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Duke Study Suggests New Class Of Drugs Could Bypass Leptin Loop
... onto the fat cell. Currently, Collins and Surwit are
investigating how defects in the feedbackloop may be involved in diet-induced obesity. The Nature study reported today was co-authoredby professor Cynthia Kuhn of Duke University and Andrew Swick and Boris Chrunyk of PfizerCentral Research....
AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...N.C. -- Duke University researchers and physicians are
set to launcha multi-pronged attack against HIV, t...econstitutingprotective immunity. "We are
pushing the envelope of what is known and what can be imaginedin effective therapy," said Dani Bolog...
Shark-Liver Substance May Slow Growth Of Brain Tumors
...by up to 43 percent after three weeks. The studies are
to be presented today at the American Association ...owth of malignant tumors. Other investigators also are
exploring natural shark substances for use against human diseases, but this is believed to be the fi...
Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
...l engineeringand senior research associate at ARL, are
developing a "roadmap"to identify the crucial step....M. during April 21-24. "We recognize that people are
not machines and that this is not aneasy problem," Hansen says. Nevertheless, he adds, "it appearsfr...
DNA Imaging to Design Better Drugs
...'sfaster than traditional methods, and the results are
direct andrelatively simple to interpret. "Our te...ividual DNA molecules, whiletraditional techniques are
indirect and inferential, sometimes givinginexplicable results," said Dr. Loren Williams, an associa...
Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety
...riodically, voiced sounds, like "b," "z" andvowels are
produced. The glottal excitation waveform is the ...o, it's actually nota hard task," she said. "There are
some really simple distance measuresthat involve very few calculations." The analysis would be done...
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...ant for clinical use. Very low birth-weightinfants are
those weighing less than 3 pounds, 5 ounces. The s... only 11percent. Hamvas said the study shows there are
a variety of other reasonspremature infants die. "Because of this effective therapy, we have reduced...
Chemists Develop Probe To Detect Changes In Imaging Agents Inside Body
...up in the world with thosetwo skills." The sensors are
tiny carbon fibers, the same graphite fibersused t...has the difficult jobof producing the probes which are
so fragile they have to beencased in a tiny capillary of glass. "You can hardly see thefibers," rema...
Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
... from a test. Researchers at Hopkins and elsewhere are
studying whether testosterone-replacement therapy ...the risk of breast cancer. Hopkins scientists also are
investigating whether estrogen has a role in brain function, including preventing or delaying the on...
New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available
...second line therapy to offer these patients, so we are
very excited to have a more effective treatment option," said Dr. Saltz. Researchers are
planning to enroll approximately 660 patients over the next year who have newly diagnosed metastatic...
Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
..." Older adults living alone and in the inner-city are
at highest risk for heat stroke, as are
persons who are
infirm or shut-in, the authors say. Conventional practices like opening shelters or...
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
... Results of safety tests of the polymer in animals are
reported in the July 1996, issue of Pain, and huma...o people in developing nations, where cancer rates are
high, but little or no treatment for pain is available. "India produces 80 percent of the world's op...
Maternal Exposure To Crack Cocaine Produces Stressed Newborns
... news. In contrast to anecdotal reports,the babies are
no more difficult to test than non-exposed infants...d psychiatry and oneof the study's authors. "These are
fragile, vulnerable babies. With the properchild rearing, they will do fine. If the resources are
Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs
... The new view holds that steroid receptors are
not merely on-off switches,but are
far more complicated molecular "control panels" that couldbe manipulated by drugs customized to prod...
Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies
...s Svetlik. The most common symptoms of the disease are
memory loss, confusion, difficulty in finding the ...ious conversation. Researchers at UT Southwestern are
hoping to enroll about 15 patients and have set a maximum of 24 patients for the study. The 48-week ...
What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates
... NIMH finding adds to evidence that the disorders are
"overlapping neurobehavioral conditions," suggest ... for the study. Additional information and b-roll are
available from the association (718-224-2999). The National Institute of Mental Health is a compon...
Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants
...py may reduce the 10 to 15 percent of kidneys that are
lost to repeated or uncontrollable rejection to only two to four percent, a significant advance. This multi-center report confirms an earlier kidney study from the University of Pittsburgh that found nearly identical results. Previous studies in live...
Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies
...B professor of pediatrics. Leach and Fuhrman also are
affiliated with the Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Results of the trial are
reported in the lead article in this week's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Respirator...
Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
...e conclusions drawn fromthe data. He said the data are
of the highest quality, due to extremelyrigorous research methods employed in all aspects of the 26-week randomized,double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Clinical coordinators at each of the study locations were able to enterdata over the Internet...
Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound
...-infectedmice, curing the animals. The researchers are
working now todevelop more potent compounds, leadi...al agents is important because Plasmodiumparasites are
becoming increasingly resistant to chloroquine andother traditional drugs used to treat malaria pati...
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