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Blood Test Can Identify Some Children With Strep-Related Behavioral Disorders

... onset inthe children, possibly through the use of preventative antibiotic treatments.Some kids with OCD or tic symptoms never get over how they're treated byothers. Our hope is that with more research, we can change the outcome forthese children." Leonard is professor and director of training for child andadoles...

National Network Provides Update On Devastating Corn Disease

...unts ofdisease develop during grain fill Consider preventative fungicides; the economic benefit of controlling thedisease with fungicides in grain production fields is marginal except in highrisk areas with significant yield losses annually For the complete NCR-25 Report, Gray Leaf Spot of Corn: An Update, vis...

Genetic Clue Found To The Leading Cause Of Blindness In The United States

...nticipate whichpatients are at risk and take early preventative measures to head off asignificant loss of vision. An ultimate goal of the research is to developmeasures and therapies that can eliminate age-related macular degeneration. "We believe this genetic research will help us accomplish this goal b...

Inhaled drug useful in preventing flu

...nd B flu. The authors write that use of drugs as a preventative for flu as an adjunct tovaccination has been considered useful in specific situations and will continueto be the case. "One of these situations was exhibited in 1997-98, when achange in the circulating virus limited the efficacy of the vaccine. Ano...

Shark cancers cast more doubt on cartilage pills

...sses that sell shark cartilage as a cancer cure or preventative have claimed for years that sharks never get cance...k cartilage pills based on very faulty data and no preventative studies to show that it works," Gary Ostrander , Hopkins professor of biology and comparative medic...

Physical activity, not diet, most influences preschoolers' weight

... importance of physical activity for children as a preventative strategy in reducing the risk of obesity in adolescence and adulthood....

Improving preventative care for coronary bypass patients

...esterol concentration. In general, the standard of preventative care was good for well-established risk factors. For instance, virtually all patients were taking aspirin, had good blood pressure control and only 10% still smoked, following their operation. However, the authors found that patients' cholesterol was...

Rising Maryland to welcome new biotech president

...ning high to market UMBI's technologies, including preventative AIDS vaccines, urban fish farming methods, poultry vaccines and genomic protein data for advanced drug design. "Jennie Hunter-Cevera's wealth of knowledge and expertise will help Maryland maintain its stance as a premier center of innovation and g...

Moderate alcohol consumption increases bone mineral density in elderly women

...t would be premature to recommend alcohol use as a preventative measure for osteoporosis....

Epimmune scientists report positive pre-clinical data on vaccine designed to combat HIV's ability to mutate

...ir long-term use. A vaccine that can provide both preventative and therapeutic benefits has great potential to help control the AIDS epidemic and curtail the costs and side effects of anti-retroviral therapies. "A major challenge to the development of an effective AIDS vaccine is the ability of HIV to mutate. E...

PAR-2 and protective gastric secretion

...ric acid. This finding may point the way to useful preventative treatments for gastric ulcers, including those that result from heightened acid secretion caused by chronic use of aspirin or other common analgesics....

Blood vessels found to signal chain of destruction in bone diseases

...L as a target and OPG as a possible therapeutic or preventative molecule to eliminate excessive osteoclast formation and activity. It is the progressive and irreversible loss of bone and cartilage that is the most difficult to control and treat in rheumatoid arthritis, periodontal disease or cancer. Current ant...

Hot pepper oil may prevent salmonella in poultry

...re was in the past, because the industry has taken preventative measures," she says. "But it would be a real breakthrough if we could find a way to reduce levels even further, without the use of antibiotics." The poultry that McElroy has worked with seem to have no objections to the taste or sting of the capsaici...

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute show most people with the genetic mutation for an iron-storage disease stay healthy

... that causes hemochromatosis in order to prescribe preventative therapy. The case for screening for hemochromatosis seemed particularly sound considering a 5/1,000 incidence of the homozygous state in the United States and a simple treatment that could remove the accumulated iron and presumably prevent further da...

Next-generation biomaterials to help body heal itself

...oactive stimuli can be used to activate genes in a preventative treatment to maintain the health of tissues as they age," he said. Their review tracks the development of the field from the 1960s to the present day, in a special edition of the journal on the 'Bionic Human.' In the 1960's and 1970's, the first gen...

New sensor being designed to detect, identify invisible agents faster

...tor in the patients genetic make-up for customized preventative care. This personalized approach to medicine has the potential to revolutionize healthcare. However, there are many obstacles in the development and implementation of these new technologies. One that concerns Saraf is how to eliminate the need for ...

Fly brains provide new insights into the growth and development of human nerve cells

...fect neuronal growth and development might lead to preventative treatments for Williams syndrome, nonsyndromic X-linked mental retardation and other inherited brain disorders, he concludes. Other co-authors of the Nature study, titled Rac GTPases control axon growth, guidance and branching, are former Stanford r...

Nature's own antidote to cocaine

...knowledge is important for the development of both preventative and drug-based treatment strategies for people suffering from cocaine addiction," she adds. Kreek, together with Rockefeller Professor Emeritus Vincent Dole and his late wife and colleague Marie Nyswander, pioneered methadone maintenance programs for...

Anticonvulsant drugs found to impact on epileptic childrens ability to recall information

...ulating cognitive processes. This would lead to a preventative effort to diminish cognitive impairment in a population group that suffers most from the effects of this disorder....

A pilot study may offer promise of a marker for ovarian cancer

... 14,000 deaths due to this deadly disease. Sadly, preventative measures cannot help decrease these numbers in ovarian cancer because there are no symptoms in early-stage disease, no lack of readily recognizable and detectable precursor lesions, and the no specific and sensitive screening tests. Consequently, in ...

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