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New Drug For Parkinson's Disease Proves Effective, Study Finds

...of several next-generation dopamine agonists being launched by pharmaceutical firms this year. At the study's outset, 264 patients with symptoms of early Parkinson's disease who were not being treated with levodopa were randomly divided into five treatment groups.Members of one group received a placebo, ...

Intralase Will Develop Laser Systems For Eye Surgery

... ultrafast laser science and technology. CUOS has launched several start-up firms and licensed many patents since it was established. According to Gerard A. Mourou , U-M professor of electrical engineering and computer science and the center's director, CUOS scientists will continue to conduct research o...

X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers

... the NationalInstitutes of Health but have already launched the project using $20,000from the Children's Miracle Network. -30- Color or black & white photo available with this story. Forinformation, please call News & Public Affairs photography at (352) 392-9092....

National Health Study Launched On The Internet

...ational Laboratory researcher Dr. PaulWilliams has launched what he hopes will be the first epidemiologicalmega-survey on the Internet. The National Health Survey can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.healthsurvey.org . The study was initiated in order to identifyfoods, dietary supplements, exer...

Intervention can help reduce risky sexual behavior, according to results published in Science

...me infected with HIV. Public health officials have launched many campaignsto encourage safer sex practices, but there has been little substantive data toshow whether such behavioral interventions actually work. Now, as part of aspecial section on AIDS in the 19 June 1998 issue of Science, investigators withth...

Adverse Drug Reactions Are Under Reported

...eir patients have to drugs that have recently been launched onto the market, to enable effective postmarketing surveillance to take place. Contact: Dr Richard Martin, Clinical Research Fellow, Drug Safety Research Unit, Southampton...

University Of California San Francisco Dental School Launches Pilot Program For Pre-Dental Students

...f California San Francisco School of Dentistry has launched aprogram aimed at helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds get into dentalschool -- and hopefully boost the number of dentists serving underservedpopulations as a result. The UCSF pilot program, called the Dental Post-Bac Program, is the first...

Pursuing The Next Generation Of Arthritis Treatment

...oid arthritis andosteoarthritis are expected to be launched in the first half of 1999 at theRosalind Russell New Arthritis Treatment Program. Current studies focus on rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Call 415-502-1698 for more information....

Brain Tumor Support Group Meeting Scheduled At Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute

...rosurgical intervention. This month, the Institute launched the PediatricBrain Tumor Program, a new diagnostic and treatment program that provides anunmatched level of expertise and care in the Southern California area....

New Theory May Explain Ritalin Action In Hyperactivity

...rotonin are neurotransmitters, chemicals which are launched by neurons, orbrain nerve cells, to trigger nerve impulse in neighboring neurons. Caron and Gainetdinov made their discovery by genetically creating"knockout" mice lacking a protein called a dopamine transporter that scavengesthe dopamine rem...

Forecasting Killer Heat: UD Systems Predict Deadly Weather Worldwide

...y effective, Kalkstein says, warning systems maybe launched in Shanghai, China, and elsewhere. "In my opinion, heat is a leading cause of weather-related mortality, which maydirectly cause more deaths each year than lightning, tornadoes or hurricanes,"says Kalkstein, director of UD's Synoptic Climatology Labo...

Nurse Practitioners Reducing Costs, Expanding Care

... call for a Web-based nursing research courseto be launched this summer that will allow working nurses to take the class ontheir home computers. "We're responding to what the industry is telling us it needs," Wilkersonsays. "Advanced practice nurses have more versatility in terms of the kinds ofcare they ...

First Clinical Trial In Bay Area To Test Effect Of HIV Vaccine; SF Department Of Public Health And UCSF Recruiting Study Volunteers

...ea to test the effectiveness of anAIDS vaccine was launched this week through a joint project of the San FranciscoDepartment of Public Health and the University of California San Francisco. Known as a Phase III trial, the DPH/UCSF study will focus on the ability of thetest vaccine to protect the body against ...

NIAID Renews Funding For Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study

... the hope ofdiscovering the disease's cause, NIAID launched a multicenter effort to enrollvolunteers at risk for developing AIDS. When the discovery of HIV and itssubsequent link to AIDS occurred shortly thereafter, the focus of the studyshifted toward investigating how the disease progresses and how to prev...

Chronically Ill Teens Turn To Internet For Peer Support, Researchers Report

...l informatics specialist. The service was launched in September 1997 with 17 Children's Center CFpati...e Baltimore-based Grant-A-Wish Foundation recently launched the DreamsurferNetwork, bringing the Hopkins Teen Central model to hospitals across thecountry. Acce...

Success of plasma centers could hurt Red Cross, study finds

...ion agencies in the United States. When he launched this new study, Anderson expected to find at least oneshared characteristic between paid student donors and those who are homeless --poverty. But instead, he found that the college students who sell their plasmaare more likely to come from families w...

New nationwide study in six cities will look at the method & message for changing risky HIV behavior

A nationwide study being launched in six U.S. cities is designed to answer oneof the major unknowns of the AIDS epidemic: What type of one-on-one counselingis most effective in changing high-risk behavior to prevent HIV infection? The study is one of the first large-scale research p...

Hearts N' Parks - an innovative North Carolina program to prevent heart disease launched

...North Carolina children and theirfamilies, will be launched at a special media event in Charlotte on Thursday,July 15th, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The launch will demonstrate heart healthlessons learned in the Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular HealthStudy (CATCH). A follow-up study on CATCH was an...

Cholesterol lowering margarine may not benefit those already eating a healthy diet

...t) Benecol, the 'cholesterol lowering margarine' launched in the UK in April, is a costly product that may not reduce lipid concentrations in those already following a healthy diet, writes Dr Charles van Heyningen in a letter in this week's BMJ. Dr van Heyningen from University Hospital Aintree in Liverpoo...

New anti-angiogenic proteins discovered

...is inhibitors on patients; early phase testing was launched two yearsago. Two angiogenesis inhibitors currently are in clinical trials at UCLA'sJonsson Cancer Center, one attacking colorectal cancer, the other being testedon lung cancer, with encouraging results thus far. "The use of angiogenesis inh...

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