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Genetic Alterations Linked To Cancer In Some Blood Samples
...cer in blood samples of six patients with head and neck
cancer. Their findings are reported in the Septem...D., associate professor of otolaryngology/head and neck
surgery, and oncology. Sidransky cautions that the test does not appear useful as a screening test ...
Gene Locus Found For Essential Tremor Disorder
...erized mainly by tremor of the arms, but the head, neck
and voicemay also be involved. About 4 million Americans have this bothersome andsometimes disabling inherited disorder. ET affects approximately 1 to 6 percentof the adult population over the age of 40. "The participation of an American family tha...
UPCI Researchers Find Drug Improves Cancer-Fighting Ability Of Vitamin D
... solid tumors such as prostate cancer and head and neck
cancers. Currently, the UPCI team is conducting a clinical protocol combining a steroid with 1,25-D3 for advanced cancer. Dexamethasone appears to enhance 1,25-D3 activity by 'telling' tumorcells to increase their production of vitamin D rec...
MIT's Mini Respirator Breathes Life Into Mutant Mice
...ing out one end. A rubber cuff around the animal's neck
seals thechamber. The pressure in the chamber is then oscillated up and down, causing theanimal's lungs to inflate and deflate. In contrast, today's conventional respirators deliver air via a tube inthe neck. This isn't feasible for mice, ho...
Targeted Genetics, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center And University Of Pittsburgh
Report Phase I Clinical Trial Results Of Gene Therapy Treatment For Cancer
...se II clinical trials for the treatmentof head and neck
cancer in the second half of 1998. "This is extrem...an any othergynecological malignancy, and head and neck
cancer is the fourth most commonmalignancy worldwide, with approximately 50,000 new cases diagnosed ...
New Test Opens Window On Corrosive Free-Radical Activity In Individuals
...atherosclerotic plaque tissue removed from blocked neck
arteriesduring a surgical procedure called an endarterectomy. This study involving bothmarkers allowed the researchers to refine the newer test by cross-validating itwith the older one, thus providing the technical underpinnings needed for a widerang...
Pitt Researchers Find Way To Block Cellular Growth Pathways And Inhibit Tumor Growth
...signing aclinical trial for patients with head and neck
cancer based on the extremelyencouraging results w...e investigators injected these agents intohead and neck
tumors growing in laboratory mice. This "antisense" therapyeffectively inhibited tumor growth and r...
New Airway's 'Smarts' Ensure That Patients Get Plenty Of Oxygen
...d by a small receiver on thefront of the patient's neck
only if the device is correctlyinserted. "This development takes advantage of human anatomy as wellas one of the fundamental properties of ultrasonic waves -- thatthey don't travel through air," says Jack Mottley, associateprofessor of electrica...
The Distinctive Sound Of Cholesterol
...technology. The two large carotid arteries in the neck
carry blood to the brain. Physicians now diagnose stenosis -- cholesterol deposits in the arteries -- by using expensive diagnostic devices or by listening to the sounds made by the blood. When the heart pumps blood, velocity is high (systolic cycle...
Targeted Genetics Collaborators Report Additional Phase I E1A Gene Therapy Data At American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting
...ne therapy for thetreatment of breast and head and neck
cancers at the 34th Annual Meeting of TheAmerican ...table breast cancer and nine patients withhead and neck
cancer. In 16 patients evaluable for response, nine had stabledisease, five had progressive disease...
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Develop Nation's First Robotic Tour Guide For The
Dinosaur Hall At Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum Of Natural History
...ontest, has a dome-shaped head and an ostrich like neck
set on topof a cylinder-shaped body that moves on wheels. 'Sage' has the ability to detectand respond to the presence of people and lead them on a 15-minute tour of theDinosaur Hall using video and other information on demand in a multimediaformat. ...
HIV Infected Adults In UCSF Study Show Evidence Of Thymus Activity
... The thymus is an organ located at the base of the neck
and is the source of the"T" in T cell. In newborns and young children, it acts as a teacher of T cells,sending out "naive" T cells -- those which have not seen foreign invaders. Oncea naive cell encounters a foreign particle, it becomes dedicated to ...
FDA Approves Hopkins-Designed Implants To Restore Lost Voices
...,professor and chairman of otolaryngology-head and neck
surgery. There are moreserious complications, too. "People who can't close their vocal folds cannot project their voices ortrap air effectively, which makes it difficult to exercise or even walkupstairs," he says. "There is also a danger of...
New Biological Markers Accurately Predict Prognosis In Head And Neck Cancer Patients, Find University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Researchers
...nscorrelate closely with the prognosis of head and neck
cancer may significantlyalter the detection, stagi... "In our report, all patients with head and neck
cancer have elevatedprotein expression of TGF-" and EGFR. Our previous studies indicate that people...
Horses Prefer Bridles That Have A Bit Missing
...t devices flex thejoint where the horse's head and neck
meet-the "poll"-and often restrict theanimal's breathing and movement in the same way as a bridle with a bit. Kerstin Alford, welfare officer with the British Horse Society, hasgiven Buck's invention a guarded welcome. "Some horses do resent ...
Combining Angiostatin With Radiation Enhances Anti-Cancer Effects Of Each
...or many tumors, includingprostate, brain, head and neck
and other cancers. It could even expand the use o...-resistant human tumors (SQ20-B, a formof head and neck
cancer), angiostatin alone reduced the tumor volume 16 percent,radiation alone reduced volume 18 per...
University Of Washington Scientists Discover A Gene That Causes Deafness And
Dizziness In Mice
..., UW associate professor ofotolaryngology-head and neck
surgery, plan to extend their studies ondeafwaddler mice to examine heritable forms of deafness and vertigo in humans. "We study the genes that cause deafness in mice because we can controlthe genetic background of mice, thereby allowing us t...
Duke Study Helps Explain How Cells Divvy Up Genes During Reproduction
...ates the power for the motor, but the roles of the neck
andstalk were a mystery. Using molecular b...ated a hybridmotor that has a kinesin engine and a neck
and stalk section from Ncd. Thishybrid motor runs in reverse, just like Ncd. The scientists therefor...
UT Southwestern Study Uses Common Cold Virus For Gene Therapy To Treat Head And Neck Cancers
DALLAS -- Patients with advanced head and neck
cancer thathasn't improved with surgery, radiation...directly into the tumors of patients with head and neck
cancer in anattempt to kill the cancer cells but preserve normal ones. The unconventional treatment ...
American Heart Association Announces Top 10 Research Advances For 1998 -- Gene Therapy Among The List
...ure in the carotid artery, the blood vessel in the neck
that supplies blood to the brain, and the thoracic aorta, one of the largest blood vessels that carries blood from the heart to the lower body. Their preliminary findings suggest that the MRI can be adapted to freeze-frame the beating heart so that ...
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