Volume 8 Issue 82
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 23-Mar-2006 
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Successful cell engineering may lead to mad cow prevention, say researchers

Researchers at Texas A&M University have successfully "knocked down" the expression of possible disease-causing genes in a cloned goat fetus, perhaps paving the way for breeding disease resistance in other animals, even those genes that might cause bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as Mad Cow Disease. more  

Nexium® shown to reduce gastric ulcers in at-risk patients using long-term NSAIDS

Results from two clinical trials, to be published in the April 2006 edition of the American Journal of Gastroenterology, indicate that NEXIUM® (esomeprazole magnesium) can reduce the incidence of gastric (stomach) ulcers in patients at risk of developing gastric ulcers and who regularly take either non-selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or COX-2-selective NSAIDs. more

Electrical stimulation boosts stroke recovery

Sending tiny electric pulses to a part of the brain controlling motor function helps ischemic stroke survivors regain partial use of a weakened hand, new Oregon Health & Science University research shows. more  

Cell therapy slows progression of an inherited neurological disease; Improves motor skills in mice

In an important discovery, scientists have demonstrated that the progression of a type of genetic brain disease is slowed and symptoms are improved in mice that received cell transplants. more

Patient care dramatically improved using best practice  

A study in the Netherlands has proved that achieving the gold standard in breast cancer care is possible. Teams across the Netherlands set up and met targets for faster diagnosis of breast cancer and a reduction in waiting time for operations. The 5th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-5) heard today how all countries should be striving to hit similar targets. more

Pitt researchers find 'switch' for brain's pleasure pathway  

Amid reports that a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease has caused some patients to become addicted to gambling and sex, University of Pittsburgh researchers have published a study that sheds light on what may have gone wrong. more

New light on muscle efficiency: It is not the power-plant

A recent study from Scandinavia shows that the well-known differences between individuals in the efficiency of converting energy stored in food to work done by muscles are related to muscle fibre type composition and to the content of specific molecules in muscle. more


Is Texas A&M research leading the way to breeding cattle resistant to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as Mad Cow Disease?