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2012-08-15 06:28:29

MIAMI, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A published University of Miami study using Rice Bran Arabinoxylan Compound (RBAC) has showed RBAC demonstrated significant immunomodulary activity based upon the observed changes in natural killer cell cytotoxicity (NKCC) and the cytokines and growth factors. Specifically, the study showed that the short term rise in NKCC and in 9 of 12 cytokines and growth factors are evident that RBAC is a potent immunomodulator. The study was published July 28, 2012...

2012-08-08 23:01:41

2012 Olympic Bronze winner Kellie Wells has joined elite athletes Tiger Woods, Hines Ward and Takaishi Saito in using Cell Therapy. According to A.J. Farshchian, MD, an Orthopedic Regenerative practitioner at The Center for Regenerative Medicine Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 08, 2012 U.S.A. Hurdle specialist Kellie Wells has joined elite athletes Tiger Woods, Hines Ward and Takaishi Saito in using Cell Therapy. According to A.J. Farshchian, MD, an Orthopedic Regenerative practitioner at The...

2012-06-24 23:00:02

U.S.A. Hurdle specialist Kellie Wells has joined elite athletes Tiger Woods, Hines Ward and Takaishi Saito in using Cell Therapy. According to A.J. Farshchian, MD, an Orthopedic Regenerative practitioner at The Center for Regenerative Medicine, "Sport injuries need an adequate blood supply and cellular migration. Platelet-derived growth factors are critically involved in this process." Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 24, 2012 U.S.A. Hurdle specialist Kellie Wells has joined elite athletes Tiger...

2012-06-06 23:00:33

U.S.A. Olympian Damu Cherry has joined elite athletes Tiger Woods, Hines Ward and Takaishi Saito in using Cell Therapy. According to A.J. Farshchian, MD, an Orthopedic Regenerative practitioner at The Center for Regenerative Medicine, "Sport injuries need an adequate blood supply and cellular migration. Platelet-derived growth factors are critically involved in this process." Miami, Florida (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 U.S.A. Olympian Damu Cherry has joined elite athletes Tiger Woods, Hines Ward...

2012-04-16 09:57:43

Loyola researchers are reporting surprising findings about a molecule that helps ramp up the immune system in some cases and suppress it in others. The finding eventually could lead to new drugs to regulate the immune system by, for example, revving it up to attack tumor cells or tamping it down to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs. The study is published online ahead of print in the Journal of Immunology. Senior author is Makio Iwashima, PhD, an associate professor in the...

2012-03-29 21:48:03

Max Planck researchers unravel a critical regulatory mechanism controlling blood vessel growth that might help solve drug resistance problems in the future Angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels, is a complex process during which different signalling proteins interact with each other in a highly coordinated fashion. The growth factor VEGF and the Notch signalling pathway both play important roles in this process. VEGF promotes vessel growth by binding to its receptor, VEGFR2, while...

2012-02-06 22:34:18

When William Murphy works with some of the most powerful tools in biology, he thinks about making tools that can fit together. These constructions sound a bit like socket wrenches, which can be assembled to turn a half-inch nut in tight quarters, or to loosen a rusted-tight one-inch bolt using a very persuasive lever. The tools used by Murphy, an associate professor of biomedical engineering and orthopedics and rehabilitation at University of Wisconsin-Madison, however, are proteins, which...

2012-01-10 21:26:40

Researchers at Linköping University are now launching a plan to effectively treat psoriasis. About 300 000 Swedes suffer from the difficult to treat disease, which manifests itself in scaly and often itchy patches on the skin. The reason is that cells divide without restraint as new blood vessels form in the deeper layers of the skin. An important component is the psoriasin protein (S100A7), which are abundant in psoriasis-affected skin but rarely in normal skin. The same...

2011-12-21 06:24:22

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Scientists have discovered a new way to target cancer through manipulating a master switch responsible for cancer cell growth. Cancer cells can grow and multiply faster by creating their own blood vessels. Cancer cells gain the nutrients they need by producing proteins that make blood vessels grow, helping deliver oxygen and sugars to the tumor. These proteins are vascular growth factors like VEGF – the target for the anti-cancer drug Avastin. Making these...

2011-12-15 16:42:35

Researchers have developed a bandage that stimulates and directs blood vessel growth on the surface of a wound. The bandage, called a "microvascular stamp," contains living cells that deliver growth factors to damaged tissues in a defined pattern. After a week, the pattern of the stamp "is written in blood vessels," the researchers report. A paper describing the new approach will appear as the January 2012 cover article of the journal Advanced Materials. "Any kind of tissue you want to...