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Drugs: Geranium Extracts Inhibit HIV-1

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Photo: Pelargonium Sidoides [03/02/2014] Extracts of the geranium plant Pelargonium sidoides inactivate human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and prevent the virus from invading human cells. Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München report that these extracts represent a potential new class of anti-HIV-1 agents for the treatment of AIDS.Drugs: Geranium Extracts Inhibit HIV-1 - Read more

Surgery: “Our camera detects the tiniest remainder of a tumor”

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[03/02/2014] Differentiating tumor tissue from healthy tissue isn’t always easy for surgeons. Scattered cancer cells and early cancer are often hard to detect with the naked eye. A special camera now makes even the tiniest remainder of a tumor visible during surgery.Surgery: “Our camera detects the tiniest remainder of a tumor” - Read more

Skin Cells: Blood and Lymphatic Capillaries Grown for the First Time in the Lab

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Photo: (Graphic) Cross-section through the skin [31/01/2014] Researchers at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich and the University of Zurich have engineered skin cells for the very first time containing blood and lymphatic capillaries. They succeeded in isolating all the necessary types of skin cells from human skin tissue and engineering a skin graft that is similar to full-thickness skin.Skin Cells: Blood and Lymphatic Capillaries Grown for the First Time in the Lab - Read more

Cancer: Longer Screening Intervals with HPV-based Tests

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Photo: Laboratory analysis [24/01/2014] A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden finds that testing for human papilloma virus (HPV) allows for longer time between screening tests when compared to cytology-based testing.Cancer: Longer Screening Intervals with HPV-based Tests - Read more

Microscopy: Faster Testing of New Pharmaceuticals

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Photo: The new microscope [23/01/2014] To improve medical treatment, researchers test new drug ingredients on biological cells. By combining two microscopy techniques, the time required for testing can be reduced by 50 to 80 percent. And far fewer measurements are needed.Microscopy: Faster Testing of New Pharmaceuticals - Read more

Immunology: „The immunosensory system goes beyond the actual immune cells“

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[22/01/2014] It guards the body but can become its enemy: the immune system defends us from intruding pathogens; it is also able to cause severe diseases if it falsely recognizes the body itself as a threat. Molecular receptors in the whole body enable the immune system to “sense” what happens within.Immunology: „The immunosensory system goes beyond the actual immune cells“ - Read more

Little but Lethal: Small RNAs Coordinate Bacterial Attack on Epithelial Cells

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Photo: Cell [14/01/2014] Two small RNAs (sRNAs) working in concert enable the deadly enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) 0157:H7 to attach to and initiate infection in epithelial cells that line the digestive tract, according to a new study.Little but Lethal: Small RNAs Coordinate Bacterial Attack on Epithelial Cells - Read more

Infection: Virus Grows Tube to Insert DNA

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Photo: Tube-shaped Structure of a Virus [16/12/2013] Researchers have discovered a tube-shaped structure that forms temporarily in a certain type of virus to deliver its DNA during the infection process and then dissolves after its job is completed. Infection: Virus Grows Tube to Insert DNA - Read more

New Online Platform: The Oracle of the T Cell

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Photo:Virtual T-Cell [06/12/2013] A new online platform predicts how the human immune system reacts to foreign substances.New Online Platform: The Oracle of the T Cell - Read more

Cancer: Researchers Find Shape-shifting Stops Migrating Cells

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Photo: Fried Egg [05/12/2013] Like a car with a front and back end, a steering mechanism and an engine to push it forward, cancer cells propel themselves through normal tissues and organs to spread cancer throughout the body. Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida have managed to turn these cells into shapes like a round fried egg and an exaggerated starfish that sticks out in many directions — both of which cannot now move.Cancer: Researchers Find Shape-shifting Stops Migrating Cells - Read more

 
 

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