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Duke Study Suggests New Class Of Drugs Could Bypass Leptin Loop
...g of stored fat, a process thathas been postulated but
never proven. In fact, their study shows that leptinis only the first step in a series of events that ultimately boosts fatmetabolism, according to study authors Sheila Collins and Richard Surwit. Leptin was identified last year as a protein that re...
AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...at attempt to attack HIV when it invades the body, but
the virusoverwhelms this immune response. Weinhold...ith said he hopes not only to save these patients, but
to answer somefundamental questions about the viability of bone marrow transplantationin AIDS therap...
Shark-Liver Substance May Slow Growth Of Brain Tumors
...l shark substances for use against human diseases, but
this is believed to be the first evidence that squalamine may work against brain cancer. Squalus sharks' livers produce an oil used in manufacturing drugs, and small amounts of squalamine are found in shark cartilage. Squalamine dramatically slowed b...
DNA Imaging to Design Better Drugs
...y conventionalintercalative or minor groove modes, but
are unreliable for mixed andnon-classical modes. ...ersity , the drugis not yet commercially available but
has shown early promise intreating Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, one of the leading causes ofdeath...
Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety
...ay not sound like enough for a comprehensivestudy, but
Cummings said they form a sufficient database to makegeneralizations. "If you see consistently the same trend between sober andintoxicated speech for four different speakers, that's actually a lot,"she said. Also, Cummings plans to continue her res...
Chemists Develop Probe To Detect Changes In Imaging Agents Inside Body
... as brainimaging agents and kidney imaging agents, but
he realizes a lotof research remains to be done. "... it's opened up a frontier. We've opened the door, but
wehaven't taken too many steps yet." In fact, all of the preliminary research has been done usingrhe...
Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
...ally as when they received testosterone injections but
without prolonged exposure to a high hormone level caused by injections. The hormone level rises and drops steeply with injections, often causing mood swings and other side effects in some men. Studies have shown that recently developed testosterone ...
New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available
... those who may have received adjuvant chemotherapy but
have been disease-free for at least one year. About 50 centers throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia are participating in the Phase III trial. Earlier recently published studies conducted at Memorial Sloan-Kettering showed a 32 percent response ...
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
...n developing nations, where cancer rates are high, but
little or no treatment for pain is available. "India produces 80 percent of the world's opiates, yet only a minuscule amount of oral morphine was prescribed to cancer patients last year," says Grossman. "Because of limited financial resources as wel...
Maternal Exposure To Crack Cocaine Produces Stressed Newborns
...ho were exposed to crack looked like normal babies but
didn't actlike them," said Beata Napiorkowski, the...ndcigarettes. The other 20 infants were drug free, but
some of their motherssmoked cigarettes. Mothers in the study were granted confidentiality, which e...
Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs
...s functionedas agonists in some cellular contexts, but
as antagonists in others. Discovery of th...e-likehormone that may be beneficial in the uterus but
neutral elsewhere. "The optimum would be a compound like a progesterone that would workonly...
What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates
... were observed in the head of the caudate nucleus, but
not in the adjacent putamen, suggesting that D2 caudate binding accounted for almost all of the symptomatic variance within each twin pair. Previously, preoccupation with the motoric aspects of Tourette Syndrome had led researchersto search for clue...
Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
...Regularly scheduled use of albuterol is not risky, but
neither is it necessary,according to co-investigator Clifford W. Zwillich, M. D., professor andchief of pulmonary and critical care at Penn State's Milton S. Hershey MedicalCenter. Puffing on the inhalant only during an attack of coughing or wheezin...
Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound
...echanism to kill the parasite that causes malaria, but
they aremuch less expensive and easier to produce ...ere reports of malaria have historically been rare but
wherepublic health officials are increasingly concerned. The research was funded by a three-year gra...
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
...e in that not only would expenditures not be made, but
personswho did continue to work would contribute t...ability paymentsfor workers once they pass age 65, but
that has not been the case, the researcherssaid. They noted in their report there are a number of v...
A Surgical Semiconductor Laser With More Precision And Power
...f their beams to fragment into a numberof parallel but
weaker beams. This doesn't pose a problem for appl...er, such as laserprinters or supermarket scanners, but
it limits their use in surgery, where higher power and precision are critical. Thenew laser produces...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...y deplete mature CD4+ and CD8+ T cells in infants, but
also inhibit production of these cells by damaging...rmalities not only in their cell-mediated immunity but
also in their immunoglobulin and antibody production (humoral immunity). "In this study, we have id...
Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?
...d. Peterson said that the trade-off between new, but
costly, improvementsin patient care and the ability of hospitals and other providers to absorbthe differences in reimbursements will become more and more of an issue."These are growing problems that are going to concern hospitals inthe future when th...
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
...t attacks were almost the same across the country, but
that the use of interventional procedures and hosp...ve always been held up as the most cost-efficient, but
early studies concentrated on the use of invasive cardiac procedures during the initial hospitalizat...
Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns
...ondition knownas Clifford's postmaturity syndrome, but
little research has beendone to investigate the possible social and emotionalimplications. Clifford's syndrome babies generally, though notalways, are born sometime after 41 weeks of gestation. Becausetheenvironment in the uterus is no longer ideal t...
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