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Cancer cells revert to normal at specific signal threshold, Stanford researchers find

STANFORD, Calif. - Cancer starts when key cellular signals run amok, driving uncontrolled cell growth. But scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine report that lowering levels of one cancer signal under a specific threshold reverses this process in mice, returning tumor cells to th...

China Unveils Green Plan to Revert Farmland to Forest

Peeved by growing accusations of rampant industrial pollution, China has unveiled a conservation strategy for its flora. The green plan aims at reverting farmland to forests. China is home to 10 per cent of all known plant species, and half of those unique to China, about 5000 species of p...

Mature Muscle Fibers Can Revert to Become Cancerous

Mature muscle fibers, rather than their less-developed neighbors, are the tissues that turn malignant in a soft-tissue cancer//that strikes children and teens, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center Dallas have found. The research, performed in fruit flies,...

Discontinuing Overused Pain Medications Helps Revert Migraines

In a study published in the journal "Headache," researchers at the Samsung Medical Center in Seoul have reported that discontinuing overused pain medication// , following an exercise regimen and taking preventive medications, may help revert transformed migraines to normal migraine. Transform...

Sperm Cell Insights May Aid Stem Cell Research

... Scientists spot proteins that help sperm revert to stem cell state THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Two proteins that play a major role in reverting adult sperm cells back into stem ...

Brain Imaging (MRI/PET) and Measurements of Proteins in Spinal Fluid May Improve Alzheimer's Prediction and Diagnosis

...mptoms of MCI alone are not enough to allow for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's," Ewers said. "In fact, a substantial proportion of people with MCI may revert back to normal or may not develop Alzheimer's for years. Thus, the challenging task is to discern which of people with MCI have the Alzheimer's brain ...

MAP Pharmaceuticals Announces Termination of Pediatric Asthma Collaboration

...UDB) product candidate. The termination was received on July 8, 2009, effective immediately. All rights licensed to AstraZeneca in the agreement now revert to the company. MAP Pharmaceuticals plans to suspend development of UDB, which did not meet primary endpoints in a Phase 3 trial in children 12-month...

RNA snippet suppresses spread of aggressive breast cancer

...he says, "but in the future, microRNAs like this one might prove to be very important in altering the clinical progression of a tumor or causing it to revert to a more benign state." This research was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), MIT Ludwig Center for Molecular Oncology, U.S. Dep...

Carnival Cruise Lines to Resume Port Calls in Mexico

...no longer recommending against non-essential travel to Mexico. Once all voyages with previously modified itineraries are completed, those vessels will revert to their original routes featuring stops in Mexico. Most itineraries were modified through mid-June with the exception of the Holiday which was modif...

FDA Orders Label Warning for Testosterone Gels

... In most cases, these side effects subsided after exposure ceased, the FDA said, but in certain instances, genitalia enlargement and bone age did not revert to normal. As well, some children had to undergo invasive diagnostic procedures, while in one of the eight cases, hospitalization and surgical interve...
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New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Results From the Landmark ATHENA Trial with Multaq(R) (dronedarone) in Atrial Fibrillation

...ated to managing the arrhythmia itself and to the prevention of thromboembolism. AF may be treated with medications that either slow the heart rate or revert the heart rhythm back to normal sinus rhythm. About dronedarone (Multaq (R) ) Multaq(R) (dronedarone) is an investigational treatment an...

Reprogrammable Cell Type Depends on a Single Gene to Keep Its Identity

...e new finding adds to a growing body of evidence showing that some fully differentiated cell types can exhibit great plasticity and upon reprogramming revert back to their previous identity," said Guillermo Oliver, Ph.D., a member of the St. Jude Department of Genetics and Tumor Cell Biology. Differentiatio...

Dronedarone (Multaq(R)) Reduced the Incidence and Duration of Hospitalization in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

...t carried from the site of origin to obstruct another vessel). Atrial fibrillation may be treated with medications which either slow the heart rate or revert the heart rhythm back to normal. About the ATHENA Study The landmark ATHENA study is the only double-blind, anti-arrhythmic, morbidity-mortality s...

Helix BioPharma Corp. Announces Positive Phase II Clinical Results with its Topical Interferon Alpha-2b

...cervical disease caused by HPV in women today. Nearly half (46.7%) of the women in the treated per-protocol population had their abnormal Pap smears revert to normal during the 12 week period, compared with only 15.8% of the untreated women (i.e., nearly a three-fold improvement). Of these women, one trea...
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Endocrine

...Advanced Parathyroid Endocrine Surgical Procedures - Video Education ... WASHINGTON -- Breast cancer that has become hormone insensitive may revert to sensitive status with targeted therapy, investigators reported here. Describes Graves' disease, an autoimmune disorder and the most common caus...
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Playing it safe

...l now, however, was that a simple trick is enough to incite these cells to reprogramme. If the cells are distributed on new petri dishes, some of them revert to an embryonic state once they are given sufficient space and time. "Each time we filled around 8000 cells into the individual wells of the cell cult...

A young brain for an old bee

... artificially forced a subset of these foragers to revert to nursing tasks, they discovered that they learni...l organisation from it and because it allows us to revert individuals into a 'younger' stage. If we remove a... nurse bees of a colony, some of the foragers will revert to nursing behaviour and their brains become 'youn...

Environmental exposures may damage DNA in as few as three days

...how that these changes are associated with increased risk of cancer or other environmentally-induced diseases, but that, if we were able to prevent or revert them, these risks could be eliminated." ...

New evidence of how high glucose damages blood vessels could lead to new treatments

... other effects of glucose on blood vessels, the researchers blocked the enzyme OGA, an enzyme that normally removes O-GlcNAc from proteins so they can revert to their normal state. If the findings continue to hold true, drugs similar to those they use in the lab to inhibit OGA or OGT, the enzyme that a...

Scientists shed light on inner workings of human embryonic stem cells

...the last couple of years the discovery of induced pluripotent skin cells. "You can take a cell, a skin cell, or possibly any cell of the body, and revert it back to a stem cell," Kosik said. "The way it's done, is that you take the transcription factors that are required for the pluripotent state, and y...

Eye cells believed to be retinal stem cells are misidentified

...ult cellssuch as fibroblasts that form connective tissuefrom a patient with retinal degeneration and exposing them to genetic cues that induce them to revert to stem cells. Those induced pluripotent stem cells could then be manipulated to develop into light-sensing photoreceptor cells that could then be tra...

Human adult testes cells can become embryonic-like

...uld be removed from the biopsy tissue, and grown in the laboratory with the addition of certain chemicals and growth factors. This causes the cells to revert back into an embryonic-like stem cell state, which could then be driven into chosen cell types. "We are taking adult spermatogonial stem/progenito...

Large DNA stretches, not single genes, shut off as cells mature

...ing cancer cells characteristics of other cell types that they're not supposed to have." Feinberg says this "unlocking" might cause cancer cells to revert to a more immature developmental state, explaining some of their unusual behavior, such as extreme proliferation or migration to different areas of th...

Reverse evolution in real-time

...the fact that, at the genetic level, convergence to the ancestral state is on the order of 50%, that is, on average, only half of the gene frequencies revert to the ancestral gene frequencies evolution is contingent upon history at the genetic level too'. These findings provide further insights into th...

Reprogrammable cell type depends on a single gene to keep its identity

...e new finding adds to a growing body of evidence showing that some fully differentiated cell types can exhibit great plasticity and upon reprogramming revert back to their previous identity," said Guillermo Oliver, Ph.D., a member of the St. Jude Department of Genetics and Tumor Cell Biology. Differentiatio...
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Senesco and Harris Moran Mutually Agree to Terminate Development and License Agreement Due to Restructuring

...nt of the parties. Pursuant to the terms of the Development and License Agreement all rights to use Senesco's technology in lettuce and melon revert to Senesco. About Senesco Technologies, Inc. Senesco Technologies, Inc. is a U.S. biotechnology company, headquartered in New Brunswic...

Indevus Announces Private Placement of $105 Million of Non-Recourse Notes

...rtible notes, due in July of 2009, and to fund the Company's operations into calendar 2010. In addition, once the Notes are repaid, all royalties will revert to Indevus, thereby providing Indevus with a significant participation in the future royalty stream of the product. Importantly, this transaction does...

Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Reverse Stock Split

...g symbol "CTICD" in order to inform the investment community of the reverse stock split (MTA trading symbol shall not change). The trading symbol will revert to "CTIC" on September 30, 2008. About Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Headquartered in Seattle, CTI is a biopharmaceutical company committed to developin...

CardioDynamics Shareholders Approve One-for-Seven Reverse Split of Company's Common Stock and Trading in Post-split Shares Begins May 9, 2008

...oximately twenty trading days following the implementation of the reverse split to denote the reverse split, after which time, the trading symbol will revert to "CDIC". In the reverse split, each seven shares of CardioDynamics common stock issued and outstanding will be combined into one share of common sto...

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Ends Collaboration Agreements with Solvay Pharmaceuticals for Bifeprunox and Other Compounds

...alization rights in North America for bifeprunox, an investigational atypical antipsychotic, as well as global rights for the other compounds will now revert to Solvay Pharmaceuticals. About Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth, has leading products in the areas of women's he...

Vion Pharmaceuticals to Implement a One-for-Ten Reverse Stock Split

... be added to the Vion trading symbol for 20 trading days to designate that shares are trading on a post- split basis. After such time, the symbol will revert to "VION". Alan Kessman, Chief Executive Officer, said, "This adjustment to our capital structure is important to implement in order to attempt to r...

New property found in ancient mineral lodestone

...te. By changing the voltage in their experiment, researchers were able to get magnetite at temperatures colder than minus 250 degrees Fahrenheit to revert from an insulator to a conductor. The research was published online Dec. 16 and will be included in February's print edition of Nature Materials. "...

Neurobiological Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTIID)

...'s common stock will trade under the symbol "NTIID" for 20 trading days to denote the recent reverse (7 for 1) split. After that time, the symbol will revert back to "NTII". Holders of record will be receiving instructions from NTII's transfer agent to define the procedures of surrendering their pre-split s...

Virent shows off its hydrogen-fuel plans

...eriments have found the conditions to be all wrong at the temperature where producing the hydrogen is efficient, it tends not to stay hydrogen but to revert back to its previous form. Dumesic explained that a catalyst was necessary to push the chemical reaction along. He and his research team tried seve...

Electronic Tele-Communications reports continued challenges

...onths of 2004. Company president Dean Danner, commenting on the second-quarter results, said, "2005 has seen capital spending in our market segment revert back to the levels of 2003. Our customers have delayed office upgrade and replacement projects, expending their resources on fiber optics and related ...
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Ames test

...have been genetically modified such that only a certain type of mutation (i.e. a base pair mutation or a frameshift mutation) will cause the strand to revert to a normal state, not requiring nutrients to grow. If the mutation screened for has in fact occurred dense spots in the colonies will form. A certain...

Cancer

...Dysplasia is an abnormal type of excessive cell proliferation characterized by loss of normal tissue arrangement and cell structure. Often such cells revert back to normal behavior, but occasionally, they gradually become malignant. Because of their potential for becoming malignant, areas of dysplasia shou...
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