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...oxide, but evidence that these vitamins can play a preventative or curative role in human disease is not strong. Currently, the consequences of the reaction of NO with superoxide are not fully understood. There is evidence to suggest that such reactions may be beneficial or harmful to processes in the body. It i...

New hope for diabetics in treating blindness

...-occurring. "We are aiming for a non-destructive, preventative treatment that doesn't involve destroying retina or requiring a kidney transplant," says Wilkinson-Berka. More than 100,000 Australians have type 1 juvenile diabetes. It strikes suddenly and makes the recipient insulin dependent for life. With type...

Promising multi-strain HIV vaccine candidate emerges

...ool toward that global goal." Though designed as a preventative vaccine, the complex might also be useful as a therapeutic vaccine, say the authors. The gp120-CD4 complex will continue to be evaluated with regard to safety and immunogenicity within the next two years should precede into Phase I clinical trials, ...

A new approach holds promise for reducing cocaine craving

...that treatment with n-acetyl cysteine had the same preventative effect....

Ozone may provide environmentally safe protection for grains

...he researchers are studying ways to use ozone as a preventative treatment by possibly sealing of grain storage facilities with layers of ozone, much the way a jelly jar is capped with wax. The USDA National Research Initiative provided funding for this study....

Bt toxins found to kill parasitic roundworms

...stly, as any pet owner who must purchase heartworm preventative knows. That's not the case with Bt toxins, which have played an important role in controlling insects, such as mosquitoes that carry disease, in third world countries and are now being used in genetically modified cotton, corn and other crops to co...

Study demonstrates that low dose tamoxifen may be effective in treating breast cancer

...ower doses of tamoxifen might therefore reduce its preventative effects in cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis, but also reduce important adverse events such as venous thrombosis. There was also a direct link to the decreased reduction of cholesterol and low dose tamoxifen. Breast cancer is the second-lead...

5 Million award for pioneering project to train new breed of scientists

.... To researchers on an endless quest for cures and preventative treatments for diseases, such data is worth more than their weight in gold, as are the scientists who can interpret them. The growth of data about molecules and cells means that biology an increasingly complex science. Scientists who can use the late...

Infertility treatment versus fertility control: the challenges for developing countries

...fua, would be to give people access to appropriate preventative treatments. Infertility in developing countries is...blic health policy should only be considered after preventative approaches have become well established," he added. Adoption and child fostering might provide inter...

Diadexus receives FDA marketing clearance for PLAC (TM) test

...ual and his or her physician to take proactive and preventative measures, such as lifestyle modification or therapeutic intervention." Results from a study presented by Dr. Ballantyne at the American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting 2003 show that individuals with normal LDL, but elevated levels of Lp-PLA2, a...

Old drug works new tricks for iron overload heart disease

...archers say this method is playing catch up, not a preventative method in dealing with iron overload. "For patients with iron overload right now, the choices are either nightly needles under the skin for hours on end to remove the iron or face certain death from heart failure. The drugs currently used are also ex...

JCI Table of Contents, 1 October, 2003

...nd activity has the potential for efficacy in both preventative and therapeutic applications. In an accompanying commentary, Thomas Zollner and Khusru Asadullah from Schering AG in Berlin, Germany, discuss the underlying mechanisms of this approach and potential therapeutic applications. TITLE: Prevention of leuk...

Researchers home in on obesity gene and offer explanation for overeating

...se in obesity rates, but they may provide clues to preventative and therapeutic approaches that will ease the heal...f becoming obese later in life, and take effective preventative measures." The team compared genome-wide scans of 576 obese and 646 normal weight adults in France,...

Scripps scientists link ozone to atherosclerosis

...ife-threatening atherosclerosis would be a boon to preventative medicine. Atherosclerosis and Ozone Atherosclerosis is a common vascular disease that increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes. In fact, heart disease is the most common cause of death in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and ...

NIEHS and UNC to collaborate on registry of 20,000 subjects

...d to define environmental risk factors and develop preventative strategies to reduce the incidence of disease," Dr. Blackshear said. "This is a pioneering initiative," said Dr. Paul B. Watkins, professor of medicine and director of the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) at UNC. "Clearly, this is the next ...

Inherent mistrust of research institutions limits minority representation

... many minorities are hesitant to seek even routine preventative medical care, creating poor health status indicators of minority populations, which form a considerable portion of the American populace. Recruitment for trials has been low in spite of the 1994 National Institutes of Health directive that makes the ...

Alcoholism risk linked to gene involved in brain chemistry

...berg said. "We may be able to target therapies and preventative treatments based on individual characteristics," he said. The research was done as part of the Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism, a 15-year-old project that involves scientists at nine institutions across the country and is funded by ...

Other highlights in the May 5 JNCI

... agent's tremendous potential as a prostate cancer preventative agent." Contact: Amy Dayton, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 617-534-1603, adayton2@partners.org Researchers Identify Possible New Target for Inhibiting Tumor Angiogenesis Inactivating the mRNA for c-Jun, a transcription factor, inhibits angiogenes...

Tiny beetle wreaks havoc on Texas ornamental tree nurseries

...Department of Agriculture, is the testing of a new preventative trunk spray at two nurseries. The other is a trapp...dwig noted a few products are labeled for use as a preventative trunk spray, but most are either marginally effective or require multiple sprayings throughout the g...

Two billion vulnerable to floods by 2050; number expected to double or more in two generations

...the potential path of a 100-year flood and, unless preventative efforts are stepped up worldwide, that number could double or more in two generations. Floods presently impact an estimated 520+ million people per year worldwide, resulting in estimates of up to 25,000 annual deaths, extensive homelessness, disas...

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