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Cedars-Sinai part of study published in Sept. 30 New England Journal of Medicine on laser procedure to relieve severe angina in cardiac patients

...football fan, and when I watched the games and the action gotexciting, I'd get terrific angina," he explained. "I'd have the same pain when Iwas under stress, trying to get somewhere on time or dealing with otherpressures." While undergoing his second angioplasty, Dr. Frischling asked his cardiologistabout ...

UCSF researchers unravel mystery of TB infection; findings significant for future development of vaccine

...tem termedinterferon gamma. Without the effective action of interferon gamma, themacrophages become inert and cannot kill M. tuberculosis. The result is that M. tuberculosis survives despite development of a cellularimmune response, Ernst explained. "The study findings explain how the immune system of...

Conference convenes on ibogaine, a controversial drug to treat heroin addiction

...ence will explore ibogaine's possible mechanism of action and focus on theclinical, cultural and political issues concerning its use. The conference was organized by Kenneth Alper MD, Assistant Professor,Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Alper hasrecently published ...

UCSF breast cancer expert collaborates with Dalai Lama's doctor in Tibetan medicine study: Women needed to participate in trial

...py (herbaltherapy) works by means of a synergistic action of the combination of individualherbs and other natural substances in a formula. Patients who are eligible to participate in the trial must have a confirmeddiagnosis of stage IV advanced breast cancer; have minimal tissue and organdamage; be relativ...

Scientist show how viruses co-opt cell defenses to cause chronic infections likethose from HIV and Hepatitis B and C

...ts cell immunity. Also it mediates thecell-killing action of tumor necrosis factor. Thus, Lau's group found,...ts tested what would happen if they suppressed the action of PKR ina group of cells and exposed them to encephalitis-causing virus (EMCV). This isa virulent -...

MRI breakthroughs could lead to new tests for heart disease

...are that allows the researchers to see the heart's action almostimmediately. "This faster imaging and visualization is what makes it possible to do astress test with MRI," said Hundley. With both ultrasound and MRI, the aim is to view the heart duringvigorous pumping. Patients are given d...

International study provides important benchmark for countries still using leaded gasoline

...ion recommends10 ug/dL as the threshold for taking action to reduce children's exposure tolead. U.S. blood lead levels in both adults and children have dropped more than80 percent since the 1970s, according to the CDC. The reduction to three ug/dL in the measured populations is an average, Thomasemphasizes...

Lack of sleep alters hormones, metabolism

... Sleep deprivation also altered the production and action of other hormones,dampening the secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone and increasing bloodlevels of cortisol, especially during the afternoon and evening. Elevatedevening cortisol levels are typical of much older subjects and are thought to berel...

Jefferson researchers show melatonin's potential benefits in preventing Parkinson's damage

...r. Iacovitti notes that melatonin "has the correct action to bedeveloped pharmaceutically," but cautions that the dosages given to the testanimals were extremely high. "Whether it could be developed into a drug isanother question," she says. "It's difficult to know at what levels to keepantioxidants in the ...

A new strain of flu has turned up in Hong Kong

... programme,only ten nations have produced pandemic action plans. "The next pandemic couldbegin anywhere at a...ys Martin Meltzer, a CDC official working on theUS action plan. "We need better surveillance now, and it's not happening."...

'Biochemical storm' following brain trauma, an important factor in treatment

...ned," said Hayes, who reported his findings on the action of calpains on Saturday (10/23) at the annual meet...ucting laboratory experiments seeking to block the action of calpains.Automobile crashes, gunshot wounds, sporting accidents and other incidents cause an esti...

Harvard Med. School report warns of world health threat

...ug-resistant strains of the bacteria." Immediate action and a massive infusion of new resources are urgently needed to bring this problem under control. While the report outlines an effective approach to the exploding epidemic, it also points out that without at least $1 billion in new funding for TB tre...

Targeted toxins may revolutionize pain therapy

... is directed at the mu-opiate receptor,the site of action for morphine. He will use dermorphin-saporin to study howmorphine works to relieve pain. It may also offer hope to chronic painsufferers. "In the next few years, these tools are definitely going to extend ourunderstanding of the neurobiology of pai...

Studies of growth hormone result in new class of drugs

...gonist, or inhibitor. The antagonist inhibits the action of the hormone at the cellular level by competing ...tivity in scenarios where excessive growth hormone action may be implicated in a disease," said Kopchick, who added that his work and studies elsewhere sugges...

Scientists identify new pathway of antidepressant action

...omes from the SSRI's ability to greatly boost the action of the final enzyme involved in the synthesis of the neurosteroid in the brain. "Each of these three serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRI's, shows a dramatic positive effect on the levels of allopregnanolone, a steroid made in the brain, which mos...

New drug shows promise for saving lives from heart failure

.... Like conventional ACE inhibitors, it blocks the action of angiotensin, inhibiting the constrictive action of this substance. But omapatrilat also neutralizes a substance called neutral endopeptidase, resul...

NPSF makes safe use of pharmaceuticals a national health priority

...on Pharmaceutical Safety to lead and implement the action plan. The committee will focus on implementing key opportunities for improvement: to reposition pharmaceutical safety as a national issue rather than a regulatory issue; build public awareness of the issue; support research on medication use; and to ...

South Bronx adolescents don't feel safe at home

...ny of the respondents also reported that they took action to reduce the violence, such as helping friends to resolve conflicts peacefully, avoiding dangerous places, and seeking protection from friends. The street survey of 169 adolescents is part of a new study seeking to integrate young people's perceptio...

Honey as medicine

... in most communities and although the mechanism of action of several of its propertiesremains obscure and needs further investigation, the time has now come for conventional medicine tolook at this traditional remedy. With increasing interest in the use of alternative therapies and asthe development of ant...

New study led by U. Pitt researcher shows mirtazapine cuts risk of depression relapse by more than 50 percent

...action," said Dr. Nierenberg. "Mirtazapine's dual action on both norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain may contribute to its ability to relieve depression more quickly."...

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