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...ingly, phototherapy, which involves subjecting the patient
to intense pulses of light, has been shown as another effective treatment for various forms of depression. "The indication that GSK-3 is at the same time a mediator of light effect and a clock molecule in Drosophila raises interesting prospects for...
Penn study finds ICD devices offer heart patients life-saving benefits
...ed Cost Researchers administered a comprehensive patient
survey to better understand quality of life benefits, for both primary prevention and "secondary prevention" ICD patients, i.e., patients who have already experienced a cardiac event. Key findings include: Patients living with an ICD report hig...
UC Davis study finds high arsenic levels in herbal kelp supplements
...pecific diagnosisor treatment recommendations, the patient
started taking a variety ofherbal therapies, inclu...bloodand urine. At her physician's suggestion, the patient
discontinued the kelpsupplement. Within weeks, her symptoms disappeared, and within severalmonths ar...
Almac Diagnostics announces pioneering genetic research on colorectal pre-malignancies
...inically relevant data that may ultimately improve patient
care in a wide range of contexts including companion diagnostics, biomarker discovery and patient
stratification. The Vital Role of Research on Colorectal Pre-Malignancies Colorectal cancer is t...
Glucose triggers brain cell death in rats after hypoglycemic coma
...t "as clinicians, our first reaction when we see a patient
in hypoglycemic coma is to give lots of glucose, fast. But our rodent model makes it clear that overshooting glucose levels is very bad for rat brains. The way we treat patients for hypoglycemia may have to be reevaluated." Swanson adds two strong ...
Heart failure: Intervention possibilities from imaging programmed cell loss
...d researchers are looking at novel ways to improve patient
care." With heart failure, a person's heart no longer pumps sufficient blood to the body's organs. Nearly 5 million Americans are living with heart failurea long-term condition that tends to gradually worsenand 550,000 new cases are diagnosed each ye...
Cure for cancer one step closer
...ing medical research facility with a commitment to patient
care, ethical conduct and quality research that aims to improve quality of life through better diagnosis and treatment. ...
JCI table of contents: April 2, 2007
...e same gene was associated with disease in a human patient
with osteopetrosis. Bone cells known as osteoclasts from both this patient
and incisors absent rats were impaired in their ability to destroy bone (which is essential for main...
Hopkins research professor talks at NJIT about hospital noise and black heritage in technology
...ced stress for medical professionals, and improved patient
well-being. West joined the Johns Hopkins faculty after a distinguished career at Bell Laboratories that spanned more than four decades. His pioneering research involving charge storage and transport in polymers led to electric transducers for soun...
Advances in personalized medicine on agenda for 54th Society of Nucelar Medicine Annual Meeting
...d the power of nuclear medicineand their impact on patient
carewill be explored as more than 4,000 doctors, technologists, scientists and pharmacists from around the world attend SNMs 54th Annual Meeting June 26 in Washington, D.C. SNMan international, multidisciplinary society of more than 16,000 molecular ...
Toward improved forms of a time-tested cholesterol-fighter
... flushing, which contributes significantly to poor patient
compliance, Semple explained. Since currently marketed cholesterol drugs have a more modest HDL-raising activity than niacin, better tolerated HDL-targeted therapies with improved efficacy could provide additional clinical benefits to patients and po...
Heart intervention doesn't outweigh medicine in study
... the findings are expected to significantly impact patient
care practices in some settings, as noted in an ac...torial in NEJM, the study supports the approach to patient
care at the University of Kentucky, notes Dr. David Moliterno, UK College of Medicine chief of cardi...
Think herbal supplements are safe? Think again, book by Saint Louis University doctor says
...n the topic after a routine six-month visit with a patient
he had successfully treated for depression. He had been seeing the patient
for four or five years, and asked if the man was dealing with any new health problems. The patient...
Engineering the heart piece by piece
...nd promise over the longer term as a source of new patient
treatments. As part of the effort to make the leap from the lab to the clinic, U-M is applying for patent protection on the Artificial Heart Laboratorys developments and is actively looking for a corporate partner to help bring the technology to ma...
Stem cell therapy shows promise in regenerating damaged muscle in heart attack patients
...ollowed for 2 years. To prevent bias, neither the patient
nor the physician knows who received the stem cell treatment and who received placebo. Rush principal investigator cardiologist Dr. Gary Schaer, head of the Rush Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, says one reason the study results are so promising...
MIT: Pulsing light silences overactive neurons
...t useful in neuron inhibition. "Often if you are patient
and think carefully about what you want to do, you can find a molecule that is very close to what you want, and with a little bit of luck it will turn out to work," Boyden said. The halorhodopsin work is one of the first projects from the Media Lab...
Lack of a protein in lung tumors may increase risk of death
...e one of those characteristics." An analysis of patient
survival data indicated that patients with little or no Olig1 in their tumor cells had about a 15 percent decrease in survival. The researchers are now trying to learn the role of the Olig1 gene and protein in lung cells and how their loss may con...
Bacteria from patient's dental plaque causes ventilator-associated pneumonia
...,000 to costs and double the length of stay of the patient
in the hospital. Ironically, it turns out that the patients own dental plaque is a major source of germs that cause ventilator-associated pneumonia. In results to be presented today (March 23, 2007) at the International Association of Dental Resear...
Tiny clue reveals new path toward heart disease
...rs repeated the same experiment in four additional patient
populations, scanning the DNA of a total of 4,000 individuals, and turned up the same result. "This finding opens up a whole new area of study for looking at risks of cardiovascular disease," said senior study investigator Jeffrey M. Vance, M.D., ...
Leading drug discovery and biotechnology scientists and experts discuss latest advancements
...l health conditions early on, rather than when the patient
requires more intensive treatment. Mel Reichman, Ph.D., Lankenau Institute for Medical Research in Wynnewood, Penn., and Christopher Lipinski, Ph.D., Melior Discovery Waterford, Conn., will debate the benefits and drawbacks recently established Nat...
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