Tag: "trial" at biology news
Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center plays role in newly approved breast cancer drug, ABRAXANE
...when compared with Taxol," said principal clinical trial
investigator William J. Gradishar, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology and Co-Director, Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. "In addition, in our research women who no long...
Parkinson's disease clinical researchers invited to submit study information to new patient website
...invited to submit information about their clinical trial
to a new patient website dedicated to Parkinson's clinical trials. The website, www.PDtrials.org is a free information service designed to improve access to information on Parkinson's clinical trials by providing a tool for patients and physician...
The Cochrane Library Newsletter, 2005, Issue 1
...ew, the UK Medical Research Council set up a large trial
to address this question. "The CRASH trial
was larger than all the other trials put together, and gave a clear result that patients given stero...
Celebrex prevents adhesions after surgery
...preparing to set up a multi-institutional clinical trial
of Celebrex in adult surgical patients. "If Celebrex works in humans, you could give it to patients on the day of abdominal surgery and the 10 days after surgery," Puder says. Currently, the most common method of preventing adhesions uses a barrier ...
Bioartificial kidney under study at MCG
...he October 2004 issue of Kidney International. The trial
now underway is looking at the efficacy of the device over 72 hours, although researchers say that if the device is eventually approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it likely would be used as long as the patient is in failure. Kidneys requir...
Transgenic plants remove more selenium from polluted soil than wild plants, new tests show
Berkeley -- In the first field trial
of plants genetically tweaked to absorb more conta...partment of Agriculture teamed up for the six-week trial
to see if they could replicate in field conditions the results of prior studies in laboratory greenh...
Rush physicians using gene therapy for heart patients with moderate to severe chest pains
... Gary L. Schaer, the principal investigator of the trial
at Rush and director of the Rush Cardiac Catheteri... who may be candidates for this gene therapy study trial
must have moderate to severe angina, but cannot also be candidates for treatment using angioplasty o...
Bird brains show how trial and error may contribute to learning
...ection of the forebrain that seems to generate the trial
and error necessary to master sophisticated motor skills, such as singing in birds or speech and sports in humans. "It means this part of the brain is important for instructing or allowing changes in the song," said Mimi Kao, first author of a paper...
Scientists disprove two tenets of common leukemia
...dy was small, examining 19 CLL patients. A larger trial
is already underway to gain greater insights into ... hematologist-oncologist at LIJ, is co-leading the trial
with Dr. Rai. The study is being conducted in conjunction with the CLL Research Consortium (CRC), a ...
Amgen's decision to block reinstatement of GDNF is faulted by a leading Parkinson's advocacy group
...se the effects of Parkinson's disease. Since the trial
was halted last summer, many of these people, supported by organizations and thousands of well-wishers from around the Parkinson's community, have pleaded with Amgen to reinstate those subjects who wish to continue with the treatment and are willing ...
Stimuli and desire linked to help stroke patients
..., Popovic and colleagues did a randomized clinical trial
on patients who had lost hand and arm movement; 85 per cent of stroke patients never recover movement. The control group received standard physiotherapy and occupational therapy, while the treatment group trained with the neuroprosthesis in addition ...
Green tea extract shows promise as an anti-cancer agent, UCLA study finds
...smokers who have had bladder cancer for a clinical trial
studying whether green tea extract prevents recurr...at the basic research he is doing and the clinical trial
on bladder cancer patients will provide scientists with vital information from both ends the researc...
Findings suggests that blocking estrogen may be crucial to lung cancer survival
...ver the use of each agent alone. A pilot clinical trial
is already underway testing the combination therapy in women with advanced lung cancer. "Evidence from our study confirms what has been described for breast cancer that blocking the estrogen receptor and the epidermal growth factor receptor pathway...
Are IVF embryos starved of a vital ingredient?
... to five days? Growth media have been developed by trial
and error, and contain only a few amino acids and other nutrients. They have been kept simple in the hope of avoiding unanticipated effects. Yet according to Sarah Robertson's team at the University of Adelaide, at least one growth factor is needed....
New collaborations offer hope for HIV/AIDS vaccine
...ing among studies, so that results from a clinical trial
conducted in one country could, for example, be be...es in conducting India's first-ever human clinical trial
of a vaccine." New types of collaborations for global health are catching on outside of AIDS vaccine...
New drugs for bad bugs
...nd the best dose much faster than just by going by trial
and error or by using some of the traditional ways." Consider one recent example: Derendorf led a series of laboratory experiments designed to evaluate an investigational, sustained-release form of a cephalosporin antibiotic. Ultimately the PK/PD ap...
Study finds Seroquel effective and well tolerated
...ar event was reported in the 100 mg/day group. The trial
studied a sub-group of Alzheimer's disease patient... STAR study. The primary goal of the STAR clinical trial
was to examine elderly patients with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. ...
Temple University researchers develop new targeted cancer therapy
...Center are currently conducting the first clinical trial
of ON01910 in patients with advanced and metastatic cancers. The studies will evaluate data from up to 56 patients. ON01910 is known as a targeted therapy, a new area of cancer drug research and development. As the name suggests, such therapies targe...
UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders
...Institute already has completed a Phase I clinical trial
using adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cells also could be engineered for this strategy to avoid the need for isolating patients' cells, ease transplantation and increase clinical usefulness. Cancer: Research will seek to shed more light on cancer ...
No serious adverse events found with next-generation smallpox vaccine
...1, 2005 -- Interim data from a phase I/II clinical trial
of a next-generation vaccine for smallpox suggest ... the vaccine may provide immunity and thus far the trial
has been without any serious adverse events. Researchers report their data today at the 2005 Americ...
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