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Duke Study Suggests New Class Of Drugs Could Bypass Leptin Loop
...undesirable fat. As the bodyaccumulates white fat, more
leptin is secreted into the bloodstream,essentially signaling the body to slim down. "Leptin appea...
AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...itive, and whoagree to be treated and followed for more
than two years. All the patientswill receive a pot...logical advance would make the therapy cheaper and more
available. Progress in fighting the virus, as well as producing immunity, will be closelycompared b...
Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
...o enable physicians to identify when patients need more
aggressive treatmentto prevent broken bones . New technology coupled with better identification of precursors could alsohelp cardiac patients, Hansen says. He points out that researchers alreadyknow that a healthy heart exhibits complex, variable e...
DNA Imaging to Design Better Drugs
...DNA -- from 300 to over 100,000 base pairs -- that more
closelyresemble the genetic material in the cells of living organisms. Traditional methods that derive information from longer DNA strandsinclude linear and circular dichroism, viscometry and sedimentation.These methods are generally reliable when l...
Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety
...on that causes a person to soundintoxicated. With more
than a year's worth of work behind her and at least thatmuch to go, Cummings hopes to soon isolate a distinct set of parametersthat define intoxicated speech with a least 90 percent accuracy.Regardless, she and her colleagues hope their research adds...
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...ture white infants in the study were significantly more
likelyto receive surfactant therapy than their bla...s. That's becausethe lungs of black fetuses mature more
quickly than those of whites and,therefore, the incidence of RDS is lower in premature black infants...
New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available
...estigator of the study. "But we also need to know more
about the usefulness of CPT-11 when used for first...r these patients, so we are very excited to have a more
effective treatment option," said Dr. Saltz. Researchers are planning to enroll approximately 660 pa...
Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
...." "Relatives, friends and neighbors can harbor more
people than the largest public shelter." "Churches, synagogues and mosques can help by reinforcing key safety messages. They should also open their facilities during the hottest hours of the day." "Utility companies often suspend ...
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
...f a particular patient, 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," s...
Maternal Exposure To Crack Cocaine Produces Stressed Newborns
... to babies whotwitch, tremble and arch their backs more
than non-exposed newborns, accordingto a new study...rns of both excitability and lethargy,appear to be more
stressed, and fail to follow certain stimuli, such as arattle or bell, compared to non-exposed infan...
Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs
...ceptors are not merely on-off switches,but are far more
complicated molecular "control panels" that couldbe manipulated by drugs customized to produce more
targeted effects on thebody, said the scientists who made the discovery. The drugs could causethe sa...
Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies
...n that drug," she said. "We're now starting to get more
interest in these new studies as people realize th...ern clinic currently sees about 300 patients. For more
information about the new drug studies and other clinic research, call (214) 648-8696....
What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates
...caudate nucleus was higher in the sibling with the more
severe symptoms. "Strikingly, the degree to which the twins differed in this caudate D-2 binding predicted almost absolutely their differences in tic severity," said Weinberger. "This also likely explains the ebb and flow of tics experienced over ...
Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies
...oncentration inside the lung in an effort to force more
oxygen into the blood stream -- can cause permanen...ass through the air sacs and into the blood stream more
easily and efficiently. "The successful introduction of liquid into the lung and the ability of inf...
Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
...tatistics and Epidemiologyat Hershey. Many of the more
than 7 million Americans with mild asthma take alb...ery quickly." The study speaks to the concerns of more
than 7 million Americans with mildasthma -- and their physicians -- about the safety and effectivene...
Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound
...esize the new compounds after learninghow another, more
expensive and difficult-to-produce malaria drugwor...animals. The researchers are working now todevelop more
potent compounds, leading to more
animal testing. Finding new anti-malarial agents is important beca...
Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care
...e short term ultimately may be both inferior toand more
expensive than a more
comprehensive approach..." Researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown for the first time that spending ...
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
...in 2011 -- when they firstpass age 65 -- something more
than a simple tax rate change has to be done.Or if you do it only by a tax increase, then you get a very high tax burdenthat could potentially slow down the growth of the U.S. economy," hesaid. Manton said the United States isn't the only country de...
A Surgical Semiconductor Laser With More Precision And Power
... small,relatively inexpensive lasers might replace more
powerful and costly gas lasers in treating a varie...ester. Most laser surgery today is done using more
powerful and expensive gas lasers, since their semiconductorcounterparts usually lack the power nece...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...eport that infants in the thymic-defect group were more
likely to show abnormalities not only in their cel...conclude. "Therapeutic approaches will need to be more
aggressive among these infants, with earlier use of antiviral agents and perhaps even immune reconst...
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