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Duke Study Suggests New Class Of Drugs Could Bypass Leptin Loop
...ain circuit and target the fat cell itself. Duke researchers
say their study, reported today in the journal Nat... in some obese animals and likely in obese humans, researchers
found -- a theoryconfirmed by studies showing that obese humans have elevated leptin levels yet rema...
AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University researchers
and physicians are set to launcha multi-pronged at... immune system. During the process, Duke researchers
hope to increase science's understandingof how the virus reacts to both drug treatments and novel fo...
Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
...iac death and broken bones due to osteoporosis,say researchers
at Penn State's Applied Research Laboratory (ARL)....ncesystems, can be used to combat disease, the two researchers
say. Hall predicts that in about five years, a person could go to a physician'soffice and insert a...
DNA Imaging to Design Better Drugs
...ow they work may have justgotten easier, thanks to researchers
at Georgia Institute of Technology. Using a scann...t itdoes not intercalate in DNA. The Georgia Tech researchers
have been working in this area forabout 1 1/2 years. Sponsors include the <AHREF="http://www.can...
Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety
...oral student specializing in linguistics. The two researchers
approached Cummings after hearing about herthesis ...'t seen anythinglike that yet." More importantly, researchers
have to compare their results againstother factors that alter the way a person speaks, such as speec...
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...factant to breathe on their own. In the study, the researchers
found the differences in death ratescould not be e...from 220 deathsto 182 deaths per 1,000 births. The researchers
credited the drop in thewhite death rate to a major decrease in deaths from RDS. Although the incid...
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
...for the treatment of pain in cancer patients. The researchers
believe that the polymer implant could offer an al...wing the successful completion of U.S. trials, the researchers
hope to make the polymer available to cancer centers in developing nations for further study. If the...
Maternal Exposure To Crack Cocaine Produces Stressed Newborns
...n non-exposed newborns, accordingto a new study by researchers
in the Brown University School of Medicine. "Cra... bell, compared to non-exposed infants. The Brown researchers
think the findings result from the combined action ofcocaine with alcohol and marijuana. Alcohol can...
Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs
...ed by the U.S. Public Health Service. The researchers
used living cells and test tube preparations to an...of the new findings supported that early view. The researchers
foundthat some of the test compounds were "agonists" of the receptor,switching it on. And others we...
Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies
...e cause of Alzheimer's 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...
What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates
... 0.5% of the population with milder symptoms. The researchers
report on their findings in the August 30th issue ...motor components of Tourette Syndrome." Other NIMH researchers
participating in the study included: Drs. Douglas Jones, Michael Knable, Thomas Hyde, Richard Coppol...
Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
...al centers. The work was coordinatedby his team of researchers
at the Asthma Clinical Research Network (ACRN)Data Coordinating Center (DCC) based at Hershey's Center for Biostatistics.ACRN is funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The results of the study were reported in the article, "C...
Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound
...d on malaria-infectedmice, curing the animals. The researchers
are working now todevelop more potent compounds, l...ingthe drug expensive and impractical. The Hopkins researchers
have previously developed syntheticversions, or analogs, of artemisinin; the synthetic drugs havebee...
Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care
...aisson, M.D., associate professor of medicine. The researchers
found that using DOT throughout the United States would save $25 million compared with conventional therapy, save 240 additional lives, and prevent 2,400 relaspes, including 100 with drug-resistant TB. "Many doctors and health departments have felt t...
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
...o revenues through income andother taxes," the two researchers
wrote in a report prepared for theSocial Security Administration, which funded the study. They said that eachyear of age increase in the retirement age decreases payments for a yearand increases revenues for a year. To come up with their findings, M...
Fertilization Protein Structure To AID in Leukemia Treatment
.... It is this protein that has been studied by the researchers
at Scripps. By preparing crystals of the protein ...which funded Stout's research. The Scripps researchers
hope that drugs targeted toward the cavity in CD38 could be used to alter signal transmission and al...
A Surgical Semiconductor Laser With More Precision And Power
...onductor lasers, a pair of University of Rochester researchers
hasdevised a way to make them perform with the pow...power efficiently packaged in the center.Rochester researchers
believe the new design makes possible semiconductor lasers with 6 to 12 watts of power, two tofour t...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...early, powerful therapies, report Emory University researchers
in this week's New England Journal of Medicine . ...HIV, as well as to many other microorganisms. The researchers
postulated that certain strains of the AIDS virus not only deplete mature CD4+ and CD8+ T cells in i...
Rape Victims Find Relief From Posttraumatic Stress Using The Antidepressant Zoloft.
...PTSD symptoms aresimilar no matter the trauma, the researchers
say that treatment of warveterans with PTSD is complicated by a high incidence of substance abuse inthat population. "There is a striking similarity of response to different trauma includingcombat, rape, accidents, and disasters," the authors write. ...
KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures
...digital signal processing and computer technology, researchers
at the University of Kansas Medical Center believe...activity within the brain. By using the algorithm, researchers
can now predict when a seizure is imminent. "The algorithm measures brain activity and separ...
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