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Researchers discover inherited mutation for leukemia

...ll death. They may even lead to new strategies for treating the disease. The research is to be published in the June 1 issue of the journal Cell. It was led by researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. The mutation was found in a gene called DAPK1, which normally helps trig...

Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients

....” Roughly 20 years ago, the primary method for treating throat cancer was to surgically remove the tumor. Because this treatment can severely impair a patient’s quality of life by damaging voice, speech, and swallowing, in many cases physicians and their patients are now opting for a combination of chemot...

New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever

...ers the on-going research and discovery crucial to treating patients and preventing disease. “When a patient has a high and persistent fever, we need to come up with the correct diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible – particularly for those with a weakened immune system, who can die from the infectio...

In mice, drug protects against diabetes and atherosclerosis

... Complex Diseases. "This drug is very effective in treating diabetes and heart disease in mice at the same time, and we believe it may turn out to be protective against asthma and other metabolic disorders as well." The laboratory animals showed no harmful effects from the treatment, though Hotamisligil c...

Brain holds clues to bipolar disorder

...lding vital clues to understanding, diagnosing and treating bipolar disorder, according to findings being pres...the disease. The findings suggest a new avenue for treating the underlying cause of bipolar, rather than treating flare-ups of depression or mania, and also pro...

Dual-imaging technique useful before -- and during -- brain surgery

...se it allows us to optimize surgical approaches to treating brain tumors to ultimately improve patient outcomes.” He says that combining standard visual, sound, and voice-based tests, whose results are measured by MRI, performed on a high-field-strength (3 Tesla) scanner, with a precise intraoperative gui...

Newly discovered antibody may be body's natural defense against Alzheimer's

...definitively demonstrate whether IVIG is useful in treating Alzheimer's. Still, this discovery substantially boosts our understanding of Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative illnesses, the experts say....

Study shows lizard moms dress their children for success

...ects of the genes," he said. Lancaster began by treating side-blotched lizard eggs with an array of different hormones. That revealed a striking influence of estradiol on back patterns. She also tested eggs from lizards captured in the wild and found a wide range of naturally occurring estradiol concentrat...

Cancer stem cells similar to normal stem cells can thwart anti-cancer agents

...sts that for chemotherapy to be truly effective in treating lung cancers, for example, it must be able to target a small subset of cancer stem cells, which they have shown share the same protective mechanisms as normal lung stem cells. They are presenting this ground-breaking research at the Tissue Engineerin...

UCF nanoparticle offers promise for treating glaucoma

...is proving promising as a drug delivery device for treating glaucoma, an eye disease that can cause blindness and affects millions of people worldwide. “The nanoparticle can safely get past the blood-brain barrier making it an effective non-toxic tool for drug delivery,” said Sudipta Seal, an engineering pro...

Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

... approach is likely to be more cost-effective than treating symptomatic patients alone and may be an effective...o that there is an unlimited supply of Tamiflu for treating symptomatic patients and for preventing infection in people exposed to these patients (household con...

'Smart' mice teach scientists about learning process, brain disorders

...brain, which might serve in humans as a target for treating disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder, ...er time. The findings may have applications in treating post-traumatic stress disorder, where getting a patient to learn that a once-threatening situation n...

Focused ultrasound relieves fibroid symptoms in women

...erse effects were reported. "We have shown that treating fibroids with an optimized, less restrictive protocol allows for treatment of a greater fibroid volume, which results in even greater symptomatic relief at clinical follow-up," Dr. Fennessy said....

First confirmed common genetic risk factors for breast cancer

...velopment of more effective ways of preventing and treating breast cancer, Dr. Liu said that the most immediate benefit of the new results may be in understanding the molecular mechanisms of breast cancer. The Nature paper is the second major research report published this year by this international team o...

Detecting cold, feeling pain: Study reveals why menthol feels fresh

...he researchers say, and a potential new target for treating pain. "By understanding how sensory receptors work, how thresholds for temperature are determined, we gain insight into how these thresholds change in the setting of injury, such as inflammatory and nerve injury, and how these changes may contribu...

Technique monitors thousands of molecules simultaneously

...ay has been done by making a library of molecules, treating it with the receptor, washing away any excess receptor that has not found a key, and then treating the bound receptors with an antibody that recognizes the receptor and is tagged to a fluorescent lab...

'Insulator' helps silence genes in dormant herpes virus

...mechanisms. The studies also have implications for treating and manipulating other types of viruses, Zhou says. "This study provides one of first examples of how viral chromatin is organized in a very similar way to host chromatin," Zhou says. "Learning more about the similarities and differences in these ...

Peramivir protects mice from lethal H5N1 infection

... The St. Jude team studied different approaches to treating infected mice according to duration of administrat... and spleen. The key to the high survival rate was treating the infected mice within 24 hours after infection with H5N1 and continuing the treatment for eight d...

pHLIP, a novel technology to locate and treat tumors

... excited by the possibilities for both imaging and treating tumors.? The pHLIP molecule has three state...to the cell, depending on the intended outcome—for treating cancer, the idea is to cause cell death.? In addition to targeting tumors, other disease states th...

Maggots rid patients of MRSA

...idding diabetic patients of the superbug MRSA - by treating their foot ulcers with maggots. Professor Andrew Boulton and his team used green bottle fly larvae to treat 13 diabetic patients whose foot ulcers were contaminated with MRSA and found all but one were cured within a mean period of three weeks, much...

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