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A bacterial genome reveals new targets to combat infectious disease

...de that apparently eradicating it with antibiotics severely compromises the nematode's ability to complete its life cycle within its human host. Thus, understanding the details of this relationship may help identify new strategies for controlling diseases caused by filarial nematodes. In a new study published...

World-first Living Donor Islet Cell Transplant A Success; Procedure Offers Promise For Diabetics

...om brain-dead organ donors. Those islets are often severely injured from cold storage, transport time and the pancreas is severely damaged by toxins which circulate in the blood stream after brain death." "Our expectation is that ...

Dead zone area in Gulf could be increasing, researchers say

...in water. Hypoxia can result in fish kills and can severely impact other forms of marine life where it is present. The dead zone area covers about 6,000 square miles in the Gulf. The dead zone is located along the Louisiana coast where the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers empty into the gulf. The dead zon...

Protein That Promotes Survival Of Stem Cells Might Be Key To Poor Leukemia Prognosis

...etic deletion, these mice developed anemia and had severely reduced numbers of bone marrow (BM) cells, such as HSCs and progenitor cells. This was strong evidence that Mcl-1 was needed to maintain these cell populations. The team also demonstrated that BM cells lacking Mcl-1 did not multiply when removed fro...

Infants With Rare Genetic Disease Saved by Cord Blood Stem Cells

...mous when one considers the burden of caring for a severely disabled child," said Joanne Kurtzberg, senior author of the study. "It's simply impossible to put a price on a child's life." Kurtzberg pioneered the use of umbilical cord blood from unrelated donors in 1993 and her team has treated and saved more ...

Doctors closer to using gene analysis to help trauma patients

...ood and other available tissues from more than 200 severely traumatized or burned patients and 23 healthy individuals in an effort to correlate molecular markers with white blood cell behavior, and ultimately, with patient outcome. Studies in healthy patients were conducted at UF, Washington University in St....

Scientists discover how Ebola virus infects cells

...la virus reproduction in laboratory-grown cells is severely hampered by enzyme-inhibiting chemicals, and these chemicals deserve further study as possible treatments for Ebola virus infections in humans, report scientists supported in part by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), ...

Infants with Rare Genetic Disease Saved By Cord Blood Stem Cells

...mous when one considers the burden of caring for a severely disabled child," said Joanne Kurtzberg, senior author of the study. "It's simply impossible to put a price on a child's life." Kurtzberg pioneered the use of umbilical cord blood from unrelated donors in 1993 and her team has treated and saved more ...

Low oxygen likely made Great Dying worse, greatly delayed recovery

...n passes quite easily suddenly had their movements severely restricted," Huey said. He calculated that when the oxygen level hit 16 percent, breathing at sea level would have been like trying to breathe at the summit of a 9,200-foot mountain today. By the early Triassic period, sea-level oxygen content of le...

Scientists reveal the shape of a protein that helps retroviruses break into cells

...n passes quite easily suddenly had their movements severely restricted," Huey said. He calculated that when the oxygen level hit 16 percent, breathing at sea level would have been like trying to breathe at the summit of a 9,200-foot mountain today. By the early Triassic period, sea-level oxygen content of le...

A New Species of Monkey is Discovered in Tanzania: The First in Africa for More Than 20 Years

...ests, including those of Mt Rungwe and Kitulo, are severely degraded by illegal logging, and without prompt action the animal’s future is in jeopardy. On the other hand, the Ndundulu Forest Reserve is in good condition, but there is concern that the population of the highland mangabey in this forest is very ...

Next Generation Body Scanner Launched By The University Of Manchester

...e able to take advantage of the equipment, such as severely ill people who have previously been unable to tolerate the longer scanning times involved. John Atwill, Managing Director of Philips Medical Systems UK said: "The 3.0T Achieva MR system in Manchester represents the culmination of many years of fruit...

Newly discovered protein an important tool for sleeping sickness research

...his genetic trick, called antigenic variation, has severely limited sleeping sickness treatment options and essentially ruled out the possibility of a vaccine. MBL trypanosome experts in Robert Sabatini's lab hypothesize that base J (beta-D-glucosylhydroxymethyluracil) may play an important role in the gene ...

Breakthrough System for Understanding Ocean Plant Life Announced

...his genetic trick, called antigenic variation, has severely limited sleeping sickness treatment options and essentially ruled out the possibility of a vaccine. MBL trypanosome experts in Robert Sabatini's lab hypothesize that base J (beta-D-glucosylhydroxymethyluracil) may play an important role in the gene ...

Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies

...y, previous studies have recommended that the most severely affected AIDS patients be first in line for therapy. According to McGough, "medical criteria are never completely neutral, and they have to be balanced against the society being served, so the patient-selection criteria need to be developed locally ...

Caloric restriction won't dramatically extend life span in humans: UCLA research

...ories have a shorter life span, and that if people severely restrict their calories over their lifetimes, thei...ry to achieve them. "Do you want to spend decades severely limiting what you eat to live a few more years? You will be unhappy and then your life will end sho...

Six previously blind patients detect light, motion, identify objects with retinal prostheses

...United States alone, who have been blinded, or are severely visually impaired, due to disease like RP and AMD. By 2020, that figure is expected to double, creating a virtual vision-loss epidemic. Both AMD and RP destroy vision by annihilating the retinal cells that allow light to be translated into recogniza...

Laboratory professionals in Africa receive training under AIDS Relief Plan

... quality improvement programs in African countries severely affected by AIDS. The training programs are for medical laboratory professionals in Africa and will continue in 2006 through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The funding comes from the United States Department of Health and Human S...

Leading scientists rank endangered dolphins, porpoises most in need of immediate action

...nd porpoise populations around the world which are severely threatened by entanglement in fishing gear and recommended nine urgent priorities for action in a report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund. These nine projects highlight species threatened by bycatch that will most likely benefit from immediate...

Canada's first embryonic stem cell lines

...nd porpoise populations around the world which are severely threatened by entanglement in fishing gear and recommended nine urgent priorities for action in a report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund. These nine projects highlight species threatened by bycatch that will most likely benefit from immediate...

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