Tag: "trials" at biology news
Most promising clinical uses for stem cells from fat agreed on by international society
...ith the ultimate goal of performing human clinical trials
to test the cells' therapeutic potential for speci...quite preliminary. There are currently no human trials
in the United States evaluating the potential of stem cells derived from fat, but in reaching consen...
New technique targets pesticide-resistant insects
...ts of the research including details of scientific trials
conducted in Australia, Spain and South Africa, ar.... "In NSW and Queensland (Australia), we conducted trials
against the major pest of cotton, the cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera) and silverleaf whitefly...
Anti-cholesterol drug treats Alzheimer's disease in mice
...ibe, developed by Pfizer, is now in final clinical trials
as a treatment for vascular disease and atherosclerosis. That drug is "considered safe for human use, with a good therapeutic window," wrote Kovacs and her colleagues. "Our results suggest that slow-release biopolymer administration of ACAT inhibitor...
Ancient Chinese folk remedy packs anti-cancer punch
...in its early stages. Further research and clinical trials
are needed." The company, located in Chongqing, China, has been in the artemisinin business for more than 30 years, and is a world leader in farming, extracting and manufacturing artemisinin, its derivatives and artemisinin-based anti-malaria drug...
Perceptual decision-making hub pinpointed in human brain
... showing the telltale reduced activity during hard trials
that coincided with activity in temporal lobe visual processing circuits that they had determined are specialized for responding to faces and houses, respectively. An area in the left front of the brain (dorsolateral prefrontal cortex) responded wit...
The long road to a promising malaria vaccine started at NYU School of Medicine
... some 15 malaria vaccines that now are in clinical trials
or in pre-clinical testing. The vaccine,... work provided the experimental basis for clinical trials
of the first semi-synthetic malaria vaccine in 1987. This vaccine was developed by the Nussenzweigs ...
Delay in cutting the cord helps premature babies
...g both the content and quality of existing medical trials
on a topic. Medical staff ordinarily clamp the umb...te concerns for the baby's respiratory status, the trials
covered in the review offered little guidance about how breathing is affected by cord clamping time,...
Manipulation of epigenome turns off as many genes as it turns on
...findings don't mean automatic failure for clinical trials
of so-called demethylation agents, but they do ind... to results of laboratory experiments and clinical trials
that use the agents, since so many genes are affected, says Feinberg. "It was kind of assumed ...
Common gout drug shown to reduce risk from colorectal cancer
... further investigation in chemoprevention clinical trials
of colorectal cancer," said Gad Rennert, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the CHS National Cancer Control Center and Technion Public Health Forum in Haifa, Israel, who led the investigation with Steve Gruber, M.D., MPH, Ph.D. from the University of Michigan,...
Leading scientists to discuss research applications for therapeutic cloning
...t subject to U.S. regulation. Responsible clinical trials
also need to be held soon, perhaps by 2008, Dr. Schatten adds....
Stony Brook University medical researcher developing new medication to prevent colon cancer
...chool of Medicine, will report the findings of his trials
on laboratory animals at the third annual Internat...ory animals," said Dr. Rigas, who will begin human trials
of nitroaspirin by the end of this year. While traditional aspirin has been shown to be effectiv...
NIH funds new bioinformatics resources at UT Southwestern
...sults from other investigators focused on clinical trials
research." BioHealthBase collaborators from UT Southwestern include Dr. Stephen Johnston, director of the Center for Biomedical Inventions, and Dr. Ellen Vitetta, director of the Cancer Immunobiology Center. Others on the project are Vecna Technologi...
Genetics play role in response to most common asthma drug
...n 1993 to conduct multiple, well-designed clinical trials
for rapid evaluation of new and existing therapeutic approaches to asthma and to disseminate laboratory and clinical findings to the healthcare community. The ACRN clinical centers that participated in this study are Brigham and Women's Hospital and ...
Brain differences in adolescents, psychopaths, lend to their impulsive, risk-taking behavior
... (PET) while the individuals completed two sets of trials
from a computerized neurocognitive task--the Rogers Decision-Making Task (RDMT). Before being scanned, the participants scored in either the "primary psychopathy" or nonpsychopathy ranges on a questionnaire that measures psychopathic characteristics....
Sandbagging cancer in the bloodstream
...uld have to be explored in the context of clinical trials
before doctors knew for sure if it would work in humans, and these may take several years....
Children's Hospital Boston geneticist awarded for research on muscular dystrophy
... is fully refined, the next step would be clinical trials
in humans. Another major area of research in Kunkel's lab involves genes that influence lifespan. Kunkel's work led to the identification of a single gene on chromosome 4 that gives people an exceptionally long life expectancy. The gene was found by...
IC-medtech licenses promising cancer therapeutic from Summa Health System
...nsed and under a new name, Apatone TM . Clinical trials
of the drug could begin as soon as next month at S...rove safety has been developed for use in clinical trials
which are already underway. The treatment can be administered by intravenously (through a vein), in...
Novartis receives European marketing authorization for Emselex(R)
...up to 77% (2) versus placebo. Additional clinical trials
have shown that Emselex works without impairing co...scular safety concerns (2) . To date, 97 clinical trials
with Emselex have been carried out involving more than 10,500 subjects and patients, of whom 7,146 w...
VYTORIN (TM) superior again to Lipitor at lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol
...for safety in more than 3,800 patients in clinical trials
and was generally well tolerated at all doses (10/10 mg, 10/20 mg, 10/40 mg, 10/80 mg). In clinical trials, the most commonly reported side effects, regardless of cause, included headache (6.8 percent), upper respiratory tract infection (3.9 percent...
'Broken' gene reveals evolution of salt retention and possible ties to hypertension
...ogic studies, intrapopulation studies and clinical trials
of salt reduction, the controversy over the benefits of lowering salt intake "constitutes one of the longest running, most vitriolic, and surreal disputes in all of medicine," wrote journalist Gary Taubes in Science Magazine in 1998. Di Rienzo's tea...
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