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Bioartificial kidney under study at MCG

... Cleveland Clinic Foundation showed the device was safe and produced desired results such as reducing circulating inflammatory mediators. Study results were published in the October 2004 issue of Kidney International. The trial now underway is looking at the efficacy of the device over 72 hours, although...

Topical treatment shown to inhibit HIV and herpes simplex virus infection

.... "There is an urgent need for the development of safe and effective vaginal microbicides," Marla Keller, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the researcher who presented the data. "While condoms offer protection against sexually transmitted infections, their e...

A much-needed shot in the arm for HIV vaccine development

...e progress toward the critical goalof developing a safe and effective HIV vaccine to help curb the globalHIV/AIDS pandemic.""Being from the continent worst hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic that hasclaimed more than twenty million lives and wiped out decades ofdevelopment gains," said Pascoal Mocumbi, "I do be...

Live Recombinant Adenovirus Vaccine Technique Explored

...al adenovirus vaccines have long been proven to be safe and effective. The researchers believe their proce...one dose. We wanted to see if we could combine the safe and easy-to-use qualities of live adenovirus vaccine with the versatility of recombinant adenovirus ...

Scientists rid stem cell culture of key animal cells

...ting human stem cell lines poses a problem for the safe clinical use of many, if not all, of the current cell lines now in use. Until now, scientists have had to grow and sustain stem cells through the tedious daily task of generating mouse feeder cells from mouse embryos. Feeder cells, or fibroblasts, a...

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

...r internal oxygen concentration to physiologically 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 env...

NIAID Initiates Trial of Experimental Avian Flu Vaccine

...dults aged 18 to 64. If the vaccine is shown to be safe in adults, there are plans to test it in other populations, such as the elderly and children. H5N1 avian influenza leads to severe disease in both birds and humans. Between January 2004 and March 11, 2005, there were 69 confirmed cases of and 46 dea...

Gene vaccine for Alzheimer's disease shows promising results

...o see if we can apply these techniques to create a safe and effectiveAlzheimer's vaccine." Said Dr. Rosenberg: "When we vaccinated the micewith the mouse form of the amyloid gene, they made lots of antibodieswithout stimulating cytotoxic T cells. When we get to human studies, wehope to show that humans ca...

Scientists identify molecular events that drive cell senescence

...o see if we can apply these techniques to create a safe and effectiveAlzheimer's vaccine." Said Dr. Rosenberg: "When we vaccinated the micewith the mouse form of the amyloid gene, they made lots of antibodieswithout stimulating cytotoxic T cells. When we get to human studies, wehope to show that humans ca...

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

...or policy change, rectal artemisinins might be one safe and effective way to reduce the risk of children dying before reaching hospital. Providing effective antimalarial treatment close to home to reduce delay has the potential to save many lives, they conclude. http://press.psprings.co.uk/bmj/february...

UCSD discovery may help extend life of natural pesticide

...at all, which may be one reason these proteins are safe to vertebrates. This work furthermore opens up the possibility of using Bt toxins against roundworms that parasitize humans. "These parasites infect nearly one-third of the human population and pose a significant health problem in developing countri...

Falling ants glide back to trunk to avoid dangers of forest floor

... toward the ground and spiraling back to the tree, safe from both the litter below and the predator above." All told, Yanoviak has dropped about 60 species of ants from the treetops, and has found some form of gliding ?what he and his colleagues call directed aerial descent ?in 25 species representing fi...

Rush Physicians Using Gene Therapy For Heart Patients With Moderate To Severe Chest Pains Who Do Not Benefit From Other Treatments

...ation, noted Schaer. "If gene therapy proves to be safe and effective, it will represent an important new approach to improve the quality of life in these seriously ill patients with refractory chest pain," said Dr. R. Jeffrey Snell, study co-investigator and Schaer's colleague at Rush. In the new study,...

Vampire bats keep out of trouble by running

...Zealand are good on the ground because it's a very safe place," Riskin says. While New Zealand bats definitely don't run -- they failed the treadmill test -- Riskin wants to compare the walking gaits of the two species. ...

UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders

... a specialized laboratory that is critical for the safe growth and manipulation of stem cell lines. Compliance officers oversee all research in the GMP suite, which must follow stringent federal guidelines for reintroduction of manipulated cells into the human body. In addition, UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Cen...

Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Angola update

...nicipality, but was unable to collect the body for safe burial because of poor road conditions. Fortunately, spread of the disease beyond Uige Province, located in the interior of the country, has been limited. Of the 266 cases and 244 deaths, 197 cases and 183 deaths occurred in Uige municipality. Other...

FDA Announces Series of Changes to the Class of Marketed Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

... risks, and information to assist consumers in the safe use of the drugs. FDA is also asking manufacturers of OTC NSAIDs to include a warning about potential skin reactions. The labeling of the prescription NSAIDs already addresses potential skin reactions. This current reexamination of the CV risks of N...

UNC launches study of liver injury caused by drugs

...drugs that cause liver injury are usually entirely safe for the majority of patients taking them," he added. The main purpose of DILIN is to find and study people who have experienced liver injury due to medications, said Watkins, who is Verne S. Caviness distinguished professor of medicine, professor of ...

Duke engineers develop new 3-D cardiac imaging probe

...es, major blood vessels and heart tissue. TEE is a safe and fast diagnostic technique. However, current TEE systems can quickly generate only two-dimensional cross-sectional images. This limitation makes it impractical for use in guiding therapeutic treatment devices such as ablation probes that burn off...

First technology to remove prions that cause vCJD from blood launched

...o support the global need for adequate supplies of safe blood for the benefit of the public health. Pall is continuing its prion research and development program to apply its technologies to meet the specific requirements of each nation throughout Europe, followed by Canada and the US. The Company is also...

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