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'Intrabody' can mop up mutant protein in Huntington's disease model

Scientists have created a tool for mopping up the clumps of mutant protein that drive neurodegeneration in Huntington's disease. Emory University researchers engineered a virus to make an intracellular antibody or "intrabody" against huntingtin, the protein whose mutant forms poison the brain cell...

Foamtec International Takes the Strain Out of Cleanroom Mopping

...aMOP(TM), the cleanroom industry's lightest weight mop for cleaning and disinfecting aseptic manufacturin...ain. Key design elements include a patent-pending mop head that assures compliance with contact time SOP...ral to PharmaMOP's performance is a patent-pending mop head constructed of cleanroom foam enclosed in cle...

Home Care Tips for Reducing the Risk of Childhood Hospitalizations Due to Asthma

..." zones. If you smoke cigarettes, make it your goal to quit and never allow guests to light up in your home. Make your home dust free. Damp mop often. Wipe down all surface areas, picture frames, bookshelves. Avoid collections of furry toys. Vacuum carpets often. Make your home fur-f...

'Inside out' Applesauce Fueling Oklahoma's Title Quest

...to dozens of phytochemicals like chlorogenic acid, catechins and anthocyanidins -- that are not found in vitamin pills. Antioxidants in fresh produce mop up harmful compounds in the body that compromise cell health, which is why registered dietitians constantly advise eating five or more servings of fru...

Researchers aim to over-stress already taxed mantle cell lymphoma cells

... inhibitor may get added to the mix. After the rather brutal attack at the cancer's molecular underpinnings, the immune system comes in to essentially mop the floor, but researchers have found cancer cells can still get a pass from an enzyme called IDO. A team of MCG researchers led by Dr. David Munn is ...

World fertilizer prices continue to soar, scientists stress need for fertilizer efficiency

... the past 3 months. The price of muriate of potash (MOP), the most common source of potassium, rose from $172 to $288 in 2007. By late April 2008, mop sold for $500 per ton. The price of urea, the worlds most common nitrogen fertilizer, rose from about $277 to $405 per ton in 2007 and is now about...

World AIDS Vaccine Day 2008

...reventive vaccine will need to stimulate both T-cell and antibody immune responses: antibodies to prevent the initial infection and T-cell immunity to mop up any rogue cells that do become infected. AIDS vaccine researchers are focused on both of these approaches, designing new vectors to carry the vacci...

HIV patients still stung by stigma from health-care providers

...to being poked painfully several times as she searched for a viable vein to draw blood. Other reports included the hospital worker who refused to mop the floor in an HIV patients hospital room, the dentist who turned away a patient because of his HIV status and rough-handling by paramedics. This ...

University of Leicester cancer researchers investigate 'smoking gun' trail

...tion and Oxidative Stress Section at the University of Leicester, said: Most of us have heard of free radicals, and the benefits of antioxidants which mop them up - even if it is just from cosmetics commercials. However, premature aging is just the tip of the iceberg for their detrimental effects. Fre...

Reduced Oxygen to the Brain Increases Alzheimers Risk in Stroke Victims

...ether to their optimal capabilities, Peers added. Researchers found that if at some point the astrocytes become hypoxic, they are less able to mop up these transmitters, allowing the residual chemicals to accumulate and become toxic. The team is further investigating two key signalling mo...

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MOP in Biological News

Swamping bad cells with good in ALS animal models helps sustain breathing

...pkins and elsewhere has shown their crucial role in keeping the CNS in healthy balance. Not only are the cells studded with transporter molecules that mop up glutamate; they also maintain proper ion levels and nutrient support of nerve cells. The study showed that at least a third of the added GRPs "t...

Button mushrooms contain as much anti-oxidants as expensive ones

...ight cancer. Anti-oxidants are believed to help ward off illness and boost the bodys immune system by acting as free radical scavengers, helping to mop up cell damage caused by free radicals. Dr Jean-Michel Savoie and his team from the Institut National de la Recherche Agrinomique, a Governmental r...

Research reveals secrets of alcohol's effect on brain cells

...e-totallers," Dr. Pignataro points out. One theory holds that alcohol-mediated stimulation of the heat shock pathway might trigger genes that help mop up mis-folded proteins that can damage cells. This would be a beneficial effect. "But it might also be possible that inappropriate activity of thi...

Microbial biofilms evoke Jekyll & Hyde effects

...is in the heart. In cystic fibrosis, excess mucus production in the airways gives sanctuary to bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which actually mop up the dead carcasses of white blood cells sent by the immune system, enabling them to construct their protective biofilm coat. In this case the immun...

Boston University biomedical engineers find chink in bacteria's armor

...y ramp up energy production to a frantic pace such as when triggered by antibiotics more radicals get churned out than the cells safety measures can mop up. The superoxide radicals then pull iron from other components of the cell, and this iron rapidly stimulates production of toxic levels of hydroxyl ...

An 'elegant' idea proves its worth 25 years later

... The simple notion of copying the body’s own natural "waste disposal" chemistry to mop up potentially toxic nitrogen has saved an estimated 80 percent of patients with urea cycle disorders --- most of them children – according to a repor...

Strawberry daiquiris -- the extra-healthy cocktail?

...nsumption of these compounds has been linked to the prevention of diseases ranging from cancer to neurodegenerative disorders. They work by helping to mop up damaging free radicals produced naturally during a person’s normal metabolism. Those who aren’t keen on strawberry daiquiris might be relieve...

Opiate cocktail may spare cells from morphine's dark side

...the mu opioid peptide receptor, or "MOP" receptor. mop receptors are also activated by other opioid drugs...n that unlike other opioids, it does not cause the mop receptor to be internalized into the cell's interi...ause other opioid drugs promote internalization of mop receptors, and that their presence in combination ...

Could microbes solve Russia's chemical weapons conundrum?

... One of nature's most versatile microorganisms ?a bacterium called Pseudomonas putida ?could help mop up the toxic by-products caused by the destruction of the chemical weapon mustard, write Russian researchers in Journal of Chemical Technology and Bio...

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