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NIH gives $8M to University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for myositis research

...ed in February 2006 for adult rheumatoid arthritis patients with an inadequate response to anti-TNF (tumor nec...is drug has been used in other research studies in patients with other rheumatologic and autoimmune diseases. ...

Study begins to reveal clues to the cause and progression of sepsis

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 13 Not all patients with sepsis mount the same immune response, even w...lived, just a few days, and that it was similar in patients with similar clinical signs. Instead, we found that the inflammatory response was extremely variable...

Protein 'chatter' linked to cancer activation

...bodies at greater risk of cancer. Zhu adds that patients with ataxia telangiectasia, ataxia telangiectasia-like disorder, and Nijmegen breakage syndrome experience an accelerated rate of loss of DNA from chromosome ends. We didnt know why this happens; now we have found that the communication link between ...

Newly created cancer stem cells could aid breast cancer research

...mary tumor structure that resembled that of cancer patients with metastases. That prompted Ince to wonder whether the cancer cells he created would metastasize if the mouse lived longer. He repeated the experiment in other mice, reducing the number of cells in the injection to as few as 100 in hopes of slow...

Doernbecher Children's Hospital scientist earns coveted Javits award

...ne."His work should lead to real breakthroughs for patients struggling withthese debilitating disorders. OHSU and Doernbecher are fortunate to havea scientist of his caliber." "The Javits Investigator Award for Dr. Back is a recognition of hisseminal contributions to the field of developmental brain injury....

High blood pressure, low energy -- a recipe for heart failure

...shed energy capacity in the hearts of hypertensive patients and administer drugs that would rev up energy-producing pathways such as those controlled by ERR alpha, according to Kelly. Kelly is also director of the Center for Cardiovascular Research and professor of medicine, of pediatrics and of molecular bio...

No evidence that widely prescribed statins protect against prostate cancer

...sociation vanished when researchers considered the patients age, body weight, and history of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. We know that men with higher body mass index, diabetes and cardiovascular disease tend to have lower testosterone levels, and this largely accounted for the drop in testosterone in...

deCODE discovers cause of major subtype of glaucoma

...han 300,000 SNPs in Icelandic and Swedish glaucoma patients and control subjects, utilizing the Illumina Hap30...e-control cohorts. A combined total of some 16,000 patients and control subjects participated in the study. Glaucoma is one of the most common causes of bl...

Genetic variation helps to understand predisposition to schizophrenia

...n types of Neuregulin 1 proteins in the brains of patients with schizophrenia. The role of this protein in the brain is not completely understood but the other types of Neuregulin 1 proteins are involved in controlling how the brain develops and works in adults. In this study, Law and colleagues showed tha...

A study by the MUHC and McGill University opens a new door to understanding cancer

...sms induced by the factor. However, in some cancer patients this mitigation mechanism does not appear to function, partly because the ubiquitin does not attach itself correctly to the cell surface and to Cb-b. As a result, the effects of the growth factor become much more pronounced, which results in an unres...

New test improves detection of liver cancer

... ducts, and parasitic infections. Half a million patients die every year in China because of cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer. 60% to 80% of the patients with liver cancer have a previous history of cirrhosis of the liver. In Belgium as well, 350 new cas...

Brain blood flow gives clues to treating depression

...anges in cerebral blood flow, according to whether patients are treated with medication or electroconvulsive t...malized decreased brain blood flow usually seen in patients with depression, while electroconvulsive treatment was associated with additional decreases in blood...

Research aims to identify markers for menopausal women at risk for deadly blood clot

...ctors to provide hormonal therapy for their female patients that is commensurate with a womans risk for venous thrombosis. ...

Weizmann Institute scientists discover a control mechanism for metastasis

...d out tests on tumor samples taken from around 300 patients with inflammatory breast cancer, a rare but swift ... the growth factor receptors on the cell walls. In patients who received these drugs, the harmful 'plug' proteins had disappeared from the cancer cells. Prof. Y...

Almac Diagnostics announces pioneering genetic research on ductal carcinoma in situ

...te a gene signature to identify the subset of DCIS patients who are likely to suffer a recurrence, he added. ...is strategy may represent over-treatment for those patients in whom disease will not recur2. A gene signature identifying the subset of DCIS patients most like...

Other highlights in the Aug. 7 JNCI

...er between 1973 and 1979. Most testicular cancer patients are cured, but survivors are at a higher risk for ...ancer survivors with deaths from a first cancer in patients matched by cancer type, stage, age, and year of diagnosis. Separate comparisons were made for men wh...

Argonne wins three R&D 100 awards for innovative technologies

...enabled epidemiologists and immunologists to treat patients without exposing others to infection during the SARS epidemic in 2003. Developers are Argonne Senior Software Developers Ivan R. Judson and Thomas D. Uram, Research Manager Michael E. Papka, Associate Laboratory Director for Computer and Life Scien...

Cornell scientists link E. coli bacteria to Crohn's disease

...gue is associated with intestinal inflammation in patients with Crohns disease in their research paper publis...ornell examined possible causes for the disease in patients with Crohns restricted to the ileum and the colon versus healthy individuals. Given that only about...

Penn researchers discover how key protein stops inflammation

...dy say they cause many undesirable side effects in patients with inflammatory diseases. Current drug treatm...portant immune responses. Such drugs could benefit patients with chronic inflammation and transplant recipients as well as those suffering with inflammatory dis...

Taking a supplement of glycine helps prevent degenerative diseases such as arthrosis or osteoporosis

... arthrosis, physical injuries or osteoporosis. The patients analysed were aged 4-85, and the average age was 45. In all cases, there was a notable improvement in the symptomology. Thefore according to De Paz Lugo- we concluded that many degenerative diseases such as arthrosis can be treated as deficiency di...

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(Date:8/20/2014)... WORCESTER, MA Using population-based screening outcomes of approximately ... states, including four researchers at the University of Massachusetts ... combined immunodeficiency (SCID) can be successfully implemented across public ... programs published in the Aug. 20 issue of the ... JAMA ) showed the rate of SCID in newborns ...
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(Date:8/20/2014)... new gene therapy developed by researchers at the University ... protect mice from a life-threatening heart condition caused by ... avenue," said Yi Lai, Ph.D., the leading author of ... School of Medicine,s Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. ... this could lead to a treatment for people with ...
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