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Second Breast Cancer Gene Located

...e remaining 50 percent." With the help of physicians and scientists in five countries, Futreal andStrat... is not yet commerciallyavailable, Winer and other physicians at Duke have been using a test forthat gene in an experimental program to evaluate how best to couns...

Researchers Find Genetic Clues To Intestinal Disease

...ymptoms in close relatives. The findings will help physicians predict who will get the disease, called Crohn's disease, speed diagnosis, and help determine the best treatment for each individual. "Although earlier studies had suggested that Crohn's disease might be several distinct disorders, this is the first...

Robots, Virtual Reality & Other "Smart" Tools Soon Will Help Physicians Heal Patients

...projected onto patients in the operating room; and physicians thousands of miles apart participating in live sur...e hope soon to see new, sophisticated systems that physicians can use to improve patient care and, in many cases, even lower the cost of treatment." Plans...

Prostate Cancer May Be Predicted 10 Years Before Diagnosis

...ether prostate cancer is present. Currently, most physicians test for total PSA only, which, when measured repeatedly over time, can predict prostate cancer up to four years before clinical diagnosis," says Dr. James L. Fozard, Associate ScientificDirector for the Baltimore LongitudinalStudy on Aging (BLSA) at...

Prostate Cancer's Aggressiveness May Be Predicted Early By The Ratio Of Free To Total PSA

...t. The ratio of free to total PSA in sera may give physicians this information." Today, physicians have effective means of diagnosing prostate cancer, but there is great debate about which treatment ...

Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine

... and kill tumor cells," says Dr.Federoff. The physicians used a herpes simplex virus -- the same onethat causes blisters and cold sores in people and animals, onlymodified so that it can't replicate -- to send into rats genesthat code for substances known as cytokines. Cytokines beckon thebody's immune sys...

Purdue Study Aims To Boost MRI Capabilities

...rt to patients." Magnetic resonance imaging allows physicians to "see" internal tissues by using magnetic fields to interact with the protons in hydrogen atoms in the patient's body. When the patient enters the imager, the small internal magnetism of the protons partially lines up with the powerful static magn...

Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine

...Einstein College of Medicine ; and Sloan-Kettering physicians Howard Karpoff, Michael D'Angelica, and Sarah Blai...nize and kill tumor cells," says Dr. Federoff. The physicians used a herpes simplex virus -- the same one that causes blisters and cold sores in people and animal...

Biosensor Is A Model For Widespread Testing Of Chemicals, Molecules

...cation will be a portable "bedside laboratory"that physicians can use to receive on-the-spot analysis of a patient's blood.Such a kit would reduce the time and expense of sending samples out forlaboratory analysis, and would help doctors in diagnosing particular disordersand in precisely regulating medications ...

Duke Study Shows Early Marrow Transplant Key To 'Bubble Boy' Disease Cure

...ated early enough. A 15-year study by Duke physicians shows that more than 90 percentof babies born with the disorder can be given a healthy immune system ifthey receive a bone marrow transplant within three months of birth. Theyalso have learned that these children need not have a perfectly matcheddono...

Yale Breakthrough In Destroying Drug-Resistant Bacteria Focuses On Thwarting Genes That Cause Resistance

...ing genetic defects. In the past 15 years, physicians have noted a significant increase indrug-resistant bacteria, often requiring the use of more expensive antibioticsaccompanied by more negative side-effects, according to Robert S. Baltimore,professor of pediatrics (infectious diseases) at the Yale Sc...

Second Gene Responsible For Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Identified

...d, and this creates lifelong worry for parents and physicians alike,"said Dr. Kwiatkowski, of Harvard Medical School and the paper's lead author. "We plan to now turn our efforts toward comprehensive analysis of the mutationsthat occur in TSC1 and TSC2, understanding the function of the proteins thesegenes enco...

Researchers To Investigate Years Before Menopause

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. -- Comedians, physicians and middle-aged women know the symptoms and ou...women. For example, in guiding women and their physicians in making choices about hormone replacement therapy." "This research would not be possible ...

Discovery Of Genetic Pathways May Provide New Ways To Combat Candida Infections

...rks without severe side effects, but increasingly, physicians are encountering fungal strains that are resistant to fluconazole. Scientists had suspected that one key to Candida's infectiousness may lie in its ability to switch to one of several filamentous forms, but until recently, they had hardly attempted...

UT-Houston Awarded $2.5 Million For Scleroderma Research

...gic and genetic factorsthat may determine, or help physicians predict, disease outcomes in severaldifferent ethnic groups. While potentially devastating, scleroderma is relatively uncommon makingit difficult to conduct genetic studies in affected families. In the course ofmore than 10 years of investi...

Researchers Find Association Between Alzheimer's Gene And Mental Impairment After Cardiac Surgery

...uationis similar to that of Alzheimer's disease -- physicians can determine whois the most susceptible, but, the...indings give more information to patientsand their physicians as they weigh the risks and benefits of heart surgery. He stressed that further studies with more p...

New Mechanism To Explain Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Identified

...study's findings will"convince the large number of physicians who tenaciously hold onto the classicexplanation for carbon-monoxide toxicity that there is more than one way toexplain this type of poisoning. Hopefully this will improve our generalunderstanding of what's going on in patients, and with that a great...

Further Proof That An Altered Rb-2/p130 Gene Leads To Lung Cancer

... a new lung cancer tumor-grading test to enable physicians to determine how much Rb-2/p130 protein is fo...lung cancer patients. This information can help physicians begin treatments earlier, and tailor them to specific patients, depending on how aggressive th...

Popular 'Cure-All' Tea Can Cause Toxic Reactions

...ients who experience unexplainablesymptoms and the physicians who treat them consider that those symptoms could beside effects from alternative therapies, such as drinking home-brewed Kombuchatea....

Study Reviews Medication Use In Elderly Cardiac Patients After Discharge

...ral and urban residents in order tohelp nurses and physicians effectively address the postdischarge needs ofelderly patients and their families. **hmc** Contacts:Leilyn Perri (717) 531-8604 (o) leilyn.perri@hmc.psu.edu M. Steven Bortner (717) 531-8607 (o) (717) 838-5910 ...

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