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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...r immune systems in the hope that new immunitywill fight
off or control the remaining 1 percent of virus. ... Not only is their depletedimmune system unable to fight
infections, they also are vulnerable to secondarydiseases such as cancer. It's fairly common for AID...
Shark-Liver Substance May Slow Growth Of Brain Tumors
...ifferent anti-cancer drug directly to the brain to fight
malignant tumors in people. Pending further lab research, clinical studies with malignant gliomas, the most common and deadly brain tumor, may begin in 1997, according to Michael A. Zasloff, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president of Magainin. Brain ca...
Antimicrobial "Bug Spray" Found In Human Lung Cells
...s-produce hTAP or similar compounds, they may help fight
lung infections in both CF patients and in the general population, where infectious lung diseases like tuberculosis kill more than 7 million people every year. "People have always thought that the lungs only attacked infections via the classical immu...
Study Injects New Interest In How Vaccines Work
...tibodies are proteins made by the immune system to fight
off foreign substances. Antigens -- the proteins or molecules that stimulate the immune system to create antibodies -- are condensed and collected on the surface of aluminum hydroxide particles. Since 1934, aluminum hydroxide has been used as an adju...
'Bathtub' Equation Aids Diabetes Research
...odelling techniques canprovide new insights in the fight
against diabetes, she inevitably startstalking about bathtubs. "The flow of water in and out of a bathtub gives us a useful equation indiabetes research, explains Finegood, an associate professor in the schoolof kinesiology, who set up her diabetes r...
Added Benefit Found For Aspirin Use In Patients With Vessel Disease
...irin may now provide another way for physicians to fight
back againstheart disease, according to the researchers, who are based at the NationalHeart, Lung and Blood Institute in Bethesda, MD. They add that these findingscan partly explain why aspirin has beneficial effects on the rate of heartattacks as pr...
Snipping Inflammation In The Bud; New Agents May Provide Relief
...than those now deployed in themulti-billion-dollar fight
against inflammation. Kiessling's group is now investigating whether this novel approach to removingL-selectin has potential implications for controlling other problematic proteinson the cell surface. "We're trying to see how general the approach is ...
Chemical Society's Highest Award Goes To Ronald Breslow
...science gets sufficient funding," he said. "We can fight
over how itgets divided up later." Breslow admitted he was a chemistry-set kid. "I had a laboratory in thebasement of our house, right near the air duct next to our furnace," he said."My father was a physician, and I remember his patients wou...
Compound In Meat Prevents Diabetes, Study Suggests
.... This information could lead to new drugs to help fight
diabetes, or to improved dietary strategies to man...ular receptor called PPAR- alpha . The new drug to fight
diabetes, TZD, works by activating a PPAR- gamma receptor, one that has the same chemical compositi...
Wistar Scientist Awarded American Cancer Society Grant For Study Of Tumor
...nterleukin-12, which are helping the immune system fight
bacteria, parasites,viruses and cancer; and location of genes that contribute to the development ofdiseases like breast, lung and prostate cancer. Wistar is a National CancerInstitute Cancer Center....
New Treatment Targets Most Malignant Brain Tumors
...believe it will constitute a powerful newweapon to fight
such cancers and could replace external beam radiation therapyfor the tumors. The researchers also have begun initial tests using another radioactiveisotope, Astatine-211, that has been a far more efficient cancer-killer inlaboratory studies....
Study Finds St. John's Wort Can Cut Alcohol Consumption
...ingredient, hypericin,might prove effective in the fight
against alcoholism, the scientists say. "This is exciting - and simple -- because St. John's wort already is themost often prescribed antidepressant in Germany," said Dr. Amir H. Rezvani,research associate professor of psychiatry at the UNC-C...
New Guidelines Stress Early Potent Drug Cocktails, Individualized Therapy
...ng-term treatment, therapiesshould be continued to fight
HIV effectively, the panel recommends in itsreport, published in the July 1 issue of the Journal of the American MedicalAssociation. The drug cocktail therapies are responsible for up to a 75 percentdecline in HIV-related sickness and death where the...
HIV Patients' Mental Health Affects How Seriously They Take Treatment
...ts disregard treatment even though it mayhelp them fight
the disease. A lack of adherence to medication and...asrecently been identified as a key problem in the fight
against HIV and the onsetof AIDS. Now that the research has shown some of the reasons why patients ...
By Losing (Molecular) Weight, A Clot-Dissolving Drug May Be In Better Shape To
Help People Avoid A Repeat Heart Attack
...cks. Researchers say people affected couldone day fight
back with a regular therapy of at-home enoxaparin injections. "It seems logical to not only provide effective anti-clotting therapy duringthe initial episode of chest pain or just after the heart attack, but to alsouse that therapy in the months foll...
Unsticking The "Glue" In Blood Cells Could Save Lives
...natural defenses will recognize the cancercell and fight
it." With these aims in mind, Konstantopoulos has obtained funding from theWhitakerFoundation to begin testing pharmacological agents that may keep platelets fromsticking to eachother or to cancer cells. He brings to this line of research the to...
DNA-Based Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise To Successfully Treat Melanoma In Mice
...nowledge about how theimmune system can be used to fight
cancer has greatly increased. Not only havescientists learned that the immune system can recognize certain proteins oncancer cells, but they have used this knowledge to develop vaccines that mayhelp to prevent cancer recurrence. Now, scientists at ...
UCSF Study Finds DHEA Benefits Cardiovascular Function
... hormone widely sold as a nutritionalsupplement to fight
conditions from cancer to aging, does in fact have abeneficial effect on the vascular function of the heart, a new University ofCalifornia San Francisco study shows. Though there has been limited scientific basis for claims that DHEA is apot...
New Drug Boosts The Power Of Traditional Cancer Therapies, UF Animal Studies Show
...findings. Like other new compounds that indirectly fight
tumors, combretastatin A-4 prodrug targets the blood vessels that sprout up to nourish cancerous growths. The idea of battling tumors by attacking their life support system has long been championed by Judah Folkman, a physician and cancer researcher ...
Promising New Drug Uses Antibody Targeted Chemotherapy To Fight Leukemia
...onnected to chemotherapy moleculesto help patients fight
a virulent and often fatal form of cancer - acutemyelogenous leukemia (AML). The data appeared to confirm that this noveltreatment method -- "antibody-targeted chemotherapy" -- shows promising efficacyand a more tolerable side effect profile than cu...
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