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'Easter Island' Drug Adds Years to Mice

Prospects for extending human life remain unclear, researchers say,, WEDNESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Though researchers aren't ready to recommend that people start popping pills to live longer, they hope a drug used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs may turn out to exte...

Making Obese Mice Slim, Without Diet or Exercise

Findings might someday help overweight humans, too, experts say,, WEDNESDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have come up with two new ways to control weight and blood sugar levels in obese mice -- without diet or exercise. And although putting the techniques to use in people...

Drug Improves Survival in Mice With Brain Tumors

Cediranib reduces tissue swelling better than steroids, team says THURSDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Anti-angiogenesis drugs reduce edema (swelling of brain tissue) caused by deadly brain tumors called glioblastomas, a new study suggests. Anti-angiogenesis drugs prevent the form...

Stanford study prevents pancreatic tumor growth in mice by inhibiting key protein

STANFORD, Calif. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a protein critical for the growth of pancreatic cancer. Blocking the expression of the protein slowed or prevented tumor growth in mice and made cultured cancer cells vulnerable to the conditions of low oxygen ...

Old, Fat Mice Blamed for Virus Transmission

Contact with humans can lead to deadly lung disease WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Stemming an often fatal virus linked to deer mice might mean focusing on the older and bigger mice. They're the ones most likely to spread the disease, researchers from the University of Utah have...

Drug Shields Mice From Emphysema

Experimental approach seemed to protect the animals from smoke's harmful effects, researchers say MONDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- In experiments in mice, scientists have shown that a new drug may protect the animals from the respiratory damage caused by cigarettes. The finding h...

Scientists Make Clones of Mice Dead 16 Years

Feat represents another advance in stem cell research, experts say MONDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Japanese scientists have succeeded in creating cloned mice from mouse bodies that had been frozen for up to 16 years. While the feat may raise the specter of resurrecting lost speci...

Scientists Create Mice Resistant to Obesity

Research with a brain chemical might lead to drug treatments for humans SUNDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have developed a strain of mice resistant to diet-induced obesity. The findings could one day lead to possible drug treatments for obesity in people. They also sh...

Mucous breakthrough in mice holds promise for cystic fibrosis

A London, Canada scientist studying cystic fibrosis (CF) has successfully corrected the defect which causes the overproduction of intestinal mucous in mice. This discovery by Dr. Richard Rozmahel, a scientist with the Lawson Health Research Institute, affiliated with The University of Western Onta...

Resveratrol found to improve health, but not longevity in aging mice on standard diet

Scientists have found that the compound resveratrol slows age-related deterioration and functional decline of mice on a standard diet, but does not increase longevity when started at middle age. This study, conducted and supported in part by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the Natio...

Cancer 'cure' in mice to be tested in humans

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Scientists at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are about to embark on a human trial to test whether a new cancer treatment will be as effective at eradicating cancer in humans as it has proven to be in mice. The treatment will involve transfusing specific whit...

Brain Stem Cells Reverse Myelin Deficiency in Mice

Researchers hope to apply novel finding to neurological disorders in humans THURSDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report they have used neural stem cells to correct a congenital brain disorder in mice. Dr. Steven Goldman, of the University of Rochester Medical Center in ...

Study in mice suggests molecules in plants have beneficial effect on Alzheimer's disease

A set of molecules found in certain plants appears to have a beneficial effect in brain tissue associated with Alzheimers disease, according to a new study conducted in mice. The study was led by researchers at the University of South Florida and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. An article in the Jour...

Therapeutic Cloning Works in Mice With Parkinson's

Injecting neurons that were genetic match improved symptoms, avoided rejection MONDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) -- Therapeutic cloning successfully treated Parkinson's disease in mice, researchers report. Using the process to develop dopamine-producing neurons with an identical gen...

Breast-Feeding Protected Mice From Asthma

Mothers conferred immunity to allergen; not known if findings apply to humans MONDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding helped protect baby mice from developing allergic asthma, a new study found. The mice that were breast-fed by mothers that had been exposed to an allergen...

Evolutionary phenomenon in mice may explain human infertility

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that field mice have evolved a unique way of ensuring faster fertilisation, a phenomenon which could explain some cases of infertility in humans. The team, in collaboration with Charles University, Prague, found that field mice sacrifice som...

Fragile X Syndrome Corrected in Mice

Discovery may lead to treatments for the genetic disease, a leading cause of mental retardation ,,,, WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- By targeting one gene, scientists have been able to correct many of the abnormalities associated with fragile X syndrome, the most common inherite...

High-fat diet makes mice susceptible to liver injury

A high fat diet may kill regulatory T cells in the liver, allowing steatosis (simple fatty liver) to develop into steatohepatitis (fatty liver with inflammation), according to the results of a new study in the November issue of Hepatology, a journal published by John Wiley & Sons on behalf of the ...

'Rain Man' mice provide model for autism

DALLAS Sept. 7, 2007 Mice containing a mutated human gene implicated in autism exhibit the poor social skills but increased intelligence akin to the title characters traits in the movie Rain Man,? researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. The researchers study also shows how t...

Despite overeating, morbidly obese mice gain protection against diabetes

DALLAS Aug. 23, 2007 The worlds fattest mice can overeat without developing insulin resistance or diabetes thanks to a glut of a key hormone, a dichotomy that helps explain why not all obese people are diabetic, a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher has found. Consuming excess calories ...

DEET in Bug Spray Tied to Neural Damage in Mice

More research needed to see if compound has same effect in humans, experts say WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- New French research suggests the main ingredient used in many insect repellants may affect the central nervous system, at least in mice. And combining this ingredien...

Scientists Bioengineer New Teeth in Mice

They hope feat will someday lead to organ generation for humans MONDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers in Japan report that they've grown new teeth in mice with the help of bioengineered tissue, an early sign of progress in the effort to grow new organs in humans. The resea...

'Suicide' Genes Help Slow Ovarian Tumor Growth in Mice

Treatment could be tested in women within 18 to 24 months, expert suggests THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with "suicide" genes slowed ovarian tumor growth in mice and may one day offer a way to treat late-stage ovarian cancer in women, U.S. scientists say. Currently...

Scientists Use Non-Embryonic Stem Cells to Create Healthy Mice

Achievement shows how 'plastic' these cells can be, experts say THURSDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- The mouse may be named "Tiny," but what it represents in the world of science is anything but that. According to Chinese researchers, the birth of Tiny (and Tiny's brethren) marks a...

Scientists Use Adult Stem Cells to Create Healthy Mice

Achievement shows how 'plastic' these non-embryonic cells can be, experts say THURSDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- The mouse may be named "Tiny," but what it represents in the world of science is anything but that. According to Chinese researchers, the birth of Tiny (and Tiny's bre...

Scientists Reverse Muscular Dystrophy in Mice

Strategy targets genetic flaw thought to be key to major form of the disease THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have found a way to interfere with a stray genetic process critical in the development and progression of a major form of muscular dystrophy. The strategy, ...

Caffeine reverses memory impairment in Alzheimer's mice

Tampa, FL (July 5, 2009) Coffee drinkers may have another reason to pour that extra cup. When aged mice bred to develop symptoms of Alzheimer's disease were given caffeine the equivalent of five cups of coffee a day their memory impairment was reversed, report University of South Florida resear...

Chromosome Abnormality Tied to Autistic Behavior in Mice

Finding could help advance autism research in humans FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Mice with an extra chromosome region inherited from their fathers display many behaviors seen in people with autism, a finding that suggests that the same chromosome abnormality in humans is one ca...

Immune cells ameliorate hypertension-induced cardiac damage in mice

Researchers in Berlin, Germany have found that a specific type of immune cell, the regulatory T lymphocyte (Treg) plays an important role in hypertension-induced cardiac damage. The injected Treg that they harvested from donor mice into recipient mice were infused with angiotensin II, a blood pres...

Stem Cells Spur New Eggs in Ovaries of Adult Mice

Study upsets notion that females only receive finite number of eggs from birth SUNDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers in China have demonstrated that female ovaries may be capable of producing new eggs in adulthood and subsequently producing offspring. That runs counter to...

Stem Cells Repair Damaged Corneas in Mice

Procedure may someday replace transplants in people, experts say FRIDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- Stem cells injected into the eyes of mice with defective corneas returned the corneas to a more normal appearance, a new study has found. Researchers hope the procedure might one d...

Researchers Use Gene to End High Blood Sugar in Mice

Whether method might someday help people awaits further study WEDNESDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- Delivering a gene called neurogenin3 into the livers of diabetic mice activates adult stem cells that promote steady insulin production, say researchers at the Baylor College of Medici...

Targeting the protein AEG1 impairs human liver cancer growth in mice

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a highly aggressive form of liver cancer and one of the 5 most common cancers worldwide. Devanand Sarkar and colleagues, at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, have now identified a gene that is expressed at high levels in human HCC tumo...

Immune Cells Shrink Tumors in Mice

They target a protein found in some cancers, study finds FRIDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say certain tumors in mice have shrunk or disappeared after the animals were injected with genetically engineered immune system cells that target a protein found in certain human can...

Drug Inhibits Colon Cancer in Mice

Treated with enzastaurin, even tumors that did develop weren't as advanced, study finds THURSDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A drug called enzastaurin significantly reduced the development of colon cancer in mice, and tumors that did develop were less advanced and aggressive than thos...

Researchers Gain Insights Into Aging in Mice

Finding might one day lead to extended life spans THURSDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Stanford University researchers have linked two previously thought-to-be-separate pathways tied to aging, at least in mice, leading to more thought that physically getting older is an orderly and del...

Heart regenerates after infarction -- first trials with mice

Up until today scientists assumed that the adult heart is unable to regenerate. Now, researchers and cardiologists from the Max Delbrck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch and the Charit Universittsmedizin Berlin (Germany) have been able to show that this dogma no longer holds true. D...

Glowing Substance Lights Up Cancer in Mice

Fluorescent compound sticks to diseased cells, making them easier to spot, study says MONDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A substance that glows and sticks to viable cancer cells, making them easy for doctors to spot, has been successfully tested in mice, researchers report. The m...

Mutant proteins result in infectious prion disease in mice

A worldwide group of scientists has created an infectious prion disease in a mouse model, in a step that may help unravel the mystery of this progressive disease that affects the nervous system in humans and animals. The research team, including Christina J. Sigurdson, D.V.M., Ph.D., assistant pr...

Hormone Lowers Glucose Levels in Mice

Injections of apelin appear to be similar to insulin, study says TUESDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A hormone produced by fat tissues holds promise for people with insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes, a new report suggests. The hormone, called apelin, significantly lowered blood...
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