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Common Carbohydrates May Prove To Be Substitute For Dietary Fiber

... pigs and got the same resultsas with the rats. By adding fish oil that contains anti-inflammatory fattyacids, protective action was increased even more. Fahey suggests that peoplehospitalized with bowel disease might benefit from their results. In a third study, yet to be published, Fahey's lab will repor...

Substance from Grapefruit Juice May Make Medications Safer

...ice, you may need to consult your physician before adding grapefruit juice to your diet." This research was supported by two components of the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and the National Center for Research Resources....

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

...nblack segments of thepopulation during 1996, thus adding the that figure to the 138,100 strokes amongblacks equals the researchers' figure. "Even our numbers could underestimate the number of strokes for theUnited States," says Broderick. "We're assuming that the stroke rates amongwhites in Roches...

Chemical Society's Highest Award Goes To Ronald Breslow

...Humans and other organisms make corticosteroids by adding oxygen atomsto particular spots on steroid molecules. Proteins called enzymes lock on to thesteroid molecules and maneuver the oxygen into precise position -- an efficientbut complicated method that is nearly impossible to reproduce in the laboratory...

New Study Designed To Improve Outcomes In Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer

... UK Markey Cancer Center. "It is our hope that by adding a vaccine therapyto stimulate an immune response, we will destroy residual tumor cells thatremained following chemotherapy." Foon and Donna Reece, M.D., a hematologist/oncologist and director of the Bloodand Marrow Transplant Outpatient Clinic, have ...

Crystal Structure Of gp120 Reveals HIV In Action

...ms. So the researchersare fashioning other gp120s, adding back the protective sections one at a timeand seeking new crystals, to provide the ammunition for a targeted, rational,multi-pronged attack against the virus. Sums up Dr. Sodroski: "This firststructure will provide a foundation for people to look at ...

Pairing Two Drugs With Angioplasty May Offer Best Success In Treating Heart Attacks

... their heart attacks. Combining both together, and adding a second'super-aspirin' drug appears to offer a very high success rate and may representan exciting new step in treating most heart attacks," Ohman said. He added that previous studies have shown that using a clot-busting drugalone is signif...

Beta Blocker Significantly Improves Heart Failure Survival

...f almost 4,000 people with heart failure findsthat adding the beta-blocker metoprolol to standard treatment ... "With this large study, we now know that by adding beta-blocker therapyto our standard treatments for heart failure, we can save many more lives," says...

WFU And IntraVec To Develop Innovative Cancer And HIV Treatments

...e for the prevention of HIVinfection," Tobia said, adding that "the knowledge gained from the project couldalso be used for creating a cancer vaccine." IntraVec also plans to produce unique therapeutic proteins for thetreatment and prevention of Hepatitis B, certain cancers, and HIV-AIDS. To helpfun...

USC Researcher Lights Up The Immune System To Help Heart Transplant Recipients

...diothoracic surgeon Mark L. Barr, reports that adding a novel immunomodulatory therapy, called photopher...ction. These T-cells were then inactivated by adding a drug, called methoxsalen, and exposing the mix to a UV-A light box, similar to the light used ...

Engineering Study For The CDC Shows How To Fight Low Childhood Immunization,Save Millions In Health Costs

...e authors developed an algorithm that would permit adding the largernumber of vaccines that are expected in the future. The pilot is unique because it brings a practical set of operationsresearch (OR) tools to vaccine selection and procurement. It grew out of achance encounter between Jacobson and a...

New Surgery At Cedars-Sinai Provides Hope For Epilepsy Patient Who Has Had A Lifetime Of Seizures

...would just stare into space," described Mary Kate, adding that shesometimes blacked out or would remain aware but unable to speak. "I've beenfortunate -- I didn't fall down on the floor or tear my clothes off oranything." But there have been some close calls and frightening moments. Whenthe seizures starte...

MIT Microchip Releases Chemicals On Demand

.... He noted that manydiagnostic tests today involve adding precise amounts of chemicals in a preciseorder to fluids like blood and saliva. As a result, samples must be sent to alab, where it can take hours to days for results. A microchip preprogrammed torelease the proper chemicals at the right times and in...

Women Who Have Invasive Cervical Cancer Benefit From Addition Of Chemotherapy To Radiation Treatment

...he other four studies showed similar advantages to adding chemotherapyto radiation regimens. Mutch s...e been able to demonstrate a survival advantage by adding atherapeutic treatment. This underscores the importance of people participatingin clinical trials." ...

Young Patients Get State-Of-The-Art "TLC" In Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's New Pediatric Emergency Facility

...xperience a more pleasant one," said Dr.Geiderman, adding that many young patients receive a teddy bear to help easethem through the experience. "Our whole set-up is far different from whatpatients would encounter in most emergency departments in the U.S." As Los Angeles County's only private hospital with ...

Early Dental Exams For Children Can Avert Problems Posed By Bottled Water And "Bottle Caries"

... a week -- as a result of bottle caries," he said, adding that theprocedure usually requires sedation in young patients, who aren't able to endurea lengthy stay in the dental chair. A change in family habits, including "stopping the bottle" in some instances, ispart of the prescription for healthy teeth. A ...

Temples Virtual Lab Helps Disabled Students

...d to augment more traditionalcomputer tutorials by adding an "expert system" that "learns" from those usingit. As a student answers a series of questions, the program determines what thestudent knows and does not know and how he or she likes to learn. IMITS thencreates an individualized program of study f...

Anabolic Steroids May Help Dialysis Patients Fight Fatigue And Gain Lean Body Mass

...ting, such as injections of human growth hormoneor adding a liquid supplement to the patient's blood before it is returned tothe body. There are serious drawbacks to the treatments, however, such asdangerous side effects and prohibitive costs. As a result, these therapies areusually restricted to only the...

Female Soccer Players Perform Best On A High-Fat Diet, UB Study Finds

...avefound. The higher-fat diet, achieved by adding peanuts to the athletes' normaldiet, had no effect on weight, percentage of body fat, heart rate or bloodpressure, findings showed. Peter J. Horvath, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department ofPhysical Therapy, Exercise and Nutrition Scie...

New Vaccine Provides Protection From HIV In Monkeys

...e powerful and can elicit a strongimmune response, adding to the power of the response generated by the insertedDNA. 3) purified protein vaccines - proteins for the viral envelope areproduced in culture, outside the body, and are then injected. In testing combin...

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