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'Cookbook recipes' would cure disease with nontoxic DNA delivery systems

...ems that will assist doctors and clinicians in the safe and effective delivery of genetic medicine. As reported in the Aug. 9 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers have now performed a careful, comprehensive study to see how negatively charged lipids stick to negativel...

Vaccine targets tumors where they live

...lanoma. The researchers show that this vaccine is safe and feasible to use for local delivery into established melanoma lesions. 2 of the injected lesions showed a partial response and 3 were stable. One patient remained alive without disease recurrence for 59 months after vaccination without any other t...

New partnership to clear landmines for African Elephants

...ed from critical parts of the Kaza TFCA to restore safe passage from northern Botswana through Namibia's Caprivi Strip and into Angola and Zambia. Following a demining effort, elephants will naturally re-establish themselves in the region. Sustainable reserve and ecotourism programs can then be developed ...

Hurricane aftermath: Infectious disease threats from common, not exotic, diseases

...ng piped into some facilities and have declared it safe to drink," says Berkelman. "To also prevent risk of infection, people should practice basic hygiene, frequently washing their hands with soap and clean water or disinfecting hands with an alcohol-based hand cleaner. Individuals should not eat food t...

New results validating Pall prion reduction filter disclosed at ISBT Congress

...global public health need for adequate supplies of safe blood. Pall is continuing its prion research and development program to apply its technologies to meet the specific requirements of each nation starting in Europe, the epicenter of vCJD, followed by North America. The Company is also developing an an...

North & South American researchers find architectural abnormalities in T. cruzi ribosome

...se. Their findings could help scientists develop a safe and effective drug for the disease, whose cardiac complications kill up to 30 percent of those infected. The unusual structure of the ribosome, published online the week of July 4, 2005, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also s...

Old drug shows new promise for Huntington's Disease

...tually be able to create a medication that is both safe and effective. Like some other antibiotics, Clioquinol is known to be a chelator -- that is, it binds metals in body tissues, particularly copper and zinc, and removes them when it is excreted. Massa and other researchers believe that this chelation...

Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative funds Yale project

...ability to predict whether vaccines for humans are safe and effective," said Flavell. "We are grateful to the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative for providing the funds to develop a predictive model system for vaccine testing." Yale School of Medicine Dean Robert Alpern, M.D., said, "This gener...

Does manganese inhaled from the shower represent a public health threat?

...e may occur even at levels of manganese considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. "If our results are confirmed, they could have profound implications for the nation and the world," said John Spangler, M.D., an associa...

Volunteers sought for avian flu vaccine study

...ne in normal, healthy adults and determined it was safe to test in other populations. The development of a widespread epidemic of avian influenza, or "birdflu," is of growing concern throughout the world. Human cases, with a high fatality rate, have been reported in Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia. Publ...

Researchers find Amchitka seafood safe for now

... cases the data was consistent as levels were both safe and what would have been expected anywhere in ocea...mine that our commercial and subsistence foods are safe free from radionuclide damage for us, the sea lions, halibut and the eagles of Amchitka." Joanna Bur...

New cell transplantation technique restores insulin production in diabetics

...University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. "This is a safe method of cell transplantation that could potentia... experimental procedure, the sandwich closure is a safe method that prevents many of the complications common to previous techniques used to transplant isle...

Prenatal exposure to marine toxin causes lasting damage

...to domoic acid levels below those generally deemed safe for adults, said Edward Levin, Ph.D. Those effects...ration (FDA) set the current limit based on levels safe for adults, Levin said. "A single administration of domoic acid to pregnant rats had a lasting aff...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

... areas, improving primary health care, support for safe food production techniques, and encouragement for ...ception of a few areas, concentrations fall within safe levels. What is the extent of forest contamination? Following the accident, animals and vegetation...

Zinc supplements safe for HIV-infected children

...ldren with HIV. Not only did we learn that zinc is safe for these children, but we also realized that this...ceiving zinc, meaning that zinc supplementation is safe for HIV-infected children. The CD4+ T lymphocytes and hemoglobin concentrations also were similar be...

Normal chromosome ends elicit a limited DNA damage response

...thing to make sure that the genetic information is safe and complete for the next generation of cells," says Verdun. "But in the case of healthy chromosome tips or telomeres, repair would have disastrous consequences," he adds. Repairing telomeres would randomly fuse whole chromosomes end-to-end. During ...

Give thanks for the cranberry, say dental researchers

...ortress that covers the tooth and gives bacteria a safe haven to munch on sugar, thrive, and churn out acid. Koo's team found that cranberry juice prevents bacteria from forming plaque by inhibiting those enzymes and by stopping additional bacteria from glomming on to the ever-growing goo. "Something in ...

New genetic test can detect clam disease

... bloom diminishes, eventually making the shellfish safe to eat. QPX kills the clams, and there is no known cure. Gast is working with Roxanna Smolowitz, a veterinarian at the nearby Marine Biological Laboratory, to find out what triggers the organisms to reach concentrations that become deadly, and wheth...

K-State researchers study insects' immune system

...of pest control only kills specific insects and is safe for humans. A recent development for Kanost's group is the transition from studying caterpillars to studying mosquitoes, which have a more direct impact on humans. Understanding how proteins in mosquitoes' blood function in immune responses may help...

2005 AIDS figures released by WHO and UNAIDS

...ce this unacceptable toll. Levels of knowledge of safe sex and HIV remain low in many countries ?even in countries with high and growing prevalence. In 24 sub-Saharan countries (including Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Uganda), two-thirds or more of young women (aged 15-24 years) la...

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