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Enzymes Targeted As Key To Understanding Drug Interactions

...prescription or two. The result can be an array of pill bottles on your bathroom counter or breakfast table, perhaps augmenting your usual arsenal of over-the-counter supplements and pain and cold remedies. How is the patient -- or the health care professional -- to know when the potential exists for a s...

UF Researcher Designs Pill To Control Mosquitoes

...vive. As a mosquito control breakthrough, the diet pill could save lives. "We hope this can stop the advan...the chlorella, make it into a pill, then place the pill into any water body where mosquitoes are known to breed. Then watch the larvaefeast on the chlorella...

UMass Researchers Announce Birth Of Genetically Modified Cloned Calves

...xtracted and purified, then taken in the form of a pill or injection, or drunk like a conventional glass of milk. This new field, a combination of pharmaceuticals and farming, is called "pharming." Under an agreement announced last year between ACT and Genzyme Transgenics Corp. , the first product to b...

Lack Of Intestinal Bacterium Linked To Kidney Stones In Cystic Fibrosis Patients, University Of Florida Researchers Report

...archers have found that givinglaboratory animals a pill containing proteins that Oxalobacter uses to degradeoxalate with meals successfully lowers oxalate levels and eliminates crystals inthe urine. "The subject is really kind of new and in its early phase," Peck said. "A lotof questions need to be asked...

Calcium Channel Blocker Slows Hardening Of Arteries In Some Key Arteries, But Not Others

...with neitherinvestigator nor patient knowing which pill they were taking. One of the 16 centers was the Wake Forest University Baptist MedicalCenter, where David M. Herrington M.D. conducted the study. At the end of the three years, the patients had a second heartcatheterization. ...

Coffee Without Addiction, Possible New Treatment For Osteoporosis, Wrinkle-Free Cotton, And More

...sitive results in animal studies and can be put in pill form. A New Wrinkle in No-Wrinkle Cotton: A new cost-effective and environmentallysound finish for cotton fabric has been developed by chemists to make cottonwrinkle-free; the new finish is under commercial development. Juiced-Up Solutions for H...

Mayo Clinic study shows dietary supplement may help fight heart disease

... study showed that patients who took an L-arginine pill every day for sixmonths had significantly less chest pain and improved coronary blood flow thanthose who took a placebo," says primary author and Mayo Clinic cardiologist AmirLerman, M.D. "We propose that there is a role for L-arginine as a therapeut...

Duke study: Exercise may be just as effective as medication for treating major depression

...ive role in trying to get better. "Simply taking a pill is very passive," he said. "Patients who exercised mayhave felt a greater sense of mastery over their condition and gained a greatersense of accomplishment. They felt more self-confident and had betterself-esteem because they were able to do it the...

Scientists predict food in the new millennium

...o program in your health profile and then obtain a pill with the optimal nutrients that you need." However, Kroger acknowledges that pills will not replace the enjoyment of eating, nor at the present time, compensate for beneficial substances in food not yet identified. "People will probably still w...

Study suggests newer oral contraceptives may be less harmful for women smokers

...take oral contraceptives, and women who are on the pill but do not smoke. However, those statistics were based on older formulations of the pill, some of which are no longer made, she said. Clearly, more research on newer formulations needs to be done. The National Institutes of Health and the UNC-CH Wo...

Cat allergy sufferers find relief in asthma drug

...ealing because it is not a steroid and is given in pill form." Zafirlukast is one of a relatively new class of asthma medicines known as leukotriene antagonists. These drugs block chemicals released by lung cells that are responsible for allergy symptoms. Because the drug has been very successful in treat...

Artificial muscles release medicine from tiny implants

...apsules would be implanted beneath the skin. "Our pill is different from other implants because it's 'smart' -- it gives only the amount of drug that the body needs," said Madou. Beyond dispensing drugs to patients -- such as insulin to diabetics -- the artificial muscles could power tiny pumps for other...

Effect of exercise on reducing major depression appears to be long-lasting

...ive role in trying to get better. "Simply taking a pill is very passive," he said. "Patients who exercised may have felt a greater sense of mastery over their condition and gained a greater sense of accomplishment. They may have felt more self-confident and competent because they were able to do it themse...

UNC awarded $5 million NIH grant to explore disease that inflames blood vessels

...edications, including steroids intravenously or in pill form. Other powerful and toxic drugs, such as prednisone and the cancer chemotherapies cyclophosphamide and methotrexate, carry a variety of side effects such as nausea, vomiting, bone marrow defects, and GI bleeding. "Such treatment can be miserabl...

Cats comforted by synthetic chemical, research suggests

...the home than it is to stick a pill down a cat's throat," Buffington said. Abbott Laboratories provided support for this study....

FDA clears Berlex Laboratories Mirena (R), new form of long-acting contraception meets need for U.S. women

...ds. I just dont have time to think about taking a pill every day," says Michelle Fleissner, one of the first women in the U.S. to use MIRENA. "I know MIRENA works, which means that when my husband and I have intimate time together, we dont have to stop and worry about birth control. Right now, were not...

New Brookhaven Lab study shows how ritalin works

... addictive cocaine, is not addictive when taken in pill form. One thing in common with all drugs of abuse ...ive," she said. "However, when Ritalin is given in pill form it takes at least 60 minutes to raise dopamine levels in the brain. So, it is the speed at whic...

More help for infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome

...n is extremely challenging.Clomiphene citrate is a pill that has been used with relative success about two-thirds of women who take the pill ovulate, and roughly one-third become pregnant. For those who do not respond, the only viable altern...

Talking device keeps HIV patients on the straight and narrow

...rmed by a backup system using microchip-containing pill bottles that self-report when they're opened. The DMAS patients, all on a complex regimen of at least three anti-HIV drugs, also experienced an average 10-fold drop in viral presence in their blood or spinal fluid when compared with control patient...

UC San Francisco patents method for delivering normal genes in a pill

...atent for a method of delivering normal genes in a pill to induce the production of insulin in people with...ll needs to be done before there is an actual gene pill for insulin production, but the patent demonstrates the validity of the concept and promises to spur...

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