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New study indicates arsenic could be suitable as first-line treatment in type of leukaemia

...e bone marrow and the blood, resulting in anaemia, bleeding and susceptibility to infections. It occurs in people of all ages, although it is more common in older people. The five-year survival rate for patients receiving the current optimum treatment of chemotherapy plus ATRA (All Trans-Retinoic Acid a vita...

Researchers identify protein promoting vascular tumor growth

...ical removal is too dangerous because of potential bleeding complications and skin loss. "Most of these tumors show up in the first month of life. About 90 percent go away by themselves over time, but until they do, children are forced to accept a period of deformity, sometimes up to age 9," Gordillo sa...

Growth hormone and IBD: Reduction of intestinal inflammation, promotion of growth

... Persistent diarrhea 2. Abdominal cramps 3. Rectal bleeding 4. Intermittent fever 5. Arthritic-like inflammation of the joints 6. Inflammation of the skin or eyes, and 7. Skin nodules and ulcers Researchers Xiaonan Han, Erin Bonkowski and Lee Denson of the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Cincinnati ...

Fluid derived from aloe plant prolongs life after hemorrhagic shock in animal study

...emorrhagic shock is treated by controlling ongoing bleeding and restoring blood volume by infusing a lactate solution and packed red blood cells. Soldiers wounded in combat often lose significant amounts of blood, and there is no practical way to replace the necessary amount of blood fast enough on the front ...

Mosquito researchers track dengue fever in Sonora, Mexico

... the person's blood vessels start to leak, causing bleeding from the nose and mouth. Of those people who get the hemorrhagic form of dengue, up to five percent will die, Worobey said. Joaquin Ruiz, the dean of UA's College of Science, said, "Teri Markow's efforts, both in educating ecologists from Mexico as ...

JCI table of contents, 1 July 2004

...ompletely unrelated diseases.Thrombocytopenias are bleeding disorders that occur world-wide and can become lif...ani, from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, covers bleeding disorders in general, then focuses on how the specific timing of the single-copy expression of the F...

Donaghue Women's Health Investigator Program awards grants to three at Yale

...ial determining the optimal therapy to control the bleeding in these patients systemic estrogen-progesterone therapy or endoscopic cautery. Currently, there is little data to guide physicians in treating these women. van Dyck's research focuses on estrogen and serotonin receptors in menopausal women with d...

$5 million grant funds partnership, studies of minority-based issues in reproductive health

...ing birth control pills to women who have abnormal bleeding because of fibroids. Additionally, the study will investigate whether African-American women, who more commonly have fibroids than women of other races, have higher levels of female sex hormones, which also could make the fibroids grow faster. A thir...

JGI, VBI help unravel sudden oak death & soybean disease

...depending on the host. Infected oak trees exhibit bleeding cankers on the trunk, and often succumb to the disease or to secondary infections as they are weakened by P. ramorum. In foliar hosts, the pathogen reveals its presence through leaf blight and twig dieback. Foliar hosts serve as a vector for the di...

New research shows that the seasons may be involved in onset of menopause

... for the seasonal distribution of the first missed bleeding in the peri-menopause [3] were: ... ever looked into whether the time of first missed bleeding shows any correlation with the severity or the frequency of hot flushes, or with the proportion of w...

Loyola decides to test new blood substitute in trauma patients at the scene of injury

...ned to increase survival of critically injured and bleeding trauma patients at the scene of injury, beginning July 1, 2004, as part of a national clinical trial. Loyola's Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Research Subjects (IRB) approved the clinical trial following extensive public educ...

JCI table of contents, 17 May 2004

...r human CD39. hCD39-transgenic mice had increased bleeding times and were also protected from collagen-induce... blood components alone was sufficient to increase bleeding times. To test CD39's potential in improving xenotransplantation, the researchers performed cardiac ...

Nonalcoholic beverages may impart cardiovascular benefits without the negative effects of alcohol

...a key role." "Hemostasis" refers to the arrest of bleeding or circulation. Bassus and his colleagues examined the hemostatic effects of consuming three liters of regular beer, nonalcoholic beer, or alcohol mixed with water (v/v 4%) during a three-hour period on 12 young, healthy male volunteers (19 - 36 year...

March of Dimes awards $250,000 prize to pioneering scientist

...at mutation? For example, the bleeding disorder hemophilia is caused by mutations in clotting factor genes that are located on the X chromosome. The disease occurs in about 1 in 5,000 males -- but rarely occurs in females. Dr. Lyon's groundbreaking hypothesis explained...

Research bank makes good use of umbilical cords

...d blood stem cells have the potential to alleviate bleeding problems in patients with side effects from cancer treatments. "Mothers participating in the program understand that while there is no direct benefit for them, the donation is important in promoting medical research that drives the development of fu...

JCI table of contents, 2 April 2004

...r Hemophilia Hemophilia is an X-chromosome linked bleeding disorder caused by mutations in the genes encoding...-term FVII expression and were able to correct the bleeding phenotype. These results indicate a strong potential for this strategy to be useful for treating hu...

Case researchers substantiate bacterial link to preterm birth through mice studies

...kes the opportunity to enter the blood stream when bleeding occurs with the gum disease," states Han. She also adds that periodontal disease and pregnancy, with its hormonal changes, both challenge the immune system, which may have a harder time warding off and keeping the numbers of the bacteria normally pr...

JCI table of contents, 15 March 2004

...ents suffered from severe mental retardation and a bleeding tendency, with mild thrombosis. The authors' res...sts, and creation of PACAP knockout mice, that the bleeding and thrombosis activity were related to PACAP overexpression. This study provides potential new dir...

Other highlights in the February 18 issue of JNCI

...sophageal cancer, but the use of aspirin can cause bleeding and other harms. Using a model analysis to compare the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of aspirin for the chemoprevention of esophageal cancer in patients with Barrett's esophagus, Hur and colleagues found that aspirin therapy with or without e...

Solving the Ebola enigma: satellites will provide clues

...Gabon border. The disease causes runaway internal bleeding in humans and also apes. The Ebola virus undoubtedly has its home in deep tropical jungle, but its natural host organism or 'reservoir' remains unknown. "Humans get infected only when an individual gets into contact with an already-infected animal,...

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