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Researchers Discover How Ulcer Bug Becomes Antibiotic-Resistant
...ent. This resistance is the most common reason for treatment
failure, renewal of infection and recurrence of peptic ulcers and other stomach lesions. The researchers discovered that metronidazole resistance results frommutation in a gene called rdxA. This gene codes for one of the nitroreductaseenzymes...
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution And Novartis Pharma AG Sign AgreementFor Licensing And Development Of Anti-Cancer Compound, Discodermolide
...ies from the sale ofthe compound as a drug for the treatment
of cancer. J. Seward Johnson, Jr., of Princeton, N...rpass otherchemotherapeutic agents as an effective treatment
for cancer". Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Inc. is one of the nation's premiernot-for-p...
Researchers Identify Protein Critical To Urine Concentration
...t also has potential clinical implications for the treatment
of diseases associated with fluid retention, or refractory edema, including congestive heart failure and cirrhosis, said the researchers. "If we could inhibit the water channel with drugs," says A.S. Verkman, MD, PhD, UCSF professor of medicine and ...
Leading HIV Researcher Identifies Molecular Mechanism That Enhances NaturalImmune Defense Against HIV Infection
... Already, Levy pointed out, several people on drug treatment
have resumedproduction of high levels of drug-resi...erse the decreased antiviral responsethat followed treatment
of macrophages with anti-CD86 neutralizing antibodies byexposing the CD8+ cells to anti-CD28 antibod...
Renowned Breast Cancer Experts Present Latest Findings At UCSF Cancer Center Symposium
...ng research andtreatment programs and in improving treatment
outcomes for cancer patients. The symposiu...tsand activities that are designed to identify the treatment
and research issuesthat breast cancer patients believe to be the most important. Larry Norto...
USGS Says Central Columbia Plateau Water Quality Impaired by Agriculture, But Some Good News
...ultural fields and discharge from urban wastewater treatment
plants. Some agricultural practices, such as allowing cattle to graze near streams, are associated with higher rates oferosion. However, increased use of BMPs may improve water quality of the plateau. The USGS study showed that use of sprinkler or d...
Jefferson Scientists Link Some Cases Of Scleroderma To Damage From Lingering Fetal Cells
...me potentially new and important avenues in the treatment
of scleroderma." He and his colleagues report their findings April 23 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Jimenez and his co-workers examined 69 women with systemic sclerosis who had been pregnant for the presence of the male...
UPMC Reports On New Liver Assist Device
...ardtreatment. The animals were divided into three treatment
groups, one receivingstandard intensive care atten... would need tobe conducted to thoroughly study its treatment
efficacy. "We are very encouraged by these preliminary findings," commented Dr.Mazariegos. ...
Early Restoration Of Blood Flow Following A Heart Attack Shown To Improve Long-Term Survival For Patients
...LLAS, April 28 -- Getting immediate vessel-opening treatment
after a heartattack can help you live longer than ...r the following 1 to 5 years indicating no further treatment
advantage," theauthors write. Most people who die of a heart attack do so in the first 24 hours. Im...
UCSF Researchers Identify Mutations In Gene Causing Hereditary Form Of Childhood Rickets
...evaluated for thedisorder and, if necessary, begin treatment
early in life." Children with hereditary vitamin D... or deformed bones. The condition is corrected by treatment
with a synthetic form of the active vitamin D hormone. The researchers carried out their study by ex...
Hormone Activators Stimulate Skin Growth In Fetal Rats Suggesting Possible Skin Treatment For Premature Infants
... a finding that could lead to breakthroughs in the treatment
ofpremature infants with immature skin, UC San Francisco scientists haveidentified hormone activators that stimulate skin development in premature rats. "This may be an important finding for premature infants, who often lacka competent skin b...
Yerkes Primate Research Center Of Emory University Reseachers Find Hunger Regulated By Novel Neurotransmitter
...hysiological processes and are easilymodulated for treatment
purposes. Yerkes scientists caution that CART is only part of the feeding story. There are many chemicalsin the brain regulating food intake and if one is knocked out of commission, the brain willeventually learn to compensate. "Eating is too import...
Inhibitor Shows Potential To Protect Infant Brain
...edge, this is the first demonstration that delayed treatment
with a caspase inhibitor, even when given systemic...nimals was so great that it's hard to imagine that treatment
with BAF or similar compounds wouldn't be worth exploring as potential treatments in humans. That is...
Africa At The Turning Point
... programs on a national scale to improve emergency treatment
of women suffering from complications of unsafe abortion . "Africa is a latecomer to the revolution in reproductive behavior sweeping across the developing world, but is now poised for positive change with respect to childbearing patterns and sexu...
Ulcer-Causing Bacteria Also May Be Associated With Heart Disease
...f heartattacks and cardiac deaths. Prevention and treatment
of these infections may bea new strategy for the prevention of ischemic heart disease."H. pylori is one of four organisms often investigated for an association withheart disease. The other three -- including Chlamydia pneumoniae,cytomegalovirus and ...
Cystic Fibrosis Gene Protects Against Typhoid Fever
...ious problem incountries that lack adequate sewage treatment
facilities, since contaminatedwater is a major source of S. typhi transmission. Implications Dr. Pier speculates that, in addition to advancing the understanding of howpathogens interact with host tissues to cause disease, this finding could havere...
New Airway's 'Smarts' Ensure That Patients Get Plenty Of Oxygen
...ifts too much within the trachea atany time during treatment
or transport to the hospital. "Some patients are intubated by anesthetists in the O.R.before an operation, and in this quiet, well-lit setting, faultyintubation is rare," says Linda Spillane, an assistant professorof emergency medicine at Roches...
High-pressure Oxygen Therapy Could Offer Widespread Benefits
...e amount ofoxygen in the blood, and it is accepted treatment
for carbon monoxide poisoning,decompression sickness, air embolism and certain other conditions. But research to be presented at the meeting this week suggests thathyperbaric oxygen therapy could save millions or even billions of dollarsannua...
Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Stall Disease Progression In People With Below-Average Blood Cholesterol Level
...osisin the carotid artery." The effect of treatment
was the same for those with above-averagelevels as those with average or below-average levels, according to MacMahon. The drug group also had 27 percent lower "bad" low-density lipoproteincholesterol, which is involved in building up artery ...
Three Institutions Combine Efforts In First-Ever Demonstration Of Long-Term Function In Transplanted Human Liver Cells
...oader application and be a safer and less invasive treatment
thanliver transplantation for some patients with d...veness of pancreatic islet celltransplants for the treatment
of diabetes do not affect the long-term functionof transplanted liver cells, at least for some liver...
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