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Cell Discovery May Bring Science Closer to Diabetes Cure

'Sox17' gene could further pancreatic research, study suggests MONDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- In early embryonic development, a specific gene plays an important role in directing cells to become part of the pancreas or part of the biliary system, and researchers say this finding...

One step closer to an artificial nerve cell

Scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet and Linkping University are well on the way to creating the first artificial nerve cell that can communicate specifically with nerve cells in the body using neurotransmitters. The technology has been published in an article in Nat...

Viable Swine Flu Shot Closer to Reality

Meanwhile, woman's death in New York City raises national toll to 11 MONDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- Progress has been made towards developing a viable H1N1 swine flu vaccine, with experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying this week that they have two pro...

U.S. Closer to Viable Swine Flu Shot

Ingredients being tested could be sent to manufacturers by month's end, CDC says SUNDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- U.S, health officials reported progress towards a viable H1N1 swine flu vaccine this week, with experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying they...

Older Men Need to Take Closer Look for Melanomas

If you can't examine your own back, have a loved one take a look, study says MONDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- A new study delivers a lifesaving message to older men about the potentially deadly skin cancer known as melanoma: If you can't examine your own back, have a loved one take...

Getting Closer to Controlling Cancer Requires Funding More Laboratories and Commitment Beyond Two Years of New Stimulus, Weiner and Berg Assert in Denver Post Oped

WASHINGTON and DENVER, April 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Getting closer to controlling cancer" requires funding more laboratories and a commitment beyond the two years of the new federal stimulus, say former White House Drug Policy spokesman Robert Weiner and a George Washington University Me...

UCSF Team Closer to Creating Safe Embryonic-Like Stem Cells

A team of UCSF researchers has for the first time used tiny molecules called microRNAs to help turn adult mouse cells back to their embryonic state. These reprogrammed cells are pluripotent, meaning that, like embryonic stem cells , they have the capacity to become any cell type in the body. ...

UCSF team closer to creating safe embryonic-like stem cells

A team of UCSF researchers has for the first time used tiny molecules called microRNAs to help turn adult mouse cells back to their embryonic state. These reprogrammed cells are pluripotent, meaning that, like embryonic stem cells, they have the capacity to become any cell type in the body. Th...

Yale Plans Closer Look at Exercise and Cancer

Studies will chart recovery of active women with breast or ovarian disease MONDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- A Yale professor has received $7 million in federal grants for two studies into whether exercise affects ovarian and breast cancer recovery. The U.S. National Cancer Insti...

University of Washington scientists one step closer to stopping bone loss during spaceflight

Bone loss in long-duration spaceflight has been identified for decades as a significant problem affecting astronauts. More recently, scientists have found that the absence of gravity is causing astronauts on the International Space Station to lose up to 10 times more bone mass in key regions of t...

Scientists closer to understanding how to control high blood sugar

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Scientists are closer to understanding which proteins help control blood sugar, or glucose, during and after exercise. This understanding could lead to new drug therapies or more effective exercise to prevent Type 2 diabetes and other health problems associated with having high ...

Muscular dystrophy mystery solved; Mizzou scientist moves closer to MD solution

COLUMBIA, Mo. Muscular dystrophy, which affects approximately 250,000 people in the United States, occurs when damaged muscle tissue is replaced with fibrous, bony or fatty tissue and loses function. While scientists have identified one protein, dystrophin, as an important piece to curing the dis...

Video: Pampers Together with Actress Salma Hayek Helps UNICEF Move Closer Toward Goal of Eliminating Deadly Tetanus Through Global 'One Pack = One Vaccine' Campaign

Actress and Mom Salma Hayek Travels to Africa to Witness Firsthand the Devastating Effects of Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus CINCINNATI, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pampers(R), the world's leading diaper brand, today announced the second wave of its North America "One Pack = One Vaccine" ...

Pelosi: SCHIP Vote Brings Us One Step Closer to Providing Health Care for 11 Million Children

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor early this afternoon in support of H.R. 2, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization bill, which later passed by a strong bipartisan vote of 289 to 139. Below are the Speaker's...

Health Plans, Employers Take Closer Look at Costs and Expand Disease Management Initiatives in Response to Diabetes Prevalence Increase

Stakeholders in Tennessee, Virginia Look to Eliminate Barriers to Care, According to New Reports from HealthLeaders-InterStudy NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that with the number of people di...

Molecular therapy for spinal muscular atrophy closer to clinical use

COLUMBIA, Mo. Spinal muscular atrophy, a neurodegenerative disorder that causes the weakening of muscles, is the leading cause of infant death and occurs in 1 in 6,000 live births. While trans-splicing (a form of molecular therapy) has had impressive results as a treatment for spinal muscular a...

Decongestant Exposure Needs Closer Look

Study says pseudoephedrine for kids under 2 poses toxicity issues because of use patterns FRIDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to the decongestant pseudoephedrine, found in many cough, cold and allergy medicines, appears to be common among children in the United States. This ...

FDA Takes Closer Look at Wrinkle Treatments

Reports of allergic reactions, other problems have surfaced with dermal fillers TUESDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health advisers were taking a closer look Tuesday at those increasingly popular cosmetic treatments called dermal fillers that help to smooth away deep lines and w...

1 step closer to green chemistry and improved pharmaceuticals

Proteins are the workhorses of our cells. They help to digest our food, are at the core of our immune system, and literally shape our body from top to toe. Proteins also play an important role in biotechnology in the form of enzymes, which are important in the creation of anything from pharmaceuti...

U.S. Health Officials Closer to Origin of Salmonella Outbreak

Certain states have been ruled out as source of contaminated tomatoes, they add WEDNESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials said Wednesday they are zeroing in on a source for the recent outbreak of salmonella from contaminated tomatoes. "The question is where specif...

Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis is One Thousand Steps Closer to a Cure for MS

Nonprofit has collected 1,000 blood and data samples from MS sufferers and controls across the U.S.; Samples will be used in dozens of individual research studies this year WALTHAM, Mass., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis, a national nonpr...

Family Healthcare Contributions Edge Closer to Full Month's Salary, Says Aon Consulting

Employers shift focus to wellness programs to reduce healthcare costs and improve productivity CHICAGO, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- While the median households in the United States earn approximately $48,000 annually(1), the amount these families spend on employe...

Breast Cancer Lymph Node Biopsy May Need Closer Look

Stray 'micrometastases' could be missed, harming long-term survival, study suggests WEDNESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- A new long-term analysis of breast cancer patient survival suggests it might be time to update the way pathologists test lymph node biopsies. A team of New York...

Governor Rendell Says Pennsylvania is One Step Closer to Providing Access to Health Care for Pennsylvania's Uninsured

Congratulates House for Proposing, Passing ABC Plan; Urges Senate to Act Quickly HARRISBURG, Pa., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today praised the House of Representatives for taking an important first step in passing its Pennsylvania Access to Basic Care (...

UB's bioblower closer to protecting soldiers from biological attack

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A powerful air sterilization technology developed at the University at Buffalo has killed every biological agent with which it has been challenged, including airborne spores, viruses and bacteria in independent tests conducted for the U.S. Department of Defense. A prototype pro...

Bug guts map brings scientists closer to understanding different bugs' role in the body

Scientists have made a major step towards understanding precisely which bugs in the gut are involved in which processes in the body, by mapping the different species of bugs living in seven members of the same Chinese family. Bugs in the gut are known as gut microbes and trillions live symbioti...

Study Gets Closer to Origins of Leukemia

Targeting a mutated cell might bring better treatments, researchers say THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- By studying blood cells in a young pair of twins, scientists say they're gaining new insight into how some children are poised to develop leukemia even before birth. The res...

Research Gets Closer to Origin of Parkinson's Disease

Modified protein hastens nerve cell death, scientists say FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The nerve cell death that helps drive Parkinson's disease may be triggered by a harmful modification in a particular nerve cell protein, new research reveals. The modification in question --...

UGA researchers 1 step closer to elusive cancer vaccine

Athens, Ga. When cells become cancerous, the sugars on their surfaces undergo distinct changes that set them apart from healthy cells. For decades, scientists have tried to exploit these differences by training the immune system to attack cancerous cells before they can spread and ravage the body...

Drugs against winter vomiting disease one step closer

The virus that causes winter vomiting disease invades cells by attaching to particular sugar molecules on the surface of the cells. This is the conclusion of a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. This result may be an important step in the development of ...

Alzheimer's discovery could bring early diagnosis, treatment closer

This release is available in French . A discovery made by researchers at McGill University and the affiliated Lady Davis Research Institute for Medical Research at Montreal's Jewish General Hospital offers new hope for the early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. In a stud...

Stem cell therapies for heart disease -- 1 step closer

New research from the University of Bristol brings stem cell therapies for heart disease one step closer. The findings reveal that our bodies' ability to respond to an internal 'mayday' signal may hold the key to success for long-awaited regenerative medicine. Dr Nicolle Krnkel and colleagues a...

Thousands of volunteers needed to help bring cure for cancer closer

Researchers, who are in the process of developing a blood test that may diagnose breast cancer up to four years earlier than a mammogram, need the help of thousands of people living in the East Midlands. The University of Nottingham spin-out company Oncimmune pioneers anti-cancer technology, an...

Boffins a Step Closer to Solving Puzzle of Lou Gehrig's Disease

Moving closer to solving Lou Gehrig's disease mystery, UCLA, Italian chemists may have solved an important mystery about a protein that plays a key role in a particular form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a progressive, fatal neuro-degenerative disorder...

Global Warming Disaster Closer Than Thought, Says NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has joined other agencies in warning of the global warming disasters. In fact it goes further than others and warns that even "moderate additional" greenhouse emissions are likely to push Earth past "critical tipping points" with "dangero...

Diabetes May Bring You A Step Closer To Alzheimer’s Diseas

According to a report, being diagnosed with diabetes has another new risk- it heightens your chances of developing problems with the way you think and learn//, and may in fact set you on the road to Alzheimer’s. The report was published in the April issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the J...

Chlamydia Vaccine a Step Closer to Reality

Scientists at Queensland University of Technology are one step closer to developing a world-first vaccine //to protect women against contracting the most common sexually-transmitted disease, Chlamydia. A major international vaccine company has awarded QUT a funding boost of more than $300,00...

Scientist Move A Step Closer To Treating Genetic Obesity

University of Florida researchers have found that mutation causes receptors to miss signals from molecules that tell a person when to eat and when not to eat //. Genetic obesity accounts for 6% of obesity in children and adults. Genetic obesity has long been associated with mutation in melanocort...

Scientists Closer To Identifying Gene Connected To Alzheimer's

Scientists have identified six genes which may be involved in heightening the risk of contracting Alzheimer's disease. The chromosome 10 region appears // to be involved in the process. "There are a few genes that have been implicated in the development of early-onset Alzheimer's disease, but ...

A Closer Look into Vitamin D and Fractures

Osteoporosis (reduced bone mineral density) is most common in older adults, particularly women. It is a major risk factor for bone fractures that will become a bigger and more costly problem unless something is done to prevent it. While vitamin D has been shown to reduce the risk of fracture in th...
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