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First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain

...ceuticals Inc., voluntarily elected to prematurely halt the study prior to reaching the original enrollment target. However an analysis of data after six weeks of treatment showed that of the patients treated in the Lidoderm group (N=56), 54% experienced a 30% or greater improvement in average daily pain...

Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications

...ceuticals Inc., voluntarily elected to prematurely halt the study prior to reaching the original enrollment target of 200 patients. These results therefore need to be confirmed with further randomized controlled trials. "This is the first clinical study that compares a prescription topical patch with a C...

Targeting mutant B-Raf protein reduces melanoma development

...f protein could prevent the spread of melanoma and halt tumor growth for those melanomas containing the B-Raf mutation," said Gavin P. Robertson, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology, pathology, and dermatology, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. "With cases...

LRRK2 gene mutation causes Parkinson's disease in several families

... Parkinson's disease and to target therapeutics to halt its progression."...

Plant derivative attacks the roots of leukemia

...not be able to take enough of the herbal remedy to halt the disease.) Investigating stem cells that give rise to cancer is an urgent new initiative, as is identifying stem-cell treatments that might end the disease process. Jordan and Guzman are among only a handful of stem cell biologists nationwide who ...

Researchers model brain's electrical storm during a seizure

...nt to ongoing research to develop interventions to halt epileptic seizures. Examples of potential directed therapies include focal cooling, in which the part of the brain experiencing a seizure is literally chilled to dampen the seizure, and electrical stimulation of the affected area of the brain to coun...

Investigational transplant drug effectively preserves kidneys while avoiding toxic side effects

...ansplants, measures to prevent late failure and to halt other diseases that result from toxic side effects of current treatments have been limited. Cyclosporine, the current standard of care following organ transplantation, prevents initial organ rejection by effectively blocking certain immune system pa...

Study finds new designer drug is potent treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia

...abnormal tyrosine kinases -- enzymes that spark or halt growth -- in cancer cells and test agents known to act against them. The Cancer Cell study's lead author is Ellen Weisberg, PhD, of Dana-Farber. Co-authors include researchers at Dana-Farber, Novartis, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Children's Ho...

Study finds new designer drug is potent treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia

...abnormal tyrosine kinases -- enzymes that spark or halt growth -- in cancer cells and test agents known to act against them. ...

HIV/AIDS conspiracy theories may hamper efforts to halt the disease

...is a real risk that they will frustrate efforts to halt the epidemic in this community, writes the editorial. More than half of new HIV cases reported in the USA are in African Americans. The Lancet believes that public-health officials working against the spread of HIV/ AIDS need to acknowledge, addres...

New way to block pox shows promise in lab study

...hways that might be temporarily blocked and either halt the spread of a virus from cell to cell or prevent infection altogether. Also, notes Dr. Reinherz, other viruses, including cytomegalovirus, exploit the erb-B pathway, suggesting that they too might be defeated through drugs that selectively block er...

Clinical trial of Etanercept for Wegener's disease shows no benefit

...though current medications used to treat Wegener's halt the disease temporarily in most patients, 60 to 80 percent of patients eventually suffer from disease flares. The need to treat many patients repeatedly with medications such as glucocorticoids (prednisone), cyclophosphamide, and methotrexate leads ...

Study finds women hesitant to take tamoxifen as preventive measure

...ing to breast cancer cells, and thereby helping to halt the growth of these cancerous cells. Prophylactic use of tamoxifen has been shown to reduce the risk of both invasive and non-invasive breast cancer by nearly 50 percent. However, tamoxifen also poses a number of risks and side effects: the risk of d...

Study suggests Akt3 protein is key to melanoma's resistance to chemotherapy

...ession. "Identifying Akt3 as a possible target to halt the growth of and kill melanoma cells provides new opportunities to develop therapies for patients with metastatic melanoma," Robertson said. "Ultimately, therapies targeted against Akt3 could be used with traditional chemotherapy to give those with ...

2004 Science-in-Society Award winners announced

...ions of a "forgetting" drug, the quest for ways to halt the aging clock, and the legal dilemmas posed by new artificial reproductive technologies are the subjects of this year's winners of the Science-in-Society award, which is conferred by the National Association of Science Writers (NASW). NASW holds th...

Parents failing to recognise obesity in their children

... they conclude, but must be addressed if we are to halt an "impending health crisis"....

Computer simulation shows how fibrils form

...l organs may lead to discoveries of how to slow or halt fibril formation. The research was published in the Nov. 16 edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It is not known whether fibrils cause Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and the other so-called amyloid diseases, or whether they are...

Combination treatment helps thyroid cancer patients live longer

...therapy combined with surgery and chemotherapy can halt these fast-growing cancer cells before they can spread, allowing people with this disease to live longer." ...

New research results: 'Heart jacket' shown to be effective

ST. LOUIS -- The concept is simple: to halt deterioration of the heart muscle, wrap it in a mesh-like net to prevent further enlargement in patients with heart failure. It's like a jacket for the heart. New research results from Saint Louis University and other institutions across the country ...

National Institute on Aging Neuroimaging Initiative for Alzheimer's disease

...eatment that can delay the onset of AD or actually halt its progression, and experts predict that the curr...and specificity which interventions might actually halt progress of the disease, even before clinical signs of the disease appear." "The advances we have ...

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