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Researchers Identify New Method to Selectively Kill Metastatic Melanoma Cells

An international team of researchers has identified a new method for selectively killing metastatic melanoma cells, which may lead to new areas for drug development in melanoma - a cancer that is highly resistant to current treatment strategies. Richmond, Va. (Vocus) Au...

Researchers identify new method to selectively kill metastatic melanoma cells

RICHMOND, Va. (August 3, 2009) An international team of researchers has identified a new method for selectively killing metastatic melanoma cells, which may lead to new areas for drug development in melanoma a cancer that is highly resistant to current treatment strategies. Researchers from V...

House Tri-Committee Bill Would Hurt Patients and Kill Jobs

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Senior Vice President Ken Johnson released the following statement after the Energy and Commerce Committee mark-up of the House Tri-Committee bill: "PhRMA remains committed to wo...

Obama: 'Too Many Still Die from Diseases That Shouldn't Kill Them...'

NEW YORK and ACCRA, Ghana, July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During his first visit to Sub-Saharan Africa as president, Barack Obama today gave an historic speech before Ghana's parliament. Devoting one quarter of his speech to address the deadly public health voids in many Africa...

Monthly Pet Pill Could Kill Fleas, Ticks

An alternative to topical treatments might work better on certain cats and dogs, researchers say THURSDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Controlling ticks and fleas is drudgery for countless pet owners. Now, researchers report they're closer to developing a monthly pill that would conve...

Insurance May Be Hazardous to Your Health: "They Figured It Was Cheaper to Kill Me"

Managed health care can threaten financial and emotional health -- and your life, says cancer survivor Jo Joshua Godfrey, whose family has endured three generations of abuse at the hands of health insurers. She thought the healthcare system might have changed since she beat cancer, but last year ...

MicroGuard(TM) Antimicrobial Alloys Kill 99.9% of MRSA Bacteria

The EPA has registered MicroGuard antimicrobial alloys for sale with public health claims. The registration acknowledges that products made of MicroGuard metals can kill harmful bacteria* responsible for causing millions of infections each year. CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Bas...

USC Chemical Engineer Launches Virucide, Bactericidal That Can Kill 99.9% of Germs and Help Combat Swine Flu

LOS ANGELES, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With the current global outbreak of the SWINE FLU and Mexico representing its Epicenter, World Health Officials are seeking ways to combat the continued spread of the unpredictable virus. U.S. Federal and Global health officials are currently working on a Comb...

Upside-down world: DNA protecting protein helps cancer drug to kill cells

Some DNA repair enzymes can become double-edged swords If they work too slowly, they can block necessary cell maintenance and contribute to cell death. This could explain the somewhat mysterious success of the widely used cancer drug 5-Fluorouracil (5FU) and help clinicians to predict patient's r...

Hospital Approved Residential Water Features Kill Harmful Airborne Bacteria

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- It first began as an idea to fight airborne germs and bacteria in hospitals and healthcare settings, and in fact, Accents in Water remains the only Hospital-Approved, clinically tested water features available in the world today. Then, general public sett...

N.J.-Based Pest Control Company Using 'Tool of the Future' to Kill Bed Bugs - Instant Freeze Technology is Completely 'Green'

PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell Environmental Services (BES) , a full-service pest management company that's been operating in the New York Metropolitan area for 46 years, has always been on the cutting edge when it comes to their business practices. Bell is one of the few comp...

Seven Things that can Kill (or Severely Sicken) Your dog or cat this Holiday Season

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, one of the last things a person or a family needs is to make an emergency visit to their veterinarian because of a sick pet, especially in these difficult financial times, says Upstate New York veterinarian Dr. Richard Orzeck. Even though it is impossi...

OCuSOFT(R) Lid Scrub(TM) PLUS Proven to Kill Demodex Mites

RICHMOND, Texas, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CYNACON/OCuSOFT(R) a broad based supplier of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals and supplies is pleased to announce the latest findings from a recent study(1). OCuSOFT(R) Lid Scrub(TM) PLUS, in its unique "Leave-On" formulation, was shown to effectively eradicate De...

New platinum-phosphate compounds kill ovarian cancer cells

ATHENS, Ohio (Nov. 19, 2008) A new class of compounds called phosphaplatins can effectively kill ovarian, testicular, head and neck cancer cells with potentially less toxicity than conventional drugs, according to a new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy...

New York Legislators Kill Bill for Grieving Mothers. Women's Rights Activist stands up for some women and not others.

Rep Helene Weinstein (D-Kings), self proclaimed women's rights activist, has stopped a bill that would provide birth certificates for stillborn babies and help to ease the pain of grieving mothers. Ironically the county Weinstein represents has the highest number of stillbirths in all of NY...

Are You Trying to Clean Your Home ... or Kill It?

Home Toxic Home: National Harris/Shaklee Corp Poll Finds 95% of American Mothers Believe Household Cleaning Products can be Toxic - But only half believe their kids are being exposed to household toxins - PLEASANTON, Calif., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Home may be where the heart is, but the...

New Clorox disinfectant is EPA registered to kill both known types of MRSA

OAKLAND, Calif., May 5, 2008 While MRSA has been an issue in healthcare settings for years, CA-MRSA outbreaks in the community have been on the rise, with the greatest risk in community settings such as fitness clubs, in sports teams, at schools and daycare centers. In May, The Clorox Company wi...

New chemical can kill latent tuberculosis bacteria

NEW YORK (March 13, 2008) -- Success in the laboratory suggests that a new compound can point the way to preventing active tuberculosis in people infected with the latent form of the bacterium, says a team led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. A drug with such prope...

Research could put penicillin back in battle against antibiotic resistant bugs that kill millions

Research led by the University of Warwick has uncovered exactly how the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae has become resistant to the antibiotic penicillin. The same research could also open up MRSA to attack by penicillin and help create a library of designer antibiotics to use against a range o...

Predators do more than kill prey

RIVERSIDE, Calif. The direct effect predators have on their prey is to kill them. The evolutionary changes that can result from this direct effect include prey that are younger at maturity and that produce more offspring. But killing prey also has indirect effects rarely characterized or me...

How 'IAP antagonist' chemicals kill tumors

Chemical compounds specially designed to neutralize proteins that would otherwise allow tumor cells to cheat death have been recognized for some time by scientists as a promising new avenue for cancer therapy. Now, two studies in the November 16, 2007 issue of the journal Cell, a publication of Ce...

Biomist Inc.: Health Officials Discover New Technology to Kill Superbug MRSA

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent surge in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cases have thrust the infection into the spotlight. Most commonly traced to health care environments (HA-MRSA), the new community acquired (CA-MRSA) strains are now being found in sc...

C-diff infection 4 times more likely to kill patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Clostridium difficile infection is four times more likely to kill patients with inflammatory bowel disease, suggests research published ahead of print in the journal Gut. C difficile is an important cause of diarrhoea among inpatients, and the numbers of new cases of the infection have been ste...

T vs. B: Re-engineered human T cells effectively target and kill cancerous B cells

PHILADELPHIA − Human white blood cells, engineered to recognize other malignant immune cells, could provide a novel therapy for patients with highly lethal B cell cancers such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), according to researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). B...

Circulating fats kill transplanted pancreas cells, study shows

DALLAS Aug. 28, 2007 Dietary restrictions or other strategies that limit fat formation might make pancreatic cell transplants more effective, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report. Using animal models, the researchers discovered that pancreatic islet cells transplanted into the l...

Radon: The Silent Home Invader That Can Kill

But simple tests and corrective actions can banish the carcinogenic gas FRIDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- You can't see, smell or taste radon. The gas emanates naturally from the soil, seeping up into homes that rest on the ground. The only way to avoid it, really, is to have a ho...

Those Who Cure can Kill Dire Prophesy of the doctors Plot

While the Asian and Middle East doctor community is struggling to come to terms with the aftermath of the recent terror attempts in the country, even more grisly details are emerging. An al-Qaeda leader in Iraq may have given a cryptic clue about the foiled UK bombing attacks when he repor...

Stem Cells from Human Fat Tissue to Hunt for and Kill Cancerous Tumours

Boffins have developed a new gene therapy by using 'suicide genes' derived from mesenchymal stem cells taken from human fat tissue, which hunt for and kill cancerous tumours. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Cestmir Altaner at the Cancer Research Institute of the Slo...

Scientists Find New Way to Kill Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found a way to put bacteria on birth control , the technique that may help stop the spread of drug-resistant microbes. According to the researchers, the key to their discovery is a weakness in an enzyme that enables "ferti...

Czech Authorities Kill 70,000 Birds at H5N1 Farms

Around 70,000 birds have been killed at two Czech poultry farms where the H5N1 strain of bird flu, which is potentially fatal to humans, was confirmed this week, veterinary authorities said Friday . Czech authorities have also decided to kill a further 70,000 birds, mostly chickens and turk...

Thai Separatists Burn School, Kill Four

Suspected separatists burned down a government school in southern Thailand and then ambushed and killed four officials who came to investigate the arson Tuesday, police said. Insurgents burned down the school in Maikaen district of Pattani province late Monday, the same day that more than ...

Scientists Discover Rare gene-for-gene Interaction That Helps Bacteria Kill Their Host

In research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, scientists have found that Photorhabdus bacteria produce an antibiotic which inhibits the work of an enzyme that insects immune systems use to defend themselves from attack. Although such so-called gene-fo...

Gene Thought to Help Kill Cancer Cells may Actually Help Them Thrive

A new study of chemo patients, scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Ovarian Cancer Institute has revealed that a gene , p53, thought to be essential in helping chemotherapy kill cancer cells, may actually help them thrive. The researchers found that 70 percent of subjec...

Genetic Code That Helps Kill Colon Cancer Cells Identified

Scientists at Johns Hopkins have identified a tiny bit of genetic code, which helps the p53 gene to kill the colon cancer cells. The genetic code is called miR-34a, a microRNA which participates in p53's uncanny ability to kill cells that are likely to become malignant because of damaged ...

Scientists Discover Rare ‘gene-for-gene’ Interaction That Helps Bacteria Kill Their Hot

In research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, scientists have found that Photorhabdus bacteria produce// an antibiotic which inhibits the work of an enzyme that insects’ immune systems use to defend themselves from attack. Although such so-called gene-fo...

Key Found to Kill Cystic Fibrosis Superbug

Researchers from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario , working with a group from Edinburgh//, have discovered a way to kill the cystic fibrosis superbug , Burkholderia cenocepacia. These investigators, under the leadership of Dr. Miguel Valvano, Departme...

Being Sad Can Kill You

Depression can cause much more than a general feeling of malaise, say researchers. It can lead a person to his first heart attack or to even, a stroke. // What stood out most from this work of the researchers led by Dr. Carmine Pariante of the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London ...

Stress Could Kill Brain Cells, Says a Recent Study

A single moment of severe stress could kill off new nerve cells in the brain and lead to depression, according to a study taken up// by the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago. The team led by Daniel Peterson put a young rat in a cage with two older rats for 2...

'New Disinfectant can Kill Bird Flu'

A team of Indonesian veterinarians has developed a disinfectant spray it claims kills the bird flu virus on contact//, a news report said. The team from Airlangga University in Surabaya, East Java, said the disinfectant could be used to spray cages and areas where fowl have died from H5N1, th...

Bird Flu Most Likely to Infect and Kill Young People

Ninety percent of the people infected with bird flu have been under the age of 40, and 60 percent of them have died, according// to the latest analysis from the World Health Organization. But the WHO researchers stressed their analysis did not suggest why this might be and noted there are sev...
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