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'Virtual Patient' to simulate real-time organ motions for radiation therapy
...n beams. These opportune moments during the actual therapy
mean that doctors will have more confidence delivering the radiation to a moving tumor. "The 4-D VIP-Man will allow doctors and medical physicists to accurately predict and monitor these anatomical changes to provide the most effective treatment po...
Yin and yang -- Balance could play key role in progression of Alzheimer's disease
...ease. "This has the potential to become a simple therapy
to prevent the formation of toxic AB42 species," h...ical advantage of using AB40 for the prevention or therapy
for Alzheimers is that AB40 is already known to be largely free of side effects at near physiologica...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...ast the makings of a success story as a cell-based therapy
for Parkinsons disease (PD). But outcomes have varied widely. In this weeks Journal , Breysse et al. used 6-hyrdoxydopamine (6-OHDA)-lesioned rats to assess the limits of the grafting technique. Animals received a unilateral intrastriatal 6-OHDA les...
Jefferson scientists use gene therapy to reverse heart failure in animals
...dicine at Jefferson Medical College have used gene therapy
to reverse heart failure in animals. In addition, they found that this gene therapy
strategy had "unique and additive effects" to currently used, standard heart failure drugs called be...
Long-term ulcerative colitis study shows Remicade responders maintained improvement
...h less than five percent of patients discontinuing therapy
due to an adverse event (AE). As previously reported, other notable serious adverse events (SAEs) included: prostate cancer, breast cancer, pneumonia, sarcoidosis, abscess and a death following Histoplasmosis pneumonia (See Important Safety Informati...
$5M gift will attack Lou Gehrig's disease from all angles
...romise of stem cell technology into the reality of therapy
for ALS patients. Dr. Marsala, who hosted Dr. Feldman recently for several weeks of collaborative research, is an expert on grafting new cells into the spinal cord, and has studied the use of stem cells to treat spinal injuries caused by interrupt...
UVa researcher studying disease that cripples newborns
... CDM1 face a lifetime of physical and occupational therapy
and require special educational programs. Currentl...nterventions. Based on what weve learned so far, a therapy
that silences the expression of the toxic RNA molecule seems to be a viable treatment for DM. In t...
Immune antibodies penetrate neurons to clear Alzheimer's-linked amyloid
.... For years, the idea of an immune-based vaccine therapy
against Alzheimer's has been a Holy Grail of resea... What is clear from the study is that immune-based therapy
does work to rid brain cells of amyloid -- giving new impetus to the search for a safe, effective Al...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- May 16, 2007
...tus of research and promising new advances in drug therapy
for neuropathic pain. Unlike ordinary pain, which can be controlled with medications and subsides after the injury heals, neuropathic pain continues and patients can experience chronic, debilitating pain that is difficult to treat. Butera cites the...
Studies assess effectiveness of serotonin and nerve stimulants on irritable bowel syndromes
...low transit and impaired evacuation benefited from therapy
and 43 patients (66%) proceeded to chronic stimulation. Frequency of defecation increased from 3.4 to 6.1 times per week, while evacuation days per week increased from 2.4 to 4.4. Time spent in facilities decreased from 17.6 to 9.3 minutes, straini...
Anti-inflammatory drugs interact with HRT, and more
...ny cardio protective effect of hormone replacement therapy
may be inhibited if women are taking a particular ... control women. Current use of hormone replacement therapy
was associated with a significantly lower risk of heart attack than non-use; with an odds ratio of 0...
UF researchers awaken vision cells in blind mice
...la. -- University of Florida researchers used gene therapy
to restore sight in mice with a form of hereditary...or central vision. Within two months of the gene therapy
injection into the subretinal space of the mouse eyes, scientists measured the electrical activity i...
Nanocomposite labeled cancer cells can be targeted and destroyed using lasers
...d. This technology holds promise as an alternative therapy
for cancer patients. According to Dr. Balogh, "The DNC is a multi-functional platform. Because it can carry multiple agents inside, yet present a simple outer surface to the body, it can be programmed to deliver those agents to a particular organ o...
Journal of Nuclear Medicine releases new research faster
...ossible date to those in the molecular imaging and therapy
and nuclear medicine community," said SNM President Martin P. Sandler, who speaks for more than 16,000 molecular imaging/nuclear medicine physician, technologist and scientist members. "JNMthe profession's most important and influential international...
Combining NSAIDs with chemotherapy, radiation may improve cancer treatment
...ter surgery, the cells most resistant to radiation therapy
are in the S phase. Thus celecoxib's selective killing of cells in S phase suggests this class of drug may target the radio-resistant cells, and use of the drug together with radiation might provide better tumor control than radiation alone. Becaus...
Natural immune-control system may aid treatment of autoimmune disease and tissue rejection
...urages us that it can be the basis of an effective therapy
for a variety of immunological conditions." Autoimmune disease and tissue rejection pose a complex challenge to scientists. Both problems result from an attack by immune system cells -- which are trained to detect and destroy infected or diseased t...
IMS updated recommendations on postmenopausal hormone therapy
...hat time. WHI investigators concluded that hormone therapy
(HT) was not cardioprotective, and, in fact, its r... the views of the IMS on the principles of hormone therapy
in the peri- and postmenopausal periods. Throughout the Recommendations, the term HT will be used to...
Media events planned for 2007 American Society of Gene Therapy meeting, May 30-June 3
...the latest and most promising developments in gene therapy
products and related technologies. WHERE Grand H..." caused by ADA deficiency have been cured by gene therapy
without major side effects and researchers have ameliorated a growing list of disease conditions in ...
Soy estrogens and breast cancer: Researcher offers overview
...n's diet, safe alternatives to hormone-replacement therapy
or cancer-causing agents" The answer, according to...ped significantly after use of hormone-replacement therapy
(HRT) declined in 2002 and 2003. While purified genistein is not as potent as HRT, Helferich said, i...
UCI launches effort to develop patient-specific stem cell lines
...makeup of the patient. These lines have tremendous therapy
potential because the human immune system is less likely to attack genetically identical cells. Only a few laboratories in the world are attempting this technique in human stem cell research and, thus far, no human stem cell lines have been derived u...
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