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Duke Study Suggests New Class Of Drugs Could Bypass Leptin Loop

...es genetically obese mice to lose more weight than can be accountedfor by appetite suppression alone. They showed that leptin delivers a second signal to thebrain: one that triggers the release of noradrenaline onto the fat cell. Currently, Collins and Surwit are investigating how defects in the feedbac...

AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity

...are pushing the envelope of what is known and what can be imaginedin effective therapy," said Dani Bologn...HIV damages the thymus,the patient's immune system can respond to fewer and fewer types of infection. "Under cover of these potent anti-retroviral...

Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills

...ed to monitor machines and prevent system failures can and oughtto be used to prevent sudden cardiac deat...t weapons and super sensitive surveillancesystems, can be used to combat disease, the two researchers say. Hall predicts that in about five years, a pers...

DNA Imaging to Design Better Drugs

...vance in the area of drug-DNA interactions." "One can imagine that the method could be of wide use in th...0 base pairs. The scanning force microscopy assay can be performed on long piecesof DNA -- from 300 to over 100,000 base pairs -- that more closelyresembl...

Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety

...h production at your vocal cords, how steadily you can produce theexcitation (air from your lungs) going ...her current research, Cummings said, "the idea is, can we do thesame thing with sober versus intoxicated speech? If we have a sample ofsomebody's speech fr...

Chemists Develop Probe To Detect Changes In Imaging Agents Inside Body

...r such as technetiumwith a ligand or compound that can target the tissue or organ ofinterest. For example...a common application is a heart imagingagent which can detect blockages in blood flow following a heartattack. This information is important to doctors pla...

Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM

...t stroke is amenable to medical treatment, control can be best achieved by applying the principles of pub...ls, and enlisting the help of the entire community can save lives." Older adults living alone and in the inner-city are at highest risk for heat stroke, a...

Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment

...ient, so that patients requiring more pain control can get polymers that release more drug, and those with very stable requirements for pain medications can get one that lasts longer," says Stuart Grossman, M.D., associate professor of oncology and director...

Maternal Exposure To Crack Cocaine Produces Stressed Newborns

...tion ofcocaine with alcohol and marijuana. Alcohol can boost the effects of cocaine,and most of the crack...oor parenting. Babiesthat twitch, cry or act fussy can further influence how parents treat thebaby. "A baby that isn't cuddly sweet can turn off a parent,"...

Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs

...ifferent compoundsacting through the same receptor can manifest different biologies in differentcells. We... kind of steroidreceptor found throughout the body can produce such different effects indifferent tissues by assuming different conformations. "Le...

Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies

...d 90. They also must have a relative or friend who can take them to regular appointments and respond to r...stration. About 25 percent of Alzheimer's patients can tolerate an adequate dose of Cognex, and a quarter of those have shown improvement, Svetlik said. "...

Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants

T he drug tacrolimus (also known as FK506) can halt or reverse unmanageable rejection of transplanted kidneys in three out of four cases says a report from 13 of the country's leading transplant centers. Despite tremendous progress in regulating the immune system, stubborn or "refractory" rejecti...

Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies

...fort to force more oxygen into the blood stream -- can cause permanent lung damage and result in a chroni...re, which causes less damage," Leach said. "If we can decrease the amount of lung injury, we can greatly improve the patient's outcome and perhaps prevent...

Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments

...ormal retirement age but also the age at which you can get partialpayments." With baby boomers approaching retirement age, the federal government mustact to meet the future needs of the Social Security trust fund, Manton said. "Assuming that fertility stays at a fairly moderate level and you getthese l...

Fertilization Protein Structure To AID in Leukemia Treatment

...he protein cavity may be changed, and this effect can be transmitted across the cell membrane by the attached tail," explains Kamal Shukla, program director in NSF's division of molecular and cellular biosciences, which funded Stout's research. The Scripps researchers hope that drugs targeted to...

A Surgical Semiconductor Laser With More Precision And Power

...ly five watts to produce thesame power. Since they can be mass-produced, semiconductor lasers usually cost only a few thousand dollars, compared totens of thousands of dollars for a comparable gas laser. Semiconductor lasers also have an advantage over gas lasers in portability: gas lasers are often...

Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers

...l of Medicine . Infants who test positive for HIV can generally be divided into two groups: those in who... (with particular affinity to the thymus and which can cross the placenta during gestation) to cause early thymic disruption... "In addition to their patho...

KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures

...ears. Standard electroencephalograms (EEGs) can record when a seizure occurs. EEGs are tools used ...hin the brain. By using the algorithm, researchers can now predict when a seizure is imminent. "The algorithm measures brain activity and separates...

UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology

...ering, and his research team. "The imageprocessor can be programmed for many applications, opening a new...ging applicationinto the clinical setting where it can help in the diagnosis and treatmentof patients. This is a fundamental shift for the ultrasound indus...

Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks

...here is no indication that any further weight loss can be achieved by the medication alone, Levitsky said...sity are far greater. They argue that these risks can be reduced by weight loss, perhaps achieved by taking appetite suppressing drugs. Levitsky disagree...

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