Mud Harnessed to Fight Infections
Researchers searched world, found 3 clays that beat back toughest germs
SUNDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- It looks like dirt might one day be better than soap at keeping harmful bacteria at bay.
Arizona scientists report they have found a host of anti-microbial minerals in mud th...
Potential Of Epilepsy Surgeries Are Not Fully Harnessed Say Brain Specialists
According to researchers, when drugs do not completely control epilepsy, surgery often can, and the sooner it is done, the better.
Yet epilepsy specialists are struggling to get that message to tens of thousands of adult patients, as children go under the knife at younger ages.
Says Dr. ...
Bacteria Harnessed as Micro-Robot Motors
Normally we want to avoid having bacteria in our eyes, urethras, and spinal columns, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University would like to change that.// They have figured out how to glue S. marcescens to micro-robots for the delivery of drugs to hard to reach areas of the body.
One of th...
Resvera Health Rx Launches All-Natural Resveratrol-Based Supplement with Anti-Aging and Disease-Fighting Properties
...ly the biggest medical breakthrough since antibiotics," says Tim Carroll, Resvera Health Rx's president and founder. "Here at Resvera Health Rx, we've harnessed
the power of Resveratrol plus Vitamin D3 to create a high-quality supplement that is at the forefront of all-natural approaches to disease prevention ...
Lab Study Finds Protein That May Inhibit Cancer Spread
MONDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- A protein produced by certain kinds of tumors inhibits the spread of cancer and could potentially be harnessed
as a cancer treatment, researchers say.
Currently, there is no approved therapy for inhibiting or treating metastasis -- the migration of cancer ce...
Potent metastasis inhibitor identified
... Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have isolated a potent inhibitor of tumor metastasis made by tumor cells, one that could potentially be harnessed
as a cancer treatment. Their findings were published in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences during the w...
Expression of infrared fluorescence engineered in mammals
...C San Diego hope that the prototype they have developed can be used to make other, improved fluorescent bacterial proteins from among the huge numbers harnessed
from other organisms IFPs that can be used in important animal studies.
A Fat That May Keep You Thin
... of," Cypess said. "Nuclear medicine experts didn't like it, because it gets in the way of seeing tumors."
So scientists interested in metabolism harnessed
the latest imaging technologies to investigate this lost piece of the obesity puzzle.
Using combined positron-emission tomographic and computed tom...
JCI online early table of contents: April 6, 2009
...ivo. The authors therefore conclude that DNAM-1 and NCRs are critical for NK cellmediated killing of melanoma cells and suggest that NK cells could be harnessed
to prevent melanoma metastasis.
TITLE: NCRs and DNAM-1 mediate NK cell recognition and lysis of human and mouse melanoma cell lines in vitro and in...
Using Music and Sports to Improve Kids' Asthma
..., fewer ER visits result, studies find,,
MONDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- The singular appeal of music and sports can be successfully harnessed
to deliver health information to young children and teens coping with asthma, while also encouraging them to stick more closely to the treatments pres...
Harnessed in Medical Technology
Novel Photoconductive Life Science Research Innovation Enables Rapid, Reproducible, and Non-Invasive Cellular Excitation
...ple that states when visible light strikes
silicon in combination with a specific current, a local field potential
(LFP) is generated. This LFP can be harnessed
to initiate depolarization in
excitable cells without causing any damage to the cell. Further, the PSD
induced depolarization can be applied at user-d...
DNA Vaccine Developed at the Karmanos Cancer Institute Fights HER2-Positive Cancers
...However, when cancer develops, the immune system can't always
distinguish tumor cells from normal cells, so the full power of the immune
system is not harnessed
to fight the disease. This vaccine helps to educate
the immune system so that it recognizes HER2-positive cancer cells, helps
destroy them and prevent...
Getty Images Celebrates Conclusion of 'Change Me' Imagery Forum
...the world together
through one universal language," said Jonathan Klein, CEO and co-founder of
Getty Images. "Everyone who participated in 'Change Me' harnessed
of imagery to move others from apathy to positive action on a provocative
array of issues. We are grateful that we could help use the world'...
September is National Pain Awareness Month
...hose who are suffering in the form of a sea
snail. Researchers at Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary
of Elan Corporation, plc, have harnessed
the venom of the Conus magus sea
snail into a non-narcotic alternative to traditional pain medications.
PRIALT(R) (ziconotide intrathecal infusion), a...
Harnessed in Biological News
Rot's unique wood degrading machinery to be harnessed for better biofuels production
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.An international team led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) have translated the genetic code that explains the complex biochemical machinery...
Space technology harnessed to search out TB
Technology developed for the Beagle 2 and Rosetta space missions could soon be harnessed
to provide a cost-effective, rapid and accurate tool for diagnosing tuberculosis (TB).
The Wellcome Trust has awarded scientists at The Open University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine...
Skin-like tissue developed from human embryonic stem cells
... and tissue engineering researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts have harnessed
the pluripotency of human embryonic stem cells (hESC) to generate complex, multilayer tissues that mimic human skin and the oral mucosa (the moist tis...
LSUHSC's Kolls awarded $1.8 million to improve vaccine strategies for P. carinii pneumonia
...e of the organism from the lung as well as regulate long term immune responses to the organism. The research team believes that this response might be harnessed
to develop a vaccine to prevent or better treat infections from this fungus.
This funding will advance the research seeking not only to confirm tha...
Adult bone marrow stem cells injected into skeletal muscle can repair heart tissue
...ch," said Lee. "An important feature of MSCs is their ability to produce a plethora of tissue healing effects, known as "tropic factors," which can be harnessed
for stem cell therapy for heart failure.
Lee noted that the multiple trophic factors produced by MSCs have been shown in the literature to be capabl...
New study overturns orthodoxy on how macrophages kill bacteria
...ria and animal cells contain special enzymes, called superoxide dismutases, which neutralize an important ROS, called superoxide.
Macrophages have harnessed
these lethal compounds, dumping large quantities of superoxide onto engulfed bacteria to kill them.
Although macrophages direct ROS against invadin...
The genetic X-factor
...neticists over the past 25 years. Conceived by Dr Lucy Raymond, from the University of Cambridge, and Professor Mike Stratton, the collaborative study harnessed
DNA sequencing to detect as many new abnormal genes as possible. In the future similar strategy will be used to find disease causing sequence variants...
NPL Cavimeter receives 2009 UIA Outstanding Product Award
Acoustic cavitation is the inception, growth and eventual collapse of micron-sized bubbles in response to an applied acoustic field, and is harnessed
in applications as diverse as sonochemistry, food manufacture, ultrasonic cleaning and healthcare. In response to a longstanding industrial need for m...
Fireflies and jellyfish help illuminate quest for cause of infertility
...rheumatoid arthritis, as well as in the inflammation of cells and tissues.
Scientists from the Universities of Edinburgh, Manchester and Liverpool harnessed
firefly and jellyfish genes, which enable these creatures to emit light, and used them to create a chemical reaction to light up cells expressing prol...
Hebrew University professor's work leads to FDA approval for product
...y with the design and synthesis of a family of biodegradable polymers was recently approved by the FDA," said Prof. Cohn.
"This biomedical product harnessed
the unique properties of a family of custom-made, biodegradable polymers aimed at treating a large, incredibly widespread clinical problem, which pert...
Harnessed in Biological Technology
Charging ahead: University of Houston team revealing secrets of electricity-producing materials
...d ground vehicles in the form of locally powered devices," White explains.
Sharma says the environment contains plenty of waste energy that can be harnessed
into useful energy to make ours a "self-powered autonomous society."
"Recent technological advances and breakthroughs play an important role towar...
Synthetic Genomics Inc. and ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company Sign Exclusive, Multi-Year Agreement to Develop Next Generation Biofuels Using Photosynthetic Algae
...ols and technologies in genomics, metagenomics, synthetic genomics, and genome engineering as a platform, SGI and EMRE believe that biology can now be harnessed
to produce sufficient quantities of biofuels.
Under the terms of the agreement, SGI will work in a systematic approach to find, optimize, an...
Roche Venture Fund, Enterprise Ireland Commit EUR3.3 M to Opsona Series B Financing
...the type of innovative high potential company that EI is keen to
support, and shows what can be achieved when the ambition and energy of a
company are harnessed
and supported. The company has a solid business
strategy and strong links with industry and universities. Opsona has grown
its product pipeline by inv...
New security and medical sensor devices made possible by metallic nanostructures
...tion with light is in turn affected by the composition of molecules in close proximity to the structures. The researchers hope that this effect can be harnessed
to produce sensor devices.
Lead researcher on the project Professor Stefan Maier from Imperial's Department of Physics, and an Associate of Imperi...
Researchers measure elusive repulsive force from quantum fluctuations
...m Harvard University and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have measured, for the first time, a repulsive quantum mechanical force that could be harnessed
and tailored for a wide range of new nanotechnology applications.
The study, led by Federico Capasso, Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physic...
'The photon force is with us': Harnessing light to drive nanomachines
...e has shown that the force of light indeed can be harnessed
to drive machines when the process is scaled to n...on a silicon chip.
The energy of light has been harnessed
and used in many ways. The "force" of light is dif...eel in everyday life, we have found that it can be harnessed
and used at the nanoscale," said team leader Hong...
South Africa's Minister of Minerals and Energy Welcomes Denham Capital Investment in BioTherm Energy to Develop Power Generation Business
...ca has had cheap energy and an unfortunate result of this is
inefficient usage. BioTherm Energy's projects ensure that all forms of
energy can be best harnessed
to avoid waste, reduce carbon emissions and
provide reliable power. The Power Conservation Programme, which will ration
electricity supply to all cons...
Monterey Spine and Joint Deploys WebLOQ ePrivacy Solution for HIPAA Compliant Health Information Exchange
...tead of avoiding it like
other security technologies we've tried."
Extending the Security Solution to Achieve ePrivacy
"Enterprises who have never harnessed
the power of true ePrivacy have
simply never experienced document exchange, electronic communication and
eBusiness without malware, data-loss, cyber-t...
New England Peptide Implements Quality Management System, Prepares for ISO 9001: 2008 Registration
...epTrend© knowledge base software. PepTrend facilitates the design, synthesis, and production of synthetically made peptides by incorporating data harnessed
though each peptide production run with decades worth of proven peptide chemistry knowledge and trends. New standard operating procedures built upon P...
Brazil's biotech firms: From imitators to innovators in health-related products
... and diagnostics to improve global health. The research focus will examine how the innovative and productive capacity of emerging economy firms can be harnessed
to strengthen health biotechnology development. Commercialization will involve linking innovative firms in emerging economies with the global health c...
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