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Amgen investigational therapy, AMG 162, increased bone mineral density with twice yearly injection

... 162 on lumbar spine BMD compared with placebo. A secondary endpoint evaluated the cohort of patients randomized to receive open label FOSAMAX®. The doses of AMG 162 evaluated included 6, 14 or 30 mg every three months or 14, 60, 100 or 210 mg every six months. The researchers administered all doses of ...

Dying cells encourage neighbors to grow

...t mutations that block or delay apoptosis to cause secondary proliferation and hyperplasia. It remains to be tested if such a mechanism contributes to hyperplasia in mouse models and human malignancies," offers Dr. Steller. ...

September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...s, general practitioners act as the gatekeepers to secondary care. As a rule, patients are listed with one physician who receives daily information on admissions and discharges from hospitals. Patients' Needs for Contact with Their GP at the Time of Hospital Admission and Other Life Events: A Quantitative an...

New Jersey Institute of Technology professor to develop supersized virtual library

...periments, data and more for students in grade and secondary schools as well as in higher education. In addition to extra links, the system will improve upon Google's style of information delivery, said Bieber. Just type a topic into a library's designated search engine. A few seconds later a list of res...

Excess dietary fat accelerates breast cancer by altering the activity of a group of genes

... disease. It is therefore involved in the field of secondary and especially primary prevention of breast cancer. ...

OHSU study: Bacterial switching mechanism key to survival

... to upregulate genes involved in the catabolism of secondary carbon sources," Brennan said. Brennan said developing a visualization of a protein's structure through X-ray crystallography helps all biomedical scientists to better understand its function. "Our major focus is to determine structures of proteins a...

Other highlights in the November 17 JNCI

...cancers, including colorectal cancer. In addition, secondary analyses of data from a large randomized clinical trial suggested that selenium intake reduces the risk of colorectal cancer, but epidemiologic data has not found a consistent association. Elizabeth T. Jacobs, Ph.D., of the Arizona Cancer Center in T...

Fragmented habitats no ultimate refuges for forest-dwelling tropical birds

...ricas. "We found that species that also tolerate secondary habitats are not deforestation's survivors," said ...l patches of original habitat remain and, in time, secondary forests, gardens or plantations replace some cleared areas." Given that reality, the two authors des...

UCSD biologists identify gene in corn plants that may have paved way for development of maize

...covery of a gene that regulates the development of secondary branching in plants, presumably permitting the hig...barren stalk results--one with leaves, but without secondary branches. In maize, these secondary branches include the female reproductive parts of the plant--or ...

Screening for genetic disorders: Need to avoid anxiety

...urden of counselling and follow-up for primary and secondary health care services." He warned that as population screening becomes available for an increasing variety of medical conditions, this burden will have to be assessed and costed very carefully. "The costs will be considerable, and may not be the best...

Other highlights in the January 5 JNCI

...line phosphatase--in patients with bone metastases secondary to prostate cancer, nonsmall-cell lung cancer, or other solid tumors who were assigned to the placebo group in two trials of zoledronic acid. High levels of each marker at the beginning of the study and recent marker levels were associated with negat...

DNA movement linked to formation of antibody genes

...D)J recombination. In addition, comparison of the secondary structure of the Hermes transposase (the enzyme that mediates Hermes element transposition) with the RAG1 recombinase (the enzyme that mediates V(D)J recombination) and the transposases of some retroviruses shows clear similarities between these reco...

Stowers researcher answers fundamental question of cell death

...outhwestern Medical Center. She currently holds a secondary appointment as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine....

Calcium may protect women from cancer

... One is that calcium has the ability to neutralize secondary bile acids that are produced during the digestion of fat and are highly irritating to the cells in the lining of the colon. The evidence in support of this theory is not very strong. "An alternate theory is that calcium has a direct impact on a who...

Scientists discuss improved biopesticides for locust control in West Africa

...iopesticides developed at Virginia Tech during the secondary invasion of locusts that is expected in 2005. Agblevor discussed long-term formulation research that could expand the circumstances under which locust biopesticides may be used. Vaughan has been active in locust control since 1997, when he assumed co...

Cricket's finicky mating behavior boosts biodiversity

... rates of male crickets' simple courtship songs, a secondary sexual trait that plays a large role in mate attraction. Among all species of Laupala, pulse rates of male courtship songs range from .5 to 4.2 pulses per second. Female crickets can detect these differences, says Mendelson, and they tend to hop towa...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...s circulating in live-bird markets have provided a secondary reservoir from which influenza viruses have crossed over to infect commercial chicken and turkey operations," say the researchers. A vaccine incorporating the inactivated whole-virus has been used in an attempt to prevent AI infection. While these t...

Why some lung cancers stop responding to Tarceva and Iressa

...mors begin to grow again. We call this acquired or secondary resistance," said Vincent A. Miller, MD, a thoraci...mor cells from patients in our study who developed secondary resistance to gefitinib and erlotinib after an initial response on therapy did not have mutations in...

'Hobbit' fossil likely represents new branch on human family tree

...cephalics and the Hobbit. "We still can't rule out secondary microcephaly, which can be caused by exposure to i...comes much harder to attribute their brain size to secondary microcephaly." Scientists also found little similarity to the Hobbit in the virtual endocast produce...

Discovery clarifies role of peptide in biological clock

...e mechanics of how the system synchronizes and the secondary messenger systems as well," Herzog said. "We're getting closer to the heart and soul of circadian rhythmicity by uncoupling the (biological) clock." ...

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