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Dogs, humans, put heads together to find cure for brain cancer

Pinpointing the genes involved in human brain cancer can be like looking for a needle in a haystack, and sometimes the needle you find may not be the right one. By comparing human and canine genomes, researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered that a gene commonly believed to be...

Triggering muscle development -- a therapeutic cure for muscle wastage?

Scientists in the UK and Denmark have shown that if elderly men were given growth hormone and exercised their legs showed an appreciable muscle mass increase. Dr. Geoff Goldspink (Royal Free and University College Medical School, UK) says: "This raises the question: Can age-related loss of muscle ...

A cure for honey bee colony collapse?

For the first time, scientists have isolated the parasite Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia) from professional apiaries suffering from honey bee colony depopulation syndrome. They then went on to treat the infection with complete success. In a study published in the new journal from the Society f...

Nature Medicine study shows Peregrine's bavituximab can cure lethal virus infections

TUSTIN, Calif., November 23, 2008 -- Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPHM) today reported publication of data in Nature Medicine that supports the broad anti-viral potential of the company's novel anti-phosphatidylserine (anti-PS) antibody platform, showing that its PS-targeting drug ba...

Can tomatoes carry the cure for Alzheimer's?

The humble tomato could be a suitable carrier for an oral vaccine against Alzheimer's disease, according to HyunSoon Kim from the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) in Korea and colleagues from Digital Biotech Inc. and the Department of Biological Science at Wonkwang ...

Breakthrough research identifies how cells from pigs may cure diabetes

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. Within three years, insulin-producing islet cells from pigs may be used in clinical trials on a path to finally cure insulin dependant diabetes. This key finding was the discovery of Dr. Bernhard Hering, Scientific Director of the Diabetes Institute for Immunology & Transpl...

Targeting nerve growth factor may cure liver cancer

Nerve growth factor (NGF), as the name says, is an essential peptide factor for the growth and differentiation of neuronal cells. Therefore we can imagine that this growth factor is important for the nervous system including brain. But a recent scientific report published in the October 7 issue of...

When the ill need protection from the cure

In the quest to discover the root of illnesses, patients have to undergo an increasing number of scans and tests that may involve the use of ionising radiation to detect the source and scope of an ailment. However, this practice could also put patients at risk. "There has been concern that new ...

Newly described 'dragon' protein could be key to bird flu cure

ARGONNE, Ill. (July 15, 2008) -- Scientists and researchers have taken a big step closer to a cure for the most common strain of avian influenza, or "bird flu," the potential pandemic that has claimed more than 200 lives and infected nearly 400 people in 14 countries since it was identified in 200...

Bees disease -- 1 step closer to finding a cure

Scientists in Germany have discovered a new mechanism of infection for the most fatal bee disease. American Foulbrood (AFB) is the only infectious disease which can kill entire colonies of bees. Every year, this notifiable disease is causing considerable economic loss to beekeepers all over the wo...

Chemistry turns killer gas into potential cure

Despite its deadly reputation, the gas carbon monoxide (CO) could actually save lives and boost health in future as a result of leading-edge UK research. Chemists at the University of Sheffield have discovered an innovative way of using targeted small doses of CO which could benefit patients wh...

Surgeons develop simpler way to cure atrial fibrillation

Physicians have an effective new option for treating atrial fibrillation, a common irregular heart rhythm that can cause stroke. Heart surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed and tested a device that radically shortens and simplifies a complex surgical proce...

QUT scientists on the way to sifting out a cure for HIV

HIV may one day be able to be filtered from human blood saving the lives of millions of people, thanks to a world-first innovation by Queensland University of Technology scientists. QUT scientists have developed specially designed ceramic membranes for nanofiltration, which are so advanced they h...

Quantum dots reviewed -- Could these nanoparticles hold the cure to cancer?

The worlds of medical and biological research are abuzz with the promises offered by nanoparticles known as semiconductor quantum dots. These Quantum Dots (QDs) have unique optical and electronic properties that make them suitable for breakthrough treatments such as the detection and destructio...

New stem-cell findings can help the body to cure itself

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have identified an important mechanism that regulates how many new cells are produced by each intestinal stem cell. The study is published in the latest issue of the prestigious scientific journal, Cell. "This might eventually help us develop new drugs for thing...

Pennsylvania researchers find liver transplants provide metabolic cure for rare genetic disease

Liver transplants cured the metabolic symptoms of 11 patients with a rare but devastating genetic condition known as Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD), according to a study by researchers from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the Clinic for Special Children. All patients from the study (rangi...

St. Jude projects 90 percent cure rate for ALL

The cure rate for the once almost universally fatal childhood cancer acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) could reach 90 percent in the near future, thanks to improvements in diagnosis and treatment over the past four decades, according to investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Almos...

World first research to speed up cure for ear infections

Fast tracking the healing process for common ear infections will be the focus of ground-breaking research by WA's Lions Ear and Hearing Institute (LEHI). The research will aim to understand why some eardrums heal by themselves (and why some do not heal at all) by identifying which genes are respo...

New antibody shows promise as cure for anthrax

A new anthrax antibody engineered by scientists at The University of Texas at Austin protects and defends against inhalation anthrax without the use of antibiotics and other more expensive antibodies. The high-affinity antibody, an anthrax antitoxin, successfully eliminated both anthrax bacteria ...

'Cookbook recipes' would cure disease with nontoxic DNA delivery systems

Scientists studying the structure and interaction of negatively charged lipids and DNA molecules have created a "cookbook" for a class of nontoxic DNA delivery systems that will assist doctors and clinicians in the safe and effective delivery of genetic medicine. As reported in the Aug. 9 issue o...

Huntington's cure in flies lays groundwork for broader treatment approaches

Boosting levels of two critical proteins that normally shut down during Huntington's disease, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have cured fruit flies of the genetic, neurodegenerative condition. Forms of the same proteins-known in short form...

Precise Timing Enabled Pig-to-rat Transplants To Cure Diabetes

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have learned that a temporal "window of opportunity" was critical to their earlier successes in treating diabetic rats with embryonic pig tissues. In those experiments, published in 2004, researchers were surprised to find that ...

Potential Cure for Lymphoma in HIV patients

Stem cell transplants have become the standard of care for patients with relapsed lymphoma, but not for patients who suffer from both this disease and HIV. A new study showing that this treatment is a viable option for select patients with HIV-associated lymphoma will be published in the January 15...

Study shows cancer vaccines led to long-term survival for patients with metastatic melanoma

...noma patients with recurrent or distant metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis because there are no systemic therapies that can be relied upon to cure them," said Robert O. Dillman, M.D., F.A.C.P., executive medical and scientific director at the Hoag Cancer Center and lead investigator for the study...

First cGMP feeder-independent pluripotent stem cell banks released for distribution

...edicine Institute, Los Angeles. "For scientists poised to take their research to new levels and explore the reality of using pluripotent stem cells to cure human disease, the tools now provided through this partnership between WiCell and the WCBF signal the beginning of a new era in regenerative medicine....

Pitt team first to profile genes in acutely ill idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

...r to some answers." For most patients, the lung-scarring disease progresses gradually and lung function slowly deteriorates. But there is neither a cure nor effective treatment, so median survival is about three years. For unknown reasons, some IPF patients experience rapid declines that cause diffuse ...

Virus-resistant grapevines

...e grapevine and causes fanleaf disease, resulting in deformed and very yellowed leaves, smaller grapes and crop loss. However, there will soon be a cure for GFLV infections: Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME in Aachen are making certain plants resista...

CWRU receives $5 million from Ohio Third Frontier Commission

...r term value for the sponsoring companies and the State of Ohio. Athersys and Kenneth Cooke (UHCMC and CWRU) will further evaluate MultiStem to cure immunological reactions to cell related therapies for cancer. The goal of this project is to advance the commercialization of MultiStem cell therapy b...

Genetic finding could lead to targeted therapy for neuroblastoma

... said. "What's amazing is there are so many different ways for tumorigenesis to occur," London said. "That's the reason it is so hard to treat and cure cancer, or even to understand why it happens and how it happens." ...

Children's Hospital Oakland scientists first to discover new source for harvesting stem cells

... for transplantation. Furthermore, it is highly likely that placental stem cells, like umbilical cord blood and bone marrow stem cells, can be used to cure chronic blood-related disorders such as sickle cell disease, thalassemia, and leukemia. The study, led by Children's Hospital & Research Center Oa...

Another JDRF partner moves research forward with collaboration agreement for diabetes treatment

...monstrate proof-of-principle for innovative ideas and products to treat and cure type 1 diabetes, in order to attract funding for potential commercializatio...he strategy is successful in accelerating the pace of research leading to a cure for diabetes." Dr. Lewis noted that the development underscores JDRF's u...

Chemical in blood may explain susceptibility to bladder pain

...ted animals' environment that reduce stressors and promote stability and predictability. "We can put these cats into recovery, but I don't think we cure them. It's a chronic condition. It's like lactose intolerance you won't get that gene back, but you can learn to avoid milk," he said. So far, hum...

German Research Minister Schavan: 'Rapid knowledge transfer can safe lives'

... This release is available in German . No progress without research this is particularly true for cancer medicine. The chances of cure for those affected can only be further increased if research results are swiftly transferred from the laboratory into clinical practice. Framework con...

'Shock and kill' research gives new hope for HIV-1 eradication

...ology , might represent a new milestone along the way to the discovery of a cure for HIV/AIDS. Dr. Enrico Garaci, president of the Istituto Superiore di... scientists are skeptical about this approach, and others even think that a cure for HIV/AIDS will never be found. Experiments using animal models will shed...

Genetically corrected blood cells obtained from skin cells from Fanconi anemia patients

...possible to improve the efficacy and safety of this new scientific discovery, and that some time in the future, clinical professionals will be able to cure patients suffering from genetic diseases such as Fanconi anemia. ...

Combined stem cell-gene therapy approach cures human genetic disease in vitro

...lthy blood cells. "We haven't cured a human being, but we have cured a cell," Belmonte explains. "In theory we could transplant it into a human and cure the disease." Although hurdles still loom before that theory can become practicein particular, preventing the reprogrammed cells from inducing tumo...

UF makes gene therapy advance in severe genetic disorder

...r has survived 20 months and is still healthy after receiving gene therapy at the University of Florida putting scientists a step closer to finding a cure for the disorder in children. Called glycogen storage disease type 1A, the genetic disease stops the body from being able to correctly store and us...

Lombardi scientist brings 'dream team' breast cancer research effort to GUMC

...a Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research, which is home to a dedicated corps of more than 30 faculty members working exclusively on the prevention and cure of breast cancer. The Nina Hyde Center, founded in honor of the late Washington Post fashion editor, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. George...

Capturing the birth of a synapse

...findings, he added, reflect a clearer understanding of how synapses form, providing a roadmap for research that someday may lead to new therapies or a cure for autism, a brain development disorder that affects a person's social and communication abilities. The disorder affects 1 in every 150 American chil...

New therapy substitutes missing protein in those with muscular dystrophy

...r protein replacement approach most directly and simply addresses the cause of Duchenne muscular dystrophy," Ervasti said. This new method is not a cure for muscular dystrophy. Rather, it would be a therapy most likely administered on a regular basis. If the treatment works in larger animal models and ...
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