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Insomnia and Anxiety May Be Genetically Linked

Study of twins finds those with depression have trouble sleeping MONDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- A genetic link between anxiety, depression and insomnia has been identified by U.S. researchers, who said adolescents who suffer from anxiety and depression should also be screened for i...

FDA Issues Final Regulations for Genetically Engineered Animals

Consumer labeling not required for foods from these animals, agency says THURSDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued its final regulations governing the approval of genetically engineered animals. The rules do not require consumer l...

FDA Proposes Regulations for Genetically Engineered Animals

Producers must provide safety and efficacy data before market approval THURSDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- The prospect of foods and other products from so-called genetically engineered animals moved a step closer to reality Thursday, as U.S. regulators said producers of such animal...

Einstein researchers genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIV

March 4, 2008 (Bronx, NY) By outfitting immune-system killer cells with a new pair of genes, scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University transformed them into potent weapons that destroy cells infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Their novel strategy of g...

Fourteen Global Experts Comment on the Safety and Use of Genetically Modified Food Crops

Online Video Captures Support for Contributions to the Environment and Third- World Farmers ST. LOUIS, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new online video and podcast released today, 14 globally recognized and distinguished scientists, economists and thought leaders discuss ...

Penn Veterinary Medicine report new strategy to create genetically modified animals

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have demonstrated the potential of a new strategy for genetic modification of large animals. The method employs a harmless gene therapy virus that transfers a genetic modification to male reproductive cells, which is then...

Researchers genetically engineer micro-organisms into tiny factories

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Microorganisms may soon be efficiently and inexpensively producing novel pharmaceutical compounds, such as flavonoids, that fight aging, cancer or obesity, as well as high-value chemicals, as the result of research being conducted by University at Buffalo researchers. In work th...

First Genetically Engineered Maize Resistant to Maize Streak Virus Produced in S. Africa

Scientists at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and colleagues at the South African seed company, PANNAR Pty Ltd, have reportedly developed a resistant variety of maize that could alleviate both food shortages and promote genetically engineered (GE) foods in Africa. The MSV-resist...

Study Shows That Indigenous People are Not Genetically Prone to Diabetes

The high rate of diabetes among indigenous people is not due to their genetic heritage, according to a recently published study// . The study was authored by Dr Yin Paradies, an epidemiologist from Darwin's Menzies School of Health Research along with two researchers from the United States. I...

Scientists Genetically Engineer Tomatoes With Enhanced Folate Content

Leafy greens and beans aren't the only foods that pack a punch of folate, the vitamin essential for a healthy// start to pregnancy. Researchers now have used genetic engineering--manipulating an organism's genes--to make tomatoes with a full day's worth of the nutrient in a single serving. The ...

Xylitol To Be Produced By Genetically Engineered E. Coli

Xylitol is a mint flavored sweetener, produced naturally by plants and is found in fruits and vegetables.// It is used as an ingredient in chewing gum, toothpaste, mouthwash and other products. Badal Saha , a chemist at Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and collaborators have developed a ge...

USDA Gives Go-Ahead to Market Controversial Genetically Engineered Rice, LL601

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today gave the ‘go-ahead’ to market a genetically-engineered (GE) rice variety. The crop named as LibertyLink601 (LL601) was in a// mess just 3 months ago regarding its alleged contamination of food supply and rice exports. The approval to market this crop ...

Indian American have Genetically Engineered Edible Cottonseed

A team of researchers led by an Indian American scientist have genetically engineered toxin-free cottonseeds, potentially unlocking a large source of nutrition. // Cotton fibre continues to be a globally vital textile crop. The leftover cottonseeds are a high source of protein, but the presenc...

Humans Genetically More Suited To Being Vegetarians Than Meat-eaters

The discovery that humans are genetically more suited to being vegetarians than meat-eaters is among the findings that is being discussed in Queenstown// conference by more then 300 leading scientists from New Zealand and overseas. The working of a human cell and finding a cure for cancer is also ...

Multiple Sclerosis in Genetically Susceptible Twins is Augmented by Northern Environment

A new study of twins suggests that living farther north of the equator significantly increases risk of developing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) among those with genetic// susceptibility due to some environmental factor. By following more than 700 pairs of twins diagnosed with MS, researchers from t...

Cocaine Acts As Suppressant Not Stimulant In Genetically Altered Mice

Researchers at the Ohio State University have found that cutting off the reward pathway of cocaine on mice by genetically altering a vital target in the brain of the mice makes them shun cocaine//. Howard Gu, the study’s lead author and an associate professor of pharmacology and psychiatry at...

Regulators Object Drug Produced from Genetically Engineered Farm Animals

European regulators have not given the green signal to a drug produced in the milk of genetically engineered farm animals// . This is a step retrograde to a budding industry that sought to enable low cost pharmaceutical options from farm animals GTC Biotherapeutics, proponents of this drug, ...

Women Are Genetically More Prone To Depression

Women are more prone to depression than men, and this may be due to genetic factors, according to a research published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.// In the January issue of the journal, researchers reported that incidence of genetic depression is higher in women than in men, where it is ...

Risk of heart disease is genetically transferred

Professor Joanne Murabito and team have reported that the risk of heart disease increased in middle aged adults who have their siblings with heart disease.// Though earlier reports have shown that the risk of heart disease is genetically susceptible and risk increases if parents have heart disease,...

Asthma And Obesity Are Genetically Linked

A strong genetic link has been discovered by the University of Washington researchers between obesity and asthma. The results of this study have been published by the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Previous studies have // revealed that obese people are prone to develop asthma. The new...

Malaria To Be Tackled By Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

London, Oct 11 In an important research development a genetically modified mosquito has been created that wipe out natural mosquito populations and save thousands of lives in malaria-stricken regions// of the world such as India and South Asia. These genetically modified mosquitoes could soon...

Producing Vaccines from genetically modified crops

The consortium, called Pharma-Planta, wants to produce vaccines and other treatments for major //diseases, such as HIV/Aids, rabies and TB and they hope to start clinical trials by the year 2009. The project's aim is to focus on areas that will be of greatest benefit to developing nations where the...

Sperm Cell Insights May Aid Stem Cell Research

...rs. A team from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore genetically altered male fruit flies to reduce the activity of two proteins called Jak ...n the flies' testis to zero and found that only 60 percent of testis in the genetically altered flies regained stem cells, compared with 97 percent of testis in no...

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of Phase I/II Clinical Trial of Novel Vaccine for Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer

...l time and location in the body. It is produced by genetically modifying autologous antigen-loaded dendritic cell...four hours after intradermal administration, these genetically modified dendritic cells are activated in draining...sponse. The company's lead product, BP-GMAX-CD1, a genetically modified, pharmacologically regulated autologous v...

Celiac Disease Provides Clues To Solving Autoimmunity

...t virtually the same trio of factors underpins most, and perhaps all, autoimmune diseases: an environmental substance that is presented to the body, a genetically based tendency of the immune system to overreact to the substance, and an unusually permeable gut," said Dr. Fasano. The crux of the process in...

Lexicon Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of LX2931 in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

...by Lexicon scientists as a promising new target on a pathway associated with regulation of the human immune system. Lexicon has previously shown that genetically "knocking out" or "knocking down" S1P lyase in mice substantially decreased the inflammatory response in multiple models of arthritis, inflammation an...

Dementia induced and blocked in Parkinson's fly model

... for the first time. Scientists showed that a single night of sleep loss in genetically altered fruit flies caused long-lasting disruptions in the flies' cognitive...d after a two-hour nap," Shaw says. Shaw and Galvin studied fruit flies genetically modified to make a human protein called alpha-synuclein in their brains. Sc...

Sun exposure may trigger certain autoimmune diseases in women

...hile the causes of autoimmune diseases are not known, we suspect from emerging research that they develop after one or more environmental exposures in genetically susceptible people," said NIEHS Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. "This study adds UV radiation to the growing list of environmental exposures possibly i...

Bioheart Announces Acceptance of Marvel-1 Data for Presentation at the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) Meeting

...n autologous, adipose tissue-derived stem cell treatment for acute heart damage, and MyoCell((R)) SDF-1, a therapy utilizing autologous cells that are genetically modified to express additional potentially therapeutic growth proteins. For more information on Bioheart, visit www.bioheartinc.com . My...

Eliminating Cell Receptor Prevents Infections in Animal Study

... from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia sheds light on the role of cell receptors in acting as gatekeepers for infectious viruses. By using mice genetically engineered to lack a particular receptor in heart and pancreas cells, the study team prevented infection by a common virus that causes potentially ser...

Econiche(TM) Vaccine Efficacy Summarized in July Issue of Foodborne Pathogens and Disease

...t impact food safety. The Journal includes timely reviews and special reports on topics such as agro-terrorism and the safety of organically grown and genetically modified foods. About Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. is a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceuti...

New Treatments for Alzheimer's on the Horizon

... previous experiments with tau vaccines, which have caused brain inflammation in past research. The Israeli researchers immunized mice who had been genetically engineered to develop neurofibrillary tangles with a combination of three phosphorylated-tau peptides, or shortened versions of the protein. They s...

Stem Cell Decision Opens New Doors, May Spur More Research

...s pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, Landis said. "The 21 lines that were eligible under President Bush only included embryos from people who were genetically normal," he said. "But since then, a number of investigators have generated lines from pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) that were determined t...

Drug rescues memory lost to Alzheimer's disease

... are reported in the July 15 edition of the Journal of Immunology . For 12 weeks, Tenner and colleagues added PMX205 to the drinking water of mice genetically altered to develop age-related Alzheimer's-like symptoms. The treatment occurred at an age when plaques were accumulating in their brains. Scientis...

New HHS HRSA Grant Will Fund Development of an Electronic Genetic and Family History Record for Doctors' Offices

...y educating providers and the public about the importance of family health history. They plan to disseminate the tool to increase access to the latest genetically based health care as part of good preconception and prenatal care. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy an...

Study finds citrus-derived flavonoid prevents obesity

...ride and cholesterol, prevented the development of insulin resistance and completely normalized glucose metabolism. The researchers found it worked by genetically reprogramming the liver to burn up excess fat, rather than store it. "Furthermore, the marked obesity that develops in these mice was completely p...

Basic Facts and Statistics About Lupus

... The exact causes of lupus are unknown. Researchers believe that certain environmental factors play a role in triggering the disease in people who are genetically susceptible to developing lupus. These environmental triggers include infections, ultraviolet light, extreme stress, antibiotics and certain other dr...

Bioheart, Inc. Announces Receipt of $2.8 Million in Proceeds From Pipe Financing

... an autologous, adipose tissue-derived stem cell treatment for acute heart damage, and MyoCell(R) SDF-1, a therapy utilizing autologous cells that are genetically modified to express additional potentially therapeutic growth proteins. For more information on Bioheart, visit www.bioheartinc.com . (MyoC...

Pluronic L-81 is a potential anti-diabetic drug?

... molecular mechanism, they examined the effects of L-81 on apolipoprotein B (apoB) secretion and the mRNA level of the MTP gene. In their study, genetically diabetic (db /db ) mice were fed on chow supplemented with or without L-81 for 4 wk. The body weight, plasma glucose level, plasma lipid profile, and ...

Human sperm created from embryonic stem cells

...pens and what is causing it. This understanding could help us develop new ways to help couples suffering infertility so they can have a child which is genetically their own." "It will also allow scientists to study how cells involved in reproduction are affected by toxins, for example, why young boys with leu...
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