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Researchers Investigate Years Before Menopause
... hormones from birth control pills and replacement therapy
are unknown. The researchers include Wood; Kathleen O'Connor, post doctoral traineeand Dr. Darryl Holman, postdoctoral fellow in Penn State's Population ResearchInstitute, and Dr. Phyllis Mansfield, professor of women's studies and healthed...
Researchers Take Major Step Toward Cracking Ebola Code
...urposes, forexample, by incorporating it into gene therapy
vectors derived from different,safer viruses in order to deliver therapeutic genes into endothelial cells incancer or cardiovascular disease. "The virus has developed an insidious means to target different cells in thebody to promote its growth at th...
Genetics May Explain Much Age-Related Hearing Loss
...umber of free radicalspresent, there is hope for a therapy
for age-related hearing loss. " To arrive at their findings, the researchers used mice in which one orboth components of the gene responsible for production of SOD had beeneliminated, along with mice with a normal amount of SOD. "Mi...
Molecular Mechanochemistry: An Emerging Discipline At The Nexus Of Biology And Physics
...r key regulatory molecules important forpreventive therapy
in such diseases as atherosclerosis and hypertension," saysPeter F. Davies, PhD, director of Penn's newly formed Institute for Medicine andEngineering, an organizational blending of medical and engineering faculties tosupport research, education, and...
The Human Genome Project: Science, Law, And Social Change In The 21st Century
...s: Impact of new genetic technologies on cancer therapy
and other fields in medicine Genetics and drug de...kers are genomics pioneer Dr. Eric S. Lander; gene therapy
researcher Dr. James M. Wilson; scientist and patient advocate Dr. Nancy Wexler; attorneys Barry Sch...
Study Is First Ever To Document Protein Therapy Induces Creation Of New Blood Vessels To The Human Heart
...ublishedresearch evidence that recombinant protein therapy
can create new blood vesselsto increase blood supp...extensive research in gene and recombinant protein therapy
over the past 12years. She says this new research is encouraging for cardiovascular surgeons. ...
Jefferson Researchers Find Correlation Between Gene And Endometrial Cancer
...ins. "A high level may indicate less aggressive therapy
is needed. Rb2 may be useful as a prognostic indicator to help set the course of therapy. Our results may influence the selection of candidates for less aggressive surgical treatment. They may also be helpful in identifying high-risk pati...
Drug-Resistant Infection Once Found Only In Hospitals Now Present In Community
...e study. "First-line antibiotics arestill the best therapy
for these infections." The University of Chicago researchers conclude that the results of this studyunderscore the need for further investigation. They have already begun a studyto evaluate the transmission of these organisms by identifying childrenc...
Transplanted Neurons Restore Function In Rats After Stroke
...ons and storedfrozen, could be used as replacement therapy
to reverse the deficits of stroke,"notes Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, a professor of pathology and laboratory medicineat Penn and a coauthor on the study. Lee and Penn colleague John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, also a professor ofpathology and labor...
Pharmacogenesis: Postgenomic Drug Discovery Through Developmental Biology
...d discuss the potential and directions fornew drug therapy
based on developmental biology at a conference sponsored byNature Biotechnology and Massachusetts General Hospital. At "PharmacoGenesis: Postgenomic Drug Discovery Through Developmental Biology,"Christiane Nusslein-Volhard, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate, wi...
UF Researchers Use Gene Therapy To Prevent Hypertension, Organ Damage
in laboratory animals successfullyprevents high bl...lso can be protected. One day, scientistshope gene therapy
will be able to control high blood pressure in humans. The researchers describe their findi...
Intake Of Acetaminophen Increases Risk Of Excessive Anticoagulation In Patients
...ctice. "We don't want patients on anticoagulation therapy
to avoid treating pain orfever, but if they are continuously taking a maximum over-the-counter dose ofacetaminophen, they should alert their physician or anticoagulation clinic todetermine whether their warfarin dose should be adjusted." Hylek's co...
Over 4700 Technical Sessions Will Reveal New Findings At National Chemists' Meeting In Dallas, March 29 - April 2
DALLAS -- Monitoring cancer therapy
and the global warming debate areamong topics that... Radiopharmaceuticals designed to monitor cancer therapy
Naturally occurring inhibitors of HIV Three years of NAFTA and its impact on the chemical indu...
Simplified Therapy To Prevent TB Proven Effective In Developing Countries
...edication. In mostdeveloping countries preventive therapy
for high risk individuals is notgiven because of l...gimen of twice-weekly dosesof isoniazid preventive therapy
administered for six months or rifampicinand pyrazinamide administered for only two months provided ...
Dog Blindness Gene May Help Humans
...equivocal diagnostic test for dogs but also togene therapy
methods for prcd in dogs -- which eventually may b... geneticist at Cornell. Recent advances in genetic therapy
may allow doctors to treat retinitis pigmentosa (as well as rod-cone degeneration indogs) by cloning...
UPMC Researchers Report On Gene Therapy Advances
PITTSBURGH, March 16 -- The field of gene therapy
has transformed dramatically,moving from its antic...h Medical Center (UPMC)is at the forefront of gene therapy
research for a variety of musculoskeletaldisorders including arthritis, osteoporosis, muscle strains...
Jefferson Researchers Use Gene Therapy To Treat Rare, Inherited Brain Disease
...lege are for the first time attempting to use gene therapy
to treat Canavan disease, a rare, fatal metabolic ...ed by Canavan families for their expertise in gene therapy
to see about the possibility of developing a therapy
for the disease. Drs. During, Leone and Freese ...
New Gene Therapy Technique Results In 60 Percent Tumor Regression Rate
...ial dangers associated withconventional viral gene therapy
techniques. Scientists in the university'...wo. For the study, scientists used a gene therapy
protocol widely used inresearch of human cancer in animal models: They stimulated cellular expressio...
Sex Differences In Heart Disease May Be Due To Enzyme That Breaks Down Fat
... the University of Washington, found thatintensive therapy
with lipid-lowering drugs decreases hepatic lipase in men andcauses coronary artery disease regression. Hepatic lipase activity must be measured in a test tube and requiresmore than a simple blood test. Because it binds to the endothelium, ...
Soy Phytoestrogens Reduce Carotid Atherosclerosis As Much As Premarin
...ON-SALEM, NC -- Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy
markedlyreduces the occurrence of atherosclerosis .... The team found that hormone replacement therapy
from soy protein withphytoestrogens provided equivalent stroke-prevention benefits to the standardPr...
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