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

...rcent increase in the FOSAMAX® group, after 12 months of treatment. AMG 162 also had a positive effect ... 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 AMG 162 via su...

Does a time delay between prostate cancer diagnosis and start of radiation treatment matter?

Men who wait as long as three months after their prostate cancer diagnosis to receive r...in relation to time to treatment: less than three months (n=589), three to six months (n=629), six to nine months (n=94) and more than nine months (n=67). A...

'Immediately open access' option for the leading journal Genome Research

...on at the journal's website ( www.genome.org ) six months after publication and copies of these papers are deposited with the National Libraryof Medicine's database PubMedCentral ( www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov ). The Press also makes its journals available free of charge online to scientists in the poorest cou...

World's top theoretical physicists converge to consider 'future of physics'

...ide to leave their home institutions for weeks and months to participate in KITP programs, which address the questions that define the leading edge of scientific research. That purpose of creating a home away from home to stimulate collaborative scientific exploration accounts for the resid...

Environmental exposures before and after birth can harm children's lungs

... to ETS were more likely to cough and wheeze at 12 months of age and experienced more difficulty breathing, ...ell as higher incidences of asthma symptoms, at 24 months of age. Although the researchers found increased respiratory symptoms at 12 and 24 months, they did...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...show they are quick to generate (days or weeks vs. months or years), are cost effective, and could offer long-term protection against various infectious diseases. The pDNA vaccine specific to this study contains conserved genes from the flu virus, and although safer due to its lack...

Mechanism discovered for muscle wasting seen in diabetes, AIDS and other diseases

...increased with salicylate treatment and, after six months of therapy, their body weight, muscle mass and muscle fiber size were nearly normal. In a prevention protocol, salicylate treatment was begun during gestation. In these latter mice, body weights and muscle mass were essentially normal throughout li...

Delay in cutting the cord helps premature babies

...udy, the infants will be followed until they are 7 months old when developmental testing will be done. Eventually, she hopes to track them up to age 5. Although the study is not complete, she says that the data safety checks show no harm from a delay of 30 to 45 seconds at birth. While expectant mothers sh...

Men with prostate permalignant lesions have increased likelyhood of invasive prostate cancer

...ne biopsy, patients were re-biopsied at six and 12 months to test for the presence of prostate cancer. Results demonstrate that within one year, men in the placebo group had a 31.4 percent risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer. A sub-set analysis of the placebo patients in a year long, chemopreven...

Mouse model of osteoarthritis

...was thinner and showed signs of wearing away. By 9 months old, the knees of the mutant mice largely lacked articular cartilage. All told, the joints in these mutant mice closely resembled those in people with osteoarthritis, suggesting that BMP signaling is necessary for the maintenance of healthy articular...

Promising new preventative treatment option for population of men at high risk of prostate cancer

...ad a lower cumulative incidence of cancer after 12 months of treatment, with the 20 mg dose contributing the...aking placebo. Among the patients who completed 12 months of treatment, the reduction in prostate cancer incidence was 48 percent for patients receiving 20 mg...

Genetically modified parasite lets researchers probe immune system's memory

...eishmania and respond to new infections at least 5 months after initial infection. Because T cells orchestrate the immune system's fight against other diseases, including tuberculosis and AIDS, scientists believe the new insights will be help efforts to develop other vaccines. "We are so much better at unde...

Genetic data crunching achieves milestone at Stanford

... data. "Microarrays allow researchers to do in six months what previously would have taken six years of concerted effort," explained Gavin Sherlock, PhD, assistant research professor in genetics, who has been involved in the Stanford database from the beginning. The need for the university database became a...

New genomic method can identify disease-causing genes

...large chromosomal regions, saving researchers from months to years of experimentation. In addition, the results are assessed by absolute (p-value) statistical criteria, which give researchers greater confidence in their analyses. The pattern of genetic variation analyzed by this new computational method...

Study is looking at ways to help stroke survivors regain lost motor skills

...to move or twitch, that persists for at least four months following a stroke. Stroke survivors who may be interested in participating in the trial and family and friends interested in more information can contact 888-546-9779. Participants undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify the area of t...

Study demonstrates Cenestin reduces sleep disturbances/night sweats in post-menopausal women

...re post-menopausal for at least six months, or two months if menopause was induced by the surgical removal of the uterus, received a baseline screening including a physical exam, medical and sleep history, and completed a two-week diary reporting sleep quality, sleepiness and hot flashes. After a ...

Pesticides may promote Parkinson's disease and exercise may offer protection

... subcutaneously to the animals over a period of 18 months in one case and 19 months in the other before the Parkinson's-like pathology developed. When the monkeys' brains were later ex...

Gene therapy approach reverses diabetic neuropathy in animal model, Pitt study finds

...introduced by HSV vectors were still expressed six months after single inoculation and could still protect against the development of neuropathy. That study looked at gene expression for NT-3 and two other neurotrophic factors. "We are encouraged by these outcomes, but in order to bring this approach to a c...

NIH funds rare childhood disease to provide insights into the origins of adult cancer

...the disease. Usually starting within the first two months of life, DBA is a genetic blood disorder of unknown origin that has been diagnosed in only about 1,000 people worldwide. Through the registry, researchers have already discovered that about 50 percent of DBA patients have at least one birth defect an...

Iraqi civilian deaths increase dramatically after invasion

...ality rate among civilians in Iraq during the 14.6 months prior to the March 2003 invasion with the 17.8 month period following the invasion. The sample group reported 46 deaths prior to the March 2003 and 142 deaths following the invasion. The results were calculated twice, both with and without informatio...

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