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Fighting influenza & co. with 40,000 blood samples
...earchers want to get a step closer to solving this riddle
by examining tens of thousands of blood samples. The objective is also to develop new medicines which largely inactivate the viruses and enable the immune system to deal with the small amount of residual viruses. Spanish flu took the lives of at lea...
Gene therapy research switches off joint inflammation; switches on genetic process of joint repair
...lucosamine cannot be effective.1 So this solves a riddle
that has plagued researchers for decades and corrects a problem that is exacerbated with aging. Multi-center, Randomized controlled Clinical Trial Underway Dr. Mark J.S. Miller said that, "This trial is important because it directly compares Re...
New biochip helps study living cells, may speed drug development
...s effect on plant development, trying to solve the riddle
of how a plant determines which way is "up." "We conducted research with the chip while we were flying in parabolas over the Gulf of Mexico, going from two times Earth's gravity to zero gravity again and again," he said. "There is absolutely no wa...
ABCB6 is key to production of heme in hemoglobin
...ion and function of ABCB6 solved the long-standing riddle
of how porphyrins get into mitchondria so they can be used to make heme, said John Schuetz, PhD, a member of St. Jude Pharmaceutical Sciences. "Porphyrins are negatively charged and so is the inside of mitochondria," Schuetz said. "So it wasn't clear...
Brain enzyme treatment relieves memory lapse in Alzheimer's mice
...protein responsible for the "amyloid plaques" that riddle
the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease, they added. "By injecting what is essentially a Uch-L1 drug to raise its levels in the brain, we were able to restore a great deal of brain activity in a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's disease...