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UCSD researchers find effective treatment for unusual fever syndrom caused by cold exposure

...itary periodic fever disorders**, characterized by recurrent bouts of systemic inflammation involving several tissues, including joints and skin. Over the past seven years, Hoffman has studied FCAS by drawing blood samples at different family reunions held throughout the United States, from Georgia, Ohio...

Study shows PET/CT imaging can help diagnose and define occult recurrent cancer

...ography (PET/CT) can help diagnose occult (hidden) recurrent cancer, possibly a cancer patient's greatest post-...p. "PET/CT was the only test that showed whether recurrent tumors were indeed present," and since anatomic information was obtained, the type of treatment that...

Richard Zare awarded the 2005 Wolf Prize in chemistry

...uctive scientific career has been built around two recurrent themes: The use of lasers for probing details of how electrons distribute themselves within atoms and molecules, and hence dictate their chemical properties; and the application of high resolution and ultra-sensitive physical techniques to both bioch...

Epilepsy and depression - A two-way street?

...lepsy, marked by unprovoked seizures, is caused by recurrent electrical "storms" in the brain. More than 2.5 million Americans of all ages are living with epilepsy, which can develop at any time of life but especially in early childhood and old age, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. Possible links between ...

In asthma, it's not the drugs but the inflammation that increases cardiovascular risk, damage

...l risk factor for post-operative complications and recurrent events following such cardiology interventions as angioplasty," she added. *Paper presentations: Hazarika is presenting the research at the 35th Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences in San Diego, March 31 - April 5, 2005. "...

14 highlighted physiology papers from IUPS 2005: From 'genomics to functions'

...l risk factor for post-operative complications and recurrent events following such cardiology interventions as angioplasty. It also should lead to better management of CVD patients with asthma. "Airway inflammation increases infarction after myocardial ischemia-reperfusion in mice," Physiology 389.21. "Neutrop...

University of Pittsburgh gets wired for speed with Apple Xserve G5 cluster

... as well as others he is pursuing on pancreatitis recurrent inflammation of the pancreas that can lead to pancreatic cancer. "Most disease is caused by a combination of genetic mutations and environmental stress," said Dr. Whitcomb, who also is chief of the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrit...

Research notes: Policy points from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts

...a developing capacity within countries affected by recurrent emergencies is essential, and the practical problem-solving approach of Public Nutrition needs to become widespread with leadership from organizations such as UNICEF and the World Health Organization," concludes Young....

Readers of genome decipher signatures of cancer patient outcomes

...ree for four or more years, compared to those with recurrent metastatic tumor development. The Spatz group further distilled the results to a group of 60 genes that provided the best candidate "signature" for disease prognosis. Criteria included gene activity with tumor thickening, and the presence of gene-as...

Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers identify subset of ovarian cancer patients responsive to Iressa

...been used as a single agent to treat patients with recurrent non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Schilder and ...ity and tolerability of gefitinib in patients with recurrent or persistent ovarian carcinoma or primary peritoneal cancer. They found that a mutation in the EGF...

Other highlights in the June 1 JNCI

...up versus 41.0% of the UDCA group had at least one recurrent adenoma), but this result was not statistically significant. However, UDCA treatment was associated with a statistically significant 39% reduction in the recurrence of adenomas with high-grade dysplasia (8.7% in the placebo group versus 5.5% in the U...

GroPep infertility data presented at US meeting

...tional researcher in infertility. More than 50% of recurrent miscarriages have no apparent explanation* and the...ejection of the foetus (a suspected major cause of recurrent miscarriage in women). Scientists believe that women who suffer from repeated miscarriage have an i...

Recurrent miscarriages: Could prednisolone reduce the occurrence of this distressing condition?

Copenhagen, Denmark: Researchers investigating recurrent miscarriages have made the intriguing discovery th...ased numbers of uNK cells in women who suffer from recurrent miscarriages (RM), and that the cells have steroid hormone receptors on their surface. Dr Quenby and...

PET confirms changes at brain molecular level in bulimia nervosa patients after CB therapy

...arked by a destructive pattern of binge eating and recurrent inappropriate behavior to control one's weight, explained Guarda. It is a driven behavioral disorder where individuals are stuck in a cycle of binging and purging, similar to drug addiction, she said. Bulimia nervosa, which is 10 times more common in...

Runyon award goes to third Vanderbilt-Ingram scientist since 2002

...rs are likely to experience a recurrence and which recurrent tumors will respond to specific chemotherapies. The award also will retire up to $100,000 in medical school debt. "Treatment of head and neck cancers is notoriously difficult because of the many important structures in this area that are involved wi...

Gene for immune deficiency syndromes found

... with TACI or IgA deficiency reported a history of recurrent infections and were found to have low levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA), immunoglobulin G (IgG) or both. TACI mutations interfere with two aspects of the immune response that involve maturation of B cells, the white blood cells that make immunoglobuli...

Comparative chromosome study finds breakage trends, cancer ties

...n genome," the authors wrote, "is characterized by recurrent breaks in different mammalian lineages (dog, cat, cattle, rodents), marked by large amounts of gene turnover and variation in centromere placement." (Centromere refers to highly condensed and constricted regions of chromosomes, where spindle fiber is...

'Achilles' heel' of the herpes virus possibly found

...ger for years in the body, causing everything from recurrent genital blisters to sores around the mouth. Its complications can kill, and it may increase susceptibility to many nerve and brain disorders. But until now, scientists haven't fully understood how the herpes simplex virus (HSV) manages to do all of t...

Brain's opioid receptorsor endorphin systemmay hold key to treatment possibilities for bulimia

...eating disorder marked by a destructive pattern of recurrent dieting, binging and vomiting to control one's weight. "Patients feel trapped by this behavioral cycle suggesting something about it is rewarding," said Guarda, "and, as with substance abuse, the course of bulimia is frequently chronic and relapsing....

Antibiotics may not be enough to stop recurrent gastric lymphoma caused by Helicobacter pylori

... represent an untapped target in the fight against recurrent gastric lymphoma. The significance of the described work is that gastric lymphoma progresses more rapidly upon secondary infection. Because resting B cells are left behind following antibiotic treatment, re-infection by H. pylori promotes the exi...

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