Tag Archives: University of Georgia

Key biological markers for psychotic disorders identified

New York: A team of researchers led by the University of Georgia has identified several biological markers that make it possible to classify mental disorders with greater precision.

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International team discovers natural defence against HIV

Washington: Researchers at Michigan State University were part of a team to discover a new natural defence against HIV infection. The team’s discovery, featured in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, focuses on ERManI, a protein that prevents the HIV virus from replicating.

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Potential treatment for fatal lung diseases identified

Washington (IANS): Researchers including an Indian American have discovered that the drug triciribine may reverse or halt the progression of pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension, two fatal respiratory diseases.

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Researchers discover potential treatment for drug-resistant TB

Washington: Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a new small molecule drug that may serve as a treatment against multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, a form of the disease that cannot be cured with conventional therapies. They describe their findings in a paper published in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters.

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Study suggests new approach to explain cancer growth: low oxygen levels

Washington: Low oxygen levels in cells may be a primary cause of uncontrollable tumour growth in some cancers, according to a University of Georgia study. The authors’ findings run counter to widely accepted beliefs that genetic mutations are responsible for cancer growth.

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Scientists develop vaccine that attacks breast cancer in mice

Athens (US): Researchers from the University of Georgia and the Mayo Clinic in Arizona have developed a vaccine that reduces tumours in a mouse model that mimics 90 per cent of human breast and pancreatic cancer cases—including those that are resistant to common treatments.

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A compound offers new hope for treatment of painful adult shingles

Researchers at University of Georgia and Yale University have discovered a compound with the potential to be more effective than existing agents in treating the very painful blisters known as shingles — a condition that affects mostly elderly people, and for which no specific treatment exists.

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