular target, such as cocai...

Gene chip technology shows potential for identifying life-threatening blood infection

...s." Nine of these genes turned out to be common responders to inflammation and infection in mice. Some of these genes also have been identified by other scientists studying infection and inflammation in humans but had not been identified as being central to the development of sepsis. Five of the genes ide...

Viagra improves high altitude exercise performance up to 45% for some

... while others improve much less or not at all. The responders improved 39% in the time trial performance at alti...e the remaining six did not, Friedlander said. The responders showed the greatest drops in stroke volume, cardiac output, and cycling performance between the sea ...

World Trade Center identifications pushed forensic DNA technology

... instance of the World Trade Center attacks, first responders worked tirelessly for nine months," said Shaler. "In contrast, my staff would work doggedly for more than three years." Shaler suffered a heart attack during the identification period, personnel came and went, and companies and agencies assisted on...

Study: Paramedics save more lives when they don't follow the rules

...f the study report. Under the new approach, first responders skipped the first steps of the standard protocol: ...compression turned out to be harmful, too." First responders applying the new protocol were able to resuscitate the majority (58 percent) of out-of-hospital witn...

Serious adverse reactions to smallpox vaccine appear to be limited

...e smallpox vaccine administered to potential first responders to a bioterrorism incident, possibly attributable ...al, state, and local volunteers who might be first responders during a bioterrorism event. Christine G. Casey, M.D., of the Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

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

...reated at another facility without knowing who the responders were. They were able to independently replicate their results, confirming that those with both genetic variations were more likely to respond to EGFR blocking drugs. The study shows that glioblastoma patients can respond to targeted agents, and sugg...

Anthrax stops body from fighting back, study shows

...thwick on the study. "If neutrophils are the first responders and they never get there, you're fighting a losing battle." And inhalation anthrax works fast, which is one of the reasons why it is usually fatal, according to the CDC. The disease can be treated with antibiotics, but people often don't seek treatm...

New NIAID grants strengthen national biodefense and emerging infectious diseases research network

...provide facilities and scientific support to first responders in the event of a national biodefense emergency The previously established RCEs in the network are led by Duke University, Harvard Medical School, New York State Department of Health, University of Chicago, University of Maryland, University of Texa...

Insects, viruses could hold key for better human teamwork in disasters

... the emerging role of civil engineers as key first responders to disasters. The study, "Information Technology-...s being explored in the new research is "how first responders have to rely on local information and often work in the absence of global information." "An emergen...

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