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Gene-Altered Mouse May Provide New Insights To Parkinson's Disease, Substance Abuse And Schizophrenia
...to treat Parkinson's patients. Because Parkinson's patients
makevery little dopamine, the trick is to keep what little dopamine they havein the synapse longer, significantly increasing neurotransmission, Caronsaid. This could be achieved with drugs that selectively block the transporterprotein. Such a strateg...
Tumor Suppressor Gene Located In Liver Cancer Cells
...'s team found that liver tumors from 64 percent of patients
studied had lost one copy of the gene. The deletion of one copy, or allele, means that a mutation in the remaining copy can limit or destroy a cell's ability to produce functional protein. Next, the researchers began the arduous process of screenin...
Florida Researchers Discover Gene For Fatal Childhood Disease
...ne disease, especiallythe complications many lupus patients
develop. "This discovery has the potential to be a treatment for lupus as itrelates to kidney problems," said Dr. Doyt Conn, the national ArthritisFoundation's senior vice president for medical affairs. "Hopefully in the nearfuture a medicati...
Protein Glitch May Be Early Problem In Inherited Alzheimer's
... (FAD) cases, cases where symptoms first appear in patients
in their late 20s to the their late 50s. Beca...Scientists estimate that 15 percent of Alzheimer's patients
are FAD victims. A child with one parent with FAD has a 50 percent chance of developing Alzheimer's...
Genetic Alterations Linked To Cancer In Some Blood Samples
...tations specific to cancer in blood samples of six patients
with head and neck cancer. Their findings are rep...t be helpful in patient management for identifying patients
with a very poor prognosis who may benefit from aggressive therapy," he says. The test works by iden...
Low-Protein Diet May Reverse Kidney Disease
...e paradox of why eating less protein benefits some patients
-- sufferers already lose too much protein in thei... of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. "Five patients
remain virtually cured, while only one patient's blood-protein level worsened, " says Walser. Hopkin...
Newly Discovered Gene Halts Cell Division and May Have Cancer Link
...dership role in defining the standards of care for patients
with cancer. Memorial Sloan-Kettering was recently named the nation's best cancer center for the fourth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report ....
Researchers Find Genetic Clues To Intestinal Disease
...his co-workers studied the hospital records of 552 patients
treated for Crohn's disease at Johns Hopkins. They...on or brother and sister. Another 32 such pairs of patients
were identified through a multi-center survey. Among the Hopkins patients, the younger of each pair...
Two Long-sought Diabetes Gene Found
...tre for Human Genetics. The researchers found that patients
from MODY3 families had one of several different mutations in the gene for hepatocyte nuclear factor 1 alpha (HNF-1-alpha) but healthy subjects had normal copies of the gene. A few young normal subjects from these families had also inherited the muta...
Robots, Virtual Reality & Other "Smart" Tools Soon Will Help Physicians Heal Patients
...cal tools; three-dimensional images projected onto patients
in the operating room; and physicians thousands of miles apart participating in live surgery -- these are among early 21st century technologies doctors and engineers are dreaming about and developing now. "We're encouraging close collaboratio...
Pinpoint Gene Control Holds Promise For Nervous System Studies
...emory and learning, a link that may be relevant to patients
withAlzheimer's disease, where NGF-sensitive neurons in the brain'sbasal forebrain are among those damaged....
Selenium Supplements Can Reduce Cancer Rates
...n 1983, the researchers recruited 1,312 randomized patients
with histories of skin cancer at seven dermatology...e of about 100 micrograms of selenium a day). The patients
were given either a placebo or a 200-microgram daily supplement of selenium (twice the average amoun...
Blood Test Can Identify Some Children With Strep-Related Behavioral Disorders
...17positive cells were similar in the two groups of patients
and much highercompared to the healthy children. The blood test is still a research tool that may be a few years away fromregular clinical use, said Henrietta Leonard, M.D., the study's second author.But the findings suggest that a subset of childre...
High Levels of Vitamin C Prove Toxic to HIV
...lanning follow-up studies of vitamin Cs effects in patients
infected with the AIDS virus. Memorial Sloan-Kett...adership role in defining the standard of care for patients
with cancer. In 1996, Memorial Sloan-Kettering was named the nations best cancer center for the four...
A Drug Pump On A Computer Chip
...ls, and partly by the needs of diabetics and other patients
on regular, intravenous medication. Huff, who..."Ideally, an insulin delivery pump would sense the patients
blood glucose level and change the dose of insulin accordingly," said Huff, who has begun with a pum...
Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine
...y. He and Dr. Fong hope to trythe therapy on human patients
in the future....
Purdue Study Aims To Boost MRI Capabilities
...ur research is aimed at determining at what levels patients
can feel the magnetic fields, and at what levels the symptoms are acceptable." Bourland and Nyenhuis are using a unique system designed to determine the optimal ways to vary gradient fields without causing pain or discomfort to patients. The apparatu...
Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine
.... He and Dr. Fong hope to try the therapy on human patients
in the future. Memorial Sloan-Kettering is the world's oldest and largest private institution devoted to prevention, patient care, research and education in cancer. Throughout its long and distinguished history, Memorial Sloan-Kettering has played a...
University Of Washington Discovery May Point The Way To New Treatment For Hepatitis C Cases That Do Not Respond To Interferon Therapy
..., dark urine and jaundice, but up to 70 percent of patients
lack symptoms in the early stages. Infected indivi... to 50 percent of chronically infected hepatitis C patients
will develop cirrhosis of the liver, and 20 to 30 percent of those will develop liver cancer or live...
NIH Team Discovers Endocrine Tumor Gene
...gel and colleagues have been treating and studying patients
with MEN1 at the NIH Clinical Center for more than...joined the collaboration to study tumors from MEN1 patients
in order to help identify the gene. In 1996, Drs. Liotta and Emmert-Buck and colleagues develope...
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