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Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies
...udy involves SB202026, which is being tested at 35 sites
around the United States. UT Southwestern again is the only North Texas testing center. Researchers expect to enroll about 15 patients in the 24-week trial. The oral medication is intended to alleviate the major symptoms of Alzheimer's. The participa...
Hospital Noise Disrupts Sleep For Patients, In The Critical Care Setting
...al caresettings use the study's findings to create sites
that minimize noise pollutionsuch as arranging patients in individual rooms. Other ways to reduce noise areto move equipment alarms away from patients, relocate nurse's stations awayfrom rooms, switch beepers to vibrating mode and train doctors and n...
Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women
...hs and 37 percent within 12months. Prisons are key sites
to provide initial HIV-related care and links tocommunity follow-up. Between 1989 and 1993, for example, 39 percent of allHIV-infected women in Rhode Island were first diagnosed with the virus in thestate prison. Upon release from prison, HIV-positiv...
NIAID Stops AIDS Study Prematurely Because Drug 'Cocktail' Boosts Survival
... study was being conducted with 1,156 people at 40 sites
across the nation. An independent National Institutes of Health monitoring and safety board, which had continuous access to patient information, recommended halting the study even before all patients were enrolled because results were so dramatic. T...
Duke Study Uses Tiny Temperature Changes To Probe Water-Exclusion At Protein Binding Sites
...f proteins to devise computer programsthat predict sites
where the molecular linkups will occur. "If ...vered all of nature'stricks for making the binding sites
suitably "sticky," Toone said.So, surprisingly, instead of pinpointing the one actual binding site, ...
Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease
... infection by binding topathogens at the molecular sites
that they would otherwise use to attach to andthen attack cells in the infant. Another molecule with an antibacterial role islactoferrin, a protein that acts by binding iron in different situations. Insome circumstances, lactoferrin is also able to a...
Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart
.... Thesedisk-shaped blood components accumulate at sites
of vascular injury, such asatherosclerotic plaque, and contribute to clot formation. If the blood clotoccludes the vessels, which nourishes the heart or brain, a heart attack orstroke occurs. However, these and other studies from thi...
Research Trial To Test New Drug For Diabetic Neuropathy
...ershey Medical Center, which is one of five study sites
throughout the country that are currently enrolli...s. If you want more information about other study sites
around the country, contact Pro-Neuron, Inc., at (301)984-8554....
Successful Cancer Therapy May Doom Later Treatments To Failure
...gger openings than mouse livercancers -- and among sites
within the same tumor. Solid tumors often contained amixture of bigger and smaller openings. Pore size also varied depending on wherethe cells grew. Breast tumors grown in the brain, for example, had blood vesselswith much smaller pores than did tumo...
Clot-Busters As Effective As Surgery To Clear Blockages In Legs
...edicine . In the study of 544 patients at 113 sites
across NorthAmerica and Europe, physicians compared patients who hadimmediate surgery to patients who were first given a clot-dissolving agent. The compound doctors used was an experimentalform of recombinant urokinase made by Abbott Laboratories, wh...
"TRAMAH" Model Seeks To Improve Emergency Response Paper Uses Maryland As Test Region
...val and optimal replacementof single trauma center sites
increased coverage within 15 minutes by an averageof 4.2%. The optimal replacement of any one of the nine trauma centers in theexisting system would therefore provide trauma system access to hundreds moreseverely injured people each year. Background...
UB Plants "Seeds" By Investing In Research Projects; Researchers Leverage Investment 14 Times Over
...cal disabilities, is being replicated at two other sites
in New York State. For David Bender, the seed money came at a critical time. He and Thomas Lock, wanted to study the origins of attention deficit disorder in the brain by developing a primate model for the condition. Their attempts to get external f...
Neurotransmitter-Induced Electrical Activity Identified As Key Regulator Of Synaptogenesis
...lasmic protein gephyrin at developing postsynaptic sites
preceeds clustering of the glycine receptor, and that the expression of this peripheral membrane protein is essential for the formation of postsynaptic glycine receptor aggregates. It remained enigmatic, however...
Metrifonate, A New Alzheimer Drug, Helps Behavior Problems
...lts. Bayer Corp. funded theclinical research at 24 sites
in the United States, including WashingtonUniversi...ine(Cognex) and donepezil (Aricept). The 24 sites
in the metrifonate study enrolled 408 mild-to-moderatelydemented patients. At this stage of the diso...
Products For Weight Loss Or Increased Energy Can Be Deadly, Warn Poison Control Experts
...dents. The CPCS toll-free hotline service has four sites
across the state: ValleyChildren's Hospital in Fresno, UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, UC SanDiego Medical Center, and the UCSF-affiliated San Francisco General Hospital. The statewide number to call in the event of a poison emergency is1-800-...
Injecting Drugs With Sound Waves
...ocess of using sound to activate drugs at specific sites
in thebody (3pBV2) Developing anti-cancer drugs that are activated by ultrasound only at the desired regions can potentially minimize thedevastating effects of chemotherapy. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BEFORE JUNE 22:Please feel free to call Ben Stei...
Educational Intervention Can Reduce Sexual Behaviors Known To Transmit HIV
...ool of Public Health. The School was one of seven sites
acrossthe country participating in the National In...samong heterosexuals. Researchers at seven sites
in five metropolitan areas recruitedparticipants from three distinct populations at risk of acquirin...
Landmark Study Shows Behavioral Interventions Reduce HIV-Related Sexual Risk Behavior
... that adoptedthis program." Researchers in seven sites
in five metropolitan areas recruited participantsf...rstudied and disadvantaged populations at multiple sites
across the U.S. The research is published in the June 19, 1998 issue of Science. Theseven si...
New Report Demonstrates That Following Guidelines Improves Clinical Practices, Reduces Liability Costs
...isk to inpatients move withpatients to alternative sites
of care," said G. Eric Knox, M.D., MMI medicaldirector. Dr. Knox is also director of the Perinatal Center atAbbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, and professor of obstetrics andgynecology at the University of Minnesota. "At a time when there i...
Early Medical Abortion With Mifepristone (RU 486) And Misoprostol Is Highly Acceptable To American Women
...al trial tookplace at 17 clinics in 15 states; the sites
included Planned Parenthoodaffiliates, university hospitals, and free-standing clinics. The sampleincluded African-American, Asian, Caucasian, and Hispanic women. Focus groupswith providers also were conducted at all participating clinics."For a ne...
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