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Study begins to reveal clues to the cause and progression of sepsis
...didnt know enough about the disease to effectively treat
and prevent it, said Derek C. Angus, M.D., M.P.H., professor and vice chair of research, department of critical care medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In response, the National Institutes of Health embarked on the Framingham Hear...
Features of replication suggest viruses have common themes, vulnerabilities
...tion and could lead to the development of drugs to treat
many different kinds of viral infections, much like antibiotics are used to attack different kinds of bacterial pathogens. "It turns out that viruses previously thought of as distinct share common features," says Paul Ahlquist, an HHMI investigator...
MIT creates 3-D images of living cell
...he human body, which allow doctors to diagnose and treat
medical conditions. CT images are generated by combining a series of two-dimensional X-ray images taken as the X-ray source rotates around the object. You can reconstruct a 3D representation of an object from multiple images taken from multiple dir...
High blood pressure, low energy -- a recipe for heart failure
...could become a key to new approaches to prevent or treat
heart failure. The molecular factor, a protein called estrogen-related receptor alpha (ERR alpha), helps the heart keep up with energy-draining conditions like high blood pressure, which makes the heart work harder to pump blood. In the July issue o...
Abnormal fat metabolism underlies heart problems in diabetic patients
...iagnose diabetic cardiovascular disease sooner and treat
New system of wastewater treatment could reduce the size of treatment plants by half
...searched and optimized system makes it possible to treat
a larger flow of water in a smaller purifier, and its building would involve a less expensive construction. Installation is therefore much cheaper than installation of plants with tertiary treatment, and it also makes it possible to use the water imm...
No evidence that widely prescribed statins protect against prostate cancer
...s lower cholesterol and are commonly prescribed to treat
and prevent heart disease. Since cholesterol is required for the production of male hormones researchers have theorized that statins may reduce production of these hormones. A large, recent study found that men using statin drugs were at lowered risk...
Genetic variation helps to understand predisposition to schizophrenia
...ts may provide a new way to design better drugs to treat
schizophrenia. Although the exact causes of schizophrenia are yet to be determined, scientists agree that the disease is in part due to genetic variations, Law says. These variations are not simple to understand because they dont directly disturb...
Research shows skeleton to be endocrine organ
...he best, but currently unattainable, strategies to treat
diabetes. People with type 2 diabetes have been shown to have low osteocalcin levels, suggesting that altering the activity of this molecule could be an effective therapy. That hypothesis is supported by the Columbia research, which showed that mi...
Brain blood flow gives clues to treating depression
...essant medications and psychotherapies are used to treat
depression. Sometimes electroconvulsive therapyapplying an electric current briefly to produce a seizureis useful, especially for those whose depression is severe or life threatening or for whom repeated treatment trials with antidepressant drugs fai...
Argonne wins three R&D 100 awards for innovative technologies
... Grid 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 L...
High-intensity ultrasound may launch attack on cancer, wherever it lurks
...se. HIFU in the current form can only be used to treat
the primary tumor, he continued. We now think that...he possibility that we could use heat from HIFU to treat
the primary tumor and HIFU-boosted immunotherapy for combating any residual and metastatic tumor cel...
Penn researchers discover how key protein stops inflammation
...avenues of exploration for developing therapies to treat
infectious or inflammatory diseases, such as sepsis, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. The novelty of our study is the discovery that Bcl-3 acting on gene expression has a profound effect on inflammation, says Ruaidhri Carmody, PhD, Senior Resea...
UCLA scientists produce functioning neurons from human embryonic stem cells
...se debilitating diseases and find a way to stop or treat
it. Sun will be among the first researchers to be able to study true neuron function. A second important discovery in Suns study showed that two embryonic stem cells lines derived in similar manners, and therefore expected to behave similarly w...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 1, 2007
...rolled release of three common medications used to treat
pain and inflammation aspirin, ibuprofen and keto...icians customize efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat
diseases to match the unique genetic characteristics of each individual patient. In a review artic...
Link identified between Alzheimer's disease and glaucoma
...s disease which target this protein may be used to treat
glaucoma. The research team has developed a new ...amyloid protein in Alzheimer brains can be used to treat
glaucoma in animal models. One such drug, Bapineuzumab, is already being used in clinical trials to ...
Computer graphics spills from milk to medicine
...be important to the doctors who are using light to treat
skin cancer and other skin diseases, Jensen explained. Some of the inspiration for their model being presented at SIGGRAPH 2007 came from equations that physicists studying coated soot particles derived to deal with shortcomings in the Lorenz-Mie ...
Research team enlightens the reasons for severe blindness
...the end to the same symptoms, however, in order to treat
the disease efficiently with the individual patient, it is important to know which gene mutation occurred in the specific case and what it causes, underlines Dr. Marius Ueffing (GSF Institute for Human Genetics), who leads the project at GSF. The L...
UCF research links proteins, stem cells and potential Alzheimer's treatment
...ity of Central Florida may have found a new way to treat
Alzheimers disease. The team, which also includ... cells by 600 percent, could become another way to treat
Alzheimers. Increasing neurons may be important in improving brain function, especially in people wi...
Not all embryonic stem cell lines are created equal
...using the cells. Its clear that if youre going to treat
a motor neuron disease, you need those types of neurons; whereas if you want to treat
a forebrain disease like Huntingtons, you need ES cells that differentiate into that type of neuron,...
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