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Tweaking antibody could lead to vaccine against HIV


May 8th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 8 (IANS) The HIV virus is a "slippery customer" and always tries to evade the effect of human antibodies, say researchers who suggest that tweaking an antibody could ... Read more...

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Scientists apply industrial monitoring technique to orthopedic diagnoses


November 24th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers are exploring a modification of technique for human analysis-called bio-ferrography-to diagnose diseases in their early stages, determine the efficacy of drugs, and ascertain the ... Read more...

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Protein ‘bullet’ guns down cancer cells


November 2nd, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) A protein 'bullet' fired by immune system cells, known as perforin, can gun down cancer cells, researchers say.Scientists used a powerful electron microscope to see how perforin blasts ... Read more...

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The reason behind mildness of 2009 H1N1 pandemic


June 19th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Researchers from Hong Kong have unveiled a new theory to explain why swine flu infections in 2009 turned out to be so mild.And they have said that prior ... Read more...

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Why are women vulnerable to HIV?


April 9th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 9 (IANS) Women are susceptible to the HIV virus that causes AIDS as it breaks the resistance of epithelial cells - the protective barrier that keeps infection out in the ... Read more...

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New way HIV infects women discovered


April 9th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): A group of scientists has found a new way by which HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can infect women.Women are susceptible to HIV, but scientists have been ... Read more...

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New therapy for relapsing multiple sclerosis shows promise


February 17th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis who combine standard treatment with doses of a humanized monoclonal antibody called daclizumab might develop fewer new or enlarged brain lesions than if ... Read more...

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Early immune response may help combat hit-and-hide cancer viruses


January 16th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Retroviruses such as HIV and HTLV-1 don't hit-and-run, they hit-and-hide. Now, researchers at Ohio State University have revealed that an early and strong immune response might help curb ... Read more...

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Target to inhibit HIV infectivity identified


January 5th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): A new agent, called surfen, can work as wonder to inhibit the infectivity of HIV, scientists the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology (GIVI) have found.Surfen impairs the ... Read more...

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Why circumcision cuts HIV risk


November 24th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Circumcision reduces the risk of HIV infection in men, but this link cannot be explained by a reduction in sores from conditions such as herpes, according to a ... Read more...

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Scientists imitate viruses to deliver therapeutic genes


September 1st, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 1 (ANI): Australian scientists have developed a new gene therapy vector that uses the same machinery as viruses to transport their cargo into cells.David Jans, from the Nuclear Signaling Laboratory ... Read more...

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Scientists harness toxin in bee venom to kill tumour cells in mice


August 11th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): Washington University researchers have harnessed the toxin in bee venom to kill tumour cells.The researchers have revealed that they did so by attaching the major component of bee ... Read more...

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New gene therapy cuts of tumour’s blood, nutrient supply in mice


June 12th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Florida in the U.S. have come up with a novel gene therapy that can cut off a tumour's blood and nutrient supply.The ... Read more...

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Novel view of HIV entry could lead to newly designed drugs


May 1st, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 01 (ANI): It looks like scientists will have to rethink the design of drugs which are meant for blocking HIV from infecting human cells, for a new research has shown ... Read more...

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How proteins travel in the brain


April 22nd, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 22 (ANI): While proteins are known to be at the centre of every life process, and carry out all sorts of work by going to the cell, what guides these ... Read more...

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Plant virus provides tiny smart bombs to blast cancer cells


February 13th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): In a major step towards better chemotherapy treatments, scientists have created tiny "smart bombs" by modifying a common plant virus, which can deliver drugs only to specific ... Read more...

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Gene therapy effective against gum disease


December 12th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Gene therapy has found to be effective in impeding the development of periodontal disease, the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, according to researchers.With the help ... Read more...

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Bacterial cells, artificial vesicles use sugar components to talk


June 6th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Nottingham (UK) have been able to facilitate a conversation between bacterial cells and artificial polymer vesicles.Cameron Alexander and George Pasparakis at the ... Read more...

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Synthetic virus conveys genes, drug molecules to tumour cells


May 31st, 2008 - 5:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Korean researchers have created an artificial virus able to replicate the function of the original - transporting both genes and drugs into cancer cells. But with a vital ... Read more...

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Neuron-cell communication sheds new light on neuromuscular disease


February 18th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by admin
London, February 18 (ANI): Scientists at the Medical College of Georgia have discovered that neurons stop functioning properly in mice when a muscle cell fails to produce the protein beta-catenin.Dr. Lin ... Read more...

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HIV persists in the gut despite prolonged therapy


February 14th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): A new NIAID study has found that HIV can persist in the gut despite long-term treatment with antiretroviral drugs.Doctors have not been able to eliminate the virus from ... Read more...

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Nanoparticle may literally shed light on cancer cells


November 14th, 2007 - 2:10 am ICT by admin
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