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Mayo Clinic Cancer Center: Harnessing the measles virus to attack cancer

...ain tumor biopsies for this purpose are not always safe or ethically justified. Instead we can monitor vi... those who determine the best way to manufacture a safe biological delivery mechanism, and finally, to clinicians who understand the science and develop gui...

Three-in-one virus killer prevents common, often fatal infections

...d immune systems. The CTLs proved effective and safe in all 11 bone marrow transplant patients, who rec...ombination therapy to be more, cost-effective, and safe than traditional therapies and more practical than cell-based therapies that target EBV and CMV sep...

Jumping gene could provide non-viral alternative for gene therapy

...t the integration, be able to insert the gene at a safe spot in the genome, that would be beneficial." He confirmed that targeting integration is possible in a paper he co-authored in 2005 also in The FASEB Journal. "We can do it in insects," says Dr. Moisyadi. "I think it's a short step to take it to a ...

Bacterial protein shows promise in treating intestinal parasites

...er that because this naturally-produced protein is safe to humans and other vertebrates and can be produce...principal author of the study. "Crystal toxins are safe to humans, mammals and other vertebrates. And it might be possible to improve the efficacy of curren...

Halving daily cigarette quota has no health benefit

...ion, this study proves quite clearly that the only safe way out of the risk caused by smoking is to quit, say the authors. They base their findings on more than 51,000 men and women, all of whom were aged between 20 and 34 at the start of the study. Participants were initially assessed for cardiova...

Ocean temperature predicts spread of marine species

...tected area can get to another area where they are safe from harvest. "In warmer waters, marine protected areas may need to be closer together than in colder water, since in warmer water dispersal distances tend to be shorter," O'Connor said. While a one degree increase in temperature at the ocean surf...

Development of gene therapy

...ecially regarding the development of efficient and safe vectors for gene transfer. ...

Ecstasy can harm the brains of first-time users

...not conclude that ecstasy, even in small doses, is safe for the brain, and people should be informed of this risk.? This research is part of the Netherlands XTC Toxicity (NeXT) study, which also looks at high-dose ecstasy users and aims to provide information on long-term effects of ecstasy use in the...

For super-obese patients, duodenal switch beats gastric bypass

...approach. Both procedures appear to be reasonably safe in the hands of an experienced team, but the duodenal switch appears to offer a considerable advantage in terms of the amount and possibly the duration of weight loss." The super obese make up only a fraction of the U.S. obesity pandemic, but their...

History-hunting geneticists can still follow familiar trail

...g against the dogma. This study shows the dogma is safe in mammals and probably in vertebrates, as well."...

Mars mission Risk 29: Scientists research ways to reduce radiation-induced brain damage

...been tasked to determine the human brain's maximum safe cosmic radiation dose and to decipher precisely how radiation causes cognitive impairment, part of a quest for biological countermeasures to reduce radiation-related cognitive impairment. The NASA-funded $14-million research project could not only ...

Gene therapy for hereditary lung disease advances

...y end point in the trial was to see whether it was safe to give patients this gene transfer vector and the...d by the FDA and research community to ensure that safe and good clinical studies are employed in these early days, and I applaud Terry Flotte and his group...

Caterpillars tell us how bacteria cause disease

...rtebrates are helping to provide a cheap, easy and safe way to identify the genes which help bacteria cause infections in humans. Researchers from the University of Bath have discovered a way to sort through large numbers of bacterial gene sequences by testing them in caterpillars to see how their immune ...

Male circumcision reduces HIV risk, study stopped early

... and UNAIDS, to actively promote circumcision in a safe context and along with other HIV prevention strategies," Bailey said. "Circumcision cannot be a stand-alone intervention. It has to be integrated with all the other things that we do to prevent new HIV infections, such as treating sexual transmitt...

New research to cut animal testing

...ely, such tests have poor specificity and a lot of safe compounds are also wrongly identified as potential carcinogens. This means that animal testing is still carried out, in case such compounds turn out to be safe. "The testing process developed at Gentronix has proven very reliable at telling us wh...

Pattern of human Ebola outbreaks linked to wildlife and climate

...ople from scavenging dead animals and by promoting safe hunting and trapping practices, especially because the results show that outbreaks in wildlife populations have been much more frequent than previously believed. They emphasize that monitoring wildlife in collaboration with rural African residents ...

U-M researchers use nanoparticles to target brain cancer

...r Center. If nanoparticle delivery proves to be safe in humans, it will allow researchers to re-examine previously developed drugs that were discarded because they caused too many dangerous side effects in patients. By combining the drug with a contrast agent, researchers were able using imaging tec...

Carnegie Mellon scientists use 'green' approach to transform plastics manufacturing

Using environmentally safe compounds like sugars and vitamin C, scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have vastly improved a popular technology used to generate a diverse range of industrial plastics for applications ranging from targeted drug delivery systems to resilient ...

Rescuing injured hearts by enhancing regeneration

...n after injury. Second is the need to develop a safe delivery method. Because FGF1 stimulates angiogenesis, it has the potential for serious side effects if it goes to places other than the heart, possibly promoting tumor growth, for example. And the p38 MAP kinase inhibitor has been shown to damage th...

Ebola-outbreak kills 5000 gorillas

...wo or three million dollars necessary to develop a safe and effective way of delivering Ebola vaccine to wild apes." Walsh contends that Ebola vaccination is a cost effective method of ape conservation. "People in the conservation community are intimidated by the up-front costs of vaccination and would...

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