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International Research Team Clones New Skin Cancer Gene

...rnally rather than in internal organs, a dose of a medication that can replace the function of the faulty gene could be applied directly to the cancer while minimizing side effects.2 The search for the gene began with studies of a rare hereditary disorder, nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS). People w...

Florida Researchers Discover Gene For Fatal Childhood Disease

...or medical affairs. "Hopefully in the nearfuture a medication may be available." Researchers identified the gene by first mapping its location in micewith Chediak-Higashi syndrome, sifting through piece after piece of DNA todetermine which gene was mutated. They then isolated it in people with thediseas...

Study: Device Prevents Epileptic Seizures, Doesn't Damage Hearts

...o heart or lung problems who have not responded to medication and havefrequent seizures," Vaughn said. "It may be applicable to thousands people inthe United States." Possible side effects include slight voice alterations and occasionaltight feelings in the throat, Vaughn said. Some patients report a ti...

Gene Locus Found For Essential Tremor Disorder

...treatments aremedications such as the anti-seizure medication primidone and thebeta-adrenergic blocking agent pr...thetremor rather than experience the discomfort of medication side effects. "With President Clinton asking for more volunteerism in America, we can lookwith grati...

UF Researchers Investigate Phenomenon Of Seizure-Alert Dogs

...rior to the seizure's onset, take seizure-blocking medication or contact a care-giver or emergency medical help. "A number of reports in the popular press, electronic media and dog-related publications assert that some dogs have this ability," said Roger Reep, associate professor of physiological scienc...

Peptic Ulcer Treatment Improves Health, Saves Money

...r disease who are being treated with acid-blocking medication should now be tested to determine if they harbor t...ded into two treatment groups. One group received medication to immediately eradicate the H. pylori bacteria. Patients also halted antisecretory maintenance the...

Study Reviews Medication Use In Elderly Cardiac Patients After Discharge

...when it comes to medications. The dosage ortype of medication often needs to be modified and pain control is fre...cating patientsand their families especially about medication use is something that needs morefocus." Dellasega and her colleagues presented their work t...

Novel AIDS-Directed Technology: Approach Permits Optimization Of Existing Drug Therapies And Targeted, Patient-Specific Treatment

...time for anindividual AIDS patient to begin taking medication and which medication is bestsuited for this particular individual. (A description of this new technique waspublished in ...

Yale Announces New Biotech Firm

...Yale's biggest success isZerit, a leading HIV/AIDS medication developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb,"Gardiner said. ...tlysurpassed AZT as the most frequently prescribed medication in a class ofdrugs called reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Zerit was the fastestgrowing product fo...

Some AIDS Patients May Show Resistance To Sulfa Drugs

...ntly larger numbers among patients who were taking medication that has proven very successful in preventing pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. The study's authors believe this could signal the emergence of resistance to these medications---called sulfa drugs. Sulfa has proven to be the most effective and widely ...

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...eand even though we are treating these people with medication to lower theirblood pressure, some of them continue to have strokes," he said. "Part of the reason might be we don't know how low they can go safelyand we haven't had a way to measure that risk," Absher said. "This technique maybe able to hel...

Duke Researchers Finds That Moderate Caffeine Use Boosts Blood Pressure, Potential For Heart Disease

...that reducing blood pressure by fivepoints through medication was associated with a 20 percent reduction in 5-yearmortality, Lane said. "The relevant message here is that the more caffeine you consume duringthe day in coffee, tea or soft drinks, the higher your blood pressure is likelyto be," Lane ...

Climate Change May Impact Waterborne Diseases

... with global warming. "So far, there is no medication to cure Crypto, tests for the organismare not routinely done on water supplies, and current detection technology isnot always reliable," says Kocagil. Evaluating what is known about this disease, the researchers toldattendees at the spring me...

New Medication Means New Choices For Families Dealing With Alzheimers Disease

...om Penn State's College of Medicine finds thatwhen medication for Alzheimer's disease is offered to all patients, familymembers of patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's are the most likely toaccept available treatment. "When dealing with this terrible disease, families are faced with manyextremel...

Taking The "Ouch" Out Of Needles: Arrays Of "Microneedles" Offer New Technique For Drug Delivery

... to the skinto provide continuousadministration of medication under the control of microprocessor-basedequipment. "This system could provide constant communication between the drug reservoirand the inside of the body," he explained. "Using a microprocessor to control apump would allow the deviceto be programm...

Discovery Of Plant-Like Metabolic Pathway In Common Parasites Supplies New Targets For Therapy

...to sub-therapeutic doses of a commonanti-microbial medication can protect mice from otherwise fatal infections with Toxoplasma gondii . Similar tests against related parasites areplanned. "We urgently need new and better medicines to treat these extremely commondiseases caused by parasites," said team leader &#...

Magnesium Supplements May Help Lower High Blood Pressure

...study were not affected bythe participants' taking medication to control their high blood pressure, theresearchers say. After examining individuals following eight weeks on magnesium and eightweeks off, Yuhei Kawano, M.D., and researchers at the National CardiovascularCenter in Osaka, Japan, determined ...

Possible Dangers Of Taking Over-The-Counter Medications For Hepatitis C Patients

...cantliver injury. He adds that if too much medication is taken the patient risks speedingup the process ...perhaps 50 years. However, iftoo much of the wrong medication is taken or if the patient consumes a lot ofalcohol, the process from hepatitis to cirrhosis can spe...

Results Of Poisoning Visible In Urine

...nt in the environment or resulting from the use of medication release chemical compoundswhich can quickly react with human tissue, thereby causing damage. Up to now, it was not easy to identify thisdamage at an early stage. Recently, however, toxicologists at Amsterdam Vrije Universiteit have discoveredsubstanc...

Cardiac Clinical Trial Studies Use of Antibiotic In Preventing Heart Attack

.... An initial blood test looks at the effect of the medication andcompares to see if antibodies to the chlamydia are present. "The ramifications of this study are profound," says Dr. Cercek. "Despitelowering patients' cholesterol levels and using such treatment modalities asangioplasty, we still have difficulty...

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