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UI Researchers Find Possible Genetic Link Between The X Chromosome And Ovarian Cancer

...sk factors for ovarian cancer andcould lead to new prevention strategies that might reduce a women's chance ofgetting breast or ovarian cancer," he said....

GenRISK Genetic Testing Program At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Offers Patients New Hope In Confronting Disease

...to develop and providecomprehensive management and prevention strategies for each patient. Intensivepreventive screenings are an important component that can lead to earlierdetection and better outcomes. Medications and vitamins that target a particulargenetic susceptibility may be recommended to decrease disea...

Hold The Salt: Gene May Explain African Americans' Extra Sensitivity To Salt, Leading To High Blood Pressure

...t the AmericanHeart Association's epidemiology and prevention meeting. Researchers say they have found that one variant of the angiotensin convertingenzyme (ACE) gene can greatly influence an African American's susceptibility tosalt, which is called salt-sensitivity. As little as one extra gram of salt,the amo...

Chinese Condiment Cuts Blood Cholesterol

...t the American HeartAssociation's epidemiology and prevention meeting. In a study conducted in China, an extract of the red yeast fermented on rice,which is sold under the name of Cholestin, reduced total blood cholesterol bynearly 26 percent in elderly patients after eight weeks of treatment, says thestudy's l...

Residential Dust Control Fails To Reduce Blood Lead Levels In Children

.... Lanphear's study is the first to examine primary prevention of residentiallead exposure in children. Dr. Lanphear is a nationally recognized expert onresidential lead exposure. He recently published an article in the journalScience criticizing federal policy regarding lead exposure and children'shealth....

U.S. In The Midst Of A Heroin Epidemic, But Many Overdose Deaths Can Be Prevented

...verdoses, diagnosis, treatment, complications, and prevention programs. "One surprise was the documentation of the dramatic activity of heroin in thebody compared to morphine and other opiates," he says. "Heroin is more solublein the fat cells so it crosses the blood-brain barrier within 15-20 seconds,rapidly ...

Molecular Effect Of Vitamin E On Plaque Formation Identified

...is pioneering work sheds more light onthe possible prevention of heart disease with this antioxidant supplement, bydecreasing not only oxidation of bad cholesterol but also by having importanteffects on cell function in the plaque." In a 1996 study, these researchers showed that a supplement of 1,200Internation...

Jefferson Scientists Find Further Proof Of Damage To The FHIT Gene In Breast Cancers

...ugs that may arrest the growth of cancercells, and prevention of some of the most common cancers. In 1996, Dr. Huebner and Carlo M. Croce, M.D., director of the KimmelCancer Center, and professor and chair of microbiology and immunology atJefferson Medical College, identified and characterized FHIT . The invest...

Discovery Of 13 Genes Expressed In Brain Tumors May Lead To More Effective Diagnosis Or Prevention

...ead to more effective diagnosis, treatment or even prevention of brain tumors. Of the 13new candidates, three are "known" genes -- their structures have been decodedor 'sequenced.' Ten others are 'expressed sequence tags' (ESTs) -- genes thatare "unknown," having been identified but not yet sequenced in fu...

New Study By TSRI Scientists Sheds Light On Viral Clearance In Acute Hepatitis B Infection

...hough there is a safe andeffective vaccine for the prevention of HBV, it is of no value to those alreadyinfected. While treatments are currently available for the infection, they haveconsiderable limitations in terms of toxicity and long-term benefits. In this study, the authors demonstrate that the DNA of the ...

Rockefeller University Scientists Receive Prestigious Awards For Cancer Research

...ribution to the discovery of the cause or ultimate prevention of humancancer. Dr. Roeder and co-winner Robert Tjian, Ph.D. of the University of California atBerkeley, were cited for their discoveries on the mechanism and regulation ofgene transcription in eukaryotic cells. They will share the Alfred P. SloanPr...

Breakthrough On Microbial Disease Published In Science

... In a major breakthrough in the treatment and prevention of infectiousdisease, the researchers have found a way to disarm microbial pathogens with thediscovery of a "cloaking" device, effectively stopping them in their tracks inanimal studies. The findings, published in the May 7 issue of the journal Scie...

The Green Party

... someday also be used forapplications in pollution prevention and environmental clean-ups. Knowing The Code Many essential biology questions depend on knowing the structure of proteins andenzymes. By charting their shape, scientists can determine how the moleculeswork. But these molecules may also change sha...

Center For Future Health Aims To Bring High-Tech, Low-Cost Health Care To The Home

...for everyday use bylarge numbers of people for the prevention of disease. "This is a whole new vision for the health care system," says ProvostCharles Phelps. "The Center for Future Health offers one of the most interestingand vital opportunities for research and teaching that has emerged from theUniver...

Concern Unfounded About Damage From Vitamin C

...ents in foods, and their potentialroles in disease prevention and therapy....

NIAID launches major step in trial of experimental shingles vaccine

...pants, andfact sheets on shingles and the shingles prevention study, may be obtained bycalling 1-800-772-5464 ext. 658. Media interested in attending the event onJune 17 at the NIH Clinical Center should call the NIAID press office to makearrangements....

New study finds link between decline in the city's TB rates and intensified control programs

...re of TBpatients; development of an HIV-related TB prevention program; improvedscreening among persons in residential care facilities, jails, and homelessshelters; and improved hospital infection control measures. "Although we have made considerable progress in decreasing the rate of cases andespecially those ...

Jefferson researchers find access to new methods of HIV prevention for pregnant women and newborns may depend on where they were receiving care

... protocol 076, arguably the biggest advance in HIV prevention yet,according to Dr. Turner. The trial was halted early and its results, announcedin February, showed AIDS transmission could be substantially reduced duringdelivery by giving AZT to the pregnant women during the last two trimesters ofpregnancy, duri...

Malaria called failure, puzzle and challenge

..." Bed nets have been touted as onesolution in the prevention of malaria transmission, especially if they aretreated with insecticides. But getting people to use them may be difficult,Carter says. "If people normally use bed nets, they do so at night. If themalaria vector's peak biting period is at night when p...

Vitamin C levels linked to amount of lead in blood

...c acid may have public health implications for the prevention of leadtoxicity." The correlation between levels of vitamin C and blood lead levels issupported by the findings of a recent small clinical trial, conducted at theUniversity of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, that found that 1000mg vitami...

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