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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity

...re extracted, the patientswill receive up to 1,000 times as many of these cells back again. In all,patients will be infused three times with massive doses of killer T-cellsover a six-month period. "We hope that these doses of ...

Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns

...." The mortality rate for all infants is about 2.5 times higher forblacks than for whites. After the introd...hers found that black premature infants were three times more likelyto die than white premature babies. Hamvas compared birth and death certificates for all ...

Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug

...he inhaled beta-agonist, albuterol, two puffs four times a day, or an identical-appearingplacebo inhaler for 16 weeks. Patients in both groups were permitted totake additional albuterol, when needed, for relief of asthma symptoms. Duringa final four-week withdrawal period, all patients received only as-nee...

A Surgical Semiconductor Laser With More Precision And Power

...tor lasers with 6 to 12 watts of power, two tofour times as powerful as current devices. Currently the only way for semiconductor lasers to produce such power is forseveral to be used in tandem, but this results in poor beam quality. "Traditionally, with higher power you lose the ability to focus a se...

Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns

...tion, the postmature babies exhibited nearly three times asmany tremors of the arms, legs or hands. Ongoing research has led Smith and her colleagues to thesurprising hypothesis that the sweet taste of sugar sedatesinfants by stimulating the same brain region affected by heroin,a circuit of neurons known a...

Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks

...ents suffering from pulmonary hypertension were 23 times more likely to have taken d-fenfluramine than their matched controls and that the longer they had been taking the medication, the greater their risk of developing this serious condition. In an article published in the same issue of the journal, it i...

Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women

... to six months priorto her release, and up to five times depending on need, to discuss and designafter-release plans. This pre-release counseling focuses on medical care,housing, substance abuse treatment and family support. Team members alsoconduct follow-up on all participants three and six months after ...

Study Injects New Interest In How Vaccines Work

...ection and is eliminated from the body hundreds of times faster than presumed. "Aluminum hydroxide is used in vaccines to increase the body's production of antibodies, though no one knows how it works," says Hem, professor of industrial and physical pharmacy. "The most popular theory was that it remained i...

Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease

...ng to physicians and scientists. Although thereare times when formula is preferable to breastfeeding -- such as when the motheris HIV-positive but the child is not -- such cases are rare, they say. In thegreat majority of situations, mothers should be strongly encouraged by theircaregivers to breastfeed th...

New Ultrasound Technique Is Alternative To Cerebral Angiography

...hose artery is 70 percent blocked or more has four times therisk of stroke as a person with lesser blockage. Severe blockages can besurgically removed. Currently, doctors use cerebral angiography as the final step inassessing the blockage to determine whether surgery is needed. This methodinvolves ...

Cancer Protection Compound Abundant In Broccoli Sprouts

...old broccoli sprouts consistently contain 20 to 50 times theamount ofchemoprotective compounds found in mature broccoli heads, and may offer asimple, dietarymeans of chemically reducing cancer risk," says Paul Talalay, M.D., J.J. AbelDistinguishedService Professor of Pharmacology. Talalay's research t...

Common Drug-Capsule Coating Not As Inert As Previously Thought

...k well for shortperiods -- to extend drug delivery times in the bloodstream, for example-- but over longer periods, the polymer's structure may change, making itless repulsive and potentially more biologically active. "This is particularly important in applications such as implantsand artificial scaffold...

A Helping Hand Could Save An Ailing Heart

..., those who had feltthey needed more help were 3.2 times more likely to have died during that yearthan thos...se who had said theyneeded much more help were 6.5 times more likely to have died. Both groups thatfelt they were not receiving sufficient help also showed ...

Affordable, Hand-Held Biosensor For Diagnostics

...nly capable of detectingamounts about 100 to 1,000 times greater than the new biosensor. "We have found nothing as simple or practical as this device with asmuch sensitivity," said Ghadiri. "The results show that we can sense very smallmolecules that in other systems do not produce a very big chang...

Benefits Of Annual Mammography Outweigh Radiation Risks Of Cancer

...t in the 1920s. Such women received up to 2,500 times more radiation than a woman gets during a mammogram. Yet, he says, "there’s still this unfounded concern about getting cancer from mammography radiation." Dr. Feig estimated that based on results from multiple screening trials...

Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998

... clogged bloodvessels were performed about 419,000 times in 1995 at an estimated individualcost of $20,370. A total of 404,000 such procedures were done in 1994.Perhaps because of a shortage of donated organs, surgeons performed 16 fewerheart transplants - a total of 2,345 - in 1996 than in 1995. Most rece...

Researchers Finding May Boost Effectiveness Of Anti-HIV Drugs

...p, brain levels of the drugsclimbed to seven-to-40 times higher than in mice that normally express PGP. The researchers also found that brain levels of the protease inhibitorsin normal mice were about one-tenth the blood level. "The standard way to measure drug levels is in the blood, with...

Researchers Study 'Natural' Screen For Cancer

...end to accumulate more of the hypericin -- even 10 times more than normalcells -- so once it is absorbed, w...th," explains Rawicz. "Hypericin actually has a 10 times higher phototoxicity -- but it lasts only 10hours." The researchers have run tests on dogs a...

Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures

...at during 1993 theincidence rate of stroke was 1.6 times greater for blacks than the overall ageand sex-adj...r Cincinnati under the age of 65 had a two to four times greater incidenceof first-ever stroke compared with the rates among whites of similar age in theRoch...

Survey Finds Acute Stroke Teams Gaining Prevalence

...n between 1994 and 1997. ASTs were called up to15 times a week in some cases, with one or two calls per week being the mostcommon response (29 percent). A large majority (83 percent) of the ASTs saidthey respond to a call within 10 minutes. "One of the concepts behind a stroke team is that...

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