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Popular 'Cure-All' Tea Can Cause Toxic Reactions
...r cases highlight the use of aspecific alternative therapy
with [the] potential for toxicity." Neither thetea?s claimed therapeutic benefits nor its adverse side effects have beenreported widely in scientific literature. Srinivasan and co-authors warn that this "health" beverage could in factbe harm...
Oral Vaccine Protects Infants From Severe Rotavirus Diarrhea
...hydration can be reversed through oral rehydration therapy
or, if moreserious, through hospitalization and intravenous fluids. Although effective,these therapies are not readily available or utilized in many parts of the developing world, Dr. Kapikian says. Also, Dr. Kapikian notes, "Rotaviruses are very eg...
Study Shows Hereditary Legacy Of Radiation Exposure
...res to what a person might receive duringradiation therapy
for cancer -- confirms what the Japanese have been sayingfor years; that the effects of radiation can be passed down through generations.Her results are controversial but she says, "so far, no one's beenable to knock it down ... Every molecule of tha...
Dendritic Cell Therapy For The Treatment Of Cancer
...n with other typesof immunotherapy. Dendritic cell therapy
alone may also prove useful for patients at high risk ofrecurrence after a primary tumour has been removed by surgery, or for healthypeople at risk of developing familial types of cancer....
Peptic Ulcer Treatment Improves Health, Saves Money
...e second group continued antisecretory maintenance therapy
with H. pylori eradication used only if symptoms recurred. The analytical model estimated that after one year, patients who received immediate H. pylori eradication had fewer months with ulcers, fewer ulcer symptoms and lower treatment cost. ...
Pitt Researchers Construct Novel Delivery System For Gene Therapy Of Liver Disorders
...fect to patients. It ispossible to give this gene therapy
to patients through a catheter," remarked Dr.Huang. "By selecting genes specific to a patient's disorder, eventually we maybe able to use this delivery system to jump start the body's production oftherapeutic proteins and enzymes, which will ...
Gene Therapy Trial Takes Aim At Deadly Brain Cancer
...y, Philadelphia, are hoping to find out if gene therapy
will be safe and effective in treating glioblas...ed to be the first organized international gene therapy
trial of any kind. The trial is designed to see if gene therapy
can not only delay disease progre...
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Researchers Report Three-Dimensional Structure Of Hepatitis C Helicase Enzyme; Report In Structure
...cientific Officer of Vertex."Given the combination therapy
approach now being advocated and developed fortrea...esearch results indicate that combinationantiviral therapy
for HCV patients, in particular interferon alpha plusribavirin, may improve response rates. In 199...
Experimental Trial Combines DNA Vaccine With Triple-Drug Therapy To Stop HIV
...tients whosevirus levels have been lowered by drug therapy
to allow their immune systems torebound, the vaccine will boost immune activity sufficiently to clear the virusfrom their bodies. "We think we can get an enhanced response to the DNA vaccine inconditions where the immune system is not preoccu...
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Investigators
...te, into healthy whiteblood cells. Differentiation therapy
is an especially intriguing treatmentapproach, sin...evelop resistance to retinoic acid, and provides a therapy
which canpotentiate the response to retinoic acid as well as prevent or overcome the lossof response...
New Gene Alteration Find Points To Aggressive Leukemia Treatment
...ext, they will testthe effectiveness of aggressive therapy
in patients with the ALL1 defect. Caligiuri suggests that a screening test for the defect, now availableat Ohio State, should be widely available this year. The international collaboration was funded by the Leukemia Society ofAmerica, the Lady ...
Gene Therapy Enables Transplantation Without Immunosuppressive Drugs
...nosuppressive drugs. In a scientific first, a gene therapy
strategy was usedto alter the donor liver prior to...ve and kidney damage.In our study, a one-time gene therapy
treatment of only the donor liver made therecipient's immune system tolerant of the new organ withou...
Columbia Researchers Identify Gene For Inherited Baldness
...ible, for instance, to treathair loss through gene therapy
administered topically via the hair follicles." The market potential for products to treat alopecia is one of thelargest worldwide, encompassing pharmacological agents, over-the-countermedications, personal care products, surgical pro...
Fauci: New Findings Help Explain "Rebound" Of HIV In Patients Who Discontinue Triple-Drug Therapy
...ts receiving aggressive antiretroviral therapy
who have no easily detectable HIV in their blood, does the virus rapidly rebound to high levels if the drugs are discontinued? "Our new data suggest that the virus comes roaring back because of the normal stimulatory ...
Extensive Phase II Data Of Amprenavir (141W94/VX-478) To Be Presented
...nd study being presented describes 1592/amprenavir therapy
in the contextof other 1592/PI treatment possibilities. Available four week data confirms therapid and potent antiviral effect of 1592 and amprenavir. Longer term data thatdemonstrates amprenavir's potency compared with other 1592/PI regimens will b...
Novel AIDS-Directed Technology: Approach Permits Optimization Of Existing Drug Therapies And Targeted, Patient-Specific Treatment
...s and the patients' responses toprotease inhibitor therapy
in AIDS. T cells were indeed being destroyed with...d merely improving andoptimizing the diagnosis and therapy
by individually selecting the optimumtreatment, pinpointing its initiation, duration and dosage." ...
B-Vitamins Lower Homocysteine Levels In The Blood; May Reduce Vessel Damage In Stroke Patients
..."It is remarkable thatonly three months of vitamin therapy
can produce these kinds of changes." High ...lication of this is that the effect of the vitamin therapy
maynot be just specific to individuals who have higher levels; there may be nothreshold effect," Mac...
Study Finds Gene Is Associated With Higher Risk Of One Kind of Stroke Among African-Americans
...small brain vessels) or as aresult of clot-busting therapy
for a heart attack. Eighty-one percent werewhite and 19 percent were black. In comparison to a control group of 1,899 people, there was astatistically significant increase in the e4 and the double e4 frequenciesbetween the ICH patients a...
Short-Course TB Prophylaxis Effective In HIV-Infected Individuals
A two-month course of therapy
to prevent active tuberculosis (TB) is an effectiv...s and other countries where preventive therapy
is widely recommended for individuals infected with TB and at risk for developing active...
Duke Researchers Develop First Treatment For Rare Muscle Disease
...icist Dr. Yuan-Tsong Chen. He said it is the first therapy
to show promisein any type of a genetic muscle-was...to carry the gene into cells. Ifsuccessful, a gene therapy
strategy would allow the muscle to generate its ownenzyme and eliminate the need for lifetime inject...
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