Tag: "treatment" at biology news
New study will tackle three major killer diseases
... launching a new two-year study aimed at improving treatment
for three of Scotland's most common life-threatening diseases: heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The study will recruit 1,000 adults from one of the remotest parts of the UK-- the North Isles of Orkney. The islands have been chosen for the projec...
Viruses found in untreated city water
...e Mississippi River is affected by upstream sewage treatment
plants and is a source for viruses." Contrary to expectations, researchers detected viruses in all wells, even those with low contributions of Mississippi River water. This suggested that other unidentified sources, in addition to river water, were ...
Bugs in the gut could play key role in understanding human disease and drug toxicity
...wledge ultimately leading to new approaches to the treatment
of disease. " Professor Ian Wilson, from Astra Zeneca, and one of the researchers adds: "This 'human super-organism' concept could have a huge impact on how we develop drugs, as individuals can have very different responses to drug metabolism and tox...
The PSA bounce Does it have clinical significance?
... then decline in the PSA level following radiation treatment
for prostate cancer. The bounce phenomenon occurs in a third to half of men treated with radiation for prostate cancer. Urologists, radiation and medical oncologists have struggled with what a bouncing PSA means for a patient's prognosis, and how...
Toward a better understanding of taste and smell impairments
...an quality of life, nutrition, and safety, current treatment
options remain limited. "By investigating the ...causes of taste and smell disorders and to develop treatment
strategies. Continuously funded since 1986, the Monell-Jefferson CCRC represents the only chemosenso...
Society for Psychophysiology Research
...n this study they showed that a 14 week behavioral treatment
program aimed at helping antisocial children who are aggressive and impulsive cope with frustration normalized the these children's brain waves. Underscoring the link between brain and behavior, these findings suggest that behavioral interventions f...
HHS awards $232 million in biodefense contracts for vaccine development
... the air, is nearly always fatal unless antibiotic treatment
is started within 24 hours of infection. NIAID also modified an existing contract with DynPort Vaccine Company LLC of Frederick, Md., to include the manufacture of a pilot batch of live, attenuated tularemia vaccine. The three-year, $4.5 millio...
Why do African-American women have more pregnancy problems?
...patients impacting whether the patient accepts the treatment
recommendations? A project led by Ransom will evaluate and make recommendations on how providers can improve care and interact with all races and ethnicities. The team will evaluate possible augmented prenatal care strategies that coordinate traditio...
Rice engineer wins prestigious Annunzio Award
...ially her use of revolutionary technologies in the treatment
of disease --holds extraordinary promise to improve the health and well being of us all." Past winners of the Annunzio Award, the foundation's highest honor, include Dr. James Thomson, the first researcher to isolate and culture embryonic stem cells;...
Support groups aid women with 'breast cancer gene mutations'
...ully examine their feelings and perspectives about treatment
choices. "Our group intervention was associated with improvements in the psychosocial variables of intrusion and depression," conclude the authors. "The groups," they explain, "appeared to be an ideal forum for exploring key issues, such as, the not...
Mitochondria findings may help beat wide range of disease
...apart and recombine may lay the groundwork for new treatment
approaches to a wide range of diseases, including some cancers and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Researchers from The Johns Hopkins University's Integrated Imaging Center; the University of California, Davis; and the...
Technique for genetically modifying blood stem cells brings cure for blood diseases closer
... beta-thalassemia improved significantly following treatment
of their blood forming cells with a gene that enabled them to produce the type of hemoglobin normally found only in the fetus. These findings, by investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, are published in the October issue of Blood. ...
Faces age due to fat loss, skin changes - not gravity
... face by pulling up and tightening the tissue, but treatment
also requires a balance between tightening tissue and replacing loss facial fat with wrinkle fillers," said Dr. Lambros. "The key is knowing how much of each to do." ...
INEEL uses extremophile bacteria to ease bleaching's environmental cost
...reener hydrogen peroxide have developed wastewater treatment
options -- though all have come with extra cost or environmental problems. One hydrogen peroxide treatment
dilutes wastewater with pure water, but this drives up cost and produces even more waste. Another so...
Anti-cholesterol drug treats Alzheimer's disease in mice
...ue and memory deficits. The researchers found that treatment
of the normal mice markedly reduced the levels of ...n their brains. And in the transgenic animals, the treatment
reduced the accumulation of amyloid plaque by 88%99% percent and reduced the storage form of cholest...
Muscling in on a deadly cancer
...e within five years, even with the most aggressive treatment
possible, including chemotherapy, surgery and radiation." Capecchi says the studies provide evidence that the cancer may originate in mature or nearly mature skeletal muscle fibers. That is controversial because satellite stem cells cells that bec...
Mechanism discovered for muscle wasting seen in diabetes, AIDS and other diseases
...ugs on MIKK mice. In one protocol, they initiated treatment
with salicylates after weaning in 4-week-old MIKK ... The mice's body weights increased with salicylate treatment
and, after six months of therapy, their body weight, muscle mass and muscle fiber size were nearly n...
The CF Foundation urges all states to include newborn screening for cystic fibrosis in test panels
... the primary cause of death in CF. Advances in CF treatment
and care, have had a significant impact on the len...ill continue to track demographic, diagnostic, and treatment
data via the CF Foundation's national Patient Registry to further improve their care. Newborn screen...
Scientists identify new cause of obesity
...signaling pathway. As a result, he says, no single treatment
is likely to be effective for all obese people. Still, MC4R must be a central player, he says, since mutations that cause even subtle changes in this protein now appear sufficient to increase food intake, ultimately leading to obesity. "Clearly, this...
Frontiers in cancer prevention research: Defeating cancer before it strikes
...g implications on future preventative research and treatment
programs. Contact/Press Registration:Yarissa Ortiz/AACR 215-440-9300, ext. 101 in Seattle: 206-219-4772 email@example.com ...
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