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Selenium Supplements Can Reduce Cancer Rates
...nium content. Combs is not recommending the use of oral
supplements of selenium; however, he does emphasize the importance of consuming low-fat diets that are adequate in selenium and are balanced with respect to other essential nutrients. The most important dietary sources of selenium are meats, fish an...
Erodible plastic microspheres could be effective oral drug delivery system
...eutic load. The process dramatically increases the oral
effectiveness ofseveral drugs. It suggests a new oral
delivery system for compounds, such asinsulin, which until now could not be delivered orally. Edit...
Hopkins Engineering Undergrads' Inventions: Power Tools For Double Amputee, Military Surveillance Robot
...ed in class, but they have to beable to present an oral
report and a written report. They had todo a lot of research to find out what components are availableand what has to be machined. And they had to work within abudget." Each team, working within a $6,000 budget, had to design adevice, purchase or fab...
First Salmonella Vaccine For Poultry To Be On The Market Soon
...lmonella infecting chickens and developed it as an oral
vaccine to be given to poultry. Curtiss deleted t...to death. A hallmark of his vaccine is that it is oral
and designed to stimulate all three lines of defense: the secretory immune system, which protects th...
Vitamin C Deficit Linked To Skin Disease
... exposed to sunlight. Excess alcohol consumption, oral
contraceptives and exposure to dioxins,including those in the herbicide Agent Orange, have been known to trigger thedisorder. A more common disorder known as hemochromatosis, which causes adangerous buildup of iron in peoples' bodies, is linked to th...
Menstrual Phase Linked To Ineffective Mammograms
...ther the women had taken hormones in the form of oral
contraceptives or replacement therapy. Theanalysis showed a total of 1,898 women in study had never used hormones, 6,573 women werepast users and 416 were current users. A false-negative mammogram occurs when the x-ray is read as not sus...
Oral Vaccine Protects Infants From Severe Rotavirus Diarrhea
vaccine against rotavirus -- the most important ca...sodes per day. Dehydration can be reversed through oral
rehydration therapy or, if moreserious, through hospitalization and intravenous fluids. Although ef...
NIDR Supports Total Genome Studies Of Major Oral Pathogens
...ts that, together, set a new standard for studying oral
pathogens. Over the next three years, these studie...s and hassignificant medical consequences for both oral
and systemic disease. It causesa wide variety of infections ranging from mucosal infections in gene...
Jefferson Scientists Develop Botulism Vaccine
...erson University, Philadelphia, have created an oral
vaccine against botulism. The researchers belie... they say, their discovery may lead to a range of oral
vaccines that could be inserted into common foods. Lance Simpson, Ph.D., professor of medici...
Regulator Of Fat Thermostat Found
...ssistant professor ofpsychiatry and of psychology, oral
administration of a steroid hormone for fourdays doubled the amount of circulating leptin in 52 patients. Levels of leptin,a product of fat cells, climbed even higher in obese subjects. The results werepublished in the October 1997 issue of the Journ...
Chlamydia Vaccine Developed At UMass
...of a nasal vaccine as an alternative to a strictly oral
medication. Stuart and MacDonald worked to... Processes" and a second one covering the specific oral
vaccine, using the special antibodies. A third patent, for diagnosis of chlamydial infections in bio...
Hurdle In Ulcer Vaccine Development Cleared
...rén, D.D.S., Ph.D., an assistant professor of oral
biology at Umeå Universityin Sweden. Borén headed the research team, which published its findings in theJan. 16 issue of Science. When Borén was at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louisin 1993, he discovered tha...
Extensive Phase II Data Of Amprenavir (141W94/VX-478) To Be Presented
...th other 1592/PI regimens will bethe subject of an oral
presentation given by Dr. John Mellors of the Universityof Pittsburgh Medical Center on Monday, February 2, at 10:30AM. Amprenavir is currently being evaluated in pivotal Phase III clinical trialswith development partner Glaxo Wellcome. A U.S. new dr...
NIAID Doctor Successfully Treats Longest Case Of Malaria Infection On Record
...osed with lymphoma and treated with an oral
anti-cancer drug, methotrexate, for 10 days. In response to the chemotherapy, symptoms of malaria appeared but were not recognized as such. After seven days, she developed a recurring high fever and headache every 72 hours,...
Biotech Approach To Feral Cat Problem Devised
... a genetically engineered bacterium to serve as an oral
contraceptive that may one day help solve a major ...lla as vehicles for delivering vaccines, including oral
contraceptives, explains Boyle, a molecular biologist at the CMMID. Here's how the process works: S...
UF Researchers Use Gene Therapy To Prevent Hypertension, Organ Damage
...y prevalent in blacks, heavy drinkers,women taking oral
contraceptives, and those who are middle-aged, elderly orobese. Though high blood pressure is easily detected and usually controllablewith daily medication, doctors are unsure whether this treatment reversesother hypertension-induced changes...
The Environmental Consequences Of Increasing Food Production
...ring the poster sessions of March 16and 17. Eleven oral
posters are scheduled during the Poster session of March 17.In addition, two ad hoc meetings dealing with agriculture and global change willbe held in March 16 and 17 during lunch time....
The Bug Stops Here
...periodontitis. But the search is notlimited to the oral
cavity. Dewhirst and Paster have received funding ... "Up toa half of the microorganisms present in the oral
cavity can't be grown and weknow nothing about them," says Paster. But the two researchers are poise...
Growth Factors Shown To Increase Vitamin C In The Immune System
... is transportedinto cells. This is not the same as oral
vitamin C supplements that comein the reduced form of ascorbic acid, most of which is excreted throughurine," added Dr. Golde. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is the world's oldest and largestprivate institution devoted to prevention, patient ...
American Society Of Gene Therapy To Hold Its First Annual Meeting
... eight papers selected. In addition, 18sessions of oral
presentations and two large poster sessions will present theparticipants' latest work. All abstracts will be published in a program book. A 16-session education program will introduce meeting participants toareas of gene therapy research outs...
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