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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity

...ted into the patients'arm or leg muscles and their progress in restoring a working immune systemwill be closely monitored for two years. "The thymus makes and educates a wide range of immune cells to fightspecific infections," Markert said. "As HIV damages the thymus,the patient's immune system can r...

New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available

...spond to these drugs, and most patients ultimately progress through their first line therapy. Until now, we have had no effective second line therapy to offer these patients, so we are very excited to have a more effective treatment option," said Dr. Saltz. Researchers are planning to enroll approximately 66...

Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies

... is still a mystery although researchers have made progress in understanding the role played by genes. The new generation of medications target various sections of the brain that degenerate during the course of the disease. Alzheimer's disease affects approximately 4 million Americans. The UT Southwestern cl...

Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants

...y's leading transplant centers. Despite tremendous progress in regulating the immune system, stubborn or "refractory" rejection-an unrelenting immune system assault against the transplanted organ-remains one of the principal problems of organ transplantation. This is the first multi-center trial to demonstrat...

Antimicrobial "Bug Spray" Found In Human Lung Cells

...acteria infected many CF cells while making little progress in the normal cells. Ko then searched for an antimicrobial compound similar to the one found in cow throats, and found hTAP. Pedersen speculates that cells in other areas at high risk for infection, such as the eyes, the gut or the mouth, may secrete...

'Bathtub' Equation Aids Diabetes Research

...lood sugar level. Finegood is optimistic about the progress of diabetes research. "I'msometimes shocked at how much we know about some things and how little weknow about certain simple things," she says. "We may not be close to findinga cure, but we're not that far off from improving prevention strategies."...

Rats Receiving Ginkgo Biloba Learn Quicker, Live 20 Percent Longer Than Controls, UB Study Finds

... memory impairment and the degenerative dementias, progress has been slow," Winter stated in the article. Two major reasons for the lack of progress, he noted, are a lack of agreement on appropriate animal models and their applicability to humans when memory and cognition are concerned, and the absence of a ...

Enhancing Night Visibility Using UV Technology To Be Tested On Virginia Tech's Smart Road

...Gehr says, "This projectis one more step in VDOT's progress toward building "smart" highways, an overallplan to use the best technologies to make our transportation system increasinglysafe and efficient for motorists." The Smart Road, recently begun between Blacksburg and I-81 in MontgomeryCounty, is ...

"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science

...y to quickly and accurately monitor the status and progress of this disease in real time are significant", said Joseph Adlerstein, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of SpectruMedix. " A physician should be able to go beyond merely improving and optimizing the diagnosis and therapy by individually s...

Study Finds Aspirin Does Not Prevent High-Risk Cases Of Preeclampsia

...d protein in the urine. In turn, preeclampsiamay progress to eclampsia--hypertension and generalized convuls...tion. Even in cases where thecondition does not progress to eclampsia, the children born to mothers withpreeclampsia may be small for their gestational age o...

X-ray Microscope Designed To Study Jet Engine Components Now Probes Tooth Dentin

... The team of researchers recently reported on the progress of their study atthe annual scientific meeting of the American Association for Dental Research. The study is funded by a grant from the National Institute for Dental Research.In the first stage of the study, the researchers examined the way dentin is...

"TRAMAH" Model Seeks To Improve Emergency Response Paper Uses Maryland As Test Region

... In the past decade, say the authors, substantial progress has been made indeveloping guidelines for the location of trauma care resources. But, they say,political concerns and historical patterns have interfered. In response, theresearchers used operations research to bolster trauma systems design. TRAMAH w...

Asthma-Airways Clinic Improves Lives, Reduces Medical Costs

...over again." Bria and his colleagues monitored the progress of 90 people participating forone year in the asth...ficevisits, nurses call patients to evaluate their progress and help them buildproblem-solving skills. The researchers found statistically significant reduction...

Health Workers May Experience Costly Dislocation As Health Spending Growth Slows

... Fein reminds us that we will make less beneficial progress if those who feel their jobs threatened worked to block change. "It is in our self-interest to reduce those frictions. We need to prepare for tomorrow." CONTACT: Rashi Fein, PhD, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; tel. 617-432-2...

Effective Obesity Treatment Likely To Require Targeting Of Multiple Weight Control Systems

...stic," said Schwartz, "there is good news. Namely, progress intounderstanding of the weight control system will likely lead to drug combinationsthat are effective in treating obesity. We can be encouraged that treatmentswill improve, but we must be realistic that multiple systems must be targetedfor long-term...

International Panel Evaluates Testing For Drug Resistance In HIV

...gimens should beguided by standard measures of the progress of infection--blood tests thatmeasure the levels of HIV or of CD-4 cells, the immune cells primarily targetedby the virus--not by resistance testing. Drug resistance is a significant cause, but not the only cause of treatmentfailure. Other causes ...

Thousands Of AIDS Deaths Could Be Prevented With Expanded Medicaid Coverage, UCSF Study Concludes

...er individuals with early-stage HIV infectionwould progress to late-stage AIDS because of proper drug treatment. The UCSF analysis compared projected outcomes over a five-year period with andwithout the expansion. An estimated 38,000 persons would be enrolled in theexpansion group. Of these, two-thirds we...

Infants With Eye Problem Sought For NIH-Sponsored Study Of Congenital Esotropia

...nters throughout the United States. Thestudy is in progress now, and researchers hope to gather information from200 babies with the eye disorder by December of 1998. While it is common for newborns' eyes to turn out (exotropia), it is unusualfor them to turn in, or 'cross' (esotropia), says Dr. Wright. "The p...

The Use Of Antimicrobial Drugs In Developing Countries Must Be Limited To Avoid Producing Untreatable Diseases

...of the Kenya Medical Research Institute review the progress of antibacterial resistance in diseases including pneumococcal meningitis, tuberculosis and typhoid fever. They conclude that there must be improved surveillance of resistance, better regulation of antimicrobial drugs to increase their usefulness, a...

Cyclosporin Appears Effective In Treating Heart Disease

...he heart's middle muscular layerand can ultimately progress to heart failure. Several forms of inherited heartdisease, including HCM, are associated with genetic mutations that causethickening of the heart muscle wall. This thickening is known as cardiachypertrophy. In a previous study, published in April i...

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