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HIVMA opposes The Gambia's unproven AIDS remedy

...patients who had been doing well on antiretroviral therapy but stopped taking the drugs in order to qualify t... untested. It is highly unethical to stop a proven therapy to try an unproven one. We are extremely concerned that President Jammeh would recklessly experiment...

pHLIP, a novel technology to locate and treat tumors

...n that acts like a nanosyringe to deliver “tags?or therapy to cells, according to a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers show that, the protein fragment, called “pHLIP?(pH (Low) Insertion Peptide) can be injected into the abdomen of a mouse, find its way into the bl...

Maggots rid patients of MRSA

...strated for the first time the potential of larval therapy to eliminate MRSA infection of diabetic foot ulcers. If confirmed in a randomized controlled trial, larval treatment would offer the first non-invasive and risk-free treatment of this increasing problem and a safe and cost-effective treatment in cont...

First clinical trial of gene therapy for childhood blindness

...sing animal models has demonstrated that this gene therapy can improve and preserve vision. During trials, th... treat an eye disease using administration of gene therapy vectors to human retinas, the team have carried out extensive pre-clinical testing. The purpose of t...

8 plants from South Africa may hold potential for treating high blood pressure

...e in the world. In South Africa, 21st century drug therapy is used side-by-side with traditional African medicines to heal the sick. While plants have been used in African medicine to treat fever, asthma, constipation, esophageal cancer and hypertension, scientific analyses of the purported benefits of many ...

Targeting sugar on blood vessels may inhibit cancer growth

...pact angiogenesis in a variety of carcinomas ?this therapy could be used to inhibit cancer growth and metastasis with fewer side effects....

Students invent protective pouch to enhance cell therapy

...ergraduates have invented a device to improve cell therapy for diabetes patients by anchoring transplanted in...entors say the same approach could be used in cell therapy for other ailments, including liver disease. "I think it's a brilliant idea," said one of the pro...

Molecule that destroys bone also protects it, new research shows

...cking the receptor for IL-17 could be an effective therapy for RA and possibly for other autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, colitis, psoriasis and lupus. The effects of an IL-17 deficiency in periodontal disease, however, were unknown, so Gaffen’s lab set out to investigate. "I predicte...

DNA repair proteins monitored at double-strand break

... novel ways to make cancer cells more sensitive to therapy by blocking their ability to repair double-stranded breaks caused by chemotherapy or radiation. It could also suggest new strategies for enhancing repair of double-stranded DNA caused by radiation, natural oxidants in food or the body and other toxin...

UCLA AIDS Institute researchers find a peptide that encourages HIV infection

... pave the way for the use of such peptides in gene therapy using HIV-based vectors as the delivery method. "Although it may seem counterintuitive to value or even study a peptide that increases the ability of HIV-1 to enter a broad range of human cells, retroviral vectors are currently being explored as v...

Dealing deadly cancers a knockout punch

...the most exciting findings of Reolysin combination therapy were reported at the American Association for Canc...t that was observed in this study. "Combination therapy results for reovirus in animals are particularly encouraging because they suggest that Reolysin can ...

HIV survival improves if patients stay in care

...available on line. "In an era when highly active therapy directed against HIV (the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS) is keeping people alive, understanding the value of regular medical care is crucial," said Dr. Thomas Giordano, assistant professor of medicine ?infectious diseases at BCM and l...

Cow protein aids in treatment of gastrointestinal disorder

Recent evidence suggests that therapy currently used to treat Helicobacter pylori (H. py...ated in more patients treated with the traditional therapy plus lactoferrin than with the existing treatments and may be used without risk of resistance. “V...

NIDA study identifies genes that might help some people abstain from smoking

...a step closer toward tailoring individualized drug therapy for addiction based on an individual’s unique genetic makeup. “This research marks the first time we’ve been able to identify genes involved in the ability to quit smoking,?says NIDA Director Dr. Nora D. Volkow. “It marks a movement from identify...

Investigating the measles virus as a tool to kill multiple myeloma

...NIS protein can be exploited as a target in cancer therapy because it can concentrate radioactive iodine, thus providing a way to selectively irradiate cancer cells, image the tumors and monitor regression. Eligible candidates for the multiple myeloma study will be adults with relapsed or refractory (tha...

Scientists identify pancreatic cancer stem cells

...s of stem cells. They are resistant to traditional therapy designed for cells that rapidly turn over because stem cells don't, according to some researchers. Thus, they remain after tumors shrink and may be responsible for cancer recurrence and metastasis. This study confirms at least one of those concept...

Study suggests some drug resistance to influenza B medications

...ates from 74 children before and after oseltamivir therapy and from 348 untreated patients with influenza (in...nts and 74 samples from patients after oseltamivir therapy were analyzed. The researchers identified a variant with reduced drug sensitivity in one (1.4 per...

Gut research yields new anti-cancer approach

...cancer effect of PPARgamma inhibitors. Combination therapy is the current leading strategy in treating cancer, and finding the mechanisms by which PPARgamma inhibitors work could be a first step toward their safe combination with other treatments. "The last work attempting to reduce tubulin levels was ab...

A 'traffic light' for neurons means 'go' for improving brain research

...euronal activity with light could someday become a therapy in itself. A neural traffic light To selectively take control of neurons, the researchers used a virus to insert genes for producing light-sensitive proteins into cells of interest. The gene ChR2 is derived from an algae that makes affected n...

Red flag for repetitive stress injuries identified for first time in humans

... none," said Barr, associate professor of physical therapy at Temple's College of Health Professions. Currently, healthcare providers can diagnose repetitive motion injuries (RMI) based only on physical examination findings and the symptoms reported by the patient. Typically, RMI sufferers don't experi...

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