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Batten down the hatches against HIV

...ger allergies. Liposomes, tiny bubbles of fat, are safe but have proven to be ineffective for use in T-cells. Dai and his co-workers have tested a new transport system: carbon nanotubes are known for their abilities to be absorbed by cells and to smuggle other molecules in at the same time. The researcher...

Researchers discover surprising drug that blocks malaria

... pressure medication like propranolol is cheap and safe for use even in pregnant women, a group particularly vulnerable to malaria. "We're working on developing a unique drug that would combine anti-malarial drugs with blood pressure medication. We think it has a high likelihood of success," Haldar sai...

Natural gut hormone offers hope for new obesity drug

...'s response to being full, has the potential to be safe and effective," says Professor Bloom. "We believe that pancreatic polypeptide may be the answer." Professor Bloom points to research showing that people with benign PP-secreting tumours have elevated levels of the hormone and yet appear to show no ...

New study may show how to forestall a fatal, virus-caused immune-system meltdown

...ponse in the right way at the right time to create safe and effective therapies.? According to Bowick, the Pichinde experiments have already generated some therapeutic leads, thanks to the unexpected discovery that a growth factor receptor molecule normally associated with cancers was activated late in ...

Failure to meet United Nations sanitation target could affect millions of the world's poorest

...ions of people lack access to a reliable source of safe drinking water and basic sanitation facilities. To...proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015. Target 10 was launched in 2000 as part of the U.N. Mil...

Study to explore using magnets to correct 'sunken chest'

... teeth." The use of the magnets has been deemed safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which has reviewed and approved the 3MP device. The internal magnet is laser-welded in a titanium case, assuring its safety. The magnets have been found to have no effect on the heart or other body parts, and...

Is there a pilot in the insect?

...s to make a forced landing against the wind, but a safe landing, because it takes place at a vertical speed of zero. Reactions of this type to a headwind have been described countless times in insects and even in birds. They are also observed on the microhelicopter each time it faces a laboratory-produced...

Technology reveals 'lock and key' proteins behind diseases

..., if two proteins interact with one another, it is safe to assume they participate or regulate the same cellular process," explains Stagljar. "Identifying new interactors for ABC transporters may reveal unanticipated aspects of how these transporters function and help researchers gain clues for fighting d...

Cold sore virus might play role in Alzheimer's disease

...it causes cell damage, then retreating and seeking safe harbor within the body's nerves in a "latent" phas...ks as a sort of bodyguard that tries to keep cells safe from herpes, perhaps by facilitating latency. Somehow the ApoE-2 version is extremely effective at k...

Africa's first large-scale HIV vaccine study launches

...those previous trials this vaccine was found to be safe and to stimulate cellular immune responses against HIV in more than half of volunteers. Merck Research Laboratories developed the test vaccine that is based on an adenovirus -- a common cold virus that has been modified so that it cannot cause a co...

Stem cells act through multiple mechanisms to benefit mice with neurodegenerative disease

...dy-both human neural and embryonic stem cells-were safe and effective in so many mice, the researchers believe that their study may serve as a springboard for development into a clinical trial. These diseases are part of a much more common group of diseases called "neurogenetic diseases". These find...

Farmed salmon could become an invasive species in forest streams

... stocks," explains Bisson, "it seems prudent to be safe rather than sorry, and to be diligent in monitoring any reports of Atlantic salmon in Pacific Northwest streams whether in national forests or in state and private forests." ...

Bypassing eggs, flu vaccine grown in insect cells shows promise

...ently available in the United States are grown ?is safe and as effective as conventional vaccines in protecting people against the flu, according to results published in the April 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Removing eggs from the flu vaccine manufacturing process is one ...

Vitamins: Science doesn't always match policy

...f safety are badly needed for updating recommended safe and tolerable Upper Intake Levels," he says. Rosenberg also endorses a suggestion that multivitamins should be composed of clusters of vitamins and minerals that are presently supported by research to benefit public health. "We really need to enc...

Gut research yields new anti-cancer approach

...inhibitors work could be a first step toward their safe combination with other treatments. "The last work attempting to reduce tubulin levels was abandoned approximately 25 years ago under the assumption that such drugs would be toxic, destroying microtubules in healthy cells as well as cancer cells,"...

Investigating the measles virus as a tool to kill multiple myeloma

... those who determine the best way to manufacture a safe biological delivery mechanism, and finally, to clinicians who understand the science and develop guidelines by which the study is conducted and correctly carried out. With this outstanding team, we can truly focus on achieving the greatest benefit fo...

First clinical trial of gene therapy for childhood blindness

...ting. The purpose of this trial is to find out how safe and effective the new intervention is in humans. The team conducting the trial, from UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital, is led by Professor Robin Ali and includes leading eye surgeon Mr James Bainbridge and leading retinal...

Maggots rid patients of MRSA

...sk-free treatment of this increasing problem and a safe and cost-effective treatment in contrast to the expensive and potentially toxic antibiotic remedies." ...

Why do oysters choose to live where they could be eaten?

...d that more than 95 percent of an oyster reef is a safe zone for larvae. Given this low cannibalism risk at settlement, future payoffs appear to have driven the evolution of a gregarious settlement cue that promotes group living in oysters. ...

Mule deer moms rescue other fawns

...aker when their own fawn was standing next to them safe and sound revealed they do not help other fawns because they mistake them for their own," said lead author Susan Lingle, who conducted the research as a postdoctoral fellow in biological sciences at the University of Alberta and in psychology at the ...

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