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New Gene Alteration Find Points To Aggressive Leukemia Treatment
...nts with the defect remained in remission from the disease
justover seven months while those without the defe...w transplant while in their first remission of the disease
ifthat option is a possibility. The researchers are now beginning a larger, more comprehensive...
DT104 Advice:How To Slow Salmonella Spread
...milk in Vermont -- public healthofficials fear the disease
could spread to the food supply during theslaughte...er, rapid dehydration, bloody diarrhea and, if the disease
is nottreated, death from blood poisoning. The bacteria can survive in a wide varietyof conditions ...
Infants, Toddlers Should Not Restrict Fat Intake, Experts Say
...nd appear to have an increasing role in preventing disease
later in life." In addition to the need for fat in early development, Hennig says there is a theory that offers another reason infants should have comparatively high-fat diets: These diets may lower their cholesterol when they become adults. "Blood c...
Columbia Researchers Identify Gene For Inherited Baldness
...ion.Other forms, such as alopecia areata, a common disease
affecting 2.5 millionpeople in the United States, are thought to be related to autoimmune disfunctionor stress. The molecular basis of these forms of alopecia remains a mystery. "With the hairless gene, the real basis of hair loss c...
Virginia Tech Engineers Help Mother Nature Clean Up
...earch has beenperformed on the poplar to make them disease
resistant...Theremore than 250 natural species of poplar trees,...but there areapproximately 2500 hybrids that have been genetically engineered,"Grace says. However, as John Novak and Mark Widdowsonof Virginia Tech's environmental engineering pro...
UF Researchers: Development Promotes Disease Among Gopher Tortoises
...ers, increasing the likelihood of them spreading a disease
that could help speed their demise, according to n...tory medicine and a primary investigator, said the disease
is not treatable in the wild. Klein said the loss of smell interferes with the tortoises' a...
Ant Pheromone May Aid Alzheimer's Patients
...ndergoing clinical trials as a possibleAlzheimer's disease
treatment, Cornell University chemists report in the January1998 issue of the German journal "Naturwissenschaften". Anabaseine, whose chemical analog GTS-21 stimulates the nicotine receptor sitesin the brains of Alzheimer's patients and helps reduce...
Fauci: New Findings Help Explain "Rebound" Of HIV In Patients Who Discontinue Triple-Drug Therapy
...of HIV in some circumstances. "HIV disease
is a multifactorial process controlled by the complicated interplay of stimulatory and inhibitory factors concentrated in the lymphoid tissue, the centers of immune activity in the body," Dr. Fauci notes. At the...
Novel AIDS-Directed Technology: Approach Permits Optimization Of Existing Drug Therapies And Targeted, Patient-Specific Treatment
...accurately monitor the status and progress of this disease
in real time are significant",said Joseph Adlerste...sist in the treatment of serious diseases. Initial disease
targets for this technology include AIDS, cancer, cardiovasculardisease and osteoporosis. The second...
New Heart-Attack Indicator Dramatically Improves Diagnostic Accuracy Of ER Doctors: TnT/Echocardiogram Combination Could Reduce Needless Admissions
...of those whowere not suffering from ischemic heart disease
did not need to be admitted andwould not return to the hospital with similar ailments. In addition, 90 percentof the patients who sustained acute heart attacks had an increased level of TnTwithin four hours of entering the ER. "Our study sho...
NIAID Doctor Successfully Treats Longest Case Of Malaria Infection On Record
... had had malaria at about age 3, and that the disease
was untreated but spontaneously resolv...ing very mild cases of malaria in places where the disease
has supposedly been eradicated, says Dr. Vinetz. People with low levels of P. malariae p...
American Heart Association Comment: "Folate And Vitamin B6 From Diet And Supplements In Relation To Risk Of Coronary Heart Disease Among Women"
...-6, is predictive ofreduced risk of coronary heart disease
(heart attack or death from coronaryheart disease)...ating a relationship offolate intake with coronary disease
risk in men, and with other evidence thatlow blood levels of folate and vitamin B-6 are indicative o...
Study Finds Gene Is Associated With Higher Risk Of One Kind of Stroke Among African-Americans
...n implicated inthe most common form of Alzheimer's disease
also may predispose blacks tointracerebral hemorrh...c researchers presented a novel view ofAlzheimer's disease
when they demonstrated, in 1993, that the Apo-E4 variant wasa risk factor predisposing people to dev...
Three-Day Treatment Cures Decades-Old Case Of Malaria
... lives, to beexamined at Johns Hopkins, infectious disease
clinic. There, Vinetz, who was also then working at the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, suspected the fever and large spleen might be caused by malaria. In only three days, using five doses of anti-malaria medicine, she was cured. Vinetz, who...
Low B Vitamin Levels Common In Many People Linked To Increased Heart Disease, Stroke Risk
...at vitamin B-6 deficiency was stilllinked to heart disease
and stroke in study participants independent of le...h levels of this amino acid may be linked to heart disease
and stroke risk as a result of too little vitamin B-6 or folic acid intake. In the study vitamin B-6...
Short-Course TB Prophylaxis Effective In HIV-Infected Individuals
... (PAHO), holds promise for reducing HIV-related TB disease
and death in the United States and thr...ions -- HIV infection speeds the progression of TB disease
and increases the rate of activation of latent TB infection. TB appears to increase HIV ...
Sexually Active Younger Women Are At Higher Risk For Infection With Human Papillomavirus
...rtant role in limiting persistenceof the virus and disease
progression. If this is mediated by the immuneresponse, it could indicate that development of prophylactic and therapeuticvaccines would play an important role in prevention and control." Higher risk and incidence of HPV infection are associated wit...
Engineering Our Arteries: Replacements And Assisted Healing
To combat heart disease
and problems that arise after angioplasty, the balloon procedure used to open clogged arteries, Rice bioengineer Jennifer West is developing alternatives like bioengineered arteries -- including assisted ...
Johns Hopkins Scientists Designing Compounds To Fight Malaria
...difference betweenlife and death. That form of the disease
can induce coma andfevers as high as 106 degrees F...ds, and from Central America to Asia and India.The disease
is spread by a genus of mosquitos called Anopheles,which pick up the parasite when they bite an infe...
Duke Researchers Develop First Treatment For Rare Muscle Disease
...roying them. About 100children are born with Pompe disease
each year in the United States. In a severeform, the disease
is always fatal, usually within the first two years of life. Chen and Duke colleagues Helen...
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