July 30, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment
Doctors in the University of Mississippi medical Center have had a breakthrough in science by having a baby that has been cured of HIV. This baby is popularly called the “Mississippi Baby” and was born with HIV and then given antiretroviral drugs around 30 hours after birth. The baby is now around two years old and they confirm that the baby had not been on any medication since it was around a  [...]

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Immune Suppression Hinders Cancer Treatments
November 9, 2010 – 5:39 am | No Comment
Immune Suppression Hinders Cancer Treatments
The researches for cancer treatments are under revolution. The reasons behind the failures pertaining to the previous researches in the field of cancer and its treatments have been discovered. They have all landed back to the insides of the human body. Researchers say that the thing that ceases the immune system to participate in the treatment of tumors lies within the body itself. They are special kinds of cells in the stromal cells or cancer cells. A type of these cells, of the connective tissue of body organs, releases the fibroblast activation protein (FAP) alpha. This protein averts the immune system from responding back towards the cancer tumors in the body. These cells are present within the tumor itself. The adversity of the presence of these cells is that they restrict the effects of vaccinations and other therapies that are most partly relied on the immune system functioning of the body. Researchers have found a way out by destroying these cells in the tumor. This shall relieve  [...]

Once a Month Jab Beneficial for De-Addiction from Alcoholism And Opioid
October 18, 2010 – 12:55 am | No Comment
The United States FDA agency lately announced its acceptance to the once a month shot for treating those addicted to opioid. Vivitrol is a long-lasting formula of ReVia or naltrexone that since long has the approval as a once a month jab for treating people with alcohol addiction. The novel suggestion places Vivitrol on the listing of pharmacological therapies for addictions – a listing which by then also comprises of buprenorphine & methadon. Director of the Food and Drug Administration’s CDER, Doctor Janet Woodcock announced that the acceptance of the drug symbolizes a momentous advance in addiction therapy. Naltrexone, Vivitrol are receptor antagonists acting on opioid receptors of the brain and leave the patient not sensing anything in case he/she attempts abusing opioid. This is different from methadon and is an OAT (opioid agonist treatment) whereas buprenorphine binds & activates a given receptor however having solely partial effectiveness at the receptor relative to  [...]

New Look at Psychedelic Drugs Plus Psychotherapy as a Depression Therapy
August 19, 2010 – 1:15 am | No Comment
New Look at Psychedelic Drugs Plus Psychotherapy as a Depression Therapy
Researchers from Switzerland indicated recently that mind-muddling drug types like ketamine, LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), hallucinogenic mushrooms could be merged alongside psychotherapy for treating those ailing from depression, incessant pains and compulsive or anxiety disorders. Studies probing the effects of mind-altering drugs employed earlier in psychological medicine have been limited in the past due to the off-putting nuances of drugs, however, the researchers state that further research into their scientific potential were currently warranted. The scientists stated that current brain imaging studies reveal that psychedelic drugs like ketamine, LSD or psilocybe mushrooms (psilocybin being the psycho-active constituent in club drugs called magic mushrooms) – have been found to effect the brain by lowering signs & symptoms of varied mental disorders. These drugs could be employed as a form of catalytic agent, the researchers state, which would help patient in altering  [...]

Checklists Make Loeys-Dietz, Marfan Syndrome Detection Easier
August 10, 2010 – 4:18 am | No Comment
Checklists Make Loeys-Dietz, Marfan Syndrome Detection Easier
Doctors could now diagnose patients having genetic disorders like Loeys-Dietz or Marfan syndrome by simply following a basic signs & symptoms checklist. These heritable conditions in case, not treated could prove fatal. Duo diverse researches that appear in the August edition of the ‘Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery’ by study groups helmed by Doctors of the Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore indicate the list could assist a patient in receiving the supervisions and therapy needed for preventing such genetic conditions from turning life-menacing. Mutations in particular genes cause these duo syndromes and cause noticeable bone irregularities along with apparent yet far grave heart conditions like aneurysms. Loeys-Dietz syndrome causes acute complications particularly among young adults due to which apt diagnosis is vital so that they could be monitored and preventative therapy employing medications for lowering blood pressure and also surgery could be conducted timely. Doctor  [...]

The Path Breaking Anti Cancer Vaccine
July 29, 2009 – 11:05 am | One Comment
The Path Breaking Anti Cancer Vaccine
Promising news seems to be trickling in from many areas in the Europe about the revolutionary new vaccine proficient in arresting cancer. Such reports have borne origin in Prague, Czech Republic, where this effective tool has been produced in the Prague Motor Hospital laboratories for a year, where requests for clinical tests are being drafted. With no evident side-effects that treatments like chemotherapy pose, this vaccine is effectual in combating a wide array of tumours. Through ten long years of trials and research carried out by Czechs, have finally evolved a distinctive method to develop this vaccine that can be used to treat several ailments like blood cancer, bowel cancer, skin cancer, ovarian cancer and reappearing tumours. The treatment comes up to 5000 U.S. dollars per person with the effect of the vaccine lastly through the year. The initial prime hitch in using the vaccine being the significant amounts of time required and high-end equipment in super-specialty laboratories  [...]

Revolutionary Technique To Derive Human Sperm From Stem Cells
July 24, 2009 – 5:04 pm | One Comment
Revolutionary Technique To Derive Human Sperm From Stem Cells
Stem cells have yet again proven their versatility as British researchers on Wednesday asserted to have successfully produced human sperms from stem cells. Several doubts seem to have been raised by experts who beg to differ on the matter. Scientists at Newcastle University in joint endeavor with the North East England Stem Cell Institute have devised a radical approach to obtain what they proclaim as sperm cells from nascent stem cells. Stem cells have the ability to transform into any cell in the body. Research senior at Newcastle University, Karim Nayernia on Wednesday remarked on the immense versatility of stem cells, stating how the procedure would provide an insight to the researchers on the way the sperms were produced, that would go a long way in evolving effective treatments for male infertility. The revolutionary research was circulated on Wednesday in the Stem Cells and Development periodical. Many professionals in the field have been quite sceptical in regards to this  [...]

Magic Nano Shell – Cure To All Ailments
July 22, 2009 – 12:35 am | One Comment
Dynamic progress in the field of nano technology which concentrates on advanced techniques to facilitate faster and effective release of vaccine, medicine or genetic matter to precise marked cells which are maligned or diseased. The domain for this procedure spans areas from orthopaedic, dental, heart, bladder and cartilage to vascular care. Nanoparticles are sub-sized solid colloidal materials which bear the active code in suspended, encapsulated form adhered to them and utilised for curative disease management. This nano sizing or particle size diminution of drugs has immense benefits right from zeroing on the particular cell without affecting the contiguous cells, greater surface area and increased solubility leads to faster commencement of the remedial action. Their sub-micron size facilitates the nanoparticles to infiltrate deeper into the tissues via delicate capillary systems, easily passing through to the epithelial lining like the liver and thus effectually absorbed by those  [...]

Potential Anti Aids Vaccine In Horizon
July 13, 2009 – 5:50 pm | No Comment
With an estimated 2.7 million HIV infections constantly cropping up globally every year, revolutionary new approaches have been adopted towards putting a plug on this life threatening menace. Many strategies are being employed to create potent anti aids vaccine which will aid in averting it. Miniature versions of the HIV virus are taken and modified in laboratories to develop synthetic copies. The process does not involve using the whole or live vaccine. The vaccine being tested will have the ability to effectively produce either cytotoxic T cells or antibodies that will aid in combating the infection. Types of investigation HIV vaccine strategies: Peptide vaccines have been developed from minuscule pieces of proteins taken from the HIV virus. A recombinant sub-unit protein vaccine which is under way makes use of bigger parts of proteins that are situated on the surface of the HIV virus. The recombinant vaccine versions gp 120, gp 140 and gp 160 developed by genetic engineering  [...]