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Radioactive scorpion venom for fighting cancer

Health physicists are establishing safe procedures for a promising experimental brain-canc...rt that he and his colleagues recently established safe procedures for the therapy, currently in the second sequence of phase-II human trials, which involve...

Cell phone emissions excite the brain cortex

...er circumstantiate these conditions and to provide safe rules for the use of this increasingly more widespread device." ...

For Stanford scientists, RNAi gene therapy takes two steps forward, one step back

... made by the therapeutic gene would continue to be safe if it existed in high levels in a tissue over long periods of time. Instead of proving the safety of RNAi gene therapy, the pair found that persistent, high levels of the shRNA made the mice sick, and in some cases the mice even died. The problem, ...

Production of key Alzheimer's protein monitored for first time in humans

... of Medicine in St. Louis have developed the first safe and sensitive way to monitor the production and cl...eta production and clearance processes and is very safe to use." Over the course of hours, cells in the brain pick up the labeled leucine and incorporate ...

Radiation-killed bacteria vaccine induces broad immune response in mice

...example, heat- and chemical-killed vaccines, while safe and relatively easy to produce, generally produce a less broad immune response than live, attenuated vaccines. Conversely, it can be difficult to create live, attenuated vaccines that safely preserve the pathogen's ability to trigger strong innate an...

Radiation-armed robot rapidly destroys human lung tumors

...earchers have established detailed methods for the safe treatment of lung tumors which otherwise couldn't be treated with a high dose of radiation due to lack of sufficient real-time tracking accuracy in other, more conventional radiation therapy machines. Treating lung tumors with the enhanced Cyberkni...

Finding a better way to make biodiesel

... And the particles themselves are environmentally safe because they are made of calcium and sand. "We're excited about this and so is West Central," Lin said. "This serves as an example of how nanotechnology can be useful for advancing an industry that's not that high-tech. And this allows our students ...

High-dose flu vaccines appear to safely boost immunity in elderly

...to the virus. All three vaccine dosage levels were safe and well tolerated, according to the researchers. Although discomfort, redness or swelling at the site of the injection was more common among those who received the 60 ìg dose than among those who received the 15 ìg dose, most reactions to the immun...

New GI technologies improve internal organ visualization

...ss to gain access to the heart may be feasible and safe for patients as an alternative to the much longer, indirect route through the femoralis artery in the groin or to open surgery," said Annette Fritscher-Ravens, M.D., of the Homerton University Hospital and lead study author. "This may be of specific ...

Giant deep-sea tubeworm's meal ticket comes in as a skin infection

...ing worm indefinitely. In return thebacteria get a safe habitat and a reliablesource of food. "The symbiont, and only the symbiont, iscapable of invading the skin of the tubewormlarvae. It migrates through several layers oftissue towards the interior of the host, andinto the future trophosome," Brightexp...

Plants tell caterpillars when it's safe to forage

...g while those released at night indicate that it's safe to come out and eat. Just as parasitic wasps use plant volatiles to home in on potential victims, caterpillars use variations in their host plant's volatile production to reduce the risk of unpleasant encounters with wasps. Now that they've establish...

Unique dual target specificity of kinase inhibitor key for success against cancer

...natorial inhibition of mTOR and p110á represents a safe and effective therapy in the treatment of cancers driven by aberrant signaling through PI3 kinase," says Dr. Weiss. "Glioma represents the most common primary brain tumor, and there are no curative medical therapies. Ultimately, we believe that PI-10...

Federal testing for mad cow disease a failure, law review editor says

...1913 Virus-Serum-Toxin Act, intended to assure the safe supply of animal vaccines, as its authority for barring private testing. Berlowitz called the action a ruse to protect the agency and the beef industry from a public outcry that would take place if more cases of mad cow disease were found. "In its 9...

Gene therapy injected into the brains' of mice with Huntington's disease

...niversity Medical Center, which was reported to be safe and well tolerated in PD patients at the American Association of Neurology meeting last spring. Initial efficacy results of this Phase I trial are expected to be presented this fall and a double-blinded, controlled Phase II trail in PD patients is p...

A sweet solution for Alzheimer's disease?

...ervous system. Even if scyllo-inositol does prove safe and effective in humans, patients will likely still need drugs designed to attack other aspects of Alzheimer's pathology, such as tau neurofibrillary tangles, St George-Hyslop said. "Alzheimer's disease is probably going to be treated by a cocktail ...

New research: Soy germ isoflavones reduce bone loss

...reast cancer." "It is imperative to find natural, safe and effective alternatives for women to help maintain bone health after menopause ?without the risky side effects associated with long-term hormone replacement therapy use. This promising research is another step in advancing soy germ isoflavones as...

Researchers attack tumor cells by exploiting dependency on sugar metabolism

...t inhibition of LDH-A may represent a rational and safe strategy for treatment of cancer. "Because individuals with complete hereditary deficiency of LDH-A do not show any symptoms under ordinary circumstances, the genetic data suggest that inhibition of LDH-A activity may represent a relatively nontoxic ...

Innovative method for creating a human cytomegalovirus vaccine outlined

...n infection. "It should be possible to develop a safe and effective CMV vaccine using the method we've described in our study," says Gerd G. Maul, Ph.D., a professor in the Gene Expression and Regulation Program at Wistar and senior author on the new study. "Success will depend on achieving a certain ba...

'Smart' genetic therapy helps the body to heal itself

...jor clinical studies, which will lead in turn to a safe and efficient full body treatment for DMD patients. Currently no therapy is available for this disease, which represents a huge psychosocial and economic burden to patients, carers and society." ...

How the US drug safety system should be changed

...sunderstands drug safety, believing that a drug is safe at the time of marketing, while [adverse] events occurring as frequently as 1 in 1000 are predictably undetected." In the May 3 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH, Professor of Public Health and Prevent...

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