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Oral Vaccine Protects Infants From Severe Rotavirus Diarrhea

...tute for International Development, in a companion editorial in theJournal. "To be there from the beginning has been a great privilege," Dr. Kapikian says. "But what's most exciting and gratifying to me as a physician is to see thatmost babies can be protected from a severe disease with a product that has been...

Stress Lowers Sperm Count By Overwhelming Cells That Make Testosterone

...theDecember Endocrinology and is accompanied by an editorial comment. "It's well known that stress exerts a profound suppression on the malereproductive system, but we really haven't understood until now where or how inthe complex process of spermatogenesis it happens," Hardy says. "This is also anew way of u...

Folic Acid Fortification Effective In Cereal Grains

...Program. Commenting on the folic acid study for an editorial in the same issue of the monthlypeer-reviewed journal of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, Tsunenobu Tamura, M.D.,Professor of Nutrition, Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham,said: "Considering the informa...

Genes May Affect The Response To Drugs That Treat Mental Illness

...ress/Macmillan Press. Editor: Julio Licinio, MD - editorial assistant: Julie Vianello Bldg. 10/2D46, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-1284, USA phone: +1 301 496-6979; FAX: +1 301 402-1561 e-mail: j.vianello@stockton-press.co.uk Publisher: Marija Vukovojac, Stockton Press, phone and FAX: +44 14838...

Low B Vitamin Levels Common In Many People Linked To Increased Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

...or heart disease and stroke," says Robinson. In an editorial commenting on the new research, Gilbert Omenn, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, cautions that the results of the new study should be considered preliminary. While the study indicates that vitamin B-6 may have a protective role ...

U.S. Scientists Honored For Lifetime Contributions In Hepatitis Research

... journal articles, and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis, Hepatology, the Journal of Clinical Laboratory Investigation, and Vaccine Research . He is professor emeritus at Cath...

Psychiatric Genetics From Nazi Germany: What To Do With The Data?

In a guest editorial in the March issue of Molecular Psychiatry, Dr. Mi...Press/Macmillan Press. Editor: Julio Licinio, MD - editorial assistant: Julie Vianello Bldg. 10/2D46, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-1284, USA phone: +1 301...

Possible Trigger For Heart Failure Identified In Lab Animal Studies

...tients who received the antagonist. In an editorial commentary on the new study by the Dallas team, MichaelR. Bristow, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Colorado, notes that the heartmakes "very powerful" compensatory adjustments in response to inflammation thatinclude overstimulation of the immune sy...

The Many Faces Of Malnutrition In Crohn Disease

This editorial by K.N. Jeejeebhoy emphasizes that Crohn disease is a life-longdisorder with subtle manifestations of malnutrition which affect muscle strengthand sense of well being in spite of clinical remission. Thus, physicians shouldcontinue to provide height...

Ulcer-Causing Bacteria Also May Be Associated With Heart Disease

...am and Women's Hospital inBoston. Ridker wrote an editorial accompanying publication of the research. Several earlier studies suggest an association, but others suggestnone. Ridker points out that people with poor access to medical care are morelikely to develop infections that are not treated p...

Evidence For Genetic Effects On The Behavior Of Normal Two-Week Old Babies

...n Press-MacmillanPress. Editor: Julio Licinio, MD editorial assistant: Julie Vianello Bldg. 10/2D46 10 Center Drive Bethesda, MD 20892-1284 USA Tel: +1 301 496-6979 Fax: +1 301 402-1561 j.vianello@stockton-press.co.uk Publisher: Marija Vukovojac Stockton Press Phone and Fax: +44 1483 892...

Molecular Marker May Identify Bladder Cancer Patients Most Likely To Recur

...er patients -- one of the first of its kind. In an editorial in the same issue of the journal, oncologists Randall Millikanand Christopher Logothetis of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas,write that more research is necessary before p21 can be used to guide treatmentin all patients. Yet, "By exp...

Researchers Take A Second Look At Homocysteine's Link To Heart Disease

...osclerosis, says Folsom. An accompanying editorial by Lewis H. Kuller, M.D., and Rhobert W.Evans, Ph.D., from the University of Pittsburgh, states, "A decrease in Bvitamins is the primary cause of the increased risk of vascular disease. Elevated levels of homocysteine may just be a marker of low vita...

Vets Defend The Use Of Antibiotics In Animal Husbandry

...vestock industry is controversial. However, in an editorial in this week's BMJ, the Director of the Moredun Research Institute, Dr Quentin McKellar argues that antimicrobials are an extremely valuable resource in livestock production and their prudent use is beneficial. Dr McKellar indicates that when antimic...

Irregular Heartbeat Shown To Increase Risk Of Death As Well As Disability; Particularly Harmful To Women

... About 2 million Americans have AF,according to an editorial in Circulation: Journal of the American HeartAssociation by J. Thomas Bigger Jr., M.D., professor of medicine and ofpharmacology at Columbia University in New York City. As the Baby Boom generation ages, AF and the sickness and deaths...

The Evolution Of Beauty, Part Of A Special Section On The Evolution Of Sex In The 25 September 1998 Science

... four articles inaddition to Ryan's, as well as an editorial and a special news report. Forcopies, please email scipak@aaas.org, call (202) 326-6440 or fax the followingform to (202) 789-0455. Order Article #11: "Sexual Selection, Receiver Biases, and the Evolution of SexDifferences," by M. J. Ryan at U. of...

Severe Pain Following Shingles Safely Relieved In Clinical Trial Of Anti-Convulsant Drug Gabapentin

...athy is also published in the Dec. 2JAMA issue. An editorial on the promising findings, written by Mayo Clinicneurologist Phillip Low, appears in the same issue. Tricyclic antidepressants are the principal drug used to treat PHNpain, but they don't work for more than half of those who try them, andmany ca...

Science Announces Top Ten Research Advances Of 1998

...bargo,from the AAAS News & Information Office. The editorial by Dr. Bloom will beavailable Friday, 11 December. The cover of the 18 December issue of Sciencerelates to the "Breakthrough of the Year" section and will be available Friday,11 December. For more information about the "Breakthrough of the Year" sec...

Oregon Scientists Discover A Second Blood-Brain Barrier; Important Finding For Patients With Brain Cancers And Neurological Disorders

...ctor can pass through the secondary barrier. In an editorial inthe same issue, Robert M. Quencer, M.D., editor of the American Journal ofNeuroradiology, calls this "a distinct challenge for highly detailed MRimaging." He suggests the use of stronger magnets in MR imaging to provideadequate spatial resolution. ...

Discovery: Chromosomes Found To End In Big Loops

...der of Johns Hopkins University in an accompanying editorial in Cell."But this is just what has happened in the telomere field... .These results willmake us re-think the classical view of telomere function that has emerged overthe past 20 years and give a context in which a new synthesis will emerge." ...

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