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Counterfeit antimalarial drug discovered in Ghana

Rockville, Md., July 22, 2009 Quantities of a prescription medication used throughout the world for treating malaria have been identified as lacking any active ingredient and presumably counterfeit. These are being removed from the market in Ghana, where they were discovered recently and confirme...

New role discovered for molecule important in development of the pancreas

PHILADELPHIA For years researchers have been searching for a way to treat diabetics by reactivating their insulin-producing beta cells, to no avail. Now, they may be one step closer. A protein, whose role in pancreatic development has long been recognized, has been discovered to play an additiona...

New arenavirus discovered as cause of hemorrhagic fever outbreak in South Africa and Zambia

May 28, 2009Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases of National Health Laboratory Service (NICD-NHLS), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Roche's 454 Life Sciences Corporation have dis...

PA's First West Nile Positive Sample of 2009 Discovered in York County

State Officials Remind People to Eliminate Standing Water to Reduce Risk of Disease HARRISBURG, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State officials today reported the first finding of West Nile Virus in Pennsylvania of 2009 -- the earliest in years -- and reminded residents of steps they c...

New Treatment Discovered for Restless Legs Syndrome Improves Sleep

SEATTLE, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A drug widely used to treat seizures and anxiety appears to be an effective treatment for restless legs syndrome (RLS) and helps people with the disorder get a better night's sleep, according to a study that will be presented as part of the Late-break...

AstraZeneca Licenses Novel Antidepressant Compounds Discovered by Mayo Clinic and Virginia Tech Collaboration

Agreement includes research collaboration to generate follow-up TRI compounds WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca, Mayo Clinic, and Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc. today announced that AstraZeneca has licensed a portfolio of preclinical Triple Reuptake In...

Ten new amphibian species discovered in Colombia

Bogot, Colombia, February 2, 2009 -- Scientists today announced the discovery of 10 amphibians believed to be new to science, including a spiky-skinned, orange-legged rain frog, three poison dart frogs and three glass frogs, so called because their transparent skin can reveal internal organs. ...

Gene Discovered for Most Common Form of Epilepsy

The hope is the finding could lead to new treatments for the neurological disorder WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have linked a genetic variation to a common form of epilepsy in children, potentially paving the way toward greater insight into the disorder. "It's ...

Possible Alzheimer's disease marker discovered in rare genotype

Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Sun City, AZ, USA, January 15, 2009 Researchers at Banner Health's Sun Health Research Institute have uncovered evidence that Alzheimer's disease (AD) may be clinically confirmed in patients with apolipoprotein E2 homozygote. The results of their study are published...

Prostate Cancer Discovered in 40 Percent of Men Who Test Negative for the Disease

WESTMONT, Ill., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty percent of men with prostate cancer may not even know they have it, according to a new research study by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago. The study revealed the standard office biopsy procedure often isn't enough to properly detect prostate ...

Newly discovered esophagus stem cells grow into transplantable tissue, Penn study finds

PHILADELPHIA Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered stem cells in the esophagus of mice that were able to grow into tissue-like structures and when placed into immune-deficient mice were able to form parts of an esophagus lining. The investigators report ...

New target discovered to treat epileptic seizures following brain trauma or stroke

New therapies for some forms of epilepsy may soon be possible, thanks to a discovery made by a team of University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute neuroscience researchers. The researchers found that hemichannels - the same channels the researchers previously ...

Dr. Will Sawyer and Henry the Hand Champion Handwasher Have Discovered How to PREVENT the Flu and Common Cold!! DO NOT TOUCH the T Zone!

CINCINNATI, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What is the T Zone? It is the mucous membranes of your eyes, nose or mouth. Touching your mucous membranes is how most germs enter your body and grow to make you sick. Touching the T Zone is also referred to as direct inoculation or contamination, ey...

Melanin production discovered in fat tissue

FAIRFAX, Va. A two-year study conducted by researchers at George Mason University, INOVA Fairfax Hospital and the National Cancer Institute may open the door to new therapies for combating chronic diseases associated with obesity, a condition that affected more than 33 percent of American adults i...

Getting lost -- a newly discovered developmental brain disorder

Feeling lost every time you leave your home? You may not be as alone as you think. Researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute recently documented the first case of a patient who, without apparent brain damage or cognitive impairment, is una...

PA's First West-Nile-Positive Mosquito of 2008 Season Discovered in Luzerne County

State Officials Remind People to Use Insect Repellant, Eliminate Standing Water HARRISBURG, Pa., June 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State officials today reported the first mosquito sample of 2008 to test positive for the West Nile Virus and reminded residents of precautions to lessen the ch...

Novel toxin receptor discovered for ulcer-causing stomach pathogen

Helicobacter pylori is one tough bug. It can survive in the human stomach, a zone with a pH somewhere between that of lemon juice and battery acid. Now researchers have discovered how an H. pylori toxin gets into cells, a feat that helps the bacterium live in one of the most inhospitable environme...

DNA Find in Oregon Is Oldest Yet Discovered in Americas

Paisley Caves reveal genetic material in excrement linking New World to Siberia, East Asia THURSDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- The oldest human DNA ever found in the Americas appears to show genetic links to Siberia or East Asia, according to an international team of scientists. ...

Possible Reason for Rimonabant's Side Effects Discovered

Weight-loss drug not approved in U.S. may block brain receptor among some users WEDNESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- The weight-loss drug rimonabant has been associated with troubling psychiatric side effects, and now researchers think they have discovered why. A receptor in the...

Same process discovered to both form skeleton and protect it for life

A protein signaling pathway recently discovered to guide the formation of the skeleton in the fetus also keeps bones strong through adult life, according to two papers published recently in the journal Nature Medicine. Furthermore, the same mechanism may be at the heart of osteoporosis, where too ...

Cause of effectiveness discovered for a cirrhosis treatment useful in 40 percent of patients

This release is available in Spanish . Scientists of the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA) of the University of Navarra have discovered the molecular mechanism responsible for the effectiveness of an existing treatment for primary biliary cirrhosis, which combines two substances in...

3 newly discovered ERK pathway proteins related to CagA induced disease

Cytotoxin-associated gene A protein (CagA) from type I H.pylori has been proved by epidemiological and experimental studies to be closely associated with the H.pylori induced gastric diseases, especially gastric cancer. However, the precise role of CagA in cell function after H. pylori infection r...

Researcher of the University of Navarra discovered potential antidepressant compounds

This release is also available in Spanish . Luis Berrade, a researcher with the Drug R&D Unit of the University of Navarra, has discovered new compounds with the potential for anti-depressant activity. All told, the chemist of the School of Sciences synthesized 51 compounds whose biologic...

Newly discovered role of thyroid hormone during pregnancy

Thyroid hormone deficiencies in early pregnancy can cause locomotor underdevelopment in the child, according to research from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet. The results bring new insights into brain development and could affect routine pregnancy testing. Children born wit...

Peptide discovered in scorpion venom may hold key to secretory diseases

Researchers have discovered a peptide in scorpion venom that may hold the key to understanding and controlling cystic fibrosis and other secretory diseases. In the December 28 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, an international team of researchers describes how this novel peptide, ca...

Chemical signature of manic depression discovered by scientists

People with manic depression have a distinct chemical signature in their brains, according to a new study. The research, published today in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, may also indicate how the mood stabilisers used to treat the disorder counteract the changes in the brain that it appears to...

Newly discovered virus linked to deadly skin cancer

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17 A new strategy to hunt for human viruses described in this weeks issue of the journal Science by the husband-and-wife team who found the cause of Kaposis sarcoma has revealed a previously unknown virus strongly associated with another rare but deadly skin cancer called Merkel ...

Recently discovered virus associated with pediatric respiratory tract infection in Germany

November 20, 2007Using a rapid, sensitive, and inexpensive diagnostic tool called MassTag PCR, scientists at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Healths Center for Infection and Immunity implicated a new human rhinovirus as the cause of severe pediatric respiratory tract infections in Eur...

Key to MRSA Virulence in Community Discovered

Bacteria target immune system cells sent to kill them, study finds MONDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have uncovered a cache of molecular weapons that helps make community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) so virulent. Though more work must...

New genetic lineage of Ebola virus discovered in great apes

This release is available in French . The Zaire species of Ebolavirus (ZEBOV) remains the most virulent of the various known species. It alone is responsible for 88% of human deaths from haemorrhagic fever recorded since Ebolas discovery in 1976. It was moreover the species involved in the ...

Ear infection superbug discovered to be resistant to all pediatric antibiotics

Researchers have discovered a strain of bacteria resistant to all approved drugs used to fight ear infections in children, according to an article to be published tomorrow in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). A pair of pediatricians discovered the strain because it is their s...

New prion protein discovered by Canadian scientists may offer insight into mad cow disease

Scientists have discovered a new protein that may offer fresh insights into brain function in mad cow disease. Our team has defined a second prion protein called Shadoo, that exists in addition to the well-known prion protein called PrP said Professor David Westaway, director of the Centre for P...

First biomarker discovered that predicts prostate cancer outcome

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have identified the first immune molecule that appears to play a role in prostate cancer development and in predicting cancer recurrence and progression after surgery. The report on the B7-H3 molecule by Mayo Clinic Cancer Center appears today in Cancer ...

New Prostate Cancer Biomarker Discovered

Finding also might apply in other types of cancer, researcher says THURSDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- A new marker for advanced prostate cancer and metastasis, or spread, of the disease has been identified by U.S. researchers. Their analysis of prostate tissue from men with local...

New target for maintaining healthy blood pressure discovered

PHILADELPHIA - In trying to understand the role of prostaglandins a family of fatty compounds key to the cardiovascular system in blood pressure maintenance, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and colleagues discovered that mice that lack the receptor for one type o...

Key protein in cellular respiration discovered

[PRESS RELEASE, 8 April 2009] Many diseases derive from problems with cellular respiration, the process through which cells extract energy from nutrients. Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have now discovered a new function for a protein in the mitochondrion popu...

Clue to Cause of Epileptic Seizures Discovered

Finding could lead to new treatments, researchers say MONDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- The interaction between white blood cells of the immune system and blood vessels may contribute to epileptic seizures, new research suggests. If this turns out to be the case, such interactions...

New Type of Ebola Virus Discovered

2007 outbreak in Uganda genetically distinct from other known species FRIDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- A new species of the deadly Ebola virus has been identified by American and Ugandan scientists. The new virus, called Bundibugyo ebolavirus , caused an outbreak in western Uga...

New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered

The hope is the finding could one day lead to a screening test SUNDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- New genetic links to male pattern baldness have been discovered by researchers in England and Germany. It's the second genetic connection to the kind of hair loss that many men -- and ...

Hodgkin lymphoma -- new characteristics discovered

Researchers are still discovering new characteristics of Hodgkin lymphoma, a common form of cancer of the lymphatic system. The malignant cells are derived from white blood cells (B cells), but have lost a considerable part of the B cell-specific gene expression pattern. The phenotype and the char...
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