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Earliest European Farmers Left Little Genetic Mark On Modern Europe

...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...

Stroke treatment a step closer after trial

...try. "The study was designed to test if IL-1ra is safe in stroke patients and showed promising results," said Professor Rothwell, a world-renowned neuroscientist based in the University's Faculty of Life Sciences. "The trial was a definite step in the right direction and may lead to a full trial to test...

Clinical trial to test stem cell approach for children with brain injury

...arch. "All the preclinical data suggest this is a safe procedure with substantial information suggesting a possible treatment effect," Cox said. Because the children are receiving their own cells, an immunological response to the treatment is unlikely. Even marginal improvement could mean a great dea...

A New Era of Hope for the World's Most Neglected Diseases

...figuring, and stigmatizing; there is a shortage of safe and effective treatments; and affected patients have represented the lowest-priority markets for Western pharmaceutical manufacturers. Bernard Pécoul of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) has called these patients “the forgotten peopl...

Federal grant funds research on novel HIV therapy

...h Center, will test whether NK-1R antagonists are safe in animals infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), which is analogous to HIV. This study aims to provide proof of concept for human trials under Project 4. Project 4, led by Pablo Tebas, M.D., of the Department of Medicine at the Univers...

Recreating 'Flowers for Algernon' with a happy ending

...information." The UCLA team began searching for a safe drug that would zero in on Ras and overcome its hy... nice to find a drug that is already FDA-approved, safe for lifetime use and could be tested in mice and humans with NF1?' Fortunately, our optimism was re...

Effective, safe anthrax vaccine can be grown in tobacco plants

...'s research is a breakthrough in efforts to find a safe and effective method of producing large quantities... by fermentation. We can provide enough doses of a safe and effective vaccine for all Americans from just one acre of tobacco plants." Current production o...

Worms know bad food when they smell it

...h, actually ?they learn that the good bacteria are safe and they learn that the bad bacteria are bad." The worms' avoidance of food that has made them sick in the past is analogous to the strongest form of learning known in humans, Bargmann said. "If you eat something and it gives you food poisoning ?es...

Study shows combination of immune substances to be safe

...tudy. The drug combination not only proved to be safe ?which was the purpose of the study ?but the researchers found that it stopped disease progression in five of the patients for at least six months. "Our findings were encouraging," Carson says. "They indicate that we can safely administer IL-12 in ...

The reason why antiviral therapy can't annihilate HIV infection, and what to do about it

...tion cycles, co-administration of an effective and safe reagent that is capable of dampening cellular activation could minimize the spread of virions to uninfected bystander cells. ...

Human trial proves ricin vaccine safe, induces neutralizing antibodies; further tests planned

...or threat ?and the results indicate the vaccine is safe and effective in eliciting ricin-neutralizing anti...y deadly toxin and genetically engineered it to be safe and to induce protective immunity in humans." Dr. Vitetta's work with ricin received international ...

Bioengineers create stable networks of blood vessels

...d materials are generally highly biocompatible and safe to implant due to the presence of large volumes of water." ...

Ancient DNA helps UF researchers unearth potential hemophilia therapy

...da researchers may be one step closer to finding a safe way to spur production of this missing protein in ...isease Control and Prevention. Currently, the only safe treatment for the disorder is a purified form of the protein, but it can cost patients thousands of ...

Duke to test bird flu vaccine dosing

...al trials in healthy adults showed the vaccine was safe and produced an immune response but required high doses and at least two injections to initiate a strong response, Walter said. Trial participants will receive varying strengths of the H5N1 vaccine, either with or without an aluminum hydroxide adjuv...

Technique makes it easier to see mouse embryo in all its glory

...ain relievers and household cleaning chemicals are safe for pregnant mothers," he said. "The EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) and FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) mandate that chemical and drug companies perform tests of reproductive safety, but how complete are these studies? Historicall...

Liver cancer linked to cellular repair pathway

... need for effective anticancer treatments that are safe for patients with liver disease." The results will be published in the April 4, 2006, issue of Carcinogenesis. The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Finding the overactivated Hedgehog pathway in liver cancer, but not in matu...

Tiny polyps gorge themselves to survive coral bleaching

..., a relative of jellyfish and anemones, provides a safe home within its cells for the algae while the algae convert sunlight into energy for the polyp. Grottoli said that when the temperature of the waters around a reef exceeds that upper limit and stays there for more than two weeks or so, it triggers ...

Low-cost drug gaining favor for use in HIV-infected children in poor countries

...de said the Zambian study shows that the drug is a safe precaution against opportunistic infections in HIV-positive children. The new review is being released as health policy makers anticipate updated recommendations on cotrimoxazole from the World Health Organization. In May 2005, the WHO gathered HIV/...

New drug could reduce tissue damage after heart attack

...within a couple of years. If the treatment proves safe and effective, we also aim to investigate its effectiveness in strokes. "It is likely that CRP contributes to tissue damage in a range of diseases in which CRP levels are greatly increased, and the inhibition of CRP may thus find broad application i...

Ebola DNA vaccine produces immune responses in all fully vaccinated volunteers in Phase 1 trial

...ng Vical's proprietary DNA delivery technology was safe and well tolerated, and produced both antibody and T-cell Ebola-specific responses in all healthy volunteers who received the full 3 doses of vaccine. The Phase 1, randomized, placebo-controlled, dose-escalation study, the first human trial for any ...

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