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Unusual antibiotics show promise against deadly 'superbugs'

...echniques that may damage the protein or limit its safe use in humans. Yu's method, however, requires only physical mixing of collagen with even smaller molecules called collagen mimetic peptides. "That's the beauty of this," said Yu, an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engi...

Green catalyst destroys pesticides and munitions toxins, finds Carnegie Mellon University

...tensive suite of these catalysts to provide clean, safe alternatives to existing industrial practices, as well as ways to remediate other pressing problems that currently lack solutions. "Fe-TAMLs are much easier to use in destroying nitrophenols because they work at ambient temperatures and neutral pH,...

Anthrax inhibitors identified by Burnham team

...ity is a fundamental prerequisite for a drug to be safe for use in humans. Three lead compounds where tested in mice infected with anthrax spores, in combination with the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin. The survival rate for mice treated with each of the compounds tested in the combination therapy was two-fold...

Drug Offers Alternative to Surgical Treatment After Miscarriage

...evidence existed to determine whether the drug was safe and effective enough for routine medical practice....ment for miscarriage in developing countries where safe surgical treatment may not be readily accessible.?/p> Other authors of the study were Jerry M. G...

Sleeping Sickness Epidemic Spreading in Uganda

...evidence existed to determine whether the drug was safe and effective enough for routine medical practice....ment for miscarriage in developing countries where safe surgical treatment may not be readily accessible.?/p> Other authors of the study were Jerry M. G...

Human embryonic stem cells have the potential to develop into eggs and sperm in the laboratory

...s a long way off and we would have to prove it was safe because, for example, the culture process may cause genetic changes. For some men and women this would be the only route for producing sperm and eggs. It would not be reproductive cloning as fertilisation would involve only one set of gametes produce...

Siberian tigers hang tough

...ta. Results may change slightly, but we think it's safe to say that the population appears stable." ...

Fragment of yellow fever virus may hold key to safer vaccine

... is spread by mosquitoes, much of America has been safe from the disease thanks to control efforts aimed at the insects and a highly effective vaccine that has been available for 60 years. Vaccination is the key strategy for people living in and traveling to tropical Africa, South America, and several Car...

Pregnant women at higher risk for HIV, Uganda study finds

...sk of HIV acquisition during pregnancy and promote safe sex or sexual abstinence where feasible." The study supports the findings of two previous studies that reported a greater risk of acquiring HIV during pregnancy than after delivery. However, neither study accounted for risk factors that contribute t...

University of Nevada, Reno research team discovers hormone that causes malaria mosquito to urinate

... such as insects, which suggests it should be very safe to non-insect species." Schooley said that discovery, development and extensive environmental testing of such a pesticide could take up to 10 years, however. ...

New Discovery May Help Doctors Treat Infertility

...e for them, and increase their chances of having a safe and healthy child,?he added. The NIEHS researchers treated normal female mice and female mice that lack estrogen receptor beta with fertility drugs similar to those commonly used by women undergoing fertility treatments. The mice lacking this recept...

Gambling monkeys give insight into neural machinery of risk

...rage payoff for the risky target less than for the safe target, "we found that they still preferred the risky target," said Platt. "Basically these monkeys really liked to gamble. There was something intrinsically rewarding about choosing a target that offered a variable juice reward, as if the variabil...

Elevated temperature enhances success of viral cancer therapy

...o that it only copies itself in tumor cells and is safe for normal cells. In clinical trials, ONYX-015 was a successful therapy for many cancer patients, but the success varied considerably for reasons that were not well understood. Dr. Clodagh C. O'Shea and colleagues from the Cancer Research Institute a...

Secrets to antibody's success against West Nile Virus surprise scientists

...orldwide. "Currently there are no effective and safe vaccines for pediatric dengue," says co-author Michael Diamond, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular microbiology, of pathology & immunology and of medicine. "Thanks to our data from the West Nile virus antibody, we believe we now have a...

Neurologix announces positive results of gene therapy clinical trial in Parkinson's disease

..., Neurologix's STN AAV-GAD treatment appears to be safe and well-tolerated in advanced Parkinson's disease...t time in a preclinical model, that AAV could be a safe and effective vehicle for gene therapy in the brain. Most importantly, AAV has never been associate...

AIDS expert says global strategy needed to combat feminization of HIV/AIDS

... practices, use of condoms, lessons on negotiating safe sex, and awareness campaigns about where to seek testing and treatment. Quinn says that women are different when it comes to HIV infection, and if medical progress is to be made on how to prevent and treat the disease, then developing specific strat...

New imaging technology shown to detect pancreatic inflammation in type 1 diabetes

...o gather data on mouse models that could guide the safe application of the technique in human patients with, or at risk of, type 1 diabetes. Results of this study suggest that the MRI-MNP imaging technology may be helpful in identifying people at immediate risk of developing autoimmune diabetes, but mo...

Shampoo detergent added to paint makes surfaces self-sterilizing

...gent component of many shampoos that is completely safe for humans, killed the microbes within seconds of application. Even after 5 months the coating could still self-sterilize within 30 seconds. "We found that the common shampoo ingredient cetavlon was especially effective, as well as having good dopan...

Results of world's first gene therapy trial for arthritis show approach safe, feasible

...patients. Although the ex vivo approach did prove safe and was able to confer gene expression within arthritic joints, the authors contend that it also was tedious, time-consuming and expensive. At this point they would advocate a more direct in vivo approach ?introducing the gene directly to affected ti...

Researchers report breakthrough against world’s deadliest viruses

...ese viruses. Demonstrating that these vaccines are safe and effective in monkeys is a promising indicator of their real potential for use in humans. "When you see the tragedies these viruses cause, it's very frustrating that we can't do more to help people," said Dr. Feldmann, who (along with Dr. Jones a...

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